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by eta unknown
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Trans-Atlantic Competition
Replies: 18
Views: 2662

Re: Austrian Trans-Atlantic Competition

The Austrian market isn't large enough to support many flights and as correctly pointed out by some (but not all) above, OS can maintain the transatlantic flights, but only because of VIE transit traffic. Remember many years ago before OS flew longhaul, VIE was usually a tag-on to another European c...

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 35
Views: 778

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

All 757-200's:
American, American West, ATA, Continental, Delta, Northwest, TWA, United, US Airways
British Airways, China Southwest, Royal Brunei, Shanghai Airlines

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot market-share and budget Europe-Asia traffic
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: Aeroflot market-share and budget Europe-Asia traffic

Agree with above- plus often their transit times aren't convenient and they have lower frequencies. Honestly, their pax numbers are probably insignificant compared to ME3/EU3.

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by eta unknown
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair asks for permission to fly charters from MCO to HAV
Replies: 19
Views: 5354

Re: Iceland Air asks for permission to fly charters from MCO to HAV

I remember Icelandair was contracted in the past by Apple Vacations to fly US-Mexico charters.

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by eta unknown
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 52
Views: 1285

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

762: Air Canada, Ansett, Air New Zealand, Delta, Qantas, TWA
763: Air Canada, Air Canada-Canadian hybrid, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, American, Ansett, British Airways, Delta, Hawaiian, Lauda, Qantas, Royal Brunei
764: Delta

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 149
Views: 33393

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

The 737 classics might be there to comply with an Indo govt. regulation that requires airlines to own a certain number of aircraft in the fleet (they don't need to be in service).

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by eta unknown
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 438386

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Ah yes, you're right about GVA- well spotted!

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by eta unknown
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 438386

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

- The LHR-LIN service may have to stop on 10/31 anyway, for "Brexit-related reasons" (the article doesn't say what those are). The issue is LIN is traffic restricted to domestic & EU flights only- even Swiss can't operate there. Having said that, I don't know why BA & Easyjet are ...

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by eta unknown
Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the SAA 74Ls ever flew JNB NYC JNB NON STOP?
Replies: 38
Views: 6649

Re: Did the SAA 74Ls ever flew JNB NYC JNB NON STOP?

I’m pretty sure SAA did not stop at San Salvador, El Salvador as a refueling stop. You’re confusing the airport codes. I’m genuinely confused on why posters on this thread are using SAL, when that’s the main airport at El Salvador in Central America. I’m pretty sure you mean to use SID, which is th...

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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the SAA 74Ls ever flew JNB NYC JNB NON STOP?
Replies: 38
Views: 6649

Re: Did the SAA 74Ls ever flew JNB NYC JNB NON STOP?

Flew the JFK JNB sector non-stop on a SP in my younger years. JNB is at high altitude so it likely impacted the performance in respect to payload, hence the technical stop at SAL. Those were the days, I remember arriving in the middle of the night with armed soldiers on the tarmac at SAL and other ...

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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 179
Views: 27260

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Exactly as the 2 above posts indicate- these flights won't be operating in Dec- the HA spokesman more or less confirms it in the article.

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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the SAA 74Ls ever flew JNB NYC JNB NON STOP?
Replies: 38
Views: 6649

Re: Did the SAA 74Ls ever flew JNB NYC JNB NON STOP?

In the 70's/80's SAA operated from the BA terminal at JFK with 747-200's and SP's- flights in both directions stopped at SAL. There was also a very briefly operated once weekly JNB-SAL-IAH flight with the SP- all USA fights were then suspended due to sanctions.

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown
Replies: 42
Views: 1526

Re: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown

A319: Air Canada, Alitalia, America West, British Airways, Royal Brunei, Volotea
A320: Air Asia, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, America West, Ansett, Easyjet, Jetblue, Jetstar, Northwest, TED, Virgin America, United, US Airways, Wizzair
A321: Jetstar, Turkish

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by eta unknown
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 727 and 737 Cabin Configurations
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: United Airlines 727 and 737 Cabin Configurations

Could the removal of the overwing window seat be related to revised safety directives after the 1985 British Airtours 737 fire/aborted take off?

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by eta unknown
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 50839

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

I for one am just glad that this puts an end, forever, to the a.net myth that Boeing gives away at/under cost to big customers, especially on the MAX. Yay! Actually there is a public record of what Boeing was willing to sell planes for- and the order wasn't that big. Research the Air India 787 sale...

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 50839

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

Can we all agree this is all posture and puffing out the chests? Boeing isn't gonna let this one get away, and of course Ryanair has the upper hand in this. Now. I would be shocked if Ryanair went with Airbus, but does anyone really think that is even a possibility? We have seen airlines snub from ...

