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by seansasLCY
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 597
Views: 112180

Re: Eurowings with ARN base

How bad is SAS? Just curious. Interesting to see the reactions above On short haul better than the competition. Easier to get help if there are any issues. Usually friendly and experienced crew. But often more expensive than the competition. Long haul is quite good, in my opinion one of the better ...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot market-share and budget Europe-Asia traffic
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: Aeroflot market-share and budget Europe-Asia traffic

I took Aeroflot a couple of times between Europe and Asia in the 2000s. The transit was horrible. I’m sure SVO is much improved but it was basically a hall with no facilities back then.

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by seansasLCY
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 597
Views: 112180

Re: Eurowings with ARN base

How bad is SAS? Just curious. Interesting to see the reactions above I'm a SAS Gold card holder and would describe them as mediocre. Very little in the way of service. Onboard it often feels like you are an inconvenience. The lounges offer the bare minimum (and they don't even use third party loung...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 597
Views: 112180

Re: Eurowings with ARN base

It's great news for those of us fed up with using SAS. There is very little difference between SAS and a low cost carrier like Eurowings so more options are welcome.

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by seansasLCY
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 597
Views: 112180

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

SAS are really coming under attack now. Eurowings and Ryanair on short haul from ARN and Finnair adding long haul routes (they will serve more than SAS from ARN). Sure SAS will probably feel a bit of the competition but it's not really a direct attack. Frequencies and routes screams leisure travell...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 597
Views: 112180

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

SAS are really coming under attack now. Eurowings and Ryanair on short haul from ARN and Finnair adding long haul routes (they will serve more than SAS from ARN).

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by seansasLCY
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 597
Views: 112180

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Sweden cares only about the country where you boarded the plane to Sweden - the fact that it was a 45 min transit stop while you remained airside and walked between 2 gates is irrelevant. Note, I am talking about how the rules ard implemented in practice - not what is necessarily optimal for diseas...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 597
Views: 112180

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

I read on CNN that Sweden banned all travelers from the US regardless if they are vaccinated or not. How will this affect SK and others who carry transfers between these two countries. There are still exemptions to this. Swedes can continue to travel to and from US as can residents of Sweden. It’s ...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 82
Views: 13464

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

The EU generally has less mergers than in the United States. How would the EU look at this proposed merger? Always wandered why a Flag carrier would not be interested. But looking at Easyjet's route map, not sure how it would benefit a BA,AF, KLM or Luf. Their employee work rules alone would make r...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz
Replies: 82
Views: 13464

Re: easyJet rejects takeover bid from Wizz

william wrote:
VS11 wrote:
That’s quite the news. Consolidation in progress. Wizz must be feeling pretty bullish. Let’s see how this ends…


Is it? Progress for who? Management? Employees? Customers?


I think you’ve misunderstood. He wrote “in progress” not “is progress”. As in its starting.

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by seansasLCY
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow criticises Border Force for 'unacceptable' queues
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Re: Heathrow criticises Border Force for 'unacceptable' queues

The longer than usual queues this week were blamed on arrivals from Afghanistan being processed at T4. No idea if that’s true or not. But as you say, this shouldn’t be going on. However Home Secretary Priti Patel has taken a hardline on immigration so probably likes it as she looks tough and the que...

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by seansasLCY
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam in Europe
Replies: 81
Views: 13063

Re: Skyteam in Europe

I think that LOT should consider switching to One World. That'll give more opportunity for One World to cover Eastern Europe, now that Malev and Air Berlin are gone for ever, although they have S7 already to cover Russia and Eastern Europe. Didn't LOT and American codeshare back in the 90s? Star ha...

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by seansasLCY
Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam in Europe
Replies: 81
Views: 13063

Re: Skyteam in Europe

When it comes to Europe, Star Alliance is over represented and OneWorld is under represented. Star has the entire Lufthansa Group, SAS, LOT, TAP, Aegean and, if you want to count them as European, Turkish Airlines. OneWorld only has IAG and Finnair. SkyTeam is about in the middle, not too big and n...

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by seansasLCY
Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 120
Views: 20343

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

Maybe we see something like LH does with Eurowings or Iberia with Vueling. A carrier who does serve everything but the main hub. So BA could focus on LHR, while the new subsidiary (Level ?) serves Gatwick, Manchester, Liverpool, … with lower service and lower costs. And because of the new brand, BA...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 120
Views: 20343

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

Hi all, I honestly think this is a great move by BA. I agree with those saying that it will be BA branded, something like “British Airways operated by British Airways Express”. They could decide to name it Vueling, Level, Caledonian, Dan-air etc - but realistically why would they? The BA brand is p...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 120
Views: 20343

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

Any bets on names ? Dan Air British Caledonian British Airtours CityFlyer Express GB Airways Go Brymon AML Cambrian Northeast BA Leisure BA Express GB Airways was bought by Easyjet so I guess we can rule that out as they most likely have the rights - it was never a BA name. I assume it will be bran...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 120
Views: 20343

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

It could, but what would be the purpose of that? It's not like Aer Lingus has any advantage over British Airways. because there’s no money (they claim) to issue me with a new name badge but there’s money to start an airline?!! use one of the non BA “premium” brands is what i thought might be easier...

