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by eal
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 19710

Re: Aeroflot Group Makes a Big Announcement and Shift In Their Strategy

Is the Rossyia brand still going to be collapsed into the Aeroflot brand? I recall something along those lines being announced awhile ago.

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by eal
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 91
Views: 9233

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

Looks pretty gaudy and unprofessional, like a one off olympic scheme for Virgin Atlantic. That being said, I see no issue why the UK shouldn't have it's own specially painted aircraft like France, Japan, ROK, Canada or Germany. Trump's revisions of the AF1 livery is actually nice as I don't think th...

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by eal
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?
Replies: 54
Views: 7722

Re: Where does most of the high end/business traffic out of MIA/FLL come from?

What disgustingly ignorant comments on this page, I know plenty of Miamians who would love independence from the rest of the US for the very idiocy displayed in this chat.

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by eal
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Suspends non Havana Cuba route authorities
Replies: 54
Views: 13554

Re: DOT Suspends non Havana Cuba route authorities

What does this accomplish exactly, what was the reason given? This only really effects Miami, but seems like an unnecessary loss of revenue for American carriers. If this "administration" wants to isolate Cuba, then why not Havana as well?

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by eal
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11189

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

Probably someone trying to get their money out of Chile before it turns into the next Venezuela. The entire city of Miami is basically one former insurance policy for well-off Latin Americans. I think you know very little about Latin American politics, comparing the situation in Chile to Venezuela ...

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by eal
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ upgauge Istanbul to A380, move service from PEK to PKX
Replies: 23
Views: 6968

Re: CZ upgauge Istanbul to A380, move service from PEK to PKX

lightsaber wrote:
Does CZ partner with TK?


No, CZ's partners linked.

https://skypearl.csair.com/en/earning/fly_styteam.html

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by eal
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aircraft In Countries like Angola and Kazakhstan
Replies: 16
Views: 2927

Re: New Aircraft In Countries like Angola and Kazakhstan

I was asking an honest question worded poorly. Instead of attacking and name calling, how about educating? Otherwise, delete the thread, please. There is a far greater gradient to development then you are aware of. Countries do not exsist in the three tier system you described. Countries like Mexic...

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by eal
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)
Replies: 102
Views: 13545

Re: Miami gate-space for future DELTA-LATAM expansion (?)

Delta would be smart to put up a fight against AA in MIA and break up the monopoly, Delta is already a big name in the South Florida market due to the ease of connecting through Atlanta since it's basically on the way to most US destinations. I don't imagine anything grand, but flights to a few more...

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by eal
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124661

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

What is going to happen at MIA? LATAM's presence was huge, basically a mini hub, will that switch over to ATL or will Delta start trying to build feed out of MIA to compliment the O+D. This is probably the craziest news I've heard in awhile.

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by eal
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation for customer satisfaction
Replies: 55
Views: 9301

Re: Detroit Metro Airport ranks #1 in the nation.

Wow. And the Points Guy named the airport #47 out of 50 for the 50 busiest airports in the U.S. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/07/best-and-worst-us-airports-for-2019-the-points-guy.html Prolly cause there was no Double Platinum Champagne Lounge with 1,000 servants bowing down to him. For the rest of ...

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by eal
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal to launch flights from Dakar to Washington-Dulles
Replies: 39
Views: 7375

Re: Air Senegal to launch flights from Dakar to Washington-Dulles

People's knowledge about Senegal Airlines: 0, People's assumptions cause it's from Africa: 10,000

Air Senegal has a very modern fleet, no major issues, it serves as an investment tool for the Senegalese government, its purpose is not to be 100% profitable

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by eal
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142161

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

It's amazing what people consider good, this is the most generic and uninspired livery I've seen in a long time. All the blue in the skies will be hard to distinguish at airports.

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by eal
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cat 2 Typhoon Faixai Heading for Tokyo
Replies: 15
Views: 3593

Re: Cat 2 Typhoon Faixai Heading for Tokyo

I have a question for the amateur meteorologists on this thread, why do these storms that impact Japan pass so quickly in comparison to Atlantic hurricanes? The main islands of Japan are a similar latitude to New York City; it's pretty far north. At that latitude, the storms speed up in movement an...

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by eal
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cat 2 Typhoon Faixai Heading for Tokyo
Replies: 15
Views: 3593

Re: Cat 2 Typhoon Faixai Heading for Tokyo

Japanese ability to handle a typhoon is unparalleled, I was in KIX to experience Typhoon Hebei last year which I believe was the strongest to hit Japan in a good clip. I was flying to ICN a week later and was worried when the bridge was taken out and the runway flooded. Within the week the bridge wa...

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by eal
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 34513

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

Dorian Is set to hit Halifax as a Cat 2 according to the latest models/predictions, I imagine YHZ will be announcing cancellations soon. I wouldn't play with this storm, I've been through many Hurricane but the pictures from the Bahamas seem more like Japan in 2011 than a Hurricane. How adept is Can...

