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by AntonioMartin
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 13403

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

How about Air Algerie? Aeroflot is also getting a bit old....who else.....I dont know when was the last time Loganair updated heir livery...some of those smaller airlines dont update it too much either since I guess they are less noted by the public? Oh and DHL and UPS their liveries are also gettin...

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Re: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?

Depending on agreements with the U.S. and/or Canada, they could, yes. Iran Air can fly to JFK, I believe, for diplomatic & U.N. traffic, if needed, mostly if a top-level leader is traveling on official business. But direct passenger service is prohibited, I believe. Iraqi Airways might be able ...

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by AntonioMartin
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Air Algerie
Replies: 10
Views: 2611

Re: The future of Air Algerie

Thanks guys!

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by AntonioMartin
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Re: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?

Depending on agreements with the U.S. and/or Canada, they could, yes. Iran Air can fly to JFK, I believe, for diplomatic & U.N. traffic, if needed, mostly if a top-level leader is traveling on official business. But direct passenger service is prohibited, I believe. Iraqi Airways might be able ...

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by AntonioMartin
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Air Algerie
Replies: 10
Views: 2611

The future of Air Algerie

Just having read Air Algerie is close to- joining Sky Team i wondered what does thei future look like? If they indeed joined ST.....maybe JFK? What do you people think?

Thanks! God bless!

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1140

Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

All of them...I had a chance to be on one of Virgin America's last flights but came with high blood pressure the day of the flight and was ordered not to fly by the dr. ...grrr

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Re: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?

In Iran's case, Los Angeles would be about the top of the list for O&D. But they would probably want to hit up anything big for the India disapora... So DC, IAH, DFW, SFO etc... That makes sense, but LAX..range wise these days planes are flying longer and longer ah? Just a few years ago, the Qa...

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by AntonioMartin
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Re: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?

In Iran's case, Los Angeles would be about the top of the list for O&D. But they would probably want to hit up anything big for the India disapora... So DC, IAH, DFW, SFO etc... That makes sense, but LAX..range wise these days planes are flying longer and longer ah? Just a few years ago, the Qa...

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Question about Iran Air and iraqi Airways?

Hi! I was wondering, with their fleet, if they desired to or in Iran Air's case, were allowed to fly to all of the Americas, which cities could both Iran Air and Iraqi Airways fly to and also if there were any cities that would make any sense for any of those two to fly to in the Americas? I imagine...

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 176
Views: 35055

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

It's been stated many times in the thread already that the CRAF planes will not be flying into Afghanistan . USAF will ferry evacuees out of Afghanistan and then they'll transfer to CRAF flights to get to the US. Ohh ok I didn't read that part.... But still why 4 of United? And not 3 like the other...

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1966

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

petertenthije wrote:
The ones I have done are EWR-DTW-AMS, IAD-DTW-AMS and EWR-FRA-AMS.
The first time to get a DC-9.
The second one to do some spotting at DTW.
The third to get a 747.

Best was the first, because DC-9s are cool. :)

Indeed..compared to a 727, very smooth flying (I flew both types)

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 176
Views: 35055

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

I wonder...why 4 United and 3 of the other airlines? Why not just 3 each or 4 each or is it because they needed 13 aircraft specifically? Also what if some crazy Taliban sees a US airplane and decides to attack it?? It's been stated many times in the thread already that the CRAF planes will not be ...

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 176
Views: 35055

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

I wonder...why 4 United and 3 of the other airlines? Why not just 3 each or 4 each or is it because they needed 13 aircraft specifically?

Also what if some crazy Taliban sees a US airplane and decides to attack it??

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1966

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

What is self-connecting??? It's a one-stop flight on two different tickets. For example let's say I want to get from Amsterdam to San Francisco for cheap. FrenchBee has a cheap flight from Paris Orly to San Francisco but Paris is not Amsterdam. FrenchBee does not offer Amsterdam so you would say th...

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by AntonioMartin
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1966

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

What is self-connecting???

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: George Cearley has "flown west"
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: George Cearley has "flown west"

RIP

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187103

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

So according to the link posted above, it seems like there are people on the tarmac meaning security protocol no longer exists. Also, why is the Kam Air cabin all dark? I saw a photo with people ON TOP of a Kam Air A340... Desperate times...my prayers are with the innocents of Afghanistan. (also wi...

