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by spinkid
Wed May 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela
Replies: 24
Views: 4602

Re: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela

So is this saying that if you fly to Venezuela you are banned from flying to the USA. No. Just saying that direct flights between the two countries are no longer possible. You can still fly between them via a third country. Precisely. It puts Venezuela in a position like BEY. U.S. Security official...

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by spinkid
Sat May 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does KE/DL not have a 7-9am ICN-SIN flight!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: Why does KE/DL not have a 7-9am ICN-SIN flight!?

I guess if we wordsmith it, lot of SE Asian destinations don't have morning flights on Korean. Maybe they have just ceded this one to Singapore.

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by spinkid
Tue May 07, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6871

Re: California Pacific for sale

I'm sure its someone who is looking for a certificate. They might have some temporary service on those old routes, but i wouldn't expect anything long term

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by spinkid
Thu May 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 7432

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

Oh yeah, I forgot about these guys. I saw their 757 parked in KEF twice on my last trip.

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by spinkid
Thu May 02, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines cancel CCS operations today
Replies: 20
Views: 5541

Re: European airlines cancel CCS operations today

and if there are NO flights in and out, how do people escape? or return to protect their family and property? Its obviously not a place most of us want to be right now, so people will pay what they need to travel there. I'd guess very few people are weighing the pros and cons of Venezuela vs Colombi...

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by spinkid
Wed May 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines cancel CCS operations today
Replies: 20
Views: 5541

Re: European airlines cancel CCS operations today

I'm surprised that many were still operating. Is anyone left overnighting their crew in CCS? We had a recent thread about this. Maybe AF was still closer to Paris to just make a U Turn rather than divert. I would assume they returned due to security issues brought on by the current civil unrest in C...

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul Low Cost Airlines Operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: Long Haul Low Cost Airlines Operations

I believe SkyGreece used 747s that led to their quick ending.as wel

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by spinkid
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7729

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

Quite interesting. Under destinations they also list
Barbados
Argentina
Chile
Montreal.

Perhaps this is where we will be seeing all these Eastern 767's flying in the near future.

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 8559

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

WOW! Now I can fly between CUN and some city I’ve never heard of at 2 PM on Wednesday with only 28 inches of legroom. :D At least fares will be lower... I’m thinking CVG will be among the first to see service to Mexico. Some of us live in those cities and are quite happy to hear this news. My fligh...

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by spinkid
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why limited flights connecting between SFO and MIA?
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Why limited flights connecting between SFO and MIA?

Proximity of FLL to MIA notwithstanding it is quite surprising that UA very recently cut SFO-MIA (again). If nothing else, Miami tends to be a much more luxurious destination than Fort Lauderdale... the Luxury of Miami is really centralized to the Lincoln Road and beachfront area of Miami Beach. It...

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by spinkid
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women
Replies: 68
Views: 10593

Re: TSA Scanning Machines Flagging Too Many Black Women

I'm not sure who wins the award in this thread for being singled out more than anyone else. You should all think about the fact you fly very often. That increases your chances of getting searched right there. As for the original topic. As several have mentioned, it makes complete sense. African and ...

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by spinkid
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)
Replies: 41
Views: 11150

Re: Effect of MAX Grounding on Airlines without 737NG (AC, FI)

Yes. This topic needs it own thread. The larger thread is way too unmanageable at this point. I can cover Norwegian on the Atlantic Side of their Max Operations. It has settled into the following. From Enrilia' weekly OAG update, this is where things are at now D8 BGO-SWF JUL 0.3>0[0.3] D8 DUB-PVD J...

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by spinkid
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN
Replies: 48
Views: 8423

Re: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN

Had they not dropped SIN earlier they could have offered round the world LCC service.

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 4343

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

According to this photo in the database. The comments say they are up to 5 767s now. I didn't realize Swift and Eastern were no longer related. btw, VERY NICE reference to Soap https://www.airliners.net/photo/Eastern-Air-Lines/Boeing-767-336-ER/5479345?qsp=eJwtjEEKwjAQRa8is3YjgovuLLhW0AsMya8GaxNmBtp...

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7705

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

Lets just call a spade for what it is. AA is trolling B6 as usual, they did the same in CLT with NK. They have the money to waste for now but when the fuel goes up they’ll be crying... I have to agree. It was my first thought. AA could have added this route ages ago, but chose not to. As others hav...

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the largest aircraft type LAS sees now?
Replies: 13
Views: 2854

Re: What is the largest aircraft type LAS sees now?

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I did a google search. this was the first result. Las Vegas is on the list.

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 15828

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Is it really a good idea to have a place that is closed on Sundays be a vendor at an airport? It is probably fine at larger airports where it is just one of many but at smaller airports losing one of your vendors on a busy travel day seems like a bad idea. THIS is exactly what I was thinking regard...

