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by AtomicGarden
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport
Replies: 51
Views: 7411

Re: New Beijing airport OFFICIALLY designated as Beijing Daxing International Airport

I'm guessing 99.9% of westerners are pronouncing this dacks-sing. Is x in chinese closer to a blend of sh/ch, as in Dahshing? It's "Dah-sssing," with a hiss (raise your tongue to the roof of your mouth, behind your teeth, a sound that isn't in English), however given the fact that 99.9% o...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.
Replies: 19
Views: 4307

Re: Turkish Airlines new uniforms. Very classy.

I think the shoes and purse are the best item of the whole uniform. Just sent the link to my GF I think she's gonna love these.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19263

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Besides the obvious Airplane! reference, anyone else thought about The Strain? CDC+quarantined airliner+JFK...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 on ferry flight now between EZE and MAD
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: IB A346 on ferry flight now between EZE and MAD

Now I understand why we are investing USD 32 mill. on EZE and AEP's hangars ;)

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?

One can hope that with the very big depreciation of the peso, the country is going to be cheap again for foreign tourists, so flights may have a healthy l/f in the following months. But that increase pax is hypothetical by now. I do agree that deregulation was long overdue and consumers will welcom...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?

One can hope that with the very big depreciation of the peso, the country is going to be cheap again for foreign tourists, so flights may have a healthy l/f in the following months. But that increase pax is hypothetical by now. I do agree that deregulation was long overdue and consumers will welcome...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Argentinian aviation market bubble ?

One can hope that with the very big depreciation of the peso, the country is going to be cheap again for foreign tourists, so flights may have a healthy l/f in the following months. But that increase pax is hypothetical by now. I do agree that deregulation was long overdue and consumers will welcome...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 13938

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

German efficiency at it's best. Less than 48 hours after engine arrival and she's ferrying home, presumably to resume service All over the world a whole slew of aircraft engine techs are laughing at your comment Two days to do an engine swap? Are you kidding? A good crew could do an entire 747 in t...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20021

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

The cabin is what it is, but I really feel bad for the folks that have to put up with that miserable cockpit or those miserable galleys for that long! That is the worse aspect of these long flights on the 737 or A320 - or 757 for the matter. There is no crew rest area, so half a row is blocked for ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 13938

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

Silly question probably, but... can't it be ferried back to FRA with 3 engines? I believe the -8 is not certified for 3 engine ferry flights. Silly question probably, but... can't it be ferried back to FRA with 3 engines? I am sure if it was feasible or safe they would have done it. EZE-FRA is LH's...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th
Replies: 48
Views: 13938

Re: LH 748 D-ABYP grounded @ EZE since Aug. 17th

Silly question probably, but... can't it be ferried back to FRA with 3 engines?

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO
Replies: 50
Views: 7453

Re: AF/KLM Unions bristle as Air Canada Exec tipped for CEO

I recently watched season 2 of 'Au service de la France' on Netflix ('A Very Secret Service', in English). Hilarious show. On one episode the French spies have a meeting with Quebecois independists, and all they do is mock the Canadian's pronunciation ('is that French?' they wonder). Some characters...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile:10 bomb threats in 24 hrs to LATAM and SKY flights.
Replies: 8
Views: 1937

Re: Chile:10 bomb threats in 24 hrs to LATAM and SKY flights.

Hi dcajet. Don't take for granted all the things available in Tweeter. Not a single news channel, news paper, radio network with any single report about this, so 99,9 per cent of chance this is fake news. There is no chance of having more than one bomb threat to aircraft in Chile and not being in t...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 3825

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

Blimpie wrote:
credible verbal assurance will be sufficient to travel with a PSA


Sounds it's gonna be easier to go with one of those, doesn't even require a doctors certificate? or am i missing something?

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7218

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

leleko747 wrote:
We could say that the RAM 787... wait for it... rammed into the other plane :duck:


That's exactly what I thought when I read the title

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2898

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Didn't they plan to operate from EPA? or have they given up for the time being seeing how much work that station needs?

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 19473

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

Identifying those 'critical areas', developing strengthened engineering solutions, testing those solutions and having everything certified by relevant aviation authorities is no small feat! The variant development work is certainly impressive and speaks to this airframer's engineering prowess. The ...

