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by AASAP777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57736

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Alright, already in the first clause that sentence is not clear, "I definitely think AA has conceded the Int'l market (especially Asia) to their partners, UA, and foreign carriers and will instead focus on domestic operations out of ORD. " Here is from AA website list of AA "partner ...

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by AASAP777
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa adds Madrid-Panamá
Replies: 17
Views: 2724

Re: Air Europa adds Madrid-Panamá

Congratulations to PTY! Second city for UX in Central America. The weekly frequency to SAP works great (a much smaller market that doesn't need that much flights), so if they want the same kind of success in PTY with 5 weekly, they should find some sort of deal with CM for codesharing to SJO, MGA, a...

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by AASAP777
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS
Replies: 18
Views: 5904

Re: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS

Why does a man want to go from Caracas to Merida in the landing gear? Things are pretty dire in Venezuela right now. Lots of people are trying to get out any way they can. Yes, but Mérida is IN Venezuela. And reasonably remote relative to a border to get out. So is an odd one. Not that remote. 239 ...

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by AASAP777
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS
Replies: 18
Views: 5904

Re: Man falls to his death from an MD80 taking off from CCS

Un hombre aún no identificado cayó este martes en la pista de aterrizaje del aeropuerto de Maiquetía, esto al momento que un avión de la aerolínea Láser despegaba con destino a Mérida. El incidente se registró alrededor de las 9 am y según fuentes periodísticas, se trataba de un sujeto que se montó...

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by AASAP777
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48088

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

INFINITI329 wrote:
Cebo29 wrote:
The fact that nobody died in this accident is a real miracle.......Praying did.......work!


Prayers didnt save lives...



Neither does high tech stuff....when it's your day, it's your day.

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by AASAP777
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and bag fees
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: US3 and bag fees

Stupid question: does any of the US3 still allow one checked bag for free? Or is there a fee from bag 1? There are multiple answers to this question and it all depends on the type of passenger, where you are flying and/or the payment method. Regular passengers not affiliated with loyalty programs o...

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by AASAP777
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27156

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

And you’re bending over backward for a one sided twitter post. Yes, that's right - I choose to empathize with the person who says they have experienced discrimination. 100%. Every day. He’s the only one claiming discrimination. I have no empathy for him because it makes zero sense that an Alaska Ai...

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by AASAP777
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48088

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

My cousin flew on this aircraft on Saturday when it did the MEX-SAP-MEX run. He told me (his words, not mine, nor an official statement), that he saw what appeared to be "leaks" on the plane's wings prior to take off from MEX (he doesn't know about aviation, but he was indeed on board). Co...

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by AASAP777
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa

AF/KL codes on MAD-SAP-MAD possible then.

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by AASAP777
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27156

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

These kind of entertainment news, its public reaction, law suits are only going to get worse day after day. I don't think we, the social animals, can/will ever come up with an even code to satisfy their desire of public exhibition (including power, homophobia, thirst to display their sexual desires...

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by AASAP777
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27156

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

Sometimes the instances of discrimination could be exaggerated. Having been an airline employee myself (and who sort of knows how things go on an oversold flight), it is pretty feasible that things might these can happen. Bad service from the airline? It could be, and this is deserves to be thorough...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13676

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

I think neither UX or IB have the 242t A330-200. And IIRC, IB's in the middle of phasing out the A340. Or is it only the A340-300? Just the 300s, which are already gone. The 600s have been refitted with Y+ and will fly 3-7 years minimum depending on who you ask to. IB’s new A330s are indeed 242t, n...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13676

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Also, Manila, Hagåtña, El Aaiún/Laayoune, and a few cities in the Pacific Ocean have been capital since of Spanish Empire provinces, but the connections are sparse between them today. Is La Paz just a smaller market than Santa Cruz or is there a physical impediment to service? Basically because of ...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12766

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

juanchito wrote:
Starting november 19. Volaris will add the following routes using A319.
GUA-TIJ
SAL-TIJ
Both routes will be 3 weekly
Quite interesting that AV didn't seem to look into SAL-TIJ.[/quote]



Boy, never saw this coming! BTW, how about the rumors of Volaris entering the Honduran market? Any news?

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12766

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

By the way, I didn't know about the mentioned flights landing in Roatan from Italy. From Milan as non-stop flights ? Frequencies ? Equipments ? I could be wrong, but the sole runway in the island don't seem too large to accomodate to any long-haul plane comfortably. Regards. They operated with 767s...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13676

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

I think La Paz and Tegucigalpa are the only capitals of the former Spanish Empire in the Americas with no nonstops to Madrid, however, covered through both Santa Cruz de la Sierra and my home town San Pedro Sula. Also, Manila, Hagåtña, El Aaiún/Laayoune, and a few cities in the Pacific Ocean have b...

