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by sirdanilot
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The flight from Hell, going nowhere.
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: The flight from Hell, going nowhere.

Its a very poor performance but it doesn't say anything about the 95% of ryan air flights that are performed flawlessly every single day.

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by sirdanilot
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WHAT ARE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING?
Replies: 83
Views: 7725

Re: WHAT ARE THE WORST THINGS ABOUT FLYING?

1. Security. Security is the most annoying thing and the reason I would prefer the train or bus (or, when going to england, the boat) on shorter sections over the airplane if it were at a competitive price. However usually only the bus is. When I wanted to go to Hull the boat was actually at a very ...

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by sirdanilot
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Norwegian Long Haul change its name?
Replies: 49
Views: 6876

Re: Should Norwegian Long Haul change its name?

I don't see anything wrong with the name Norwegian. I really don't think they are losing much traffic because of people thinking that they have to transfer in Norway. They would lose more traffic due to a name change and people not knowing the name had changed. Although I do think that if they merge...

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by sirdanilot
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Trump spend on Aviation Infrastructure?
Replies: 65
Views: 9981

Re: Where will Trump spend on Aviation Infrastructure?

I also wonder how he's going to improve the US's infrastructure, while also drastically cutting already-low taxes. The only option would be to have the user pay them. So toll roads, and higher airport landing fees. While this of course already happens, there's only so much toll you can ask before no...

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by sirdanilot
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked
Replies: 62
Views: 3489

Re: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked

15 euros EIN - Timisoara (Romania) return is my cheapest yet, on WizzAir. I was eyeing a 4 euro return fare EIN - DUB, sadly it was gone before I was able to book, was on RyanAir. I instead booked a 34 euro return fare, however it departs from AMS which is much more convenient for me so I am okay wi...

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by sirdanilot
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia's first direct non-stop flight to ­Europe is believed to be just weeks away
Replies: 79
Views: 21905

Re: Australia's first direct non-stop flight to ­Europe is believed to be just weeks away

It will be interesting to see how QF will configure their 787-9 for a 19 hour route. Without cargo revenue and a light passenger load, the fares would have to be steep to make it profitable, even with a 787. When connecting to a domestic flight, you have to collect your baggage and go through custo...

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by sirdanilot
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia's first direct non-stop flight to ­Europe is believed to be just weeks away
Replies: 79
Views: 21905

Re: Australia's first direct non-stop flight to ­Europe is believed to be just weeks away

It has previously been reported that QF will announce its first ULH route for the 787 in early 2017 to start in 2018, It will be interesting to see how QF will configure their 787-9 for a 19 hour route. Without cargo revenue and a light passenger load, the fares would have to be steep to make it pr...

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by sirdanilot
Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?
Replies: 41
Views: 5623

Re: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?

I think there are many better candidates in North America for non-stop service to LHR. Ottawa is just not a VERY big city and there are other major airports not TOO far from it.

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by sirdanilot
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feasibility of European LCC with intermediate stop routes
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Feasibility of European LCC with intermediate stop routes

When I was in Brazil I noticed that there are very many flights with intermediate stops offered. For example one can fly BSB - BEL direct, with a stop in MAB, and there are even flights with various stops en route. Sometimes the airline offers both a direct route with stops and a non-stop. And this ...

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by sirdanilot
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small nation - big airline
Replies: 78
Views: 13070

Re: Small nation - big airline

I think when the OP asked the question he / she ment population wise. I don't think so, otherwise the Netherlands (with a population of over 16 million citizens) would not have been mentioned in the OP. That's far more than Norway or Finland. So we're definitely talking about land area here. Also S...

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by sirdanilot
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small nation - big airline
Replies: 78
Views: 13070

Re: Small nation - big airline

Fiji is missing on the list, as a country with only about 1 million inhabitants and a pretty big airline with long flights. I wonder what is the smallest airline - longest route? Must probably be one in the Pacific somewhere. However Surinam Airways is worth mentioning, with only one TATL route (PBM...

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by sirdanilot
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travelling/Checking In With 2 Passports
Replies: 23
Views: 29833

Re: Travelling/Checking In With 2 Passports

There are political movements in my country that want to get rid of double nationalities. But I could flush my brazilian passport down the toilet, I would still be a Brazilian. I can't do anything about it, haha. In fact I had a period in my life where I didn't have the brazilian passport at all (ex...

