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by argentinevol98
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 range and A223LR
Replies: 19
Views: 2913

Re: A220 range and A223LR

Is there any chance we could see very thin TATL routes on the A223? Not necessarily from Breeze/Moxy but anyone? The 73GER and the A319LR never really sold. (I think between the two it may be less than ten units) and to my knowledge there was only one brief TATL route on either of them (I think it m...

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by argentinevol98
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 118
Views: 19995

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

But the more likely set-up is the middle one Configuration Morphée; 10 modules for "up to a dozen" (personally I'm seeing 10-for-10) heavy wounded I confess I cannot see any reason to further reduce capacity to just six, but then I'm not a medic. https://www.defense.gouv.fr/var/dicod/stor...

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by argentinevol98
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 range and A223LR
Replies: 19
Views: 2913

Re: A220 range and A223LR

From what I can gather on Wikipedia, all three variants have almost exactly the same fuel capacity. However the -9 features active boundary-layer control on the tail to reduce drag. The -10 of course is bigger and heavier so for the same fuel capacity it can't fly as far (by about 1000 n.m.) Beech ...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.
Replies: 53
Views: 5809

Re: Patriots 767-300 Flies N95 Masks from China to U.S.

UA444 wrote:
Call sign “underdog” oh SPARE me

But they’re doing a good thing here.


I reacted the same way to their call sign :rotfl:

But yeah it's a good thing they're doing in this situation.

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by argentinevol98
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 118
Views: 19995

Re: Boeing to use 3 747LCF (Dreamlifters) for Covid-19 aid

trex8 wrote:
Are they getting an exemption for this health emergency?


I'd have to think an exemption would be easily granted in the current circumstances. If they're announcing it already it probably means that there is already tentative approval (at least in words) from the FAA.

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by argentinevol98
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 118
Views: 19995

Re: Boeing to use 3 747LCF (Dreamlifters) for Covid-19 aid

Well the LCFs make it to Europe and Asia quite a lot so it could be that they are shipping supplies to airports that can already handle the aircraft. Plus, they might be able to move the vehicle to other airports if need be. I'm not sure on that last one though. Either way it seems like good use for...

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by argentinevol98
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Attempts to Block Being Acquired (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 6012

Re: Spirit Attempts to Block Being Acquired (?)

I wonder if this might have a large long-term impact in US business travel patterns. It is really quite common in Europe for many employers to push lower-level (non-executive) employees onto Easyjet, Ryanair, Vueling, etc. for business travel within the continent. In the US, while Y is often the cho...

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by argentinevol98
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf
Replies: 26
Views: 6670

Re: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf

I kind of enjoy how excited the guy is that he caught this on camera.

Side note: There is no way in hell that hangar meets the appropriate specifications if a CRJ can do that to it. Imagine a storm? or a much more powerful engine?

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by argentinevol98
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 6190

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020

Wisconsinite cheese fanatics will undoubtedly...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EA Flight 1320 - 3/17/70-how it changed flying
Replies: 17
Views: 4006

Re: EA Flight 1320 - 3/17/70-how it changed flying

Thanks for posting the article! A nice read during this lockdown.

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by argentinevol98
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 728
Views: 127148

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Cheap fuel and cheap pilots are still "expensive" when your planes are empty. That's the real concern here. The majors are in all disarray but they are all in disarray for the same reason every private sector airline (and many public sector ones) on Earth is as well. This is something that...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Civil Aeronautics Board - Time to re-regulate?
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Re: Civil Aeronautics Board - Time to re-regulate?

I am no anti-"Big Government" guy and I often support regulations on business if they protect the consumer and the general public-but I can't see how this would do that at all. Fares were, and most likely go back to being, outrageously high during the CAB regulated era. Additionally, it is...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL62 heading east from France.
Replies: 18
Views: 6024

Re: IL62 heading east from France.

I imagine it's a freight charter for medical supplies of some kind. I wonder why no "normal" freight operator is involved. Perhaps few airlines are wiling to fly into Iran because of the nature of the outbreak there (in addition to some probable political reasons for at least some freight ...

