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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: 134
Views: 27906

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: 268
Views: 43993

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: 6089

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: 6089

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: 6089

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: 4746

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: 4746

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: 11543

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: 9634

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: 6278

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: 1308

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: 268
Views: 43993

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: 25326

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: 25326

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: 49050

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: 49050

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: 268
Views: 43993

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: 3331

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: 6425

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: 6425

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: 268
Views: 43993

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: 6481

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: 14779

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: 4636

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: 4636

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: 14933

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: 20517

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: 14933

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: 194826

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: 194826

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: 2665

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: 4236

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: 15326

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: 7824

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: 7720

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: 7720

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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by goldorak
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7350

Re: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?

I don’t see why a pilot could not buy alcohol or tobacco in an airport as long as it’s not for consumption on-board of course, or a lottery ticket... :confused:

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by goldorak
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No deal brexit effect on Heathrow
Replies: 18
Views: 2465

Re: No deal brexit effect on Heathrow

IranianMan123 wrote:
Is it a possibility that there would be no flights to Europe?

Are you serious ? :banghead: :roll:

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by goldorak
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 104
Views: 17721

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

Yes, for sure they can try that and loose tons of money. France-PPT is a very expensive route to operate and having a 3rd carrier on such a route is for sure unsustainable will just lead to a disaster. At least, if it materializes, it will may be force AF and TN to cooperate more and finally impleme...

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by goldorak
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Réunion's airport experiences 9.2% growth during the first nine-months of 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Re: Réunion's airport experiences 9.2% growth during the first nine-months of 2017

Impressive, but 5 carrier’s on this route is way too much. It will be a blood bath with dirt cheap fares and yields in the toilets. Interesting also to see that AF is the one who resisted the most to French Blue.

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by goldorak
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 28231

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

I'll believe this schedule when I see it in effect. The hotels on the island were demolished. There literally isn't anywhere for that many tourists to stay on island. I also don't see airline crew agreeing to overnight in SXM anytime soon so that will cause a reduction in frequency as well. On top ...

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by goldorak
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 159
Views: 19876

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon

Flights to LIS or BCN from ORY will still be AF. European flights from ORY (LIS and BCN for example) are operated by Transavia. Domestic flights however are operated by AF (or Hop!). Although it is correct that Transavia serves BCN and LIS from ORY, European Joon flights are not additional flights,...

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by goldorak
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 26154

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

FA9295 wrote:
VCEflyboy wrote:
Speaking not YVR will AF go 789 too next summer?


Either A332/333 or B789.

AF has no A333.

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by goldorak
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 26605

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

[photoid][/photoid] With AF announcing CDG SEA for summer 2018, and no word here of DL ending the route on their own metal, does this mean 2x CDG SEA in S18? Really ? Any source for the resumption of the AF flight to SEA ? Nice to see AF back at SEA. I think, in this circumstances, that DL will stop...

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by goldorak
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 3183

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

Does KL still codeshare with VIA Rail from YUL to Ottawa? Not aware of that service, but KL does (as per their site) still offer a bus shuttle from the YOW train station to YUL. AF used to run a shuttle from YOW to YUL as well, but I can't find any info about it that seems current, and their bookin...

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by goldorak
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 3183

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

Some airlines also run train and/or bus services (to airports): I know Air France used to have busses from CDG to Porte Maillot in Paris There were 4 different bus service lines operated by AF (CDG-Paris, ORY-Paris and CDG-ORY), but those are not anymore run by AF. It's been taken over by ADP and i...

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by goldorak
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cityjet cuts all flights to London City, except Dublin
Replies: 13
Views: 5932

Re: Cityjet cuts all flights to London City, except Dublin

directorguy wrote:
Flew them LCY to ORY last year. Does that mean no more LCY flights to Paris ?

Yes. Old news : no more WX LCY-ORY flights since the beginning of IATA 2017 summer season (end march 2017). The single daily FlyBe flight LCY-CDG has also been axed.

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by goldorak
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65655

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

What a joke and all those subsidies to finance cheap vacationers/VFR... I can guarantee you that 0 business traveler will ever use WOW to go fro STL to Europe (or reverse). Much better to connect in one of the big hubs and have a decent business product and longer flights to rest properly.

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by goldorak
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22966

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

Egerton wrote:
This whole deal might permit added benefits if AF were to transfer a few of its underused A380s to Virgin, for operation from LHR.

I don't know why you say that they are underused but this is completely wrong ! :?

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