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 50839

Re: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

I for one am just glad that this puts an end, forever, to the a.net myth that Boeing gives away at/under cost to big customers, especially on the MAX. Yay! Actually there is a public record of what Boeing was willing to sell planes for- and the order wasn't that big. Research the Air India 787 sale...

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an advantage booking a flight hack with an OTA?
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Is there an advantage booking a flight hack with an OTA?

Yes must be a one way ticket. Your onward sectors will be automatically cancelled by the airline when you no show for the next flight.

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by eta unknown
Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an advantage booking a flight hack with an OTA?
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Is there an advantage booking a flight hack with an OTA?

OK I see what you mean now. If the price is cheaper then yes there's an advantage. Of course the big drawback is you can only take a cabin bag. It all depends on how long before kiwi.com can get away with doing this: the airline can exclude them from seeing availability or take action against the co...

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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an advantage booking a flight hack with an OTA?
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Is there an advantage booking a flight hack with an OTA?

Websites like kiwi don't find hidden city connections- instead they put together itineraries with carriers that don't interline together- usually adding one way fares together with long transits.

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Broaden scope of "Trolling"
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Broaden scope of "Trolling"

If you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen.

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by eta unknown
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 50839

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

For those of you who remember a previous Airbus spat (I think they did forward list prices!):Article ii n French: https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/services/transport-logistique/20130116trib000742941/ryanair-airbus-n-a-pas-de-besoin-de-nos-commandes-ils-n-ont-pas-assez-faim.html My Frenc...

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by eta unknown
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute
Replies: 328
Views: 50839

Re: Ryanair Wants to Close deal for 100+ MAX10s by Year-end

https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-fi ... -faim.html
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For those of you who remember a previous Airbus spat (I think they did forward list prices!):Article ii n French:
https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-fi ... -faim.html

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by eta unknown
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAT European Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Re: TAT European Airlines

There's info out there, but you need to change your search to google France.

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by eta unknown
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think Virgin Atlantic is classy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2333

Re: Do you think Virgin Atlantic is classy?

It depends on your own social class and your perceived aspirations.

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired
Replies: 110
Views: 15566

Re: Qantas FY20/21 Group Results, $2.35 billion loss, 2 A380’s to be retired

flyingisthebest wrote:
I suspect QF keeping BNE-SFO is to keep UA from BNE once borders open up again.


UA in BNE isn't a mitigating risk factor- BNE is far down UA's list, if it's even on the list at all. QF knows from years of BNE-LAX operations that there is significant SFO bound traffic.

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?
Replies: 26
Views: 1850

Re: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?

KSA is on your friend's list because he's a one-in-a-million outlier statistic. Unfortunately for KSA, there aren't enough people like him for the Kingdom to attain the stated tourism goal.

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by eta unknown
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why couldn't the Hi-Fly charter model work in Canada?
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Re: Why couldn't the Hi-Fly charter model work in Canada?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Hi Fly also has Australia military charters. But it doesn’t hurt that the entire European Economic Zone is considered a single market for purposes of cabotage.

FYI HiFly is a subcontractor. Adagold actually has the contract with the Australian Govt.

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by eta unknown
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?
Replies: 26
Views: 1850

Re: What does it take for Saudi Arabia to get 55 million international tourists by 2030?

Reclassify people coming to perform Umrah/Haj as tourists and magic presto: goal reached.
I've been told the coral reef new Yanbu is great, but try convincing your wife to wear a burkini on the beach. Don't forget if you can't prove you're married you can't share a hotel room in KSA.

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are flight crews positioned for non-daily overseas service?
Replies: 16
Views: 4462

Re: How are flight crews positioned for non-daily overseas service?

And sometimes these allowances spin out of control and become so large it affects the route profitability: the former Qantas FRA route springs to mind. Let me tell you, if the profitability of a route hands on the balance of allowances for crew, the airline has no business flying that route in the ...

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of Lebanon currency crisis on MEA operations
Replies: 31
Views: 5772

Re: Impact of Lebanon currency crisis on MEA operations

Pax in theory can just purchase a ticket from a foreign website and pay in dollars/pounds/euros and this amount will be converted into Lebanese pounds by the pax's credit card company.

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by eta unknown
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10784

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

oceanvikram wrote:
Hmmm ... I think the real question is ... who in Afghanistan will be able to read and write?

Answer: males

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Launching 23 Brand New Routes
Replies: 35
Views: 6845

Re: Avianca Launching 23 Brand New Routes

IIRC AV operated Cali-JFK nonstop in the 80's for a brief period.

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13390

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Good. Now, ban this fool from flying for 10-15 years, fine him a fortune. Never too early to learn. You shouldn’t be so quick to judge “this fool”. Having the kindest most caring son who has autism, this is a familiar pattern of behaviour. It can easily be pacified without resorting to duct tape. M...

