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by Freshside3
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 173
Views: 32817

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian Airlines consolidates its operations in Europe much of its network go to see non-stop flights Brussels, Vienna, Manchester, Marseilla and Milan become all non-stop without any stopover https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/289817/ethiopian-airlines-europe-service-changes-from-...

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by Freshside3
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 61
Views: 13422

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

Why don’t they fly nonstop to ADD? Block time is 16:30 for nonstop hence can’t be operated using any of the aircraft in ETs fleet when departing out of ADD. No one has mentioned this as yet but I would like to know what ET is going to do with this 1 freed up B788 not going to IAH anymore during the...

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by Freshside3
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 61
Views: 13422

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

Ethiopian is so adamant on serving IAH. Clearly, their last 2 attempts have failed, and this 20 hour wait on the ground doesn't seem much better either. I wouldn't be surprised to see it cancelled in a few weeks The last two attempts (at the planning stage) failed because of the ill timed schedules...

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by Freshside3
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 61
Views: 13422

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

Great to see attempt number 3! Is there possible connection opportunity past Houston? Yes there are connection opportunities, but not with UA which is the least cooperative Star alliance member. It will never give any special rate to Ethiopian, even though in this case they are not even a competito...

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by Freshside3
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182324

Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Not any better than the attempted revival of People Express a few years ago. Give it up, and move on.

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by Freshside3
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37308

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

The press release is so poorly written: The bit about AMS being twice daily but doesn't say from where. It also doesn't say where the CUR service is from and there are other typos (the 46th 767 or do you mean a 46-Polaris seat 767?) This is really embarrassing and looks like it was done by an inter...

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by Freshside3
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37308

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

My guesses: IAD-WAW. It's the only major *A hub in Europe not served yet from IAD. IAD-PVG (but is China opening slots?) IAD-ICN (does ICN have capacity?) PRG flights from an UA hub (EWR?) could be interesting if they want to compete with AA's recently-announced expansion in Eastern Europe (more PR...

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by Freshside3
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8468

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

Once again airlines piling on on already over saturated markets. It's time to start thinking outside the box and move into some of the underserved and unserved markets that lack diversity. Air Italy is the only airline to have service from MXP-LAX/SFO and it’s the only Italian city to SFO. DY flies...

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by Freshside3
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8468

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

klm617 wrote:
Once again airlines piling on on already over saturated markets. It's time to start thinking outside the box and move into some of the underserved and unserved markets that lack diversity.

You got that right. How many NYC-London flights can we really use, anyway??

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by Freshside3
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 10277

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

Why? They can connect in Amsterdam, or any of the major domestic hubs, all of which have service to PDX. AMS is seasonal, and it was perfect timing that it is back now. As for the major domestic hubs, AA does not have a morning ORD trip until June. UA's EWR trip currently changes time slots, depend...

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by Freshside3
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 10277

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

a) I've had to connect in SEA twice this year to get to London, since there is no non-stop out of PDX during the winter. I was lucky in that I arrived mid day and with GE and no checked luggage, there was limited lines. But, the train and all that... YVR is certainly a better transit point for any ...

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by Freshside3
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 67
Views: 9224

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

I think the thing that is saving this flight, is that UA did not put a flight into IAH. Otherwise Texas would have been the only major US region without a flight to KEF.

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by Freshside3
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Cape Town the beginning of a return to Africa for UA ?
Replies: 40
Views: 6480

Re: Is Capetown the beginning of a return to Africa for UA ?

Africa is long, thin routes from the US, and the airports that are likely needing to be served already are. UA's Star partners on the African continent are Egyptair and South African Airways. SA has the daily nonstop on JFK-JNB and Egyptair flies from JFK to CAI and will soon start IAD-CAI as well....

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by Freshside3
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 10277

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

Still, the #1 International Route out of SEA is YVR. Way better International Service than SEA - for now. 100% agree. The last two times I've flown to Europe, I made the drive from Portland to YVR because they have way better options and the fares were significantly lower. Flying to Europe out of P...

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by Freshside3
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 10277

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

It isn't any better on the domestic side of SEA, either...….several gates out of commission, and an increased number of "remote"/"hardstand" operations lately.

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by Freshside3
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 10566

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

Will one of the major American carriers return to IST in the future? United The airline of "missed opportunities"---don't think it would happen. AA beat them to ORD-ATH. LY beat them to ORD-TLV. They should have resumed the missing SEA-NRT service, but JL beat them there, too. All of whic...

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by Freshside3
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 10566

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

With the volume of growth DEN is experiencing, I have to imagine TK will come eventually, especially since DEN may become UA’s second largest hub. However, TK at DEN is likely a few years off. TK’s biggest US hole right now is DFW and that need to be addressed first. I would think SEA first, over t...

