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by richcandy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 92411

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Alex...glad you were able to visit Portland and that you enjoyed it! Just curious what was it that initially made you feel that you might not like Portland? Sadly there are probably others that form their opinions of Portland based on the media coverage...which is unfortunate...because it is an abs...

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by richcandy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 92411

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Checking occasionally, Delta One and Comfort are usually full, plus all fares are high, ~$3,500 r/t coach. Delta still shows an A332 on this route next year, unless that changes after May 2020. $3.5k return for coach?! Who on earth pays that on a ten hour flight. Don’t you mean for Comfort or Delta...

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by richcandy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20328

Re: Irish 2/19

In the case of a hard border with Brexit, could BFS and BHD see a boost in traffic as Northerners who used to go South to get cheaper fares and/or a wider variety of destinations, seek out less complication by staying/using local? Would any boost in this respect be offset by the economic downturn a...

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by richcandy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29485

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Where are all the bodies coming from. I'm sure the population is only 4.7m Are there really that many travelling to the US/Canada? I wonder how many transit pax? Last week I flew LGW-DUB-SFO. Of the 10 or 12 pax in the queue at baggage drop at least 8 had transfer tags attached to their bags. This ...

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by richcandy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29485

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Flew LGW-DUB-SFO-DUB-LHR over the past week. This was the first time I had flown EI transatlantic. Pre clearance was great, maybe I was just lucky but no wait and it took all of 2 mins. Dublin to San Francisco appeared to have maybe 10 pax in business and 100 or so in economy. Coke and lemonade etc ...

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by richcandy
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing tours from Seattle
Replies: 7
Views: 1648

Boeing tours from Seattle

Hi I am going to be in Seattle in a few months time and when I am there I want to visit Boeing. There are a number of 4.5hr tours from Seattle that include a factory tour and also the Future of Flight centre. However is that really long enough? Is the Museum of Flight at the same place? The Museum o...

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by richcandy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11696

Re: Has Delta Ever Run A Daylight ATL-LHR?

Eastbound daytime transatlantic flights seam to be popular with a select group of people. People who maybe aren't so time limited. If you have plenty of money and are say retired whats the better option? An overnight flight in business or first with reduced service followed by a day in London feelin...

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by richcandy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LGW-DUB-SFO EI do I have to reclaim bags at DUB?
Replies: 2
Views: 586

LGW-DUB-SFO EI do I have to reclaim bags at DUB?

Hi

I am flying EI from LGW to SFO via DUB. Will I have to reclaim bags at DUB and then check in again? Its all one ticket but I was just wondering what happens with regards to US customs and immigration.

Alex

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by richcandy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 65 LHR-NBO 29Nov
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: BA 65 LHR-NBO 29Nov

Flightradar is now saying that its on it way to NBO and climbing. But why the holding over Kent?

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by richcandy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 65 LHR-NBO 29Nov
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

BA 65 LHR-NBO 29Nov

Hi

There is a BA 747 circling over Kent close to Canterbury. Flightradar24 says that its BA65 LHR-NBO.

Its circled a few times, anyone know what the issue is?

Thanks

Alex

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by richcandy
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is VS's strategy in Asia?
Replies: 91
Views: 13763

Re: What is VS's strategy in Asia?

What about a seasonal MAN - BKK flight? It's one of the largest unserved routes, based on demand. VS already has a strong holiday/leisure-focused route presence ex-MAN - so MAN - BKK would complement the offering well, no? Cheers, C. It's years since I worked in the industry and things might of cha...

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by richcandy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?
Replies: 46
Views: 6925

Re: Possibility of Air Canada expansion in the UK?

Belfast had summer charter flights to Toronto. In the early 1990’s there were up to four flights a week in peak season. (2 of which were operated by AC). The world has however changed. People from the north are maybe more willing to fly out of DUB that they have ever been and DUB offers more choice ...

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33311

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

With all this talk about DUB - LON, I wonder how sustainable this corridor is. On the one hand, traffic may increase if some IAG LON passengers transit through DUB to North America, but on the other hand, an increasing number of carriers are serving DUB directly from Asia and the Middle East, erodi...

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 3441

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

"If" EI were to thinking about starting a far east route, where would it be to?
I'm guessing HKG is unlikely as CX operate the route. BKK seams to be very price sensitive.
So NRT/HND or SIN?

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Penang - medium and long-haul potential
Replies: 24
Views: 2479

Re: Penang - medium and long-haul potential

Used to be fairly popular with UK tourists (Not sure how popular it is now). For a while MH operated LHR-PEN-KUL-LHR.

