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by Zidane
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

I think everyone who got into aviation would know about him, his story is legend. That said, I think Ethiopian's Leul Abate is still flying. Happy Retirement!

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by Zidane
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 35043

Re: What's next for Spirit?

During the 2017 World Routes conference, NK expressed great interest in serving UVF. International expansion would be great, they'd have to play it smart further South though, that's JB's turf.

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by Zidane
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Lucia (UVF) Airport closed 10/3
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: St. Lucia (UVF) Airport closed 10/3

BA is still in its parking spot, canceled until they can remove Virgin.

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by Zidane
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 27327

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

TUI Belgium has also cancelled their planned service from Brussels. No more 787 action unfortunately.

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by Zidane
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops
Replies: 34
Views: 7866

Re: Monarch considering return to longhaul ops

They'd be welcome here in Saint Lucia, from MAN and/or BHX that is. Right now we got BA, BY, and VS from Gatwick, some 5th Freedom. In addition, only TCX from MAN.

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by Zidane
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5th Freedom Rights
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: 5th Freedom Rights

BA does LGW-UVF-GND-UVF-LGW and LGW-UVF-POS-UVF-LGW on respective days. Think they also do the same sharing SKB, PLS, and TAB with ANU. Their Caribbean stops is among the shortest with the B777.

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by Zidane
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian B787 to SXM
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: Royal Jordanian B787 to SXM

Qatar Airways has also been there.

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by Zidane
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52752

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Think they'll fly them to the Southern islands, the Windward Antilles are safe from the storm. I can remember some time ago, Winair flew in their planes to SLU for similar reasons. .

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by Zidane
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca suspends flights to BGI indefinitely
Replies: 26
Views: 5186

Re: Avianca suspends flights to BGI indefinitely

BGI should focus on getting more US flights rather than from Latin America. It's just B6 and AA at this point. They should try to attract UA and DL at least. Sadly they couldn't keep DL. They've launched flights from JFK and ATL not too long now, however it's being suspended coming 12 Aug. UA doesn...

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by Zidane
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion

nine4nine wrote:
There are some rumblings of KX operating GCM-LAX once the max8 comes online.


I believe UP also expressed a desire to do NAS-LAX runs by acquiring 757s. Really interesting developments.

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by Zidane
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion

The Caribbean is not a natural market from the West Coast and has always been a struggle to sustain. Lots of airlines have tried various routes to fail. Maybe people don't appreciate the distances involved, but LAX-SJU for example is ~3,400miles while LAX-HNL is ~2,500mi. That is a lot of extra dis...

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by Zidane
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion

Very informative everyone, I appreciate it. It would appear that islands such as Jamaica are in some sort of "Goldilocks" zone to be be easily served. It would be nice to easily have more variety rather than the some old Hawaiian/Mexican markets, hopefully one could seemlessly make connect...

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by Zidane
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion

Quite right, they're also situated within the Western basin of the region. I'm curious as to if LAX to SJU and other islands within the Eastern basin would be economically viable. From what I know thus far, it has never been attempted.

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by Zidane
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

U.S West Coast - Caribbean Expansion

Good day ANetters, it's my first thread. I've been studying the connectivity of the West Coast with the Caribbean region and, unsurprisingly, it's quite minimal compared to the East Coast. While aircraft such as the Boeing 757 can comfortably reach the Eastern Caribbean, would a seasonal service to ...

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by Zidane
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's wet-leased A340 question
Replies: 13
Views: 3843

Re: Corsair's wet-leased A340 question

http://airinfo.org/2016/12/26/corsair-a ... nte-lucie/
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Corsair has also received authorization to fly to SXM and UVF, will likely share with PTP. Wonder when they'll start hinting service.
http://airinfo.org/2016/12/26/corsair-a ... nte-lucie/

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by Zidane
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?
Replies: 97
Views: 18635

Re:8 Is Sun Country in a league of its own?

I think an expansion in the Caribbean would do them well. New and upcoming destinations like UVF could really benefit from their service.

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by Zidane
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27289

Re: The Mighty 757

I'm no expert, but I've always felt that the 757 flightdeck looked a tad more advanced and ergonomic than its 737 counterpart. The recent flat panel retrofits to the 757 I find, looks phenomenal. For instance, the overhead panel uses pushbutton and light indicator technology. It also provides the pi...

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by Zidane
Wed May 24, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29956

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

Would further expansion into the Caribbean from MSP make sense? I would think that Delta and Sun Country may as well give it a try.

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by Zidane
Sun May 21, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)

Iluvtofly wrote:
Awesome that makes more sense ! Just loved the VC10 .... that was one classic airplane ! Thanks man

And thanks for correcting me man, have a good one. Cheers!

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by Zidane
Sun May 21, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)

http://m.ebay.com/itm/112339390687?_mwBanner=1
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Iluvtofly wrote:
BOAC BAC 1-11 London to St. Lucia? Sorry this makes no sense whatsoever.

Fixed it. I couldn't properly make out the aircraft, not too familiar with classics like these. The service did exist however: http://m.ebay.com/itm/112339390687?_mwBanner=1

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by Zidane
Sun May 21, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)

Oh yes it's true, we still get occasional business jets even today. Plenty history this place has seen, infact a JetBlue a320 almost landed there accidentally recently. The largest regular to my knowledge was Amerijet's 727s. Cockpit video at time 9:40, https://youtu.be/sXXJeqXoYo4 . We also had BOA...

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by Zidane
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 118
Replies: 296
Views: 26365

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 118

We're getting there. DAL sends us regular 739s from ATL and have a 2nd year round Saturday flight. JBU also has a 2nd summer only Saturday service sometimes with the a321. UAL also does a 2nd Sunday flight from EWR during winter, usually with a 739. Our current focus is moving to Europe. We're looki...

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by Zidane
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 118
Replies: 296
Views: 26365

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread 118

Saint Lucia Aviation: Thomson Airways commencing LGW-UVF-LGW 4th May, 2017. (I finally get to see the 787) Thomas Cook starting charter LGW-UVF-LGW 12th November, 2017. (Fly-cruise program with P&O cruises, hope it continues) AAL upgrades CLT-UVF-CLT to daily for coming winter. AAL replaces long...

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