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by EightyFour
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919
Replies: 88
Views: 17456

Re: US Gov May Stop Engine, Avionics Deliveries to C919

Trump proving that even a broken clock is right twice a day.

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by EightyFour
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I suspect that VS will not suspend flights to PVG as it will want to maximise the pax on the route with BA having pulled out. Branson likes to do that kind of thing, but I am not sure it is a wise decision in the midst of a global pandemic soon to be as big as the Black Death. Seriously? You know t...

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by EightyFour
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212204

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Now Kazakhstan has suspended all travel links with China, and no Chinese citizens will be granted a Kazakh visa. All flights will be suspended from Feb. 3, the government said. https://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-kazakhstan/update-1-kazakhstan-suspends-transport-links-with-china-over-virus-...

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by EightyFour
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA - Singapore Airlines to form JV
Replies: 32
Views: 6494

Re: ANA - Singapore Airlines to form JV

ITSTours wrote:
https://trafficnews.jp/post/93085 (article in Japanese)

Indeed. The JV does not include US. The scope involves Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and Australia.


Is there a lot of Australia-Japan traffic connecting over Singapore?

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by EightyFour
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narita to eliminate landing fees for new routes
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: Narita to eliminate landing fees for new routes

Maybe there will be hope of seeing OSL - NRT outside of charters? I'd love DY, but that's not going to happen. Maybe SK or NH?

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by EightyFour
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condensation trails Turbobprop
Replies: 20
Views: 4018

Re: Chemtrails Turbobprop

There is no such thing as "chemtrails", I assume you mean condensation trails, or contrails for short? Propellers can for example create vortex contrails from the tip of their propellers.

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by EightyFour
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22933

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

On it's own a catering change like this wouldn't influence me too much when selecting carriers. However, LH has been consistently awful every time I've flown them. This means I will just avoid them even harder in the future.

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by EightyFour
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Hub Benchmarking
Replies: 58
Views: 18938

Re: Airline Hub Benchmarking

I don't have much to contribute expect saying, great work, great thread, and that I look forward to the next installment.

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by EightyFour
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 45
Views: 12609

Re: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

Just goes to show the protesters are right. If you don't tote the party line hard enough you will be eliminated in one way or another. It's sad to see what's happening to Hong Kong, as well as CX.

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by EightyFour
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 10712

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

6 hours on a 3-3-3 a330 was intolerable, I can't imagine doing 12.

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by EightyFour
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Hubbed LCC?
Replies: 42
Views: 4830

Re: A Hubbed LCC?

Wouldn't Norwegian count as a hubbed, or at least partially hubbed LCC? I've connected with them a lot through OSL, and they do sell connecting tickets through other airports as well like LGW.

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by EightyFour
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753180

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I'm not on the grounding bandwagon, but then again I'm in France, not that many 737Max flying here, and I don't have a flight scheduled on one, nor anyone I know. Are people here scheduled to fly soon on one and if so what are your thoughts ? I will (likely) fly on a DY MAX-8 with my wife in little...

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by EightyFour
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Rolls-Royce Offers China Engine Plant to Win Deal; Airbus Plans to Make Newest Jet in China to Win Orders
Replies: 35
Views: 4685

Re: Bloomberg: Rolls-Royce Offers China Engine Plant to Win Deal; Airbus Plans to Make Newest Jet in China to Win Orders

Typical short-sightedness on behalf of western companies when dealing with China. Get short term orders now (or lower production costs now), while sacrificing the long term viability of the business. After the Chinese "transfer" any technology they might want or need the western company wi...

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by EightyFour
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 20140

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till 4th March, with exceptions

I saw AI 101 DEL - JFK make a stop in Sharjah today, FL24 says diverted to SHJ, is this related to the airspace being closed and the 77W potentially not making it to JFK with a detour?

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by EightyFour
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongol applies for U.S. service
Replies: 22
Views: 4237

Re: MIAT Mongol applies for U.S. service

Looking at schedules on ULN- HKG - IAD the connection in HKG is really poor as the ULN flight arrives when CX leaves for IAD, but wouldn't it be easier to re-time ULN - HKG to line up with the CX flight rather than MIAT flying their own metal first to HKG and then to IAD?

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by EightyFour
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lifejackets on commercial planes
Replies: 38
Views: 5149

Re: Lifejackets on commercial planes

Tuninter Flight 1153 comes to mind, ATR-72 ditched in the Mediterranean sea in 2005 due to fuel starvation, 23 survivors out of 39. No idea whether lights or whistles helped with rescue efforts though.

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by EightyFour
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When an Airline drops a route.
Replies: 26
Views: 5420

Re: When an Airline drops a route.