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by seansasLCY
Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAG carrier at LGW
Replies: 120
Views: 20343

Re: New IAG carrier at LGW

tphuang wrote:
with BA moving long haul to LHR, they need to have something utilizing those slots.


They are not moving long haul to LHR. Some long haul is currently operating from LGW and the statement says the new short haul carrier will operate alongside BA long haul at LGW.

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by seansasLCY
Thu Aug 19, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1807
Views: 438715

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

If ITA depends very heavily on buying the Alitalia brand.... then there presumably has to be either 1) a back-up plan in case ITA for some reason cannot buy the brand (e.g. MOL bids more money in the auction process) or 2) there is some legal loophole which allows licencing of the brand to ITA in c...

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by seansasLCY
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun-air Scandinavia operating business jets on passenger services?
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Sun-air Scandinavia operating business jets on passenger services?

These are not scheduled flights and they have had business jets in their JoinJet fleet so I suspect that they are using them for charters.

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by seansasLCY
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

The EU rarely has any ban based on the country’s government. It usually only bans carriers based on safety. They allowed flights from Iran and China. Both of which are questionable dictatorships. Even Air Koryo is permitted with the TU204. Kam Air and Ariana are already banned in the EU. And that w...

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by seansasLCY
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 186782

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

I do not see any danger to civil avistion. It was safe to overfly afghani airspace before the invasion and it will be no problem after. The Taliban are no terrorists. Their goal is and was to control afghanistan. They may have tolerated Al Quaida and then got scapegoated for a Saudi-led Al Quaida a...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80
Replies: 48
Views: 8776

Re: Former Multi-Stop LHR-India Service on an MD-80

https://www.google.se/amp/s/amp.theguar ... travelnews

I don’t think it lasted very long.
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My favourite was MyTravel attempting Sanya in Hainan, China via Bahrain. https://www.google.se/amp/s/amp.theguar ... travelnews

I don’t think it lasted very long.

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by seansasLCY
Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

Afghanistan probably won’t order any planes. It’s a very poor country. As it is the airlines mostly operate old used aircraft anyway. Under the Taliban previously Ariana was operating 727s and A300 in the late 90s. This isn’t Iran with oil money and years of demand for new aircraft. There was nothin...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of Afghan aviation?
Replies: 77
Views: 10785

Re: Future of Afghan aviation?

- Ariana will survive but will significantly scale down its operations internationally to Delhi, Islamabad, Quetta and ofcourse Dubai. They will try for a European station to route traffic. My prediction is FRA. If the Taliban take power, the EU would never allow a Taliban-ruled Ariana to fly to an...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 288
Views: 65550

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

What % of the market self transfers? Families? Not really? It's "bottom feeders", the modern day bucket shops. I sat next to a couple on a Norwegian B789 who brought their own sandwiches on long haul. It's really hard to make money off these people, no matter how much you evangalise this ...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 288
Views: 65550

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Of course one-way fares. From certain airports these transatlantic fares can also be gotten from legacy carriers. rather when booking them return and then dividing them in the head into two one-way fares. The average Ryanair fare is 37€. I didn't say that the stated fares will be available everyday...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 37154

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

Even if the SSJ had been certified for LCY I think Cityjet would have been in trouble. They had no spares for the aircraft and almost no chance of getting any. In the 4 years they had the SSJ it was never certified for London City and I don't think it is yet? Maybe with the low capital costs of the...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 3218

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

I wonder if there is a chance one day for virgin to dabble in the domestic market again? I could see something limited between the larger cities work. Maybe it could provide some feed for their usual service? Almost no chance. They tried twice in recent years. Little Red ended in misery, making eno...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 3218

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

IceCream wrote:
I don't think they'll come back. They seemed like a great airline though. Shame


They are currently recruiting. Seems to be planned around a Birmingham HQ.

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by seansasLCY
Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southend Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 2729

Re: Southend Airport

If the UK government needed more evidence of real job losses and economic impact as a result of its overly draconian travel policy then here you go. You can understand from a U2 and FR point of view with pax down everywhere, they are going to hole up in their core bases. Brexit should play also a b...

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by seansasLCY
Sat Aug 07, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 3218

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

Loganair is of genuine strategic importance in Scotland, particularly the islands. If Loganair were to get into trouble due, Govt cash would likely be forthcoming involving nationalisation of the island flying Govt cash from Westminster, or Edinburgh? Given Boris doesn’t shy from spending taxpayers...

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by seansasLCY
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery ?
Replies: 35
Views: 10242

Re: Icelandair new livery ?

