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by Thibault973
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?
Replies: 60
Views: 9998

Re: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?

I think Air France tried long-haul with business-class A319s for a little while as well. They did. Air France had a dedicated fleet of long range A319s for flights into Africa and the Middle East. 82 seats, 28 business and 54 economy. It started in 2004 and was ended in 2012, where the aicraft were...

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by Thibault973
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Airlines Announces Zhengzhou to Helsinki
Replies: 16
Views: 2675

Re: Juneyao Airlines Announces Zhengzhou to Helsinki

such a strange route. Is there some cargo demand that nobody knows about. I'd imagine O&D between these 2 places to be about 0. Really strange indeed. Juneyao only serves 4 cities from Zhengzhou including Shanghai which they already serve from HEL, so it's not like they can rely on connections ...

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by Thibault973
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 340
Views: 62660

Re: French routes news thread

[quote="ro1960" I'm afraid replacing Hop! ERJs with larger capacity Transavia 737s will result in reduced frequencies, covid or not.[/quote] All ORY-BIQ flights are operated with airbuses. Currently it's 3 318 and 1 320 a day. Hop! operates to BIQ from CDG so it's not just a frequency redu...

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by Thibault973
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 340
Views: 62660

Re: French routes news thread

Alsatian wrote:
The fith route will be Nantes - Nice 4x weekly replacing AF

ORY - BIQ 19x per week
NTE - MRS 10x
NTE - TLS 10x
NTE - MPL 5x


ORY-BIQ currently sees 4 daily AF flight down from 6 or 7 pre-covid so that's quiet the reduction really.

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by Thibault973
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spanair question
Replies: 13
Views: 2611

Re: Spanair question

ZRHYYZ773ER wrote:
Hi AntonioMartin

Spanair didn't fly to San Juan, PR. They had domestic flights and flights around Europe as well charter flights from Northern Europe to Palma de Mallorca among others.

Take care


They had scheduled flights to Brazil for a while. They also had flights Washington, DC.

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by Thibault973
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 13904

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

So... Corsair was operating the 747 largely to beach destinations. Have you ever seen what the French wear to the beach? They probably could have packed what they need for a week in what some women use as a purse. Large suitcases? Doubt it. In the peak summer season a huge hunk of SS passengers to ...

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by Thibault973
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29541

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

I am not that old (32) and I remember pretty well multi-stops flights being the norm when travelling within Brazil just 20 years ago. I flew NAT-REC-MCZ-SSA-BSB then onward to GYN-CGB. The stoppover in BSB was a whole day ! We would often travel from FOR to BEL and direct flights were far from the n...

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by Thibault973
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 32306

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Many African airlines? I hope you were joking... There's pretty much only Kenya Airways flying to AMS. CDG has Kenya Airways too, besides Ethiopian, Air Senegal and Air Madagascar. The rest is only KLM and AF, of which only the latter has a more extensive african network CDG also has Air Algerie, A...

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by Thibault973
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LH to restructucture SN
Replies: 156
Views: 32306

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

Nothing to do with colonial past did you know that most SN destinations are not old Belgian colonies? . This literally has everything to do with colonial past. Most of SN African destinations are to francophone countries, which are francophone indeed because of France's and Belgium's colonial empir...

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by Thibault973
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 138
Views: 30029

Re: Aeroméxico to file for Chapter 11

But I think that GOL is still a bit of a way off on this. Remember that the Brazilian arm of LATAM has not been included on the Chapter 11 filling (in fact is now flying their A359 to LHR now). Avianca was saddled before COVID19 having lost their Oceanair arm in Brazil (called Avianca Brasil). But ...

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by Thibault973
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 138
Views: 30029

Re: Aeroméxico to file for Chapter 11

Wow... which large Latin American airline/group hasn't filed for Ch. 11 yet? GOL, COPA - any other? GOL is expected to enter Ch. 11 sooner than later. They are going tru and independent audit right now and is expected to file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks. Source??? https://www.reuters.com/art...