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by Freshside3
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 10566

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

What's the volume of Middle East and Indian O&D to/from Denver? O&D from nearby cities served by DEN that aren't also served by LAX? Liberal, Kansas; and Kearney, Nebraska?! :) More NYC is an obvious move; IMHO, DEN is not. There's lots of Eritreans and Ethiopians in Denver. And you can't t...

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by Freshside3
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to buy aerospace parts maker KLX
Replies: 23
Views: 3081

Re: Boeing to buy aerospace parts maker KLX

Kalamata aerospace industry? Best April Fool's joke today!

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by Freshside3
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 25414

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

SEA now has increased the use of "remote" operations, due to increased traffic, combined with a bunch of gates under construction, and out of commission.

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by Freshside3
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 10211

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

MSP can support both of them. ... There is also big German and British communities Really? I'd be interested to hear the size of the German-born and UK-born populations of the Cities... You can't put too much weight on German or British ancestry , because that doesn't generate anywhere near the amo...

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by Freshside3
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 37643

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Given the tech connections between the Chicago area and India the suggestion AA couldn't make this work appears to not bode well for the long-term viability of their ORD hub... AA has shown no interest or intent to connect pax through ORD internationally on their own metal. Only JV carriers. ORD ha...

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by Freshside3
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 37643

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Austin would also be a good choice for Indian flights. Its a decent tech hub and faces no competition from gulf carriers. This makes no sense, no connectivity. Never happens. If AUS gets any international flight, it would be MAN. Tech capital of the UK, and some connection options with partner BA. ...

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by Freshside3
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low cost long haul for Greece
Replies: 93
Views: 14165

Re: Low cost long haul for Greece

Agree, although IAD (and possibly ORD) would be added before the West Coast. I'm still surprised AA is launching ORD-ATH before UA. United has the smallest presence of all US carriers in ATH, which should not be the case considering the A3 connectivity. I guess it's easier for them to route all of ...

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by Freshside3
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low cost long haul for Greece
Replies: 93
Views: 14165

Re: Low cost long haul for Greece

Orthodox Easter is celebrated AFTER Passover always. Could be early, could be late...depends on year Whatever service is added, we are talking JFK ORD BOS YYZ at most In 2017, it was one of the unusual times where both Easters were on the same day. 2018- 4/1 and 4/8(one week apart) 2019- 4/21 and 4...

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by Freshside3
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low cost long haul for Greece
Replies: 93
Views: 14165

Re: Low cost long haul for Greece

AA will also have a daily ORD-ATH from 3 May 2019 to 28 September 2019 operated with the 788. That's six daily flights from the US to ATH next summer (JFKx2, EWRx2, PHLx1, ORDx1) plus a bunch of connections via airports such as LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA, IST and SVO. We can also add connections via Canada...

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by Freshside3
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low cost long haul for Greece
Replies: 93
Views: 14165

Re: Low cost long haul for Greece

[quote="bennett123”]Apparently Athens Spirit Airlines was founded in 2017, but I cannot find anything before 2019. [/quote] Neither have I. In fact, just learned about them this week. But you need to consider that the management team mostly came from SkyGreece and Hellenic Imperial. People got ...

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by Freshside3
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Athens Spirit: Destined to Fail.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Athens Spirit: Destined to Fail.....

https://aeronauticsonline.com/athens-sp ... in-greece/
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One more attempt of a start-up carrier from Greece doing transatlantic. And guess what? From same guys that brought you SkyGreece and Hellenic Imperial.....
https://aeronauticsonline.com/athens-sp ... in-greece/

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by Freshside3
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM/ORD
Replies: 61
Views: 12555

Re: Air Italy drops MXP-DEL/BOM

P1aneMad wrote:
They really are all over the place.

Expanded too quickly.

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by Freshside3
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL return to Africa
Replies: 67
Views: 10077

Re: Will UAL return to Africa

I have to admit that I didn't know Ethiopian was in Star Alliance. Seriously, that's embarrassing - but I will admit it. As I had mentioned on other threads, UA has very little to do with alliance partner ET, as well as TG/A3. And it's easy to assume that these carriers are NOT part of the Star All...

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by Freshside3
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29128

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

There is construction going on at Terminal 1 and UA needs to make the most of their own gate space. As a result, the LH flights are split. If I recall correctly, FRA leaves from 1, and MUC leaves from 5. (Previously both left from 1). Maybe once the construction is done, but certainly not now. LX a...

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by Freshside3
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL return to Africa
Replies: 67
Views: 10077

Re: Will UAL return to Africa

n2dru wrote:
Anyone has the info on which US cities have the most demand to sub Saharan Africa?

This is only a guess, mind you....but I would say WAS, NYC, OAK(more in the East Bay, but they will have to rely on SFO), SEA, DTW, MSP, HOU, ATL.

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by Freshside3
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29128

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

Another dynamic in the ET/East Africa situation. Diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea have become normalized, and flights between the two countries have been reinstated. As a result. more people going to Eritrea, since it is easier to get to.

