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by LH658
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 209
Views: 42963

Re: British Airways route updates

ISB restart in August, 3 weekly flights.

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by LH658
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA banned from Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 17919

Re: PIA banned from Europe

Government ran airline, that's corruptly ran. Management can't do much due to how much the government comes in and steals from PIA. Most of PIA is occupied by Political family members and supporters etc. What do you expect with airline with staff of 10000 plus and fleet of 40 aircraft more or less, ...

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by LH658
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some QR B777-9s to get first class
Replies: 14
Views: 3112

Re: Some QR B777-9s to get first class

QR economy is generous compare to other airlines. I just hope they can add extra inch or 2 on the legroom. Though love to see what QR can pull off in PE.

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by LH658
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 13896

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

Fake certifications are common in such countries unfortunately. This is what happen when you have rampant corruption going on.

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by LH658
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 33945

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

I wish they added IAH, but I guess since DL flies LGA/JFK to IAH and UA with EWR/LGA and B6 only to JFK, and Spirit only to EWR, there's already enough capacity I guess to the NYC area.

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by LH658
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus
Replies: 35
Views: 2520

Re: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus

Basically all the 4 engines aircrafts.

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by LH658
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)
Replies: 37
Views: 2115

Re: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)

If the flight is less than 2.5 hours I can handle being in economy with 31 inch pitch. If the flight is longer than that I need a economy product like with 32 inch plus of pitch, for me to sit comfortable due to my tall height. On short sector I wouldn't pay for domestic first, or even on a late nig...

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by LH658
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN
Replies: 25
Views: 4080

Re: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN

I know places like Panama and El Salvador have people that came from Palestine, Lebanon, and other Arab countries.

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by LH658
Mon May 25, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine
Replies: 86
Views: 5699

Re: Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

He and his friends probably invested in this drug, and hoping other people actually go out buy it etc and make him and his buddies rich.

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by LH658
Fri May 22, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154236

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1 ... 7667320832


One of the videos shows the plane crashing, but the footage is horrible quality.
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edu2703 wrote:


One of the videos shows the plane crashing, but the footage is horrible quality.

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by LH658
Fri May 22, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154236

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

maint123 wrote:
Pakistan has had 5 airforce crashes this year and now this civilian airliner crash. It's a bad year for aviation in Pakistan.
If I remember, another PIA flight crashed 3 or 4 years back in Pakistan ?


2016 PIA ATR crashed into a mountain.

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by LH658
Fri May 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 209
Views: 42963

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

DFW is one of the few destinations BA kept flying to throughout the pandemic so far. As a cargo-only flight Correct - IAGCargo has some very profitable business on this route so it won't be dropped. Houston was double daily but the last time oil prices crashed and oil companies cut back on their ca...

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by LH658
Fri May 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 209
Views: 42963

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

bravotango75 wrote:
Probably shut down IAH, DFW, and AUS in addition to MSY. Not a lot of prospects for 3rd tier markets, I doubt that BA will return to the smaller US destinations.


Lol 3rd tier.... IAH has 2 solely BA lounges.

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by LH658
Fri May 22, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154236

Re: PIA A320 crash in Karachi

A320 aborted the approach to Karachi due to problems with extension of the landing gear and performed a go around. The aircraft lost height and impacted a residential area called Model Colony on second final approach east of the aerodrome (presumably while on final approach to runway 25L and burst i...

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by LH658
Fri May 22, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154236

Re: PIA A320 crash in Karachi

Last time PIA had such incident was back in 2016 with the ATR that crashed into the mountain, due to fog.

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by LH658
Fri May 22, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154236

Re: PIA A320 crash in Karachi

Some news outlets are saying 97 were on board, others are saying 107.

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by LH658
Fri May 22, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154236

Re: PIA A320 crash in Karachi

Weather seems to be fine in Karachi.

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by LH658
Fri May 22, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154236

PIA A320 crash in Karachi

https://www.samaa.tv/news/2020/05/karachi-plane-crash/

PK8303 from Lahore to Karachi on A320 has crashed in Karachi. The A320 hit number of houses, 95 PAX on board. RIP.
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https://www.samaa.tv/news/2020/05/karachi-plane-crash/

PK8303 from Lahore to Karachi on A320 has crashed in Karachi. The A320 hit number of houses, 95 PAX on board. RIP.

