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by santi319
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 32
Views: 4419

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

It never ceases to amaze me the people that complain how they were not lowkey begged to get a drink or a snack by the cart service, or when they ordered through the IFE and they didnt bring you the stuff “with the best attitude”. You wanna be pampered and splurged? Hire a private Gulfstream like the...

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by santi319
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 32
Views: 4419

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

KlimaBXsst wrote:
I think ordinary non regular flyers probably were confused once the drink cart silently passed and they did not see any crew for the next four hours maybe.

Can not confirm this other than second hand.

Um, you could literally order drinks and snacks from your IFE... no airline has that...

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by santi319
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 42
Views: 8895

Re: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes

MEX is perfectly placed to be a transfer hub between all of South America and North America. AM should be drowning in connecting traffic, but the combination of a lousy terminal and a lousy connecting experience (Mexican immigration rules currently require you to fully enter the country to connect,...

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by santi319
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 58
Views: 10961

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

I know MEX is awaiting expansion but to my understanding that would take at least a year for first phase to be completed. No expansion is under way. The construction of a substitute new huge airport was shut down at a 37% advance by the current Mexican president, just because he doesn't like it. He...

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by santi319
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 58
Views: 10961

Re: Rumor : Big news for EK and BCN. Here we go, Mexico !

So, to conclude: which is the huge, profitable market EK is after here? MEX-Africa?? :roll: Well when you get your oil subsidized and basically have a ton of widebodies going nowhere because you already fly everywhere, and everywhere else is restricted, you go for desperate measures. Low yields MEX...

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by santi319
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Swift Air livery?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: New Swift Air livery?

OB1504 wrote:

It still has the new owner’s logo displayed, though. World Atlantic doesn’t really seem to care and happily uses the same airplanes to deport people on weekdays and take tourists to the Dominican Republic on weekends.


Nothing screams more USA than this.

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by santi319
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 66
Views: 3058

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

Um nope.... you can’t even visit Saudi Arabia if you are a woman and you are not married or traveling with your father or brother. What is with the obsession for that peninsula, besides Oman, no one there offers ANYTHING besides sand and fake beaches with malls add a splash of massive human rights v...

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by santi319
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Swift Air livery?
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

Re: New Swift Air livery?

Theyre giving NK quite the competiton with the multiple liveries seems like.

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by santi319
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 132
Views: 23896

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

https://nltimes.nl/2019/01/28/flight-schiphol-canceled-drunk-co-pilot 3x over the limit. Not good. Happens far too frequently in this industry. And DAL tries to say it was cancelled for a mechanical. *Shakes head* When you think that every second almost an airplane takes off, it really doesn’t happ...

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by santi319
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22968

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Well they should start by calling out on their own partners, like DL. Do we really need 24 crjs a day in a route, instead of bigger AC and less frequency just because Alan the business man with the small wiener will throw a fit if he doesnt have 1600 options a day to go back and forth in his meeting...

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by santi319
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19270

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

I flew on SAS in their 737 from CPH to BOS back then and it felt no different than an A380. Seat is the same. Cabin pressure is for the most part the same (except on the 787 which has a lower one). I`m terribly sorry to say so but you are completely wrong about the pressure. It`s npt even your faul...

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by santi319
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19270

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

I flew on SAS in their 737 from CPH to BOS back then and it felt no different than an A380. Seat is the same. Cabin pressure is for the most part the same (except on the 787 which has a lower one).

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by santi319
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12149

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Next up for FI should be codesharing with WN and using WN’s enormous domestic feed for flights to Europe. Imagine the possibilities...... Imagine the magic! To get to Paris from St Louis via Nashville-Atlanta-Orlando-Reykjavik-Paris. Dream come true! More like STL-BNA-KEF-CDG, not much different th...

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by santi319
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12149

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Fargo wrote:
Next up for FI should be codesharing with WN and using WN’s enormous domestic feed for flights to Europe.

Imagine the possibilities......