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by sirdanilot
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travelling/Checking In With 2 Passports
Replies: 23
Views: 29833

Re: Travelling/Checking In With 2 Passports

I use my EU passport in most cases, except when entering Brazil then I use that passport. IT allows me to use the quicker immigration line so it's great Also need no visas etc. In fact Brazilian law requires Brazilian citizens to enter using a Brazilian travel document. I also show it when leaving B...

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by sirdanilot
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int Airlines serving local produce inflight.
Replies: 18
Views: 2589

Re: Int Airlines serving local produce inflight.

KLM doesn't serve any to my knowledge, but having a lowly pea soup or mashed potatoes with cabbage (the epitomes of Dutch cuisine) would be a bit lackluster for business class I suppose. And wine hardly grows here so no possibility for local wines either. Most 'local' thing they sell will be the bee...

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by sirdanilot
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's LGW-FRA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2714

Re: Where's LGW-FRA?

I would have to dig into my logs, but I think that LH tried that at least wtice. i flew LGW FRA on BCal Bac 1-11s many years ago ad i think even on BA. The best Chance for that route to open again could be easy once they get a deal cut with Fraport. LH serves LHR hourly plus City and that does it f...

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by sirdanilot
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most underserved U.S. domestic airline routes
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Re: Most underserved U.S. domestic airline routes

All of those flights are very long flights, so it's only logical that people will often take a connecting flight on them.

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by sirdanilot
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to Australia? Possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 2605

Re: Finnair to Australia? Possible?

Wouldn't it be more likely for Aeroflot to fly to Australia, rather than Finnair? At 7831 nautical miles, SVO is much closer than any (other) European city. Of course Aeroflot has a slightly bad reputation (people seem to think that their planes are full of drunken russians for some reason) and the...

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by sirdanilot
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow to Gatwick - Airside tunnel
Replies: 23
Views: 4263

Re: Heathrow to Gatwick - Airside tunnel

In cities such as Sao Paulo, where one airport is very clearly domestic (CGH), and the other very clearly international with a small amount of domestic flights (GRU), such as system would be much more helpful. I have the idea that inter airport transfers are much more common there. And due to the te...

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by sirdanilot
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow to Gatwick - Airside tunnel
Replies: 23
Views: 4263

Re: Heathrow to Gatwick - Airside tunnel

How big is the number of people transferring between LHR and LGW really ? I have, on this forum, proposed an Airside Bus before, which picks up passengers airside and brings them to the other airport airside, without stopping and without opening its doors (and perhaps carrying some security staff on...

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by sirdanilot
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to Australia? Possible?
Replies: 15
Views: 2605

Re: Finnair to Australia? Possible?

Wouldn't it be more likely for Aeroflot to fly to Australia, rather than Finnair? At 7831 nautical miles, SVO is much closer than any (other) European city. Of course Aeroflot has a slightly bad reputation (people seem to think that their planes are full of drunken russians for some reason) and the ...

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by sirdanilot
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?
Replies: 73
Views: 11508

Re: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?

If building an extra runway at LHR would have been so easy it would have already been built by now. The UK is not like China or the US where you can just keep expanding infrastructure and ignore the people complaining about it. In Europe there are all sorts of procedures for those things. Not only a...

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by sirdanilot
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The great siege of Malta: Air Malta vs. SWISS Business Class
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

Re: The great siege of Malta: Air Malta vs. SWISS Business Class

Malta is absolutely beautiful (very very hot though) and I would love to visit it again !

I went there so many years ago that I don't have a clue what carrier I flew on. I remember having a layover in FRA and in MUC on the way back, so I suspect lufthansa or one of their subcarriers.

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by sirdanilot
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Belarus Aviation Tour 2016 Flying An-2, An-12, An-26, Yak-40 and Mil-2
Replies: 3
Views: 2041

Re: Belarus Aviation Tour 2016 Flying An-2, An-12, An-26, Yak-40 and Mil-2

Beautiful planes ! I'd love to fly a yak some day.

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by sirdanilot
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to try and attract Canadians with flights from Ogdensburg
Replies: 22
Views: 3552

Re: Allegiant to try and attract Canadians with flights from Ogdensburg

Low cost carriers in Europe are doing the exact same thing, so there's no reason Allegiant wouldn't do it. The difference in tax between two different countries can be very substantial. Looking at their map, they are also flying to several locations very close to the Mexican border (and not only El ...

