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by dampfnudel
Sat May 26, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 19455

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Another sign that the 797/MOM isn’t just theoretical?

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by dampfnudel
Sat May 26, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 77
Views: 7816

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

MIA is a given for HAV with plenty of Cubans in the MIA area. But I would think that NYC would be the #2 market, but I guess it isn't so; or maybe its just a DL screw-up. UA flies out of EWR, it would be interesting to see how they are doing. I had a feeling that at most given the current condition...

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by dampfnudel
Fri May 25, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 21701

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

I don’t think the Dutch, EU, Hague or anyone else can do anything that would effectively bring justice for the victims of MH 17 and their families without a ton of negative economic consequences, especially for the EU. Of course, I think there will come a point where there will be a reckoning if the...

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by dampfnudel
Fri May 25, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13659

Re: A310 - too early?

I definitely liked the A310-300, just like I like the 767. Flew it with LH a few times when I was a teen bet. JFK/EWR and FRA. Not too many passengers, only two seats by the window, etc.

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by dampfnudel
Wed May 23, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9853

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Creative and cool way for DL to acknowledge that sitting in a middle seat can be a struggle.

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by dampfnudel
Wed May 23, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3491
Views: 430775

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

UAL747422 wrote:
New question: The probability of US airlines being the launch customer for the 797?


DL/UA will be at the head of the line for sure.

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by dampfnudel
Sat May 19, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Wing & OS Tail Collide @ EWR 5/18
Replies: 11
Views: 5525

Re: UA Wing & OS Tail Collide @ EWR 5/18

I recall an OS 767 and UA 767 colliding at EWR in 2016.

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by dampfnudel
Fri May 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 462
Views: 77273

Re: Plane down near HAV

Now it’s being reported that the flight was to Holguin.

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by dampfnudel
Fri May 18, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 462
Views: 77273

Re: 737 crashes in La Havana

Everyone is reporting a 737. Its likely leased/wet leas if its to Cubana. Other possibility is a charter to Florida. I have seen a 737 in "Havana Air" colors when its actually a flight operated by someone like Xtra. I am leaning towards a leased 737 for Cubana given that is what the state...

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by dampfnudel
Fri May 18, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 462
Views: 77273

Re: 737 crashes in La Havana

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44176899


Maybe there’s some confusion here and it’s not a Cubana flight.
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KLDC10 wrote:
Source here; but as far as I'm aware, Cubana don't operate the 737.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44176899


Maybe there’s some confusion here and it’s not a Cubana flight.

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by dampfnudel
Fri May 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 462
Views: 77273

Re: 737 crashes in La Havana

The Cubana B737 was headed to Guyana and Cuban state media is reporting that there are casualties.

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by dampfnudel
Wed May 09, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 538
Views: 173085

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Has construction of Delta’s first CS100 begun yet?

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by dampfnudel
Mon May 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F, 6 A320neo and up to 6 A320ceo
Replies: 74
Views: 12676

Re: LH GROUP to order 2 B77W,2 B77F and 12 A320neo

And for those anticipating the 777X order being dumped: nope. Makes the a.net interpretation of those comments from 2016 seem incorrect, says I. Anyone expecting LH to cancel the perfect replacement for their 744 fleet is most likely smoking something good. I wouldn’t be surprised if LH even has an...

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by dampfnudel
Mon May 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 35035

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

Probably a long shot, but maybe it’s a 797 order that will be announced when Boeing announces it. The 767 was a good fit for BA and I could see them being one of the first airlines (along with DL) to order the 797. The 767 was such a good fit that BA sold on a quarter of the total fleet to Qantas a...

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by dampfnudel
Mon May 07, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 35035

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

Probably a long shot, but maybe it’s a 797 order that will be announced when Boeing announces it. The 767 was a good fit for BA and I could see them being one of the first airlines (along with DL) to order the 797.

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by dampfnudel
Mon May 07, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12256

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Mortyman wrote:
Question is what alternatives does KLM have then ? Will they be dragged under too ?


I doubt it. Either the Dutch government would step in or the LH group would see an opportunity.

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by dampfnudel
Thu May 03, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear powered aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 4744

Re: Nuclear powered aircraft?

The future of aircraft propulsion is definitely electric. How far into the future is the big question.

