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by DominoxX
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 93245

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

Dr Peters is a funny name for a scrap company. I bet every commercial aircraft gets has seen Goosebumps starring a cute airplane and dr peters

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by DominoxX
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22157

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1 ... rQ89=h1440


thank you!
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kayik wrote:
DominoxX wrote:
PW100 wrote:
It's a six hour flight, so easily within range of even a normal LR. Not sure on ETOPS considerations though.


There's no possibility of refuelling in IPC


looks like there is now

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1 ... rQ89=h1440


thank you!

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by DominoxX
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 84724

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

Can the LR/XLR make flights like EWR/JFK/PHL-LUXEMBOURG commercially feasible ?

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by DominoxX
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 84724

Re: UA A321XLR routes

Luxembourg ?

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by DominoxX
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22157

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

PW100 wrote:
DominoxX wrote:
Does anyone know if the XLR can fly Santiago-Easter Island ?

It's a six hour flight, so easily within range of even a normal LR. Not sure on ETOPS considerations though.


There's no possibility of refuelling in IPC

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by DominoxX
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22157

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

The A321XLR allows flights from south east USA, Central America and the Caribbean to deep South America. These are flights now operated with widebodies and cities served in these regions are a handful and flown by one airline for Chile (LA) and one for Argentina (AR). The XLR will allow competitors...

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by DominoxX
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22157

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

The A321XLR allows flights from south east USA, Central America and the Caribbean to deep South America. These are flights now operated with widebodies and cities served in these regions are a handful. The XLR will alow more frequencies to CUN and Punta Cana (the most popular vacation spots), open n...

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by DominoxX
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM counterattacks AA: LIM-MIA goes 21x weekly
Replies: 53
Views: 10595

Re: LATAM counterattacks AA: LIM-MIA goes 21x weekly

So, when AA adds capacity or a new route, it's bold and visionary, but when another carrier does it, that carrier is stupid? It's Bologna, indeed! Got it! Carriers don't add capacity thinking they'll operate at a variable loss. LATAM will have plenty of O&D and LIM-onward connections. Despite A...

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by DominoxX
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR
Replies: 42
Views: 12988

Re: Weird cabin layout SAS A321LR

the single seats cost more?

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by DominoxX
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 59878

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Whatever problems SAA has some of their ultra long haul routes have to be dogs, is flying nonstop with either an A350 or A340-600 to JFK profitable ? Highly doubtful. Many SAA routes are flown for political reasons for the South African Government. Which ones are those? While it's a nice soundbite ...

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by DominoxX
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...
Replies: 36
Views: 10333

Re: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...

If you wind the clock back to 70s and 80s, this type of activity used to be carried out by "timed out" Convair twins, Douglas piston transports and Constellations. There are tons of corporate jets that are falling into a category similar these old airliners as they reach the end of their ...

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by DominoxX
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 122736

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

To the wondering if LA was negotiating with AA with one hand and DL with the other... an investment bank hooked the two up just three months ago

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by DominoxX
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18606

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

How about AA codeshares with SKY in Chile and Peru? Not directed towards you, but in general: why this obsession of codeshares? Does it make any passenger more satisfied or happy if the flight you are on has an AA flight number, even though everything else about it is SKY Airline? (Apart from the c...

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by DominoxX
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 18606

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

How about AA codeshares with SKY in Chile and Peru?

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by DominoxX
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR
Replies: 91
Views: 19287

Re: Virgin Atlantic mega master for more routes in LHR

Those pointing out that VS cut their routes not long ago are living in the past, strategic management looks into the future, basic stuff.

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by DominoxX
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 14711

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

First of all, ZYR is not so well located in Brussels. It's in a shady neighborhood in the south and parking facilities are expensive. So it's convenient if you live in that neighborhood, but if you live in the suburbs, good luck getting there during the peak rush hour or on a day with a EU summit i...

