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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce
Replies: 39
Views: 5433

Re: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce

For anyone not reading the article, the checks were mailed without proper signatures.

Does a check "bouncing" mean something different in the UK? In the US, it's pretty exclusively for insufficient funds from the payer.

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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines send planes to Amman when they don’t fly there?
Replies: 5
Views: 2374

Re: Why do airlines send planes to Amman when they don’t fly there?

Just as a more general idea, maintenance is very heavy on manhours so finding places where you can get a qualified workforce that can work for relatively cheap as well as high-skilled managers makes a good maintenance base. Lufthansa Technik has bases in Malta, Philippines, Puerto Rico for these rea...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 38523

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

United commented to the Chicago Tribune on the ORD-Asia market following the AA announcement. American’s biggest competitor at O’Hare, United Airlines, said its service between Chicago and Asia continues to meet expectations. “We are pleased with the performance of our flights between Chicago and A...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 38523

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Wow, and I just saw BA is increasing PHX-LHR, that's a lot of capacity growth. Seems clear there was just a large strategy meeting of the JV with the AY annoucement for LAX and all this out of AA as well. Should we expect some announcements/changes from IB and BA as well? Is DFW-DUB a sign that EI w...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 12320

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Would TEB be usable as a commercial airport without LGA air traffic?

Could be a New York version of LCY. One could even imagine a scheduled LCY-TEB flight (I imagine there are quite a few of those flights now, just on private/chartered aircraft)

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by LupineChemist
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms
Replies: 31
Views: 5474

Re: Malaga Airport loses PAX for the first time in 5 years; ALC, IBZ drop; BCN slows down; MAD booms

I think the biggest issue for Spanish holiday airports this year was that it has been hot and sunny across N. Europe this summer. Yes economy is growing in Madrid and international business is slowly concentrating there. Yet to be seen if there will be a long term Montréal effect from businesses mov...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 7075

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

If I was a wealthier man traveling from NYC-LA I would book the qantas flight one way and another carrier back, ditching my connection to Australia and simply walking out of the airport after the JFK-LAX flight. What's to stop me from doing that if I choose? The fact that you'd need two one ways an...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors
Replies: 54
Views: 7075

Re: foreign airlines that fly & sell U.S. domestic sectors

Doesn't Volaris run a DEN-PDX tag?

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by LupineChemist
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 13711

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

Honestly, I'm kind of shocked they added PIT and not to a country governed by an existing bilateral rather than EU wide agreement as is the case with the US. There is a very real possibility of Bermuda II coming back in 7 months time which would be a disaster for BA. Everyone seems to be discounting...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15844

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

If this crisis will escalate that air space will be blocked, All Saudi flights to the US will be affected. Saudi Arabia used this act against Qatar and for many years against Israel. Looking at the map (Google maps now has a globe which makes this much easier for those who didn't know). It looks li...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 355
Views: 60340

Re: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT

The buying of shares was just meant to force Norwegian to the table. Norwegian is still clearly not interested so makes sense to offload. They can always go back and do the whole dance over again or just entertain talks without the shares involved at all. I still see this as far from over as I still...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19985

Re: Mexico City new Airport

https://airwaysmag.com/airports/mexico- ... s-forward/

Adelante
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AMLO recants his threats, airport will continue.

https://airwaysmag.com/airports/mexico- ... s-forward/

Adelante

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by LupineChemist
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals
Replies: 28
Views: 5882

Re: New AA-LAWA (LAX) lease agreement set for approvals

Wait, so they're replacing the Eagle's Nest with an equivalent of 35X from DCA?

BOOOO!

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)
Replies: 38
Views: 7231

Re: IBERIA´s New Cabin and Ground Crew Uniform (2019)

I like them. I don't know why but they remind me of a modern callback to some of the older uniforms and I really do like the trim.

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 84
Views: 20936

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

Also there seems to be this notion that companies don't want competition with their own products. That's 100% false. a) It makes sure you know it's fair competition rather than someone else playing rough b) Having a higher market share is better c) It's already a competitive market so you aren't act...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?
Replies: 14
Views: 1785

Re: Airbus-BBD and Boeing-Embraer. Who bought who?

