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by pbody
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2568

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

All mobility equipment should be the same size? WTF. You do know that people are not all the same size! no one suggested that Jomar certainly did. Uh they certainly did not. Their post very clearly said that the fact there is a size/shape difference to every wheelchair is the reason for some of the...

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by pbody
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2568

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

Canuck600 wrote:
All mobility equipment should be the same size? WTF. You do know that people are not all the same size!


no one suggested that

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by pbody
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight radar accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

Re: Flight radar accuracy

Flightradar often has issues with phantom flights. I had a badly delayed flight in to Addis Ababa a few months ago and when I landed I quickly checked to see if my connecting flight had left. Flightradar showed it was hours in to its flight however it hadn't left as it was also delayed in to Addis. ...

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by pbody
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 15897

Re: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired

Australia's survival ? What are you talking about ? It's deliberate exaggeration as he refuses to believe the reasons why Project Sunrise is such a holy grail to Australians :) Yes, Project Sunrise is essential for millions of Australians. How so? And how did those millions of Australians survive w...

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by pbody
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 36137

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Reported by pbody on the Kabul evacuation thread: Interesting side effect of all this, the Australian government apparently hasn’t raised the inbound arrival quarantine capacity and airlines are now in the process of canceling aussie expats flights from around the world because there is allegedly n...

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by pbody
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188642

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Interesting side effect of all this, the Australian government apparently hasn’t raised the inbound arrival quarantine capacity and airlines are now in the process of canceling aussie expats flights from around the world because there is allegedly no capacity for them despite all the Afghan returne...

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by pbody
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188642

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Interesting side effect of all this, the Australian government apparently hasn’t raised the inbound arrival quarantine capacity and airlines are now in the process of canceling aussie expats flights from around the world because there is allegedly no capacity for them despite all the Afghan returnee...

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by pbody
Fri Aug 20, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 971
Views: 197708

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Well if everyone in HVN is going to full planes to Florida then good for them but I bet as soon as another airline puts florida on sale out of BDL then Avelo will be out of passengers. The Florida market is so insanely price sensitive they will drive 45 mins to save $12 on airfare.

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by pbody
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 971
Views: 197708

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I’ll meet this with a resounding “NO”. This is the first time any airline has announced more than one route at a time for HVN. This will be the first time 4 new routes have started at once at HVN This is the first time in 30 years that more than two destinations will be served from HVN. This is the...

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by pbody
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 971
Views: 197708

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Does anyone else find 4 florida destinations, and only florida destinations, to be an incredibly lackluster announcement? I’ll meet this with a resounding “NO”. This is the first time any airline has announced more than one route at a time for HVN. This will be the first time 4 new routes have star...

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by pbody
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 971
Views: 197708

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Does anyone else find 4 florida destinations, and only florida destinations, to be an incredibly lackluster announcement?

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by pbody
Fri Aug 20, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188642

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

PK6249 on final approach in to KBL. I haven't seen many commercial airliners going in or out this week.

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by pbody
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188642

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://fr24.com/NAG33XT/28d6045c
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A RAF C17A popped up near Kandahar, is this a result of bad ADSB coverage or did the Brits manage to get in to regions other than Kabul to evacuate their people? https://fr24.com/NAG33XT/28d6045c

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by pbody
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 188642

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://twitter.com/hardly26375072/stat ... 38563?s=21
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An afghan military plane defecting seems to have crashed or been shot down https://twitter.com/hardly26375072/stat ... 38563?s=21

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by pbody
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airines major operational impact due to weather
Replies: 8
Views: 3144

Re: Ethiopian Airines major operational impact due to weather

I was on one of the diverted flights in to Khartoum on Monday morning. ET703 from Rome. Here is a few pictures (and a video) from the 3ish hours on the ground, all pax had to stay on the plane. https://imgur.com/a/iJMOQUT Just a few of the other diversions I noted after finally getting back to NYC. ...

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by pbody
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 195
Views: 28749

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

ADSB data in the region is terrible to say the least but I count at least 23 Ethiopian Airlines widebody diversions on Sunday night in to Monday morning. A lot of these didn’t actually go where flightradar says they did. For example I know someone who was on ET707 from Frankfurt and they went to Asm...

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by pbody
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 195
Views: 28749

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

In deed, but i have just saw that some planes were diverted to JIB and Karthoum Yes, those were flights where they were confident that crew had enough duty time to recover the diversion without having to layover. The ULH flights from North America will usually be sent to Nairobi in case accommodati...

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by pbody
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 195
Views: 28749

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

A lot of diversions in to ADD today again. I was on FCO-ADD and got within 50km of Addis before turning and diverting to Khartoum. There was about a half dozen other diverted planes there that I could see, the person next to me said the rest of his crew diverted to Asmara, Eritrea. Luckily it seems ...

