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by flybaby
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 504
Views: 87810

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

There is an airline that does that already, its called Allegiant. Nothing better than some healthy competition! If they do target G4 they better have their ducks in a row. ... No doubt Allegiant is in their crosshairs. Lukas Johnson, Allegiant’s legendary route picker left Allegiant to work for Nee...

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by flybaby
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 44453

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

I sometimes peruse their Facebook page and I get a chuckle from how frequently I’ll see folks posting comments in vain on there to the effect of ‘Please please please fly from [insert some mega metro area] to [insert some mega metro area]’. I guess a lot of people really don’t understand their busi...

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by flybaby
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 44453

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

... If they multiply that by dozens of small airports they can run a fairly competition-free business. Allegiant is notoriously competition-averse. Of their 450 or so city pairs only about 100 have competition. I sometimes peruse their Facebook page and I get a chuckle from how frequently I’ll see ...

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by flybaby
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15061

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

It’s probably up for its second D-Check and with carrriers’ general aversion of 4-engined birds nowadays VS must have decided that it’s not worth investing in heavy maintenance on it.

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by flybaby
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 7489

Re: Ukraine Int'l cuts: Axe PEK, AMM, RIX; reduce BKK & TLV

Just curious... why are PS’ afternoon flights from TLV to KBP always scheduled to depart within about half an hour of each other? Would it not make sense to spread them out a bit more?

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by flybaby
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight
Replies: 47
Views: 7878

Re: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight

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Here it is...

About the size of Cyprus :D

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by flybaby
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 9084

Re: Delta opens Concourse G at LGA

I watched the Video... the port authority dude is calling the LGA rebuild, the new LGA airport, 'the first new airport built in the USA in 25 years'...... Guess he forgot about Williston that just opened up two weeks ago? That said, it's nice to see LGA progressing. Not to mention MSY's new termina...

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by flybaby
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The announcement of DFW-TLV timing.. why?
Replies: 16
Views: 4924

Re: The announcement of DFW-TLV timing.. why?

SkyVoice wrote:
I wonder how many ex-TWA people are still with American to help plan the route & sell tickets to long-time contacts. TWA flew from the USA to TLV for many, many years.


They don’t need to go back to TWA contacts since AA served TLV from PHL several years ago themselves.

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by flybaby
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The announcement of DFW-TLV timing.. why?
Replies: 16
Views: 4924

Re: The announcement of DFW-TLV timing.. why?

Interesting because LY announced ORD-TLV over a year in advance to the start date. Possibly because it's unique to the region/airport, not the airlines, or it's simply a coincidence. Wouldn’t surprise me. AA and LY codeshare a lot. Pretty much to any domestic non-LY destination that JetBlue doesn’t...

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by flybaby
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lauda to start flights to Beirut
Replies: 17
Views: 3662

Re: Lauda to start flights to Beirut

If Lebanon had an open-skies agreement with the EU it could attract a lot more carriers and lower ticket prices significantly. It’s a beautiful country with a rich and fascinating history, is more western-oriented than most Arab countries, and has a large diaspora overseas which can drive traffic. I...

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by flybaby
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For A New Airport In Israel?
Replies: 16
Views: 3453

Re: Time For A New Airport In Israel?

... Interesting that they blocked departures but not arrivals, do you know how come? I noticed quite often that first departures out of TLV (mostly foreign/European carriers) are late, is it due to mismanagement at TLV? For example all airlines arrived on time but departed with around an hour delay...

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by flybaby
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For A New Airport In Israel?
Replies: 16
Views: 3453

Re: Time For A New Airport In Israel?

Is TLV slot restricted in any way? From a terminal/gates pow, they are still building and expanding. As for Jerusalem, you have to understand that TLV is very poorly named, it takes just as much time to get there from tel Aviv as it takes from Jerusalem. There is already a new airport down south, a...

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by flybaby
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 12504

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

She probably just went through security as normal but passed close to someone else going through the machines. You can do this pretty easily by just being close enough to the person in front of you or holding out a coat or a bag in front of you so that the sensors don't see a space and close the ga...

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by flybaby
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For A New Airport In Israel?
Replies: 16
Views: 3453

Re: Time For A New Airport In Israel?

While reading an article in the English-language website Globes.co.il about the high cost of tourism in Israel, I read the subheading "3. The time has come to decide on an extra airport." Here is the link to the entire article . . . https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-tourism-to-israel-flo...

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by flybaby
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For A New Airport In Israel?
Replies: 16
Views: 3453

Re: Time For A New Airport In Israel?

While reading an article in the English-language website Globes.co.il about the high cost of tourism in Israel, I read the subheading "3. The time has come to decide on an extra airport." Here is the link to the entire article . . . https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-tourism-to-israel-flo...

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by flybaby
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 12504

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

Could it have been Marilyn Hartman? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Hartman I doubt it. From the video it looks like the person being escorted out of the plane was a middle-aged African American female. Hartman is an elderly Caucasian female (who actually somewhat resembles the legendary Ada ...

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by flybaby
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!
Replies: 34
Views: 26117

Re: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) posts record month!