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by argentinevol98
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA orders carriers to inspect 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident
Replies: 28
Views: 8665

Re: FAA orders carriers to inspect and re-check IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident

tu204 wrote:
I am gonna guess that the turbine disks were made in one batch, and then those disks were installed on different, not necessarily sequential engines which are now listed.


Good thought. That'd make a lot of sense.

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by argentinevol98
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA orders carriers to inspect 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident
Replies: 28
Views: 8665

Re: FAA orders carriers to inspect and re-check IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident

I wonder how this can be a single batch with serial numbers all over the place. Or there is something else in common between these disks? Perhaps it has something to do with the manufacturing process used on those disks or maybe something to do with the specific raw materials used on those serial n...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7026

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

Lying on these topics is also stupidly unprofessional. Another case in point here: Trump in the presser just now: “Nobody in their wildest dreams would have ever thought we would need tens of thousands of ventilators.” Literally he’s saying this just as the New York Times published a story about an...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7026

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

I understand many confuse statements meant to calm the markets as some sort of evidence that he was doing nothing. Or that In fact, if you can dig deep into reports, because msm does not want to say it, there was plenty going on in the background. So far, he beat the rest of the world on vaccine tr...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania
Replies: 34
Views: 3459

Re: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania

ZK-NBT wrote:
The AR A342 allowed the RGL stop to be cut on the EZE-AKL service, AKL was served until 2012, EZE-SYD went non stop until 2014 when the A342 fleet retired.


Thanks, I had forgotten that detail.

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by argentinevol98
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?
Replies: 232
Views: 7026

Re: Can Biden defeat Trump to become President?

People that make this statement deny reality. If you know anything about Donald Trump he was a moderate Democrat his whole life. Trump is fringe not because of policy necessarily but because he's out of his damn mind. That's what really hits most people as being fringe. Most people actually care ab...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania
Replies: 34
Views: 3459

Re: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania

AR used to do a triangle route of EZE-RGL-AKL-EZE - did it continue on to SYD? Not sure. I believe that RGL was fuel stop only. Anyway, correct me if I am wrong! I believe that was the case with the earlier flights on older equipment that lacked range. With the A342s AR was flying EZE-SYD and used ...

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by argentinevol98
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania
Replies: 34
Views: 3459

Re: VARIG Brazil/LAN Chile/Aerolinas Argentinas routes to Asia/Oceania

The AR polar route dates back to the 80s and if I'm not mistaken was the first trans-polar route over Antarctica. The routings used by AR were actually developed by the Argentine military back in the day. While I'm not a huge Sam Chui fan you might want to check out his Trip Report about this flight...

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by argentinevol98
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 7839

Re: New Boeing Freighters

I would think the 787F (-8 or -9) would be much faster certified than a re-engined 764F. I remember that the wiring and system placement of the 787 is already prepared for a freighter use, even as conversation. Downside of the 787F is the wingspan, but a 764F would also adding wingspan, too (compar...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 728
Views: 127148

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

While I think this airline will see the light of day-I do wonder if there will be a delay in the start of operations. Even if the immediate crisis blows over in the next couple of months, the downturn in traffic will last several more if not a year or two. It probably wouldn't be wise to start ops i...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 6190

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020

lives in a pineapple under

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket Lists
Replies: 35
Views: 1414

Re: Bucket Lists

flipdewaf wrote:

Isn’t that every list?

Fred


:lol: :lol: :lol: Good one!

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by argentinevol98
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 98
Views: 5366

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

So far: January MIA-VVI 767-300ER VVI-CBB 737-300 Both flights on Boliviana de Aviación Upcoming between late March and early April: CBB-VVI BoA 737 (either 733, 73G or 738-not decided yet) VVI-MIA BoA 767-300ER MIA-PHL F9 A321 PHL-TYS Piedmont as American Eagle ERJ145 TYS-PHL PSA as American Eagle...

