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by NearMiss
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 85
Views: 14797

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

I think I've read here that the B787-9's CASM is low enough for LCC's to operate them profitably. I know AR is not a LCC, but given that the B787 has been quite a huge success in South America because of this lower CASM, I wonder how low is it compared to that of the A330neo. That might be something...

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by NearMiss
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 18
Views: 5231

Re: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure

Ouch! :crazy:

At least it wasn't fatal, but the damage to that engine looks severe.

Must be hard to get a new engine for a Jumbolino these days, so I wonder how they'll manage to get one.

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 3931

Re: EK unveils new B77L configuaration and social area

So this is what we'll be getting on the SCL route.

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying
Replies: 45
Views: 7135

Re: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying

Well, there goes another chilean 737 operator.

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by NearMiss
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying
Replies: 45
Views: 7135

Re: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying

Well, some more unsurprising news. The Peruvian DGAC has suspended LAW's operating certificate because of the continuous delays and passengers being repeateadly stranded in Lima. Seems like the final nail in the coffin for LAW: https://www.indecopi.gob.pe/-/comunicado-sobre-suspension-de-operaciones...

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by NearMiss
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault launches Falcon 6X
Replies: 8
Views: 5447

Re: Dassault launches Falcon 6X

It looks really good. Hopefully it'll be as good as it looks.

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by NearMiss
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean Air Force 767 @ SJC
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Chilean Air Force 767 @ SJC

Headed for HND. Landed a few hours ago. One of Michelle Bachelet's last state visits before ending her second term.

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by NearMiss
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 20961

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I work at a hotel here in Santiago and most Americans book flights and rooms via Expedia. Funnily, most come via United, even though it only has one daily flight compared to American's two daily flights and LATAM's three daily flights.

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by NearMiss
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 15732

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

Is this "person" actually confusing "good looks" with "being sexy and sexually arousing"? :sarcastic:

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by NearMiss
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying
Replies: 45
Views: 7135

Re: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying

I was wondering when this would happen. LAW's operations in Chile have always been a bit shady, and with the huge increase on immigrants coming from Venezuela and Haiti, they got a bad reputation of being a "One-way-ticket" airline. They were even (unfundedly) accused of smugling immigrant...

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by NearMiss
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding ex Air Berlin A321-211WL
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: LATAM adding ex Air Berlin A321-211WL

gatibosgru wrote:
Do both JJ and LA have A321NEOS on order?


LA has A321NEOs on order, first one due to be delivered in September this year.

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by NearMiss
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11803

Re: Emirates will start SCL

Seeing how more and more people are getting interested in travelling to the Middle East here in Chile, I think the timing for this announcement is spot on.

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by NearMiss
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 85
Views: 14797

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

I'm seeing a future 787-9 deal. LATAM replaced they're A340s with 787s and it worked out quite nicely for them.

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by NearMiss
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding ex Air Berlin A321-211WL
Replies: 8
Views: 1953

Re: LATAM adding ex Air Berlin A321-211WL

They should blend in nicely with the rest of the A321s, though they do have 10 seats less than LATAMs own fleet.

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by NearMiss
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 54
Views: 16478

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

I always thought the non-NEO A321 was missing something for it to look good. Now I know what that was: These new bigger engines. It looks amazing! :bigthumbsup:

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by NearMiss
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely
Replies: 26
Views: 5818

Re: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely

Boy am I glad I'm not the only one that saw this one coming.

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by NearMiss
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latin American Wings 767
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Latin American Wings 767

And there are other issues as well. This is a video uploaded yesterday that shows a loose window frame on one of LAW's 737-300s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX1etgtBgIQ It doesn't say its LAW's airplane, but it's flying between Concepción and Santiago, and LAW is the only airline flying 737s in ...

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by NearMiss
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68809

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I work at a hotel here in Santiago and we've had cancelations from people coming from Houston. UA847 was cancelled yesterday and also today.

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by NearMiss
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM/LAN retires 777F
Replies: 25
Views: 7794

Re: LATAM/LAN retires 777F

Well, I kinda saw that one coming. I always thought they were a tad too big for LATAM's freighter operation.

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by NearMiss
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

usxguy wrote:
I wonder if they are going to be crammed in like on SkyAirline


Their A320s have 186 seats. Sky's have 180 seats. So yes, I think a bit more cramped :lol:

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by NearMiss
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

http://www.desdescl.com/2017/06/jetsmar ... e.html?m=1
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Well, that was quick. They just got their AOC and should be announcing their first routes very soon.

Link with the information (only in spanish)

http://www.desdescl.com/2017/06/jetsmar ... e.html?m=1

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

ahj2000 wrote:
Will the Chileanos know what JetSmart means? Especially those outside of Santiago?


Well, if they know what the idea of a Smartphone is... :mrgreen:

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by NearMiss
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: First JetSmart A320 emerged from paint

Lots nice and like the frontier livery which gives a clue on who owns them.(Indigo Partners) When will they start Ops? Last time I read it was in July. They've been talking with the local DGAC to get the corresponding certificates to start flying soon. They're very advanced in these talks. For what...

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

TheGeordielad wrote:
When will they start service?
I'm guessing they could get the other 2 ntu vueling aircraft Airbus has.


They're starting service in July this year.

And yes, they should be getting those planes as well :yes:

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2163

JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

Hey guys So, we're getting a new airline in Chile and its first plane is coming this way, an Airbus A320-232SL, S/N 7595, CC-AWA (Originally built for Vueling, ntu). They're planning on bringing two more CEOs, for a start, and then adding 6 NEOs in the following years. JetSmart is part of Indigo Par...

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by NearMiss
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???
Replies: 34
Views: 11000

Re: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???

