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by tlvflyguy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Problem on FR24 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Problem on FR24 ?

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 54401?s=21
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From FR24 Twitter page:
"Due to an extreme spike in traffic following #AC837, we are experiencing service issues. We are working on those issues at the moment and hope to have them resolved as soon possible."

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 54401?s=21

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by tlvflyguy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30117

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 54401?s=21
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From FR24 Twitter page:
"Due to an extreme spike in traffic following #AC837, we are experiencing service issues. We are working on those issues at the moment and hope to have them resolved as soon possible."

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 54401?s=21

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by tlvflyguy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways: ongoing problems on its 100th birthday
Replies: 33
Views: 5031

Re: British Airways: ongoing problems on its 100th birthday

It just feels like a hundred years.

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by tlvflyguy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10658

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

tkoenig95 wrote:
Is €250,000 all LAS has to throw at an airline for them to start mynute service? So much more potential in ORD, PHL, hell maybe even the PNW.

Actually, the grant is not even from LAS, it's from the Israeli government, which further hints at something "behind the scenes".

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by tlvflyguy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10658

LY Announces TLV-LAS

https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-el-al-to-launch-tel-aviv-las-vegas-flights-1001264150 Starting June 2019. Only 1x weekly, but still a very interesting addition. After MIA, BOS and SFO I thought surely ORD would be next before anything else. Of course the €250,000 grant helps make sense of this. T...

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by tlvflyguy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 39098

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primera_Air
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Well, looks like someone is blowing off some steam.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primera_Air

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by tlvflyguy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS25 Diverted back to LHR
Replies: 7
Views: 2204

Re: VS25 Diverted back to LHR

It did not divert back to LHR, it returned back to LHR. Not being a smartass, just aviation terms are specific. Another example “layover”means you are going to a hotel to lay down/sleep. Stopover is the correct word if you are making a connecting flight and not intending to go to a hotel. Funniest ...

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by tlvflyguy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5426

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

With Trump in office? Never. And remember the US does what Israel says so probably will not happen for quite a while. No need to bring politics into this, regardless of if or how true that statement is. JFK has non-stop flights to AUH, DOH, DXB, KWI, JED and RUH so BEY should not be any different f...

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by tlvflyguy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV nails two China connections with CAN, CTU on HU and 3U respectively
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: TLV nails two China connections with CAN, CTU on HU and 3U respectively

TLV has been “booming” for a while now. A flurry of LCCs have come in as well in the last 5 years. The airport is actually getting close to capacity, with its biggest issue being the lack of check-in counters, as even overflow counters are now fully utilized. A new plan to build a tent (!) with addi...

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by tlvflyguy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16725

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

I flew EWR-TLV on the overnight flight last week, and the flight maybe had 4 total seats left open. Also, when I checked last, the round trip fares for economy were hovering over $3k. Seems like there is an appetite for more. Didn’t UA also add another additional flight on EWR-TLV recently? CO , no...

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by tlvflyguy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16725

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

aircountry wrote:
What about Houston (IAH)? Is UA will add IAH to TLV in the future?

If IAD vs ORD was a tossup, no chance IAH gets in before ORD. Less R&D than ORD, and overflies ORD connections.
So I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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by tlvflyguy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16725

UA announces IAD-TLV

https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/ ... srael.html

3x weekly starting 22MAY19, served by 772.

This has been rumored along with ORD-TLV for a while. Interesting to see IAD win over ORD.
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https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/ ... srael.html

3x weekly starting 22MAY19, served by 772.

This has been rumored along with ORD-TLV for a while. Interesting to see IAD win over ORD.

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by tlvflyguy
Wed May 23, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14194

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

LY has announced a delay of 6 months for TLV-SFO. Now scheduled to start May 2019. LY claims this delay is caused by lack of frames due to expediting the retirement of their 767s. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/el-al-may-delay-november-launch-of-tel-aviv-san-francisco-service-1.6112477...

