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by StormRider
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Bags from DFW-DOH-CPT Fiasco
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Checked Bags from DFW-DOH-CPT Fiasco

https://haqiba.qatarairways.com.qa/Haqiba for missed/status of baggage)
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Your baggage receipt has a number on the bar-code . You can track your bags on the airline website using your baggage number (I assume QR - https://haqiba.qatarairways.com.qa/Haqiba for missed/status of baggage)

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by StormRider
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trying to help my future-cousin-in-law's relatives get from DEL to MSN
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Trying to help my future-cousin-in-law's relatives get from DEL to MSN

If you do not mind a 2 stopper and you are so bothered by AI reputation , DEL-AMS-MSP-MSN seems good (KLM and DL)

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by StormRider
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?
Replies: 66
Views: 3809

Re: If you could visit any country tomorrow, what country would it be?

noviorbis77 wrote:
Although I’ve been many times to the USA, I’ve not yet been to any of the national parks. Yellowstone is on my to do list.

You should definitely go. I went last summer and it was lovely, I hear it is great even in the winter (and it is 30% cheaper!)

on topic: Spain (especially Barcelona) or Japan

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by StormRider
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Help choosing flights for American trip next year
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Need Help choosing flights for American trip next year

United charges for carry-on bags in basic economy. AS, AA, and DL don't). United charges $60 for carry-on bags in Basic Economy ($35 checked bag fee + $25 gate handling fee). AA's Basic Economy does not Allow carry-on luggage. That is the point of the cheaper BE fare. ... What? I have done that man...

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by StormRider
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non US countries with more than one major airline
Replies: 24
Views: 1870

Re: Non US countries with more than one major airline

DTWLAX wrote:
India - AI and 9W (until early 2019), now Vistara (not an LCC and growing)

Why isn't LCC like Indigo a "major" airline exactly? It is way bigger than AI and 9W put together - except it has all 32x fleet.
Now in a sort of exclusive club of airlines flying 200+ planes.

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by StormRider
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 93
Views: 5796

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

NYC: LGA, EWR & JFK
Dallas/Ft Worth: DFW, DAL
Bay Area: SFO, SJC
DC: IAD, DCA

Hopefully in the future: BOM and New Mumbai airport (if it ever finishes)

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by StormRider
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?
Replies: 28
Views: 1841

Re: Is AA as terrible as people make them to be?

They are a commodity. If you live in one of their hubs or you have some frequent flyer status with them you fly them. Otherwise if the they’re the cheapest you take them. Nothing particularly special going on . Exactly. I lived in the DFW area till last weekend and had no choice but get on AA. The ...

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by StormRider
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 3817

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

No. They are the airline I have flown the most...Not that anything was particularly bad or such but it just comes of as a sad operation overall. I was also on a long haul from HKG recently and that wasn't the best experience either. The cabin crew I have come across is not as friendly or cheerful as...

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by StormRider
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 5891

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

Depends on how much I value the seat. If I’ve paid to reserve it (like the $112 I recently paid BA to reserve an exit row seat), I’ll definitely ask the other passenger to move. If I haven’t paid to reserve and it’s a crappy middle seat I won’t care. Pretty much this....also depends on how long the...

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by StormRider
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2293

Re: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqd17LoZd5o


Anything with Bruce in it is automatically great...
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dangle wrote:
And it is reflected in this BBC series Flying Heavy Metal with Bruce Dickinson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqd17LoZd5o


Anything with Bruce in it is automatically great...

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by StormRider
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: With TSA Pre-✔, have you ever had to take your shoes off?
Replies: 16
Views: 1120

Re: With TSA Pre-✔, have you ever had to take your shoes off?

I have to bring extra socks with me and a plastic bag so I can remove my socks that I wore through the security line, quarantine them (for they, too, have been in contact with the terrifyingly germ-coated floor) and spend extra minutes re-socking and re-shoeing my little footkes... * (Say it ain't ...

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by StormRider
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 5653

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

StormRider wrote:
shortest was my first ever
BOM-PNQ ~20 min on IC (now AI)
longest
EWR - BOM ~ 15 hrs on UA


I guess my longest flight now is HKG-DFW on AA (duration was just 14 hrs though due to strong tailwinds)

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by StormRider
Wed May 29, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 5653

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

shortest was my first ever
BOM-PNQ ~20 min on IC (now AI)
longest
EWR - BOM ~ 15 hrs on UA

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by StormRider
Fri May 17, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka
Replies: 7
Views: 5072

Re: Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka

Southwest creates an onboard culture of jokiness and goofiness that I find annoying and sometimes unprofessional. But it's who they are. To expect customers not to play along is hypocritical. Many witnesses say that the FA was just in a bad mood because of the long delay, and went off the deep end....

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by StormRider
Thu May 16, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 10478

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

... People generally could start to think, do I need to fly as often. It won’t happen everywhere , but I can see signs of a shift in attitude towards the environment. Have you seen any signs of a shift in attitude? Before people stop flying (which on average a person does not do daily or even weekl...

