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by abrelosojos
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 5954

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

Do we have any official indication of the schedule and further information on PUJ and whatever else?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 5954

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

[quote="pipeafcr"
That's odd cause there were two 737s @ CTG: AX-AME and N906AM I believe that was on April
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= I just checked Flight Radar, and N906AM definitely did not make it to CTG in April. I do not know what AX-AME is. It does not show up as a registration.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 9331

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

Wow. Vast improvement and modernization! Love it.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 5954

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

pipeafcr wrote:
My bet is on CTG, they’ve had an excessive amount of charters lately


= CTG makes sense to me. Who flew these charters?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 5954

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

I believe it will be flown Saturday and Sunday. If it works out, they will add service on Thursday and Friday. As far as service to Guayaquil, it could be a possibility since Ecuador and Mexico have an unlimited bilateral agreement whereby Ecuador grants AM unlimited service in frequencies and shou...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 13415

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

"Since the article says US city, we can rule out YYZ and YVR." I not sure i would be quick to rule out YYZ. Most of the world does not know Canada is a separate country and would not surprise me in this case. YVR out as SEA is a much better market. I can see SEATTLE as a natural choice. =...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to launch premium economy
Replies: 25
Views: 6292

Re: Emirates to launch premium economy

I think it is time EK does a total overhaul of their management. They are asleep, and afraid to do anything to put their jobs at risk. Tim C is great. But besides that, second level of guys are totally incompetent.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 13236

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

Always good to see these things ... but then again, we have Tesla ;).

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations
Replies: 71
Views: 5954

Re: AM adds PUJ plus more Latin American destinations

Brilliant add. Kudos to AM! They must try different things, and I am glad the team is taking on those risk. Do we know times of the flight and days of week? I was a bit a confused if it is 1/week or more? I wonder if it is going to be some weird time or good for leisure demand?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 13415

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

Why is there such a discussion about potential SEA? What am I missing here?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 10106

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2018

ET760 ADD0030 – 0440IST0540 – 0920SVO 788 x137 ET761 SVO2100 – 2245IST2345 – 0605+1ADD 788 x137 The airline does not have local traffic rights on Istanbul – Moscow sector. This was first noted via Airlineroute's twitter account on Saturday (02JUN18). = They are gonna send a 788 on IST-SVO-IST with ...

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by abrelosojos
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina domestic market share
Replies: 27
Views: 2779

Re: Argentina domestic market share

It will be interesting to see how the market adopts to the increasing instability in Argentina. But then again, as a good Argentine friend once said to me, they are used to it. Saludos, Alex PS: Avianca is increasingly becoming a joke. Why not fix their house and then try these things? They have a l...

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by abrelosojos
Tue May 29, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 21111

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

If they really do have a 25 hour layover, not only is it brutal, but I question QF's commitment to safety. It is a problem waiting to happen.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sun May 27, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/27/2018:AA Drops LAX-MBJ;XE Changes Cali Network;P1/J1/4P Swaps;4O Drops SAT/IAH-BJX
Replies: 45
Views: 7663

Re: OAG Changes 5/27/2018:AA Drops LAX-MBJ;XE Changes Cali Network;P1/J1/4P Swaps;4O Drops SAT/IAH-BJX

*4O IAH-BJX JUL 1.0>0 AUG 1.0>0 SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 4O JFK-CUN JUL 1.0>1.2 AUG 1.0>1.1 How long did that last? **4O SAT-BJX JUL 1.0>0 AUG 1.0>0 SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 Both of these launches will be post-poned because of ai...

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by abrelosojos
Wed May 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6890

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

Makes sense.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sun May 20, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 168377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I flew AMS-BLR in Feb, 9W A330 interiors are in bad shape. Agreed. They need refurbishment .....will be done. I don't think there is any hate, this guy took social media (mostly PR peeps I guess) recommendation and booked 9W. Also CC shouldn't have threatened him about consequences for filming, she...

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by abrelosojos
Fri May 18, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 103
Views: 25156

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

What took it so long!

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Thu May 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11768

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

According to news coming out of Mexico, AM will not resume flying to BCN as the government of Mexico has approved 5th freedom rights for Emirates on the BCN-MEX route. Temper tantrum? https://a21.com.mx/aerolineas/2018/05/16/aeromexico-cancela-planes-de-volar-barcelona = Here we go again, anti-AM a...