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by Thibault973
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 138
Views: 30029

Re: Aeroméxico to file for Chapter 11

mozart wrote:
Wow... which large Latin American airline/group hasn't filed for Ch. 11 yet? GOL, COPA - any other?


GOL is expected to enter Ch. 11 sooner than later. They are going tru and independent audit right now and is expected to file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks.

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by Thibault973
Tue May 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57554

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Thank you. How accurate is their current timetable for June? I am looking at some flights to BEG and I see they have double daily flights. Don't know if they will go ahead with them especially now with the state of emergency extended into July. They said today that they expect to operate 15% of the...

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by Thibault973
Thu May 14, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4845

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

Funny how their livery looks quite similar to the Hifly A380 "save the coral reefs" livery. 5597587 I'm not too sure what to think about that project. Demand between Noumea and Pape'ete is already quite limited (Aircalin have been flying a single weekly PPT-NOU flight for years), and I'm ...

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by Thibault973
Thu May 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4845

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

nicode wrote:
AOM flew to SYD but from CDG.
UTA had a Pacific network, not AOM.


They didn’t, they flew from ORY. Routing was ORY-CMB-SYD-NOU

And I’m pretty sure at one point they served NOU as a tag on to their PPT service. So ORY-LAX-PPT-NOU

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by Thibault973
Tue May 12, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4845

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

Air Calin already serves Noumea - Wallis 3 times a week and Nadi - Wallis twice a week. I know there are more Wallisian in New Caledonia (22K) than in Wallis itself (11K) but I can’t imagine the route supporting more than 1 carrier. We shall see.

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by Thibault973
Tue May 12, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline
Replies: 29
Views: 4845

Re: Air Corail new proposed French Pacific based airline

Air Calin already serves Noumea - Wallis 3 times a week and Nadi - Wallis twice a week. I know there are more Wallisian in New Caledonia (22K) than in Wallis itself (11K) but I can’t imagine the route supporting more than 1 carrier. We shall see.

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by Thibault973
Sat May 02, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How are forward bookings looking?
Replies: 19
Views: 3579

Re: How are forward bookings looking?

Seeing how AF is offering direct CDG/JFK/YUL for 280$ return this September, I'd say very bleek.

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by Thibault973
Sat May 02, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57554

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

[quote="adambrau" French trains are very well connected to airports and city centers. And trains leave a much smaller carbon imprint on our planet. Who wouldn't want less pollution? For example, before the Channel Tunnel was built Air France and BA flew wide bodies between their respective...

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by Thibault973
Fri May 01, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4103

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

SDU as you can literally walk from your office to the terminal. NCE is also right in the city, also really nothing can beat SDU.

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by Thibault973
Fri May 01, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57554

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

Small correction: "only three AF domestic routes DO have a 2h30 train alternative" For the moment, these routes would be the most affected by the new rule. Regarding the CDG/RNS/NTE/BOD/LYS, the article says that to reach one of these cities from CDG airport, it would take more than 2h30 ...

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by Thibault973
Fri May 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 57554

Re: Air France KLM - Master Thread

There's a difference between deleting and limiting. The media and Bruno Lemaire relayed the information that the lines were going to be closed. However, it was only decided that ticket sales to destinations within 2h30 by TGV would no longer be possible for point-to-point, but that connecting passe...

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by Thibault973
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraïbes Launching ORY-CUN
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Air Caraïbes Launching ORY-CUN

Perfect time to add a new route. Air Caraïbes plans to launch Paris-Orly to Cancun from October 15, 2020, using the A330-200. The route will launch 2x weekly and increase to 3x weekly in the winter. https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/291026/air-caraibes-plans-mexico-launch/ Well to ...

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by Thibault973
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23710

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Amsterdam wrote:
. Delta is also not part of the holding but works extensively with KLM and AF.


Actually DL owns 8.8% of AFKL.

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by Thibault973
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23710

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Nice story, but ends with off topic moaning about “tax heavens”. Has nothing to do with “context”. What’s next: Eurobonds? I'm sorry, I'm French and in French we say Paradis fiscaux which literally translates to "tax heavens". As for it being an hoax, here is a link, in French sorry, from...

