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by Coal
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy
Replies: 44
Views: 9582

Re: SIA CEO outlines brand strategy

I'll make the same comment I made on the other current SQ thread, using CGK as an example. SQ fly to CGK 8x daily (9x daily on some days), using mostly old 773As (and a mix of A330s, A359, and 77W). The 773As have long haul F and 50 regional J seats. That's ~67% more regional J seats than the A330s,...

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by Coal
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 28474

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

In the other thread, the consensus seems to be that SQ will shift some of the regional Asia flights from SQ to Silk or Scoot. So that means Silk will probably see some widebody planes down the road... probably A359R is my guess. 787-10 will be a good Scoot plane on routes to India or China, and SQ ...

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by Coal
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 28474

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

For comparison, this region, the ASEAN region is a a region of 625 million people. By contrast, the EU is a region with a population of 511 million people, and North America is a region with a population of 565 million people. Still think this is too much for SIA? The problem is, of these 625 milli...

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by Coal
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40936

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Hello - Posting this question here as it's probably the most appropriate thread. On departure back to SIN today (Sept 28th), around 5pm local time, saw a VA A320 land in CGK. Anyone know where it came from? First time seeing a VA A320 in CGK. I thought maybe a charter from either Cocos or Christmas...

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by Coal
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 40936

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Hello - Posting this question here as it's probably the most appropriate thread. On departure back to SIN today (Sept 28th), around 5pm local time, saw a VA A320 land in CGK. Anyone know where it came from? First time seeing a VA A320 in CGK. I thought maybe a charter from either Cocos or Christmas ...

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by Coal
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?
Replies: 55
Views: 7424

Re: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?

1. The potential O&D traffic would be high-yielding, with a number of commercial relationships between the cities: - Microsoft is headquartered in Seattle, but has its APAC headquarters in Singapore - it has nearly 1,000 employees in the city, and operates in 39 countries through Singapore. - A...

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by Coal
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Alliances
Replies: 13
Views: 3265

Re: The future of Alliances

downdata wrote:
Yet OW is the only alliance that allows alliance wide lounge access...

Huh? I don't know about ST, but *A also allows alliance wide lounge access if you have the status.

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by Coal
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?
Replies: 38
Views: 2298

Re: One wish.... What would you change about aviation?

Mobile boarding passes for all flights.

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by Coal
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 issues?
Replies: 57
Views: 17494

Re: Air France's A340s, a disaster waiting to happen

Does anyone know what exactly the issue is? A340s have been operating for years, decades even at BOG (AF, LH, IB), without incident. Why is AF having so many issues now?

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by Coal
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Elligibility for TSA Pre✓ Approved Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Elligibility for TSA Pre✓ Approved Airlines

The easiest way to get Pre for international flights is to book a full fare domestic flight on a carrier departing from the same terminal as your international flight. Use the domestic boarding pass to get through security in the Pre line and then cancel your ticket. I'm not sure what the laws in t...

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by Coal
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Elligibility for TSA Pre✓ Approved Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Elligibility for TSA Pre✓ Approved Airlines

https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/us/m ... 717-170526
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You can fly SQ next time. They are the first (and so far only) Asian airline to offer PreCheck:

https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/us/m ... 717-170526

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by Coal
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes
Replies: 50
Views: 7981

Re: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes

ET SIN-KUL-SIN 787-8 HY SIN-KUL-SIN 787-8 CI SIN-SUB-SIN A343 CX SIN-BKK-SIN A333 DL SIN-NRT-SIN 763 GA SIN-AMS 77W (However, this shows as bookable on Google schedules but I understand it is not actually bookable) GA SIN-LHR 77W (However, this shows as bookable on Google schedules but I understand ...

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by Coal
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11234

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Down a dark alley in Rio and maybe I would agree, but in the first class cabin of a major carrier, really? IMHO your post was rather way off the mark. I think you're better than that. Why have 4k cash with you? For which reason? Even if you tip a lot, you probably need a few hundred in cash, not 4k...

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by Coal
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11234

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

As a WORLDWIDE Ferry Pilot, I can say sometimes we have no other option than to carry the CASH. AFRICA, INDIA, EAST ASIA are areas of the world where there is no other way to PAY for Services. Folks NOT EVERYONE TAKES a CC and CASH IS KING...... AFRICA wants NEW $100 bills for their payment. ONLY!!...

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by Coal
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 11234

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Nothing wrong with carrying a large a mount of cash depending on your circumstance. My wife and I carried 9.5K each (max 10k) when we moved to the UK to have cash while we opened up bank accounts here. I don't get this. I have lived in 11 different countries of varying levels of development and I h...

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by Coal
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 3977

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

Firefly 3501 Subang - Singapore ATR72

That's the nearest commercial flight to me. However, RSAF (Republic of Singapore Air Force) F16s have been circling over my house all morning. Those, of course, don't come up on FR24 ;-)

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by Coal
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 62187

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

I don't know why, but I always found it fascinating that I could take a United flight on a 737 between two cities in Asia. Seeing those 737s at HKG amongst the various Chinese and Southeast Asian carriers seemed like a relic of some bygone era to me. This is the last little bit of the old Pan Am gl...

