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by vuelti24
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 64
Views: 15788

Re: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

Not sure if making money, but Amaszonas Uruguay flew their only plane quite often in repatriation flights during the pandemic.

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by vuelti24
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline pricing logic (TAP Air Portugal?)
Replies: 9
Views: 905

Re: Airline pricing logic (TAP Air Portugal?)

TAP sometimes has very low fares but for strange routings...last year I bought a ticket GRU-MAD // MXP-POA for only U$D 278...including checked bags.

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by vuelti24
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest airfares seen during Covid
Replies: 20
Views: 2784

Re: Craziest airfares seen during Covid

I´ve seen very interesting fares from deep South America to MIA, in example, SCL-MIA roundtrip for less than U$D 200, or MVD-MIA for less than U$D 300. But you´re gambling on them...a friend o mine bought SCL-MIA for that fare and his flight was cancelled...so now he has to pay a higher fare to fly....

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by vuelti24
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 9124

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

This is very dangerous. They´re playing with luck. It reminds me the Aerosucre accident in Puerto Carreño. Unfortunately, they haven´t got that luck.

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by vuelti24
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How common is self-transfer?
Replies: 44
Views: 2616

Re: How common is self-transfer?

For this year, I´ve planned a trip to Egypt from Uruguay. A return ticket MVD-CAI was about U$D 1500. Bought two separate tickets: GIG-CAI-EZE for U$D 700 (BA) and MVD-GIG / EZE-MVD for U$D 300 (AR). So U$D 500 on savings for buying separate tickets. And this is for just one ticket...for the whole f...

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by vuelti24
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most seasonal airports
Replies: 22
Views: 1545

Re: Most seasonal airports

Here in Uruguay, Punta del Este (PDP) is a seasonal airport. During winter months, only 1 daily flight to AEP (Aerolineas Argentinas) + 2 weekly flights to GRU (LATAM). In summer, PDP has +6 daily flights to AEP (Aerolineas Argentinas + Flybondi), 2 weekly services to Rosario and Cordoba (Aerolineas...

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by vuelti24
Tue May 12, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 72
Views: 4709

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

Have walked from MAD T1 to my hotel in Barajas city centre. Easy 20 min. walk. T4 is a very different story...far far away.

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by vuelti24
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2169

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Only one: Fornebu (Oslo)

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by vuelti24
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3375

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

- Varig
- Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano
- Pan Am
- Pluna
- Aviaco
- Mexicana
- Air Moorea
- Air Inter
- TAM
- LAN Chile

Cheers from Uruguay!

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by vuelti24
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten

Gonzalo, by the way, IDP are not required in the Caribbean Islands...you can rent with your local license. Renting a car or a jeep or a buggy for the day is very common for cruisers...and no reservations are required.

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by vuelti24
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten
Replies: 10
Views: 907

Re: Need advice on trip to St. Maarten

Hello Gonzalo, been on St. Marteen by cruise and moved between the port to Maho by local minivans...very cheap but a bit unconfortable. You will mix with local people but seemed to be safe...just take the normal precautions. Walking to Maho seems to be quite difficult instead. I do not recomment to ...

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by vuelti24
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1510

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

My list:

A: AA,AR,AU,AF,AM,A0,A3,AD
B: BA
C:
D: DL
E: EG
F:
G: G3
H:
I: IB,I2,IT
J: JJ
K: KM
L: LA,LP,LB,LH
M: MX
N:
O:
P: PA,PU
Q: QE
R: RG
S: SK
T: TP,T0
U: UA
V: VT,VY
W: WF
X:
Y: YW
Z:

0:
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
7:
8:
9:

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by vuelti24
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3956

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

This is my list as of today: A: ACA,AEP,ATH B: BCN,BOB,BRC C: CCS,CDG,CUN,CZM D: DFW,DTW E: EZE F: FBU (closed),FCO,FLL,FNT,FRA G: GIG,GRU H: HER,HFT,HNL.HUH,HVG I: IAH,IBZ,IPC J: JFK,JTR K: - L: LAS,LAX,LGA,LGW,LHR,LIM,LIN,LIS,LPA M: MAD,MAH,MAO,MCO,MEX,MIA,MID,MLA,MOZ,MRS,MUC,MVD,MXP N: - O: OGG,O...

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by vuelti24
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comfort comparison of A330neo?
Replies: 19
Views: 4308

Re: Comfort comparison of A330neo?

Flown TAP 339 inbound and 332 outbound both economy...actually I prefer the older one. I dislike the very small tables in 339 seat. Almost impossible to eat.

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by vuelti24
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting in Lisbon (realistic transfer time?)
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Connecting in Lisbon (realistic transfer time?)

Domestic (Schengen) to Intl isn´t a big mess. However, the inverse way (Int´l to Schengen) is the real problem. Expect +1:30 hrs. just to clear inmigration if you haven´t an European passport.

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by vuelti24
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest scheduled B737-800 NG flight?
Replies: 26
Views: 6997

Re: Longest scheduled B737-800 NG flight?

ojjunior wrote:
KFTG wrote:
I believe the longest currently (regularly scheduled) is Copa 737-800 PTY-EZE (6h 50m flight time, sometimes longer).


