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by ua900
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Risk of Covid-19 Transmission for Air Passengers
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Risk of Covid-19 Transmission for Air Passengers

Do what degree are such claims backed up by scientific research? Has there been scientific research to show that airborne disease is not transmitted on aircraft? As someone whose spouse works in medical research, I can tell you that most studies take years and decades, not days and months. That's e...

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by ua900
Sun May 31, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the 18s closed for arrivals at DFW?
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Are the 18s closed for arrivals at DFW?

I know there is a lot less traffic, but I've checked several times over the past few weeks and everytime DFW has North arrivals, they are avoiding the West side of the airport. Are there runway closures, is it because of reduced traffic, or am I just seeing things? One reason I ask is because it ru...

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by ua900
Sun May 31, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 274
Views: 23544

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Update: New date for the opening of all Costa Rican borders: June 30th. Regards. Thanks! Read in La Prensa Grafica today that El Salvador's Pres. Bukele would like to extend through July 15th there. I hope that once openings start, e.g. for SJO and LIR that other places like SAL will have no choice...

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by ua900
Thu May 28, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3928

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/grantmartin/2020/05/27/southwest-and-jetblue-top-annual-list-of-most-satisfying-air-carriers/ Congratulations to Southwest Airlines for winning the JD Power award for highest customer satisfaction... Your thoughts? Does this new split make sense? Do you agree wi...

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by ua900
Wed May 27, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 fuel burn
Replies: 99
Views: 14695

Re: A350-1000 fuel burn

Y'all please refrain from insulting one another and provide sources when stating facts to contribute constructively.

Thanks!

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by ua900
Wed May 27, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17216

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

This is the same nonsense as looking at political outcomes by land area - votes matter, not acreage . Cases and deaths matter - not the unpopulated areas with few cases just because few people live there. In the COVID-19 pandemic, greater population density has routinely led to higher rates of infe...

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by ua900
Fri May 22, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Austria's Lauda to close, be replaced with new Maltese unit
Replies: 187
Views: 23350

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Y'all please refrain from personal attacks on other users. Both sides have their valid points on economic opportunities and working conditions, it's a long-standing debate with no easy solution. In this particular case, the unions made a decision, as did FR. As with any other business, employees can...

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by ua900
Wed May 20, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 62036

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

There is a huge difference between a capital injection and a loan that needs to be repaid. If LH wants the government to inject capital without issuing them shares, they're essentially asking for a cash grant, helicopter money, a gift, a donation, a blank check, call it what you want. While there a...

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by ua900
Wed May 20, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11337

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

Too bad they don't come up with something like the Braniff International "space bubbles" - that was a rain protection gear for stewardesses. You're onto something. Maybe we can revive space themes and get served by "real" astronauts. :o That way flying can become cool again, my ...

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by ua900
Tue May 19, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 15036

Re: First SkyCourier Wings Mated

Glad to see the new Cessna is up in the air. It already has the potential of replacing the majority of FEDEX'S caravans. Small cargo operators, island hopping and para-military usage are all fields where this could shine. Possible USAF interest for SOCOM requirements, foreign nation training etc. Y...

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by ua900
Sun May 17, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?

smokeybandit wrote:
Libya hasn't really done any testing so it's tough to know how bad it actually is there.


Thanks, that explains it.

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by ua900
Sun May 17, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 274
Views: 23544

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Actually, the Interior Minister is Horst Seehofer. Heiko Maas is the Foreign Minister. Indeed, my bad :D As the only statement I'll do in that regard: the confinement has done me harm psychologically. And I'm not alone in that regard. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: I think we'll all be glad wh...

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by ua900
Sun May 17, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?

Looks to be repatriation flights https://twitter.com/AG34934021/status/1262004396163887104 https://twitter.com/LibyaPro2/status/1262071145475510275 Nice source, but with Libya only having 65 cases and 3 deaths shouldn't the Covid evacuations (the term used by the twitter poster AG34934021) go the o...

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by ua900
Sun May 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 274
Views: 23544

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

While my SAL trips have been impacted ex-LAX due to repeated cancellations, I did book myself on LH from LAX to MUC on June 4th after getting a cancellation with them on DFW to FRA for that day. Seems to me that they'll proceed now come hell or high water, looking forward to the A350. Germany seems...

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by ua900
Sun May 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?

Noticed a Libyan A330 and another Libyan plane parked near the old Air Berlin area at TXL today. Looks like they came in as LAA 172 and 176 and left as LAA 173 and 177 repositioning back to Misrata. Does anyone know whether they are related to the recent Libya conference in Berlin or whether somethi...

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by ua900
Sun May 17, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14252

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

N777UA has the "new" 777A US domestic configuration (C28Y336), with business class having the pre-merger United business class seats, facing front and aft and new coach seats. Of course, it is not Polaris but not too bad for US hub to hub and Hawaii. It is now stored due to the crisis, le...

