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by KLAM
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 149
Views: 33439

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

This is pretty sad. They do not seem to be coping like other companies. I have heard a lot of gossip from the FA union, they do not seem to be happy, and disgruntled passengers are roasting them on social media. I also came across this article in Spanish (http://a21.com.mx/aerolineas/2020/08/06/habr...

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by KLAM
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and "Future Travel Voucher Application"
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: BA and "Future Travel Voucher Application"

Aeromexico plainly told me that I could take the voucher or lose the money on a flight to Paris. No refund option available. Plus, the voucher requires to pay fare differences which cost the same as my original ticket. Jeesh, I know they are not doing fine right now, but I do miss the money. Call ce...

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by KLAM
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.
Replies: 207
Views: 28454

Re: The new domestic service standard: just water. DL now onboard.

One reason: Minimize exposure from food contamination. Don’t buy it? Keep going to those drive throughs that are still open and see how that shakes out for you. No. Not food contamination. Possibly the packaging for however long the virus lives on a paper or plastic bag but that's no different from...

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by KLAM
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12966

Re: MEA new livery

The more I look at it, the more I like it... I think the piece we all need to wrap our heads around is the central stage taken by the blue line. As a poster above mentioned, it may have to do with the Mediterranean sea and with the sky. Come to think of it, interiors and cabin crew uniforms are also...

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by KLAM
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12966

Re: MEA new livery

I belive it will grow on me more and more... I do struggle to understand the blue line. IMHO, I think that the red line at the bottom may go better on top, and then substitute the blue with a darker red, yet, I am happy with this.

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by KLAM
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7102

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

Mexican aviation doesn't look like it is ever going to develop multiple hub airports which are anywhere near as important as MEX. Aviation is extremely important to developing an economy. Like many people, I was aghast at the final price tag of the new airport, as there are almost no infrastructure...

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by KLAM
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7102

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

AMLO wants to make CDMX the new Caracas, so in 10 years only 5 million passengers / year will use MEX. I live in Mexico City. The airport is not good, nobody can deny that. What I can deny is this Caracas statement. AMLO is not the best, I do not even like him that much. I despise his ambivalence, ...

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by KLAM
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current flatbeds vs. older recliners
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

Re: Current flatbeds vs. older recliners

LX, EI, TPs J class looks quite narrow and uncomfortable too Swiss uses the Thompson vantage seat, same as SAS and TAP I believe. It is one of my favorites, definitely lightyears ahead of the old Air France seat you had. What makes or breaks a good seat is the mattress. Singapore's and Air New Zeal...

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by KLAM
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current flatbeds vs. older recliners
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

Re: Current flatbeds vs. older recliners

Short answer is no, we won’t see recliners replace flat bed seats. The flat bed seat has become industry standard in J. I mainly fly Delta in long haul J and the seats on most of their fleet are good. I like the fact no one ever reclines anywhere near you and you have your own space. The seats aren...

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by KLAM
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current flatbeds vs. older recliners
Replies: 13
Views: 1365

Current flatbeds vs. older recliners

I recently had the fortune of traveling on AF's J class on board the A380. This was the first time I travel longhaul J, and while it was OK, I was a bit disappointed. Looking at older cabin pictures, I am curious if these new flatbeds are that more comfortable than what was offered in the early 00s....

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by KLAM
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 124375

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

I have always wondered why some people love to get angry at airlines trying new routes... Seems like the only airlines entitled to fly are the US3 and some of the european ones as long as it is not to destinations like say MEX, HAN, MVD, PUJ... I for one wish LO the best in HAN. Flew them once from ...

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by KLAM
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)
Replies: 15
Views: 3456

Re: Aeroflot’s first A350 routes (and layout)

I might be wrong but studied their longhaul after using Momondo to search for flights. Apparently transfer at Sheremetjevo requires you to go landside and thus you need a visa so Aeroflot is out of the question. No need for that when connecting from international to international flight. Please see...

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by KLAM
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is NH's NRT-MEX flight doing 2 years in!?
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Re: How is NH's NRT-MEX flight doing 2 years in!?

