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by LTU932
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

The government is allowing tourists from two states to come, where the death rate has been the highest??? Not at this time. New York and New Jersey were extremely hit by the coronavirus in March and April. The US crisis is now basically focused in California, Florida and Texas, among the largest st...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

SJOtoLIR wrote:
Costa Rica to allow US tourists from September 01st and coming from those states where the Covid-19 disease is under control: New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut.
The government is allowing tourists from two states to come, where the death rate has been the highest???

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by LTU932
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

AFAIK Florida has long peaked, so I can see at the very least MIA and FLL reopen for passenger flights to SJO soon. I dunno if MCO makes any sense, given that the DIsney parks have been doing quite bad. So I only see MIA and FLL resuming soon. Maybe, just maybe, we could see Texas resume scheduled f...

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 50728

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

What's the point of table top runways like the one in CCJ anyway? What's the advantage of having one when, in case of an overrun like this one, the damage to the aircraft (and its occupants for that matter) will be even more severe than if you were to overrun the runway in e.g. HAM, EWR or LHR? CCJ ...

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by LTU932
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 50728

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Ryanair fits their 738s with 189 seats. I’m guessing the 191 on board includes crew/pilots. There have been reports noting a double-digit number of lap infants, which would add to the total number of people without taking up seats. According to Air India Express' official Facebook page, there were ...

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by LTU932
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 50728

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Someone posted a tweet stating that the runway in CCJ is on a raised platform basically, almost like what to me looks like a dam or a dam-like construction. How does that affect an approach?

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by LTU932
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 50728

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Just saw the issue trending on Twitter right now, but the Twitter trend stated just "Air India", not Air India Express.Apparently, the aircraft had 191 people on board, of which 174 are adults, 10 infants, and 7 crew (2 pilots, 5 F/As). Someone even posted a list of the passenger manifest ...

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by LTU932
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.crhoy.com/nacionales/asociacion-internacional-advierte-a-costa-rica-por-cobro-excesivo-en-poliza-para-viajeros/ IATA has officially stated its concerns about Costa Rica charging an excessive amount of money for the travel insurance policy they made compulsory and appears to be still a mo...

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by LTU932
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

https://bit.ly/3k5C6RX I hate posting Facebook links even if shortened and officially from DGME, but this interesting for foreigners on temporary work visas or green cards in Costa Rica: *Para el caso de las personas extranjeras* que cuenten con Residencia Permanente, Residencia Temporal, Categorías...

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by LTU932
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Avianca wrote:
for sure the eastbound will be fully with fresh and juicy Tico Pineapple!
I dunno. Usually that juicy and tasty Ananas is actually transported by sea.

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by LTU932
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I guess the Airbus 350 would be still programmed as pointing out in June. The belly cargo hypothesis makes no sense, given the amount of travelers on IB MAD-SJO. Practically, a fully packed plane ! Perhaps the eastbound flight would return to Spain loading a sizeable component of cargo. I'm surpris...

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by LTU932
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I cannot understand for sure, how are these flights being programmed if the European Union banned their commercial operations heading to America, besides Uruguay ? My own explanation is that these flights would come with stranded Costa Rican residents and returning empty or loaded with Europeans ex...

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Another news that broke is that visitors to Costa Rica have to pay a 619 Dollar insurance policy to the INS, with that policy being compulsory for everyone except legal residents and citizens. How in the hell wants our country to get more visitors into the country after months of closed borders, whe...

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by LTU932
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.crhoy.com/nacionales/union-europea-deja-a-costa-rica-fuera-de-lista-para-reanudar-vuelos/ Looks like travel in between Costa Rica and the EU may still not be possible despite whatever plans IB had in place for them. We're still left out. I guess the only option to reconnect to Europe is ...

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by LTU932
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I am a German living as resident in Costa Rica - as per my understanding I am not allowed to leave the country as I would loose my residence. Sorry to say but what a poor managemnt of the goverement here, it makes no sense, why I am not allowed to leave to germany as German, but at the same time ge...

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by LTU932
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Costa Rican citizens are banned for entering now into the EU and probably it will be for many weeks forward, given the huge amount of daily contagious for the time being. My interpretation is that IB MAD-SJO would be welcomed at SJO from August, but no one from Costa Rica is allowed to board the fl...

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by LTU932
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Coronavirus
Replies: 115
Views: 25896

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

This may be Tsai's last chance to declare Taiwanese independence, while the mainland is distracted by COVID-19 and before the PLAN gets its carrier groups up-and-running. A good opening salvo is indeed renaming China Airlines and Chunghwa Telecom to Taiwan Airlines and Taiwan Telecom. But this is p...