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 4991

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

I love grunge music (early US 90's rock -ish is my favourite rock style). I really like Alaska's eurowhite-butnottotallyeurowhite livery ('cept for the old lady on the tail). But I was kinda let down by this. Maybe should've lived the era, or be more familiar with Sub-Pop itself. I don't hate it ove...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9515

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

And AR also offers COR SCL, 3X with E90.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207200

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

LH's livery is Eurowhite How is a grey belly and blue tail "Eurowhite"? Air France is Eurowhite. You are welcome to share your definition of Eurowhite, as everyone has one. Grey belly doesn't change the fact that the fuselage is mostly devoid of color. And every company has a painted tail...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Longest flight for each aircraft type?
Replies: 22
Views: 4739

Re: Current Longest flight for each aircraft type?

A380MSN004 wrote:
What about A330-200?


AR's EZE FCO isn't it? 11125 KM

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207200

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

LH's livery is Eurowhite yet for many folks it's ok if they go this route.

I could dig a change from white fuselage to silverish grey like NW had. Picture their planes but with a blue tail instead of read. Now that'd be a nice sight, without being a major change to their "timeless brand".

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1987

Re: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?

https://cdn-live.warthunder.com/uploads/f3/46005f1920106c658e8b6daa6f7613cc76d194_lq/0082134238a573ddfc5b86d804ba41975fab8149cc716a8691d46f5b3e1ea9ed_1.jpg Fly 'MURCA. - American flag-upholstered seats - Complimentary rifle and bible for every passenger (biblical misinterpretations are fun small ta...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9649

Re: Alaska new livery update

I never liked their previous livery, so it wouldn't be hard to beat it. But actually I quite like the new one, it has merit on its own. However I doubt it'd look as nice on a widebody.

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October
Replies: 12
Views: 1564

Re: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October

Significant, no doubt, if true. However, not entirely true that CM is the ony link to the rest of South Amerca from Venezuela. Wingo still flies to BOG, and 9V (Avior Airlines) flies to MAO, BOG, MDE, GYE and LIM. Apart from PTY flown on 3 airlines. And Estelar in cooperation with a Chilean airline...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1987

Re: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?

NewSkies. Not necessarily has to be US based.

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline workers share 17 things they wish passengers would stop doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1986

Re: Airline workers share 17 things they wish passengers would stop doing

Who cares about what airline employees dislike about passengers? Passengers are the customers (who fund their paychecks) , like it or not. How about we start a list of things airline employees do that passengers dislike? Go ahead, you can start your list. I would gladly contribute even as an airlin...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October
Replies: 12
Views: 1564

TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October

So apparently the latest airline to drop Caracas is going to be Ecuador's TAME. First going to cut 3 weekly flights and drop the route altogether in October. I would say this is significant not only because both countries have "populist" governments, but also because that flight goes throu...

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by AtomicGarden
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170047

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

http://www.corriere.it/economia/17_settembre_07/alitalia-parte-corsa-offerte-pronte-lufthansa-easyjet-ryanair-faf7527a-9337-11e7-a8ea-58c09844946a.shtml New development in the AZ saga: as EY remains the sole candidate to bid for the purchase of AZ in its entirety, and even that would be highly impr...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best/worst looking airliner?
Replies: 55
Views: 3725

Re: The best/worst looking airliner?

At the moment I'm loving the CSeries. I think the 787 and 350 have really ugly noses. A350 winglets are awesome though (A330neo should be a looker)

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?
Replies: 32
Views: 1451

Re: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?

Not really. I don't even crave for IFE, maybe I'll watch a movie in a long flight. I usually just close my eyes and get some of my music with my iPod. Also, if the plane doesn't have a power outlet, I'm probably gonna dry the battery before my arrival (I don't have a tablet).

