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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency
Replies: 28
Views: 2788

Re: 737 main gear doors fuel inefficiency

Not having gear doors on the 737 has caused over 66 million gallons of extra fuel to be burned. Lets say my numbers are way off, 50% high for example. That's still over 30 million gallons gone forever. And my number could be low instead of high. More petroleum gone forever. Just one more example of...

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by FlyHappy
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO
Replies: 27
Views: 1892

Re: Why would an airline choose the B737 Max vs The A320 NEO

And the 737 was a little lighter (not sure that is true anymore). Its is still lighter - those midget size length landing gear (so maligned because of engine fan size limitation) and lack of lack of MLG doors do save weight. Then there's the lack of overwing exit slide (allowed because low height) ...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Most A380 Capable Gates (including remote stands)
Replies: 29
Views: 3938

Re: Airports With Most A380 Capable Gates (including remote stands)

soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.... there cannot possibly be any other answer than DXB for #1 , yes?
after that.... who cares?

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by FlyHappy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A bounty of counties
Replies: 28
Views: 987

Re: A bounty of counties

ummm... are you alright? Need a doctor? assuming you are - I prefer the bounty of the old country, say Contae Chorcaí , for example; or the "shires", if you will. Regardless, they will set you straight. That's County Cork, not Cork County, silly. see how much cooler County Trempealeau is n...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ridiculous Spirit Airlines Seat Selection Process
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Ridiculous Spirit Airlines Seat Selection Process

I had no idea they ever decreased seat fees. Why would they do this? It would seem to be counterproductive to not incentivize their pax to not reserve/pay far in advance, no?
Can someone explain this particular aspect to me?

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by FlyHappy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 4856

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

Planeflyer wrote:
LUV the reliability and the flexibility. All of my people fly LUV. In fact I only hire in cities served by LUV.


My friend, you take the cake for loyalty.
Though honestly, how many cities are there with possible candidates/clients (whatever biz you're in) that aren't served by LUV?

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by FlyHappy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 4271

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

Concorde. By a billion miles.
the cult worship of the thing is mind-boggling. fine engineering exercise - but nothing else.

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by FlyHappy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly is the point of Joon?
Replies: 30
Views: 5164

Re: What exactly is the point of Joon?

Air France is simply the next in line to learn that paying employees B scale wages isn't going to work out long-term. Are you crazy? First of all, Air France is probably the best paying airline in the world, definitely no B scale wages. I'd call Air France wages A++ scale. Recently I've heard that ...

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by FlyHappy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?
Replies: 40
Views: 7773

Re: Will Iran Air still take delivery of Airbus aircraft?

An airline would quickly find itself with no finance, fleet, engines and landing rights outside it's home country and Iran. That’s what shell companies exist for. I knew this was sounding familiar from you. Ya just won't let this Iran air fleet workaround thing go, will ya? (other thread) Care to e...

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by FlyHappy
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787
Replies: 34
Views: 2991

Re: Fuel consumption A350 vs 787

Great Circle Mapper shows SFO-SIN is 324 statute miles shorter than LAX-SIN. At maximum range that extra distance has a massive effect. That's besides the point. There's a reason why SQ waited for the ULR to launch LAX-SIN. It gives us a real world clue that your statements of a large gap between t...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

Re: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?

let me try to rephrase the spirit of the OP's question, as he/she has been getting beaten up hard by the hordes. Are there any 787's pilots who would be willing to share fuel burn figures from their real world flights? I'd like to know for any of your given flights: fuel consumed (in kg, or whatever...

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by FlyHappy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10537

Re: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019

I find the doubts cast by the "Ireland is too small" and the "MSP doesn't have the O/D" crowds amusing. Or ignorant. Is there not an understanding that Dublin is the preferred EU entry point for expanding US businesses? Business friendly regulation, language compatible, educated ...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6394

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Which families/kids don't have their own phones/tablets Cheap android tablets about $100 eg. Lenovo The 10yo IFE on planes. Eg 4" Rockwell Collins that Qantas still has on 3 aircraft is embarrassing. Good IFE onboard makes huuuuuge difference for families with younger kids. It isn't about havi...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying ULCC in USA. What happens when things go wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Flying ULCC in USA. What happens when things go wrong?

The U.S. really needs some type of passengers bill of rights, it is an a-symmetrical power dynamic right now. My plans change, and I have to pay $200-400 (meaning that my original ticket is likely garbage) but airlines can cancel your flight and only be required to return your original airfare, or ...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Economy TATL options
Replies: 15
Views: 1185

Re: Economy TATL options

sorry, but I think you're stuck on the seat pitch thing. There are no outliers for Y on a single LON-LAX ticket. there are for a NYC/LAX segment, but that'd blow your budget and take unnecessary risk on a self connect. You'll either need to pony up for a PE fare (starting at 900 quid or so?) or suff...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 6472

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

So according to Airliners' Foreign Travel Advice, Mexico is super safe and Lebanon is a gay mecca. What is next? uhhh.... well, Mexico *is* super safe, and Lebanon is most definitely NOT a gay mecca..... seems like those two things can be discerned with mere common sense. you tell us, what is next?

