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by TexasAirCorp
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best online ticket booking site UK
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Best online ticket booking site UK

I tend to prefer just going through the airline's own site, but Kiwi.com is really good.

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by TexasAirCorp
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?
Replies: 28
Views: 1123

Re: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?

Once bagged a £0.50 flight from JER to LCY on Flybe/Blue Islands. Taking the DLR out of LCY was more expensive than the flight.

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by TexasAirCorp
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 22784

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021

And just to add. Swoop , the concept and planning began way before Flair decided to buy newleaf and run their own ULCC. I would extract that Flair did this in response to knowledge that on April 2017, WestJet announced that it was planning to launch a new airline to enter the growing ultra low-cost...

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by TexasAirCorp
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 142092

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Couple of things: Air Leap has taken all BMA routes off sale and seemingly abandoned all their new regional brands (Air Skane, Air Gotland, Air Halland). BMA-HAD has been replaced with ARN-HAD operating on an almost identical schedule. I assume this is in preparation for the SAS interline deal? PLAY...

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by TexasAirCorp
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will PHF do with all that gate space
Replies: 53
Views: 6632

Re: What will PHF do with all that gate space

Am surprised no one has mentioned People Express 2.0 which had its main base at PHF. Its business model was sh*t, and the people behind it were crooks, but it did prove there is some demand in the catchment area for an Allegiant/Avelo style service. ATL, EWR, PIT and PVD showed enough demand for 3-4...

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 356
Views: 83327

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

STN makes more sense if they want to keep costs down and most savy travellers will love the self connect opportunities , good move - I expect AA to launch spoiler routes into STN soon after Norse launch I can't see that happening in a million years. I don't think anyone at AA (or any other legacy T...

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Would You Like To Own And What Would You Do Different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1768

Re: What Airline Would You Like To Own And What Would You Do Different?

Call me crazy, but I'd take Virgin Atlantic, with the aim of turning it into the 'Emirates of the Atlantic'; a hub carrier connecting Europe and the US with premium service at typically a lower price than rivals. Scrap HKG/PVG, move leisure-orientated Caribbean routes and a handful of services on hi...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Would You Like To Own And What Would You Do Different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1768

Re: What Airline Would You Like To Own And What Would You Do Different?

If I were to own an airline, unlike other people who have posted here, I would run it as an ULCC. Very low basic fares and charge extra for everything else. There would be no frequent flyer program, I don't care if it's your first or thousandth flight with the airline. Instead of saving for ameniti...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 356
Views: 83327

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Is KBOS going to be served by the New Norwegian when it relaunches. Will they serve BOS from STN instead of LGW? Anyother routes might they launch to BOS? I'm not sure the Boston area is a particularly good market for European carriers right now. Norwegian's LGW-BOS service didn't do too badly, but...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 356
Views: 83327

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

STN makes more sense if they want to keep costs down and most savy travellers will love the self connect opportunities , good move - I expect AA to launch spoiler routes into STN soon after Norse launch I can't see that happening in a million years. I don't think anyone at AA (or any other legacy T...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 22784

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

Considering that Swoop began operating and addressing this price segment market in June 2018. If anything , WS knew that there was a market there and it there was money to be made and instead decided why just let some random come in first. Swoop was created after a “random” - F8 v1 (aka NewLeaf) - ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 948
Views: 152265

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Looks like it will be doing training flights between there and NQY. Interesting. Could suggest NQY will one of the first new routes Are they going to use this livery on the whole fleet, wasn't JECX the only one repainted into these colours? Most likely, JECX is the only aircraft in their fleet at t...

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by TexasAirCorp
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 948
Views: 152265

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

connectairways wrote:
TexasAirCorp wrote:
JECX is currently positioning to BHX


Looks like it will be doing training flights between there and NQY.


Interesting. Could suggest NQY will one of the first new routes

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by TexasAirCorp
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 5343

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

I could see something limited between the larger cities work. Maybe it could provide some feed for their usual service? Almost no chance. They tried twice in recent years. Little Red ended in misery, making enough loses that they didn’t carry on for another year to keep the slots and Flybe/Connect ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBahn acquires its first aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 6820

Re: AirBahn acquires its first aircraft

The stars on the tail and the US flag on the inside of the winglets give me a Virgin America vibe. Maybe that's what they're going for

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 52
Views: 12851

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

TC957 wrote:
First Flypop A330 will be registered G-FPOP and has had it's customer acceptance flight in CAN after painting.


It's now been re-registered as '9H-POP' and being operated by Hi Fly Malta. Presumably Pop is just using their AOC until they get their own

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners orders 255 A321neo family aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8897

Re: Indigo Partners orders 255 A321neo family aircraft

rbavfan wrote:
Duke91 wrote:
Difference is that Air Asia orders were before the pandemic. How is that even remotely comparable?