PTY-SFO is a little longer I believe...
So AFAIK Copa's longest 738 current routes are: SFO, EZE, ROS, GIG and SCL, all over 6hs.


You´re missing the longest one...PTY-MVD...

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by vuelti24
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Copa - where should they fly next?
Replies: 11
Views: 1744

Re: Copa - where should they fly next?

A more interesting question is how the emergence of long range narrowbody aircraft (like the A321NEO XLR) will effect Copa's hub operations. I can imagine that at some point in the future many routes won't need that stop in PTY when flying between South America and North America. Please correct me ...

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by vuelti24
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 93
Views: 6098

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

My list:

Buenos Aires: Ezeiza / Aeroparque
Paris: CDG / Orly
London: LHR / LGW
NY: JFK / LGA
Milan: LIN / MXP
***If considering MIA and FLL as the same city, I add also this pair to the list***

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by vuelti24
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?

I think a hub in Senegal or nearby could take big advantage of the A321XLR to connect South America with Europe, similar of what COPA does.

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by vuelti24
Thu May 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 5911

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Mine:
Longest: LHR-EZE around 13 hours 15 min. in British Airways 747-400
Shortest: Moorea-Papeete only 7 minutes in Air Moorea Do-228

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by vuelti24
Wed May 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 2491

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

It depends...in beauty, nothing can be compared with the beautiful 727...but...
In configuration for a widebody, I love the 2-3-2 of the 767
And in pax. comfort, best experience had in an 787

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by vuelti24
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 6309

Re: Your first...

...European airport: Madrid (MAD) ...N-American airport: Miami (MIA) ...S-American airport: Montevideo (MVD) - My hometown ...Asian airport: - ...African airport: - ...Oceanic airport: Papeete (PPT) ...aircraft: Boeing 727-200 (Lloyd Aereo Boliviano) ...widebody aircraft: Boeing 747-200 (Iberia) ......

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by vuelti24
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 7417

Re: How many US states have you visited?

Visited: Florida, Pennsylvania, NY, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Arizona, Nevada, California, Hawaii (10 states).
Transit by car: NJ, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Indiana, Texas (6)

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by vuelti24
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline IATA codes containing zero?
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Airline IATA codes containing zero?

Avianca Peru is T0

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by vuelti24
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 7340

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

In South America, I strongly dislike GRU...connecting from international to domestic or viceversa is a pain...bad signage, lonk walking, rude staff...
On the other hand, SCL is my favourite.

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by vuelti24
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?
Replies: 74
Views: 4727

Re: Is the 747 completely gone from your home airport?

Passenger service on 747 in MVD is long gone...As far as I can remember, last 747-400 operator was KLM somewhere in the 90´s. We ocassionally see freighter jumbos but not scheduled...

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by vuelti24
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All 3 Buenos Aires airports operating with difficulties this evening
Replies: 10
Views: 3080

Re: All 3 Buenos Aires airports operating with difficulties this evening

AR1457 from Salta to Aeroparque was the one diverted to Montevideo. Here in MVD, we usually get international diverted flights from EZE, but it´s not too common to receive a domestic argentinian flight when other options are available. Maybe low on fuel and expected delays at EZE...who knows

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by vuelti24
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Venezuela get a new, better flag carrier if order is restored?
Replies: 31
Views: 3331

Re: Will Venezuela get a new, better flag carrier if order is restored?

This is an aviation website...so I think it´s ok to question if Venezuela needs a new and better flag carrier...the other (big) problems that Venezuela have are not to be discussed here. In my opinion, Caracas (in other circunstances) has potential to compete with other hubs of the region (PTY,BOG) ...

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by vuelti24
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with boat/ferry service
Replies: 18
Views: 1577

Re: Airports with boat/ferry service

As mentioned above...Bora Bora is only reachable by boat...since the airport is located in a remote atoll not connected by road to the main island...

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by vuelti24
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any other non frequent flyers on here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2680

Re: Any other non frequent flyers on here?

I do love aviation, however, I suspect that if I have to fly every week/month for business, fliying should be more a pain than an pleasure... I can confirm your suspicions, travelling very often for business is more a pain than a pleasure. If you love aviation then it becomes less than a pain but n...

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by vuelti24
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any other non frequent flyers on here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2680

Re: Any other non frequent flyers on here?

I only do one or two leisure trips per year...not business flying at all...the amounts of flights depends of how many connections should I do...in example, in March I´ve booked MVD-GRU-LIS-MAD-FRA-MXP-LIS-POA-MVD because a very low fare I´ve found...those are 8 flights for only one trip... I do love...

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by vuelti24
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are Aruba Airlines and Insel Air safe?
Replies: 15
Views: 2816

Re: Are Aruba Airlines and Insel Air safe?

Safety is a vague concept. It depends in your point of view. The most safe thing can fail, and the most unsafe thins could work well for a lot of time. Insel and Aruba Air are very safe compared with driving a car. But compared with US or EU standards, maybe not. I´d chose to fly any airline rathen ...

