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by MalevTU134
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 8527

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Nobody knows. Allegedly not even Egypt itself. Egyptian media is reporting that BA never formally informed CAI of the cancellations and that British security experts were on the ground in Egypt assessing airport security in both CAI and HRG last week and again, allegedly, were very satisfied and ga...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 8527

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

And now Lufthansa too..I wonder who next confirmed: https://www.ft.com/content/c65fc17e-ab2b-11e9-8030-530adfa879c2 Surely could be because of Iran's illegal ship seizure of a british ship? https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49059066 Wouldn't have thought so. Egypt has enough of its own home-made terroris...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 8527

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Well I hope they don’t keep everyone in The dark. At least they should make it public if the threat was against BA specifically or all foreign airlines? People need to know these things. I assume news out of Egypt isn’t going to be reliable either. "They" (BA? MI6?...) need do no such thi...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6744

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

kjeld0d wrote:
seat64k wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
The version from BBC Pidgin...


TIL BBC has a pidgin version - I am delighted!


I'm just relieved that di Authority say dem don suspend indefinitely di Aviation Security unit heads dem wey bin dey on duty wen di incident happun!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 35
Views: 8527

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

Sudden? When it is a safety threat, you don't run just a few flights more. You stop operating. Period.

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6744

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/30/worl ... idgin.html
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seat64k wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
The version from BBC Pidgin...


TIL BBC has a pidgin version - I am delighted!

And sometimes it is hilarious!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/30/worl ... idgin.html

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 62
Views: 11952

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

"Aeromexico is leaning on its government to reverse a decision that grants Dubai-based Emirates fifth-freedom rights between Mexico City and Barcelona" Well that's unlikely to happen as AM is on the Mexican government's sh*t list for not supporting the airport designed by the President's ...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6744

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

I'm confused, on FB there was a video of him climbing out of the #2 engine intake cowl, then other videos showing him climbing up the #1 onto the L/H wing. Either way, he was extremely lucky for single engine taxi if he was in the engine intake for the taxi-out!!! :-O If that is the case, he was ve...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6744

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-49048473

...and the disciplinary outcome, from the same source.

It even says he dropped his bag INSIDE the engine... Maybe he thought it was Ryanair?
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https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-49048473

...and the disciplinary outcome, from the same source.

It even says he dropped his bag INSIDE the engine... Maybe he thought it was Ryanair?

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6744

Re: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

Clear security breach that is beyond the usual Not for that area, it ain't. :sad: One might ask how he was planning to hang on for the ride. Probably had no notion at all of the forces involved. (Obviously, he would have fallen off far before getting to altitude, so hypoxia is of no relevance here.)

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off
Replies: 31
Views: 6744

Man climbs on to wing of plane as it is about to take off

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 12686.html

Happened in Lagos, Nigeria. 737. Clear security breach that is beyond the usual... He was lucky to have survived.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 12686.html

Happened in Lagos, Nigeria. 737. Clear security breach that is beyond the usual... He was lucky to have survived.

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 62
Views: 11952

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

I know MEX is awaiting expansion but to my understanding that would take at least a year for first phase to be completed. No expansion is under way. The construction of a substitute new huge airport was shut down at a 37% advance by the current Mexican president, just because he doesn't like it. He...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 62
Views: 11952

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

TK is launching IST-MEX-CUN-IST soon so it might not be the stupidest idea. TK's main hub is in Europe. Apples and oranges. TK can capture the cheaper European crowd headed to CUN and not minding multiple stops to get there. EK can't do that. Combined with the fact there is virtually no demand from...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12707

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Can't they just go back to a fifth freedom route? They used to do CGK-AUH-London, and though I doubt they can do that again, there might be other routes that they can try out. DPS-KHI- (or LHE, Peshawar, Quetta, Sialkot or name-your-favourite-city-in-Pakistan) LHR would make some posters on this fo...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 62
Views: 11952

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

CUN as a stopover on the eastbound leg was the stupidest idea I have ever heard on this website TK is launching IST-MEX-CUN-IST soon so it might not be the stupidest idea. TK's main hub is in Europe. Apples and oranges. TK can capture the cheaper European crowd headed to CUN and not minding multipl...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA md80s
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: AA md80s

I know it’s been discussed before, but here goes. The major carriers thus far have been reporting record loads and revenue. Would it not make sense to keep flying some of the md80s while AA has 24 max 8s parked? Nothing long term, but better than canceling 100+ flights a day. As you say: it has bee...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 62
Views: 11952

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

continental004 wrote:
I won't believe a damn thing until the first EK plane lands at MEX.

