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by himarhernandez
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spanair question
Replies: 13
Views: 2714

Re: Spanair question

It is Puerto Rico, Spain. It is located on the SW coast of Gran Canaria. Puerto Rico in the island of Gran Canaria does not have an airport. The only airport in the Island is LPA (Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria) so Spanair did not fly to Puerto Rico (spain), but it flew to LPA (I took that flight many ...

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by himarhernandez
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

https://grupo.iberia.es/news/05082020/p ... irbus-a350
(sorry link only in Spanish, the photos are nice)
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IB starts A350 service to Quito. Are all long distance flights now A350s for IB?
https://grupo.iberia.es/news/05082020/p ... irbus-a350
(sorry link only in Spanish, the photos are nice)

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by himarhernandez
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

I see that IB is sending widebodies daily to the Canaries now alternating between Gran Canaria and Tenerife. I did not realize that traffic was picking up that much, maybe a lot of national tourism vs international. Article also states that it is to keep staff trained on the increased number of A350...

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by himarhernandez
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 108
Views: 18101

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

https://www.businesstraveller.com/airli ... mi-lounge/
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After all AA, IB and BA share a co-branded lounge in Miami. Maybe this is the future at T5?

https://www.businesstraveller.com/airli ... mi-lounge/

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by himarhernandez
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61715

Re: Air Europa might stay independent.

Juan Jose Hidalgo, Air Europa's and parent Globalia founder, says the airline is running out of cash and struggling to pay the monthly leases of its 16-strong 787 fleet, as reported today by aviator.aero. Do you have a link. So sad. I love IB but I always thought that it was good to have a good com...

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by himarhernandez
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19774

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... dbafb3238c
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I will miss flying the 340-600. Great plane and Iberia used it well. Here is an article with the schedule for retirements.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... dbafb3238c

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by himarhernandez
Thu May 28, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... from-july/
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Iberia and Vueling to ramp up short and medium-haul operations in July

https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... from-july/

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by himarhernandez
Thu May 28, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Signs of airports normalizing.
Replies: 30
Views: 5495

Re: Signs of airports normalizing.

Thank you for the post!
Question, do we know of any plans to start reopening lounges? Is there enough premium traffic to justify them to reopen?

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by himarhernandez
Tue May 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

We better hurry then..BA/IB still show 777 and A346 on their booking systems for now and since they have not finalized their retirement schedule yet,we might have some time by the end of 2020 to fly them on the LHR-MAD..Unless sudden death occurs like AF's all A380s! (which i pray not).. I hope tha...

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by himarhernandez
Tue May 26, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

It looks like IB is starting to phase out the A346s. While I love their A350s, I will miss flying these birds. Some Interesting facts: The A346s were the only ones with a dedicated bathroom for PE passengers. They used to have an onboard bar for BusinessPlus in its old configuration. IB lost one of...

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by himarhernandez
Tue May 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

It looks like IB is starting to phase out the A346s. While I love their A350s, I will miss flying these birds. Some Interesting facts: The A346s were the only ones with a dedicated bathroom for PE passengers. They used to have an onboard bar for BusinessPlus in its old configuration. IB lost one of ...

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by himarhernandez
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 7857

Re: WTI Oil price goes negative

:lol:

lhrnue wrote:
I just filled up my car and was paid $40

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by himarhernandez
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite?Langu ... enaInforma (English)
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Here is the current status on the Spanish airports
http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite?Langu ... enaInforma (English)

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by himarhernandez
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Do we know where IB and UX are parking the fleets? I am assuming MAD but I have not been able to find pictures.

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by himarhernandez
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation during this crisis

"Isolate the sick and the elder, that's it. They are destroying this country's economy with this quarantine." And comments like these are how we got to where we are at... Now on to the aviation topic; Thanks for the post Embajador3! I believe that IB is also flying between the mainland and...

