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by ro1960
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13901

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Maybe the point of this new route is to draw people to Paris and onward, not the other way around. Yep. The primary goal is capture DFW area traffic heading to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East/India during the summer time--which is peak season for North Americans to head over to Europe. Skyteam ...

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by ro1960
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13901

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Maybe the point of this new route is to draw people to Paris and onward, not the other way around.

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by ro1960
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.
Replies: 25
Views: 4622

Re: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.

The three main factors in de-icing are safety, efficiency and cost. An airport with remote de-icing stands, where each stand is fitted with e.g. Elephants (https://vestergaardcompany.com/product/aircraft-deicing/the-elephant-beta/), a one-step de-icing process can be completed in around 5 minutes, ...

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by ro1960
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10107

Re: Rumours about Air France US expansion

It’s confirmed for DFW and has its own thread:

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1403789

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by ro1960
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13901

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Does anyone with a better knowledge of the Air France schedule know if a 10:10am departure on CDG-DFW leaves enough morning connection opportunities on routes like ABC-CDG-DFW? Does AF have a big arrival bank in the morning? CDG has a 70 minutes connection time for intra terminal flights and 90 min...

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by ro1960
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 13901

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Is it normal to have flight numbers for a turnaround flight be nonconsecutive? Figured if the flight number to DFW was 150 then the return to CDG would either be 149 or 151. AF has a very illogical flight numbering system. I started a thread about this a while ago: https://www.airliners.net/forum/v...

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by ro1960
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7492

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

Do IAG have any long haul plans for Level in the UK? Could it be at STN? Just curious.

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by ro1960
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car chase on LYS runway
Replies: 17
Views: 3965

Re: Car chase on LYS runway

Here's a video of the interception on the runway. It seems it was shot from the terminal with a woman (airport staff?) commenting over the PA system.

https://youtu.be/XqJDSIUam4E

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by ro1960
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 5818

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

The list would be too long to mention here. If you can't stop sea level from rising, it seems like the only solution is to build dykes around them. But other infrastructures like access roads can be affected by floods. Not an easy job and certainly not a cheap one! How would dikes help these airpor...

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by ro1960
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 5818

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

The list would be too long to mention here. If you can't stop sea level from rising, it seems like the only solution is to build dykes around them. But other infrastructures like access roads can be affected by floods. Not an easy job and certainly not a cheap one!

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by ro1960
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA website hacked, personal and financial details stolen.
Replies: 21
Views: 2158

Re: BA website hacked, personal and financial details stolen.

readytotaxi wrote:
Still many people complaining that they have been effected by the problem but have not been contacted by BA, bad PR to come perhaps.


Did they contact BA or their bank? That would be a start.

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by ro1960
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India lands on runway-under-construction in Male (Maldives)
Replies: 29
Views: 6231

Re: Air India lands on runway-under-construction in Male (Maldives)

[quote="Spiderguy252"]What strikes me about this story is that Male are building a 2nd runway! What for? 1. Does Hulhule Intl even have the traffic to support parallel runway ops? Or is it some kind of vanity thing? 2. Where even is the room for a 2nd runway, going by the overhead pictures...

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by ro1960
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA website hacked, personal and financial details stolen.
Replies: 21
Views: 2158

Re: BA website hacked, personal and financial details stolen.

An unfortunate incident but at least BA went ahead and promised compensations to those affected by the hack:" "Cruz said anyone who lost out financially would be compensated by the airline" https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/british-airways-hacked_us_5b924dfee4b0162f472c1562

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by ro1960
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9054

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Basically Europe can be split in half at the Alps (Switzerland/Austria). Everything north of that is northern Europe, everything south is southern Europe. This means France is basically split in half. Paris is in northern Europe, but the French Riviera (Nice and Marseille) is in southern Europe. Sp...

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by ro1960
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9054

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

It's a short train ride from Rome. Even adding in the Fiumicino-Termini leg, it's not that bad of a commute, as the frequencies of departures are great. There's not a lot of incentive for a US airline to add it. 10 hour TATL trip, plus bag retrieval, plus custom/immigration clearance, plus commute ...

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by ro1960
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9054

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

What’s up with the calling all of these places Southern Europe - no European would call these Southern Europe... the only place where one truly refers to North or South is Italy. First of all Spain/Portugal are Iberian peninsula, NCE is Western Europe, VCE is too and if you dare tell someone from V...

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by ro1960
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9054

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

FA9295 wrote:
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Unfortunately, that's a fairly common theme all across Europe...


