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by Gregd75
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 366
Views: 76607

Re: Interjet Discussion and News thread

Interjet today announced a return to International flying. Connecting Puebla with Acapulco and JFK and Houston. - Has there ever been flights between Acapulco and Puebla? - Interjet hadn’t flown from Puebla before, so why use this airport? Very curious announcement, with a publicity lunch for busine...

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by Gregd75
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 366
Views: 76607

Re: Interjet Discussion and News thread

Taking a look at flightradar24, an Aeromar plane is operating an Interjet route: MEX-MTY- CUU -TIJ - CUU - MTY - MEX. plane left early in the morning and is arriving back to Mex City. Interesting. So Aeromar & Interjet are cooperating more than just codeshares. Wetleasing? Helping a friend out b...

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by Gregd75
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 366
Views: 76607

Re: Interjet Discussion and News thread

I think it’s important to mention that employment law is very, very different to its equivalent in many other countries, such as the USA. Some examples; - Aguinaldo; by law, the company must pay a Christmas bonus, often a months additional salary. - Primer Vacacion; by law, when you take your holida...

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by Gregd75
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1540
Views: 21713

Re: Emirates axes MEX

I understood that MEX is a premium heavy market for intercontinental traffic.

LH flies their 747-8, iberia A350, BA & KLM 787-9 all because the flying is premium heavy.

Except Barcelona, which is a leisure market.

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by Gregd75
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 139
Views: 30717

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

Aeromexico Connect operates the E190’s. I just can’t imagine the 737 being the smallest capacity plane in the Aeromexico fleet which may lead the Aeromexico Connect closing down. I hope there’s more news to come, that we don’t know about yet, like an A220 order (highly unlikely I know, but wouldn’t ...

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by Gregd75
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1540
Views: 21713

Re: Emirates axes MEX

Emirates is still operating cargo flights, so this is clearly related to covid-19 collapse of passenger traffic.

It was a new route, before the pandemic started and it didn’t have the opportunity to mature. It’s a shame, but unsurprising. Not related to the president at all..

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by Gregd75
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 382
Views: 58272

Re: British Airways route updates

' Yes, we know. From September onwards those destinations are open for passenger tickets sale. Of course, things may change based on the pandemic evolution. Aha Now that makes more sense. The post said ‘returning’ to MEX. Now we all know that BA returned to MEX a long time ago. As of September BA w...

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by Gregd75
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 382
Views: 58272

Re: British Airways route updates

In changes to its long haul schedule filed this week, BA is returning in September to 3 of its 5 Latin American destinations: EZE, GRU & MEX. However, GIG and SCL continue to be suspended. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/292634/british-airways-sep-2020-intercontinental-network...

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by Gregd75
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 382
Views: 58272

Re: British Airways route updates

In changes to its long haul schedule filed this week, BA is returning in September to 3 of its 5 Latin American destinations: EZE, GRU & MEX. However, GIG and SCL continue to be suspended. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/292634/british-airways-sep-2020-intercontinental-network...

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by Gregd75
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19843

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

Mixed feelings about the A346. On the one hand, it was nice that there were rows of 2 seats at the back of the economy cabin. But on the other, I'll never forget my IB flight from MAD - MEX when, 25 mins into the flight, the inflight entertainment broke, apparently un-fixable and the 11+ hour flight...

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by Gregd75
Tue May 05, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 366
Views: 76607

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

Interjet is also flying to Oaxaca City

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by Gregd75
Sun May 03, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Run, a documentary of the good old NWA B744 TPAC crossing to NRT.
Replies: 5
Views: 3780

Re: Tokyo Run, a documentary of the good old NWA B744 TPAC crossing to NRT.

A very good film!

I just have one question. Why was his last flight USA - Japan... and not the return leg, Japan - US?

Would it have been normal in Northwest to work one leg?

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by Gregd75
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7054

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

Some of you haven't endured Mexico city Airport the way I have and it shows. You’re right! Some people have learned how to adjust their travel plans in order to avoid the pain. 1. Fly out early in the morning - there are less delays. Even though you wait a long time to take off, arrival is usually ...