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by himarhernandez
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337671

Re: IB & KL flights not allowed to land at GYE

AirbusOnly wrote:
as an additional problem is that the runway in Quito is not long enough for non-stop flights to Europe. That's why KLM has always operated its triangular flight AMS-UIO-GYE-AMS to fly back from Guayaquil non-stop.


I thought that IB had been flying there for years non stop

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by himarhernandez
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

IAG will consolidate its brands, I think.st this juncture that is logical. AEA will be absorbed into IB and VY respectively. Those MAD centric services will become IB or IB Express, those outside of that will go to VY or equivalent. . On IAG's press release, they said they want UX's brand to remain...

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by himarhernandez
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 19908

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2020

Gracias Embajador3! Good question, does anyone have any updates on the UX acquisition? From my Canary perspective, Ryanair is re-starting some flights from LPA after having fired everyone in the base. My guess is hiring new for cheaper which is causing quite a stir in the islands. Looking forward to...

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by himarhernandez
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 3562

Re: European Wide-bodies summer 2020

Yes, I know that UX sends its 787 regularly to LPA. IB does use a widebody sometimes as well as mentioned before to LPA

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by himarhernandez
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia unveils new uniforms
Replies: 27
Views: 4164

Re: Iberia unveils new uniforms

I wonder which ones are for their pursers. Right now the pursers wear an orange shirt under their jackets. My guess would be that the red shirts would be for the pursers?
I also wonder if they will redo their safety video to show the new uniforms (the current video is not that old)

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by himarhernandez
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s
Replies: 35
Views: 7053

Re: Rumor: AA To Feature Enhanced Business Class For Upcoming 787-8s

I wonder if the new airplanes (both versions) will have the onboard bar. I know that the 787-8 does (but has the bad seats) and that they 787-9 so far don't (but have the better seats). Do we know?

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by himarhernandez
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7848

Re: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020

My guesses for inflight services:
-In business class: New blankets and new business kits (already implemented, although contents are a downgrade from the L'Occitanie products that they had before)
-Economy: Will probably be downgrades on what they already offered dressed up as improvements. :duck:

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by himarhernandez
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7848

Re: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020

Any thoughts on the "new and enhanced inflight services"?
I agree that their punctuality has improved. Service is still bad, especially the phone service. I fly in J class with them every year and for the first time I have started buying my IB tickets through BA rather than through IB.

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by himarhernandez
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7848

Re: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020

smi0006 wrote:
Are you able to translate key points into English?
- New uniforms?
- New inflight service? Perhaps moving to the same provider as BA?

Anything else?



The first link is in English :-)

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by himarhernandez
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's 20 plans for 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7848

Iberia's 20 plans for 2020

Hello everyone, Please share your thoughts. I wonder what they have in plan for "new and enhanced inflight services" and also looking forward to the new uniforms. https://grupo.iberia.es/news/20012020/iberias-20-plans-for-2020 https://grupo.iberia.es/news/20012020/20-planes-de-iberia-para-...

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by himarhernandez
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia-Lufthansa in MIA same runway, a little too close?
Replies: 9
Views: 3255

Re: Iberia-Lufthansa in MIA same runway, a little too close?

YYZYYT wrote:
The thread should be renamed: "Beautiful Video of Lufthansa Retro 747 Taking Off. Oh, Iberia Also"


LOL, thanks :lol:

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by himarhernandez
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia-Lufthansa in MIA same runway, a little too close?
Replies: 9
Views: 3255

Iberia-Lufthansa in MIA same runway, a little too close?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX7O8N_P4oc

I just wondered if it was too close, what if the LH would have had to abort?
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I watched this video of the Lufthansa taking off, while it is still on the runway, the Iberia bird comes in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX7O8N_P4oc

I just wondered if it was too close, what if the LH would have had to abort?

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by himarhernandez
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines have different products on different aircraft in their fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Why do airlines have different products on different aircraft in their fleet?

