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by tommyarias
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29589

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Looks like between January 7th to March 31st Aeromexico Connect will operate E190 to PTY instead Aeromexico's 737s and 738s.

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by tommyarias
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12760

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Where would that stop be? CA stops at MAD for the flights to GRU, and at YUL for the HAV ones. So it will either be in Europe or in Canada, avoiding the USA. There was also once the suggestion that a country in Southeast Asia may start service to SJO (I believe it was Singapore). What are the odds ...

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by tommyarias
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12760

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

It looks like with the opening of the T2 in PTY just around the corner a bunch of new airlines are planning on new routes to Panama City. El futuro del 'hub' es ahora "Panama has to keep pace with the growth of the airline industry and that puts pressure on the airport. This year, passenger tra...

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by tommyarias
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12760

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Curious: why did Copa never consider ordering or converting some orders to the Boeing 737-900ER from the -800? For services into heavily-congested airports on flights less than 6.5 hours, or where more frequencies can't be added at opportune times (such examples might include services to JFK, LAX, ...

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by tommyarias
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170039

Re: Alitalia...How Much Longer?

AZ is one of those airlines we will not stop flying, regardless of what happens. As jfklganyc said, for Italians AZ shutting down would be like any other flag carrier shutting down, locals will not let it happen. Swissair is an example of what would happen to Alitalia, emergency bailout and eventual...

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by tommyarias
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas suspends flights to Venezuela
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Aerolíneas Argentinas suspends flights to Venezuela

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41547746

AR suspends flights to Caracas due to security concerns.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41547746

AR suspends flights to Caracas due to security concerns.

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by tommyarias
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4713

Re: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines

filipair wrote:
- Will operate under 1 brand. Which one?


I am sure they will continue as two brands. They go for different market segments so combining the brands will make them loose an entire segment.

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by tommyarias
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 6846

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

Vueling have a large hub in BCN and largely dominate the airport, they will not pack their bags and leave BCN. Why would they ? Just to allow FR/U2 to move in and take their place ? It makes no sense... Just because Catalonia decides to exit Spain (and if they succeed) won't halt travel to BCN. In ...

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by tommyarias
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 6846

Re: Catalonia Independence. What does it mean for Aviation?

Many keep pointing out that Catalunya will not be part of the Europea Union, which seems like the real scenario, but in Europe the freedom for airlines to operate from countries other than their own is not only because of the EU. Within the member states of the EU yes, there's a the Single Market, b...

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by tommyarias
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases
Replies: 34
Views: 7755

Re: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases

Verona-Faro is the real outlier and surprise in that list. I checked the FAO wikipedia page and there is not a single flight between Faro and Italy. So truly out of the box. I reckon this will be sold mostly to Italian tour-operators. The entire business model of Volotea is to connect Europe's seco...

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by tommyarias
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela ceases flight operations
Replies: 22
Views: 3553

Re: Venezuela's Aeropostal Ceased Operations

Shame to see Aeropostal go but I am not surprised at all. I wonder if they will come back after all the mess in Venezuela is resolved. Sadly, another Latin carrier goes down. We're very close to the day that only LATAM and AV will be around throughout the region. Hasta pronto, Aeropostal! I'm sure A...

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by tommyarias
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panama and China plan to establish direct air routes
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Panama and China plan to establish direct air routes

Panama didn't recognize China (PRC) until few months ago, as it recognized Taiwan as the only China. Yesterday Panama and China sign an agreement that will allow airlines to fly between the two countries. Link (In Spanish): https://www.tvn-2.com/nacionales/Panama-China-plantean-establecer-directas_0...

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by tommyarias
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October
Replies: 12
Views: 1564

Re: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October

CM may not drop CCS, but the big problem will be the new visa requirements Panama is imposing on Venezuelans, especially for other airlines serving flights between Venezuela and Panama. Since in PTY you never leave airside on a connecting flight, it's also unclear how the possible transit visa ques...