Hi! I do not know hard facts, but I have flown both AM and NH to NRT and back and while NH is far superior in terms of service, AM flights were fuller than NHs. NH planes are premium heavy, so there are only a few Y class seats; J seemed to be quite empty and Y had a lot of free seats. On AM there w...

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by KLAM
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK's MEX flight question
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: TK's MEX flight question

mercure1 wrote:
TK advertises Cancun in France, similar it does to other beach markets like Havana, Male, Seychelles, Phuket etc.


Good to know that they expect to make money out of that stop. Now, would it be technically feasible to fly nonstop?

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by KLAM
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK's MEX flight question
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

TK's MEX flight question

Some time ago, TK announced it would be starting to fly to MEX in August '19. The flights are already bookable on their website on W, F, and Sun for the outbound and M, Th, and Sat for the inbound. The inbound flight, besides having an inconvenient departure time, has a short stop in CUN. TK states ...

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by KLAM
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 5575

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Slightly off-topic, but a very telling anecdote about how people in LEB live in La-La-Land. In the summer of 2014 I was sitting at a lunch with family and friends at someone's nice house in the mountains North of Beirut. Many expats/diaspora, and all were raving how fantastic the country was, how s...

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by KLAM
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB6402 burning fuel to return to MEX
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

IB6402 burning fuel to return to MEX

Just heard in the news that flight IB6402 (MEX-MAD) is currently burning fuel to land back in MEX. Does anyone know anything related to this situation?

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by KLAM
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 8355

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

Source? Don't believe it for a minute. What would be the reasoning behind this? The mexican ambassador to Lebanon met with MEA’s chairman for an air service agreement with the 2 countries expressing Aeromexico’s interest in launching the route. In addition Aeromexico have publicly expressed that th...

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by KLAM
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 67
Views: 8355

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

I think I know where this confusion comes from. I saw this post on facebook and instagram ( https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/cedaravnews?source=feed_text ), and I also got excited! As a Mexican-Lebanese, I go constantly to BEY, and this would be extremely convenient for me; however, what this really...

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by KLAM
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: future AZ uniforms revealed when?
Replies: 24
Views: 2859

Re: future AZ uniforms revealed when?

Talk about looking like a Christmas Present

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by KLAM
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX-IST A possibility with the 789?
Replies: 11
Views: 3197

MEX-IST A possibility with the 789?

I know this topic has been widely discussed before, but I would like to revisit the topic in the light of new a/c aquisition. TK has expressed its intention to enter MEX repeatedly (I know it is slot constrained blablabla), and has not been able to do so due to lack of an equipment that may be able ...

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by KLAM
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico
Replies: 25
Views: 5725

Re: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico

I really hope this is materialized. Aeromexico needs heavy competition. Interjet has not been able to keep up with the pace as its business model is pretty different. Long gone are the days when I would prefer a Mexican carrier over an American one. Today, I rather get to YUL vía YYZ on AC or UA ví...

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by KLAM
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The era of ultra-long-range flights
Replies: 57
Views: 10626

Re: The era of ultra-long-range flights

IST-MEX can be done with a 787 as is actually shorter than the existing MEX-NRT. But I doubt Aeromexico is interested on this route due to the small O/D market. Turkish has been long rumored at MEX but never actually announced it (probably due to lack of slots at MEX, but more likely due to the sma...

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by KLAM
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6919

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

8 abreast Y+ in 789 is not competitive. They will go 7 abreast for sure if they do Y+ at all. 8 abreast in Y is an interesting idea. But I don't see it, sorry. Unless they go one cabin 8 abreast and one cabin light economy at 9. I agree with NZ321. If TK (and that is a VERY BIG if) chooses to insta...

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by KLAM
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?
Replies: 38
Views: 6919

Re: Could TK have 8-abreast 787's?

I need to fly to Cyprus in June, and I can't seem to find any 1-stop flight for less than 1700 USD ex-MEX. The worst part is, some of the flights are on 9-abreast 787s with non-refundable fares, no free seat selection and so on. I still remember when you could get from MEX to CDG on L'Espace Affaire...