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7705

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

jetBlue somehwat announced this route when they had their europe announcement. It looks like American is beating them to it.

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE
Replies: 49
Views: 9176

Re: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE

There is an important percentage of the Ecuadorian community in NY coming from the provinces of Azuay and Cañar, having GYE as the closest international airport (about 3 hours drive) and of course a big VFR market in Guayaquil as well. I'm not sure if they are in Queens. I live in Danbury, CT. We a...

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by spinkid
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 15539

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

I used to joke that Canada should have offered to Fidel to make Cuba Canada's 11th province. We could have enticed him with a permanent seat in the Senate. Then Canadians would have been able to spend their winter dollars in Canada instead of another country. Plus, being just a 90 mile ferry ride a...

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by spinkid
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 22142

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

Is South Africa popular for Americans now? Fairly so. Plus a lot of South Africans have made the US their home. Agreed, nothing crazy in terms of increased demand, but plenty of VFR. I live in the greater New York area and have several relatives needing home health aides. Between two people, we've ...

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 4343

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

I believe they still retain at least one 737-800. Swift purchased their remnants along with Dynamic Airways and acquired the 767's from them. Swift Air owns the rights to the Eastern branding, but they just seem to be using the Aircraft acquired as part of their typical leasing under Swift Air. Rega...

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182428

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

It is said in the Icelandic media that they plan to get their AOC by flying for a "significant" european airline for the first few months. I wonder if Icelandair could be the 49% owner that they suggest in the news and will use this to solve their max problem? More likely Norwegian as the...

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Southwest begin NYC service?
Replies: 23
Views: 2865

Re: When did Southwest begin NYC service?

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
Cointrin330 wrote:
Long Island MacArthur 1998
New York/LGA 2009
Newark 2010


Since when is islip nyc? Lol



Since we started new threads to ask questions that can be answered by searching the internet.

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly temporarily replaces A330neo ops with A380 with Air Senegal
Replies: 30
Views: 9765

Re: Air Senegal replaces A339neo with leased HiFly A380 for temporary period of time

let's see how the economics will run on this flight considering how it went as a nightmare for Norwegian due to external factors & problems relating to load factor with on their Gatwick to JFK service. How was it a nightmare for Norwegian? As far as I know, the delays out of JFK because of limi...

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by spinkid
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14937

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

Ouch! combined with the Max being out of service this is not what anyone wants to deal with right now.

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by spinkid
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan - what now?
Replies: 25
Views: 3940

Re: Sudan - what now?

You can't be serious. Try Mogadishu next. I agree with this guy. I felt perfectly safe in Khartoum. People are friendly and don't look at you like a walking wallet unlike other African countries. I had shopkeepers chase me down the street with a couple Sudanese pounds (cause I didn't bother waiting...

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 6036

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

The second iteration of Midwest Airlines is to buy Ultimate Jet Charters and begin operations from MKE to LUK, MCI, and MSP on July 31, 2019. The service will take place on only weekdays, and will utilize former skyway airlines Fairchild 328JET and Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft. After raising almost 100...

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Air LUX-KEF-BWI/BOS early 90s
Replies: 37
Views: 3798

Re: Iceland Air LUX-KEF-BWI/BOS early 90s

Loftlieder was flying JFK/BWI-LUX n/s during the 80's, Here's something to check out, it looks like they had at least one DC-10 in 1979, look at the images down to 1979 & you'll see an FA standing in front of what is obviously a DC-10 tail. On this same page, there is a 1974 timetable that show...

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 15539

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Looking at Varadero Today. these are the departures. I'm curious why flights to the same destinations often seem clustered around the same time. For example Sunwing has 2 flights leaving within 5 minutes of each other to Halifax and two at the same time to Toronto. Why not spread them apart instead ...

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7514

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

My favorite quote from the article.

“I just can’t state that enough: we are very much in the experimental mode.”


They doesn't exactly give off the vibe of flying with confidence

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 148105

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

Fex180 wrote:
the official statement makes multiple mentions of "low fares" which probably rules out an all-mint product.


It could be Premium Heavy with something like 10 rows of coach in the far back. Other Carriers have done that.

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 148105

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

So hearing Rumor that JetBlue signed an agreement to temporary Lease ThomasCook aircraft and crews for service Until They achieve US approval to operate the aircraft themselves. ??? Flyguy That would make sense. More sense than them purchasing any kind of share of TC. It would also make this announ...

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways leasing Miami Air aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: Fiji Airways leasing Miami Air aircraft

I'll say. This is the "dream job" most flight attendants think about.

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by spinkid
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 154
Views: 25517

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

At one point I recall B6 adding flights to LAS to squat on their slots. I think they need to make a decision on Long Beach. If they want to grow it slowly and keep these slots they are going to have to throw some LGB-LAS/PHX turns on there, and then route them through to some other places. Otherwise...

