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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 74
Views: 6924

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

Lets not forget that LH,CX,SQ, KE and EK all have seperate cargo units which carry ONLY cargo aboard which causes the numbers to go up compared to UA/DL since they don't have a seperate cargo fleet. UA/DL don't have as many departements that can handle cargo though compared to LH,CX,KE,SQ and EK hav...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 956
Views: 233425

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Not only was JNB recently launched but it will also get a 5th weekly frequency this winter. Maybe the route is not unprofitable, maybe it's just not profitable enough. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281890/alitalia-increases-johannesburg-service-in-ns19/ If AZ is dropping JNB alo...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA pushing A350 schedules forward
Replies: 16
Views: 4544

Re: Unconfirmed: BA pushing A350 schedules forward

Well MAD's A350 flights aren't even on sale yet so obviously theres a delay in the delivery. In addition the rumor about BA receiving the A350 on July 25th has gone quiet.

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by lesfalls
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 16
Views: 3147

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

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Just looked at their website and found nothing about them starting flights to IAD.
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Are you referring to this forum?

viewtopic.php?t=1419509

Just looked at their website and found nothing about them starting flights to IAD.

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by lesfalls
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 4729

Re: Lufthansa New Cabin Updates

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Does anyone know anything about the phasing-in of the new Lufthansa short-haul cabins? Are they only on A321neos? Will other new narrowbodies (A320SL/NEO) be getting them? Will some aircraft be retrofitted?

Retrofit will commence 2020/2021 according to a LH flight attendant I spoke with.

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by lesfalls
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 22
Views: 4722

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

I ask on every flight and get a yes 90% of the time either before departure or after landing. I did get jumpseat though when flying from Italy to Spain a couple of months back interestingly enough and that was the only time that I didn't ask to visit the cockpit interesting enough. The airlines from...

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by lesfalls
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 164
Views: 16798

Re: West African Aviation Thread - 2019

There is a short headline on CAPA (I can't read the whole article) that Air Senegal is going to get a 2nd A330. Where are they going to use this aircraft? Is there any demand between Dakar and any city other than Paris? How is their Paris flight doing? Any other news on Air Senegal? They want to co...

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7285

Re: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?

JFK-CPH/ARN being cutsurprises me as those were their first routes to the U.S and are known very well both in Scandinavia. Flew both routes numerous times too and were always full (in the winter).

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by lesfalls
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28588

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown:

Jan 8th IB3251 LIN-MAD A321-200
Feb 18 IB8834 MAD-TRN CRJ-1000
Feb 20 TP821 MXP-LIS A319
Feb 20 TP1028 LIS-MAD A319
April 13 IB3256 MAD-LIN A320
April 20 IB3265 LIN-MAD A320

Booked:

June 21 FR2051 MAD-PMI B737-800
June 25 VY3952 PMI-VLC A320
July 7 VY6332 BCN-MXP A320

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by lesfalls
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline offices still around to visit today?
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Best airline offices still around to visit today?

As many airline offices have closed since the creation of the internet are there any airline offices that you would reccommend visiting today that either give an idea of the days of golden travel or are just nice to visit?

Thanks in advanced.
-Lesfalls

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by lesfalls
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay Pacific Europe network
Replies: 18
Views: 2504

Re: Cathay Pacific Europe network

CX aggressively expanded in Europe over the last few years with LGW, MAN, DUB, MAD, ZRH, BCN, BRU among others to their network. We've also seen BCN becoming a year round destination with the Airbus A350 and with MAD going 5x weekly with 3 Class B77W, though there are plans to deploy the Airbus A35...

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by lesfalls
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 2830

Re: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?

As far as I know, several airlines from Middle East and Africa offer service to Bangkok and extend it to other destinations, including KQ,ET,GF,EK,RJ,etc. BR even have a multitude of departures to Europe! I really wonder why airlines chose BKK over any other and why Thailand authorities authorizes ...

