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by DTWLAX
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147675

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Anecdotal skyscanner ticket price data outbound 3/12/19 - return 3/26/19 All one-stops ATL-BOM $590 (QR) BOS-BOM $698 (QR) JFK-BOM $716 (LX) DTW-BOM $966 (VS) That is why Detroit is far and away the best choice for Delta. Can you imagine with the superior product they offer and the convenience of a...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12889

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

Re: CDG connections, what security check are you talking about? I recently connected HEL-CDG-ATL and had to go through a passport check (exiting Schengen zone, I guess) but no security check. And that took less than five minutes. Are you sure you did not go through security? Because you have to go ...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12889

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

Detroit313 wrote:
Crazy how many 767s and A330s DL has.

When are they going to replace all these old planes?

DL's A330s are not old at all. The oldest A330 DL has was delivered in 2003-2004 to NW.
DL refurbished all the A330s about 4 years ago.

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by DTWLAX
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

Re: RUMOUR: VS to re-launch BOM ‘19

binayak wrote:
I'd earlier thought BLR. Well BOM relaunch is excellent for ST as a whole . ST and friends will rule LHR BOM with 4 dailies.

ST?? You mean Skyteam? VS and 9W, both are not part of Skyteam.

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by DTWLAX
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ORD-PNQ suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 2095

Re: ORD-PNQ suggestions

Or ORD-DEL-PNQ on AI

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by DTWLAX
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PIT to FRA via Air Canada (Int'l Travel Advise needed)
Replies: 40
Views: 1965

Re: PIT to FRA via Air Canada (Int'l Travel Advise needed)

My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Germany next May/June for two weeks and it appears our best flight deal is driving the 2hrs to Pittsburgh (from the Cleveland area) and flying Air Canada via YUL in Montreal. Total flight cost is around $600-700 RT per person, vs. $1200+ from CLE. How abou...

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by DTWLAX
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ORD-PNQ suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 2095

Re: ORD-PNQ suggestions

Recently Lufthansa started direct flights between Frankfurt and Pune, so that might be an option. It's the minimum number of layovers, just one. For the Chicago to Frankfurt leg I'd make sure it's a Lufthansa flight and not a United codeshare. Lufthansa definitely offers a higher service level than...

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by DTWLAX
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ORD-PNQ suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 2095

Re: ORD-PNQ suggestions

Recently Lufthansa started direct flights between Frankfurt and Pune, so that might be an option. It's the minimum number of layovers, just one. For the Chicago to Frankfurt leg I'd make sure it's a Lufthansa flight and not a United codeshare. Lufthansa definitely offers a higher service level than...

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by DTWLAX
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

The other stations like SFO, ORD, IAD etc., they will have to be smart and let 9W do the lifting to HYD/AMD/BLR/MAA/DEL etc., via CDG/LHR/AMS. BLR already has 9W and AF from AMS and CDG respectively. DEL already has 9W to both AMS and CDG, KL to AMS and AF to CDG. Does MAA have AF to CDG? I do not ...

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by DTWLAX
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

9W announces frequency increases across its network from December 2018 Delhi – Bangkok Increase from 2 to 3 daily Delhi – Doha Increase from 1 to 2 daily Delhi – Kathmandu Increase from 3 to 4 daily Mumbai – Doha Increase from 1 to 2 daily Mumbai – Dubai Increase from 6 to 7 daily Mumbai – Singapor...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19
Replies: 40
Views: 9913

Re: Joon take over 4 Air France Europe destinations S19

Can one get SKY Priority benefits when flying Joon?

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by DTWLAX
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF swapping A380 and B77W for LAX flights
Replies: 12
Views: 6709

AF swapping A380 and B77W for LAX flights

I just noticed on flightaware AF has been swapping the A380 and B77W for the LAX flights. AF 66 has been operated by the B77W for a couple of days this week. The A380 has come in as AF 72 on the days AF 66 is operated by the 77W. Is this a permanent change or is AF just trying out something new temp...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF A343 Interiors
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re:

nicode wrote:
Click here for a picture I took for the return flight CAI-CDG on an A343 of Joon.

Thanks for sharing the pic. Do all the A343s have the same interiors in Y now?
I am flying CDG-BOM in a couple of weeks, so I am hoping the equipment is one with the newer interiors since it is a long flight.

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by DTWLAX
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF A343 Interiors
Replies: 3
Views: 707

AF A343 Interiors

What is the status of the AF A343 interiors operated by Joon? Specifically Economy and Premium Economy. Are they still old from 10-12 years ago? Does Economy still have the old tiny seatback screens? Or has there been an upgrade? I have also read some comments on seatguru that the Premium Economy se...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Read in one of the posts above that a 777 has been grounded. Will the services to AMS and CDG from both BOM and DEL be affected in any way over the next few weeks?

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by DTWLAX
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 77452

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

mackdad wrote:
The big question, when is KE going to let DL do LAX-ICN and JFK-ICN. They have those markets all to themselves. The traffic between LAX-ICN is huge.

