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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 12522

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

rlwynn wrote:
First of all a V in German is an F. So they would be pronouncing wrong right off the bat.

Well that's an issue with both Level and Vueling

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by winGl3t
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 46
Views: 7749

Re: PSA Cancelations

Suggest title change to "PSA Airlines". It can be confused with Pisa Airport (PSA).

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 9794

Re: What airliner is this?

It's definetly Avianca. Since the OP gave absolutely no information I did some digging via reverse image searches. The picture was taken on Jan 16, 2018 at 20:57. It relates to locating a murder suspect and there is a 25,000 Euro reward for information leading to an arrest. https://translate.google....

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 6941

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

zakuivcustom wrote:
IIRC Gol doesn't even have a "low cost" base anymore


They still have one of the lowest cost (in terms of CASM) in the indusrty

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market on HAV-CUN route
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Market on HAV-CUN route

Hi all,

I'm thinking about traveling from Riviera Maya to Cuba on late August.
While searching for flights I was surpised to see 5 flights daily non-stop each way linking CUN to HAV operated by AM, CU and 4O.

What is the main traffic on this route? Is is mainly leisure (like myself) and VFR?

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by winGl3t
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)
Replies: 53
Views: 8325

Re: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)

More news on this. Problem is they want to operate the flights during nightime and CAY currently has a curfew from 9pm to 7am due to the lack of traffic controlers. For this exact same reason, PY has annouced that they will drop CAY from June 1st. It shouldn't be a problem for PY. Their scheduled o...

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by winGl3t
Wed May 30, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 6598

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

winGl3t wrote:
Flew GRU-DOH-BCN-DOH-BCN, MEX-JFK-GRU and AKL-SYD-EZE-GRU to take advantage of cheap fares.
Many Brazilians fly everyday from Brazil to Mexico, Canada, DTW/DFW/NYC/IAH to Reach Florida.

Believe the more VFR and/or underserved a market is, the more people are willing to make weird connections

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by winGl3t
Wed May 30, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 6598

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

Flew GRU-DOH-BCN-DOH-BCN and AKL-SYD-EZE-GRU to take advantage of cheap fares.
Many Brazilians fly everyday from Brazil to Mexico, Canada, DTW/DFW/NYC/IAH to Reach Florida.

Believe the more VFR and/or underserved a market is, the more people are willing to make weird connections

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by winGl3t
Fri May 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 166210

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Wish we could see both JFK-BOM and SEA-BOM to cater all of the country, east and West of Mississippi. Very unlikely, though. My 2 cents are on JFK-BOM with 77L

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by winGl3t
Fri May 25, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved
Replies: 60
Views: 7277

Re: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved

I just flew UA from EWR to SDU, the connection at GRU is truly exhausting. GRU is a giant, confusing airport that is poorly signed. I wish UA would restore the GIG tag. At least you wouldn’t have to leave the new Terminal and perhaps gain access to the new Star Alliance Lounge for a rest or shower....

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by winGl3t
Fri May 25, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 36518

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Maybe because smaller airlines do not have global reach they can show more proudly their roots and origins through their liveries to stand out on the crowd!
Well done Air Tahiti Nui (also love Fiji and Hawaiian).

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by winGl3t
Thu May 24, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no ADD-IST service by ETH?
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Why is there no ADD-IST service by ETH?

TK already offers vast non stop options from IST to all over Africa, overflying ET's ADD hub. Not sure they would be interesting in sharing their profits for virtually the same costumers.
They could cooperate on a handful of secondary destinatios unique to ET in Africa or TK in Europe, though.

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by winGl3t
Tue May 22, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB
Replies: 53
Views: 11431

Re: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB

Azul is suspending 1 daily flight from Brazil (REC/BEL/VCP) to Florida (FLL/MCO) from September to November.
It seems Brazillans will be travelling less abroad during low sason as USDxBRL currency exchange is getting expensive for Brazilians one more time.

