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by globetrotter94
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 12720

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Its been known TK has been working on a new biz seat for 2+ years now. I've been pretty happy with the 2-2-2 and the 2-3-2 layout on TK. When I travel by myself, I always get the middle section aisle seat. And when travelling with a companian we get the adjoining window and the aisle set. If these ...

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by globetrotter94
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 12720

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

http://www.airkule.com/haber/TAYLAND-SEFERLERI-ARTIRILDI/31305 (Turkish Only) Turkey-Thailand rights go from 21 Weekly to 35 Weekly. (7 each Pax and Cargo). Probably TK will get them all. Both to BKK probably? Was I dreaming, or did I really read somewhere within the past 2 months that TK intends t...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22261

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

The broken bridge is going to be the major -quite literal- roadblock going ahead. It is unusable for vehicles, and I doubt trains will be allowed on it before repairs are done, which could take weeks. They might have to setup an emergency ferry service in the meantime. There is quite a lot of damag...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22261

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

CX has now cancelled all flights to KIX tomorrow (Sep 5) and the red-eye HKG-KIX on Sep 6 as well, apparently not anticipating the airport to be re-opened until Thurs mid-day the earliest. The flooding at the apron looks very deep. News report also said underground facilities such as the train stat...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22261

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

downdata wrote:
Im guessing all the flights will be diverted to ITM?


Or NGO. Or HND. Or NRT.

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by globetrotter94
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread
Replies: 54
Views: 3577

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

HYD expansion: Civil construction and airside infra contracts have been bagged by L&T and Megawide for Rs. 3028 crore and Rs. 980 cr respectively. expansion will increase capacity from 12m to 34m. To be completed by 2022. https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/gmr-awards-contract-f...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1329
Views: 68822

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I think if an Indian carrier ever builds a true hub, the MEB3 will be in serious trouble. That ship sailed a long time ago. Indian airports suffer from severe capacity constraints while Indian airlines suffer from severe financial constraints. Establishing a true hub in India will remain a pipe dre...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 12720

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

I'm not sure if their Star ties with UA are so strong in order to establish a flight to DEN; I really doubt that. SEA seems more likely whereas nowadays anything to/from might seem to be criticial due to given circumstances... Does TK even depend on UA feed so much for its flights to the US in gene...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1329
Views: 68822

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

IndiGo crosses 100 daily departures at CCU. The airport becomes the first AAI run airport to have more than 100 daily departures by a single airline. Great news! In terms of upcoming international operations, I wonder if 6E sees any potential in CCU as an East Asia/Southeast Asia hub of sorts? In t...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 12720

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Bigant0408 wrote:
Planes4you wrote:
I wonder if they’ll announce their 3 new US routes this month.


Have you heard of what possible destinations they could add?


There was something on last month's thread (or maybe the month before) about DEN and SEA, but I might be wrong (maybe they were speculations)?

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by globetrotter94
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1329
Views: 68822

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Thank you. I thought so but wasn't sure. Any reason why they are not trying to develop a hub model? Some are . But the 2 airlines developing a "hub" model are minorities in the market . Thus , he said "nearly 100% p2p". I would think that a significant chunk of AI or 9W's intern...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 758
Views: 53777

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Articles from a few days ago reiterate the government's position that divestment of Air India will not occur now, or in the near future: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-india-disinvestment-will-not-happen-in-near-future-government-official-tells-p...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India-South America flights . Commercially nonviable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1891

Re: India-South America flights . Commercially nonviable?

believeinflight wrote:
The best I can hope for so far is a 5th freedom route through Europe by Air India, so maybe DEL-CDG-GRU


Any particular reason CDG? I would think LIS would be a better stopover option for that particular route?

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by globetrotter94
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India-South America flights . Commercially nonviable?
Replies: 16
Views: 1891

Re: India-South America flights . Commercially nonviable?