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by KLAM
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico
Replies: 25
Views: 5725

Re: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico

I really hope this is materialized. Aeromexico needs heavy competition. Interjet has not been able to keep up with the pace as its business model is pretty different. Long gone are the days when I would prefer a Mexican carrier over an American one. Today, I rather get to YUL vía YYZ on AC or UA ví...

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by KLAM
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico
Replies: 25
Views: 5725

Re: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico

I really hope this is materialized. Aeromexico needs heavy competition. Interjet has not been able to keep up with the pace as its business model is pretty different. Long gone are the days when I would prefer a Mexican carrier over an American one. Today, I rather get to YUL vía YYZ on AC or UA vía...

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by KLAM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 30381

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

I couldn't agree more. I feel DL and AC should stop doing business with Boeing. With all the middleman legal inquisition's going on at Airbus are you going to sit here and act like they are Saint's? If the shoe was on Airbus's foot they would have done the same. They don't have someone knocking on ...

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by KLAM
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF
Replies: 41
Views: 18811

Re: Qatar Airways buys 50 new Airbus jets

Any chance that any of these equipments will go to Meridiana?

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by KLAM
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code
Replies: 56
Views: 8418

Re: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code

Banning halal/kosher and asking passengers to remove hijab and other religious symbols can not compare, Air Transat is not serving Muslim and other special meals now but retained kosher and veggie, no Muslim is offended, we can eat kosher and veggie but still it can be taken as an affront meals spe...

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by KLAM
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code
Replies: 56
Views: 8418

Re: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code

This is going much too far and has to stop. I am all for religious tolerance, but religion (any religion) must not get in the way of other people [who may not care]; even more so when you are operating a business. Yes, I am happy to take my custom elsewhere -and it's sad because I like Saudia- , bu...

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by KLAM
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations
Replies: 9
Views: 2499

Re: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations

Probably because, as the OP says: Nope, please don't misread what I said. She did not go into social networks until the internal investigation in IAJ dismissed her case, she did make the complaint internally through the existing channels at IAJ. I mean, if she felt this was a big deal she should ha...

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by KLAM
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations
Replies: 9
Views: 2499

Re: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations

but not mentioning the overall pitiful behaviour of the crews while on layover (I find that swimming in your underwear is rock bottom trashy). I have heard a lot of BA crews engaging in trashy behaviours while on layovers. These guys and girls are human (even the few god complex pilots). It's unrea...

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by KLAM
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations
Replies: 9
Views: 2499

Re: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations

Thanks for the answer. How long before the flight should a crew stay sober?

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by KLAM
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations
Replies: 9
Views: 2499

Interjet PR fiasco: turning the blind eye to sexual harassment allegations

Basically, this whole telenovela spins around a FA who was allegedly sexually harassed by the captain on one of her layovers. The story is complicated and went viral because the FA uploaded a video telling her story. The video is a 1-hour ordeal, where she looks really altered. I tend to believe her...

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by KLAM
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?
Replies: 130
Views: 19421

Re: Air Canada Montreal -Beirut now very likely?

Lebanese PM along with a large senior delegation is visiting Washington coming weeks.. I assume that the issue of direct flights ban out of BEY to the US would be discussed. Maybe Trump will listen?? It would surprise me if it was the case, but we can always dream. In the last two summers I have be...

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by KLAM
Sun May 14, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet to begin service to Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Re: Interjet to begin service to Canada

I understand AM happens to codeshare with WJ!

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by KLAM
Sat May 13, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet to begin service to Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 3491

Re: Interjet to begin service to Canada

Going into AC territory on YUL - MEX is a gutsy, and some might say stupid move, esp with Aeromexico now in the market. AC likes to poop out interlopers like this for breakfast. Regardless of how much I love AC, I am afraid it is not the leader in the YUL-MEX market by far... AM has been the only c...

