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by ME720
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60636

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

BEY will be served year long, rather than seasonal as originally planned.

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JerseyFlyer wrote:
It's great to see the complainant ejected in one of these altercations, it makes a welcome change!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 03636.html


Finally, reason prevails.

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by ME720
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22974

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

ME270, again: why are a few daily flights ridiculous compared to millions of very short drives (less than a few kilometers)? And what does your personal complaint about KLM add to this discussion? Nothing at all. I love KLM (and many other airlines, but not Air France) and will continue to fly them...

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by ME720
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22974

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Had they been serious they could have taken this opportunity to announce axing their ridiculous AMS-BRU route. 1h30’ by train between both cities. Why would a few daily flights be ridiculous? It's all a matter of perspective. What I personally find ridiculous are 8,5 million cars in my country of 1...

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by ME720
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22974

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

KLM has launched a campaign, which marks the airline’s 100th anniversary, for people to consider train travel for shorter distances and to replace face-to-face meetings with video calls. https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/jul/11/dutch-airline-klm-calls-for-people-to-fly-less-carbon-offsetting-...

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by ME720
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4786

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

So recently I started a discussion on aircraft types that were developed specifically for one airline (regardless of whether or not other airlines later made an order). So what about airline types that were only ever operated by one airline, ever? Perhaps one notable example is the Dassault Mercure...

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by ME720
Sat May 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8643

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

There's not going to be a war unless Iran provokes it, in which case the Ayatollah regime will be swiftly and forcefully obliterated. If there is one country in the middle east that can repeat the German success after being liberated from a nutty dictator, it's Iran. The Ayatollahs know they don't ...

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by ME720
Wed May 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8643

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

I would expect any hot war with US / Iran to be over very quickly, similar to Iraq, where the regime fell in a matter of weeks in 2003. However, the peace afterwards will take years, possibly decades. The countries around Iran can probably defend themselves, with some US / Israeli help. The Iranian...

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by ME720
Tue May 21, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8643

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

Iran isn't gonna be much of a problem, while the country is quite large, the areas around Iran are pretty usable to fly, it wouldn't caused too much damage to all airlines. Actually it is an issue, and not just to the ME3. If war really breaks out, Oman, Saudi and the UAE are likely to get closed. ...

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by ME720
Fri May 17, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 136
Views: 27997

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

I guess EK and EY must Be on an edge will the drums of war beating in the Persian Gulf.
Air space will be closed, and with all the US bases in the region, cities in the region might not be spared from missile attacks.

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by ME720
Mon May 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3558

Re: US carrier flights to IST

There are many reasons why all North American carriers have left IST. There were security issues, the economy is down thanks to Mr. Erdogan's actions. Some Turkish people living in North America often cannot go back since they would risk going to prison because they support Mr. Gülen. The yields ou...

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by ME720
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 9876

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

as a muslim guy, i always can't wait for those random searches! OH yes I can confirm from my own experiences. Racist to the bone, or metal. I have been 8 times to the US and every single time random check.. wish I had that luck with the lottery, I would have been a Billionaire by now. Random my A_ ...

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by ME720
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan - what now?
Replies: 25
Views: 3758

Re: Sudan - what now?

I honestly don't see much difference. The only one being that possibly US sanctions will be lifted and they will be able to buy parts directly for their 737's and maybe get the A320's flying again. US sanctions already lifted a few years ago. They were lifted when el bashir’s regime joined KSA and ...

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by ME720
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14123

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

It would sure be great for this thing to go mechanical and make an emergency landing somewhere short of CCS or HAV and actually know what’s really being transported. I think we all have an idea of whats coming in and going out and it’s deffinately not Iranian pleasure seekers looking to beach it wi...

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by ME720
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716561

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Condolences to Ethiopian Airines, and to those affected by this crash. I hope that they will find survivors. Over 150 passengers and crew affected, I assume passengers from many countries who had transferred at Addis en route to Nairobi. Thoughts with the families and loved ones of those on board. T...

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by ME720
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!
Replies: 51
Views: 4470

Re: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!

anshabhi wrote:
AirAsia India has started priority boarding for military personnel. All airlines should implement that too


How silly! They are not getting any faster to the battle field now are they?

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by ME720
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop between California and Belgium
Replies: 45
Views: 5997

Re: Nonstop between California and Belgium

Belgium? Major West European country? Yes it is.. a country of 11 million. A Founding memeber of the EU and NATO. Its capital is a major city in Europe, home to the HQ of NATO and the EU along with many int. companies .. add lobbyists and the largest concentration of journalists and diplomats in th...