I hope the 757 or Dash 8 livery wins. I agree the 737 livery doesn’t look good. Just doesn’t look finished. Given Icelandair’s special liveries have been so good they seem to have a good design team.

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by seansasLCY
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 37154

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2021/0 ... l-flights/
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JAmie2k9 wrote:
Aer Lingus confirm 10 year deal with Emerald but not starting until 1 Jan 2023. Apparently working to see if it can be earlier.


https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2021/0 ... l-flights/

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by seansasLCY
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 288
Views: 65550

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

from 100 European destinations you cannot get a £300 return to New York. Ryanair has based over 30 planes in STN. So when arriving 3:00 in STN (22:00 NY time), you have 30 European destinations you can fly to at 6:00am from STN by Ryanair. Coming from NY an arrival at 6am in STN would be also possi...

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by seansasLCY
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 288
Views: 65550

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

For getting feeder flights, Flypop simply flies from Stansted. In STN they get feeded from over 100 Ryanair routes for self-transfer. How about these flying times for Norse Atlantic?: - 02:00 departure STN so they get almost all the Ryanair feeder flights that arrive during the day before. - 05:00 ...

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by seansasLCY
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo
Replies: 70
Views: 18507

Re: Jet2 eyes switch to Airbus in new plane talks - sources

Jet2 used the 757 on transatlantic shipping trips around Xmas time in the past. The A321LR in the fleet could allow that and open other destinations.

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by seansasLCY
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Bailiwick of Jersey ever had its own flag carrier? Jersey European??
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: Has the Bailiwick of Jersey ever had its own flag carrier? Jersey European??

Crown dependencies may not be sovereign but I don't think anybody would dispute that the Cayman Islands or the Turks and Caicos are countries. I think we can extend that to Jersey and Guernsey. Anyway, for the purpose of our little exercise, aircraft from airlines based in these territories bear th...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Bailiwick of Jersey ever had its own flag carrier? Jersey European??
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: Has the Bailiwick of Jersey ever had its own flag carrier? Jersey European??

The phrase "flag carrier" traditionally applied to state owned airlines that operated as 'instruments of state'. The best examples were the state owned European airlines, such as Air France, BOAC, Lufthansa. They operated on routes decided by their owning governments, frequently losing mo...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has the Bailiwick of Jersey ever had its own flag carrier? Jersey European??
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: Has the Bailiwick of Jersey ever had its own flag carrier? Jersey European??

The phrase "flag carrier" traditionally applied to state owned airlines that operated as 'instruments of state'. The best examples were the state owned European airlines, such as Air France, BOAC, Lufthansa. They operated on routes decided by their owning governments, frequently losing mo...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 13214

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

Is the frame going to be based at ARN, or do they fly the plane from HEL as a HEL-ARN flight first ? According to AY three A350's will be based at ARN, flying ARN-XXX-HEL-XXX-ARN. Finnair is not allowed to use their own cabin crew on these flights, they come from Airpro. At first the local union sh...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 13214

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

Efhkspotter wrote:
Only a slight problem. Thailand and USA borders will most likely remain closed for Europeans during the winter.


Phuket at least is already open to Europeans.

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by seansasLCY
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 13214

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

The cost of running effectively a separate mini base away from their home hub, to serve a seasonal long haul leisure market where they have no compelling advantage over other airlines If SAS struggled to achieve strong profitability on Stockholm-Bangkok pre Covid with all the advantages of a home h...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 13214

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

Finnair would be foolish to operate long haul out of ARN for any longer than the after effects of the pandemic last. This should be a temporary measure until long haul business travel resumes... and nothing more. If travel between Europe and major cities in east Asia is not fairly robust by Decembe...

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by seansasLCY
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT
Replies: 63
Views: 13214

Re: Finnair adds long-haul from Sweden: ARN-MIA/BKK/HKT

I believe Sunclass and maybe TUI also operate Stockholm-Phuket flights.

This will be interesting to see how it works out. I hope Finnair will expand further in Sweden as it’s great for us Oneworld flyers based here.

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by seansasLCY
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas
Replies: 39
Views: 18159

Re: Azman Air A340-600 Demonstration Flight to The Bahamas

Did they choose NAS because the Bahamas and Nigeria are both Commonwealth nations? With streamline the paperwork process a bit. My question is where are they going to send this beautiful beast to? One of the LON airports? EWR? China? (Given the growing ties between China and Nigeria that's where my...

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by seansasLCY
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 597
Views: 112180

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

What would make those long-haul flights viable or more interesting in terms of revenue compared to what they could potentially do in trying to regain capacity at their home hub in HEL? Finland has had quite strict entry rules so I guess it’s similar to Aer Lingus trying to start flights from MAN. T...

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by seansasLCY
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38004

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Indeed but it could be managed by revenue where people already upload a receipt for medical expenses to get credit. So at least the system is in place. Anyone who wanted to avail of that credit would upload their PCR test receipt within the age range that have to wait for their vaccinations. It wou...

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