Air Caligula is acquiring two A320NEO.Jump to post
Redwood839 covered your accusations so I won’t add anything except that the airport did close in 2008 (see links) and that yes like other people, I avoided IST after the attack despite the fact that in IST as in BRU the threat was dealt with. https://foreignpolicyblogs.com/2008/05/08/lebanese-airpor...Jump to post
Are you one of those that keep repeating "nothing has happened" for three hours as they rock their body back and forth? If you think business people and mass-scale tourists will connect in BEY for the 'right product', you're really deluded. Unless the product includes a bulletproof vest of...Jump to post
Lucky you. On Two out of my last three trips, a car blew up.Jump to post
They could built the best airport in the world but they won’t be able to attract connecting traffic. Lebanon would probably need 15 years of unbroken political stability to overcome its image problem as a dangerous place. There are far too many places to connect for people to even take the slightest...Jump to post
Whatever, Cedric13. On a global scale, the beaches and skiing in Lebanon would rank really low. The Lebanese think that just because the beaches and skiing in Lebanon are nicer than those in Syria and Iraq then they’re some kind of marvel. Any Southern European country has better beaches and skiing ...Jump to post
Record number of tourists from the USA??? I hate to burst your bubble but those are all Lebanese dual citizens, friend. SCQ83 is right. Those are not the tourists that the low cost airlines rely on. What SCQ83 is true. Yes, the Lebanese travel more than the Jordanians because they have more money bu...Jump to post
The fact that you pay attention to things like midnight vs midday flights suggests that you don't understand security. It's not like a monster is going to rise from the sea at 3 am.Jump to post
Tough guy. Also clueless. Like I said, if you don’t see it, nothing I say will change your mind. Waste of my time and off-topic.Jump to post
The truth can be hard to swallow.
ME720, don’t ask about proof. If you don’t see it already, no proof in a forum will convince you.
ME720, you are in denial. Good luck!Jump to post
I just published a novel about Lebanon, and the denial people have about it. There’s some aviation too!
https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/josephs- ... 1538089200
It’s also on amazon.com
Feel free not to lecture me about the use of “troubled”. I escaped death many times and many of my friends died in that civil war.
Also, I said ‘most people’ don’t understand the security situation in Lebanon. Apparently, you do. I wasn’t talking about you.
Flymco753, don’t worry, most people either don’t know or refuse to know the reality of security in Lebanon. They think things in post-war Lebanon are similar to pre-war Lebanon and that the war was a troubled period that ended in 1990.Jump to post
The wishful thinking when it comes to Lebanon is amazing. This topic comes up every few month and I'm now resigned that the denial about the security situation in Lebanon is unshakable. But the idea that Lebanon is being punished for the TWA hijacking is a new one. Keep thinking like that and soon t...Jump to post
Yeah Bill Gates giving you a billion dollars is also a stroke of a pen. But it’s not going to happen either.Jump to post
Nonstop to NA? Keep dreaming.Jump to post
If Southwest overtakes UA, a crack will appear below DEN that will swallow the whole world.
Of course nothing would happen.
It’s funny how stereotypes work. Lebanon and American airliners doesn’t fit the stereotype.
I bet two American universities and several American high schools will never happen either. And the US will never arm the Lebanese Army either.
Funny stuff if it wasn’t so ignorant.
The irony of ironies is that Europe made an unprofitable airliner that helped Emirates at the expense of European Airlines.
The perils of unchecked egos. The real cost of the 380 is not how much Airbus lost on it but how it siphoned traffic to DXB away from Europe.
After all the issues with the flight discussed here, a lot is beyond you raffik. As for "we all know...", speak for yourself. I don't know such nonsense. You love Lebanon, which is admirable, but countries don't make policies based on your feelings.
Number of pax and European airlines using BEY does not matter. Hezbollah and Iran consider the US as their enemy not Europe. The Iranian president was in Europe last year. Anyway, this discussion is going in circles so I'm will no longer talk about the security issues in this thread.
I find it amazing that some people cannot see the difference between the situation in Lebanon as opposed to other middle eastern countries. The governments of Saudi Arabia and Egypt are in charge of their jurisdictions. Their politics may be problematic but they do not subordinate themselves to nong...Jump to post
You inflated BEY-CDG by a bit. It's 2 daily ME A332 and one daily AF 77W (an AF A330/A340 is added in the summer).
One issue with ME competing on very long haul such as BEY-YUL is their modest business class and lack of first class.
We are assuming that the US bullied Canada in doing something unreasonable. It could very well be that the US convinced the Canadian government by sharing intelligence and that Canada is no longer willing to allow this route. Hisham. It seems like you dont want this service to happen all your posts...Jump to post
There are about 200k Lebanese-Canadians in Quebec. That's all. Some of them wealthy. But it's not business route per se. Air Canada does get part of their business anyway. YUL-CDG-BEY is very popular. I flew BOS-YYZ-ATH-BEY last year. ATH-BEY was on MEA.
The whole thing was dirt cheap.
The problem is not who governs Lebanon. The issue is that Hezbollah's military arm can bypass security at the airport without the government even knowing. It is not true that Hezbollah only targets Israel. It is accused of an attack in Argentina in 1994 and a terrorist plot in Egypt in 2009.