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by OGLOBAL
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation - October 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 15398

Re: Turkish Aviation - October 2020

It surprises me that KLM operates two flights to İstanbul on every Thursday and Sunday, they used to fly once a day, while years ago they served İstanbul twice day. Now it’s 9 flights a week. Is there really a demand? Or is KL just operating these flights to keep their blue birds in the sky? Does a...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1646
Views: 42499

Re: Emirates cancels SCL

Most of South America is closed either way . only Brasil is open . most probably they will keep GRU for now and restart the rest by 2021

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM - Master Thread
Replies: 535
Views: 87363

Re: KL begins nonstop SCL and BOG, drops CTG

I don't think its true . I am scheduled on BOG-CTG-AMS on tuesday the 18th . it was probably a cargo flight . airports are closed in colombia . only few flights are allowed out/in for humanitarian reasons . Mainly AF KL AV operate those flights .

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 279
Views: 42473

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone have news or thoughts on routes for this? I assume CDG and LHR will continue with A332 (although perhaps this would replace one of the A320s on LHR. Perhaps this new aircraft will go to FRA, DXB, RUH? FCO? https://www.airliners.net/photo/Middle-East-Airlines-MEA/Airbus-A321-271NX/6058003/L I...

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by OGLOBAL
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 399
Views: 78386

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

i am based in MAD and to be honest overtime i fly with IB i've faced so many issues that i stopped flying with them and switched to UX . yes UX flies to less destination but i don't mind making an extra connection through CDG or AMS plus they are very generous with their miles and upgrades unlike IB...

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by OGLOBAL
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines
Replies: 123
Views: 17909

Re: Nigerian authorities threaten to ban Turkish Airlines

I've been told that Nigerians are notorious for the huge amount of baggage they travel with. I have seen crews of local airlines there check in multiple flat screen TVs. but why ? I've never been to nigeria .. is it really that expensive to purchase items there ? i mean you end paying more with all...

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling drops MUC, VIE, PRG, SCQ, LPA, TLV, NTE, LYS, CTA & PMO from FCO
Replies: 16
Views: 3773

Re: Vueling drops MUC, VIE, PRG, SCQ, LPA, TLV, NTE, LYS, CTA & PMO from FCO

who knows maybe vueling will become " air europa " if the merge gets approved ...

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by OGLOBAL
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 66425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

I have noticed there is very little presence of european LCCs at BEY..Apart from a few flights from Transavia,Vueling and FR just starting, i dont see any Easy,FR or Wizz flights from London,Milan,Paris,Berlin etc..How come? Tel Aviv, Morocco and Amman are flourishing..Why not BEY? We see though th...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 19014

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

I've flown EK in economy and was largely underwhelmed. I remember asking someone for some water, and they gave me the tiniest cup. Largely insufficient for flying the number of hours their itineraries require. They are not particularly cheap in business, and even in economy from the US, they are hi...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca-Iberia seek codeshares via the U.S.
Replies: 20
Views: 3251

Re: Avianca-Iberia seek codeshares via the U.S.

i don't know why AV joined star alliance they've been in the wrong alliance

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 66425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Starting from 01JUN20, Emirates will add a fourth daily flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh. damn and EY couldn't even make 1 daily work Don’t forget that flydubai gave (had to give?) their daily rotation with a full economy (189Y) aircraft to EK. And not that long ago before that they even ran a double da...

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 66425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

xwb777 wrote:
Starting from 01JUN20, Emirates will add a fourth daily flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh.


damn and EY couldn't even make 1 daily work

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New market for the Canary Islands
Replies: 65
Views: 9514

Re: New market for the Canary Islands

The islands do sell themselves as being a gateway from South America to Africa and strong cultural links to South America. Gateway? I think the only recent flight from the canarias to South America was from a venezuelan airline I am from South America There is no cultural link between South America...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 399
Views: 78386

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

i really hope it doesn't go through avios sucks compared to suma How is Suma compared to avios? your miles don't expire . you have 12 months from the day you signed up or from the day you levelled up with Iberia it's from march no matter what. with suma you need 25 flights to become gold . With IB ...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 399
Views: 78386

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

i really hope it doesn't go through avios sucks compared to suma

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA may launch GRU-DOH
Replies: 25
Views: 4098

Re: LA may launch GRU-DOH

Will another carrier operating the route make any meaningful difference as far the blockade is concerned? Is a third party carrier starting or ending its flight in Qatar allowed to overfly Saudi Arabia/UAE/Bahrain/Egypt (the countries I believe are part of the blockade)? I don't think so. LA has th...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA may launch GRU-DOH
Replies: 25
Views: 4098

Re: LA may launch GRU-DOH

the current flight by QR takes a detour and it's longer because of the blockade so if it's operated by LA the blockade won't be enforced You might have spotted the right reason here. Whilst QR needs to make a huge detour because of the GCC Blockade, LA would not have this problem. This means that t...

