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by TryToFlySomeday
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 578
Views: 55705

Re: VS to start flights to Pakistan

This is great news! I'd use these routes myself but (A) none of these flights go to KHI and (B) I'm an AS elite member, so I'd rather fly BA than VS for the AS miles.

But in any case, thank you VS for investing in Pakistan! I wish you the best of luck in LHE and ISB!

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by TryToFlySomeday
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140907

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I don't know if anyone's been saying this, but my guess is someone has said this. Some people may be assuming that if AS vanishes at SEA because of DL's competition knocking them off, that AS has no hope. That's not entirely true, although with this pandemic it certainly looks grimmer. Remember, AS ...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kashmiris equate India's new domicile law with Israel's 'settler-colonial' project
Replies: 35
Views: 1885

Re: Kashmiris furious after India greenlights Israeli style settlements in Kashmir

It is easy to say the conflict is stupid when you don't know anyone who has been seriously injured because of it. My closest family friends live a few hours north of Lahore in the beautiful Neelum Valley and I used to visit them quite frequently until a few years ago as I always enjoyed going there...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?
Replies: 69
Views: 4018

Re: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?

Imagine being foolish enough to think India would hold its side of the table. They will take full advantage of a peace agreement to annex the whole of Kashmir the next day. As Iran's FM Zarif eloquently says, appeasement does not work in an environment of mutual distrust. If you can count on one th...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?
Replies: 69
Views: 4018

Re: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?

Can we just agree that India and Pakistan need to sign a climate change agreement and a nuclear arms control deal, and call Kashmir disputed? Imagine being foolish enough to think India would hold its side of the table. They will take full advantage of a peace agreement to annex the whole of Kashmi...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?
Replies: 69
Views: 4018

Re: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?

Can we just agree that India and Pakistan need to sign a climate change agreement and a nuclear arms control deal, and call Kashmir disputed?

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by TryToFlySomeday
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140907

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Did not expect SEA-BLR. I was betting on PHL-DEL.

Anyways, I’m glad AS and AA are partners again, I live in ORD and I’m an AS member so this is great news for me

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by TryToFlySomeday
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to help my future-cousin-in-law's relatives get from DEL to MSN
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Trying to help my future-cousin-in-law's relatives get from DEL to MSN

[quote=“StormRider”]If you do not mind a 2 stopper and you are so bothered by AI reputation , DEL-AMS-MSP-MSN seems good (KLM and DL)[/quote] I wouldn’t mind a 2 stopper but this isn’t me who’s traveling. It’s my soon-to-be cousin-in-law’s relatives. I don’t know if they’d want a 2 stop [quote=“debo...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3431

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Only two: Virgin America and Continental.

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to help my future-cousin-in-law's relatives get from DEL to MSN
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Trying to help my future-cousin-in-law's relatives get from DEL to MSN

They're not flying into MSN directly because it's expensive (the only option I believe to MSN is DEL-EWR-MSN on UA), but I'm advising my future-cousin-in-law on how to get his relatives from DEL to MSN via either MKE or ORD. What'd you do? I presented them with either AC or AI; with AC flying into M...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?
Replies: 69
Views: 4018

Re: How would you solve the Kashmir conflict?

Well there are many ways to approach this problem, its just that people in BOTH countries are narrowminded. How’d I solve it? Well first off, they have to acknowledge Kashmir is not India’s or Pakistan’s — it’s currently DISPUTED. Until they recognize that status, nothing will be solved. Kashmir sho...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to Delta’s Dakar flight?
Replies: 20
Views: 4160

Re: What happened to Delta’s Dakar flight?

sonicruiser wrote:
I recall Delta used to have an Atlanta-Dakar flight some years ago, what happened to it?

DL’s DKR flight now departs from JFK.

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by TryToFlySomeday
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24147

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

Any betters on ORD-ISB or KHI? AA won't fly there anytime soon. They can't even make DEL, across the border and a market much larger, work from ORD. Not to mention that U.S. airlines have security concerns about Pakistan, unfortunately. I could see AC make a jab at Pakistan in the 2030s, but only i...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4375

Re: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020

ORD would be nice, but JFK seems more likely

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by TryToFlySomeday
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India threatens to invade Pakistan's Azad Kashmir
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: India threatens to invade Pakistan's Azad Kashmir

And oh, you want to protest real racism and religious bigotry? Go to Islamabad and try being a Hindu or Christian or Jew. I dare you. You’ll be dead before sundown. Cut the crap about Pakistan being some secular paradise. Pakistan is a failed Islamo-fascist state that has caused trouble for 70 plus...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India threatens to invade Pakistan's Azad Kashmir
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: India threatens to invade Pakistan's Azad Kashmir

Indian aggression on the rise as Modi increasingly wants a war with Pakistan. First off, can we please fight hate with love? Much more effective than fighting hate with...well, more hate. The problem I have with a lot of my fellow Pakistanis, is that they fight India with hatred. That plays right i...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights
Replies: 60
Views: 15866

Re: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights

Would've rather seen this 5th freedom start from ORD since SQ'll probably not come back to ORD anytime soon

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 15029

Re: Etihad to the rescue? Again?

