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by peterinlisbon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172830

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf6TzCJ96Pk

And here's Ataturk airport on the last day (05 April):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEx0FcbiAJw&t=7s
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Here's the new airport on the first day of operations (06 April):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf6TzCJ96Pk

And here's Ataturk airport on the last day (05 April):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEx0FcbiAJw&t=7s

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172830

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

It looks like the last ferry flight, TK2295 (a 777), just did a low flyover of the airport and then flew all the way along the Bosphorous and the black sea coast at low altitude then it did a flyover of the new airport before landing there.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172830

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

When airlines move to new airports don’t they usually just buy new equipments? Why would they want to pay 50k-200k per item for a new passenger bus/airstairs/container loader etc when they can just put what they already have on a truck and move it to its new location. Even if they bought new, they'...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172830

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I watched some of the last flights and the ferry flights leaving from FlyInn shopping centre next to the runway. After we went over to the international terminal. In departures they were already switching off equipment and carrying it out to trucks parked outside, some of the cafes were still open b...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172830

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I saw another one on Flight Tracker just now, a 738. TK2396. It took off, turned 30 degrees left and then right again to intercept the runway. In the air less than 5 minutes, levelling at 2800ft.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172830

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

From London to Istanbul on the 5th TK has a bunch of widebodies - 2 A330s and 2 777's, with sky-high prices (£805 one-way). Even the Gatwick flight is an A330.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172830

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

If you look at the Turkish airlines website you will see this message: "The Great Move is Beginning! All scheduled flights at Ataturk Airport will end on April 6, 2019 at 02:00, and any previously planned flights will continue from 14:00 onwards from Istanbul Airport on the same day." Toda...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172830

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

This table appears to show the number of departures on each day of April (4, 5 and 6th) at different times during the day. The numbers at the bottom are the times in the 24 hour clock, the black ones are on the 5th April and the red ones are on the 6th. I think these are all flights from Ataturk to ...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

The funny thing is that if I look online to book Cairo-Tel Aviv it shows me a connection on the RJ flight which goes around Israel to avoid it, then a flight from Amman to Tel Aviv. The price is very high - £180. I did actually do this journey once by land via Dahab and I asked the Israelis not to p...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4455

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

A constant risk of getting stuck between Hamas rockets and Iron Dome always exists in Israel. Makes sense to avoid the airspace entirely I don't think that those things get up to a high altitude. Anyway, that would be far more of a risk to aircraft that are landing at Tel Aviv, not aircraft that ar...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash
Replies: 31
Views: 9261

Re: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash

When I was flying as a private pilot, I was actually quite surprised about how frequent crashes are in general aviation. Flying is still a fairly high-risk activity once you take away all of the experience, safety systems and redundancies that we're used to in civil aviation. There were at least two...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 7103

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

The problem is that these days when a woman "feels" something (regardless of whether that feeling is justified), it's Captain Saveaho* to the rescue (*probably not the captain's real name). If a man "feels" threatened then people will ask if he was actually threatened, which they...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 80
Views: 5373

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

There are a lot of ways in which aircraft can go wrong and in that case, there needs to be a human that can manage the situation and make decisions. For example, what happens if there's a fire on board or some system starts malfunctioning. A computer wouldn't know what to do when anything outside of...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720418

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Yes, it's surprising that the MCAS system doesn't put some kind of alert "MCAS Activated" or "Automatic Trim Activated - Trim 5 down" on those fancy screens so that the pilots can see what's going on. Also, if you have cruise control on a car then when you press the brake it cut...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720418

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://medium.com/@jpaulreed/the-737max-and-why-software-engineers-should-pay-attention-a041290994bd Great analysis of the problem in this link by a software expert "When this system detects a dangerous flight condition, it trims the aircraft, attempting to prevent a stall by pushing the nose...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720418

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

It's not that simple. I think MCAS goes in steps. It makes an adjustment, 2.5 degrees I believe. If the stall conditions persist, it makes another 2.5 degree adjustment. And so on. The problem is that if the sensor is faulty or damaged, it will keep on making 2.5 degree adjustments until the aircra...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 681
Views: 172830

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I was there again last week (landing from London). It's really looking good now. TK has on their website that the move is on 6th April and I don't think it will be delayed further. There seem to be enough facilities, although some things (such as car rental offices) are not yet completed. The design...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720418

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

So technically, the MCAS has the authority to crank the elevator jackscrew up against the stops, leaving pilots with an unrecoverable hardover? Maybe I'm not understanding something, because several of the engineering decisions made with this aircraft seem questionable at best. It's not that simple...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14181

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

Were these flights on the 737 Max?

