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by sk736
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring in MAD
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Transferring in MAD

Yes you may enquire. Did I say my trip was imminent? No, I did not so perhaps you are rather silly for jumping to conclusions. I want to fly on the Iberia A350 from MAD to LHR. The trip I’m planning is a day trip to facilitate this. My enquiry is to help me with my trip planning, when it is safe an...

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by sk736
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring in MAD
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Transferring in MAD

Might we enquire why you're flying from London to Madrid and returning straight back to London, without even wishing to enter Spanish territory, when there's a pandemic raging, and Govts all round the world are discouraging travel ? Yes you may enquire. Did I say my trip was imminent? No, I did not...

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by sk736
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring in MAD
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Transferring in MAD

If I’m arriving at MAD from LGW on UX then connecting to a flight to LHR with IB (from T4S), will I need to clear immigration or can I transfer airside?

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by sk736
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 246
Views: 37585

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

I always thought B6 would give this route a shot once pre-clearance was installed at MAN I don’t think there’ll ever be pre-clearance in the U.K for a number of reasons, but if there was I’d imagine MAN would come in as a second or even third choice. MAN will be top of the list when and if it agree...

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by sk736
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 137367

Re: DL looking to trade 717s for 100 737 Max

So they want to trade 91 10-20 year-old aircraft for 100 brand new ones? If true, another example of Delta's arrogance. Have you never traded in an old car for a new one? You don’t get a new one for free, you get the value of the old one knocked off the price of the new one. Delta would just be doi...

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by sk736
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 246
Views: 37585

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

I'm not sold. MAN sounds a lot better on paper than it does in reality. There's a long list of failed endeavors at MAN. There's a reason BA ceded that market to Thomas Cook and Virgin Atlantic. EI may have a shot with the right sized aircraft, but it's unlikely to be the goldmine a.net hopes it wil...

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by sk736
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air A321 substituted for an A320 had take-off issue
Replies: 49
Views: 7774

Re: A321 substituted for an A320 had take-off issue

Counting the passengers would have made no difference here. The issue was where they were sitting, not how many there were. You have to question why the cabin crew did not notice something was amiss when they saw how many rows towards the rear of the aircraft were unoccupied. Wizz Air FAs earn betw...

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by sk736
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air A321 substituted for an A320 had take-off issue
Replies: 49
Views: 7774

Re: A321 substituted for an A320 had take-off issue

What are the regulatory requirements for crew verification of W&B in Europe? I had been under the impression that they were pretty stringent based on things like the strident announcement AF made or makes pre-takeoff telling folks to stay in their seats so they can be counted. Counting the pass...

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by sk736
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways emergency landing
Replies: 10
Views: 4033

Re: British Airways emergency landing

Has there been any further news about BA flight 113, which earlier today had to dump fuel and return to Heathrow shortly after takeoff? Just a note on the terminology. Dumping fuel and returning to the airport does not imply an emergency landing. All it means is that they couldn't continue the flig...

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by sk736
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 90514

Re: BA to permanently close LGW short-haul ?

They couldn't do Vueling UK as the brand has such an awful reputation while Level has zero recognition. They'd have a tough time competing directly against easyJet which already flies every route under the sun from LGW and has excellent brand recognition. It would be better to create a subsidiary o...

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by sk736
Sun May 31, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airways Magazine Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1825

Airways Magazine Question

Has Airways Magazine gone bi-monthly? Since they released their new app last two issues seem to be bi-monthly, even though my iTunes account is still being billed monthly...and the latest issue isn’t even showing in the app!

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by sk736
Thu May 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 42431

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

User001 wrote:
TAP adding a nightstopping flight this winter and a 3rd daily on some days.

With a 5am departure from MAN, which seems odd. Is this aimed at connecting passengers?

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by sk736
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways (UK) Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: Eastern Airways (UK) Fleet

vfw614 wrote:
Eastern Airways is one of the few airlines that publicly use the code "E170-100" for their E170s. That's apparently how the "100" sneaked in.

That explains it! Thanks for the clarification.

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by sk736
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways (UK) Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Eastern Airways (UK) Fleet

Following the collapse of Flybe, Eastern Airways is now operating Manchester to Southampton in its own right and online booking is open, though strangely they don’t offer online check-in and appear not to offer advance seat selection. Interestingly, the aircraft type for Manchester to Southampton is...

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by sk736
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for Fun?
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Re: Flying for Fun?

My question is this...will such a short trip be seen as a bit odd or do lots of enthusiasts do this kind of thing? The general public might consider short trips a bit odd, but many aviation enthusiasts see it differently. Two weeks ago I travelled for fun from Amsterdam to Toronto. Stayed two night...

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by sk736
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for Fun?
Replies: 20
Views: 1446

Flying for Fun?

