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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA flights to LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: VA flights to LAS

I read on another site what a big win hurrah next year's conference is for BNE and it's like, do you not see what's going on? As correctly stated above, the FC bean counters are hard at work, especially as one of their largest divisions, Australian leisure, isn't doing as well considering the dispos...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236155

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 still anticipate to see an AZ 319 in "frecciablu" colours lol

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 16
Views: 3208

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

So bad Marketing Dept. planning with little Sales Dept. interaction (I hate when this happens). The ads should really run once a date has been set, but I'm sure Marketing will use the standard copout- we're building awareness and creating excitement (that listeners will forget about once they see no...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 18772

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

FJ Max aircraft are actually owned by GECAS, not the airline, so I don't know which company would be involved in any production line quality issues before FJ accepted delivery.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 87
Views: 9802

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

US carriers aren't inept, rather they are probably mostly uninterested as the ROI may simply not be there. I've never known cargo to be a factor in pax route planning, although I'd imagine it would contribute in some models, maybe KLM.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236155

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Perhaps too much JNB-Europe competition, thus why flights are full but yield is bad. I was surprised AZ/IB reopened JNB... Maybe they thought with more fuel efficient aircraft the route could sustain itself.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 4684

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

I think years ago I read all of Vietnam's overflight revenue is given to VN- not sure if still the case now, but that certainly helps the bottom line.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 87
Views: 9802

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

+1
Exactly. Take the Asian freighters out of the equation and the cargo revenue won't be anywhere near around 25%.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Re: North America to Israel nonstop on a 707? (And a flashback, courtesy of Informa's Airlineroute)

LY at one point briefly revived JFK-LHR-TLV on a 742 and they had traffic rights on all sectors.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 87
Views: 9802

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

All the carriers I've worked for consider cargo gravy, and nothing more. There was maybe the one odd route I can think of which was constantly filled with high revenue perishables, but that was an exception. In my position I get to see route financials and for the most part, cargo revenue isn't that...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?

Revive Air Afrique! Just ensure the govt. owner member states pay their bills and reimburse the airline for all the freebie tickets issued on govt. business.

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12729

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

So Medan is a quasi-tech stop. Yes sell tickets LHR-KNO & LHR-DPS, but not domestically as illegal to have same flight number as I mentioned above. I don't think any Sumatran politics are in play- look where KOE is located- it's basically the only major place geographically the aircraft can land...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12729

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Part of me wonders if the A332 via Medan is a face saving way of eventually closing LHR... you know, we put a more economic aircraft on the route, then we rerouted the flight, neither of those worked so... yeah... we close now.

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12729

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Well KNO must be a tech stop only as stated above as it's illegal in Indonesia to have domestic tags on international flights. Remember a few years ago GA was fined for operating Makassar-Medan-Jeddah without the proper authority and they had to split the flight into 2 flight numbers. IMO the only w...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 66
Views: 5118

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

LOL, yes you're right!

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7206

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

Are you referring to AF pax going to CDG or PPT? If CDG, then one of the CDG -LAX terminators or via any DL hub. If PPT, the thinking is most AF pax may be ex CDG, so North American pax going to PPT can use TN via LAX, UA via SFO. I doubt there is sufficient ex Canada demand to support the PPT tag, ...

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 66
Views: 5118

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

One trend I've noticed lately is the number of people who cry wolf to the moderators when they receive a reply they don't like. For (manufactured) example: Thread Starter: Delta Air Lines is the bestest airline in the whole wide world!!! They have PTVs. Why would anybody want to fly AA or UA? Respo...

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7206

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

LAX-PPT may indeed be high yielding, but do the fares cover AF's costs? For example, do AF crew still stay at the Le Meridien in Newport Beach for a few days?
If YVR is subbed for LAX, it would probably be a cost cutting drive with most pax CDG originating.

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: Why weren't PA CRAF B747s Used as Combis?

I think a number of PA 747's had the side cargo door installed, but never flew in combi configuration. FYI Sabena was able to convert their 747's from all pax to combi and vv in about 6 hours- they had specialised machinery made to perform the task. Their 737's were also quickly changed for evening ...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 40992

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Here we go again... If it was doing as well as you state it was, it would have stayed. Sorry to say, but the reality is that you call it politics, which plays a part yes, but it was at a time that some difficult decisions were a necessity. Time to move on from that and just be thankful that they re...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 40992

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

According to travel daily, after the Sharia Laws were introduced, reservations dropped for 1-2 weeks before they went back up to ‘above trend’. They also hoping to increase to daily as soon as possible. Good signs so far which is good. The flight should be daily (if aircraft rotation permits with t...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 40992

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Royal Brunei resumed BNE with subdued fanfare. I'm sure the QLD Govt. marketing funds are still OK (bit hard to renege once the ink has dried), but everything probably all hush hush for the time being. Perhaps there was a short "welcome back" spiel out of sight near gate 73B or something l...

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by eta unknown
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23053

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Re PR's Europe milk run... Years ago I read a trip report in Business Traveller about that flight. The one thing I remembered was the flight was double catered ex BKK and the only meal (no choice) ex KHI was pork fried rice!

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by eta unknown
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23053

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

IIRC sometime mid to late 80's, Sabena found itself struggling to fill its 747 BRU-JFK-BRU services and so struck a deal to run it via LGW in order for BCal to market LGW-JFK-LGW. It was BRU-LGW-ATL and BA tried unsuccessfully to block it. During the 70's & 80's SN and EI were the transatlantic...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 324
Views: 40992

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

aviationaware wrote:
98% average load sounds like terrible yield management. They have left plenty of money on the table.


