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by alan3
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”
Replies: 155
Views: 18204

Re: Turkish Airlines to rebrand into “Türkiye Havayolları”

Should we laugh or cry? Why would you laugh or cry? It's nothing to do with you. Good for them for standing by and embracing their native identity. Türkiye is a beautiful country rich in their own culture and history, they have every right to be identified by their actual name. When you're a global...

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by alan3
Thu Jun 02, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 578
Views: 81819

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Now we'll see if their ULCC business model can work, based on economics alone and not bureaucracy or regulation. The only way the AC-WS Duopoly can take them down now is through basic capitalism. This is good for jobs (in a time when the tourism industry has been hurting badly), good for consumers (...

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by alan3
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 594
Views: 136257

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Also, for how much longer will AC operate the 77L on the SYD route? Their 77L's are ageing. How routinely has AC retired widebodies by 15 years of age? By AC (or Lufthansa, or Delta) standards those are just broken-in. Not necessarily suggesting retiring the aircraft was just curious since AC uses ...

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by alan3
Wed Mar 16, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 594
Views: 136257

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

News release by AC yesterday (16/03), looks like they will be increasing and reconnecting some Australia/NZ flying. Sadly missing is MEL. YVR-SYD daily as of 1/05 YVR-BNE 4x as of 01/07 YVR-AKL 3x as of 10/11 https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2022-03-16-GDay,-Kia-Ora-Air-Canada-Strategically-Expands-...

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by alan3
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting Vancouver
Replies: 10
Views: 2421

Re: Transiting Vancouver

Hello there, I am planning on flying from Sydney to Portland OR via Vancouver and I have a question, first do I have to go through Canadian customs as I am trainsting? And also how does TSA Pre board work, do I have to show or visa? What is the process as it sounds very confusing. After you disemba...

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by alan3
Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 119
Views: 18682

Re: WestJet acquires Sunwing

Hypothetically, if they were to merge Swoop and Sunwing, let’s call it “Swing” as an example of a combined entity, they would probably keep the Sunwing level of service for sun destination flights and when “Swing” operates non sun destination flights, when operating domestically , they operate as S...

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by alan3
Thu Mar 03, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 119
Views: 18682

Re: WestJet acquires Sunwing

Hypothetically, if they were to merge Swoop and Sunwing, let’s call it “Swing” as an example of a combined entity, they would probably keep the Sunwing level of service for sun destination flights and when “Swing” operates non sun destination flights, when operating domestically , they operate as S...

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by alan3
Wed Mar 02, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 119
Views: 18682

Re: WestJet nears deal with Sunwing

As people have said, Sunwing are quite strong in the all inclusive vacation package market and this gives Westjet access to those resorts. Doesn't Sunwing own resorts in the way Allegiant does? They are also very winter heavy, I know Sunwing crew members who used to get seconded to work intra-Europe...

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by alan3
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best-looking aircraft of today
Replies: 38
Views: 2785

Re: Best-looking aircraft of today

Although nothing will ever beat the 744, the A350 is absolutely beautiful

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by alan3
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 13789

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

Believe the Non-stop LHR-PER was crewed just by LON based cabin crew. Guess the same is now for the DRW flight. The internals obviously being crewed by Local Aussies . Sometimes the LHR would also operate LHR-SIN or even all the way to MEL/SYD on the 380s. But they would mix with Aussie based crew ...

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by alan3
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5311

Re: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight

huh??? what's your point? That if an airline agrees to fly a charter, they should accept an anything goes free for all orgy of Transport Canada violations, or that the 4 crew members didn't do enough to overpower this unruly crowd of 100+? The point here is actually many points. For one, you're tel...

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by alan3
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5311

Re: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight

Then perhaps Sunwing perhaps just shouldn't operate a flight in the first place. huh??? what's your point? That if an airline agrees to fly a charter, they should accept an anything goes free for all orgy of Transport Canada violations, or that the 4 crew members didn't do enough to overpower this ...

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by alan3
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 35
Views: 2978

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

I almost always check a bag, I'm no longer willing to deal with the hassle of carry-on. All those people lining up at the gate 30 minutes before boarding? They're all preparing for the Great Luggage Compartment Battle. You can see the stress on their faces. I go straight to my seat, put my bag under...

