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by fpetrutiu
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6986

Re: TAROM future fleet

The ATR fleet is essential to TAROM for both domestic and regional operations to cities that are within a stone's throw of Bucharest ie. SOF, SKG, BEG. Like all the larger carriers of the Balkan region, a turbo prop fleet plays a key role (Air Serbia, Croatia, Aegean/Olympic). Having said so I'd as...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6986

Re: TAROM future fleet

I think TAROM should not be adding more fleet type, after getting rid of A318. As much as we aviation fans appreciate diversity, TAROM is too small of an airline to support fleet diversity. Consolidating their fleet on B737 and ATR makes great sense. TAROM has barely any presence outside of Buchare...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6986

Re: TAROM future fleet

The leasing of the RJs makes total sense from economic perspective. They may also be used for domestic service within Romania. The problem with the ATRs is that they cannot compete against the jets that others (particularly the LCCs) may run into Romania and are a little too small for services into...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6986

Re: TAROM future fleet

I suspect an E190 and B738/B38M fleet is the future for TAROM. There are likely going to be cheap E190s coming off lease soon from, or put up for sale, by other airlines, including AC (25 E190s - all owned), AA (20 E190s - all owned), B6 (60 E190s - mix of leased and owned), and AD (65 E190s, mostl...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6986

Re: TAROM future fleet

What kind of RJs are they looking at? There's quite a few to choose from: CRJ7/900, SSJ, C series, Embraer E-170/190? I also understood that RO was looking at returning to the long haul market. What type of aircraft have they shown interest in? A330? 787? The CEO specifically stated that they are n...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6986

TAROM future fleet

A week ago TAROM (RO) announced their order for 5 737Max8 aircrafts, presumably aimed at replacing their older 737's and A318. When the CEO of TAROM was asked that would this make the airline effectively all Boeing, he declined to comment. Now there is word that they will lease up to 13 RJ's on top ...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 13745

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

From a customer's perspective, why wouldn't you want everything centralized? If I took a flight into Atlanta, I dont want to have to take a bus an hour or so north just to catch a connection. Logistically speaking, it makes perfect sense having everything in one spot. If you book a flight with an a...

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 5352

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

Try Bucharest, Romania. Baneasa and Otopeni are next to each other, they could actually merge the two into one airport and use Baneasa as a 3rd runway...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu May 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 23150

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

I would say that MH aircraft belly and underside was painted a fairly dark shade of grey at that time. Maybe somebody who made the call did not have sufficient training and it was a mistaken identification but either way they have to take responsibility and I am not condoning it for a minute. Will ...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed May 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 13006

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

I guess they have the AD ready recommending not to use this fancy feature unless it is absolutely necessary. If line mx need to test folding tips with gates on both sides occupied, do they have to drag it to a hangar/remote stand? ... lmao. navy planes have had folding wingtips for decades, this is...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon May 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 11682

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

Although don't have any hard numbers, I would venture to guess that very few of the 44.6 million people that go trough MCO yearly are transfer passengers.

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by fpetrutiu
Fri May 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 21556

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Volaris has flown to Guadalajara for some time from Orlando. Interior destinations traditionally reliant on VFR traffic (e.g. Morelia) wouldn't work from Orlando, but cities with plenty of wealthy residents like Guadalajara and Monterrey can certainly support an MCO flight. Those are the "outl...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu May 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trends and changes occurring on trans-Atlantic routes (infographics)
Replies: 10
Views: 1591

Re: Trends and changes occurring on trans-Atlantic routes (infographics)

This does not seem accurate at all... on the narrowbody side, according to the chart in 2017, 60+% of traffic was on the A321. Who operates scheduled A321 service across the pond? Most, if not all are operated by 737/757's at least from US. I personally cannot think of any scheduled A321 service, b...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu May 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trends and changes occurring on trans-Atlantic routes (infographics)
Replies: 10
Views: 1591

Re: Trends and changes occurring on trans-Atlantic routes (infographics)

This does not seem accurate at all... on the narrowbody side, according to the chart in 2017, 60+% of traffic was on the A321. Who operates scheduled A321 service across the pond? Most, if not all are operated by 737/757's at least from US. I personally cannot think of any scheduled A321 service, bu...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?
Replies: 68
Views: 9894

Re: Orlando to London: Why no flights to Heathrow?

Why not LGW though? LHR isn’t the beginning and end of flying in the UK. LGW is a very well connected airport, on the motorway and mainline trains run there all day and night. If I were travelling with Kids, I’d pick LGW. Sure, unless of course you are trying to connect in LON, then LGW is not so c...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 21556

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

Thanks for the details below, definitely eye opening, I'm sure with the addition of AMS that number will increase. Apparently advanced bookings are looking great, so I hope that opens MCO-CDG as well. I'm obsessed because I think in terms of what MCO offers or what can be offered has great potentia...

