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by airbazar
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LON-SXM, an unserved opportunity?
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: LON-SXM, an unserved opportunity?

Here's my opinion: Like other Europeans, the brits too like to travel to their former colonies, hence why you don't see flights from the UK to SXM. And now that the UK has left the EU that is even more unlikely.

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 20, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 9336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I'm confused by this. My understanding is that the 777 and 787 are the most affected aircraft, yet AA flew its 772 on the LHR route today, and BA/VS are operating their 787s throughout the week. Is the 5G issue impacting specific equipment loadouts that certain airlines are operating? As I understa...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 184
Views: 17579

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

In another word, low yield traffic... All traffic to India is low yield, regardless of class of service. The distance alone ensures that to be the case. I flew from BOS to BLR/MAA with BA in J for less than $3000 R/T. AF to BLR in J cost me about $4,000. That doesn't seem to deter EK from expanding...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 184
Views: 17579

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

People here are talking about one of the ME3 coming for crying out loud, not happening. I went back over the thread, and one person said they would "like to see Qatar" at RDU (and that's his/her desire, big deal), but nobody here seriously said anything about it being eminent or likely. I...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 9336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Depends on a number of factors. How many of those pax already onboard have outbound connections from LHR, CDG, FRA, etc? If you delay 10 minutes for 5 pax, are you causing 50 pax to miss their connection on the other end? When I was making those decisions in BOS I almost never held flights. Wasn’t ...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 490
Views: 60675

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Sorry if this has been asked, but how come in countries where 5G is already rolled out one hasn't heard of any issues? In fact I was in Korea last year for half the year and I don't remember hearing of such a storm around 5G and aviation. The same problem exists in other countries. The difference i...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 9336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

I can't help but think though that in the cases where time is tight due to a delay or even during regular connections, this will be an unpleasant experience for a traveler. Airlines almost always hold flights in this situation until all passengers make it on board, especially if there is no later d...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 184
Views: 17579

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

All in all - I'd give it 5 years and the same discussions we're having now about Austin, we'll be having about Raleigh/Durham. Nah. Austin is on a whole different level than Raleigh/Durham. Way faster growing with both business and tourism demand, and combined with nearby San Antonio, it forms a de...

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by airbazar
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 9336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Surely they must find a solution for this, they will undoubtedly sell domestic-international connections via BOS. I can't imagine many people will be too excited to have to re-clear security while walking from A-E The ironic thing is that having to re-clear security for a connecting flight is not u...

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by airbazar
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 184
Views: 17579

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

Compared to this in RDU things look pretty good with three Euro-Destinations. We for example would be very pleased with flights to New York and Atlanta or Chicago, the demand is there. That's just perspective :) You can get to just about anywhere in the World from HAM with only 1 connection whereas...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 9336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Why isn’t the BA 238/239 rotation a 788 if the BOS-LHR leg is so light? I’ve taken it several times…777s and 789s and it’s never been full. Only thing I can fathom is that the inbound demands a lot of seats and they’re willing to lose a little on the return leg. You're probably right. The extra con...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 184
Views: 17579

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

Flights to LHR, CDG and KEF is more than many larger cities in Europe can offer to North America. That's not a fair comparison. Europe is a lot more dense and it has a rail network the U.S. can't match. What that means is I don't really need to fly BRU-BOS when I can just as easily get on a train t...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 184
Views: 17579

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

RDU suffers from the fact that it's just a bit too far from Europe for a TATL narrowbody, and that EK has nothing smaller than a 772LR. RDU also suffers from being predominantly and outbound market. Post Pandemic with the introduction of the A321XLR and EK receiving their 789's, I could definitely s...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 76
Views: 12101

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

I would have absolutely no problem traveling between the U.S. and Singapore given the exhaustive testing regimen. It pretty much ensures that my chances of coming into contact with an infected person are very low and therefore the risk of myself getting infected and having to go into quarantine away...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal to close its Rio de Janiero GIG maintenance subsidiary
Replies: 12
Views: 3150

Re: TAP Portugal to close its Rio de Janiero GIG maintenance subsidiary

Very sad to see one successful Varig businesses close its doors to please some silly things in Portugal. This is a talented pool of people and to loose that is regressive for Brazil. So Sad. Successful? Like Varig was successful? The entire thing was a political backroom deal in a last minute ditch...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 76
Views: 12101

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

It's not really a question of testing availability. It's a question of "what happens if I test positive?" These days amongst the long-haul air traveling public (who are very likely vaccinated and boosted), there's not a very high risk of getting dangerously sick but there's a risk of gett...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 9336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Thinking back to years ago, when BA was sending 4 daily flights to BOS, the evening departures (BA 212/213, 214/215, 202/203) were frequently operated by 747's. However, BA238/239 was almost always on a 772 or 787, even during the peak summer season. . So I think it is safe to say that the morning ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 76
Views: 12101

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

Now, just imagine working on a long day and then having to figure out where the testing facilities are, making sure you go there during their open hour and allocate your time accordingly. And then all the other days, you have to go back to your hotel and do another test. And then having to upload t...