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by LTU932
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Due to the change of the Panamanian Government to extend the closure of the airport to Aug 22, Copa has extended their start up date to Sept. 4. https://www.copaair.com/en/web/us/coronavirus-updates II have a feeling that even that date cannot be kept by the AAC and that they will extend yet again....

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by LTU932
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

New tentative date: August 01st. Local authorities declared firmly once again about the resumption of the Costa Rican airports for August 01st. IB, UA and LH are keeping the intended dates for their returning flights at SJO. As far as I know, all the Latin American countries are even banned for tho...

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113456

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

BER is intended to have a regional express service that will make limited stops from Hauptbahnhof (only Gesundbrunnen and Ostkreuz) and will take 29 minutes. There'll also be some other RB services making limited stops from the major Stadtbahn stations like Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse, and Zoo...

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113456

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

Yeah, I wouldn't want to be stuck on the A100/A113 or A10 either. Under those circumstances, I'd also take the S-Bahn. BTW, is it me, or why didn't they build a highspeed rail connection to BER? Why only the S-Bahn?

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113456

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

Just as a side note: The new BER is farther away for our politicians than TXL. So they keep the Helicopters in TXL for our proud leaders, because these better thinking persons cannot afford the travel to BER in matter of time. And these are the people that tell you to reduce and change your travels...

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by LTU932
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113456

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

Even the proposed airport in Kaltenkirchen, to replace the landlocked HAM, made more sense than BER under these circumstances. Honestly, I wish in hindsight we would've kept the capital in Bonn. I always thought that a huge, joint Airport for Berlin and Hamburg in the middle would make a lot of sen...

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by LTU932
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113456

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

The Berlin airport authority announced to change their technical director. No. 6 since 2012. That is outright embarrassing. Six technical directors in eight years? Why are the governments of Berlin and Brandenburg, as well as the federal government, not doing something in terms of accountability? L...

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by LTU932
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

And again with the short notice. I'm really growing sick and tired of the government not knowing what they're doing. Something happens, and the the border closures will be extended, mark my words. In the meantime, we'll continue with the current "only repatriation charters and cargo flights&quo...

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by LTU932
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Update: No official date has been released yet related to the opening of the international Costa Rican airports. Many tourist operators, hotels and other entities are stubbornly requesting this resumption for July, after more than 100 days of zero revenue-activitites. Local authorities are studying...

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by LTU932
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

And this is why being so short notice with the extension of of the border closures and with that SJO (for passenger traffic), is counterintuitive. Sure, some border restrictions will need to stay in place, especially for Nicaragua and Nicaraguan citizens that don't have neither temporary residence o...

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by LTU932
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I don't recall which publication it was, but there was an article saying IB wanted to return to SJO already by July 1st. But it seems it could be a misunderstanding, because that date it seems, is when IB wants to resume regular longhaul operations. https://www.preferente.com/noticias-de-transportes...

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by LTU932
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Iberia is willing ro resume their Central American operations in July, pending Government aprroval: IB MAD-PTY...2x weekly......330.....July 20 IB MAD-SJO..3x weekly......359.....July 17 So far, it seems nothing has been announced with the current border closures but I predict we won't know until l...

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by LTU932
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Panama has extended the ban on all international flights for an extra 30 days. Via Twitter: https://twitter.com/aacivilpty/status/1273274436184088577 What the President hinted at, has been made official now. In the meantime, Costa Rica has not yet decided about its border openings or not, which baf...

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by LTU932
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 6037

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

What about GERMAN? German is, along with French and Dutch, one of the official languages of Belgium. The King himself took his oath in all three languages during his inauguration.

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by LTU932
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I believe Costa Rica would only do temperature checks to anyone (at least citizens) who are asymptomatic, or maybe even do those insta-tests that supposedly exist. Anyway, Costa Rica so far has been lucky despite the recent spike in cases that is focused mostly up north in places like San Carlos, La...

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by LTU932
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Somehow not surprising. But in a way, they cannot keep delaying reopening of PTY, same goes for SJO. Airports will be key to reopening the economy in both countries, and it doesn't have to be an outright opening, it can be a progressive opening, with restrictions on countries depending on the severi...

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by LTU932
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN
Replies: 25
Views: 4245

Re: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN

miguel0881 wrote:
What is the current planned reopening date for PTY? Also June 30?
It was supposed to reopen May 22, but if I read this correctly, it was extended another 30 days, all subject to change.

