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by rida79
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 157
Views: 24091

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

Is there any Israel - UAE flight service before WW2? There was no UAE nor Israel prior to WWII. Also, There were few local airlines in the region at that time. However, there used to be a flight between Jerusalem and a few Arab cities (e.g. Beirut, Kuwait, Damascus...etc) but they were suspended in...

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by rida79
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22326

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

KLM to split AMS-DMM-MCT to the following: AMS-RUH-DMM-AUH AUH-AUH-MCT-AUH-AMS https://news.klm.com/klm-adjusts-flight-schedule-to-gulf-states-and-adds-riyadh-saudi-arabia-as-new-destination/ AMS-DXB will remain as is. Please check your post as it contains a few mistakes. For example, AUH (Abu Dhab...

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by rida79
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 78835

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

I booked a BA flight from LHR to TXL last April for travel during the 2nd half of November 2021, and BA sent me an email informing me that my flight to TXL is now canceled and that I am rebooked on another flight to BER. The new flight has the exact same flight number and timing of the canceled flig...

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by rida79
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where did LH send their A300/A310s?
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: Where did LH send their A300/A310s?

I flew their A300-600 many times between FRA and KWI between 1998 and 2002.

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by rida79
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8731

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

Kuwait Airways:
KWI-AMS-ORD

United:
IAD-KWI

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by rida79
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet
Replies: 90
Views: 19773

Re: IB announces the retirement of A346 fleet

I'm booked to fly their 346 from Madrid to LHR Dec 3rd, I guess that's not gonna happen???

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by rida79
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6963

Re: Us Air flight 1549

The title is very misleading. I thought you were referring to a very old accident back when it was called US Air. Please correct that. It’s not misleading at all. Everyone knows that flight number is miracle on ice feature captain “1500 hours” sully I always tell my students to never say "ever...

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by rida79
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6963

Re: Us Air flight 1549

The title is very misleading. I thought you were referring to a very old accident back when it was called US Air. Please correct that.

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by rida79
Tue May 19, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11472

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

This is great news. I am not a crew member nor am I working in the aviation industry, but I do believe that these people need protection and therefore I am glad they'll be wearing PPE gear.

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by rida79
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA - Report: Post Lebanon's Civil War
Replies: 26
Views: 3565

Re: MEA - Report: Post Lebanon's Civil War

What a brilliant report, thank you for sharing. MEA is Lebanon as it has shared all that it has gone through and it deserves all the support it can get from the government today because of all it has done in the past. By the way, does anyone know what the fleet structure was at the beginning and at...

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by rida79
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22326

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

KLM to drop Kuwait flights? Where did you get this info from? Source? I am just asking a question. I tried searching for a flight from AMS to Kuwait, no direct flights. All the results were via Abu Dhabi (connecting to an Etihad flight ) and Dubai (connecting to a Flydubai flight). KWI was shut dow...

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by rida79
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22326

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

xwb777 wrote:
KLM to drop Kuwait flights?



Where did you get this info from? Source?

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by rida79
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22326

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

https://alqabas.com/article/5757424-الك ... ص-800-a330
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First Kuwait Airways A330-800 rolls out of the production line in Toulouse. Picture in the article below (in Arabic).

https://alqabas.com/article/5757424-الك ... ص-800-a330

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by rida79
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22326

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

MEA's A321neo has been spotted featuring the airline's new livery. I don't know how to feel about it, I will miss the old cedar tree on the tail though, it has been around for a while, since the late 1980s? https://www.instagram.com/p/B9Ju-FKBP3R/ I am not a fan either. The current livery is much n...

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by rida79
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 22326

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

MEA's A321neo has been spotted featuring the airline's new livery. I don't know how to feel about it, I will miss the old cedar tree on the tail though, it has been around for a while, since the late 1980s? https://www.instagram.com/p/B9Ju-FKBP3R/ I am not a fan either. The current livery is much n...

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by rida79
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 15892

Re: BA plans to schedule A350 to USA in 2020

This is devastating news to Washington where the BA 747's have been flying for nearly 50 years. Not happy about this and it is a degradation in service to boring smaller twin aircraft with no dome. Boring. Guess I will fly Lufthansa now. I am so over their B747. Their J product is so dated and the ...

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by rida79
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 Performs 14 Hour Commercial Flight
Replies: 47
Views: 16562

Re: 787-10 Performs 14 Hour Commercial Flight

you mean from AUH? AUD is also in Australia

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by rida79
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey guys, I just booked a flight from Geneva to Bali via AUH. I'm checking online and I found an article about the opening date of the new terminal beeing delayed, while the same article mention that the current one is closed: https://gulfbusiness.com/abu-dhabi-airports-city-terminal-closed-permane...

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by rida79
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey guys, I just booked a flight from Geneva to Bali via AUH. I'm checking online and I found an article about the opening date of the new terminal beeing delayed, while the same article mention that the current one is closed: https://gulfbusiness.com/abu-dhabi-airports-city-terminal-closed-permane...