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 76
Views: 12101

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

How many people are looking to get PCR test before flight, upon arriving, on day 3 and 7 of their stay? I get stressed out just doing 1 PCR test before I go to a country and another coming back to USA. To be fair, doing three tests at Changi / "designated clinics" is probably a lot less s...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13138

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

How would you increase the throughput of the checkpoints was more the question, the safety aspect could have been easily solved as you mentioned, but the checkpoints in the original setup could only handle 50-60 million passengers a year, how do you suggest getting 80+ million through the current s...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily
Replies: 76
Views: 12101

Re: SQ reinstates SIN-EWR flights; set to operate SIN-New York 3x daily

In all honesty though, who is traveling on these routes? Much of Eastern Asia is still restricted by way of travel. That too, business travel is the slowest of all groups to recover. How are they expecting to get good yields on these flights, especially the business class seats? I think the non-sto...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11211

Re: 757 pilots having fun

Your experience must be pretty limited then. Under hot/high conditions the A300 and A310 will achieve higher climb gradients than the 757. JNB, NBO, MEX, Yemen etc I limited pitch attitude to 20 degrees during my corporate days. Higher deck angles could make important folk feel funny. Nope, that's ...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13138

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

Denver International Airport wins key contract vote, unleashing $1.3 billion in new spending on terminal project. Construction on Great Hall changes will continue for 6 years after big contract amendments pass 10-3. I am amazed that by the time this is all said and done this project will have taken...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 9336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

Now that the holiday rush is dying down, how are international loads looking? I'm booked on a Wednesday night BA214 in mid-Feb... curious whether there will be that many others onboard with me... For what it's worth, during the holidays I took BA238 (the morning departure), and it was half empty. O...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110319

Re: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin

To me this sounds like capitalizing on the "crush city" mentality of America abroad. I never realized just how hyped up cities like AUS, BNA, ect are in places around the world until I asked my Chinese friend about what city he wanted to visit in the US, and he said AUS to which I burst o...

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by airbazar
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12051

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

. And why would AA stop flying to London? Probably the most profitable (in normal times) international station, up there with GRU & EZE. AA will never give up London flying. Maybe not out right stop it but reduced frequencies and fewer routes are very much a reality. AA has stopped some routes ...

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by airbazar
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110319

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

[Neither of which will generate significant business traffic on VS to LHR. Maybe not, but you are missing the point. There is a $hit ton of young wealthy people who buy J for leisure travel. And that is what will fill J cabins. And those numbers are currently only growing. Right. But here's the cha...

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by airbazar
Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12051

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

The union will not allow it. They already had to accept legacy bases (from the Braniff days) at BOG, EZE, LIM & SCL but they are fenced in: they can only operate flights to one US port of entry, Miami, and are not allowed to fly domestic sectors. I don’t get why the union won’t allow it, isn’t ...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to leave FRA
Replies: 82
Views: 10071

Re: Ryanair to leave FRA

Cologne-Bonn has space. Really not that far from Frankfurt But some people don't want to fly to or from Cologne-Bonn, they want to fly to/from Frankfurt which is why FR are in FRA. But is Frankfurt a city that tourists are flocking to? Not really, but because of its facilities and being LH's hub, i...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to leave FRA
Replies: 82
Views: 10071

Re: Ryanair to leave FRA

They (LH, FR, etc), can complain all they want about the airport fees but the bottom line is there's no where else to go so the airport has all the leverage. MUC is full (pre-pandemic), and a 3rd runway is nowhere in sight. LHR has the same exact forces at play. As long as the population is against ...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF 64 JNBSYD ETOPS
Replies: 12
Views: 2777

Re: QF 64 JNBSYD ETOPS

RyanairGuru wrote:
CASA has only recently relented on its EDTO180 position. CASA restricted both Qantas and Virgin Australia to only EDTO180 long after everyone else


As some people predicted, CASA would relent on it once QF was ready to fly the route with a twin.

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 110319

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

I was expecting this to be Austin, the real question is can AUS sustain all this service? BA daily LH 3 weekly (already reduced from 5 weekly) KL 3 weekly VS unknown yes, dont forget Norwaygein even wanted to add more LGW AUS flights If I remember correctly, before the pandemic they (Norwegian) wan...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only
Replies: 36
Views: 5187

Re: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only

Just to clarify... if people living in northern Europe want winter sun, the default place for the masses is the Canary Islands off the coast of north Africa - eg Tenerife. Take a look at TFS, LPA, ACE or FUE airports on FR24 and you will see the huge number of flights these airports handle Otherwis...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only
Replies: 36
Views: 5187

Re: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only

I'd love a seasonal service to the major ski spots in Europe. That'd be awesome! Many airports near to the main ski resorts are either too small or limited operationally (INN, CMF, SIR, BRN), have no market (GNB, SZG, TRN), wouldn't work outside of summer operations or by virtue of other nearby air...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13138

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

Ok well you just keep saying that, what you talking about I just looked up UA and westbound is 7 hours and 25 minutes and 7 hours and 50 minutes to LIH UAL's flights are on 777s, 767s and 757s; at 737 cruise speeds, it would be longer and probably close to 8 hours. Having said that, I suspect that ...