And quite some time before it & they are a better run company.


This week's 'funniest post' award goes to...

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 948
Views: 152265

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

New Flybe has somehow got to convince passengers its worth switching back. Which will be difficult as hell, since I don't think anyone even somewhat enjoyed flying with Flybe, especially towards the end. I can't think of any examples of Flybe coming onto a route and pushing a competitor out, howeve...

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by TexasAirCorp
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2044
Views: 494569

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

Just seen ITA are offering 10,000 'Volare' points to anyone who flies with them before the end of the year.

Since they're now a member of SkyTeam, can Volare points be used on other SkyTeam carriers?

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown ITA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Anyone flown ITA?

Has anyone on here flown Italy's new airline ITA?

What was the experience like? Is it any different to flying Alitalia?

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3557

Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

New York Air
Texas International
ValuJet (probs a risky one)
VLM/Air Antwerp (purely to fly into ANR)
Virgin America
WOW air
Alitalia (although I feel like flying ITA would be exactly the same)
South African Airways (are these guys actually dead?)

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot launches SIN-BKK-LGW
Replies: 17
Views: 3906

Re: TR launches SIN-BKK-LGW

Inaugural flights are on sale for £250 return Will probably be the most uncomfortable flight ever, but that's a damn good price. I actually found TR to be fairly comfortable when I flew them a couple of years back from SYD to SIN. Granted, it was an empty flight but I was impressed with the seat fo...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot launches SIN-BKK-LGW
Replies: 17
Views: 3906

Re: TR launches SIN-BKK-LGW

Given the prices on offer at the mment, if it wasn't for the hassle around Covid (PCR test before leaving LGW, PCR test on arrival at BKK, Antigen test on arrival at LGW), I would be buying a ticket from London to visit Bangkok for a long weekend... and I was a student a LONG time ago Do you have t...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot launches SIN-BKK-LGW
Replies: 17
Views: 3906

Re: TR launches SIN-BKK-LGW

Inaugural flights are on sale for £250 return

Will probably be the most uncomfortable flight ever, but that's a damn good price.

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by TexasAirCorp
Thu Nov 11, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 251
Views: 51293

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

I did predict all of this last year in the BA LGW thread, this is what i put at the time- Another possibility for BA at LGW would be to use Cityflyer to take on some of the routes as slot sitters with some of the extra 190’s they seem to be acquiring. There are still domestic flights to LGW in addi...

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 142092

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

nascar1 wrote:
TexasAirCorp wrote:
Another new route from PLAY:

KEF-PRG - Twice weekly from 5th May


And also:

KEF-BLQ - 2 weekly from 7th June.
KEF-STR - 2 weekly from 3rd June
KEF-LIS - 2 weekly from 13th May.


The whole 'we won't expand fast like WOW' thing seems to have gone out the window

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 142092

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Another new route from PLAY:

KEF-PRG - Twice weekly from 5th May

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 142092

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -3q21-loss
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Flyr is planning on raising an additional $29 million after a 'bigger than expected' Q3 loss

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -3q21-loss

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by TexasAirCorp
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know if/when flights will return from Carlisle Lake District Airport?
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Anyone know if/when flights will return from Carlisle Lake District Airport?

opticalilyushin wrote:
The Dublin morning service was being angled to try and connect in with the many longhaul departures from there, especially the North American market, plus US pre-clearance.


I believe Aer Lingus planned to codeshare on the DUB service before Loganair axed it

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by TexasAirCorp
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know if/when flights will return from Carlisle Lake District Airport?
Replies: 8
Views: 1885

Re: Anyone know if/when flights will return from Carlisle Lake District Airport?

Does anyone know what's going on in terms of ownership of the airport now with Stobart Air is gone? Was the airport a subsidiary of Esken/Stobart Group or Stobart Air itself? Shortly before Stobart Air went bust, Esken had a deal to sell both the airline and the airport to an Isle of Man based firm ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 142092

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

PLAY has added two summer seasonal routes from KEF:
-AGP - begins 29th May, ends 18th September
-PMI - begins 1st June, ends 14th September
Both to be served 1x weekly

PLAY's booking system also shows a small number of flights to OTP in late December/early January

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul interested in acquiring LATAM Group
Replies: 1
Views: 975

Azul interested in acquiring LATAM Group

In an interview with a Chilean newspaper, David Neeleman has said that Azul is plotting to take over the entire LATAM Group (not just LATAM Brasil) if its bankruptcy exit plan fails to gain support from creditors. He says that he believes "the group has a lot of value" and Azul doesn't pla...

