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by AIR MALTA
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 10161

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

If travel to/from UK to Europe drops, that means the EU is taking a huge GNP hit. The UK has a trade deficit with the EU. I hope sounder minds realize a punitive Brexit hurts Germany and South Europe harder than the UK. Lightsaber I live in the UK. Was thinking of moving to France before UK elector...

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by AIR MALTA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"
Replies: 54
Views: 10391

Re: Icelandair / Air Iceland Connect using Dash 8 "transatlantic"

? I think it must one of the last adventures and challenges to do such flights on such a plane over water for such a long time...is that the longest route of a Dash 8 Q 400? Can speak for the Q 400 but you can find some adventures routings in the south pacific flying ATR 72-600 from Fiji to Tuvalu ...

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by AIR MALTA
Tue May 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week
Replies: 17
Views: 3209

Re: BA Route LHR <-> TFS Once a week

Pity that BA doesn’t operate to TFN. They used to fly there through GB airways. TFS that serves the south is the gateway to the cheapest and ugliest part of the island except if you take the boat to La Gomera. Arrived once there for 4 days in the South and then the plan was to go 4 days to the North...

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by AIR MALTA
Fri May 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23313

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Frequently enough you can find fares like this from Heathrow. Last November, I booked LHR-DUB-LHR for £79 return, two weeks before travel. I've also seen things like £95 one way in Club Europe from Stockholm to London Heathrow (searching in April for travel in November). €39 fares out of Dublin are...

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by AIR MALTA
Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23313

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

£45 on BA from Heathrow? Hmmm.....call me when you find that. Frequently enough you can find fares like this from Heathrow. Last November, I booked LHR-DUB-LHR for £79 return, two weeks before travel. I've also seen things like £95 one way in Club Europe from Stockholm to London Heathrow (searching...

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by AIR MALTA
Thu May 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23313

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

However... British Airways is supposed to represent the country as a nation, the hospitality, culture and traditions I mean goodness they fly with a crest and carry the flag!! For many first time visitors to the UK using British Airways this will be their first experience of the UK, and if a “Very ...

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by AIR MALTA
Thu May 16, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23313

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

I'm surprised so many in this thread are shocked that British Airways charge for food and drinks on short haul, I'm guessing most are non Europeans as not only was the move well publicised (and criticised) at the time but it's pretty much the standard within Europe these days, free snacks are becom...

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by AIR MALTA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8129

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

I don’t know what the straegy is. Previously they were flying to loads of leisure destinations in Europe and they were doing just fine. They shouldn’t have stopped the likes of JMK, JTR, etc. They could have filled them with local traffic and some US connections.

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by AIR MALTA
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20916

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Awful. I travel a lot and on early morning services I recline my seat in economy after the drinks service. This is to compensate for the early wake up. And since my work sends me everywhere in the world in Economy, I refuse to work when I fly. It is called Economy/Tourist class for a reason. And if ...

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by AIR MALTA
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?
Replies: 32
Views: 6269

Re: Is BA ever going to expand its LGW fleet?

I am sure BA can fill some A321s from LGW to some of destinaions in summer. In winter, I guess RAK, GVA, INN, SZG, ACE and TFS could be support A321s in some days. I also think BA should look at some other winter routes such as IVL, RVN or TOS. Flying to those destinations is quite expensive with st...

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by AIR MALTA
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisia and Canada expand ATA
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Tunisia and Canada expand ATA

Not groundbreaking! There is no point of signing a bilateral unless it is at least one daily. Tunisian government is made of a bunch of old school unambitious decision makers. That’s why Tunisair and Tunisian airports are rubbish and the whole country is a mess!

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by AIR MALTA
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nouvelair to start Tunis - Istanbul
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Nouvelair to start Tunis - Istanbul

On amadeus.net it is listed as IST so definitely ISL and not SAW.

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by AIR MALTA
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 21778

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

The EU is trying to bully the UK into remaining. If there's a hard Brexit, their posture will change dramatically. Too many Pounds, Euros, Dollars at play. This has changed. If you talk to people in the continent, most of the people want the UK out and asap. Enough time wasted with with the arrogan...