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by Coal
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 62187

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Yeah, but that's not what they said. PR screwed up. EWR-SIN was flown for years, at 9,500+ miles. This flight is much shorter. False. The qualifier of "current record" in the next paragraph does not redeem the lie. And what is a "current record," anyway, I have never heard of su...

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by Coal
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 62187

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

In what way is this a "record?" For United Airlines personally? United's longest ever nonstop flight. Yeah, but that's not what they said. PR screwed up. EWR-SIN was flown for years, at 9,500+ miles. This flight is much shorter. Longest non-stop service. The flight between LAX and SIN wil...

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by Coal
Sat May 27, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 4339

Re: Cities with alternate airports

JHB as alternative to SIN, although you have to drive across the border to Malaysia to get there, but back before Air Asia and the other SE Asian LCCs were big, I actually took a flight from JHB to BKI to save about $500 on the airfare ex-SIN.

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by Coal
Sat May 20, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Cargo to be shut; freighters reintegrate with SQ mainline
Replies: 17
Views: 5085

Re: SIA Cargo to be shut; freighters reintegrate with SQ mainline

So to summarize, it's basically more of an organizational redesign, with common resources between SQ and SQC, but the freighters and I assume the name Singapore Airlines Cargo will remain.

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by Coal
Wed May 17, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 66
Views: 5603

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

Why would some airlines increase the size of their business class cabins (some BA 747s now have 86 business class seats) if only 25% of passengers are paying for it? Because 25% of 86 is more than 25% of 20 and international business class tickets often cost 4 or 5 times that of discounted economy....

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by Coal
Wed May 17, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to London
Replies: 22
Views: 5262

Re: AVIANCA TO LONDON

BOG is very often listed towards the top of possible new BA destinations BOG would not be a new destination for BA. BA served BOG in the 1980s and 1990s, even in the late 1990s switching from the 742 to the 777 (I distinctly remember ads for USD777 fares to London), though I think it was to LGW and...

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by Coal
Tue May 16, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to London
Replies: 22
Views: 5262

Re: AVIANCA TO LONDON

BOG is very often listed towards the top of possible new BA destinations BOG would not be a new destination for BA. BA served BOG in the 1980s and 1990s, even in the late 1990s switching from the 742 to the 777 (I distinctly remember ads for USD777 fares to London), though I think it was to LGW and...

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by Coal
Mon May 15, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone
Replies: 60
Views: 11571

Re: Printed boarding pass vs. smartphone

A small pet peeve of mine: What is so great about having your boarding pass on your cell phone instead of using a printed one? Try 10 times in front of the TSA until the reader finally recognizes you? Holding up the line of us old folks with a printed boarding pass which takes 0.2 seconds to hand t...

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by Coal
Mon May 15, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?
Replies: 41
Views: 7904

Re: SQ's intention with the additional A359ULRs?

It's interesting to find out that SFO is actually closer to SIN than LAX. Although it's further North, it's also further West. :) SIN-LAX is 7621nm SIN-SFO is 7339nm Source: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SIN-LAX%0D%0ASIN-SFO&MS=wls&DU=nm&SG=.82&SU=mach So where do you get LAX is clos...

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by Coal
Mon May 15, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 66
Views: 5603

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

Which implies: - London-Hong Kong on Cathay has 318 Business and 36 First. Every. Day. If most employers want to save costs, whom are these airlines going to sell all those seats? Are there really that many CEOs and super-senior consultants? Again, just wondering... Well, take the example of LHR-HK...

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by Coal
Sat May 13, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 66
Views: 5603

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

Consultants. We're typically on airplanes every Monday morning and Thursday or Friday evening. But, keep in mind this means being away from home the majority of the week. Also, typically rushing to the airport to be there just on time before the plane door closes, so usually no time for lounge acces...

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by Coal
Fri May 12, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Codes that make little sense
Replies: 63
Views: 4454

Re: Airport Codes that make little sense

USM for Koh Samui

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by Coal
Thu May 11, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore and Belize open skies.
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Singapore and Belize open skies.

"This latest agreement brings the number of air services agreements Singapore has with other countries to more than 130, of which more than 60 are open skies agreements."

You never know which place will become the next DXB.

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by Coal
Thu May 11, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore and Belize open skies.
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Singapore and Belize open skies.

It happens all the time. Last year they did so with Jamaica. Also, I think it can potentially benefit cargo flights as well.

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by Coal
Wed May 10, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 58
Views: 18069

Re: Scoot applies for US service

The 787 can do SIN-HNL non-stop. A route far more lucrative. Or even HKG-HNL. Why stop in Japan with all the competition!? Before opening the thread I knew it would be HNL, but I am disappointed it's not a non-stop. I'd love to visit Hawaii, but having to fly all the way via Japan makes it less des...

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by Coal
Tue May 02, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill
Replies: 29
Views: 4298

Re: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill

Mcdonalds lost a multi million dollar law suit over hot coffee. they awarded her $2.8million instead. Had you spent 5 seconds reading it, you would've known that the judge awarded $640k and that they settled for less than that. While it does seem McDonald's was apparently negligent in terms of how ...

