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by Blerg
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic looking as well to the new XLR
Replies: 13
Views: 2296

Re: Air Baltic looking as well to the new XLR

I wonder if they would have gotten the A220 if the C-series wasn't struggling back then. I am sure they got a fantastic price for those planes something most likely wouldn't happen now with the XLR. Furthermore, entering this market with SK, AY, SU and LO all around them doesn't help. They need to s...

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Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

Just watched a trip report on DL's JFK-LAX and what they offer onboard is tragic, a few apple slices, cheddar cheese and a few other things. I don't understand why they can't do what European airlines do and just offer a complimentary sandwich. If LX can do it on intra-European flights then I don't...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN
Replies: 50
Views: 8906

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

North America: - barely any benefits for LH; the East Coast is pretty much covered from both hubs (FRA/MUC) in different departure waves and diverse selection of city-pairs (e.g. DTW/PHL-FRA, CLT-MUC) - in general, there is already a lot of TATL capacity within the group; therefore, I don't think t...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

Just watched a trip report on DL's JFK-LAX and what they offer onboard is tragic, a few apple slices, cheddar cheese and a few other things. I don't understand why they can't do what European airlines do and just offer a complimentary sandwich. If LX can do it on intra-European flights then I don't ...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN
Replies: 50
Views: 8906

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

Ok, SN isn't going away but anyone knows what they plan on doing in order to make it more profitable and efficient? It can't be easy running a hub in Brussels, sandwiched between Amsterdam and Paris with two LCC mega airports just around the corner (CRL and EIN). SN has the benefit of holding a ver...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105723

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Did DY get some feed in CPH or were these flights relying on local demand?

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 8142

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

The wadden island are part of a European nature reserve (Natura2000) called Waddenzee. Besides there are military flying zones in that area and a bombing area over Vlieland. A 0,5-1 hour ferry transit is more pleasant than a flight in a 19-seater to the island. Its much cheaper, And The ferry doesn...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 119
Views: 14246

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Lufthansa were big users of the A300 and A310s. They have a lot of flights to obscure-ish destinations that often need to be a tag along, for example, Pune. I could see a 797 working for LH in parts of India, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe very very well. A321 XLR less so because it isn't so m...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 119
Views: 14246

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

"I could pay less on this Tatl flight but I'll pay more for another flight because I don't want to go on a narrowbody" -No passenger ever. Well, I know many passengers who pay more to fly with Lufthansa simply because it is a familiar brand. Not everyone chases the lowest fare on the mark...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 8142

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... june-2019/
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Pegasus is launching three weekly SAW-EIN flights.
I wonder if this is because of AMS being overcrowded?

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... june-2019/

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN
Replies: 50
Views: 8906

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

Ok, SN isn't going away but anyone knows what they plan on doing in order to make it more profitable and efficient? It can't be easy running a hub in Brussels, sandwiched between Amsterdam and Paris with two LCC mega airports just around the corner (CRL and EIN). So does it mean German airports othe...

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 29
Views: 3964

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

I see that AMS-MEX is operated two times per day, maybe that is how KL covers Latin America? Isn't connecting via US a hassle anyway and it requires a transit visa?

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside
Replies: 25
Views: 6047

Re: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside

They don't have enough aircraft on order to achieve that within the suggested 3 years, it's too tight to even make the top 3. They could have gone with the EK strategy. Intercontinental with A380 to all major cities, feed from within China. The problem with tbe Chinese carriers are the yields. They...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 18948

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 07714?s=20


Interesting, I guess they will offer a superior product compared to EK or are they more or less the same?
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qf789 wrote:
TK will add 789 to DXB on certain dates in September

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 07714?s=20


Interesting, I guess they will offer a superior product compared to EK or are they more or less the same?

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 18948

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

IST-EWR services will begin on 17th July. The service will be operated daily with a A330-300 https://forumusa.com/amerika-usa-amerika-birlesik-devletleri/abd-turkiye-yolcularina-thyden-mujde/ Interesting. Will TK and UA code-share or will TK have to rely on its own network at IST to fill the seats?