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by pbody
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Europe Routes - Long Daytime Layovers
Replies: 6
Views: 2886

Re: Ethiopian Europe Routes - Long Daytime Layovers

It's mainly to do with connecting at ADD. Arriving early am allows full onward connection possibilities, as does a late evening departure from ADD. Same with other African airlines operating into Europe, like KQ or when SA did. Thanks. The connections make sense. I didn’t realize they only had one ...

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by pbody
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Europe Routes - Long Daytime Layovers
Replies: 6
Views: 2886

Ethiopian Europe Routes - Long Daytime Layovers

I'm flying Ethiopian airlines out of Rome soon and while looking at the schedule noticed they keep planes in most, if not all, of their European destinations for a long time during the day. The flights are red-eyes in both directions and the planes sit idle in what seemingly could be very productive...

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by pbody
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?
Replies: 11
Views: 2841

Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

It is a glitch in airport code display. HXD is also seemingly Delingha Airport in Tibet

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by pbody
Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?
Replies: 22
Views: 2017

Re: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?

01/08/2018 - QR727 DOH-PHL 01/14/2018 - B6234 JFK-HAV 01/18/2018 - DL260 HAV-JFK 01/23/2018 - D81601 SWF-EDI 01/25/2018 - U26977 EDI-SXF 01/27/2018 - BA8492 TXL-LCY It would have extended as I was booked on Alitalia LCY-LIN but the flight got canceled so I rebooked on to a BA flight. Then flew EK205...

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by pbody
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread- July 2021
Replies: 234
Views: 27681

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread- July 2021

Kiwis are put off going to Australia now with the Cooks showing huge demand as a result. AKL RAR going to 12 weekly till 31 Oct. Wonder if it's all 787s for the extra flights. https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/pacific-islands/300353475/incredible-demand-for-rarotonga-sees-more-flights-added...

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by pbody
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 26277

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

Since the announcement of international arrival caps being reduced flights on LON-SYD have gone through the roof with some flights going as high as nearly $44,000 one way and thats for an economy seat https://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Tuesday-15-July-2.jpg https://austral...

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by pbody
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 26277

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

Qantas is selling seats on a repatriation positioning flight DRW-LHR on July 18th. Prices are pretty reasonable if anyone is looking for a ticket off the penal colony and wants a fun route that will almost certainly never end up on the regular schedule. Prices up front certainly aren't a bargain ar...

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by pbody
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 26277

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2021

Qantas is selling seats on a repatriation positioning flight DRW-LHR on July 18th. Prices are pretty reasonable if anyone is looking for a ticket off the penal colony and wants a fun route that will almost certainly never end up on the regular schedule.

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by pbody
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US citizens traveling to UK ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1031

Re: US citizens traveling to UK ?

Looking at the latest restrictions for US citizens it appears we’re on the ‘Amber list’ which mandates among other things a 10 day quarantine after arrival Does this mean you cannot make a shorter visit ? Anyone travelled there lately with personal experience of the current situation? I have travel...

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by pbody
Wed May 26, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1619
Views: 318794

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Congrats to those who got seats hours and days later. I have tried pretty much every 30-60 mins since it went live that I have been awake and no luck yet. I will keep trying as maybe there will be cancelations due to their generous credit policy. Enjoy the flight!

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by pbody
Tue May 25, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1619
Views: 318794

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

First flight is MX 1, TPA-CHS on Thursday. I am in 21A. I was able to snag 3C! I'm flying out from SEA for this Congrats on getting a ticket, how quickly did you both have to book? I was online within an hour of the announcement and it was all sold out! First flight sold out in just under 30 minute...

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by pbody
Tue May 25, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1619
Views: 318794

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Did anyone manage to book a seat on the inaugural flight? Can you confirm the inaugural flights? First flight is MX 1, TPA-CHS on Thursday. I am in 21A. Can you confirm the inaugural flights? First flight is MX 1, TPA-CHS on Thursday. I am in 21A. I was able to snag 3C! I'm flying out from SEA for ...

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by pbody
Sat May 22, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 40398

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

This rule is stupid and only serves to take money away from the French tax funds. If someone in Nice wants to fly to New York they wont be able to go via Paris so instead will book via Amsterdam or Frankfurt or London on a foreign carrier.

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by pbody
Sat May 22, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1619
Views: 318794

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I have been reading this thread since it started and I honestly have nothing against Breeze. First thing is I am in PHX so no chance to fly on them. My second concern with ULCC's is the lack of frequency. I can recount a dozen times I was on AA or UA or DL and had flights canceled or arrive late an...

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by pbody
Sat May 22, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1619
Views: 318794

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Did anyone manage to book a seat on the inaugural flight?

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by pbody
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The announcement of DFW-TLV timing.. why?
Replies: 16
Views: 6923

Re: The announcement of DFW-TLV timing.. why?

Because it’s a nonsensical route they need more time to drum up sales. It is way out of the way for most of the biggest US markets for TLV

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by pbody
Thu May 16, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.
Replies: 18
Views: 3887

Re: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.