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by KLAM
Mon May 01, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newer Aeromexico uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: Newer Aeromexico uniform

I have to admit this one caught me by surprise. Here is a sneak of the new design. It is less colorful than the previous, but I find it looks more professional and less like a FA disguise! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EixMwOYAPd0 Vid is not mine! They look okay... but nothing special. The men's ...

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by KLAM
Mon May 01, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newer Aeromexico uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Newer Aeromexico uniform

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EixMwOYAPd0
Vid is not mine!
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I have to admit this one caught me by surprise. Here is a sneak of the new design. It is less colorful than the previous, but I find it looks more professional and less like a FA disguise!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EixMwOYAPd0
Vid is not mine!

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by KLAM
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct BEY-North America?
Replies: 18
Views: 4645

Re: Why no direct BEY-North America?

It is not unsafe if you know where not to go, I guess. Like everywhere. It is worth the visit. As per what does LatAm has to do with the traffic between NA and BEY, I may say that part of LatAm is in NA. Also, Middle Eastern markets have been looking towards Latin America for quite a while: CUN, PTY...

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by KLAM
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct BEY-North America?
Replies: 18
Views: 4645

Re: Why no direct BEY-North America?

At some point during this past year, there were rumours in Mtl about a YUL-BEY direct flight. If north american authorities continue to be picky about BEY, one of these days, someone in Latin America will see a market, and will steal all the traffic.

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by KLAM
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4621

Re: MEX getting Rouged

FlyUSAir wrote:
Haven't flown on them or mainline Air Canada, but does Rogue get more crap than they deserve?


I flew them YUL-ATH last summer, and while it was not terrible, it lacked quality. Pitch was awful, food was awful, and service was very low quality. In fact, I found the cabin crew to be extremely trashy.

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by KLAM
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4621

Re: MEX getting Rouged

I apologize as I opened another discussion earlier on the same subject, and I thought it was not posted. I already requested for deletion. Please bear with me and do not flame me.

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by KLAM
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4621

MEX getting Rouged

I was booking a YYZ-MEX segment this summer and found that it will be operated by Rouge. I then checked YVR, and it is the same. Is this a permanent change? I know YUL is a seasonal Rouge operation, and this is certainly a downgrade in service! I wonder if this will be to AMs benefit.

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by KLAM
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC going Rouge to MEX from YYZ
Replies: 2
Views: 720

AC going Rouge to MEX from YYZ

I know AC already has Rouge operations to MEX from YUL during the summer. I am planning a trip to MEX in august and found that YYZ-MEX is being operated by Rouge. Will this be a permanent change or just a seasonal switch?

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by KLAM
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 90599

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

It says "our brand new livery evokes the natural beauty and striking landscapes of our great nation..." Odd. I never knew Canada to be so dark and depressing. But seriously, the present (now old) livery is much more representative of Canada. might as well come see it for yourself during t...

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by KLAM
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 73033

Re: Air Canada new livery?

http://twitter.com/pakstartv


Based on that picture, it reminds me of MXs penultimate livery... They may be making to much noise about something that may turn out to be meh...
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winterlight wrote:
The Star Alliance tail logo does appear to be stuck on in this photo.

http://twitter.com/pakstartv


Based on that picture, it reminds me of MXs penultimate livery... They may be making to much noise about something that may turn out to be meh...

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by KLAM
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Cyprus Airways interesting livery revealed
Replies: 36
Views: 14803

Re: New Cyprus Airways interesting livery revealed

As some of you may know, Cyprus Airways is relaunching soon ( no exact date given but it is believed to be around this December) as a S7 subsidiary. Their first a319, painted, made it's way online today and thought i'd share it. Personally, I like it and believe its something totally different from...

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by KLAM
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AIR CANADA PREMIUM ECONOMY YYZ – DXB ON BOEING 777-300ER
Replies: 9
Views: 8987

Re: AIR CANADA PREMIUM ECONOMY YYZ – DXB ON BOEING 777-300ER

The meal looks awful. I got a better meal on South African Airways in regular economy. 34" legroom which was not bad. However I admit that 37" + 20" width aint bad. However how much extra does it cost over regular economy? On United for $100 extra you can get 37" legroom which i...

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