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3623

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

B747forever wrote:
NickLAX wrote:
STLflyer wrote:


What would happen if CBP deny entry to a pax flying AKL-LAX-LHR? Sent back to AKL?


I thought (maybe incorrectly) that you have to have an electronic visa for the USA even if you were only in transit in the USA?

Alex

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by richcandy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3623

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

So what is the process for someone flying AKL-LAX-LHR on NZ? Do they have to get off the plane at LAX and go through US CBP, collect their bags, recheck, and go through TSA just like anyone else connecting to another flight? . As you get off the AKL-LAX flight you are given a transit card. You are ...

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by richcandy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33311

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Flight EI 1979 is due to depart DUB at 0920 on A321 St Aidan. Heading to Knock. Other than the stickers on the side did EI do anything special to the aircraft? Its only a short flight so I guess that they left the seating in the standard configuration. Yesterday there was a photo (claimed to be of ...

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by richcandy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33311

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Looks like AA just announced a Daily summer seasonal service from DFW to DUB to be flown by the 787-9 daily from June 6–Sept. 28/ Ugh, yet another opportunity for EI missed. I can't see EI to Texas now at all - IAH, no, as EI will likely dump UA to be in IAG's AA JV, and AUS, no, as it's not within...

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by richcandy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33311

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Singapore Airlines are reported to be in discussion with Dublin Airport ... To clarify on this - not for flights "in the near future," and only according to "informed sources" (not actual authorities). See: https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/sunday-independent-ireland/20180805/...

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by richcandy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level's operational issues left 800 passengers stranded in YUL
Replies: 38
Views: 8704

Re: Level's operational issues left 800 passengers stranded in YUL

Doesn't this sort of thing happen with lots of airlines? I mean not just the LCC. Its good when the airlines charter an aircraft from Titan etc to get people home, but they don't always do this. Often the pax from the cancelled flight just have be rebooked on what ever availability there is. And in ...

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by richcandy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28272

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

When operating out of BHD about 10 years ago, Ryainair complained that they could not operate longer routes to Europe because of runway restrictions. They argued for a runway extension, which was not delivered, and gave this as one of the reasons for eventually pulling out of BHD. The runway would ...

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by richcandy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28272

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

My sister was booked to fly BE 1360 LCY-BHD last night. The inbound aircraft was diverted to SEN and then the LCY-BHD sector was cancelled. She got put in a taxi and driven to BHX, overnighted at a premier inn and then rebooked onto the 0645 BHX-BHD this morning. These things happen but it did take ...

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by richcandy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28272

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Hi I was looking at a 1977 TWA timetable and they had a Shannon - New York Service TW877 SNN JFK 1230 1435 Tu, Th, Sa TW876 JFK SNN 2040 0740+1 Mo, We, Fr Does anyone know what type of aircraft they used on this route? (I know it wasn't a 747 because the timetable marks services operated by a 747. R...

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by richcandy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!
Replies: 270
Views: 28272

Re: Irish 7/18: Heatwave madness!

Do Irish and British citizens come under foreign nationals rulling? I believe we are talking about passport controls and not identification at check in! Technically Irish/British are not subject passport/ID checks but how can you split Irish/British/Polish/Americans arriving on the same flight henc...

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by richcandy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.
Replies: 15
Views: 2775

Daytime west coast - Europe transatlantic flights.

According to Flightradar24 on 19th June Air Canada Rouge operated a daytime eastbound flight from YVR - DUB

AC1990 YVR DUB 0800 0036+1

I know that this was due to some sort of delay, but have there ever been any scheduled daytime westcoast to Europe flights?

Alex

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by richcandy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24263

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

[twoid][/twoid]

OA260 wrote:
Looks like the flight numbers were EI 001 and EI 002 . Ex DUB TUES THURS SAT . Started 29/3/06 .


Thank you.
(I miss paper timetables)

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by richcandy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24263

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

Hi

Does anyone have the EI flight numbers and schedule for the DUB-DXB service? Also can anyone remember when it operated to and from?

Thanks

Alex

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by richcandy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11931

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

Is it really that bad, she drops them onto the slide? They fall from a hight but often at the baggage belt they fall before they actually hit it. Slightly off topic...My sister flew Easyjet the other week and at the gate they took bags from passengers and just said there is no room onboard. She said...

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by richcandy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fixed airfares - is it possible? Should airlines be regulated again?
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Re: Fixed airfares - is it possible? Should airlines be regulated again?

Thirty years ago airlines had their fares set by governments. Example If TWA or BA wanted to offer a special sale fare between the US and UK the fare had to be approved by both UK and US authorities. Fares between European cities on the various national carriers were a mirror image of each other, wh...