With respect to the CSeries/A220, Airbus basically got a 50.01% for free to take it off the hands of BBD. They just own that proportion of that specific program and will have options to buy out the rest which is currently owned by the government of Québec and BBD. We don't really know the details of...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Macao - Why not an LCC?
Replies: 14
Views: 1668

Re: Macao - Why not an LCC?

Unlikely to happen now since they will just be able to cross the bridge to HKG with a half hour drive.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 50891

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Be very entertaining to see Mint on these birds. A BUR-JFK flight with mint would make a killing from entertainment industry flights. It's just not been economical to run any aircraft that has the legs for that trip due to overcapacity. This is the perfect answer. Depending on how the future of aut...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports profit in Q2
Replies: 22
Views: 4048

Re: Norwegian reports profit in Q2

Well, looks like they found enough furniture to burn to keep the house warm for awhile. The IAG saga will keep going. To put it frankly, CASK is still greater than RASK so this isn't true operating profit. (and yes, this is even after adding in the ancillary revenue numbers they posted while normali...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 146
Views: 31574

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Merging EK and EY and having them operate out of DWC just makes way too much sense for it to not happen eventually. The ownership could be split between the two governments and hopefully they can make it so it's a joint point of pride rather than pride making stupid decisions for competition. It wo...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34557

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Yeah, Airbus has a bit of a mess going with -X00 for the widebodies and A318-321 for the narrow bodies.

Regardless, I think CS1 becoming A219 would make a lot more sense and an eventual CS5 becoming the A221 would make a lot of sense, too.

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by LupineChemist
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 146
Views: 31574

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Merging EK and EY and having them operate out of DWC just makes way too much sense for it to not happen eventually.

The ownership could be split between the two governments and hopefully they can make it so it's a joint point of pride rather than pride making stupid decisions for competition.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 6776

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

OA940 wrote:
airzona11 wrote:
OA940 wrote:
Well of course they are considering the racism in who can book tickets on them...


This is dashing. What are you referring to?


The fact that pretty much only US based IP's can access the website.


I have bought WN tickets while in Spain. I've never had any issues accessing it from Europe.

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by LupineChemist
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 6776

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

Since I am a frequent flyer, legacies are far better for me. I get the free checked bags and change fees on AA. Then I also get Main Cabin Extra seats assigned in advance, priority check in desks, lounges, etc... My company probably spends $25k-30k per year on airfare for me and that's in economy. T...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 18357

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

I'm betting Shenzhen Airlines.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104625

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

The A380 has done very little to change the way people fly today. The 787 and A350 have created hundreds of city pairs that did no exist prior to their availability. With the out the 787 Airbus dosen't build the A350, so double kudos to Boeing. I disagree that the 380 hasn't changed the way people ...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104625

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I suspect the issue for Airbus is that the BA possible order just isn't big enough to make a difference. They appear to have settled on a production rate based around EK orders outstanding and that production rate satisfies both EK delivery time frames AND minimises production losses per frame. An ...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104625

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

To basically claim Airbus should actively try to avoid selling Superjumbos is one of the craziest things that I've read here and it's not even original thinking but already made by one A380 troll about a decade ago. The troll was right! Airbus has only lost money on the A380; cancelling this progra...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA94 returning to JFK
Replies: 6
Views: 2783

Re: AA94 returning to JFK

Flew the route last Thursday, it's really awful interior at least and the plane certainly feels pretty old. I know old isn't everything, but there is a lot more maintenance to keep up with age.

Kind of shocking they'd put such a shabby plane on an important hub to hub route.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes 30 new routes in the next 3 years including CMN, MAD, ORD & BOS
Replies: 20
Views: 3470

Re: Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Chief: CAN eyes 30 new routes in the next 3 years including CMN, MAD, ORD & BOS

If MAD happened it would mean service to HKG, SZX and CAN

Only a couple years ago the only China service was CA to PEK

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by LupineChemist
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Corporations behind airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 2556

Re: Corporations behind airlines

Air Europa is owned by Globalia which is a general travel company.

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by LupineChemist
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 12419

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

I will say that even within Spain, Vueling has a pretty poor reputation. Last summer it was on the news broadcasts all the time for their operational issues. I would think IAG would be better off getting a hold of Norwegian and tying up everything into that brand, which is seen pretty positively and...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?
Replies: 62
Views: 12419

Re: Is LEVEL replacing Vueling?

