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by eta unknown
Fri Aug 12, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 79
Views: 12519

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

Read between the lines: "... and we haven't had a (free) seat on any of them since" = EK did not give away any free seats on this sector. :-)

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel demand on Qatar between Doha and LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: Travel demand on Qatar between Doha and LAX

No 10J + 118Y isn't enough (even with all the cargo in the world) to justify operating the second flight- if, in theory, that was the average pax load. However, the 2nd flight maybe provides all the required connections on the return journey that the first flight can't due to the schedule arrival/de...

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 153
Views: 24611

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

I find it quite interesting that it seems like pay and benefits for cabin crew are becoming less and less enticing, however, in QFs defence I believe they have actually increased their benefits for new customer service agents. A friend of mine recently started in PER and received staff travel benef...

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022
Replies: 153
Views: 24611

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2022

Have you ever travelled on standby… Yes the perks of being eligible to travel in J/C are appealing but leading up to that upgrade is no walk in the park… Even once upgraded your treated like a 3rd class citizen & let me tell you better off travelling Y/C… Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Uh y...

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 102
Views: 17357

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

@chonetsao, A 90 min turn for a wide body is easily doable at LHR for AA. They choose not to do it, but it IS achievable . Achievable only in certain situations and as commented by others above- only if everything goes according to plan. I can tell you TG experimented with a 90 minute turn on some ...

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 102
Views: 17357

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

A lot of talk of connections but London is one of the biggest O&D destinations in the world, it’s not Charlotte or Abu Dhabi. That said these flights are great if you’re flying from the west coast of the Americas, take a red eye out of California into New York at dawn (or from BC to YYZ) and ta...

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by eta unknown
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 102
Views: 17357

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

One VERY unusual daylight flight in the 1970s was Seaboard World JFK-FRA, using the bubble of their 747-200Fs. Passengers checked in at the AA terminal, and were bussed to the cargo terminal. This flight was pretty innovative, because it used space in the otherwise empty upper deck; the only expens...

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by eta unknown
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?
Replies: 102
Views: 17357

Re: Why are there daytime flights from North America to Europe?

IIRC AF tried a morning JFK-CDG flight twice and both were suspended very quickly. The last time the flight was also aimed at African connection traffic. Because of time zone differences (remember Europe is an extra hour ahead of UK) most morning transatlantic flights don't work- you need to depart ...

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31620

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

Below the line it is not good to estrange from a key customer like this. Both side's CEOs should be able to negotiate anything instead of parting ways. The red line for Airbus seems to have been to be called flight safety compromised in public. I agree that Qatar might have ordered too many A350s. ...

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31620

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

That's a good way of putting it. Another factor that hasn't been discussed is how much did QR pay for the aircraft. I'm willing to bet if it was near list price Airbus would be more tolerant of AAB's rantings, however if deep discounts were involved then patience is a lot thinner. I can imagine the ...

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31620

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

I'm sure Airbus has weighed up the opportunity cost of getting rid of QR and decided that was the better opportunity.

The comment upthread about Airbus failing to keep the customer and margin cost- oh please - get real!

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by eta unknown
Mon Aug 01, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 60
Views: 5020

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

AI: JFK-LHR
AZ: SYD-MEL-BKK, SYD-SIN
BA: SYD-BKK, SYD-SIN, SYD-SIN-BAH, DEL-BKK, HKG-CMB-SEZ
BI: LHR-DXB-SIN
EK: SIN-BNE, BNE-AKL, CMB-MLE
IW: SYD-CMB
KL: SYD-SIN
KU: JFK-LHR, JFK-FRA
NG: SYD-KUL
NZ: LAX-PPT, SYD-LAX
OD: BNE-DPS
TG: NRT-TPE

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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair Strike Pax Re-accommodation
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Re: Ryanair Strike Pax Re-accommodation

Hi Philip- I hope your experience will be the same for me! I have a mid morning flight coming up from Italy to Spain (the route isn't daily and re-routing isn't an option via any other Ryanair served connection point). In Italy it's illegal to strike in August, but the aircraft and crew arrive earli...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 28, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair Strike Pax Re-accommodation
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Ryanair Strike Pax Re-accommodation

Grateful if anyone can advise how FR handled all the affected pax impacted by the recent crew strikes. Were pax re-routed (if possible) or date changed? Many thanks for the replies!