It appears that for all intents and purposes, Frontier is giving up on JAX. The only destination left past mid-November is Philly (4x weekly).

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by flybaby
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 44453

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

Talks are of 120 aircraft on property by end of 2020, with 20 bases systemwide. I’m guessing they are eyeing another batch of Airbus about to come onto the market. We are a G4 base here in GRR. Typically 2 aircraft RON, but beginning earlier this month we've had 4 aircraft RON, with 2 of the 4 sitt...

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by flybaby
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 44453

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

I didn't hear about MDT-MYR being (or possibly being) discontinued. Hopefully it's not true and the flight will return next summer. MDT has been on a roll within the last year with passenger traffic being up and new routes added. I’m surprised they even brought back MDT-MYR this year. The loads on ...

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by flybaby
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Underserved US TATL Markets
Replies: 35
Views: 6566

Re: Most Underserved US TATL Markets

It's a non-sensical metric, in that it's a measure of demand from single U.S. airports to all of Europe . A flight, oh, MCI-LHR doesn't fix the alleged underserved problem - it just gives another connecting gateway. MCI already has one-stop services (via ORD, JFK, DTW, EWR, ATL, PHL...) to all of t...

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by flybaby
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's next for mainstream jet engines?
Replies: 56
Views: 9911

Re: What's next for mainstream jet engines?

Thanks for the answers. I didn’t realize that, at least theoretically, it is possible to squeeze more efficiency by going up to 20:1 ratio. In that case, I just hope Boeing gets their clean slate replacement for the 737 ready by then :D . It sounds like there are some incremental improvements possib...

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by flybaby
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's next for mainstream jet engines?
Replies: 56
Views: 9911

What's next for mainstream jet engines?

In the Boeing 787 Deferred Production Cost thread (AKA the Boeing unique accounting system thread) someone made a comment to the effect of ‘well, you know, in 10-15 years they’ll have to roll out a 787neo variant’... that got me thinking, is that realistic? We started out with turbojets, then 1.5:1 ...

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by flybaby
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 44453

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

With that being said, it does appear that SJU-CVG/PIT/RDU routes are not returning this winter. What I've heard is that they'll be loaded in mid-October. But the schedules for the other routes are already loaded and there are no SFB-RDU-SJU-SFB/opposite routings like there were last year, and it's ...

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by flybaby
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 44453

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

Hi there: Does anyone knows when G4 is going to upload their seasonal routes for this Winter season? If you go to their website and try to book any seasonal route it simply doesn't let you. Example: BNA-SAV FLL-CLE LAS-LAX PIT-SJU MSY-LCK Any thoughts? Thanks in advance. Allegiant usually publishes...

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by flybaby
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today
Replies: 20
Views: 6985

Re: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today

I flew on -ELD last Monday. Yes, the cabin was very old. But the seats were pretty comfy. Sure beat the slim lines that we’ve all come to expect. Aircraft D was actually the youngest remaining 747 in the El Al fleet. I guess it just came due for a heavy check sooner, or something. Yeah, the seats w...

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by flybaby
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 44453

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

Allegiant's N279NV and N280NV are also 7 year old A320s from Cebu. Fascinating. I would love to know the purchase terms. I was under the impression G4 normally bought 12+ year old aircraft to minimize purchase price , excluding the small number of A320 bought new. For the right price, why not? Alle...

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by flybaby
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV main runway repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: TLV main runway repairs

I landed this week in an El Al 747 on rwy21, which I though was strange. I expected to come straight in from the sea, for noise. Maybe they’ve already reduced traffic on 8-26? In any event, noise from 747s should cease to be an issue very soon, unfortunately. By law 4-engined aircraft aren’t suppos...

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by flybaby
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV main runway repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: TLV main runway repairs

HP69 wrote:
Will any airlines cut back service?


I doubt it. The other runways should be sufficient to meet the demand during that time of year.

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by flybaby
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?
Replies: 50
Views: 10040

Re: Will anyone pick up AA’s retired MD80’s ?

The D-Checks on those birds will probably cost more than they’re worth.

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by flybaby
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV main runway repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: TLV main runway repairs

Residents of Holon and Rishon Le Zion are the main victims of airplane related noise. During the night, the majority of EL AL's long haul operations take place, so this is when the loud RR powered 777s and aging 747s bring their thunder and disturb the residents. So unless it's a 787 taking off, th...

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by flybaby
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic
Replies: 45
Views: 10120

Re: LAX overtakes DXB as world's 3rd busiest airport by H1 2019 pax traffic

I find it interesting that Phoenix is at no. 36 and Miami at no. 37. At first glance, you would think there would be far more traffic at Miami than Phoenix but I have never been to Phoenix and so I am not exactly sure what Phoenix has to offer. Is there a specific reason why Phoenix has more traffi...

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by flybaby
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO

Passenger Traffic Sets New July Record at RIC Richmond International Airport, VA (August 27, 2019) – The Capital Region Airport Commission reports a new month of July record as 386,931 travelers transited through Richmond International Airport (RIC) in July 2019, topping the previous mark of 373,06...