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by LH658
Thu May 21, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel
Replies: 24
Views: 1907

Re: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel

Easter Weekend trip to Calgary on UA, canceled due to Corona.

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by LH658
Tue May 12, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6658

Re: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights

SQ carries a bit of people between all 3 cities due to the 5th freedom route.

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by LH658
Tue May 12, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...
Replies: 64
Views: 4259

Re: Fox News, and especially Hannity, getting people dead...

I watch both sides of the Left and Right, obviously both sides have their lunatics. Though on the right only person that credible or can have educated conversation is George Wallace. The 5 with Greg Gutfield sounds like a bunch kids that were bullied in school when they were kids or privileged subur...

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by LH658
Tue May 12, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ or QR
Replies: 12
Views: 1814

Re: SQ or QR

Both are very good airlines, I do enjoy a layover were i can go out, get a shower, and get fresh air. Since QR is giving you that option, then go with QR, plus you haven't been to Doha. Doha is like Dubai on a small scale, it a chill city, people are nice as well. Hopefully you get to Doha on time o...

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by LH658
Mon May 11, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Of First Class? (and who would pay for it?)
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

Re: Future Of First Class? (and who would pay for it?)

Going to be lot of cut in product offering, before corona airlines were starting to be generous offering variety of amenities in Eco like meals on domestic US flights or to nearby international destinations, F & J were getting more luxurious. Not airlines will be on spending cut, plus more cauti...

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by LH658
Mon May 11, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton
Replies: 27
Views: 2178

Re: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton

I stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi, for the price i paid it was definitely worth it. The rooms were massive, nice views, private beach, the souk was next door, restaurants were great as well, helpful and attentive employees. I usually find hotels that are anything above 4 star across Asia, to...

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by LH658
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: what would Emirates do?
Replies: 54
Views: 14492

Re: A380: what would Emirates do?

Hope they keep the A380 on the IAH flight.

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by LH658
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 13150

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

For long haul international, here's a very premature speculation of what will stay and go. I don't think UA will cut any South American cities since most cities are only served through IAH in the network. We will probably lose MUC as Star traffic consolidates to FRA, and AMS will get downgauged due...

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by LH658
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 13150

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

I noticed they demolished Terminal C North gates such as C14 C16 and etc.

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by LH658
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work
Replies: 173
Views: 10082

Re: How the Economy Recovers and We Get Back to Work

Why is this a Presidential problem? That’s exactly the wrong “one size fits all” level of thinking. Because the Orange in Chief ranted several times yesterday (Tuesday) the President had the power to override ANY state laws and rules. That he could order cities and states to end stay at home orders...

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by LH658
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3100

Re: How many languages do you know?

Urdu, Saraiki, Punjabi, Hindi - only speaking wise, good amount of Spanish I'd say about 25% proficient, American Sign Language use to know a lot due to studying it now just know minimal stuff, and German only with numbers and phrases regarding traveling,

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by LH658
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kashmiris equate India's new domicile law with Israel's 'settler-colonial' project
Replies: 35
Views: 1791

Re: Kashmiris equate India's new domicile law with Israel's 'settler-colonial' project

Pakistan Kashmir is open and tourist can visit, and even has it own separate government. India on lock down it sad such a diverse country go backwards day by day. Both countries need to have referendum, though India knows Kashmir will be independent or join Pakistan. It also fight over water as well.

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by LH658
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99282

EK resumes operations

https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/tr ... -1.1000678
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Emirates has been given the green light to restart flights. Flights will resume on April 6th, with destinations like Zurich, London, Perth, Frankfurt, and more. Thoughts?

https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/tr ... -1.1000678

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by LH658
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44220

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

I don't see much happening to IAH other than few destinations might get cut, also decrease of frequencies on certain flights. Regarding hubs like Guam, Denver, Cleveland, LAX, and IAD I can see much major cuts or changes. ORD, EWR, and SFO i doubt anything major will change then beside a few destina...

