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by Ytraveller
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14223

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

FR24: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ep-mmr#20145f90 Conviasa once flew between IKA and CCS, initially via DAM and then via MAD: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/256234/conviasa-drops-iran-service-re-route-syria-flight/ A.net member Abrelosojos has a great trip report a...

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by Ytraveller
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4418

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

Speculation: The southern part of Israel (Negev) is used by the IAF and is closed to civilian flights. If you check to flight paths to and from Eilat, they goes pretty much north south along the border between Jordan and Israel. Those flights do not cut across the Negev. Other way around. Egypt sel...

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by Ytraveller
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4418

Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 2#1ffc8e50
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I noticed that neither MS nor RJ overfly Israel on their AMM-CAI flights.........why is that? Both Egypt and Jordan recognize Israel's sovereignty.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 2#1ffc8e50

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by Ytraveller
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Launches Miami in April 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4246

Re: Royal Air Maroc Launches Miami in April 2019

Miami wrote:
Great news. 19 years later, Miami is once again getting African service.

Hoping for a successful route.

What was the nonstop service from MIA to Africa that operated until 2000?

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by Ytraveller
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LATAM (JJ8151) GRU-LAS
Replies: 7
Views: 1627

Re: LATAM (JJ8151) GRU-LAS

What an odd route; and one that I never knew existed... The longest 767-300 route is currently BCN-LIM, which is 6,225 miles (the flight number is LP2431). I wouldn't worry about any weight restrictions on your flight. LATAM knows what they're doing, and with such a long and thin route like GRU-LAS...

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by Ytraveller
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA expresses interest to Chennai
Replies: 22
Views: 4148

Re: ANA expresses interest to Chennai

http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201901/005027.html

Schedule:
NRT1825 – 0005+1BLR 788 D
BLR0245 – 1455NRT 788 D
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sand26391 wrote:
JAL will serve NRT-BLR wef 29/03/2020 using B787

Technically date has not been provided yet, they are only saying summer 2020. So far off! Source: http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201901/005027.html

Schedule:
NRT1825 – 0005+1BLR 788 D
BLR0245 – 1455NRT 788 D

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by Ytraveller
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29493

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

http://www.caacnews.com.cn/1/6/201901/t ... 65194.html

Schedule:
HU755 SZX0130 – 0700DUB 787 15
HU756 DUB0900 – 0530+1SZX 787 15
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New route to Shenzhen begins 25 February. Source in Chinese: http://www.caacnews.com.cn/1/6/201901/t ... 65194.html

Schedule:
HU755 SZX0130 – 0700DUB 787 15
HU756 DUB0900 – 0530+1SZX 787 15

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by Ytraveller
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6184

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

Are there a lot of Indians around Vancouver? They wanted a destination that could drive connections to Dehli. Bear in mind though that AC has been operating YVR-DEL for a while now (on the 789) and will convert the flight into a daily, year-round service. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlin...

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by Ytraveller
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19
Replies: 33
Views: 5154

Re: BA goes daily in Nashville in S19

B747forever wrote:
SunsetLimited wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
Is MSY daily?


5X weekly right now.


Interesting that BNA will surpass MSY and have more frequency. However, MSY is operated with the 789, but not sure if 5x789 offers more capacity than 7x788.


FR24 shows me MSY-LHR has been operated by the 788 past several days.

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by Ytraveller
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI announces start dates for BOM-FRA/JFK, BLR-LHR/BKK, CCU-JAI/BKK
Replies: 9
Views: 2474

Re: AI announces start dates for BOM-FRA/JFK, BLR-LHR/BKK, CCU-JAI/BKK

Major international routes beginning this month?? Hard to believe....

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by Ytraveller
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10806

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

I'm surprised that there's still no LAS-CDG service in any form, not even some type of sub-daily seasonal tourism flights. Would have thought that would have come before AMS. XL Airways France actually operated such flights from 2010 to 2014, during the summer season. 2x weekly when it started, alt...

