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by Wednesdayite
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long haul vs short haul emotions
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Long haul vs short haul emotions

Long haul is always more exciting. Even though I’m generally flying between places that I know very well (Denver and the UK). It just has a different feel. Perhaps it’s the meals. Or the blankets. I’m guessing it’s just the fact that you are (normally) heading overseas and for the majority on board ...

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 1658

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

Last trip (late Feb) DEN - IAD United IAD - DEN United Upcoming trips should have been: June DEN-MKE United MKE- DEN United Then a trip to Sheffield for my Uncle’s 80th birthday: July DEN-LHR. BA LHR-MAN. BA MAN-AMS. KLM AMS-DUB. KLM DUB-SFO. Aer Lingus SFO-DEN. United I was using miles (had BA mile...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Because it isn’t/wasn’t/ wouldn’t be profitable
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Because it isn’t/wasn’t/ wouldn’t be profitable

Why doesn’t AA fly from JFK to IKA?

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel advice
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Travel advice

P14EVR is absolutely correct.

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 333871

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I just checked Flightradar24 and the sky is pretty full of planes going transatlantic. I thought that flights to Europe were either banned or cancelled as of Friday. https://i.imgur.com/GquZYEb.jpg Certain passengers are banned. Not flights. There’s also a significant repatriation situation going on.

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 333871

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Breaking: The CDC is recommending against gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. Do 51 people waiting to board an aircraft count as an un-recommended gathering? https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/mar/16/coronavirus-live-updates-us-cdc-events-europe-lockdown-uk-deaths-a...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Europe, need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: Trip to Europe, need advice

Netherlands also now imposing lock down measures. All bars, restaurants, and schools closed.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip to Europe, need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: Trip to Europe, need advice

Given that Poland is closing its border to non-Polish citizens this thread is now pretty much academic.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 181403

Re: TRUMP CANCELS ALL EUROPE TRAVEL FROM US EXCEPT FOR UK

On the plus side - an increase in demand for Air Canada flights? He can’t ban travel between Canada and continental Europe.

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 101
Views: 4991

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

Only a couple for me:

MAN-LGW
STN-IST

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 181403

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Another prediction, A new realization that when your parents, kids, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends move half way across the world or out of state across the country, air service is an essential commodity we NEED and WANT. It’s always makes one realize it is always better to li...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4524

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

My favs: Oslo Gardermoen Hong Kong Worst: Luton - awful in every possible way. Bucharest - modern part ruined by confusing layout, endless smoking rooms at each gate, queues snaking all over the place for smoking/food outlets. Dirty and badly maintained. Leeds-Bradford - cheap and nasty build fit o...

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which city pair is served by the most number of airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: Which city pair is served by the most number of airlines?

New York - London? Surprisingly there's only a few airlines connecting those cities. It might be one of the busiest city pairs when it comes to the number of flights, but not when it comes to the number of airlines. A few LON-NYC off the top of my head that matches your 'top'. American. British Air...

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst airport in Europe???
Replies: 65
Views: 4524

Re: Best and worst airport in Europe???

I like AMS.

Hate CDG.

LHR is hit or miss. T2 and T5 are fine. T3 is horrible.

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP new routes, rumors.
Replies: 55
Views: 9907

Re: TP new routes, rumors.

Still hoping for DEN at some point.

DEN has no Iberian destinations so a star hub at LIS would be a great gateway.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline Alliances. Does AA-AS create an alliance cascade in the US?
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: US Airline Alliances. Does AA-AS create an alliance cascade in the US?

I think November will be a defining moment. The current Administration seems less concerned with decreased competition, so another 4 years could see a green light for increased code sharing, alliances, or even mergers.

But a change in President may result in a very different philosophy.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and Southwest: what do you think would happen if they would fail?
Replies: 13
Views: 1856

Re: Ryanair and Southwest: what do you think would happen if they would fail?

I stopped reading the OP at the suggestion that WN tries to gouge with excess bag fees.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2044

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

All 747-400

Air India
Air New Zealand
Air France
BA
Lufthansa

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 90
Views: 4229

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

The A318 just looks too short and plump for me.