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 170
Views: 38666

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

The loss of face in shutting down their flag carrier would be immense. This is not the West, even Italy hasn't gone that far What does Loss of Face have to do with Business? They're either making money or Losing it? I would say merge with SIA since they're close by and run an Asian Powerhouse of an...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 54572

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Not totally unexpected except for the A380 news. Shocking that these are leaving the fleet so soon. The cost involved in operating and maintaining the beast must be unimaginable. Another nail in the A380's coffin. Yes, I can understand that airlines don't want to buy the aircraft new because it's e...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 720418

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

What I understand is that because of the position of the engines the aircraft is nose heavy and uses a system called MCAS to keep it trimmed up. If a certain sensor fails, it can pitch nose down unexpectedly and pilots don't really know what to do when this happens because the trim is more powerful ...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 170
Views: 38666

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

It would be a huge loss for the country as a whole if they do this. Air Asia doesn't even fly to Europe, it just takes the low-hanging fruit and flies the point to point routes that it finds profitable. I suppose they could look at closing all of the roads, railways, water and electricity networks i...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine aspires to be a Europe-Asia aviation hub
Replies: 21
Views: 2416

Re: Ukraine aspires to be a Europe-Asia aviation hub

They have pretty good fares on London-Istanbul. Always a good option when other airlines fill up and get expensive. Kiev is a great place to spend a few days on a stopover - very interesting and cheap city with good hotels and great food. I like flying on their Embraer - the 737, not so much. Last t...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 189
Views: 66521

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

zeke wrote:
Who paid $600 million for them ?


Airbus

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018
Replies: 24
Views: 6874

Re: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018

They didn't lose much - that's pocket change for Qatar's rulers. It's worth it for them to keep QR going given the amount of prestige it gives Qatar and how much it helps the country's economy in general.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could TK make a direct IST - PER flight work?
Replies: 15
Views: 3243

Re: Could TK make a direct IST - PER flight work?

Perth isn't such a big or important city to be worth it. It works to London because of cultural and family ties between the two countries but there is no such connection with Turkey. And if a passenger is going to have to stop somewhere anyway, there are many other competing options.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 19188

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

TK should buy some second hand A380s. A fleet of 20 would do. Ha ha, that's a good one :) By the way, about the 320s at ISL, I doubt that it is for training. The loads out of ISL is not that great, the yields are probably worse. So TK is putting using 320s there until the move; to limit its losses ...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage
Replies: 55
Views: 23961

Re: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage

Maybe someone threw some peanuts into it.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA pilot fired for faking ATP for over 20 years
Replies: 50
Views: 9889

Re: SAA pilot fired for faking ATP for over 20 years

Well, by now he has 20 years experience and he's done a better job than a lot of guys with proper licenses.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 19188

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

TK787 wrote:
-Well, one thing is for sure. There are no more discussion about 748/380 for TK any more :).


TK should buy some second hand A380s. A fleet of 20 would do.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 19188

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2019

Looks like TK decreased the number of B738s at ISL in favour of A321/32Bs. For example: ISL-TZX shifted from 320 to 32B ISL-FRA from 738 to 32B ISL-VKO from 738 to 320 (an interesting shift on such destinations), but from 08.03. shifts back to 738 ISL-ASR from 738 to 320/321 ISL-DIY from 320 to 32B...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23512

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

I don't think they would delay it until September, but it is possible that it could be delayed again. From what I've seen, there are still a lot of things missing (most of the lifts don't work, lack of restaurants/cafes and car rental offices not even started to be fitted out). If they have a fully ...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23512

