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by davidjohnson6
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4509

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

Eurostar has security similiar to an airport, but they are not so fussy about liquids over 100ml

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa and Skyteam
Replies: 29
Views: 6873

Re: Air Europa and Skyteam

It looks really bad for Brussels in the media if thousands of people lose their jobs so as to achieve economc perfection. Do not imagine that the anti-cartel regulator in Madrid would come to Brussels' defence - the blame would be passed entirely to the EU

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 152
Views: 34388

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

BA public facing website now confirms A380 use to Frankfurt and Madrid in November
I imagine some of us will feel a sudden need to travel

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 57792

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Eilat has a relatively modest population, and the town is little more than a couple of shopping malls and a string of hotels by a beach. Unlike Aqaba which has Petra (relatively) nearby and Wadi Rum, Eilat is not a major cultural centre. Eilat is also expensive to visit. By road it takes a long time...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124427

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Isavia in Iceland wants to encourage airlines to fly internationally to/from Akureryi and Egilsstadir, instead of just Keflavik Article (in German) - https://www.aerotelegraph.com/island-will-airlines-in-die-provinz-locken-akureyri-egilsstadir Article (in French) - https://www.air-journal.fr/2021-10...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa and Skyteam
Replies: 29
Views: 6873

Re: Air Europa and Skyteam

The EU anti monopoly laws and policies have exemptions when a company is at significant risk of collapse. If Air Europa really could close in the next few months, then Brussels will generally give its blessing to a takeover from any reputable bidder I am pretty certain this happened in 2012 when Bri...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine airports
Replies: 22
Views: 6087

Re: Ukraine airports

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Wizz announced lots of new international routes from Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa
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by davidjohnson6
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4509

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

A tax of around 5 euros is unlikely to make much of a difference to most people. Furthermore, by making the tax amount small, there are unlikely to be major protests However... tax levels can increase. Suppose next year, the tax becomes 10 euros.... and the year after that it becomes 20 euros. Still...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips
Replies: 70
Views: 4509

Re: Belgium introduce environmental taxes on short trips

Does anyone have a link which explains (in French or Flemish if necessary) exactly how this scheme will work ? I'd like to understand how this works with connecting flights, or with destinations like Hamburg or Zurich where the train will take a very long time That said, for non-connecting traffic b...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124427

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

I think Sunclass or Jettime (not SAS) are likely to gain most from Great Dane closing

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 57792

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Companies are ultimately free to do whatever they like as long as they do not break the law BUT Companies that consistently go against the mood of public policy, tend to find laws are changed which make life difficult for them. Companies which are seen to be responsible and trying to move in the rig...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Expansion: Looking at A320NEO, B737MAX; additional Dreamliners
Replies: 57
Views: 10003

Re: Royal Jordanian Expansion: Looking at A320NEO, B737MAX; additional Dreamliners

GDP per capita of Israel is roughly ten times that of Jordan. That means Israelis have a MUCH higher propensity to fly than Jordanians Yes, there are also people living in Australia wishing to visit Israel and/or Jordan... but the GDP numbers suggest a much stronger business case for LY compared to RJ

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Google Flights now shows CO2 Emissions
Replies: 23
Views: 1577

Re: Google Flights now shows CO2 Emissions

I very much doubt the average a.netter will significantly reduce their flying habit However... When I was looking earlier today at a choice of different flights to pick for a trip in a few days time, I found myself taking the significant difference in CO2 emissions between options into the decision ...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 152
Views: 34388

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

It's rumoured to be a morning LHR-FRA-LHR trip and an afternoon LHR-MAD-LHR trip. And yes, you're right - nothing available on the public website to confirm an A380 will be used.... yet

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Google Flights now shows CO2 Emissions
Replies: 23
Views: 1577

Re: Google Flights now shows CO2 Emissions

It's impossible to know how much fuel is burned on a flight until the aircraft has landed and someone measures how much fuel is left in the tanks. However... The more factors one takes into consideration, the more accurate a prediction will be. Can anyone think of a reason NOT to take into account t...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?
Replies: 59
Views: 9508

Re: Fokker NG jet, an unique opportunity for Boeing?

