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by LTU932
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Exit immigration?
Replies: 26
Views: 1810

Re: Why Exit immigration?

Today you fill no forms, and nothing gets stapled to your passport. That is if you are in Visa Waiver program Don't you still fill out a customs form, or has that changed since I was last in the US back in January 2016? I don't believe having exit immigration would help solve the visa overstay prob...

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by LTU932
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 72
Views: 1686

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

From SJO, here are the five longest nonstop flights (great circle distance): IB SJO-MAD: 4,593 nm BA SJO-LGW: 4,716 nm AF SJO-CDG: 4,828 nm KL SJO-AMS: 4,896 nm (seasonal) LH SJO-FRA: 5,055 nm DE also operates SJO-FRA and I believe also SJO-MUC, however those are one-stop flights, so they don't coun...

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by LTU932
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 8039

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

This bill may be illegal, likely to be in conflict with the Constitution may make it dumb to push it. So you think it's likely UA could sue New Jersey for this, based probably on the 14th Amendment if applicable, as aemoreira1981 suggested? Or will they wait until the governor decides if he will ve...

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by LTU932
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 8039

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

Isn't that something that UA can actually take the State of New Jersey to court for, even as far as going to the State Supreme Court or even go federal??

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by LTU932
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?

If the ticket is booked as one ticket on LX and WK you should be fine- 5 years ago I made a 50 minute connection going VCE-ZRH-BOS and my luggage actually made it onto the BOS flight. It might be a little tight and you might have to move quickly in the airport but otherwise you should be fine. 50 m...

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by LTU932
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: Is 1hr 5min connection in Zurich enough?

If the ticket is booked as one ticket on LX and WK you should be fine- 5 years ago I made a 50 minute connection going VCE-ZRH-BOS and my luggage actually made it onto the BOS flight. It might be a little tight and you might have to move quickly in the airport but otherwise you should be fine. 50 m...

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by LTU932
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2 Hr connection in WAW, is that enough?
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: 2 Hr connection in WAW, is that enough?

Personally, if you got an international to Schengen transfer, I'd go for at least three hours, same with Schengen to international transfers. You're arriving in a Schengen country and continue to another Schengen country, so you have to clear passport control at the first port of entry (in this case...

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by LTU932
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM loses emotional support dog
Replies: 32
Views: 4453

Re: LATAM loses emotional support dog

Christ. If you need a puppy to leave the house, you don’t belong in an airliner. What about blind people, who rely on service dogs to guide them??? I know, this is about an emotional support animasl, but that statement of yours makes it suggest that if you rely on any animal to get through your day...

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 104
Views: 13620

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

And even if they were launching MGA, wasn't that going to be a triangular flight via GUA anyway? If so, wouldn't the crew change occur in GUA? The well being of Iberia's staff is not the decision behind the cancellation of planned service to MGA, as you well say, layover would have been in Guatemal...

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 104
Views: 13620

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Nicaragua: MGA: launch cancelled b/c of the turmoil there Not unexpected. Given the political and the security situation, it would be unwise to launch flights to MGA at this time, even if that same crew was doing the return to MAD. I just have to think about what people said about CCS, where IB cre...

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by LTU932
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3098

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

You are wrong. Every airport in the US forces non-precleared international arrivals to go to the CBP desks. The jetway forks into two separate doors when you reach the terminal. These corridors are typically not shown on airport maps because they're not publicly accessible except when you arrive on...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29715

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

As far as I know, the brand new Airbus 350 hasn't ever landed in Central America yet. It depends on which definition of Central America you are using, historical or geographical. If historical I'd think you are right, if geographical then no, one was in Belize a few days ago with the president (I t...

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by LTU932
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29715

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I just read a tweet, where GUA apparently lost FAA category 1 and therefore cannot start more flights into the US. Can anyone confirm this?

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.

By the way, since the other party was recording the conversation, does it makes it legal for you to also record the call in Germany? Would telling them you are recording be enough? I don't think they would care. I'm no attorney, I just know the legal situation because I was confronted with it mysel...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29715

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Does anyone have any insight knowledge of the rumored future AV hub in GUA? Like I said, it is just a rumor and the director of the airport in Guatemala also mentioned it. However, his comment could mean that he misunderstood that the airline was only going to establish a focus city (which it alrea...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.

I’m curious about Germany, if you obtain consent from the other party, can you go ahead with recording? Yes. You can start the recording while asking for consent. If he denies it, the recording is illegal and thus inadmissible as evidence in court. Therefore, the recording must then be ended immedi...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: Advice needed. Ethiopian Airlines - codeshare booking didn't exist, no refund given.

