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by THY748i
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21533

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Thank you everyone for your advice. I decided to cancel the ticket and get a voucher refund. It‘s just not a good time to travel and my travels weren‘t really essential, so I guess it‘s for the better. Too many unknowns for entry in Turkey as well. TK, for some reason, took down the travel restricti...

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by THY748i
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 21533

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Anyone knows what‘s up with TK call centers? Tried to call the Swiss number as well as the German and the French one but none of them is working. When you call them it says they’re out of order! TK cancelled flight TK1908 ZRH-IST as part of my ZRH-IST-ADA trip on the 18th June, which I will probably...

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by THY748i
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 251
Views: 42358

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Flights between Serbia and Switzerland are banned as two Serbian citizens get infected after coming to contact with a Swiss national. Flights between BEG and ZRH/GVA are discontinued. Swiss nationals are also banned from entering Serbia. https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/03/serbian-regulator-bans-s...

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by THY748i
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 165826

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I was at an event yesterday evening with roughly 1000 people in Switzerland (events with more than 1000 participants are now forbidden and thus cancelled). Had to sign a sheet stating that I‘m not chronically ill and that I was aware of the risk posed by SARS-CoV-2. Thinking that I disinfected my ha...

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by THY748i
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 251
Views: 42358

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

Anyone knows what‘s going on at BRN? Some kind of conference in town? Yesrerday I saw multiple bombardier type business jets and one 73G BBJ taking off and landing and just now a 738 BBJ landed at BRN.

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by THY748i
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Replies: 65
Views: 8845

Re: 2019 Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics

GZP is way off on your list:
Alanya Gazipaşaa GZP Turkey 1,102,308 -8

Additions:
Geneva Switzerland GVA 17,926,629 1.4
Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Turkey SAW 35,472,852 4
Istanbul NEW & OLD Airport Turkey IST & ISL 68,650,542 0.4

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by THY748i
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49762

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

Anyone with more insights into PGS safety culture? 3 planes in 2 years is a lot but it was 0 planes in nearly 30 years before that. While I do actually prefer TK for my flights to Turkey, PC was supposed to be the safe one, statistically speaking. Fast expansion at the cost of safety? Edit: RIP to t...

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by THY748i
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport
Replies: 30
Views: 1893

Re: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport

Well, there‘s Vlora (Vlorë) in Albania with a population of ~ 130,000. It takes about two hours to get to TIA by car. There‘s currently a project underway to build an international airport in Vlora, the construction of which has not yet started.

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by THY748i
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15662

Re: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?

Let‘s wait and see, numbers will speak for themselves. The whole „biggest airport in the world“ shouldn‘t be taken too seriously as everyone‘s building the best and biggest airport right now lol. It‘s marketing, plus I believe Bejing‘s new airport, as well as other Chinese airport projects are being...

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by THY748i
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 25530

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Turkish-Airlines
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TK now has 300 aircraft in the main fleet as per planespotters.net (Anadolu Jet not included). That's quite a milestone! :D :birthday:
https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Turkish-Airlines

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by THY748i
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 5474

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

Hasn‘t there been a lot of complaining from citizens about how there were too many tourists these last years? In the end the complete „Airbnb-zation“ of city centres isn‘t a pretty thing and Spain, unless something unexpectedly dramatic were to happen, will remain a top tourism destination.

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by THY748i
Mon May 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 22591

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Hi, just saw KK operating AYT-SSH on FR24 and see that 8Q offers flights between the two cities as well. What kind of traffic does this serve? For all I know neither KK nor 8Q have a big hub operation at AYT and I‘d be surprised to learn that citizens of Antalya like to go there on beach holiday let...

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by THY748i
Fri May 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 12388

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

:bouncy: I've been waiting for this for the last 13 years And I for the last ten years. In 2009 I had a project in Mus and when spending one evening in Tatvan I was very surprised to see a poster of a TK 787 in a mall, even though they had not yet ordered the 787 at that time. ... and now it’s real...

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by THY748i
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181635

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Thank you TK787 for your insights!

On another note, finally ground traffic is available on FR24! :D

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by THY748i
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181635

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Solidus, any statistics? There will be teething issues, but is it more (e.g., layout not as efficient as planned?) Lightsaber Yes, you can find here Departures List https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airports/ist/departures You can notice bars in Green / Yellow / Red depending if flight was dispatc...

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by THY748i
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181635

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Did anyone notice the consistent 1-hour delays affecting most departing flights from the new airport ? This is according to FR24, unless the lack of proper coverage at the new airport is erroneously suggesting flight delays ? Could the long taxiing times and teething problems be causing these delay...

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by THY748i
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 20921

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

According to the article linked below (Turkish only) the first plane was supposed to land at the Çukurova Regional Airport last month. I couldn't find anything about whether this happened or not. It's in general very difficult to find any (worthwile) info about the airport despite the construction b...

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by THY748i
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181635

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Does anyone know if there will be a documentary about the move by National Geographic? They were in talks with TK about this some time ago but no idea if it‘s materialized. This is the most recent article I was able to find. https://www.dailysabah.com/istanbul/2018/08/30/national-geographic-plans-do...