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by rida79
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

xwb777 wrote:
Oman Air to unveil a new livery.


It's about time! I can't stand their current livery, it's too outdated. Any idea when the reveal will take place?

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by rida79
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Does KU have an international partner they cooperate closely with or are they out on their own? TK or maybe one of the Persian Gulf airlines? At the moment KU has code share agreements with TK & MEA Тhat's all? Don't they cooperate with a European carrier like Lufthansa? If I remember correctly...

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by rida79
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Kuwait Airways received a 2nd A320NEO yesterday.

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by rida79
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Jazeera Airways inaugurated their KWI-LGW #J901 flight yesterday, making it the first and only non-stop flight between Kuwait and London's second biggest airport.

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by rida79
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

MoReZ84 wrote:
AsoRock wrote:
ME720 wrote:

jeez you guys are a tough crowd. How come no other airline gets comments like this when they do a retro livery? Biased much?


Maybe because other airlines don't try changing history with their retro liveries?

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by rida79
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 52
Views: 6690

Re: Flight Numbers

Slightly off topic, but I never understood BA's system for assigning outbound flights a higher number than inbound flights. For instance, LHR-KWI is BA157, whereas KWI-LHR is BA156! Anyone knows why? It’s not higher numbers, it’s odds are outbound, evens inbound. GF Do other airlines follow that sy...

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by rida79
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 52
Views: 6690

Re: Flight Numbers

Slightly off topic, but I never understood BA's system for assigning outbound flights a higher number than inbound flights. For instance, LHR-KWI is BA157, whereas KWI-LHR is BA156! Anyone knows why?

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by rida79
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31828

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

musman9853 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Now, out of the paint hangar:

Image


man the a350 cockpit just looks weird to me. everything else is great.



I agree with you 100%: that is one weird (and ugly) looking cockpit.

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by rida79
Thu May 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qatar QSuites
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Qatar QSuites

You will LOVE the Qsuite, I certainly did when I flew onboard their A350-1000. It has a lot of personal space and feels almost like first class. As for the lounge at Doha, it's pretty good. The dinning room upstairs might get a tad too busy at certain times of the day, but they have several dinning ...

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by rida79
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12849

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

Local papers in Kuwait have mentioned in the past that Jazeera Airways has plans to serve London. Considering that they are a LCC airline and that slots at Heathrow are either restricted or expensive, I see them as a possible candidate to serve Stansted.

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by rida79
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

https://standbynordic.com/worlds-busies ... tes-named/
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According to OAG, DXB-KWI is the 10th busiest international route in 2018

https://standbynordic.com/worlds-busies ... tes-named/

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by rida79
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 25780

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I understand why a remote stand is used when all airbridges are occupied. But I have flown out of DXB and DOH a zillion times, and I can clearly see that many airbridges were sitting empty (especially in DOH), yet we were taken to a remote stand and deplaned by stairs. Why use remote stands when th...

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by rida79
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 25780

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I understand why a remote stand is used when all airbridges are occupied. But I have flown out of DXB and DOH a zillion times, and I can clearly see that many airbridges were sitting empty (especially in DOH), yet we were taken to a remote stand and deplaned by stairs. Why use remote stands when the...

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by rida79
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC
Replies: 19
Views: 5039

Re: BA to launch LHR-DMM daily from 01DEC

lesfalls wrote:
Interesting. Will it be a 5th freedom like their KWI-DOH flight?


BA's LHR-KWI flight does not continue to DOH, You are probably thinking of the terminated UA IAD-KWI-BAH and IAD-DXB-DOH routes.

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by rida79
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65250

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Kuwait Airways JFK flights moved to KWI’s T4 and the Shannon stopover is eliminated (back to being a non-stop flight) as of this morning.

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by rida79
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight details from 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 2118

Re: Flight details from 1974

All KU flights in 1974 were operated by B707-300C aircraft.

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by rida79
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways to Order New Airbus Airplanes
Replies: 19
Views: 7305

Re: Kuwait Airways to Order New Airbus Airplanes

According to Alanba newspaper (Kuwaiti paper), they modified the previous order by dropping 5 A350's and adding 3 more A320Neo's. So the new order consists of 5 A350's and 23 A320Neo's. Link below (in Arabic): https://www.alanba.com.kw/ar/economy-news/859571/04-10-2018-الكويتية-تشتري-طائرات-إيرباص-ج...

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by rida79
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?
Replies: 17
Views: 3030

Re: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?

Emirates has 35 Auckland,Frankfurt, Milan,Bangkok,Glasgow, Munich,Beijing,Hamburg,New York John F. Kennedy,Birmingham,Hong Kong,Paris Charles de Gaulle,Boston,Istanbul, Perth,Brisbane,Johannesburg,Rome,Cairo,Kuala Lumpur,San Francisco,Cape, Town,London Gatwick,Shanghai,Colombo,London Heathrow,Singa...

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