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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 74
Views: 7743

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

The meeting between PM Khan and Pres. Trump went pretty well, actually much better than I thought. I was surprised how much he wanted to increase trade with Pakistan, so that's a very good sign of the nonstop coming sooner than we thought! :D

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 74
Views: 7743

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

Ah, so ISB-JFK isn’t happening immediately. Okay. We’ll see what PM Khan says to Trump about the TSA visit. I think that they were just waiting to get greenlighted and it looks like now they've finally been given the go ahead from TSA to commence the nonstop. Sounds like they're currently working o...

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT WAW-MIA over west coast Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 2635

Re: LOT WAW-MIA over west coast Florida

Tons of MIA arrivals get vectored over TPA and MCO. Totally normal.

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 87
Views: 9660

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Well, there are other more pressing matters in the ME and we need as many countries in that region as allies as possible to avoid war with Iran. Having closer ties with Qatar Airlines can't hurt since they are heavily influenced by their own government. Who knows, perhaps this meeting is about more...

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by sonicruiser
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 79
Views: 9845

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Nope, not with Alaska there

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Gulfstream make regional jets?
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Should Gulfstream make regional jets?

Logically speaking, I think it would be a smart business decision. However, from a brand perspective, I could see why they would want to guard their name as the manufacturer of the most prestigious business jets by not jumping into the dumpster fire that is the regional jet market. Is this what keep...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36474

Re: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019

Looks like US just shot down an Iranian drone so airlines are probably going to be rerouting again. Wonder if this will have any effect on UA's resumption.

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by sonicruiser
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding
Replies: 104
Views: 7410

Re: KLM getting bad press over breastfeeding

The outrage seems kind of unwarranted. They didn't say anything offensive unless you want to take it that way.

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 90
Views: 8905

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

BBDFlyer wrote:
Brazil fares are expensive due to the north-south flying, which reduces aircraft utilization. With few exceptions, it’s a red eye going each way, requiring the aircraft to sit at the outstation for the whole day not being utilized.


Why does north-south flying reduce utilization?

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the next revolution in air travel?
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

What will be the next revolution in air travel?

We've come a long way from Kitty Hawk, to props, to the jet age, to jumbos. What will be the next revolution in air travel and how far are we from it?

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 42
Views: 5754

Re: ANZ Y NO NY?

Polot wrote:
Look at a globe/map. Locate New Zealand. Now locate New York. The answer should now be pretty obvious.


This is the only correct answer.

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6103

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

Only if Lockheed was providing the world with supersonic commercial airplanes, then yes. This is actually a very interesting point you make. Lockheed doesn't have many advantages on perfecting (conventional) commercial aircraft design as compared to the established Boeing and Airbus duopoly but a s...

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by sonicruiser
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?
Replies: 17
Views: 4550

Just how interested was Qantas in the Concorde?

I was reading recently that the Concorde made an usually high number of visits to Australia due to interest from Qantas and thus resulting in the demonstration flights for the sales pitch. In the end they didn't end up buying it, but Australia is a long way from Europe so I must imagine they must've...

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by sonicruiser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL...MCO official announcement
Replies: 84
Views: 9987

Re: EL AL...MCO official announcement

MAH4546 wrote:
I don't get why people keep focusing on Jewish populations. That's not what drives traffic on El Al's flights.


Thank you!!! I was wondering when someone would realize this.

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by sonicruiser
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6018

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

xwb777 wrote:
Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised Sir Tim Clark landing rights once the new BER airport is open.


I wonder if she meant that as a joke. Clever way of saying no.

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by sonicruiser
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"
Replies: 53
Views: 14283

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Erdogan to Trump: "We will buy 100 Boeings and you will let us buy the S400 from the Russians. Deal?" Yeah like Erdogan would need permission from the US to buy S400's. He doesn't give a damn what they think and rightly so. The era of countries being pushed around by the US is over and it...

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 166
Views: 23386

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Which is of course, a complete misnomer, as both airports have airlines that specifically schedule connecting flights with calculated transfer flow, making them hubs in every sense of the word. Heck, multiple airlines at MCO; both domestically and internationally. The only airline I would seriously...

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 166
Views: 23386

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Disney is a very conservative company with regard to protecting the brand image. I just can’t see them creating a branded airline product because the damage to the brand resulting from an accident or incident would take years to repair, even if the Disney name is slapped on the side of a charter fl...

