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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66797

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision What's strange is your comment, not the FAA decision. To add insult to the injury, I don't see a mention anywhere on AA.com's front page regarding the incident. In many previous airline incidents, the airline posts something very quickly on their...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66797

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

And why would they? Other things priority right now..... That's your opinion. In many previous airline incidents, the airline posts something very quickly on their site as part of rapid response and crisis management, but I'm sure AA knows best. They sure as shit know better than you. Thanks for th...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66797

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

To add insult to the injury, I don't see a mention anywhere on AA.com's front page regarding the incident. And why would they? Other things priority right now..... That's your opinion. In many previous airline incidents, the airline posts something very quickly on their site as part of rapid respon...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66797

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

What, precisely, should AA have on its web home page about an incident that's still in progress? Airlines typically have large prominent banners on their front page if there's a major incident, such as providing known facts up to that point and special phone numbers for people to call in to inquire...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66797

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

To add insult to the injury, I don't see a mention anywhere on AA.com's front page regarding the incident.

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66797

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

EIBoston wrote:
What a stupid ignorant comment! Unbelievable....


I was referring to the strangeness of FAA's decision. ORD has a total of 8 runways and yet FAA needs a full ground stop because of what happened on one of them ?

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66797

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

oh great .... so UA's flight ops are also affected by what happened to AA .....

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska - British Airways plan codeshares
Replies: 50
Views: 7685

Re: Alaska - British Airways plan codeshares

I'm surprised this took so long to some to fruition considering it's been a while that BA has been partners on AS' mileage program.

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Q3 2016 profit
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Icelandair Q3 2016 profit

Any notes from the C-suites execs regarding how they plan on keeping WOW Air's expansion at bay ?

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: La Compagnie + XL Airways merge; fly for Air France
Replies: 19
Views: 5522

Re: Rumor: La Compagnie + XL Airways merge; fly for Air France

This is possibly the best outcome for La Compagnie considering the many negative (and sometimes grave) rumors about the company's future.

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What alliance-capable airlines are left??
Replies: 51
Views: 6898

Re: What alliance-capable airlines are left??

Any oneworld carrier is free to place codes on mainland chinese carriers (AA+HU or BA+MU etc) ... it's just not part of the same alliance, so synergy is a bit limited in the case. For a carrier like AA though with what is now a notable presence into mainland China HU simply doesn't cut it, and they...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What alliance-capable airlines are left??
Replies: 51
Views: 6898

Re: What alliance-capable airlines are left??

but even CX surely acknowledges the China sized hole in OW given the inability for carriers to place code into mainland China on a non-Chinese domiciled carrier (and KA doesn't count). Any oneworld carrier is free to place codes on mainland chinese carriers (AA+HU or BA+MU etc) ... it's just not pa...

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by a380787
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 New China - London Routes Applied for
Replies: 39
Views: 11373

Re: 3 New China - London Routes Applied for

It's still the onerous (albeit slightly relaxed) visa regime that deters visits. A holder of a mainland chinese passport can go through all the process just for a UK visa, or do the same for a Schengen one and access everything from Milan to Paris to Madrid and everything in between. From many parts...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: "Norwegian opens long-haul base @AMS"
Replies: 33
Views: 6399

Re: Rumor: "Norwegian opens long-haul base @AMS"

Not so surprising to me. A long haul low cost carrier will do it great in the Dutch marked. We already have Arke (TUI) so do we really need another one? I hope KM will react quickly and launch the long haul division based of Transavia as was rumored earlier. TUI/Arke's focus is mostly leisure desti...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What alliance-capable airlines are left??
Replies: 51
Views: 6898

Re: What alliance-capable airlines are left??

The better description should be "alliance-worthy". Listing every non-aligned under the sun doesn't help the discussion here.

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by a380787
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announce FLL-LGW
Replies: 67
Views: 9688

Re: BA announce FLL-LGW

Well good things come in 3s... Maybe there is one more International Destination out of left field on the horizon. Emirates, BA and ???? Right now the Brazillian economy is still trying to recover, but when that day arrives, I see Azul (AD) making a play for FLL-CNF to compliment their existing FLL...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and a Florida Hub
Replies: 84
Views: 8775

Re: United and a Florida Hub

B737900ER wrote:
What a sick comment.
As someone who has had their share of airline relocations and layoffs, I wouldn't wish that against my fiercest competitor.


Don't feed the troll. Clearly someone isn't doing their job to clean up this thread.

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by a380787
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian ends Guangzhou
Replies: 13
Views: 2465

Re: Royal Jordanian ends Guangzhou

if RJ really wants to competitively serve CAN, the only viable option is AMM-CAN nonstop. Making a stop at BKK makes them thoroughly uncompetitive against ME3 and other China-Africa nonstop options.

