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by planeguy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9331

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

If rail transportation is incorporated into the design, then perhaps a high-speed train connection to Berlin could be launched. :duck:

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by planeguy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angola seeking US FAA CAT 1 rating to enable TAAG to start US services
Replies: 24
Views: 3221

Re: Angola seeking US FAA CAT 1 rating to enable TAAG to start US services

Quoting BreezyIAH Does TAAG even have a “premium” product? If so, what’s it like? It looks like they offer three classes of service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF96QtiykjQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79zwAsJrjgk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJPFEQHZqwQ Besides oil traffic, perhaps TAAG c...

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by planeguy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983
Replies: 19
Views: 4049

Re: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983

Maybe SAA could make JNB-LAD-IAH work. They can fill the void left behind by Sonair.

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by planeguy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca increases BOG-MCO, BOG-BCN and BOG-SCL
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Avianca increases BOG-MCO, BOG-BCN and BOG-SCL

Does anyone know how their MUC is performing?

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by planeguy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring
Replies: 38
Views: 2989

Re: Avianca (mainline) is restructuring

How's the MUC route performing?

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by planeguy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 20615

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

I know I'm going off topic here but I'm very curious. I suppose this thread is the best place to ask. How did SAA take delivery of its 737's during the Apartheid era? What kind of delivery route did they fly from Everett, WA?

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by planeguy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ELP Thread - 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3676

Re: The ELP Thread - 2018

Please forgive me for going off topic, but how is the local economy in El Paso doing at the moment? Also, how safe is it to cross into Juarez to fly out CJS?

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by planeguy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airports in Europe or North America?
Replies: 19
Views: 2512

Re: New Airports in Europe or North America?

Well, as far as Europe is concerned, Berlin-Brandenburg comes to mind. :duck:

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by planeguy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to suspend ATR flights within Colombia
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Re: Avianca to suspend ATR flights within Colombia

Does this mean AV will suspend its flights to Manizales?

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by planeguy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS dropping LGW - CUN
Replies: 43
Views: 8598

Re: VS dropping LGW - CUN

Instead of CUN, could VS make CTG work?

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by planeguy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance CEO thinks of integrating Low Cost Carriers
Replies: 40
Views: 5680

Re: Star Alliance CEO thinks of integrating Low Cost Carriers

The day that I see a Ryanair 737 sporting a *A livery is the day when I will have seen everything.

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by planeguy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 47
Views: 8695

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

Any possibility of TAAG applying for the route?

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by planeguy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 10664

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju6FJ8qRTtk

Impressive to have been built in five years even if its phase 1.


Meanwhile at BER.......... :stirthepot:

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by planeguy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline companies with similar liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 4533

Re: Airline companies with similar liveries

Back in the day, it was Avianca and Iraqi Airways Image Image

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by planeguy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Serial Stowaway Apprehended Again
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: Serial Stowaway Apprehended Again

Wow, a real-life Ada Quonsett gets apprehended.

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by planeguy
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 43
Views: 17032

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

:twocents: Personally, I would like to see the old CAA revived. Back in the day, it was like an African version of SAS serving then Rhodesia (Zim), Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), and Nyasaland (Malawi). It split up into Zambia Airways, Air Malawi and Air Rhodesia sometime in the early sixties. Zambia A...

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by planeguy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 47096

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

This thread's title is misleading. It should read "New BER airport unlikely to open." Moderators please change it. :duck:

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by planeguy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombian Aviation news
Replies: 35
Views: 4467

Re: Colombian Aviation news

I suppose this thread is the best place to ask a few questions about what's going on in Colombia. 1) Is Viva Colombia shrinking? I've noticed that they have suspended service to CLO, CUC, LET, and UIO. I'm under the impression that the LCC concept hasn't caught on in Colombia. On youtube there are n...

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by planeguy
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca planning new routes to Argentina and Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 2273

Re: Avianca planning new routes to Argentina and Europe

A while back I read an NZZ article stating that Switzerland was one of Colombia's largest foreign investors (true or not?). Could ZRH possibly work for AV? That station not only has an affluent, potentially high-yielding catchment but, at the moment, also lacks a direct service to the northern part ...

