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by NichCage
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 11285

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

So PHL and SEA will be launched next year, which is confirmed.

Otherwise, why don't they fly to YUL? Montreal seems to make sense to Aer Lingus considering they used to serve the city. Both AC and TS serve the market.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China suspends FNJ
Replies: 8
Views: 3828

Re: Air China suspends FNJ

Air Koryo will still the serve the market, even if Air China is gone.

How many Chinese tourists visit North Korea? Otherwise, while this may sound like a dumb question, are North Koreans allowed to visit China?

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by NichCage
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to go daily, use A35K to TLV
Replies: 5
Views: 3173

Re: CX to go daily, use A35K to TLV

El Al is sadly weak in Asia. They only serve four destinations, BOM and PEK less than daily, and HKG and BKK at six per week.

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by NichCage
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7812

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

Delta has been handing over flights to Virgin Atlantic, so it's not being cut at all.

For example, ATL-MAN was handed over to Virgin Atlantic from Delta.

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by NichCage
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 13292

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

While not for emotional support, there was an incident where a snake came out of some baggage on a plane and caused more than a little scare.

I need to bring my emotional support ants onboard to calm me down, but that would be a terrible idea.

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by NichCage
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ to launch flights to BCN and VCE next S18
Replies: 10
Views: 3616

Re: OZ to launch flights to BCN and VCE next S18

BCN-Seoul will have two airlines serving the route. The demand for the route must be big.

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 17610

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger

So it's pretty obvious Kuwait Airways won't carry Israeli's. Would Qatar Airways, Emirates, or Ethiad allow it even if they were transferring to another destination?

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads
Replies: 29
Views: 4289

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2017 Loads

That might be a glitch for Qatar?? Very odd as they have always been strong with LF at DFW. With Etihad, it's not certain that it is low yields right now causing them to cancel, but they believe that losing codeshare with American Airlines will cause the route to be unsustainable. They are also pha...

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest
Replies: 17
Views: 1264

Re: MCO has longest customs lines, PHX has the shortest

I've never had to use customs at MCO (because of pre-clearance at YYZ) but the airport was very busy when I arrived and departed. Quite a few international arrivals I saw. SFO no doubt seems busy. The international terminal is handling more and more flights which is making it congested. And the new ...

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 16695

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Didn't expect Aer Lingus to annouce Seattle, but it does make sense considering the technology connections in the Seattle area. Hopefully it will be a success. Otherwise, are all EI flights operating at T2? T2 is pretty busy and not all jet bridges can be used at once. I have also seen on google map...

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET ADD-HKG-NRT/ICN to become ADD-ICN-NRT in 2018Jun.
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: ET ADD-HKG-NRT/ICN to become ADD-ICN-NRT in 2018Jun.

Nice to see ICN re-gain nonstop flights to Africa. I know KE served NBO but it's planned resumption was cut during the Ebola crisis I believe.

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 7260

Re: LO announced WAW-SIN

What another nice long haul add by LO.

It would be nice to see LO resume WAW-HAN, as it has lots of demand and with an 787, would be an good aircraft for the route.

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH moving more A380s to MUC
Replies: 37
Views: 14571

Re: LH moving more A380s to MUC

I do recall Lufthansa announcing A380 service from MUC to LAX, HKG, and PEK. However, HKG and PEK will get the A359 and I assume when more A359's are delivered LAX will get it to. MUC-MIA going from an A333/A346 to an A380 is a big capacity increase. Is the market really that big to handle an A380? ...

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 11097

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

I think it would be pretty cool if UA could launch a SFO-GUM route, or even LAX-GUM. It would be a long flight but maybe a 787-9 could handle it.

What market does HNL-GUM serve? the local market or connections from domestic UA routes at HNL?

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by NichCage
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: El Al transiting Red Sea to Gulf of Aden
Replies: 21
Views: 4344

Re: El Al transiting Red Sea to Gulf of Aden

My understanding is they do for Beijing and Seoul, but for Mumbai and Bangkok its faster to go south and across Gulf of Aden ... El Al doesn't serve Seoul, but Korean Air does from TLV. They used to, I forgot they stopped. Which raises this question in reverse. Do Korean Air and Cathay flights to T...

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by NichCage
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: El Al transiting Red Sea to Gulf of Aden
Replies: 21
Views: 4344

Re: El Al transiting Red Sea to Gulf of Aden

aa87 wrote:
My understanding is they do for Beijing and Seoul, but for Mumbai and Bangkok its faster to go south and across Gulf of Aden ...


