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by continental004
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Re: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019

An increase of 6% over 2018; the 7th busiest airport in France. Great news for my current local airport! Article (in French): https://www.dna.fr/region/2020/01/21/infographie-9-millions-de-passagers-en-2019-a-l-euroairport-nouveau-record (maybe a stupid question, but anyway...) is the 6% increase c...

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by continental004
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Re: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019

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devron wrote:
Better food options would be great. I don't like this airport.


tbh I agree with you re: the food options

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by continental004
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

BSL reaches new record of over 9 million pax in 2019

https://www.dna.fr/region/2020/01/21/in ... eau-record
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An increase of 6% over 2018; the 7th busiest airport in France. Great news for my current local airport!

Article (in French):

https://www.dna.fr/region/2020/01/21/in ... eau-record

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by continental004
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"
Replies: 79
Views: 9403

Re: SJWs on the use of "Latinx"

"Latinx" is not a word.

PERIODT.

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by continental004
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Walmart Exec Greg Foran to head Air New Zealand
Replies: 16
Views: 4104

Re: Former Walmart Exec Greg Foran to head Air New Zealand

GAG. He best not Walmartize this airline; too many or American taxpayers’ dollars go to provide welfare benefits for too many of their employees while they refuse to pay a living wage or provide proper benefits.

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by continental004
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 69
Views: 18747

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

Looks like MAD is not as much of a high-yielding, high-traffic market as its fanboys make it out to be. Precisely Iberia is competing successfully with Norwegian in pretty much all those routes (including BOS and LAX). It seems the market is willing to pay a premium for a higher yield legacy carrie...

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by continental004
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.
Replies: 69
Views: 18747

Re: Norwegian closes MAD base; cancels ARN, CPH, CTA, DBV, KEF, LPA, PMI, TFN.

Looks like MAD is not as much of a high-yielding, high-traffic market as its fanboys make it out to be.

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by continental004
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 9583

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN

SAN-SBP is already well served by Amtrak. Not sure who’ll fly this route who isn’t connecting. Those who would choose not to drive would be better off taking the train. That train service is garbage. Don't forget the ghetto stop at LA Union station. It's one thing to do San Diego - LA but all the w...

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by continental004
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 9583

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN

Guessing you're not familiar with West Coast train travel. San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to San Luis Obispo: 8 hours, 31 minutes I live in SoCal and I very much am familiar. Then you should know that an hour and change flight even with security is not the same as a 8 plus hours. Those are not competit...

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by continental004
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 9583

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN

SAN-SBP is already well served by Amtrak. Not sure who’ll fly this route who isn’t connecting. Those who would choose not to drive would be better off taking the train. Guessing you're not familiar with West Coast train travel. San Diego - Santa Fe Depot to San Luis Obispo: 8 hours, 31 minutes I li...

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by continental004
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 9583

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN

SAN-SBP is already well served by Amtrak. Not sure who’ll fly this route who isn’t connecting. Those who would choose not to drive would be better off taking the train.

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by continental004
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 7955

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

I must also add that my budget is limited to only flying budget airlines so I'm afraid Cape Verde and anywhere not served by my friends Easyjet, Ryanair, etc. is out of the question

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by continental004
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 7955

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

What nationality is the OP? That might go a long way towards pointing them which countries to perhaps avoid. If American (as the word school for university seems to indicate) it might be best to give Egypt a miss. As a westerner, it's a place to avoid generally (for both safety and philosophical po...

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by continental004
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 7955

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

The other Canaries, eg ACE, FUE should also have the right weather, FNC can be good at that time of year too Didn't even think of FNC! There are even direct BSL-FNC flights! MAD in February can easily be cold and snowy. I would also consider ALC or PMI. Mallorca is very different in February compar...

