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by yowza
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR DOH-YYZ eff. July 4, 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

Re: QR DOH-YYZ eff. July 4, 2020

yulexpansion wrote:
Fake news - QR only received approval to operate in July, yet they are spinning the story to seem like this is a new route.

Interesting. Can your direct me to somewhere stating that it is July only?

YOWza

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by yowza
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Government Waives Airport Ground Lease Payments
Replies: 13
Views: 1688

Re: Canadian Government Waives Airport Ground Lease Payments

Skywatcher wrote:
Hopefully the onerous rent scheme will not be re-instituted when this all blows over.

One can hope but given home much revenue this generates and how it insulates AC and WS (which in normal times keeps many people gainfully employed) I don't see this going anywhere.

YOWza

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by yowza
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 22287

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Flew SFO-YYZ on C-GEGI on Sunday and it was GHASTLY inside. C-GFUR appears to be getting touched up at XSP in Singapore right now.

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by yowza
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?
Replies: 52
Views: 5656

Re: Hawaiian most punctual airline - recipe?

Hawaiian is far smaller in fleet size, pax carried, and movements than most household name US carriers. This much lower complexity allows it to post these pleasantly high numbers. For context AA flew 215M pax last year vs HA's 11.7M.

YOWza

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by yowza
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21594

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Though the US government at present does appear to be - how do I put this - more malleable/manipulatable than previous administrations in regards to foreign interests and flexible in assessing their own conflicts of interest I don't see going anywhere. Maybe at a real stretch there could be a replic...

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by yowza
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MGA Airport - Potential as a regional hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 3398

Re: MGA Airport - Potential as a regional hub?

I think the best way to curtail *these* kinds of threads is to stop responding...

YOWza

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by yowza
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289379

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Interested wrote:
MileHFL400 wrote:
Iranians suffering massive loss there.


But Canada losing more

How do 73 Canadians end up flying from Iran to Ukraine together?

There are tons of Iranian-descent Canadians. This is an easily believable number.

YOWza

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by yowza
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 14824

Re: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo

EY has never met a basket case airline it didn't want to throw piles of money at. And they have failed to do sensible with any such ventures...

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by yowza
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?
Replies: 26
Views: 6601

Re: Lufthansa replacing Eurowings long haul by another brand?

dangerhere wrote:
PM wrote:
:stirthepot: Perhaps LH will buy JOON...

And perhaps brand it as (...) Cum


What? ;)

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by yowza
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation in an Independent Bougainville
Replies: 12
Views: 2255

Re: Aviation in an Independent Bougainville

Bougainville unlike East Timor is being nudged towards independence by the Chinese. They've bought the mining rights that matter and are funding the right levers to achieve a new state - we all know why but let's keep this on topic. In recent years the Chinese have shown themselves to use a model of...

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by yowza
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"
Replies: 23
Views: 6349

Re: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"

I wonder what prompted the selection of this name... Not something I would have seen coming. If there's any consistency in naming, ET has been naming its 787-9s with city names, with existing aircraft in its fleet named Beijing, London, Frankfurt, and Tokyo. The 787-8s' and the A350s' names are inc...

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by yowza
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 38317

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Interesting! If that ZFW range chart above holds up the -500 could prove to be an excellent fit/option at AC particularly if the Max saga drags on and/or doesn't end well.

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by yowza
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"
Replies: 23
Views: 6349

Re: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"

I wonder what prompted the selection of this name... Not something I would have seen coming.

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by yowza
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 30466

Re: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation

In the immediate term, sourcing 34 (+17+7) frames to cover the shortfall in lift is easily doable. The real question is how much faith does WN have that the Max will be in flying shape a) soon and b) reliably for the long term. If there are doubts particularly to point b, every day that they don't a...

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by yowza
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spice Jet to launch a new airline in the UAE
Replies: 27
Views: 5695

Re: Spice Jet to launch a new airline in the UAE

I'm not sure if this idea has legs... for one thing G9 already flies out of RKT (4 routes into Egypt and Pakistan) and I'm pretty sure that they would have seized upon this already if it was real. I suspect they will preempt Spice Jet with a route to DEL.

YOWza

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by yowza
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi Airport wants SQ or another airline to start SIN-YVR/ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5786

Re: Changi Airport wants SQ or another airline to start SIN-YVR/ORD

DC1979 wrote:
By no means an expert here, but I feel that if it were to happen, YVR-SIN on AC is much more likely than on SQ.