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA may launch GRU-DOH
Replies: 25
Views: 4098

Re: LA may launch GRU-DOH

the current flight by QR takes a detour and it's longer because of the blockade so if it's operated by LA the blockade won't be enforced

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by OGLOBAL
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 66425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Not my country or my national airline, but nice try. I don't have an answer about MAD because I've never looked at prices for the route. I can say it makes no sense to compare November prices to the summer. If you book LHR-BEY in advance you can get it for under 200 euros round trip. I'm not arguin...

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by OGLOBAL
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 66425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Through 28 days of protest zero ME flights have been impacted. Their profits are down only slightly year-on-year, mainly as a result of fuel prices. I would say there is no reason they would not stick to the schedule, they need the extra capacity as fast as they can get it, and I would guess they'r...

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by OGLOBAL
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 399
Views: 78386

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Out of curiosity. Does anyone know the # of Departures for all IAG+UX vs total out of MAD? % of total? Then the same for KL/AF/HV out of AMS, CDG. And the same for all LH Group out of FRA and MUC? The investor presentation is clearly relying on a comparison to the other hugely dominant hubs in Euro...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 399
Views: 78386

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

That's a bit like saying Michigan became more expensive when Delta merged with Northwest forgetting that those in Michigan still have plenty of one-stop options and other airlines serve Michigan airports too. That may be true if DL had been a major player in Michigan prior to the merger, but it was...

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 399
Views: 78386

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

i hope it never gets approved . i am suma gold and i try to fly mostly with sky team ..

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by OGLOBAL
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC
Replies: 46
Views: 9579

Re: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC

EY should use that money to re-instate proper meals in Y In what way was the meal downgraded? it's bad really bad .. really small portions . i flew with them from hkg and i was glad that i bought snacks at the airport for the flight .. and they weren't the cheapest option i just really wanted to fl...

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by OGLOBAL
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV restarts BOG-MVD
Replies: 23
Views: 2598

Re: AV restarts BOG-MVD

i am glad AV is expanding in BOG . on other news does any one know if Munich is getting axed i keep reading conflicting news

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EK gets court approval for December flights to MEX via BCN
Replies: 87
Views: 9627

Re: Rumor : Big news for EK and BCN. Here we go, Mexico !

So, to conclude: which is the huge, profitable market EK is after here? MEX-Africa?? :roll: Well when you get your oil subsidized and basically have a ton of widebodies going nowhere because you already fly everywhere, and everywhere else is restricted, you go for desperate measures. Low yields MEX...

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by OGLOBAL
Fri May 10, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 667
Views: 110175

Re: Report: BER Oct 2020 opening on shaky grounds

for gods sake just demolish the whole terminal and build a new one it will take less time and cost less ...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun May 05, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9895

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

i was also planning to for my partner's bday in june but we decided to cancel .. yes i understand those things happened but in other places i.e you could trust the police intelligence it just seems that security and intelligence were a big failure in this case .. you would imagine a country that suf...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s
Replies: 23
Views: 6351

Re: New Etihad Economy Seat & Removing Seatback TVs From A320/A321s

they are just going to turn into Gulf Air 2.0 at this point .. network shrinking service shrinking .... they are even loosing on their local AD demand I've met lots of locals from Abu Dhabi that would rather drive to dxb and fly emirates .. their fares are not the cheapest either matching EK QR or h...

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by OGLOBAL
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6624

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

Now, keep in mind that full planes do not necessarily translate into profitable flights. I'd love to see their numbers on this route.. I don't know the numbers, but Avianca just recently announced the addition of 3 weekly seasonal flights on the BOG-BCN on top of their daily flight. I think they wo...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways to order A330neo or B777
Replies: 47
Views: 8501

Re: Iraqi Airways to order A330neo or B777

can someone explain the reason for high demand from Iraq to India and Bangladesh ?

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 15100

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

Maybe I should run this past some of the moderators before I post it, or it risk be removed for being politics.... But as a happenstance, 4 tonnes of gold has "disappeared" from the vaults of the Central Bank of Venezuela during the last days (more precisely, since the beginning of the mo...

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by OGLOBAL
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 15100

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

MalevTU134 wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:
Why isn't this plane shot down by an American or Israeli missile?

