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by continental004
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9940

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

You characterized and generalized British people as alcohol-happy simpletons who come to Spain to get hammered, be stupid and do "balconing," an attitude shared by much of the Spanish media. You are misinterpreting again my words. I was talking about MAN, not about "British people&qu...

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by continental004
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9940

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

Sadly it is a reflection of a pervasive anti-British attitude amongst many Spaniards. Where do you see anti-British attitude in my comment? This thread is about Manchester and Edinburgh (both in the UK), and their differences. Obviously in big country like the UK there are many different places. Yo...

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by continental004
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9940

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

DobboDobbo wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:
Of course where there is cheap booze and balconies to jump from, no doubt MAN takes the lead.


This type of comment is regretful.

I can only hope it is not an honestly held opinion.


Sadly it is a reflection of a pervasive anti-British attitude amongst many Spaniards.

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by continental004
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 9940

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

Edinburgh is a global tourism destination. Nobody in their right mind will go to Manchester on holidays. End of story. I’m American and I went to Manchester for a holiday; albeit it was just a weekend trip and I was living in Madrid at the time. I went to Old Trafford, the Football Museum, did a wa...

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by continental004
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 18178

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Berlin is a hotspot for millennial budget backpacker type travelers who fly the likes of Ryanair and Easyjet within Europe and Norwegian and WOW transatlantic. Not the yields the majors are looking for.

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by continental004
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami
Replies: 42
Views: 6548

Re: Rumor: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) To Start Miami

RAM flies to a lot of secondary French and Spanish cities. Lots of connecting traffic potential there.

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by continental004
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of SQ starting another 5th freedom route from ICN?
Replies: 21
Views: 4053

Re: Chances of SQ starting another 5th freedom route from ICN?

Reroute SIN-IAH to stop in ICN instead of via MAN, makes much more sense distance-wise.

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by continental004
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 5210

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

After ORY, I think the next base is most likely to be FCO. IIRC, IAG has already indicated this. Beyond that, MAN must be a possibility. I'd be surprised if they came to UK. I think IAG sees the UK as BAs territory and as good feeding for Aer Lingus. Plus with Virgin and Thomas Cook does MAN actual...

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by continental004
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3836

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

So exciting! Portugal is a hot destination right now with Americans and combined with the VFR traffic from the Bay Area and the Central Valley's large Portuguese immigrant population plus descendants and connections from UA domestic and to/from Spain, Italy, and France I predict this route will be a...

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by continental004
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 22269

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

flyfresno wrote:
janders wrote:
Good, they should take the opportunity to end MSP-HND at the same time. They only average low 70% LF for 2017.


They won’t do that unless they can convince regulators to move it to another hub. The slot is too important...


The HND flight should be moved to ATL, or better JFK.

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by continental004
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16618

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Helllllllllllll nooooooooooooo

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by continental004
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cases where LCC's exit of markets ended in ruins tourism
Replies: 14
Views: 3600

Re: Cases where LCC's exit of markets ended in ruins tourism

Opposite effect here; when I lived in Madrid I went to TLS partly because FR started flying there. If it weren’t for them, I probably wouldn’t have made it there and seen the Airbus factory for myself.

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by continental004
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.
Replies: 57
Views: 8518

Re: VS adds MAN-LAX nonstop for 2019.

Nice for us to have service to MAN on a real airline!

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by continental004
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 6958

Re: LATAM adding Munich

Did not expect this.

Reaction to AV?

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by continental004
Mon May 28, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 11840

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Because those are not major tourist destinations for Americans, and have little business link with the US. Just because millions of Europeans vacation there doesn’t mean everyone worldwide goes there. Also just because millions of Europeans/Americans/etc. go to a certain tourist destination doesn’t...

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by continental004
Sun May 27, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”
Replies: 81
Views: 3592

Re: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”

Has everybody neglected the fact that Aaron Schlossberg has obvious gay face and is probably insecure about his sexuality, thus taking his hatred out on people of color and immigrants? Not impossible but quite unlikely as guys who are insecure about their sexuality tend to lash out at other guys wh...