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by vuelti24
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Flight Levels
Replies: 31
Views: 3133

Re: High Flight Levels

Been FL410 on an AA 772 MIA-EZE

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by vuelti24
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 36
Views: 2585

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

This is my list:

A - AA/AR/AF/AV/AM/AO/A3
B - BA
C -
D - DL
E -
F -
G - G3
H -
I - IB/IT
J - JJ
K - KM
L - LA/LB/LH
M - MX
N -
O -
P - PA/PU
Q - QE
R - RG
S - SK
T - T0
U - UA
V - VY
W - WF
X -
Y -
Z -

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by vuelti24
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 59
Views: 4761

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

This is my list...only few letters to complete :D A - AEP/ATH/ACA B - BCN/BOB/BRC C - CDG/CCS/CUN/CZM D - DFW/DTW E - EZE F - FRA/FBU/FCO/FLL/FNT G - GRU/GIG H - HFT/HUH/HNL/HVG/HER I - IPC/IBZ/IAH J - JFK/JTR K - L - LIM/LAX/LHR/LAS/LGW/LIN/LPA/LGA M - MVD/MAD/MIA/MEX/MCO/MID/MAO/MOZ/MAH/MLA/MUC/MR...

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by vuelti24
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I've never flown on...
Replies: 31
Views: 1507

Re: I'm surprised I've never flown on...

In my case...I´m rather surprised that I´ve never flown in Copa Airlines...Being a main competitor in Latin American market...and myself with more than 160 commercial flights...but not...never with them...

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by vuelti24
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 6476

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

Next year I´ll flight MVD-POA-LIS-MAD-FRA because of a very convenient fare. Not a big detour, but a lot of stops on the way...

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by vuelti24
Tue May 29, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 23066

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

AEP or EZE to MVD is a 35 min. flight. but a +6 hrs. drive (or much more if long queues at the country border in high season).

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by vuelti24
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Replicating the Copa model in the Europe-South America market
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Replicating the Copa model in the Europe-South America market

Hi guys, Thanks for your responses. I was not aware of TACV as it`s an unheard airline south and west of Brazil. I agree that this airline has options to grow but they need the right aircraft and a bigger airport. With the 757 or the A321NEO LR they can´t reach Buenos Aires, Santiago and Lima, in ex...

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by vuelti24
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Replicating the Copa model in the Europe-South America market
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Replicating the Copa model in the Europe-South America market

Hello all,

I´m just wondering the possibility of an airline choosing an airport and create a hub wich works in similar ways than the Copa model in PTY, but connecting Europe with South America. Is it feasible? Which airport can suit this airline? And which aircraft/s?

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by vuelti24
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128937

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

According to Colombian authorities, the flight plan that they received was different from the flight path the airline actually took. According to flight plan on file, lamia was suppose to be coming from Cobija, but it instead flew straight from Viru Viru. Astonishing. Who is in charge of sending th...

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by vuelti24
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128937

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

E2 wrote:
bad luck


This accident was anything but bad luck.


I somewhat disagree...I should say that this accident was irresponsability, negligence, over confidence, lack of CRM, poor handling by authorities, maybe corruption, and bad luck.

A combo for the disaster.

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by vuelti24
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128937

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

This accident also affects me a bit - the first time I flew in a jet airiner, it was either a RJ85 or a RJ100. should this small confusion made the difference between making or not making it over the top of the hill? IMHO, that's one of the smallest issues here. ATC didn't have the full picture any...

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by vuelti24
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128937

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

I don t want to diminish the blame to the pilots and the airline management (which in fact turned out to be the same person). But if the flightplan that leaked to the bolivian press is not fake, it is pretty clear that the air authority @ Bolivia was also in fault for giving them the clearance with ...

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by vuelti24
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128937

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

Wow...with the flight plan in sight, I can see something bigger than to blame for this only to the pilots and the airline. What about the Bolivian authorities? With all of those queries on the FP, why they did approve it? Why they were allowed to take off at all...I think even in Vatsim network that...

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by vuelti24
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Completing Your "Landed There" Alphabet
Replies: 27
Views: 3428

Re: Completing Your

Adding up to my previous post, this is my full list of airports visited: A - AEP / ATH / ACA B - BCN / BOB / BRC C - CDG / CCS / CZM D - DFW / DTW E - EZE F - FRA / FBU (closed) / FCO / FLL / FNT G - GRU / GIG H - HFT / HNL / HUH / HVG / HER I - IPC / IBZ J - JFK / JTR K - L - LIM / LAX / LHR / LAS ...

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by vuelti24
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Completing Your "Landed There" Alphabet
Replies: 27
Views: 3428

Re: Completing Your

Hi all, this is mi 1st post in Airliners.net!!!

After 162 flights covering all Americas, most of Europe, and some islands on the Pacific, I´m missing the following letters:

K, N, Q, R, U, W, X, Y, Z

Hope I can complete the full alphabet someday!

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