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by goldorak
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB
Replies: 52
Views: 7503

Re: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB

And perhaps I am wrong, but as the population in Québec gets older, that 3 hours of driving (and driving through the afternoon traffic of Montréal) can get very tiring for those retired people who want to travel. That might make some of those people not travel to France as often as they would if th...

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by goldorak
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Global suspending flights
Replies: 51
Views: 16729

Re: Atlas Global suspending flights

WOW !! I have just flown with them on CDG-IST as an AF code-share. A very decent airline and product, although the FA were "cold".

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by goldorak
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Avianca to CDG in 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2247

Re: RUMOR: Avianca to CDG in 2020

would be a logical move. I have always wondered why they were not serving CDG for such a long time.

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by goldorak
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB
Replies: 52
Views: 7503

Re: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB

Well I am French, I’ve been 5 times to La Belle Province and I have never been to Quebec City. Each time I go I promise myself to go check it out as it’s said to be beautiful there but I really can’t be bothered with the 3:30 hours train ride. Canada really needs to get its act together when it com...

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by goldorak
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB
Replies: 52
Views: 7503

Re: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB

Because at the moment, according to studies, the lack of flights is the 3rd biggest obstacle for the tourism numbers growth of Québec City. Talking about the France-Quebec traffic, I don’t buy that a second. I don’t know a single French tourist who has not been to Quebec City during his holiday in ...

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by goldorak
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12434

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

Corsair did also fly ORY-YQB in the past (summer only).

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by goldorak
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12434

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

AF was summer seasonal to ORD for the longest time, and utilized its smallest type on the route (A332). The route went year round only 2 years ago, and at the same time DL canceled its seasonal service. That tells me skyteam and AF struggle with ORD. You are lacking some history here. ORD was "...

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by goldorak
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12434

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

upperdeckfan wrote:
Wonder why AF add more capacity on YUL instead of focusing on other NA markets where there could be higher yields such as ORD or IAH. Although both non-sky hubs I see potential for more than 1xdaily.

ORD has always been one of the weakest route in North America for AF.

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by goldorak
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?
Replies: 59
Views: 14485

Re: CDG busier than LHR in Sep.19, first time ever?

I have flown via CDG too many times, before I have given up about 6 years ago. People being on strike all the time, not being able to connect airside even when traveling on SkyTeam, rude staff being annoyed to speak English, confusing signage. Seriously, why volutarily put up with CDG when AMS is m...

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by goldorak
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)
Replies: 39
Views: 10027

Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

marcogr12 wrote:
Νo crew familiarization shorthaul flights like BA does with the A351?

None has been announced so far. Not sure there will be any. They did LHR with the A380 and LHR & LYS with the B787. It was nice !

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by goldorak
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)
Replies: 39
Views: 10027

Re: First Air France A350 delivery flight is today (27/09/2019)

N14AZ wrote:
Maybe they skipped this due to the fact that flying is now being criticized by parts of the public? This is just a theory.

This is indeed the sad reason. We are now surrounded by extremists who dictate their laws to everyone. Soon you will have to hide to eat a steak...

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by goldorak
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 50137

Re: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG

VS4ever wrote:
acavpics wrote:
Right now the understanding is 4x (2AF and 2DL)

That’s great. DY will be for sure hurt by this.

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by goldorak
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21425

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

kavok wrote:
Given the AMS slot restrictions, and limited KLM widebody frames, what got dropped to allow KLM to add AUS? In the same token, if AMS-AUS is 3x weekly, what route is the slot being used on for the other 4 days?

HAV becomes seasonal.

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by goldorak
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL to fly from BOS to LGW and MAN, seasonally FCO as well as 2nd daily flight to CDG
Replies: 282
Views: 50137

Re: Rumor: DL announcing new BOS routes next week.

BenflysDTW wrote:
DL has two flights to AMS and CDG has 2 daily flights when AF is added.

During summer season, CDG has 3 daily flights (2 AF, 1 DL), not 2.

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by goldorak
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 94002

Re: Japan allocates additional Haneda international slots to ANA & JAL

I think AF would be very happy to move their once daily CDG-NRT to HND to have all their Tokyo ops in HND. But to do that, they need of course to obtain slots, but they need also that SB is moving the NRT-NOU flight to HND and at convenient times/slots to ensure the connections between the 2 flights...

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by goldorak
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 70605

Re: French routes news thread

Air France is starting Sevilla: https://www.air-journal.fr/2019-08-05-air-france-ouvre-un-paris-seville-5214215.html Air France ouvre un Paris – Séville A partir du 1er juin 2020, la compagnie nationale française proposera un vol quotidien entre sa base à Paris-CDG et l’aéroport de Séville, opéré e...

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by goldorak
Fri May 31, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 6556

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

Don’t forget BA with 744 year round. CPT is primarily a leisure route, don’t forget. If you’re that bothered by the aircraft type, why not fly via JNB? Connections are easy and there’s plenty of them. Hahaha, yes, you are right, but I am, apparently, a bit fussy: on JNB-CDG AF flies the A380 and th...