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by Ytraveller
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10806

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Fun fact: ArkeFly (now TUI fly Netherlands) flew between AMS and LAS on a twice-weekly basis in summer 2012 (they might have continued the service another season). I think one of the flights each week went through OAK and/or LAX. Of course, nothing close to the significance of thrice-weekly, year-ro...

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by Ytraveller
Tue May 15, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi: Cancelled 30 Jan 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 22112

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

I noticed that flights from North America to DEL have somewhat long layover times in KEF (6 to 8 hours), arriving there around 4 to 5 am while the flight to DEL does not leave until 12 pm. (Layover time on the return trip tends to be much better, around 1.5 to 3 hours.) Would pax be okay with this?

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by Ytraveller
Sun May 13, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 32
Views: 3461

Re: Shades drawn

First world problem perhaps, but I know what you mean. I recall pax keeping the windows shut during take off! Quite irritating when you're sitting in the aisle seat and just want to glance outside. I mean, do you really want to sleep through take off, one of the most exciting parts of the flight? I ...

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by Ytraveller
Thu May 03, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air and LAS
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Norwegian Air and LAS

Norwegian Air Shuttle has been flying from LAS to LGW, CPH, ARN, and OSL for the past couple years. However, they decided to suspend all services to LAS for summer 2017 because of heat-related issues. It looks like they've suspended flights this summer as well... I thought they would have found a so...

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by Ytraveller
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Aviv from December
Replies: 28
Views: 5159

Re: LATAM confirms flights to Tel Avic from December

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-1000670000
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Hagic wrote:
This is very interesting. Has anybody (e.g. El Al) ever flown non-stop to South America from TLV? (I would assume CCS or EZE was operated in the 70s or 80s)

El Al ended its own flights to GRU in 2011.

http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-1000670000

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by Ytraveller
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17298

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

Yet we are still waiting for DOH-LAS to start. The CEO gave us an update, see this article: https://thepointsguy.com/2018/03/qatar-new-qsuite-routes-vegas-plans/ We'll see how much longer it will take... At least they have included LAS (and SFO) on the New Destinations page of their website: https:...

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by Ytraveller
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 17298

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

How many destinations (outside of the US) have they announced but not yet served? From here: http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/03/07/qatar-airways-new-destinations-2018/ Even if Qatar Airways did give a full list of new routes they were launching, we couldn’t really trust it, since the ai...

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by Ytraveller
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)
Replies: 12
Views: 3186

Re: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)

With Fraport taking over SKG and many island airports, I expect a boom in traffic in the coming years. What happened to Mykonos that Qatar had announced as future route? https://www.reuters.com/article/qatar-airways-growth/qatar-airways-announces-12-new-destinations-for-2017-18-idUSL8N1HW1SG I alwa...

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by Ytraveller
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calgary YYC question
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Calgary YYC question

Hello, I read here that YYC had four runways at the end of WW2. However I understand that a new runway was opened in 2014 (source) - and it is the fourth runway. Does anyone know what happened to one of the runways along the way?

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by Ytraveller
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Seychelles at last
Replies: 43
Views: 8938

Re: BA return to Seychelles at last

I'm struggling to understand this route. Why would BA devote a 789 to a leisure destination, twice weekly from LHR, not even LGW? Is there something special about this market? With all of the ME3 serving SEZ, they probably have a grip on most of the lower-yield traffic Europe - SEZ. By operating th...

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by Ytraveller
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Seychelles at last
Replies: 43
Views: 8938

Re: BA return to Seychelles at last

I'm struggling to understand this route. Why would BA devote a 789 to a leisure destination, twice weekly from LHR, not even LGW? Is there something special about this market?

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by Ytraveller
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways and LAS...
Replies: 18
Views: 3949

Re: Qatar Airways and LAS...

An insider posted a long time ago that Al Baker said in a speech that QR would add LAS in the wake of remarks by the DL CEO aimed at shutting down Open Skies. It was shortly afterward posted on Twitter. The route planners were apparently blindsided by the move. I believe that team is mostly now gon...

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by Ytraveller
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways and LAS...
Replies: 18
Views: 3949

Re: Qatar Airways and LAS...