Imagine the magic! To get to Paris from St Louis via Nashville-Atlanta-Orlando-Reykjavik-Paris.

Dream come true!

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by santi319
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 5509

Re: Interjet put up for sale

4O's problem is actually the lack of slots at MEX. MEX might be able to support a premium LCC - the rest of Mexico definitely cant. 4O's business plan got messed up when MEX ran out of slots and they had to shift capacity elsewhere - places that really can't support their business model. Thats abso...

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by santi319
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 143
Views: 20767

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

And flying to LGA using what slots exactly? #fakenews

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by santi319
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 100 Year Festivities To Be Without First KL 787-10
Replies: 34
Views: 9430

Re: Boeing Screws Up KL 100 Year Festivities

Leave the 787 alone! Leave the 787 alone RIGHT NOW!!!! I'm sorry but what is a 787?? Since someone nicknamed it as Crampliner, that's how people should refer to it. For most people over 16 years old that have used it, it is comfortable, quiet and smooth airliner that reduces jetlag because of its i...

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by santi319
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7283

Re: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?

JFK-CPH/ARN being cutsurprises me as those were their first routes to the U.S and are known very well both in Scandinavia. Flew both routes numerous times too and were always full (in the winter). It is ironic given their name. Also, SAS flies to EWR not JFK. Either way, this is a rearrangement of ...

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by santi319
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8397

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

SCQ83 wrote:
or "JetBlue to start flights to France" :smile:

Europe is imminent prophecy fulfilled.

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by santi319
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13235

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

Wonder if the MEX slots that B6 is abandoning will be up for grabs. I could see F9 or NK trying to get them. Specially F9 with their Volaris Codeshare

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by santi319
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1281

Re: I have a theory about dragons

N757ST wrote:
No bones, so no, not plausible.

Bingo.

This is more from people finding Dinosaur bones probably and adding the rest.

Fantasy creatures were the norm back then, look at Greek Mythology, Mayans, Egyptians, etc.

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by santi319
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123984

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

777Mech wrote:
Was hoping to see an order from NK for some XLRs and some 220s.

Its a bit strange they havent placed an order. Their last delivery is in 2021. And the slots for new airframes gets tighter by the minute. Something’s up.

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by santi319
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4702

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

The money from the Government is running out...

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by santi319
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 46975

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I say they just change the whole thing and make it the museum of trolling.

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by santi319
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 38
Views: 11598

Re: First 777-9 for Lufthansa rolls out of final assembly

Get ready for a loooooooooooooooooooooot of white.

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by santi319
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to drop BUF-LAX?
Replies: 28
Views: 5385

Re: Jetblue to drop BUF-LAX?

I agree, no one in Toronto proper wants to drive 2+ hours with traffic to BUF to save $30 dollars.. I think this is more for southern Ontario residents than anything.

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by santi319
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9289

Re: What does WN do about NK?

I have to laugh when people talk about the "clientele" of certain airlines. I have flown Spirit & Allegiant a few times and they were perfectly fine. I have also flown AA & DL first class and WN many times, so have at it. Bingo, thats how you can tell frequent travellers vs wannab...

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by santi319
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4800

Re: Spirit Airlines to Canada.

To BWI, MCO, FLL, MSY, & LAS only most likely. :lol: I'd also say TPA and PHX might have a shot as well. Not so much PHX, but yeah add TPA to the mix. Seems like these stations are where NK's main focus is right now, shifting away from DTW & ORD. Absolutely, historically NK could never make...

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by santi319
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4800

Spirit Airlines to Canada?

Spirit Airlines CEO, Ted Christie, has confirmed that the airline is keen to start service into Canada in future. Speaking at the Airports Council International-North America JumpStart conference this week, Christie is reported by Flight Global as saying, “Canada is clearly on the list… It’s a nut w...