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by alan3
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5311

Re: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight

Was this a private charter…? Similar to chartering a Gulfstream etc. Yes but it's still unfair for the crew to have to endure this, especially during a pandemic. Then perhaps Sunwing perhaps just shouldn't operate a flight in the first place. huh??? what's your point? That if an airline agrees to f...

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by alan3
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5311

Re: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight

As obviously stupid the passengers behavoir was why does Transport Canada need to have an investigation? We'll end up paying a bunch of bureaucrats to end up saying poo poo to the passengers in around a year or so. Don't they have other priorities (actually setting up decent airport covid testing f...

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by alan3
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5311

Re: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight

In addition to Sunwing, Air Transat have now said they will also ban these party travellers from boarding a plane back to Canada: https://www.cp24.com/news/air-transat-blocking-quebec-influencers-from-boarding-its-planes-in-mexico-after-wild-in-flight-party-1.5728747 Have not heard yet about Air Can...

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by alan3
Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 66058

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

QF heading to Rome from June to Oct per Qantas Newsroom just now With link from official site: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-says-buongiorno-with-direct-flights-from-australia-to-italy/ With such large Italian/Greek populations I would imagine they would have served that r...

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by alan3
Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your least favorite current, standard airline liveries?
Replies: 34
Views: 3514

Re: What are your least favorite current, standard airline liveries?

https://www.flybe.com/
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PatrickZ80 wrote:
They're not around anymore either. I liked their previous livery though, the purple was a strange color indeed.


They're coming back! And apparently so is the purple: https://www.flybe.com/

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by alan3
Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your least favorite current, standard airline liveries?
Replies: 34
Views: 3514

Re: What are your least favorite current, standard airline liveries?

Lufthansa - snooze Southwest - controversial perhaps but not a fan, in particular the previous gold livery. strange clash of colors Air China & China Eastern - dated and boring ANA - torn on this one, because they had it for so long and it's kind of iconic, but also incredibly bland when you thi...

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by alan3
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air SEA-TPE and YVR-TPE 787-10
Replies: 30
Views: 7486

Re: Eva Air SEA-TPE and YVR-TPE 787-10

The biggest disappointment with EVA is that they chose to omit Premium Economy on all their 787's, but it is still featured on their 777-300ER. I still haven't heard the reason why. This will be a big disappointment for many people from YVR. Speaking from experience, EVA's Premium Y is a very solid ...

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by alan3
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa to launch buy on board for long haul
Replies: 42
Views: 8419

Re: Lufthansa to launch buy on board for long haul

Out of curiosity, why is it somehow such an issue to pay for a cup of tea or coffee? If you want one, simply buy it and is entirely one's choice. I simply don't understand the expectation of some that everything should be free, and the 'shock' of actually being asked to having to put one's hands in...

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by alan3
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 45941

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

Swoop was based in Alberta from the get go and it is Flair that decided to move their HQ to YEG from YLW. They came knocking to play in the same arena . Enjoy the competition. I doubt AC will just standby and not respond if Flair begins to encroach on their areas as well. That is what Canadian Airl...

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by alan3
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 45941

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

Probably just threw it in there to see how many ex-YEG routes they can get Swoop to copy :P. The YEG wiki page is hilarious; seems F8’s aggression in AB has ticked off WS so badly, they’re throwing Swoop on to all types of routes (albeit starting a few months after F8, in many cases). I'm sure Swoo...

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by alan3
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 45941

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021

WestJet would be the best fit of any Canadian airline to fly into BUR with a reasonable rate of success. They already have a strong leisure presence in SoCal (including WJ Vacations and their partnerships with Disney). Now with a true Business class on the Max's, they could cater to a good mix of H...

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by alan3
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does AA regret retiring the 767?
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: Does AA regret retiring the 767?

Most of the 767's AA retired were between 21-25 years old, with the youngest ones over 17. With the huge downturn in demand during Covid, would parking aircraft that old and then going through the effort and expense to get them flying again be worth it, especially considering that Trans-Pacific traf...

