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by ramzi
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I dont know if this is right, but I pretended to book a British Airway's flight from July 8th to July 15th and it is showing their First class as $264 one way, and it charged me 700 dollars if I did roundtrip in First class. Whereas, in coach its almost $1400. Either BA is having a glitch or there ...

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by ramzi
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65809

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Not my country or my national airline, but nice try. I don't have an answer about MAD because I've never looked at prices for the route. I can say it makes no sense to compare November prices to the summer. If you book LHR-BEY in advance you can get it for under 200 euros round trip. I'm not arguin...

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by ramzi
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65809

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Delete please

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by ramzi
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65809

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Double post.

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by ramzi
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65809

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

This is slightly dated now, since the decision was made before the demonstrations and protests. Not sure if MEA would stick to that schedule, given the current financial and cash crisis. Through 28 days of protest zero ME flights have been impacted. Their profits are down only slightly year-on-year...

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by ramzi
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65809

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

MEA will accelerate the delivery of A321neos and A339s. The new plan has 9 321s delivered in 2020, which implies the retirement of the 7 older A320s. In 2021 2 A321s and all 4 A339s will be delivered, leaving just the XLRs expected in 2023/4. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/mea-advances-...

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by ramzi
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65809

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

MEA will accelerate the delivery of A321neos and A339s. The new plan has 9 321s delivered in 2020, which implies the retirement of the 7 older A320s. In 2021 2 A321s and all 4 A339s will be delivered, leaving just the XLRs expected in 2023/4. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/mea-advances-a...

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by ramzi
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65809

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

GRJGeorge wrote:
Can anyone confirm whether QR has in fact started Gaborone (GBE) service yesterday as planned?
Not seeing any news on it, or actual proof...but also no announcements about postponement or cancelled...?


FR24 does not show that any such flight took place.

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by ramzi
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Jordanian in talks for partnerships
Replies: 14
Views: 4342

Re: Royal Jordanian in talks for partnerships

xwb777 wrote:
DiscoverCSG wrote:
Delta again?


They were partnering with Delta???


That's a reference to Delta's recent purchase of a stake in LATAM. It could be, but Qatar is much more likely. Now I'm almost wanting it to be Delta for all the drama that would unfold.

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by ramzi
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 30026

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

Interesting about the cap on domestic fares. My guess is that with current levels of competition that's the most they can offer anyway especially outside the busy summer months. I suspect that is acknowledgement of reality. By broadcasting a cap, perhaps fewer travelers will book TK? https://www.aa...

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by ramzi
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

It's a mix of 170 and 175. Surprised, for such a big/important route. Though interesting that the only airline with a BOS "HUB" is the only airline offering BOS-ORD on a regional jet. I've actually been looking to book this the past two days, and am very confused that Delta only offers a ...

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by ramzi
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

NK is adding a daily BOS-SJU flight, starts on December 19 with an A319 Interesting, I was expecting DL to try out this route eventually. Flight times: BOS - SJU 19:55 - 00:45 +1 Ouch. SJU - BOS 16:05 - 19:05 It's a near perfect schedule for a quick weekend trip (or any trip for that matter). Bars ...

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by ramzi
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

So I just got off JAL 8 and GE was its usual breeze. But when I went downstairs to get my suitcase, I was allowed to walk right out without handing in that blue and white card. Is that the new normal? According to the CBP officer that stamped my passport last week all of these cards are completely ...

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by ramzi
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65809

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

They want to change history! Denying one’s history, very bleak future.. I would have to agree with you. Sadly in the Middle East everything is politicized. The replacement of the brown color (of Qatar’s flag color) looks ridiculously cheap and nowhere near as impressive as the real past livery. If ...

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by ramzi
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't quite get EK bringing the A380 back for December and January before going four months with the 77W. Is there some spike in demand in December & January? Maybe they just want some winter-time practice at Logan before going year-round with it in 2020 and beyond. Its the student traffic. T...

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by ramzi
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112489

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

I wonder if this has anything to do with the rumors of AA moving to T5 at LHR. I'm sure there's plenty more as well.

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by ramzi
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 26305

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

I have bin on an A333 with this layout in J. It was not cool, and it is a significant downgrade especially on a long-haul flight. What "long-haul" route did you fly?? The aircraft do not have crew rest facilities so they are limited to routes under 8-hours. As previously mentioned these c...

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by ramzi
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 26305

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Some flight reviewer posted this on instagram: "Did you know, that @turkishairlines has Airbus A330-300 with recliner Chairs? What a downgrade when your booking was for a 777-300er with lie flat seats." Doesnt TK have A330's with lie flat seats? I am pretty TC-JIM has a different BC seats...