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by a380787
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air unveils new 77W 10Y cabin config
Replies: 57
Views: 19057

Re: Eva Air unveils new 77W 10Y cabin config

On JL and ANA, the bulk of their 777 and 787 fleet are 3-3-3 and 2-4-2, respectively. Hell, QR has a lot of their fleet 2-2-2 in J. ANA's 777s are being retrofitted to 3-4-3 config :( *and* their 787 are mostly 3-3-3 now. For 787s, pretty much only JAL is the only hold-out. Regarding QR and EK, ver...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA announce FLL-LGW
Replies: 67
Views: 9688

Re: BA announce FLL-LGW

I recall a few years ago someone proclaimed how European airlines only head to MIA. Right now, FLL is linked to CPH OSL ARN LGW CDG FRA BCN. Boy have they been proven wrong =)

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by a380787
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Reports Third Quarter 2016 Profit
Replies: 84
Views: 6971

Re: Southwest Airlines Reports Third Quarter 2016 Profit

It's *only* down 7.9% by 3pm ET, but that's not exactly comforting or reassuring.

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by a380787
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United extra gates in DEN
Replies: 28
Views: 6746

Re: United extra gates in DEN

someone correct me here - are all international arrivals, including UA, required to dock at Concourse A ?

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by a380787
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Asia-Ireland will it ever happen?
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Re: Eastern Asia-Ireland will it ever happen?

Hainan Air (HU) is desperate to find growth opportunities, particularly in secondary destinations, before CA blocks them - PEK-DUB fits perfectly into this strategy. Going further south, I wouldn't rule out SQ using their Scoot subsidiary to launch SIN-DUB. Does Scoot have any intentions on going t...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Delta Destroy Possible Czech Airlines Long Haul Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 1488

Re: Did Delta Destroy Possible Czech Airlines Long Haul Plans

here comes the delicious popcorn part - CSA is 44% owned by ....... KE

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by a380787
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Asia-Ireland will it ever happen?
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Re: Eastern Asia-Ireland will it ever happen?

Hainan Air (HU) is desperate to find growth opportunities, particularly in secondary destinations, before CA blocks them - PEK-DUB fits perfectly into this strategy. Going further south, I wouldn't rule out SQ using their Scoot subsidiary to launch SIN-DUB.

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by a380787
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come
Replies: 108
Views: 15115

Re: Santa Barbara: They built new terminal, but traffic did not come

It's fascinating to observe polar opposite dynamics in Nor-Cal vs. SoCal - down south it's more and more LAX, even affecting airports as far as SBA as mentioned above, but up north in the Bay Area, it's increasingly decentralized where airlines start embracing both SJC and OAK instead of leaving it ...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and a Florida Hub
Replies: 84
Views: 8775

Re: United and a Florida Hub

TPA would be a mostly Southeast-to-Caribbean type of scissor hub. It's too far south to act as intra-southeast hub, and lacks sufficient traffic to be major LatAm hub. But I do see some value in making TPA more like a focus city, targeting the business aspect of it. The issue is mostly regarding hig...

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by a380787
Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 155
Views: 42934

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

The NRT part has always been certain since HND never really made concrete plans to allow the A380 at all. With this deployment, ANA might climb to #1 market share on the overall Tokyo-Honolulu market, but JAL and HA retains the advantage in terms of Hawaii to secondary Japan.

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 "winglet"
Replies: 29
Views: 11589

Re: A350 "winglet"

the A350 wingtips are fixed, not foldable like the 777-9. If you wanna force a term on it, I'd say "raked sharklet" ?

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations
Replies: 95
Views: 13068

Re: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations

32andBelow wrote:
Could HA do HNL/Europe via a point in Continental US? We must not forge that HA has the authority to fly from any point in the USA.


Sure they can ... and most likely be financially slaughtered along the way.

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Revenue Management System
Replies: 11
Views: 2194

Re: Revenue Management System

You've mixing RM platforms (i.e. Sabre) with RM algorithms. One can probably survive using the basic template of formulas that came with Sabre, that won't gain any competitive edge for that airline if they don't incorporate proprietary ones. The OP just want to understand the basics, he is not tryi...

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Bubble Ahead?
Replies: 45
Views: 8048

Re: Boeing Bubble Ahead?

TWA772LR wrote:
Alao, is the 78J meant to have TPAC range? If so, that would also hamper the market for the 777 on the low end.


787-10 should have the shorter side of TPAC range .... think along the lines of the 333 or maybe a few percent less. Things like SFO-PVG would be a breeze for it.

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Start Chicago-Asia Service Next Year
Replies: 31
Views: 4204

Re: Rumor: Delta to Start Chicago-Asia Service Next Year

DL has Asia well covered out of DTW and MSP or through SEA. There would be no need to add ORD to the list unless it is through a JV. Now I could give a good argument for ORD-AMS, ORD-LHR rather than Asia. But with the exchange rate between the Euro and Sterling against the dollar being so low it is...

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Revenue Management System
Replies: 11
Views: 2194

Re: Revenue Management System

Some people think that the algorithms used by airlines to do RM are top secret, but they are not, since most airlines use RM systems developed by thrid parties (like Sabre, Pros, JDA, etc) You've mixing RM platforms (i.e. Sabre) with RM algorithms. One can probably survive using the basic template ...