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by abrelosojos
Wed May 16, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 173
Views: 32718

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

The difference between ET and other airlines in Africa such as KQ, SAA, TAAG, RAM and MS, ET is very consolidated in the European market, the Middle East and Asia Hub ADD can make enough connections for business and leisure passengers to connect with GIG, a very popular connection in ET is CAN-ADD-...

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by abrelosojos
Sat May 12, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin America’s Final Act: Sad to Say Goodbyes but it’s time to move on…
Replies: 11
Views: 5628

Re: Virgin America’s Final Act: Sad to Say Goodbyes but it’s time to move on…

Thanks for the write-up and documenting the final flight. Great stuff.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sat May 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 20544

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Hey, can someone please educate me on the arrangement of KLM pilots and their Unions. I just fail to understand their subsidizing French ones. Thanks.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Sat May 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11768

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

I agree with people who comment Aeromexico is a bold airline and probably the most changed in the world. Look at their new TV commercial. Can you imagine a Mexican airline having such a bold commercial even 5 years ago? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0nXsdOvW6A = Great commercial! I am surprised ...

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by abrelosojos
Sat May 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11768

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Did Cristina Kirchner move to Mexico and started working at the Ministry of Aviation (or some similar dept.?) Not good. = Man, here we go again with your anti-Mexico rant? Didn't Mexico open up to it's most important link the US with an open skies agreement? I find it amusing your call given all Me...

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by abrelosojos
Sat May 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 34197

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

That video had to be the single worst corporate over-the-top cringe worthy video I have ever seen. Using the 380 was the icing on the cake. I had to actually check a few times in disbelief that it was the official page.

KRISKIM, your version is a whole lot better.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Fri May 11, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49194

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Can someone educate me on why Townsville has no real internal service?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Fri May 11, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11768

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

:lol: No, but the status quo for AM may not be the reality for too long. If the the left-wing presidential candidate Manuel Lopez Obrador wins in Mexico this year, he is certainly not going to do AM any favors. He tends to hold grudges and AM recently sent out a letter to its employees to vote with...

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by abrelosojos
Fri May 11, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air Koryo to launch a weekly FNJ-CTU charter service starting from June 28
Replies: 23
Views: 4307

Re: Rumor: Air Koryo to launch a weekly FNJ-CTU charter service starting from June 28

Having traveled to the DPRK, it makes me sad to imagine these flights being the beginning of a development that will see busloads of Chinese tourists invade the country. In general I'm in favor of isolated countries opening up to tourism, so the locals can slowly get an idea that there is an outsid...

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by abrelosojos
Fri May 11, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Transat seem interested at launching direct flights from PMI
Replies: 18
Views: 3708

Re: Norwegian and Air Transat seem interested at launching direct flights from PMI

I am actually surprised PMI does not have North American service. Yes, it is not cool and hip in North America as it is in Europe, but for God's sake, there are nonstops from Bergen, Norway now!

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Fri May 11, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11768

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Did Cristina Kirchner move to Mexico and started working at the Ministry of Aviation (or some similar dept.?) Not good. = Man, here we go again with your anti-Mexico rant? Didn't Mexico open up to it's most important link the US with an open skies agreement? I find it amusing your call given all Me...

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by abrelosojos
Wed May 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA
Replies: 56
Views: 7913

Re: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA

Its sad to see the crown jewel of the pmCO network crumble. I'm surprised they can't make DEN-MEX work. Good news for AM. = I think the people smiling are AM. They are on top of their game and the sheer volume of quick changes they seem to be making in 2018 versus early years speak of it. I wonder ...