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trans-Pacific Flight Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 1639

Re: Trans-Pacific Flight Tips

Thanks for the tips. Overall, I had a couple of goals for the trip...comfort (choice of premium economy), minimum trip duration, and cost. This is probably the same for most people. Since I'm originating from PHX, I was considering flights from SAN, LAX, SFO, SEA. My focus is more on getting a high...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 6472

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

I've been booking loads of non-Lebanese travelers to Beirut (and then onto places like Jouneih and Tripoli). It's safer than sending them to Mexico, and they come back telling me I was right. But from here in the states I just put them on AF to CDG then MEA to BEY. Sometimes they'll do something li...

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by FlyHappy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12183

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

What are the characteristics or main features of a democracy? Let us have a checklist and tick off by comparing most of the countries in the world and we shall see the results. The US is an exception rather than the norm as far as democracies go and there are basically no countries outside of North...

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by FlyHappy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Cam
Replies: 5
Views: 1030

Re: Engine Cam

It seems like recessed cameras on either side where the fuse "straightens out" would be wonderful to get full view of engine, wing (root to tip, control surfaces), and landing gear. even one on top for view of stabilizers .... having a hard time seeing any reason (other than cash) having m...

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by FlyHappy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegain Air Cancellation
Replies: 26
Views: 2423

Re: Norwegain Air Cancellation

So is it only Norwegian that can cancel a flight and leave you standing? I don't think so. well I'm still here and i won't fly until tomorrow with another airline. of course Norwegian is not the only airline that cancelled a flight and left people stranded. airlines that do that are the ones I call...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7143

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

who's to say that the seat the child was to occupy wasn't previously occupied by someone with a cat? Or the seat next to it... Airplanes are not deep cleaned between each flight. If someone is that sensitive to allergens then an public airplane seat is probably not a great idea. why do people make ...

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by FlyHappy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 7143

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

What happened to the day when you just boarded your flight, got from point a to point b? No one got sick. Now you can’t even have peanuts on the flight. what happened to the day when the only animals in the cabin where served to you on a tray? This girl had a declared allergy (to the carrier) and a...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 37
Views: 4184

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

DocLightning wrote:
while IANAL


ugh. I really don't like this acronym.
but, ViaAir is pretty shitty.

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94036

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately? It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for? you don't just unleash a missile over the Seattle/Tacoma metro knee-jerk. you can't even be sure he's...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94036

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I love the empathy for this guy's mental illness. And in fact I have no doubt that he was depressed/suicidal, so my heart goes out to him and his family. I just wonder if you guys would be so sympathetic if his name was Mohammed? Would it still be mental illness? I know you're not trying to take a ...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about inflight death of pax
Replies: 18
Views: 3573

Re: Questions about inflight death of pax

wow. 14 yo .
I know people pass away on airplane all the time, but it has to be exceedingly rare for it to be a child.
feel horrible for her family - to be in the air, and have no real medical resources to help your dying child. devastating.

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9511

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

No, and unless you were clearly drunk, there's no reason you would be. She wouldn't have been "a target" if she didn't have a visa issue and then started getting stroppy. You imply that this woman was "so stupid" for getting herself arrested, only because millions of others (you...

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by FlyHappy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 98
Views: 7716

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

How did you conclude that I chose to believe it's due to racism? I have explicitly mentioned in one of the previous comments that I am not suggesting it was due to racism. because, like any good politician, you actually did do it, without explicitly typing the words, and even in a post stated that ...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9511

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

Well a law is only useful when you can arrest people based on it good idea. I propose that henceforth, EK cabin crew notate all pax who have consumed alcohol whilst onboard flights bound for Dubai. Upon disembarkation, a morals manifest shall be supplied to ground authorities, who will swiftly upho...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9511

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

There is way more to this 'story' than is being reported in The Sun. I've lived and worked in Dubai, commuting every month between there and home. I've never had any problem with having consumed alcohol on the flight to Dubai (either EK or BA). Have you ever been asked by an Emirati Immigration off...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9511

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

george77300 wrote:

REPORTED AS INVALID VISA

That is the reason for the arrest not alcohol.


Incorrect.
the invalid visa was reason for denial of entry into the country.
the alcohol content of her blood (she was tested, ya know), is what justified her arrest and detention.