I like flying just for the fun of it. I’ve booked a trip with Vueling MAN/BCN/MAN in April so I can fly on one of their A320s outbound and A321s inbound. The trip gives me about three hours at BCN which I plan to spend just watching the planes arrive and depart. My question is this...will such a sho...

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by sk736
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???
Replies: 28
Views: 3095

Re: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???

I do lots of trips just for fun, with no real need to fly...it’s just a great hobby. Last weekend I flew MAN-DUS-LHR-EDI-MAN over two days. Next month I have MAN-BRU-AMS-LHR one day then LGW-DUB-MAN the next. All just for fun. I justify it on the basis that I have no kids and so haven’t done the mo...

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by sk736
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???
Replies: 28
Views: 3095

Re: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???

I do lots of trips just for fun, with no real need to fly...it’s just a great hobby. Last weekend I flew MAN-DUS-LHR-EDI-MAN over two days. Next month I have MAN-BRU-AMS-LHR one day then LGW-DUB-MAN the next. All just for fun. I justify it on the basis that I have no kids and so haven’t done the mos...

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by sk736
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 58600

TAP Portugal Livery

I noticed at LHR this morning a TAP A320 that had the word “Air” in front of the word “Portugal” on the fuselage and the tail. When did they become Air Portugal on their aircraft livery?

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by sk736
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changing planes in Beijing (PEK)
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: Changing planes in Beijing (PEK)

Hi, I’m flying this summer from Tokyo to PEK on JAL and then catching an Air China flight to San Francisco. The tickets are 2 separate ones so how long do you think it will take for me to go through customs, go collect my checked bags, recheck the bags and whatever else that entails before getting ...

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by sk736
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Juneyao Airlines from MAN
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Juneyao Airlines from MAN

Does anyone know when the new Juneyao Airlines flights from MAN will go on sale? It seems odd that a route launching in March 2020 isn’t yet available to book.

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by sk736
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark to step down
Replies: 66
Views: 16565

Re: Sir Tim Clark to step down

stefanJ wrote:
He is retiring, not stepping down.

It’s the same thing, obviously.

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by sk736
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seats on Aer Lingus/CityJet Avro RJ85
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Seats on Aer Lingus/CityJet Avro RJ85

I know the 3-3 configuration on the RJ85 means the seats are a bit tight. Is a window seat in the rows with just 2 seats any better, or does the curvature of the cabin make a window in the rows with 3 seats better?

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by sk736
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will Juneyao Airlines flights from MAN be on sale?
Replies: 0
Views: 286

When will Juneyao Airlines flights from MAN be on sale?

It’s been some time now since Juneyao announced their new service from MAN but flights are still not for sale. Anyone know when they’ll be bookable?

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by sk736
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France orders additional A350s
Replies: 73
Views: 16366

Re: Air France orders additional A350s

Why does KLM have a common pilot type rating for the 777 and 787 but Air France has separate type ratings? (As per the press release in the OP's post.)

Edited for typo.

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by sk736
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aurigny new livery
Replies: 14
Views: 5011

Re: Aurigny new livery

That’s awful!

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by sk736
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A350 Familiarisation Flights
Replies: 1
Views: 765

SAS A350 Familiarisation Flights

Many websites are reporting that SAS will use their newly delivered A350 on familiarisation flights within Scandinavia prior to transatlantic service. Does anyone know if any details have yet been published?

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by sk736
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisiar to lose LHR slots
Replies: 29
Views: 9411

Re: Tunisiar to loose LHR slots

VS shall be delighted to get their hands on any commercially viable LHR slots which might become available. If they are good slots, I could even see DELTA writing the cheque to fund the purchase. Very late afternoon and early evening - utterly hopeless for Transatlantic - more likely a Chinese carr...

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by sk736
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Airlines Adds Manchester
Replies: 33
Views: 6403

Re: Juneyao Airlines Adds Manchester

The people on a.net probably are not the people flying long haul to China with Juneyao or Hainan... all people here care about is short fifth freedom for a modest price to collect another airline... a bit of dirt won'tvworry them in the slightest Agreed. For £50 on a 787, I’m happy to put up with a...

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by sk736
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 144113

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

HUYfan wrote:
Am I being a bit unkind here?

The updates about construction progress, and all the data it takes to just view the actual thread.... are they really necessary?

Yes I know I don’t HAVE to read the thread.

**just asking**

Kind regards

HUYfan

I agree, far too many of them.

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by sk736
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aer Lingus A321NEO LR No Window Rows
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Aer Lingus A321NEO LR No Window Rows

It looks like the new Aer Lingus A321NEO LR has a couple of blank panels instead of windows towards the rear of the aircraft. Does anyone know which row numbers do not have windows? Just Row 25 with no window. It is due to the blocked (not used) emergency exit door location. Thanks, I have a flight...

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by sk736
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aer Lingus A321NEO LR No Window Rows
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Aer Lingus A321NEO LR No Window Rows

It looks like the new Aer Lingus A321NEO LR has a couple of blank panels instead of windows towards the rear of the aircraft. Does anyone know which row numbers do not have windows?