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by LH658
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World should Sue/Get reparations from China over CV-19
Replies: 21
Views: 794

Re: World should Sue/Get reparations from China over CV-19

Agree to hold China responsible, families of that were hit by 9/11 got to sue KSA, same should follow with China with their carelessness. This virus literally brought the whole World, to a halt.

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by LH658
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would India - (mainland) Europe flights perform purely on O&D traffic?
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: How would India - (mainland) Europe flights perform purely on O&D traffic?

Lot of Indians around the world, and a lot in Europe. Though I am sure tourist, cargo, and front cabin travel also make up for a decent demand as tech, auto, energy, textiles, and other industries have a sizable daily traffic to and from India. Though a lot of connections probably fill up the flight...

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by LH658
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W
Replies: 25
Views: 6915

Re: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W

The ISB pax are quite different. I don't know anything about this market, so please explain. Don't know how many pax are connecting in London a day to the ISB flight, but they changed the timing of the flight to better meeting timings of pax going on wards to North America. Though I suspect lot of ...

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by LH658
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11829

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

Just waiting for SEA/BOS - IAH.

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by LH658
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: top 10 cities unserved by IAH.
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

top 10 cities unserved by IAH.

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/11/27/these-10-nonstop-international-routes-fromdont.html - Article Bizjournal came out with report of cities that aren't currently connected with IAH by air. Some of the interesting cities I found were Tel Aviv, and Bangkok. I was expecting cities like ...

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by LH658
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ launch Skynest - bunks for economy
Replies: 39
Views: 7029

Re: Air NZ launch Skynest - bunks for economy

Booked their sky couch product in the past, and it was neat.

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by LH658
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines new South Asia route
Replies: 0
Views: 572

Pegasus Airlines new South Asia route

Pegasus Airlines starting SAW - KHI on March 28th, 2020, with 4 frequency a week. This announcement happened after recent visit of Turkish President to Pakistan, which announced both countries further enhanced trade agreements. Congrats to Pakistan, and Pegasus. https://www.brecorder.com/2020/02/22/...

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by LH658
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aleppo Airport to Reopen
Replies: 27
Views: 4076

Re: Aleppo Airport to Reopen

That's good! Love to see Syria prosper again.

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by LH658
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29855

Re: Time for UA to step up?

As cities like RDU, AUS, BOS, SEA, and other cities are growing and lack a real hub for a airline. DL and AA are beating UA to the punch to capture some key markets out of such cities. Why would UA engage in a bloodbath for control of those markets when they have hubs close by all of them? Yes they...

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by LH658
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29855

Re: Time for UA to step up?

As cities like RDU, AUS, BOS, SEA, and other cities are growing and lack a real hub for a airline. DL and AA are beating UA to the punch to capture some key markets out of such cities.

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by LH658
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 37927

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

ISB, LHE, BLR, CMB, MLE, SEZ, EZE, PTY, and KHI.

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by LH658
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2019 Loads
Replies: 34
Views: 3266

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2019 Loads

Lufthansa, JAL, and BA always coming in strong.

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by LH658
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Delta’s Dakar flight?
Replies: 20
Views: 4097

Re: What happened to Delta’s Dakar flight?

Why does Delta fly to Dakar? What is the specific market etc it is capturing.

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by LH658
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3291

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Aero Asia, US Airways, Northwest AIrlines, and Continental

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by LH658
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines SFO to DEL
Replies: 28
Views: 4461

Re: United Airlines SFO to DEL

Why SJC to BOM? When UA has a hub at SFO.

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by LH658
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4319

Re: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020

Good for PIA but is 3X really viable on JFK-ISB given all the ME3 competition? Perfect for retired VFR I guess. From a financial stand point, it isnt viable according to me as my personal forecast is 72% SF with a B77L accumulating to an annual net loss of US$ -21m and an operating cash loss of $ -...

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by LH658
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4319

Re: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020

Good for PIA but is 3X really viable on JFK-ISB given all the ME3 competition? Perfect for retired VFR I guess. What people said about BA resuming ISB, they also operate with 3 times a week. Though then again this is PIA, I rather take 1 stop option to Pakistan then fly on PIA until they have a goo...

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