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by AZa346
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14433

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

mercure1 wrote:
5th freedom = vestige from a very different industry

Push is for ever more nonstops. 1-stops and 5th freedom don't make much sense in most cases anymore.

Tell that to EK... DXB MXP JFK or DXB ATH EWR to name a couple?? Ahhah

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by AZa346
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Danish Air Transport MXP CPH
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Danish Air Transport MXP CPH

Right now there is flight DX3072 operated by MD-83 OY-RUE of Danish Air Transport flying from Milano Malpensa to Copenhagen. Milan is not listed on DAT website as a destination, anyone knows what is this flight for? A charter, subbing for SAS or what else?? Thanks

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by AZa346
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21549

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

These planes can't be delivered and deployed fast enough. AC is suffering a loss of almost 1/4 of it's narrowbody fleet due to the MAX groundings, a per-capita loss higher than almost any other carrier with the MAX in their respective fleets. Can't wait to fly these beauties! Not to hijack the thre...

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by AZa346
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07/19 for three months
Replies: 15
Views: 3741

Re: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07 for three months

I'm guessing the OP has never had the joy of paying €13 for the "Malpensa Express" and having to stand the entire journey or had the train breakdown at Garribaldi station. Yes, I know which airport I'd choose... I have done it more than once, it is way more expensive than the regional tra...

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by AZa346
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07/19 for three months
Replies: 15
Views: 3741

Re: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07 for three months

Thing is that MXP is far away from the city center. LIN has the advantage of being very close to the center. Indeed, but right Now there is a very confortante train that takes about 45 minutes from downtown to the airport.. you are seated, ac, plugs and so on, whereas right Now to linate there is a...

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by AZa346
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate airport closes 27/07/19 for three months
Replies: 15
Views: 3741

Milan Linate airport closes 27/07/19 for three months

As of today Milan Linate Airport will close for three months to allow runway repaving and terminal and BHS upgrades. All traffic will move to Milan Malpensa, with the exception of a BA flight to Heathrow and a bunch of FCO-bound AZ flights that will go to Milan Bergamo. This will put a lot of stress...

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by AZa346
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6416

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

Might sound like a stupid question.. but since i am too youmg to know... were this fifth freedom flights or you had to start in JFK and then stop at whatever your destination was?

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by AZa346
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4081

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

Think how much extra CO2 these avoidance routings make plane emit... how sad we cant overcome these problems, cause a good chunk of the issues mentioned do not actually pose a threat to airliners.

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by AZa346
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 247532

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

J343 wrote:
What are the chances of IAG acquiring AZ?

Not only the Delta's investments, but also the fact that IB and BA codeshare with Air Italy and that they share the Avios programme make it very unlikely

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by AZa346
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 1026
Views: 247532

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I guess all the LIN southern domestic flights will now involve transiting FCO. Rail isn't an option for Calabria/Sicily as there's no high speed line south of Salerno. I think they will keep those destinations non stop ,otherwhise people will just fly Air Italy , Ryanair and easyJet thar all offer ...

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by AZa346
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA diversion to Yuma
Replies: 27
Views: 4539

Re: AA diversion to Yuma

commpilot wrote:
It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.


Could someone explain it? I don't get it
Thanks

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by AZa346
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Solar batteries on airliner skin
Replies: 27
Views: 2627

Re: Solar batteries on airliner skin

What if the structure was actually made of solar cells, instead of them being applied over the metal/composite structure?

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by AZa346
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?
Replies: 25
Views: 5878

Re: Brussels Airlines simpified livery ?

That is one boring looking plane

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by AZa346
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 34
Views: 2865

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

I think that something that could be done is to have electric tugs that pull the planes short of the runway amd the engines are turned on only 5 minutes before CTOT. this could be useful especially at those airport that have long tale off backups

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by AZa346
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 27
Views: 2698

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

Finnair, athough Nokia is quite relevant as well!

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by AZa346
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds JFK - IAH
Replies: 36
Views: 7400

Re: Delta adds JFK - IAH

Nice find, OP! Looks like it will be 2x daily on the A220 starting with the new winter schedule on Oct 27, 2019: DL2395 JFK 0800 IAH 1119 DL1921 JFK 1455 IAH 1814 DL2395 IAH 1158 JFK 1622 DL1921 IAH 1822 JFK 2245 I find these schedules so weird, for the very specific minutes .. I think in Europe th...

