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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese characters on aircrafts
Replies: 21
Views: 6679

Re: Chinese characters on aircrafts

It's traditional in the transport industry. A lot of bus companies do it the same way.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is MU still flying PVG-JFK?
Replies: 8
Views: 2374

Re: Why is MU still flying PVG-JFK?

It's mostly people coming back to China. MU is charging up to ¥30,000 per ticket.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO or SJC
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: SFO or SJC

If you like riding slow trains, or walking with bags and waiting for trains, a LOT more than waiting in line at customs, it could conceivably make sense I guess, but it's definitely not going to save time compared to just dealing with customs at SFO and getting on BART Oddly enough, yes, I do prefe...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO or SJC
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: SFO or SJC

I will take BART from San Francisco to Oakland. It would still be much faster than entering the US and waiting in customs at SFO. I waited two hours the last two times.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212834

Re: Mahan Air Ran Secret Flights to China Leading to Outbreak in Iran

Did they think no one at PVG would notice their A340 on the tarmac?

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO or SJC
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: SFO or SJC

Thanks for the replies. I have a San Jose flight picked out. I hope it's the right decision. I refuse to keep flying into SFO.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO or SJC
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: SFO or SJC

If I was going to take Caltrain to San Francisco, what would be the best time to land in San Jose?

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX to Old Town San diego -amtrak bus or drive
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: LAX to Old Town San diego -amtrak bus or drive

You can take the flyaway bus to LA Union Station and the take Flixbus. It goes directly to Old Town San Diego, and they have one that leaves around noon. https://shop.global.flixbus.com/search?departureCity=20198&arrivalCity=20208&route=Los+Angeles%2C+CA-San+Diego%2C+CA&rideDate=29.02.20...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO or SJC
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: SFO or SJC

I've thought of this, but from where I am, there are direct flights to SJC and SFO, but not OAK. If I take a connecting flight it would probably be through IAD or LAX, which would probably be just as bad.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO or SJC
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Re: SFO or SJC

Hey guys. I have a question. I'm might be going to San Francisco in the next few weeks. With customs wait times at SFO being what they are, do you guys think it would be faster to fly into SJC and take Caltrain to my destination? Thanks! Depends where your destination is and what time of day/what d...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO or SJC
Replies: 16
Views: 607

SFO or SJC

Hey guys. I have a question. I'm might be going to San Francisco in the next few weeks. With customs wait times at SFO being what they are, do you guys think it would be faster to fly into SJC and take Caltrain to my destination?

Thanks!

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 59019

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

I'm in Cabo San Lucas now and I'm thinking of taking a trip to Cuba. Is it possible to fly on one of these?

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212834

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Travelers who visited China in the last 14 days can still arrive at US airports even without nonstop flights. SFO and CDC are doing their job perfectly. I'm not American, so no, I wouldn't have been allowed. SFO is doing its job terribly. It's the slowest immigration falicity I've ever used. This i...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212834

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I arrived in SFO last night. The immigration official asked me if I'd been to China in the last two weeks but he didn't check my stamps. Holy hell that is the slowest immigration facility I've ever used. I went to SFO's website and filled out a complaint form. They replied and blamed the wait time ...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212834

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I arrived in SFO last night. The immigration official asked me if I'd been to China in the last two weeks but he didn't check my stamps. Holy hell that is the slowest immigration facility I've ever used. I went to SFO's website and filled out a complaint form. They replied and blamed the wait time o...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212834

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I left Shanghai for a holiday in Malaysia on the 17th, just before the news hit. On the 26th I flew from Penang to Kuching and most of the airpott staff and all of the cabin crew were wearing masks. They announced to use that it was only a precautionary measure and that we shouldn't be alarmed. Ther...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed
Replies: 41
Views: 6097

Re: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed

Luxury shopping is a fact but nowadays any respectable Italian outlet will have boutiques across China. So we're talking about niches, ie limited items, or marginal price differences. The price differences are significant because of the high luxury tax in China, and there's been a lot of scandals o...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed
Replies: 41
Views: 6097

Re: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed

Luxury shopping is a fact but nowadays any respectable Italian outlet will have boutiques across China. So we're talking about niches, ie limited items, or marginal price differences. The price differences are significant because of the high luxury tax in China, and there's been a lot of scandals o...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed
Replies: 41
Views: 6097

Re: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed

Do they, really? You can get "genuine-fakes"....meaning you can't tell the difference between the fake and the original at a fraction of the original cost. If the Chinese are as smart as they are held out to be, do you think they would overpay for something that no one could tell the diff...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed
Replies: 41
Views: 6097

Re: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed

Given the current Italian economy, AZ in a terminal death spiral, Air Italy's growth stagnant, Rome probably wants as many foreign tourists as possible spending their money in the country. That’s not how Chinese inbound tourists work, they fly in on Chinese airlines, take Chinese owned tours, stay ...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine
Replies: 25
Views: 6059

Re: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine

There's many new fliers in China, but this isn't something that should have happened more than once. Unlike smoking and spitting in public, this is a well-intentioned act. If these people knew it was a hazard they wouldn't do it. The government tends to be good at getting the message out, so hopeful...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6417

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

I'm in Phuket now too, and while there are lots of Russians it's still nothing compared to Phu Quoc.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 7315

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

PVG seems to handle A380s quite well. The new satellite terminal mainly seems to handle flights that almost nobody would connect to or from: discount airlines' narrow bodies to and from Japan and Southeast Asia carrying tour groups.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 7315

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

Just used it yesterday taking SL975 from PVG to HKT. The subway train is kinda cool. It seems to use the same equipment as the Shanghai Metro. The terminal itself is really boring and sterile. I would have taken some pictures, but there was nothing to photograph. There was no good spotting to be don...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe
Replies: 45
Views: 6202