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by santi319
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA
Replies: 25
Views: 3401

Re: Spirit announces BNA to BWI, FLL, MSY, LAS, MCO, TPA

FLL prints money for NK, after the runway construction finishes I can see them adding more flights. Maybe even the missing points in LatAm and Caribbean (UIO, MEX, BZE, BEL, MAO, BGI, POS, GEO)

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by santi319
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10224

Re: Delta A220 route additions

jetskipper wrote:
Wonder what the fares on the DTW-DTW route will be.

It finally happened. They tried to trash yields by adding flights when other competition did their routes and now it has come full circle that they are trolling themselves.

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by santi319
Sat May 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"
Replies: 39
Views: 9267

Re: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"

Funny how that old one still has more color than Japan Airlines current livery

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by santi319
Sat May 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Bosnia
Replies: 14
Views: 3172

Re: Fly Bosnia

Sarajevo is fantastic, wonderful people too, loads of muslim tourists lately... that tend to like to “get loose” in SJJ..

Bosnia overall is a pretty cool country.

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by santi319
Fri May 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19328

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

First theres pepsi then Europe in widebodies imminent!!

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by santi319
Thu May 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49793

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

Its a natural fit. Watch Rouge grow now.
Rouge was the best thing AC could’ve come up with. They literally killed their competition. Whoever did that at AC deserves a raise.

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by santi319
Wed May 15, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 3750

Re: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

Its funny how crews make less than ever but CEOs make more than ever... where could the problem be?

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by santi319
Wed May 15, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 6586

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

Can’t wait to see these new terminals in 3019

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by santi319
Tue May 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11836

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

SEA will never be a “threat” to YVR simply because the US customs require pax connecting in the US to have visas, ESTA, etc and go through the long customs process, while Canada doesn’t.

A threat to US-bound pax maybe..

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by santi319
Tue May 14, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8842

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

Its still not clear if DL ever served FRA from DFW. I'm not sure if you have read the entire thread but it's been clearly mentioned by myself and others that Delta did indeed previously serve FRA from DFW! DELTA inaugurated DFW to FRA on the 16 June 1984 with the L1011-500. DL26 DFW 16.55 FRA 09.15...

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by santi319
Mon May 13, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?
Replies: 69
Views: 8842

Re: Why didn't Delta fly International out of DFW?

Its still not clear if DL ever served FRA from
DFW.

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by santi319
Thu May 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA resumes service to Guayaquil with non-stop flights
Replies: 18
Views: 3315

Re: IBERIA resumes service to Guayaquil with non-stop flights

Wow just this year alone GYE has secured AM, IB, 4O, NK, B6....

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by santi319
Wed May 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA
Replies: 27
Views: 3675

Re: Spirit sued because allegedly of anti-semetic FA

Did anyone read the story.. its... something else.... can’t believe the media even published that.....

I am practically typing blind because my eyes rolled back so far they are behind my head.

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by santi319
Mon May 06, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 8055

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

I cant stop thinking about that time someone here did a thread on the loneliest flight of the world or something like that and that LA flight from MEL-SCL popped up with literally NO ONE around for thousands of miles... eerie.

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by santi319
Sat May 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements
Replies: 13
Views: 2766

Re: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements

There isn’t any “over the counter” stuff that potentially can come out positive. I don’t know where the thread starter got his/her information from. Except marijuana, which is as easy to buy in a lot of US states as a beer. Which should be allowed. It’s ridiculous I can drink a bunch of vodka 8 hou...

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by santi319
Sat May 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements
Replies: 13
Views: 2766

Re: New DOT/FAA Drug and Alcohol testing requirements

mwmav8r01 wrote:
I see that its Vicodin etc. What over the counter is tested for?

There isn’t any “over the counter” stuff that potentially can come out positive. I don’t know where the thread starter got his/her information from.

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by santi319
Fri May 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2848

Re: Wallethub releases best US airlines for 2018

Oh boy Spirit in the top 5 and half of a-net will get triggered in 3, 2, 1..

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by santi319
Fri May 03, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18112

Re: SAS on strike

Well now that SAS gave furloughs to cabin and airport staff, that certainly will create animosity between the staff and management.

The management and employees relationship worldwide is as out of touch as ever...

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