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by LGAviation
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 8932

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Wow, is that what passes for an airport security checkpoint in Russia? :o I realise it's not Moscow or St Petersburg, but still... I could be wrong, but I don’t think there’s any way in or out of the area other than by ship or plane. This is not any different from the security situation I’ve witnes...

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by LGAviation
Sat May 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Invited to check in for 2nd leg of trip (but not 1st)
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Re: Invited to check in for 2nd leg of trip (but not 1st)

When I studied in Sydney, it happened all the time where there was a requirement that you would check-in in person for departing overseas flights which led to situations where on SYD-AUH-FRA and SYD-SIN-DPS tickets I could check-in online for the second leg but not for the first one.

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by LGAviation
Sat May 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4061

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest - SYD-AUH on Etihad (Airbus A380-800)
Shortest scheduled - AUA-CUR on Insel Air (Fokker 50)
Shortest unscheduled - PBI-MIA on American (Boeing 767-300ER)

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by LGAviation
Sun May 19, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39910

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

The way things are going with TCG events may overtake the sale of the airline and it could quickly go bust. Then it will be a case of picking over the carcass. No doubt a lot of airlines with grounded or non-arrived B737MAXs will be looking to use any aircraft returned to leasing companies. I highl...

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by LGAviation
Thu May 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 263
Views: 39910

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

How long do you guys reckon a sale process would take to become effective. I assume neither party would be interested in disrupting the profitable and already booked out summer operations at this stage and with antitrust clearances necessary I assume that even if do see a decision on a potential buy...

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by LGAviation
Sat May 04, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern, China Southern & Aeroflot should start BOM
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: China Eastern, China Southern & Aeroflot should start BOM

Luisvalero wrote:
Best fares from Europe are from Saudia. I ‘ve paid 500€ for MAD-BOM-MAD with stop in RUH. Insely Cheap!


500 isn’t that goood from Europe. Out of Central Europe, the majors offer that regularly

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by LGAviation
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comments on Air China
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Re: Comments on Air China

I've flown them quite a few times before and what I have to say is that there onboard product is pretty unspectacular but definitely okay. Except the food options to be mainly focussed on their key Chinese clients. The only hassle is always that PEK is super-crowded (including immigration and the no...

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by LGAviation
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 117
Views: 17847

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

Firstly, has anything happened in the meantime or are we again looking at one of those rumours that just went as quickly as it came Why is 11 pm departure considered horrible, it is a good time. After a day's work, the traveller can relax before catching the late flight. Also traffic will be lighter...

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by LGAviation
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356484

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

Is it just me or is the dark blue also substantially lighter?

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by LGAviation
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ, MU plan London, Paris routes from Beijing Daxing respectively in late 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 3715

Re: CZ, MU plan London, Paris routes from Beijing Daxing respectively in late 2019

It's interesting that both would launch the routes to their respective partners and that we don't see MU going for LHR and CZ going to CDG because ultimately they could leave the other route to their respective partner as I don't see how you would be a successful business airline out of Daxing when ...

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by LGAviation
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)
Replies: 21
Views: 1992

Re: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)

If we look at the UK as being split only into four constituent countries, then yes indeed you will find them in England (ie LHR-MAN) and Scotland. In Norway, you will also find intra-county flights due to the inaccessibility of some remote towns on the shoreline or in the far north. In Spain, you wi...

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by LGAviation
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23374

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes, except that China is ( and to some extents Turkey and Israel) clearly taking over and cannibalizing the African market – not for the best! I totally agree. TK does wonders in connecting a country like Somalia to the world and China does wonders in paving roads - but in the long run, this will ...

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by LGAviation
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China ban selling air tickets or other travel product to countries that have no diplomatic relations.
Replies: 28
Views: 4813

Re: China ban selling air tickets or other travel product to countries that have no diplomatic relations.

Notice, this article is written in traditional Chinese and holds perspective of “Republic of China”. I have personally never heard of that; but based on the “destination naming for foreign airlines” incident, I suppose it be a new chapter of influence conflict. I won’t go beyond it such that I invo...

