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by royalswazi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB drops JNB (again), remains 3x/w in SJU during the winter, 10x/w LIM year-round
Replies: 12
Views: 3141

Re: IB drops JNB (again), remains 3x/w in SJU during the winter, 10x/w LIM year-round

Back in the seventies there were daily 747s from Lisbon to Luanda. Then independence came. Woohoo.

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by royalswazi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 20055

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Vegans will be so offended

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by royalswazi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 96245

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

According to the voices in my head there will be free flights from Gothenburg to Detroit for former Saab employees wanting to punch GM managers in the head as punishment for killing the brand.

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by royalswazi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67409

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

We should all stone Royal Brunei planes lol

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by royalswazi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)
Replies: 39
Views: 7165

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)

You’ve officially become my favourite poster. I loved the incredibly nerdy post about AA’s cabins, and now this. Love it :-) This is what a.net should be like, and not why Detroit isn’t served from every airport in the world. And thank you to the knowledgable people providing answers. Keep going :-)

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by royalswazi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters
Replies: 24
Views: 3860

Re: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters

Considering the kind of garbage Ryanscare pollutes great European cities with this doesn’t surprise me.

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by royalswazi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 969
Views: 157118

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Good riddance

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by royalswazi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170983

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Good luck, Bon voyage and many happy returns! Looking forward to 2 May when I’ll lose my IST(L) virginity:-)

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by royalswazi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air & IAH
Replies: 94
Views: 4807

Re: Gulf Air & IAH

They should start five daily flights to Detroit.

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by royalswazi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy
Replies: 51
Views: 8581

Re: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy

I’ve experienced two technical stops in Karachi. The smell when they’ve opened the doors was bad enough.

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy
Replies: 51
Views: 8581

Re: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy

Who on earth would dare to travel to Pakistan? It’s not exactly Spain...

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump threatens EU on trade
Replies: 89
Views: 5672

Re: Trump threatens EU on trade

You don’t threaten your friends. The sooner he gets a massive stroke the better

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt and the Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: Frankfurt and the Olympics

Germans are rather rational. Don’t think they want to foot the bill lol.

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America's Favorite Word: Socialism
Replies: 45
Views: 2238

Re: America's Favorite Word: Socialism

As a Norwegian who has lived in two communist countries and having had to deal with US bureaucrats as part of my work I’ll sum it up like this: we win. Plus we have great healthcare, free university and policemen who don’t shoot at you (regardless of race).

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4523

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Cruises are for leisure. Back in the sixties, cruises were a realistic alternative for travel over long distances. Nowadays, the majority of cruises are sold to people who get seasick from looking at the sea going to completely uninteresting destinations like Grand Turk while playing bingo.

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6322

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

Depends - FRA intra-Europe is ok, non-Europe-Europe is a nightmare. If you’ve got priority many airports are great, but can be terrible without. Then there’s a difference between actors: the ones at LHR’s T5 are (expletive deleted), whereas the ones at T2 are rather nice. I still prefer Maggie Smith...

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many...whatevers...have you been to?
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Re: How many...whatevers...have you been to?

Well - I have lived in Mozambique for a number of years. Due to the civil war we were not allowed to leave Maputo, but I can imitate the sound of heavy artillery and quote you the price of a Kalashnikov.

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: Why do most trip reports (websites/youtube) feature only J or F class?

The answer is simple. Economy class is not interesting. You get an uncomfortable seat, a tasteless TV dinner and you get to experience queues and delays. On top of that the seat is the same across all airlines, but the curries are better on Thai & Jet than BA. To sum it up: I’d rather hear about...

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA/Global Entry ..Turned Away
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: TSA/Global Entry ..Turned Away

Land of the free, home of useless bureaucracy.

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?
Replies: 91
Views: 10057

Re: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?

I flew PAL frequently in the nineties. It was a great airline once they got off the ground.

The way to succeed is to have higher revenues than costs. I’ve never worked in the airline industry, but I’ve had a fair few years experience in the private sector. Now let PAL management do their job.

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 74
Views: 14571

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

They get a subsidy from Delta to avoid Detroit.

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by royalswazi
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 7014

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

Widebodies? Only if they flew to Detroit.

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by royalswazi
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Liveries Report Card!
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

RE: New Liveries Report Card!

I personally really like the old Etihad colours, but I must admit I also like the new ones. If my eyes tell me the truth it seems as if they've kept the metallic effect which is superb. I find Iberia horribly boring, but their old colours were in dire need of a rework. Sad they didn't come up with s...

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by royalswazi
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can The EU Compete Against The ME3 Airlines?
Replies: 34
Views: 7997

RE: How Can The EU Compete Against The ME3 Airlines?

There are many things that could be done by Europe and their carriers, however some of them are not likely to be implemented. 1) Cut aviation taxes like APD in the UK 2) Invest in infrastructure 3) Relax noise restrictions enabling more 24 hour airports 4) Liberalise working/union rules (I'm not tal...

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by royalswazi
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Cost Long Haul, A New Trend?
Replies: 23
Views: 6592

RE: Low Cost Long Haul, A New Trend?

I personally think the biggest challenge is the fact that LCCs have a business model without backup. If your plane breaks down, you do not have a spare and unless you're affiliated with IATA or legacy (ie <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> Rouge), you can not or will not be able to accommodate...

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by royalswazi
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Moves Into LHR Terminal 2
Replies: 13
Views: 4344

RE: SAS Moves Into LHR Terminal 2

In the communication I have received SAS said they will use the <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> & <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> lounges, but as far as I know <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> will also have a lounge but unsure if it will be ...