Never realized so many had responded till just now, as I hadn't subscribed to the thread! Anyways thanks all for the responses. I note that QR does seem to be moving forward with some route launches, like Adana and GIG/SCL . We'll see what happens. I agree that QR is not in a good position right now...

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by Ytraveller
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QR DOH-LAS Booking Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: QR DOH-LAS Booking Issues

eta unknown wrote:
It was mentioned on another thread or site that DOH-LAS will not be launched.

Would you mind linking to that thread/site?

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by Ytraveller
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways and LAS...
Replies: 18
Views: 3949

Qatar Airways and LAS...

Qatar Airways had announced several months back that it would begin nonstop DOH-LAS 4x weekly from 08JAN18. (It still says so on their website .) However they quietly postponed the route to late June 2018 before removing it from the GDS altogether. Also note this quote by the CEO in April 2017, befo...

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by Ytraveller
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17076

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I personally don't find it that bad. Not as flashy as some other videos, which could be a plus. Anyways as others stated, it doesn't appear to be permanent.

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by Ytraveller
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX and intercontinental service
Replies: 24
Views: 3135

Re: PHX and intercontinental service

The 787-8 is the absolute perfect airplane for PHX to Europe or Asia, but there are a limited number of leisure 788 operators. I think that someday far, far in the future DY could be a possibility given the rate of their expansion, but there are simply more profitable places in the US for them to p...

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by Ytraveller
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet: severe turbulence ahead
Replies: 14
Views: 3602

Re: SpiceJet: severe turbulence ahead

I would be cautious of using a blog as a source.

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by Ytraveller
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Baggage Handlers 'are told to STOP urinating in holds of planes'
Replies: 23
Views: 7575

Re: British Airways Baggage Handlers 'are told to STOP urinating in holds of planes'

Don't even want to open the link from the Daily Mail... Interestingly this story is only covered by them and The Sun.

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by Ytraveller
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas LGBT Livery
Replies: 67
Views: 15016

Re: New Qantas LGBT Livery

Pity those aircraft don't fly to DXB.

I agree, a nice special livery.

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by Ytraveller
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87151

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Don't know if anyone has mentioned this (this is a long thread to search through), but the "mask" is similar to the design on aircraft of Avior Airlines, a Venezuelan airline. I don't know what Avior's reasoning is behind having the mask though. 3912307,3967361 I kind of like the new liver...

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by Ytraveller
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX
Replies: 49
Views: 6504

Re: CZ opens reservations for CAN-YVR-MEX

QB737 wrote:
Do we know yet if they will have traffic rights between YVR and MEX?

Per the OP's link... "The airline currently does not have local traffic rights on Vancouver – Mexico City sector."

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by Ytraveller
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI planning direct flights DUB-LAS
Replies: 14
Views: 3586

Re: EI to add DUB-LAS

The article says "We are working to build a business case to operate a seasonal service to LAS...." So some way away from a confirmed route? Yes it sounds like that. I opened this thread hoping for a start date and schedule but... If this comes to fruition, it contributes to the what appe...

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by Ytraveller
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I see no reason NOT to trust Trump...
Replies: 56
Views: 2746

Re: I see no reason NOT to trust Trump...

flyingturtle wrote:
And on a second thought, you sound like the proverbial Hitler fanboy.

David

Don't feed the troll. If you haven't noticed, this user pretty much only posts in the Non Av section. Nothing wrong with that, but it seems odd, considering this is an aviation forum.

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by Ytraveller
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would US-India relations be like under Trump?
Replies: 28
Views: 1158

Re: What would US-India relations be like under Trump?

Bear in mind that Steve Bannon, the Chief Strategist, had this conversation in November 2015: TRUMP: We have to keep our talented people in this country. BANNON: Um— TRUMP: I think you agree with that. Do you agree with that? BANNON: Well I got a tougher — you know, when two thirds or three quarters...

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by Ytraveller
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
Replies: 67
Views: 7026

Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

97% :crying: What I missed: * "Confused" United and Continental * Myanmar Airways * Was going to quickly and selected Interjet instead of Volaris Thanks for sharing the quiz. Interesting that the quiz uses the "new" Biman Bangladesh logo that was abandoned after a short time.