Re: Air Macau considers widebodies for service to US and Europe

3. The Macau airport also provide international service for the city of Zhuhai in mainland China, given that the Zhuhai airport currently only offer domestic service. The Zhuhai airport have about 10 Million annual passenger count. This could definitely be a factor. Macau Airport is also much close...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 7315

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

It's one thing to use buses for an A319, but for a 250+ pax 787-9?! You act like that's somehow atypical/unreasonable... widebodies far larger than that have been bus/remote loaded for half a century, when needed. We're not saying it's unreasonable. We're just saying we don't like it, and we'll be ...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 7315

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

That depends on which airlines are using it. They'll probably fill it with flights full of passengers who don't need airside transit. Spring Airlines and Juneyao mainly do point-to-point flights, so I could see them moving. Tour groups generally don't like transferring, so charters and scheduled fli...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 7315

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

:D :D :D I can't wait to check it out. Hopefully we'll be seeing fewer low-floor buses. They're becoming a bit too common for my liking at PVG and SHA.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Lekima
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Typhoon Lekima

I don't think they were cancelled outright. The typhoon has passed. I have a friend who was supposed to fly in yesterday, and she's still waiting to be rescheduled. PVG is going to be a gong show tomorrow.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto’s Second Major Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 7400

Re: Toronto’s Second Major Airport

Couldn't we just improve services along the Via Rail corridor and thus negate the need for a new airport?

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Lekima
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Typhoon Lekima

Typhoon Lekima has been battering the East Coast of China since last night. All flights departing from PVG and SHA have been cancelled since this morning. CE220 from Frankfurt was diverted to SHA, and it appears KA835 is doing a go-around. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CES220/history/20190809/...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112924

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

It's a "very large" announcement. Come on guys. It's obviously an A380 order. I can't believe nobody else realized it.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?
Replies: 20
Views: 3219

Re: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?

In 2015, I had a flight booked on MU from YVR to PVG. I had to change the date to two weeks later due to a family emergency. I called MU, but they told me they couldn't help me because I had purchased the ticket from a travel agent (think Captain Cool, but slightly more legitimate). I called the tra...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 45
Views: 8665

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

LDRA wrote:
But it was for emotional support


I'm dead.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 8302

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

How is SEA oversaturated but YVR can support more asian airlines? I don't think it can, honestly. The addition of China Eastern's second daily flight in the summer of 2013 kicked off a brutal price war that only got worse when more carriers entered the market. Prices are absurdly low (just ask Capt...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 8302

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

Damn. I like Hong Kong airlines. Their safety video really makes the Cantonese language sound nice. I hope they stick around in Vancouver.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ARJ21 starts commercial operation with 2nd operator Genghis Khan Airlines by July 26th, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 13605

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Tickets are cheap on the route. It looks like the new routes have sparked a price war.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 8111

Re: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019

The FNJ - PVG flights are now bookable with a Chinese bank card. Before only PEK was available for direct purchase.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor

Anybody notice this on the A350? I flew on one sitting right above the engines, and there was definitely a strange smell when we were taxiing.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 34
Views: 11026

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

The press release says it's Air China.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 7767

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

So, on the other side of the question...if the 77W and/or A350-1000 can essentially handle the same number of passengers and have better range for less money, then why have airlines bought the 748? CA again probably more political, surprised they didn’t get the A380, decided the 748 fitted their ne...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15414

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Adipocere wrote:

It’s only her word that “CaptainCool” even exists...


If she corresponded to him via WeChat, she would be able to prove it. However I searched for him and came up with nothing.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15414

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Should be captain cool they are going after Unfortunately, it seems he deleted his WeChat account. I tried searching every variation of the name I could think of. Not to worry. There are plenty of others. I just had a quick word with Mr Momo and he said he can get me a one-way business class ticket...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15414

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

People buy dodgy products and services from weirdos on WeChat all the time. Every chat group I'm in has these unscrupulous merchants selling almost anything you can imagine. Even on qunar.com most of the tickets offered are in violation of the airlines' terms and conditions. One time I purchased a t...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Flights from PVG to RGN
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Re: Direct Flights from PVG to RGN

Most likely. MU and the rest of the Chinese airlines like to compete aggressively when they open a new route. When MU began their second daily non-stop to YVR fares went as low as $400 round-trip.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Flights from PVG to RGN
Replies: 3
Views: 719

Direct Flights from PVG to RGN

https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/1905215126/ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283849/china-eastern-adds-shanghai-yangon-service-from-june-2019/ China eastern starts on June 18 as MU2099/MU2100 with an A320. Spring Airlines starts on July 1 as 9C6243/9C6244 on alternating days. It's i...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 67
Views: 14532

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

flyfresno wrote:
I’m guessing with the permit restrictions, we won’t see int’l flights out of Tibet any time soon? I’m assuming ICN, TYO, HKG, and SIN would all be in the cards otherwise, plus maybe some LCC service to KUL and/or BKK/DMK?


We already do. Sichuan Airlines operates an A319 daily to Kathmandu.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aircraft identification at UTP
Replies: 2
Views: 2233

Re: Aircraft identification at UTP

Thanks man. That clears it up. I would have snapped a photo had I not been swimming. I was only there for two days and was out before the ships arrived.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 11757

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

A few years ago I booked a one-way ticket from YVR to PVG on MU with a dodgy Chinese travel agent. Due to a family emergency I had to postpone my flight by two weeks. When I tried to do this, I found that the travel agent had actually booked a flight to Hong Kong with a five-day layover in Shanghai,...

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