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by goldorak
Wed May 29, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 6556

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

Isn’t Joon A340s being replaced by Air France’s A350-900s? Not being replaced it will be replaced. The 1st A350 will be delivered during the fall 2019. But it is not going to Joon routes (1st routes are in Africa and YYZ). To come back to OP question, yes the A340 will be gone soon and so you have ...

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by goldorak
Wed May 29, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 6556

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

True, I see, still exists, but only until the end of June. What happens then? Will the service return completely to AF level, apart from the paint / seats? The service is already back to AF standards since March. Joon crews are being integrated into AF. For instance, today I flew VIE-CDG. It was a ...

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by goldorak
Wed May 08, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan
Replies: 21
Views: 4977

Re: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan

They have just landed in DWC

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by goldorak
Wed May 08, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan
Replies: 21
Views: 4977

Re: AF218 CDG-BOM diverted to Isfahan

And now the plane is in the air again, but is flying to DWC instead of BOM. It is close to arrive in Dubai at the moment I am typing. I have no idea if it’s flying empty or with the pax. I am guessing that they have made a quick fix in Iran and will make the full repair in Dubai where they have acce...

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by goldorak
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to MSY imminent?
Replies: 61
Views: 12060

Re: Air France to MSY imminent?

Their smallest US station is IAD, and they've never shown the slightest interest in developing medium markets. IAD is AF smallestUS station ??? :eyepopping: Not really. IAD sees 1 to 3 daily flights, including A380, has P service and is one of their most profitable US route (to not say the most). O...

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by goldorak
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins
Replies: 31
Views: 9888

Re: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins

The config in J will be 2-2-2 as today. The small size of the A332 would have made the operations unprofitable if 1-2-1 which comes either at the price of less J seats or significantly less Y seats. So it will be hard to guess if you have the old or the new seat when booking during the retrofit peri...

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by goldorak
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites
Replies: 27
Views: 6496

Re: Malaysia Airlines drops first class, rebrands it as Business Suites

Total nonsense indeed. :confused: I don't understand either - maybe Malaysian corporate travel policy that does not allow F class but allow C class was an factor... But the "new product" will still booked in original fare buckets (as per the quoted article), so companies allowing J but no ...

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by goldorak
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa adds Asturias, Casablanca and Seville; Iberia adds Bari and Zadar
Replies: 6
Views: 1436

Re: Air Europa adds Asturias, Casablanca and Seville; Iberia adds Bari and Zadar

I don't see who will book the CMN flight with this horrible timing for the return flight. It will have to be very very cheap to attract customers.

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by goldorak
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 70605

Re: French routes news thread

Pau on the other hand I totally agree with you I don't see the point of that particular airport remaining open. PUF has significant traffic, possibly more than BIQ. I think that there was a discussion previously where the local government wanted to close Nimes Airport as well as Montpelier Airport ...

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by goldorak
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 111
Views: 26019

Re: Air France terminates Joon

In my few this is for the best, just focus on KLM and AF. And kill of Transavia and Joon. Dont fight a fight you’re never going to win and focus on where the money is. No chance they’ll kill HV, quite a successful brand. In another thread it’s rumoured they’ll merge their regional arm HOP! With Tra...

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by goldorak
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 111
Views: 26019

Re: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon

The point that I am missing here is what's the exact reason that is now forcing AF board to drop all plans regarding Joon? It is hard to believe that the problem here is only the limit imposed by the unions to the Joon fleet, which I believe it was up to 18 aircraft. The pace of expansion seemed to...

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by goldorak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50585

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

There is another important reason in AF problems operating profitably the A380, that has not been discussed in this thread (unless I missed it, apologies in that case) and that is mentioned in the Les Echos article quoted at the beginning of the thread : many J pax try to avoid those flights because...

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by goldorak
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50585

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Air France no longer flies its A380 to JNB. It previously operated 3/4 weekly flights with an A380, but changed schedule to 7 weekly flights by B77W and 3 weekly by B789 as from next year(northern summer) They do still fly the A380 to JNB, once daily. B77W was only present for a short while for 2 t...

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by goldorak
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 70605

Re: French routes news thread

Blerg wrote:
Does it mean Joon has not launched any of its own routes but that all were taken over from AF?

All Joon routes are AF routes, even the newly launched ones. Two AF routes were launched directly with Joon-operating : FOR and SEZ. A 3rd one is planned soon : UIO.

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by goldorak
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie moving from CDG to ORY
Replies: 9
Views: 3368

Re: La Compagnie moving from CDG to ORY

DWC wrote:
ORY is much closer & better connected to downtown Paris than CDG, same as in Tokyo's or Milan's two airports.

Not much closer, only marginally closer (something like 5-7 km, no big deal). How can you compare CDG to NRT or MXP in term of distance to city center ?

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by goldorak
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6580

Re: SkyTeam TATL at PHL

That's a nice list. Unfortunately it doesn't tell us anything about the important information--relative service level. Let's get at a deeper look which includes flights and gauge as well. This isn't a highly detailed look, and I'll probably make a mistake or two, but this will give us the general i...

