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by sibibom
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2310
Views: 301691

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

SpiceJet will look for options if 737 Max  issue  isn’t  resolved: CFO Kiran Koteshwar Airline to wait for another 8 months before taking a call on new purchases, says CFO The 737 Max planes are unlikely to be ready to carry passengers again until 2020 source : https://www.livemint.com/companies/peo...

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by sibibom
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 3615

Re: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR

Plus 3 more A380 services to London Gatwick, for a total of 9 daily London services on A380

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by sibibom
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 3615

Re: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR

It is quite normal. SIA have departures from LHR scheduled at 0925 and 1125 both currently on A380s. SIA also has two evening departures - one 773ERand another A380. Including BA and QF that gives 5 A380s and 2 773ER a day between LHR and SIN. 5 A380's a day between LHR-SIN. Does any other route se...

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by sibibom
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Not back to square one and there is no restrictions on airspace.People are spreading false news that airspace restrictions are back.Kindly refrain from those news. Delhi-YYZ would be good success in the same way as DEL-SFO is being minting money . Folks bashed AI earlier also when it intended to st...

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by sibibom
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

No airspace restrictions now, perhaps AI was hoping it will be lifted soon when they announced this flight and now that came true. Now it seems it "maybe" back again. Back to square one, aren't we? Not back to square one and there is no restrictions on airspace.People are spreading false ...

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by sibibom
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Fact remains, in the best of times, Air India's longhaul loses money. Now it's almost $700million extra. Is it prudent to start another route which will lose more money in such a circumstance? No airspace restrictions now, perhaps AI was hoping it will be lifted soon when they announced this flight...

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by sibibom
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 2752

Re: Air India Mumbai Hub

Delhi offered huge growth potential cos the airport could be expanded, Mumbai didn't have that luxury.

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by sibibom
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11839

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

I can see all the "inspired by nature" stuff transferred from A380 to A350 as the flagship has been passed down :stirthepot: Is this concept even feasible? A380 inspired by nature. Shaped like a Hippopotamus with wings and a tail? There is one documentary which used to be shown on Discove...

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by sibibom
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 5851

Re: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?

Ashkenazi Jews make up the majority of the population of Isreal... No they don't. They're not even the majority of the Jewish population, let alone overall. "The majority of the world’s Jewish population are Ashkenazim, tracing their ancestry to Europe" https://cija.ca/resource/israel-the...

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by sibibom
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 5851

Re: Tel Aviv airport is in Europe?

Ashkenazi Jews make up the majority of the population of Isreal and trace their origin to Europe. Almost all of West Asia/Middle East don't even recognize Isrealsome barely tolerate). Its only in the last 2-3 decades Asian countries like India and China have warmed up to them. They were part of Asia...

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by sibibom
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept
Replies: 98
Views: 11839

Re: Airbus Reveals Hybrid-Electric 'Bird Of Prey' Airliner Concept

I can see all the "inspired by nature" stuff transferred from A380 to A350 as the flagship has been passed down :stirthepot:

Is this concept even feasible?

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by sibibom
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AT´s / AI´s 744s
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Future of AT´s / AI´s 744s

It's a glorified slave ship, carrying millions of low-level migrants to and fro Saudi Arabia from places like Kochi, Hyderabad etc. Why? The route needs high capacity almost all year around and the shorter length means even a fuel guzzler like B747 doesn't pinch much. Besides, they are paid off and ...

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by sibibom
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 25561

Re: Etihad B777-200LR sent to scrapper

http://i1.wp.com/www.bangaloreaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/VT-ALH_Maharashtra_Cannibalised_Air_India_Boeing_777-200LR_1.jpg Well, it was owned by Air India! VT-ALH sat like this for 4 years at BOM, while being cannibalized for spare parts to support the rest of the AI B77L fleet.

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by sibibom
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan PM Imran Khan flying QR to IAD
Replies: 10
Views: 2917

Re: Pakistan PM Imran Khan flying QR to IAD

What about his staff and security detail? Is he carrying a business delegation too? And everyone is going to stay at the Ambassador's residence? What about security implication. Also flying commercial will take longer, what about the cost due to loss of working hours of the Prime Minister and all t...