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by continental004
Tue May 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 2291

Re: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread

I guess I’m a bad gay too; I’ve never watched Drag Race and so far I couldn’t be bothered.

Meanwhile the Real Housewives are my not-so-guilty pleasure and Sex and the City is one of my all time favorite scripted series...

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by continental004
Tue May 22, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 8938

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

I'm having so much fun seeing these easily triggered privileged white men trying their hardest to defend Lord Cheeto and his BS lol

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by continental004
Tue May 22, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?
Replies: 26
Views: 1365

Re: Should France be stripped of the 1998 World Cup title?

I'm in the category of "who gives a shit" Soccer is without a doubt THEE most boring sport invented. Sportscenter could fit 10 entire seasons into it's top ten moments and still have 29 minutes of air time to fill. Nope, and I'm American. America's national pastime is much more boring tha...

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by continental004
Tue May 22, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”
Replies: 81
Views: 3592

Re: NY man tells Spanish speakers “My next call is to ICE”

Has everybody neglected the fact that Aaron Schlossberg has obvious gay face and is probably insecure about his sexuality, thus taking his hatred out on people of color and immigrants?

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by continental004
Mon May 21, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 4847

Re: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO

In the past, it has run in mid-June, but was moved to May this year to problems with the excessive heat in Vegas during the summer (at least one person died of heat-related illness at the festival last year) Mid-June was fine and dandy when it was held in LA, but one badly-behaved minor who got a h...

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by continental004
Sun May 20, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 4847

Re: UA running 777 today SFO-LAS-SFO

It’s because of EDC. Down south traffic on the 15 South will be a nightmare.

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by continental004
Sat May 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 42571

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

The flight should be nighttime to allow for more connections to MNL, SGN, etc. Operating it during the daytime was a mistake.

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by continental004
Fri May 18, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)
Replies: 53
Views: 8223

Re: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)

Well that came out of left field. Will those flights go to NA? There is barely even a market for PTP/FDF from NA, much less to CAY.

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by continental004
Thu May 17, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 10629

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

usflyguy wrote:
BA to LHR
DE to FRA, MUN, or SXF


I think LHR could be the dark horse.

SXF?!?!? BER can't sustain year-round service anywhere in the US outside New York. Keep dreaming.

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by continental004
Sat May 12, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL
Replies: 24
Views: 5852

Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL

http://abc7.com/travel/womans-tarmac-ti ... e/3463262/

Thoughts?
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Unruly passenger in ATL boarded an NK flight to LAS without a ticket and documented her whole experience on Facebook Live.

http://abc7.com/travel/womans-tarmac-ti ... e/3463262/

Thoughts?

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by continental004
Sat May 12, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines ramps up CTU-LAX, CTU-JFK frequency in upcoming weeks
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: Hainan Airlines ramps up CTU-LAX, CTU-JFK frequency in upcoming weeks

Ugh I would hate to be on that JFK flight with those departure and arrival times

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by continental004
Thu May 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Transat seem interested at launching direct flights from PMI
Replies: 18
Views: 3725

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

I've never seen Mallorca or Ibiza being a particular interesting tourist destination for North Americans, they're pretty much unheard of in these parts. Don't get me wrong, I think its a cool idea and the more destinations from Canada the better, but I just can't see the appeal for us. Lots of Amer...

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by continental004
Thu May 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Transat seem interested at launching direct flights from PMI
Replies: 18
Views: 3725

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

If marketed right this flight could work.

I’m American and I went to Mallorca last summer and many of my friends have been as well and loved it.

(disclaimer: I was living in Madrid at the time and so were these friends).

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by continental004
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 42571

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

ONT is about 5 miles away from the LA County line so not that much of a stretch to be called an "LA" airport. People have to realize that there is much more to LA than the westside, especially when talking about the Asian communities. As stated many times, ONT is much more convenient to t...