Because marketing and planning clowns change their mind every so often, even before the last round of upgrades have been completely implemented in many cases. It's how they justify their existence. Sometimes, they change them back 10 years later and call it innovation. Wow. Not exactly Mr. Rogers. ...

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by himarhernandez
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia announces Fes, Kefalonia and Ljubljana for S20
Replies: 1
Views: 895

Re: Iberia announces Fes, Kefalonia and Ljubljana for S20

Thanks! I tried to get the announcement in English for our fellow readers but it is only up in Spanish so far. I will keep an eye on it. On another note, I wish that they would have kept their Business Club. Some of these destinations would have benefited from that product. Do they still have any ai...

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by himarhernandez
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61715

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

I hope that the EU stop this in its tracks. Lufthansa being allowed to buy up all its competition in Northern and Central Europe has led to very noncompetitive conditions with routes such as BRU-FRA, BRU-MUC, BRU-ZRH and BRU-VIE only being flown by LH Group airlines. I'm often quoted €400 + for a r...

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by himarhernandez
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American removes "coming soon" for new London Flagship Lounge
Replies: 2
Views: 702

American removes "coming soon" for new London Flagship Lounge

Hello fellow Airliners friends, I am due to fly AA next year through London and have been watching for news regarding the opening of the new Flagship Lounge at LHR. It was always featured under "coming soon" along with PHL but now it has been removed and only shows PHL. Does anyone have ne...

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by himarhernandez
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 8452

Re: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019

I miss the slides by each of the airline's CEOs with plans for next year and accomplished items for this year :-(

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by himarhernandez
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61715

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

https://grupo.iberia.es/news/04112019/i ... a?ref=Home
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According to them, part of their reasoning is that their market share in Madrid (even with Air Europa) is 39%

https://grupo.iberia.es/news/04112019/i ... a?ref=Home

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by himarhernandez
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61715

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

I've long said the 787 makes a lot of sense at IB especially for longer thin routes where they're using the 332 right now. ........or they may just shift the 787's to BA/LHR and keep Spain all-Airbus. Who knows? That was my thought as well, that they would trade BA's A350s for UX787s. Being origina...

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by himarhernandez
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of PHL and LHR new Flagship Lounges
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Re: Status of PHL and LHR new Flagship Lounges

At Heathrow terminal 3 the lounge to go to is the Cathay Pacific lounge, a passenger on OW airline can use any OW airline lounge. AT LHR terminal 3 there are a BA lounge, Qantas, Cathay and AA in OW. The Cathay lounge has great views and great air conditioning, which on the hot September day I visi...

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by himarhernandez
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of PHL and LHR new Flagship Lounges
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Status of PHL and LHR new Flagship Lounges

Good morning fellow Airliners, I have researched and can't find any updates or status on the new American Airlines Flagship Lounges in PHL and LHR. Can anyone share any information on the current status and potential opening dates? I am due to fly through Philadelphia and London next August. I also ...

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by himarhernandez
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines benefit from the StopOver offers?
Replies: 7
Views: 4522

Re: How do airlines benefit from the StopOver offers?

So, the question is: What do they gain from offering this? (they all three push it quite a bit on their websites). There is no extra charge or fee, do they get money from local or national tourism government agencies? I'd argue that a better question is "what do they lose?" And for me, th...

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by himarhernandez
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do airlines benefit from the StopOver offers?
Replies: 7
Views: 4522

How do airlines benefit from the StopOver offers?

Hi fellow Airliners.net friends; I noticed last year that TAP started to offer clients Stopovers in Lisbon and Oporto. When I went to buy my tickets with Iberia I also noticed that they are now offering it as well in Madrid. I ended up not buying the tickets with Iberia but instead bought them with ...