Halleluyah, inshallah!!

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 62
Views: 11952

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

Ok, guys...Seems like tomorrow we will have oficially the news so many people have been waiting for ... EK launching DXB-BCN-MEX 77W service What really surprises me : This will be an additional frequency, so in total BCN will get 3 daily EK flights No info of shedule, Days of week, etc...Just a ru...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 32
Views: 6901

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Not as romantic as when Concorde visited CCS, but still will be a sight to see. Hopefully someone is able to get some pictures. My father in law is from Venezuela and still travels there for work. He was there a couple of weeks ago and said the road between CCS and Caracas proper was basically lawl...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?
Replies: 20
Views: 3083

Re: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?

KD5MDK wrote:
People are flying KBP-LGW-TLV?
There's got to be more logical connecting points than that (basically everything besides HEL, right?)

Strange world.

Who said that? What was mentioned was LON-KBP-TLV. Quite logical, methinks.

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5751

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Give NZ a few years, and either a low-density-LOPA or an higher-MTOW-787-9, and they'll be flying to Newark (presumably so they can take advantage of United's hub there) on a daily basis. United's hub? To continue on where, exactly, that is not already served from ORD, IAH, SFO and LAX? EWR is wher...

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5751

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

AWACSooner wrote:
XRadar98 wrote:
Their there they’re

Loose lose

So, what would of been of this website about aircrafts without y'all.

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5751

Re: ANZ Y NO NY?

AntonioMartin wrote:
Hi! Just noticed on my Air New Zealand magazine's route map...they don't have flight s to the NY area...

Which begs to wonder...why??

Thanks and God bless!

Could you please change the title to something that makes sense? And ALL CAPS MAKES IT LOOK LIKE YOU SCREAM AT US... ;)

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens exit door
Replies: 14
Views: 3358

Re: Passenger opens exit door

What about having a code in order to open the door for emergency purposes? Would that be too cumbersome? That's the best way for those emergency exists to remain close in case of emergency... There are numerous examples of "locked" emergency exists (not necessarily in aviation) that could...

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by MalevTU134
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens exit door
Replies: 14
Views: 3358

Re: Passenger opens exit door

I get a feeling this has happened a lot of times lately? Or is it just my imagination? This time it was an unruly passenger on a chartered SK flight from Greece island Zakynthos to Copenhagen. https://airlinerwatch.com/passenger-opens-exit-door-of-the-scandinavian-a321/ What about having a code in ...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60673

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

You should let LO know that, I am sure their management would appreciate your input. I am sure they didn't do their homework. For once, we agree. (I know you were being sarcastic...I am not.) They didn't do their homework - if the rumours on Vietnam are true. Well their long-haul flights have so fa...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19301

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

thekorean wrote:
It’s a disturbing incident but people really need to stop talking about what Korean culture is when they have no idea what it actually is.

Have your flame suit on?

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60673

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Do you mind sharing with us an average fare one way from Europe to Vietnam? I'll give you a hint, it's not great. First of all I never said that Vietnam flights are potentially huge money makers or will have high yields. What I said was that last time LOT tried the route it was operated by an old i...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60673

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Yes you are mistaken like with most of the senseless negative posts you make. Hanoi was abandoned in 2012, that is 7 years ago, before the 787 arrived and at a time when LOT was forced to downsize its network and could offer very few connections for passengers wanting to connect in WAW. LOT is in a...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6159

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

dcajet wrote:
FLL or MIA to EZE/COR/ROS/MDZ. That is the low hanging fruit. And doable with the A321XLR eventually. Not sure about the A321LR.

