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by DiegoSS02
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone know which cabin this is supposed to be?
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: Anyone know which cabin this is supposed to be?

Ziyulu wrote:
I've flown on WN 737s that have squarish windows.

Actually, the older NGs have squarish windows. They introduced the rounder ones with the Sky Interior circa 2011-2012.

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by DiegoSS02
Wed May 13, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Alaska and Hawaii ICAO airport codes different from those in the contintental U.S.?
Replies: 9
Views: 2396

Why are Alaska and Hawaii ICAO airport codes different from those in the contintental U.S.?

I have noticed a while ago that airports in Alaska and Hawaii have their ICAO codes start with "P" instead of "K", as in the rest of the U.S.. For example; Anchorage is PANC instead of KANC. Is there a specific reason for this?

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by DiegoSS02
Sat May 02, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery
Replies: 24
Views: 5279

Re: Question on Iberia and Aerolineas Argentinas livery

AR was owned by IB back in the 90s, hence the similar livery.

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by DiegoSS02
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam Schiphol's runway in the middle of nowhere
Replies: 55
Views: 17730

Re: Amsterdam Schiphol's runway in the middle of nowhere

Superb article! I've kept an eye on your site since I read the CDG article last year!

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by DiegoSS02
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights return to Buenos Aires AEP
Replies: 18
Views: 4304

Re: International flights return to Buenos Aires AEP

vinaixa wrote:
Is uruguay served from EZE? Last time I checked you could only fly from AEP. Which is not ideal for Uruguayans looking to connect to long-Haul flights as there is quite a stretch across Buenos Aires at the moment.

AU operates EZE-MVD with one daily frequence.

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by DiegoSS02
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 66
Views: 12254

Re: LATAM fleet repaint update thread

Yesterday, I spent my time investigating how much of the LATAM fleet has been repainted so far, as we are approaching the 4th anniversary of the LATAM brand. I gathered this data combining the fleet list from Airfleets.net with the latest pictures of JetPhotos.com. As of January 5th, 2020, the LATAM...

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by DiegoSS02
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Part of future new departures hall in EZE collapses
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Part of future new departures hall in EZE collapses

On Tuesday afternoon, a part of the soon to be inaugurated new departures hall of Buenos Aires-Ezeiza Airport collapsed at 16:20 local time. A tube-shaped structure was damaged because of mishandling by construction vehicles. According to the newspaper Página 12, thirteen people were injured, and on...

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by DiegoSS02
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of LAPA flight 3142
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

20th anniversary of LAPA flight 3142

Twenty years ago, August 31st, 1999, the 737-200 registered LV-WRZ crashed near the Costanera avenue in Buenos Aires, after failing to take-off from Aeroparque (SABE/AEP). The accident was caused because the pilots literally forgot to deploy the flaps on the correct configuration for take-off. Inste...

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by DiegoSS02
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In your opinion, is flight becoming more turbulent and bumpy with time?
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

In your opinion, is flight becoming more turbulent and bumpy with time?

As we all may have noted, every two months or so we get new stories on how an airplane faced overtly extreme turbulence and left passengers and crew injured after hitting the ceiling or cabin objects (see the recent Evelop MRU-MAD case). This has provided me a lot of food for thought on why is this ...

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by DiegoSS02
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger tries to open LA A320 door while descending
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Passenger tries to open LA A320 door while descending

Yesterday afternoon, a passenger tried to open a door on a LATAM A320 operating flight LA1325 from SCL to ASU. The flight was already descending when the passenger suddenly jumped off his seat and tried to open one of the doors (which one exactly is not known.) With the help of other passengers, the...

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by DiegoSS02
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 66
Views: 12254

Re: LATAM fleet repaint update thread

I know there hasn't been much activity on this thread, but does anybody has an updated list of the repaints? I was wondering how much has LATAM advanced on the process.

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by DiegoSS02
Fri May 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces new international routes from BSB
Replies: 2
Views: 874

LATAM announces new international routes from BSB

Beginning October 15th, LATAM will start flying from BSB to SCL, LIM and ASU. The first route will be BSB-SCL, starting October 15th with 3x weekly. On November 14th, BSB-LIM will start with 3x weekly also. Finally, BSB-ASU will start on December 15th with a daily frequence. https://aeronauticapy.co...

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by DiegoSS02
Wed May 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan
Replies: 21
Views: 4896

AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 15520?s=19
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The plane, an A343, has already landed safely in Isfahan and will leave for BOM in a short time.
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 15520?s=19

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by DiegoSS02
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LATAM fly to PTY?
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Why doesn't LATAM fly to PTY?

I recently noted that PTY is a rather evident absence in LATAM's huge network. It isn't served from neither LIM, BOG or SCL. I figured that maybe they find it impossible to compete with CM, but still baffles me that the biggest market in Central America isn't served by such a big airline like LATAM.

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by DiegoSS02
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are non-stop flights between LPB and Europe technically possible?
Replies: 19
Views: 4479

Are non-stop flights between LPB and Europe technically possible?

As many people here knows, LPB (La Paz, Bolivia) is the second-highest commercial airport in the world, at 13,325 feet over sea level. I've been wondering if flights between LPB and Europe (for example, LPB-MAD or LPB-CDG) are technically possible, considering the limitations high altitude imposes i...

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by DiegoSS02
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 19260

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Back in the 1970's, ASU (Asunción, Paraguay) received regular LH and IB DC-10 services. The old and rather antiquated terminal had no jetways. Affortunately, this problem was solutionated with the inauguration of the new terminal in 1980.

