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by LGAviation
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5436

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

Flemish is not a language. Flemish people speak Dutch. With a 'Flemish' accent but the language is Dutch. Time people learn this. Saying people speak Flemish is like saying Americans speak "American"... On topic: all Brussels Airlines staff are trilingual Dutch - French - English. (When i...

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by LGAviation
Sun May 17, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3728

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

As mentioned before, SYD Domestic is accessible by foot. The route is actually somewhat popular for people wanting to save the airport station fee which adds roughly $ 10 to your otherwise $ 4 ticket if you get off at Mascot. I have definitely also walked from Cairns airport into town which is not t...

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by LGAviation
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lifting of international air travel restrictions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Lifting of international air travel restrictions?

I really hope a good chunk of them are lifted before December holidays. Existing evidence for the benefits of travel restrictions shows that they only help during containment in early phases, but have limited effects later as the disease spreads in the community... So hopefully governments will not...

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by LGAviation
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 6853

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Lufthansa leased in 767s on at least two occasions.

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by LGAviation
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9069

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

FRA has closed T2 entirely and has mostly consolidated to T1B

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by LGAviation
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest international market to/from USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Re: Smallest international market to/from USA?

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy-Anchorage on Yakutia, a few flights each summer

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by LGAviation
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6361

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

I personally think that it will be difficult to generalise Russian holiday-making patterns given the size and diversity of Russia. Generally speaking though, outside places in Southern Russia you will encounter a certain demand for outbound travel to beach destinations. The choice of destination wil...

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by LGAviation
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No ID check on (German) domestic flights
Replies: 77
Views: 6208

Re: No ID check on (German) domestic flights

Long story short, it is legal. And it happens all the time on Euro flights and if you connect intl-to-intl depending on the destination and it’s pre-departure check requirements it might happen too. In Germany, there is no statutory requirement to check for IDs other than for immigration reasons whi...

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by LGAviation
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation in an Independent Bougainville
Replies: 12
Views: 2255

Re: Aviation in an Independent Bougainville

I would not categorically rule out the odd Brisbane flight. There is some demand that is generated by virtue of states becoming independent in their own right. The odd diplomatic mission will open up and the occasional UN representative will arrive. Also, some of the POM flights will become obsolete...

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by LGAviation
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7399

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

This is saddening. Following the closure of the Easyjet base at HAM, this is really a blow to operations there. @OP: You mention the termination of the HAM-DUB route which gave me personally two of the greatest short trips ever but I can't find any mention of that in the links. Is it staying or am I...

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by LGAviation
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What exactly happens when a bag gets delayed?
Replies: 26
Views: 5680

Re: What exactly happens when a bag gets delayed?

My favourite story still is the time I flew ZNZ-ADD-FRA with a 12 hour layover at Addis Ababa which I used to explore the city (there would've been an earlier ADD-JED-FRA flight on LH who partner with ET). When I arrived in FRA, my bag was nowhere to be found and so I notified ET who were nice enoug...

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by LGAviation
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian acquires 787
Replies: 19
Views: 5368

Re: MIAT Mongolian acquires 787

I could see MIAT wanting to make ULN-Europe non-stop. AFAIK their (longstanding) route to Berlin operates with a 737 and makes a stopover in Moscow Yes, probably. I am no expert, but I believe some scepticism is warranted. From a 737-800 shared between MOW and BER, to a dedicated 789 to BER. I mean...

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by LGAviation
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 123996

Re: LATAM MAD hub to move/change due to DL acquisition?

A very good question! I don't think there is an answer at this time as the LA shift away from OW is mainly about the Americas. In the long run, I see it both as a challenge and an opportunity. It's a challenge because a significant chunk of LA's Europe traffic is MAD O&D and they will want to re...

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by LGAviation
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 10131

Re: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft

Over the years I have seen quite a few spectacular things, some of them that I remember particularly well are: The Volcanoes on Approach to Petropavlovksk-Kamchatskiy on the Russian Pacific Coast (SU SVO-PKC 77W) Uluru on approach to AYQ (QF ASP-AYQ B717) Sydney Harbour when approaching from the Nor...

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by LGAviation
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH announces FRA-YOW eff. May 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 9135

Re: LH announces FRA-YOW eff. May 2020

Edelweiss (WK) is part of the Lufthansa Group and operates to YYC as well as YVR on seasonal basis. I also heard that Eurowings (EW) is looking into more US/Canada destinations next year. If you solely consider Canada than my guess would be YYC or YHZ since Condor (DE) is currently serving those ro...

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by LGAviation
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18313

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

5th freedom = vestige from a very different industry Push is for ever more nonstops. 1-stops and 5th freedom don't make much sense in most cases anymore. :checkmark: Industry trend is very much moving away from 5th freedom and milk run routes. For U.S. carriers look at how they have almost entirely...

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by LGAviation
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why don't AI and UA codeshare with eachother on US-India flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: Why don't AI and UA codeshare with eachother on US-India flights?

Singapore has always had a very cautious approach towards codeshares although they do cooperate with Lufthansa and Air New Zealand now but I would imagine that United wouldn't have too many destinations that it would want to send passengers to via Singapore. As for TK, I would assume it's the same ...

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by LGAviation
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why don't AI and UA codeshare with eachother on US-India flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: Why don't AI and UA codeshare with eachother on US-India flights?

UA also do not codeshare with Singapore Airlines, Thai & Turkish, you'll notice. Is it for the same reason that they don't codeshare with AI? (Opposition against SQ, TK, and Thai being in *A) TG definitely is due to Thailand's FAA security rating not permitting codeshares by American carriers. ...

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by LGAviation
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Percent of people who have never flown?
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

Re: Percent of people who have never flown?

I personally believe that the 80% figure could be accurate. Firstly, as others have mentioned before there is a sizeable share of the world's population that lack the financial means for air travel or that live in countries where air travel is not sufficiently developed. Secondly, there is a signifi...

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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: 9497

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: 798

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: 5622

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 Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217105

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 Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217105

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: 2361

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: 2305

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: 119
Views: 19699

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: 1797
Views: 380913

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: 3934

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: 2295

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: 340
Views: 46190

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: 4997

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: 4997

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: 6021

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: 15773

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: 15773

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: 340
Views: 46190

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: 15773

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: 817

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: 845

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: 399
Views: 59546

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: 25298

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: 513

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: 513

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: 1274

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: 7135

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: 340
Views: 46190

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: 340
Views: 46190

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: 340
Views: 46190

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: 340
Views: 46190

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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