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by tommyarias
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 5735

Re: Cubana new livery

I wouldn't say "New", more like "Revised".

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by tommyarias
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why No New Airline Posters?
Replies: 16
Views: 2375

Re: Why No New Airline Posters?

Some airlines still do it, maybe in a different way than in the 80s. Most want to show the service and seats rather than planes flying around though. I have seen a few in London. This are a few that show planes on them: http://blog.marleneohlsson.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/0006.jpg https://s-medi...

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by tommyarias
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Europe services from Gibraltar?
Replies: 20
Views: 4894

Re: No Europe services from Gibraltar?

Iberia, BA and Ándalus operated flights to Barcelona and Madrid but terminated them because of lack of demand, same with flights to the UK and reduce services to others. Guess it's just lack of interest in visiting Gibraltar, which is understandable.

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by tommyarias
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Colombia Removing Seats?
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

Re: Viva Colombia Removing Seats?

They are owned by Ryanair, so they are using the same marketing strategy of "Lets make some stupid announcement and make all news outlets talk about it, therefore, we get free PR". Ryanair announced the same things about removing seats, and later about charing for using the lavatories, so ...

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by tommyarias
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa orders 15 737 Max 10
Replies: 10
Views: 3334

Re: Copa orders 15 737 Max 10

What would be interesting to know if any of CM new B737 MAX might have the range (and ETOPS) for PTY-MAD non-stop. ETOPS yes (and CM would need to be certified for ETOPS too); range. not in any of the existing and future CM configurations. But why would CM jump into this business, assuming the MAX ...

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by tommyarias
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Unveils First CS300 Special Livery
Replies: 55
Views: 10532

Re: SWISS UNVEILS 1ST CS300 SPECIAL LIVERY

Swiss usually makes very nice special liveries so I am surprised of how different this one is. http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/2/5/1/2246152.jpg?v=v40 https://scontent.flhr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/14570547_1031952000236175_2107478425531994986_o.jpg?oh=34107345918cffb8457aa5c6e3391f7...

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by tommyarias
Mon May 29, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Union Blames Meltdown on IT Outsourcing to India
Replies: 128
Views: 17007

Re: BA Union Blames Meltdown on Indian Workers

There is someone to blame, and if the error happened in India, is the Indian workers the ones to blame. BA wanted to cut costs by sending the IT work to India, so they have to take responsibility for those actions. It could have been avoidable if it was in the UK.

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by tommyarias
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service
Replies: 21
Views: 5667

Re: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service

Aeroperlas shut down many years ago, and I have no clue where HP-004APP went to. Most likely another TACA Regional airline somewhere in Central America, but it sure isn't in Panama anymore.

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by tommyarias
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines Caribbean Embraer 190 Operations
Replies: 30
Views: 3398

Re: Copa Airlines Caribbean Embraer 190 Operations

CM wouldn't look at the CSeries as they don't want to start from scratch with a new aircraft. The B737-700s will most likely will be transferred to Wingo and taken out entirely from the mainline, and the E190s to P5 as their fleet consist mostly of this aircrafts already. Most likely CM wants to ope...

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by tommyarias
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 120
Views: 35732

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

What I meant by 'hi-res' was recreating the picture posted by Tom32286 and add details to it so it looks closer to a real plane rather than a flat 2D picture. Sorry if some didn't like it. Glad some did like it. Didn't have that much to work with anyways. I think that you have done a very good job,...

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by tommyarias
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines Caribbean Embraer 190 Operations
Replies: 30
Views: 3398

Re: Copa Airlines Caribbean Embraer 190 Operations

Most of CM's E190 end in the Central American flights, some to the Caribbean and nearly non to the rest. As some mention, CM keeps running some of their destinations profitably because of the connections from other countries, not from passengers straight from PTY. CM also uses the E190 for the only...