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by LGAviation
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China ban selling air tickets or other travel product to countries that have no diplomatic relations.
Replies: 28
Views: 4813

Re: China ban selling air tickets or other travel product to countries that have no diplomatic relations.

This is more HK newspaper BS (which they are famous for), not something official from Beijing and its in Traditional Characters. Finally the Vatican is culturally part of Italy and there are no border checks. To start, what BS? This is Sing Tao not Apple Daily or even Oriental Daily. Ultimately, Pa...

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by LGAviation
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4978

Re: Your first...

..European airport: FRA - Frankfurt, Germany ...N-American airport: MIA - Miami, Florida ...S-American airport: GEO - Georgetown, Guyana ...Asian airport: AUH - Abu Dhabi, UAE ...African airport: WDH - Windhoek, Namibia ...aircraft: Boeing 747-200 ...widebody aircraft: Boeing 747-200 ...turboprop ai...

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by LGAviation
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15170

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Quite a few students are going to Europe, way cheaper in Spring! Just had some over this week. Interesting, I must be getting old! :old: Or I must be living in a bubble :D No, in all honesty, you're average American college kid doesnt go to Europe for Spring Break but some do! But even though our f...

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by LGAviation
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15170

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Why would AA NOT challenge a major international competitor at their fortress hub? You expect them to sit back and let a competitor take bookings from them in a market they otherwise dominate? I'm only surprised they didn't start the route sooner. I think you have it backwards. The point of sale is...

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by LGAviation
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23374

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

but true better to not put all the eggs in one basket! Exactly, when you're a country and pick either the EU or China as your sun, you will never be than one out of a million stars to them and in all honesty, if there's anything going on they won't be there for you unless you continue to have somet...

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by LGAviation
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15170

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

No matter how CLT is doing, AA will retain some sort of link to MUC but CLT will be difficult when I assume the BMW contract for MUC/Spartanburg would have to be with Lufthansa and AA brand recognition in Germany is fairly poor from all those years that it took them to pull the old 767s out of the c...

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by LGAviation
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Blind booking experiences
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Blind booking experiences

This has existed in Germany for years and concerns regarding entirely uninteresting destinations can be alleviated by the option to exclude a destination for €5 or so short haul. It's really good fun and although I never did it myself, a couple of people I know did it nd ended in Warsaw or Madrid an...

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by LGAviation
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 hour connection time at CPH enough?
Replies: 16
Views: 777

Re: 3 hour connection time at CPH enough?

I can only echo that. I have done the connection in the opposite way which was the only day in a long time where Icelandair was delayed by two hours (evening flight without connecting possibilities) but since FI and SK are colocated in CPH it should be super easy if you have carry-on and just a litt...

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by LGAviation
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 34664

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

Hi guys, this is my first time posting in here and Upstate NY is definitely not my turf but since I will have to travel somewhat regularly to the Ithaca area in the future, I read about the airport a little and stumbled upon this article on the CBP facility there: https://ithacavoice.com/2019/03/imm...

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by LGAviation
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21334

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Which Spanish ones? I think ALC is one. MAD too. PMI I think so. But I recall using Ryanair recently in SCQ (the only airline that do not uses jet bridges), SVQ or VLC and we did not use jet bridges. I think it is more dependant on the airport than on anything else. From the top of my head: AGP (on...

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by LGAviation
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question regarding an AA ticket
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Question regarding an AA ticket

Thanks for your help guys! Firstly, getting from Europe to Ithaca is bad and that OTA had a bargain on those American flights (which are also regular economy which gave me almost half of AA's posted price) otherwise I wouldve flown into NYC and then taken the bus upstate which sounded even worse. Yi...

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by LGAviation
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question regarding an AA ticket
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Question regarding an AA ticket

Later this year, I am going to Upstate NY on a routing that is INTL-CLT-PHL-UPSTATE and I have two questions: - Will 2hrs10 be enough to make an international to domestic connection at CLT with luggage - Secondly, AA somehow ticketed as INTL-CLT-PHL, PHL-ITH, ITH-CLT-INTL as sectors, I assume my con...