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Turkish 747-8i order
Replies: 93
Views: 25775

Re: Possible Turkish 747-8i order

22 posts and generally everyone agrees? What happened to Airliners? To be contrarian, there has been a suggestion that the UPS deal was a sweetheart deal to keep the line open into the 20's in the hopes of ending the run with a last burst of sales for freighters replacing aging -400's. Is there a s...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 125
Views: 7222

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

A flight to LAX from EZE would be nice. Not because of Los Angeles itself (I think I'd hate visiting that city) but because of proximity to SFO (now that's a place I'd like to go) and because it's the logical stop before going to Hawaii (always wanted to go there).

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 7327

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

Damn, no.3! why you not on aircraft?????

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite/Best airline names
Replies: 8
Views: 1438

Favourite/Best airline names

So this other thread http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1369795 made me think of which airline names I like the most. I love names which are actually acronyms but have become a name of its own. I'm talking about Qantas, Avianca, Varig, Sabena, even Conviasa. Hell, they are not ev...

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by AtomicGarden
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?
Replies: 24
Views: 7330

Re: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?

777. I dislike A350/787 style nose. A330/A340//777 are the best looking long haulers. Also, 77W is very imposing!

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by AtomicGarden
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Top 10 topics on airliners.net
Replies: 15
Views: 3476

Re: Top 10 topics on airliners.net

What about "Air France employees to strike on xx/xx"?

The worst kind of topics for me, are fleet repaints. Why would anyone be interested on a list of repainted frames?

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buenos Aires AEP just closed, aircraft off the runway
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Re: Buenos Aires AEP just closed, aircraft off the runway

Closed from 1850 until around 2100. Nice mess.

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should SAS update or change its livery?
Replies: 16
Views: 1068

Re: Should SAS update or change its livery?

As long as they keep the grey fuselage, I don't mind them doing something to spice up their image.

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested
Replies: 58
Views: 13093

Re: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested

Interesting. I didn't realize "old" pricing that was being upheld. That being the case the prices are very competitive. Is it still normal practice for non-residents to be charged roughly double what locals are charged? A few years ago I flew a fair bit in the country and consistently was...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested
Replies: 58
Views: 13093

Re: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested

I wish these folks luck but I'm not sure how this is going to go. There was an article in Clarin last week that suggested newcomer carriers would be forced to price on par with the lowest offered prices of AR. Taking the low cost part of a low cost carrier away doesn't really leave them a lot of ro...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Argentina: list of additional routes requested
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Avianca Argentina: list of additional routes requested

This A0 won't start all of these in the near future if not ever right? (Also, if you can only have 30 frecuencias mensuales, ¿teienes que saltar un día en meses con 31 días?) Well, check this out https://www.infoviajera.com/2017/08/fijada-la-proxima-audiencia-publica-mamma-mia-los-destinos/ some co...

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by AtomicGarden
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?
Replies: 68
Views: 20708

Re: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?

If I put it to you in this way. If an E190 costs $5800 per hour and an A320 $7900.On a 2 hour flight, Let's say each seat averages about $200 in revenue, but the E190 can only take 100Y vs 168Y on the A320. The E190 (if full) will cost $11600 and generates max $20000. The A320 (if full) will cost $...

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best looking livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3599

Re: Best looking livery

I love Etihad's tail and in particular those little pillows they serve in J.

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by AtomicGarden
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11382

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

I cant believe it took until the second page for this response! I was scrolling looking for this response, and hoping nobody had made it. I think people need to chill out a bit when it comes to stereotypes. They are often more fun than harmful, in particular in this case I never took too serious th...

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by AtomicGarden
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 11395

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

He said US No, he only gave US examples With new service at OAK and SJC in the last year, does that give the Bay Area the distinction of being the only region with three International airports? NYC has three but only JFK and EWR are Int'l, DC has three, but only IAD and BWI are Int'l. There are man...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia cancels Caracas flight July 30 (updated)
Replies: 28
Views: 7330

Re: Iberia cancels Caracas flight July 30 (updated)

On a related note, AR cancelled next saturdays flight (only weekly flight to CCS). I don't know nothing, but it's probably just a mather of time...

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by AtomicGarden
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 11395

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Uhhhh... London? Milan? He said US No, he only gave US examples With new service at OAK and SJC in the last year, does that give the Bay Area the distinction of being the only region with three International airports? NYC has three but only JFK and EWR are Int'l, DC has three, but only IAD and BWI ...

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