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by lesfalls
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China eastern airlines Russia services
Replies: 11
Views: 971

Re: China eastern airlines Russia services

Xi’an might be the key that it’s for Russians going to China, not necessarily vice versa Whats in Xian for Russians? I'm doubting that China Easterns Long Haul Operations at Xian is for profit but just for subsidiaries from the local gov. I attended the first MAD-Xian flight and only ONE passenger ...

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by lesfalls
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 21414

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

Flew MXP-LIS-MAD and was parked at a gate on arrival but the MAD flight was boarded via bus. Interesting too that a 3rd of the MAD flight was transfers from MXP even though the numerous amount of direct choices available between MIL and MAD.

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by lesfalls
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways Europe network
Replies: 23
Views: 5688

Re: Thai airways Europe network

DLHAM wrote:
About one year ago I read an interview with the then Thai CEO (I think that changed since then) that MAD, HAM and MAN are on their list in Europe. Would be great A350 routes.

Interestingly enough they still have their BKK office open in MAD and it is quite big too.

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by lesfalls
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service
Replies: 19
Views: 6256

Re: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service

I can't say that I'm surprised. Baku is neither a popular tourist or business destination for Americans and there really aren't that many Azeris living in the US. The Azerbaijani population is centered in NY so it did make a bit of sense. Otherwise I know that the flight was in the works for many y...

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by lesfalls
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't Aeroflot fly to Punta Cana and Cancun anymore?
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Re: Why doesn't Aeroflot fly to Punta Cana and Cancun anymore?

SU has been focusing much more heavily on Europe-Asia and to a lesser extent U.S-Europe travel (with its highest extent being 3x daily JFK-SVO 2 years ago with numerous connections). As said by other posters russian passengers are at the lower edge of profits meaning that connections between Europe ...

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by lesfalls
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4913

Re: European Widebodies 2019

OA260 wrote:
aerdingus wrote:
DUB MAD on ET B789.


Highly recommended for anyone wanting to try it. Great flight.

How was you experience on it? Have flown ET a couple of times but really interested in the loads of that flight as I've heard that cargo is mainly generating profit for the flight.

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 2825

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

Not an airline but HAM Airport does. They print them on a 2-3 season basis. You can find them at the info desk or below the departure boards. Thats the closest I think it gets to an aviation company still printing timetables in today's day and age of technology. https://www.hamburg-airport.de/media/...

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by lesfalls
Mon May 27, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal has fewer passengers in Q1 2019 in a booming Portuguese market
Replies: 17
Views: 3503

Re: TAP Portugal has fewer passengers in Q1 2019 in a booming Portuguese market

Regarding the lost market share of Spain-Portugal could that be because of more flights by Ryanair?

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by lesfalls
Mon May 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 2994

Re: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe

Mont-Joli YYY airport is in talks with Air Transat (or another airline) to get direct flights to Europe despite having only 75 000 pax in 2018. While YYY potential market is about 400 000 inhabitants (6 200 from the town itself), I wonder if there is a market for summer transatlantic charters or le...

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by lesfalls
Fri May 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 4913

Re: European Widebodies 2019

debonair wrote:
CarbonFibre wrote:
I'm hoping to do LCY-DUB RJ85, DUB-FRA A343, FRA-LHR A320. A shame the return to London isn't something exciting..


Maybe FRA-MAD LATAM B787 and MAD-LHR IB A330/A340?!


Or MAD-LHR BA A350 effectivr July 1st.

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by lesfalls
Wed May 08, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2822

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Have been keeping an eye on him since yesterday. I believe that the real question is how can you consider yourself an aviation analyst at age 19 when he hasn´t studied or doesn´t hold any degree? Not saying that it isn´t possible but having done some research you need to have some background to be a...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 08, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK Routes over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

Re: AA JFK Routes over the years?

AA also operated JFK-BRU-HAM if i'm not mistaken in the 90s.

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by lesfalls
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2425

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

There’s bus fares lower than that . £392 which is about what BA/IB charge for a blocked middle seat Great news for Dublin , the more 5th freedoms the better , it’s not govts job to protect FR or EI I think it will depend on the fares and competition. For instance, MAD-FRA on LATAM is a pretty popul...