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by Gregd75
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7054

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

totesen wrote:
after that im never flying to t2 at peak hour.


You’re right. Best not to fly at peak times into T2. Problem solved.

I guess you mean the AM47 that arrives in at 21.55 - 2 hours to get out of an international flight from South America isn’t that surprising. Is it?

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by Gregd75
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7054

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

Curiously, T1 doesnt have one floor for arriving passengers and another for departing. Back in 2005 I remember disembarking and being surprised that I was in the same area as the departing passengers. Over the years partitions have been added to separate passengers. So thats why you had your experie...

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by Gregd75
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7054

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

I fly into and out of MEX 5 or 6 times a year. This past Friday my flight touched down at 19:07. After sitting on the taxiway for about 10 minutes, I guess the pilot was told there were no gates available, so we pulled into a space in the cargo area. We then waited until 20:00 before a bus arrived ...

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by Gregd75
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7054

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

No less than two other flights were scheduled to depart at exactly the same time from the same gate as my flight was supposed to leave. I imagine you flew from gate 75. Trust me, the people that check tickets will make sure you get on the right bus to get to the right plane. The problem isn’t the a...

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by Gregd75
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA and new intl routes... will there be anything new?
Replies: 21
Views: 3803

Re: AA and new intl routes... will there be anything new?

Does anyone know how the DFW - ACA route is performing?

It’d be a great boost to tourism in the region if AA increased service and made it year round.

Its just one regional jet, a couple of hours flight but it’d help Acapulco so much!

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by Gregd75
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA offer 2nd daily LAX-LHR?
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Will UA offer 2nd daily LAX-LHR?

Wouldn’t it be logical for ANZ to lease their LHR slot(s) to United.

This way there could be second Star Alliance LHR - LAX flight, benefiting both airlines.

Who else would ANZ pass the slots to? I guess the highest bidder.

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by Gregd75
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7054

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

Very few passengers get to use the lounges so that is not a criteria for rating an airport......I flew through MEX last year and it was by far, the worst international airport I've ever flown through......the most shocking part was that the terminal is not even air-conditioned and it was the month ...

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by Gregd75
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7054

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

I’m not sure I agree that MEX is bad. I’m am AM frequent flier and use their lounges in T2 and the experience is fine. In terms of waiting once you’ve landed, that happens everywhere. At LHR you land and have to wait quite some time for the plane to taxi, cross runways etc. MTY is a far worse nation...

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by Gregd75
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLC airport... What is it all about?
Replies: 69
Views: 6796

Re: TLC airport... What is it all about?

Aeromexico can’t seem to make any flights successful out of TLC.

If they can make a daily MTY - PUE work, surely is says something that they just cant make TLC stick. Ive always thought that was strange.

I guess there just isn’t the traffic needed to get new routes to succeed.

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by Gregd75
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA and new intl routes... will there be anything new?
Replies: 21
Views: 3803

Re: AA and new intl routes... will there be anything new?

Was there an announcement that AA would fly DFW - ACA? When would that International service start?

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by Gregd75
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12692

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

I thought the MEX - JFK rotation on 787 is to use a plane that arrives in from Europe in the early morning. It flies out for 9 to 10 hours, returning just in time to fly out to Europe again. Why would AM want to make MEX - JFK all 787? Surely they’d want to use the new frames to either open new rout...

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by Gregd75
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12692

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

I seriously doubt GDL - BCN - MAD will work, if someone from GDL wants to get to MAD there are more frequencies if you go GDL-MEX MAD, IB itself is up to 3 daily. Maybe GDL - MAD-BCN could work. Sorry. The point was that IB is considering flying MAD - GDL. I tried to make the point that maybe using...

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by Gregd75
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12692

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

I dont think its possible to compare GDL to STL. All of the US - GDL services support the large Mexican population in the US. VFR is very high, and its well known that people from Jalisco settled in California and Illinois, hence lots of connections. Not so many settled in Texas (where Norteños did)...