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations
Replies: 44
Views: 16545

Re: Emirates adds tech stops to selected U.S destinations

I had a further thought about going through pre-clearance at YYZ during a ‘tech stop’ - what would happen if CBP deemed a passenger inadmissible (for Visa reasons or whatever)- if it happened at the US Gateway, they’d be detained, and put back on the Plane back to point of origin. This would presum...

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3190

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Shortish list here:

Dan Air London
Britannia
Malev
Varig
NWA
Continental
U.S. Airways

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Delayed Flights of 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1377

Re: Your Most Delayed Flights of 2019

13 hour delay. AA. DEN-DFW. Initial plane had an engine issue so returned to the gate and was taken out of service. Was rebooked on a flight departing 4 hours later, but that (and the next 2) were cancelled due to storms. Finally got lucky. The final flight of the day made it out (13 hours after my ...

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SuperShuttle Goes Out of Business
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: SuperShuttle Goes Out of Business

Gave up on SS after a couple of bad experiences (both going TO rather than from an airport). They delayed my arranged pick up times and the stress of worrying whether I’d make the flight on time wasn’t fun.

Wonder if that was a wider problem.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips or Tricks on getting a Window seat?
Replies: 17
Views: 1357

Re: Tips or Tricks on getting a Window seat?

johns624 wrote:
Why not just book through the airline?


Sometimes you don’t have a choice.

For my personal travel - I always book direct with the airline.

For work trips - I am required to use the travel agent that we have a corporate account with.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight
Replies: 43
Views: 7861

Re: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight

I flew Gibraltar - Tangier on a regularly scheduled 737.

Can’t remember the flying time, but it was short. 38 nm.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will TAROM resume flights from Bucharest to New York JFK in the near future?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Will TAROM resume flights from Bucharest to New York JFK in the near future?

The article states that TAROM has requested slots at LGA.

I question its veracity.

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frenchbee ORY - PPT via SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 1520

Re: Frenchbee ORY - PPT via SFO

BLRhiflier wrote:
thank you for the replies guys! So this was introduced post 9/11 but I wonder what layer of security this adds, if any.


It adds security in that ESTA or a visa is required. So the U.S. can control who gets to be on a plane taking off from LAX bound for PPT.

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2109

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

747 because the queens days are numbered, and I'll be able to fly 777s for another 30-40 years. Me too I would pick a 747 for that reason. However, I flew on an American 777-300ER for the first time ever from LHR to JFK last Summer and I was happy. I picked that one although I would have preferred ...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3813

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Finally got an “H”. Still need Q, U, W, X and Z. A - AEP; AGP; AMS; ATH; ATL B - BCN; BIO; BOG; BOM; BOS; BUD; BWI C - CAY; CDG; CGH; CHS; CLT; CMH; CTG; CVG D - DBV; DEN; DFW; DTW E - EZE F - FCO; FLL; FRA G - GIB; GIG; GRO; GRU H - HOU I - IAD; IAH; IGR; IGU; IST J - JAX; JFK K - KRK L - LAS; LAX;...

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 39785

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Any news on Aer Lingus?

I’ve noticed that the Irish Tourism Board has (seemingly) been ramping up its advertising in the Denver TV market.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport
Replies: 30
Views: 1828

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

I mean, it depends on your definition of 'big'? I would suggest using a benchmark of at least 100,000 people for Europe - I'm not sure though what a suitable benchmark would be for the USA. Several years ago, I did an extensive piece of research on this topic. I don't have the document to hand, but...

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite vacation destinations
Replies: 48
Views: 1946

Re: Favorite vacation destinations

Been to:
Iguazu
Robin Hood’s Bay
Amalfi Coast

Bucket List:
Iran
Orkneys
Cook Islands

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 102
Views: 5845

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

Booked: January DEN-MDW. Southwest 738 MDW-DEN. Southwest 738 February DEN-SNA. United 738 SNA-DEN. United 738 DEN-CLT. American A321 CLT-DCA. American A319 DCA-CLT. American A320 CLT-DCA. American A321 July DEN-LHR. BA. 744 LHR-MAN. BA. A321 MAN-AMS. KLM. 737-8 AMS-DUB. KLM. E190 DUB-SFO. Aer Lingu...