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by sirdanilot
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: flight booking: first and last name swapped
Replies: 7
Views: 1970

Re: flight booking: first and last name swapped

it's within Schengen, so oftentimes they won't even check your Id card.

The odds of you being denied boarding over this approach zero. But just that, I cannot give 100 percent guarantee on this !

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by sirdanilot
Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far to go with more expensive tickets just because of loyalty program?
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: How far to go with more expensive tickets just because of loyalty program?

Hi, For example I have the following situation pricing a trip: 1) $1,700 with UA while I'm Star Alliance Silver status and after that trip probably will be Star Alliance Gold status. 2) $1,300 with some other. Is there a reason for paying extra $400? Thanks, Depends. Is being star alliance gold wor...

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by sirdanilot
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Budget travel: EIN - TSR for 15 euros RT with Wizz Air
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Re: Budget travel: EIN - TSR for 15 euros RT with Wizz Air

Interesting report. The load factor on this sector is improving, but the yields for this route, especially for this rather long flight, are not going to be good for Wizz Air anytime soon. TSR is not a tourist destination and the route will only be interesting for people from Romania working in Neth...

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by sirdanilot
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rise of "Ultra" Low-Cost Carriers
Replies: 32
Views: 7979

Re: Rise of "Ultra" Low-Cost Carriers

To me, a true ULCC has the folloeing characteristics that distinguish them from normal or low cost carriers: Bare, unbundled fares. Only your flight and hand luggage; nothing else. No seat selection , checked bags, meals or drinks. You have to pay extra for those. No traditional frequent flyer progr...

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by sirdanilot
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Women-only transportation services in the USA
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: Women-only transportation services in the USA

When men are subjected to the same unwarranted harassment women are, then your post would be valid. When was the last time you were harrassed in a TAXI? I'm a man. I haven't been. My ex girlfriend has been, relatively recently. I'm going to bail on this thread because I know exactly where it's goin...

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by sirdanilot
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Women-only transportation services in the USA
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Re: Women-only transportation services in the USA

Imagine the outcry if there were a "male only" service... When men are subjected to the same unwarranted harassment women are, then your post would be valid. When was the last time you were harrassed in a TAXI? I mean, I can understand that women don't want to be walking all alone at nigh...

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by sirdanilot
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: food on domestic US flights
Replies: 56
Views: 9538

Re: food on domestic US flights

Why are people always so focused on 'complimentary' things? Because we used to have those things and they were taken away. Almost everything you see someone complaining about having to pay for separately on an airline is something that we used to get as part of the ticket cost. 'We used to have tho...

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by sirdanilot
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: food on domestic US flights
Replies: 56
Views: 9538

Re: food on domestic US flights

Why are people always so focused on 'complimentary' things? What, in our psychology, makes an airline meal taste better if you got it 'for free' with your ticket, rather than if you pay for it seperately? It's all just psychology. First, you should think for yourself what kind of service level you w...

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by sirdanilot
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Budget travel: EIN - TSR for 15 euros RT with Wizz Air
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Re: Budget travel: EIN - TSR for 15 euros RT with Wizz Air

15 euro return is definitely a bargain - no further excuses is needed for some flying around Europe just for the heck of it. might the airplane in the background be a Saab 340? Both of them are Saab 340's. Based on the remnants of the Estonian livery on the plane on the left, I'm guessing that one ...

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by sirdanilot
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking on planes!
Replies: 55
Views: 15133

Re: Smoking on planes!

Occasional smoker here (now, that is. there are periods in which I don't smoke at all, and periods in which I have been a regular smoker) I would be thrilled to be able to smoke on a plane once, are there still domestic flights (maybe in Indonesia or something?) where it is still allowed? Because as...

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by sirdanilot
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One hour transfer at MAD?
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: One hour transfer at MAD?

If it's bookable on one single ticket then they will rebook you in case of a delay.

However if you have to change terminals (and I guess you'll need to) you're gonna have to run, I'm afraid. MAD is BIG and CONFUSING, at least to me.

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by sirdanilot
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Budget travel: EIN - TSR for 15 euros RT with Wizz Air
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Re: Budget travel: EIN - TSR for 15 euros RT with Wizz Air

In hindsight, might the airplane in the background be a Saab 340? As I don't have a good camera I couldn't zoom, and walking closer was sadly not possible. EDIT: It might be more likely that it's an ATR72 from TAROM, as TAROM sometimes operates this aircraft on OTP - TSR. All very exotic and new to ...

