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by idp5601
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert
Replies: 37
Views: 12783

Re: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert

The 787 and A350 are superb aircraft with incredible performance and efficiency but exciting ? Nah Are you not excited by the massive potential the 787 and the A350 are fulfilling? Or the new routes it has enabled, routes that were once thought unprofitable because all the existing aircraft types w...

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by idp5601
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

The Cavite government is getting in on the Sangley action as well, because apparently they have also offered to build the new airport. http://bworldonline.com/dotr-studying-cavite-province-proposal-for-sangley-airport/ Most important part of the article: Mr. Reinoso said that the latest version of t...

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by idp5601
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Seems as if Bulacan might not be the country's next gateway after all, if one of Philippine aviation's most knowledgeable insiders is to be believed. He says Japan and China are competing for the funding of Sangley Point International Airport, which could mean RSA's airport pet project might not get...

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by idp5601
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 1801

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

We cannot pay with cash, only credit cards and avios were accepted and even water is charged as well - I never seen like this before in another airline except cheap airline like BA! For what it's worth, JAL and ANA (airlines that are generally regarded as great) charge for F&B on domestic fligh...

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by idp5601
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 1801

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

We cannot pay with cash, only credit cards and avios were accepted and even water is charged as well - I never seen like this before in another airline except cheap airline like BA! For what it's worth, JAL and ANA (airlines that are generally regarded as great) charge for F&B on domestic fligh...

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by idp5601
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star
Replies: 26
Views: 2443

Re: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star

Qatar, SQ, CX still a 5 star when I flown with them last year. Sadly on my recent flight from Beijing to Shanghai with Hainan Airlines and the service is not a 5 Star, they deserve a lower mark than 5 star services and even China Southern has better service than them. I flown China Southern and the...

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by idp5601
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

The connecting experience in NAIA would have to be improved first before they can heavily rely on transiting pax (Aussie pax to LHR and Chinese tourists to AKL aside). Deja vu ? It's Terminal 3 fiasco all over again. The DOTr is setting aside both NAIA proposals as proceeding with selection would f...

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by idp5601
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Interesting to see MNL at #6 (possibly because of their strong BPO industry?)... Could MNL-BLR be next on PR's list if DEL and BOM are a success? Perhaps, though I think sufficient demand is not there yet. More intriguing is the very recent bilateral with Maldives given the impending closure of Bor...

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by idp5601
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Interesting to see MNL at #6 (possibly because of their strong BPO industry?)... Could MNL-BLR be next on PR's list if DEL and BOM are a success? Perhaps, though I think sufficient demand is not there yet. Well, PAL did say they wanted to fly to three destinations in India with their new A321neos, ...

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by idp5601
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

From another a.net thread: https://s18.postimg.cc/sxxyalpnd/IMG_20171020_125912_01_01.png Interesting to see MNL at #6 (possibly because of their strong BPO industry?)... Could MNL-BLR be next on PR's list if DEL and BOM are a success? Maybe AI or even 6E once they get their A321neos (although that ...

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by idp5601
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 89
Views: 13495

Re: New Lisbon Airport

2 runaways are enough. They can serve plenty of passengers just look at Dxb and Lhr DXB will be replaced by DWC which will have 5 runways. LHR runs a 99% capacity. Any disruption can take hours to recover from. Having more runways allows for the possibility of better timing for connections and bett...

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by idp5601
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

The Sangley Airport proposal has been rejected by the government. http://www.manilatimes.net/unsolicited-proposals-find-no-favor-with-govt/392862/ In the letter to Sangley consortium President and CEO Wilson Tieng, Transportation Assistant Secretary Airene Robinson said that “should the government p...

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by idp5601
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 27872

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

The A380 doesn't feel as cramped or as claustrophobic as a 3-4-3 777 or a 3-3-3 787.... Given a choice on a flight operated by EK, I would choose the A380 every time, not a sardine can 777. Gonna be funny when it eventually (and arguably, inevitably) gets utilized for 11 abreast in high density; es...

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by idp5601
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8531

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

Honestly Turkey-Australia flights are overdue. If TK can get fifth freedom rights to make it a one-stop flight they are golden. The demand is there just for Istanbul. Add in the potential market share from a route like PVG-SYD or KUL-SYD or CGK-SYD and the nearby Balkan populations of Australia and...

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by idp5601
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

We now have a clearer picture on what the DOTr plans to do with NAIA in the long-term. https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/04/13/1805651/government-eyes-turning-naia-real-estate-development-hub Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said the economic team is eyeing to turn the overstretched airpo...