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by dampfnudel
Tue May 01, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 11066

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

At least it’s not bitcoin. :D

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by dampfnudel
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How large could DL grow at JFK?
Replies: 43
Views: 5177

Re: How large could DL grow at JFK?

Short of buying B6, not much and with LGA, do they really have to?

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by dampfnudel
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122101

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

You can always count on CNN and other media outlets for a quick laugh when it comes to their obvious lack of knowledge about aviation and the stupid, uninformed comments they often make. I remember that CNN headline. Never taken them seriously since, for most people it’s political stuff that forces...

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by dampfnudel
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122101

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

DaveFly wrote:
CNN just announced that ‘the 737 is a plane that actually has fuel tanks in the wings.’

Just wow!

You can always count on CNN and other media outlets for a quick laugh when it comes to their obvious lack of knowledge about aviation and the stupid, uninformed comments they often make.

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by dampfnudel
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122101

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Rest In Peace to the victim. At least, although hoping these are very few, air safety will grow significantly safer each time this happens. RIP. Comparing it to the overrun at MDW the flight number will definitely be retired and if the plane isn't written off the tail number will be changed. What’s...

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by dampfnudel
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 76766

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

I get a laugh when people around here when some say how uncomfortable Boeing metal is. From my experience as a business and leisure traveler, not a professional, the A or B has little to do with comfort. I used to love the A320 until I had experienced a UA one with slimline seats. It was uncomforta...

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by dampfnudel
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 commercial service discussion thread
Replies: 45
Views: 11580

Re: TU-154 still in commercial service?

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by dampfnudel
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 commercial service discussion thread
Replies: 45
Views: 11580

Re: TU-154 still in commercial service?

I remember flying a Tarom Tu154 when I was a kid. My mom and I were visiting my grandma/oma near Frankfurt. It was a cool and wet summer in Germany that year. My older sister recommended to my mom that maybe we should get away from the crappy weather by visiting a Black Sea resort in Romania where s...

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by dampfnudel
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 commercial service discussion thread
Replies: 45
Views: 11580

Re: TU-154 still in commercial service?

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by dampfnudel
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-154 commercial service discussion thread
Replies: 45
Views: 11580

Re: TU-154 still in commercial service?

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by dampfnudel
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?
Replies: 25
Views: 6585

Re: Hawaiian: E195-E2 a viable 717 replacement?

I think it will be tough for HA to keep their island birds for 25-30 years. It’s time for HA to start looking for a replacement such as the CS100.

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by dampfnudel
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 787 in the future?
Replies: 47
Views: 8703

Re: Delta 787 in the future?

I feel that the next newsworthy DL order from Boeing will be the MOM/797. The 787 is too much plane to replace the majority of the 767 routes. :checkmark: Both the 339 and 789/10 offer too much capacity on some routes (JFK-FRA for example), especially during certain times of the year. A 797 with a ...

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by dampfnudel
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 5117

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

Augsburg Airways, named after my mom’s hometown.

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by dampfnudel
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 5316

Re: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft

Not economically viable domestically and the airlines know it.

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by dampfnudel
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 159431

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

The 763 is becoming/has become the new DC9. Looks like the 797 can’t come soon enough for DL. Not even close. NW's DC-9-30/40 fleet averaged close to 40-years-old when NW began to phase out the type, and many made it past that milestone before the fleet type was gone. DL's 763ER average 21.5 years,...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 159431

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

On a side note, I noticed Delta's annual report released last month showed they will take only two A350-900s next year and two more in 2020. I remain sceptical Delta will take more A350-900s unless they are replacing the 77L fleet, which is very unlikely, as Airbus officially confirmed they are rai...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)
Replies: 74
Views: 9864

Re: Regarding AA's JFK-Zurich Route Ending (AA 64/AA65)

A few more: FRA (announced, but never started) NCL (same, announced, but never started) STN (operated to compete with Eos, MaxJet and closed down when Eos and MaxJet went bust) AA did fly JFK-FRA http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=56423 Absolutely not. TWA flew JFK to FRA (TW 740/741) a...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33244

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Bottom line: Dog owner is responsible for dog. Nobody else. Nuff said. Bottom line.The FA is responsible for violating United's policy and killing the dog. Nuff said. That IS why United has accepted full responsibility for the incident. Both the FA and the owners share responsibility here. They sho...

