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by ojjunior
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 458
Views: 54790

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

https://fr24.com/ACA090/24d46b4a
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After a long hiatus, Air Canada is back to South America.

The flight number is the regular one they use to GRU service.

Does anyone know if this is a one-off or cargo only flight?

AC90 from Toronto to Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/ACA090/24d46b4a

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by ojjunior
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53558

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

Meanwhile Latam reinstated some European frequencies from GRU.

LHR, CDG, MAD, FRA and LIS are now back.

I wonder who are they flying...

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by ojjunior
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 77
Views: 9567

Re: AA early 747 question

There's a guy restoring a 1/24 1970 AA 747 astroliner and it has the upper deck stateroom!!! I requested some close up photos of it, and it appears that there was a room on the right side with the bench and swivel chairs, and then there were swivel chairs outside the room. Very similar to how delta...

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by ojjunior
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Retires First A380
Replies: 75
Views: 15817

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

Why did they repaint it white, seems like a waste of money? Even if this one is leased and the owner wants it white, you would think Emirates would split the savings of not having to repaint it with the owner and they would gladly accept since there is a 99.99% chance this aircraft gets scrapped. M...

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Well maybe. There were two flights (OV9612/9616), both landed at CNF.
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malaysia wrote:
ojjunior wrote:
What on Earth could be this flight?

OV9612 from Dakar https://fr24.com/OMS9612/24c62465


giving back a plane to LATAM?


Well maybe. There were two flights (OV9612/9616), both landed at CNF.

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by ojjunior
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 17842

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

Folks,

Any info about IB resuming regular flights to South America?

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by ojjunior
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 17842

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

Sorry if it was already posted.

As a Club Premier member I just received en email from Aeromexico regarding flight resumptions in upcoming months.

The only route informed as permanently cancelled is MEX-PTY. Quite odd IMO.

CM just called and said a Big Thank You.

Any thoughts?

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by ojjunior
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 218
Views: 44188

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

https://fr24.com/SAA2953/24b5373b

Cargo?
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SA A346 ZS-SNC (Star Alliance livery) is about lo land at EZE from GRU

SA2953 from Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/SAA2953/24b5373b

Cargo?

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by ojjunior
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 17842

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

https://fr24.com/SAA2953/24b5373b

Cargo?
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SA A346 ZS-SNC (Star Alliance livery) is about lo land at EZE from GRU

SA2953 from Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/SAA2953/24b5373b

Cargo?

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by ojjunior
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 17842

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

https://fr24.com/AAL9715/24ade32c

Albeit non-pax I believe.

And what about TAP flying MIA-GRU?

TP9531 from Miami to Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/TAP9531/24ad7f42

A very unusual cargo service.
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After a long hiatus there's finally an AA flight going to South America:

AA9715 from Miami to Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/AAL9715/24ade32c

Albeit non-pax I believe.

And what about TAP flying MIA-GRU?

TP9531 from Miami to Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/TAP9531/24ad7f42

A very unusual cargo service.

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by ojjunior
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31507

Re: British Airways route updates

Does anyone know why is BA flying double daily LHR-GRU with the 788 as regular BA247 and an hour later a 77W as BA3XXX for 4 days now in a row? Also I see a BA A380 to JNB for 2 days. Wasn't the A380 grounded? BA3XXX usually refer to cargo flights. Are they operating passenger services to Brazil or...

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by ojjunior
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 151
Views: 31507

Re: British Airways route updates

Does anyone know why is BA flying double daily LHR-GRU with the 788 as regular BA247 and an hour later a 77W as BA3XXX for 4 days now in a row?

Also I see a BA A380 to JNB for 2 days. Wasn't the A380 grounded?

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by ojjunior
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 945
Views: 160131

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Well
I was looking for AA non stop service GRU-LAX and looks like they will restart by Oct, 25th with ridiculously low prices:

$269 or 40K miles in Y r/t nonstop-B789

Previous dates for same price/miles with 1 stop at DFW as from Jul, 19th.

Very good deals IMO.

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by ojjunior
Thu May 28, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53558

Re: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy

What about Europe? does Latam has lot of traffic? who's winning the most with their demise? LH? IB? AF? AZ? Well, IB and AZ aren't flying to South America for a while. Nowadays only BA, AF, KL, TP, LH and TK are regulars from Europe. Interesting that KL and LH never cancelled their GRU services for...

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by ojjunior
Mon May 25, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 24847

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

Folks
Are BA flights numbered 3XXX cargo only?

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by ojjunior
Sat May 23, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53558

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

Well...yes...Every single privately owned airline in the whole planet is “towards bankruptcy” in the current scenario. Only the Airlines supported by endless flows of money like Emirates or Etihad can escape to the “towards bankruptcy” qualification. Same for Hotels, Cruise Ships and any leisure an...