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by ME720
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4200

Re: OS retro livery?

hotelbravo wrote:
Anyone agree that the new Austrian retro livery is way better than the current or previous iterations?


Agree 100%
I hope they will return to that livery. Was so elegant and timeless..

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by ME720
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines new retrojet A320
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: Austrian Airlines new retrojet A320

This is the best. Elegant a strong brand indeed. I re
I hope thy they will return to that livery.

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by ME720
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 5712

Re: El Al future

Even if relations ever improve, I don't think we will see LY in any GCC country, the same way that LY does not fly to Turkey, Egypt or Jordan. It would be way more realistic to see Emirates, Etihad, Oman Air or Saudia flying to TLV; also using their airports as connecting hubs for TLV PAX. True but...

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by ME720
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm confused about the new livery. Is it the winning entry of the university competition announce last year or something else? http://www.ndu.edu.lb/news-and-events/news/nduer-wins-mea-a321-airplane-livery-project No. None of the entries. If a m not mistaken, they never announced a winning entry, r...

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by ME720
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33138

Re: Germania ceases operations

Germania ARN-BEY was very popular, I wonder who wil take over the route? MEA with an A320 would seem logical to me They launched CPH recently, year around. Berlin, should be considered by them as well, as was a popular route, specially that Germania ceased operations. ARN and Berlin maybe seasonal ...

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by ME720
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Venezuela get a new, better flag carrier if order is restored?
Replies: 31
Views: 3136

Re: Will Venezuela get a new, better flag carrier if order is restored?

Plenty of uneducated and knee-jerk commenting going on. By the same token Ethiopian should not exist with all the famine there......? In the real world, airlines are vital. Foreign currency needs to be earned and there needs to be stable service to and from recovering countries to stimulate busines...

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by ME720
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Aaaaah yes, TLV! Sorry, my bad! Midnight flight? Isn't that Aegean? I was referring to MEA in this particular case. yes aegean my bad i am getting confused right now but mea does increase to 10x . can't remember the schedule though From what I know ME doesn't really do connecting flights. I guess l...

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by ME720
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 117
Views: 17847

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

LH748 wrote:
Galwayman wrote:
Did they used to fly this route before? It sounds familiar

They did with a 77W for some time


Competition to LH is always welcome.

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by ME720
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

According to France24, Jordanian aviation officials are in talks with their Syrian counterparts in order for Jordanian airlines to use Syrian airspace.

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by ME720
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germany bans Mahan Air from all flights
Replies: 15
Views: 4767

Re: Germany bans Mahan Air from all flights

So what does the likes of Atlas and Kalitta often do then if not operating military contract flights ? Difference being they're on contract to the US DoD, not the Islamic Republic of Iran. If Iran want to ban Atlas and Kalitta they're free to do so, just as they're free to throw their weight about ...

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by ME720
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

So that means that on the return flight, passengers from Beirut will fly to Kuwait via Larnaca? I hope KU isn't hoping to attract transfer passengers because this doesn't seem very competitive to me. That concerns two weekly flights out of the 10 they operate to BEY from KUW, besides they code shar...

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by ME720
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

So that means that on the return flight, passengers from Beirut will fly to Kuwait via Larnaca? I hope KU isn't hoping to attract transfer passengers because this doesn't seem very competitive to me. That concerns two weekly flights out of the 10 they operate to BEY from KUW, besides they code shar...

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by ME720
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Kuwait Airways to serve Larnaca VIA Beirut two times per week and Nice VIA Paris two times per week from June 3rd to Sept 12th I remember in the 1990s and early 2000s, Kuwait had a downtown office in Nicosia with a large A340 model at the entrance. They used to be a really strong strong player back...

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by ME720
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37847

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

xorrygva wrote:
It seems that it will be Kenya Airways. Formal announcement next week with more details.


Is the local market large enough for Ethiopian and Kenya airlines? I think that SN will feel the pinch! Many pax from the Geneva area transit through brussels en route to Africa.

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by ME720
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

xwb777 wrote:
Flydubai will be restarting flights to Damascus.


Very good news. Source?

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by ME720
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

If nothing went wrong it doesn't mean nothing will. By now there is far less activity and it is no longer such a safety risk, but there were points in time where you could spot MiGs from the flight. I'm glad there were no incidents, but overflying a war zone was certainly not the smarter choice. Tr...

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by ME720
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Excuse me, beginning to restore ties.. not begging.. was too fast posting. Sorry for that.

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by ME720
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Middle East Airlines and Iraqi Airways never stopped flying over Syria. No other airlines do it, which is obviously the more reasonable choice.[/quote Over 30 MEA flights fly over Syria on a daily basis.. That makes over 70.000 flights since the war in Syria started.. not a single incident. They ar...