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by flybaby
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 17311

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Is the new metro link to the city open yet? No, but the pedestrian tunnel from the metro station to the terminal is. Not too bad of a walk. I am pretty sure that tunnel has existed from well before the plan to situate the future metro station at its current location, although the tunnel was closed ...

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by flybaby
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: no involuntary bumps in last two quarters
Replies: 36
Views: 5308

Re: Delta: no involuntary bumps in last two quarters

I think this mostly has to do with the relatively clever system Delta uses in order to reduce forced bumps by asking passengers ahead of time (at check in, which is done individually and in private) how much they are willing to be compensated for being voluntarily bumped. That way, the computer can ...

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by flybaby
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 179
Views: 17157

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

... Another carrier for ECP...Sat/Sun only would do very well imo I dunno. VPS is already extremely well served by Allegiant and is only about an hour and 15 minutes from Panama City Beach. Being at VPS allows Allegiant to draw in traffic from both Pensacola and Panama City. Also, that part of Flor...

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by flybaby
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.
Replies: 51
Views: 11150

Re: Heathrow-JFK is the world's only billion-dollar airline route.

It’s interesting to note that for other carriers besides BA, while there are a lot of departures, the load factors from New York and Newark to LHR are rather abysmal.

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by flybaby
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 179
Views: 17157

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

I've been wondering - Allegiant's route map still shows that Jacksonville is a seasonal flight form SDF, but didnt bring it back this summer. Will they ever? And sad to see SDF- LAS on Allegiant go away. It had high load factors per DOT BTS information -maybe the fares were too low and the passenge...

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by flybaby
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 179
Views: 17157

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

DL had SDF-FLL in ealry 2000's via CRJ. Maybe 2 dailies? I flew it a couple times and they were full. On other topic...Business First Louisville needs to be smarter about air service at Louisville. They had some sort of story about "why so many flights to FL?" Among the correct answers wo...

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by flybaby
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1331
Views: 165827

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

^I am really interested to see March. I think JAX has to be coming. F9 got good numbers on it and they didn't even have connections. If you factor in connector also I think it would do fine. I'll be curious if PUJ is back with all the issues going on there or if they try another Intl. Interestingly...

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by flybaby
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69204

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

why am I not surprised that FLL-JAX is done. That was to be expected although it should probably be taken in the greater context of what’s happening in JAX... The entry of Frontier and Spirit into JAX has completely upended this market. On the one, hand it caused a monster 20% YoY increase (and pos...

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by flybaby
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO

New destination out of ORF: Allegiant has added Punta Gorda starting mid-November.

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by flybaby
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO

Associated Press: Newport News airport seeks grant to subsidize Dulles route https://wtop.com/virginia/2019/08/newport-news-airport-seeks-grant-to-subsidize-dulles-route/ A quick scan of PHF operating history shows that the airport has been through multiple boom-bust periods in its history, with ev...

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by flybaby
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO

Associated Press: Newport News airport seeks grant to subsidize Dulles route https://wtop.com/virginia/2019/08/newport-news-airport-seeks-grant-to-subsidize-dulles-route/ A quick scan of PHF operating history shows that the airport has been through multiple boom-bust periods in its history, with ev...

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by flybaby
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO
Replies: 63
Views: 6150

Re: Virginia Aviation Thread. RIC, ORF, ROA, CHO

... ORF had once Week service to SAN on WN to support military operations. The flight didn’t survive even with gov’t negotiated rates. ... Interestingly, the other “Navy Express” route, i.e., Allegiant’s 2-3x weekly ORF-JAX flight seems to be doing well. It’s been extended to operate year-round. Th...

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by flybaby
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6757

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

Before the revolution we had extensive ties with Iran and Tehran was a bustling city that was properly the most developed and cosmopolitan of Middle East cities at the time. The. The revolution happened... Even EL AL flew to Tehran regularly before the revolution. Talk about how things have changed...

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by flybaby
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 6757

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I'm not sure what's weirder: the fact a U.S. carrier once flew to Iran, or that the same carrier also flew to Pakistan Before the revolution we had extensive ties with Iran and Tehran was a bustling city that was properly the most developed and cosmopolitan of Middle East cities at the time. The. T...

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by flybaby
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 44453

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

What's going on in SDF? Their web site route map shows that SDF-JAX is a "seasonal route" but in 2018 the "season" was June - August, and this year it's not flying. So - is it really "seasonal" or is it discontinued? IN the past, they have been quick to remove disconti...

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by flybaby
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 318
Views: 44453

Re: Allegiant Discussion Thread - 2019

What's going on in SDF? Their web site route map shows that SDF-JAX is a "seasonal route" but in 2018 the "season" was June - August, and this year it's not flying. So - is it really "seasonal" or is it discontinued? IN the past, they have been quick to remove disconti...

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by flybaby
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL launches TLV-NRT from March 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1116

Re: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020

... Flying over Spain/Portugal vs. flying over west Africa only adds around 15 minutes to the flight time based on the simulations we did (LATAM takes the same route). ... The shortest possible route between TLV and GRU goes over Libya and Niger. That route is almost 1500 km shorter than flying ove...

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