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by amax1977
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 19447

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SFO for December 2020

mooseofspruce wrote:
How many US destinations has QR added since announcing LAS? :duck:

This one seems to be real because they’re selling the tickets.

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by amax1977
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 385
Views: 19447

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SFO for December 2020

This is great! Congrats to QR! Very smart of QR to grab the opportunity while EK is away.

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by amax1977
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 187
Views: 29766

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

I completely agree with you. I understand El Al is in deep financial crap now, but for the sake of their reputation, they should have the planned to send their 787 or at least a 777. Yikes; this is poor marketing in my opinion. i would assume the press would cover this extensively and when you have...

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by amax1977
Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 187
Views: 29766

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

I completely agree with you. I understand El Al is in deep financial crap now, but for the sake of their reputation, they should have the planned to send their 787 or at least a 777. Thanks. Will they be using a 787 for this flight? Sources close to the airline say it will be a Boeing 737-900ER (4X-...

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by amax1977
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 187
Views: 29766

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

This is a very exciting news. Congratulations to Israel and UAE. I wish I could be on this flight! :)

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by amax1977
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-9 Longest Route
Replies: 14
Views: 1888

787-9 Longest Route

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... u#24c6a9fc

Is this the longest route a 787-9 has flown?

This flight doesn't show on EY's schedule. Was it a charter flight?

Cheers!

Alan
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Hello pals,

Etihad EY9969 just flew the 17-hour route between AUH and LIM today on 787-9 (A6-BLU):

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... u#24c6a9fc

Is this the longest route a 787-9 has flown?

This flight doesn't show on EY's schedule. Was it a charter flight?

Cheers!

Alan

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by amax1977
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1579
Views: 25216

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

QR & AA recently resumed their partnership beside both being OW members. DL & EK partnership doesn't make much sense as they had bloody fights in the past. UA & EK partnership makes the most sense as they've worked well together in the past.

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by amax1977
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 657
Views: 58769

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

Which 744 frames will be decommissioned? I hope D-ABVP is not among the retiring frames and stays in service...
D-ABVP is there first 744 I flew with and have great memories with...

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by amax1977
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14505

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

Interesting! LH couldn’t sustain SJC flight and kills FRA-SJC, but BA upgauging SJC!

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by amax1977
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH738 FRA-FCO tomorrow ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3601

Re: LH738 FRA-FCO tomorrow ?

Lufthansa is increasingly using third-party metal, e.g. SunExpress (B737-800), Germanwings (A319) or airbaltic (A220-300). No longer guaranteed that you end up in a Lufthansa aircraft if you buy a Lufthansa ticket. How about the cabin crew? Are they LH cabin crew or from the leasing airline’s cabin...

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by amax1977
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?
Replies: 59
Views: 14553

Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?

Happy Holidays pals! Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe? A flight that could leave LAX at 11:00 AM would arrive LHR next morning at 6:00 AM and that would be a perfect flight for a business traveler. But, there is no airline with a morning flight from anywhere in the West ...

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by amax1977
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights
Replies: 112
Views: 22233

Re: FAA accuses Lufthansa of illegal flights

We need a new government agency called FAAAA (FAA Audit Agency)!

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by amax1977
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11329

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

Simply pathetic! Millions of dollars illegally pass through US borders and the bozos in US customs feeling proud to catch $22K? It's not that those FAs had $1M with them or trafficking cocaine or something! They probably took a few iPhone 11s to Chile and sold for a small profit. Everybody does tha...

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by amax1977
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11329

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

Simply pathetic! Millions of dollars illegally pass through US borders and the bozos in US customs feeling proud to catch $22K? It's not that those FAs had $1M with them or trafficking cocaine or something! They probably took a few iPhone 11s to Chile and sold for a small profit. Everybody does tha...

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by amax1977
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering
Replies: 66
Views: 11329

Re: Four AA FAs arrested at MIA for money laundering

Simply pathetic! Millions of dollars illegally pass through US borders and the bozos in US customs feeling proud to catch $22K? It's not that those FAs had $1M with them or trafficking cocaine or something! They probably took a few iPhone 11s to Chile and sold for a small profit. Everybody does that...

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by amax1977
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 12393

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

Lovin' it! So cool!

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by amax1977
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 15646

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

Don't spread rumors! UA not suspending SFO-AMS. It's a new route that will launch in April...

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by amax1977
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: British Airways release new ClubWorld seat
Replies: 122
Views: 24925

Re: British Airways tease new ClubWorld seat on social media

About time... to replace that embarrassing shoe box!

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by amax1977
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 26
Views: 5871

Re: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

Well... the typical mini suites are here to stay... but, the mega suites like SQ’s and Etihad’s Residence & Apartment most likely will be gone...

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by amax1977
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event
Replies: 20
Views: 2707

Re: AA in hot water after sexist FA skit at FF event

I don’t see any problem with this. I wish I could be on their flight!

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by amax1977
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 11707

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

This is what will happen:
1- LH will lose the case.
2- More people will learn about the hidden-city loop-hole thanks to LH's stupidity in publicizing the loop-hole.
3- More people will do the hidden-city ticketing because they saw LH couldn't sue the guy!

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by amax1977
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 11707

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

True story: I went to McDonald's for lunch few weeks ago. The Big Mac meal package which comes with fries and drink was ~$7. However, I only wanted the burger and the drink. I don't remember the exact number, but I remember if I ordered the burger and the drink only, I would have to pay more than th...

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by amax1977
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus
Replies: 105
Views: 34986

Re: RUMOR: LH considering order of up to 15 A380 Plus

Don’t hold your breaths! More A380 orders are highly unlikely. I think they’re just repainting their A380s to the new livery or just planning to put A380 on new routes and the news is just about that!