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by ME720
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

The other day I saw on FR24 that some airline (can't remember now) flew over Syria for a bit. Is the entire airspace closed off for traffic? On the other hand, what's going on with Iran, is its airspace fully used right now or are some airlines still avoiding it? Middle East Airlines and Iraqi Airw...

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by ME720
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

bgm wrote:
This thread has turned into nothing but a constant advertisement for Saudia. :scratchchin:


I agree. Nothing wrong with that though.. however, the title of the thread must change to Saudia aviation.

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by ME720
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100
Replies: 52
Views: 10803

Re: Iran planning to buy 500 Sukhoi Superjet 100

AT least Iranian people will be able to fly on safe aircraft domestically and beyond. It is criminal to deprive a whole population of safe air travel. One could argue that the Iranian people have the ability to un-deprive themselves of that very issue when they vote. Yeah, that’s the American appro...

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by ME720
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100
Replies: 52
Views: 10803

Re: Iran planning to buy 500 Sukhoi Superjet 100

AT least Iranian people will be able to fly on safe aircraft domestically and beyond.
It is criminal to deprive a whole population of safe air travel.

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by ME720
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines Orders 4 x A330-900Neo's
Replies: 34
Views: 7983

Re: Middle East Airlines Air Liban Airbus A330-900Neo Orders

their double daily to CDG are also operated by their A330-200s.

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by ME720
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines Orders 4 x A330-900Neo's
Replies: 34
Views: 7983

Re: Middle East Airlines Air Liban Airbus A330-900Neo Orders

A330-900 seems larger and more range then MEA needs. Are JFK, GRU, Tokyo or Hong Kong on their horizon ? Just because the plane has long range doesn’t mean it can only operate 10h flights. Many A330-200s, 777-300ERs etc do medium haul or even short haul. And btw MEA do have a handful of long range ...

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by ME720
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai as world gateway to Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 5145

Re: Ethiopia Overtakes Dubai as world gateway to Africa

Interesting but would have been nice to see some proper comparative figures. 40% growth sounds great but means little if the base is small. No figures quoted for Dubai and South Africa seems to be excluded completely. How big a gateway is JNB ? Geoff JNB is a Huge O/D destination and a gateway for ...

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by ME720
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 99
Views: 25242

Re: Air France terminates Joon

they can expand TRANSAVIA.

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by ME720
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?
Replies: 14
Views: 3412

Re: Why does Swiss not use E Gates in ZRH for narrowbodies?

I don't know if LX has that many non-Schengen-ZRH-non-Schengen Rotations. Using B/D is more useful, as they are double usage gates. Because the E gates are further of.. and I guess that most of LX European non schengen flight connecting passengers connect on LX’s schengen European flights? Making i...

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by ME720
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 33679

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

[*]

GoMEA wrote:
Does anybody know when MEA will receive first A320 NEOs. Any status on the Widebody renewal plans. Also, I had heard they were interested in E-jets, any news on this?


321 NEO, i think starting 2 quarter 2019.

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by ME720
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.
Replies: 30
Views: 4556

Re: Air Europa announces commercial alliance with the government of Venezuela; increases MAD-CCS to 4 weekly.

I mean, I understand wanting to provide air service to people there, but I would hope there would be some sort of moral stand against partnering with a government that Spain recognizes as illegitimate. Also, the government of Venezuela is well known for their faithfulness to commitments and long te...

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by ME720
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15021

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

A380 does not make sense for TK because business model is based on frequency I will be flying KBP-IST-FRA next week, all segments under 1500 nm, all with A330 frames. KBP seldom sees a narrowbody, at the same time being one of the closest destinations just 650 nm from IST. FRA (like LON and other b...

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by ME720
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 350
Views: 33679

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

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Cedric13 wrote:
Sun Express Germany is launching two weekly flights between Stuttgart and Beirut and two weekly flights between Dusseldorf and Beirut. Both starting on the 8th of June 2019.


Making BEY connected with direct flights to Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt.

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by ME720
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Estelar (Venezuela) to launch CCS-FCO
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

Re: Aerolíneas Estelar (Venezuela) to launch CCS-FCO

There was a sizable Italian immigrant community in Venezuela, many (and its descendants) have returned back to Italy escaping from the crisis in Venezuela. This flight will cater to them, same as Estelar already does at EZE, MAD & SCL, using HiFly equipment. How very sad.. one way ticket out. F...

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by ME720
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 2333

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

THat s horrible! Makes one think twice before visiting the US.

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