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by VCEflyboy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat 11th A330-200 received
Replies: 30
Views: 10360

Re: Air Transat 11th A330-200 received

Silly question does air transat fly wb domestic? At least on some occasions?

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by VCEflyboy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246085

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

We’re almost there!!
Alitalia’s special administrators will announce the aviation business buyer on April 30th.

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by VCEflyboy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 23250

Re: ANA to expand in Europe, acquire A380s

Supply gap means the demand is already there and the traffic he’s talking about is currently captured by KE and OZ.

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by VCEflyboy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger
Replies: 60
Views: 6683

Re: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger

Inshallah means hopefully.
Just lie in English people may say “God forbid”. It doesn’t have any religious connotation.

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by VCEflyboy
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Seattle
Replies: 53
Views: 6738

Re: Norwegian and Seattle

Norwegian CEO visiting SEA hinted new routes will be coming in spring 2019 once the airline will add capacity. He named Rome, Paris and Barcellona as examples.

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by VCEflyboy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

They only have a single 777. The Italian registered are old from old AZ

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by VCEflyboy
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

A fleet of 20 new or nearly new B789's sounds promising but IMO it will never happen. It sounds like some of the promises that EY made when they took over AZ. Just read through the PR in 2014... it s almost exactly copy paste except that AAB dreams bigger. I also don't see all those MAX's delivered...

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by VCEflyboy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: Future and expansion of Air Italy

F9flyer wrote:
So no Domestic Italian Flights? Just setting up as a long to medium range haul out of Milan?


Yes feeder flights to and from Catania Lamezia Naples and Rome

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by VCEflyboy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

IG is owned 49pc by QR just like AZ has been owned 49% by EY. I don’t see how less Italian it can be compared to AZ. If anything Meridiana Alisarda has been around longer than Alitalia proper. I’m any case the bid difference is EY took on an airline that has never made a profit and has been marred s...

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by VCEflyboy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: Future and expansion of Air Italy

Don’t necessarily agree with the premises of this post anyhow Air Italy will retain most of meridiana s current destinations such as Havana, Shenzen, Zanzibar, Mombasa, Moscow, Cairo, Accra, Lagos and Dakar. All flights to Brazil will be cut so I doubt GIG will be introduce shortly. On the contrary ...

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by VCEflyboy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Ok just to settle this, Air Italy has been around for a long time. Obviously not a famous brand outside of Italy but the airline has been established for a few years. Meridian took over Air Italy. Air Italy became a wholly owned subsidiary of meridiana. Qr bought a 49% share in Meridiana and decided...

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by VCEflyboy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

One more thing...
Air Italy will announce 3 new long haul routes from Milan by year end and in 2019 they’ll launch their “first” log haul route out of Rome - which means presumably they’ll launch more routes out of Rome over the next few years.

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by VCEflyboy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Yes it’s like Air France. The logo reads AIRFRANCE

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by VCEflyboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Yes it’s ‘Qatar Maroon’

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by VCEflyboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Nice livery and it is a better name that tells people where the airline is from. For the average person I'd be concerned about confusion with Alitalia, particularly the further away from Europe you get. I heard once, for example, that back in the day when Canadian Airlines and Air Canada were still...

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by VCEflyboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

https://youtu.be/Ws70soJ3LLk
You’re fleet will be 50 aircraft including 20 max and 20 787s
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Full conference in YouTube.
https://youtu.be/Ws70soJ3LLk
You’re fleet will be 50 aircraft including 20 max and 20 787s

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by VCEflyboy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

BKK schedule
IG 931 MXP 18.55-11.00+1 BKK 1
IG 931 MXP 14.55-06.50+1 BKK 357

IG 932 BKK 08.50-15.40 MXP 146
IG 932 BKK 13.00-19.50 MXP 2

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by VCEflyboy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17048

It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Meridiana will be launching their new branding, new livery and business plan on February 19. As previously hinted by Al Baker the airline will be renamed after its subsidiary Air Italy. The fleet will be rejuvenated to include 50 long haul aircraft - QR a330s - as well 737s on order. The carrier wil...

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by VCEflyboy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 14927

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

The business model is the same as AC and Rouge. And the reason is the same. To screw the unions from behind and set up a virtual airline with lower costs. The uniforms are equally embarrassing for the flight crew. Having said that it worked very well for AC. Also I do believe some of those routes wi...

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by VCEflyboy
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9021

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

If you consider YVR/SEA/western Canada there’s a huge catchment area. On top of that lots of connections to Asia on AC. The flight could definitely work

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by VCEflyboy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 9431

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

ojas wrote:
To clarify Emirates has 5th freedom rights between GRU and SCL.


They don’t.

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by VCEflyboy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 9431

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

How did KLM get 5th freedom rights and EK didn’t?

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by VCEflyboy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212008

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Guess we’ll have to wait until 18:30 CET on feb 7..

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by VCEflyboy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14388

Re: Origin of Airline Names

How did the name Level come about? Perhaps someone trying to level their piano at home?

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by VCEflyboy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 21737

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

At $79 fares, can WOW make money with the reduced payload? Or is the A321 a temporary fill-in on the LAX route? I assume WOW isn't a freight hauler, so they can suck up some of the payload restriction with more passengers than might be otherwise. Such economics wouldn't work for the hybrid operatio...

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by VCEflyboy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212008

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

The FCO photo is a fake

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by VCEflyboy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal
Replies: 24
Views: 4477

Re: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal

So what I heard is for MEX they just don’t have the right plane. They converted their a350 order to a319 or 320 a while back and now this decision is coming back to bite them in the arse. About PEK they have complained times and again about the inability to obtain decent slots. All in vain. With cur...