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New airport killed the old airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7470

Re: New airport killed the old airport

Sheffield City was sold to the group developing Doncaster-Sheffield.

Sheffield City then closed.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 4983

Re: Refund for flights on jets with sport teams you hate, pink ribbons, etc.

I’d be nervous that any jet featuring a Sheffield United logo would be prone to catastrophic failure.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest thoughts anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 8666

Re: Southwest thoughts anyone?

That said, my next trip is on WN.

Work travel so I’ll do what’s most cost effective for the taxpayer.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest thoughts anyone?
Replies: 29
Views: 8666

Re: Southwest thoughts anyone?

I like WN.

Free checked bags. Great fares. And the 738’s do seem less cramped than Y on UA.

And DEN is my home airport.

If they offered allocated seating it would be my first choice.

The lack of allocated seating pushes it down to #4.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are SAS operating flights to Stansted?
Replies: 7
Views: 1887

Re: Why are SAS operating flights to Stansted?

Out of curiosity, why are SAS operating flights from CPH and soon to be OSL too to STN? Is it simply that there aren't enough slots at LHR to operate these extra flights? And if so, why did they choose STN over LGW (which is usually the second option for the legacy carriers)? One of the main reason...

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA fleet/hub
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

Re: UA fleet/hub

CollegeAviator wrote:
Denver does see both the 757-200 & 757-300, pretty sure..


Agreed.

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 US Airports - First 6 Months Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3264

Re: Top 10 US Airports - First 6 Months Stats

How about airports 11-20? Looking at this list, LAX, JFK, SFO all seem to be maxed out in terms of expansion. I know ORD and DFW are adding gates. How about the others? Of curse, airlines can upgauge, but it's interesting to see who's growing and who's not. DEN adding gates on all three concourses.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 3737

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

Yes and No. Positive - They can be very competitive on price. I like that many of their flights out of Denver are on A321’s. The size of the A321 means that not every flight is packed like a sardine can. Often have an empty seat next to me. Employees have been both friendly and helpful. Negatives I’...

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?
Replies: 20
Views: 3103

Re: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?

My best friend was due to get married in April of next year.

My flights were all booked. He died last week.

The cancellation of the flights means absolutely nothing in comparison to what we’ve lost.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?
Replies: 39
Views: 4808

Re: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?

ArchGuy1 wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Its one of seven identified future US/Canada markets by TK.

What are the other six US/Canada markets identified by Turkish Airlines.


Denver is one of them. *A hub with no other service to the Middle East.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service
Replies: 19
Views: 2786

Re: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service

Cayenne. Less than 500,000 passengers a year. But year round trans-Atlantic service to Paris-Orly.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 93
Views: 5679

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

London - LHR; LGW; STN; LTN Paris - CDG; ORY Barcelona - BCN; GRO New York - JFK; LGA Los Angeles - LOS; SNA Bay Area - SFO; OAK; SJC Houston - IAH; HOU South Florida - MIA; FLL Rio - GIG; SDU São Paulo - GRU; CGH Buenos Aires - EZE; AEP Iguazu - IGR; IGU In the next 12 months I’ll add Washington an...

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability
Replies: 26
Views: 4549

Re: Flight detours due to geopolitical instability

After South Korea fired warning shots today at Russian (military) aircraft, will that lead to airspace closures for each other’s civil flights?

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 27
Views: 3177

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

I'm gonna say for the UK, Virgin is overall the biggest brand, of which Virgin Atlantic is a very significant part, along with Virgin Trains, Virgin Money, Virgin Media, Virgin Care, Virgin Active etc. So on it's own, Virgin Atlantic is definitely not the largest, but when combined with all the oth...

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-big-airport nations
Replies: 21
Views: 1664

Re: One-big-airport nations

Switzerland may have a relatively small area, but it’s not a quick country to travel around by car or train. Zürich are Geneva are what - 3 or 4 hours from each other by car? It makes sense that they’d share capacity. One airport for the east of the country. Another for the west. Finland may be much...

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