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by asuflyer
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 107
Views: 30346

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

https://jornalacores9.pt/uma-aterragem-dificil-da-delta-airlines-em-ponta-delgada-deixou-a-aeronave-em-mau-estado/ The winds in PDL can be very nasty at times, however this morning only ranging between 10-14 knots. Surprised no comments from yet regarding where/what the Azores are and those who can'...

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by asuflyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 6425

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

I have seen crews from IB, TP, and JJ standing during landing. None of it was intentional, and while most likely against protocol, it clearly happens from time to time.

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by asuflyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Does Thomas Cook Fly NYC (JFK)-MAN?
Replies: 26
Views: 3235

Re: Why Does Thomas Cook Fly NYC (JFK)-MAN?

TCX sells a lot of package holidays to New York. It's a large market and the flight has proven to be quite successful, it has been increased to year round service and daily in the summer. They have managed to capture NY originating pax to the UK as well and fares are often somewhat lower than VS and...

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by asuflyer
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 11265

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

CO was supposed to start CAI from EWR but never did. I think you are more likely to see UA in IST than CAI and I wouldn't count on either. OPO and NAP are also strong VFR markets. There is a large Portuguese population in Newark as well as business ties. NAP was previously served by IG from JFK for ...

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by asuflyer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 8247

Re: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019

It is supposed to continue for at least another hour, with lightning strikes everywhere. Ethiopian 512 is trying to land at JFK, they are in a low fuel situation, with really nowhere to go.

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by asuflyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19022

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

To be fair smaller airlines do not have their own extensive in house aircraft inspections. Unlike QR and some others such as NH, CX which are reportedly the most stringent when it comes to scrutinizing the new aircraft, an airline like DQ being smaller may not have as many resources to inspect their...

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by asuflyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321s being used on STT-MIA Route
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: AA A321s being used on STT-MIA Route

STT has unique takeoff minimums due to clearing terrain on departing runway 10 and an immediate 250° right turn. It is why AA, DL, and UA typically prefer to use 757’s, 73G’s and 319’s at STT. The 320’s do not have the climb performance for longer routes from STT hence, B6 must make a tech stop in S...

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by asuflyer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Swift Air livery?
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Re: New Swift Air livery?

The first aircraft N629SW is being used for ICE deportation charters. Usually airlines do not want their brand associated with that.

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by asuflyer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Sun Country cut DFW/MSP to St. Kitts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Re: Did Sun Country cut DFW/MSP to St. Kitts?

I could see them back at STT and SXM again which they cut after Hurricane Maria.

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by asuflyer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito
Replies: 46
Views: 5292

Re: AA applies for DFW-Guayaquil, Quito

They seem to serve DFW-UIO on and off over the years. Similar to JFK-SJO. GYE would be new, AA does really well at GYE from MIA, especially with cargo, but unlikely success could be replicated at DFW. AA should fly DFW-PTY (Panama City Panama) again which has international traffic due to its canal s...

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by asuflyer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7896

2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

The monsoon season in India has caused severe weather in parts of the country result in 3 aircraft overruns within 24 hours. Air India Express flight IX814 from DXB a 738 overran the runway at Mangalore. This incident saved by a ditch built after the crash of Air India Express 812 back in 2010. The ...

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by asuflyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases
Replies: 73
Views: 9109

Re: AA Adds JFK-MBJ/SJO/LIR, PHX-CID/ICT/MSY + Caribbean Extensions/Increases

SJO and MBJ are resumptions, SJO has been served on and off for the past 25 years, last in 2015, and MBJ last in 2011. JFK-LIR has never been served. UA serves EWR-SJO nonstop. LR/TA and Q6 have served SJO-JFK directly in the past, but they benefit from more VFR by stopping in SAL. I could see one o...

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by asuflyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8492

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

Is B6 getting a subsidy here? They have not had a lot of success in the smaller lower frequency Caribbean markets. AZS, LRM, STX to name a few. AF, PTP-ATL never made any sense as most of the French Caribbean-US traffic is to MIA/FLL.

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by asuflyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM cancels GYE-MAD
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: LATAM cancels GYE-MAD

The route is transferring to IB under the LATAM/JV on 13/12/19 to be operated with a A332 4x/week. It's an increase rather than a decrease.

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by asuflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery
Replies: 31
Views: 5615

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines new livery

The second Cabo Verde Airlines 757 D4-CCG has received a red colored livery.
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by asuflyer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: White Plains airport (NYC)
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

Re: White Plains airport (NYC)

There is not much room at all left at HPN for additional flights, the airport runs at close to capacity.

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by asuflyer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 11108

EY sends first A350 to storage

Etihad's first A350-1000 test reg F-WZNI (A6-XWB) was sent to Bordeaux for storage. It is unclear at this time for how long and whether the airline will actually take delivery of the aircraft as apparently EY has not trained pilots for the A350, though some pilots from HX are now flying with EY. htt...