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by tlvflyguy
Thu May 17, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12902

Re: AA's position in NYC

Well of course "NYC isn't a connectional hub" when you cut all your non-O&D routes.
Never thought I would hear AA described as "boutique".

It's a positive spin on an unfortunate situation to keep employee morale up.

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by tlvflyguy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 3244

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

JibberJim wrote:
You'd think an ULCC would do BHM-BHX, in range of a narrow body surely, and the money you'd save on only printing and recorded announcements at each end would be massive.

I would argue MHT-MAN would make more sense.

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by tlvflyguy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines
Replies: 52
Views: 6654

Re: Possible new routes for EL AL Airlines

I agree with the others. LY added MIA and now SFO, with BOS also in recent years. The dreamliners are great for LY, both in product upgrade and fleet diversity, but I don't see any additional growth for now. LY also stated that the 787s will go to high-demand and high-competition routes to upgrade t...

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by tlvflyguy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near miss near TLV
Replies: 11
Views: 4573

Re: Near miss near TLV

Try this: https://www.flightradar24.com/2018-01-30/04:30/12x/FDX5065/10461d47 Interesting. Not sure why I couldn't find this. Thanks. There is a very steep climb on the 1st final approach right before crossing the shoreline. That seems to be the incident. Not sure if TCAS-initiated or ATC instructi...

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by tlvflyguy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near miss near TLV
Replies: 11
Views: 4573

Re: Near miss near TLV

Article doesn't make any sense to me. The FR track shown in the video in the linked article is a massive deviation of several kilometers about 20 kilometers from shore. The maneuver looks like it was intended to waste time to leave space for the 747 landing in front of it. We never see in the FR vi...

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by tlvflyguy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gate or Stand
Replies: 14
Views: 1465

Re: Gate or Stand

I imagine it's up to airport semantics, but to me "gate" usually involves a jetway where a "stand" involves another method of accessing the terminal. I'm sure there are examples to the contrary of both statements I just made. There are many airports with "bus gates", wh...

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by tlvflyguy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.
Replies: 21
Views: 2338

Re: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.

Well clearly the overfly is an issue, but I don't think it is as disastrous as it used to be or as stated here. TLV-EZE by GC is 7600 miles. Bypassing Africa by overflying MAD, TLV-MAD-EZE is 8460 miles. Quite a detour, but it's still shorter than LAX-SIN which is operated by UA using a 789. The eco...

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by tlvflyguy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lost hand luggage as transit in IST
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: Lost hand luggage as transit in IST

I'm sorry for your father's experience. Things like this have always happened and will continue to happen. Unfortunately there are bad people in the world, be it employees or other travelers at airports. Honestly this isn't really IST specific or even aviation specific. Being on the move is difficul...

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by tlvflyguy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14194

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

I think El Al can do great on the SFO flight, as they have been doing with the new MIA flight (Over 90% LF for a new route is outstanding, especially the front of the plane is almost always full). I don't think it's quite apples to apples. TLV-MIA is LY-exclusive. At SFO they have to compete with t...

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by tlvflyguy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14194

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

Yikes, was not expecting this. If anything, I was expecting ORD before SFO. I'm not so sure what to make of this. Undoubtedly UA's TLV-SFO is mostly O&D but surely they have some connecting passengers to LAX/SEA. LY will not have these. Also, to improve on UA's timing on the westbound, LY would ...

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by tlvflyguy
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TLV on Fri night/Saturday ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Re: TLV on Fri night/Saturday ?

So there are taxis but no buses/trains ? And how is the Dan lounge otherwise shomer shabbat since there are still employees working there, electronic doors/internet, etc.? I'm not making trouble (I am shomer shabbat), I was just curious what restrictions are enforced and what is allowed. Taxis but ...

