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by Embajador3
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cutting routes , selling planes ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4135

Re: Ryanair cutting routes , selling planes ?

They are not cutting aircraft, they are just transferring them to Buzz Air and Malta Air.

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by Embajador3
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 4610

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

LCG enjoyed a 10,7% growth compared to 2018. I call that a healthy growth. Your other statements are only your persona views, and if you have proof of that, I ask that you provide a link to back up your claims. Those are not my views. You can find plenty of recent articles about subsidies in LCG: V...

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by Embajador3
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 4610

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

GRX was only an example. LCG is closer to the sea than SCQ and is enjoying a healthy growth too. Of course, you had to mention poor little VGO. An airport that is now loosing passengers due to many factors, but you don't say anything about LCG airport and its apparent success. LCG does not have a &...

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by Embajador3
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 4610

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

GRX was only an example. LCG is closer to the sea than SCQ and is enjoying a healthy growth too. Of course, you had to mention poor little VGO. An airport that is now loosing passengers due to many factors, but you don't say anything about LCG airport and its apparent success. I'm not sure that bei...

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by Embajador3
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 4610

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

As usual, you forget to mention other airports whom are still enjoying healthy traffic figures. Including GRX with a 15,1% increase, compared to 2018. GRX is an "inland" airport. Quite similar to a place like SCQ (although at a smaller scale); a mix of international cultural tourism/city-...

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by Embajador3
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season
Replies: 39
Views: 4610

Re: Traffic figures in Spanish islands down in peak summer season

http://www.aena.es/csee/ccurl/205/436/0 ... o_2019.pdf

As usual, you forget to mention other airports whom are still enjoying healthy traffic figures. Including GRX with a 15,1% increase, compared to 2018.
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Here is the full list of airports, in case anybody wanted to check it.

http://www.aena.es/csee/ccurl/205/436/0 ... o_2019.pdf

As usual, you forget to mention other airports whom are still enjoying healthy traffic figures. Including GRX with a 15,1% increase, compared to 2018.

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by Embajador3
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reus plane spotter throws rock onto active taxiway
Replies: 37
Views: 11137

Re: Barcelona plane spotter throws rock onto active taxiway

If you don’t use Instagram you probably won’t know what’s going on but an Irish plane spotter recored a plane spotter from Barcelona throw a rock onto an active taxi way.Knowing the police in Spain I doubt they’ll investigate the guy from Barcelona unless it went viral https://twitter.com/charles02...

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by Embajador3
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 277
Views: 31825

Re: Irish 7/19

[quote="OA260"]Ryanair sees risk to 2020 growth if 737 MAX grounded beyond November The boss of Europe's Ryanair Holdings has warned the impact of the prolonged grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX on the airline's growth plans may start to spill over to next summer if the airplane is not flying ...

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by Embajador3
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9231

Re: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers

I happen to know that some FAs take leftover, untouched food to their layover, as a way to save money, since they are not getting paid so well. So, I totally understand those FAs.

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by Embajador3
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 20051

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

As a current cabin crew, I am very disappointed to see that they are trying to squeeze even more pax on every plane, but they are not putting their minds at creating ways to effectively increase room for all these additional pax and their bags.

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by Embajador3
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Ryanair need a new livery?
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

Re: Does Ryanair need a new livery?

I think they should completely change their livery and make it less heavy by adding some more white and using less dark blue.

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by Embajador3
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16932

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

I am no engenier or expert on the matter, but here are my 2 cents as cabin crew/flight attendant on the B717, B737 + 737NG + 737Max & A320. Boeing does not provide great comfort onboard. The cabins of the 717 and the 737 are just too narrow, and working on these airplanes is far from "an am...

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by Embajador3
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do EI planes overnight anywhere in continental Europe?
Replies: 24
Views: 6801

Re: Do EI planes overnight anywhere in continental Europe?

As OA260 mentions above, Aer Lingus don't really have any relationship with Iberia. Having suffered IB ground handling in T4 the other day with RJ, maybe EI are in a better position not to have any relationship with IB You should try any of the other ground handling companies (Menzies, Swissport, L...

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by Embajador3
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104539

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Amy update on the first Ryanair Max, is it fully painted yet? Still unpainted in Stall A7 with Boeing temp reg applied. My guess is it will fly unpainted to BFI. As the Renton paint hangers are now undergoing the same maintenance that the abFai hangars did over the last few months. Do you know when...

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by Embajador3
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7645

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

MJV is an important Spanish Air Force base and the civil operations were limited as a consecuence. MJV will be now fully dedicated to its militar role and RMU will be used to allow airlines to open more destinations and increase traffic, if they want to. That is something they could not do at MJV, ...

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by Embajador3
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 7645

Re: Spain will open its newest airport, Murcia International, on January 2019

MJV is an important Spanish Air Force base and the civil operations were limited as a consecuence. MJV will be now fully dedicated to its militar role and RMU will be used to allow airlines to open more destinations and increase traffic, if they want to. That is something they could not do at MJV, a...