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by ramzi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just flew out of E a couple of days ago, and it was crowded . Both the inboud TK flight and BA203 were on the tarmac for ages waiting for gates to clear, and a Norwegian 788 was offloading via stairs/bus. It was a pretty nice moment for spotting, A339, multiple 787s, two A380s, an A346, and everythi...

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by ramzi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI flies DUB-ADB?
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: EI flies DUB-ADB?

BrianDromey wrote:
TryToFlySomeday wrote:
No it wasn’t that obvious, thanks for enlightening me!


If you think EI fly to some 'random' places the Ryanair network will blow your mind...


Truth.

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by ramzi
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Couple questions about some things I saw yesterday morning and evening when I flew out of and back into BOS: 7am - saw the two BA & VS LHR morning departures next to each other. Surprisingly, BA was at E7 which I thought odd. After investing so much in their new lounge and given that passengers...

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by ramzi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't quite know how BA's capacity this summer compares to last. On the 'plus' side, we have one A380 each day. But on the 'minus' side, we have smaller 787s on a semi-regular basis where 747s used to be. Maybe it's all a wash. Good point, it is hard to tell. Though I do believe BA are doing real...

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by ramzi
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8832

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

BWIAirport wrote:
Man, I keep forgetting 2020 is next year and not the distant future.


Cheers to that.

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by ramzi
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 14841

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

Lofty wrote:
Just one point as LHR T5 do not have any B747 domestic gates, these flights will have to be coached so you should get a good look at the aircraft from outside.


Seems to be irrelevant at this point, but they actually do. I have seen a B747 parked at T5. Ideal? No. Possible? Certainly.

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by ramzi
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Odd Flight Numbering
Replies: 15
Views: 2552

Re: AA Odd Flight Numbering

These drove me crazy when I was trying to log old flights, since apparently many of the flight numbers change as well, so I end up logging something like ORD-SJC when I'm putting in a flight number I flew on DCA-BOS. It must be a real pain for an airline with this many flights honestly.

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by ramzi
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Although it is a bit of a hassle, I would highly recommend considering getting NEXUS at the US-Canada border, instead. It comes with TSA Pre-Check, Global Entry, and expedited entry on the US-Canada border. It costs $50 for 5 years. I will definitely be extending mine once my 5 years end. From pers...

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by ramzi
Thu May 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Take two for CLEAR at Logan Airport. See if they take-off this time. https://www.wcvb.com/article/new-service-offers-faster-way-to-get-through-logan/27622594 My TSA PreCheck experience at Terminal C is always faster than at Terminal A. Why would I want to pay this again? Pre-check for me is more ab...

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by ramzi
Wed May 29, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like CLEAR has been added at Terminal A. Delta are not messing around, this must be very attractive to business travelers.

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by ramzi
Wed May 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65809

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Adel Al Redha Emirates EVP & COO: The carrier will receive the first B787 in 2023. Damn, almost everyone thought these were cancelled! Looks like they are phasing out the A380's sooner than expected. Pretty sure that is exactly the expected timeline for the A380s. If true, the 787 order stickin...

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by ramzi
Wed May 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Am I correct in concluding that when the EK A380 drops off passengers at the gate the BA A380 will be holding at Gate 12? That will not be a bad sight.

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by ramzi
Wed May 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 481
Views: 65809

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

xwb777 wrote:
Adel Al Redha Emirates EVP & COO: The carrier will receive the first B787 in 2023.


I thought these were cancelled?

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by ramzi
Mon May 20, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 22623

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Airbus NEO production is continuing to run late. Only two weeks ago LH said they would be receiving some 2019 frames in 2020. Same happening at many airlines. Yeah, it does not seem like TK took that decision unilaterally, although they may not really mind the delay. I do wonder about those sitting...

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by ramzi
Fri May 17, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I saw that today’s Air France flight was operated by a 77W, and I figured that this was the beginning of their ‘summer season.’ Nope. In fact, forward-looking schedules show a single 777-200 each day through the summer. So unless I’m missing something, AF is ditching the historically consistent sum...

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by ramzi
Wed May 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Adds A350-1000 Service to Tel Aviv
Replies: 12
Views: 4641

Re: British Airways Adds A350-1000 Service to Tel Aviv

Where is the 788 heading to now? To have its engines removed. JK, had to. On a serious note, that flight is with no consistency whatsoever a 788 flight. It constantly alternates between 788, 789, 77E, and A321. This makes me wonder if introducing the A350 is part of a plan to rearrange the general ...