Yeah, we’ve all heard about the famous no-go zones in Paris! :roll:

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by ro1960
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 25
Views: 5090

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

Here is an article about the ongoing changes at CDG T1 with the construction of nodal and connecting buildings between the terminal’s satellites 1 and 3. http://cdg.parisaeroport.fr/linking-terminal-1-satellites/?lang=en Thanks for posting. I wonder how this affects operations. Any transfer to othe...

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by ro1960
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 45
Views: 6334

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

I don't think FR will lose business over this new charge. Except maybe the OP :D And there are people who don't have other choices than FR when flying.

What will be interesting to see is what the other European LCCs will do. Particularly U2 that already has a strict one carry-on only policy.

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by ro1960
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet
Replies: 18
Views: 3233

Re: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

Misleading title. He was not removed because he wore a Tinkerbell dress (I guess there is no law against that in this part of the world) but because he was drunk and caused disruption.

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by ro1960
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 52
Views: 12260

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

I https://otcpd.com/JFK-International-Airport-New-York-2004 But it shows the crooked arm of T4A getting in the way of your T5 expansion. Actually my proposed expansion runs parallel to T4's elbow. I did another quick and dirty montage using this photo: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1b/0c/27/1b0c27...

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by ro1960
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 52
Views: 12260

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

Looking at JFK in Google map I was wondering if there is any possibility of expanding T5 with an additional pier. There seems to be a lot of dead space towards T4. The new pier could run parallel to T4's (not on the picture) and add a dozen gates. I did a quick and dirty montage. Searching here on ...

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by ro1960
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings Tu-204 engine fire
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Re: Red Wings Tu-204 engine fire

No evacuation?

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by ro1960
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 hub number of gates?
Replies: 16
Views: 2174

Re: US3 hub number of gates?

ADrum23 wrote:

Yes, this is what I was trying to get at. Sorry for being unclear, I was typing on my phone before.


Your question and post were very clear. Someone didn't read it through, though. :smile:

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Mirabel Once Again See Passenger Traffic?
Replies: 22
Views: 4105

Re: Could Mirabel Once Again See Passenger Traffic?

Bobloblaw wrote:
You might want to check the popultion of Paris versus the population of Montreal and Quebec.


I’m sorry I don’t understand your post. Can you please explain ?

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Mirabel Once Again See Passenger Traffic?
Replies: 22
Views: 4105

Re: Could Mirabel Once Again See Passenger Traffic?

I don't see why in a distant future, when YUL is no more expandable, you can't make YMX work. As some have suggested holiday destinations with LCCs could be a good idea. If FR can make BVA jump from 200K pax in 1997 to more than 3M in 2017, surely a Canadian LCC or ULCC can make it too with YMX. And...

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by ro1960
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 23
Views: 3116

Re: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

Something red is leaking from R2...

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by ro1960
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo
Replies: 21
Views: 4470

Re: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo

It's most certainly not leather but some form of synthetic stuff. I just flew AF CDG-CMN-CDG and the seats had a similar material, I had a sweat before boarding as it was very hot in both places, and after more than 3 hours in those seats I was still sweaty in the back. Always wear natural fibers. ...

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by ro1960
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11079

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Yes. Once they build high speed rail from Manhattan to JFK/EWR, LGA will be useless. What speed are we exactly talking about? Because high speed rail is not efficient on very short distance (20-30 miles in this case). Lots of power to get to the max speed then slow down. However if you can get a ra...

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by ro1960
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7441

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

In addition to the items mentioned above it’s tough turnaround AF given <1% growth in the French economy. Macron is weak and getting weaker and no one else is on the horizon. I fear for the prospects. I think the reason for the <1% growth in the French economy has a lot to do with the strikes situa...

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by ro1960
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11079

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Just to simply answer the OP's question : no. Major upgrade work is underway, so now is definitely not the time to close LGA. As many have stated in their post, it plays a major role in the NYC area and its traffic could not simply be transferred to EWR and JFK or maybe with a shoehorn. A global loo...

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by ro1960
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7441

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

The SNPL mixes up AF (the airline) and AF-KLM (the group). AF managing director will remain French (Franck Terner). Smith will be at the head of the group. The whole non-French thing is plain ridiculous. Specially when all previous CEO have been French with the results we all know. The SNPL is also ...

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by ro1960
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7441

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

With AF Business PAX leaving for BA or other Air Carriers for better and cheaper service or their Leisure passengers leaving for EZY or Transavia . Sometimes you get better service and on time record on Transavia than AF I don't know what your sources are but from what I read in the French press, r...