El Al doesn't serve Seoul, but Korean Air does from TLV.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA stewardess sues for £750,000 after fear of flying forced her to quit
Replies: 17
Views: 4943

Re: BA stewardess sues for £750,000 after fear of flying forced her to quit

This is a really sad story. I'm sure anyone would be scared in this situation if it happened to them.

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by NichCage
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of the effects of the Gatwick drone
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Re: Video of the effects of the Gatwick drone

Nobody should be doing this kind of stuff near airports.

In Calgary, a man tied lots of hot air balloons to an chair, and flew in the sky for a while. It could have caused a lot of danger for plane.

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by NichCage
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?
Replies: 30
Views: 3216

Re: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?

I just realized Air Berlin served TXL-ORD for quite a long time. I forget when it was launched however.

United seems to be doing well in Berlin, and I think they will focus on the EWR-TXL instead of launching ORD-TXL for now.

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by NichCage
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 51843

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

I would assume the 787-10 will replace the 777-300ER in the fleet. Does EK still have any 777-300ER's on order?

Otherwise, the Emirates fleet will most likely be 787-10 and the A380 in the foreseeable future.

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by NichCage
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)
Replies: 12
Views: 3220

Re: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)

This year seems to be pretty bad for QR. The embargo is no doubt affecting the airline, and they will probably lose money as an result. But they instead have been expanding to new routes instead of cutting back. For example, after IST got bombed, TK struggled for a while. But they cut back on routes...

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by NichCage
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3625

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

Did EgyptAir ever serve YUL? I have a feeling they did in the past.

Otherwise, they serve YYZ and JFK in North America. Would they introduce flights to IAD for example, which has a lot of demand for Africa?

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by NichCage
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 53
Views: 11450

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

Pretty bland livery in my opinion.

JOON will take over CDG-BCN from Air France. In fact, CDG-BCN will have three low cost carriers on the route (JOON, EasyJet, and Vueling) while ORY-BCN will have Transavia serving the route. So all low cost airlines on the Paris-Barcelona sector, no mainline.

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by NichCage
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to delete my account?
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

How to delete my account?

How do I delete my account? I tried looking around but there seems to be no option to delete.

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL
Replies: 10
Views: 2921

Re: Brussels Airlines considering BRU-DEL

How many long haul planes does SN have? They only serve a small amount of destinations with there widebodies, which is North America, Africa, and India. Would a flight to DEL need a new aircraft or would SN have the fleet to do so? Also, SN has some pretty old A330's. I think some are over 20 years ...

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Q400 no nose wheel landing in Belfast
Replies: 26
Views: 5243

Re: Flybe Q400 no nose wheel landing in Belfast

Sad accident for Flybe, hope all the passengers and crew were okay.

I think an Flybe Q400 crashed landed at AMS one time a while back.

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 13295

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

It seems like no other airline is doing this other than United. I don't think air quality would be a reason to suspend DEL, as I bet no other airline will.

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines record profit in 3Q17
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Turkish Airlines record profit in 3Q17

TK did cut a lot of routes (and a lot of them went seasonal) but nice to see the airline recover from the events a few years ago.

There even adding two new routes as well from IST.

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH going 747-8 to SEA?
Replies: 18
Views: 4231

Re: LH going 747-8 to SEA?

I know Condor launched MUC-SEA, how is that route performing? I wonder why Lufthansa didn't launch MUC-SEA instead.

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by NichCage
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97023

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Is the final UA 747 flight from HNL to SFO carrying passengers or no?

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by NichCage
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM intends to fly to TLV late 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2570

Re: LATAM intends to fly to TLV late 2018

I believe LY cut TLV-GRU because of high fuel costs, but even if fuel costs didn't go up was the flight actually profitable for the airline? It would be nice to see LY resume TLV-GRU with the 787-9. I would never expect LATAM to fly to TLV, but hope it works out for them. They will have to avoid som...

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year
Replies: 16
Views: 3546

Re: Qatar Airways exepcts losses for the financial year

I really do feel bad for Qatar Airways in this situation. Forced to suspend some destination in the middle east, cannot use airspace of some countries that broke off relations with them, and having higher fuel costs. Quite sad to see this crisis still go on. If Qatar Airways is losing money, than wh...

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A388 vs 748 switch on cashcow route FRA-JNB
Replies: 13
Views: 5466

Re: LH A388 vs 748 switch on cashcow route FRA-JNB

I don't understand why it's a big deal to be honest. Airlines change or end A380 routes from time to time, but a 747-8 is still a good choice of aircraft to send to JNB.

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by NichCage
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?
Replies: 41
Views: 10906

Re: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?