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by DiegoSS02
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.
Replies: 33
Views: 7411

Aerolíneas Argentinas to discontinue EZE-BCN

Effective from February 1st, AR will stop flying its 3x week service to Barcelona. In a dispatch released this morning, CEO Marcelo DellAcqua argumentated "reasons linked to profitability and competitiveness". Several rumours anticipated this in recent weeks because of the conflict with un...

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by DiegoSS02
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations from past flights
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Aircraft registrations from past flights

One of the biggest regrets I have is to not haven't written down registrations from flights that I made in the past. So i'll be needing a little help with finding out the regs. of the following flights: G37470 ASU-EZE 21Jan2010 G37471 EZE-ASU 26Jan2010 G37470 ASU-EZE 17Jan2012 G37471 EZE-ASU 24Jan20...

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by DiegoSS02
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry
Replies: 30
Views: 4971

Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry

Given this Friday events in Catalonia (unilateral declaration of independence), it would be fair to ask ourselves how a hypothetical Catalan independence would affect BCN and the whole aviation industry. It's important to remember that airlines like VY, DY and IAG group (Level) have established hubs...

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by DiegoSS02
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2353

Re: Weirdest flights?

I know it's no longer operated, but around 2009-10 Conviasa and Iran Air operated CCS-DAM-IKA with their A342 and 747SP respectively. The real purpose of the route was never known (there was clearly no market), but the motive was most probably political (Chávez and Ahmadinejad were good friends). Th...

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by DiegoSS02
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brazil to start GRU-JFK service
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Avianca Brazil to start GRU-JFK service

Starting from December 17th, Avianca Brazil (O6) will become the fifth airline operating in the Sao Paulo - New York segment (besides JJ, AA and DL to/from JFK, and UA to/from EWR) with daily frequencies and using A330-200 aircraft. I'm impressed of the growth O6 is going through this year, with the...

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by DiegoSS02
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 5638

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

Mine was on a TAM F100 in the ASU-EZE route, in October 2002.

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by DiegoSS02
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 122
Views: 8885

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

From ASU (Asunción, Paraguay):
- MIA (operated by AA from 1990 to 2005, and again from 2012-2015, nowadays ASU is the only capital city in South America without a direct link with the US).
- BOG on AV
- GIG on PZ/JJ or G3

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by DiegoSS02
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines assign numbers to flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 2602

How do airlines assign numbers to flights?

What is the criteria applied by airlines when assigning a flight's number? (Like the number 1 to flagship services and impair numbers to north and westbound flights)

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by DiegoSS02
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest commercial airliner in service?
Replies: 46
Views: 18387

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Can we break this down into three questions for better/more interesting results- 1) Oldest airplane operating on scheduled commercial passenger flight aka anyone can go buy a ticket and hop on it tomorrow? 2) Oldest airplane operating scheduled cargo flights? 3) Oldest airplane operating charter fl...

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by DiegoSS02
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest commercial airliner in service?
Replies: 46
Views: 18387

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

TWA772LR wrote:
Wouldn't it be a DC-3/4 somewhere near the Arctic Circle?

Probably. I know there are a few of them still flying in remote areas. But what about jets? Maybe a DC-9 or a 727??

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by DiegoSS02
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest commercial airliner in service?
Replies: 46
Views: 18387

Oldest commercial airliner in service?

This is a question that surged in me some days ago. According to an older forum in this site, as of 2012, the oldest one was 5Y-XXB, a DC-9 that flew for Fly540. I checked its fleet detabase in FR24, and they retired this aircraft. So, currently, which is the oldest airliner in commercial service?

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by DiegoSS02
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to fly the longest regular non stop service for the A330
Replies: 31
Views: 12417

Re: AR to fly the longest regular non stop service for the A330

This is really good news. According to what I had read in some FRs, flying in AR's A343 in such a long fight is a real nightmare. The planes have in average 15-20 years old, and have obsolete overhead bins instead of personal IFEs. In a 13 hours flight, flying without IFEs makes the flight very unpl...

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by DiegoSS02
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 17198

Re: Worst-Timed Commerical Flights

In terms of long-haul flights, EK, EY, TK and QR schedules from South America (GRU and GIG) to IST, DXB, AUH and DOH are horrible. They depart on the early morning (3-4AM) and arrive to their respective hubs in the evening (8-10PM). Don't you think it would be better to depart from South America in ...

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by DiegoSS02
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Using B787-8 as a replacement for B757?
Replies: 48
Views: 11984

Re: B787-8 Replacement for B757

As someone said before, the 788 it's more likely to be a replacement for the 763 (its production will not last for more that 10 years from now). Boeing intended the 739 to be a replacement for the 757 (someone please correct me if im wrong) in terms of capacity. Now, in terms of range, the A321neo i...

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by DiegoSS02
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List making: your first airline & route for each airliner
Replies: 48
Views: 4170

Re: List making: your first airline & route for each airliner

Fokker 100: ASU-EZE (PZ)
Boeing 737-800: ASU-CWB (G3)
Embraer E190: ASU-LIM (AV)
Airbus A320: MDE-CTG (AV)
Boeing 737-700: ASU-EZE (AR)
Airbus A319: LIM-MCO (LA)
Boeing 767-300ER: MIA-LIM (LA)

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by DiegoSS02
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do these flights exist/got shut down?
Replies: 40
Views: 6992

Re: Why do these flights exist/got shutted down?

According to what I know, FRA-EZE is a profitable route for LH, with such high occupation rates, and they're even thinking about opening MUC-EZE (MUC-GRU was discontinued months ago). Also there's a big German community in Argentina (like in other South American countries)

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