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by argentinevol98
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 86
Views: 2275

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

Well, then you have to realize that Dutch court verdict in itself isn’t much of value for Russia. The life of suspects will not change regardless of what verdict of Dutch court will be. The only way a Russian citizen in Russian jurisdiction can be sent to jail is by the verdict of a Russian court. ...

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by argentinevol98
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 86
Views: 2275

Re: MH17 trial - discussion tread

Jumping in now and adding two quick comments: 1. As someone with a degree in international relations and working in a law related job, the idea that there is legitimacy in conflating International Courts and Dutch national courts because the happen to be located within the same territory is complete...

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by argentinevol98
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 6190

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020

was when I fell down....

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by argentinevol98
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA Airlines Green Doors
Replies: 34
Views: 5090

Re: UTA Airlines Green Doors

I wonder why the 743's upper deck emergency door didn't get the same treatment as the others. Seems a little odd that one set of doors would be white and the rest green.

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by argentinevol98
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taos Air: A Unique Flying Experience into Regional Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 4797

Re: Taos Air: A Unique Flying Experience into Regional Airports

Blackberry Mint Yerba Mate? In a can? What a crime!!! Besides that, great report! It's always nice to see some lesser know operator and especially on a not particularly common aircraft.

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by argentinevol98
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern fires Korean FAs
Replies: 18
Views: 6797

Re: China Eastern fires Korean FAs

Do MU have Italian/Iranian/Spanish FA? Why Spain? How does Spain make this list? As stated earlier MU does fly to MAD and the oubreak has been pretty severe in Spain. I have a decent amount of family there that expect a quaratine of at least Madrid fairly soon. Hell, members of the cabinet have the...

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by argentinevol98
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stolen Parts From Abandoned Aerosur Frames
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

Re: Stolen Parts From Abandoned Aerosur Frames

Seriously? Maybe the Bolivian authorities should provide better security at their airports? My suspicion would be that at least some of the authorities are/were in on any stolen parts. It would hardly be a surprising revelation down here given the endemic corruption. Certainly, however, security is...

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by argentinevol98
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stolen Parts From Abandoned Aerosur Frames
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

Re: Stolen Parts From Abandoned Aerosur Frames

Its not like there is any demand for 727 parts... Well not anymore, no, but the frames have been sitting there since at least 2012. TAM (a pseudo-airline operated by the Air Force) flew pax 727s right until 2017 or so. In fact, a lot of the accusations suggest that Air Force officials stole parts t...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stolen Parts From Abandoned Aerosur Frames
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

Re: Stolen Parts From Abandoned Aerosur Frames

Seriously? Maybe the Bolivian authorities should provide better security at their airports? My suspicion would be that at least some of the authorities are/were in on any stolen parts. It would hardly be a surprising revelation down here given the endemic corruption. Certainly, however, security is...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stolen Parts From Abandoned Aerosur Frames
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

Stolen Parts From Abandoned Aerosur Frames

Came across this article in the Bolivian media (it is in Spanish). Several deputies of the Bolivian Legislature have denounced that many parts and items from both the exterior and interiors of several abandoned Aerosur aircraft have been stolen over the years the frames have been rotting in airports...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 72
Views: 2513

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

As far as I can remember the only one I've got is MIA-LPB (the return however was LPB-VVI-MIA due to the extreme altitude at LPB). AA flew the route until recently. BoA is the only airline connecting Bolivia with the US non-stop now but only VVI-MIA is offered.

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by argentinevol98
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 1235
Views: 202455

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

UA already offers PP on the 787-10 transcon flights. It’s been what, 6 months? I was mainly referring to a product on a dedicated narrowbody fleet. No one is offering that right now and it seems, to me at least, that there might be room for something like that, though I admit that I am no market ex...

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by argentinevol98
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 1235
Views: 202455

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

AA is currently the only of the 3 that has 3 classes of service on transcons. These new seats will exceed AA's J class, and approach AA's F, though reverse herringbone offer more space and privacy than regular herringbone (at the expense of seat density, so I understand why UA didn't do that.) But ...