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by Thibault973
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23710

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Exactly. AF saved KLM. I didn' realize KLM was in bad shape in 2004, thank you for sharing that. The Dutch media seem to conveniently forget that fact, and are focussed on AF's strikes, scenario's of AF trying to 'steal' KL's profits and Ben Smith trying to 'seize' control. People do seem to have v...

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by Thibault973
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines
Replies: 342
Views: 30234

Re: Ryanair Threatens EU Over State Aid to Airlines

As mentioned in another thread, OS is not a German airline. It's an airline registered and headquartered in Austria which is owned by LHG. Also Wizz and Level are not bases in Austria. They are only operating from/to Austria. Level Europe, previously Anisec, which operates Levels flights out of VIE...

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by Thibault973
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23710

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

?? When KL merged with AF, KL was loss making while AF was the single most profitable airline in the world. Exactly. AF saved KLM. Thank you for that. But that doesn't mean AF can just sit back and relax. KLM currently achieves 70% turnover for the entire group, while AF is twice as large as KLM. K...

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by Thibault973
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Skyteam - is there any?
Replies: 67
Views: 10852

Re: The future of Skyteam - is there any?

The strongest players in ST remain DL-AF-KL-AM-KE, and they are more cohesive because DL has pulled them into JVs. SU and MU don't contribute much outside of their home countries and I don't believe they have JVs with anyone. MU does have a JV with AFKL + they own 8,8% of Air France-KLM and have a ...

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by Thibault973
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23710

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Then what would happen to Transavia? Would they remain a subsidiary of AF or KL? Probably KL. Because I believe that Transavia was Dutch originally. It's like when a mother and a father divorce, the child is kept in custody at the mother and is allowed to see the father a limited time only as per t...

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by Thibault973
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23710

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Air France could been very profitable when they merged but AF is hardly an airline with a huge profitable history. AF is known for its militant screw the company unions. They just had to bring in a Canadian to run AF because the relations were so poisonous between management and employees. Here is ...

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by Thibault973
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23710

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Why KLM ever merged with Air France never made any sense, AF has always been the second worse run airline in Europe after Alitalia. KLM would fit very nicely in the IAG portfolio, especially with their 777 & 787 long haul fleets. ?? When KL merged with AF, KL was loss making while AF was the si...

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by Thibault973
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23710

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Why KLM ever merged with Air France never made any sense, AF has always been the second worse run airline in Europe after Alitalia. KLM would fit very nicely in the IAG portfolio, especially with their 777 & 787 long haul fleets. ?? When KL merged with AF, KL was loss making while AF was the si...

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by Thibault973
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23710

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Why KLM ever merged with Air France never made any sense, AF has always been the second worse run airline in Europe after Alitalia. KLM would fit very nicely in the IAG portfolio, especially with their 777 & 787 long haul fleets. ?? When KL merged with AF, KL was loss making while AF was the si...

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by Thibault973
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaudaMotion management threatens work force with shutdown
Replies: 12
Views: 2774

Re: LaudaMotion management threatens work force with shutdown

I don't understand how certain stock owners refuse to make sacrifices in such times when it's obvious Lauda is struggling and when they don't have a government to back them and support them financially. I personally find it extremely selfish. Not to mention that no one forced them to buy the stocks...

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by Thibault973
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

I have never flown SAA but have Mango and I can say that it was probably the worst service I witnessed in a longggg time (only worse airline I might think of being Surinam Airways). What would you expect, they're a low-cost airline. A bit like the Ryanair of South Africa. People don't fly Mango for...

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by Thibault973
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

Mango are not part of the business rescue process or the layoffs or liquidation. They will continue as a going concern and likely sold. It will not be liquidated. I have never flown SAA but have Mango and I can say that it was probably the worst service I witnessed in a longggg time (only worse air...

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by Thibault973
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8814

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

ET operated MPM-CNF with the 788 on March 26th and April 4th and with the 772 on the 8th. These flights were chartered by Vale and were bringing back Brazilian workers stationed in Mozambique. One or two more flights are to be operated. Eastern operated LAX-SAN-GRU with their 763 on April 4th SK ope...