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by AZa346
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2218

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

FluidFlow wrote:
Certain flights from GB to Portugal come to mind, if they overly Spanish airspace.

you beated me to it!

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by AZa346
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2218

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

Probably the flights from the UK to Portugal... they fly over Brittany, France!

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by AZa346
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9519

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

The question isn't about "how Italian" is Air Italy - its about the possibility of outside-EU-state funding/control in order to provide advantage and skirt agreements. Neither of those can be reasonably argued in the case of Delta. Delta does not move aircraft around between it and these ...

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by AZa346
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to start CAI in March
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: IB to start CAI in March

The poltical situation is improving. Air Italy flies there ad well!

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by AZa346
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5370

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

I had a choice between a fluit and cheese platter, a chicken roll or a salad of some sort, I can't recall exactly as it has been a year, on Delta from JFK to PDX, it was quite pleasant although definitely not a meal!!

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by AZa346
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11651

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

What's the criteria behind this list??

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by AZa346
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4780

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

Ziyulu wrote:
Would you feel comfortable flying on such a jet as a passenger?

Definitely, actually I would be thrilled!

Am I wrong or KLM is another airline which is experimenting with biofuels??

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by AZa346
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4157

Re: TAP and the A340

Duartelmatos wrote:

I think TAP’s A340s don’t have the “license” to operate in the US anymore.

Does anyone know how to elaborate this? Could it be noise driven?

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by AZa346
Wed May 08, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 86
Views: 10388

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

Could an operator put in a 4 aisle 4 layout or that would be illegal?? Besides the obvious unconfort of when the window guy would have to get up! Just curious! Of course this would also mean longer turnarounds as boarding wouldn't be as dlfast as in a twin aisle... but that may not be such an issue ...

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by AZa346
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair between top 10 European polluters
Replies: 24
Views: 3869

Ryanair between top 10 European polluters

According to this BBC article( [url]https://bbc.in/2Ubrc3Y[url] ryanair has reached a bad record: it is one of Europe's biggest polluters. Now, whether it is true or not, what are your considerations?? Also on the broader side, on the environmental effects of aviation. This is one of my main drives ...

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by AZa346
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest operators of the 737-8max
Replies: 17
Views: 10767

Re: Largest operators of the 737-8max

It is not a large fleet, but Air Italy has 3 out of 9 narrow bodies in its fleet, so that is a very high proportion!

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by AZa346
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 5879

Re: Loganair thread - 2019

Who is replacing BMI regional on flights operated for LH, like munich to Milan Bergamo?

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by AZa346
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Airports in GoogleMaps?
Replies: 22
Views: 3214

Re: Greek Airports in GoogleMaps?

Noshow wrote:
I think they might be blurred due to military security requirements. Greece is very strict about that. Didn't some spotters even got arrested some years ago?

What about those cool Saint-Martin like landing pictures we often see from Skihatos?

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by AZa346
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do legacy carriers charge more for one way?
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Why do legacy carriers charge more for one way?

I was recently looking for a flight.. the nonstop carriers on the route are EasyJet and Hop. The outbound time was more convenient with Hop amd the return with Easyjet.. when i searched the one way leg on AF website, the price for the same flight increased. So i ended up bookimg ezy both ways. Why d...

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by AZa346
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Eurowings 737 painted
Replies: 20
Views: 5587

Re: First Eurowings 737 painted

Ok I forgot about the LH classic birds... but when did Austrian have 737-800?? That seems off, since they have a320s and used to have Fokkers, now replaced by Embraers

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by AZa346
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Eurowings 737 painted
Replies: 20
Views: 5587

Re: First Eurowings 737 painted

Cool.. isn't it the first 737 in a LH group livery? Exciting

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by AZa346
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Layovers pre-intl flights
Replies: 14
Views: 3103

Re: Layovers pre-intl flights

Gang - is there a required minimum layover for an aircraft in a US hub before it can depart for an international location. Somehow I'm remembering like 3 hours so to allow for security sweep. But maybe that's when the flight comes IN from an international location. In other words, if Delta flew an ...

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by AZa346
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: where can i find engine data?
Replies: 3
Views: 652

where can i find engine data?

hello! i am studying aerosnautical engineering and i have a project for my propulsion class for which i have to analyze an engine of choice: specifically we have to look into parameters such as compression ratio, bypass ratio and at inlet and nozzle geometry. at this stage i am just brainstorming id...