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by ro1960
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10252

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

For those familiar with C30, “pushing back” isn’t exactly the best description. Due to the FAA’s refusal to allow aircraft to push over the non-movement line at ORD (with only a few exceptions), aircraft at C30 push back about 5-10 feet, disconnect, and then must complete a 135-degree turn to power...

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by ro1960
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss
Replies: 30
Views: 4696

Re: AC COO potential new AF-KLM boss

AF-KLM board due to meet today to approve Smith's nomination: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-france-klm-ceo/air-france-klm-unions-bristle-as-air-canada-executive-tipped-for-ceo-job-idUSKBN1L01ZF “If you’re looking for someone to manage the pilots, he’s a good choice,” one of the sources said...

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by ro1960
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4659

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

I didn't say it had no impact on cost. I said I didn't think one extra pilot would make or break a route. Margins need to be a bit higher than that. If AF pilot salaries are relatively high on average, this would be an overall cost issue, affecting every flight and thus the total. It seems to me th...

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by ro1960
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4659

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Thanks for the details which I am aware of. Yet no answer to my question as to the specifics at AF. You're welcome. Regrettably it seems that the people who actually do know both French law and AF's work rules are either holding out on your or haven't yet seen your question. I know, people on here ...

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by ro1960
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4659

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Thanks for the details which I am aware of. Yet no answer to my question as to the specifics at AF. It is said that the extra pilot staffing is one of the reasons AF is not competitive on many markets. "It is said" ... By whom? A statement about extra pilot staffing making AF not competit...

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4659

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

I'm not questioning the utility of a relief pilots. I'm asking if it is true that if legal requirement is 3, AF has 4 for example. Forgive me if I'm re-covering a point you've already grasped, but these things will always be decided by whichever set rules have the higher requirements - regulations ...

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4659

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

I heard that AF (which has powerful unions as everyone knows) has more relief pilots per long haul flight than required. Can anyone confirm? There are lots of situations that on paper don't require a relief pilot. That doesn't mean it's smart. Honestly is it really a good idea to depart at 10pm for...

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 4659

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

I heard that AF (which has powerful unions as everyone knows) has more relief pilots per long haul flight than required. Can anyone confirm?

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 25
Views: 5090

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

Do you have any information about T4? From this article it seems that it will be built East of T1 and North of T2, but that T3 will disappear. https://www.journal-aviation.com/actualites/39775-le-terminal-4-de-paris-cdg-derniere-grande-infrastructure-de-la-plateforme I think the main focus will be ...

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AF flight numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: AF flight numbering

It seems only their longhaul flights are incoherent. Their European flights usually follow a trend, for example all CDG-LHR flights are AFxx80 (AF1080, 1180 etc etc) and CDG-GVA are AFxx42. In my experience domestic flights ex-ORY are AF6xxx and ex-CDG are AF7xxx. You are correct. Maybe when they a...

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AF flight numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: AF flight numbering

ChrisKen wrote:
Why does there have to be a logic?
Sure, some airlines neatly package them up but randomly generated numbers do precisely the same job.


There is most of the time a logic and most airlines do have a numbering logic. I was just wondering how AF ended up where it is. I'm just curious.

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AF flight numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: AF flight numbering

CrimsonNL wrote:
I've never been able to find a logic in UA's international flights!

Martijn


They seem to have somewhat some logic. Flights to Europe are either in the 0-200 range or 900s. Same for East Asia.

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 25
Views: 5090

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

The new junction building set to open in 2019 should take some of the load off terminals Sud and Ouest. I wonder if they will have a centralized security check area, freeing up space for the gate lounges in both terminals. Unless they build more retail space instead! There is a video explaining how...

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by ro1960
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AF flight numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 443

AF flight numbering

Usually an airline has a more or less coherent flight numbering system where destinations are grouped geographically. AF doesn't seem to have a logical numbering system. For example: PEK - AF125, AF381 HAV - AF825, AF943 SDQ - AF741, IKA - AF755 AMM - AF487, BEY - AF561 ABV - AF513, LOS - AF149 ATL ...

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by ro1960
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7
Replies: 52
Views: 12260

Re: B6 to expand JFK T5; possible connect to T7

I'll try to answer your question. B6's proposal is specifically to expand T5/T5i to old footprint of T6 and potentially to the current T7 area. Additionally, Cuomo's "grand plan" for JFK - while abstract and light on specifics - shows the current T5 intact without an expansion as you sugg...

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