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by winGl3t
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which domestic route around the world sees most wide body aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 5942

Re: Which domestic route around the world sees most wide body aircraft?

HND-CTS: around 38 daily widebody flights operated by JL 767/777, NH 777/767 and HD 763 HND-ITM: Around 30 daily widebody flights operated by JL 767/777 and NH 787/777. PEK-SHA: Also around 30 daily widebody flights operated by MU 333/763, HU 333/787 and CA 787/744/777/333. GMP-CJU: Around 12 daily ...

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by winGl3t
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about El Al
Replies: 17
Views: 2996

Re: Questions about El Al

Any word on product upgrades on El Al wide bodies?

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by winGl3t
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Casablanca
Replies: 9
Views: 2993

Re: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Casablanca

With Etihad leaving AUH-GRU on S17 could EK upgauge some peak DXB-GRU with A380?

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by winGl3t
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CES 2017 Additional flights and changed equipment thread
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re: CES 2017

Delta is also operating LAS-CDG and multiple domestic/transborder for CES: "DELTA during the weekend of 10JUL16’s schedule update has filed a number of routes out of Las Vegas, for the week of 02JAN17, coinciding with the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas (05 – 08JAN17). As of...

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by winGl3t
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.
Replies: 34
Views: 10464

Re: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.

AMS even has the natural resources link. No one will bet on this route coming back. There's been downturns before in that industry in the last 33 years. But only during the last 10 or so years competition from USA and Europe on the way to DOH got fierce with the QR and others growing like there's n...

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air launches ICN-BCN flights APR 17
Replies: 32
Views: 5670

Re: Korean Air launches ICN-BCN flights APR 17

fjmm92 wrote:
This forum is about airlines and planes, not for political topics. Thanks


Politics and economics are extremely related to where airlines and planes will fly.

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 47174

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

I'm really hoping that one of these routes will be a return to Johannesburg. I never understood why TAP dropped it in favor of connections through Maputo in the first place. There is a huge Portuguese population in Jozi and South Africa in general. Surely must have always been a profitable route? I...

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...
Replies: 21
Views: 3978

Re: Australia to Mexico possible? Market data suggest so...

Look at USA-India flights. There are more than 3 million American residents of Indian birth. They represent a high family income cohort (higher than native-born or Asian-American), yet the number of USA-India daily nonstop routes can be counted on the fingers of a mutilated hand . http://www.pewres...

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by winGl3t
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Closes Sao Paulo
Replies: 39
Views: 9069

Re: Etihad Closes Sao Paulo

I think this move has more to do with Etihad than Brazil - no alliance or partnership feed in Brazil or the rest of the southern cone of Latin America, and a business plan committing to profitability in 2017. Must have been a marginal route for them to begin with. They had Code Sahre with Aerolinea...

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates first half profits down 75%
Replies: 183
Views: 27978

Re: Emirates first half profits down 75%

So, here's a question - if EK has to cut costs and/or reduce employees - where are the majority of those employees from? Are they UAE citizens? Or, would most of them be foreign workers, who are working in the UAE (and on Work Visas), authorizing their stay as part of their employment? Or, are the ...

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA announces Mexico City service
Replies: 38
Views: 6066

Re: ANA announces Mexico City service

I would've thought PTY before MEX. Good for ANA and MEX! By ANA's press release corportate traffic between Japan and Mexico has been growing steadily during the last few years, mostly due to auto industry. Their presence in NRT will help catering business traffic from ICN, PVG, PEK, SIN and HKG to ...

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by winGl3t
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to introduce budget model for domestic flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: LATAM to introduce budget model for domestic flights

AFAIK the last month of the "old" network was August, the same month as the article. The whole network was modified last May, while some minor changes happened on early August. But heavy losing routes were cut as early as January/16. Fleet utilization is now way up, revenue is similar to ...

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by winGl3t
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....
Replies: 47
Views: 4984

Re: TPA seeks to add DUB, AMS, LIM, MEX, BOG....