And here I was wondering why we're only getting Delta's 76W at SCL. Maybe we're not sending that much cargo to the US?

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to SXM after the 747
Replies: 4
Views: 2615

KLM to SXM after the 747

Hey guys So, KLM, as I write, is withdrawing its Boeing 747-400s from use. So, for the SXM run they are sending their A330s, but, AFAIK, KLM is also withdrawing their A330s as their leases are coming to end. So, my question is, what will they send afterwards? 787-9 would be my choice, but I don't kn...

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 614
Views: 211685

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

So, I assume the A330 will be doing the SXM run once the 747s are gone for good.

It's the end of an era for sure :worried:

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 35935

Re: Southwest 737-300

I wonder if some of those 733s are coming to South America.

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532908

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Crikey! Delta's livery actually looks quite good on the A350.

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by NearMiss
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 44
Views: 7070

Re: List of routes requested by Norwegian Argentina

I can see EZE - PPT happening, but I don't know if it would work without a stop in IPC, and to land in IPC you must ask LATAM for permission, as there is some sort of a monopoly.

TLV is a really good plan in my opinion as the Israeli/Jewish comunity in Argentina is quite big.

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149968

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

KarelXWB wrote:
As airspace restrictions are now set in place, the picture below is speechless:

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Good God. It's like flying through a hallway.

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149968

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

aircanadaa330 wrote:
NearMiss wrote:
Vladex wrote:

I think he is alluding that QR is leasing several A350's from LATAM.


That, and the fact that they own 10% of the LATAM Group



just out of curiosity, how does this affect LATAM? Is QR pumping money into LATAM?


They're investing in the LATAM Group. And also in the IAG Group.

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by NearMiss
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149968

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Update on this: Lybia is also cutting relations with Qatar. Not looking good at all.

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by NearMiss
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149968

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Now, if QR ends up having problems, LATAM has problems. One problem after another for the Chilean/Brazilian joint venture. Why? I thought QR doesn't have much presence in Latin America? I think he is alluding that QR is leasing several A350's from LATAM. That, and the fact that they own 10% of the ...

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by NearMiss
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 149968

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Now, if QR ends up having problems, LATAM has problems.

One problem after another for the Chilean/Brazilian joint venture.

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 43556

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Well, I hope they do start operating as it's always a good thing when a new Airbus A340 operator finds a place in the skies :yes:

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by NearMiss
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glass canopy on old Russian Planes
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Glass canopy on old Russian Planes

I don't know if this has been asked before, but a few months ago, after the Fire Fighting IL-76 left Chile for Russia I was wondering why do some old russian planes have those canopies under or on their noses? Were they intended to be used by a navigator of some sort? 4331097 4329687 4273151 4231335

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by NearMiss
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA suspends LIM
Replies: 39
Views: 12690

Re: BA suspends LIM

Well, I guess LATAM Peru is going to act as feeder for the BA flight from SCL to LHR on its LIM - SCL route.

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by NearMiss
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH2718 suffers landing accident at Sibu Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 6585

Re: MH2718 suffers landing accident at Sibu Airport

At least there are no injured people on board. Wonder what went wrong.

What was the weather at the moment?

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by NearMiss
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 7146

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

My last ride on a 737 was on a -200, back in 2007.

Then, it has been just A319s and A320s (LATAM and Sky).

I need at least one ride in one of the newer ones :hissyfit:

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by NearMiss
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Advertisement on aircraft livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 5145

Re: Advertisement on aircraft livery?

Some oldies:

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by NearMiss
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare (Smartwings) visitor in Antofagasta
Replies: 21
Views: 3262

Re: Rare (Smartwings) visitor in Antofagasta

That's a pretty long flight for a 737 :crazy: Now, I don't know if it stopped in Mejillones as there is no airport there, at least on the Chilean city. There is a Mejillones near La Paz Airport, so that might be the one. Now, there was definitely a stop between Papeete and Antofagasta, and, if it wa...

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by NearMiss
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Advertisement on aircraft livery?
Replies: 43
Views: 5145

Re: Advertisement on aircraft livery?

Down here, you get lots of "Banco de Chile" stickers on Sky Airline's planes, as they have a Commercial Alliance called "Alianza Travel", in which you can get miles and use them to fly with either Sky, Delta or Iberia. I believe there's also an A320 going around with a big "...

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Thunderstorm & Rude Crew: LIM-GRU-MAD By LAN & TAM
Replies: 20
Views: 17530

Re: Thunderstorm & Rude Crew: LIM-GRU-MAD By LAN & TAM

Nice report! A few things: Those LAN Dash 8s came from Aires Colombia after the take over and have already left the fleet, together with the B737-700 also inherited from Aires. LAN's 767s are powered by CF6-80s by the way, though they were some with P&W engines a few years ago. Hopefully LAN and...

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 11139

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

IIRC, LAN was rumored to get some of those cancelled Air Canada A346 slots. Of course, nothing happened.

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by NearMiss
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific schedules final A340 service
Replies: 35
Views: 13049

Re: Cathay Pacific schedules final A340 service

Less and less A340s flying. My only chance to fly one before they dissapear would be Aerolíneas Argentinas or Iberia. Shame :frown:

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by NearMiss
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 11139

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

It's a shame that the A340-500 was always treated as the unwanted child by (almost) all of its operators. It is the sexiest A340 out there. I wonder how long Azerbaijan Airlines will keep flying theirs? It's a very striking bird in their deep blue livery. It is :mrgreen: 4206991 I wonder if they ar...

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by NearMiss
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 11139

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

It's a shame that the A340-500 was always treated as the unwanted child by (almost) all of its operators.

It is the sexiest A340 out there.

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