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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK
Replies: 77
Views: 11080

Re: Ukraine International to operate 737-900ER to JFK

With a Boeing 737-900ER going that distance? Must be expensive for the airline and not so comfortable for the passengers. I wish them well, but I cannot see this work in the long term. The sad part is, this is a BIG upgrade over their stuffed sardine can 767! When they had 7 across 767, it was very...

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by MaksFly
Wed May 20, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:
Replies: 27
Views: 11016

Re: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:

Have Air Canada actually cancelled their Maxes? Never understood why they went backwards from the (wider, more modern) A320 family to the Max, especially because it is a new typerating for them, not like AA or WN or most carriers who placed big Max orders. Greed and $$$. Plenty of companies choose ...

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by MaksFly
Tue May 19, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11469

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

I would think that the lack of oxygen caused by wearing the masks would be a bigger hazard and danger than any possible COVID.

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by MaksFly
Sat May 02, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident
Replies: 35
Views: 9586

Re: FAA investigating Harrison Ford after runway incident

Harrison Ford AGAIN!?!?!?!!? Is this a new incident or just investigation of his previous near miss? (landing on the taxiway)

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by MaksFly
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 334
Views: 68925

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

Game, Set & Match for Interjet? Has there been any official announcement on the returns of Airbus? Somehow I think Interjet will get a few more SSJs from Russia and possibly an outside investment... That is the only way I see them surviving. With all those A320s being returned or repo'ed... I do...

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Website Complete Overhaul
Replies: 3
Views: 2448

Re: Delta Website Complete Overhaul

um, in what country? maybe a test... seems the same on my end... screen shot? upload it to imgur

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by MaksFly
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149724

Re: DY about to go bust?

It is only after the government bailouts in the United States... That would be a good thread topic some day. Knowledgeable people could clear up some misconceptions for you. Which would be what? While I do not cover the airline industry, I am a financial analyst... and airlines have historically, u...

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by MaksFly
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY Financial Discussion - 2020
Replies: 603
Views: 149724

Re: DY about to go bust?

So many vultures here, just waiting for DY to go bust. I've said before: I can't get to grips with the hatred that this airline elicits in some a.nutters..... It's really interesting though. I would say it is split between two groups, fans of aviation who love seeing a new carrier, and then fans of...

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by MaksFly
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 334
Views: 68925

Re: Interjet Now Cannibalizing Its Airbus Fleet according to Bloomberg

lol. OBVIOUSLY it is the lack of support provided by Airbus and lack of replacement parts... oh wait.

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by MaksFly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 737 Hard Landing/Tail Strike Incident
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Re: Another 737 Hard Landing/Tail Strike Incident

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440743

V/F


My bad... did not see on first page.

Mods, please lock this one.
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VirginFlyer wrote:
It isn’t “another” - there is already a thread on it: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440743

V/F


My bad... did not see on first page.

Mods, please lock this one.

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by MaksFly
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 737 Hard Landing/Tail Strike Incident
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Another 737 Hard Landing/Tail Strike Incident

https://www.rt.com/russia/480438-boeing-with-94-on-board-hits-runway/ UTair in Russia. "A tail strike and malfunctioning undercarriages saw a Boeing 737, flown by Russia’s UTair airline, perform a hard landing at an airfield in Siberia. All 88 passengers and 6 crew were evacuated using emergenc...

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by MaksFly
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296622

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

".@cbsnews: US officials are confident Ukrainian Flt 752 was shot down by Iran. US intelligence picked up signals of the radar being turned on & satellite detected infrared blips of 2 missile launches, probably SA-15s, followed shortly by another infrared blip of an explosion." https:...

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by MaksFly
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296622

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I reckon 20 per cent of planes I've travelled on have been delayed 30 mins or more What's the big deal about a 60 minute delay? 1 in 5 flights you go on is delayed? Wow, pick a better airline. =) The issue is that your 1 in 5 flights is not delayed due to mechanical... but likely due to weather or ...