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities Pilots and Flight Crews like best/don't like to travel to
Replies: 20
Views: 2414

Re: Cities Pilots and Flight Crews like best/don't like to travel to

Also heard AR crew weren't enthusiastic about AKL flights. Man hard to believe an AKL layover would be undesirable, I wonder why that is? On the flip side, a 767 pilot I knew at my old airline got a 96 hour layover in MUC that crew scheduling somehow built. He raved about it until the day he retire...

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities Pilots and Flight Crews like best/don't like to travel to
Replies: 20
Views: 2414

Re: Cities Pilots and Flight Crews like best/don't like to travel to

Would QR be as much of a target in Pakistan as BA ? No target as DOH-Pakistan-DOH is an immediate turnaround whereas LON-Pakistan requires an overnight. Many years ago SQ crew had a high call in sick rate for SIN-BOM/DEL (demanding and condescending pax that strangely isn't prevalent on AI flights)...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia to launch ORD, boost JFK to daily
Replies: 72
Views: 13614

Re: Air Serbia to launch ORD, boost JFK to daily

That KLM story came from the mouth of the last Australian based country manager before they pulled the plug on SYD- apparently the flight had been under the microscope in AMS for a few years before they finally decided to suspend flights. Also heard it from their biggest agent, A-Tour Travel, who sa...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 22, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia to launch ORD, boost JFK to daily
Replies: 72
Views: 13614

Re: Air Serbia to launch ORD, boost JFK to daily

I don't think 2nd & 3rd generation Serbians will rush to BEG every year. I'm reminded of the KLM decision to cease SYD flights- one important reason was their pax base of Dutch immigrants literally died off and their children weren't interested in going to Holland.

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by eta unknown
Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Immigration Foreign Country Pre-Clearance Staffing
Replies: 52
Views: 7509

Re: USA Immigration Foreign Country Pre-Clearance Staffing

The CBP agnets must be US citizens. Although I'm happy to be proven wrong, I'd be very surprised if the foreign airport and/or govt. picked up the tab for US Govt. employees. I'd imagine it's similar to foreign service postings- you're given a rental allowance (possibly also an educational allowance...

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by eta unknown
Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best US service pre-deregulation
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Best US service pre-deregulation

I was fortunate to do a lot of travel in first and economy pre deregulation, mostly on AA, UA and PA. Pre-deregulation everything was great in terms of service.

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by eta unknown
Tue Jul 19, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 61414

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

So are you advocating that a well disciplined carrier like ET (without deep pockets like the ME3) should launch an ULH route to Australia to carry pax beyond Africa? And compete on the kangaroo route??

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by eta unknown
Tue Jul 19, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 61414

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

VA doing fuel stop at Darwin on Bali flights QF Adelaide for Indian flights One would also imagine that there would be a cost saving doing a fuel stop en route VA fuel stop in Darwin on Bali flights is a temporary measure due to temporary unavailability of alternates due to runway works. This isn't...

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by eta unknown
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 61414

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

With all this blahblah about ET and SYD/MEL- is there really enough traffic between eastern Australia and that part of Africa to warrant a service? If traffic rights could be obtained an ADD-JNB-SYD option would make more sense.