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by abrelosojos
Wed May 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi: Cancelled 30 Jan 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 22849

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

As a friend of mine said to me last night, "I never thought I'd see an Iceland to India nonstop". This is a truly game-changing route, and I wish them all the luck.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Wed May 09, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 announces yet more new routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7509

Re: F9 announces yet more new routes

Does anyone have the JAX OD numbers? I am a bit surprised with those adds.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Wed May 09, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 5474

Re: Emirates Financial Performance for 2017-2018

A seemingly good number ... but interesting to see how it adds up as they still have to pay for the parked planes. If DOC was that negative, why were they flying it in the first instance?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Wed May 09, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17605

Re: WestJet and the 787

Looks stunning! I think they have done a great brand refresh, and the interiors do look good.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue May 08, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12423

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

And, if AF goes under, there will be other airlines filling the void. It has happened elsewhere, and I do not see it being different in France. Given AF's inability to change, and IMHO mediocre (at best) service, the industry will recover soon enough. Just do not see the French being able to swallow...

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by abrelosojos
Sun May 06, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns
Replies: 144
Views: 13306

Re: AirFrance-KLM's Janaillac Resigns

How would KL get out of AF? I am curious about the financing and logistics of how this would work. And yes, AF is doomed.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recent: Emirates eyes on Mexico
Replies: 21
Views: 3587

Re: Recent: Emirates eyes on Mexico

Is there any implication that they're not going to allow Emirates to have fifth freedom rights for the BCN-MEX sector (via DXB)? It is not about Mexico allowing EK or not to have fifth freedom rights. The Mexico-UAE bilateral already treaty provides for a list of European airports that can serve as...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 78
Views: 8416

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

9W have trans-atlantic codeshares with AF/KL/DL & VS. The YYZ route, even via AMS, has less ME competition due to bilateral restrictions- witness PK kept YYZ, but cut JFK. I believe there are plans for gradual Asia region expansion, but that's about it at present. Plus they profit from the code...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.
Replies: 32
Views: 10007

Re: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.

The underlying problem is that of tolerance to the idea of a relationship between the dominant and inferior - it’s a feeling that permeates through every aspect of Korean Air’s culture. Passengers can become belligerent at anything they dislike and the staff are expected to kowtow to their whims an...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11768

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Actually that changes this year thanks to Delta. If Europe, I say MXP or FCO, maybe FRA or MUC.


= What changes due to Delta this year?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11768

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Beat Level to the punch! Congrats to AM for returning to BCN. Another nice wide body to admire there. I wonder what’s next on the docket for European expansion for them. All of it so far appears to be to Spain or within the large TATL JV. I’d look to Asia-Pacific...might making one of the Asia dest...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 11768

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Good to see AM being aggressive. As I have said before in this forum, their new commercial team is very good and smart. I am not surprised that they went and stole EK's thunder.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 42111

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

That seems silly to me. A reasonably supposition when they ordered the A330neo was that they would be one of many airlines to do so. Further ordering the A359 made sense before the MTOW increase on the A339neo. Now the decision is A339neo or 787. Seems rational to me. Low A339 sales means worse lea...

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by abrelosojos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 42111

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

I don’t think this is a minor issue. Taking on a concentration like that works for EK at the very top end of the scale but it does have its own problems which have caused issues even for an airline of that size. If I ran Air Asia X I am of course asking for a better price but before I commit fully ...

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by abrelosojos
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 9219

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

SQ seems to be becoming more like LH. An organization that is so hierarchical that it fails to see diverse viewpoints, and filled with "yes men and women".

Not surprised.

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 42111

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

This is Air Asia X.. an airline that seems to change its strategy every few months. The amount of times it has stated it will grow frequencies only to not long after instead cut them on its network is just too hard to follow. Their fleet decision making process seems just as hard to read. = Exactly...

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by abrelosojos
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 10607

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

The real reason is that just a couple of days ago, the Panamanian government released a list of Venezuelan people that cannot do any business in Panama. http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/interestrates/venezuela-court-lashes-out-sanctions-imposed-by-switzerland-and-panama-1020397587 Thus Venez...

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by abrelosojos
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico
Replies: 25
Views: 5651

Re: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico

I am talking about soft product. Their finances are pretty solid and I am happy to see them grow. Yet, ground service in MEX is horrible, and it is rare that you do not get an attitude from their crews. So more than a personal bias (which would imply that my appreciation is invalid), I have a prefe...

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by abrelosojos
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 19079

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

Was GRU that healthy for SQ when they operated it?

Saludos,
Alex

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by abrelosojos
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromar to Become Avianca Mexico
Replies: 25
Views: 5651

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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