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Launching 23 Brand New Routes
Replies: 35
Views: 6854

Re: Avianca Launching 23 Brand New Routes

Impressive! Congratulations to Avianca for organizing and getting this going. Now keeping it going, that's another thing. I hope it works. Side note: Avianca and Viasa have always been my favorite names in aviation. I absolutely love the way they roll off the tongue, almost like female names. At le...

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight
Replies: 81
Views: 18402

Re: 18 Orthodox Jewish Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight

Perhaps I could offer my point of view. I am agnostic and probably to be honest a non-believer. For me, all religions are quite silly. That is my personal point of view. And that is as legitimate as saying that you believe in xyz-God doing xyz- on this earth of ours. That said, I have no problem wi...

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10794

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

I think Afghani aviation will more or less stay as is. I mean it's not like Afghanistan thrived under US occupation. Kabul needs foreign support and they are most likely going to get it from China and in return they give them access to the country's mineral wealth. I can see Ariana get that Chinese...

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight
Replies: 81
Views: 18402

Re: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight

As a journalist I have one question - What is the point of highlighting "Orthodox" and "Jewish" in the article? Does that add to the objectivity or help the story in any way? I always thought orthodox is a different branch of the religion maybe? Like Catholics and Protestants, S...

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan Am and Scarface- a comparison
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: Pan Am and Scarface- a comparison

:) Thanks guys!

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 Unruly Teenage Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight
Replies: 81
Views: 18402

Re: 18 Orthodox Jewish Girls barred from boarding a DL Flight

Kicking someone off a plane because they responded to a request to switch seats? Good Grief. I've switched seats often so other people could sit together, and once we asked another if they would switch so my wife and I could sit together. That's standard practice. There's a rule against that? I'd l...

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2654

Re: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?

LachieTheMaddog wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:
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This is the first time I've ever seen people discuss Brisbane Airport so much, it's so interesting to read different people's opinions on BNE!

Perhaps cause of the Olympics... :)

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan Am L-1011-500 and DC-10 routes?
Replies: 19
Views: 2993

Re: Pan Am L-1011-500 and DC-10 routes?

I saw the Dc-10s at San Juan all the time. They flew from MIA..

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan Am and Scarface- a comparison
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Pan Am and Scarface- a comparison

I saw Scarface the 1983 version, again today and it hit me: Scarface and Pan Am, the airline that advertises on it heavily, really had some comparisons, like parallel stories! To boot: Scarface (Tony Montana) is based in Miami, as was Pan Am. Scarface came from Cuba to Miami, and Pan Am's first flig...

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF launching PTP-YUL/JFK
Replies: 60
Views: 9776

Re: AF launching PTP-YUL/JFK

robleroy121721 wrote:
AntonioMartin wrote:
At some point I think Air France used to fly PTP-SJU, when I was about 8 years old....

I miss those days :(


Me 2, me 2!

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF launching PTP-YUL/JFK
Replies: 60
Views: 9776

Re: AF launching PTP-YUL/JFK

At some point I think Air France used to fly PTP-SJU, when I was about 8 years old....

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 55
Views: 2269

Re: Favorite Song about aviation?

Im not ashamed to admit Im a big Menudo fan...grew up in Puerto Rico as a teen in the mid 80s and I wanted to audition for that band. Without further delay, here it is Lets Come Fly in Spanish, by Menudo..released when I was ten years old.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dckTOAlfyw4 Oh and Time for...

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by AntonioMartin
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 10316

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

Yikes, regulation is anti-competitive. But I'm all for re-regulation if it does the following only: increase seat pitch (34" in Economy), Regal Imperial Service for coach passengers on all flights over 2 1/2 hours, printed timetables using fabulous paper and ink (with route maps and itinerarie...

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 10316

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

Jetport wrote:
I'm surprised the thread on the Spirit meltdown was closed, merged and buried in the rarely visited "Travel, Polls & Preferences" thread.

That happens with all threads here. :D

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 66
Views: 4762

Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Kent350787 wrote:
Probably the DC-9 line. Given the 717 is still aregualr at my home port, I should just book before it goes.

None of the oldies - I've long been a nervous flyer, btu I've toured many.

Luckily I got both on the 9 and the 727!

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 66
Views: 4762

Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Three numbers..(and I know I still have a chance but considering how poor I am)....7.4.7.