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by alan3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1020
Views: 167383

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

So.....Eastern Airlines comes back as Eastern2.0 and then resurrects as Eastern 3.0 Then Wow resurrects as Play. Then Norwegian longhaul resurrects as Norse Atlantic. Then Jet Airways India announces they are coming back from the dead. And now Flybe resurrects as Flybe. I guess lesson is....if your ...

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by alan3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 234
Views: 57944

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

Not a massive fan… looks a little low cost more than flag carrier to be honest. But I guess a better update, not sure how much it really represents the country. A lot of people are saying this but on the other hand, I'm not sure how Sabena's livery or colors in any way reflected the country either....

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by alan3
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines New Livery
Replies: 234
Views: 57944

Re: Brussels Airlines “New Chapter”

airsmiles wrote:
Which livery is even worse than this one then?


LH is worse than this. At least SN found more than one color in the paint box.

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by alan3
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 320
Views: 65174

Re: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion

So....can anyone help me understand why an LCC would fly a route like that? Isn't Los Angeles to Tokyo a fairly high yield route?

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by alan3
Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Popular pre-COVID longhaul/ULH connecting itineraries (e.g. YVR-HKG-DEL, SFO-FRA-BLR)
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Popular pre-COVID longhaul/ULH connecting itineraries (e.g. YVR-HKG-DEL, SFO-FRA-BLR)

In later years, I believe that connecting through CAN (on CZ) or PVG (on MU) had become quite popular, possibly even more than HKG or LHR as ways of getting to India, due to the cheap fares on those flights to China. I once saw a boarding queue for CZ that was mostly Indian. Not sure how fares on th...

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by alan3
Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 45941

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

The Canadian market bears all the hallmarks of a dysfunctional/ badly managed market. As an article published today puts it: There’s no reason a company charging $30 less shouldn’t be able to find consumers. The economic fundamentals are pretty straightforward on this point. If Flair charges less, ...

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by alan3
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 980
Views: 198918

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2021-10 ... ext-Summer
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They have announced new Rouge routes YQB-YVR and YQB-YYC for Summer 2022: https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2021-10 ... ext-Summer

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by alan3
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 355
Views: 45941

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

Adding the official Flair press release here of network and fleet growth plans https://storage.googleapis.com/flyflair-cms-prod-storage/Flair_Airlines_grows_schedule_33_5c278c55a0/Flair_Airlines_grows_schedule_33_5c278c55a0.pdf Wow....some surprises here. That a ULCC is directly going head to head a...

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by alan3
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Air Canada doesn't fly to Northern Canada?
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

Re: How come Air Canada doesn't fly to Northern Canada?

I believe once upon a time AC and its competitor Canadian Airlines both had subsidiaries or affiliates with northern airlines (NWT Air/Canadian North)....but as mentioned, it's such a niche and specialty operation....the weather, gravel runways, etc. it's best left to Canadian North and Air Inuit to...

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by alan3
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 980
Views: 198918

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Any data on how the Canadian airline industry is recovering? I wonder how the US flights are doing Not really hard data but AC VP saying that the biggest demand right now is Transatlantic & especially Middle East/India VFR traffic. Then, domestic. Far behind is Asia-Pacific which he expects wil...

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by alan3
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible
Replies: 83
Views: 22240

Re: Skytrax: the new BER airport is horrible

Last week I experienced a 70 minute delay on BER-ATH for no other reason than not enough ground staff. The arrival plane was on time but sat for over 30 minutes at gate because there was nobody to move the jetbridge. And this was the middle of the afternoon. Check-in was equally a disaster with only...

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by alan3
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 354
Views: 65410

Re: SQ (Singapore Airlines) Launching SIN-YVR-SEA

I'm curious about the immigration logistics of something like this venture. From a crew standpoint it's pretty straightforward; the rotation is built as SIN-YVR (overnight) YVR-SEA-YVR turn (overnight) then go home day. The immigration/health issue seems murky to me. Do US bound pax deplane in YVR ...

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by alan3
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.
Replies: 39
Views: 13265

Re: For those of us who worked for an airline on 9/11. Pics of our airports.