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by winGl3t
Tue May 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 8794

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

I guess Porto, Portugal (OPO), must be on TOP 3: +10,7 million passengers in 2017. Quite a few busy airports in Brazil too: Porto Alegre, Brazil (POA): +8 million passengers Curitiba, Brazil (CWB): +7,2 million passengers Fortaleza, Brazil (FOR): +5,7 million passengers Florianópolis, Brazil (FLN): ...

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by winGl3t
Fri May 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 84738

Re: Plane down near HAV

According to FR24 CU972 is a flight with service from HAV to HOG on a 737 (Blue Panorama's?)
Other CU flights are being shown as AT7 and 320

edited for spellig

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by winGl3t
Fri May 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 84738

Re: Plane down near HAV

geardown wrote:
CNN says the plane was going to GCM (Guyana). Could it be Cayman Airways flight KX833 ?

Flight 833 is only suppose to depart in a couple of hours, so I don't think so.

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by winGl3t
Wed May 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 3771

Re: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

GRU-DUB could work with IAG JV, but it's low yielding and has little demand outside Brazil, not contribuiting so much for feeding their hub. GRU-GVA could be another possibility for the next 5 years. No non-stop competition, Decent demand from Brazil, Argentina and Chile, no dominant carrier for swi...

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by winGl3t
Wed May 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG-ORD on AV finally launches
Replies: 29
Views: 4069

Re: BOG-ORD on AV finally launches

With oil industry growing back IAH would be a good addition to conect many TX HQ to Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil

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by winGl3t
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018

I don't know any of the ins and outs on this route, but wouldn't it make more sense to stop in BCN before continuing to MAD? Geographically it would. Maybe MAD market has more non-stop competition to Africa and ET believes it should have a better service there than to BCN, which has fewer options t...

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by winGl3t
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR is scrapping business class on its 737-800 fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 3289

Re: AR is scrapping business class on its 737-800 fleet

Doesn't really surprise me. South America seems to be getting closer and closer to Europe-level service. AV is the last one to go now... wonder how long they'll hold on to true J on short domestic routes like BOG-MDE, LIM-CUZ, and GYE-UIO. O6 no longer has C (did they ever?) on domestic aircraft. I...

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by winGl3t
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 13652

Re: Delta Airlines Busiest Routes

Hey folks, speaking of Delta, does anyone know why they recently downgaged their daily JFK-GRU service from the A333 to the good old 763? It's a little odd since were starting the high season in the US and the middle year Brazilian scholar breaks are just around the corner... Their other frequencie...

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by winGl3t
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ
Replies: 61
Views: 10113

Re: AR next long haul type must be able to fly nonstop to Australia/NZ

ojjunior wrote:
I'm sorry, not following here...
Don't AR already flies nonstop EZE-AKL nowadays?


AKL was suspended in August 2013 and SYD in April 2014

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by winGl3t
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.
Replies: 25
Views: 4873

Re: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.

Interjet needs to figure outs its business model. Flying single class yet low density A320s with mere 150 seats while earning LCC income is not a long term solution. Imo they either must become a proper LCC or chose to become more a full service carrier offering multiple classes and try to earn the...

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by winGl3t
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil to fly 5th freedom between Argentina and Peru
Replies: 21
Views: 1579

Re: LATAM Brazil to fly 5th freedom between Argentina and Peru

GOL will also start non stop COR and ROS to FOR

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by winGl3t
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 42
Views: 11556

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

I don’t know how large this ac actually is, but does Avianca Brasil operate GIG/NYC non-stop at all ever? If not, does anyone think that would even happen? If so would they do JFK or EWR for UA connections? Their agenda is to grow at GRU which is severely slot constraint. Any intenational growth fr...