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 63578

Re: Updated: Garuda forced into Court debt restructuring process

I believe Garuda's management does not really know itself in what direction to take airline. With only about 30 percent of its fleet active, and even that will very low utilization, the airline is definitely the very last of the pack in Indonesia, with the likes of Citilink, Lion Air and Batik oper...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 61414

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

Batik Air Malaysia/Malindo has quietly switched over to operating MAX 8’s on their BNE and MEL flights which operate via DPS on both legs, these early MAX’s are still flying around in a Y180 Lion Air configuration. It’s hard to believe that 9M-LRC, which operated the world’s first 737 MAX flight is...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Havana Airport Operation Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

Re: Havana Airport Operation Question

LAX: go to Northside Pkwy (just off Westchester Pkwy) whenever El Al departs. You'll see a big black SUV with 3-4 goons inside that goes up and down the road when the aircraft is taking and on the runway.

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable Meals in Airports Question/Poll.
Replies: 32
Views: 2215

Re: Memorable Meals in Airports Question/Poll.

1. Sending my steak back to the kitchen (airside) dinnertime at SLC when I was given a plastic knife to cut it. 2. Losing my appetite after seeing the food on offer in the main restaurant at HNL. 3. Not leaving a tip at Encounter LAX after eating absolutely wonderful food, but enduring the worst ser...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airline Air Austral is up for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 8393

Re: French airline Air Austral is up for sale

How did that SYD route work? Was it a weekly service? Twice weekly with a 777-300 (IIRC route started with a 777-200). Completely illogical routing for reasons posted above- there is no traffic between RUN - NOU sectors. Also, initially UU didn't have traffic rights on the SYD-NOU sector, but they ...

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia to launch ORD, boost JFK to daily
Replies: 72
Views: 13614

Re: Air Serbia to launch ORD, boost JFK to daily

What other tricky connections did JU offer at the time other then BEY? When the Beirut flight was intended, the tickets would read Amman on a specific flight number, then the coupon would be lifted & poof, they went to Beirut. I can not recall all the hidden city ticketing we did, but all on JA...

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by eta unknown
Sat Jul 16, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.
Replies: 68
Views: 14591

Re: Heathrow Airport to limit departing passengers numbers until September 11th.

In other words, if you don't agree to cut your pax numbers, then don't expect your aircraft to be given clearance to return to DXB... Simples!!!

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by eta unknown
Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to Quantify Origin & Destination Traffic?
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: How to Quantify Origin & Destination Traffic?

In reality, unless the entire journey is on the one ticket, it can't be quantified. Case in point: a few years ago my carrier had a system-wide schedule change and my reservations manager told me many BKK pax were especially angry. We couldn't figure out why as the new BKK arrival time was only 30 m...

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by eta unknown
Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL Offers $10,000 Each For 8 Volunteers To Leave Overbooked GRR-MSP Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 3812

Re: DL Offers $10,000 Each For 8 Volunteers To Leave Overbooked GRR-MSP Flight

Ryanair is overbooking although I think it's a fairly new problem- it could be an operational issue this summer, but it is happening.

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by eta unknown
Sat Jul 09, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia exploring legal actions against AMS quotas
Replies: 24
Views: 3100

Re: Air Serbia exploring legal actions against AMS quotas

From the text: The Serbian carrier has responded angrily to the request, noting it has asked for Schiphol to reconsider its decision and that it will explore legal action. But 'exploring' legal action is a very different thing from taking it, or even considering taking it. Exploring is merely a gen...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biman to Buenos Aires
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Re: Biman to Buenos Aires

I do not believe that the opening poster of the topic intended this to be serious discussion. I think it was more a satirical comment about another poster asking lots of questions in a very short time about some extremely unlikely long haul routes David you are 100% correct! I think the other posts...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 111
Views: 22467

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

How many airlines through out the years, that is an airline that represents 3 or more countries have ended up in failure, I can think of 3, East African, Air Afrique, MSA Malaysia Singapore Airlines, in today's world I am not surprised SAS is filing for Chapter 11 it must be next to impossible for ...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet's chief operating officer has resigned.
Replies: 15
Views: 4308

Re: EasyJet's chief operating officer has resigned.

Sure is code! Another code is "to spend more time with family."