There's already a one stop option via ME3. If the Indian airlines got their act together it might be a good way to connect the Eastern part of South America to East Asia. Indian Airlines would need the connections EK provides to fill the plane with enough premium traffic. I do not see this happenin...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airports in Europe or North America?
Replies: 19
Views: 2195

Re: New Airports in Europe or North America?

planeguy wrote:
Well, as far as Europe is concerned, Berlin-Brandenburg comes to mind. :duck:


If we're throwing up fantasies, might as well say Boris Island... or a 3-runway Heathrow :duck: :duck:

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by globetrotter94
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

I personally do hope 1 day 6E does have a codeshare or an interline agreement with TK, but not sure about it to be honest. Fingers crossed. Will update once I get more news regarding 6E launch to IST. Unlikely, since TK and AI are codeshare partners for IND-TUR. 6E flight will probably be DEL-IST-D...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6058

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

Air India should aim higher: why stop at BOM-JFK or BOM-FRA when you have entire countries without direct flights from India. When they are not bound by commercial considerations like a normal airline they should look at more exotic routes. As of last year, they had plans to restart Africa routes (...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6058

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

Based on the response to a query, I was told that 35 seats are blocked one way on the BOM-EWR flight when operated with a 77W instead of the 77L. No load restriction in the other direction. Cash costs are lower on the 77W (???) but it cannot carry cargo on this flight while the 77L could. Perhaps a...

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by globetrotter94
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TK selected Rockwell Collins MiQ seat for the business class cabin of its fleet of A321NEO on MAX. https://www.rockwellcollins.com/Data/News/2018-Cal-Yr/IS/20180828-MiQ-business-class-seats-Turkish-Airlines.aspx https://www.rockwellcollins.com/-/media/images/news-and-events/news/2018/is/a321neo-bus...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 758
Views: 53777

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

So yes, whatever the real reason may be, I DO see it as a problem, no question. Because, in an ideal world, I would like to see an AI free of majority government control, with professional management, strong fleet, and expansive international network (and btw, I don't believe this could have been a...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 758
Views: 53777

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Tax payers have a right to complain when what should be a profit center needs infusions of capital again and again. Countries on the other side of bilaterals also have a right to complain. Subsidies are specifically prohibited. Lightsaber Again, apart from a small number of people who are really fa...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 758
Views: 53777

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Again, for all intents and purposes, Air India is part of the Indian government. The government shows no sign of wanting to close the carrier or divest itself of it (at least not fully), so the government will ultimately pay the money for the same. Isnt this the problem, a corporation that is part ...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 758
Views: 53777

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

The remainder will probably follow in due time. Again, for all intents and purposes, Air India is part of the Indian government. The government shows no sign of wanting to close the carrier or divest itself of it (at least not fully), so the government will ultimately pay the money for the same. We...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 758
Views: 53777

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

That is one thirtieth of what was asked . Good on the government for not ceding to the demand. The lefty nuts will throw a tantrum though. The remainder will probably follow in due time. Again, for all intents and purposes, Air India is part of the Indian government. The government shows no sign of...

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by globetrotter94
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11858

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

amax1977 wrote:
Good for LH, TK, EK & QR!


Yes, and on that subject, any of them hiking frequencies?

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by globetrotter94
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Well, in case of KIX (and assuming daily service), will TK still use the true-ER 332s who have been a bit modernised (for the Business cabin), but nevertheless still showing their age? Aren't those 4 or 5 aircraft fully stretched out on other routes now? I would think that the new 787-9s would also...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Yes it was reported TK was looking at adding back a 2nd flight to Tokyo and returning to Osaka. https://www.sabah.com.tr/ekonomi/2018/07/27/thy-japonyaya-seferlerini-artiriyor http://www.airporthaber.com/havacilik-haberleri/thy-japonyada-ataga-hazirlaniyor.html http://www.ulasimonline.com/hava-yoll...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TK is splitting their IST-SGN-HAN and IST-HAN-SGN routes to serve both destinations non stop. There is also a big frequency boost going from 7 flights per week to Vietnam to almost double daily. (HAN operating 6 weekly and SGN daily) All flights operated by A330. If TK can run mutliple services to ...

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by globetrotter94
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43399

Re: Britiah Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

Britiah airways, not heard of them before? Where are they based? Jokes aside, it could be anything of the 777X/787/A350 bundle. Must be a sign that the Arabs have finally taken over Britain. Qatar Airways -> Qatariah Kuwait Airways -> Kuwaitiah British Airways -> Britiah jk :lol: ;)

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by globetrotter94
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TK is splitting their IST-SGN-HAN and IST-HAN-SGN routes to serve both destinations non stop. There is also a big frequency boost going from 7 flights per week to Vietnam to almost double daily. (HAN operating 6 weekly and SGN daily) All flights operated by A330. If TK can run mutliple services to ...