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by dampfnudel
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH moving more A380s to MUC
Replies: 37
Views: 14320

Re: LH moving more A380s to MUC

Can the A380 park at any gate at MUC or do they have special gates for them? By the way, are there any plans to refurbish the old Frankfurt terminals? They are getting quite ... depressing. I thought T1 at FRA was refurbished a few years ago? Then again, it didn’t look/feel much different when I us...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33244

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

hoons90 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
There should be no animals, lizards, snakes, birds, or reptiles in plane cabins.


Then maybe United should implement such a policy. Right now, they don't.


I think at some point there will be such a policy.

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by dampfnudel
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa
Replies: 36
Views: 5844

Re: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa

That is a BS answer and you guys are falling for it hook line and sinker. The route is currently flying and AB had 3 or 4 JFK slots. LH is now a monopoly airline. They have no interest Flying you anywhere but Frankfurt and Munich. Hopefully another airline will start the route. But dont fall for sl...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 100046

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

HA made the right choice with the 789. No “orphan” 338 that they never really wanted. The 789 will not only allow them to stretch their legs to Europe/elsewhere in Asia, but give them a proven, popular model that will not only look good in their livery, but one that they will feel totally comfortabl...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18245

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

Wonder if this will cause B6 to think again about using this to cross the pond? I’m sure they are. It might be good enough for getting their feet wet in Europe with flights to the UK/Ireland, but if they want to make it to FRA and other points deeper in Europe, it’s time for a 330neo or perhaps som...

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by dampfnudel
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 37296

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

The first aircraft in the new livery 2.0 has left the paint shop. https://i.imgur.com/vA2XgaU.jpg https://i.imgur.com/CEAC31a.jpg Maybe on the next revision, yellow will return. I might get used to it without yellow at some point, but I’ll still miss yellow when I go into nostalgia mode.

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by dampfnudel
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 47775

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

columba wrote:
A330Neo could be a stop gap solution until the NMA is ready


I have a feeling that’s what Delta is doing until their optimal 767 replacements arrive (the sooner the better).

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by dampfnudel
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 11742

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

I wonder what the economic impact will be. Here in France I've never seen so much snow, several times week after week, at work many people just don't bother coming as they don't want to be stranded, parkings are half empty... Well car repair companies will make a killing ! I didn’t realize you were...

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by dampfnudel
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 4933

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

In 2014, the 763 (N178DN) which was scheduled for my DL flight from JFK to FRA went tech. About an hour later another DL 763 (N182DN) showed up at the next gate from MSP. It had some passengers and I guess it was a repositioning flight after some maintenance at MSP. It was probably scheduled for a f...

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by dampfnudel
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 delivery problems force HA flight cancellations
Replies: 65
Views: 9698

Re: Trouble in Paradise: HA cancels A321 flights due to PW engine problems

If I remember correctly, Pratt & Whitney had a horrible time with the early JT9D engines--the only engines available for the 747 for a couple of years. Small wonder why Boeing more than happily accepted the offer for the GE CF6-50 and Rolls-Royce RB.211-524 engines for the 747-200 models. I thi...

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by dampfnudel
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 100046

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

A fleet compromised of the 321 for the west coast and 789 for everywhere else, possibly Europe, makes a lot of sense.

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by dampfnudel
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211805

Re: LH introduces revised livery

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180204/65db1fc1c56339674258d0d02933fd45.jpg Credit to a Facebook user Hon Mok for this. MUCH better. Even remove the circle if you want to make it more simplistic. Now that would make a nice refresh of the LH livery. Yellow is an important part of the LH identity.

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by dampfnudel
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13984

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

There’s close and then there’s damn close. Seriously, some of these drone operators are getting too reckless. I have to admit it, that video does look cool.

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by dampfnudel
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 8437

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

I've been converted into an EWR believer. My last two trips to NY I stayed in midtown. The first trip I used JFK, and it was over 90 minutes each way to the airport via Uber. Just getting across Manhattan and into Brooklyn added 45 minutes to the trip. EWR on the other hand was 30 mins each way. I ...

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