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

Seems like the new airport opening is delayed again. Now planned for 7th April. I was there again one week ago and we took this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ifRQOMw1-8 There is now a food court with one (out of 3) restaurants open in the check-in area and most of the car park is open alth...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 20018

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

What would be really interesting would be if they start using A320 neos to fly from Boston to Europe.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

Re: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report

"During this turn, data from two independent radars (Guernsey and Jersey12) showed the aircraft descend to an altitude of about 1,600 ft at an average rate of approximately 7,000 ft/min". For that it looks to me like the aircraft got caught in a downdraft and either stalled trying to escap...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1014
Views: 148293

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Maybe it's the other way around. Perhaps the traffic that Delta is interested in is coming FROM Bombay. After all, it's a big and important city with lots of businesses and people that might want to travel to the US and Delta can get them to anywhere in the USA via its hub.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Long Haul from Ankara?
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: TK Long Haul from Ankara?

It's probably not a good idea for TK, as it would split traffic. The reason their long-haul flights work so well is because they have a lot of short-haul flights feeding into those routes. Foreign airlines can fly long-haul into Ankara because they have feed at the other end.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Spotted Over DUB - All Flights Temporarily Suspended
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: Drone Spotted Over DUB - All Flights Temporarily Suspended

Ridiculous. Now someone only has to say "I think I might possibly have seen a drone" to ground all flights at any airport.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair growth and still no profits
Replies: 38
Views: 4973

Re: Rwandair growth and still no profits

180$ million dollars doesn't sound like that much. It's the cost of one aircraft. If the benefits to the country as a whole outweigh that then it's worth it. Rwanda is fairly isolated and surrounded by poor countries with a lot of problems, so the only practical way in and out for business people an...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair growth and still no profits
Replies: 38
Views: 4973

Re: Rwandair growth and still no profits

It seems to make sense for a country like Rwanda to subsidize its national airline. It connects the country to the world and enables trade and tourism that would otherwise depend on the surrounding airlines, which wouldn't serve it adequately. I can't imagine how this could be worth the investment ...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will EK move to Maktoum ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5228

Re: When will EK move to Maktoum ?

It's pretty crazy when you add Sharjah and Abu Dhabi into the mix, each with their own airlines (Air Arabia and Etihad). Air Arabia with 321LRs & SHJ is perfectly positioned to get Indigo’s (for example) Indian customers to EU. Watch that space. In fact I’m surprised they haven’t gone after Wiz...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will EK move to Maktoum ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5228

Re: When will EK move to Maktoum ?

It's pretty crazy when you add Sharjah and Abu Dhabi into the mix, each with their own airlines (Air Arabia and Etihad).

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair growth and still no profits
Replies: 38
Views: 4973

Re: Rwandair growth and still no profits

It seems to make sense for a country like Rwanda to subsidize its national airline. It connects the country to the world and enables trade and tourism that would otherwise depend on the surrounding airlines, which wouldn't serve it adequately.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft capable of doing GRU-PEK
Replies: 41
Views: 5748

Re: Aircraft capable of doing GRU-PEK

I was reading that the proposed 777-8LX range was 10,905 miles which is just 18 miles short of the range required to operate GRU-PEK. Assuming one of the Chinese carriers ordered the 777X and decided to operate to South America, this is the shortest route. Would the 777-8LX have the range to make i...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and DSM
Replies: 30
Views: 3150

Re: Frontier and DSM

I flew DSM-SFO last year and I had to go through Denver. I guess the market is just too small. Most of the flights from DSM are to hubs like ORD, DEN, DTW, etc on small aircraft. It does make it hard to go away for the weekend if you're living there, but I guess the city is too small to really suppo...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10734

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

It appears the point is being missed by many posting here. The issue is not that the passenger failed to show up for a flight; it is that the passenger allegedly bought a fare which was sold on the condition of it being for a connection, with no intention of taking the connection. The question howe...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23512

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t=istanbul
TK619 IST1130 – 1430RAK 73H x24
TK620 RAK1525 – 2205IST 73H x24
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Turkish Airlines will start Marrakech on 15th April according to routesonline:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... t=istanbul
TK619 IST1130 – 1430RAK 73H x24
TK620 RAK1525 – 2205IST 73H x24

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