Why will KE let DL do LAX-ICN and JFK-ICN? KE flies multiple A380s to both cities.. DL does not have the aircraft to match the capacity

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by DTWLAX
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Earning DL MQDs on routes operated by Joon
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Earning DL MQDs on routes operated by Joon

Actually it does mention Joon: Eligible Flights: SkyMiles Members are eligible to earn miles on flights operated by Joon. Given Joon flights have AF flight numbers and are eligible as per above, they earn at the rates other AF flights earn at. Source: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/skymile...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Earning DL MQDs on routes operated by Joon
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Earning DL MQDs on routes operated by Joon

Can you earn DL MQDs on flights operated by Joon? Is it reduced MQDs? The DL website mentions nothing about Joon. I am looking at tickets from LAX to BOM for next month. Connecting through CDG, I have 2 options for BOM; AF operated by Joon and 9W an hour later. When I try to book the AF option, I se...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Easy is it for Silver Medallions to be Upgraded?
Replies: 21
Views: 2647

Re: How Easy is it for Silver Medallions to be Upgraded?

Ugh you're right and I just realized it's a holiday weekend for this area. Schools are closed on Monday so there may be extra people traveling. Only thing I have going for me is that I hit the MQD waiver recently too so that gives me a little extra boost among some other Silvers that didn't. Not su...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ
Replies: 33
Views: 10964

Re: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ

Why don't they just add a tag on to their BOM flights or even hire a luxury bus to travel to Pune from BOM like other airlines do in Texas PNQ is not equipped to handle a 747 so the tag-on is out of question. A luxury bus is no good either because there are plenty of shuttles and taxis between BOM ...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA199 (LHR-BOM) delay
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: BA199 (LHR-BOM) delay

theaviator380 wrote:
I know LHR has night curfew but delay until 16:00 hrs is very odd.

Any thoughts?

Cheers.

BA operates a daytime flight to BOM as well. So maybe they did not want 2 flights departing to the same destination in the morning?

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by DTWLAX
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 10008

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

Is that worthwhile? BOM isn't that far. I'd like to see a separate airport. But if PDX can share with the military... PNQ could too. Lightsaber Absolutely, if one does not have to drive 4 hours to get to BOM, it is worth it. Trying to get to BOM from Pune is a nightmare in traffic, if you are going...

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by DTWLAX
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 10008

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

unrave wrote:
Widebody aircraft should wait until the New Pune airport is built

Who knows when the new airport will be built. That has been in the plans for more than 12 years now. Still no sign of starting construction.

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by DTWLAX
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 10008

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

Details of PNQ expansion plans As part of expansion plans, the airport will have new terminal building, two-three bays for dedicated cargo processing and ramp for freight aircraft and dedicated access road and parking. Another cargo collection centre will come up in the city to augment cargo handli...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2688

JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-31/united-joins-jetblue-with-30-bag-fee-as-revenue-push-spreads?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=bd&utm_campaign=headline&cmpId=yhoo.headline&yptr=yahoo United joins JetBlue in raising the checked bag fee by $5 from $25 to $30. Airlines are ...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition on LHR-DEL relative to other major LHR-Asia routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2462

Re: Competition on LHR-DEL relative to other major LHR-Asia routes

zeke wrote:
Those numbers seem to be missing all of the Middle East and European carriers, eg LHR-DXB-DEL(EK), and LHR-FRA-DEL (LH) are obviously missing.

He is talking about nonstop flights between DEL and LHR.

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition on LHR-DEL relative to other major LHR-Asia routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2462

Re: Competition on LHR-DEL relative to other major LHR-Asia routes

Zoedyn wrote:
A bit surprised to learn that DEL-LHR nonstop is being flown by 6 carriers from 4 countries/regions:
Air India, Jet Airways, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways


CX and QR do not fly nonstop DEL-LHR. They may be just showing up as BA codeshare flights.

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ
Replies: 33
Views: 10964

LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ

A few weeks ago I had posted a thread on LH dropping the FRA-PNQ route operated by Privatair. There were a few comments there where some of the posters said Privatair is shutting down or something on those lines. I tried searching for that thread but could not find it. Anyways, looks like LH has bro...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 11085

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

Didn't US Airways try to buy Delta in early 2007? I believe they tried it twice within a couple of months but failed on both occasions.
DL was under Chapter 11 at that time.

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by DTWLAX
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why was the thread on BA deboarding a family moved from the Civil Aviation forum?
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: Why was the thread on BA deboarding a family moved from the Civil Aviation forum?

First, the Travel Forum is the second most frequented forum on the site, so it's hardly like we've hidden it in some secret corner. Actually, the Travel forum is the 5th most active forum going by the number of posts and topics. It comes after Civil Aviation, Non-aviation, Aviation Photography and ...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why was the thread on BA deboarding a family moved from the Civil Aviation forum?
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: Why was the thread on BA deboarding a family moved from the Civil Aviation forum?

If TP&P is indeed the correct sub-forum, then TP&P has a very misleading name. That's been a complaint for a long time, one that the moderators haven't made any attempt to clarify it, despite several overhauls of the forums. How so? The forum is " Travel , Polls & Preferences"...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child
Replies: 97
Views: 8584

Re: British Airways deboards Indian family over ‘crying’ of 3-year-old child

This is an actual incident.
Moderators - Why is this thread in "Polls and Preferences" rather than being in "Civil Aviation"?

