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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: 60
Views: 4810

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: 60
Views: 4810

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: 7584

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: 44
Views: 9664

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: 16234

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: 98
Views: 10818

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: 44
Views: 3920

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: 2727

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: 4009

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: 1550

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: 47
Views: 8534

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: 5575

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: 126
Views: 9530

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: 74
Views: 6277

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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by bhxalex
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4063

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

They're doing better than many thought they would, simply by sticking around in certain markets. Though I'm still not convinced they can compete out of VIE long term, and the cracks are starting to appear. I can't see FR pulling the plug just yet and they can afford to burn cash to eliminate the com...

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by bhxalex
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 1869

Re: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion

What are Iran's bilateral flight agreements like? I can't imagine they have the possibility to enjoy EK/TK/QR style frequencies to many parts of the world.

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by bhxalex
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't Aeroflot fly to Punta Cana and Cancun anymore?
Replies: 8
Views: 2399

Re: Why doesn't Aeroflot fly to Punta Cana and Cancun anymore?

The market is amply covered by Russian charter airlines. It's a low yield market and I'm sure SU has bigger fish to fry these days.

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by bhxalex
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?
Replies: 30
Views: 4633

Re: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?

They don't have a KUL/DMK-JFK capable aircraft currently, neither do they have a capable aircraft on order.

Even if it were a one-stop, LAX, SFO, SEA and even YVR would be more suitable candidates to launch first..

Non story, free publicity sure, but little else to infer.

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by bhxalex
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40295

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Realistically what new TATL routes can we expect from DL at BOS?

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by bhxalex
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10730

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

It's very hard to say what the Plans are for the UAE, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar might be suffice to say they haven't as of yet merged. (which maybe they could and should do since their Turf is so close, ) They do not give the Idea that their total strategy is get known were they TO merge? They could bec...

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by bhxalex
Wed May 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways Retires Last 747-400
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

Re: Kuwait Airways Retires Last 747-400

Used to see it in Heathrow regularly 5 years ago but I think it's mostly been used as VIP transport in recent years?

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by bhxalex
Wed May 29, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio
Replies: 88
Views: 8584

Re: Lack of Transatlantic Service from Ohio

I really think that the best option for OH is a CLE-LGW nonstop with DY maybe 2 weekly to start until you build up market share. CLE has shown that it can not sustain flights to Europe on a narrow body even with a subsidy. The loyalty and traffic is not their so they have to point their efforts in ...

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by bhxalex
Mon May 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA launch SFO-NGO/CAN anytime soon?
Replies: 13
Views: 2108

Re: Will UA launch SFO-NGO/CAN anytime soon?

I'm not sure CAN has enough premium demand, and there's no way UA can compete with CZ on price in Y without hemorrhaging money. POS is overwhelmingly on the Chinese side too, which again favours the home carriers.

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by bhxalex
Mon May 27, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 1922

Re: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ

The cargo infrastructure already in place at AMS and the cost and time of essentially moving it to GRQ, or anywhere else for that matter, means we aren't going to see a large scale abandonment of AMS by cargo carriers. The unique AMS flower facility alone means it's a non starter for many cargo airl...

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by bhxalex
Mon May 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)
Replies: 27
Views: 4933

Re: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)

To be used on a Daily SVD-DTW? As delta are clearly neglecting this huge market out of pure spite towards DTW.

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by bhxalex
Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16095

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Making DL at AMS larger than AA at LHR. This isn't quite true. Here are the totals from May through August of this year: AA to LHR: Flights = 5,166, Seats = 1,474,484 DL to AMS: Flights = 5,080, Seats = 1,390,860 So they're essentially the same size, though AA to LHR is a bit bigger. Be interesting...

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by bhxalex
Fri May 24, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16095

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

compensateme wrote:
Cincinnati (CVG) is notably absent from this list. More proof DL is missing out by not having any 787-8 in its fleet.


It's served from CDG, and the 763 is more than adequate. The lack of 787s in DLs fleet is irrelevant here.

In 10 years time it might be a relevant statement though.

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by bhxalex
Thu May 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9664

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

The 789 or 359 would be perfect for GA, the 773 is too much plane for these routes. PR, VN & MH all use these aircraft on similar distance routes to LHR, from markets not dissimiliar to CGK.

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by bhxalex
Thu May 23, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162606

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Yuanes wrote:
International giants like British Airways, Lufthansa etc.. will fly passengers on international routes with Boeing 747 and Airbus A380, A350. No need for Jet Airways



Ever heard of bilateral agreements?

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by bhxalex
Thu May 23, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 14935

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

Don’t forget the cabin maybe empty but the cargo is full. That is where the money is. They import everything from around the world. I was at JFK one evening and I could not believe the amount of cargo being place on a EK A380. Whilst the A380 still carriers a sizeable amount of freight, the 77W has...

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by bhxalex
Tue May 21, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?
Replies: 18
Views: 2109

Re: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?

The same time TWA resume Heathrow operations... In all seriousness though, the chances of DL returning are slim to none. Same goes for any carrier from mainland US. Someone might add HNL-FUK down the line but non stop demand from the mainland isn't there. Any DL demand can be channelled through thei...