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by ramzi
Tue May 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)
Replies: 58
Views: 16900

Re: Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet (plan)

Also if cargo is so important to QR,aren't the A333s better cargowise than the 789s? QR also has a pretty good sized dedicated cargo operation of 748, 777 and 330s. I can't see those A330 freighters remaining. I see the freighter fleet being 777 and 747, especially if QAF also gets rid of its A330/...

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by ramzi
Sun May 12, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know how JJ GRU-BOS is going? it seems like Latin American people are avoiding this flight because of the hard US customs & border protection here in Boston. They are choosing to arrive in US via Miami or New York seems more easy ... What is different arriving in the US via BOS vers...

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by ramzi
Sat May 11, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Somehow managed to snag 2 rides on the A346 this week, just my luck as I had 0 rides on the type! Lucky! I was just thinking yesterday that I should plan a trip with IB or LH to get a flight on an A346 before they're all gone. Otherwise for those of you flying from terminal E this summer....bring y...

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by ramzi
Mon May 06, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What alliance is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 2698

Re: What alliance is better?

I've recently shifted my position from pursuing top tier status with one alliance to achieving mid-tier with two or even three alliances. When you get used to the perks on one alliance it become a little hard to fly others. Lower tiers are more achievable and offer frequent travelers a lot of flexib...

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by ramzi
Fri May 03, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Yet somewhat logical given DL's aggressive expansion on BOS-LON. DL may be trying to preempt B6, but they are definitely stinging BA/AA along the way. Aggressive expansion is a bit of an overstatement IMO. The LHR service started as 2x daily. Currently it's a 1x daily A332. The LGW announcement lac...

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by ramzi
Fri May 03, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I read an article suggesting that AA could bring back BOS-LHR. I suppose it’s feasible since they could do it with the ‘smaller’ 787-8 than those 777s were. Not known is whether BA would revert back to 3x daily to enable that. Do you have a way to link the article? It seems odd given AAs significan...

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by ramzi
Thu May 02, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4905

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

This is a game changer for the DOH-BEY route operating 4x daily, shaving off over 30% of the flight time. Makes connecting in Doha far more convenient than connecting in Dubai, this will definitely help the loads in the summer. The same must apply for Larnaca.

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by ramzi
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 20945

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

The jet bridges aren't functioning properly. The ""bussing" situation is exactly as TK787 has explained. If the incoming plane is on a domestic flight but will switch to an international one afterwards, they park near to the international gate (w/o and prior docking to the dedicated ...

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by ramzi
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

There's 7 airlines from Middle East that aren't in BOS that are allowed to fly to USA. Here's my order: 1) Saudia (SV) - as VS4ever mentioned the Royal family but they can link one to the subcontinent and medical tourism is huge from Saudi Arabia to BOS. 787-10's are coming which could allow them t...

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by ramzi
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181763

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Landed at the new airport for the first time yesterday. Pretty long taxi time, around 20mins, but mostly spent waiting for other planes to taxi in front of us. Landings and take-offs didn't seem to even pause for a second while we were holding. It was strange landing in what is essentially a constru...

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by ramzi
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

What’s the likelihood that TK goes double-daily to BOS now that the new airport is open? Looks like upgauging (e.g. EK 77W to A380) is the name of the game instead of double-daily. Agreed. I don't think BOS-IST needs frequency. I suspect they will upguage, and maybe a while later add a frequency. E...

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by ramzi
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 181763

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

FR24 hasn't switched the airport codes, so all flights appear to be going to Ataturk but actually land at the new airport. A bit confusing, but I guess these details will work themselves out in the coming few days.

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by ramzi
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4777

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

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by ramzi
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4777

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

Another one of these bizarre threads. Egypt and Jordan have a peace treaty with Israel, and the treaty is there because they had no choice other than to sign it. Most citizens in Egypt feel more strongly about Israel's human rights abuses than citizens of the Arab countries that don't have peace tre...

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by ramzi
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 424191

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

They are very meticulous with load management in BOS from what I've seen and experienced, so the changes indicate they are confident about Y loads in the summer, not sure why that is since I haven't seen J cabin with more than 2 empty seats in a very long time. I just hope we see more 787s and maybe...

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by ramzi
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 757045

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

However people spin this, the fact is Boeing admits there is something to be done to improve the safety of this aircraft. The fact that the Lion Air crash was not enough for them to do that immediately, and then the fact that their response to the second crash is so stale is massively disappointing....

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