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by planeguy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 15375

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

I'm surprised no one has mentioned SEA yet (aka "Sea-Tac"). Also, wasn't there talk about building a new terminal between Cartagena and Barranquilla?

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by planeguy
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR temporarily suspends CCS
Replies: 14
Views: 2819

Re: AR temporarily suspends CCS

It's sad to see another carrier leave but not unexpected. The BBC is already reporting AR's suspension: http://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-america-latina-40883297 I can still remember when Venezuela was a regional aviation powerhouse. Here's a throwback to better times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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by planeguy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela
Replies: 84
Views: 9572

Re: Avianca suspends flights to Venezuela

Quite surprised actually. I always viewed AV, alongside CM, as being one of the last holdouts at CCS. I was guessing IB or UX would've retreated first.

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by planeguy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ
Replies: 19
Views: 2710

Re: COPA adds its fourth destination in Argentina, Mendoza MDZ

ahj2000 wrote:
Not even remotely surprised. Copa is the Emirates of the Americas. Give it 10 years and Copa might be serving every secondary and many tertiary cities in Latin América and the US/Canada


More like the Icelandair of the Americas

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by planeguy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9049

Re: Your longest flight

Air New Zealand
NZ 15 Los Angeles-Sydney
747
7,503 miles

(My shortest: Gulf Air, Dhahran-Bahrain, 737-200. Total flight time of under 10 min)

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by planeguy
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline stopovers at small airports
Replies: 58
Views: 9515

Re: Airline stopovers at small airports

Not to be overlooked is Ilha do Sal. It was an important stopover airport for Europe-bound SAA flights.

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by planeguy
Thu May 25, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM schedules São Paolo-Santa Cruz
Replies: 8
Views: 1251

Re: LATAM schedules São Paolo-Santa Cruz

Out of curiosity, how restrictive (or flexible) is the bilateral between Bolivia and Brazil?

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by planeguy
Mon May 08, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
Replies: 75
Views: 14505

Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

What's left of the old El Dorado terminal at BOG? Is it now completely demolished? I'm also curious about AV's Puente Aereo terminal. Has it been torn down to make room for the new terminal's expansion?

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by planeguy
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 6332

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

I may be flamed for posing this question, but how feasible would it be for a lo-co like Ryanair to serve Reykjavik's domestic terminal (RKV) instead? (alongside Air Iceland)

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by planeguy
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heist at OR Tambo
Replies: 0
Views: 493

Heist at OR Tambo

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39202384
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"The thieves are said to have driven into a restricted zone on Tuesday evening and taken containers of cash."

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39202384

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by planeguy
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltia to Start Over on Certification Process
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Baltia to Start Over on Certification Process

I'm considering a wager: Who will begin operations first? Baltia or BER?

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by planeguy
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKBO/BOG Cold Terminal
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: SKBO/BOG Cold Terminal

Well, I can't comment about BOG's new terminal since I haven't flown there recently. Perhaps the heating-AC were down that day for maintenance. What I do remember is the E Concourse at ZRH one summer (2013). It was mid July, I was waiting to board my flight to YYZ and the gate area was full of passe...

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by planeguy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London fog
Replies: 27
Views: 4320

Re: London fog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7RMlluY0sA
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Fog at LON? I thought it had been taken care of long ago! :old:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7RMlluY0sA

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by planeguy
Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BA Pilot Mile-High "Soloist" Selfies
Replies: 71
Views: 17091

Re: BA Pilot Mile-High "Soloist" Selfies

"More sexts please, we're British (Airways)."

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by planeguy
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does LAB stand any kind of a chance?
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Does LAB stand any kind of a chance?

A few years back, there appeared an article in the Financial Times about LAB's demise. A Bolivian-British photographer presented a photo-essay about LAB's facilities in CBB. In it, he stated that a skeleton crew of a few hundred employees still man the company's facilities and continue to show up fo...

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by planeguy
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack at IST
Replies: 118
Views: 17453

Re: Terrorist attack at IST

It's Brussels 2.0. So upset right now. My thoughts go out to the victims and their families. I just wish this savagery and cowardice would end.