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 79641

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

It is now on CNN as well. CNN clearly states American cancels all A350's it had on order.

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 9661

Re: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018

MCO does not have a dedicated international area for connections until the terminal C is built. Could you elaborate on this? Terminal C will add 16 international gates. The thinking now is that all TC will handle all inbound/outbound international traffic, except Canada. Phase 1 of construction is ...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 9661

Re: Inaugural DL MCO-AMS March 30, 2018

Interesting to note that DELTA has changed the B767 schedule for this flight since its initial announcement in August 2017. The flight was to be operated from AMS with the B767 rotated via JFK, SEA, SLC or BOS, but today it is operated from MCO and rotated with MCO-GRU: August 2017 - launch schedul...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Grounds affected Airbus Planes With Troubled Pratt & Whitney Engines After Indigo Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 12045

Re: IndiGo airlines A320NEO P&W in-flight engine failure 3/12

No clue and I hate to speculate. According to indian regulators, it is an egine with a serial number greater than 450, as it grounded all NEOs with those Pratt engines. Anyone?

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL196/197 GRU-MCO-GRU A333
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

DL196/197 GRU-MCO-GRU A333

Hello there, I was in MCO this afternoon and seen N806NW on the ground at the gate. I was not aware that DL brings the A333 to MCO so I've looked it up. It seems that the flight arrived from GRU at 5AM and is planned departing at 00:04 next day. It seems to me that this is a lot of time on the groun...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38413

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

_AA_777_MAN wrote:
2X weekly BUD-ORD but only 1X weekly KRK-ORD Ughhhh!! Anyways I'm booked for June ORD-WAW then will be driving on the Polish autobahn :duck: to Krakow!


Take the shiny new polish fast train Pendolino... much better than driving...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two 787's on the market
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

Two 787's on the market

There are two 787's one 787-800 the other a -900 listed on controller.com

https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/list/category/3/jet-aircraft/manufacturer/boeing/model-group/787

Serial #: 37109 and 35507

Who did these belong to and why nobody seem to want them?

Thanks,

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by fpetrutiu
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 89292

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

I still believe we will see an A380 order in the next few days. EK tries to announce most of their orders at the Dubai Airshow, and with A380 desperately requiring an order of some sort, EK will announce something soon. Who needs a 380 order desperately? EK or Airbus? EK could decide to stick to th...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 13249

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

What constitutes a LEGACY carrier in OP's view? Turkish, Aeroflot, TAROM, LOT, Air Baltic are legacy carriers in my mind.

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 107521

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Will this affect the DL order? will now DL need to be looking at canceling that order and look for other aircraft? Are previous orders subject to these tariffs? I can't imagine this will seat well with DL and also for any top-off orders that they might need...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 55865

MIA closed due to major water damage from Hurricane Irma

Miami International is closed due to major water damage from Hurricane Irma, CNN reporting. Anyone has any more info? what kind of damage? were runways damaged or just the terminal?

Thanks

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally MCO-AMS on DL
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Finally MCO-AMS on DL

Lol, they need to fix the search, I searched MCO AMS and MCO-AMS, could not find it. Mods please delete

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally MCO-AMS on DL
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Finally MCO-AMS on DL

Looking at MCO's website, DL will start flying daily from MCO to AMS. While this is not the first time service is offered directly between the two cities, this is a welcomed addition, especially from DL. Now SkyTeam has 1-stop connection to most of EU and the flight will be connected to the Brazilia...

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by fpetrutiu
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally MCO-AMS on DL
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Finally MCO-AMS on DL

Looking at MCO's website, DL will start flying daily from MCO to AMS. While this is not the first time service is offered directly between the two cities, this is a welcomed addition, especially from DL. Now SkyTeam has 1-stop connection to most of EU and the flight will be connected to the Brazilia...

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by fpetrutiu
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8902

Re: Condor's future airplanes

And what does that mean? Either you are really forgettable or just want to write stuff that just is not true.... Oh that is what you are hooked on. OK, they need to update their interiors on the 2 British-registered 767's and not pass them off as the same level of service. Either way, cannot take a...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8902

Re: Condor's future airplanes

They need to at least upgrade the interiors on all their 767's. And what does that mean? Either you are really forgettable or just want to write stuff that just is not true.... Oh that is what you are hooked on. OK, they need to update their interiors on the 2 British-registered 767's and not pass ...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8902

Re: Condor's future airplanes

Thats in fact not correct. You have been sitting on either G-DAJC or G-TCCB which are the two british 767s currently flying for Condor. On their main 767s they have new interior which is on the same level of scheduled carriers so way above the charter standard, featuring individual entertainment sy...