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by argentinevol98
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 1235
Views: 202455

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

And also 10% more than AA's 332 and 25% more than the UA 757s they are replacing. All of which is irrelevant as they are going to be operating different segments than the AA widebodies and are targeting a bigger portion of the domestic F/J market. Personally I think they should have stopped at 18 o...

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by argentinevol98
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?
Replies: 17
Views: 2028

Re: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?

AS has no orders for A321XLR. And them setting up Trans-Pacific flights would be a great way to light money on fire. They were able to make money operating transpacific flights with 707s. With oil at cents a barrel and highly regulated markets that limited competition keeping fares high. Very diffe...

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by argentinevol98
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 1235
Views: 202455

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

I can't see the 737-10s going TATL especially given the 50 a/c A321XLR order which seems very clearly targeted at that exact market (I can't see UA or any US3 carrier needing more than 50 TATL nbs). Perhaps it might make some hops to Ireland which seems more manageable range-wise but outside of that...

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by argentinevol98
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?
Replies: 17
Views: 2028

Re: Can Alaska Airlines Operate a flight from Anchorage to Hong Kong via Shanghai (either airport)?

I suppose you could come close to filling an A321XLR (if at some point they would order some) from ANC to Shanghai seasonally with perhaps less than daily frequency (forget the HK tag) but I can't imagine yields would be great, not to mention that AS has no XLRs on order. On top of that if some Chin...

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by argentinevol98
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use it or lose it?
Replies: 35
Views: 7194

Re: Use it or lose it?

They really ought to allow an exemption on the rule given the current situation-not to mention climate change concerns. Obviously airlines can't really be operating their current LHR schedule at full capacity and it makes no damn sense to force them to burn fuel and contaminate the atmosphere needle...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 98
Views: 5366

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

So far: January MIA-VVI 767-300ER VVI-CBB 737-300 Both flights on Boliviana de Aviación Upcoming between late March and early April: CBB-VVI BoA 737 (either 733, 73G or 738-not decided yet) VVI-MIA BoA 767-300ER MIA-PHL F9 A321 PHL-TYS Piedmont as American Eagle ERJ145 TYS-PHL PSA as American Eagle...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights return to Buenos Aires AEP
Replies: 18
Views: 4276

Re: International flights return to Buenos Aires AEP

AEP and EZE aren't HND and NRT in Japan. Curb your enthusiasm, you won't see AA, DL, TK, EK, IB not even CM or AV, in AEP. If AEP has the slack to give airlines chance to operate international (other than Uruguay) out of AEP, great news for Buenos Aires. Would some Buenos Aires international passen...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 98
Views: 5366

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

So far: January MIA-VVI 767-300ER VVI-CBB 737-300 Both flights on Boliviana de Aviación Upcoming between late March and early April: CBB-VVI BoA 737 (either 733, 73G or 738-not decided yet) VVI-MIA BoA 767-300ER MIA-PHL F9 A321 PHL-TYS Piedmont as American Eagle ERJ145 TYS-PHL PSA as American Eagle ...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights return to Buenos Aires AEP
Replies: 18
Views: 4276

Re: International flights return to Buenos Aires AEP

AEP and EZE aren't HND and NRT in Japan. Curb your enthusiasm, you won't see AA, DL, TK, EK, IB not even CM or AV, in AEP. If AEP has the slack to give airlines chance to operate international (other than Uruguay) out of AEP, great news for Buenos Aires. Would some Buenos Aires international passen...

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by argentinevol98
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 18848

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

There have been past threads about in-flight photography. I don't have time to search them up currently, but I think the gist of it was to comply with lawful flight crew instructions and avoid capturing anyone in an identifiable manner unless you have their permission. Also, prior to 2017, all elec...

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by argentinevol98
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights return to Buenos Aires AEP
Replies: 18
Views: 4276

Re: International flights return to Buenos Aires AEP

NearMiss wrote:
Oh goodie! I'll finally be able to land in Buenos Aires flying over the Estadio Monumental.


That's the worst part about landing in AEP!!!! (Perhaps a certain bias of mine is showing here...)

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