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by continental004
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 7955

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

TSS wrote:
So you're only considering visiting airports and not the cities in which they're located? That's real Airliners.net dedication!


lmao :lol:

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by continental004
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 7955

Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

I'm heading back to France for another school year of teaching English! I will have two weeks of school holidays during the last half of February and as I'll be working in freezing Alsace I'm seeking warm (for Europe) places to spend my winter holidays. I don't want to go anywhere with snow nor anyw...

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by continental004
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA to launch OGG-LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 8311

Re: HA to launch OGG-LAS

Those flight times are death

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by continental004
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT
Replies: 30
Views: 6621

Re: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT

x1234 wrote:
Since CX flies MAD-HKG, IB should fly MAD-SIN and all the high yielding markets to Asia out of MAD are complete. They are easily make it work with Latin American connections.


LOL IB will never fly to SIN. It would be a good route for SQ though; they already serve BCN.

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by continental004
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL1302: Toulouse - Amsterdam
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

Re: KL1302: Toulouse - Amsterdam

Hi, KL1302: Toulouse - Amsterdam was canceled today - August 10th -. My sister and family were supposed to be on that flight. Does anybody know why it was canceled? She will leave tomorrow so all is well, just an extra day in France. Don't know how it was handled by KLM, if she's got a hotel and co...

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by continental004
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46970

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

UA could just stop prince gouging but that would just be too obvious *shrugs*

So many corporate apologists here smh

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by continental004
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 31
Views: 6405

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

To serve what market?

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by continental004
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 10121

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

First of all, there is nothing wrong with that lady’s outfit and anyone who thinks otherwise can go back to the 50s with their “standards of dress.” So, "my way or the highway"? What are you doing on a discussion forum then? Because I like planes and am interested in travel and the busine...

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by continental004
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 10121

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

First of all, there is nothing wrong with that lady’s outfit and anyone who thinks otherwise can go back to the 50s with their “standards of dress.”

Also how gay am I to instantly recognize Cazwell in the pic of guys below the Queen of the Retirement Home?

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by continental004
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EK gets court approval for December flights to MEX via BCN
Replies: 87
Views: 9447

Re: Rumor : Big news for EK and BCN. Here we go, Mexico !

I won't believe a damn thing until the first EK plane lands at MEX.

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by continental004
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer in SFO 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3965

Re: Summer in SFO 2020

There is not a "big gap" in Italy. The Bay Area has service to Milan (for now, I can't imagine Air Italy stays around for long) and Rome. That's excellent. Though like most large U.S. cities these days, SFO is grossly over-served trans-Atlantic, and all airlines are fighting for a piece o...

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by continental004
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 4740

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Hardly surprising. I'm sure very few people in Europe want to fly into OAK and then schlep into the city. What flights does Norwegian still have at Oakland? And do people think they will keep those, or eventually move everything to SFO? Actually I don't think there's any schlepping involved at OAK....

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by continental004
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 7231

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

Flights out of SCQ can be quite asymmetric in general. A lot of passengers are pilgrims/tourists that will be fly into elsewhere (MAD, OPO, BIO) and walk to Santiago, then fly out of SCQ. BLQ is not a tourist destination for Americans. They go Italy’s big guns: Rome, Venice, Florence/Pisa/Tuscany a...

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by continental004
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 7231

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

BLQ is not a tourist destination for Americans. They go Italy’s big guns: Rome, Venice, Florence/Pisa/Tuscany and to a lesser extent Milan and Campania. It’s a truly underrated Italian city but also truly authentic and hopefully it stays that way. And the surrounding area is interesting for those in...

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by continental004
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 27530

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

Oh hell no...Disney Airlines is gonna be overpriced af just like the theme parks.

No thanks, thank u next.

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by continental004
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM cancels GYE-MAD
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: LATAM cancels GYE-MAD

Yields are probably too low; lots of Ecuadorians in MAD so huge VFR but the high yielding pax must be choosing IB.

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by continental004
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 9307

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

Wow I am shook. I hope this lasts and that’s B6 starts FDF as well, both Guadeloupe and Martinique are on my travel bucket list!