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by StormRider
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comments on Air China
Replies: 7
Views: 2318

Re: Comments on Air China

Just flew them a week ago on the 747-8 from SFO-PEK. Decent service, food and overall experience. A333 from PEK-BOM was old and in poor condition. My IFE died at takeoff during a crew announcement and the 7 hr flight seemed way too long. Food wasn't great and they ran out of beer (that was maybe due...

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by StormRider
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines plane robbed at gunpoint in Albania.
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Austrian Airlines plane robbed at gunpoint in Albania.

I was just reading this news on the beeb website !!!
A bit shocked that this has apparently happened before? Why are we still transporting so much cash in this day and age of digitization, (that too by commercial planes)

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by StormRider
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Selecting Qatar Airways Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Help Selecting Qatar Airways Seats

good to know...surprising that customer care phone service is not available on weekends though!

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by StormRider
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 6060

Re: Your first...

... First flight: PNQ-BOM LOL. I have always wondered about catering and service for such a short 15 minute flight. Did they serve on the airplane or do they let you dine at the airport pre-boarding :lol: :) This was so far in the past that I don't remember a lot of that flight..but under 20min for...

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by StormRider
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Selecting Qatar Airways Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Help Selecting Qatar Airways Seats

I wonder how anybody could tell you if this was a temp website glitch or a "feature". You can log back in and try again, if it doesn't work, call them.
I mean those are pretty much your options.

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by StormRider
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19908

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions

Looks like the airspace closure has almost reached the one month mark since the conflict first broke out. It is increasingly clear that it may be a long time before things return to normal. The current routings are likely to become the de-facto ones for the foreseeable future. seems like they just ...

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by StormRider
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2802

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

..... For me, I love feeling good acceleration down the runway. But the 1st minute or so of actual flying during climb out, I feel a sense of vulnerability. Even though the views of banking around the airport at 2k ft are awesome. Still, at the low altitude and maybe 180kt I sometimes feel a little...

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by StormRider
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 8209

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

2 years ago in the spring a round trip SAT-ATL on MD-88

A very dIfferent experience with lots of squeaks and noises in the cabin along with engines being loud compared to usual NBs.

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by StormRider
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Ryanair need a new livery?
Replies: 15
Views: 2655

Re: Does Ryanair need a new livery?

What is the difference between their current livery, and the one posted on the OP? The yellow cheatline seems brighter, but that's all. Since I had never seen the RyanAir livery I googled and the image was almost same as OP's posted image...(with very slight changes) So if you are actually going to...

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by StormRider
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 6060

Re: Your first...

I thought it might be fun to have a thread where we just post our various 'firsts' in terms of our flight log. Feel free to copy whatever parts of my list you like, or make up any category you feel matters! So without further ado, my first... ...... ... European airport: Amsterdam (AMS) ... N-Ameri...

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by StormRider
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyArystan aircraft rendering
Replies: 14
Views: 1904

Re: FlyArystan aircraft rendering

seansasLCY wrote:
The lion looks very similar to the British Olympic Association logo. BA even had a tail with one on.



reminded me of the old Premier League logo

Image

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by StormRider
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-US airports not serviced by US airlines?
Replies: 31
Views: 2888

Re: Foreign International Airports Not Serviced

sw733 wrote:
What’s your definition of “major”?


Yeah this....

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 81405

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

had to cancel my previous 787 flight from LAX-CAN in January, but looks like I will finally be travelling across the Pacific soon
SFO-PEK on 747 and PEK-BOM on A333
DFW-SFO a day earlier on a 787-8

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by StormRider
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.
Replies: 22
Views: 1750

Re: Which city does need second, third or fourth airport.

Many European, Asian and American cities have two airports. Which cities on the planet need new(second, third or fourth) airport? I still think NYC needs fourth airport that is at least 45min by train from Penn. station something like Kansai airport. What is next “congested” city? New Delhi, Mumbai...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 25185

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

OK, so it wasn't a flight operated by BA, but by WDL. Not that I'm excusing a pretty shocking error. I'm slightly surprised that some pax didn't realise they were flying North-West instead of almost due East. That's what happens with "3rd World airlines with badly trained, low skilled, inexper...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando suing MLB over name
Replies: 48
Views: 7458

Re: Orlando suing MLB over name

TWA772LR wrote:
At first I thought they were suing Major League Baseball.

hehe same here, like no reason to sue just because there isn't a team in the city or something :lol:

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by StormRider
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 2326

Re: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?

Hopefully never. I don't want Hal flying my plane .. :-) you don't want to become a starchild? ;-) also literally same thread elsewhere.... on topic, why do people seem to think virtual/autonomous/AI will be better at stuff like this than humans or humans+computers together doing it? maybe one day,...

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by StormRider
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 7355

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

I guarantee she thought they were Muslims. Seems like most bias towards Sikh people is because ignorant folks don't know they're not Muslims. I mean, come on, if you're going to hate a whole group of people, at least know who those people are and are not. Never understood why some people confuse Si...