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by amax1977
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Text only - RJ TLV-AMM-BKK-AMM-TLV or why I will not fly RJ again
Replies: 5
Views: 4613

Re: Text only - RJ TLV-AMM-BKK-AMM-TLV or why I will not fly RJ again

Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm sorry about what you and your wife went through. But, I'm glad you had a nice time in Thailand. By the way, was TK ticket more expensive than RJ at the time? If I were you, I would have booked TK instead of RJ...

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by amax1977
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.
Replies: 21
Views: 5562

Re: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.

Thanks for sharing. Looks very nice and indeed classy. Great work, TK!

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by amax1977
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 21227

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/09/05/health ... cnn.com%2F
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The story on CNN is quite different. It states people were sick prior to the boarding flight at DXB:
https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/09/05/health ... cnn.com%2F

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by amax1977
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13955

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Good for LH, TK, EK & QR!

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by amax1977
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways pilots suspended after fight breaks out in cockpit at 37,000 feet
Replies: 7
Views: 4072

Re: Iraqi Airways pilots suspended after fight breaks out in cockpit at 37,000 feet

I think IA made the right action by suspending both pilot and the co-pilot.

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by amax1977
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 11108

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

I cannot understand what LH is doing on the top 10 list. TK is better than LH in all measures and not listed.

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by amax1977
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 10890

Re: Qatar Airways plans to fly to 250 destinations by 2022

QR don’t forget capital of the Silicon Valley SJC, please!

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by amax1977
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France and KLM end Tehran service
Replies: 15
Views: 4574

Re: Air France and KLM end Tehran service

SCQ83 wrote:
Lufthansa Group is also cancelling Isfahan and Shiraz, currently served by Austrian Airlines.

Starting VIE-IFN-SYZ was a dumb move in the first place. FRA-IFN-SYZ would have made much more sense as LH mainline would have played a more efficient role to transfer pax to North America.

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by amax1977
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France and KLM end Tehran service
Replies: 15
Views: 4574

Re: Air France and KLM end Tehran service

I don't believe that the sanctions are the main cause for KLM/AF to discontinue Tehran flights. Truth is that AF/KLM simply have not figured out the secret formula to compete with LH, TK, EK and QR that dominate Tehran's gates to the world. LH operates daily 744 to Tehran that is always almost 100% ...

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by amax1977
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18
Replies: 19
Views: 3456

Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

That, AND you get a 747 flight! AND you get a 747 flight WITH Rolls Royce RB211 engines! Today, such a rarity. Qantas has retired so many of their Rolls-powered birds (only OJS and OJT are left, I think!). And that just leaves........ hmmm, I can't remember any others. Hi AA737-823, Yes. That's a n...

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by amax1977
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18
Replies: 19
Views: 3456

Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

[photoid][/photoid] Why not take the SFO-LHR instead? SJC-PHX-LHR seems less convenient. Hi Antarius, I actually asked for SFO-LHR nonstop instead of SJC-PHX-LHR. I was told it's not an option. The other option they gave me was cancel with full refund which was not practical for me because my flight...

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by amax1977
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18
Replies: 19
Views: 3456

Re: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Seems to be operated by 787-9 equipment. Possible side effect of the ongoing RR engine issues. Reminds me of how upset the BA crews are that the 747 is being retired. When asked why a crew member would love the oldest widebody in the fleet, the answer was, "Everything just works". Thanks ...

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by amax1977
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18
Replies: 19
Views: 3456

BA SJC-LHR flights cancelled from June 8 until June 18

Hello pals, I was booked on BA's SJC-LHR flight and just got an email from BA that the flight cancelled. They rebooked with one stop in PHX. I checked Google Flights and noticed BA's nonstop SJC-LHR flights are cancelled for 10 continuous days (June 8 until June 18). Why would BA cancel the route fo...

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by amax1977
Wed May 30, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 33973

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

LH’s new livery is just as ugly as it can get. The philosophy behind the new livery seems nothing but cost cutting in the fleet’s painting. How? By keeping entire plan in factory while color and paint only the tail with only one tone of cheap blue paint. What a shame! That happened to the good old g...

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by amax1977
Sat May 26, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 11129

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

UA Rome bound flights are either out of EWR or IAD. Most likely, the medical situation happened over Atlantic ocean where the plane could not make an immediate landing. Probably closest airport was somewhere in West of Europe (And that would be no more than extra 1 hour flight to Rome). I'm not a bi...

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by amax1977
Thu May 24, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO
Replies: 24
Views: 8364

Re: Aer Lingus aircraft mishap at SFO

In these kind of cases who pays for the damage? The airport’s insurance?

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by amax1977
Wed May 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 24283

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Question: can a non-Iranian airline operate in Iran’s domestic routes?

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by amax1977
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8928

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

I’m amazed with such track record people still let their pet fly on UA!

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by amax1977
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 15324

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

fsxfan38 wrote:
I personally believe that there is a very, very slim chance that we could see a US carrier pick up an A380...


bro... what are you smoking? :white: :wave:

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by amax1977
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 21951

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I believe the main reason is that PTO (paid time off) for an average employee in the US is only 80 hours per year (10 working days).

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by amax1977
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 35611

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

Question: What's the factory warranty on incidents like this? Is the airline responsible to pay for the repair or the factory warranty will cover the repair cost? Thanks!

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by amax1977
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran deals might be in jeopardy
Replies: 69
Views: 11724

Re: Iran deals might be in jeopardy

Donald is a businessman/showman. He won't make his business partners on Boeing's board mad. Mark my word. Both Boeing's and Airbus's deals with IR will go through.

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by amax1977
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH
Replies: 99
Views: 37154

Re: Qatar A321 destroyed by fire at DOH

Someone left Samsung Note 7 onboard :duck:

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