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by Gregd75
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/10/2019: AA Exits BWI-PHX;B6 Adds DCA-MVY;DY Drops JFK-MAD;G4 Exits FNL?;SY
Replies: 89
Views: 12430

Re: OAG Changes 11/10/2019: AA Exits BWI-PHX;B6 Adds DCA-MVY;DY Drops JFK-MAD;G4 Exits FNL?;SY

DY is cutting back more at JFK. The MAD route getting axed isn't surprising. There is plenty of capacity with IB, AA, and DL. All of the DY Scandinavian routes out of JFK I think have gone seasonal (summer only) for 2020. With CDG cut from EWR early this year and with the Stewart route cuts, I gues...

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by Gregd75
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12692

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

I'll believe it when I see it. I was unable to read the whole article (paywall) but the first paragraph basically referred to a statement by the governor of Jalisco, so for me this could just be wishful thinking. I also have to wonder why GDL and not MTY. MTY just seems to be a bit more prosperous....

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by Gregd75
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean new livery
Replies: 180
Views: 54357

Re: Aegean new livery

I have to say I like The Aegean branding. Their seats. The meals served and the on-board service.

When I booked the flights I didn’t have high expectations. But having flown them a couple of times, they’re my favourite European airline now.

Very good

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by Gregd75
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12692

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

Good points! How about Level flying BCN -GDL with connections on Vueling at BCN? GDL - BCN - MAD stays one-stop just like flying to CDG. I would imagine that there is tourism direct to BCN too, and this feeds into the Vueling network. So, just as AM started to fly MEX -BCN in order to beat Emirates ...

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by Gregd75
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12692

Re: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

by BravoOne » 09 Nov 2019 00:02 Why would anyone want to go to GDL, much less Mexico in general? Try reframing the question. Why would there be demand from GDL (Mexicos 2nd city, home of IBM and HP) to Europe? Maybe Mexicans do not want to fly to Europe with a layover in the USA (as a consequence o...

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by Gregd75
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris
Replies: 83
Views: 12692

Aeromexico could fly Guadalajara to Paris

According to the link below, AM could be connecting GDL with CDG. An announcement could be made as soon as December. It’s about time that GDL has TATL service, although I would have imagined a connection with Madrid would have been top of the list, I guess CDG allows for one-stop connections to the ...

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by Gregd75
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 366
Views: 76607

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

I would have thought that AA have their eyes on Gol nowadays. The Mexican market is well covered with MIA and DFW, so Interjet isn’t really a priority right now. Deep South America is where there will be some action. It’s a shame Avianca couldn’t tie up with AA. That’d be super Delta + Latam United ...

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by Gregd75
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 31004

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

Would Southwest be interested in Hawaiian? They are clearly looking to enter the Islands market and this would give them presence overnight. Just a thought... We are already operating in HawaiI and interisland and doing extremely well with it. We don’t need Hawaiian Hawaiian makes more sense to buy...

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by Gregd75
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 31004

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

Would Southwest be interested in Hawaiian?

They are clearly looking to enter the Islands market and this would give them presence overnight.

Just a thought...

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by Gregd75
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.
Replies: 35
Views: 5722

Re: Odds of AD (Azul) joining Oneworld to compensate for LATAM.

Gol has a lounge network and the inflight experience is nothing like Ryanair. I think the comparison of Gol to Ryanair is wrong. If I had to, I'd compare Gol to Westjet or AerLingus. And I’d leave this final thought. Admittedly they don’t have the route network of LATAM long haul, but their regional...

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by Gregd75
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/oneworld Needs a Win
Replies: 123
Views: 19051

Re: AA/oneworld Needs a Win

The win for Oneworld is to recruit GOL in Brazil. Losing LATAM but gaining GOL is an opportunity for AA to offer service to secondary cities in the region, boosting (or maintaining) one-stop connections e.g DFW- SaoPaolo- Uberlandia (isnt that the coolest city name?!?) Surely many would agree that G...