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by AIR MALTA
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 21778

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

I get what you are trying to say, but Y2K was a very legitimate series of problems that were largely avoided through millions of dollars of over thinking and hype. Yeah, funny isn't it. Legions of IT guys flag up real problems for the business world and work frantically to fix them - successfully -...

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by AIR MALTA
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 21778

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

I feel like Brexit is the new Y2K. Some of the stories about ATM cards are a joke...like the global systems would stop working for British cards only. And this nonsense is being retweeted by people who should have some semblance of intelligence. :checkmark: Exactly, well said. It seems that Iberia ...

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by AIR MALTA
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11580

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

Thank god you're just a bored geek with too much spare time and not someone in charge of a reputable airline. My comments, sir, are not from being an airline "geek" but as user of BA 744 in First and Club World. Last flight in August from LHR to PHL in seat 1K was very disappointing. The ...

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by AIR MALTA
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 59348

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

Cunard wrote:
Other destinations from yester-year that spring to mind are Dresden, Tunis, another in Africa, an oil route that I can't for the life of me remember the name of!

That must have been Hassi Massoud. Served 2 weekly for 2 or 3 years.

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by AIR MALTA
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa adds Asturias, Casablanca and Seville; Iberia adds Bari and Zadar
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: Air Europa adds Asturias, Casablanca and Seville; Iberia adds Bari and Zadar

Air Europa is also starting a 4 weekly flight to Tunis in summer 19:
MAD-TUN 1—45-7 23:30-00:35 UX1115
TUN-MAD 12—56- 01:40-04:45 UX1116

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by AIR MALTA
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34879

Re: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member

While I do see what they bring to the table in terms of west African coverage, I am still a bit intrigued since I always thought OW was the “premium heaviest” of the 3 alliances. RAM is channels a lot of people from France to West Africa and are notorious here for their horrible onboard product, on...

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by AIR MALTA
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34879

Re: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member

While I do see what they bring to the table in terms of west African coverage, I am still a bit intrigued since I always thought OW was the “premium heaviest” of the 3 alliances. RAM is channels a lot of people from France to West Africa and are notorious here for their horrible onboard product, on...

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by AIR MALTA
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Fleet Updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2096

Re: Air Malta Fleet Updates?

I don’t believe there is an open skies agreement between the EU and Tunisia and I seem to remember there is a limit on flights between Malta and Tunis which may limit the frequency. When Air Malta previously flew to Tunis it was twice weekly which is exactly what Tuninter (now Tunisair Express) fle...

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by AIR MALTA
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Fleet Updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2096

Re: Air Malta Fleet Updates?

Air Malta will wet lease 2 additional A320 NEOs next year as per the following article: https://www.timesofmalta.com/mobile/articles/view/20180825/local/air-malta-leases-two-new-a320-neo-aircraft.687514 There were talks about having regional jets but nothing has happened yet. I guess having 2 A220 ...

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by AIR MALTA
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Fleet Updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2096

Re: Air Malta Fleet Updates?

I don't think they would go for A220. They only have 1 A319, so it would be useless to operate different type of aircraft. I could only see 180 seats A320neo for the future of Air Malta. They don’t necassarily need to operate regionals rhemselves. They could wetlease 2 frames from the likes of Air ...

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by AIR MALTA
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Fleet Updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2096

Re: Air Malta Fleet Updates?

Air Malta will wet lease 2 additional A320 NEOs next year as per the following article: https://www.timesofmalta.com/mobile/articles/view/20180825/local/air-malta-leases-two-new-a320-neo-aircraft.687514 There were talks about having regional jets but nothing has happened yet. I guess having 2 A220 o...

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by AIR MALTA
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 9800

New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

It seems AT are changing their livery at least for their 787s. Have a look: https://www.bladi.net/IMG/jpg/royal-air-maroc-habillage.jpg and here is the article (in French only) https://www.bladi.net/royal-air-maroc-habillage-dreamliner,53620.html I quite like it...What do you think?