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by DTWLAX
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6773

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

If I was a wealthier man traveling from NYC-LA I would book the qantas flight one way and another carrier back, ditching my connection to Australia and simply walking out of the airport after the JFK-LAX flight. What's to stop me from doing that if I choose? You wouldn't be able to return back to J...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147675

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Insertnamehere wrote:
now that I have switched over to Skyteam I was hoping they would add BOM. I will still stick with them but I guess I will have to connect through Paris.

Or through AMS

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by DTWLAX
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 6773

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

Qantas flies daily LAX/JFK/LAX & sells these sectors to Americans with Qantas tickets to Australia, NZ & Fiji etc. & v.v. ie. Australians, Kiwis or anyone with a Qantas ticket to USA. Eg. Air NZ have many aircraft sit all day at LAX QF sells Australia to JFK tickets with a layover at LA...

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by DTWLAX
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Crash Near SNA
Replies: 26
Views: 4420

Re: Small Plane Crash Near SNA

Could have been worse had the aircraft crashed into the gas station next to the parking lot.

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by DTWLAX
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3652

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

On Jan 2, LAX-PVG is A359 and LAX-HND is on a A333 (!) blocked at 12h 16min, which is 1.5hr longer than AMS-LAX Do you mean last-January (2018)? I remember LAX-HND was an A333 around Christmas. Pretty sure it's been announced as going A359 this year. It has to be 2019 because DL did not fly the A35...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3652

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

Amsterdam and Paris are two that i know of. LAX-AMS and LAX-CDG are switching to the A333 in October. Not sure for how long - maybe for the winter Seems like a strech for a A333. But if confirmed I guess it can be done. It is confirmed. Just checked it goes all the way until end of May 2019 (I did ...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3787

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

SXM (the island, not so much the individual cities) easily fits that description. I'd even say that SIN falls into that category as well. LUA, JSI, and maybe even SNA as well. SIN is a huge tourist and financial destination. SNA - If you literally go by the airport code, Santa Ana does not have any...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 3787

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Runway28L wrote:
Before anyone says it...

DXB.

DXB is not just known for its airport. Dubai is a huge tourist destination

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3652

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

abauds201 wrote:

LAX-ATL used to be a positioning flight for the SYD flight so the plane was not sitting. Now they use the CDG/AMS flights for 77L utilization

With LAX-AMS/CDG switching to the A333 in October, how is DL planning to use the B77L from SYD? Will the LAX-ATL come back on for the holiday season?

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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where does DL fly their 777s?
Replies: 36
Views: 3652

Re: Where does DL fly their 777s?

Flanker7 wrote:
Amsterdam and Paris are two that i know of.

LAX-AMS and LAX-CDG are switching to the A333 in October. Not sure for how long - maybe for the winter

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by DTWLAX
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5634

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

We may have to wait for full year results, due to seasonality in demand. The Northern hemisphere had its slower winter period during much of Jan-Jun. 2018, while other regions report their peak season in this period. The end of year results could still see a different ranking. With the exception of...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND
Replies: 36
Views: 5634

Re: Pax Traffic Stats for Top Airports Worldwide in H1 2018: DEL breaking into Top 10, LAX overtaking HND

Finally an Indian airport (DEL) in top ten. Jai Ho!!! BTW where is my home airport (BOM). Is it in top 25? We may have to wait for full year results, due to seasonality in demand. The Northern hemisphere had its slower winter period during much of Jan-Jun. 2018, while other regions report their pea...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Codeshare flight question
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Codeshare flight question

einsteinboricua wrote:
If I book a BA-operated flight with AA and cancel the return leg of the trip, does AA's cancellation policy come into effect or is it BA's?

Because your ticket will be issued by AA and will have a AA ticket number, AA's policy will apply.

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using Privatair BBJ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6092

Re: BA using Privatair BBJ

george77300 wrote:
Also complimentary food and drink and no M&S buy onboard. Major upgrade. It’s a Lufthansa config and temporary while a Eastern E190 is being fixed that has been doing a lot of leasing for BA.

I think this is the equipment LH used on the now discontinued FRA-PNQ route

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 38
Views: 8766

Re: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

I read somewhere that at one point LH wanted to use the A330 to fly to PNQ but the airport restrictions at PNQ did not allow them to do that. Is that true? I think PNQ doesn't have long enough runways to accommodate the heavies. Also, the airport is shared with the Indian Air Force which creates pr...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 38
Views: 8766

Re: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

I read somewhere that at one point LH wanted to use the A330 to fly to PNQ but the airport restrictions at PNQ did not allow them to do that. Is that true? I think PNQ doesn't have long enough runways to accommodate the heavies. Also, the airport is shared with the Indian Air Force which creates pr...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ
Replies: 38
Views: 8766

Re: LH Discontinues FRA-PNQ

I read somewhere that at one point LH wanted to use the A330 to fly to PNQ but the airport restrictions at PNQ did not allow them to do that.
Is that true?

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