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by prchan
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 14898

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2021

Important to remember: sharklets were only available in A320 family in 2012. Not all frames could be retrofitted with sharklets, just some more recent ones at the time (wing structure related).
LAA order came around this time. LUS planes are older than that, and thus have no sharklets.

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by prchan
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 306
Views: 54191

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - 2021 (Q1)

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Question thats on topic but a little not too. For UA flights to FRA for transit, are Americans allowed to still go through FRA or is that out?


I would say yes, since FRA have international transit area in which you do not enter Germany/EU

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by prchan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 151792

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

They even have a link to that picture https://news.delta.com/boeing-777-old-delta-livery with the title "Boeing 777 in old Delta livery".
The picture is showing N190DN...

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by prchan
Tue May 26, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM
Replies: 105
Views: 20011

Re: Delta Pays $62m to Cancel purchase of 4 used A350s from LATAM

Yes, all LA A350 belong to Latam Brasil. QR had subleased 5 frames, and 4 of them were returned recently (A7-AMB, AQA, AQB, AQC) Still curious to know their fate. A7-AMB was previously registered in Brazil as PR-XTF. The other 3 were not registered, but they would supposedly be PR-XTJ, XTK, XTL. QR ...

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by prchan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 340973

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

A LATAM Brazil Flight from JNB to DPS is about to arrive. An A359. Weird! LA9517 on FR24. Looks like it is scheduled to depart LA9518 on Monday back to JNB. I also see LA 9520 from SAO to DPS for Sunday, and A359. LATAM is serious about repatriation flights, I assume. Nice job, stay safe. Just read...

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by prchan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 340973

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Tankdiver wrote:


Nice pictures, thanks!

Latam has been operating some really interesting charters.
Flight LA9517 JNB-DPS operated by A350 PR-XTI is about to land in DPS (according to FR24)

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by prchan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 340973

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Another day with some unusual Latam flights: - JJ9454 GRU-LAX B77W (PT-MUE) - LA1102 GRU-LAX B789 (CC-BGK) - LA1130 GRU-LAX B788 (CC-BBI) Does anyone know why 3 flights to LAX? It's the second day this is happening. I am also curious to know. None of those planes departed from LAX yet. That makes 2...

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by prchan
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA uniform launches today
Replies: 54
Views: 8630

Re: New AA uniform launches today

https://twitter.com/americanair/status/1234472860971937792?s=21

This is the Twitter link for AA's video on the new uniforms

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by prchan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 66
Views: 12567

Re: LATAM fleet repaint update thread

Nice job! Thanks for the info!
I will be flying them again on a weekly basis (Brasil), and will let you know if I see some new addition to the list...

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by prchan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM 787-8 - retrofit?
Replies: 4
Views: 2400

Re: LATAM 787-8 - retrofit?

Brazilian website Passageiro de Primeira (proxy to TPG) analyzed this topic a few months ago (link below in Portuguese). It seems that the law allows flights up to 14h, and anything beyond that would depend on negotiations with crew union. Thus, not expressly forbidden but also not automatically pos...

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by prchan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 721876

Re: UA daily EWR-GRU service now with 77W

FSDan wrote:
AVENSAB727 wrote:
I hope the 77W makes its way down to IAH soon, I thought IAH-GRU would get this first.


IAH-GRU would probably get upgauged from a 763 to a 772 before making the huge jump up to a 77W...


EWR-GRU was recently upgauged to 77W
IAH-GRU was recently upgauged to 772

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by prchan
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 130152

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

https://passageirodeprimeira.com/posici ... -oneworld/

Local website is announcing this as official response from Latam (link in Portuguese).
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https://passageirodeprimeira.com/posici ... -oneworld/

Local website is announcing this as official response from Latam (link in Portuguese).

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by prchan
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM unveils new Premium Business
Replies: 8
Views: 2810

Re: LATAM unveils new Premium Business

The config has been announced a while ago and the first renovated 767 has been flying for a few months now (mainly Peru routes). The first 77W (PT-MUD) has also been flying for a month now (mainly GRU-MAD). But the event mentioned by the OP was the official launch in Brazil, held inside the new line...