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by royalswazi
Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If LHR Gets 3rd Runway, Will BA Move LGW Flights?
Replies: 16
Views: 4215

RE: If LHR Gets 3rd Runway, Will BA Move LGW Flights?

Armodeen: plans for the third runway include a new midfield terminal. In addition they have long term plans to demolish <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> and rebuild it along the lines of <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> & <acronym title="Lotus Air...

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by royalswazi
Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Start DXB - OSL On Sep. 2nd
Replies: 18
Views: 5466

RE: Emirates To Start DXB - OSL On Sep. 2nd

Great to see more variety at <acronym title="Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL / ENGM), Norway">OSL</acronym> and I think they will do well. Remember that Emirates (and <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym> for that matter) not only serve the Kangaroo, Far East & South Asia markets but offer good con...

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by royalswazi
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Scraps JetKonnect
Replies: 12
Views: 3944

RE: Jet Airways Scraps JetKonnect

Perhaps SAS? Now that's an airline without any sort of strategy whatsoever... I think this is wise. Whereas there is huge demand for no frills, there is also a large demand for premium travel. I'm not saying amenity kits on 45 min domestic flights, but Jet's old style with hot meals, PTVs, clean pla...

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by royalswazi
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's Newest Airline: Air Vistara
Replies: 36
Views: 13607

RE: India's Newest Airline: Air Vistara

I actually like the uniforms. Nice to see something non-blue, while keeping some Indian touches. Good luck and may Vistara flourish where Kingfisher failed. On a sidenote, the largest customer at our British office is another Tata-owned company. It has been turned around from the brink of bankruptcy...

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by royalswazi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa Leaves 200 Pax Stranded In Madrid
Replies: 25
Views: 12098

RE: Conviasa Leaves 200 Pax Stranded In Madrid

I was lucky enough to fly Viasa <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Galeao International (Antonio Carlos Jobim) (GIG / SBGL), Brazil">GIG</acronym>-<acronym title="Caracas - Simon Bolivar International / Maiquetia (CCS / SVMI), Venezuela">CCS</acronym>-<acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Galeao Internatio...

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by royalswazi
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varig Intra Brasil Flight Rio-Brasilia
Replies: 5
Views: 2304

RE: Varig Intra Brasil Flight Rio-Brasilia

On a related note I travelled through <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Galeao International (Antonio Carlos Jobim) (GIG / SBGL), Brazil">GIG</acronym> in 1988 and they had this announcer who sounded like a p*star (is she still around by the way?). One of the flights called had a routing which took i...

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by royalswazi
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient Traditional Asian Uniforms
Replies: 49
Views: 7802

RE: Northwest Orient Traditional Asian Uniforms

Dear DTWPurserBoy, I really enjoy reading your posts here. Loads of insights, anecdotes and fun stories. People like you are the reason I started reading this forum and still enjoy it. Keep 'em coming  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15"...

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by royalswazi
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair: Scheduled Service To Phuket And Krabi
Replies: 9
Views: 5855

RE: Finnair: Scheduled Service To Phuket And Krabi

Does anybody know whether they will operate with a charter/LCC product or will they offer proper Business Class & complimentary catering in Y?

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by royalswazi
Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stuttgart Airport To Be Renamed
Replies: 42
Views: 8081

RE: Stuttgart Airport To Be Renamed

If we're getting Stuttgart Spätzle, how about Berlin Currywurst? That place is in desperate need of a rebranding...

(Yes I know I am childish but that's life, sorry)

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by royalswazi
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Basic Law Governing Crew, PAX Inflight?
Replies: 12
Views: 2908

RE: Basic Law Governing Crew, PAX Inflight?

I thought an aircraft is deemed to be the territory of country of register, alternately country of operator if leased? E.g., in aircraft lavatories there will normally be a reference to the penalty applicable under national (federal in US) law, with a fine often displayed in local currency. This is ...

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by royalswazi
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/JFK International Passengers Walk Out Of T4
Replies: 47
Views: 16276

RE: Delta/JFK International Passengers Walk Out Of T4

Apart from the terror hysteria, what would a foreign passport holder risk upon departure trying to leave the country without an entry stamp? Even though you do not pass through a physical immigration area wouldn't there be a risk that innocent passengers would get into trouble as they would appear a...

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by royalswazi
Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Route Profitability
Replies: 5
Views: 3228

RE: Route Profitability

Thank you Kflyer, Just regarding crew changes on shorthaul locations - say an airline one week changes crews at outstation A and the week after at outstation B, assuming neither require it due to RON. Would they still assign it to the route the change was made, meaning the cost would fluctuate from ...

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by royalswazi
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Route Profitability
Replies: 5
Views: 3228

Route Profitability

This is my first post on here after having been a "groupie" for years and I have been wondering about how route profitability is calculated. I work with a different mode of transportation and it would be interesting to see how airlines and shipping lines compare. a) Overheads (HQ, capital costs, tra...

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by royalswazi
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Royal Swazi Maputo - Matsapa - Nairobi
Replies: 0
Views: 4148

Royal Swazi Maputo - Matsapa - Nairobi

First of all, please excuse the undersigned for the lack of pictures and lack of detail. Below you will find a recount of a trip tat occurred on Saturday 9 May 1987. Don't ask me why, I'm good with with dates. Same date as Johnny Logan won his 2nd Eurovision and our former neighbour was killed in a ...

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