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 41
Views: 7624

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

Would it make sense for them to offer connections to North America or is it too much of a detour? It looks like it could be a shortcut for ORD and the east cost cities going westward instead of east. KTM-HEL-ORD: 8,000mi KTM-NRT-ORD: 9,520mi KTM-PEK-ORD: 8,550mi KTM-HEL-JFK: 7,691mi KTM-NRT-JFK: 9,...

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 41
Views: 7624

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

Would it make sense for them to offer connections to North America or is it too much of a detour?

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 49131

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Check out this thread regarding expansion at WAW http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1416259&p=21376855&hilit=waw+airport#p21376855 The current populist government has been hard at work delaying expansion at WAW as much as possible to justify the investment in Radom Airpo...

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by Blerg
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28200

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Starting from 11.02.2020 easyJet will be increasing GVA-BEG from 3 to 4 weekly. Either the market is growing or they are responding to Wizz Air's newly launched BEG-LYS.

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by Blerg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 49131

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

All this expansion is nice but how do they plan on fitting all those extra flights at WAW? I know the airport will get some expansion but will it be enough? Check out this thread regarding expansion at WAW http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1416259&p=21376855&hilit=waw+a...

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by Blerg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 49131

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

All this expansion is nice but how do they plan on fitting all those extra flights at WAW? I know the airport will get some expansion but will it be enough?

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by Blerg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105723

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I understand but here it's odd because Belgrade is not a holiday destination (like Greece or Cyprus) and they face competition from both Wizz Air and Air Serbia on the market. Wizz flies out at 06.10 while Air Serbia has departures at 06.35 and 17.00. So they are not after connecting passengers here...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 678
Views: 105723

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I see that DY has revised its ARN-BEG flights on Wednesday and they have a really odd schedule now. ARN-BEG 22.40-01.10 BEG-ARN 01.50-04.25 Why would they do this? Are they doing it because of connecting passengers? Who wants to arrive to Arlanda at that ungodly hour when they have Air Serbia a few ...

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 329
Views: 38676

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I am sure IAG protected itself with certain clauses in case these mechanical issues are not resolved. After all, isn't LOI just a letter of intent without actual confirmation of the order?

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by Blerg
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 28200

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Hey guys, With the Paris Air Show kicking in, we have already seen MEA and Cebu ordering the A321XLR. Could such an aircraft sign the return of Swiss long haul flight from GVA? I doubt that GVA will ever see LX long-haul again. It eats up the market of ZRH. However, I‘ve always seen the A321LR and ...

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4885

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

People tend to forget that between 2002-2006, AF was the biggest airline in Europe and the most profitable one. In 2005 Air France was leading the European market with a 17 % market share in front of Lufthansa (16,2 %), British Airways (16,1 %) when KLM was 1/2 it's size with a 9,9 % market share. ...

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by Blerg
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4885

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

People tend to forget that between 2002-2006, AF was the biggest airline in Europe and the most profitable one. In 2005 Air France was leading the European market with a 17 % market share in front of Lufthansa (16,2 %), British Airways (16,1 %) when KLM was 1/2 it's size with a 9,9 % market share. ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4885

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

The leader of KLM at that time was very fond of AF. The merge between KLM and BA seemed inevitable and some key agreements were agreed but KLM chose AF in a dramatic fashion. That is what I understand but the reality may differ. I think I read at some point on here that back then KL was not doing f...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM strategic review
Replies: 22
Views: 4885

Re: Air France-KLM strategic review

Why did KLM ever agree to the merger? The leader of KLM at that time was very fond of AF. The merge between KLM and BA seemed inevitable and some key agreements were agreed but KLM chose AF in a dramatic fashion. That is what I understand but the reality may differ. I think I read at some point on ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

Currently, LH doesn't fly to Slovenia on its own metal with any of their subsidiary. Are they prepared, with the induction of metal being returned from Lauda, to step in with Eurowings or Lufthansa CityLine if and when JP collapses? I'm reading the article right now in the OP...and I can't blame th...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12658

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

So this Delta flight is consistently priced (very lowest) at $615 for "basic economy" and exactly $120 more ($735) for "economy". Obviously, the same seats can be much more for weekends and close in bookings. So you believe that $120 savings introduces a new and lesser behaved s...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12658