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by eta unknown
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 29
Views: 3569

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

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This is great info- I've been trying to see what these containers looked like for a while now. Are there any pictures of aircraft cabins with the containers? I managed to find a PK DC10 seating chart here:
https://www.pinterest.it/pin/423831014904184796/

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by eta unknown
Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight
Replies: 81
Views: 18390

Re: 18 Orthodox Jewish Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight

The problem with your statement is the certainty with which you say KL has a strict pandemic eating policy. If KLM have a strict eating policy it is variably enforced. It would appear that the final straw happened on the Kiev-Amsterdam flight. There is no rigidly enforced eating policy on short hau...

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by eta unknown
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2645

Re: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?

TG was struggling with BNE- the 787 extended a lifeline due to the far cheaper operating costs. There are destinations in an airline's network that generate demand and then there are marginal routes that contribute to the overall network. SYD/MEL fall into the first category, BNE into the latter.

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by eta unknown
Sat Aug 07, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if Pan Am had a domestic network pre-1979?
Replies: 22
Views: 3523

Re: What if Pan Am had a domestic network pre-1979?

And yet the AA CEO later admitted the TWA purchase was an act of bad timing- if they had waited another 6 months TWA would've closed shop for sure.

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by eta unknown
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 35364

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

Speaking of the Aussie staff at international airlines- there is a rumour (trying to get confirmation) Garuda has terminated all the sales & marketing people in SYD/MEL/PER and a GSA will take over.

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 220
Views: 35364

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2021

So just how bad was the Olympic football team behaviour on the NRT-SYD flight? I note QF did not make a formal complaint (or did they, but for whatever reason it's being kept quiet?) and the hotel damage was attributed to "youthful exuberance".

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was wrong with the VC10?
Replies: 18
Views: 2256

Re: What was wrong with the VC10?

[quote="flipdewaf"]It was also impossible to get inside one without triumphant music and narration by the man from pathe news and the only destinations were “the farthest flung corners of the empire”.

Fred

Factually incorrect- they showed up at JFK all the time!

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by eta unknown
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Regional aircraft on TATL routes.
Replies: 17
Views: 2779

Re: Regional aircraft on TATL routes.

A MAX 8 isn't a large increment of capacity, has ETOPS 180 certification, and ample range. Anybody have the PDEWs on YYT-KEF? Is it even four? Is it even ONE?!? And there lies the answer- why operate a route if there's no market, especially in low population destiny areas ("build it and they w...

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by eta unknown
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 149
Views: 33393

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

Indonesia Air Asia X tried and failed very quickly with SYD-DPS. As mentioned in other threads, Australia-DPS is 95% AU POS and highly seasonal.

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by eta unknown
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability
Replies: 156
Views: 18529

Re: AA Unions File Grievance Over Lack of Hotel Availability

As Barry H said above, the hotel-airline relationship is often acrimonious. In Los Angeles I told a US cargo airline I was cancelling their contract because the Operations Manager and I got sick of dealing with their pilots' behaviour. Also in Las Vegas we had a site inspection visit from the AA pil...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2645

Re: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?

Don't always expect press releases when routes get cancelled- sometimes it's hush-hush and the destination gets quietly removed from the website. IIRC in BNE everyone at AC, HA, KE, TG was terminated. I never heard anything about MH, but Malindo barely exists now- I doubt they have the aircraft avai...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2645

Re: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?

Firstly I expect BNE to lose a few more before they gain: IMO China Eastern (seasonal), Hainan, Hawaiian (route wasn't doing that well compared to when launched during the mining boom and high A$) will go Malindo will be replaced with Batik Qatar will get their long wanted permanent traffic rights A...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling To Mexico With US Passport That Expires Soon
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Traveling To Mexico With US Passport That Expires Soon

There is no expiry requirement if you are returning directly to your own country on that country's passport.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual routes/destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Unusual routes/destinations

[threeid][/threeid]

davidjohnson6 wrote:
All routes were flown for a reason, many of them would have had a good chance of being profitable. The reason a route seems surprising is often because the circumstances for the route to have existed may not be known to everyone today

... or the result of a bad education...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual routes/destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 1820

Re: Unusual routes/destinations

DELTA | Augusta - Savannah JAPAN AIRLINES | JFK - Rio de Janiero BRITISH AIRWAYS | Anchorage - Fukuoka KOREAN AIR Tripoli - Baghdad AIR CHINA | Montreal - Havana IBERIA | Miami - Cancun Air France | Paris - Phnom Penh Singapore Airlines | Chicago - Amsterdam TWA | Washington/Dulles - Paris/CDG QANT...

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