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by goldorak
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6580

Re: SkyTeam TATL at PHL

MSPNWA wrote:
It's not just PHL, SkyTeam struggles in U.S./Europe markets if they don't include a DL hub on the U.S. end.

You can't be serious, right ? :confused: :banghead:

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by goldorak
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 367
Views: 70605

Re: French routes news

But starting this summer ASL is flying non-stop between St. Pierre et Miquelon and CDG ...and they will no longer serve Halifax. Previous summers….St Pierre residents could take a short ATR flight on Air St. Pierre to connect thru YHZ to/fr CDG. This will now be St. Pierre's first ever scheduled no...

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by goldorak
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)
Replies: 25
Views: 6985

Re: Concorde and Air Force One at SXM (video)

hooverman wrote:
CARST wrote:
I'm sure it flew to another airport to refueling like all the KL 747s did for years. Can't remember a scheduled non-stop SXM-Europe flight.

I thought AF CDG-SXM-CDG (on the A340)was nonstop.

It is non-stop indeed.

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by goldorak
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 85
Views: 15043

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

Probably better for AR to start other routes than CDG for which they can just code-share with AF, a Skyteam partner. I don’t understand why this code-share has never been put in place since AR joined Skyteam.

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by goldorak
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen
Replies: 21
Views: 4751

Re: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen

Schengen is not working anymore in France, anyway. I have flown several times this year to different French airports (CDG, MRS, LYS, BIQ, BOD on top of my head) from several Schengen countries (Germany, Belgium, Spain...) and there has been always a passport / ID control on arrival. You cannot say ...

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by goldorak
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen
Replies: 21
Views: 4751

Re: Flights from France to overseas departments that aren't in Schengen

inspired by this thread and this news article about St. Pierre getting trans-atlantic flights, I began to wonder about how that might work in terms of immigration. St. Pierre & Miquelon and Reunion while both part of France, using the Euro and voting in French elections, are NOT part of Schenge...

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by goldorak
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 15171

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

ro1960 wrote:
Unlike the rest of the AF fleet the Joon A320 doesn't have the AIRFRANCE/KLM title but has a French flag.

There is "Air France / KLM" at the front (below the cockpit window).

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by goldorak
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.
Replies: 61
Views: 20713

Re: Level to launch 5 new destinations and also a new ORY base next S18.

The fact that Open Skies is shut down at ORY makes "La Compagnie" and their Business Class Only 757s (and in the near future 321neo) the only Biz only operator acft between Paris and New York. Maybe but they are still bleeding money and will likely never earn some before the shareholders ...

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by goldorak
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon unveils 7 new routes
Replies: 58
Views: 15171

Re: Joon unveils 7 new routes

peterinlisbon wrote:
So does Joon do connections? Can I connect on a Joon flight from Istanbul to Marrakech via Paris?

Yes. All flights are exclusively marketed under AF code.

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by goldorak
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 197512

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Also since one A380 has been out of service for almost 2 months now, which A380 route has been downgauged? Just after the incident, I looked at A380 routes and it was IAD which was downgraded. I don’t know if this is still true as, now that we are in the winter season, IAD was usually not having th...

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by goldorak
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 197512

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Pendennis wrote:
I am led to believe that a new engine wasn’t the sole problem, it was also the pylon. Airlines don’t have spare pylons and Airbus aren’t making them for the GP7200 anymore, so I am told.

You are 100% correct. That’s what I have been told by several AF employees and so it will take some time...

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by goldorak
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to operate YUL-LYS with 788 in May '18
Replies: 7
Views: 2846

Re: Air Canada to operate YUL-LYS with 788 in May '18

Does anyone know how this route perform ? I have a friend who flew it during the weekend and he told me the load was lot even 30%.

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by goldorak
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?
Replies: 22
Views: 4366

Re: When will BA increase frequencies to SCL?

Ph1l1p wrote:
The aircraft that BA can use are limited to Santiago as they have to be specially sprayed in the holds and cabins and only a small percentage can do the route as not all then-9s have been sprayed.

sprayed for what ?? :confused:

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by goldorak
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?
Replies: 120
Views: 15868

Re: Which US Airport Has the Poential to Become the Next Hub?

There is no need for new hubs. You will see new or reinforced focus cities but no new hubs.

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by goldorak
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see US to Vietnam nonstop?
Replies: 31
Views: 7997

Re: Will we ever see US to Vietnam nonstop?

I really hope VN will be able to start a US route soon, but they have been telling that for more than 10 years now, so I’ll believe it when I’ll see it

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by goldorak
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

Re: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?

Thank you all for your comments. Of course I assumed it is legal, but found this very surprising. And to answer some questions : the exit row I was seated in is really No15 as I said. The aircraft I was on was registered VN-A329 in VN livery. So the seatmaps are wrong but that doesn’t really matter....

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by goldorak
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?
Replies: 23
Views: 8139

VN A321 : is this...allowed and safe ?

I have just flown a VN A321 and was seated at an exit row (row 15) and was very surprised by the configuration. See pictures below : the row 14 seat is blocking about a third of the emergency exit doors. This is the 1st time I see such a configuration whatever the airplane type (the emergency doors ...

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