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June
Replies: 14
Views: 4535

Re: China: Preighters need to return to passenger config by 2022 June

I suspect as mentioned the intermingling of ground crew on the aircraft is the real reason the Chinese aren't happy. Typical turnarounds for us have been anywhere from 5-8 hours. Can someone explain what this "intermingling of ground crew on the aircraft" refers to and why the CCA would b...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13138

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

Not sure the 38M has the performance for DEN-Hawaii, especially in the summer. The max 7 like has been said I have my doubts that the 7, in an all-Y configuration, can generate enough revenue to make a 7h sector profitable in a competitive market. 7h? PTY-SFO is close to 8 hours and it's a shorter ...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 62
Views: 9336

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022

On a personal note, my carrier has seen fit to have me ride into 2022 in a different role, and a different airport. All very positive changes. So I’ll be joining the rest of you on the side lines and watching BOS grow from afar. But aviation runs in cycles, and Boston is home so I’ll find my way ba...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A321LR
Replies: 90
Views: 17245

Re: SAS A321LR

Just had the same question. I get the point that the feet of the pax behind goes between the 2 in front. But you get the same result if you go alternating 2-1 / 1-2 / 2-1 etc... so 3 pax on each row in stead of 4/2/4/2... So any specific reason for this versus the other? You would lose one extra se...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165926

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

One thing that would be great is a Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC). To be completely honest, for the amount of money it costs to rent a car at DEN (highest in the country?), I'd expect nothing but a rental car facility attached to the terminal. It's an absolute insult that we have to ride...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165926

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Any talk of a new train line is just crazy. The great hall project which is no more than a glorified remodeling job now appears to be planned to last 10 years at who knows how much over budget. By contrast LHR T5, all of it took only 6 years to build. The only logical alternative seems to be to ext...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 20, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165926

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Any talk of a new train line is just crazy. The great hall project which is no more than a glorified remodeling job now appears to be planned to last 10 years at who knows how much over budget. By contrast LHR T5, all of it took only 6 years to build. The only logical alternative seems to be to exte...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

I mean, the US doesn't require 100% bag matching for domestic flights, so the concept of overnight check in being a "security" related thing is pretty far fetched. It is much more to do with airlines not wanting the liability of losing your bag. I'm not sure that's it. Like I said what di...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 15531

Re: Icelandair new livery

Although I like the currently livery better, I don't completely dislike this new one. I think an improvement over the current livery would be to blow up the lettering on the fuselage, as they've done on this new lively and paint then engine cowlings blue. I don't care the the yellow engine cowlings....

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by airbazar
Sun Dec 19, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123464

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

As I understand it the PCR test and vaccine validation is done at check-in so you wouldn't even be allowed on the plane if you didn't have it. No need for CBP to get involved. Do you recall if the regular passport control kiosks at Logan are back in operation? Also Logan related, does anyone here k...

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by airbazar
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

I mean, the US doesn't require 100% bag matching for domestic flights, so the concept of overnight check in being a "security" related thing is pretty far fetched. It is much more to do with airlines not wanting the liability of losing your bag. I'm not sure that's it. Like I said what di...

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by airbazar
Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123464

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Took the BOS-DOH-BOM flight. Surprisingly since it was Wed, the AF lounge seemed quiet and nice. Probably Omicron, OR I was late as my flight departs only at 10:00 pm. But not bad and not a zoo. QR A350 was superb and one of the best I believe I may have taken. Frankly and again my personal experie...

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by airbazar
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

Overnight bag drop off? Is that still a thing? :lol: Haven't seen one of those in some 20 years lol. Yeah it's a thing in other parts of the World including some of the busiest airports like LHR. I’m going to guess it just wouldn’t be worth it, especially since there most likely wouldn’t be many pa...

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by airbazar
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123464

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Also, seems like PLAY, the WOWair reincarnation is planning to launch flights to BOS from KEF. Will have to wait and see if this actually comes to fruition. https://onemileatatime.com/news/play-iceland-united-states-flights/ 4.30am arrival time in KEF will not be for the faint hearted that’s for su...

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by airbazar
Fri Dec 17, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overnight bag drop in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Overnight bag drop in the U.S.

I'm not sure this is the correct forum for this topic but it seems as good as any. The question is simple: Why is there no overnight bag drop in the U.S. for flights departing early the next morning? I would happily pay a fee for that convenience so it seems to me like airlines are not only forgoing...

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