Would a similar post have been made if the airline in question was QF instead of QR?

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by eta unknown
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)
Replies: 30
Views: 4377

Re: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)

Well behind what we think is a Western 727 is Zambia Airways' only new built DC10, delivered in JUL 84, so the photo info may not be accurate unless somebody at LAX had Zambia's maintenance contract.

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by eta unknown
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61063

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Good points about reducing transit times- maybe that's the answer. I see it hurting NZ's ORD flight, although they are more bottom feeder heavy than premium focused.

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by eta unknown
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61063

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Looking at the ORD nonstop list above, only about 5 destinations have any real significance, so like the JFK tag, a new ORD route would be more about O&D, or just duplicating DFW connections.

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by eta unknown
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12532

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

I think too much is being read into Boeing's Australian presence. They used to employ about 5,000 more people a few years ago and I doubt many of those who are there now travel to ORD frequently.

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by eta unknown
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 2838

Re: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?

Also TG earns some nice royalty $$$ from these fifth freedom tags.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4806

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

Sabena the only operator of a DC-10 in combi configuration? Alitalia as an MD-11 combi operator? Uganda Airlines 707 combi?
Honourable mention to Merpati for operating a Hercules in pax configuration.

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by eta unknown
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12299

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

SAA had to take the long way round to Europe as they weren't allowed to fly over most African countries.

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by eta unknown
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12299

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Royal Brunei & Europe... Ah I forgot about the short lived RGN-AUH-LHR flight! RBA took over control of Myanmar Airways because they wanted RGN traffic rights to the world (BWN had difficulty securing these due to population of under 400k). Unfortunately, RBA couldn't put their own house in orde...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12299

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

The Balkan TU-154 flight routing was SOF-MLA-LOS-HRE. They also had a SOF-DXB-MLE flight. A lot of the routings cited above aren't crazy- aircraft didn't have today's range so intermediate stops were necessary to get to the final destination. Here's another one from the 80's on a BA 747-136 (once we...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All white widebody quad into BNE 13/6?
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: All white widebody quad into BNE 13/6?

HiFly A340. They are subcontracted by Adagold Aviation to operate Australian Govt. military flights. Aircraft is based in BNE and usual routing is BNE-SYD-DRW-Minhad Air Base in Dubai twice weekly. Most pax then transfer to military aircraft to go to Afghanistan. The Portuguese crew usually to 6 wee...

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by eta unknown
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7857

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

QF flew to BEG. And also DAM too at one point, both with 742's.

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by eta unknown
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7857

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

I don't recall there being a Taiwanese issue with traffic rights on the KUL- TPE sector for a flight continuing to YVR... Sounds odd. Also I thought DXB was an open traffic rights port, so how did MH lose rights to EWR? Or was it a case the point to point DXB-NYC traffic wasn't there for 2 airlines ...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61063

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The AA SYD sales rep is just saying things people want to hear. I doubt even the AA country manager knows anything at this stage either- it's too early to tell. Now there were some strong rumours of LAX-MEL starting just before the initial JV got canned, but who knows if AA's plans have changed as y...

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by eta unknown
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7857

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

It wasn't shooting darts, it was a form of Malaysian Govt. flag waving diplomacy. None of these came close to breaking even. At one stage there were even Mexican based cabin crew that only flew the MEX-LAX sector. And don't forget the shorter lived KUL-DXB (later replaced with ARN)-EWR 777 service. ...

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by eta unknown
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61063

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Another site as well as The Courier Mail are reporting on an upcoming CASA audit of BNE based Nauru Airlines. Audit appears to be triggered by internal senior management request at ON with a dysfunctional corporate culture + many other problems.

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by eta unknown
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9049

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

HA and LAS... Isn't the difference that LAS old terminal 2 was being closed so everybody needed to move.

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by eta unknown
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61063

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The QF 789 BNE basing... What exactly does the agreement stipulate? Is it maintenance only or do schedule services need to be flown?
Hands up who thinks QF55 will be kept once SFO/ORD/wherever is launched? My hand isn't up...

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by eta unknown
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61063

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The Lombok Govt. Is subsidising the QZ flights by buying and guaranteeing a seat block on all flights. It has disaster written all over it- JQ failed because all Lombok destined pax want to include DPS on the same trip so the route has problems supporting return traffic. This info came from the Lomb...

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by eta unknown
Fri May 31, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest A319 flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6206

Re: Longest A319 flight

Omani & Kuwaiti airspace is not closed to QR.

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by eta unknown
Fri May 31, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59808

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Malindo must have encountered a slot problem at SYD as they favour immediate turn-arounds.

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by eta unknown
Fri May 31, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 6050

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

I envy you. I was on F-GSPB last month and was far from impressed. However, the worst I ever experienced was a PAL 742 way back in the day (masking tape keeping cabin wall panels together), but the AF 772 was the runner up.

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by eta unknown
Fri May 31, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 6050

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

If Joon is flying to CPT, then it's a low yield route.
Be careful what you wish for... You could get a battered up AF 772- very poorly maintained cabin.
At 42 you are older than a millennial, but from your posts you seem to be acting like one lol

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by eta unknown
Tue May 28, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59808

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Yes I've heard Menies lowballs the pax handling to get the cargo business which has prohibitive markups.

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by eta unknown
Sun May 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul
Replies: 35
Views: 6685

Re: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul

One night in Banjul and the world's your oyster...

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by eta unknown
Sun May 26, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul
Replies: 35
Views: 6685

Re: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul

My guestimate would be LON VFR traffic.

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