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by AIR MALTA
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level's operational issues left 800 passengers stranded in YUL
Replies: 38
Views: 8716

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

The Canadian Authority for Transportation has issued some guidance to LEVEL stranded passengers and encouraged them to sue the airline if they couldn‘t reach their representatives. They have provided a link for the complaints. https://twitter.com/otc_gc/status/1019620451885244416?s=21 Well done I ha...

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by AIR MALTA
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 10475

Re: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial

Great stuff from DL. Refreshing to see some airlines investing on their economy passengers. Flown DL from Kahului to Paris via Seattle. I have enjoyed both flights. Great flight attendants and plenty of drinks and food on the international leg. They still offer an amenity kit too. Their 777 look sma...

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by AIR MALTA
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 13735

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

First of all, there is no choice in shorthaul in Europe. All seats execept row 1 and exit rows have betweeb 28 and 29 seat pitch. Booking business class won’t make any difference. And last time I was flying AF from JNB to CDG, I was in a window seat and the guy sitting next to me was very big to say...

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by AIR MALTA
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: bilaterals USA-Tunisia

Read somewhere that the routibg will be via a West African city. I thought of DKR may be. Now I understand why. This is a workaround because of lack of aviaion bilateral agreements with the US.

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by AIR MALTA
Wed May 09, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 25177

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Three free meals on flights to Australia and no free meal between New York and Hawaii. That is really sad. Last monday on my KLM flight from Stockholm to Amsterdam I got two tasty sandwiches and three drinks at no extra charge. The flight lasted about 1,5 hours. I am happy that 'my' airline still s...

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by AIR MALTA
Wed May 09, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 9169

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Conservative or safe expansion keeps airlines in the black. IAG is one of the most profitable airline groups in the world, I’m sure they know what they’re doing. BA is one of the most profitable airlines in the world due to a great management of network and also thanks to underinvestment in the har...

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by AIR MALTA
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m
Replies: 13
Views: 3045

Re: IAG 2017 Results: Operating Profit €3,015m

Thinking about IAG, AF-KLM and Norwegian reminds me of an old movie: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Not sure you put the airlines in the right order. IAG might be having more profits but they are bunch of awful low quality airlines. Cruz still thinks BA is a premium airline but all it is, is a bud...

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by AIR MALTA
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 14943

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

Too much JOON/AF bashing. Has anyone flown with them to assess the travel experience? I guess not. As for WW, he'd better look at BA's abysmal ratings. One thing for sure is that BA has become a high fare budget airline with one of the worst service of all legacies in Europe. At least AF is not dilu...

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by AIR MALTA
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?
Replies: 50
Views: 10426

Re: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?

The fact that IAG didn't find to keep Niki shows they are not really interested in that market.

And to be honest, we haven't seen expansions of any alliance lately. So I wouldn't hold my breath.

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by AIR MALTA
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 5218

Re: United new safety video!

It is ok. Not bad. It is still better than the awful new BA video. But nothing beats Air France!

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by AIR MALTA
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new safety video!
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: BA new safety video!

This is the real video and not the outtakes

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by AIR MALTA
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new safety video!
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

BA new safety video!

https://youtu.be/YjHpOyuAnFQ
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The new BA safety video has been released as of yesterday. This is a video taken from a flight. So not good quality. What do you think?

https://youtu.be/YjHpOyuAnFQ

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by AIR MALTA
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB
Replies: 96
Views: 20513

Re: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB

Another few flights leaving without food being loaded: yesterday's Athens Heathrow and today's Belfast Heathrow. We are 6 days into this shambolic disgraceful move and BA are still struggling...

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by AIR MALTA
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB
Replies: 96
Views: 20513

Re: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB

I won't get used to it as long as I have better options that I can fly with like AF or KL. Better give the companies £1600 to fly diwn to JNB to AF that still has pretzels with the first drink, cheese and crackers with the main meal, generous food before landing and eyeshades. Upgrading with AF is ...

