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by konkret
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flat beds on narrowbodies
Replies: 20
Views: 2820

Re: Flat beds on narrowbodies

At least some of QR’s A320s have lie flat seats

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by konkret
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6823

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

By what measure do you consider Poland a “relatively small European country”? By area it is larger than Italy or the UK, by population it is bigger than the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden combined.

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by konkret
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5694

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

I wouldn’t call Aeroflot a private airline since the majority of its shares is owned by the Russian government. Aeroflot’s annual overflight royalties have never been disclosed, but Irina Stupachenko, analyst at the Moscow brokerage Otkritiye, estimated them at $170 million, or 18 percent of Aeroflo...

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by konkret
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub
Replies: 44
Views: 5694

Re: Aeroflot seeks to capitalize on Moscow as sixth-freedom hub

Matt6461 wrote:

Does anyone know, btw, whether Aeroflot pays the same high fees for overflying Siberia? .


On the contrary - SU is the beneficiary of overflight royalties paid by foreign airlines.

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by konkret
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6996

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

To the US they don’t have to compete with ME3 (EK alone is flying 10x daily to LON)

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by konkret
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 26
Views: 4972

Re: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami

MalevA346 wrote:
Polish now is as Malev was back then. The main reasons of MIA being choosen as next destination are:
- Sounds good for politicians financing the LOT project, therefore fancied by management.


Could you please elaborate why MIA sounds better to politicians than (for example) IAD?

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by konkret
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 26
Views: 4972

Re: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami

SIN and LAX are longer

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by konkret
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 26
Views: 4972

LOT opens booking for WAW-MIA

Begining June 1, 2019:
LO 29 Warszawa 12:05 - 17:30 Miami (1-3-56-)
LO 30 Miami 20:05 - 12:15+1 Warszawa (1-3-56-)

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by konkret
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 6275

Re: ATL-WAW route

Passengers flying the Arke (now TUIfly) Dreamliner appreciate their meals better than passengers flying the 767. The meals are identical to each other. This is due to the halo-effect, the feeling that you got more room in a 787 compared to the rather cramped 767. AFAIK the perception of taste is re...

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by konkret
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 4943

Re: Skywork goes bust

Seems like an opening for Adria and its Saabs.

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by konkret
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina
Replies: 25
Views: 2344

Re: Norwegian sets date to begin domestic operations in Argentina

Gee that makes sense. Norwegian Air Shuttle, complete in Norway's flag colors with photos of Norwegian writers and artists on the tail, operating domestic Argentine flights. Wouldn't they at least want to give it an Argentine name and flavor? Up next....Saudia opening a base in Milwaukee to start s...

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by konkret
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings
Replies: 45
Views: 12757

Re: Brussels Airlines to operate two A340 aircraft for Eurowings

Are there any destinations where Belgian AOC would make it harder to get rights to fly from Germany? Or will they use the SN planes only to fly to destinations where it wouldn’t be an issues (USA for example)?

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by konkret
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class
Replies: 37
Views: 7288

Re: Magazine: Eurowings long-haul to consolidate at DUS, introduce business class

What will happen to the DUSEWR flight on LH? Will it eventually be handed over to EW?

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by konkret
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3485

Re: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017

weterners might be less likely to use them now because of safety concerns. Exactly which safety concerns do you have in mind regarding Qatar Airways? And why do you think that people from Czechia and Poland are more likely to use unsafe carriers? They don't value their lives as much as "wester...

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by konkret
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3485

Re: Qatar AIrways announces daily service to St Petersburg from 19 December 2017

That’s quite an expansion in Eastern Europe - Prague and Warsaw are increased by Qatar from daily to double daily.

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by konkret
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLM recommence Antwerp-London City
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: VLM recommence Antwerp-London City

What about their long haul plans from Maribor?

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by konkret
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?
Replies: 26
Views: 5237

How is Flybe doing at Heathrow?

Are their LHR flights doing better than Little Red did?

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by konkret
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair and La Compagnie become partners of easyJet
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: Corsair and La Compagnie become partners of easyJet

f4f3a wrote:
Also neos included


@MXP?

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by konkret
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair and La Compagnie become partners of easyJet
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: Corsair and La Compagnie become partners of easyJet

All-business class airline looks to easyjet for feed? A bit unexpected.

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by konkret
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14818

Re: Southwest removes passenger with pet allergy

According to the information on the website it was not because of a "pet" but a service animal. If you have a life threatening allergy you should inform the airline in advance and not take your chances there would be no animals on board and then make a scene when there are some. I guess if...

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by konkret
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future for Prague (PRG)
Replies: 23
Views: 5077

Re: Future for Prague (PRG)

The BKK route is more likely to be started by AirAsiaX than Thai

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by konkret
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland wants to build new airport for Warsaw
Replies: 22
Views: 4440

Re: Poland wants to build new airport for Warsaw

dtw2hyd wrote:
or mandate interlining, ie., every operator has to interline with other operators, no exceptions.


Which airports currently "mandate interlining"?

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by konkret
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162825

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

In anticipation of AB's demise LO restarts WAW-TXL from December 4th (10x week, Q400, increase to 3x daily for the summer season).

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by konkret
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS UK division routes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: SAS UK division routes?

User001 wrote:
I believe there has been a new route launched from Malaga (I think it was Hamburg or somewhere like that) however.

Helsinki

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by konkret
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 769 - why landing in Bucharest?
Replies: 4
Views: 2192

Re: LH 769 - why landing in Bucharest?