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by prchan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL wins bid for Avianca Brazil's slots at GRU, CGH & SDU
Replies: 14
Views: 3008

Re: GOL wins bid for Avianca Brazil's slots at GRU, CGH & SDU

There is a typo in the announcement. The presented amount is in USD, not BRL. If you go to Gol's investor relations website in Portuguese, it will show in USD. http://ri.voegol.com.br/download_arquivos.asp?id_arquivo=25D831FE-BBEF-41F2-A73C-309468C74916 Latam also bidded and won some UPIs for a simi...

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by prchan
Sun May 26, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 66
Views: 12567

Re: LATAM fleet repaint update thread

Does anyone have an updated list of the repainted fleet?
Flying out of CGH on a weekly basis, it seems they ramped up painting. However, I have no actual basis to check if this is true...

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by prchan
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 390393

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

It is showing fine for me...
This is the link for the photo posted:http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2d9b6ud&s=9#.XMNi2S_My7Y

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by prchan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6699

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

There is already a 767 in commercial service with the new cabins, but it is based in LIM. That said, the first 77W slated to receive the new cabins was flown to AUH. PT-MUD has been in AUH since October, but I am not sure if it started retrofit since then... There was already a slack in JJ longhaul...

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by prchan
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 721876

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Then you both are correct...jayunited mentioned Pratt & Whitney 77Es (sUA)...the 1 sCO is a GE powered.

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by prchan
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia's Avianca cancels 17 Airbus plane orders, delays 35 deliveries
Replies: 28
Views: 5915

Re: Colombia's Avianca cancels 17 Airbus plane orders, delays 35 deliveries

It probably can. LA/JJ flew GRU-BOG with A320 CEO in the past. I took this flight several times during the last 2 years.

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by prchan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 191674

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Super 80

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by prchan
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B77W
Replies: 42
Views: 8817

Re: British Airways B77W

GRU gets them as well

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by prchan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Airbus A350-900 Experience : Munich to Doha by Qatar Airways
Replies: 2
Views: 8166

Re: Airbus A350-900 Experience : Munich to Doha by Qatar Airways

Nice report!
This plane was A7-AMA, one of the 2 A359s they leased from Latam.

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by prchan
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What’s UA’s domestic/Hawaii First like?
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

Re: What’s UA’s domestic/Hawaii First like?

Old IPTE business class seat. 2-4-2 across, lie flat.

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by prchan
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM's inaugural A330 schedule 1998
Replies: 12
Views: 2802

Re: TAM's inaugural A330 schedule 1998

Nowadays the phrase is not being used anymore, although some planes still have this from last paint job. This was a reference to their previous service of using a red carpet when boarding (and subliminar higher level service - at least intended).

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by prchan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 1187
Views: 541529

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

msn 226 and 245 were negotiated from JJ to HU
I guess the deal is a bit different, since QR is operating LA/JJ painted frames, and HU is operating these planes in their own colors

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by prchan
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 9618

Re: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement

The latest fleet plan shows the end of 2020 https://thepointsguy.com/news/aa-767-retirement-retains-a330s/ In the article: Keeping the A330-300s: The plan was to retire all nine of AA’s A330-300s in 2020 to help simplify the fleet. Now, those retirement plans are on hold. The airline plans to keep ...

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by prchan
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Airlines Unveils Stunning New Cabin Product
Replies: 13
Views: 4988

Re: LATAM Airlines Unveils Stunning New Cabin Product

Their custom seat (Thompson) is based on the Vantage XL honeymoon option. Some seats will be close, but that is the idea...
(Not saying I am a fan of that)

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by prchan
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Airlines Unveils Stunning New Cabin Product
Replies: 13
Views: 4988

Re: LATAM Airlines Unveils Stunning New Cabin Product

Yes, they even returned one from storage (PT-MUI) recently, repainted in the new Latam scheme.

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by prchan
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 384047

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The K makes sense. K as in kilo, or 1000.

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by prchan
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "New" 767 for LATAM Argentina
Replies: 7
Views: 3402

Re: "New" 767 for LATAM Argentina

Yes, this frame was the only one in Brazil with the old J cabin...

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by prchan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 640591

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Has MSN250 been in fact delivered? This frame could cover PR-XTA...

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by prchan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s
Replies: 12
Views: 3942

Re: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s

Does anyone have more info about the business class retrofit?
Latam Peru was supposed to have the first refurbished aircraft by end of (this) year...