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12766

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Yes UX has at least extended their service to April 2018, but I am positive they will stay for good as this flight has been a success. All flights have been overbooked since September and they are looking solid for SAP. Hope they add another frequency! Well, those are great news! Probably they will...

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 63
Views: 13676

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

I think La Paz and Tegucigalpa are the only capitals of the former Spanish Empire in the Americas with no nonstops to Madrid, however, covered through both Santa Cruz de la Sierra and my home town San Pedro Sula.

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12766

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

landing in SAP at 4:00am. . I did not realize that was the arrival time. thats horrible. one gets off the plane like a zombie. Costs associated with the flight must be high though. I presume that they deadhead crew in and out via SAL or MIA. A second frequency would go a long way to solving that is...

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12766

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

landing in SAP at 4:00am.[/quote]. I did not realize that was the arrival time. thats horrible. one gets off the plane like a zombie. Costs associated with the flight must be high though. I presume that they deadhead crew in and out via SAL or MIA. A second frequency would go a long way to solving ...

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12766

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

only thing left for IB in the isthmus is SAP really. Does anyone know if Air Europa is bringing back the SAP MAD next year? Yes UX has at least extended their service to April 2018, but I am positive they will stay for good as this flight has been a success. All flights have been overbooked since S...

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12766

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

only thing left for IB in the isthmus is SAP really. Does anyone know if Air Europa is bringing back the SAP MAD next year? Apparently, it should be coming back. The flight has been a moderate success. I guess one weekly frequency has worked fine with them, and probably considering increasing up to...

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12766

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

IB just added Managua (via GUA) Does this mean that one the days IB doesn't fly to SAL it will fly to MGA? Considering that on the other reply they implied GUA would have daily IB departures. So this leaves IB to most of Spanish-speaking Central America except HN (taken now by UX), unless when Palm...

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by AASAP777
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 12766

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Hola a todos! I was wondering where this thread was.... Good to know it's alive! Probably I might share with you the latest of aviation in Honduras. I used to just watch the forum and this thread, and now that I'm able finally to post, I'll let you guys know! BTW, congratulations to the Ticos and Ca...

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by AASAP777
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota
Replies: 17
Views: 3896

Re: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota

Just check their forecast. "Hot" does not apply to Bogotá:

High for today at 17 C and the low at 7 C. I found that rather cold for Latin American standards, however, we know it's due to the altitude.

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 8838

Re: Any smoking flights still?

:flamed: I remember the first time I flew to Europe on IB from MAD to MIA on the way back. The back of the plane was really foggy! Also, my flight back from training with AA MIA-SAP. The domestic flights were already non-smoking, so DFW-MIA was smokeless, but, my, as a non-rev got the last seat avai...

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota
Replies: 17
Views: 3896

Re: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota

Will it be nonstop to CDG? The 789 must take quite the a weight penalty then. KL flies via CTG on the way back for a reason... Just what I thought. Would it be nonstop (without cargo at all), or will it be nonstop with payload penalties from BOG to CDG? Still, a very nice aircraft to spot for the b...

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 35043

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Probably I can see, in my home turf, the SAP-FLL becoming daily to become a stronger competitor for AV and AA (who go to MIA, however, FLL is a choice for the price sensitive market here in Honduras). The SAP-IAH market has managed to stay and giving UA a hard time on that route, even with a frequen...

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by AASAP777
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19741

Re: AA's new branding

As a former AAer who worked 15 years with iconic AA with the eagle in between and flew on bare metal 72S, MD-11s, 777s, 757s, 738s and 763s, I guess it was time to join the 21st Century. My only grudge is still the tail, but, like they say, it is a profit making company, not an aesthetic delight thi...

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19796

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

After losing the war from JFK to NRT/HND, I guess with a bigger hub at PHL it would work better to Japan from the East Coast for AA.

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-FCO/AMS Performance
Replies: 21
Views: 4432

Re: DFW-FCO/AMS Performance

Those of you who are inside AA: when are 763s scheduled to finally be removed from transatlantic service? Or are they staying for a while flying across the pond?

I thought they were confined to Hawaii and South America missions.

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO
Replies: 40
Views: 6316

Re: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO

If AV ever opens SFO-BOG, it will simplify transfers from South America to one stop instead of two. Remember that currently the only gateway to SFO for AV is SAL and this requires two plane changes on either BOG or LIM and SAL, however CM does the job nicely through PTY. GRU-SFO for me is ruled out ...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route
Replies: 13
Views: 3620

Re: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route

I remember AA started operating to SNN in the late 2000s, but from BOS. Wouldn't it be redundant with DUB's seasonal service from ORD? AA flies SNN today from PHl (which also has DUB service). That being said I don't see ORD getting SNN service on AA. I knew the PHL flight to SNN was seasonal, as w...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO
Replies: 40
Views: 6316

Re: Rumour: LATAM to return to SFO

:thumbsup: Agree!

simpv wrote:
Will AV ever start SFO-BOG? Given that they are trying to expand (particularly in Brazil), there is no non-stop service to South America from SFO, and SFO is a *A hub, it seems like a natural addition.