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by MaksFly
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296622

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I'm very curious why there was a delay. The reason for this, including who was on/near the plane during the delay, seems important to me. I reckon 20 per cent of planes I've travelled on have been delayed 30 mins or more What's the big deal about a 60 minute delay? 1 in 5 flights you go on is delay...

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by MaksFly
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296622

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Except a few times at the start of the thread, why does everyone stick with the theory of a missile? Bomb or sabotage would stick better in this story... As a lot of people here noted that an uncontained engine failure would not cut power to transponder, I would like to ask how is it then possible ...

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by MaksFly
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296622

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I have no affinity for the Iranian government and I think the plane was likely shot down, but most likely by accident. You should be a writer for B movies in Hollywood. Like they say...Truth is stranger than fiction. The Iranians are a lot of things but they don't "accidentally" shoot dow...

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by MaksFly
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13008

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

I don't fly WN but have many friends who do. The reason why they do? 2 free checked bags. If their lowest fare will be just like everyone else... I don't see much reason to fly WN over a legacy with a better onboard product, or F9 or Spirit where you can pay even less and then pay for what you need....

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by MaksFly
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State of the US-Russia market
Replies: 4
Views: 2059

Re: State of the US-Russia market

I highly doubt that DL, UA, and AA will go back to Russia due to the political climate. Unless Baltia can restart, I see no plans for an American airline to start flying to Russia. We say that now... will be different in a few years. In any case, no matter the politican environment, people are stil...

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by MaksFly
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19606

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

The Pilots actually called Mayday Mayday Mayday?? That was not a Mayday situation. Emergency yes, Mayday, no. THIS is your criticism? A one engined aeroplane loaded with a transpacific fuel quantity and several hundred people on board, trailing a plume of smoke whilst on fire and making a loud bang...

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by MaksFly
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight
Replies: 47
Views: 8927

Re: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight

Very cool post. Thanks. Would certainly hope it does not get shut down.

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by MaksFly
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV
Replies: 52
Views: 11658

Re: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV

Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe, so pretty much any detonation around it will be wealthier. That is a lie - again. Moldova is significantly poorer, and is the poorest country in Europe. But never let the facts get in the way of your Russian rants against Ukraine. https://www.worldatlas.com...

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by MaksFly
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV
Replies: 52
Views: 11658

Re: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV

I think apart from this, UIA are going to be in for a shock over the next 12 months as Ryanair and Wizz gain increasing market share in flights between Ukrain and Western Europe - not only Kiev routes but also provincial cities as well Considering how poorly connected Ukrainian cities other than Ky...

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by MaksFly
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Night at JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 14002

Re: Bad Night at JFK

mcogator wrote:
I remember taxiing out at JFK and falling asleep in my coach seat only to wake up 2 hrs later and realizing we hadn't left yet. That was fun.

HAHAHA...

One of the few times I fell asleep on a plane was flying Varig JFK to GRU. Fell asleep... woke up 3 hours later and we were still on the ground.

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by MaksFly
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151312

Re: Will Moxy Become "Breeze"?

I rather like the Moxy name. Breeze? Eh... sounds like Song, Wind, etc...

But Moxy is kinda like Spirit.

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 16126

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

Is the 717 really louder than the back of a MD-80 or DC-9? I like engines on a wing just for that reason. Lightsaber 717 In front of wing is the quietest mainline aircraft I have flown on. It is a real treat imo. Now they are installing IFE, it is even better. THIS! 717 is my favorite single aisle ...

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

Sam Chui reporting on it now. Pretty sad to see such an old aircraft go in such way :( Hoping for a good outcome for the crew, although photos and videos show this may not be the case.... https://samchui.com/2019/09/11/convair-cv-440-freighter-crashes-in-ohio/#.XXjlgigzaUk Horrible situation but co...

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian election planes
Replies: 16
Views: 3953

Re: Canadian election planes

With the Canadian federal election officially starting tomorrow, I am interested in which planes the federal leaders are chartering. The Conservatives and NDP have traditionally gone with Air Canada A319s. I am curious whether the cash-strapped NDP can still afford this. The Liberals have frequentl...