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by Coal
Mon May 01, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fancy a 27hr, one stop flight? SAA partners with Hawaiian Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

Re: Fancy a 27hr, one stop flight? SAA partners with Hawaiian Airlines

I've met quite a few South African tourists on the West Coast, and I'd imagine there may be a *tiny* percentage of connecting passengers. I just don't see the appeal when South Africa is two hours from Zanzibar and Madagascar, four hours from Mauritius and Reunion, just under six from the Seychelle...

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by Coal
Mon May 01, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fancy a 27hr, one stop flight? SAA partners with Hawaiian Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3135

Re: Fancy a 27hr, one stop flight? SAA partners with Hawaiian Airlines

T54A wrote:
I cant imagine there are too many destinations that are further apart than Johannesburg and Honolulu

I fly at least once a year between SIN and MIA (used to two twice a year, some times up to four times) and it's usually a 26 to 35 hour journey with two stops.

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by Coal
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Ends MEL-DXB-LHR in Favor of MEL-PER-LHR, EK Upgrades to A380
Replies: 109
Views: 20186

Re: QF Ends MEL-DXB-LHR in Favor of MEL-PER-LHR, EK Upgrades to A380

So where will QF fly to with the A380 that is currently used on the MEL-DXB-LHR run? To Asia, QF states in the press release that the freed aircraft will be used on Asia services from MEL and SYD to Asian cities like HKG & SIN. Hmmm, at least we will get a lot of variety in SIN again, from QF's...

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by Coal
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 10854

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

Anything East Asia to Europe that departs late in the evening / night and arrives in the early morning. Incredibly common

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by Coal
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Codes that make little sense
Replies: 63
Views: 4454

Re: Airport Codes that make little sense

Others that may make little sense to those who do not know the reasoning behind the codes: CGK / Jakarta - The airport is located in the district of Cengkareng, in West Jakarta DPS / Bali - While the name of the island is Bali, the name of the main city on the island and where the airport is located...

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by Coal
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?
Replies: 112
Views: 7211

Re: What is the Nonstop Route of your Dreams?

SIN - MIA, which won't happen unless there's a significant change in aircraft technology. But I'd be happy with any nonstop East Asia to MIA, to have one-stop service to MIA via the Pacific rather than having to go via Europe or the ME.

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by Coal
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa In Southeast Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Lufthansa In Southeast Asia

The European airlines with historic ties to South East Asia have the strongest presence today: - BKK: AF3x, BA7x, KL7x, LH7x, LX7x, OS7x - KUL: BA7x, KL10x - SIN: AF7x, BA14x, KL7x, LH7x, LX7x - CGK: KL7x - DPS: KL7x You missed AY to BKK and SIN (and HKT and KBV, I believe on a seasonal basis). I a...

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by Coal
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa In Southeast Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 3750

Re: Lufthansa In Southeast Asia

SIN obviously is a strong destination, commanding higher yields and business traffic. Also the LH/SQ joint venture (and now with CX as well) which allows LH to limit the destinations it sends its own metal to in the region and lets its partners carry pax onwards to other points in SE Asia and Austr...

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by Coal
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guangzhou-Africa market
Replies: 7
Views: 1869

Re: Guangzhou-Africa market

Google Chocolate City Guangzhou.

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by Coal
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop
Replies: 19
Views: 3821

Re: Qatar Airways increases Bali-Doha to triple daily nonstop

Bali was already unbearable the first and only time I visited five years ago, now it must be so much more developed and polluted and crowded. I'm sure it was beautiful 50 years ago. Kuta is terrible, like going to Cancun during spring break. Seminyak is getting pretty crowded, but still has the mor...

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by Coal
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat Selection Help on Thai
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Seat Selection Help on Thai

Good luck... It's pretty much impossible. Even if you call TG, it will be incredibly difficult to do so.

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by Coal
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Check-In : What does it actually do?
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: Check-In : What does it actually do?

As an engineer, I really see no need for the check in process to exist these days, except that I know it's a relic of the ancient systems and procedures that are actually still at the back of all the modern web-based processes the customers see. (All the old methods of filing paper administration a...

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by Coal
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 12672

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

I'm surprised none of the New York carriers have looked into Antwerp. 85% of the world's diamonds get traded through that city, and New York is another major centre of the industry. Lots of potential for couriers and high security cargo. I can tell you that diamonds from Canadian mines travel to An...

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by Coal
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unpleasant Air Serbia changes
Replies: 22
Views: 6045

Re: Unpleasant Air Serbia changes

whywhyzee wrote:
Euro J is there so business passengers can book a more flexible ticket and arrive at the airport when is best suited to their schedule and fly when is best suited to their schedule, it's not for added comfort.

You can buy a fully flexible Y fare and achieve the same, still cheaper than a J fare.

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by Coal
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Phones on planes..dumb question
Replies: 15
Views: 2166

Re: Phones on planes..dumb question

At these times the airlines don't want people talking on the phone, maybe telling their friends and family it's a windy day and a bumpy take off. Then, a few minutes after take off, the signal was suddenly interrupted and lost. I don't think it's about the inconvenience of having a dropped call but...

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