I saw a Level branded 330 in Madrid today, any idea why it would be there?

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia
Replies: 61
Views: 15528

Re: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia

I was only going off what the Iberia website says here: https://www.iberia.com/es/on-board/seat-types/ (71 cm = 28 inches) If that is indeed referring to Iberia Express then I apologise -- I didn't mean to be misleading. I think it might be the new slimline seats, and I have to say I actually find ...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia
Replies: 61
Views: 15528

Re: Airbus delivers first 280t a350 to Iberia

I believe Iberia PE are 7 across not 8 Seat map confirms premium economy is 8 abreast on the A350, like most other airlines. The joke is easy....but see the reality....behind the row 21 https://imgur.com/a/6SC6sV4 Looking at the seat map, Finnair only fits in 15 rows in the left section from Doors ...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 10109

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

Isn't there a notably higher radiation exposure at altitude?

Normally small enough to be ignored but at radiation is cumulative, it can definitely add up over a career.

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by LupineChemist
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 638440

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

There will be a live broadcast on Iberia's Facebook page at 1300 CET to receive their first 350

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by LupineChemist
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for LEVEL?
Replies: 29
Views: 5210

Re: What’s next for LEVEL?

The answer is it's all going to depend on what happens with the Norwegian saga and who ends up with them. That's probably going to have to get resolved here in the next couple months. Also, remember that for Level operated by IB, they are still part of the JV so I don't know if they want to cannibal...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there really a capacity problem at LHR?
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

Is there really a capacity problem at LHR?

Yeah, a provocative title, but just looking for some input. But I'm actually quite serious. We are constantly told how LHR is just lacking the capacity it needs and it's clear there's not much political will to really get things done (we'll see how the courts deal with the runway expansion). So my t...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 117876

Re: AA: ORD-Asia “Uniquely Challenging” to Route Structure

With the JAL JV and how fares are to Asia, it probably makes a lot of sense to let JAL serve the route and move their own metal somewhere else.

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by LupineChemist
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3267

Re: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?

I would think maybe Wizz. Lots of Eastern European workers out that way.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2645

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

Just one problem with this. If you want to take advantage of connections beyond MAD, that means IAD is your origin or destination. IAD-MAD and IAD-MAD-beyond could be great for government traffic but, I think US governement staff are required to fly on US airlines whenever possible. With some frien...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 7776

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

Wow, those Pan Am charges were insanely cheap. $9 in 1967 is equivalent to $63 today. I mean, that's what you pay for a yellow cab to midtown these days.

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by LupineChemist
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2645

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

I'd say fairly likely as they get more aircraft for growth. YYZ may be first in N. America, though. Going east I could see DOH influenced by QR so they can get more feed into the airport without touching bilaterals. KUL could work but it would be a strange route where the non-stop would be far less ...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with South African Airways?
Replies: 78
Views: 18423

Re: What's happening with South African Airways?

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... bodyguards


Isn't it pretty easy to get certified on a 380 if you already have a 330/340 certification? Seems like it could solve a few problems that way.
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juliuswong wrote:
SAA preps for redundancies; execs hire bodyguards

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... bodyguards


Isn't it pretty easy to get certified on a 380 if you already have a 330/340 certification? Seems like it could solve a few problems that way.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:18 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 ...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3836

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

"Lisboa será a primeira cidade da Europa do Sul a ter uma ligação aérea direta com São Francisco" Translation of Lisbon will be the first city from Southern Europe to have a direct air link with San Francisco. I guess they are completely ignoring the existing flights from Madrid and Barce...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3836

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

"Lisboa será a primeira cidade da Europa do Sul a ter uma ligação aérea direta com São Francisco" Translation of Lisbon will be the first city from Southern Europe to have a direct air link with San Francisco. I guess they are completely ignoring the existing flights from Madrid and Barce...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 11131

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

BR715 wrote:
JoeCanuck wrote:
Anybody hear of Moxy?


Tried to run a quick Google search but I couldn't even find the slightest hint about this airline. Still, I'd be glad if they appeared out of nowhere and started ops with some CS.


They don't appear to be an IATA member, at least yet. Very curious.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 19694

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

MCT was only stairs until just a few months ago.

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