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by bhxalex
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LO operating 787 into LHR?
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: Non-hub and non-country airline for odd route

Rest assured LO don't fly LHR-DEL.

LO used to send 788s to LHR when they were first delivered, very occasionally they get subbed in for a narrow-body as was the case in the video.

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by bhxalex
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Garuda CEO arrested on corruption charges
Replies: 15
Views: 2715

Re: Former Garuda CEO arrested on corruption charges

I never understood why Garuda ordered CRJ1000. Now I understand. It also has its niche, it can fly on routes that don't require the ATR's short-field capabilities, but demand doesn't justify sending a 738. LOL. What the heck? Only a few of them are based out of CGK at any one point so it's not like...

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by bhxalex
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 16441

Re: BA A350 Possible Damage

I was watching live when the go-around occurred - it was due to spacing. Timestamped YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvkb_O-r8E&t=19500s https://youtu.be/4mvkb_O-r8E?t=5h26m58s wtf is this thing? It looks like both a 747 and some kind of tri-jet. It's the pointy end of a 747 gett...

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by bhxalex
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.
Replies: 38
Views: 7631

Re: KLM launches 3x daily LCY-ANR from Sept. 9.

Misleading title. And we're not in a post brexit world yet.

In theory a good add, but if I had a dollar for the amount of Antwerp-UK flights on F50s that have been and gone in the last 20 years...

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by bhxalex
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 9456

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

spannacomo wrote:
flights from LIN to LCY will stop after brexit because you can only fly to EU from LIN. That means 6xAZ and 4xBA will stop.


Do you have confirmation these flights are ending?

Both bookable after October 31st...

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by bhxalex
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/19
Replies: 126
Views: 16608

Re: Irish 8/19

With the recent merger of Cityjet and Air Nostrum, I suspect that there will be changes afoot; at the very least, WX will be gunning for some of Stobart's feeder service (the current ATR ops). Its about time DUB-EDI, MAN & BHX received all jet service. FR are up to 6 daily at MAN & BHX from...

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by bhxalex
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8449

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

bhxalex wrote:
lhrsfosyd91 wrote:
I do think there's room for modest growth especially a morning departure from LHR at around 10am


Room for growth with what slots and aircraft?


Requiring atleast one route to be cut, I can't imagine too much more short haul will be trimmed or else the european network starts looking looks sparse.

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by bhxalex
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8449

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

lhrsfosyd91 wrote:
I do think there's room for modest growth especially a morning departure from LHR at around 10am


Room for growth with what slots and aircraft?

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by bhxalex
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 2755

Re: Air India Mumbai Hub

With a bit of thought and initiative (something AI has never had) they should have had a hub in BOM to rival DEL o They've had that before, and it didn't work for them. DEL came out the winner. Very true, but if it was ran as a business, not as an incompetent government funded mess, then it would h...

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by bhxalex
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 2755

Re: Air India Mumbai Hub

With Delhi being the capital, and AI owed by the Indian government, that should be self explanatory. . With a bit of thought and initiative (something AI has never had) they should have had a hub in BOM to rival DEL or something akin to LH at FRA & MUC. As soon as the Indian LCCs get wise with ...

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by bhxalex
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Oman Air Launch Flights to New York JFK in the near future?
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Will Oman Air Launch Flights to New York JFK in the near future?

The O&D traffic between NYC and MCT will be significantly lower than DXB, DOH & AUH even KWI and BAH, with the latter having no direct US service. That said, their network is looking strong, they have a well balanced fleet and aircraft capable of reaching NYC direct. Not to mention the new M...

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by bhxalex
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 2755

Re: Air India Mumbai Hub

With Delhi being the capital, and AI owed by the Indian government, that should be self explanatory. . With a bit of thought and initiative (something AI has never had) they should have had a hub in BOM to rival DEL or something akin to LH at FRA & MUC. As soon as the Indian LCCs get wise with m...

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by bhxalex
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transavia France
Replies: 11
Views: 2262

Re: Transavia France

Their livery would look great on the 320neo series, it should be an easy order to win for the MAX though. But the longer the MAX problems go on, the more chance Airbus have.

I could see them acquiring newer second hand 738's in the short term though whilst they see how the MAX fiasco plays out.

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by bhxalex
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible New Routes for EgyptAir to the USA
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Possible New Routes for EgyptAir to the USA

Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Those would need a fuel stop on the way since no aircraft in the Egyptair fleet has the range to make those flights non-stop. However if they start anything in the USA, it'll most likely be east coast. They have the 77W and 789. Both are more than capable for CAI- We...