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by continental004
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25
Replies: 133
Views: 19335

Re: JetBlue to announce new destinations today 4/25

Impressive adds for LGB and ONT!

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by continental004
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 5535

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

I bet it’s HU to PEK, although MU to PVG would be very much welcome.

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by continental004
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 34498

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

I like the markhor but the livery on the fuselage just looks slapped on hastily. Also with the markhor I get a “copy of QR” vibe

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by continental004
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 5216

Re: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours

Kadish wrote:
If you buy cheap.....that’s why I don’t fly these shitty airlines like ryanair, transavia,vueling.....I don’t mean any offense but thats my opinion


Check your privilege.

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by continental004
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 110
Views: 20055

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

In all of the Latin American schools we are taught that America is ONE continent. Theres even a song by Latin superstar Luis Miguel called "America". Now in the USA they divided it in school, but then again I have American friends that asked me how was my trip to Czechoslovakia and Yugosl...

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by continental004
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 26007

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

one good sized Mexican city that lacks consistent service to the US is CUL. I wonder why any of the US3, especially AA, don't fly there. I think Volaris might be only offering CUL-PHX/LAX a couple times a week. The market is all VFR and the only business there is drug trafficking; it’s the home of ...

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by continental004
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 21343

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

Oh good. This is only the third or fourth time we've had this same topic posted this year and still NO ONE has mentioned Corpus Christi? Selena Quintanilla Perez will forever be the legend from Corpus Christi When are y'all gonna change the name of your airport to: Corpus Christi - Selena Quintanil...

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by continental004
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus
Replies: 156
Views: 21343

Re: Future U.S. Expansion Possibilities For Aer Lingus

stlgph wrote:
Oh good. This is only the third or fourth time we've had this same topic posted this year and still NO ONE has mentioned Corpus Christi?


Selena Quintanilla Perez will forever be the legend from Corpus Christi

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by continental004
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 6532

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

No VFR, unknown destination among most Americans and most of all California offers a similar climate and plenty of tourist infrastructure within the continental US.

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by continental004
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Chinese carriers a bigger threat to Europeans than EK/QR/EY?
Replies: 17
Views: 2851

Re: Are Chinese carriers a bigger threat to Europeans than EK/QR/EY?

20 years ago, no one from China had the personal wealth to fly to Paris for a Chanel or Prada shopping trip. 10 years ago, a small elite group of wealthy people living in primary cities like Beijing and Shanghai can afford to do that. Now everyone in Beijing and Shanghai can afford to do that , plu...

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by continental004
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops
Replies: 32
Views: 4440

Re: Eurowings could take over Swiss GVA ops

What about the JFK flight?

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by continental004
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What FF program should I use? (AC, LH, or UA)
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: What FF program should I use? (AC, LH, or UA)

Unless you are a frequent flyer don't overthink it. Redeeming miles/points for flights has become harder the past few years with devaluation and fuller planes with paying pax. I doubt that the miles you will get on a LAX-YVR round trip will make a huge difference to you unless you have more upcomin...

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by continental004
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What FF program should I use? (AC, LH, or UA)
Replies: 3
Views: 423

What FF program should I use? (AC, LH, or UA)

I am flying LAX-YVR-LAX next month on a K class Tango fare. I am trying to decide which FF program I want to use. For reference, my home airport is LAX. I am trying to decide between Air Canada, Lufthansa, and United for the account I want to apply my miles to. With AC, I will receive miles equivale...

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by continental004
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new European routes for the Thai Airways route network
Replies: 33
Views: 7534

Re: Possible new European routes for the Thai Airways route network

TG served MAD for a long time. I would think it might be viable for them to return with the 788 and with the Spanish economy recovering. TG's problems in Madrid were not related one to one to the country's economy: 1) MAD-BKK is an extremely low yielding route. Mostly backpackers and young people/c...

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by continental004
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes
Replies: 66
Views: 7920

Re: Ryanair to Cut Scottish Routes

this situation is a good argument for consolidating EDI and GLA into one central airport.

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