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route
Replies: 13
Views: 3620

Re: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route

I remember AA started operating to SNN in the late 2000s, but from BOS. Wouldn't it be redundant with DUB's seasonal service from ORD?

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces PHL-SAT/DSM/MSN/OMA
Replies: 27
Views: 5521

Re: AA Announces PHL-SAT/DSM/MSN/OMA

sw733 wrote:
Crown Jewel, baby. Crown Jewel.

Great to see.


That's epic!! :lol:

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11649

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

NK FLL-SAP MAY 0.7>0.9 NK IAH-SAP MAR 0.4>0.6 Boy, it seems my fellow Hondurans are making NK successful. The IAH-SAP route is the only one left from NK's Central American adventure from IAH (GUA/SAL/MGA/SJO came together with SAP and all of them folded) and the FLL flight is getting to close to bec...

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM increasing services to Colombia
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: KLM increasing services to Colombia

I might assume CTG is a very touristic location, but the stop on the way back might be related to Bogotá's altitude?

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9515

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

But there is service to NZ. Fair enough, I was thinking of Oceania as a region, which does include AU+NZ+others. Of course New Zealand is in Oceania. I would like to ask your detractors, those who think that your argument is "a stretch" as well as those that only count Australia as a &quo...

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by AASAP777
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency services delay @ PTY, pax dies waiting for assistance on board
Replies: 25
Views: 6192

Re: Emergency services delay @ PTY, pax dies waiting for assistance on board

When it's your time, it's your time. Back when MX was around, there was this flight from CCS to MEX. As it was cruising close to Central America, one of the passengers started feeling ill. The pilot immediately made the call and landed in the closest airport (LCE). LCE is a mainly Honduran domestic ...

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by AASAP777
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7702

Re: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family

Exactly how many cabins does Airbus currently offer for the A320? I am talking fresh out of the factory, not retrofits available from third parties. Depending on the airlines' requests. For instance, when TA started taking deliveries of the A320, they were only single cabin planes, just as B6's. Th...

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by AASAP777
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7702

Re: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family

Exactly how many cabins does Airbus currently offer for the A320? I am talking fresh out of the factory, not retrofits available from third parties. Depending on the airlines' requests. For instance, when TA started taking deliveries of the A320, they were only single cabin planes, just as B6's. Th...

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by AASAP777
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Brazil-Northeast international routes
Replies: 13
Views: 1977

Re: Future of Brazil-Northeast international routes

AA dropped service to REC and SSA about 2 years ago at the height of the Brazilian recession and Zika. Would like to see them reinstate those cities but with the 757s on the way out, I doubt it... If AA was thinking about the A321LR, then REC and SSA could stand a chance for a comeback. Meantime, I...

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by AASAP777
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LACSA Fleet question
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: LACSA Fleet question

As a far as I remember, they used to operate Boeing 727s. Prior to merging to TACA, they started flying the A320, and later added the 737. Lacsa used to be very big in SAP with two daily flights to SJO, and flights from SAP to CUN with continuing services to, MSY, JFK and even to LAX, which I flew o...

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by AASAP777
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela ceases flight operations
Replies: 22
Views: 3554

Re: Venezuela's Aeropostal Ceased Operations

True about CM and AM, however, could they compete if left alone against these monsters that catch a lot of North-South traffic? AM, for starters, does not have that much of a network in the region, as a flag carrier, it has special emphasis in Mexico, while CM does have an impressive network connec...

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by AASAP777
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4342

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

Mainline or American Eagle to BUF? I remember when I used to work for AA that people hated having to take a detour to ORD in order to reach BUF after connecting in MIA. Maybe this route will stick around. E75 by Republic RT for $437 with a dummy booking for three days after Christmas. Thanks! I gu...

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by AASAP777
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4342

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

Mainline or American Eagle to BUF? I remember when I used to work for AA that people hated having to take a detour to ORD in order to reach BUF after connecting in MIA. Maybe this route will stick around.

As of RSW, I thought AA was still serving it.

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by AASAP777
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela ceases flight operations
Replies: 22
Views: 3554

Re: Venezuela's Aeropostal Ceased Operations

Shame to see Aeropostal go but I am not surprised at all. I wonder if they will come back after all the mess in Venezuela is resolved. Sadly, another Latin carrier goes down. We're very close to the day that only LATAM and AV will be around throughout the region. Hasta pronto, Aeropostal! I'm sure ...

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by AASAP777
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela ceases flight operations
Replies: 22
Views: 3554

Re: Venezuela's Aeropostal Ceased Operations

Sadly, another Latin carrier goes down. We're very close to the day that only LATAM and AV will be around throughout the region.

Hasta pronto, Aeropostal!

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