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by Gregd75
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2019 Loads
Replies: 20
Views: 2558

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2019 Loads

I thought Interjet only have 3 aircraft types & seating. Their A320s carry 150 passengers. Their Soduko jets 99 passengers and they have A321 jets that carry more than the A320 (but I dont know jiw many passengers in total). Does this mean they have 2 configurations gor either the 320 or 321? Ju...

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by Gregd75
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Frontier Airlines and Latin America?
Replies: 19
Views: 3552

Re: What's up with Frontier Airlines and Latin America?

Volaris and Frontier have joined forces. If I buy a ticket on the Volaris website, I get results showing Frontier flights, or even connections. I imagine its vice versa on Frontiers website too. How do airlines report revenue generated via their partnerships? I wonder if this has impacted Frontiers ...

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by Gregd75
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul A330 FLL-MEX?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Azul A330 FLL-MEX?

Could it be for maintenance?

Over by terminal 1 there is a hangar that does maintenance. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen an Azul plane parked there before.

This could be a way for Azul to fly the plane up to FLL and then an empty flight to MEX.

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by Gregd75
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 366
Views: 76607

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

After US-MEX deregulation, the battle between airlines has been intense. AM and the US3 used to dominate US-MEX flights. Y4, 4O and VB national routes This has been turned in its heads and its brutal. Fares are very cheap (at times) and I wonder how airlines are making money. Turns out, they aren’t....

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by Gregd75
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 23783

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

I always assumed it was due to competition (except LHR- JFK) I imagine if there’s little competition, then passengers would fly your plane regardless of age and the state of the cabin, but onc a competitor puts a new plane on the same route then the airline can respond by putting a better product on...

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by Gregd75
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Volaris cancel the Albuquerque-Guadalajara route?
Replies: 17
Views: 2956

Re: Did Volaris cancel the Albuquerque-Guadalajara route?

How about flying GDL to Chihuahua, and then take the flight Chihuahua to Albuquerque? Couldn’t that work? I just looked on the Volaris website and there’s a flight leaving Gdl at 7.21am arriving at 8.13am The Albuquerque flight leaves at 10.40am so you’d have time to make the switch. This must be ea...

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by Gregd75
Sat May 11, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 16001

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

Acapulco has a completely new airport terminal, cruise lines have returned to the ports and infrastructure projects, building bridges and the likes are underway. I’ve been dozens of times in the last few years and it’s a fine place. Stay in the hotel resorts in the evening, walk around town in the m...

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by Gregd75
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL to launch BCN-SCL and BCN-JFK in S19
Replies: 16
Views: 3602

Re: LEVEL to launch BCN-SCL and BCN-JFK in S19

And also LEVEL BCN - MEX.

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by Gregd75
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC
Replies: 47
Views: 7396

Re: Aeromexico axes MEX-BOS/PDX/IAD + MTY-LAS + GDL-SJC

Could the recent Aeromexico connect crash have impacted this Q3 result? I mean, first of all, one frame less to cover, also the cost of a crash must be huge and finally, I wonder if less passengers have flown the airline after the crash. Really don’t know the answers, but the two things could be rel...

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by Gregd75
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring
Replies: 41
Views: 10337

Re: BA commencing LHR-KIX in 2019 Spring

I just never understood why BA hasn’t made MEX daily

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by Gregd75
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 56112

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Thank goodness that there were no fatalities.

I was flying on an Aeromexico flight whennnews came through. The suggestion is that there was a strong crosswind gust(s) that impacted the takeoff.

Not sure how true this could be, but it’s worth a mention here.

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by Gregd75
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5905

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Why would a person apply to, and then join a company that has different values to yourself? Regardless if the ‘skirt only’ rule is right or wrong, the rule was there when employees started in the company. They knew the rule, and they signed the employment contract. Would you work for a company that ...

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by Gregd75
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four new ATR-72-600 for Avianca Argentina
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: Four new ATR-72-600 for Avianca Argentina

Avianca and Aeromar in Mexico seem to be planning something interesting in 2018. I wonder if Avianca would transfer the Aeromar ATRs to Avianca Argentina, in turn bringing some A320 family planes to start bigger operations as the Avianca Mexico brand develops. I hope so! Some interesting competition...

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