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by eta unknown
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most interesting plane still in commercial service?
Replies: 24
Views: 3377

Re: Most interesting plane still in commercial service?

F100's count as you can buy tickets on those flights.

I want the Cubana IL-96 :-)

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by eta unknown
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport with long haul service
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: Smallest airport with long haul service

Air Austral Dzaoudzi (Mayotte) - CDG.

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by eta unknown
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 115
Views: 17737

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

With the NLK tender I wonder if Nauru Airlines still submits a bid...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 115
Views: 17737

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

PER now has CATIIIB capability since mid 2018. With only 2 runways in the country certified to that level it is possible domestic operators haven’t certified their fleets and crews to that level. QFA330s fly (flew) internationally to places like Japan and China where such capabilities would be adva...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR returns to JFK
Replies: 26
Views: 4773

Re: AR returns to JFK

Re LAX: it will be a few years until we will see again flights between EZE and GRU to deep SA. The pandemic killed the AA nonstops to both cities. I hope this route returns soon. Is EZE-JFK really this much bigger than EZE-LAX? I would think they both would be similar. LAX would have a good mix of ...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13667

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

Indo law stipulates cargo can only be trans-shipped in CGK and only from GA to GA. If the cargo's final destination is actually DPS, people with local knowledge always ship this cargo via CGK instead of direct to DPS as that airport is known for high, extra "unofficial" custom fees payable...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPA for the Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: GPA for the Airlines

Nobody gives a damn about your GPA- if they do, it's part of a broader culling exercise where something else would probably knock you (and others) out of contention. As a former hiring manager I was more interested in where you went to school and how long did it take you to graduate?

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by eta unknown
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13667

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

The big challenge with DPS is 95% of the traffic is not originating in DPS so you have these wildly seasonal flights (ex Australia, Japan, for example) where the aircraft can operate completely full one way and completely empty the other. Then in very low demand periods (February ex Australia, just ...

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by eta unknown
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 115
Views: 17737

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

The NZ contract with the Australian Govt. for NLK flights has been extended until August 2023. A temporary crew base will be set up in BNE to thwart any travel bubble shutdowns and necessitating another carrier to operate the route, similar to QF running a few flights recently. https://traveldaily.c...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13667

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

What they need to do is to order A321LR/XLR and use it to replace all their widebody operations. And start doing partnership with Emirates for their European network and shelved the Amsterdam route. Good idea. GA needs to look for additional airline partner and now Etihad is also nearing bankrupt t...

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by eta unknown
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13667

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

What they need to do is to order A321LR/XLR and use it to replace all their widebody operations. And start doing partnership with Emirates for their European network and shelved the Amsterdam route. Good idea. GA needs to look for additional airline partner and now Etihad is also nearing bankrupt t...

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by eta unknown
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ASEAN, EU conclude the world’s first bloc-to-bloc Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: ASEAN, EU conclude the world’s first bloc-to-bloc Air Transport Agreement

In the MH example above, MH could get the traffic rights but would they also have to pay TG royalties for the BKK-FRA sector. This is the problem BI faced with their BWN-BKK-DXB/AUH-FRA flight- the royalties were quite high.

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by eta unknown
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fare development OOL/BNE - CHC
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Fare development OOL/BNE - CHC

I can't see anything in my crystal ball because this year is unpredictable- who is to say the NZ bubble will remain open? You are requiring 8 seats during QLD school vacation time- if I was in QF/NZ yield management I wouldn't be giving it away- why should I- there's a captive audience who doesn't h...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 14555

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2021

Did NZ run the 733 as far as PPT? I certainly remember it as AKL-NAN-RAR, there was a 763 service in the late 90s early 00s that was AKL-NAN-RAR-PPT-LAX. Someone correct me if i'm wrong. Are you sure about the NAN stop on the RAR-PPT-LAX flight? I thought they were two separate flights: AKL-NAN-RAR...

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by eta unknown
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13667

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

1. You can't introduce buy on board with GA- you then cannibalize your Citilink traffic. 2. First class existed purely to achieve Skytrax 5 star status- I think present management agrees it's no longer worth the cost to maintain it. 3. Converting the 777's to 3-4-3 is a good idea, but it costs sever...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13667

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

The ex Ryanair 737NG's are shockers and aren't supposed to operate any flight over 1 hour from JKT. What could be the reason for that? Is it capability or something else No seat back IFE on board in economy. Also the business class seats are also a little different (same as what were on the 744 air...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13667

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

When I worked there only 3 international routes were profitable: JKT-SIN, JKT-BKK, JKT-JED. All Chinese, Japanese, Australian routes lost millions. BNE-DPS was cut because of the enormous weight restriction with the GA 737NG version while Virgin & later Malindo could operate without issues in n...

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by eta unknown
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13667

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

When I worked there only 3 international routes were profitable: JKT-SIN, JKT-BKK, JKT-JED. All Chinese, Japanese, Australian routes lost millions. BNE-DPS was cut because of the enormous weight restriction with the GA 737NG version while Virgin & later Malindo could operate without issues in no...