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by THY748i
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to IST
Replies: 11
Views: 2715

Re: CX to IST

United857 wrote:
Strictly speaking the chances for any new flights to IST would be 0, since IST closed today and all operations have been transferred to the new airport ISL. Sorry couldn't resist :biggrin: :biggrin:


The code was transferref. ISL is now IST and old IST is now ISL :).

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by THY748i
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 4826

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

All the „SAW is in Europe!“, „No it‘s not!“ aside, PC has a vast European network for connections to the ME and Central Asia, located right next to Europe (geographically speakimg). Turks could (and some are) converse all day about where Turkey belongs to, but that‘s not the point here. PC might be ...

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by THY748i
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 20422

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

A321Lufthansa wrote:
TK finally got its first B737 MAX 9. What is the configuration - C16Y135 or C16Y153?

It‘s C16Y153 according to planespotters.

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by THY748i
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No ME3/Turkish in Vancouver?
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Re: No ME3/Turkish in Vancouver?

TK has been wanting to start the route for quite sometime but they lack the bilateralas. You can search the Turkish Aviation threads of the past few months for Vancouver / YVR, there are some users with a lot of insight on the matter.

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by THY748i
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XQ (SunExpress) 738's operating for LH
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

Re: XQ (SunExpress) 738's operating for LH

Are you sure the route will not rather be operated by XG (Sunexpress Deutschland)? I guess they will try to offer the same or a similar soft product as on any lufthansa flight. When it comes to hard product it‘s your typical LCC Y189 configured B738. Some of XQ‘s 738s are equipped with overhead scr...

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by THY748i
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XQ (SunExpress) 738's operating for LH
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

Re: XQ (SunExpress) 738's operating for LH

Are you sure the route will not rather be operated by XG (Sunexpress Deutschland)? I guess they will try to offer the same or a similar soft product as on any lufthansa flight. When it comes to hard product it‘s your typical LCC Y189 configured B738. Some of XQ‘s 738s are equipped with overhead scr...

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by THY748i
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XQ (SunExpress) 738's operating for LH
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

Re: XQ (SunExpress) 738's operating for LH

Are you sure the route will not rather be operated by XG (Sunexpress Deutschland)? I guess they will try to offer the same or a similar soft product as on any lufthansa flight. When it comes to hard product it‘s your typical LCC Y189 configured B738. Some of XQ‘s 738s are equipped with overhead scre...

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by THY748i
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 24650

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

TK can easily avoid that kind of bad PR by simply stopping doing it (IF it‘s even true).

Edited for grammar.

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by THY748i
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 24650

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

AFAIK the big European LCC's, namely Ryanair and Easyjet, serve "only" the beach destinations in Turkey. In fact, FR flies only DLM-DUB/BTS, BJV-DUB whereas U2 has significantly more routes on the map, but all limited to ADB/BJV/DLM/AYT to UK. One would hope for such a horizontal agreemen...

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by THY748i
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 34183

Re: Germania in trouble

A shame to see them go, hope they make it. Apart from resorty/beachy destinations they‘ve been operating some interesting routes out of ZRH like ZRH-BEY and ZRH-ESB. It‘s also worh noting that they‘ve been doing some aggressive marketing lately in Switzerland. I‘ve seen quite a few billboards by the...

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by THY748i
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?
Replies: 28
Views: 4800

Re: Why does El Al not serve AMM or IST, but TK and RJ serve TLV?

Here‘s an article as to why they suspended flights to Turkey in 2004. Don‘t know if they ever flew to Turkey again afterwards. They also used to have flights to AYT at some point: https://www.haaretz.com/1.4723643 With the turkish carriers offering 10+ daily rotations to/from IST/SAW any O&D tra...

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by THY748i
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 17704

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

blacksoviet wrote:
When will the 748s enter the fleet of Turkish Airlines?


Unfortunately never, since they don‘t have any on order. There was some speculations that they might order some early in 2017.
I think that ship has long sailed unless Boeing literally throws them at TK.

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by THY748i
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 36
Views: 2585

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

2- 2L (Helvetic Airways) 8- 8Q (Onur Air) A- AF, AZ B- BB (Balair, ex SR-subsidary; NOT Belair), BJ (Nouvelair) C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- LH, LX M- N- O- OS P- PC Q- R- S- SQ, SU T- TK, TU U- U2 V- VY W- X- XQ (Sunexpress) Y- Z- Here‘s my (comparatively) small list. Was fun trying to remember ev...

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by THY748i
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 59085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Sorry if this has been asked before. Was just wondering why some of LX‘s A220-100/300s have their transponders on at night (if that is (part of) why AC can be tracked on FR24 et al., not too familiar with how exactly it works). Keep seeing them on FR24 just sitting around at ZRH and GVA.

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by THY748i
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 17704

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2018

Why has A321-271NX, TC-LSB, still not been delivered? PW engine issues?

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by THY748i
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters
Replies: 25
Views: 5005

Re: Turkish order additional 777 Freighters

In addition to the 30 77Ws, they also have 3 77Ws leased from KQ. From what I gather on this forum they use these high density and low premium frames mainly on Turkey-India routes.