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by TexasAirCorp
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Relaunch & Michele Ballarin - Scam?
Replies: 25
Views: 8420

Re: WOW Air Relaunch & Michele Ballarin - Scam?

F27500 wrote:
Yea isnt it coming back with some other stupid new name .. like YIPPEE ... or YAY or BOOYAH or something equally dignified?


I think you’re talking about PLAY. It’s been going for a few months now and apparently not doing too badly.

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo
Replies: 37
Views: 4162

Re: Low-Cost Carrier and Cargo

Transavia France is based in Paris Orly where Air France only has very little presence. The big hub for Air France and their cargo operations center is at Charles de Gaulle I’m not sure if you mean “very little presence” in terms of cargo because I believe AF is the #1 airline by seat count at ORY ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Oct 27, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama/Luke Air suspend ops citing financial issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

Blue Panorama/Luke Air suspend ops citing financial issues

Italian charter carrier Blue Panorama Airlines and its A330-operating sister company Luke Air have today suspended flight operations. The company is yet to issue an official statement, but several trade unions have put out press releases claiming the grounding is due to a cash shortage caused by Cov...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 2316

Re: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?

Does anyone know if G4 has looked at the A321? I'd have to assume they have that kind of capacity on some of their routes, maybe what the old B752 used to fly, minus HNL. I’m sure they have, however I doubt G4 will ever acquire A321s since most of the cheap, almost end-of-life frames they might be ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 2316

Re: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?

Apparently they're trying to get ex-Avianca A320ceos since they have IAE engines. It looks like Avianca have a mix of engines on their A320s. Allegiant have been CFM users to this point, are they looking to diversify? The conventional wisdom is that the IAEs have slightly better fuel burn on longer...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 2316

Re: Will Allegiant add more/new aircraft?

It looks like 13 of the A320s were acquired new, 3-5 years ago. Sticking with a single type fleet is a ULCC hallmark. The only reason they acquired new aircraft is that the market for used A319/A320s had dried up, and Airbus needed to offload some A320ceos in order to fully switch the XFW productio...

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by TexasAirCorp
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1184
Views: 219614

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

nine4nine wrote:
How many more airframes are expected the remainder of 2021 and any idea on what they have on order for 2022?


Three more 738s are due at some point, apparently they were meant to be delivered by the end of the year but I assume that's no longer the case.

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PLAY applies for US Service
Replies: 29
Views: 7192

Re: PLAY applies for US Service

The application was submitted to the DoT today (August 20th) to start service to the United States. They will receive an answer by September 10, 2021. PLAY plans to launch service by Summer 2022. Anybody taking bets on whether or not they will last until Summer 2022? As far as I'm aware their loads...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 22784

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread

Here they grow again. I must say remarkable. The Edmonton-based discount carrier says it will add four new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to its fleet in the spring of 2022. This brings Flair's total aircraft count to 16, and will allow the airline to expand its route offerings by 33 per cent. Flair will ...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 332
Views: 28440

Re: Ryanair News and Discussion Thread - 2021

EI-ENB has now been transferred to Ryanair UK with the registration G-RUKC

Have also read that between 3 and 6 Lauda A320s will operate for Ryanair UK this summer, mostly being based at STN and a couple potentially going to MAN.

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1313
Views: 196665

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

EWR-PDL: DL briefly operated PDL from JFK in 2018/19 and it was cut for 2020 (pre-COVID) I'm not sure why exactly it was cut, loads were consistently in the 70-80s. If Delta can get that on a 757, then I can't see how United would struggle to fill a 737 MAX I think United also has the upper hand si...

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by TexasAirCorp
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 743
Views: 142092

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

United will launch EWR-BGO 3 weekly from 20MAY22, operated by 757-200. Source: https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-airlines-new-international-routes-2022/ Didn't someone operate this route in the past? I seem to remember there being someone. I don't think FI will be too happy about this. NAX opera...

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by TexasAirCorp
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Australian LCC - Bonza Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: New Australian LCC - Bonza Airlines

Do 777 just hand out MAXs to little startup airlines now?

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by TexasAirCorp
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!
Replies: 78
Views: 18490

Re: BA (finally) gives official clarity as to new/returning/canceled routes!

VanBosch wrote:
That’s some schedule to Dublin from LCY - 68 per week - assume that 34 each direction?


Presumably that’s to take the capacity lost when CityJet/Aer Lingus exited LCY

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by TexasAirCorp
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Avianca denies intent to merge with SKY Airline
Replies: 35
Views: 5568

Re: Avianca merge with SKY Airline

Sounds similar to Frank Lorenzo’s ‘low-cost’ post-bankruptcy Continental Airlines

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