Eh?? Why on earth would that happen?? Seen too many action movies? ;)



well it somehow happened years ago .. Iran Air 655 ...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to IST
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: CX to IST

It would make sense. There have been a lot of interest from Chinese carriers into IST lately. CZ resumed PEK flights in December and they are adding WUH flights next month. Sichuan Airlines will start to fly from Chengdu in a few weeks. A lot of western carriers are having difficulties competing wi...

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by OGLOBAL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 5167

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

Sure. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.infobae.com/america/colombia/2018/12/21/las-autoridades-colombianas-alertan-por-el-aumento-de-mulas-en-el-aeropuerto-de-bogota/%3foutputType=amp-type And before you state the obvious: the article doesn't say how many mules do get through, but OBVIOUSLY the car...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 5167

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

First of all: mules pass through BOG EVERY day. Believing anything else is being...well, naive. Or credulous if you like that word better. (Both are simply adjectives, no name calling here.) Believing that nothing passes through just because there is a certain degree of controls and checks is, well...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 5167

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

Oh boy, are you naive... And, yes, I have flown out of BOG (and MDE, CLO, CTG, BAQ...) dozens of times. Including gotten the full National Geographic treatment (those of you who have seen the series will know...). And still, there are tonnes and tonnes of the white stuff leaving through there every...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 5167

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

Oh boy, are you naive... And, yes, I have flown out of BOG (and MDE, CLO, CTG, BAQ...) dozens of times. Including gotten the full National Geographic treatment (those of you who have seen the series will know...). And still, there are tonnes and tonnes of the white stuff leaving through there every...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 5167

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

has anyone of you departed from BOG ? i am guessing no ... good luck trying to smuggle cocaine out of the airport because you will get caught !! it's not as easy as it looks or sounds .. the 80's 90's are over . get over it . Oh boy, are you naive... And, yes, I have flown out of BOG (and MDE, CLO,...

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans start MAD-LIM
Replies: 24
Views: 3548

Re: Norwegian plans start MAD-LIM

i dont understand why AV would never start this route. i am afraid it's going to be too late for them . i mean they are maxed from BOG why not operate an extra flight from LIM

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by OGLOBAL
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 5167

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

has anyone of you departed from BOG ? i am guessing no ... good luck trying to smuggle cocaine out of the airport because you will get caught !! it's not as easy as it looks or sounds .. the 80's 90's are over . get over it .

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14931

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

My only issue is claiming all flights to ccs were gold mine Um, can you show us where anyone on this thread said anything about " all flights"....? Because that didn't happen. At all. In fact, it was a statement about (1) nonstops, on (2) a single route, referencing (3) a specific carrier...

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14931

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

you might want to read the topic description You might want to read the question actually posed (that you shriekingly replied to), which is why was it profitable for them. No amount of obfuscation by your inability to demonstrate otherwise, changes that. ;) AA NO LONGER FLIES TO CCS suspended immed...

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by OGLOBAL
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14931

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

Avior 460 USD April 5 April 19 NON STOP COPA 429 USD April 5 April 19 stop in pty . You might want to review Reply#64. As if the giant and ensuing underlined text weren't enough of a clue, what does either of those have to do with a nonstop on AA?? ...which is what you were asked, and also the stat...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates: Dubai - Panama City is just a matter of time
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Emirates: Dubai - Panama City is just a matter of time

Is yield from Florida enough to signal such a flight is ready? The reality is that a majority of the passengers will double hub (bridge hub, somewhere to Panama to Dubai to the destination). Anyone with access to a private jet will avoid the flight capping premium revenue. I like connecting the wor...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 66425

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

From the winter season 2019 LH will be downgrading FRA-DXB from B744 to A333. Frankfurt-Kuwait City-Dammam will remain as A333 despite previously being upgraded to A346. I guess LH isn't doing all too well in this part of the Middle East. I guess there is too much competition. weird winter time is ...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14931

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

It's not uncommon for the lowest Y fare, booked a month in advance, for a nonstop MIA-CCS on AA to still be $2,300USD+ thats not true !! and i am sick of everyone claiming that . just do a dummy search i just did one : ccs mia round trip 421 use with a stop in pty non stop 472 usd !! Can you share ...

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route
Replies: 31
Views: 5167

Re: Emirates and Qatar Airways' Brazil & Argentina route

i know a lot of ppl traveling from Paraguay and Brazil via DOH / DXB to BEY
also with TK and ET

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14931

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

CCS CDG NON STOP 1100 USD roundtrip
CCS CDG/MAD VIA LIS 786 USD roundtrip

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by OGLOBAL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14931

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

How was it so profitable? It’s not like people are flocking to Venezuela for vacation. Supply . . . demand. Be one of the few remaining carriers in a market for which there is still essential traffic, and you can charge whatever you want. It's not uncommon for the lowest Y fare, booked a month in a...

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