Search found 807 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 17
by santi319
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further cuts at Avianca
Replies: 30
Views: 4897

Re: Further cuts at Avianca

It baffles me how AV management never tried a hub similar to BOG in SJO, they could have made a great thing work there as it has everything it needs to be a hub.

Jump to post
by santi319
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Holdings under bribery investigation
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Avianca Holdings under bribery investigation

If giving free travel to politicians or other government officials is illegal they should go after many other airlines. Such practice seems quite common practice globally for national airlines. Literally, the Gulf Middle East Airlines would be more investigated than an American spy visiting North K...

Jump to post
by santi319
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines / Case study
Replies: 20
Views: 3325

Re: Porter Airlines / Case study

I never got the whole preclear vs clearing in the US thing... its the same thing, you wait in line etc - same thing... specially now with mobile passport and Global Entry, frankly, that money should be invested in hiring more US Customs personnel, imagine all the gate space that it would open in the...

Jump to post
by santi319
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines / Case study
Replies: 20
Views: 3325

Re: Porter Airlines / Case study

The thing with HFR, even on YTZ-YOW, is that it'll shave off a max of 45 minutes one-way between Toronto and Ottawa. For the same-day return biz pax, flying will still be a far more appealing option than the train. For a round-trip, the plane will still be 2 hours of flying. The train will drop fro...

Jump to post
by santi319
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines / Case study
Replies: 20
Views: 3325

Re: Porter Airlines / Case study

The thing with HFR, even on YTZ-YOW, is that it'll shave off a max of 45 minutes one-way between Toronto and Ottawa. For the same-day return biz pax, flying will still be a far more appealing option than the train. For a round-trip, the plane will still be 2 hours of flying. The train will drop fro...

Jump to post
by santi319
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 9871

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Well sorry Polska, For some of us the Vodka is also an incentive to go there *eyeheartemoji*

Jump to post
by santi319
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94178

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Ditch their ridiculous ‘livery’ and go back to their epic polished aluminum I agree, the present livery looks like a second grade art class scribble. The AA on the tail was a classic and could be spotted in a crowd.I heard years back that airbus aircraft are not able to be polished as they use a di...

Jump to post
by santi319
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10829

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

The airports replying in the tweet gave me a smile, twitter can be so much fun. Hahaha at Dulles airport asking for it.... aww bless their heart xx

Jump to post
by santi319
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15698

Re: Tower Air

I have several friends who are former Tower and the stories they tell could fill a book. Tower was one airline where the crews were just as interesting as the passengers. I remember one online trip report on some early website where a passenger was sitting next to the galley. The curtains in the ga...

Jump to post
by santi319
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14431

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

I dont understand what the big deal is, just pay for a bag if you bring one, or buy a water if youre thirsty? Like do you only eat at buffets? Id rather pay for my seat also, at least I know what Im getting, even if Im running a little late. I do give them props for being one of the only airlines th...

Jump to post
by santi319
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving F/A from the LaMia/Chapecoense tragedy takes to the skies again
Replies: 8
Views: 2282

Re: Surviving F/A from the LaMia/Chapecoense tragedy takes to the skies again

I find that fascinating. I would love to hear the story she has to share.

Jump to post
by santi319
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14121

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

According to a lot of my Egyptian friends the only reason that BA decided to cancel all flights for a week is the following: On Friday there was the final of the CAF soccer competition, Algeria was the winner, so far so good. Thousands of Algerian fans were flown to Cairo on military planes before ...

Jump to post
by santi319
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 98
Views: 5175

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Well it doesnt matter what the US wants to do, they will do what Israel says. Like always.

Jump to post
by santi319
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9192

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 51
Views: 9192

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico reports loss; cancels PVG, suspends 5 other international routes
Replies: 44
Views: 9868

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,...

Jump to post
by santi319
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 68
Views: 13317

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 68
Views: 13317

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Swift Air livery?
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

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.

Jump to post
by santi319
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3759

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Swift Air livery?
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Re: New Swift Air livery?

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

Jump to post
by santi319
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24555

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23203

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...

Jump to post
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: 19395

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...

Jump to post
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: 19395

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).

Jump to post
by santi319
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12245

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12245

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!

Jump to post
by santi319
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 6561

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23949

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

And flying to LGA using what slots exactly? #fakenews

Jump to post
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: 9542

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Trans-Atlantic service route cuts in W19?
Replies: 37
Views: 7342

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 ...

Jump to post
by santi319
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8492

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

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

Europe is imminent prophecy fulfilled.

Jump to post
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: 13336

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

Jump to post
by santi319
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I have a theory about dragons
Replies: 30
Views: 1322

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.

Jump to post
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: 124523

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.

Jump to post
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: 4748

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

The money from the Government is running out...

Jump to post
by santi319
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 47094

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.

Jump to post
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: 11654

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

Get ready for a loooooooooooooooooooooot of white.

Jump to post
by santi319
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to drop BUF-LAX?
Replies: 28
Views: 5424

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.

Jump to post
by santi319
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9365

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4841

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...

Jump to post
by santi319
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 4841

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...

Jump to post
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: 3428

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)

Jump to post
by santi319
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22010

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.

Jump to post
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: 9307

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

Jump to post
by santi319
Sat May 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Bosnia
Replies: 14
Views: 3185

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.

Jump to post
by santi319
Fri May 17, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19478

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

First theres pepsi then Europe in widebodies imminent!!

Jump to post
by santi319
Thu May 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 316
Views: 53685

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.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 17