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by sibibom
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan PM Imran Khan flying QR to IAD
Replies: 10
Views: 2917

Re: Pakistan PM Imran Khan flying QR to IAD

What about his staff and security detail? Is he carrying a business delegation too? And everyone is going to stay at the Ambassador's residence? What about security implication. Also flying commercial will take longer, what about the cost due to loss of working hours of the Prime Minister and all th...

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by sibibom
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 34731

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Why wouldn’t Indigo fare well on the Mumbai to Singapore route? Aren’t SpiceJet, Air India, Vistara and Go(?) already operating or will be operating on the route? What gives one of these Indian airlines and advantage over the other in operating this route? BOM-SIN was among IndiGo's first ever inte...

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by sibibom
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36626

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Now that Pakistan has opened its airspace, will this change?

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by sibibom
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36626

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Maybe the US & others will pressure PAK to open its airspace. PAK is using its airspace to get concessions from India. It is really dangerous to do that. It opens the door for India to do similar petty things. Net net the military incident is long over. So airspace should open Actions have cons...

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by sibibom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 34731

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Indigo's drama is an ego issue between the two promoters, the only end I see is one of them exiting. I think Qatar Airways is going to get an early Christmas miracle, they might get into Indian aviation with Indigo/

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by sibibom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 742
Views: 127719

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Kindanew wrote:
Unlucky 8. First the A330 now the 777.


Not to mention B787-8, B 737-8, A380-800. and A350-800

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by sibibom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7893

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

Well, this is common in Indonesia during rains as well, and guess which aircraft type is mostly the culprit?

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by sibibom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7893

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

Yes, the weather is quite bad for the last 2 days and will continue for the rest of the week. But SpiceJet has been subject to many allegations about disregarding safety and overworking their Pilots, perhaps this is just the effect of that.

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by sibibom
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46218

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

IXE has been impacted a lot by CNN. The same catchment area now has 2 airports to be served, with CNN being larger and more modern too. The area is full of gulf NRIs, which is why IXE was a very attractive airport before CNN came into existence. Kannur(CNN) is closer to Calicut(CCJ) than Mangalore....

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by sibibom
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3422

Re: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?

acavpics wrote:
Why did EY do away with these? I thought it would come in handy since they have been cutting capacity recently. The 77L would have been a substitute for routes where a 77W was a bit too much.


Cos the cost operating both the aircraft are similar. So why operate the smaller one?

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24854

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Like it or not, it will be a gamechanger, perhaps not in the best way for LH. Smaller airlines and budget carriers have ordered it. They will start more point to point travel across the pond and maybe even into MiddleEast/South Asia, its going to impact the feed to mega-hubs like FRA and MUC amongst...

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Fact remains, in the best of times, Air India's longhaul loses money. Now it's almost $700million extra. Is it prudent to start another route which will lose more money in such a circumstance?

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Cos they lost extra Rs 300 crore is the first couple of months of the Pakistani Airspace ban, now with Iran joining the list, the losses will be higher. I guess losing almost a billion$/year shouldn't call for negativity, lets add more routes to increase these losses further. source : https://econom...

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 3591

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Should they just wait for all the airspace bans to be lifted first? They are hemmoraging money for Delhi to EU/NA flights....but I guess they don't care as long as big daddy is paying.

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19412

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

SEU wrote:
Remember the new Flybe takeover, could be apart of it, a bigger feed to a bigger Long haul operation?

I hope Virgin get more slots, 43% is a little much, but at least enough to have 25% of LHR slots at least.


They are asking for 43% of new slots not 43% overall

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6222

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

To be fair, it is not being served by UA right now due to political unrest, though not in India. Of course, it isn't high on this list anwyay even if we were to include it Air India still flies this route! Agreed, right now with a tech stop I believe in Vienna. Either way, even if AI stopped today,...

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6222

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

dmstorm22 wrote:
Gr8Circle wrote:
airlineguy1234 wrote:
BOM-EWR


What made you post that? You didn't understand the topic?


To be fair, it is not being served by UA right now due to political unrest, though not in India.

Of course, it isn't high on this list anwyay even if we were to include it


Air India still flies this route!

