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by planeguy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retro AV footage
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Retro AV footage

I just came across this wonderful clip of an AV DC-4 enroute from BOG to ADZ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3udel-MHgUg Here's a commercial featuring a B 720, showcasing the glamor of flying from back in the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OgN6QK1WW0 Here's AV completing 50 years of operatio...

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by planeguy
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egyptair to BOG
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: Egyptair to BOG

Was it a humanitarian flight?

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by planeguy
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luanda in the 1980s/90s
Replies: 23
Views: 4368

Re: Luanda in the 1980s/90s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ZmSoPSN04
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Speaking of LAD, does anyone know the status of its new airport? Is there a completion date?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ZmSoPSN04

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by planeguy
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 300
Views: 10642

Re: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time

We're certainly living in interesting times. There's no time like now to be a spotter.

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by planeguy
Tue May 05, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas
Replies: 16
Views: 3403

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas

I've always wondered why they maintained two separate operations and brands. It reminds me of how Avianca used to own and operate SAM independently. Well, if it leads to more efficiencies and synergies, then all the better.

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by planeguy
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 324
Views: 71152

Is it the beginning of the end for SAA?

It's been long established on this forum that SAA has been in financial trouble for quite some time. To add fuel to the fire, the COVID pandemic has worsened their situation even more. Back in December 2019 it was speculated that the SA government would inject ZAR 2 billion (approx US$ 139 million) ...

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by planeguy
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 3008

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

The Boeing 707 !

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by planeguy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no F9 to the TX Panhandle?
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

Re: Why no F9 to the TX Panhandle?

Moderators, sorry, please delete this dupe post.

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by planeguy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no F9 to the TX Panhandle?
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

Re: Why no F9 to the TX Panhandle?

Moderators, sorry, please delete this dupe post.

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by planeguy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no F9 to the TX Panhandle?
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

Why no F9 to the TX Panhandle?

Why is it that Frontier doesn't serve AMA, LBB or MAF? Is the market not there or is WN too dominant? They seem like under served markets that could make a ULCC work. Your thoughts?

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by planeguy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no F9 to the TX Panhandle?
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Why no F9 to the TX Panhandle?

Why is it that Frontier doesn't serve AMA, LBB or MAF? Is the market not there or is WN too dominant? They seem like under served markets that could make a ULCC work. Your thoughts?

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by planeguy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2549

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

I was wondering, could AV make BOG-CBB-BOG work?

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by planeguy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Argentina begins flights to Jujuy and Ushuaia
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: Norwegian Air Argentina begins flights to Jujuy and Ushuaia

This news means Norwegian will be the only carrier that flies to both the world's northern- and southernmost airports, Longyearbyen and Ushuaia.

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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: 10813

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: 3438

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: 4329

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: 1105

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: 3286

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: 21367

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: 4111

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: 2685

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: 1117

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: 8727

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: 5827

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: 8860

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: 10997

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: 4978

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: 1371

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: 17171

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: 477
Views: 82486

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: 4624

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: 2333

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: 15898

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: 2873

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: 9830

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: 2791

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: 9723

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: 9761

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: 1316

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: 16184

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: 6535

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: 513

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: 1280

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: 866

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: 4437

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: 17309

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: 17808

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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