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO

TryToFlySomeday wrote:
I’d rather see ISB-NRT nonstop than via BKK to be honest.


I agree but it is still good to know that Pakistan is on JAL's map. A few years ago, this would have been unthinkable.

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6449

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

LHR01 wrote:
It's a matter of time, you'll here an announcement soon

On one note;
British Airways today will be operating the Boeing 787-9 to Islamabad instead of a 787-8


Interesting, wonder if its a one-off or testing an upgauge already :D

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 74
Views: 7743

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

TryToFlySomeday wrote:
IAH? Really? Isn’t most of the Pakistani traffic from IAH headed to KHI, not ISB? I mean, unless PK can offer a competitive connection from ISB to KHI...
But hey, my cousins would be thrilled if that ever did happen


I mean what’s to stop KHI from getting approved by TSA for a nonstop as well?

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 74
Views: 7743

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

This is a dumb question but is there a difference between safety vs security audits? ie. PK in this case vs TG/VN for example. Or are they basically evaluated the same way?

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO

LH658 wrote:
Lot of traffic on Pakistan to Thailand route, I guess they want to take slice of that cake. Also BKK has lot of 5th freedom routes.


I was thinking the same. JAL may be using this as a way to test the waters before they do a nonstop. Either benefits Pakistan so it's a win-win.

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by sonicruiser
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan
Replies: 74
Views: 7743

Re: U.S. TSA to visit Pakistan

I have no clue why everyone is talking about preclearance, its a totally irrelevant point that has nothing to do with TSA. I do hope to see the resumption of PK JFK nonstop flights in the near future.

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14661

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

readytotaxi wrote:
Having made it to the gate, how are the lines for clearing CBP on Int arrivals? Is there a quiet time to arrive?


It can get pretty backed up at times. For anyone wondering, this was roughly between 2 and 3PM. But usually it's not this bad.

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14661

LAX congestion getting out of control?

I've flown into LAX several times fairly recently and I cannot help but notice the sheer number of aircraft that are holding in position all around the airport, taxiing around in multiple circles for as long as 20-30 minutes waiting for a gate, while others don't get a gate at all and go straight to...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 30
Views: 6436

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

There has been airside bus transfer for a few years now. It has stops at G, K and the new L stinger gates. Anyone could use it, even a star alliance boarding pass. Just this week, UA started one from B. Use it next time Is it possible to use the bus if you're just going to a lounge in T5 during a l...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

JAL interested in returning to Pakistan on ISB-BKK-TYO

http://www.app.com.pk/japanese-airline- ... kyo-route/
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Interesting comments from the Japanese ambassador recently, who expressed JAL's interest in returning to Pakistan with a fifth freedom route from ISB-BKK-TYO.

http://www.app.com.pk/japanese-airline- ... kyo-route/

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by sonicruiser
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss
Replies: 11
Views: 3734

Re: Israel reports partially GPS signal loss

Iran has a strong track record of being able to jam GPS, in fact it's how they hacked and landed an RQ-170 a few years ago as well as capturing an American naval boat.

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36474

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Maybe the US & others will pressure PAK to open its airspace. PAK is using its airspace to get concessions from India. It is really dangerous to do that. It opens the door for India to do similar petty things. Net net the military incident is long over. So airspace should open Actions have cons...

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by sonicruiser
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1 killed, 7 injured in Saudi airport attack
Replies: 0
Views: 1642

1 killed, 7 injured in Saudi airport attack

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... r-63890003
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There are reports of drone attacks on the airports of Abha and Jizan in the south of Saudia Arabia that have left 1 dead and 7 wounded.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wi ... r-63890003

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by sonicruiser
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9252

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

So you are saying that the militery personnel in Iran who are in chage of missiles etc are more sophisticated than those in Ukraine who shot down 9M-MRD thinking it was an enemy airforce plane? Most definitely yes. Iranian airspace is much busier than anywhere in Ukraine and they are quite well awa...

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by sonicruiser
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7650

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

Rdh3e wrote:
"It's on the drawing board..."


"......in dry-erase marker"


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by sonicruiser
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7650

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

Sure, though what exactly is your point in bringing that up? ...that other airlines don't beat UA to starting routes? Precisely Which is notable ignorance of recent history, on your part. DL's started multiple dozens of international routes, on four different continents, since exiting Chpt11... and...