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by bhxalex
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11526

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

Using knackered old aircraft can't be helping OS and their margins surely? The 787/330neo Vs the very old 767s and ageing 777s must be night and day in terms of operating cost. It's not like they're doing a BA or UA and fitting them with new high J cabins either. The same could be said to a lesser e...

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by bhxalex
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Tunisair launch flights from Tunis to New York JFK in the near future?
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Will Tunisair launch flights from Tunis to New York JFK in the near future?

Air Algerie would serve ALG-JFK long before a TUN-JFK. The lack of JFK service to nearby Algiers, a bigger city than Tunis by every metric, shows the lack of non stop demand to that region.

AF, LH & AT and a smattering of other carriers have this market sewn up via their respective hubs.

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by bhxalex
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need help with this Virgin Flight
Replies: 10
Views: 1977

Re: Need help with this Virgin Flight

I believe this is one of two that they are keeping as backup aircraft. No doubt down to the ongoing 787 Engine issue if indeed it is a spare stored off site I’d love to know the logistics of bringing it out of storage especially when it’s stored at an airport with limited flights from any VS base, ...

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by bhxalex
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF 732 combines SSG and PNR flights, why?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: AF 732 combines SSG and PNR flights, why?

There is more to this I am sure. Air France mentions reasons out of their control. They wouldn't say that if it is just low yields, which i doubt, as it is the only connection to Europe. https://www.airfrance.cm/CM/fr/local/resainfovol/meilleuresoffres/changement-d-horaire.htm Also another flyer po...

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by bhxalex
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will a US3 carrier return to Moscow!?
Replies: 17
Views: 1834

Re: Will a US3 carrier return to Moscow!?

The point of sale for US-Russia flights I believe is weighted on the Russian side. It's no secret SU offer very cheap connections from the CIS region, eastern and even central Europe via SVO to North America, where again the point of sale is mostly that side or where SU are the only viable one stop ...

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by bhxalex
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Dave Allen?
Replies: 12
Views: 3638

Re: Remember Dave Allen?

Lost to David Price the other night didn't he? :duck:

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chunhimlai wrote:
Someone suggested to build 4 runways and new mega terminal to make LTN logical
https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/hom ... 38.article


What a load of cobblers

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by bhxalex
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AT´s / AI´s 744s
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Future of AT´s / AI´s 744s

alweov wrote:
Do you know why Saudi Arabia specifically of all places?


With India having the world's third largest Muslim population, it's self explanatory.

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by bhxalex
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?
Replies: 19
Views: 1523

Re: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
On a related note, why did VS fly to KUL? IIRC they even had a partnership with MH prior to the Asian Financial Crisis.


They didn't serve KUL...

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by bhxalex
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

Using Ryanair or LCC logic.. +25.00 for a seat +75.00 checked in bag +5.00 boarding pass fee +20.00 food fee +25.00 bin space fee + 30.00 airplane fee (because of delays, Boeing will only charge 30.00 an airplane) +10.00 bathroom fee + 10.00 oxygen fee Total: 200.00 737it will cost 200.00 to fly on...

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by bhxalex
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI flies DUB-ADB?
Replies: 14
Views: 2391

Re: EI flies DUB-ADB?

Was it really not that obvious?

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by bhxalex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23096

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

This MAX order has been nothing but a PR disaster for IAG. Any more setbacks with the MAX and heads will roll at IAG for this order.

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by bhxalex
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9358

Re: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.

I've seen better, more professional websites made by school kids. Definitely more than meets the eye with this lot.

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by bhxalex
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6182

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

We have this asked several times a year it seems, please use the search function!

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by bhxalex
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4298

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

For FR it would have happened by now, there's a huge market between Ireland and the US. It's been doable for a number of years with their fleet. The fact they didn't counteract Norwegian's Tatl operation from Ireland shows just how interested, or rather uninterested, they are in crossing the Atlanti...

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by bhxalex
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance
Replies: 32
Views: 6655

Re: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance

I'd be more down with ORD-ARN on UA since AA operated it for years on a 762ER / 763ER. Especially since UA's EWR-ARN is now seasonal on a 757. You guys do realize that ORD will NEVER see even seasonal service to a European city that isn’t already year round from EWR? Well considering Chicago has th...

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by bhxalex
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6521

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

When I was watching Flight Sim videos of Fictional United and Delta 747-8 on YouTube. I began to wonder why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8I. I mean a Delta or United 747-8 would be great. Not another one of these :? There's a search function on the forum. This will answer almost all of thes...