Before trying to get LIM and BOG they should make sure CM can hold its PTY-TPA with daily 738.
They are operating 4 times a week with E90, upgauging to 73G from next month

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by winGl3t
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announce LHR-PUA, BDS, ZTH, MPL, NTE, TLL & MJV
Replies: 36
Views: 7113

Re: British Airways announce LHR-PUA, BDS, ZTH, MPL, NTE, TLL & MJV

Nice additions to the network - although I'm surprised the likes of PUA, ZTH and MJV aren't being served from LGW alongside the other bucket and spade routes? Indeed nice additions! Maybe they want a share of higher yielding connecting traffic to these poorly served long-haul destinations, rather t...

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM to open 3rd Asian destination in 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Re: AM to open 3rd Asian destination in 2017

As soon as government approval is received. AM's CEO - Andres Conesa confirmed it was ICN yesterday during the meeting held to report the 3rd quarter financial results. Glad to hear about AM expansion to Asia! When is the 772 being replaced? Will 789 fly to GRU? They could replace 788 C class with ...

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta/Virgin to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 6696

Re: Delta/Virgin to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways

As far as Elite benefits, if tiny GOL airlines can recognize my Diamond status online and give me comfort seats, DL & 9W can do the same. . I wouldn't call GOL tiny. GOL and Jet are roughly the same size in terms of fleet (115 vs 116) and destinations served (63 vs 68), but G3 carries more pass...

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Azul receive their A350?
Replies: 23
Views: 4763

Re: Will Azul receive their A350?

Azul is not doing ok. They had BRL 750MM losses is 2015 (USD 230MM). If they were doing ok like Neeleman like to tell media, they would be flying to LAX, LAS and JFK like they intented 2 years ago. They had to get rid of several A332, AT7 and E95 to TP in order to reduce losses in Brazil and be less...

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Emirates fleet
Replies: 64
Views: 14903

Re: Update: Emirates fleet

ER757 wrote:

Add DXB/SEA to the long haul list - the morning departure from SEA is a 77L - the evening flight is a 77W



Reservation system shows 2 daily 77W to SEA by DEC/16

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Emirates fleet
Replies: 64
Views: 14903

Re: Update: Emirates fleet

f35 wrote:
Where do the 10 200LRs fly?



Considering December/16 network:

Longhaul:
DXB-GIG-EZE
DXB-INC-CGO
DXB-FLL
DXB-HND

Shorter-Haul:
DXB-MCT/COK/DOH/TRV/BOM/BAH/DMM/AMM/AMD/MED/SEZ/IKA

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish upgrades Bogata and Panama City
Replies: 31
Views: 5379

Re: Turkish upgrades Bogata and Panama City

I hope that this reflects that the flight is doing well? I would assume the route has been doing well for Turkish Airlines. Keep in mind Turkish Airlines is only using Panama City as a tech stop (due to weight restrictions and tire speed issues when taking off from Bogota I believe, due to the high...

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?
Replies: 27
Views: 3726

Re: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?

Brazil would not allow EZE-GRU ticket sales. LY could have 5th freedom rights on a hypotetical TLV-GRU-EZE flights. Its on Israel-Brazil bilateral. Just like EK, TK and QR does nowadays and LH, LX (SR also), BA have done for many years. Even AR on its glory days used to fly EZE-GRU-MIA and EZE-GRU-...

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?
Replies: 27
Views: 3726

Re: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?

Also, what flight path did El Al use on TLV-GRU and GRU-TLV? What countries did they avoid and fly over? LY would need to make a giant detour over the Mediterranean Sea all the way to Gibraltar as they cannot fly over enemy countries. Sudan, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morrocco prevent a more direc...

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by winGl3t
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?
Replies: 27
Views: 3726

Re: Why no direct EZE-TLV flights?

LY flew TLV-GRU for years. It had immediate connections to BUE with both TAM and GOL. Its poor product, coupled with many price competitive 1 stop options through european hubs and the detour LY plane had to do in order to avoid North African Airspace (expensive fuel at that time!) made the route a ...

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brazil takes first A320neo
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Re: Avianca Brazil takes first A320neo

lightsaber wrote:
When does Azul take their first one? There was a hard fought engine contract. Azul did well for themselves.

Congrats to Avianca. I'm curious as to how the NEOs will change route networks.