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by eta unknown
Tue May 25, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'
Replies: 29
Views: 5268

Re: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'

People aren't sick of Zoom- they are sick of how many extra hours they are doing as companies take advantage of workers being home based and many staff not having the guts or seniority to say enough is enough.

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by eta unknown
Tue May 25, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet
Replies: 84
Views: 13667

Re: Garuda Plans Major Restructuring That May Halve Its Fleet

... Simplifying fleet moving forward: Airbus A330-800 - 4 Airbus A330-900 - 14 Boeing 737 MAX 8 - 50 Total - 68 The A330-800 order was firmed up only recently (March 2021) with Airbus after the latter disclosing it's name behind the unnamed customer LOI signed back in 2019. GA would have cancelled ...

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by eta unknown
Sun May 23, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 40968

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Can't be rehired. IIRC QF many years ago had this clause (I knew a guy from revenue management who did some contract YM work at our carrier): you couldn't be rehired within 2 years. I believe Garuda in Australia has a slightly different clause: you can't come back into exactly the same job (so if yo...

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by eta unknown
Sat May 22, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 40968

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

Also on the jobs front, from https://newsroom.virginaustralia.com/release/virgin-australia-group-create-new-jobs-part-domestic-growth-plans-connect-communities-more Last month Virgin Australia announced more than 220 cabin crew would return to the skies from the airline’s discontinued long-haul int...

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by eta unknown
Thu May 20, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biden and Europe/UK travel ban.
Replies: 7
Views: 1245

Re: Biden and Europe/UK travel ban.

Lack of expected reciprocity would be my guess. Fred Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Actually that's not correct. The EU will permit vaccinated Americans to visit. The problem is not many Europeans have been vaccinated (but hey, don't let that stop you from visiting as we need your tourist dollars...

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by eta unknown
Mon May 17, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 40968

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2021

IIRC the PER-MRU & MRU-JNB flights did not connect in one direction.

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by eta unknown
Thu May 13, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL cuts MNL?
Replies: 67
Views: 9889

Re: DL cuts MNL?

I think American Airlnes will open a MNL-SFO/LAX/JFK service. It can be a codeshare or joint venture with Philippine Airlines, AA can pave the way for PR to join Oneworld when the pandemic is over anytime soon. Joining alliances costs millions of dollars- money PR doesn't have. You also have to upg...

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by eta unknown
Wed May 12, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Impossible turnaround time scheduling?
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Re: Impossible turnaround time scheduling?

Off topic, at one point intime TG scheduled a BKK-BNE-BKK 777-300 to be turned around in BNE in just over an hour... full cabin cleaning, catering, pax debarking and boarding for the return... no guesses how long that schedule lasted. Aggressive but possible. We regularly turn around widebodies in ...

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by eta unknown
Wed May 12, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 3150

Re: Round the world airlines

If you add Air France and UTA together, you might be able to construct a francophone circumnavigation but I’ll leave that to the experts. For sure UTA flew to Sydney via the Americas and Pacific. It was possible to go around the world with UTA, but not on the same flight number. Towards the end of ...

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by eta unknown
Wed May 12, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 3150

Re: Round the world airlines

BOAC flew to Australia via Asia and via the Americas, can’t recite the routes because they were so diverse. They even had a route that didn’t touch Europe, which was Tokyo to Johannesburg via Hong Kong, Colombo, Seychelles and Nairobi, by VC-10. Ah yes, the TYO-JNB route by VC-10. I always wondered...

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by eta unknown
Mon May 10, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Impossible turnaround time scheduling?
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Re: Impossible turnaround time scheduling?

Off topic, at one point intime TG scheduled a BKK-BNE-BKK 777-300 to be turned around in BNE in just over an hour... full cabin cleaning, catering, pax debarking and boarding for the return... no guesses how long that schedule lasted.

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by eta unknown
Tue May 04, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 138
Views: 12463

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Business class upstairs in a 747-100/200 was like a private jet... economy was OK too, but not so... private.
I forgot to add AR 747-200 to my list... the memory of that flight was so awful I blanked it out!

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by eta unknown
Tue May 04, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates to Las Vegas? When?
Replies: 13
Views: 2888

Re: Emirates to Las Vegas? When?

As for QR to LAS, there was never any real consideration for DOH-LAS, it was looking at the option of DOH-LUX-LAS or DOH-DUB-LAS. What do you mean they never had any real consideration for DOH-LAS? Qatar had a press release for nonstop DOH-LAS and was selling tickets for it. "In response to pa...

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by eta unknown
Tue May 04, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2206
Views: 279748

Re: Southwest's Top Ten Connecting Airports

Doubt it could work in summer- temperatures in LAS too hot to make it to HNL. I remember when HA inherited the DL 767's- they couldn't be used on LAS daylight flights- only after midnight when the temperature dipped.

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by eta unknown
Mon May 03, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are some countries banning crews depending on their recent air trips?
Replies: 15
Views: 3148

Re: Are some countries banning crews depending on their recent air trips?

Back to the OP: any country that takes such action against flight crews does so at their own peril. At my airline we have told countries we’ll simply stop flying there and reallocate that capacity elsewhere when they have proposed certain things like that. My opinion on that, if it were indeed the ...