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by planeguy
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish begins WAW-ICN service from Oct 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: LOT Polish begins WAW-ICN service from Oct 2016

a380787: I'm not following ... you're actually *excited* about LH meddling with someone else's business ? Unless LH wants to dangle the temptation of JV in their face, i don't see why OZ needs to oblige at all. My bad, I should've previewed my post before submitting. What I meant to say was I hope L...

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by planeguy
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish begins WAW-ICN service from Oct 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Re: LOT Polish begins WAW-ICN service from Oct 2016

Wish them good luck on this new route. Maybe LOT can tap into OZ's network for feed, especially Japan destinations. I read on another thread that LH dissuaded NH from code-sharing with LOT on its NRT route. I hope LH repeat something similar with OZ.

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by planeguy
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMéxico ends Caracas?
Replies: 29
Views: 4745

Re: AeroMéxico ends Caracas?

http://loyaltylobby.com/2013/09/23/air- ... aine-bust/
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A failed state that is corrupt to the core. It isn't the first time that Venezuela's National Guard has used a commercial airline's flight to ship cocaine: http://loyaltylobby.com/2013/09/23/air- ... aine-bust/

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by planeguy
Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH bids farewell to Caracas 17 JUN
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Re: LH bids farewell to Caracas 17 JUN

Lufti verabschiedet sich.......que tristeza! Will the last person leaving CCS please turn off the lights.

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by planeguy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Scraps Brazil
Replies: 24
Views: 5569

Re: Singapore Scraps Brazil

It seems that Venezuela isn't the only South American country that is losing airline service.

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by planeguy
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does No EU Airline Fly To Karachi?
Replies: 35
Views: 15625

RE: Why Does No EU Airline Fly To Karachi?

<i>Quoting</i> IberiaA319 (Reply 8) <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>KARACHI: German airline Lufthansa on Saturday, announced that it was taking out Karachi from its network, just five mont...

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by planeguy
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planned Routes That Never Came To Fruition
Replies: 125
Views: 17892

RE: Planned Routes That Never Came To Fruition

I remember once looking at an <acronym title="Avianca (Colombia)">AV</acronym> inflight magazine back in the early 80's. In it, the route map showed a "ruta en proyeccion" between <acronym title="Bogota (Santa Fe de Bogota) - El Dorado (BOG / SKBO), Colombia">BOG</acronym>-<acronym title="Rio de Jan...

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by planeguy
Sat May 28, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprise! No BER In 2017?
Replies: 46
Views: 10446

RE: Surprise! No BER In 2017?

Just my two cents but I'm still baffled how a country known for thorough planning and efficiency can go so horribly wrong with an airport project. Not to rub it in but here's how it ought to be done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLJo9eE8JOg

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by planeguy
Fri May 27, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Ends Caracas
Replies: 91
Views: 21662

RE: LH Ends Caracas

So sad to see a once prosperous country fall so low. Back in the day, Venezuela had a thriving aviation industry. Hopefully the country can recover and regain its former stature.

A video clip from better times:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvP6nXDrbhI

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by planeguy
Wed May 25, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL Predicts Demise Of AB And Eurowings
Replies: 46
Views: 12268

MOL Predicts Demise Of AB And Eurowings

Once again, the enfant terrible of the aviation industry is back in the headlines as the bearer of bad tidings. During an interview with the German newspaper "Die Zeit" he predicted the demise of both <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</acronym> and Eurowings. According to him neither carrier ...

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by planeguy
Sun May 22, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After SCL, Where Could / Should BA Go Next?
Replies: 109
Views: 17557

RE: After SCL, Where Could / Should BA Go Next?

Does SMF have a large enough catchment to support a flight to LON?

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by planeguy
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Swiss CS100 Scheduled Service
Replies: 30
Views: 14945

RE: First Swiss CS100 Scheduled Service

Could ZRH-SZG work with the CS100? SBB is scenic but it's such a long ride.

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by planeguy
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Argentina?
Replies: 30
Views: 4679

RE: Avianca Argentina?

Interesting news indeed. It would certainly provide *A a nice foothold in the Argentine market.

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