Advice: record your calls with the airline whenever you have a problem. If I had done that the credit card company could have accepted my claim right away and it would be much stronger evidence in case I had to go to court. While that is a good idea in principle, in some parts of the world (e.g. Ge...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29715

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

https://www.iberia.com/gt/latest-update-of-our-flights/
With the current situation in Nicaragua, this is not surprising at all.
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juanchito wrote:
Iberia has officially postpone MGA flights via GUA.
https://www.iberia.com/gt/latest-update-of-our-flights/
With the current situation in Nicaragua, this is not surprising at all.

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by LTU932
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 460
Views: 29715

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

https://www.teletica.com/200283_huelga-de-controladores-retraso-la-salida-de-al-menos-siete-vuelos-en-aeropuerto-juan-santamaria This morning there has been a strike by air traffic controllers in Costa Rica, which delayed flights by Condor, United, American and Copa. They protested against article 1...

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by LTU932
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12767

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Conviasa from Venezuela will start Porlamar - Panama City service as shown: V0 7202.....PMV 09:30 - 10:45 PTY.....E90.......Th, Sa V0 7203.....PTY 11:45 - 15:00 PMV.....E90.......Th, Sa Effective: October 26 - November 30 Somehow, I find it hard to believe that flight will be a huge success, given ...

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by LTU932
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12767

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

During the signing of the memorandum of understanding between Panama and China, ... ,representatives of the main airlines of that country expressed their interest in obtaining the approval of 28 frequencies per week. Air China already applied for Beijing-Panama-Beijing with a stop along the way. Ot...

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by LTU932
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 8840

Re: Any smoking flights still?

China certainly used to. When MU came into ORD in the 90s I'd see the cockpit crew smoking while taxiing in. They'd open the door and it looked like a haze in there. When was that? Because I remember that in the mid 90s, around 96 or 97, they banned transatlantic smoking flights into the US, and I'...

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by LTU932
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162841

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

http://www.heute.de/air-berlin-betriebs ... 91050.html (German only)

It seems AB is planning to fire its ground and administrative personnel until October 31st. Those still needed to maintain operations will remain with the company until end of February 2018.
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http://www.heute.de/air-berlin-betriebs ... 91050.html (German only)

It seems AB is planning to fire its ground and administrative personnel until October 31st. Those still needed to maintain operations will remain with the company until end of February 2018.

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by LTU932
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 6848

Re: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?

They might be not part of EU but they could still allow EU airlines to operate at least tentatively, especially in Catalonia's case? But then another question would be will Spanish authority allow those flights to be operated? Without being political, if Catalunya is recognised as an independent st...

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by LTU932
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread - Part 2
Replies: 8
Views: 1288

Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 4

TheGeordielad wrote:
Air Berlin will end all long Haul ops by October 15th,very sad to see a airline crumbling like this.
Their end of longhaul operations is, in a way, the final nail in the coffin for the old LTU. I've had nothing but great experiences on LTU.

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by LTU932
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 49
Views: 7302

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

Legally non-binding and pointless. Because the state of Brandenburg and the federal government have a say as well, and last I checked, Brandenburg and Berlin's position was to shut down TXL. And with the prospect of a so-called Jamaica coalition (because of the colours black, green and yellow) afte...

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by LTU932
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12767

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

I like that schedule on Q6 SJO-MEX. Great for a weekend in el DF.

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by LTU932
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October
Replies: 12
Views: 1564

Re: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October

CM may not drop CCS, but the big problem will be the new visa requirements Panama is imposing on Venezuelans, especially for other airlines serving flights between Venezuela and Panama. Since in PTY you never leave airside on a connecting flight, it's also unclear how the possible transit visa quest...

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by LTU932
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes kept alive for a single company
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: Routes kept alive for a single company

FlyRow wrote:
LTU932 wrote:
What about RDU-LHR on AA?



Which company, or why? Not everyone knows what city has......company a, b, c .
I was under the impression that RDU-LHR was operated mostly for a pharmaceutical company in Raleigh, NC, or at least that's what I remember.

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by LTU932
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes kept alive for a single company
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: Routes kept alive for a single company

What about RDU-LHR on AA?

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by LTU932
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 14099

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

When I read the thread subject, I thought you were talking about SJO (San José, Costa Rica), not SJC (San José, CA). It's completely misleading because for a moment I thought SJO, which won't start until March 2018, was already reduced to seasonal. Please, when talking about San José, please make su...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12767

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Some sources are posting that Santa Barbara Airlines from Venezuela won't fly the Caracas - Panama City sector beyond September 01. Looks like that's the case. Unlike CM, Santa Barbara fully depends on PTY-CCS O/D, even if it offers fares between MIA and PTY via CCS. Now that Panama will require Ve...