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by asuflyer
Wed May 29, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Systemwide Outage
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

AC Systemwide Outage

A systemwide IT outage has occurred at Air Canada, affecting Mainline, Rouge and Express. Customers are not able to check-in. A ground stop is in effect. https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_otherdis.jsp?advn=25&adv_date=05292019&facId=DCC&title=ACA%20MAINLINE%20AND%20SUBS%20GROUND%20STOP&...

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by asuflyer
Tue May 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TK going to EWR or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 3826

Re: Is TK going to EWR or not?

They were denied viable slots timings. Has nothing to do with UA connections, but timing at IST hub. Agreed, but United could likely have easily helped fix this. At the core is a strained relationship between TK and the rest of the Star carriers because TK is expanding faster than they like. UA has...

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by asuflyer
Sun May 26, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors
Replies: 20
Views: 2580

Re: EuroAtlantic 767 interiors

All 767 aircraft have been retrofitted with the new interiors with PTVs. It’s surprisingly decent for a charter type product.

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by asuflyer
Thu May 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DA42 crash at DXB
Replies: 1
Views: 1587

DA42 crash at DXB

https://twitter.com/dxbmediaoffice/stat ... 65473?s=21
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Earlier this evening a small Diamond DA42 aircraft owned by Honeywell crashed at DXB. The airport was shut briefly before reopening using single runway ops.

https://twitter.com/dxbmediaoffice/stat ... 65473?s=21

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by asuflyer
Thu May 09, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK Routes over the years?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: AA JFK Routes over the years?

BDL, BQN, LRM, NAS, SJO, STX, VCP, YVR, were all served at some point.

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by asuflyer
Fri May 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?
Replies: 56
Views: 9419

Re: Why doesn't America have an international leisure airline?

Really the only large packaged holiday group that sells to Americans is Apple Leisure, through Apple Vacations. They currently fly people on Aeromexico, Allegiant, Volaris, VivaAerobus, and Sunwing charters and at times have used other airlines, including their own defunct airline, USA3000. Sun Coun...

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by asuflyer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come AC or UA don't fly YVR-IAD or YVR-BOS!?
Replies: 15
Views: 2712

Re: How come AC or UA don't fly YVR-IAD or YVR-BOS!?

Last summer was the first year for AC on BOS-YVR. The route did okay, well enough to come back this year.

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by asuflyer
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7287

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

This reminds me of Air D'Ayiti an airline that flew PAP to MIA and JFK in the early 2000's. It was operated by Falcon Air Express.

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by asuflyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N.E. United States Weather Diversions - April 26
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

Re: N.E. Weather Diversions - April 26

While the weather has been terrible in the NYC area, diversions aren't too extensive. This is the second day so far of the spring/summer afternoon thunderstorms. JFK Diversions BA173 London (LHR) B772 (G-VIIE) Diverted to BDL AA45 Paris (CDG) B772 (N753AN) Diverted to BOS AZ608 Rome (FCO) B77W (EI-W...

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by asuflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 8087

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

I totally meant to say QR and failed. I really think the whole purpose was just to be a nuisance to the US3. It’s like they have a bottomless money pit. I doubt they were so much as a blip on the radar to the US3. Cool livery, but horribly executed. Maybe QR and EY can buy Alitalia and rename it Ai...

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by asuflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8811

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

Range, yes. Except on a 196 seat aircraft would be interesting. No flat beds, just simple recliners and I don't believe AA is going to go all the way to create another subfleet when they've been trying to reduce subfleets with Oasis. Well, hopefully that route is popular enough to get a 788 else I ...

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by asuflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 787
Replies: 17
Views: 3380

Re: Air Austral 787

They are planning to announce on a complete refleet later in the year to take place in the next 3 years using either newer 787 or A350's as well as replacements for their 737s. Do you have a source for this? Air Austral sure have a strange fleet with 4 aircraft types and those terribles 787. I can ...

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by asuflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angola seeking US FAA CAT 1 rating to enable TAAG to start US services
Replies: 24
Views: 3219

Re: Angola seeking US FAA CAT 1 rating to enable TAAG to start US services

That's exciting for Angola. What's the O&D demand like between Angola and the United States? Oil business. I'll bet dollars to donuts that the first route is IAH. That's been a scheduled charter route for years, and TAAG might be thinking they could get in on this deal. I read a trip report in ...

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by asuflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 787
Replies: 17
Views: 3380

Re: Air Austral 787

Air Austral is facing some headwinds at the moment. The entry of Frenchbee on the ORY-RUN route has caused them to lose market share. Air Austral has a lot of MX issues with these specific aircraft as F-ORLB is a terrible teen, and is overweight compared with later 787's. F-ORLC LN 22 is also a very...

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by asuflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7261

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

Wow it seems everyone has no idea about the JFK-GEO market. This market is controlled primarily by BW and CM and increasingly AA. First of all Guyana is completely different than Barbados. BGI is a high end tourist market with a small VFR market. There is a huge Guyanese diaspora in the NYC area. Su...