They stop in OTP for fuel

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by konkret
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines to join Oneworld
Replies: 36
Views: 9960

Re: Airlines to join Oneworld

Until the end of 2016 LOT had a chance to get out of Star without any financial consequences. They didn't do it so I believe they will stay in *A for the forseeable future. Is LOT embedded in Lufty family? Apart from M&M - I wouldn't say so. LOT is not part of the JV with United and the whole LH...

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by konkret
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21127

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

BENAir01 wrote:
Actually, ORD is scheduled for 30 mins longer, there is a time zone change between JFK and ORD.


I didn't take time zones into consideration. Thanks for pointing this out.

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by konkret
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21127

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Why is the BUD-JFK flight scheduled to take 30 minutes more than BUD-ORD?
I would think that the distance to ORD is a bit longer than to JFK

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by konkret
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21127

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 23596.html
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CSA not CSK - you are right.
Czechia - is the official name of the country
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 23596.html

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by konkret
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21127

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Czechia has CSK so I don't think they would be interested in supporting this, but Estonia is already onboard through the Nordica-LOT partnership.

If they registered malot.hu maybe lothansa.de and alotalia.it will be next ;)

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by konkret
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21127

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Lot's relationship with UA is not very strong. Instead of feeding Lot's flight to BUD UA will be more inclined to put pax on their own or their JV partners' metal to Europe and onto connections through FRA, MUC, VIE, ZRH, BRU. Btw. It is being reported that LOT bought a domain "malot.hu" (...

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by konkret
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21127

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

DLHAM wrote:
Maybe they get subsidies from the hungarian government to start this route. I am sure there is already a lot of traffic flying BUD-WAW-NYC/USA. Otherwise I am sure LOT wouldnt start such an adventure.


Taking subsidies from the Hungarian government didn't end well for Malev...

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by konkret
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21127

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Surprised to see this news as not so long ago LO consolidated its efforts and axed all flights that didn't touch their WAW hub. I keep my fingers crossed for LO's success, but am afraid that those flights are the result of political decision and not one based on economics. Polish government desperat...

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by konkret
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there so many airlines in Iran?
Replies: 17
Views: 3886

Re: Why are there so many airlines in Iran?

stylo777 wrote:
...than you add Onurair, Corendon, Tailwind and Freebird; so the list grows to 9!


Good point with Onurair! But the other 3 are strictly charter airlines.

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by konkret
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there so many airlines in Iran?
Replies: 17
Views: 3886

Re: Why are there so many airlines in Iran?

We shouldn't compare Iran to UK or Germany but rather to such countries as Egypt and Turkey.
I am aware of 3 Turkish airlines: Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal and Pegasus. If include TK's subsidiaries AnadoluJet and Sun Express the list grows to 5.

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by konkret
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there so many airlines in Iran?
Replies: 17
Views: 3886

Re: Why are there so many airlines in Iran?

Because the larger Iranian carriers have had their growth artificially stunted by the inability to source new frames so others have seen an opportunity to start operations. Didn't the embargo apply to larger and small carriers alike? Inability to source new planes is rather an obstacle to starting ...

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by konkret
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there so many airlines in Iran?
Replies: 17
Views: 3886

Why are there so many airlines in Iran?

I understand Iran is a country with a population of over 80 million people, but what are the reasons there are so many Iranian airlines? Mehrabad Airports sees 13 Iranian carriers.

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by konkret
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK upgauges NCE to A388 effective 01JUL17
Replies: 26
Views: 5492

Re: EK upgauges NCE to A388 effective 01JUL17

at the same time EK announced complimentary helicopter transfers from Nice airport to Monaco for first class passengers (also available to business and economy passengers at 79/109 eur)

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by konkret
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 20158

Re: Where would EK fly if they could

If they flew HKG-JFK one could travel DXB-MXP-JFK-HKG-BKK-SYD-AKL-MEL-SIN-CMB-MLE-DXB all on EK

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by konkret
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 20158

Re: Where would EK fly if they could

For the fifth freedom route maybe Emirates would choose a route over the Pacific - for the bragging rights of flying RTW... Which TPAC routes have he biggest share of premium traffic? HKG-JFK?

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by konkret
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 20158

Re: Where would EK fly if they could

Are there any air traffic restrictions on flights between the UAE and the U.K.?
Seeing the number of DXB-LON flights I thought there were none...
additional flights might not be possible due to slots issues in DXB and LHR/LGW and not due to bilaterals.

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by konkret
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 20158

Re: Where would EK fly if they could

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
I know this probably won't happen, but BUF with a possible stopover in Europe.


There is open skies between UAE and USA so EK could already be flying to BUF if they wanted.

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by konkret
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where would EK fly if they could
Replies: 115
Views: 20158

Where would EK fly if they could

Where would Emirates fly if there were no restrictions in bilateral agreements? In which markets would they increase frequency if there were no such restrictions? The first destination that comes to mind is Berlin - I presume 2x daily on B777-300 to begin with. Do you think they would start flights ...

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by konkret
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe announces London Southend to Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester
Replies: 21
Views: 3315

Re: Flybe announces London Southend to Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester

Will those be Flybe or Stobart Air operated flights?

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by konkret
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

I wonder if Mercedes-Benz has any objections to the JetSMART name. There's generally no infringement case if the same name pops up in an entirely different market. In addition, you can open a business with the name of something else if it's not operating in the same region as the other business. Th...

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by konkret
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

I wonder if Mercedes-Benz has any objections to the JetSMART name.

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