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by lesfalls
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2425

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

This is all incremental revenue for them. Best is for ET to focus on maximimizng 5th freedom cargo uplift on mad dub mad in particular. Passengers would only choose them on mad dub if price is very low and schedule both ways desirable for that particular person as it’s not a daily service ! What ty...

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by lesfalls
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2425

ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... id-rights/

Title says it all. Fares are ranging from 116€ RT in Eco to 884€ RT in Biz. Interesting to see if they will lower their fares with Ryanair and Aer Lingus also on the route.


Your thoughts?
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https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... id-rights/

Title says it all. Fares are ranging from 116€ RT in Eco to 884€ RT in Biz. Interesting to see if they will lower their fares with Ryanair and Aer Lingus also on the route.


Your thoughts?

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by lesfalls
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141644

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

What happened to Paris then? I presume the cake was fake.

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by lesfalls
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141644

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

mattyfitzg wrote:
Guayaquil....

Yup JFK to GYE and Georgetown it seems. Robin is live in London right now.

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by lesfalls
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC
Replies: 19
Views: 4878

Re: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC

Interesting. Will it be a 5th freedom like their KWI-DOH flight?

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by lesfalls
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines revised livery
Replies: 40
Views: 6413

Re: Croatia Airlines revised livery

http://aeronauticsonline.com/croatia-ai ... es-livery/
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Seems that they changed it to make the livery more identifiable regarding the fact that they are Croatian:

http://aeronauticsonline.com/croatia-ai ... es-livery/

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by lesfalls
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings to open subsidiary in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 2495

Smartwings to open subsidiary in Germany

http://aeronauticsonline.com/smartwings ... ubsidiary/

If there is such a big market then how come did Germania fail then?

Your thoughts?
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Seems that the everyone is going after Germania´s lost territory:

http://aeronauticsonline.com/smartwings ... ubsidiary/

If there is such a big market then how come did Germania fail then?

Your thoughts?

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by lesfalls
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 19
Views: 3025

Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

I was looking at a routemap of PA (the time-frame wasn't stated unfortounately) and saw that PA operated between GRU and JNB at a certain point. Does anyone know more about this service by chance? Find it truly fascinating.

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by lesfalls
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 6298

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

Had the possibility to talk to a RAM agent at MAD and was told that there are 10 passengers a day heading to the U.S with them (JFK & IAD). With MIA and BOS to come online that surely will rise and I bet it's higher from other U.S city (especially Secondary French cities).

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by lesfalls
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 6298

Re: Royal Air Maroc applies for Boston

Kinda interesting RAM is saturating the Northeast (BOS-IAD-JFK). Thats lots of capacity for a quite small market from the U.S. RAM does sell CMN-Europe from the USA and I know its niche,small, etc but boy do they have West Africa well covered. B6 helps as always but recent occurrences in Morocco un...

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by lesfalls
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service
Replies: 58
Views: 9090

Re: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service

I didn't see this posted in the comments, but here is the actual filing with US DOT, unfortunately some of the exhibits are less than clear, a couple are almost unreadable, but will give you an idea of what's intended here. https://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf103/242.pdf Sounds more like a small connecti...

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by lesfalls
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service
Replies: 58
Views: 9090

Re: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service

Perhaps it isn't worth overthinking these 4-6 flights that are being planned.... http://local.fo/the-plan-is-to-make-4-6-flights-to-new-york-city-next-fall-says-atlantic-airways-ceo/ Found thisvat the end of the article interesting: "The government of Denmark is expected to authorize similar s...

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by lesfalls
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian airlines flies the 738MAX on ADD-MAD route
Replies: 4
Views: 2280

Re: Ethiopian airlines flies the 738MAX on ADD-MAD route

ET has operated to MAD using the B738 (even before MAX) for a while. It upgraded to B788s in the summer when the traffic was there to support it. IT will go back to B788s when it starts to extend the route to DUB this week. The diversion or stop to CAI is dependent on the load. We have seen the fli...