Be gentle on Taxi645... if you can't ask questions in good faith, then there's not much chance to learn

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Oct 05, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124427

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

In mid Nov, BA fly daily LHR-GOT, while FR fly 5x weekly STN-GOT

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 5461

Re: Italian Aviation Thread - 2021

Have LitorAli Airlines (capitalisation is deliberate) become a real airline with things like an AOC, or are they still a virtual carrier using somebody else's paperwork ? It looks like they are borrowing the licence of Bulgaria's Heli Air Services... Separately, does anyone have an opinion as to whe...

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian Expansion: Looking at A320NEO, B737MAX; additional Dreamliners
Replies: 57
Views: 10003

Re: Royal Jordanian Expansion: Looking at A320NEO, B737MAX; additional Dreamliners

With a modest-sized fleet and network, opening a route from Amman to Sydney would likely be a financial disaster. If RJ want to expand, it should be to places a little nearer home. Leave the intercontinental VFR SYD market to the ME3 instead

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 48
Views: 2195

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

The correct style of pizza comes from Naples in Italy. Anything else is an abomination
Yes, those Hawaiian and stuffed crust dishes should be held in contempt. Stick with fresh and good quality tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil, and you can't go wrong

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Launches Major Expansion in Jordan
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Wizz Air Launches Major Expansion in Jordan

El Al survived on all their main routes from Tel Aviv, despite competition from LCCs Royal Jordanian will likely undergo a significant shake-up, but I see no reason as to why they cannot compete - they offer a substantially different product to Ryanair and Wizzair. If however Easyjet returns in a bi...

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Oct 03, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124427

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Arlanda Terminal 2 to reopen from end of October 2021

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy
Replies: 40
Views: 7519

Re: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy

Not only do FAs push the beverage cart... they also push the perfume cart as well !

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair grounding anniversary
Replies: 28
Views: 5154

Re: Swissair grounding anniversary

Are some people perhaps looking at Swissair with rose tinted glasses ? Swiss, its successor, is a remarkably good airline with a size and ego suited to the population and economy of the country that it serves. Switzerland already has excellent connectivity globally - it doesn't need an airline that ...

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 5914

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2021

Wizzair Hungary are selling nonstop flights between Antalya and Rome Fiumicino from late March 2022. The Wizz website has a "subject to regulatory approval" comment How do Wizzair Hungary expect to get permission to fly this route, when they are neither Italian nor Turkish ? Is there some ...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy
Replies: 40
Views: 7519

Re: Too strict (dangerous?) FR seatbelt policy

If the seatbelt sign is turned on, there is no turbulence, I am sitting in an aisle seat... and somebody in the window wishes to go to the toilet.... should I refuse to get up and insist the person in the window seat make a mess in their clothes while remaining at their seat ? After all, if I get up...

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Software as a service and Commercial Airliners
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Software as a service and Commercial Airliners

Do Garmin do anything like this perhaps ?

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine airports
Replies: 22
Views: 6087

Re: Ukraine airports

Apologies for the slight thread drift...
I notice that Bees Air is selling tickets for 1x weekly flights (Mondays) between Odesa and Ganja in Azerbaijan from the start of November. It seems a bit of a strange route to me - anyone able to explain the rationale behind it ?

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling expands ORY base after receive AF slots
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Vueling expands ORY base after receive AF slots

Have you been to Orly since spring 2019 when terminal 3 opened ? It's much improved...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 368
Views: 88809

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

When are the A318s expected to be phased out ? Or in a.net speak, how long do people in Europe have if they want to fly on an A318 ?