Lightsaber


First Azul A320Neo is supposed to arrive tomorrow (October18th) at CNF

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brazil takes first A320neo
Replies: 5
Views: 1814

Re: Avianca Brazil takes first A320neo

https://www.airliners.net/search?registr ... lay=detail
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RCS763AV wrote:
Great news. Who's next for NEO delivery? LATAM i'm guessing?


LATAM already received their first A320Neo in mid September:

https://www.airliners.net/search?registr ... lay=detail

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark says US carriers out to destroy rivals
Replies: 71
Views: 10221

Re: Tim Clark says US carriers out to destroy rivals

"Tim Clark says US carriers out to destroy rivals"

And what about EK and other ME3 destroying MH, TG, SA, KQ, SQ, CX, QF.....?

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: New Copa Holdings low cost airline upcoming?
Replies: 18
Views: 3256

Re: RUMOR: New Copa Holdings low cost airline upcoming?

They are a Low Coast Carrier. It doesn't mean they are a Low Fare Carrier.

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by winGl3t
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Qantas to strengthen the alliance.
Replies: 18
Views: 4077

Re: Emirates and Qantas to strengthen the alliance.

Couldn't QF begin an flight Australia-DXB-TXL?
This way they could feed TXL (the largest gap on EK network IMHO) to DXB hub on a JV-like partnership with EK.

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by winGl3t
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ might be serving TLV in summer 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: SQ might be serving TLV in summer 2017

TLV seems a natural expansion for both CX and SQ, because of no ME3 competition (although TK is right next door) and LY offers uncompetitive product and network for high yield travellers on their way to Asia and Australia/NZ.

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by winGl3t
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multi-stop International Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 7433

Re: Multi-stop International Flights

I wonder why no one here is mentioning LAN or now LATAM with their "mini-hub" (which isn't that mini) in MAD. They have a boatload of flights to Madrid every day from multiple airports and countries in South America and some of them continue on to various European destinations and the pax...

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by winGl3t
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 47174

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

I am the only person that feels that all this expansion by TAP is not going to end well for them? Portugal is not high-yielding market and LIS is congested and poorly positioned for connections except EU-South America... I share the same worries. Hope for the best, but it seems they could expand a ...

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by winGl3t
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multi-stop International Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 7433

Re: Multi-stop International Flights

GOL used to have GIG-GRU-EZE-SCL-LIM and FLN-POA-EZE-SCL-LIM, also GRU-CWB-ASU-EZE. They also had GRU-LIM nonstop, but the milk run used to cater to individual demand with 5th freedom right.

LATAM Brazil in november is beggining GRU-SCL-LIM with A321 and GRU-EZE-BOG with 763.

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cayman Airways and long haul
Replies: 21
Views: 3275

Re: Cayman Airways and long haul

Even if there are lots of tourist at the Cayman Islands, long haul would not be profitable. Why does British Airways fly to Grand Cayman? BA flies 4 or 5 weekly to GCM with a stopover in NAS on a 763. They may get an interesting mix of high end tourists, VFR and some few business (banking) linked t...

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by winGl3t
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announces two new routes - TPA and PHL
Replies: 252
Views: 21023

Re: Icelandair to announce two new routes

Flighty wrote:
One thing that shocked me recently is, TPA has a metropolitan area of 5-6 million!

At that rate of growth, Trans Atlantic nonstop appears inevitable.



From TPA one can fly nonstop to LGW (British Airways), ZRH (Edelweiss) and FRA (Lufthansa).

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by winGl3t
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar upgauges EZE & GRU
Replies: 8
Views: 2193

Re: Qatar upgauges EZE & GRU

LAX772LR wrote:
Wonder what route the 77L will go toward (opening?)?


DOH-AKL. Remember it was supposed to begin in December 2016.

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by winGl3t
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to resume Singapore flights
Replies: 14
Views: 3596

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to resume Singapore flights

SIN-Africa is much higher yield than BKK or KUL-Africa albeilt lower volume.
It's possible for ET to be profitable even with emptier planes.

I also believe they could eventualy extend the SIN service to other lower yielding Asian destination such as MNL or CGK.