I don't think I ever notice people saying an airline fails, as opposed to a route which fails. I always interpreted it in a very simple way really, the route failed [to reach expectations]. What the expectations are is of course only up to the airline. Profitable routes can be canceled as the assets...

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by EightyFour
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 Wing damage at OSL
Replies: 15
Views: 5820

Re: ET 787 Wing damage at OSL

I was on LO484 which took off about an hour after ET715. I had a great view of the deicing area but didn't see the ET plane, probably it was already removed from there.

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by EightyFour
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up
Replies: 59
Views: 11271

Re: "Christian" Airline Receives OK To Start-Up

Wasn't there a Vatican backed airline in Europe also focusing on pilgrims? As for this one, the article makes it seem like they'll be a proper schedule airline which is kinda strange to me. A charter airline focusing on missionaries would surely make much more sense, it would probably also help avoi...

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by EightyFour
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 2726

Re: 2018 US very large and large airports passenger rankings

I keep forgetting how busy CLT actually is, for some reason I always have it down as a much smaller airport than it actually is.

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by EightyFour
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO
Replies: 172
Views: 20693

Re: Airbus strategy review augurs clean break under new CEO

So, the new CEO is reviewing the overall strategy. There is nothing wrong with it. Nobody knows if he will request a new strategy or if they will follow the strategy defined so far. A strategy is by definition a long term thing, so there HAS TO be a strategy today. If it is not the case then it is ...

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by EightyFour
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33649

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

Don't you people think that a lot of people put a lot of time and resources to come to this solution. One reason for the white fuselage is that Lufthansa Group wants to have the possibility to shift around aircraft between LH/LX/OS with minimal adjustments as possible. So? How many middle managers ...

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by EightyFour
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group network changes; Silk xfer 17 routes and 737NGs to Scoot; drops HNL service
Replies: 48
Views: 9647

Re: SIA Group network changes; Silk xfer 17 routes and 737NGs to Scoot; drops HNL service

I hope now that Scoot becomes more important within in the SIA group they will improve the customer experience. Scoot is fine very good in the air, but I find the airport staff very poor, lots of people standing around not doing, or not knowing anything, hard to reach customer service, and one of th...

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by EightyFour
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most important routes for different airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 7049

Re: The most important routes for different airlines

I know for sure that domestic Norwegian flying, from Oslo to Trondheim, Bergen, and Stavanger is very important to both SAS and Norwegian. On SK I counted 16 daily OSL - TRD, and 14 each to BGO and SVG.

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by EightyFour
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000
Replies: 13
Views: 4480

Re: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000

Will CI perhaps codeshare on some of OK's intra-European routes, seeing as both are in Skyteam?

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by EightyFour
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara
Replies: 32
Views: 5033

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara

An exciting route, but I do wonder how many from the diaspora will actually dare to travel back to Eritrea. It is my impression that most of them fled the regime and would have serious concerns about going back. Many ‘refugees’ even travel back to Somalia. I hope European governments take good noti...

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by EightyFour
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara
Replies: 32
Views: 5033

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara

An exciting route, but I do wonder how many from the diaspora will actually dare to travel back to Eritrea. It is my impression that most of them fled the regime and would have serious concerns about going back.

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by EightyFour
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 106
Views: 23404

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

Will they sell 5th freedom rights on MAD-DUB? How many times has MAD been changed? I remember it has been routed ADD-FCO-MAD, ADD-MAD, ADD-BCN-MAD (never flown), ADD-MAD-BCN, ADD-LIS-MAD (never flown), ADD-MAD-LIS (never flown) and now ADD-MAD-DUB. Why are they so keen on serving MAD? And if they a...

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by EightyFour
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 3339

Re: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets

The feelings of the Chinese people have been hurt due to the extradition What is the current phrase about feelings that is popular in the US right now? I can't post it, so I'll use Gone With The Wind, "Frankly, my dear...I don't give a damn" Oh, you should give a damn, but not perhaps for...

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by EightyFour
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 3339

Re: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets

I didn't expect that from the Belgians., good on them. Now I'm waiting for the Chinese embassy, or foreign ministry, to issue a statement saying how this is a gross injustice to China and a breach of Chinese sovereignty.

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by EightyFour
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 4204

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

I was still young when I last flew through FBU, and I can't remember why but my child mind really didn't like FBU at all. I felt so fancy going through the new Gardermoen for the first time. When it closed in 1998 it was a fairly old airport at around 55 years old and it had become very cramped. Ho...

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by EightyFour
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSL is 20 years old today !
Replies: 29
Views: 4204

Re: OSL is 20 years old today !