In any event, the murder was not on an airplane or airline property, so the accused's employer is completely irrelevant. If he worked for Kmart, would it be so sensationalized? But yes, this is an unnecessary duplicate thread. To be fair if he worked for KMart he wouldn't have the opportunity to mu...

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by pbody
Thu May 16, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.
Replies: 18
Views: 3887

Re: American Airlines pilot arrested for murder.

Any more of last weeks news you would like to share? Where do we need to catch you up from? Did you see that the FAA grounded the Max 8?

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by pbody
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 73
Views: 15738

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

OB1504 wrote:
This year alone, I’ve paid $49 for a one-way PHL-FLL and $55 for a one-way MLB-CLT-PHL on AA, and $69 for a one-way FLL-CLT-AVL on Delta.


There are 3 things in life that are certain. Taxes, Death, and that you didn't fly FLL-CLT-AVL on Delta. That was either AA or you flew via ATL?

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by pbody
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 13265

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

You think that next flight out has empty seats??? Flights out of Venezuela have gone out fully booked for years, nothing to do with the current situation. FYI, I'm going to Venezuela tomorrow. Business as usual. Actually most of the flights out of CCS tomorrow have seats available for sale. America...

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by pbody
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Dubai on the A343
Replies: 14
Views: 6536

Re: BA to Dubai on the A343

Only critics of Club World are those who haven’t flown it; generous flat beds with the same privacy as SQ suites for the window and middle seats. It’s like a narrowbody across the Atlantic; big shots who fly Spirit once a year and don’t have a passport love to complain about how “claustrophobic” it...

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by pbody
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?
Replies: 57
Views: 7501

Re: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

continental004 wrote:
Also no foreigner wants to go to Trump country either.


Please find me the part of America that unanimously voted for Trump. As far as I know, as a journalist who has looked closely at the topic, there isn't one. There is no such place as "trump country" and people should stop saying it.

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by pbody
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?
Replies: 57
Views: 7501

Re: Viking Cruises revives Mississippi plans; what it means for MSY/MEM/STL/MSP air service?

Jshank83 wrote:
I’ve always said STL is the Miami of the Midwest.


That's an insult to STL. It's a far nicer city with far friendlier people and much better food than Miami could ever wish for.

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by pbody
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 76640

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Objectively nothing historic about any part of this announcement. It doesn't greatly reduce travel times to many of these markets and certainly isn't opening up entirely untapped route opportunities. Yawn.

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by pbody
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA3000 lives on, at least in the eyes of National Car Rental
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

USA3000 lives on, at least in the eyes of National Car Rental

Had to call National Car Rental at STL today and learned of a long defunct airline in the process. The automated phone service mentions USA3000 in its terminal directory. Very strange.

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by pbody
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the story behind this private 747?
Replies: 17
Views: 4455

Re: What is the story behind this private 747?

Haha it's owned by Sands. They probably flew him out for free.

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by pbody
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air discount tickets.
Replies: 21
Views: 1997

Re: Wizz Air discount tickets.

I bought five return tickets for Gothenburg-London/STN with Ryanair a few years ago and paid 300sek (33US$) for all. So the price per person one way was about 3US$... Wow, this was a good deal, but $120 for Boston to Sydney round trip in lie-flat business class is unbelievable. It was a mistake pri...

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by pbody
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air discount tickets.
Replies: 21
Views: 1997

Re: Wizz Air discount tickets.

I paid $120 for Boston to Sydney round trip in lie-flat business class about 4 years ago.

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by pbody
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 12291

Re: Air France Us expansion

AF is sending a couple of charters to SAN for a convention in December. The return flights to CDG will not be charters, they will be commercial, (also on AF).I don't know if this precludes future service, but it is a strange setup. Charters one way, but commercial on the return leg. Both directions...

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by pbody
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 8373

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

FJ will name its latest aircraft (an A330), "Island of Vatulele". Villagers from Vatulele were invited to NAN to see the A330. Vatulele is a long, tiny island somewhat to the south of Suva, whose four villages represent some what less than a couple thousand people. It is home to the uniqu...

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by pbody
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will point-to-point hurt or help hubs with large O&D traffic?
Replies: 25
Views: 3130

Re: Will point-to-point hurt or help hubs with large O&D traffic?

The main reason we will never see as many P2P routes as we would all like is crewing. It makes no sense to have a whole set of crew dedicated to one P2P route or to have to deadhead them elsewhere to work another P2P flight. For as long as crew are required on planes I don't think we will see many t...

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by pbody
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Macao - Why not an LCC?
Replies: 14
Views: 1757

Re: Macao - Why not an LCC?

Macau has plenty of LCC service already.
AirAsia to DMK, CNX, UTP, HKT, JHB, KUL, MNL
Cebu Pacific to MNL, CRK
T'Way, Jeju and Jin to ICN
Scoot to SIN
Spring Airlines to HGH, HRB, PVG
Tiger to KHH, RMQ, TPE

Can't really think of any missing markets that need LCC service from MFM

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