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by AIR MALTA
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB
Replies: 96
Views: 20513

Re: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB

I won't get used to it as long as I have better options that I can fly with like AF or KL. Better give the companies £1600 to fly diwn to JNB to AF that still has pretzels with the first drink, cheese and crackers with the main meal, generous food before landing and eyeshades. Upgrading with AF is e...

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by AIR MALTA
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB
Replies: 96
Views: 20513

Re: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB

BA is going to alieante its corporate high fares frequent travelers. I am one of those based in Europe. My flights to London cost averagely £300 and those to South Africa £1600 all in Y and at a very short notice. For that price it is just a disgrace to ask your Gold customer to pay for a G&T th...

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by AIR MALTA
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB
Replies: 96
Views: 20513

Forbes: British Airways struggles with BoB

A great article from Forbes about the concept and implementation of the BoB at BA that got to a rocky start this week (putting it mildly). The article also explains why this might be a bad move from BA. http://www.forbes.com/sites/douggollan/2017/01/13/british-airways-struggles-to-launch-buy-on-boar...

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by AIR MALTA
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA at MAN
Replies: 130
Views: 20556

Re: BA at MAN

The Cityflyer base will run in 2017, starting May 24th until end of Sept. Routes will be Palma, Ibiza, Nice, Malaga, Alicante and London City (LCY clearly a positioner with seats being sold). Incidentally, Vueling, also and IAG airline, have applied to open a base at MAN next summer, with 2 A320 an...

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by AIR MALTA
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta ending service to ATH and FRA
Replies: 17
Views: 4004

Re: Air Malta ending service to ATH and FRA

Some contraversy over cutting Frankfurt. KM being accused of possibly cutting route at request of Alitalia and desire to route intercontinental connections via Rome instead of Frankfurt. Malta tourism is upset at loss of link since 30-40 percent of clients connect at FRA from longhaul routes. KM ma...

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by AIR MALTA
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Scraps Free Mid-Flight Snacks
Replies: 64
Views: 12570

Re: British Airways Scraps Free Mid-Flight Snacks

You will move to a Paris Transit, where you will pay €4 for a bottle of Evian, just because there isn't a chance of a pretzel mid flight?? CPT flights are overnight - do you normally get up at 3am for salty fat? Well actually we split our flights between AF and BA and I fly mostly from Brussels so ...

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by AIR MALTA
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Scraps Free Mid-Flight Snacks
Replies: 64
Views: 12570

Re: British Airways Scraps Free Mid-Flight Snacks

I'm puzzled by all the responses saying that people only look for the lowest fare considering that BA is NEVER the cheapest option to/from London. Whether it be F, J, Y+ or Y, BA is not known to be aggressive with its fares from LHR. LGW is another store but downgrading your service across the boar...

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by AIR MALTA
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 135
Views: 35978

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

Excellent news. Could the E90 serve St. Helena may be from Cape Town or Windhoek?

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by AIR MALTA
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announce LHR-PUA, BDS, ZTH, MPL, NTE, TLL & MJV
Replies: 36
Views: 6995

Re: British Airways announce LHR-PUA, BDS, ZTH, MPL, NTE, TLL & MJV

Anyone thinks we will have some changes to the LGW SH services next summer?

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by AIR MALTA
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sitting in a plane and waiting for pilots (EI)
Replies: 13
Views: 3637

Re: Sitting in a plane and waiting for pilots (EI)

Yes landed 40 minutes late but then spent a good 50 min between the carousel and issuing the lost luggage claim... Not a very good start to the week end....

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by AIR MALTA
Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sitting in a plane and waiting for pilots (EI)
Replies: 13
Views: 3637

Re: Sitting in a plane and waiting for pilots (EI)

So we finally took off with 1h delay. The crew finally made it and they explained there were crew shortages today. He added that they were not planned to operate that flight but had to literally run after landing from Heathrow to the Brussels flight. In the terminal all flights were delayed and I de...

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