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by hisham
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale
Replies: 46
Views: 8407

Re: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale

I don’t think you’re allowed to sell stuff on a.net but how much do you want for it? Is the staircase included?

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by hisham
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 7656

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

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...

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by hisham
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 7656

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

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...

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by hisham
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 7656

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

Lucky you. On Two out of my last three trips, a car blew up.

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by hisham
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 7656

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

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...

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by hisham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 7656

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

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 ...

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by hisham
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 7656

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

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...

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by hisham
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21
Replies: 29
Views: 6465

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21

You’re right, sorry.

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by hisham
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

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.

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by hisham
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the chances of Tehran-Toronto?
Replies: 21
Views: 3766

Re: What are the chances of Tehran-Toronto?

Very slim.

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by hisham
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21
Replies: 29
Views: 6465

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21

Ok but DAM is operational and was never damaged extensively. Even Aleppo is apparently usable.

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by hisham
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21
Replies: 29
Views: 6465

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines To Order Irkut MC-21

It’s not like the whole country blew up. Damascus, Latakia etc have been spared and have operational airports.

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by hisham
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

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.

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by hisham
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

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.

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by hisham
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

ME720, you are in denial. Good luck!

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by hisham
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

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It’s also on amazon.com
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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

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by hisham
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

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.

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by hisham
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

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.

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by hisham
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5842

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

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...

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by hisham
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 22371

Re: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident



Crashed in Comoros islands in 2009.

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by hisham
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9
Replies: 54
Views: 9965

Re: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9

Yeah Bill Gates giving you a billion dollars is also a stroke of a pen. But it’s not going to happen either.

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by hisham
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 7880

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

If Southwest overtakes UA, a crack will appear below DEN that will swallow the whole world.

Of course nothing would happen.

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by hisham
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9
Replies: 54
Views: 9965

Re: Middle East Airlines (MEA) decision next month: Airbus A330-900neo or Boeing 787-9

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.

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by hisham
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 29671

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

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.

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by hisham
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 4960

Re: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?

Creepy question but nothing hinders an airplane geek.

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by hisham
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 258088

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The 380 is gone but Boeing’s military and civilian 4-holers are on my instagram @alefpet

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by hisham
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 258088

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Thanks. I did pay and got the info. As a non hub airport, it I should have predicted it. There are no arrival or departure banks at BOS. Pretty much uniform for the whole day.

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by hisham
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 258088

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does anyone now where I can find data on which hours of the day BOS has more arrivals than departures and vice-versa?

Regards,

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by hisham
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 258088

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

I saw the RJ leave in the early afternoon

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by hisham
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 258088

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

There’s a Royal Jordanian jet at BOS now. Any idea why?

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by hisham
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA starts BEIRUT-MADRID flights on June 16th
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: MEA starts BEIRUT-MADRID flights on June 16th

AF/KLM would probably push back against MEA at AMS as they decided to funnel all traffic through CDG.

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by hisham
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X flights to Beirut
Replies: 9
Views: 2852

Re: Air Asia X flights to Beirut

Google Malaysia, Lebanon and United Nations and you'll get your answer. Not every unusual flight deserves a thread.

Hisham.

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by hisham
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA to Madrid?
Replies: 25
Views: 3978

Re: MEA to Madrid?

directorguy is right, Iberia never flew to BEY.

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by hisham
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

Thank God more rational people than you decide what air Canada can and can't do. The level of stupidity on this forum is staggering. Time to find a new hobby.

Peace out!

Hisham.

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by hisham
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

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.

Cheers,

Hisham.

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by hisham
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

Unfortunately, this is the expected decision.

Hisham.

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by hisham
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

I also hear rumors that Canada and Iran don't even have diplomatic relations!

Hisham.

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by hisham
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

The question is not what your mother was smoking back then but what you're smoking now? How long you've wondering about what happened?

Hisham.

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by hisham
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

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.

Hisham.

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by hisham
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

ME720, you confirmed nothing about the security situation in Beirut. Should we just take your word?

Hisham.

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by hisham
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

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...

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by hisham
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

I agree about 3 class but a better J would be needed if they want to compete on a 10-12 hour flight.

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by hisham
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

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.

Hisham.

Hisham.

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by hisham
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

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...

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by hisham
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

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.

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by hisham
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

I payed $650 for BOS-YYZ-ATH-BEY-CDG-YUL-BOS on AC

Hisham.

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by hisham
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

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.

Hisham.

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by hisham
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 20018

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

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.

Hisham.

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