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by winGl3t
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American cancels CNF-MIA
Replies: 48
Views: 7745

Re: American cancels CNF-MIA

LATAM seems to be struggling with fleet availability for open this route.
I suspect Azul will increase frequency on CNF-MCO or launch CNF-FLL and enjoy the feed it can generate out of CNF

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by winGl3t
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CCS falling into a state of abandonment
Replies: 12
Views: 6595

Re: CCS falling into a state of abandonment

Sad to see Venezuela his way, specially since I'm a fan of its people and of Cruz Diez (my family owns a small piece of art of this incredible artist).

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by winGl3t
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 81
Views: 18039

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

ahj2000 wrote:
How many destinations (outside of the US) have they announced but not yet served?


I'm aware of GIG and SCL. Probably related to the airspace ban

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by winGl3t
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capacity to return to Brazil?
Replies: 22
Views: 2832

Re: Capacity to return to Brazil?

Starting July 1, TAP Air Portugal to add a 3rd daily flight in same days of the week: LIS-GRU TP 89 LIS 11:15 GRU 17:30 TP 83 LIS 17:00 GRU 23;00 TP 87 LIS 23:20 GRU 05:20 (Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday). GRU-LIS TP 84 GRU 01:30 LIS 15:20 TP 82 GRU 15:30 LIS 05:20 TP 88 GRU 21:40 LIS 11:30 ...

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by winGl3t
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capacity to return to Brazil?
Replies: 22
Views: 2832

Re: Capacity to return to Brazil?

LPSHobby wrote:
Latam Brasil will start BOS and LAS, Gol will start FOR-MIA and FOR-MCO


GOL will also start BSB-MCO and BSB-MIA in november

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by winGl3t
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Argentina to receive its first 2 A320s
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

Re: Avianca Argentina to receive its first 2 A320s

RCS763AV wrote:

The ATRs were severely limited for operations out of BOG


Why did they buy ATR anyways? Were them inherited from TACA?

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by winGl3t
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9407

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

Could a winter seasonal (2 weekly) YVR-GIG work on Rouge? I bet their 763 can not do it though. I'd hope for a return of YYZ-GIG first, even if it's winter seasonal on a Canadian LCC.

YVR-GRU would be a long flight with no business demand, only leisure from Brazil POS.

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by winGl3t
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reversal of a Rebranding
Replies: 38
Views: 5301

Re: Reversal of a Rebranding

TAAG received their first 777 with a new brand. Later they went back to the classic livery: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/4/0/1102043.jpg?v=v40 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/4/9/1123941.jpg?v=v40 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/0/2/7/2608720.jpg?v=v40

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by winGl3t
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul and LATAM awaits Brazil-US open skies
Replies: 11
Views: 1974

Re: Azul and LATAM awaits Brazil-US open skies

Azul and Avianca Brazil aren't in a hurry for open-skies to be signed, according to many recent brazilian articles.

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by winGl3t
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal
Replies: 24
Views: 4686

Re: Alitalia ending PEK service, makes MEX seasonal

Hopefully AM will start MEX-FCO and resume MEX-BCN in the next few years. Their 788 is the perfect plane (capacity and cost-wise) to make it work

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by winGl3t
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8
Replies: 36
Views: 6163

Re: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8

I bet Brazil's largest airline can generate enough feed out of its banks at BSB and FOR to make it feasible.
MAX lower costs and high utilization will make up for competitive fares for the majority of the price-sensitve markets.

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by winGl3t
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8
Replies: 36
Views: 6163

Re: GOL will fly nonstop to the US with the MAX 8

Thanks for reply, is the Y+ish 3 abreast or 2 ? Thanks again. "Seats remain in a 3-3 configuration, but they block the middle seat; seats also have extra legroom and recline. Other features include use of lounges, amenity kit, hot meals, etch" I was wondering how well this would be viewed...

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by winGl3t
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ib adding more frequencies to NRT
Replies: 24
Views: 3675

Re: Ib adding more frequencies to NRT

Tokyo was listed on the Madrid page on therouteshop.com as having a demand of over 100,000 (think it was close to 200,000) indirect passengers based on MIDT data for 2016. It's not on there anymore, but it certainly used to be. If we say, for example, that MAD-NRT had a demand of 150,000 then the m...