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by himarhernandez
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Summer From Hell
Replies: 95
Views: 20563

Re: AA's Summer From Hell

I understand the overall statistics as dire and in need of change. I flew them a lot this summer and found them excellent in every flight. In one of the flights, I had bought business class but the other airline had messed it up and sat us in coach, the AA employees were amazing and fixed it all up ...

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by himarhernandez
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota
Replies: 18
Views: 3780

Re: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota

https://grupo.iberia.es/news/22072019/i ... irbus-a350
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Here is a piece from Iberia on the impact of the A359 in the customers. I just flew my first MAD-ORD in business and it was a much better experience! I do not like that PE is not a separate cabin though :-(
https://grupo.iberia.es/news/22072019/i ... irbus-a350

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by himarhernandez
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota
Replies: 18
Views: 3780

Re: IB announces 4th destination for its A350: Bogota

They have been flying them to ORD/JFK on a regular basis along with the a330. So hopefully they stay for a bit longer... :crossfingers: 17 A340-600 is quite a size able fleet to disappear overnight. USA east coast will be probably the last destinations they will fly. What's the competitiveness of t...

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by himarhernandez
Wed May 29, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 11799

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

Thanks for the post! Does anyone know if they will co-share with Air Europa for other flights within Spain?. I welcome the added competition. Delta is nice but worthless in terms of connectivity within Spain (they don't have any code-share agreements with any Spanish airlines since the demise of Spa...

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by himarhernandez
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13905

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

It looks like Iberia has totally removed the Business Club from the website, did the reconfigure the A39s that had it?
I wish they would have expanded the Business Club to other longer routes (Canary Islands Etc)

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by himarhernandez
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 25790

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Gosh but nothing like getting off the bus and seeing the beautiful plane in front of you. And climing up the stairs? WOW, always makes me feel amazing. It just happened to me this past summer in Madrid. I agree that flying in business and then being cramed in a bus like sardines was not the best exp...

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by himarhernandez
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS operating without power/UX crew security scare
Replies: 21
Views: 6073

Re: Air Europa Crew (UX) attack in CCS

How sad this is. To my knowledge TP doesn't stop in CUR anymore. Maybe they have cancelled their flights to CCS indefinitely? I assume you mean that the Air Europa crew lay over in Santo Domingo and not Punta Cana. Air Europa doesn't fly to Punta Cana but to Santo Domingo as far as I know. A388 The...

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by himarhernandez
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133553

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

is there is a map of current s80 destinations? Not sure if there is a map, but quite a few cities from Dallas. Memphis Columbus Jacksonville San Antonio Cleveland Tulsa Kansas City Louisville Omaha Nashville New Orleans Austin St Louis Milwaukee Raleigh Wichita Charleston Cincinnati Indianapolis Ok...

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by himarhernandez
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start BCN-ORD from June 4
Replies: 34
Views: 4445

Re: Norwegian start BCN-ORD from June 4

This is great, even if it is seasonal. Iberia's prices continue to increase in the ORD-MAD route. I fly that route several times a year and noticed in the last two years IB has increased the Business class and the premium economy class by over 30% (for the same product!). ORD-MAD through Norwegian a...

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by himarhernandez
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB schedules 3x/daily MAD-MEX June-Oct19 all flown by A346
Replies: 27
Views: 4482

Re: IB schedules 3x/daily MAD-MEX June-Oct19 all flown by A346

https://grupo.iberia.es/about_us/iberia ... irbus-a340

346 passengers in the Airbus346 :-)
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https://grupo.iberia.es/about_us/iberia ... irbus-a340

346 passengers in the Airbus346 :-)

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by himarhernandez
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia schedules its first A350 service to Latin America
Replies: 11
Views: 3638

Re: Iberia schedules its first A350 service to Latin America

Thanks for the info! I wonder how they are doing this when they have the 2 A350s that they have committed to JFK and the next one coming committed to Chicago. I hope they don't take it off Chicago, I am due to fly on it in June to ORD! EZE and ORD, as A350 destinations, were announced simultaneousl...

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