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by AZa346
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish win tender for Vilnius- London City
Replies: 15
Views: 5152

Re: LOT Polish win tender for Vilnius- London City

They are basically becoming a pan eastern eurpe airline!

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by AZa346
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6803

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

BGY has a direct bus service from the airport to the old town, Città Alta, that stops at the train station on the way! That is pretty good!

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by AZa346
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy flight operated by Qatar
Replies: 5
Views: 2531

Air Italy flight operated by Qatar

Right now there is Air Italy flight IG603 MXP-FCO in the air and it is operated by A7-Lag , an Airbus A320 from Qatar Airways. I am well aware of Qatar being a big shareholder in IG, but i had no idea they were operating flights on their behalf. Does anyone know what the deal is? and what service do...

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by AZa346
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy discussion thread
Replies: 78
Views: 15135

Re: Air Italy discussion thread

RichardWelling wrote:
I wonder if and when IG will be moving over to Terminal 8 at JFK.

I hope never... it is very Cool to see air Italy and alitalia side by side at JFK T1!!
Edited a spelling mistake

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by AZa346
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying two planes at BGY (Milan Bergamo, Italy)
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: Help identifying two planes at BGY (Milan Bergamo, Italy)

Yes, all of them are correct! THANK YOU

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by AZa346
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identifying two planes at BGY (Milan Bergamo, Italy)
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Help identifying two planes at BGY (Milan Bergamo, Italy)

I drove by BGY an hour ago and beside the usual traffic there were two planes that caught my attention: a jumbolino completely painted in dark green and a boring 737 without winglets, blue belly, grey body and kind of a German flag on the tail! Anyone knows what they are? And what they were doing th...

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by AZa346
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9580

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

What about Delta? It is the one carrier whose name hasn't come out yet!

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by AZa346
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 5533

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

Thanks for all of the replies!! i hope there will be an open seat when i check in(as soon as it is possible for free ahah)

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by AZa346
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 5533

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

- Windows are useless due to the thick wall, curvature of the fuselage and the stowage between seat and wall. You can only see the sky out of the window, not the ground. is it really that bad? also, is it possible to visit the downstairs section during flight?? just to get a sense of the actual siz...

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by AZa346
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 5533

Lufthansa A380 economy seats

I have a trip planned with Lufthansa on an A380 in economy and i have noticed on seat guru that there is a small economy section on the upper deck, whereas the most part of the seats are on the main deck! is there a difference?? what would you recommend? ad in terms of service, do they give out food...

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by AZa346
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2734

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

Sadly enough, the men's uniform look quite alike Trenord's new ones (Trenord is the railway company for Milan area and they are terrible!!). I liked the Etihad era's uniforms waaaay more!

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by AZa346
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 51963

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

How about Alitalia in the longer term? They have 14 A330 (average age 8,9 years) and 12 777 which are on average 14,5! I Know they first need to sort things out... But later they need to order something and i believe that the A330NEO could be good, as I BELIEVE it would be fine For all of their rout...

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by AZa346
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy launches Delhi
Replies: 32
Views: 4067

Re: Air Italy launches Delhi

MaverickM11 wrote:
Oh wow bless their heart. That's gonna be a long winter.


What do you mean?

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by AZa346
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy launches Delhi
Replies: 32
Views: 4067

Re: Air Italy launches Delhi

Also, I hope they expand in North America: SFO, ORD, LAX(Although Norwegian is starting it next year), MEX,YYZ,BOS,SEA,DFW/PHL(especially if they join OW/codeshare with AA)... I mean they have 30 Dreamilners coming.. they better find somewhere to send them!

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by AZa346
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways aircraft parked at LHR T5
Replies: 14
Views: 4613

Re: Qatar Airways aircraft parked at LHR T5

george77300 wrote:
It is Qatar crew and Qatar service/food. Quite a good upgrade for all the BA customers.

what routes do they operate??

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by AZa346
Tue May 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy ferry flight
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Air Italy ferry flight

Yesterday the first Boeing MAX8 was delivered to Air Italy, the new Meridiana, born with the clear participation of Qatar. Did it fly directly from Seattle(I think Renton because that's where they make the 737s, but it could be Boeing Field for official celebrations, no clue!) or it stopped somewher...

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