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by tommyarias
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Airlines Caribbean Embraer 190 Operations
Replies: 30
Views: 3398

Re: Copa Airlines Caribbean Embraer 190 Operations

Most of CM's E190 end in the Central American flights, some to the Caribbean and nearly non to the rest. As some mention, CM keeps running some of their destinations profitably because of the connections from other countries, not from passengers straight from PTY. CM also uses the E190 for the only ...

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by tommyarias
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 120
Views: 35732

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

What I meant by 'hi-res' was recreating the picture posted by Tom32286 and add details to it so it looks closer to a real plane rather than a flat 2D picture. Sorry if some didn't like it. Glad some did like it. Didn't have that much to work with anyways.

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by tommyarias
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 120
Views: 35732

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

Higher resolution picture of the leaked livery.
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by tommyarias
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Norwegian choose to operate from LGW rather than STN?
Replies: 28
Views: 4783

Re: Why did Norwegian choose to operate from LGW rather than STN?

Norwegian markets itself as a 'low cost that operates from "main" airports'. That's their unique selling point when comparing it to other low costs like Ryanair. EasyJet does the same thing for most of their operations. STN is cheaper, but that's not the business strategy Norwegian wants t...

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by tommyarias
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air First A330-200 EP-IJA
Replies: 123
Views: 37086

Re: Iran Air First A330-200 EP-IJA

If the cabin will be the same as Avianca, then I can asure it is comfortable. Not a state-of-the-art cabin but it will be a huge improvement to IR.

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by tommyarias
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 84391

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

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Full fleet in new livery. Rouge remains the same apparently.

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by tommyarias
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 84391

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Why have they deleted it from the Facebook page?

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by tommyarias
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 82
Views: 12968

Re: Avianca to align with United?

I see more likely for CM to leave Star Alliance than to merge with other airline, as there's no reason whatsoever for merging. CM is strongly self-reliable and highly profitable, compared to similar airlines. I would expect in the near future for them to continue expanding across South America with ...

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by tommyarias
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787's 2-4-2 layout vs. 3-3-3 layout. Why no one follows JAL's idea?
Replies: 66
Views: 17586

787's 2-4-2 layout vs. 3-3-3 layout. Why no one follows JAL's idea?

Most 787 deliveries have a standard 3-3-3 layout with an average of 31" pitch and 17.2" width, even though is has been tagged as a "plane to avoid" because of how uncomfortable the seats can be for long flights. JAL came up with the 2-4-2 layout offering 33" pitch and 18.9&q...

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by tommyarias
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)
Replies: 72
Views: 12645

Re: Joint venture offers for Avianca (AV)

I want CM to win the bid, but it's very unlikely. As many pointed they already have Wingo and Copa Airlines Colombia. AV and CM share a similar company culture, and CM's vision isn't all about high profit, instead it's about service and product to makes them stand out. UA and DL would do it differen...

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by tommyarias
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Livery Inconsistency?
Replies: 13
Views: 5535

Austrian Airlines Livery Inconsistency?

Recently Austrian Airlines changed their livery from this: http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/6/5/4069565.jpg?v=v4f64cd91a8f To this one: http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/5/9/4086959.jpg?v=v48215a35a39 But the latest aircrafts repainted now don't have the "My" o...

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by tommyarias
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three A330-300 of TK at ZRH stored?
Replies: 6
Views: 3467

Three A330-300 of TK at ZRH stored?

Just flew out of Zürich Airport and I saw three Turkish Airlines A330-300 with the engines covered in a red material. Anyone knows why?

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by tommyarias
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris Costa Rica loads SJO-GUA
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Volaris Costa Rica loads SJO-GUA

Flying within Central America is very, very expensive, but it's because fares include the entire thing: checked bags, food, IFE, miles, connections, etc. There isn't a Central American low cost airline that can be competitive with legacy carriers like Copa or Avianca/TACA. Also, prices that seems ch...