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by sonicruiser
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9252

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

No it isn't. You can't object to a country supposedly violating a treaty that you didn't even sign. Literally no one cares if you didn't sign it. If you're in their territory, you're gonna be enforced with their rules whether you agree with it or not. The US may believe that they were over internat...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6449

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

MalevTU134 wrote:
Shutting your eyes doesn't make reality disappear. Most of us learnt that by the age of 2. Soon you will, too.


Just out of curiosity, have you ever visited Pakistan?

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7650

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

I agree. You can see how DL holds their captive hub cities by a string. The talk is always "maybe", often contingent on something else happening first. Even long-plausible hub-to-hub routes get treated as if it would be some bombshell launch doing a favor to the local community. And then ...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7650

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

The latter two are new routes for DL, they can't control that others have done them before. Doesn't change the fact that others have beat them to it and successfully at that. And also failed routes, thus what's your point? You're apologizing for DL as if they actually had the balls to try it. Only ...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6449

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

SDFguy wrote:
Do BA flight crew get any sort of extra pay for having to fly to such a dangerous country?


Yeah, Pakistan has dangerously friendly people with some dangerously tasty food.

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6449

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

The 5th largest immigrant population in Norway is Pakistanis: The 15 largest immigrant populations in Norway currently Rank / Country of origin / Population (2019) 1. Poland 111,985 2. Lithuania 45,415 3. Somalia 42,802 4. Sweden 38,770 5. Pakistan 38,000 6. Syria 34,112 7. Iraq 33,924 8. Eritrea 2...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36474

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

If the situation with Iran continues maybe the US and others should pressure Pakistan to open up parts of its airspace to commercial flights. The route is clearly doable without overflying Iran at all. http://weekendblitz.0g2y9hcyenagyt19l.maxcdn-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/EWR-BOM.jpg http...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9252

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

According to FR24 EK is starting to avoid Iranian airspace. Currently two inbound flights are over Iran (EK164/DUB and EK6/LHR) everything else is going around using Iraq, Kuwait and Qatari airspace. I mean that's not surprising considering the drone took off from the UAE. I'm actually amazed that ...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36474

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Yeah not worth the risk with flying over Pakistan or Syria to get to BOM from EWR right now. Is there a reason why UA doesn't go over the top like they do on EWR-HKG? However checking out UAL 48 the other night, it flew over the Nordic Counties and then Russia and then cut right through the risky t...

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by sonicruiser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 52
Views: 9252

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

I think Qatar may actually get even with the UAE because Iran has supported Qatar in the blockade so it is unlikely Iran would ban QR aircraft and may actually give them a special exemption knowing how critical it is for them. However Iran considers the UAE an enemy and the drone that was shot down ...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6449

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

I cannot see Norwegian jumping into this. India is a better place to start fighting over Y. That said where did the logic of EZE and SIN come from? This may actually be the reason why they are going after Pakistan instead of India. India is crowded with too many airlines. Why waste your time trying...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Drone Shot Down
Replies: 43
Views: 4728

Re: US Drone Shot Down

Mods, please edit the title to add more context. “Iran shoots down US drone”

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7650

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

But hey, I guess DL hasn't announced JFK-BOM, LAX-CDG, TPA-AMS, BOS-LIS, etc lately. And I guess UA hasn't dropped SFO-XIY, SFO-HGH, LAX-SIN, etc lately either. JFK-BOM, LAX-CDG, and BOS-LIS are not new routes. SFO-XIY/HGH are new routes, and they have plenty more unique ones in their network such ...

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"
Replies: 69
Views: 7650

Re: DL CEO Says SLC-ICN "On Our Drawing Board"

The drawing board=nothing.

It's starting to become irritating how DL in particular keeps talking about starting new routes but takes eons to launch them while cutting existing ones. Meanwhile UA keeps surprising everyone by announcing showstopper routes out of the blue like its nothing.

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by sonicruiser
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Istanbul’s New Airport Is Boosting a Budget Airline Instead of Turkish Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Re: Bloomberg: Istanbul’s New Airport Is Boosting a Budget Airline Instead of Turkish Airways

I knew this was going to be about Pegasus and Sabiha Gökçen before I even clicked on the article.

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