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by idp5601
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8531

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

Is there a business case fot such route? What is your reasoning? I don't know the traffic statistics, so it is hard to say. Obviously, it is 'doable', but then again so is BTS - PER. TK (which would be the most likely airline to start such a route) heavily depends on connecting pax, not O&D tra...

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by idp5601
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST-SYD next?
Replies: 65
Views: 8531

Re: Is IST-SYD next?

Is there a business case fot such route? What is your reasoning? I don't know the traffic statistics, so it is hard to say. Obviously, it is 'doable', but then again so is BTS - PER. TK (which would be the most likely airline to start such a route) heavily depends on connecting pax, not O&D tra...

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by idp5601
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5843

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

There seem to be a few candidates in the Middle East that are yet to pick a team, and also not big enough to go the EK/EY way: KU (Kuwait Airways) ME (Middle East Airlines, Lebanon) WY (Oman Air) Have any of these expressed any interest of teaming up? I think WY could be a shoe-in for *A given that...

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by idp5601
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5843

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Asia PR-really anyone’s guess. They’ve gotten closer to N.H., but a while back Star basically they weren’t interested. Maybe Cathay will ask them to join up with OW. Long haul network, with the exception of Canada, lines up pretty well with the Oneworld map as well. As I've said, they already tried...

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by idp5601
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to have newer cabins.
Replies: 14
Views: 4172

Re: Emirates A380 to have newer cabins.

A new order for the A380 might be on the horizon. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airline/emirates-to-exercise-airbus-a380-options-sooner-rather-than-later-idUSKBN1HI272 Wow that is huge news and probably deserves it's own thread. Awesome if it turns out to be true, which I believe it i...

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by idp5601
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

More updates from the PAL reduction in service to Caticlan/Kalibo from the April 10 timetable on their website: PR warns of a potential $50M in foregone business as a result of Boracay's closure..... https://businessmirror.com.ph/pal-stares-at-50-million-loss-from-boracay-charter-operations/ That o...

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by idp5601
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5843

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

I never see PR (Philippine Airlines) as being mentioned in an alliance. Have they even been considered for one? Yes, they were very very close to joining oneworld a few years back (supported by JL, CX, and AA) but that kinda fell through. As for what alliance they could join right now, if rumours a...

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by idp5601
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

airlinebuilder wrote:
so it is the B77W that will be used for the MNL JFK non stop flights as per airlineroute.net where the A350 was initially publicized.

Yes, although I expect them to switch to the A359 later on.

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by idp5601
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

This month's issue of Mabuhay says that PAL will open a new training facility by this year, with 'simulators, airport and airline mock-ups' as well as 'classrooms equipped with cutting-edge training equipment', according to the magazine. This is great news for upcoming and aspiring pilots of PAL, be...

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by idp5601
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11856

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

Revelation wrote:

For example, DL will have A321, A330, A330neo, A350, B757, B767, B787 and B777 in the fleet at the same time, and presumably be adding 797 too.


Pretty sure DL already canceled its 787 orders.

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by idp5601
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

The b797 is a quite interesting plane for pal.they should announce their interest now, to replace their a321neo by 2026.the one with the recliner seats and ife :) should to go to domestic pal express.what are your thoughts about the b797?i think its a perfect aircraft for pal. While the 797 may be ...

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by idp5601
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

SleeplessInZh wrote:
Just name it mega manila intl airport.the tag shouldn't change 'mnl'.other names are confusing to foreigners.for us its just we fly to mnl.manila

Indeed. If Bulacan/Sangley are ever built just shut NAIA down and transfer the MNL code to whatever new airport is going to be built.

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by idp5601
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5460

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

What barriers? Who is actively trying to ban women from making a pilot license? No one is banning women from becoming pilots. The only reason why women aren't as keen as men to work in more technical fields is largely due to social engineering in the form of gender stereotypes that are being taught...

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by idp5601
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5460

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

If it is true, they clearly need to try harder to attract more female pilots and remove barriers, as feasible. What barriers? Who is actively trying to ban women from making a pilot license? No one is banning women from becoming pilots. The only reason why women aren't as keen as men to work in mor...

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by idp5601
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

One of the reason I fly PAL exclusively is not having to change terminals in Manila. I guess thats no longer going to be the case for my upcoming trip this September HNL-MNL-CEB. Hopefully they have a functioning system in place for shuttling passengers between terminals by then and have all the ki...

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by idp5601
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 50
Views: 12187

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

CAN seems like a glaring hole in their network, then KUL or SGN. MNL is notoriously low yielding, unless they plan on using for Eurowings for that service there is no way they can compete with the heavy ME3 service plus heavy VFR nature of the market. They could always use the Jump A343s for MNL/SG...