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by Ytraveller
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Future Routes
Replies: 52
Views: 8095

Re: Jet Airways Future Routes

If they keep growing well I could see flights to DUR or JNB. Durban has the largest Indian diaspora outside of India as well. EK also time their flights to connect with the sun continental bank of flights. Maybe 9W could funnel some domestic feed into a flight down south? Otherwise I definitely can...

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by Ytraveller
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Future Routes
Replies: 52
Views: 8095

Re: Jet Airways Future Routes

I wish that Jet would offer a south India to US flight 2x /week using a scissor hub. DEL and BOM centric thinking needs to end. Yes, I would like to see more flights from South India. Although 9W has operated BLR-BRU and MAA-BRU in the past. AI, nothing. Now there was Kingfisher that did BLR-LHR an...

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by Ytraveller
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14285

Re: India aviation thread

Small airport updates: * Air India Regional started 3x weekly flights from DEL to Bathinda, Punjab, on 11DEC16. Operated by ATR 72-600. This is the first and only flight to the airport. * AAI seems to be leaning toward a runway extension for Mysore Airport; NH 212 would be tunneled under the extende...

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by Ytraveller
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 91733

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Of note (to me) is that neither Vegas nor PHX has of yet to see service on WN to Mexico! Yeah, well we here in LAS are getting service to Doha , beat that... :snooty: Sorry, it's just that I wish there were more LAS enthusiasts around here like there are SAN enthusiasts! Anyways, congrats to SAN ab...

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by Ytraveller
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 16636

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

B747forever wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
How does MH manage to serve a hot breakfast from SIN to KUL (similar flight time)?


Or like when I flew with TK a few months ago. They managed to serve a sandwich and drinks on a full 77W between IST-ADB. Flight time in air, 43 minutes.

I'd like to know the answer to these questions too.

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by Ytraveller
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14285

Re: India aviation thread

Is the name "Alliance Air" or "Air India Regional"? News sites and even AI continue to say Alliance Air, even though I thought the name was changed after the IC merger.

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by Ytraveller
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 21605

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-features/business/air-india-to-fly-delhi-washington-non-stop-from-july/articleshow/56593793.cms Effective July 17, Air India will start 3 weekly flights between Delhi and Washington using a B777. Effective July 2017, not July 17, 2017 right? I don't see any so...

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by Ytraveller
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways formally announces Las Vegas
Replies: 34
Views: 6672

Re: Qatar Airways formally announces Las Vegas

what is the PDEW on this route? and for India pax isn't it it shorter via ICN or SFO? I doubt the PDEW is high between LAS and DOH is high, or between DOH and most US cities for that matter. India is exactly on the other side of the world from LAS - one can fly either east or west. QR has a major p...

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by Ytraveller
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways formally announces Las Vegas
Replies: 34
Views: 6672

Re: Qatar Airways formally announces Las Vegas

An overview of major international traffic from LAS. Quite impressive. Asia Beijing - HU Seoul - KE Doha - QR (starting January 2018) Central America Panama City - CM Europe Cologne - EW (starting July 2017) Copenhagen - DY (seasonal) Frankfurt - DE Glasgow - MT (seasonal) London-Gatwick - DY (seaso...

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by Ytraveller
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways formally announces Las Vegas
Replies: 34
Views: 6672

Re: Qatar Airways formally announces Las Vegas

Who is this aimed at? Living in Asia you are adding a lot of hours onto any flight by going west into the strong headwinds and all the choices heading east instead. You cut down a hop from SFO or LAX to LAS but is it worth it? Do Africans or Middle Easterners fly to Vegas in large enough numbers? I...

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by Ytraveller
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways formally announces Las Vegas
Replies: 34
Views: 6672

Re: Qatar Airways formally announces Las Vegas

http://gulfbusiness.com/qatar-airways-o ... um-lounge/
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AAB says, "There’s a chance we’ll bring Las Vegas flights earlier."

http://gulfbusiness.com/qatar-airways-o ... um-lounge/

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