Vadodara: This CAPA link has a better table. AI is expected to lose $500 million of the $600 million in expected losses for Indian aviation: https://www.thehindu.com/business/airlines-may-fly-into-a-600-mn-loss-capa/article30382780.ece/amp/ SpiceJet is entering long haul. I doubt the brutal competi...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did your country get better or worse in the last decade?
Replies: 70
Views: 2792

Re: Did your country get better or worse in the last decade?

Live in the U.S. though my parents are of Pakistani descent. So would my country be the U.S. or Pakistan? :P Um, I'll just assume the U.S. since that's what's legally assumed. Anyways, it got worse. Trump "joked" about extending term limits 6 times through 2018 and 2019. Look, Trump I disa...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India planning attack on Pakistan to divert attention from protests; cuts border fence and moves missiles into Kashmir
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: India planning attack on Pakistan to divert attention from protests; cuts border fence and moves missiles into Kashm

India should avoid moving their missiles to Pakistan, and Pakistan should do the same. A war must be prevented at all costs. You are talking about hundreds of millions of lives lost on both sides of the border, and possibly an aftermath of radicalization of 900,000 Mirpuri Britishers in the West

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BBC: Vast pro-Indian propaganda network exposed
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: BBC: Vast pro-Indian propaganda network exposed

Landed on the front page of BBC this morning. Hardly surprising. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-50749764 Yes I saw that a while ago. It’s important to distinguish this was done by individuals in India, not the government themselves. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if the government appr...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 165560

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

changyou wrote:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/delta-air-lines-to-start-direct-india-flights-has-signed-pact-with-vistara/articleshow/72882457.cms
Inter line with Vistara and Air India.

My relative will be thrilled to hear that!

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by TryToFlySomeday
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28800

Re: British Airways next US target

The "leakage" has always been a highly overrated thing on a.net. Unless you're in some small city/large town (i.e. the like of FWA or SBN in Indiana) with relatively limited amount of flight option (thus more expensive tickets), you just fly from your local airport, period. I've been sayi...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BBC: Vast pro-Indian propaganda network exposed
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: BBC: Vast pro-Indian propaganda network exposed

^^Its quite funny how in the west, the Indians are always hanging out with the Pakistanis. But it also makes sense. They look the same (at least compared to, say a Chinese or a white), they eat similar food, they watch similar movies, ect. The only thing really keeping them apart in South Asia is p...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 4027

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

On a more important note, we should get back on topic. I dragged us a bit off topic earlier Is it really off topic, if I understand a part of the new law, it is to offer protection to non-muslims who may be or have been persecuted in the majority muslim nations bordering India, Pakistan is a neighb...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 4027

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

The United States is considering sanctions on the Home Minister Amit Shah. Hopefully sanctions will be extended against the PM Modi, some cabinet ministers and the RSS for their role in this attempt to undermine the constitution and stage a coup. As a minimum, their bank accounts in US/EU must be b...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 4027

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

The United States is considering sanctions on the Home Minister Amit Shah. Hopefully sanctions will be extended against the PM Modi, some cabinet ministers and the RSS for their role in this attempt to undermine the constitution and stage a coup. As a minimum, their bank accounts in US/EU must be b...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BBC: Vast pro-Indian propaganda network exposed
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: BBC: Vast pro-Indian propaganda network exposed

Landed on the front page of BBC this morning. Hardly surprising. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-50749764 Yes I saw that a while ago. It’s important to distinguish this was done by individuals in India, not the government themselves. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if the government appr...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Afghanistan
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: Afghanistan

The U.S. should read a history book - the Russians couldn't conquer Afghanistan, neither could Britain. What makes the U.S. think they'll have any luck there?

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by TryToFlySomeday
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United vs American, the old rivalry
Replies: 25
Views: 5995

Re: United vs American, the old rivalry

AS all the way. They give better earning rates than AA/UA would combined It is true that AS is higher than AA or USA, but not really saying much compared to Delta First three quarters of 2019 at Operating Profit/Operating Revenue $0,000 (not at net income) 19.1% Allegiant Air $249,558 / $1,307,373 ...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from Detroit to Middle East
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Detroit to middle east flights

Only TK has a chance, cause their business model for U.S. ops does not solely rely on Indians and Pakistanis. As I said, I know people in my own family from DTW willing to drive to ORD/YYZ to fly to Pakistan on EK/EY/QR (or in the case of PK, YYZ solely). Beyond business model, it's IST geographica...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United vs American, the old rivalry
Replies: 25
Views: 5995

Re: United vs American, the old rivalry

AS all the way. They give better earning rates than AA/UA would combined

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by TryToFlySomeday
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 4027

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

Your first statement itself is wrong and not based on facts. So all your "analysis' following that is bunkum. There are millions of bangladeshi muslims immigrants in India, mainly for economic reasons. Over the last 30 years, almost 40% of Assam's districts have become muslim majority, mainly ...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 4027

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

India is the homeland of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. A right of return for every person of those faiths who faces persecution on the basis of that faith is completely rational. If India wants to do that, more power to them, but then they lose any claim of being a secular state True, ca...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America vs India
Replies: 87
Views: 4048

Re: America vs India

You liked his post because it catered to all your prejudices. Unless you are a Indian who stays in India, your post is of zero value. Well that’s not saying much since most Indians would rather die than ever criticize or admit India’s problems. I would give a lot more weight to an international opi...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's lower House passes controversial citizenship bill
Replies: 82
Views: 4027

Re: India passes law creating religious test for migrants, bans Muslim migrants from acquiring citizenship

If India truly wanted to protect minorities from Pakistan, they’d include the Ahmadiyya faith and Shia Muslims in that list. The fact that they didn’t shows a tad bit of ignorance.