While KLM does have some night flights from AMS (to places like KUL, SIN) a lot of flights happen during the day from AMS. For example, most European airlines fly overnight from Europe to arrive early morning in South Africa, to depart at night and arrive early morning. However, on AMS-CPT and on AM...

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by NichCage
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?
Replies: 53
Views: 6180

Re: Why no IAH-HKG on UA or CX?

What market is IAH-SYD serving? I would never expect UA to launch IAH-SYD in the first place but I assume there must be a lot of demand.

If NZ flies IAH-AKL there must be a lot of onward Australian traffic I assume.

Also, why does EVA Air serve IAH? What market is there for the airline in IAH?

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by NichCage
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 7048

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

It is true that EK and TK are different. EK has no domestic market and needs to rely on transfer passengers, while TK has a domestic network and an big network outside of Turkey. But still, TK attracts a lot of passenger transfers. TK is the largest foreign airline in TLV and most passengers flying ...

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by NichCage
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Inaugural LGW-DEN (Sept. 16)
Replies: 10
Views: 2807

Re: Norwegian Air Inaugural LGW-DEN is Today

It really does impress me how much Norwegian has been growing at LGW. Even with the brexit, there expanding with even more international routes. I believe Austin and Buenos Aires will be launched next.

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by NichCage
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163719

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Is United the largest airline at CLE still? Despite dehubbing, they seem to be the biggest airline there still.

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by NichCage
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KWI - SNN B77W KU177
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Re: KWI - SNN B77W KU177

Why can't KWI-JFK just be flown direct. I would assume Kuwait isn't considered a security risk like Pakistan. If there not allowed to stop over at LHR just fly it direct.

Also, it pre-clearance in SNN shut down? I though I heard it was a while ago.

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by NichCage
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 20154

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Well it is a big market for sure, bound to be served at some point. It would also be the first route from MIA to Asia as well.

I'm sure a 787-8 or 787-9 could do it.

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami - Tel Aviv inaugural event yesterday (Nov 1st 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 1470

Re: Miami - Tel Aviv inaugural event yesterday (Nov 1st 2017)

I believe high fuel prices back in 2008 killed the route, but welcome back after nine years. Hopefully it is a success.

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 5249

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

If Emirates offered seven flights a week out of YYZ, they would do very well. The local market + onward connections make it very profitable. Why did Air Canada launch YYZ-DXB? It makes sense for Emirates to fly the route because of the small local market and the connections that make it profitable. ...

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new Condor A332
Replies: 37
Views: 11447

Re: The new Condor A332

Nice looking A332 for Condor. Otherwise, Condor and Eurowings have announced flights to Cancun, Punta Cana, Barbados, La Romana, Montego Bay, Orlando, Puerto Plata, and Varadero to cover the Caribbean and a little bit of the US that Air Berlin used to serve. Otherwise, will Condor ever replace it's ...

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by NichCage
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 16653

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

Both SFO and DFW being cut from the network, pretty sad to hear.

Etihad Airways has been dropping quite a lot of routes though. They dropped ALA and SAW for example. And now both SFO and DFW are cut.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane and Airport Laws
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Airplane and Airport Laws

It's been a while since I posted, but there was something I was wondering that I'm not sure of. 1) If you are on an Canadian registered airplane, are you in Canada theoretically? What I mean is if a passenger were to start a fight for example and the plane had to divert to an airport along the way, ...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 16812

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

What country are you in if you were flying with a certain airline? So if you are flying Air Canada does it mean you are in Canada (in the plane) and have to follow Canada's laws while onboard the aircraft? Otherwise, I'm sure a lot of people get away with underage drinking on planes anyways. You may...

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR Hires new CEO
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: YVR Hires new CEO

YVR has been doing good with getting more airlines and increasing traffic. Air Canada has launched BNE, MEL, DEL, CDG, and ZRH as new routes. There have also been a few new Asian airlines in the last few years, like HK Airlines and XiamenAir for example. So they are growing pretty well.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily
Replies: 32
Views: 6693

Re: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily

I really don't think weighing passengers is necessary at all. Most airlines don't do it and never will. If you bought tickets on an airline, you should be able to fly with them without your weight being checked.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 13573

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

Well this for sure sucks. A pretty shitty way to mess up European airlines, making them avoid Russia like how BR and CI have to avoid Chinese airspace.

While this is unrelated, does AMS-TPE fly near HKG before landing in TPE? I thought it just went over China and went nowhere near HKG.

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by NichCage
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 73
Views: 25261

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

Well this isn't the only time an airline has wanted to leave an alliance for another, and has actually done it. Wait, so alliances like SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and Oneworld have the right to tell airlines part of the alliance they can only codeshare/co-operate with only a few airlines that aren't pa...

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