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by asuflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7261

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

JFK-GEO at one point was one of DL's most profitable routes from JFK. The market was forever served by defunct charter airlines, EZjet, North American, Travelspan etc before BW started it's daily flight. The MIA flight is working however given that B6 forced AA off SDQ, SJU, STI, and PAP the most VF...

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by asuflyer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8797

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

Tonight JFK has had to use 31L as the sole departing and arrival runway due to winds. 5 hour delays, 50+ aircraft inline for takeoff, numerous go arounds due to spacing and diversions.

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by asuflyer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR-NYC Underserved?
Replies: 25
Views: 4383

Re: YVR-NYC Underserved?

It's not only cruise traffic, the 787 goes out full also due to connections to OZ as well as O&D. Really WS is the only airline that is missing from the route. WS is doing better on YYC-JFK, the flight is now year round. I could see them starting JFK from YVR if they could get the slots and once...

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by asuflyer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After Summer, AA Ramps Up At JFK
Replies: 25
Views: 6190

Re: After Summer, AA Ramps Up At JFK

Really the ramp up is just slot sitting and a few more hub flights, it's not really a ramp up save for PHX, BWI, PHL, and PIT, the latter 3 which are all being served by E140's. All the others have been served at those frequency levels in the past. In the past year there have been frequency decrease...

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by asuflyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA
Replies: 28
Views: 6456

OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA

An Austrian Airlines A320 OE-LBY was being loaded by an armoured vehicle at Tirana when armed bandits stormed the aircraft forcing the cargo door open. A reported 10 million euros were stolen. The incident is reminiscent of a similar heist in BRU in 2013 of a Helvetic F100. Link so far only in Itali...

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by asuflyer
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3908

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019

This expansion is supported by Icelandair. FI is currently flying with 1 757 there but later on they will receive their own aircraft managed by Loftleidir. The ultimate goal is to turn it into a hub similar to KEF with 12 aircraft. Ultimately it's success really depends on whether the government of...

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by asuflyer
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15229

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Nonsense post. Bookings for May are already heavier than current early April (slow season) bookings. Not already failing. I wouldn't be surprised if this route ends up being very successful. It definitely is. They're showing around 100 or less seats remaining, mainly in Economy. I am unsure if you ...

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by asuflyer
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3908

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019

This expansion is supported by Icelandair. FI is currently flying with 1 757 there but later on they will receive their own aircraft managed by Loftleidir. The ultimate goal is to turn it into a hub similar to KEF with 12 aircraft. Ultimately it's success really depends on whether the government of ...

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by asuflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156687

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

TF-JOY was repossessed at YUL earlier this evening.

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by asuflyer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21438

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

Outside the US, gate space is mostly CUTE, and thus the airport authority can designate which airline uses which gate at a certain time. Whereas in the US, mostly flights have gates already allocated for specific airlines. Ex, AA would not add an additional flight to MSP, for example if they had no ...

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by asuflyer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate
Replies: 56
Views: 13776

Re: China will stop granting new 737 Max 8 airworthiness certificate

The FAA has lost credibility to have their certifications of aircraft, globally accepted by regulators in other countries. EASA, Transport Canada and CAAC will do their own certifications it appears from now on. I believe other countries with extensive aviation safety oversight will follow them as w...

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by asuflyer
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire at YYZ T1
Replies: 0
Views: 760

Fire at YYZ T1

A small fire occurred in Terminal 1 at YYZ, this evening in a kitchen area. This part of the terminal houses the AC transborder gates. The fire was able to be extinguished by the fire services. Nevertheless it has caused a smoke condition leading the terminal to be partially evacuated and flight del...

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by asuflyer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa ends Open-Skies agreement with the U.S.
Replies: 20
Views: 4707

Re: Samoa ends Open-Skies agreement with the U.S.

The aircraft will be operated by Fiji Airways. Currently Italian charter airline Neos is operating for them.

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by asuflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716148

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The FDR/CVR will be sent to Germany according to the AFP.

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by asuflyer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AA use JFK for O&D and PHL for feed?
Replies: 32
Views: 4350

Re: Should AA use JFK for O&D and PHL for feed?

It seems every month we have a thread about AA and JFK. AA still does well on LAX, EZE, LHR, GRU and MIA. While AA prioritized O&D routes, they looked beyond the fact there were significant OW connections at JFK. Many of these connections have gone elsewhere. JFK-MCO, TPA, LAS, and CUN most nota...

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by asuflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716148

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Not sure what Smartwings is up to. Their DXB-PRG MAX8 is circling near Istanbul at 34.000 ft and their SID-PRG MAX8 circling near Malta at 37.000ft, so apparently not about to land at those airports https://flightaware.com/live/flight/TVS1201 I was just about to ask the same thing. The A/C were rep...

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by asuflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716148

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://mailchi.mp/apfa/3hvdkgc33i

AA's FA union, AFPA are calling on Doug Parker to suspend use of the 737MAX.
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https://mailchi.mp/apfa/3hvdkgc33i

AA's FA union, AFPA are calling on Doug Parker to suspend use of the 737MAX.

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