Was working for a US airline at YVR that normally handled a few narrowbodies per day and instead we had multiple 747 and DC10's from Asia that emergency landed and we had to offload and handle all the pax. Was absolutely crazy, don't have pics unfortunately because was working almost around the cloc...

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by alan3
Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 195389

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

The app version of FR24 showed civilian flight UA830 (30Aug) as having just flown over Afghan airspace. Apologies if clarified already but is that an error or are civilian flights still overflying?

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by alan3
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Norway have so many airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Why does Norway have so many airlines?

For a starter: SAS is more Danish and Swedish than Norwegian. The biggest SAS hub by a big margin is Copenhagen, not Oslo. TUI Nordic is a Swedish holiday-charter airline, they are not Norwegian. They have a fleet of only 3 aircraft, and my understanding is that they do more work out of Sweden and ...

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by alan3
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Norway have so many airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Why does Norway have so many airlines?

I just found out about the upcoming airline Flyr (https://simpleflying.com/flyr-start-up-route-network/) which has me wondering......How many airlines can a country that size sustain? SAS Wideroe Norwegian TUI Nordic and now there 2 planned Norwegian startups.... Norsk Atlantic Flyr ...and that does...

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by alan3
Fri May 28, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Boeing 787-8 still pitched by Boeing?
Replies: 64
Views: 16564

Re: Is the Boeing 787-8 still (seriously) pitched by Boeing?

Sure, but I am wondering about the future market potential of the Boeing 787-8. When it first came out, I thought it would be the main replacement for the older 767's or A332's. Basically the smallest size widebody for routes that don't merit anything larger, but with extra range so that it could a...

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by alan3
Thu May 27, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1043
Views: 298577

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

seahawks7757 wrote:
Here is Flair on its delivery flight today, working on uploading the AS shots next.


Nice and they do have a lot of new routes planned coming up. But another new livery? I think that's their 4th livery in 5 years.

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by alan3
Fri May 07, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post-pandemic U.S.-Canada transborder flights
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: Post-pandemic U.S.-Canada transborder flights

If/when the borders open probably mid to late summer, I don't see much being added or restored outside the main routes from places like LAX, New York, etc. A lot won't return until summer 2022, IMO. YVR for example gets a lot of summer traffic that feeds cruise ship departures but since all cruise s...

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by alan3
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2964

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

So you've had the vaccine, you are fit and healthy yet you want to carry on wearing a mask? I will be the guy across the aisle who is pointing and laughing at you. Are you sure you would not be safer just staying in your house with the doors and windows shut? Are you not terrified of being in a roa...

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by alan3
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou (CAN / ZGGG) overtakes ATL, busiest airport worldwide
Replies: 48
Views: 6493

Re: CAN surpasses ATL as world's busiest Airport in 2020

KL serve CAN regularly and AY serve seasonal before CoVID If you are referring to KLM, they have never operated scheduled services to CAN in their 102 years of existence. China Southern however, has operated CAN-AMS daily for many years. Currently CZ operates only 1x weekly with A380 due to COVID. ...

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by alan3
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou (CAN / ZGGG) overtakes ATL, busiest airport worldwide
Replies: 48
Views: 6493

Re: CAN surpasses ATL as world's busiest Airport in 2020

Interesting. Busiest airport in the world and yet not served by a single North American airline and hardly any European ones either (even pre-Covid)

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by alan3
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2964

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

The idea of sitting in a crowded plane, or being in any crowded indoor place, especially in winter with people sneezing and coughing their flus and cold germs around me.....? Yeah I think I'll keep my masks handy when Covid ends. I'm certainly going to be more aware of the gems on shared and commonl...

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by alan3
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 889
Views: 680770

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/flight ... -1.5997880
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Canada banning all passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/flight ... -1.5997880

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by alan3
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?
Replies: 31
Views: 3505

Re: Are flights under 100 miles profitable?

I always thought it was about connection traffic. For example, both AA and UA fly from Milwaukee to Chicago. Certainly under 100 miles. If you live in Milwaukee and are visiting your mom in Chicago is it worth it? Driving to the airport, parking, shuttle to airport, line up for security, waiting, b...

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