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by MalevTU134
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares
Replies: 25
Views: 3313

Re: Argentina deregulates its domestic airfares

The fact that this is even a discussion speaks volumes about Argentina and LA. I see what you are trying to say...but you should be a bit more nuanced. Argentina with its current government is moving away from these practices, and a lot of changes for the better have taken place in the last two and...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 11922

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

It's funny that so many are brushing this off as a troll job. Fact: London airports are basically completely full an unable to expand. Fact: There is virtually no domestic UK air service Fact: What domestic UK service exists is largely operated by FlyBe Fact: FlyBe is headquartered in Exeter Fact: ...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15910

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

There really is nothing to "light up" - as there is no Broken Axle Warning. Other than the feeling that 'something' went wrong, they probably had no idea what exactly it was. Likely some combination of anti-skid/auto-brake failure, accompanied by vibration and noise. No doubt a few "...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15910

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

What would this look and feel like in the cockpit? Does it light up like a Christmas tree? There really is nothing to "light up" - as there is no Broken Axle Warning. Other than the feeling that 'something' went wrong, they probably had no idea what exactly it was. Likely some combination...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT
Replies: 69
Views: 15910

Re: Korean Air 773 suffers from broken axle on landing at NRT

What would this look and feel like in the cockpit? Does it light up like a Christmas tree?

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 11922

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

AAMDanny wrote:
Accidental post.

Aren't they all, in this thread?

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20465

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

VS are not using this slot for BOS! You would arrive into BOS around 2/3am which no one would want to do, the extra BOS flight is a morning slot currently used by DL. I reckon they have got something else up their sleeve, I can't see them using this slot for anything and will just lease it to anoth...

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20465

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Even if VS was not moving the DXB slot to BOS I doubt anyone in their right mind would cut DXB to start BAH. BAH stopped being a financial hub over a decade ago and corporate traffic is loyal to BA or GF. Exactlyyyy. But then again, the people pushing for BAH in this thread are the same ones advoca...

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20465

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

LH658 wrote:
I think it should start Bahrain, partner up with Gulf Air.

Why, the Islamabad Airport isn't new enough now, all of a sudden?...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 11922

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

It's funny that so many are brushing this off as a troll job. Fact: London airports are basically completely full an unable to expand. Fact: There is virtually no domestic UK air service Fact: What domestic UK service exists is largely operated by FlyBe Fact: FlyBe is headquartered in Exeter Fact: ...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 5836

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

SU used to fly SVO-EZE till 1998 on so classic IL-96. Via GRU and Sal/Tunisia/Malta. About 10 years earlier it serviced EZE with IL-62 through Dakar and Recife/Salvador but not sure. I flew SU on SVO-GIG in 1995 on an ILW (IL86). Routing was SVO-LCA-TUN-SID-GRU-GIG. On the way back it was GIG-SID-L...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 5836

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

SU used to fly SVO-EZE till 1998 on so classic IL-96. Via GRU and Sal/Tunisia/Malta. About 10 years earlier it serviced EZE with IL-62 through Dakar and Recife/Salvador but not sure. I flew SU on SVO-GIG in 1995 on an ILW (IL86). Routing was SVO-LCA-TUN-SID-GRU-GIG. On the way back it was GIG-SID-L...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20465

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Second airline announcing its leaving of LHR-DXB in a few weeks. BI being the other one (although for other reasons, supposedly).

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian wants to start four airlines before the year's end
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Ethiopian wants to start four airlines before the year's end

http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ethiopian-airlines-launch-four-start-carriers ET has revealed they want to launch 4 airlines in Chad, Zambia, Guinea and Mozambique before the end of 2018 (as one does). There had been talk about Zambia Airways before, but ET now says they want to launch the a...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8265

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

I expect that ORY is lower yield vs IAH or JFK. ?? ORY is one of AF's bases. ORY to where would be lower yielding than IAH or JFK (I guess you mean from PAR on AF?)? Contrary to what you may believe, average yield on IAH-Europe is not stellar. At least it wasn't when I was involved in that part of ...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8265