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by tlvflyguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 12993

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK

My guess is the the Virgin did not go off all the way to the right and used the hold line as the center line. This is consistent with the FR24 readings and would explain the incident. I listened and transcribed the ATC recording to the best of my ability: 23:51:35Z: TWR: Virgin4C Heavy, Kennedy Towe...

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by tlvflyguy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

I think I have seen this asked before but I can't recall. LY observes the Sabbath, so they cannot fly daily. How does ATC work at TLV for other airlines that are daily? TLV and the airspace are open daily, notwithstanding El Al's longtime operational practices. Indeed, with the exception of Yom Kip...

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by tlvflyguy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

ATL-TLV struggled because it was too 'long-and-thin' and it was either dump big, cost-heavy frames on it (3 of them!), which would trash the profits, or not fly it at all. DL tried the former, did not work. Maybe, maybe DL will come back on it with the A339 but honestly that's a heck of a stretch. I...

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by tlvflyguy
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

I never understood why DL dropped the 747 from NYC to TLV the flight went out full everyday. This was way before JFK lost NRT. I scratch my head sometimes Remember - it's not about load factor, it's about yields. So many times, tickets on these type of routes (large stage length with plenty of comp...

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by tlvflyguy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4888

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

I think Algeria and Tunisia are somewhere in the middle.
RJ overflies Israel on AMM-ALG and AMM-TUN, but does not on the return flights.
Also, AH does not overfly Israel on AMM-ALG in both directions.

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by tlvflyguy
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

Actually AFAIK the default now is no stamp for foreign passports. You get a slip of paper to keep during your stay detailing your date of entry.

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by tlvflyguy
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

Hmm.. I'm not sure. IAH is just too out of the way for it to make sense. Also you would need a US passport or Visa just for the transfer. If it were me, I would go through MAD or IST from LATAM. Not sure there is a big enough market for UA. Perhaps AA at MIA can make that work, but LY already announ...

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by tlvflyguy
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

ORD/IAH to TLV not bad, can get a lot of connections from South/Latin America. Sure IAH get's a lot of people to TLV, for tours, and jewish/israeli diaspora on TK or any other the European carriers. Therein lies the dilemma. I sure agree that IAH-TLV would be very attractive to the Christian travel...

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by tlvflyguy
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

I think very soon LY will upgrade TLV-LAX to B789. LAX is at the very extreme limits of the B77E, and the plane can be aloft for 15+ hours in the winter months. Plus the plane is relatively dated interior than LY's B789. I honestly believe that LY chose B789 on EWR instead of JFK/LAX due to UA's Po...

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by tlvflyguy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

How does El AL have 3 times daily except Saturday, but UA only has 2 daily? I think UA can kick the out... I would love to see LAX to TLV 788, think it will do well. LY to EWR is only 5x weekly (the rest is to JFK), so no match in frequency or in product to UA. Once LY puts the 789 on TLV-EWR, thin...

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by tlvflyguy
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20351

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

How does El AL have 3 times daily except Saturday, but UA only has 2 daily? I think UA can kick the out... I would love to see LAX to TLV 788, think it will do well. LY to EWR is only 5x weekly (the rest is to JFK), so no match in frequency or in product to UA. Once LY puts the 789 on TLV-EWR, thin...

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by tlvflyguy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 yr old jumps out of aircraft upon landing at SFO
Replies: 21
Views: 9039

Re: 17 yr old jumps out of aircraft upon landing at SFO

Maybe he had a short layover and wanted to make his flight

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by tlvflyguy
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated rendering for Seattle (SEA) International Arrivals Facility
Replies: 11
Views: 3177

Re: Updated rendering for Seattle (SEA) International Arrivals Facility

CARST wrote:
Please help me, I don't see a difference between the two Renderings...

It took me a while too, but there is a difference in the middle of the picture, center concourse.

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by tlvflyguy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israeli Air Service Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 9128

Re: Israeli Air Service Thread

Well, this would be very interesting if it goes through. The shortest proposed route is 33% shorter than a Southern reroute a-la LY to BOM. This may set an interesting precedent. Will AI or 9W then be interested in competing with LY on TLV-BOM? And if they get the overfly approval and LY doesn't, th...