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor's future airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 8902

Re: Condor's future airplanes

They need to at least upgrade the interiors on all their 767's. I was recently on BWI-FRA with Condor, the 767 interior had the original interior with the old tube television hanging from the ceiling, no seat-back entertainment, and seats from the 80's. I mean for a long-haul operation, conditions i...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger
Replies: 38
Views: 12890

Re: A350 urgent EASA directive - hydraulic pump fire danger

"The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD), warning operators about a risk of the Airbus A350 hydraulic engine driven pump (EDP) overheating and causing a fire. EASA issued the AD because the A350’s hydraulic fluid cooling system is located ...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 4302

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

KISM (Kissimmee Airport) is only 8 miles from Disney. It is the closest to the attractions, but no service. MCO is best, it take only 15-20 minutes bus transfer via the Magical Express to Disney. If you are staying on Disney property I think it is even included and you don't have to mess with your b...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash
Replies: 93
Views: 20326

Re: Passengers sue Boeing for EK 521 crash

Here is straight 777 from the flight manual: Procedure: PF simultaneously pushes both throttles and a TO/GA switch PM verifies THR and TO/GA on the FMA BOTH PILOTS verify an increase in thrust and the aircraft pitches up and begins to climb ... and more importantly: The to/ga switches are inhibited ...

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by fpetrutiu
Wed May 03, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 11981

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

MCO has both arrivals and departures in the middle of the night. there is a JetBlue flight arriving at 1:30AM from EWR, as well as some departures at that time.

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by fpetrutiu
Mon May 01, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom fleet updates
Replies: 31
Views: 7598

Re: Tarom fleet updates

Any thoughts or early indications on where the 777's will come from ? No way they will get a 777, way too much airplane for them. I know they were considering a few leased 787's for PEK and JFK route, but first they needed to up their feeder network for which they were considering the addition of a...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 45
Views: 12519

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

My guess is that you will see them temporarily on ATL-MCO-ATL rotations initially, much like the 777's used to be when they were joining the fleet.

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by fpetrutiu
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airlines A340's At Athens
Replies: 93
Views: 34865

Re: RE: Olympic Airlines A340's At Athens

So these aircraft technically are OK, but some paperwork is missing/ destroyed/lost - and aircraft woth about 150-200Mio are sitting there doing nothing. What is the procedure in such a case? Has it to go through a special check to check those things which are missing and make new documents? Is suc...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17
Replies: 29
Views: 6694

Re: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17

Delta runs a connector flight to/from MIA for the MCO/GRU service with a A320 so there must be a good number of passengers using this connection. I was on the ATL-MCO flight Friday night and there were quite a few Brazilians connecting to MCO-GRU flights. It is a great connection, you basically get...

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by fpetrutiu
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17
Replies: 29
Views: 6694

Re: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17

C010T3 wrote:
fpetrutiu wrote:
My point is that they have a lot of options and they are competing with an A350-900 on that route from TAM.


Not for long, since LATAM is leasing most, if not all, of its A350 to QR.



Really? Why is that? I have not heard that. Can they not make them work in their network? Too big?

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by fpetrutiu
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17
Replies: 29
Views: 6694

Re: Delta to upgauge MCO-GRU to A330 effective 16SEP17

Well, DL can easily fill an A333 on MCO-ATL and ATL-MCO. I fly that route often (currently operated by the A321 and B757-200/300), it is always full. Load factors must be well over 90% on average for the route. Furthermore, MSP-MCO_MSP is 3x daily on B763 + 1x B737-900, I am sure an A330 could work ...

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH doing at MCO?
Replies: 13
Views: 3269

How is LH doing at MCO?

Hello all,

I was wondering to see if any of you have any info on how well/not well LH is doing at MCO? The flight seems to have stuck, so I imaging that it is profitable. If it is worth it couldn't others make direct to mainland EU work?

Thanks,

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by fpetrutiu
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta ever bring back JFK-OTP?
Replies: 25
Views: 5370

Re: Will Delta ever bring back JFK-OTP?

amazed DL is still working JFK-SVO Well, yes, but this is only for high season. The days of DL flying there in the winter are gone. The likelihood of JFK-OTP happening is probably only 10-15% over the next ten years. If within the next few years low-cost carriers encroach upon AF/KL market share in...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Q400 - Near Mid-Air With a Drone?
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

Re: Porter Q400 - Near Mid-Air With a Drone?

At 9,000 ft? What type of drones can reach those altitudes? Also, this is obviously a near hit as opposed to a near miss! :D Mine... :) I've flow up to 18000 ft with ATC approval. I have a transponder on-board so I can be seen as well. It is gas-powered, fuel injected controlled over a satellite li...

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by fpetrutiu
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To U-Land Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 2646

Re: What Happened To U-Land Airlines?

I guess the financial projections could't take make ends meet because of the constant need for new planes as passengers botched ladings all the time...

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