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by LGAviation
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Perth Airport Destinations
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Re: Future Perth Airport Destinations

Shanghai (PVG), Beijing (PEK) Give it a little but yes París (CDG) , Frankfurt (FRA) CDG if QF really wants to try a non-London FRA not on QF - if anyone will try it then Lufthansa and likely unfortunately out of MUC with the A359 as it's shorter and a A359 base but I don't see it happening Istanbu...

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by LGAviation
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6094

Re: How many US states have you visited?

As a non-American who has never lived in the states 27

AL
AZ
CA
CO
CT
DE
FL
GA
HI
IL
MA
MD
NH
NJ
NV
NY
OR
PA
RI
SD
TN
TX
UT
VA
VT
WA
WY

plus

DC, PR, USVI

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by LGAviation
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23374

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Do you think he is acting right - not for France, but for the interests of Djiboutian, Ethiopian and Kenyan people It's a tough question for every government in the region whether to try and be self-sufficient or whether to pursue close alignment with Europe or China. I'm not in denial that China r...

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by LGAviation
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23374

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Djiboutian officials apparently need to scan your boarding passes into the country and that apparently includes all boarding passes, so the conversation went a little like that (all in French) "Show me your boarding pass." "Here you go". "Sir, you are not Turkish! Where is ...

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by LGAviation
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23374

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

How are the diplomatic ties between India and China? Even CZ flies to NBO. Respectful but bad. They have territorial disputes in the Himalayas, Pakistan and China are too close for India's taste. Wow quite unique first hand experience :) , what was wrong with the BP print out??? I've heard about th...

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by LGAviation
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23374

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

And where is this A330 talk coming from? The B787s serve the right purpose and are not much larger than A330s. It was back in 2010. Will try to find the thread posted on A.net later: "But with the American manufacturer delaying delivery, apparently after a decision to experiment on carbon comp...

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by LGAviation
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23374

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

.There are currently no flights between those massive population centres to my knowledge and India-China in general is very little. Do you really mean between BOM and CAN? Very intriguing.... What/when is your next trip planned to? You will get updates soon when WB will start selling tickect to CAN...

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by LGAviation
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23374

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for sharing! When Rwandair talked about extending the BOM flight to CAN, I was a little skeptical at first but with Fifth Freedom rights that's a whole different animal given the comparatively limited options between China and India Really? Glad you are here, LGAviation, to provide this rare...

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by LGAviation
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 234
Views: 23374

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

:arrow: Rwandair obtained from the CAAC, the traffic rights to serve the city of Guangzhou, its first destination in China. Flights to the vast port city of southern China will begin before the third quarter as an extension of the Kigali-Mumbai service, which Rwandair currently connects three times...

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by LGAviation
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 13777

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

Surprising that with the new EU-QR agreement and the location in Germany they haven't announced further expansion into Germany, Hamburg and Dusseldorf should work

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by LGAviation
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA
Replies: 31
Views: 7336

LH Transfers EW long haul from DUS to FRA

German news media are reporting that Lufthansa will relocate the DUS EW operation to FRA. Given the reluctance in recent years to haben EW operate out of FRA, it’s a surprise move which I am not sure how it will play out with EW short haul still centred around DUS. Also, in my opinion it makes sense...

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by LGAviation
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ethiopian to Comoros frequency?
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Ethiopian to Comoros frequency?

I flew them last year and our booking changed a couple of times (we were initially booked ADD-HAH-ADD on 788 and 738 and in the end flew ADD-DAR-HAH-DAR-ADD on 763 which provided for extremely scenic views. September looks way too early for Ethiopian to make a definitive statement on how you're goi...

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by LGAviation
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ethiopian to Comoros frequency?
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: Ethiopian to Comoros frequency?

I flew them last year and our booking changed a couple of times (we were initially booked ADD-HAH-ADD on 788 and 738 and in the end flew ADD-DAR-HAH-DAR-ADD on 763 which provided for extremely scenic views. September looks way too early for Ethiopian to make a definitive statement on how you're goin...

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by LGAviation
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting FRA Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Transiting FRA Questions

Hello all, sorry for the questions but after reviewing FRA’s website I’m still not clear. Travelling HKG-FRA-TPA on LH797 and LH482. It appears arrival and departure are both out of Termial 1. Does this mean I just stay in Terminal 1 for the 5 hours? Is there any passport control? Are there any sho...