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by DominoxX
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 96
Views: 14711

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

First of all, ZYR is not so well located in Brussels. It's in a shady neighborhood in the south and parking facilities are expensive. So it's convenient if you live in that neighborhood, but if you live in the suburbs, good luck getting there during the peak rush hour or on a day with a EU summit i...

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by DominoxX
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 28421

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Now I'm dreaming of MIA-IQQ/ANF/CJC/CUZ/MIA/IGU, JFK-ABZ/LIL/LUX

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by DominoxX
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: AF firms order for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 577
Views: 117327

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

Air France decided to up frequency to SCL on the 787 instead of sending the A380 as intented (per sources at SCL airport)

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by DominoxX
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?
Replies: 57
Views: 12657

Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

Yes. Also one reason why Qantas's SYD-SCL airfares are so expensive is due to the B744 on the route versus LATAM's 787 which is much more fuel efficient. the Oz-Chile flights are expensive because QF and LA have a monopoly. Plentiful businesses have to visit mines and wines and VFR/tourists that pa...

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by DominoxX
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 13306

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Perhaps order a fleet of A321XLRs so to not depend on one aircraft type, and order 797s to replace their 767s and launch routes to Asia connecting to NA?

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by DominoxX
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 16861

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Aerolineas Argentinas EZE-SCQ-MAD until a few years ago as summer seasonal. There is even a thread here :) https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=237825 Conviasa CCS-SCQ and CCS-TFN. Then Santa Barbara also flew CCS-TFN and today Plus Ultra flies MAD-TFN-CCS in selected days. Avianca BOG-A...

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by DominoxX
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 16861

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

LAN Chile's SCL-IPC-PPT-NAN, in the mid-late 70s. And SCL-LIM-MIA-YUL, operated twice weekly during Pinochet's rule. Ironically the YUL route was for people fleeing the country! so was SCL-CDG

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by DominoxX
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s
Replies: 31
Views: 7935

Re: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s

Why isn't the A380 a good candidate for a freighter? It has a wing box and wingspan meant to hold more weight. Or is simply the fact its nose doesn't open like the 747's already puts it a big disadvantage ?

In the second hand market I see the A380 ending up in charter carriers, and in Air Peace

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by DominoxX
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Points Plane
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Qantas Points Plane

eamondzhang wrote:
DominoxX wrote:
May anyone please explain the PR behind this?

Charter flight on the return, so rather than flying empty on the outbound (as a scheduled flight anyway) this could be a good PR exercise,

Michael


Thanks !

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by DominoxX
Mon May 13, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Points Plane
Replies: 9
Views: 2626

Re: Qantas Points Plane

May anyone please explain the PR behind this?

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by DominoxX
Sun May 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15807

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Maybe, just maybe, SCL? Only history is LA flew in the 70s and 80s

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by DominoxX
Sun May 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 8444

LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

https://www.ausbt.com.au/latam-s-sydney-santiago-flights-will-be-non-stop-from-november-2019?utm_source=hero thrice weekly direct SCL-SYD flights, with the four weekly SCL-AKL as a result. As from November this year. It looks to me that ANZ has done well with their direct link to Argentina, LA is t...

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by DominoxX
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6454

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

LATAM is rumoured to cancel GRU-LIS/LAS/BOS, LIM-MBJ, SCL-NQN...

the Tel Aviv route has fare paying pax filling the business cabin, so that one seems to be working.

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by DominoxX
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 121
Views: 20004

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I wish they kept the Flying Lady and included the new icons and paint them interchangeably across the fleet? I'm not talking about any win-win situation, but one where the firm keeps its original identity whilst moving with the times

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by DominoxX
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American "A380"
Replies: 22
Views: 6860

Re: American "A380"

makes the whale look dapper me thinks

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by DominoxX
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?
Replies: 17
Views: 3076

Re: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?

YYZ is already a busy Chile-Asia stop and YVR-LIM-SCL was operated by CP I think. An Asia-YVR-SCL would have to compete with European, ME, Oceania and other north american airlines flying to SCL almost all offering a 1-stop routing all averaging the same travel time. Unless mining links between the...