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World : The good, the bad and the ugly...
Replies: 16
Views: 7770

Re: British Airways Club World : The good, the bad and the ugly...

From the sounds of this TR, I bet 5-10 years from now, BA will officially have become an LCC, just a bit more upscale than U2, DY and EW. That's sad, because my only two flights on BA (both between HAM and LHR) were great.

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9844

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Copa Airlines Before I knew that "Copa" was an acronym, I actually thought it stood for CO ntinental PA nama. I first flew with them in 87, long before they partnered with CO, when they still had their red, white and yellow livery. CM and LR (aka Lacsa, Líneas Aéreras Costarricenses S.A.)...

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by LTU932
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 9844

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Copa airlines LCC: Wingo..... ridiculous name... sounds like pimp`s name to me... You could argue similar with the name Copa itself, Copa Airlines could mean "Drink Airlines" (as in having an alcoholic drink) or "Cup Airlines" (as in the cup in the groin or a championship cup in...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2634

Re: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?

The US is "the land of the free to leave...". There is no government requirement to check passports to leave the country. Actually, I don't believe the U.S. has a requirement to check ANY document of identification for leaving the country. I can get on a boat and sail away, or walk out/ d...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 89
Views: 4176

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

The most I made were three:

HAM-AMS-CUR-CCS-SJO

Since 2010, the max for me was two:

SJO-MEX-FRA-HAM
HAM-LHR-DFW-SJO
HAM-AMS-PTY-SJO

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9859

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

I was in IKEA in Cologne in 2014 and they didn't accept debit or credit card (they accepted this weird German card-check which I can't recall its name). I was shocked. Fortunately it was a quick purchase of a few dozen euros so I had cash. You mean Maestro cards? Debit cards that could be used like...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9859

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

It's changing, credit cards are becoming more accepted in Germany, but my advice to any traveller would still be "they might take them, but do not expect it and always have an alternative on hand" I was in IKEA in Cologne in 2014 and they didn't accept debit or credit card (they accepted ...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9859

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

credit card reversal? If he's from Germany, then please note that credit cards are rather uncommon there in comparison with other countries, so assume that he may not have one and that he doesn't have/use Paypal. . Haha...WHAT? I don't know anybody in Germany not having at least one credit card nor...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 3671

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

L-1011: MIA-HAM, LTU, 02/89
DC-10: AMS-CUR-CCS-SJO, KLM, 01/90
MD-11: DUS-MIA-SJO, LTU, 07/93

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by LTU932
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 4576

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Connection (and never left the airport): ATL, EWR, DFW, LHR, MIA

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by LTU932
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 9859

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

credit card reversal? If he's from Germany, then please note that credit cards are rather uncommon there in comparison with other countries, so assume that he may not have one and that he doesn't have/use Paypal. If he paid by direct deposit, or cash, he can only hope he can get refunded because th...

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by LTU932
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25071

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

I never knew seatbelt tags were that safety critical. I would have been more worried if the seatbelt itself was damaged, but better safe than sorry. Considering the issues AI is going through which could come at the expense of safety and maintenance, I'd say it was a good call by the FAA.

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 10657

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

It's 2017, how the heck is 15 years old a 'child'??? Because maybe, and I'm not aware of local law in this case, adolescents are legally considered children as well? In Germany, at least in penal law, you're considered an adult once you reach 21 while between the ages of 18 through 21, you can be c...

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by LTU932
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at TPA - chance of going mainline?
Replies: 12
Views: 2355

Re: LH at TPA - chance of going mainline?

It has been and still is being discussed in the TPA routes thread and a lot of 'sources' have said the switch to mainline is happening, now even rumors are pointing to March. With that much talk and 'sources' I would say it's only a matter of time when, not if. March 2018 for the switch to mainline...

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by LTU932
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12767

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Given the current political and economic climate in Turkey, I doubt TK will want to expand, however DU is a whole different story. Question is: If DU wants to start SJO, from where would it be?

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19702

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

"If no buyers are found, Alitalia administrators have no other option other than winding up with a potential loss of over 20,000 job." Lol how can that be true considering they only employ just over half that many people.... Maybe these 20,000 jobs include subcontracted positions, people ...

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19702

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

MalevTU134 wrote:
you don't have to be Italian to own more than 49%; any EU citizenship will do.
:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

Just remember how a German company controls both the successor of Sabena and Austrian Airlines, despite being neither Belgian nor Austrian.

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19702

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

"If no buyers are found, Alitalia administrators have no other option other than winding up with a potential loss of over 20,000 job." Lol how can that be true considering they only employ just over half that many people.... Maybe these 20,000 jobs include subcontracted positions, people ...

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