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

AF sends old 777/A330 to IAH. with 2-3-2 business class. I figured such prestige route that IAH even has it own lounge, that AF would send the new 1 -2-1 business class seating. Sometimes IAH gets the new business class, though I am not sure if AF finished configuring all the air crafts. Why would ...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8265

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

AF sends old 777/A330 to IAH. with 2-3-2 business class. I figured such prestige route that IAH even has it own lounge, that AF would send the new 1 -2-1 business class seating. Sometimes IAH gets the new business class, though I am not sure if AF finished configuring all the air crafts. Why would ...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8265

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

I expect that ORY is lower yield vs IAH or JFK. ?? ORY is one of AF's bases. ORY to where would be lower yielding than IAH or JFK (I guess you mean from PAR on AF?)? Contrary to what you may believe, average yield on IAH-Europe is not stellar. At least it wasn't when I was involved in that part of ...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7714

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

If we can manage to set aside the debate over sources, several of you have noted that this is indeed a reasonable route. Connectivity from South America and perhaps even SW USA this route could work. Eh, no. If you read through the thread, you will see there is a strong consensus here that this rou...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 11922

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

chunhimlai wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:
I don't think 240M PAX is enough for EXT in the next 20 or 30 years.

500 million passengers for Exeter Galaxy Central Spaceport would be a more accurate estimation.


The overflow pax will travel via BRS and CWL

You MUST be trolling us...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6049

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

OAG data suggested the top 3 unserved Long haul was: SGN-LAX JFK-DAC MAN-BKK Well, yeah, that could be so, but...Biman Bangladesh has spent decades losing money flying to JFK. And MAN-BKK has murderous competition from the ME3 and virtually every European and SE Asian airline. So, unserved doesn't ...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 152
Views: 11922

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

The southwest England is the region which has the least intercontinental service in UK. When Southwest UK keep growing and become one the most favorable cities in Europe, Will we see massive growth of Flybe and its hub EXT and become one the airport which serve 6 Continents, as well as BA build 3rd...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 6049

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

TLV-DXB.

Of the ones you mention, I can only see LAX-SGN being commercially viable.

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!
Replies: 19
Views: 4457

Re: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!

The runways of Tempelhof are still intact. If you get the surfboarders, picknickers and roller skaters out of there for a day, why wouldn't these few aircraft be able to land there? I guess they don't depend on ILS and other high tech nav aids anyway.

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14186

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

I'm talking about stones and gravel being sucked through the engines and blown anywhere. Have you seen the "dust cloud" when they came to a stop? How do you know that was "sucked through the engines"? To me it looks like what you would expect to see on a gravel runway...for whic...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 49
Views: 6315

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

Anybody has the climb rate figures for the TU154? That sure felt like a rocket.

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7714

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

Source? Don't believe it for a minute. What would be the reasoning behind this? The mexican ambassador to Lebanon met with MEA’s chairman for an air service agreement with the 2 countries expressing Aeromexico’s interest in launching the route. In addition Aeromexico have publicly expressed that th...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 5836

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

There's probably not enough demand to send a 777 down there - and I'm pretty sure the only aircraft in Alitalia's fleet with the range are the 777s. If you by "down there" mean Buenos Aires, then I believe you are wrong. Traditionally, Buenos Aires has been one of a less than a handful lo...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8265

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

Interesting thing it said in the article The next question was “why not fly to more northeast markets from DFW” like Buffalo? And the answer is that longer flights take more aircraft time, so trade off with multiple frequencies to closer destinations. You need to be able to earn more revenue off of...

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WPvsMW wrote:

Or FedEx at NRT.

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14186

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Look closely. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_Qj2jwxi4 Reverse thrust cut about 1:40 when the a/c appears to roll backwards, up the slope (!). (could be camera motion... hard to tell) You know reverse thrust is active before 1:40 based on the two enormous plumes of dust shooting skyward from the...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8265

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

iadadd wrote:
One of ET's selling points is that they fly their newest and greatest aircraft to many African destinations. You can find the A350 on routes like ACC, ABV, HRE, FIH and more.