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by sirdanilot
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Budget travel: EIN - TSR for 15 euros RT with Wizz Air
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Budget travel: EIN - TSR for 15 euros RT with Wizz Air

This is my first trip report. It's not much in terms of great photo quality, but hey I am only starting and wanted to show a route most people probably have never flown here. This EIN - TSR route started up this spring. It seems like it could be doing better; the plane isn't entirely full , and we p...

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by sirdanilot
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Turbulence Experienced?
Replies: 17
Views: 7909

Re: Worst Turbulence Experienced?

Worst I had was a very bumpy flight to NAP from BRU, a very long time ago. It was a school trip to italy. Many class mates had never been on an airplane (or so far abroad) before. I remember one of those class mates enjoying it like a roller coaster ride, while many others were scared to death. But ...

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by sirdanilot
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite Airline Alliance?
Replies: 23
Views: 3196

Re: What is your favorite Airline Alliance?

I actually forgot about some other options, now that I think of it. Alitalia is an option to Brazil which I took a lot of years back, but there's something that strikes me wrong in flying so far the 'wrong way' then back west again (though I suppose that holds true for LH too). AF is also an option,...

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by sirdanilot
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite Airline Alliance?
Replies: 23
Views: 3196

Re: What is your favorite Airline Alliance?

Having only done a limited number of flights because I am only a student, of course I can't have a very well based opinion. However I can look at what the alliance offers and what I need (or will need in the future). I am based near AMS and go to Brazil often, so thats my top priority. Within Europe...

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by sirdanilot
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Announce AMS-DUB
Replies: 26
Views: 5663

Re: KLM Announce AMS-DUB

It's suprising that they have served the U.K very well but didn't have anything to Ireland until this announcement. What is the chance of ORK getting KL now that they are starting flights to DUB? Indeed I would think ORK much more likely than SNN, though they might as well go full on into the Irish...

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by sirdanilot
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights To Cities With Same Name From Same Airport
Replies: 26
Views: 3426

Re: Flights To Cities With Same Name From Same Airport

Valencia could refer to Valencia Spain or Valencia Venuzuela, although there's no airport that serves both. Same is the case with St. Louis USA and St. Louis Senegal, the latter seeing no scheduled air service at all. How is this post an addition? There are many cities with the same name, all over ...

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by sirdanilot
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any experiences with Air China
Replies: 26
Views: 3275

Re: Any experiences with Air China

I like how people, who took a WESTERN meal option on a CHINESE airline, complain about the food here :) Do you also order the chinese option on a western airline, incidentally? There's just some things that you should never order on an airplane (at least in Y, perhaps it's better in J). One of them ...

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by sirdanilot
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do I know I am on a safe flight?
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: how can I know am on save flight

Cush wrote:
This is the new standard of A.net since the re-design. Terrible seeing how downhill this website has gone =(

Oh come on. English is not everyone's native language, and I would guess this holds true for the OP in this case.

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by sirdanilot
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Announce AMS-DUB
Replies: 26
Views: 5663

Re: KLM Announce AMS-DUB

What market are they targeting? Because FR will virtually alwayst offer the cheapest price by far. And the flight time is so short that the business class market will be small.

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by sirdanilot
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Announce AMS-DUB
Replies: 26
Views: 5663

Re: KLM Announce AMS-DUB

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by sirdanilot
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Gulf will take off soon
Replies: 8
Views: 1985

Re: Saudi Gulf will take off soon

40 kilos in one bag or in two bags?

I thought the standard bagage allowance was either 23 or 32 kilos .

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by sirdanilot
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do You Use An Airline App On Your Smartphone?
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

RE: Do You Use An Airline App On Your Smartphone?

I have the Wizz Air app as I am flying them in a couple of days. But in order to remove the clutter from my phone I'll probably delete it afterwards. It's handy for now as it allowed me to mobile check-in (online check-in was having hicckups, and I don't want to risk going to the airport without a b...

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by sirdanilot
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Heathens Fly. ;)
Replies: 39
Views: 4493

RE: When Heathens Fly. ;)

I now have the habit of asking my friends for their flight number so I can track them on flight radar and check out what they are flying on etc. Once when tracking a friend flying on <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> , I noticed the plane making odd circles, and eventually it was diver...

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by sirdanilot
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR To Launch LAS Next Year
Replies: 134
Views: 23728

RE: QR To Launch LAS Next Year

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