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by Thibault973
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 333
Views: 68441

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

Well I just got an email saying my OAX-CUN flight is cancelled, no refund but a voucher. Oh well. Pbm is they were the only operating carrier on this route so that's a bummer.

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by Thibault973
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337585

Re: Paris Orly Airport / ORY to close starting March 28th

It makes sense. One can only dream that (AF) Dom Tom flights remain at CDG for good. A few summers ago AF run a couple of weekly flights each from CDG to PTP, FDF and CAY to make worldwide connections available in a coordinated move with the 3 local governments to bring more international travelers...

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by Thibault973
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky
Replies: 17
Views: 3074

Re: New Moldovan Airline - HiSky

So that will make them the 3rd carrier on BVA-KIV, competing with 9U and W6 competing. And then there is 5F from CDG. Is there really such a large community of Moldovan in Paris/North of France ?

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by Thibault973
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZN announce DSS-GVA,STN
Replies: 22
Views: 2109

Re: SZN announce DSS-GVA,STN

I read an article not to long ago that said that while they were doing great on their route to Paris (90%+ LF), loads on their African network were abysmal. Traffic rights between Paris and Senegal are maxed out (correct me if I am wrong but it’s up to 14 round trips weekly only). With, according to...

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by Thibault973
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 28989

Re: TP new routes, rumors.

If BEY is timed perfectly to connect with the YUL flight, that arrangement could be very successful. Well I've flown Paris-Lisbon-Abidjan twice. All 4 ABJ-LIS legs were less than 1/4 full with virtually all passengers coming/goin from/to Paris. Tickets were a 1/5 of what AF and SS charged for the d...

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by Thibault973
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 28989

Re: TP new routes, rumors.

If BEY is timed perfectly to connect with the YUL flight, that arrangement could be very successful. Well I've flown Paris-Lisbon-Abidjan twice. All 4 ABJ-LIS legs were less than 1/4 full with virtually all passengers coming/goin from/to Paris. Tickets were a 1/5 of what AF and SS charged for the d...

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by Thibault973
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL suspends flights to MCO, SCL & UIO
Replies: 17
Views: 3075

Re: GOL suspends flights to MCO, SCL & UIO

NearMiss wrote:
Surprised to see a GRU - SCL route not doing well.


Correct me if I'm wrong but I think they've come and gone on this route. it's not their 1st time suspending it.

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by Thibault973
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.
Replies: 60
Views: 5848

Re: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.

What’s up with the whole putting people in jail left and right for “no” reason ? Was she incredibly wrong ? Hell yeah. Did she put anyone in real danger ? Of course not. Give her a hefty fine that will make her wanna stop drinking altogether. But she definitely does not belong in prison in my book. ...

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by Thibault973
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10373

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

I for one know personally someone who took this flight, one way only, a few years ago. There is a decent community of around 200K Venezuelan nationals in Syria, mostly in As-Suwayda which is known as “Little Venezuela”. As things were getting pretty bad in Syria, his parents booked him a one way fli...

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by Thibault973
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: SAA shrinks even further

Does the cuts include flights operated but SA Express ?

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by Thibault973
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far Eastern Air Transport Ceasing Operations?
Replies: 33
Views: 4670

Re: Far Eastern Air Transport Ceasing Operations?

F ar Eastern A ir T ransport Then the acronym would be FEAT. I'm sure even the most simple English speaker understands FAT has a negative connotation. Yep it fits Fresno though lol Well my friends and I specifically flew FAT because we were amused by the name. Which btw wasnt easy as their website ...

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by Thibault973
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering
Replies: 11
Views: 4429

Re: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering

Sorry, I just don't see it, as others have stated, the TGV will eat this alive, 100 euros each way, factor in getting to the airports etc and the train wins every time. Well I've only been to Marseille once (I'm Paris based) and we flew in and out. AF was about half what SNCF was asking so while it...

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