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9511

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

Don't they need to serve alcohol to keep their #1 rating among American passengers?:) Or the european crowd that keeps making airlines land planes early due to someone drunk and unruly on the flight. See how easy it is to make a rude assumption online now. its a tongue-in-cheek reference to another...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9511

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I believe similar events have happend to males as well. But you're right, as a male you might have gotten a better chance of getting away with it. Sucks, but it is the way it is. of course. In no way am I suggesting that her gender is solely tied to the outcome. In every corner of the world women a...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9511

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

There has to be waaaaaaay more to this story than meets the eye probably not much more than being in a dispute with the authorities there (invalid single use visa, entry not allowed), where she was probably too "assertive" and also foolishly admitted to having consumed wine on the flight....

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11589

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

But even with BER running, the problems will only be reduced by a very small bit. 1. BER will be running at or over design capacity when it opens 2. currently planed extensions are aiming at low cost carriers 3. it will have a night curfew 4. with 2 runways it will be badly slot limited during peak...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3366

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

The point is simple: EK offers an exceptional in-flight service in all 3 classes (just compare the the quality and size of dinner and lunch meals served in economy class with those served on the likes of AA or UA - I'm not including DL as that's the best US airline indeed) and especially outstandin...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11589

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

But even with BER running, the problems will only be reduced by a very small bit. 1. BER will be running at or over design capacity when it opens 2. currently planed extensions are aiming at low cost carriers 3. it will have a night curfew 4. with 2 runways it will be badly slot limited during peak...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 98
Views: 7716

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

I bet if AI or 9W was involved the comments would be very diffent from both sides, Indians defending and non-Indians critisizing. If. For all its faults (look at my signature line) AI is unlikely to deplane a family of any nationality for offering biscuits to a crying baby. and given that you recog...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11589

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Coming to an end with this long monologue: If this city could fill multiple nonstop Flying aircraft to the USA in the early 1990s, why can’t we will them now, 25-30 years later, with a far better economic situation and a much larger catchment area? The city is underserved... Long monologues are fin...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11589

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

The debate misses the point, there is no suitable airport. TXL is not build for long haul, much less for a hub operations. Waiting areas, security controls, baggage transportation - everything is running at way over design capacity. I don't think it does. Part of the debate revolves around the idea...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 98
Views: 7716

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

Wasn't there another recent incident of BA FA's rant on snapchat about Nigerians? Oh yeah. To the many posters who have defended BA here purely on the belief that such a thing will never be done by a BA crew member, there is clearly some precedence for deplorable behaviour by BA crew. Link to the i...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11589

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

... Berlin, as sad as it may sound, and trust me, I live in this city and love it for what it is, will always remain econically insignificant and therefore only attract tourists for a weekend getaway on a dirtcheap low-cost carrier ticket as well as people in search of something they hope to find h...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11589

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Travel time between Rostock and Tegel Airport and Rostock and Hamburg Airport is the same. Slightly above 2 hours. People might go both ways. But the main point is, see above, same case as with Prague, Hamburg is totally underserved, too. In my opinion even more underserved as Berlin, because its t...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3366

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

I agree with 1%.. or less each year. TBH the ME3 don't work for USA travelers. Wanna go to euro... can't. wanna go to South America? Cant. Wanna spend twice as long in a plane to Asia? Sure... ME3 only works for Africa/ Middle East/ India.... Thats it. I'll take a punt that most of America's int'l ...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11589

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Berlin is not the largest urban area by far in Germany. Within the city limits, yes. fine, not "by far", but still - the largest. In any case, Berlin is not that bad as many posters point it here. I.e. Berlin has the strongest population growth in Germany, and that is partially due to tec...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11589

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

I can see a TXL-MIA flight being successful. A month or two back I flew TXL-MAD, and the amount of pax connecting onto MIA was quite astonishing. I'm thinking you were seeing a pretty seasonal thing. Not sure that's gonna work outside of summer. There's just too much cheap capacity running thru CDG...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11589

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

I have heard Berlin is very attractive to younger people. Is this true and if so a sign that it will one day generate more traffic? no correlation. young people traffic doesn't establish mid/long routes, old people traffic does....... all about the money. what's interesting to me is the historical ...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 37
Views: 4184

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

sounds like Via has been headed down this road for a long time, and this could be the end (forcibly would be best really - euthanized). SY refunded tickets and passengers could either go find another flight or just go home. With Via Air, the passengers can't just go home because the airline flew the...

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by FlyHappy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3366

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

According to a new report conducted by yougov, a data company, Emirates was the rated the best among the American travelers beating British Airways, Delta, American Airlines and Lufthansa. It was also found that the American travellers are more likely to recommend the airlines to family and friends...

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