As a bonus B6 offers seamless connections from the west coast which Norwegian didn’t!

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by continental004
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 11380

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

I sense some people in Kentucky are going to be triggered lmao

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by continental004
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 10297

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

I found it relatively cheap, not like Greece or the south of Spain but still inexpensive. Honestly I found Malaga and Alicante much less culturally interesting than Malta; those two places offer sun, sand, sea and little else. They probably never left Sliema or St. Julian's which are exactly the ov...

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by continental004
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 10297

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

It's purely just a shell company to facilitate the transfer. I doubt it is only about that. Air Malta is small government-owned airline that does not turn a profit. The government of Malta already subsidies Ryanair. Air Malta sells their flights in Ryanair's website. Interestingly, Air Malta and Ry...

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by continental004
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 10297

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

I'm happy to see Malta getting more attention and flights. I (American) visited the country in April and absolutely loved it. Another American friend of mine visited just a week ago and she also loved it. I went to Malta for the first time this February. What I liked most about the holiday were the...

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by continental004
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 62
Views: 10297

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

Malta Air? Couldn't come up with a more creative name and not confuse the average traveling Joe? I'm happy to see Malta getting more attention and flights. I (American) visited the country in April and absolutely loved it. Another American friend of mine visited just a week ago and she also loved it.

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by continental004
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Canada?
Replies: 29
Views: 5154

Re: Spirit Airlines to Canada.

My condolences to our Canadian friends. They may as well have law enforcement nearby when the Spirit flight arrives. There is sure to have been an onboard altercation. Trash fares attract the same type of people as evidenced on Instagram on a near daily basis. Not all of us can afford business clas...

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by continental004
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 30
Views: 9638

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

Such an extravagant waste of fuel on too big an aircraft for that route.

Perhaps AOC has a point.

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by continental004
Wed May 29, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 11799

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

omg how exciting! Seville and Andalusia is my favorite part of Spain, it has an enriching culture and most of all, a real soul.

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by continental004
Tue May 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 18409

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

Might be useful and there's certainly a fair amount of business traffic, but the OW stranglehold certainly impacts things. Also, the Houston to Dallas train will have a lot of Spanish input, but the project office is in Fort Worth. Still this proves well that there is only one market in Spain :). N...

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by continental004
Tue May 28, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal has fewer passengers in Q1 2019 in a booming Portuguese market
Replies: 17
Views: 3760

Re: TAP Portugal has fewer passengers in Q1 2019 in a booming Portuguese market

O&D passengers Europe-LIS/OPO are of course more likely to use LCCs because duh, low fares. TP's focus these days isn't so much O&D Portugal-rest of Europe traffic as it is transfer traffic between the Americas and Europe. Let them succeed. The market is simply regulating itself due to capac...

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by continental004
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 42226

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

I'm cringing looking at these pics at the thought of all the traffic jams caused by the construction and the two new terminals. As if it already wasn't bad enough at LAX.

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by continental004
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4263

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019

Why IAD though? BOS has the VFR, but is there any significant Cape Verdean population in DC?

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by continental004
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4263

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines Plans Lagos, Luanda, Milan, Rome, and Washington D.C. in 2019

AirbusOnly wrote:
Why two Italian cities and not f.e. LHR or FRA?


Most likely diaspora traffic.

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by continental004
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine

Noshow wrote:
Basle is a great city, worth a visit. Have been there a week ago. Beautiful old buildings and nice museums, kind people.


I almost went to Basel when I was in Strasbourg last Christmas, but ended up not having enough time and the TER trains from Strasbourg were shockingly expensive for the distance.

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by continental004
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

Re: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine

Don’t forget that BSL is in Alsace which is a major population center in France with Strasbourg, Mulhouse and Colmar. The Strasbourg airport’s offerings are pathetic compared to BSL. Some friends of mine flew into BSL last December to visit the Christmas markets in Strasbourg and it was a convenient...

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