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by Embajador3
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to open Krakow base with 12 new routes
Replies: 20
Views: 4185

Re: Wizz Air to open Krakow base with 12 new routes

I am sorry to be off-topic here, but comparing Sicily and the Canaries is like comparing oranges and apples. Both destinations offer different attractions, as well as way different landscapes and culture. It is just not the same.

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by Embajador3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 10405

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

TAP also announced that from January they are going all A320 series on the "Ponte Aerea". So I wonder what will happen to the ATR's. New frequencies/routes? Hopefully new routes. An ATR cannot fly very far from LIS. What about LIS-SCQ? LXwing, what do you think? I think you're trying to b...

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by Embajador3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 10405

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

Air France obviously chopped VGO because there is no "business" to do in such a small market, despite being home to a Peugeot-Citroen factory (the one and very reason for this flight). Same as with OVD a few years earlier and Valladolid (home to a Renault factory) about 10 years ago. Thos...

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by Embajador3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 10405

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

TAP opened LCG almost 20 years ago. At that point things were very different. They flew with a Beech 1900 from LIS. TAP was a much smaller carrier, LIS was far from being constrained and SCQ was not the global tourism destination that is today. They were also subsidised at some point or another, so...

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by Embajador3
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 10405

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

If SCQ-LIS was viable, TAP or any other airline would had already started flying it.. From this reasoning, no carrier would ever start new routes because no one ever operated them before. (????). Basically it makes 0 sense to me. That is why airlines, like many other business, make studies of the c...

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by Embajador3
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 10405

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

If SCQ-LIS was viable, TAP or any other airline would had already started flying it. TAP decided to fly to LCQ (for over a decade) and VGO. So those areas served by LCQ and VGO should be the ones able to support such service to Portugal's capital and main airport. I very much doubt the route you sug...

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by Embajador3
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Sun - what’s the point?
Replies: 16
Views: 3878

Re: Ryanair Sun - what’s the point?

Ryanair had had leased Airbus aircraft from various sources (Eirjet, Monarch, Livingston, Small Planet, SmartLynx), for periods of time as long as 6 months. So it is not as if Ryanair has no experience with Airbus. These were all wetleases. So they don't have ANY experience with operating Airbus ai...

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by Embajador3
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Sun - what’s the point?
Replies: 16
Views: 3878

Re: Ryanair Sun - what’s the point?

Actually, now it can be said that there are three AOCs and one more coming soon. - Ryanair (FR/RYR). - Ryanair Sun (RR/RYS) was originally aimed at charter flights from Poland (competing with Enter Air, Small Planet,...), but will take over all Ryanair Polish operations from next year. What I heard...

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by Embajador3
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Privatair files for insolvency
Replies: 14
Views: 6456

Re: Rumour: Privatair bankruptcy?

I am surprised no one replied to this airline's possible demise. I will a friend of mine, he used to work for them. He might know something about these news.

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by Embajador3
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Helping selling a collection 1:500
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

Re: Helping selling a collection 1:500

I would recommend sell them on Ebay, one by one or the entire lot.

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by Embajador3
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT “Strike”
Replies: 25
Views: 5461

Re: LOT “Strike”

67 people were fired today for taking part in the “illegal” strike. Those who kept working were given a bonus. Good. Reward the good, eliminate the bad. That's how it should be. Since when it is bad to use your constitutional right of striking to obtain better working conditions than the current on...

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by Embajador3
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19
Replies: 40
Views: 9914

Re: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19

rbavfan wrote:
Embajador3 wrote:
This is so sad. No more AF at MAD :'(


Well AF light.


Not the same, sorry.

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by Embajador3
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Estelar (Venezuela) to launch CCS-FCO
Replies: 5
Views: 2039

Re: Aerolíneas Estelar (Venezuela) to launch CCS-FCO

There was a sizable Italian immigrant community in Venezuela, many (and its descendants) have returned back to Italy escaping from the crisis in Venezuela. This flight will cater to them, same as Estelar already does at EZE, MAD & SCL, using HiFly equipment. How very sad.. one way ticket out. F...

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by Embajador3
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Report: Air Belgium on the Brink of Liquidation"
Replies: 21
Views: 6159

Re: "Report: Air Belgium on the Brink of Liquidation"

You can add Azur Air Germany to that list of defunct airlines...

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by Embajador3
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.
Replies: 41
Views: 6798

Re: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.

I hope they can turn it around. FlyBe is the only large independent regional airline I know of. But it's certainly a difficult business model. I can also think of Wideroe, Air Nostrum and Binter Canarias. Air Nostrum is basically Iberia Regional, Wideroe is relatively small. But Binter Canarias is ...

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by Embajador3
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A second airport at Madrid
Replies: 19
Views: 2590

Re: A second airport at Madrid

IMHO, I don't think the likes of EZY and FR will move to this airport (if it ever opens for commercial aviation). You can not imagine just how convenient for pax MAD is, many pax flying low cost into MAD self transfer to longhaul flights with other airlines. Any real alternative to MAD should be eit...