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by bhxalex
Mon May 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5893

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

But IAH-KWI/BAH on a UA 789 wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility I feel. I doubt it right now. When the flight was operated from Dulles, loads were abysmal, and while they might be able to fill more of the plane from IAH, I bet that LH serves the market well and the frame can be used better...

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by bhxalex
Mon May 20, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5893

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

Highly unlikely aslong as EK, TK, QR & to a lesser extent EY, still serve the major American airports with the current open skies agreement.

But IAH-KWI/BAH on a UA 789 wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility I feel.

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by bhxalex
Mon May 20, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 239
Views: 39248

Re: French routes news thread

https://www.planephotos.net/photo/18750 ... D_F-HBLL//
And new livery for Hop! Air France.


I'm impressed! It looks much more elegant in the mainline colours.
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nicode wrote:
CarbonFibre wrote:
First delivery to HOP since restructuring. https://www.planephotos.net/photo/18750 ... D_F-HBLL//
And new livery for Hop! Air France.


I'm impressed! It looks much more elegant in the mainline colours.

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by bhxalex
Mon May 20, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester Airport without fuel due to power cut
Replies: 16
Views: 2588

Re: Manchester Airport without fuel due to power cut

Ethiopian 789 ET-AUO & Turkish 321N TC-LSB, along with LX, SK & VY 320s, diverted to BHX.

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by bhxalex
Mon May 20, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8060

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

Were these routes actually loss making or do BA think they have more profitable use of the aircraft & slots?

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by bhxalex
Sun May 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which routes do BA have their 77W on?
Replies: 28
Views: 5527

Re: Which routes do BA have their 77W on!?

Google G-STBA,B,C...etc and FR24 should show you where they've been flying to in the last week.

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by bhxalex
Sun May 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8060

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

The UK - Russia market grew by 1% in 2018. If you analyse the data, you will see that Aeroflot is doing particularly well on LHR-SVO at the expense of British Airways on both LHR-DME and LHR-LED. Here are the traffic data for LHR-Russia for all 2018 and March 2019: HEATHROW - MOSCOW (DOMODEDOVO) = ...

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by bhxalex
Sun May 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 5918

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewph ... icid=10425


Definitely one of the better 330 liveries out there.
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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:


Definitely one of the better 330 liveries out there.

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by bhxalex
Sun May 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 8060

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

Pobeda in October 2018 started 4x weekly LED-STN, they were doing sub $100 return less than a week out. In fact on one set of dates, LED was the cheapest destination from STN (FR's main base). Even at that price, for the vast majority of people it's utterly meaningless, as the Visas take much longer...

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by bhxalex
Sun May 19, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 6980

Re: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight

Should probably change the thread title, it's a 4x weekly service increase, not a retiming of existing service.

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by bhxalex
Sun May 19, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 274
Views: 57946

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

About a year ago I remember seeing on wiki TG listed as starting MAN service in December '18. Although obviously incorrect, there's been murmurs of this route for quite a while.

Seems a perfect fit for the 789 or 359, most likely the latter given fleet limitations.

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by bhxalex
Sat May 18, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13273

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

This comes up every week now.

They just left HKG, why is it an assumption they're going to announce XXX-HKG any day now?

There's no reason for this thread, other than the OP's delusions.

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by bhxalex
Sat May 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18940

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

168 replies on JetBlue changing from Coke to Pepsi, with many digressing from aviation.

How this forum has fallen.

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by bhxalex
Wed May 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads
Replies: 32
Views: 3391

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2019 Loads

KE and QR have pretty low loads. I wouldn’t call 88% arriving and 78% departing “for Korean “pretty low,” even despite them usually being a little higher. It was a very average load in March, but not low. Same for Qatar, loads in the 70-80% range are average, but not low. Their arriving was 82%. I ...

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by bhxalex
Wed May 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares
Replies: 15
Views: 3640

Re: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares

This film festival happens every year and thus demand over this period dramatically increases.

No different to Conventions, Sporting events and other festivals globally. Not sure what point is being made by the OP.

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by bhxalex
Wed May 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 101
Views: 13945

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

Welcome competition on LON-LOS. Must be a strong market as VS has kept it's presence and deployed it's newest aircraft there, despite cutting back most of their non-tatl flying in recent years.

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by bhxalex
Tue May 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16455

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Welcome to the real world. We on here might know the multitude of differences between the 737-800 and the 737MAX, but to most people they look identical and have the same 737 prefix, which is usually enough to ensure they're passively grouped together as the same thing by the masses and media.

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by bhxalex
Mon May 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25374

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Heard from a good source that MSP will be A330 from Next May 2020, sfo could be going twice daily, mco and sea could also go daily. Las Vegas will never happen due to being leisure traffic. Las Vegas will never happen because it's a leisure market... Is that the official line from EI head office? Y...

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by bhxalex
Mon May 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US carrier flights to IST
Replies: 20
Views: 3499

Re: US carrier flights to IST

US3 will never compete on price with TK, unless they want to make a loss. Istanbul is a huge market but there's literally dozens of one stop options on both premium and not so premium airlines from most major international airports of the US. The vast majority of Europe is only a short deviation on ...

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