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations
Replies: 95
Views: 13068

Re: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations

That doesn't sound like someone who has paid attention to the 787 with any meaningful detail to me. (A placeholder "study" of the 787 for the sake of pretending to satisfy fiduciary responsibilities doesn't count at all) I wouldn't use one comment in a quarterly earnings call to determine...

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Bubble Ahead?
Replies: 45
Views: 8048

Re: Boeing Bubble Ahead?

Boeing's NB issue is mostly regarding the 737 MAX 9's lack of competitiveness against A321neo, and the lack of response to the A321LR. The MAX 8+200 itself is doing fine, and can buy Boeing some time before they come up with a proper long-term solution to NSA.

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations
Replies: 95
Views: 13068

Re: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations

Long story short - HA insists on that smaller seater variant, Airbus refuses to deliver since few others wanted it, and HA, for whatever reason, still refuses to consider 787-8 and 787-9, which might exactly be the right replacement for their 332s.. How do you know they're NOT considering the 787? ...

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations
Replies: 95
Views: 13068

Re: Hawaiian Airlines mulls European destinations

For HA, this all must be comically good; 02/2008 - Place an order for 6 A350-800. 07/2014 - Convert said order for 6 A358s to 6 A330-800NEO. 09/2014 - A358 cancelled. Present Day; -A338 looks DOA. -A339 essentially becomes the A358 that they wanted to begin with. Long story short - HA insists on th...

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA have gotten rid of the 762?
Replies: 54
Views: 8416

Re: Should UA have gotten rid of the 762?

hOMSaR wrote:
This thread isn't about Delta, nor IFE, nor 737-900ERs.

Go start another thread if you want to discuss that.


Clearly some aren't doing their jobs here ......

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Start Chicago-Asia Service Next Year
Replies: 31
Views: 4204

Re: Rumor: Delta to Start Chicago-Asia Service Next Year

Most options make very little sense for DL here : ORD-PEK : Up against AA UA HU, although there's some MU+CZ feed at PEK end. Waste of PEK+PVG route authority though. ORD-PVG : Up against AA UA MU, and duplicates MU service with no JV. Waste of PEK+PVG route authority that would've been better spent...

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ends summer flights to Las Vegas
Replies: 47
Views: 8228

Re: Norwegian ends summer flights to Las Vegas

That's kind of surprising. The 787 operational envelope is pretty wide, that route is not that long by 787 standards, other carriers fly to Europe with other aircraft, altitude is usually a bigger problem than heat, AND since DY does not have a bank structure they could have the departure move to a...

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Revenue Management System
Replies: 11
Views: 2194

Re: Revenue Management System

Online materials on this subject would usually be very generic and high level concepts, since the intricacies of individual airline's RMS algorithms are closely guarded. Whoever you work for should provide far more useful training material.

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ends summer flights to Las Vegas
Replies: 47
Views: 8228

Re: Norwegian ends summer flights to Las Vegas

LAS is slightly high up at 665m, but it's more than compensated with a 4423m runway. Neither variant of 787 should have any issues.

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Start Chicago-Asia Service Next Year
Replies: 31
Views: 4204

Re: Rumor: Delta to Start Chicago-Asia Service Next Year

Just more sheep chest-thumping. Nothing to see here. DL is the airline that cannot figure out how to fly from NYC nonstop to East Asia in any form, own metal or JV, and yet they'll launch from ORD? Oh-gee-pleeez.

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ZAG close to getting flights to the U.S
Replies: 15
Views: 2613

Re: ZAG close to getting flights to the U.S

Don't completely rule out UA just yet (i.e. EWR-ZAG). They're the only carrier with realistic feeds at both ends.

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by a380787
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ends summer flights to Las Vegas
Replies: 47
Views: 8228

Re: Norwegian ends summer flights to Las Vegas

since when does LAS temperatures deter anyone ? They have year-round nonstops out to Europe from multiple carriers, ICN, and soon, PEK. If daytime temps are so horrible, then re-time the flights for a mid-night-ish departure.

That excuse is almost as lame as "Brexit".

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United to acquire JetBlue
Replies: 71
Views: 21699

Re: RUMOR ALERT! UNITED TO ACQUIRE JETBLUE!

what the heck is this ? april fools day ? or just click-bait ?

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Sure, but what does it matter. You'll still be on US time so for you it's only like midnight. That sucks even more. You've slept for less than 4 hours, and will have to be up and functioning for at least the next 12-16 hours before it's finally bed time at KEF. You could also check in to the hotel ...

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by a380787
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes
Replies: 20
Views: 2816

Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Looks like they changed the timing of the flight too. Flights land in KEF at 13:25 and 13:45 instead of the 6am arrivals now. I'd wish for a 6am landing. My upcoming EWR-KEF next Feb lands at 0440. ARGH. Sure, but what does it matter. You'll still be on US time so for you it's only like midnight. T...

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