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by LTU932
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN
Replies: 25
Views: 4245

Re: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN

UA was running a repatriation flight if I'm not mistaken to PTY within the last week. It was mentioned on the Embassy page. Right. Most Latin American countries locked down hard. This may be the first opportunity for some to get out. SJO also has quite a few recurring repatriation flights, operated...

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by LTU932
Sun May 31, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Update: New date for the opening of all Costa Rican borders: June 30th. It seems the border closure gets extended by 15 days each time. We have to see if that date holds up by the time the 15th rolls on and another decision on the border closing is made. I'm not holding my breath though, especially...

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by LTU932
Sun May 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

There are zero restrictions at LAX for international flights. They come and go every day. I have operated several since March. Even air service to China has continued to operate during the pandemic. Even for commercial passenger flights (except for in- and outbound repatriation flights)? Let's not ...

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by LTU932
Sun May 17, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

While my SAL trips have been impacted ex-LAX due to repeated cancellations, I did book myself on LH from LAX to MUC on June 4th after getting a cancellation with them on DFW to FRA for that day. Seems to me that they'll proceed now come hell or high water, looking forward to the A350. Germany seems...

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by LTU932
Sun May 17, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Argentina has drastically suspended the international civil aviation up to September and that hits the regular flights of Copa Airlines there: Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza, Rosario and Salta. I recall reports where Argentinian tourists stuck in Costa Rica were pleading to their government to let ...

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by LTU932
Sat May 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

That is surprising, given how they were preparing to reopen again, making changes that guarantee social distancing, etc. They seemed to be going full steam ahead without any issues from the government.

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by LTU932
Fri May 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

I can't visualise DL returning to MGA before years end. Maybe by late November next year, from ATL and then early evenings ATL-MGA, mornings MGA-ATL, however, not daily. MGA seems to have some limited seasonal non-stop demand from LAX, perhaps a few red-eyes both ways with the ATL frame then? Who k...

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by LTU932
Thu May 14, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Delta Air Lines suspends indefinitely their services in Nicaragua. The first flight on DL ATL-MGA was scheduled in 2005 and the airline had planned the return to Managua on June 13th. However, both DL ATL-MGA and DL LAX-MGA won't operate anymore. I can see this as a reaction of the handling (or lac...

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by LTU932
Sun May 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Sooner or later, everyone will want a bailout. With that being said, if they have managed their finances good enough, then it could be a smaller bailout if indeed they do decide to request one or change their minds about not wanting one at all.

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by LTU932
Fri May 08, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

both SJO and LIR wouldn't be opened again on May 15th as scheduled before. Update: All the Costa Rican borders will be close till June 15th. And I'm hearing concerns about this possibly causing food shortages in Costa Rica. But as far as I know, the borders will only let cargo transportation into t...

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by LTU932
Sun May 03, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

Based on the Costa Rican Ministry of Health speach on local media yesterday, the forecast for the opening of our borders seem to be focused into a long-term path. Having said that, the national borders including both SJO and LIR wouldn't be opened again on May 15th as scheduled before. My concern i...

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by LTU932
Sun May 03, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery
Replies: 24
Views: 5595

Re: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery

A similar case: Continental and Copa Airlines. CO also had their share on Copa Airlines, hence the very similar liveries. Similar but not the same. While AR started to get rid of the Iberia-style colourscheme, CM kept the CO-like colourscheme with just a change of the Copa Airlines font. The globe ...

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by LTU932
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 113456

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

The local county authority in charge has just rubber-stamped one important document. But right now, the BER folks are unable to perform the compulsory passenger simulation tests because of the CoViD-19 restrictions. And then the operating company is on the verge of bankruptcy. Something tells me th...

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by LTU932
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 405
Views: 43953

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2020

All ground and air borders are now closed in Costa Rica till May 15th, meaning 15 more days than the intended date. Speaking strictly about aviation-wise through SJO, some isolated repatriation flights from Houston, Mexico City, San Salvador and others have landed in the past week. Depending on the...

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by LTU932
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lifting of international air travel restrictions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1398

Re: Lifting of international air travel restrictions?

I really hope a good chunk of them are lifted before December holidays. If we can get this thing contained, we could really use a reactivation of flights to Europe here in SJO. But we need to be methodical and do it in such a way that things don't spiral out of control. Costa Rica is in enough econ...

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by LTU932
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lifting of international air travel restrictions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1398

Re: Lifting of international air travel restrictions?

Schengen area has been put on hold indefinitely, border controls within Schengen have been restored and every country has its borders closed. Only repatriation and essentials (transborder workers, medical emergencies, diplomats and gov't officials) are allowed croos borders by air, sea or land. Eve...

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