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by bhxalex
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 on Transatlantic Routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3512

Re: A220 on Transatlantic Routes

Wouldn't be shocked to one day see DL use it on BOS-KEF/SNN, maybe even DTW-KEF.

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by bhxalex
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 28
Views: 4424

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

Whilst STN has plenty of freight capacity I can't see this going anywhere. Manston is limited by it's location, yes it's not far from London as the crow flies. But for most Londoners, especially north of the Thames, then several other airports are much more convenient. It also lacks a direct rail se...

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by bhxalex
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean air ends flights to nadi
Replies: 14
Views: 2861

Re: Korean air ends flights to nadi

Already been reported on here

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by bhxalex
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 6365

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

Poor attempt. Outclassed by BA, no question.

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by bhxalex
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 15138

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Wizz Air will start a new 2x weekly flight between Birmingham (BHX) and Poznan (POZ) from 16 September 2019 - https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1143809309316407297 Looks like BHX has become cheaper for wizz. They had a few flights but BHX cost too much. With Flybe downsizing, and Thomas cook on ...

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by bhxalex
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6228

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Armadillo1 wrote:
Also kiev-moscow served by many companies

Care to list the companies providing non-stop flights please?

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by bhxalex
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6228

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Doha-Brisbane? Not necessarily super large cities, but a route QR is fighting to start and up there as the biggest hole in their network. And they don't fly there due too the terrible relations between Qatar and Australia? 'Politics' doesn't mean terrible relations. Bilateral agreements restrict th...

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by bhxalex
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 41
Views: 7928

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

A route that is actually in demand and very profitable (feeds entire Europe + North America) is Mumbai in India. Very high shortage of capacity with Jet's demise. They should launch HEL-BOM instead. No one is going go fly BOM-HEL-KTM. And if not your implication, there is a plethora of ludicrous 9W...

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by bhxalex
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12841

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

The 789 or 359 would be a much better fit on these routes, aside from Hajj and Umrah charters there's nowhere in their network, especially with their current business model, that requires a 77W's capacity.

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by bhxalex
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16922

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

What about the possibility of ANA taking a couple more for high-density domestic flights (like the 747)? What about another carrier wanting to use it to test the capacity but not commit to full-price (SA? GA? NZ? TK?)? Would some of these make their way into IR's fleet (they flew 747s into Europe.....

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by bhxalex
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11512

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

When BA are higher than EY, any credibility for this organisation goes out of the window.

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by bhxalex
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4458

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Why don't they just get the A380? It would ease the congestion. When they're packing 500+ seats into 777s there's no need. 4 engines for short domestic hops in this day and age of higher fuel prices and more concern for global warming, it would be a huge economic and PR loss. Likewise HND is not A3...

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by bhxalex
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 2874

Re: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?

Wonder why is BKK the one with the 5th freedom flights and not DMK. One would suppose if the Thai government wants to somehow protect TG, the 5th freedom would be limited to flights operating at the airport not hub of TG. If the 5th freedom flights were at DMK, TG would have a harder time. DMK is c...

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by bhxalex
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 19
Views: 4190

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.

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by bhxalex
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8 PAX Version
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: 747-8 PAX Version

Aesma wrote:
It would be no problem to convert them to freighters. Don't know if that will happen though, someone has to pay for the P2F STC, it has to be worth it.


With just 36 frames delivered to airlines, the economic case to develop a P2F programme would be limited to none existent.

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by bhxalex
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9771

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

Maybe they should stop complaining and adapt to compete?

Correct me if I'm wrong but this doesn't give AY an unfair advantage over KE & OZ.

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by bhxalex
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways Europe network
Replies: 23
Views: 5728

Re: Thai airways Europe network

sabby wrote:
Does anyone know how the daily BKK-OSL route does year around ? They use the 77W in summer and 77E in other seasons. Seems a lot of seats in off season.


Peak season for Thai tourism is November-April. So yes the 77W over summer is a lot of seats.

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by bhxalex
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13117

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

LH658 wrote:
I think a crazy route in today terms is UA hopper route in the Pacific. Or Uzbekistan airways Guam to Nagoya.


HY's flights were charters for a matter of days. Seemingly a strange choice of airline for them though.

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by bhxalex
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 106
Views: 12162

Re: European LCC

W6 I'm concerned for. They couldn't make PRG work, which should almost have been their 'bread and butter' kind of base. Expansion wise there's not a lot of Europe left for them, without facing the wrath of existing airlines. Realistically I'm struggling to see where they open significant new bases, ...

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