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by ojjunior
Sat May 23, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apr 1 FX14 77F made wrong turn flew towards hill after take off from HKG
Replies: 15
Views: 8400

Re: Apr 1 FX14 77F made wrong turn flew towards hill after take off from HKG

Nothing that the Golden Monkeys at MEM can't cover and make it disappear.
Especially if the crew are long term FX payroll members.
We'll certainly not hear anything else about it.
Warm towels quickly applied.

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by ojjunior
Sat May 23, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LATAM files for Bankruptcy
Replies: 282
Views: 53558

Re: LATAM moving towards bankruptcy

RG, TR and VP just called.

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by ojjunior
Fri May 22, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar returning A350 leased from LATAM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4668

Re: Qatar returning A350 leased from LATAM?

IIRC, Delta's taking 4 existing ones on the LATAM fleet + 10 yet to be delivered from Airbus, including some A350-1000s ordered by LATAM Brazil (TAM). It makes sense they would be these 4. So why bringing them to CNF instead of to the USA directly? You'd need to ask someone from LATAM for the exact...

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by ojjunior
Fri May 22, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar returning A350 leased from LATAM?
Replies: 17
Views: 4668

Re: Qatar returning A350 leased from LATAM?

And I assume those A350s will head to Delta as a part of their deal with LATAM. IIRC, Delta's taking 4 existing ones on the LATAM fleet + 10 yet to be delivered from Airbus, including some A350-1000s ordered by LATAM Brazil (TAM). It makes sense they would be these 4. So why bringing them to CNF in...

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by ojjunior
Wed May 20, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3609

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

Garuda Indonesia at GRU.
Never again.

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by ojjunior
Wed May 20, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 24847

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

https://fr24.com/AMX9128/24887595

TYO-SHA-MEX-CFB

Very unusual one.
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What about this?

https://fr24.com/AMX9128/24887595

TYO-SHA-MEX-CFB

Very unusual one.

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by ojjunior
Tue May 19, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 24847

Re: For the first time ever, a Garuda Indonesia plane landed in Bogota

Garuda also landed at GRU couple weeks ago for the same reason and also for the very (and maybe only) 1st time.

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by ojjunior
Mon May 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 218
Views: 44188

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

SA did 4 ferry flights GRU-TUS last night.
3 of them still airborne.
All A332, probably storage/returning to lessors.

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by ojjunior
Mon May 18, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 24847

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

SA did 4 ferry flights GRU-TUS last night.
3 of them still airborne.
All A332, probably storage/returning to lessors.

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by ojjunior
Sun May 17, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14151

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Strato2 wrote:
Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped.


Hey bud, how's the weather in Toulouse these days?

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by ojjunior
Wed May 13, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines MD11 Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 2109

Re: American Airlines MD11 Routes

They flew a lot of different routes as they shifted around as 777 came in before they were all retired. In addition to the ones you mentioned I know they flew MIA-EZE, DFW-LGW (couldn’t use LHR on that route iirc), ORD-LHR/NRT, SJC-NRT, DFW-KIX and I’m pretty sure some GRU and SCL routes along with...

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by ojjunior
Mon May 04, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 24847

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - May 2020

https://fr24.com/TAM9516/2471155f

Any thoughts?
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I see a Latam 77W airborne departed from GRU.
No destination shown, probably AMS considering current position.

JJ9516 from Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/TAM9516/2471155f

Any thoughts?

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by ojjunior
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines at JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 6683

Re: American Airlines at JFK

In what world is a NY-Buenos Aires a prestigious route?

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by ojjunior
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23467

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Slightly off topic, but touching on the apparent French willingness to do so. As a seasoned non-rev traveller, the difference in flying KL to AF is absolutely astounding. KL staff always try and bend over backwards to help you out, to get you where toU need to go, whereas AF staff are the complete ...

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by ojjunior
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14443

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

I am here seeking some information. (It would be factual information, not a poll or preference, so I would really appreciate it if the mods would keep it in the Civil Aviation forum.) I was always under the impression that British Airways did not operate any DC-10s until they acquired a fleet of th...

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by ojjunior
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there so many transpacific flights from LAX today (4/25)?
Replies: 19
Views: 8508

Re: Why are there so many transpacific flights from LAX today (4/25)?

I was checking flightaware today and noticed an abnormally high number of transpacific flights to LAX today. With international travel so heavily restricted amidst the COVID pandemic, are most of these cargo-only flights, or are some repatriation? It seems like some airlines have resumed regular se...

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by ojjunior
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer
Replies: 1171
Views: 147287

Re: Updated: Boeing Terminates Agreement to Establish Joint Ventures with Embraer

Well there will be an emergency conf call with some Embraer big dogs tomorrow (yes, sunday) at 11AM BR time.
Who's not invited knows nothing about what's going on or aren't that important in Embraer's structure.
Let's wait for Monday news.