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by tlvflyguy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israeli Air Service Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 9128

Re: Israeli Air Service Thread

The merger of LY and 6H is interesting. While it is not shocking news and was on the table for quite some time now, it does raise some interesting issues: 1. Although the Sun D'Or subsidiary does some Shabbat flying under the LY AOC, it is a very limited operation. 6H has a much more extensive one. ...

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by tlvflyguy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israeli Air Service Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 9128

Re: Israeli Air Service Thread

It's not that strange. LY's BOM-TLV follows this route. Granted DEL is further North but looks like a northern routing would send them NORTHEAST first. Doesn't look like a huge difference in total miles.

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by tlvflyguy
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire at JFK Terminal 4 panda express
Replies: 12
Views: 3472

Re: Fire at JFK Terminal 4 panda express

To clarify to people outside the US: Panda Express is not an airline of any sort, but a fast food Chinese place in the terminal (I'm sure I have eaten at this one) It's also worth clarifying that not all of their dishes contain real Panda. A lot of them contain artificially flavored imitation Panda...

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by tlvflyguy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israeli Air Service Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 9128

Re: Israeli Air Service Thread

I'd be curious to know for sure. Can you cite an up-to-date source? I'd be happy to know I was flying on a protected plane, although it would be a targeted plane at the same time. I did several simulator sessions recently with an instructor who was formerly a very senior training captain at El Al. ...

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by tlvflyguy
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta end MIA-LHR flights?
Replies: 22
Views: 5966

Re: Why did DAL end MIA-LHR flights?

VA has been in the market since 1986. VA's strong and long presence in the market is superior Delta's. Except that VA didn't exist until about 20yrs after that. Now in the event you meant VS.... Virgin Atlantic is clearly VA, IF you think its Virgin America its on you. There is only airline named &...

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by tlvflyguy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest major airports
Replies: 29
Views: 3112

Re: Closest major airports

DXB-SHJ is also 11 miles but again, SHJ is a little under 15mil.

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by tlvflyguy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Passenger Scheduled NB Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 4358

Longest Passenger Scheduled NB Routes

With WW starting TLV-KEF in a few months using an A321 (unclear whether ceo or neo at this point but this is irrelevant for this topic), I thought it would be fun to look at the world's longest scheduled passenger narrowbody routes. This is coming from a pax point of view so cargo flights do not cou...

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by tlvflyguy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 150708

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

danj555 wrote:
also someone check out QR 1407.... It flew straight into Saudi airspace

It's not. Oman is spotty and it lost coverage so FR24 is showing it flying on the Great Circle route to LOS. It will correct itself afterwards.

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by tlvflyguy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 150708

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Looks like QR773 (DOH-GRU) is going to make a fuel stop in ATH. WOW That's one hell of a detour ! Why not MCT ? It might be misleading but going North and West to ATH is actually shorter than East and South through MCT. Also, MCT-GRU is longer than DOH-GRU so a fuel stop will be essentially ineffec...

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by tlvflyguy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israeli Air Service Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 9128

Re: Israeli Air Service Thread

I though LY was looking at ORD when the 788s come online. I don't see AA opening TLV-ORD/DFW. Also, ORD T-5 is gate limited from 12pm to 6pm, until the new gates open in a couple of years. Is the T5 restriction also on arrivals? In any case I would imagine that arrival into T5 would like be early i...

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by tlvflyguy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israeli Air Service Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 9128

Re: Israeli Air Service Thread

Slight tangent on my part here, but I'm actually flying to TLV later this month on Air Canada and I noticed that AC 84 is a 789 on most days with the exception of 6/25. Any thoughts on why they'd be downgrading to a 788 on just one day? Thanks! Doesn't look like a holiday on either end or any obvio...

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