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by eal
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 34513

Re: HURRICANE DORIAN Cancellations, Deviations, and Aftereffects Thread

rjmf22 wrote:
Most United flights out of MIA looking at $800 or more, for tomorrow.


Pretty silly given that MIA is pretty clear from the storms path.

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by eal
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 19692

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

Jetty wrote:
A Florida woman, somehow I already suspected that after reading the title.


Not a Florida woman, a Miami woman--I think every Miamian has one of these down in their family tree, me included

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by eal
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 5042

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

As others have said KLM does serve Miami but seasonally, they have no need to serve Miami year round given their own expansive LatAm network and the large presence of their sister airline AF in Miami, it also should be noted that MIA is served year round from AMS by TUI so it's not like the market i...

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by eal
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 177
Views: 12033

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

I for one quite like the change, the current baby blue is hideous and fails conjure up any images of the United States, Baby Blue is not one of Americas national colors so I look forward to this more subdued scheme, let's try and not conflate this administration with aesthetics

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by eal
Fri May 24, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 46
Views: 5518

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Ethiopian to Rome Ethiopia was never an Italian colony, unless you're counting WW2, which isn't really fair because I can assure you JAL serving Hanoi has nothing to do with colonialism; Eritrea, Libya and Italian Somaliland were Italy's African possessions; Many of these links exist only if there ...

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by eal
Mon May 20, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?
Replies: 18
Views: 2282

Re: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?

I had no idea DL served FUK from PDX in the 90's, I know that DL had the Pacific hub at the time but FUK is a really "out there" destination. I don't think there's ever been another airline to served mainline US-FUK; am I wrong? What is the market even like? The Japan market is so Tokyo ce...

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by eal
Mon May 20, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana starting ICN-ULN starting 7/9/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2404

Re: Asiana starting ICN-ULN starting 7/9/2019

First ten replies to this thread are Americans dooming a foreign airline to failure because they think the world revolves around them, shocker: other countries cooperate too, and not all passengers in the world are Americans

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by eal
Thu May 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 7090

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

I've never been to MIA, so I ask this as an outsider: Doesn't MIA already have some of the highest landing fees in the country? Any idea on how much those fees will climb with this work? Are the airlines onboard with this? More curiosity on my part, since crushing debt loads and high landing fees s...

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by eal
Mon May 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 58
Views: 16728

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

What about the 777X order?

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by eal
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan 2x weekly Xi'An (XIY) to Los Angeles (LAX), how is secondary China profitable!?
Replies: 20
Views: 2768

Re: Hainan 2x weekly Xi'An (XIY) to Los Angeles (LAX), how is secondary China profitable!?

Three things at play here, one is providing capacity to primary Chinese cities through the secondary cities due to the restrictions posed by the one route-one carrier policy; another is tour groups which often book out almost the entire plane and contribute to the huge wave of secondary china routes...

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by eal
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38943

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

This is the most Japanese thing ive seen in a minute, it's fantastic.

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by eal
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Re: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?

And .. tell me again .. why does Seattle need to be served by2 separate airports? For the same reasons that Chicago, Houston, Dallas, San Fran, LAX, New York, Miami, and eleventy-hundred other large cities in the world do. Seattle is not NYC or LA or Chicago You're right it's none of those cities, ...

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by eal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14898

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

How exactly does one end up on a repositioning flight if not working for the airline, I imagine such an opportunity would be closed off to non-employees.

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by eal
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382326

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Take of this what you will, but... This coming from a UAL employee: https://i.postimg.cc/W35Ncg6S/49994-D1-C-E09-C-425-F-B058-0203-FC8596-CA.jpg This was just one of the designs proposed by this freelance guy on his personal website, highly unlikely this is the livery Whoever made this fake tweet f...

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by eal
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC new route application from Chinese carrier - 2019 March (Focus: New Beijing airport, Paris, London, Korea, etc)
Replies: 44
Views: 9133

Re: CAAC new route application from Chinese carrier - 2019 March (Focus: New Beijing airport, Paris, London, Korea, etc)

Does anybody know how to access these links from the United States, it just seems to load continuously and never open for me, doesn't matter what browser I use. Want to use these links for a research project. Right now even I am also unable to access CAAC's site. Probably their server is down now a...

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by eal
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC new route application from Chinese carrier - 2019 March (Focus: New Beijing airport, Paris, London, Korea, etc)
Replies: 44
Views: 9133

Re: CAAC new route application from Chinese carrier - 2019 March (Focus: New Beijing airport, Paris, London, Korea, etc)

Does anybody know how to access these links from the United States, it just seems to load continuously and never open for me, doesn't matter what browser I use. Want to use these links for a research project.

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by eal
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 152916

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I'm not sure if it shows DL's commitment to servicing the Tokyo-Singapore market (regardless of the DOT allocations) but DL is currently looking for Japanese Customer Service reps to be based in Singapore. https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/tokyo-airline-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,5_IC2851580_KO6,13.htm?fromAge=7&am...