Based on what?

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by yowza
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24360

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
That's why you have activists like those franco-Ontarians (that you're calling "idiots").

What are they doing with the money? If they're keeping it they're ambulance chasers not activists.

YOWza

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by yowza
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With A220 output set to climb, Airbus eyes additional facility in Mirabel
Replies: 12
Views: 3199

Re: With A220 output set to climb, Airbus eyes additional facility in Mirabel

Worth noting it's an election year in Canada and Quebec is key to staying in power. Handouts will follow. Well played Mr Balducchi. YOWza So, you're saying that Airbus is NOT trying to increase the output of the A220 and this is nothing but smoke and mirror? What I'm saying is that Airbus needs to ...

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by yowza
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With A220 output set to climb, Airbus eyes additional facility in Mirabel
Replies: 12
Views: 3199

Re: With A220 output set to climb, Airbus eyes additional facility in Mirabel

Worth noting it's an election year in Canada and Quebec is key to staying in power. Handouts will follow. Well played Mr Balducchi.

YOWza

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by yowza
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 9068

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

People need to get ahold of themselves. The ask was to cover up a little during feeding. Completely reasonable. YOWza Not reasonable at all, especially on a stuffy airplane. I assume you have never been responsible for the feeding of a baby. You would assume incorrectly. How stuffy was it on the pl...

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by yowza
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 9068

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

People need to get ahold of themselves. The ask was to cover up a little during feeding. Completely reasonable.

YOWza

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by yowza
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 8181

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

Bricktop wrote:
slanging match

May want to Google that smarty pants. ;)

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by yowza
Mon May 27, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)
Replies: 30
Views: 6767

New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)

Can anyone shed some light on what's going on with this new 747-400 operation out of St Vincent and the Grenadines? This seems extremely ill advised or like a front for moving big money around and avoiding scrutiny. Maybe our friends from the Caribbean can chime in. https://news784.com/local-news/74...

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by yowza
Wed May 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?
Replies: 16
Views: 3297

Re: Alex Macheras - A Qatar Airways Stealth Marketer?

Watched a segment he did with two other commentators on Aljazeera. It was a horror show. All the power to him for the freebies but...

YOWza

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by yowza
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46102

Re: WN looking at A220

Almost certainly not. I'm very much in the camp that WN is Boeing through and through and that it will take a huge swing to change that. With that said how much of their future can they tie to a single - possibly flawed - type. Let's say the MCAS issue isn't resolved till April 2020, then what? At ...

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by yowza
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 46102

Re: WN looking at A220

Let's say that Boeing isn't able to address the MCAS issues by October 2019. Does this change anything?

YOWza

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by yowza
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 4323

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

Anyone here work at WG want to shoot me a DM? :)

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 5088

Re: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery

I think this geometric mosaic thing that's everywhere right now (not just airlines) is our current equivalent of adding curved lines to everything in the 90s. It will go away.

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 4323

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

This is what I was afraid of. I thought Eastern only had 767's too but my new confirmation is showing me on a 738 operated by Eastern. I guess I will have to call them.

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 4323

Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

YYZ-PUJ May 11. The WG flight I was on has been changed from a 06:15 departure on their own metal to a 09:15 operated by Eastern. Can anyone confirm the type of birds that are in play and where those seat maps may be found? Precious little info from WG. I tend to pretty much only fly within the Star...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 15492

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Looking at Varadero Today. these are the departures. I'm curious why flights to the same destinations often seem clustered around the same time. For example Sunwing has 2 flights leaving within 5 minutes of each other to Halifax and two at the same time to Toronto. Why not spread them apart instead...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago
Replies: 52
Views: 10008

Re: Leaked Info: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chi

eamondzhang wrote:
not a chance in hell in 777-300ER given their config. You have to reliably fill in 60 F/C seats to a market that never supports much F class traffic

I hope you're wrong for my own selfish RTW trip planning purposes but I suspect you're 100% on the money.