Yes, and many of those destinations aren't bad at all, yield-wise. It makes sense to keep those customers happy

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8265

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

...More than 5 daily flights from QR and EK, with nearly 100% yields in business and economy (as per my personal experiences). They should maintain a consistent product. I think you are confusing LF with yield, unless you work for both QR and EK and have deep access to economic balances and all sor...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8265

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

The OP is mistaken. Airlines don't discriminate against Sri Lankans because they are Sri Lankans. Airlines send more premium configurations to more premium markets such as JFK, LHR, NRT, and HKG, because those markets make more money with those planes. It's all about the bottom line. It's all about...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7714

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

There are significant Lebanese (and Syrian) diasporas in Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela too. Not counting Venezuela for obvious reasons, any flight from EZE or GRU to BEY would be a non starter. I am sure that from these two cities, any traffic to the Levant is well covered by TK, ET, EK & QR....

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7714

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

I believe the OPer owes us a source by now...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7714

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

leleko747 wrote:
MEA also had flights to São Paulo in the 1990s, using their 747s and A310.

Oh, yes, thanks for reminding me!

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7714

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

Inshallah... But hey, they can't make ends meet to Barcelona, and they want to try Beirut? Allow me to be a skeptic here - can even a fully loaded 787 make it from MEX to Beirut? It would not, by any stretch of the imagination, be the first air connection from the Americas to Beirut. * PA operated ...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 5836

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

You are correct. The MD11 enabled AZ to offer non stop service to EZE for the first time around the early 90s time frame. GIG & GRU were within range of the 742. Interestingly and as a precursor to the non stop flights, AZ operated for years a FCO-EZE-FCO service with a single stop at DKR, with...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 7714

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

Source?

Don't believe it for a minute. What would be the reasoning behind this?

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 8265

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

First Nigerian poster to chip in, in 3, 2, 1.... Ah yes IIRC there was an issue with BA sending old 747s or 767s right? I think that was Delta. The government protested the downgrade from a B777 to a B767. I think they even tried to blackmail DL which resulted in the suspension of a route. Exactly....

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 5836

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

You are correct. The MD11 enabled AZ to offer non stop service to EZE for the first time around the early 90s time frame. GIG & GRU were within range of the 742. Interestingly and as a precursor to the non stop flights, AZ operated for years a FCO-EZE-FCO service with a single stop at DKR, with...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to PIT
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: China Eastern to PIT

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Geminijets101 wrote:
Why is China Eastern launching charters to PIT but not flying at all to Philadelphia?

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long haul Caribbean
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: Long haul Caribbean

May I remind you of Cubana de Aviación? Definitely Caribbean and does long-haul flights. Technically Cuba isn't in the Caribbean. The Caribbean is everything south of the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, Cuba is north of that. It's not far away though. As others have already pointed out, there's lit...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long haul Caribbean
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: Long haul Caribbean

Geminijets101 wrote:
I may be wrong but, there are no airlines from the Caribbean that do long haul flights.

Could that change in the future?

I could see BW flying to Madrid or LGW. But that’s just me.

May I remind you of Cubana de Aviación? Definitely Caribbean and does long-haul flights.

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14186

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Delivery flight to a museum. Cool landing.

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2569

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

Maybe they should try a new approach where they would lower the price of luggage. Who knows ... they seem to be going in circles and each time they probably end up annoying their customers. Well, Wizzair Priority (which guarantees you to have your carry-on with you in the cabin, and also allows an ...

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2569

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

All this seems counter-productive to me. Now they will have a lot of bags that have to be loaded by paid handling staff, instead of bags that the passengers themselves carry onboard. It would have been wiser, if overhead bin space is the problem, to make sure that the second carry-on is really a sm...

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 2569

Re: Wizz Air starts charging for all hand luggage (sort of)

My question would be - what about things like medication and electrical items you cant put in the hold. From Wizzair.com: Additional items on board You can take the following items on board free of charge: a coat or blanket mobile phone reading material for the flight for children younger than two:...

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