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by eta unknown
Mon May 03, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2206
Views: 279748

Re: Southwest's Top Ten Connecting Airports

https://simpleflying.com/southwest-transit-passengers/ Shows what 2 years and a pandemic can do to one carrier's network strategy. 1. Surprised LAS is as high as it is. I would have thought that was more of an O&D station. I would have thought PHX would be higher. 2. Wouldn't be surprised to se...

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by eta unknown
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN does not fly to Canada --
Replies: 97
Views: 15475

Re: Why WN does not fly to Canada --

With regards to AA on LAX-YYZ, there may have been a significant amount of QF connection traffic. However, in recent years AC flew daily YVR-SYD/BNE and also had a MEL service that could have eaten into the route performance, especially if the traffic was more Canada than Australia POS.

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by eta unknown
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN does not fly to Canada --
Replies: 97
Views: 15475

Re: Why WN does not fly to Canada --

The article says that WN's president said it was. That sounds pretty authoritative to me. Doesn't mean that's the truth lol, as others have stated on here Typical a.net response there. What very many say on here is also usually very far from the truth. I hate to break this to you, but you need to l...

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by eta unknown
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 International Employees
Replies: 37
Views: 5715

Re: US3 International Employees

I have wondered how much of an impact this had on TW & PA as they had traditionally had more local staffing than today's model has. As deregulation came along and other carriers entered routes but with a lower staffing cost in the local market...part of that must have played into ability to rem...

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by eta unknown
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 International Employees
Replies: 37
Views: 5715

Re: US3 International Employees

I remember during the NW days, NW would have their own employees stationed in NRT, since it was technically a hub. They also had Asian based flight attendants assisting the US based flight attendants on flights to/from NRT. I believe the reason behind that was the Japanese customer was very picky w...

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by eta unknown
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 International Employees
Replies: 37
Views: 5715

Re: US3 International Employees

I have wondered how much of an impact this had on TW & PA as they had traditionally had more local staffing than today's model has. As deregulation came along and other carriers entered routes but with a lower staffing cost in the local market...part of that must have played into ability to rem...

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by eta unknown
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN does not fly to Canada --
Replies: 97
Views: 15475

Re: Why WN does not fly to Canada --

"Point of sale" has different definitions depending on the airline. Some carriers are much more pedantic about cross border sales than others. If I'm in the USA and I want to buy a ticket from London to Tokyo, the Qantas and Lufthansa websites will force me onto their UK sites and charge m...

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by eta unknown
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAM and Interflug to Maputo
Replies: 8
Views: 1989

Re: LAM and Interflug to Maputo

I flew the MPM-CDG sector with LAM in 1991 on the DC-10 (brown seat covers with Mozambican artworks of people on the middle cabin dividers). I remember passing the long closed IF office in MPM- bare shelves inside, but the logo outside the door. From memory TM was operating to LIS, MAD, CDG, CPH and...

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by eta unknown
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1662
Views: 394287

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Alitalia staff have now not received their April salaries on time- don't know if they are still waiting for the second half of their March payments. The clock continues to run down on saving what will be left of AZ into the new ITA. AZ administrators and EU Brussels continue to clash on separating t...

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by eta unknown
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 6362

Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

TC957 wrote:
One does wonder how they got around the sanctions when it comes to obtaining parts.

Have you not wondered how Iran Air kept their 747's airworthy for 30+ years? As correctly posted above, they manufacture their own parts.

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by eta unknown
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Aeroflot still going to launch their Asian expansion (BOM, KIX and SIN)?
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Is Aeroflot still going to launch their Asian expansion (BOM, KIX and SIN)?

IIRC SU also did very well on the SIN-India sector with their IL-62's in the 80's.

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by eta unknown
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Soviet Airliners at Kai Tak?
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Soviet Airliners at Kai Tak?

I can't say I remember any, but the hey dey would have been the late 70's early 80's... plenty of Soviet aircraft down the road in BKK, HAN, etc, but not HKG. The most likely candidate would have been CAAC, but they sent Tridents and 707's. Carriers that used Soviet aircraft mainly flew routes that ...

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by eta unknown
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters
Replies: 52
Views: 11831

Re: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters

I don't think you can put PA in the same category as BI, GA, MH. PA existed to make money and occasionally they had to do things they didn't want to in order to be on the good side of the govt... the Air Zaire 747 lease being one example. Remember back then airfares will usually only full fare first...

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by eta unknown
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters
Replies: 52
Views: 11831

Re: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters

Definitely an interesting time in history. The unpleasant nature of living in the DDR must have been hard on East Germans, who likely wanted to travel and see the world, but then how many of them could acquire exit visas, and of those, how many were there? I imagine that Interflug would have been u...

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by eta unknown
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters
Replies: 52
Views: 11831

Re: Interflug / old Aeroflot crew rosters

Some of the Eastern bloc carriers (LO, OK, RO, SU) had very infrequent service to JFK/YMX- often only twice/week. I don't know if the crew stayed in hotels or in the consulates. Gander: IIRC the flights with the largest number of defectors were on Cubana. As correctly stated upthread, the probabilit...

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