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by LGAviation
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 117
Views: 17847

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

5) the market Hamburg - New York is 120.000 passengers a year. I am pretty sure its one of the biggest markets from Europe to NY without a Nonstop flight. 120,000 means Emirates would have to grab 90% of all potential passengers to get a healthy 85% load on the smallest aircraft they have available...

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by LGAviation
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2867

Re: Your best flights of 2018

777kkk wrote:
Have any of you guys crossed the Himalayas in day light ?


I once was on a EY flight between AUH and PEK that was delayed and that made for the most stunning crossing of the Karakoram

Never crossed the Himalayas but flew along them on AI KTM-DEL which was spectacular enough.

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by LGAviation
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2867

Re: Your best flights of 2018

Only 3 of them are worth to be mentioned (in order): 1) Air France Inaugural CDG-NBO on AF's first 789. Trip report is available here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1391905 . 2) Kenya Airways NBO - LVI - CPT, last year I flew the same route but could only make photos when over the...

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by LGAviation
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2867

Re: Your best flights of 2018

1. SAS Oslo-Longyearbyen in September: flight departed around 10p when it was dark in Southern Norway and soon after we had the most spectacular northern lights before there was a sunrise around 11.30p approaching the waters north of mainland Norway. 2. Aeroflot Moscow Sheremetyevo-Petropavlovsk-Kam...

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by LGAviation
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH Website
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: LH Website

I have had the exact same experience with Lufthansa and their website since sometimes it made more sense for me to fly HAM-FRA-BRE or the same and what I did to get a rough idea is to look at the one way prices individually to see what the cheaper flights of the day were on each segment and then bun...

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by LGAviation
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 36
Views: 2248

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

A - AA, AB, AC, AF, AI, AK, AR, AS B - B6, BA, BW C - CA D - DE, DL, DY E - EI, EN, ET, EW, EY F - FI, FR G - GA, GF H - HA, HG I - IB, IE J - JQ K - KC, KL, KM, KQ L - LA, LH, LX M - MU N - NZ O - OS, OZ P - PC, PY Q - QF, QR R - S - SA, SK, SQ, SU, SW T - TG, TK, TP, TR, TT, TZ U - U2, UA V - VA, ...

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by LGAviation
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 35 Minute Connection at ADD
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: 35 Minute Connection at ADD

As I said, I am not a big fan of ET - especially their poor customer service! But, one thing ET stands out is the arrival service at ADD! ET is providing pick up straight at the a/c in different groups, also for passengers with minimum connection. Had once the pleasure to be escorted off the a/c st...

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by LGAviation
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could AA launch service to Morocco?
Replies: 14
Views: 2890

Re: Could AA launch service to Morocco?

With Royal Air Maroc rumored to be joining OneWorld, and AA launching seasonal leisure destinations from PHL (DBV, BLQ), what are the chances of AA launching service to CMN? I suggested in a previous thread PHL-RAK. RAK is where the tourists want to go. The airport has a very nice and large termina...

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by LGAviation
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: Is there any country where no airline operates the A320 family (or) 737 family? Reasons why?

Namibia - Air Namibia only has A319s Rwanda - Rwandair has both Boeing and Airbus but only B737s Ethiopia - Ethiopian has both Boeing and Airbus but only B737s Qatar - Qatar Airways has both Boeing and Airbus but only A320s Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini only has B737s in recently decreasing numbers...

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by LGAviation
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)
Replies: 31
Views: 5659

Re: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
flybynight wrote:
Which is interesting since AC has a pretty extensive network of flights direct to Europe (not sure if they fly to Frankfurt from YVR direct).


Currently, AC's online schedule shows LH flight as only non-stop YVR-FRA.


I flew this year on AC's summer seasonal YVR-FRA

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by LGAviation
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Free Wi-Fi
Replies: 13
Views: 1556

Re: Airports with Free Wi-Fi

FRA, HAM and all German airports for a limited amount of time with some ads
DME, SVO
SYD
China was a bit probelmatic back in June

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