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by StormRider
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?
Replies: 28
Views: 1633

Re: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?

I like transportation. Planes, trains, automobiles, barges, ships, pipelines. I also like the economics and politics involved in these industries. This. I just love things that move and transport people as well (well not barges or pipelines LOL, rockets, space shuttles sure....and I am also a big r...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?
Replies: 18
Views: 6715

Re: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?

It is my understanding that UK built and certified components on all Airbus aircraft will lose their EASA certification if the so called no deal Brexit occurs. Does this mean all Airbus aircraft will have to be grounded immediately? Is there some alternate arrangement being worked out? UK MPs are s...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 31239

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

^that's why I said that reverse look up will not work in your case as the pages were alphabetically ordered by airline names...also I am in no way any more knowledgeable than you, just an aviation fan like you I guess. As for why it is not VS or VK ? It already exists - Virgin Atlantic and Anisec Lu...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 745321

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Picture of the FDR: https://twitter.com/BEA_Aero/status/1106221599735332864 Wow. That took quite a beating. No wonder it's being rushed to Germany (or France) to be recovered. The tweet is from the BEA(French agency) , it is already in their possession and they will start working on it Friday appar...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 31239

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

UK is which airlines , British Airways ? The same issue with I5 , which airways ? I tried looking up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airline_codes but couldn't find the airline code for either of them :( Just search "airline code UK" (as an example) directly in Google , usually you ...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 17651

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

I doubt it, I don't see this lasting long enough to justify that. For reference it took about (5 weeks? correct me if I'm off) for DC-10s to be un-grounded . I bet this is ungrounded by next week after the ET black boxes are read "FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told reporters on Wednesday the so...

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by StormRider
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing keep producing 737MAX?
Replies: 12
Views: 2796

Re: Will Boeing keep producing 737MAX?

emuwarveteran wrote:
If the DC-10 and 787 survived then why wouldn't the MAX 8 do so as well?


Did two 787s crash within 4 months?

I am not at all saying the Max is doomed or anything as we still have nothing conclusive from ET crash or any big report (yet) but comparison with 787 is a bit weird..

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by StormRider
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Statistics for Boeing and Airbus, NB and WB
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Some Statistics for Boeing and Airbus, NB and WB

Images didn't come up for me in either Firefox or Chrome. Here's some links wrapped around the images: First: http://oparnica.com/airliners/BoeingAndAirbusNB.jpg http://oparnica.com/airliners/BoeingAndAirbusNB.jpg Second: http://oparnica.com/airliners/BoeingAndAirbusWB.jpg http://oparnica.com/airli...

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by StormRider
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 12421

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

Is there an unwritten rule here that a thread must be created once a week saying why X doesn't fly from A to B? Although this is a variation on it - why doesn't China Airlines not fly to LHR instead of LGW? Still, a lot more interesting than other threads like "Fresno Aviation Thread". I ...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many prop planes in your logbook??
Replies: 54
Views: 3190

Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

Only been on props twice in my life and both going to Himalayan foothills... 2005 CCU IXB (heading to Darjeeling and then Sikkim) 2012 KTM PKR (Nepal) both on ATR42 (I think!) just checked the Kolkata Bagdogra sector and there are now 3/4 airlines and all these new flights are A320 or 737 Max :O If ...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?
Replies: 43
Views: 8010

Re: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?

^^that's why my general point was, but apparently I did something very wrong by also including South Indians in the word "most Indian Sr Citizens" Based on other responses to texdravid, it seems this is not his first time going off on people for no reason. sudenmorsian, it is most likely a...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?
Replies: 43
Views: 8010

Re: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?

If that's the case, then why pay for a FAKE non-stop flight? Might as well buy a one-stop on an European carrier from YYZ or EWR to DEL and pay MUCH LESS. This "stop" has been happening only for the last 2 weeks or so and hopefully will get ironed out soon as Pak opens their airspace comp...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 12421

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

https://www.google.com/flights?lite=0#f ... .USD.86181
yep

EVA website down for maintenance as of now though.
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BenChSFO wrote:


I believe EVA flies TPE-LHR via BKK.


https://www.google.com/flights?lite=0#f ... .USD.86181
yep

EVA website down for maintenance as of now though.

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?
Replies: 43
Views: 8010

Re: AC flights from DEL now via CPH. Are other North America-India routes affected?

If that's the case, then why pay for a FAKE non-stop flight? Might as well buy a one-stop on an European carrier from YYZ or EWR to DEL and pay MUCH LESS. This "stop" has been happening only for the last 2 weeks or so and hopefully will get ironed out soon as Pak opens their airspace comp...

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by StormRider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?
Replies: 44
Views: 12421

Re: Why are there no flights from Taipei to London Heathrow?

Is there an unwritten rule here that a thread must be created once a week saying why X doesn't fly from A to B? Although this is a variation on it - why doesn't China Airlines not fly to LHR instead of LGW? From this link when the resumed London flights "China Airlines has not disclosed the fre...

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