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10435

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

Targeting in the sense that you cannot schedule meetings for all 593 people at the same instantaneous moment in time. One person has to be first into the meeting room with HR. The meeting room can be booked for 30 minute slots for different employees over a few days. Issue invites to a meeting with...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10435

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

Targeting in the sense that you cannot schedule meetings for all 593 people at the same instantaneous moment in time. One person has to be first into the meeting room with HR. The meeting room can be booked for 30 minute slots for different employees over a few days. Issue invites to a meeting with ...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10435

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

Nobody is buying tickets based on vaccination status, because all airlines have had a clear and very public policy of making life difficult for non-vaxed employees, thus ensuring vaccination levels are very high. Customers know this policy exists, and therefore do not feel the need to factor staff v...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10435

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

United need to target a few employees who they have been wanting to fire for other reasons... and give them a 1 week ultimatum. As soon as maybe a couple of people get fired, word will spread fast internally, and almost all the remaining 593 holdouts will back down

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 673
Views: 124427

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

I understand that in July 2021, Finavia transferred Enontekio airport to the local municipality. I believe this is largely because Finavia didn't want to spend the money on repairing the runway which had reached its end of life - it seems that the local Govt decided they were happy to spend some mon...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 3989

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

Air Alderney has applied to start scheduled flights to Shoreham. Also according to their ( 2018 ) website, to Lee-on-Solent, although with SOU up the road served by GR, I don't see that route ever doing too well. Air Alderney have been trying to be an airline for several years but haven't really go...

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 3989

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

If Loganair went bust or was at serious risk of going bust, it's likely the Scottish Govt would step in. I'm not 100% sure what they would do - but the Scottish Govt would not do nothing. Loganair serves as a lifeline route to too many islands right now to allow it to collapse

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by davidjohnson6
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline gonna be the first with 1,000 aircraft in its fleet?
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: Which airline gonna be the first with 1,000 aircraft in its fleet?

In the 1980s under the USSR, Aeroflot had a fleet of a few thousand aircraft. Pretty much every form of civil aviation in the USSR was done as Aeroflot. The Aeroflot of today is but a fraction of its former size

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by davidjohnson6
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Resuming Miami Service
Replies: 6
Views: 2173

Re: Royal Air Maroc Resuming Miami Service

I am surprised RAM prefer international long haul, when they slashed their domestic and short/medium haul network so heavily in 2020

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kukes airport, Albania - future or will it close ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4914

Re: Kukes airport, Albania - future or will it close ?

Flew out of Kukes today - clear blue skies so impossible to claim any kind of weather issue. I asked one person working at the airport how many people worked at the airport - was told 100 (!) people. Thought that was a bit high and asked someone more official - got a very negative response and was t...

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by davidjohnson6
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LHR back to its place of Europe's business airport?
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Will LHR back to its place of Europe's business airport?

The USA has only just reopened its doors to people from Europe. For 18 months, the UK-US market was either closed or heavily constrained. The UK will open a bit more in a week's time.

Perhaps wait maybe 3 months for demand to recover and then reassess

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by davidjohnson6
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Palma flights suspended due to ash accumulation.
Replies: 12
Views: 3496

Re: La Palma flights suspended due to ash accumulation.

If the wind changes direction, are La Gomera or El Hierro at risk of closure ? Or would that require the volcano to move to a much higher level of activity ?

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 218
Views: 40513

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

There is a formal agreement between BA and at least 1 union (might be Balpa) not to use BACF at Heathrow or Gatwick

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by davidjohnson6
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 218
Views: 40513

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

It seems long haul will take much longer to recover compared to short haul. If those slots at Gatwick are to be used profitably, it will be with A320s and B737s, not widebodies

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 218
Views: 40513

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

Maybe there is logic behind all this from BALPA's perspective... but playing with fire can be a dangerous game

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kukes airport, Albania - future or will it close ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4914

Re: Kukes airport, Albania - future or will it close ?

It's possible that I'm seeing the results of a dodgy IT system... but Air Albania seem to have weekly flights from Kukes to Zurich on sale on Thursdays throughout October. Visit the airline's website for details...

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by davidjohnson6
Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 57792

Re: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Some days ago the Bali government wanted to forbid backpackers on the island. Stating a focus on "quality tourism". Cannot understand: A lot of hostels have a high quality. When a Govt minister talks about "quality tourism" they mean they don't want people who spend small amount...

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by davidjohnson6
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kukes airport, Albania - future or will it close ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4914

Re: Kukes airport, Albania - future or will it close ?

If Kukes-Zurich and Kukes-Istanbul didn't work, where did the people from Kukes go to find better paid work ? Kukes isn't a wealthy area compared to the rest of Europe. Would routes from Kukes to Milan, Bologna and Rome have likely worked better ?

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