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by prchan
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia A346 burts tyre upon landing today @ EZE
Replies: 22
Views: 6501

Re: Iberia A346 burts tyre upon landing today @ EZE

Interesting...she flew IB instead of LH on 748 (with F)

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by prchan
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: AR1293 GIG-EZE 24/11 severe turbulence w. 1 injured pax

I don’t know the reason to explain, but on my experience the route to EZE (from GRU/GIG) is usually bumpy at some point...

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by prchan
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 66
Views: 12567

Re: LATAM fleet repaint update thread

thgsr08 wrote:
PT-MOG is schedule to leave LATAM Brasil fleet to operate on behalf of Latam Argentina. (probably one to be painted into LATAM cs.)


Finally! This was the oddball of the fleet...and I noticed it has been flying a mostly domestic schedule (GIG and MAO) in the past few weeks...

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by prchan
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet repaint update thread
Replies: 66
Views: 12567

Re: LATAM fleet repaint update thread

Interestingly, PT-MUI is the frame which was stored in April, and has been speculated about being sold to BA. It seems plans have changed...

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by prchan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas increases Bogota service from mid-Dec 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas increases Bogota service from mid-Dec 2018

This timing allow them to use an aircraft between red-eye rotations to USA or Europe

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by prchan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 384047

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

https://theprivatesuite.com/membership/

On rack rate (for members and non members) they include complimentary companions (family and friends).
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https://theprivatesuite.com/membership/

On rack rate (for members and non members) they include complimentary companions (family and friends).

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by prchan
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about La Compagnie
Replies: 11
Views: 2959

Re: All business class airlines

AA747123 wrote:
AA struggles with profits on A321T which is why they will be converted to standard 16F 171Y.


Is this info confirmed? I have been following the AA thread for a while and have never heard about it...

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by prchan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 640591

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 250 (JJ#9) initial engine run


Isn't this frame the one supposed to be taken by Hainan? Has anything changed?

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by prchan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s
Replies: 12
Views: 3942

Re: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s

Former Varig aircraft were the temporary MD-11s, which were returned once the 77Ws started to arrive.
Currently no former RG aircraft in their fleet.

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by prchan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s
Replies: 12
Views: 3942

Re: LATAM to invest $400m in new interiors for A32S, 767, 787 and keep 777’s

Only 10 763's are getting the updates - 7 are being retired over next year. Does anyone know which ones? Hopefully PT-MOG is among those retired soon...the oddball of JJ's fleet. What does all this matter if they keep the same horses as FA? I mean, in the Brazilian division TAM. Intl FA for JJ is e...

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by prchan
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license
Replies: 26
Views: 5843

Re: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license

You are correct.
Both fly to GRU and only BA to GIG. LA/JJ used to fly GIG-LHR regularly in the past, now I guess it is only seasonal/one-offs (if ever).

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by prchan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 384047

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
I actually loved them when they were first launched (what year was that?) as they were the only flat bed in J at the time.

I guess around 2010 IPTE conversions started. I still remember following the progress of the conversions here...

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by prchan
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with LAN's 787-8 reg. CC-BBG ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2776

Re: What's up with LAN's 787-8 reg. CC-BBG ?

Waiting for fixes in the RR engines

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by prchan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350 next year fleet placement expectation
Replies: 36
Views: 6871

Re: LATAM Br 330 next year fleet placement expectation

PT-MOG is the oddball of JJ fleet, the only one with the old LA interior. How long it will take them to refit or retire this frame.

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by prchan
Fri May 25, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved
Replies: 60
Views: 7285

Re: US-Brazil open skies agreement finally approved

I would not envision any major change soon (on this transition)...
Currently the best domestic lounge available in T2 is the Bradesco one (which accepts AMEX, but I guess only Brazilian issued ones). Other alternative GOL, which accepts Priority Pass. This means no support for Star Alliance...

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by prchan
Thu May 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO
Replies: 24
Views: 8437

Re: Aer Lingus EI147 clips post while taxiing at SFO

from the picture it is possible to see the tug...of course the tug can have arrived after the incident, but would say it was being tugged.

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by prchan
Wed May 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil // SAA // Sao Paulo
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: LATAM Brazil // SAA // Sao Paulo

Equipment flown. LA/JJ is flying 767 with a more restricted ETOPS rule than the SA A332/333 flown. So they have to take quite a detour to comply with their ETOPS rule.

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