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by winGl3t
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Looking Livery
Replies: 53
Views: 5784

Re: Worst Looking Livery

It is a matter of taste. While I find Uzbekistan livery amusing, I hate the livery of AA, JAL, Vueling and China Eastern. Boring.

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by winGl3t
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start LAX
Replies: 55
Views: 10031

Re: Austrian to start LAX

http://os.fltmaps.com/en


The A346 is the largest airplane in LH fleet based out of MUC, so they are flying the largest plane possible to MUC too.
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jetblastdubai wrote:
stylo777 wrote:


Except for the 346 on LAX-MUC, *A is flying the largest planes available on every route out of LAX possible.

http://os.fltmaps.com/en


The A346 is the largest airplane in LH fleet based out of MUC, so they are flying the largest plane possible to MUC too.

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by winGl3t
Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI on TPE-FRA and BR on TPE-CDG
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

CI on TPE-FRA and BR on TPE-CDG

Hi Guys I love studying about network planning. I was analysing CI and BR non stops flights from TPE to Europe and something caught my eyes. I was wondering why China Airlines - a SkyTeam member - flies TPE-FRA being FRA a major Star Alliance hub, while EVA Air - Star Alliance Member - flies TPE-CDG...

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by winGl3t
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Caribbean airport will see a ME3 first?
Replies: 16
Views: 2401

Re: Which Caribbean airport will see a ME3 first?

I guess it will be HAV many years down the road

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by winGl3t
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Perth Airport get service from Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways?
Replies: 23
Views: 3548

Re: Could Perth Airport get service from Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways?

SAA's JNB-PER is very popular with brazilians flying to Perth (GRU-JNB-PER) ADD-PER is closer than ADD-GRU, wich was flown non stop by 788 during 13 months. GRU is currently served via LFW in both directions Yep. But it was flown non-stop from May15 to May16, meaning they could probably do ADD-PER ...

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by winGl3t
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Perth Airport get service from Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways?
Replies: 23
Views: 3548

Re: Could Perth Airport get service from Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways?

SAA's JNB-PER is very popular with brazilians flying to Perth (GRU-JNB-PER)

ADD-PER is closer than ADD-GRU, wich was flown non stop by 788 during 13 months.

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by winGl3t
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians
Replies: 165
Views: 11991

Re: Major Airports that changed names to honor politicians

We have a few in Brazil: GRU - Governador André Franco Montoro, but everyone refers to it as "Guarulhos" or "Cumbica" SSA - Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães - fomwerly known as 2 de julho. Other major brazilian airports honor politians (CWB, CNF, MAO,...) but I'm not sure if they ...

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by winGl3t
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to CPH and TLV?
Replies: 16
Views: 5119

Re: CX to CPH and TLV?

The good thing about HKG-TLV for CX is lack of competition from ME3, on TLV-Asia/Australia traffic. LY is a competitor but not a high quality one. Fierce competition with TK, though.

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by winGl3t
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regularly scheduled domestic flights out of Int'l Terminals
Replies: 35
Views: 3730

Re: Regularly scheduled domestic flights out of Int'l Terminals

Hawaiian SFO-HNL departs from International termnial.

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by winGl3t
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian VIE-YYZ August 22, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

Re: Austrian VIE-YYZ today

They probably used that 763 to fly VIE-GIG-VIE due to the end of Olympics in Rio.

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by winGl3t
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 41351

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

fsafsx wrote:
They could be announcing flint service.


Are you really going to every single topic about possible new routes and keep posting "xxx should fly to flint"?

Geez

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by winGl3t
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Upgrades Orlando to a B777-300ER
Replies: 11
Views: 2151

Re: Emirates Upgrades Orlando to a B777-300ER

b747400erf wrote:
Where is the 77L going? A new destination?


They are swapping with DXB-GIG-EZE.

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by winGl3t
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Royal Jordanian Doing With The MEB3?
Replies: 11
Views: 4110

Re: How Is Royal Jordanian Doing With The MEB3?

dubaiamman243 wrote:
RJ was ranked #99 worldwide by Skytrax


Skytrax quality index only matters for a few avgeek and for the airline to brag about it.
Give me RJ anytime over the cramped EK/QR 77W and its robotic crew.

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