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by globetrotter94
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Aerospace
Replies: 48
Views: 5494

Re: Future of Bombardier Aerospace

There’s probably room for the CRJ, but no room for a second generation of RJs. Regional jets will turn out to be a dead end-killed by scope clauses, airport congestion, pilot shortages; all of which will cut services to the airports RJs were built for. GF You can't even imagine the destination cuts...

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by globetrotter94
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TK is spending a bunch these days on producing ads. After Ridley Scott's TK commercial few weeks ago, I hear that a new commercial is in works for the new airport's opening. Just like the first one, this one is headed by an American creative team. Somewhat surprising that they seem to be preserving...

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by globetrotter94
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TC-LCA first revenue service today. Do any of you know if TK is naming their Max frames? It delivered sans name and I've not found any pics of today's flights online yet. I'm sure they'll name it eventually. A lot of the A330s and 77Ws also remain without names. To be honest, I think TK ran out of ...

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by globetrotter94
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?
Replies: 758
Views: 53777

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-Failed sale. What next?

Air India pays its pilots their flying allowance, averting threatened strikes: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/air-india-pays-flying-allowance-to-pilots-stir-averted/articleshow/65498766.cms Also, from what I was following on the media, showed exemplary performance in rel...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 7955

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

workhorse wrote:
globetrotter94 wrote:
What would an all-gold SQ livery look like :scratchchin: ?


Well, at least it would have success in some markets in Los Angeles and NYC area. :duck:


Pimp ma' ride. Bling bling.

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by globetrotter94
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 7955

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

Hmmm, the Singapore Girl image is also very sexist, not appropriate any more, if it ever was. And let’s not be ageist about older flight attendants either. I frankly don’t care how old my flight attendant is, or what gender, as long as they do their job professionally. And apparently, given that SQ...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 7955

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

Come on, we all know what it will be. Less colors (possibly only 2), more white. ...and some marketing crap to explain us why it is more "premium" and "refreshed" and blah blah blah. You're being optimistic. Remember, according to the geniuses that led the Lufthansa rebrand, &qu...

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by globetrotter94
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

None of the posters are talking about the shortage of crews in TK.. Management is totally clueless about the impact of the devaluation to the pilot salaries. Some of my friends that work for TK are now getting compensated at the levels of regional CAs here in USA. Many have applications out to Gulf...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Maybe this has been mentioned here before, but here it goes; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUdHiiQbMPI Aviation enthusiast you tuber Sam Chui posted a new video presenting his latest trip to Nepal. At the 16:35 mark you can see the fate of Turkish aircraft that crash landed a few years ago. For a...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 12039

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Don't discount Thailand and Indonesia too! BU's top 10 countries sending international students for 2017 China 4705 India 998 South Korea 440 Canada 334 Taiwan, R.O.C. 312 Saudi Arabia 229 Turkey 150 Japan 135 Thailand 125 Indonesia 123 https://www.bu.edu/isso/about/statistics/fall-2017/ Harvard ha...

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by globetrotter94
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

According to routesonline, TK will configure their 789's with 300 seats, 30C and 270Y https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1028636139090051072 Thanks for the info. Very close to my estimates, almost identical. So, if anyone was hoping....Comfort class is not coming back :( Let's see what happens...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

Should be comfortable enough. They are taking an aircraft that is usually 9 abreast in economy (1 more than A330), and giving it the same layout. Actually, as long as TK maintains their relatively easy upgrade policy, I won't be complaining about their business class layout at all :D! I know others ...

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by globetrotter94
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15225

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 9090051072


In that case, C will probably be 5 rows of 2-2-2... just like the A330s (layout-wise, not number of rows).
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qf789 wrote:
According to routesonline, TK will configure their 789's with 300 seats, 30C and 270Y

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 9090051072


In that case, C will probably be 5 rows of 2-2-2... just like the A330s (layout-wise, not number of rows).

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by globetrotter94
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11650

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

The weak lira will hurt traffic and increase their costs (in lira). No US citizens will be going to turkey to take advatage of the weak lira. I do not see how it doesn't impact TK. I would, especially with a weaker lira. Istanbul is a lovely, cosmopolitan city. I might not go up country, or fulfill...

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by globetrotter94
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QR Route Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3176

Re: New QR Route Thread

QR used to fly to KIX in Japan, but then just dropped that. What was that all about, and could it be reinstated?

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