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by winGl3t
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reveals 'top upgrade' tricks in new ad
Replies: 7
Views: 1546

Re: Emirates reveals 'top upgrade' tricks in new ad

2-3-2 on Business Class is such an upgrade :x

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by winGl3t
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 235
Views: 21565

Re: Orlando air service discussion - 2018

GOL has announced a return to MCO starting Novemeber 4th, 2018 to BSB and FOR. G3 7600 BSB 0950 MCO 1450 G3 7601 MCO 2130 BSB 0820 +1 G3 7654 FOR 0835 MCO 1425 G3 7655 MCO 2145 FOR 0715 +1 Wow! I never realized FOR-MCO would get 2 airlines, this could be a potentially great option for those going f...

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by winGl3t
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily
Replies: 42
Views: 5828

Re: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily

AF022 wrote:
Jomar777 wrote:
berari wrote:

Is AT not doing well to Brazil?


I heard late last year from an AT source that CMN-GRU is a profitable route.

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by winGl3t
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily
Replies: 42
Views: 5828

Re: ET upgauges GRU/EZE, increases flights to daily

ET is usually the chepest option to Asia and TLV from GRU but are very expensive to Africa. I guess they get an interesting mix of yield on their flights.

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by winGl3t
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying
Replies: 45
Views: 7258

Re: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying

I'd agree with that assessment, even if I am not in Chile. This business of flying "one way tourists" out of Haiti and Venezuela has not helped them for sure. Add to that the failed merger with Star Peru, their aspirations of flying to MIA yet they do not have the equipment for it, now th...

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by winGl3t
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8
Replies: 32
Views: 8552

Re: AR goes long haul with the MAX 8

C010T3 wrote:
That's funny, because Gol announced GRU-PUJ with the MAX 8 three weeks ago.


GRU-PUJ is the longest route on GOL network (7:05h on 738). It is a non-brainer that it will move to a 7M8 ASAP.

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by winGl3t
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City pairs connected by most airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 1826

Re: City pairs connected by most airlines

Does ET, QR, TK actually have traffic rights between GRU and EZE? FYI the IATA code for Buenos Aires is EZE not BUE. Yes they do and are ususaly the cheapest options with great deals for C class, though the schedules from EZE to Brasil are terrible. BUE is for the city code of Buenos Aires and cove...

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by winGl3t
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of the Arctic!
Replies: 6
Views: 5441

Re: To the Oil Rigs of the Arctic!

Love your TR! Felt like I was travelling along on these exotic cities!!!!

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by winGl3t
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?
Replies: 69
Views: 8224

Re: Will Hawaiian Airlines ever expand to include more destinations in the eastern US?

You can buy 2 separate tickets, but the airline cannot sell you a ticket from one country to another country through a US hub. AA, UA and DL sell lots of tickets from multiple destinations in Latin America to Asia, Canada and even Europe. I myself can not remember how many times I flew on a single ...

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by winGl3t
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City pairs connected by most airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 1826

Re: City pairs connected by most airlines

GRU-BUE: AR+AU, G3, JJ+4M, QR, TK, ET

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by winGl3t
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What 5th Freedoms have you taken?
Replies: 38
Views: 1782

Re: What 5th Freedoms have you taken?

EZE-GRU - QR 77L
GRU-BCN - SQ 77W
SYD-AKL-SYD - EK 388
EZE-SCL - G3 738
AUA-CCS - G3 738

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by winGl3t
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From the Heart of Eurasia: Air Astana in J and Y to Kazakhstan Expo'17
Replies: 16
Views: 9089

Re: From the Heart of Eurasia: Air Astana in J and Y to Kazakhstan Expo'17

Nice TR!!
Always happy to read experiences from more remote areas of the World, such as Central Asia.
Can't help but notice your pillow on Sao Paulo sidewalk pattern. Nice one!

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