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by eal
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 12647

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

Miami with a 77W. Will be full of connecting pax to Central and South America on AV. Miami could work even with the 24 Passenger per day, the biggest Miami market is Manila and NH and PAL are close friends, plus there's lots of Star partners in Miami---BUT, any traffic NH can capture can be much be...

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by eal
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed
Replies: 46
Views: 8032

Re: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed

I can't say I love it, but I can't say I 100% hate it either - I just wish they'd retained the classic "EASTERN" wordmark and Falcon logo. https://www.easternairlines.aero/#/ The grammar on this website is awful, looks like a middle school project. Is this the outcome of the Swift/Eastern...

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by eal
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 34
Views: 11107

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

Don't know if this is a one off, but I don't recall seeing this before. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua82#1fdfc236 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua48#1fe2b022 The overfly charges of Iranian Airspace is probably some good cash for the Iranian Government. Since they would a...

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by eal
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140522

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

I will probably get roasted for this but alas...I never found the negus scheme (save the tale) to be attractive, seeing it on the 744 confirms my bias that it's an ugly scheme, the fact that “airways” is not in title case really throws me off, the haphazard speedbird is off putting as well, comes ac...

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by eal
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 7366

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

No actual confirmation the Sikhs were removed other than this disgusting persons claims, I highly doubt the airline would have removed them.

What an obnoxious and attention hungry loser this person is.

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by eal
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 78
Views: 15568

Re: Air Italy Reports 90% Load Factors During Summer

Very impressive, I'm interested in knowing what yields were like-flew to MXP last year to visit family in Italy and the ticket was only $500rt in late May/early June with only AA on the route-but given that it's QR I don't think yields matter all too much. Overall I'm not surprised Miami has been su...

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by eal
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN’s "Tomorrowland" livery
Replies: 18
Views: 7232

Re: PHOTO: still can't get over this livery... wow!

I've seen a lot of clickbait titles on A.net but this one takes the cake by far

Impressive scheme none the less, almost as impressive as the SUPER-FOOD: One Weird Trick for INSTANT Weight Loss link I clicked on yesterday

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by eal
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 7179

Re: ATL-WAW route

"I did read about the planned WAW-MIA for Europe's tourists. Seriously they should just visit LAX instead of MIA." LOT already serves Los Angeles, not to mention that LAX and MIA are completely different markets that cant be swapped out for each other. LOT ran charters into Miami for a goo...

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by eal
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 47
Views: 8621

Re: United A321

The A321 is on the last photo page

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by eal
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 13324

Re: NYT: New USA Sanctions Could Include Limits on TK

I'm generally amazed at the eagerness for people on this forum to throw out morality in the sake of AVIATION, probably the skinniest sacred cow out there.

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by eal
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami
Replies: 42
Views: 6503

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami

If true, it would mean MIA's only non-stop to Africa, putting it one flight away (Oceania) from joining the Six Continents Club. Of course, a true Asian non-stop would be appreciated. Furthermore, a lot is being made about the connections to Europe, but there's potential for Africa connections as we...

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by eal
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 4140

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

If this flight is actually launched, I would imagine the eventual routing will have it going through a city with more traffic, the Chinese carriers have been getting inventive lately trying to add capacity on routes that actually warrant it, hence some of the more bizarre routings

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by eal
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 707 cabin in color?
Replies: 16
Views: 4635

Re: Pan Am 707 cabin in color?

Shame that PA, who was a huge operator of these aircraft never updated it's interiors to the wide body look, pics are not easy to find, suggest googling for a few pics I don't think PA had the money to worry about updating their 707's. I don't think Pan-Am was in many financial difficulties during ...

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by eal
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic looking to acquire more A330's. A350 for LHR only
Replies: 52
Views: 13425

Re: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic looking to acquire more A330's. A350 for LHR only

Excuse, Miami is offered via Orlando now, my apologies

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by eal
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic looking to acquire more A330's. A350 for LHR only
Replies: 52
Views: 13425

Re: Rumor: Virgin Atlantic looking to acquire more A330's. A350 for LHR only

Skyblue39 wrote:
If MAN-MIA did not work with Thomas Cook, I’m not sure it can work on Virgin.


Thomas Cook still operate this flight and have been since 2016, it's seasonal

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by eal
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several European airlines struggling at MIA
Replies: 68
Views: 14266

Re: Several European airlines struggling at MIA

Yes, the airport with the most European service in the US after JFK is really struggling. Where do these nonsense rumors arise from? Let's get a few things straight, WOW is failing because A) it's competing with Norwegian, who flies nonstop to most major European destinations B) it's flying seat blo...

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by eal
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 23287

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

I could see SFO, currently the route is being operated via Hong Kong. Does this bird have the legs for IAH nonstop?

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by eal
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 11372

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

Even if they had local rights on DUB-ORD, it's departing DUB at like 0500 with that schedule. Would they be able to take advantage of customs and immigration preclearance in DUB (assuming it's even open at that hour, or the flight were re-timed) or would that not be possible for a flight originatin...

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