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways Boeing 747-200 M
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Re: British Airways Boeing 747-200 M

Don't forget the 2 leased MEA 747 combis G-BLVE & F. I think all 5 aircraft (2 MEA + 3 BA) were all converted to pax configuration.
The only 747 freighter did't stay long either.

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by eta unknown
Sun Jul 03, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft
Replies: 64
Views: 9774

Re: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft

Thought I'd share a story from many years ago. I flew STL-LAX on a TWA 757 flight that was continuing to HNL. 10 minutes before departure the pilot announced this aircraft is not authorised to go to HNL, so we need to disembark and board the 757 at the adjacent gate. The only difference was the seco...

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by eta unknown
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 619
Views: 198396

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

A number of Milan-USA pax were rerouted on BA this week due to LH flight cancellations.

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by eta unknown
Sat Jul 02, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 61414

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2022

On the back of applying for rights to fly between Australia and Samoa, Qantas has now applied to operate to the neighbouring Pacific Islands of Tonga..... Could we see Qantas now pushing further into the South Pacific with flights to the Cook Islands and Tahiti? QANTAS "The New Spirit Of The P...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biman to Buenos Aires
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Biman to Buenos Aires

Thinking both inside and outside the trapezoid, what's the chance Biman could launch a 787 flight Dhaka - Buenos Aires. Optional stop in Nouakchott for Air Mauretania west African connection traffic. Initially once weekly. I think the route would be awesome- what are your thoughts?!?

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap
Replies: 231
Views: 28591

Re: Dutch government to permanently further reduce AMS movement cap

There are plenty of third level European routes that KLM can cut that would have minimal effects on the longhaul network.

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by eta unknown
Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airline Air Austral is up for sale
Replies: 35
Views: 8393

Re: French airline Air Austral is up for sale

I remember when they went a bit mad and started flying from Reunion to Sydney with 777-300ER. Presumably the idea was to carry some Kangaroo Route traffic from Europe. Lost an absolute fortune by all accounts The route never made sense. There is traffic between CDG - RUN and CDG -NOU. There is no t...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting an airline career in the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Starting an airline career in the UK

Nepotism got me started (and that was when the conditions and salaries were half decent- not anymore), but if I had to do it all again I would chose a different career- I still kick myself for not choosing 2 other options I had at the time (one required a lot of studying for a selection exam, the ot...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Information about net remit BSP
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Re: Information about net remit BSP

I can't see the files. The only thing I can tell you is if a consolidator issues the ticket for one of their sub agents, then the airline only sees the consolidator info on the BSP report.

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by eta unknown
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential EK relaunching 5th freedom Germany - USA? (HAM-JFK)
Replies: 68
Views: 7693

Re: Potential EK relaunching 5th freedom Germany - USA? (HAM-JFK)

Let me rephrase my question from above: if HAM-JFK is such a golden market, then why not switch a DXB-MXP or ATH - NYC flight to via HAM?

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by eta unknown
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 61
Views: 10273

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2022

3D101CA wrote:
Why did TAAG Airlines serve Luanda-Havana? What market does this flight serve? This is quite odd to see operated in the past.

The flight has operated for more than 40 years, although not always on a weekly basis. IIRC Cubana also operated the route.

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by eta unknown
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Please solve this aircraft scheduling problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: Please solve this aircraft scheduling problem

1 extra 787 and cancel 1 FRA flight.

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by eta unknown
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential EK relaunching 5th freedom Germany - USA? (HAM-JFK)
Replies: 68
Views: 7693

Re: Potential EK relaunching 5th freedom Germany - USA? (HAM-JFK)

So if HAM-JFK is such a golden opportunity, then why not relaunch?

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by eta unknown
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Magazines
Replies: 26
Views: 3501

Re: Inflight Magazines

Two magazines impressed me from ages ago: Lufthansa (all articles overly in depth- it read like a technical manual and could put you to sleep- maybe that was the purpose) and Royal Brunei's (light on content, but the production was the best I've ever seen)- it was produced in SIN as the quality coul...

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