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by idp5601
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 50
Views: 12187

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

Tons of Indonesians fly exclusively on SQ's F, that's why CGK is the only Asean destinations with regular F service. So the market is definitely there. Not exactly accurate. MNL gets regular F service daily, and if I'm not mistaken, BKK gets a few F-equipped planes a week as well, although not as f...

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by idp5601
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

1 A president who cancels the contracts of a ground handling company as a knee jerk reaction to the theft from the baggage of the Japanese ambassador's wife I find MIASCOR’s failure to disclose (or willful cover-up) of 18 out of 26 pilferage incidents the better reason why their contract has to be ...

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by idp5601
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/ec ... y/?just_in
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Big news today regarding SMC's Bulacan Airport project: the NEDA-ICC has now given it the green light to proceed to the final stage, which is securing the approval of the President.
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/ec ... y/?just_in

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by idp5601
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

New terminal assignments for airlines using NAIA have been announced for implementation by August 31, 2018..... https://www.facebook.com/PTVph/videos/2076062075787785/?hc_ref=ARRdo72NbrmRXpiA-L0YDkwRTDbDiL6qypy84GHy1cwsYOVlB0wPBhhBy03eDkAJWKk Terminal 1 : Thai Airways Japan Airlines Saudia Airlines...

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by idp5601
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 50
Views: 12187

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php ... &id=147807
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I could see LH to MNL in the near future; it was mentioned last year that they were interested in restarting FRA-MNL.

http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php ... &id=147807

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by idp5601
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

This is a bit late, but apparently PAL have switched ticketing systems from Sabre (a hold-out from their failed oneworld membership bid) to Amadeus Altea. http://www.amadeus.com/web/amadeus/en_1A-corporate/Amadeus-Home/Newsroom/Archive/PR-2018-03-19-Philippine-Airlines-Altea/1319658626891-Page-AMAD_...

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by idp5601
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 18589

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

Perhaps YYZ, which is also a Star Alliance hub through AC, and the third biggest metro area in the US and Canada (after NYC and LAX). Yields might also be better at YYZ, given the restrictions placed on the ME3 in Canada, who would likely carry some ASEAN-bound traffic. Cheers, C. Although YYZ is i...

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by idp5601
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

SleeplessInZh wrote:
I think they don't have airplane cameras.they forgot that again.

I think that's because the plane isn't even finished yet. If you've noticed there are still no engines nor a parabolic antenna. We will wait and see.

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by idp5601
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Looks like a slightly revised livery with a greyed out belly, with the sunriser logo and some typeface at the bottom. The side looks a bit underwhelming, they could at least have used the 777's more prominent typeface for "Philippines". Honestly not a very big fan of the stretched typefac...

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by idp5601
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 25393

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

I could see MNL or SGN as a longshot, although the heavily VFR nature of these markets would mean AA might not make any money on these routes.

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by idp5601
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

The first PR A350 is now out of the paint shop! https://scontent.fmnl6-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/29064115_2100186126664327_4543869951512271505_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeFZbj4rCq6ZsV3T1gAhege9R_IvYOyWNUaoMbP434Ojs8aJ1RfHBYA6Wyeyo1B0P6C5xKVqWFS3650epcDYvEh...

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by idp5601
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

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by idp5601
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

And some interesting developments regarding one of PAL's 77Ws: RP-67776 just arrived from XMN earlier this morning at 0756, which is odd because all of PR's outbound flights from XMN depart either late afternoon-evening. And according to Arianespace -67775 just left MNL as well. Just maintenance che...

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by idp5601
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

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by idp5601
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

NAIA Super Consortium presents their proposal for NAIA rehab. WARNING: MASSIVE WALL OF IMAGES BELOW https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYycXK7VoAA5zbB.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYydaWmVQAEIZzZ.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYyoA38VQAAzZS_.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYyoA38VQAAzZS_.jpg https://...

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by idp5601
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

What are the new airlines in the pipeline for Manila? No news as of now yet, but there have been some unconfirmed rumours of GA thinking about relaunching CGK-MNL this year. LH are also interested in restarting flights from FRA but I doubt we'll see that this year; possibly mid-2019 at the earliest.

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by idp5601
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 108856

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

I'm out of the loop on this entirely, but does anyone have an update on the A330 cabin reconfiguration announced by PAL last year? I'll most likely be flying PAL from Honolulu to Manila in September and I'm considering Premium Economy. I'd like to get an idea if I'll experience their new product or...

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