I was still young when I last flew through FBU, and I can't remember why but my child mind really didn't like FBU at all. I felt so fancy going through the new Gardermoen for the first time.

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by EightyFour
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 9518

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Getting fired from a state owned enterprise? I bet she'll take a hit to her social credit score then.

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by EightyFour
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 4197

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

LO 1 WAW - ORD
SK 1 LLA (Luleå) - ARN

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by EightyFour
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 9774

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

The article is inferring that the cockpit crew was smoking but there is no proof. The source of the claim was "the internet" - "有網上消息指" :sarcastic: So basically, we don't actually know why the plane depressurized. But at some point the crew figured out the problem and the plane ...

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by EightyFour
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34685

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Really happy they didn't go for the stupid 8/800 nomenclature.

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by EightyFour
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Most Profitable Routes
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Worlds Most Profitable Routes

Poor article, I was hoping for actual profits. I remember reading on anet years ago that for example Emirates routes to Afghanistan, and Turkish to Mogadishu were some of the most profitable routes in the world. I'd love to read more about that.

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by EightyFour
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are driving some routes ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3755

Re: What are driving some routes ?

AF CDG-WUH due to the large presence of French automotive industry in Wuhan. Both PSA and Renault.

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by EightyFour
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 8855

Re: The world's ugliest airlines

I agree, Chinese airlines tend to have extremely ugly liveries. Air China, and China Eastern have nasty, liveries, and a service level to match. Hainan Airlines is tacky to me, a true tuhao airline. Another one is Spring Airlines which manged to make yellow and green colors look drab and depressing.

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by EightyFour
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 5391

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Look for some heavy infrastructure investment around LUX by Chinese companies, as in making the LUX area another Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (aka aerotropolis). IMO, Luxembourg is first EU move in an "Africa play" by China. Let's hope then that Luxembourg won't get screwed over by Chin...

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by EightyFour
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 19823

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I deplaned from a KL 744 combi using stairs at PVG in 2011. Can't for the life of me remember if it happened more often.

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by EightyFour
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 11751

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

We dont know the situation at qatar airways. We dont know how it differs from other airlines in that region etc. We factually dont have that information. But hey go ahead and call it what you want. Judging by the audiences reaction, and his own backpedaling, yeah, it's pretty safe to say these comm...

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by EightyFour
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 11751

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

His is talking about HIS job at qatar airways. In this specific case he might be right. A women there between all male arabs in a arab country might not be workable for a woman. Its easy to say from behind your computer that its nonsense but reality is different. Your quote as the title of this top...

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by EightyFour
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 13551

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

Would have expected Toronto, but maybe Seattle? Maybe it is referring to another one stop destination, I could see something like SIN-(CPH/ARN/MUC)-ORD In the article Mr Goh did specifically say "more non stops", so no additional one stops. If SIN-SEA is within the range of a normal 359, ...

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by EightyFour
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 55
Views: 9133

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets

Good, all the more reason for me to avoid them. I spoke to some German engineers in Shanghai, working for COMAC on the C919 a few years back, they all told me that they will avoid flying on the C919 themselves, and they will tell their family to avoid it as well. As for the ARJ21, the less said abou...

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by EightyFour
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AF to start CDG-MVD Non stop 3x w/787
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: Rumour: AF to start CDG-MVD Non stop 3x w/787

Do we know if this will be another tag, or a stand alone flight?

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by EightyFour
Tue May 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.
Replies: 19
Views: 6215

Re: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.

Was he "drunk" as in he was leaving a trail of alcohol smell as he was walking erratically, or what this is really is a confusion with blood alcohol limits in different countries? According to https://www.hangar.no/klm-pilot-nekter-straffeskyld-etter-a-ha-blitt-arrestert-pa-gardermoen/ (N...

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by EightyFour
Sun May 27, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 17756

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

It's likely that US (and other) carriers will acquiesce, as they need access to Mainland China and wouldn't do anything to put their routes or partnerships in jeopardy. That works two ways ya know..... Be a shame for Chinese carriers to suddenly lose all that capacity into LAX/SFO/JFK/ORD/SJC/LAS/S...

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by EightyFour
Fri May 25, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights circumventing certain territories
Replies: 29
Views: 4823

Re: Flights circumventing certain territories

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 2#117d2844

Air India 140 DEL to TLV avoids Pakistan, but not Saudi Arabia.
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El Al 52 TLV to JNB avoids Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia, rather flying down the Red Sea, and turning over Ethiopia to cross the African mainland. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 2#117d2844

Air India 140 DEL to TLV avoids Pakistan, but not Saudi Arabia.

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