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by ua900
Sun May 17, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14252

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

On May 15, 1995, a United Airlines Boeing 777-222A, N777UA, flew the first commercial service for the type, with a flight between London Heathrow and Washington Dulles. One of Boeing's best sellers and finest designs, still going strong. Flew that bird at least 50 times since 1997, always stood out...

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by ua900
Sun May 17, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 274
Views: 23544

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

On the other hand, LAX has the problem of an extended and possibly indefinite lockdown by the mayor of Los Angeles, which probably makes any international flight out of LA basically impossible. While my SAL trips have been impacted ex-LAX due to repeated cancellations, I did book myself on LH from ...

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by ua900
Wed May 13, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?
Replies: 80
Views: 10153

Re: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?

Why did no airline attempt to compete? Short answer, they had JFK, and to a lesser extent LGA. EWR serves(d) the most domestic pax in NYC but yet received the least competition? If airlines saw the economics, which they did, they would have clearly added flights. What was the underlying problem? Fo...

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by ua900
Mon May 11, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 55
Views: 12156

Re: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11

I think I can kiss goodbye my $1500 that I spent last December on txts to SAL for this upcoming summer. tell me about it… I have nearly 10TUSD on pending tickets with them… Your tickets should be safe. That would also be consistent with what happened when say UA or AA filed. As long as the airline ...

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by ua900
Sun May 10, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca files for bankruptcy...
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Avianca files for bankruptcy...

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by ua900
Sun May 10, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11
Replies: 55
Views: 12156

Re: Avianca has filed for Chapter 11

I'm sure they'll still be there in some way. There are lots of local entities within Avianca that could be revived even if the group were to break apart permanently. Perhaps Taca could come back ;-) From the looks of it, they may wind down operations in Peru temporarily in lockstep with the Chapter ...

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by ua900
Wed May 06, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17350

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

The terminal was built in Soviet Zone times. It hasn't been upgrade since. So ua900 was 100% correct, whether you personally like it or not. It has nothing to do with the 30 years of absolutely perfectly managed blooming landscape since reunification. Yup, no upgrades there. Just bare minimum maint...

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by ua900
Mon May 04, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17350

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

For the new airport Brandenburg (really an expansion), will the existing Schonefeld terminal remain? The original opening plan called for the old soviet zone terminal to stay open as a designated LCC terminal because it was projected that passenger numbers would be very high and continue to warrant...

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by ua900
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17350

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

Scheduled to fly into TXL with the first available UA flight on June 4th. Got moved once already from May 30th since UA decided to push out route resumption from May 20th to June 4th and I wouldn't be surprised if they push it out again, but if they fly I'll able to do a quick report on customer exp...

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by ua900
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75443

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

No, not really. It was just the complete loss of oversight in several levels. It was not, that someone was earning high amount of money, this is not the case in Germany. Well, that's exactly the point, oversight is their core job and the people at the top of this outfit did and do earn a high amoun...

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by ua900
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75443

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

What are the next big steps that are needed before it can legally open? The airport authority sent the TUV documents to the building authority of the responsible county, who will now have to review and approve the documentation that's required for the airport to become operational. That building au...

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by ua900
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will flying be a luxury from now on?
Replies: 28
Views: 2984

Re: Will flying be a luxury from now on?

The chief scientists of some countries are suggesting that group immunity is no certain thing. There is no proof that having been deliberately infected with the virus that you won’t get it again. So I think travel overseas will be a thing of necessity, people will only travel if they really need to...

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by ua900
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will flying be a luxury from now on?
Replies: 28
Views: 2984

Re: Will flying be a luxury from now on?

Growing up in the early 70’s, boarding a plane and flying somewhere was a special occasion. I have to wonder if flight reductions and social distancing measures will make it so again? Flying may become a more expensive proposition and perhaps something aspirational for leisure travel. Maybe that tr...

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by ua900
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7380

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

Seabear wrote:
Hope they bought the CDW at the rental counter...

/s


No need, it was covered through their Amex Platinum. Everyone knows that CDWs are a scam and surely this wasn't :D

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by ua900
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7380

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport

Was it an accident or an "accident?" ^^^This^^^ Reminds me of all the factory fires in Red China lately. The timing seems favorable for the car rental place, to say the least. No one will say its malicious at this point pending an investigation on how it got started. Maybe it's time for r...

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by ua900
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 129
Views: 26116

Re: United p.s. Question

Is UA flying the 77G on EWR-SFO/LAX Transcon going to be temporary? 77Ws has never been permanent on the Transcons. Only been ad-hoc or last minute substitute. I´m talking about the A-market 777-200s not the 777-300ER. UA has a fairly extensive record of throwing anything that's got flatbeds at the...

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by ua900
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4810

Re: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions

Warsaw Pact nations not immune either, in the late 60's some LOT AN-24s kept getting hijacked, doubtless others in the Pact had similar. As I recall, a number of these where East Germans who hijacked flights from Poland to East Berlin for a 5-10 minute detour to West Berlin. It seems that the Polis...

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by ua900
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9112

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

but we ask that they stand at least 6ft (2m) from their screens Thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to access a.net through remote computers going forward. :D ... frequently wash their keyboards with soap and warm water for the duration of at least two "Baby Sharks", and place a protect...