YOWza

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by yowza
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 15492

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Because of the US embargo, Cuba can't really draw much from the US in terms of tourism and because of the same embargo procuring the types of goods needed for true luxury resorts/hotels to draw people from further afield can't happen. That leaves Canada and Latin America to draw from. A good portion...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 5037

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

Between direct services on AC metal and the raft of one stop options I can't imagine it would be a huge priority for Indian carriers at this stage. That said if 9W goes belly up I suspect AI will eventually take another stab. I'm convinced that AC could make BLR work as long as they time it well wit...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian EI a/c registration
Replies: 14
Views: 2661

Re: Italian EI a/c registration

I believe Italy is unusual in that it requires the aircraft to be registered in the country of ownership, rather than operation. Hence the EI- Registrations, you might see EJ-xxx in the near future, between Ryanair and the leasing industry we’re running out of EI. Italy has its own registration blo...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4707

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

A constant risk of getting stuck between Hamas rockets and Iron Dome always exists in Israel. Makes sense to avoid the airspace entirely The idea of Hamas having anything that could reach halfway to hitting a cruising airliner is utterly absurd. This is strange because RJ flights from Europe come i...

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by yowza
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4707

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

UAEflyer wrote:
Israel doesn’t allow such flight, although both countries (Jordan & Egypt) considered allies to Israel, they have a very tough airspace restrictions. Their airspace entirely controlled by the army.

Seems kind of odd given that RJ serves TLV.

YOWza

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by yowza
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 50933

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Yowza the one thing you seem to be forgetting is that those countries you cited are all much smaller in land mass with denser populations. As much as I want more choice (I miss Wardair, CP etc) we have to recognize that there are unique challenges to operating in Canada. I grant you that we have so...

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by yowza
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 50933

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

I appreciate it has taken a while to get funding and momentum where they need to be but things do look to be shaping up. Suarez is the real deal having held 7 meaningful roles in building four carriers. That's 7 more roles than the majority of people taking childish jabs in this thread. 20 bucks sa...

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by yowza
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 50933

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

I appreciate it has taken a while to get funding and momentum where they need to be but things do look to be shaping up. Suarez is the real deal having held 7 meaningful roles in building four carriers. That's 7 more roles than the majority of people taking childish jabs in this thread. 20 bucks say...

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by yowza
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 110
Views: 19855

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

I don't want to get caught in the "I'm better at geography than you" game but for me YYZ makes the grade. HNL is in Oceania so it ticks that box. ADD is now direct and so it ticks that box. All others are covered in spades. Also if you count same plane, same flight number routes AC33 runs...

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by yowza
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?

Going? Zim's been in steady decline since the 90's.

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by yowza
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Porter lounge @ YOW closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Re: Porter lounge @ YOW closed

It's too bad they were not given the green light to grow YTZ with jets. Since they can't grow their revenues they have to cuts costs that's just business... PD has been mediocre at best for some time this is going to continue that trend.

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by yowza
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8210

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

LH Group is nowhere close to a monopoly in Europe. If you want to see some actual monopolies in action pop over here to Canada.

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5988

Re:

flipdewaf wrote:
My company has a corporate shuttle that uses the reg C-FRYS when you see what we do you’ll understand.

That's a quality reg. Too bad Canada has the dull C-F, C-G, C-I prefixes. It eliminates scope for a lot of fun regs.

YOWza

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by yowza
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA flight to Maldives!
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: SAA flight to Maldives!

I haven't seen this advertised anywhere. It's hard to see this being a big earner for SA. Gan is quite sparse in terms of resorts and doesn't have any of the high end stuff that would ordinarily draw wealthy South Africans so this is not likely to last. If anything it may cannibalize from from MRU a...

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by yowza
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Air Canada International routes
Replies: 28
Views: 4352

Re: Future Air Canada International routes

I've got to imagine that recent success in India has AC looking at other markets in the region. I think a YVR-BLR service timed to receive feed from SFO, SJC, and SEA could be a possibility. I would imagine both DAC and CCU have also been looked at ex YYZ.

Perhaps YYZ-CAN?

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by yowza
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17695

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

It's crazy to see how much Norwegian plays in the market which a few short years ago would have been 100% unthinkable. Do, however, spend a few seconds to examine the doublespeak. The biggest foreign airline would be Air Canada but the article sticks "transatlantic" in there BUUUUUT not al...

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by yowza
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4507

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

Big fan of the Nesma Airlines 772

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by yowza
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada dash 8-100
Replies: 46
Views: 7901

Re: Air Canada dash 8-100

Flow a couple of these recently. They're in remarkably good shape considering their age. Definitely spring the extra few bucks to sit in 1C though.

YOWza

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