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by THY748i
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12962

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

While I have no insight in the hiring process of pilots, those are some pretty wild allegations, females being hired just for being females. Of course they come without any factual eveidence whatsoever. Are there any statistics of the share of aviation accidents and incidents being attributed to fem...

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by THY748i
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 15861

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2018

Flying ZRH-IST a lot, the loss of LX was unfortunate from a customer perspective. They had very competitive prices (most of the time lower thank TK and sometimes matching PC) and were even 2x daily on some days (I think 10 or 11 x weekly). They pulled out after the failed „coup“ as they must‘ve fear...

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by THY748i
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181635

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

What is the timeline for all airlines to move over to the new airport? I looked at wikipedia, I know I know, and I only see that all TK flights will be moving on Dec 31st 2018, what about the other airlines? will they move at the same date, have some already moved, or will they move at a later date...

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by THY748i
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2018
Replies: 130
Views: 17266

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2018

Have TK or any other airline ever blocked bookings for the 29th and 30th October for flights to/from IST? Seems like they potentially could‘ve lost a lot of pax over the confusion.

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by THY748i
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA employee fired after injuring passenger
Replies: 20
Views: 6259

Re: ANA employee fired after injuring passenger

Absolutely agree with Adipocere. Also exactly whose salary will be cut by 20 % and how is this collective punishement supposed to achieve anything?

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by THY748i
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19372

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

AYT : DOM : 747.701, -1.8 % ; INT : 4.091.391, +18.3 % ; TOTAL : 4.839.092, +14,7 % Is this Antalya's best month ever or still below 2014's numbers? In Aug 2014 PAX numbers were as follows: Dom: 642.124, Int: 3.864.219, total: 4.506.243. So yes, it’s the best month ever for AYT. Same goes for YTD: ...

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by THY748i
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19372

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

What effect does the recent religious holiday timing have to do with variation of August traffic volume? This year the entire holiday was in August, while in 2017 it was mostly in September. https://www.sabah.com.tr/yasam/2017/07/05/kurban-bayrami-ne-zaman-kutlanacak-2017-kurban-bayrami-tarihi-hang...

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by THY748i
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 176
Views: 19372

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Here are the AUG 17/18 YoY numbers of the 10 busiest airoports in Turkey. Hope this is somewhat readable :P. The currency crisis is definitely starting to show its impact in the domestic numbers (other than in the favourite sun destinations of the Istanbul elite). ___________________________________...

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by THY748i
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 13470

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

TK has shown to be extremely resilient in times of crisis. They parked / leased out 10 % of their fleet during W 16/17 to cut costs and it payed off. Also passenger numbers to turkish carriers and tourist numbers to Turkey are back to an all time high and a weak lira will only help this (not that th...

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by THY748i
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 8990

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

There were also tweets "supporting" Quebec's independence... But they used the wrong flag - morons! I don't believe the Parti-Quebecois (the separatist party in Quebec) are really trilled to have those new supporters. :wideeyed: Hmmm.... Does this mean that Saudia will soon start fliying ...

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by THY748i
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 399
Views: 59085

Re: Swiss aviation thread - 2018

Anyone knows what's going on with LX18 ZRH-EWR? Heard it circling over my friend's house a little earlier and was checking Flightradar to check what aircraft was still taking off since it's rather late. It's been circling for over 3 hours now. Possibly a medical emergency, I guess?

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by THY748i
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Geneva airport closed
Replies: 10
Views: 2354

Re: Geneva airport closed

TC957 wrote:
Wow - must be bad if even a Swiss airport can't cope.


GVA doesn't see a lot of snow (a lot less than ZRH). Years can go by without any snow (that's sticking). Yet it's still nothing extraordinary. They should be able to cope better.

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by THY748i
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 36239

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

Lots of EK and EY planes planes over western Iraq going instead of eastern Iran right now (yet not totally avoiding Iran). Any reason? Has there bern any sudden dramatic downfall in the already strained relations or is overflying Iraq just considered to be much safer now (as it's obviously the short...

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by THY748i
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 10996

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

IST is incredibly congested right now.. new airport really can't open fast enough. Flew ZRH-IST and IST-ADA last week on A321 and B738 respectively. The A321 was one of the older A321s (TC-JMN, ex Kingfisher) that got retro-fitted with real business class seats and IFE. The 738 was TC-JHB with a CY1...

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by THY748i
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How likely is one to get Secondary Security Screening Selection (SSSS) flying through IST?
Replies: 11
Views: 1679

Re: How likely is one to get SSSS flying through IST?

Such a pathetic system... but anyway, I doubt that TK would be such a popular choice for US-Israel travel in particular if it were to automatically trigger SSSS. Any idea why it was triggered when you flew through LGW? What if you've been to airports like BEY or THR?

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by THY748i
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10682

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2017

If they are keeping the IATA code IST and moving it from Yesilkoy to new Airport, why not do the honorable thing and keep the Ataturk name as well. We know there won't be an airport at yesilkoy (the government confirmed this) so there won't be any confusion. Welcome to Istanbul Ataturk Airport vs W...

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