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 110
Views: 24706

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

EK77WNH wrote:
This all sounds like PeopleExpress, 2019 style.



You clearly haven't flown their MINT product. There is a reason they are competing quite well on Trans Cons.

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Air LUX-KEF-BWI/BOS early 90s
Replies: 37
Views: 3798

Re: Iceland Air LUX-KEF-BWI/BOS early 90s

Yes, My brother and sister in law took Icelandair to LUX as it was the cheapest and closest to where her German relatives live.

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Truth in B6/TCX Rumours??
Replies: 34
Views: 6607

Re: Any Truth in B6/TCX Rumours??

Thinking about a JetBlue UK branding. It does make me realize that no U.S. carrier is operating or leasing its namng rights to another country. I'm thinking of what Norwegian does, specifically
Norwegian Argentina
Thai Viet Jet
Thai Air Asia
Indonesia Air Asia
The list can go on and on

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by spinkid
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/7/2019:AA Further Trims JFK;D8 Suspends PVD-ORK/SNN.SNN-SWF;ET Moves ABJ from EWR to JFK;VC SFB-MOB>BFM
Replies: 71
Views: 11948

Re: OAG Changes 4/7/2019:AA Further Trims JFK;D8 Suspends PVD-ORK/SNN.SNN-SWF;ET Moves ABJ from EWR to JFK;VC SFB-MOB>BF

*AA BOS-JFK JUL 4>1.0[5] AUG 5>1.0[5] SEP 5>1.0[4] OCT 5>1.0[3] NOV 5>2[3] enrilria - thank you for all your efforts. Looks like you waking up and compiling the info sooner is getting better responses from everyone :) Prime O&D taken over by B6 and DL IMO. This makes the story even more clearer...

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by spinkid
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 31955

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

In this article about the possible chance of a Wow 2.0 they mention that they could get started soon, and possibly wet lease their A/C to Norwegian to help them cover their 737MAX routes. They are proposing 4 A321neos and 1 A320neo "The investor presentation states that the airline would initia...

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by spinkid
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182428

Re: Wow Air to attempt relaunch as new company

They certainly wouldn't be the first airline to go bankrupt and revive the name. Its not like they had a fatal crash, such as Valujet. Braniff and Pan Am have been around 3 times now. Norwegian would love to wet lease those A321's right now, and if Wow also can provide the crewing for it. They can g...

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by spinkid
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 31955

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

SWF-DUB isn't removed. It's actually sold out. The planned April traffic from SWF to Ireland a total of 16 flights per week. 11x weekly to DUB and 5X weekly to SNN. That's a total of 3,024 seats a week. The A330 they have wetleased offers only 2716 weekly seats. In fact, there are seats available f...

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by spinkid
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 18349

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

They need them fast. That's why they took these, quite possibly as wet leases, so they can get them into service ASAP.
Norwegian is having to use an A330 on their SWF-DUB route from Evelop Airlines.
I would imagine there is quite the scramble to find available aircraft right now.

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by spinkid
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY has Three 737s at HRL today?
Replies: 11
Views: 2601

Re: SY has Three 737s at HRL today?

Well, if one was a rescue flight for a plane with a tech problem, that accounts for 2 being on the ground at the same time.

they must have had a charter flight as well coming through.

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4736

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

Israel doesn’t allow such flight, although both countries (Jordan & Egypt) considered allies to Israel, they have a very tough airspace restrictions. Their airspace entirely controlled by the army. allies to Israel? Not so much. They recognize Israel's right to exist and have relations with the...

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by spinkid
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 31955

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

Airline Routes is reporting the following changes for Newburgh and Hamilton for Norwegian. An A330 a SWF Daily for a while will make for great spotting! Norwegian Air International in last week’s schedule update adjusted operational aircraft for Dublin – Newburgh/Stewart route, from 01APR19 to 30JUN...

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by spinkid
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7762

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

DEN is a great spot for Marijuana Tourism. Grab a cheap flight, stay a day or two, head home with your purchases. I'm sure people in Tyler, TX will appreciate the chance. Except for the fact that it's still a federal crime to transport marijuana on an airplane... True, but I haven't seen any mass a...

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by spinkid
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182428

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Who will pick up the slack besides Icelandair? They are light on aircraft, so it won't be easy for them. WOW showed that a few markets can support more capacity. I think certain U.S. cities could support service to KEF like 3x weekly with that as the destination. Some places have the O & D to ma...

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by spinkid
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1107
Views: 182428

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

A330 wrote:
Just for info,
WOW is not that large in terms of revenue.

Revenue wise, Air Atlanta Icelandic (AAI) is BY FAR the biggest earner and the airline making the most profit in Iceland, followed at a large distance by Icelandair.



They are a cargo carrier however.

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