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by TryToFlySomeday
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18110

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Vistara rules out non-stop flights to the US as the CEO indicates that they will fly the 787-9 only to destinations that are "within 11 hours of flying time". https://www.ndtv.com/business/vistara-announces-new-flights-plans-to-add-more-aircraft-new-destinations-check-routes-2141486 That'...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Americans, not the British, colonized India?
Replies: 29
Views: 2048

Re: What if Americans, not the British, colonized India?

As a Pakistani, I wonder if we would have gotten a separate state under America. Since I don't know the answer to that, despite all British misgivings, I am happy that Britain granted us a separate state from India and wouldn't have it any other way. As a Pakistani living IN America, I could say th...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from Detroit to Middle East
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Detroit to middle east flights

What do you think of the viability of Emirates launching DXB-DTW? Or any of the middle eastern airlines launching Detroit flights (due to Dearborn being heavily populated by middle eastern people)? Other than Royal Jordanian's AMM-DTW route More likely TK will connect DTW-IST than EK, QR, EY coming...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from Detroit to Middle East
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Detroit to middle east flights

What do you think of the viability of Emirates launching DXB-DTW? Or any of the middle eastern airlines launching Detroit flights (due to Dearborn being heavily populated by middle eastern people)? Other than Royal Jordanian's AMM-DTW route More likely TK will connect DTW-IST than EK, QR, EY coming...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Americans, not the British, colonized India?
Replies: 29
Views: 2048

Re: What if Americans, not the British, colonized India?

As a Pakistani, I wonder if we would have gotten a separate state under America. Since I don't know the answer to that, despite all British misgivings, I am happy that Britain granted us a separate state from India and wouldn't have it any other way. As a Pakistani living IN America, I could say th...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route
Replies: 80
Views: 13314

Re: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route

DEL and BOM should be added to the list of Asian cities where US3 fly. Maybe just BOM. UA and DL have BOM in common, while only UA flies to DEL. Meanwhile, don’t see a reason to add SIN when only UA flies there So United doesn’t count??? Why is that? It’s not UA that doesn’t count. It’s just that U...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route
Replies: 80
Views: 13314

Re: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route

Of course flights to Philippines is low yielding. Flights to all of Asia is low yielding thanks to CN3. When you can fly in business to MNL from NYC for $2500 round trip on CA, there is only so much the competition can charge. Having a few people only flying DL to MNL isn't suddenly going to make t...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 4452

Re: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020

Isn't the westbound stop in Europe obligatory because of US security concerns? I believe Ethiopian is in the same category. It was obligatory because TSA was not allowed to do screening in Pakistan themselves. TSA has visited ISB and KHI earlier this year, so I believe the westbound stop will be dr...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 4452

Re: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020

Why is there need for this flight if they have an interline agreement with AC? Someone can for example do LHE-YYZ-LGA/EWR instead of flying into annoying JFK. US preclearance is also a breeze compared to customs at JFK. Probably because whoever thought of this “brilliant” idea to fly into JFK again...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 4452

Re: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020

If I were PIA, I would look to launch ISB/LHE - JFK via a stop in Birmingham (BHX) or Manchester (MAN). PIA already serve these 2 destinations and giving a JFK tag could secure fifth freedom traffic and filling planes. Birmingham doesn't have a New York route and this could be a way to serve NYC PK...

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by TryToFlySomeday
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 4452

Re: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020

KingB123 wrote:
I'd rather they didn't and sort their planes and financial mess first before doing this.

I agree, but often what happens with PK is they put the Pakistani community over financial stability. That trend can be seen in SKT, LHE, ISB and especially KHI. (Routes like CDG and YYZ)

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by TryToFlySomeday
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 4452

Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020

https://arynews.tv/en/pia-pakistan-us-direct-flights/

According to this article, nonstop flights to JFK from Pakistan will likely start April 2020.
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https://arynews.tv/en/pia-pakistan-us-direct-flights/

According to this article, nonstop flights to JFK from Pakistan will likely start April 2020.

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by TryToFlySomeday
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America vs India
Replies: 87
Views: 4048

Re: America vs India

Well I can’t say much as I’m not allowed to go to India, even on my U.S. passport (they will reject my visa due to my parents and grandparents’ links to Pakistan, even though I do have relatives on my father’s side in India). But from what I’ve heard, India is safer than Pakistan for everyone: white...

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