And MCO...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19301

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

WTF!? I read this was true in the 1990's but Korean airlines STILL have the WORST CRM. Who knows what DL has gotten into. Something needs to change FAST. It is easy to vote with your feet and wallet. If a sufficient amount of people do just that, they will stop these ridiculous practices. KE has ma...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60673

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

So, they didn't lose enough money in Vietnam the last time around? They are hellbent to lose more? Ah a reply from the guy who is stuck in the past again, did it ever occur to you that both countries have evolved in the mean time and previously the flight was operated by a 767? Or does time stand s...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60673

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

While this is just an observation, recently I flew MIA-WAW and few days later WAW-MIA. Both flights packed full. 788 and 789 on return without a single free space left in premium economy and economy (dunno about business). A lot of eastern European languages on board. It sure looked like to me that...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60673

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

They will order more; they just do it in batches. 787-10s were thought about, maybe they will come by?? Who knows. As for routes, BKK & SGN are in the works for sure. Today they announced flights to Daxing, the new airport in Beijing making their total flights to Beijing 1x daily (they will spl...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 60673

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

While this is just an observation, recently I flew MIA-WAW and few days later WAW-MIA. Both flights packed full. 788 and 789 on return without a single free space left in premium economy and economy (dunno about business). A lot of eastern European languages on board. It sure looked like to me that...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7763

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

That flap looks astonishingly intact, considering it fell from considerable hight. It's pretty light (interior is honeycomb foam), so terminal velocity is not that high and it's meant to take quite a bit of force. I'm astonished that the two large pieces of metal just snapped like that. Corrosion p...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach
Replies: 34
Views: 7763

Re: KLM 747-400ERF loses flap during approach

That flap looks astonishingly intact, considering it fell from considerable hight.

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by MalevTU134
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: Cubana Questions

Not very knowledgeable about how the system works in Cuba. Having said that, how does Cubana's ticketing work? Does the Govt. regulate who can purchase tickets? Would a U.S. citizen be able to purchase a ticket on Cubana? Also, didn't they order some il-96-400s a while back? What is the status on t...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12151

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Buy a350/a380 and start new route to south America , Africa, Far east and oceania Yes, Akureyri-Port Vila on an A380 will be a money printer. Maybe even include a stop in Exeter? Really....you must connect more to the real World. Maybe get off some of the stuff you're on?... Isn't that the guy who ...

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by MalevTU134
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12151

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

chunhimlai wrote:
Buy a350/a380 and start new route to south America , Africa, Far east and oceania

Yes, Akureyri-Port Vila on an A380 will be a money printer. Maybe even include a stop in Exeter? Really....you must connect more to the real World. Maybe get off some of the stuff you're on?...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 65
Views: 6210

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

Back to topic, Pre clearance, TSA Pre-Check, or American carriers coming to Pakistan right now is not on table at all! It damn obvious how expensive that would be, and I doubt Americans would ever do such thing. Pakistan no Finland correct. TSA coming to review the security arrangements etc, to giv...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 65
Views: 6210

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

...why? Contrary to popular belief, preclearance was in part conceived to service marginal/questionable/fringe destinations. The concept evolved into servicing areas based on mass US throughput. But using it in the likes of Pakistan actually falls right under the umbrella of its original concept. S...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 65
Views: 6210

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

FriscoHeavy wrote:
LH658 wrote:
Pakistan to JFK can work with minimum of 3 weekly flights, though so max capacity with BA, TK, QR, EK, EY, and Kuwait Airways, their gunna be a price war for sure. Hopefully PK can manage.


Please proofread your posts before hitting the submit button.

That is the least of that poster's issues.

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by MalevTU134
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 65
Views: 6210

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

Would be fantastic if CBP setup pre-clearance at ISB in anticipation of more flights - maybe the US3 will jump in.. Uh no. Don't hold your breath on preclearance, it will be a very long time before that is remotely viable. ...why? Contrary to popular belief, preclearance was in part conceived to se...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR return to MCO in December
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: AR return to MCO in December

AV also responded to the demand to Orlando with a midnight flight to MCO starting this July . But they cancelled their LIM-MCO flight, is more like a better distribution of their resources as they can get better connections in BOG than in LIM. Also, AV has the added advantage that Colombia and the ...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR return to MCO in December
Replies: 32
Views: 2968

Re: AR return to MCO in December

I was always under the impression NYC was a popular destination for Argentinos. I am very surprised by this, Aerolineas I assumed was the preferred carrier for those traveling north as well as Argentinians in the tri sate heading home for summer holidays. Anywho, best of luck to AR. Sent from my iP...

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