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by richcandy
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April
Replies: 209
Views: 21726

Re: Irish 4/18; Aviating in April

Will we ever see a Qantas nonstop/one stop flight from DUB to PER? There is a lot of demand IMO. There might be a lot of demand but it comes down to what the passengers will pay. A lot of passengers that travel from Ireland to Australia are travelling on holiday or to visit friends and relations. T...

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by richcandy
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 20510

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

IMO, EI needs to be careful not to place all of its eggs in one basket (i.e. the US). How about some diversification (albeit still within 'North America'), like MEX ? :crossfingers: Cheers, C. Maybe too much of a risk for EI. There are lots of Irish people who have friends and family in the USA or ...

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by richcandy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71595

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

This has probably been covered..but how many if any Qantas flights will route via dxb from Australia to London? None, QF1/2 is now routed through SIN Could QF operate DRW-LHR non-stop? If so would feeding traffic from say ADL/CNS/CBR/SYD via DRW to Europe be something that might be considered rathe...

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by richcandy
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28219

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

OA260 wrote:
HU 751 C 12JUL DUBEDI 0800 0910 TH


Have you booked this?

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by richcandy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Concorde Timetable/service
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Braniff Concorde Timetable/service

Thank you

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by richcandy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Concorde Timetable/service
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Braniff Concorde Timetable/service

Hi I know that there are lots of Concorde topics but please excuse just one more. Does anyone know what the schedule and flight numbers for the IAD-DFW Braniff Concorde service? Also I know that Braniff printed their own safety cards for the Concorde service and I’ve seen menus. But does anyone have...

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by richcandy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 11053

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

Do PAM AM have freedom of flight within EU? Can't remember what happened with Pan Am but when I was a travel agent in the 1990's we used to sell seats from LHR-Germany on flights operated by United. There was a company called German Travel Service who had "nett or contact/non published fares&q...

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by richcandy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 9-seater plane in Rajasthan and royal treatments at Taj palaces
Replies: 14
Views: 6117

Re: 9-seater plane in Rajasthan and royal treatments at Taj palaces

Thanks for posting this. Amazing photos.

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by richcandy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service
Replies: 32
Views: 6105

Re: Joon to take over Air France Mumbai service

If Air France use an aircraft with an older business class and don't offer a first class product, does this mean that CDG-BOM is really a route they make much money from? At least in business class.

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by richcandy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 14230

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

As someone who lived in the U.K. for a while, I'm not very surprised. There is definitely a culture of heavy drinking there and not only among the younger generation. .......thanks for that......Nothing like a good ole sweeping generalisation to inflame opinions. If you could let me know which coun...

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by richcandy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 24870

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Ugh, why is CX going to fly from T1? Can T2 seriously not fit a 3 - 4x weekly 359 flight, even though it's like, 7 years old? This is a pioneering and important service - IMO, the DAA should be trying to make this service as successful as possible. Cheers, C. The choice of terminal will not impact ...

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by richcandy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Re: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?

Themotionman wrote:
321T is the code for the transcontinental fleet that have reverse herringbone First, Business and MC. Mainly flying JFK-LAX, SFO-JFK and a few others.


Thank you.

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by richcandy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?

Hi

I know that an AA 319-EOW is a 319 that can be used over extend areas of water (but not etops) but what do the following codes refer to?

AA 321T
AA 319 -O

Also are there any other aircraft codes like this that might be unique to AA?

Thanks

Alex

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by richcandy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 9211

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

South Africa from the UK always seams a bit of a strange market. It used to be (might still) that LHR-JNB was a good market for BA mainly with business passengers. If thats the case why does SA not do better on the route. Cape Town used to be (might still be) more of a leisure destination and BA cur...

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by richcandy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 9458

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

I "think" Hawaii for most europeans is part of a multi destination trip to the States. In other words most Europeans who visit Hawaii will also spend time in mainland USA before or after Hawaii. Years ago people said that a direct LON-LAS would never work and it clearly does. So who know m...

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by richcandy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Scheduled technical / refueling stops
Replies: 17
Views: 2269

Re: Current Scheduled technical / refueling stops

ET certainly have passenger traffic rights from DUB to LAX - and they frequently advertise their services and fares here. Flight timings are not especially convenient and EI once again serve LAX also. Don't know about DUB to ADD but demand would not be high. DUB-ADD might not be, but do actively ma...

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by richcandy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 8604

Re: AA 319 EOW

One last question whats an AA 319 O? (Non over water 319?)

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by richcandy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 8604

Re: AA 319 EOW

Thanks everyone.

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