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by VCEflyboy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212008

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I would love the circle if it was offset like TK or AV rouge. Keeping the circle the way it is is just not contemporary.

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by VCEflyboy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian breaks transatlantic record
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Norwegian breaks transatlantic record

http://time.com/5109348/norwegian-airli ... ic-record/
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Long gone are the days when the Norwegian 787 flights across the pond were marred by delays.
Norwegian made it from NY to London LGW in just 5:13, breaking the previous record held by BA for the fastest transatlantic crossing.

http://time.com/5109348/norwegian-airli ... ic-record/

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by VCEflyboy
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VCE ceo: VCE-PEK pending govt approval
Replies: 0
Views: 398

VCE ceo: VCE-PEK pending govt approval

Great news from Venice! A major Chinese carrier should soon be launching VCE - PEK flights. Presumably it’s either Air China or Hainan Airlines. Right night the flight needs Chinese government approval. Venice is holding the China EU summit so confirmation should come during the summit which will fo...

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by VCEflyboy
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2921

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

I always thought Airways is more British. That’s why airlines from places with British influence (CX, TG, QF) use Airways.

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by VCEflyboy
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1019
Views: 246085

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

The interest from AFKL has little to do with AZ and everything to do with LH. They’re afraid that if LH gets their hands on AZ AF will be pushed to the corner fighting with a huge airline group.

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by VCEflyboy
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212008

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

The yellow will be gone from the livery. The logo will be silver on blue.
The yellow will only stay in the uniform. Sad cuz the LH hello was pretty iconic.

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by VCEflyboy
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 103448

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

Great news! It made the day. If there’s an airline needing the a380 badly it’s BA. LHR is badly constrained and their 748s are on the way out. If not the largest BA is there among the top 747 operators worldwide. Also I hope Air China or Hainan might consider the a380 now that part of the assembly w...

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by VCEflyboy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 20873

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

I don’t understand. We’ve been hearing ad nauseam how SEA is constrained. Couldn’t they use 737s for these routes?

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by VCEflyboy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN
Replies: 75
Views: 15424

Re: DI (Norwegian UK) begins LGW-SIN

I booked their flights from SIN to LGW on 27th Mar and return on 19th Apr and both flights have been changed/ rescheduled (depending on how you call them), when I checked on their website. I am thinking of cancelling the flights as both flights don't suit my time, but they don't offer any refund/ c...

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by VCEflyboy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?
Replies: 31
Views: 6316

Re: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?

BojamDelta wrote:
Gulf Air sometimes sends an A320 to LHR.
What's the mileage on that route?


QR too used to fly the a320 to LHR. That’s over 2800 miles.

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by VCEflyboy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Global Names Delta World's Most on Time Airline
Replies: 18
Views: 2500

Re: Flight Global Names Delta Word's Most on Time Airline

Yes DL main line only. IB ranked even higher st 89%

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by VCEflyboy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11781

Re: Emirates will start SCL

I have to agree that many Brazilian business people still prefer US and EU airlines to Asia because of their status with star or Skyteam.

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by VCEflyboy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style
Replies: 42
Views: 5411

Re: US Merger Style vs EU merger Style

In any case "Lufthansa Italia" folded just after two & half years, feb. 2009 to oct.2011 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_Italia Totally wrong example. LH didn’t take over AZ - at least until now. Secondly there’s not only Norwegian Argentina. Avianca and air Asia also work wel...

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by VCEflyboy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 9356

Re: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

Source is EK italy staff. Rome and Bologna have been reduced recently so my guess is they’re launching this to maintain market share.
Also I’m guessing LAX as O&D demand is pretty strong.

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by VCEflyboy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP
Replies: 58
Views: 9356

Rumour: EK to launch West Coast US flight from MXP

EK is rumoured to launch a fifth freedom flight from Milan MXP to the west coast of the USA - possibly LAX. The flight will likely operate with 4 weekly frequencies.

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by VCEflyboy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Lines 401: 45 years ago today
Replies: 28
Views: 5556

Re: Eastern Air Lines 401: 45 years ago today

It wasn’t an urban legend. A lot of equipment was in good shape after the accident and was cannibalizes for use on other aircraft. Cabin crew notices apparitions of the 401 crew onboard the flights with 401 savages equipment. Obviously they couldn’t have known they parts were coming from the doomed ...

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by VCEflyboy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WoW Appears off to a good start from DTW
Replies: 40
Views: 6299

Re: WoW Appears off to a good start from DTW

You can’t compare WoW with BA. WoW is a low cost carrier. It’s like apples and pears. If you’re a young backpacker saving a couple of hundred bucks might be worth the hassle. If you want a gluten free meal, toys for the kids, Convenient connections and better customer service then fly a legacy. Just...

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by VCEflyboy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what is going on with Alitalia?
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

Re: what is going on with Alitalia?

Negotiations with LH are going well although the government has just reached the end of its mandate ao it’s all gonna be postponed till after the formation of a new government which may not be easy. My understanding is the current admin wants to wait till September to show a decent start of a turnar...

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by VCEflyboy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 11153

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

Come on now. Not to make people blush but most of you on this forum of all people should understand as you’re not exactly teenagers. Elderly people can easily become disoriented. In any case there should be a barrier before the escalator cuz people try to push down trolleys and prams and all sort of...

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by VCEflyboy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?
Replies: 50
Views: 7659

Re: What's behind Finnair's success? Can OK learn from it?

Didn’t KE buy a stake in OK?
That might help funnel Asia traffic across Eastern Europe?

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by VCEflyboy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO
Replies: 8
Views: 3040

Re: Ethiopian keen to set up Munich hub - CEO

No one in their right mind would give them rights to operate domestic routes. If they just wanna operate from MUC onwards I don’t understand what these problems are.

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