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by Freshside3
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29128

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

UA and ET have an OK relationship. Obviously not at the same level as their JV partners, but ET has a relatively extensive codeshare on UA flights out of IAD and I believe recently out of ORD as well. UA/ET have even interlined prior to ET joining Star. It's more complicated than that. Just because...

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by Freshside3
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29128

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

This is what puzzles me. If ET indeed had the rights it would have been all over it including adding frequency to LFW from Nigeria (where ASKY is limited) or go beyond to destinations like NYC, yet it never did. The open skies allows for such service if the intermediate stop's country allows it, ye...

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by Freshside3
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 147
Views: 29128

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

In the future, could I consider San Francisco (SFO) as a destination? I think it would be better to fly to SFO than it has to LAX, it seems better strategy to expand to strong Star Alliance Hubs No you shouldn’t as SFO lacks the demand volume to Africa which LAX had some what. So if LAX couldn’t su...

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by Freshside3
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 165014

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

ORD PRG for a start in summer 2020. DFW-BCN, long rurmored as well. DFW-BCN on AA metal makes perfect sense. I'd personally be surprised at ORD-PRG but hey if ATH and VCE worked then why not! Just crazy to me how weak AA still is on ORD-Europe. UA is also(somewhat) weak on Europe out of ORD. Plus, ...

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by Freshside3
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean Airlines future of wide-body fleet and long-range routes
Replies: 36
Views: 8508

Re: Aegean Airlines future of wide-body fleet and long-range routes

But it is still puzzling that A3, does not code-share on UA's EWR-ATH flight. You would think that if they don't want to do long-haul, at least code-share on your partner's flight. They do, on the AC trips. But I suspect there is some "bad blood" between A3 and UA preventing this. In fact,...

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by Freshside3
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8920

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

Could there have been charter services?(Especially with it being military place).

They have done some odd charters...….there was a GUM to Samoa about four years ago on UA. (Not sure if it was APW or PPG).

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by Freshside3
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 7904

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

I can see it with a stop in ORK, for multiple reasons...…the 321 needs a stop, for obvious reasons......Irish people generally like to do holidays in the Mediterranean.......more convenient(for some) than using SNN/DUB..........on the US side, yes, there is Norwegian, but it is doubly bad.......PVD ...

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by Freshside3
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73892

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Nothing "historical" or "groundbreaking" about this bunch of flights...…..not bad moves, but, for the most part, nothing to get excited about.

Now I can go back to taking my nap......

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by Freshside3
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73892

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

My own 0.02 to this....and I would agree with some of the things previously said.....

One thing not mentioned is SFO-LIS......TAP hub......large Portuguese population in California.......and TP recently added ORD/IAD..........sounds like a perfect fit!

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by Freshside3
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73892

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

LAXintl wrote:
JNB much more likely from IAH imo...

Same here....you already have SAA from an east coast gateway....

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by Freshside3
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3280

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

LAXintl wrote:
Delta has tried Vienna multiple times even a nonstop to Atlanta without much success.

Further back folks like TWA served VIE as well.


RJ once had a VIE stop on one of their USA trips to AMM, as well.

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by Freshside3
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc begins ATH
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Royal Air Maroc begins ATH

And what kind of general agreements(ticketing/baggage)agreements does AT have with other carriers? I remember people having to short-check bags, due to the lack of such agreements.

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by Freshside3
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7176

Re: ATL-WAW route

No real local market for ATL-WAW, whatsoever. Doomed to fail, just like when DL did MSP-FCO. There needs to be some local traffic to make a gateway city work.

DTW-WAW on DL would be the best bet. And I could see LO possibly do some kind of Florida trip...

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by Freshside3
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 8390

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

Primera indeed has a strange "game plan", to say the least. Their headquarters is in Latvia, and most planes in Denmark, if I recall correctly....but they have these transatlantic flights out of BRU, one of the London airports, and now Tegel, besides their "vacation" flights out ...

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by Freshside3
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 17371

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

What destinations would actually require backtracking? I am not saying they are going to fly to Paris or Milan via Athens but destinations such as Istanbul, Izmir, Greek islands, Alexandria, Cairo, Beirut, Tehran, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Riyadh... could all be conveniently served via Athens in cooperatio...

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by Freshside3
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 17371

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

What is overlooked in the Greece market, are two things.....(1) Greece no longer has their own carrier that does transatlantic service, and (2) there used to be charters during peak Summer seasons, in the past, but not now. "Tourist" travel doesn't always equate to "cheap tickets"...

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by Freshside3
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean announces ATH to IBZ, SJJ and VLC
Replies: 12
Views: 1967

Re: Aegean announces ATH to IBZ, SJJ and VLC

It seems that both A3 and ATH will keep their momentum in 2019, with additional new S19 routes already announced like ORD with AA and MAD with UX. I'm willing to bet that ATH will win the best airport in its category, for the marketing awards at the World Routes conference(mid-September in Guangzho...

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