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by ojjunior
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99055

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

https://fr24.com/GIA8800/2464294e

First time ever IIRC.
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What is Garuda Indonesia doing in Brazil?

GA8800 from Amsterdam https://fr24.com/GIA8800/2464294e

First time ever IIRC.

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by ojjunior
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 6906

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

This:
Image
Damn it was nice!

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by ojjunior
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about KLM Asia
Replies: 36
Views: 6441

Re: Question about KLM Asia

I'm fairly certain the KLM Asia subsidiary doesn't actually exist anymore, beyond the livery. As to why those planes are still painted with Asia titles....not sure. Perhaps something to do with the KLM livery including direct symbols of the Dutch monarchy? Though I don't think that holds up well co...

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by ojjunior
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5539

Re: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread

https://fr24.com/DAL3303/245fc037

Usually an AA route.
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Does anyone know why is DL flying LAX-GRU tonight?

DL3303 from Los Angeles to Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/DAL3303/245fc037

Usually an AA route.

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by ojjunior
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99055

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

https://fr24.com/DAL3303/245fc037

DL 3XXX flights means what?
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Any info about reason of DL flying LAX-GRU?

Normally this is an AA route.

DL3303 from Los Angeles to Sao Paulo https://fr24.com/DAL3303/245fc037

DL 3XXX flights means what?

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by ojjunior
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99055

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

https://fr24.com/UAL63/245e97d8
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Did UA quietly reinstated GRU service from IAH?
Looks like daily flights are back since Apr,10th with the original flight nbr.

Return leg is airborne as we speak:

UA63 from Sao Paulo to Houston https://fr24.com/UAL63/245e97d8

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by ojjunior
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 13064

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

https://fr24.com/UAL63/245e97d8
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Meanwhile UA apparently reinstated IAH-GRU service on a daily basis since Apr, 10th with the 763.

UA63 is airborne to IAH as we speak.

UA63 from Sao Paulo to Houston https://fr24.com/UAL63/245e97d8

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by ojjunior
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42145

Re: Has Boeing hurt the 777 by not having a BCF option?

Found some info about it online: Damn this thing would be Beautiful! https://www.stattimes.com/assets/images/dimensions-of-the-B777-300ERSF-freighter.jpg https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stattimes.com%2Fnews%2Fgecas-iai-launch-the-b777-freighter-conversion-programme-freighte...

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by ojjunior
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will flying be a luxury from now on?
Replies: 28
Views: 2974

Re: Will flying be a luxury from now on?

I see tickets Brazil to US below USD 400 r/t direct flights both legs as from May to Nov, except July, of course. Once people is allowed to travel and no quaratine will be needed this will be a very good moment to travel and airlines will fight for every single pax. Legit question: why "except...

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by ojjunior
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99055

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

https://fr24.com/SAS7031/24571a55

Also a very interesring one:

PLM301P from Denpasar to Madrid https://fr24.com/PLM301P/2456baca

Didn't know the A332 had range for a 16+ hours non-stop
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Long time since SAS set a tyre in South America:

SK7031 from Rio de Janeiro to Oslo https://fr24.com/SAS7031/24571a55

Also a very interesring one:

PLM301P from Denpasar to Madrid https://fr24.com/PLM301P/2456baca

Didn't know the A332 had range for a 16+ hours non-stop

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by ojjunior
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will flying be a luxury from now on?
Replies: 28
Views: 2974

Re: Will flying be a luxury from now on?

I see tickets Brazil to US below USD 400 r/t direct flights both legs as from May to Nov, except July, of course.
Once people is allowed to travel and no quaratine will be needed this will be a very good moment to travel and airlines will fight for every single pax.

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by ojjunior
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99055

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

https://fr24.com/AMX9876/245614c5

Now THAT is something I would like to hear the history.
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What about AM flying a 738 from Canada to Iceland?

AM9876 from Montreal to Reykjavik https://fr24.com/AMX9876/245614c5

Now THAT is something I would like to hear the history.

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by ojjunior
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99055

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

https://fr24.com/ADB3307/24553954
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And Antonov is enroute MIA-BSB. Very unusual route for cargo. Any thoughts?

ADB3307 from Miami to Brasilia https://fr24.com/ADB3307/24553954

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by ojjunior
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 2224 - CPT-GRU
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: SAA 2224 - CPT-GRU

https://fr24.com/BAW3576/24554759
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And tonight you could hear a surprising BA flight to LHR with a 772

BA3576 from Sao Paulo to London https://fr24.com/BAW3576/24554759

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by ojjunior
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7359

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

https://www.msn.com/pt-br/noticias/vide ... ailsignout
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Short video here:

https://www.msn.com/pt-br/noticias/vide ... ailsignout

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by ojjunior
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7359

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport

WaywardMemphian wrote:
A cousin saw this in real time and sent video of it. It was massive


Care to share?

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