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by ua900
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336495

Re: SQ to Ground 96% of Capacity

It makes sense that airlines start doing this. It's much better to have two-three months of parked aircraft, than flying empty and then going bankrupt. I think generally people shouldn't be traveling anyway unless they absolutely need to. And there lies the problem. All travel bans that I have seen...

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by ua900
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16847

Re: New York Center (ZNY) ATC Zero

So it finally hit a center instead of a tower. More of these to come over the 2-3 weeks I'm sure. Time for the FAA to think about upgraded procedures. NYC airspace can't turn into class E airspace

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by ua900
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12914

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

I've noticed this about AA in particular as well... I suppose they're just trying to squeeze a little extra revenue out of their fleet. As long as people are willing to wake up for these horrendously early flights, they'll keep doing it (provided they don't have to discount them too much). As bad a...

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by ua900
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Fleet of Western World
Replies: 53
Views: 7183

Re: Widebody Fleet of Western World

As 4-engine jets are phased out of the European fleets and maximum ranges of narrow bodies are have increased to up to 4700 nmi, it seems like the widebody fleets of the western world will diminish. On the other hand as traffic increases pressure on the busiest runways may mean that airports will c...

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by ua900
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21646

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

When hell freezes over. What is this, April Fool's Day? Much like Halloween starting right after Labor Day, April Fools might come around earlier with each year as well. IMO they could have waited until *after* Valentine's Day though :-) Be careful. We had Virgin [America] flying in the U.S. for a ...

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by ua900
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21646

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

There is no way this is happening, but, would BA use it's widebody aircraft for these flights or base narrowbodies over here ? And can you imagine the look on the faces of the people booked in C/J when they see the Euro business cabin on the narrowbodies. Safe to say it won't be the Concorde. Maybe...

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by ua900
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills
Replies: 165
Views: 28430

Re: A350 engine shutdown incidents linked to cockpit drink spills

I don't need cupholders in a Mercedes / BMW / Audi when traveling down the Autobahn in Germany at 280 km/h / 175 mph. In fact, I might not even listen to the radio or try to make a call to my mom. Especially when there's fog, 150m / 450ft visibility and the frozen road alert goes off. I've got 2-3 l...

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by ua900
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay
Replies: 31
Views: 9435

Re: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay

stl07 wrote:
It seems like a fake listing. Every photo is photoshopped


Could be. A 727 is quite a move up from the Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir Grommet and the Beretta grips he previously sold :D

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by ua900
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay
Replies: 31
Views: 9435

Re: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay

I'm sure the buyer will change the reg away from the "JE" suffix as an immediate action item. Famous history is one way to put it At least they didn't say lovingly pre-owned ;-) Maybe someone can start a thread on other disgraced VIPs and their jets and we'll see which one is the worst in ...

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by ua900
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18124

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

The US can lean on Germany to end LH flights there by threatening to cut off LHs access to the US. And then Germany, with the EUs backing, can threaten to cut off all US flights to the entire EU. It's not as simple as you're making it out to be. I don't think the US would resort to outright sanctio...

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by ua900
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt
Replies: 84
Views: 18124

Re: LH600 Frankfurt to Tehran returning to Frankfurt

I am surprised the US allows LH, OS or the ME3 to fly to Iran. You might also be surprised then that LH Group and others like AC operate pure tourist flights to say Varadero, a blatant embargo break. Of course, that's the US embargo and not an EU / Canadian embargo. Yeah, that's odd to me too. Obvi...

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by ua900
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?
Replies: 26
Views: 6610

Re: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?

It was a necessity to keep the competition out. The gap left by Air Berlin had to be filled and there was no time to build an optimized operation from scratch, so one used what was available. I believe that statement in the context of AB since U2 was doing the same thing, and that was particularly ...

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by ua900
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28461

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Condor using DE likely is a reference to DEutschland aka Germany A number of former national carrier IATA codes mirror their home country aircraft registration prefixes, e.g. LZ for Balkan, CU for Cubana, OK for Czech, ET for Ethiopian... Some trivia... I seem to remember that in the '80s German reg...

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by ua900
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217370

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

TC’s business model failed in the US by 2000. Every other big-city corner in America had Travel agent offices, most small towns had at least one. The Internet, and the growth of LCC Airlines killed that model. That it survived this long in Europe is still an amazement to me. Airline city offices an...

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by ua900
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 24532

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

today Avianca flies from/to FRA every day, just as an example. they are just codesharing on a Lufthansa flight Okay, thanks for the correction. I will look for a better example. Well, AV owns BOG-MUC non-stops and does that five times a week with 787s if you're looking for an AV example. Conversely...

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by ua900
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 52
Views: 9803

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

@ Passengers on other airlines will not have to change terminals when transiting LAX. - Not true at all. With the redone business class, better catering, and super friendly service, HA has a far superior on board product compared to AA, UA and others who serve HI and thus little to fear from that an...

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