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6222

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Mumbai-Karachi, Delhi- Lahore are sister cities with familial and business ties spanning centuries, would have had dozens of flights daily, but well now.........

I think Dubai-Tel-Aviv would be interesting in a normal world

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46218

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I know its off topic. But everyone in the entertainment industry to fair as snow in India, Its doesn't matter what the ethnicity. Even the ones we called dusky like let's say Rekha, its quite fair in real life. We have an issue, we either address it or just say there are one or two dark-skinned peop...

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46218

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A321XLR can do DEL-NRT, Air Asia group has a new on order....may just start with one stop. However, whatever Air Asia says should be taken with a grain of salt. They barely keep up with their own lofty claims

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by sibibom
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread - 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2184

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread - 2019

Image

Navi Mumbai airport runway starting to be visible a month back.

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by sibibom
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16754

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

This will go down as a classic Anet thread! Here is my take 1) IAG has gotten an amazing deal, Boeing needed this PR win, they got it. Will the LOI ever firm? depends on MAX's entry back into service. IAG will take it if Boeing can get people to trust MAX again. The ball is in Boeing's court. 2) Whi...

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by sibibom
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

Re: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?

Don't countries get paid for the flights flying over them? Pakistan is in a financial crisis, any money would help....but oh well one has to be ready for an Indian attack which is never coming... If I was in power, I would go with installing better radars which can differentiate a Su-30 and B787 wi...

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by sibibom
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

Re: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?

Don't countries get paid for the flights flying over them? Pakistan is in a financial crisis, any money would help....but oh well one has to be ready for an Indian attack which is never coming...

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11509

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Well, we know who pays for "quality management" consulting now.

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 742
Views: 127719

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think A321XLR and the potential B797 are making life difficult for the larger widebodies and traditional hub airlines. Especially EK will feel the heat soon. Multiple smaller airlines in Europe and middle east will go down this road. Indigo is talking about a new mega order (I am assuming A321XLR)...

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45776

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I still hope there is a B797, cos we really need a new clean sheet for shorter (well relative) flights with all the bells and whistle which B787 and A350 brought for longhaul travel. I guess MAX saga really screwed the timeline. Now XLR makes the business case even more difficult. B797and XLR in the...

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7433

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

Skytrax has been questionable for years, and then again, this post being made by someone who joined 3 days back, with Turkish logo, right after Turkish was downgraded by Skytrax......internet is becoming a very murky place with companies using their agents to further their agendas.

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by sibibom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4450

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Interesting factoid but for relevance, how many of the 6,852 islands are populated by over 100 persons? Sometimes google can be your friend https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_of_Japan_by_area So, basically less than 40 of the 6,852 islands have a population of more than 100. So, what was...

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by sibibom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185411

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The most important thing that saved SpiceJet (besides the correct political affiliation of the new owner) was the Marans getting out before it was too late. Jet could and would have been saved had this been done late last year. NG prevented this, now its honestly gone too far to be saved.

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by sibibom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 742
Views: 127719

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I said it earlier and say it again, once A380 is gone, EK's business model based on scale would collapse. EK depends on A380 to fill B777 and vice versa. Now the question is how will find slots? DXB is completely full. Is DWC actually happening? There is no word on that....

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by sibibom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4450

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_i ... an_by_area
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edealinfo wrote:
sibibom wrote:
mr02 wrote:
Correction Japan is 6852 islands.


Interesting factoid but for relevance, how many of the 6,852 islands are populated by over 100 persons?


Sometimes google can be your friend

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_i ... an_by_area

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by sibibom
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4450

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

So,JAL received their first A359 which they will operate on the NRT-FUK route which seems a bit excessive since JAPAN is an island. Why do they operate WB aircraft on domestic routes when they could just operate normal NB aircraft? https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/78964-jal-japan-airlines-ta...

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by sibibom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185411

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

"We are interested but can't do it alone". Ha! I really don’t understand AdiGro. What’s really in it for them? They are eager to write a check without even knowing what the financial payback could be which makes no sense. Are they in for the free publicity? Probably not because the Indian...

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by sibibom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax

There have been a slew of hoaxes for reasons ranging for running late for a flight to "unfulfilled/one sided" love...it needs to be dealt with sternly, but jailing for life? Now that a step too far.

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