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by tommyarias
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PTY expansion will attract new airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 2394

PTY expansion will attract new airlines?

Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City has been expanding a lot this past few years. Next year the new "South Terminal" will open, which includes 20 gates (Will accommodate A380 and 747), 8 ramps, and a new runway. Will all this expansion attract more airlines to fly to PTY, or...

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by tommyarias
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WINGO Airlines Launched
Replies: 22
Views: 5146

Re: WINGO Airlines Launched

By checking on their website, their fares are, on average, 77% cheaper than CM and P5. As expected, Wingo will fly to secondary airports when possible, so it doesn't compete with the parent company. In Panama City: instead of flying to Tocumen (PTY), they will fly Panama Pacifico (BLB), which is no...

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by tommyarias
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WINGO Airlines Launched
Replies: 22
Views: 5146

Re: WINGO Airlines Launched

By checking on their website, their fares are, on average, 77% cheaper than CM and P5. As expected, Wingo will fly to secondary airports when possible, so it doesn't compete with the parent company. In Panama City: instead of flying to Tocumen (PTY), they will fly Panama Pacifico (BLB), which is not...

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by tommyarias
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WINGO Airlines Launched
Replies: 22
Views: 5146

Re: WINGO Airlines Launched

Wingo's livery.

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by tommyarias
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM 737-700 repainted in Colombia & News about a Low Cost startup in Colombia. "AeroRepublica" back on the air?
Replies: 2
Views: 671

CM 737-700 repainted in Colombia & News about a Low Cost startup in Colombia. "AeroRepublica" back on the air?

One of Copa Airlines' 737-700 was seen in Colombia being repainted, then on a Colombian newspaper there was a short article talking about a new Low Cost starting operations soon, and then Copa Airlines launched an invitation for "discovering a great news for everyone". http://uploads.tapat...

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by tommyarias
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Earning Star Alliance Gold Status
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Earning Star Alliance Gold Status

With which FFP of Star Alliance is easier to earn Gold Status?

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by tommyarias
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Start-Up & Funding
Replies: 12
Views: 6050

Airline Start-Up & Funding

The airline business is expensive, running between thousands and millions. How airline entrepreneurs turn ideas into realities? Other airlines or bank can fund it?

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by tommyarias
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retrojet Liveries
Replies: 13
Views: 2131

Retrojet Liveries

Which retrojets are still operating, and which airlines are planning on introducing a retrojet livery?

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by tommyarias
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brand Name vs. Subsidiary
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Brand Name vs. Subsidiary

Why some airlines have regional services operated by other carriers under one brand name (Like DL-Delta Connection, UA-United Express, AA-American Eagle, AF-HOP!) and other by wholly owned subsidiaries (Like KL-KLM Cityhopper, BA-BA CityFlyer, LX-Swiss Global Air Lines, AC-Air Canada Rouge)? What's ...

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by tommyarias
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic Flights - What would you change?
Replies: 20
Views: 1531

Domestic Flights - What would you change?

What things you take in consideration when looking for a flight/airline? Do you see if they have Free IFE, free/cheap food, baggage allowance, Business Class seats, seat pitch?

Also, if you had the power to do some changes in an airline, what perks would you add/remove from their service?

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by tommyarias
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic - UA or LX?
Replies: 26
Views: 2138

Re: Transatlantic - UA or LX?

jetwet1 wrote:
Having flown a lot on LX this year I can't say I would recommend them and as for United in Y, yeah not so much, what about IB ?


I try sticking to Star Alliance on most of my flights.

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by tommyarias
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic - UA or LX?
Replies: 26
Views: 2138

Re: Transatlantic - UA or LX?

Have you flown the 787 yet? british airways and UA both fly them from LHR to IAH. I try to stick with Star Alliance, and I haven't heard good things about the 787 so maybe I won't fly it for a while. I would take United Airlines, just for the convenience of a short transit at EWR. Just 2:30hr Somet...

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