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by sk736
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Loganair over-stretching themselves?
Replies: 10
Views: 3970

Re: Are Loganair over-stretching themselves?

I too have thought their expansion seems rapid, but they’ve been around for a long time and seem to know what they’re doing. Their fares are outrageously high on many routes, but people must be paying them! I hope they take over the MAN/GLA route that apparently is about to be axed by Flybe.

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by sk736
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 144113

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Scottiedog wrote:
sk736 wrote:
Are there scheduled services from MAN to Cardiff and Gatwick?


Not any longer I'm afraid.

So why are passenger figures included in the stats?

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by sk736
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 144113

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Manchester Statistics - August 2019 Destinations that are either new (no passengers since my records started in January 2005), or have not been served for a number of years - if the latter then the month and year of the last service is shown. No new routes Million passenger routes (Rolling annual f...

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by sk736
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No Wideroe Explore Norway Ticket in 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1714

No Wideroe Explore Norway Ticket in 2020

I was planning to use the excellent Explore Norway ticket from Wideroe in Summer 2020 but on their website it says it won't be available in 2020. Does anyone know why it's been withdrawn? It's been going for years so a bit of a shame that the year I decide I'm going to go for it, I can't!

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by sk736
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Rooms with Airfield View at LGW Hilton?
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Any Rooms with Airfield View at LGW Hilton?

It has a selection of rooms with limited views. Can I suggest you look at the Bloc Hotel instead, which offers some outstanding views over LGW. I believe it's possible to specifically reserve these rooms. Thanks for your response. The Bloc looks interesting but I think it’s mega-expensive for tiny ...

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by sk736
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Rooms with Airfield View at LGW Hilton?
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Any Rooms with Airfield View at LGW Hilton?

Are there any rooms with decent airfield views at the Hilton LGW South Terminal?

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by sk736
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?
Replies: 55
Views: 7120

Re: Has the Max 8 been damaged as badly as DC-10 in the mind of the public?

It's been damaged much more than the DC10 was because in the DC10's days there was no social media and no 24 hour rolling news programmes. Even people with no aviation knowledge or interest will be able to tell you that the MAX is grounded.

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by sk736
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.
Replies: 34
Views: 7980

Re: BBC Planespotting Live, Staring 23rd July 20.00 BBC4.

Watched the first episode in full...absolutely dire. Watched ten minutes of the second episode...even worse. Not even bothering with the final episode.

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by sk736
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British a/c assembly sites
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: British a/c assembly sites

You could have Googled that question yourself and got the answer in under 60 seconds!

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by sk736
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)
Replies: 21
Views: 5109

Re: Turbulence: Flight Attendant slammed into ceiling (video)

Wow, reminds you why you should always have your seat belt fastened whilst seated.

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by sk736
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 8701

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

I wouldn't be surprised if at leas they have to pass a "visibility" test of some sort. Like a fully black aircraft is a nono, to prevent incidents at night (at the airport in particular). But likely nothing to do with copyright infringement or anything commercial. Meet Alsie Express, not ...

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by sk736
Sun May 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question re Ryanair Seat Pitch
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Question re Ryanair Seat Pitch

What is the seat pitch of Ryanair’s 737s at emergency exit rows 16 and 17?

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by sk736
Tue May 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question re Thomas Cook Airlines A321 Seats 12A and 12F
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Question re Thomas Cook Airlines A321 Seats 12A and 12F

SeatGuru shows TCX's A321s having extra legroom at 12A and 12F as there is a seat missing in front (presumably as there are only two seats on each side by the exit doors). Does anyone know if these seats actually have a window?

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by sk736
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways
Replies: 25
Views: 2978

Re: The biggest cheaters ever !!! Qatar Airways

You should have checked before you arrived at the airport. This is a problem entirely of your own making and nothing to do with the quality of Qatar Airways.

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by sk736
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 854
Views: 130830

Re: Flybe update

If they don't ease up on the 50 quid oversized luggage charges for luggage which isn't oversized they'll have no customers left by the time these changes come. Avoiding the £50 charge is really easy....you just read the terms and conditions that you accept when buying the ticket, then make sure you...

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by sk736
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"
Replies: 38
Views: 9710

Re: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"

I had a Flybe flight cancelled at the last minute a couple of weeks ago due to crew sickness. To be fair to Flybe, my £213 EU 261 compensation was in my bank account four days later!

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by sk736
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem paying for LATAM flight
Replies: 10
Views: 4538

Re: Problem paying for LATAM flight

Maybe I’m saying the obvious but sometimes websites works better with different browsers. A few months ago I had exactly the same problem trying to buy a Latam flight with Edge, I had the idea to try with Chrome and everything was smooth and fine. Other times I had to use Firefox, and lately I use ...

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