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

as per reports, no mayday, no distress calls apparently.

Wreckage in multiple pieces over a "larger area"

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

Believed to be a crew of 2 as per manifest.

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

OA940 wrote:
Any news on survivors? Doesn't look too good...


Apparently an update shortly. Prayers for families and those involved.

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n24dr Unknown status...
and flightaware shows landing from the other side. on 25.
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Yep... makes sense.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n24dr Unknown status...
and flightaware shows landing from the other side. on 25.

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KTOL

Coming from Memphis... landing around 2:42.
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As per Flightaware...
N24DR CVLP Millington-Memphis (KNQA) 11:14p CDT 02:42a EDT
https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KTOL

Coming from Memphis... landing around 2:42.

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

airkas1 wrote:
MaksFly wrote:
Looks like right on approach, shortly before the landing strip by the highway. wow.

Except that according to FR24 the aircraft landed on runway 07 (which is from the other side).


Bad data?

Failed go around?

Different plane?

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

Looks like right on approach, shortly before the landing strip by the highway. wow.

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

Happened around 3 AM, again said the plane coming from small airport in memphis. No fire hydrants nearby so they are calling folks in.

Press conference soon.

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

Live coverage.. https://www.wtol.com/live-video Still access denied for me. Any chance you could give a quick description? Press conference in about an hour. Plane came from an airport in Memphis area. Crashed into what seems to be a truck stock or repair place. Believe to have carried car parts.

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by MaksFly
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14197

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

https://www.wtol.com/live-video
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Live coverage.. https://www.wtol.com/live-video

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by MaksFly
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 334
Views: 68925

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

One of the daily news summaries I receive had the following blurb: Interjet (Mexico) is looking for buyers for its 21 operable SSJ100s at a price of US$16-17 million each. Russian lessors may be interested. In all fairness the plane is very nice & efficient when it has parts. If they could get ...

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by MaksFly
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 15705

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

They don't need to get the C919 but can surely look at the MC21. =)

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by MaksFly
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)
Replies: 20
Views: 6052

Re: Why did DL 122, BOS-EDI, just divert to PWM? (First DL 757 at PWM since 1996)

Weird... also surprised they did not go back to Boston.

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by MaksFly
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35649

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Wow... I suppose this is the best case for an accident.... All can walk away. Seems like one lady needed a bit more help. Congrats to the crew and everyone. Seems like from the reports all of the emergency crews came together and we can sit here and make popcorn and write off jokes. After the accide...

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by MaksFly
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 9863

Re: SU / KL IL-62

wow, cool piece of history!

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by MaksFly
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 18482

Re: DL Pilot Pulled from Flight after Alcohol was found

Lol, as per numerous articles, the plane was full at time of arrest. Nothing to do with Fox News. Get real people.

In either case, wow!

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by MaksFly
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 45
Views: 8543

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

TSA even has issues with toys. Good luck with this. Stop... just stop. Weapons are perfectly fine to be transported if declared and comply with regulations... I routinely travel with firearms and there is zero issue. The item in question is just a scary looking piece of metal that is completely non...

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by MaksFly
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 45
Views: 8543

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

:facepalm: You guys do know that thousands of guns are on flights daily, right? And if it is checked, who cares. PLENTY OF REAL, LEGAL, LETHAL WEAPONS already fly in the cargo hold anyway, most just don't know about it and it is in crate. Inert parts are just metal parts, technically, by ATF it is n...

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by MaksFly
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service
Replies: 26
Views: 6766

Re: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service

Off topic: Isn't Vladivostok visa-free for visiting Americans too? Vladivostok is now Visa Free for certainly the neighboring countries and possibly Americans? Don't recall. BUT Russia did make entry to visit the Russian Far East a lot easier. (kind of how St. Petersburg is for cruise traffic.) Ah,...

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by MaksFly
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 7071

Re: Interjet put up for sale

And there we go.... the excuses finally end.

Pure and simple... either poor execution or a poor business model.

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