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by Embajador3
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.
Replies: 41
Views: 6798

Re: Flybe losses much greater than expected - shares tank.

mxaxai wrote:
I hope they can turn it around. FlyBe is the only large independent regional airline I know of. But it's certainly a difficult business model.


I can also think of Wideroe, Air Nostrum and Binter Canarias.

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by Embajador3
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 10405

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

Bilbao is also probably the closest proper airport to San Sebastian and Pamplona, which are huge touristy destinations, particularly for Americans. Anyway, a friend of mine is a regular on the TP flights to Oviedo (he sells mining equipment to some mines up there in the Astúrias), this will probabl...

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by Embajador3
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work
Replies: 48
Views: 7146

Re: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work

That was true, until the city raised the interest of millions of turists that visit the city each year. Madrillians disappear and go on holiday, but the city is as busy as ever. Those times when one could walk along an empty Gran Vía are gone. Exactly. Madrid is filled with tourists during the summ...

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by Embajador3
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 10405

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

It is also worth mentioning that all those 3 routes were subsidised by the local city governments until recently in one or another.[/quote] We know the local goverment of Vigo supported UX first, and now FR. But I was not aware TAP received subsidies. Do you have a link to support your claim? Now th...

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by Embajador3
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 10405

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

I am not surprised. Those slots are too precious for half-empty ATRs on fire-sale connecting fares. TAP's strategy in that area had no sense. If no other international carrier serves LCG, VGO or OVD, it is for a reason. [/quote] Here is a link for TAP's results since the start of flights from VGO. ...

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by Embajador3
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 10405

Re: TAP Portugal cuts 3 routes in north Spain

That is strange, media in Vigo always reported the TAP services to VGO were a success! This is a huge blow for VGO airport and the area it serves. Many people used TAP for their yearly trips to Latin America to visit family and friends. Now, UX and IB are left to take care of the local feed to their...

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by Embajador3
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19
Replies: 40
Views: 9914

Re: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19

This is so sad. No more AF at MAD :'(

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by Embajador3
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work
Replies: 48
Views: 7146

Re: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work

I understand MXP is a business center and not a leisure market, but closing in the middle of summer for 90 days? WX is not an issue the majority of the year given its physical location. No wonder Italy is in the shape its in with decisions such as this. In Madrid, the busiest metro line was closed ...

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by Embajador3
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7841

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

airportugal310 wrote:
Embajador3 wrote:
eicvd wrote:
Just a bad attempt at humour anytime there is Ryanair thread


Very bad attempt, I might add.


I thought it was funny actually. Guess we found the Ryanair fanboy here

Guess again, I am a JK fan boy!

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by Embajador3
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7841

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

eicvd wrote:
Embajador3 wrote:
UAL777UK wrote:
This is FR we are talking about...you sure he was not running from the plane! ;)


What is that supposed to mean?

Just a bad attempt at humour anytime there is Ryanair thread


Very bad attempt, I might add.

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by Embajador3
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7841

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

UAL777UK wrote:
This is FR we are talking about...you sure he was not running from the plane! ;)


What is that supposed to mean?

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by Embajador3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines looking at wet-lease options to replace SSJ-100
Replies: 15
Views: 2016

Re: Brussels Airlines looking at wet-lease options to replace SSJ-100

I thought they were going to substitute them with Air Nostrum's CRJs!

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by Embajador3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4365

Re: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?

Yes, I had also spotted some A320s in the AB's colors at LPA, TFS and PMI.

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by Embajador3
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9349

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Where do I start??? As a FA myself, I can honestly tell you that things went for the worst. This event marked the begining of a lot of changes of the passenger experience at the airport and onboard. Airlines began to charge for onboard catering, then went on to charging you for the second checked i...

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by Embajador3
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9349

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Where do I start??? As a FA myself, I can honestly tell you that things went for the worst. This event marked the begining of a lot of changes of the passenger experience at the airport and onboard. Airlines began to charge for onboard catering, then went on to charging you for the second checked it...

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by Embajador3
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15372

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Actually, not only AR flew to SCQ, they also flew to VGO various charter flights using a mix of A310s and A342s. Here is a link to a picture of AR's A342 in VGO. https://www.google.es/search?biw=1366&bih=662&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=3bSVW7naEMSWa-yFrZAJ&q=aerolineas+argentinas+A340+VGO&...

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by Embajador3
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15372

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

Actually, not only AR flew to SCQ, they also flew to VGO various charter flights using a mix of A310s and A342s. Here is a link to a picture of AR's A342 in VGO. https://www.google.es/search?biw=1366&bih=662&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=3bSVW7naEMSWa-yFrZAJ&q=aerolineas+argentinas+A340+VGO&a...

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by Embajador3
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-87 a failure?
Replies: 46
Views: 10110

Re: Was the MD-87 a failure?

IB and SAS kept theirs until recently. Also, JK had them until they disappeared. It may not had been a best seller aircraft but these airlines loved them!

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