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by DominoxX
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?
Replies: 17
Views: 3076

Re: Is YVR-SCL possible by AC for Asia-South America connection?

YYZ is already a busy Chile-Asia stop and YVR-LIM-SCL was operated by CP I think. An Asia-YVR-SCL would have to compete with European, ME, Oceania and other north american airlines flying to SCL almost all offering a 1-stop routing all averaging the same travel time. Unless mining links between the ...

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by DominoxX
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop between California and Belgium
Replies: 46
Views: 6258

Re: Nonstop between California and Belgium

Belgium is probably the only major West European country without nonstop service to California. Will Brussels Airlines deploy its aircrafts with new long haul cabins by launching new service to LAX and SFO? Also, I guess BRU maybe among priority new destinations if UA is seeking to expand European ...

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by DominoxX
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?
Replies: 19
Views: 3572

Re: Emirates next Latin American destination: Lima?

Maybe the fact Brazil is not doing well that EK thinks it can help load to tag a Brazil flight to LIM, LIM is largely low-yield (for example the LATAM 767s based there have only 18 J seats. Adding to this SCL has been launched a few months ago and is not doing as well as expected, per chilean forums...

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by DominoxX
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 95492

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I think a 'mask' around the cockpit would help.

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by DominoxX
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to Montreal from Bogota?
Replies: 19
Views: 3290

Re: Avianca to Montreal from Bogota?

The quality of exchanges on a.net has really deteriorated in recent years. One suggests that Avianca - a non JV partner of Air Canada, feed Air Canada's long-haul flights out of Vancouver for the benefit of the YVR hub (with a widebody no less), the other says Air Canada Rouge is of poor quality an...

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by DominoxX
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 50927

Re: Comac, UAC to develop CR929 300-seat widebody aircraft

Please people, please. No Latin American airline will buy a Chinese aircraft, except for maybe Venezuela, Cuba and Bolivia. China's influence in Latin America is very contested by latino governments, like, Chile rejected a Chinese consortium into building a freight and medium speed railway between S...

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by DominoxX
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34710

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Arion640 wrote:
Could only really see them being 747-400 replacements? And not exactly a fit with the 777X on order.


Sounds logical, replacing 744s with A38P and 77X..

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by DominoxX
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19
Replies: 40
Views: 10052

Re: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19

ro1960 wrote:
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Air Canada Rogue for Air Canada
Is.........
Joon for Air France

Wonder if we will see more airlines follow suit. I bet we will.


Already happening:
Level for Iberia
Eurowings for Lufthansa


LATAM soon...

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by DominoxX
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 8166

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

Following the collapse of Primera Air, whose fleet of seven aircraft served 41 destinations, we look back at other notable airline failures. 2018 has seen below airlines folded up: Primera Skywork JetGo NextJet Nature Air Latin American Wings Pawa Dominica Polar Airlines Latin American Wings was a ...

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by DominoxX
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15695

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

There's not much increase on the SCL-MAD route, LATAM dropped its extra thrice weekly flights in favour of Iberia

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by DominoxX
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AF fly the A380 to HKG?
Replies: 15
Views: 2598

Re: Why doesn't AF fly the A380 to HKG?

to the people that answer "simply because it isn't as profitable." We appreciate it, but that's not very helpful, we know it isn't (as) profitable, but WHAT makes it so, any new insights

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by DominoxX
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 6204

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

AsiaTravel wrote:
DominoxX wrote:
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..

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by DominoxX
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 6204

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

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by DominoxX
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 90
Views: 11022

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

But can the US president do this? I don't know how it works, but isn't the presidential fleet under pure AF jurisdiction? I don't want him to change the current iconic livery...

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by DominoxX
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 7185

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

I do think airline uniforms for men should try to be a bit more 'out there', they all look the same, except for the ties. I like the female rendition, really simple but very nice.

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