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Motor-Sich and its Antonov An-24 (LWO-IEV)
Replies: 5
Views: 3589

Re: Motor-Sich and its Antonov An-24 (LWO-IEV)

When you wrote simple but beautiful, I thought you were talking about the woman getting on the plane! :)

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 55
Views: 2269

Re: Aviation Songs

There is a song by Rafaella Carra named Sin Ti which talks about a Vuelo 325 (flight 325) it was played in a movie named Explota Explota which has a beautiful shot of a Boeing 707 in Iberia's classic 70's globe livery!

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the airport near Olympic venue
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: Which is the airport near Olympic venue

The avenue is on the final approach of HND runway 22 (5km) Yeah that's really interesting...I hope there is more rowing on TV! :D The rescheduled Olympic Regatta is underway! The rowing competitions were shown in the USA on Wednesday, 28 July, and numerous aircraft could be heard overhead during th...

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2654

What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?

Well Brisbane being selected to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, with unpredictable situations like a new pandemic or airline bankruptcies not being counted, what new airlines can we expect to start service there in the next 11 years? Perhaps some Japan service? One of the big American three? More int...

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by AntonioMartin
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China Eastern MD-11 service to North America
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: China Eastern MD-11 service to North America

I do remember seeing a China Eastern Cargo taking off from LAX when I went to the beach in LA some 13 years ago (I was with my brother and his wife who were not aviation fans at all then, my brother now works for Alaska so he appreciates aviation more now, but back then, there was no way we'd hit th...

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by AntonioMartin
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the airport near Olympic venue
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: Which is the airport near Olympic venue

chunhimlai wrote:
The avenue is on the final approach of HND runway 22 (5km)

Yeah that's really interesting...I hope there is more rowing on TV! :D

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the airport near Olympic venue
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: Which is the airport near Olympic venue

Hi..watching the Olympic Games' rowing competition I clearly saw what looked like a Boeing 767 landing....does anyone have any idea what airport this was at? Thanks and God bless! Antonio Haneda is a stones throw from the Sea Forest Waterway, which is where rowing is taking place: https://goo.gl/ma...

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the airport near Olympic venue
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Which is the airport near Olympic venue

Hi..watching the Olympic Games' rowing competition I clearly saw what looked like a Boeing 767 landing....does anyone have any idea what airport this was at?

Thanks and God bless!
Antonio

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by AntonioMartin
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite Song about aviation?
Replies: 55
Views: 2269

Re: Aviation Songs

Also by Menudo: Si tu no Estas which in part says "Now our plane is about to leave"..and there is Magneto's "vuela Vuela"-Fly-Fly"

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3 crashed in Colombia July 8, 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 7932

Re: DC-3 crashed in Colombia July 8, 2021

Sad few days for aviation...RIP

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3 crashed in Colombia July 8, 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 7932

Re: DC-3 crashed in Colombia today

Yeah, I saw that one. They had some mud strip in the jungle with people, animals, children, drug traffickers, prostitutes and the army running around and fighting whilst ancient planes took off and landed continuously. It didn't look the slightest bit safe. I watched that video recently, and was lu...

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relaunch of Sun Air (Sudan)
Replies: 11
Views: 2460

Re: Relaunch of Sun Air

I wish them luck!

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto
Replies: 29
Views: 6862

Re: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto

Wait..so Bangladesh s Cat 2 so Biman cant fly to the US directly,...but isnt Mexico Cat 2 too? Cause Mexican airlines can fly to the US...Im confused! Category 2 means that all pre-existing services are preserved. So if a country is category 1 and has flights to the US, but then its category drops ...

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by AntonioMartin
Sun Jul 04, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto
Replies: 29
Views: 6862

Re: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto

Wait..so Bangladesh s Cat 2 so Biman cant fly to the US directly,...but isnt Mexico Cat 2 too? Cause Mexican airlines can fly to the US...Im confused!

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by AntonioMartin
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 110
Views: 20279

Re: Ravn Alaska going with Boeing 757 ETOPS and new subsidiary?

I actually read that Rven has a partnership with Alaska? That might help, no???

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by AntonioMartin
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 331
Views: 51878

Re: Austin (Texas) Aviation Thread - 2021

Things are picking up for DL in AUS. Showing 23 flights scheduled for today, Tuesday 3/2: ATL 6x A321 JFK 2x BCS1 DTW 1x BCS3, 1x BCS1, 1x E75S MSP 2x BCS1, 1x E170 SLC 1x A320, 1X BCS3, 1x BCS1 LAX 1x B738, 2x A319 BOS 1x BCS1 SEA 1x BCS1 RDU 1x E75S They should just say it "Austin is now one...

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