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. So this Delta flight is consistently priced (very lowest) at $615 for "basic economy" and exactly $120 more ($735) for "economy". Obviously, the same seats...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12658

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. So you’re one of those people that thinks ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

What is the status of exDarwin Saabs? Did Adria make any use of them? I think I read somewhere that they struggled with finding pilots to fly them. They were sitting in LJU for a long time. I checked today's departures and I see they operated ZRH and VIE with them. As for Adria, they could have bec...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 18948

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

How does TK schedule their A321neo? Any special way or do they schedule it as a direct replacement for the older A321s? A bit of both. The A321neos spend most of their time on some of the longest A321 routes such as Lisbon, Manchester, Abu Dhabi, Dushanbe and Dublin. However, they also spend a lot ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

When they announced the SSJs joining the fleet it was a sign it was falling apart, a very desperate manoeuvre. Even though it was eventually cancelled, to have even entertained the idea for so long said a lot. The only reason why JP even negotiated with SSJ was because they wanted them to invest in...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

LHR, LGW, LTN, STN to BA, EasyJet, Wizz FRA, MUC, ZRH, VIE is going to Lufthansa group AMS to Transavia CDG to Air France BRU-CRL to Wizz Air TGD to Montenegro Airlines So yes there is enough of lcc space for TIR-(Volotea, Air Albania), CPH-(SAS, Norwegian or MMX Wizz air), PRG-(CSA), PRN-(Wizz air...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12658

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

You have rose-tinted glasses about what flying used to be like. https://www.fastcompany.com/3022215/what-it-was-really-like-to-fly-during-the-golden-age-of-travel You can also read the much-recommended book “Hard Landing” for excerpts relating to the experience of air travel in the regulation era. ...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

Adria Airways on the brink

Hello, Seems like soon enough we will be saying goodbye to another European carrier: Adria Airways. It all started with a bad privatization process, misguided expansion plans, launching and cutting routes left and right, acquiring Darwin and its SAABs, operational meltdowns and so on. On top of that...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12658

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

This is a dumb take. Alcohol abuse and passenger misbehavior was a much bigger problem in the regulation era, when fares were very high and few could afford to fly, than they are today. Do you have any actual source to back that claim up? Somehow I have a hard time believing it. You have rose-tinte...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 47
Views: 8568

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

I believe there is no openskies between the RoK and Europe (correct me if I'm wrong) hence no JV. I believe Spain and Austria are the only European countries with unrestricted frequencies to Korea. Didn't LH operate ICN-PUS in the past? Yes, LH flew MUC-ICN-PUS from March 2007 until March 2014. Fre...

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by Blerg
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12658

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol? More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. This is a dumb take. Alcohol abuse and pas...

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12658

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

clrd4t8koff wrote:
Rough day for the flight attendant and passengers. Why do some people have to become animals when they fly. Is it drugs and alcohol?


More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport.

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 47
Views: 8568

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

What kind of market is Finnair after? Are there economic ties between Busan and Europe or will they rely solely on Korean tourists?

Didn't LH operate ICN-PUS in the past?

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4604

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

Such a shame, I always liked Qatar but reality is such and it's good to see them adapting to it. Oman Air and Saudi growing left and right isn't helping either.

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by Blerg
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 18948

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

How does TK schedule their A321neo? Any special way or do they schedule it as a direct replacement for the older A321s?

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 18162

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

How is the airport infrastructure in the region? Have there been improvements? Also are cities/countries/airports working on improving connectivity between the airport and the city it serves or do they mostly rely on taxis?

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8549

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

You're actually bonkers if you believe AA is the best J product vs EK. You actually flown a A380 on EK in J? Its so good. How long will the EK A380s actually be in service? It's not that EK can order a few more to replace the old ones... My only experience flying EK A380 was BKK-DXB. The seat was o...

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by Blerg
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 196
Views: 18162

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

China Southern is now flying to Changsa from Nairobi, in addition to its flights to Guangzhou. http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/12/c_138137673.htm Does Kenya have a huge Chinese diaspora? Not really but according to various sources online, the Kenyan government aims to attract 100.000 Chine...

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