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by lesfalls
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy announced MXP-YYZ
Replies: 31
Views: 4190

Re: Air Italy announced MXP-YYZ

spannacomo wrote:
one more US destination rumoured to open in may

It's that or Hong Kong.

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by lesfalls
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie to launch 5 weekly Nice-Newark for summer 2019 - Le Figaro
Replies: 13
Views: 3394

Re: La Compagnie to launch 5 weekly Nice-Newark for summer 2019 - Le Figaro

I wonder how they'll fare on O&D alone. Is there that much demand from New Yorkers to go to the Riviera or from the south of France to go to NYC? Nice has long supported non-stop service to New York on Delta Air Lines since the 90s. And before that PA served NCE via BCN and directly from the 80...

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by lesfalls
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 77
Views: 18176

TAP receives first A330Neo

http://aeronauticsonline.com/airbus-del ... -portugal/

Your thoughts?
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Seems that TAP has receieved its first A330Neo today: http://aeronauticsonline.com/airbus-del ... -portugal/

Your thoughts?

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by lesfalls
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Movie about Swissair
Replies: 18
Views: 3801

Re: Movie about Swissair

There is an old thread about it with a link, but the link doesn't work anymore. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=821953 I remember it working a couple of months back as I've watched the movie numerous times (It is indeed an incredible film). Unfortounately it seems that YouTube caugh...

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by lesfalls
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On its way the second 737 for Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 27
Views: 4092

Re: On its way the second 737 for Norwegian Argentina

LV-IQZ Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42086/6365, ex EI-FVP. with NAS, delivered 20/4/17, Santiago Ramon y Cajal on the fin, left ARN this AM and arrived at LPA where it will overnight before continuing to EZE via an intermediate point in NE Brazil tomorrow. No details yet about which Argentinian figure will b...

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by lesfalls
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tahiti airport is very happy with French Bee's low cost service to Paris
Replies: 10
Views: 3435

Re: Tahiti airport is very happy with French Bee's low cost service to Paris

Are all three carriers subsidized? That was my first question as well! I understand the "part of France" aspect; however, this is an incredibly distant route with virtually no premium demand from the destination end, with flights terminating at a beautiful but fairly empty island. I am de...

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by lesfalls
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 42068

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

I wonder if they will be conservative with loads initially. As far as I can tell the ULR has never flown this distance even in test. Yes I know they have lots of tests and can extrapolate for the ULR’s on known A350 performance but still interesting. I expect it to be quite the opposite. SQ and Air...

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by lesfalls
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Still possible to fly Standby (like in the past) in certain countries?
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Still possible to fly Standby (like in the past) in certain countries?

I was thinking after my ADD-FCO flight with ET if it would still be possible to fly standby as ET sort of offered the same benefits to employees as airlines in the past and still hires majority of its staff and doesn't outsource making me think maybe they do standby? In this case is there any other ...

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by lesfalls
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport announcement/staff in different languages
Replies: 17
Views: 2338

Airport announcement/staff in different languages

As someone who used to always go to JFke every weekend I always remember the likes of IG/AZ/AF/SU either having check-in staff being able to speak the language of that nation or making announcements in that language. Is there any other airport in the world where airlines have a similar set up as sin...

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by lesfalls
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Bases of US3
Replies: 20
Views: 3475

Re: Int'l Bases of US3

UA has a FA base in FRA and NRT I believe.

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by lesfalls
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian, the New Spirit of Africa and Vision 2025?
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Ethiopian, the New Spirit of Africa and Vision 2025?

Was just reading this article about a behind the scenes tour of ET in ADD and there were two things that interested me: -What is Ethiopian's vision 2025? -I was shocked by the quality and scale of Ethiopians facilities. What makes it an exception to other carriers in the continent? http://aeronautic...

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by lesfalls
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28381

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

With 5th freedoms being brought into the question does EK still hold the HAM-JFK rights that it flew in 2005-2008? With there being so much expansion in the TATL market, with Hamburg being an exception to it wouldn't it make sense for them to restart it?

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