To my knowledge Wuhan ended lockdown on April 8. There is no information to indicate they have gone back in to lockdown. I wouldn't rely on that. We've already been burned once when the subject of human to human transmission came up. And without going political, but China is known to keep lots of t...Jump to post
I'd say it will be months, some earlier, others later. I can only speak for SJO, but given the situation in neighbouring Nicaragua (where nothing is being done against COVID-19), it is possible that even when the borders reopen (be it on April 30, or later), that there may be some local restrictions...Jump to post
The airline and its major stock-holder has been under heavy attack by many who are against any government bail or financial assistance to the airline in these times. Let's face it: While small and middle businesses may not be as lucky to receive money from the government, the bigger corporations wi...Jump to post
SJOtoLIR wrote:That's also for all land borders. And the reason may also have to do with Nicaragua doing absolutely nothing in regards to COVID-19. Jump to postSJOtoLIR wrote:Costa Rica: Both SJO and LIR are closed to foreigners. Period: March 18th till April 12th..
Update: Costa Rica is extending the suspension to April 30th.
Odd KL metal in PTY. B777 KLM Asia flew here to repatriate Europeans. https://twitter.com/tocumenaero/status/1243187369399984130?s=20 From Tocumen PTY Twitter account, in Spanish Not so odd. Back when I returned to SJO via PTY from Europe in December 2016, my KL aircraft was PH-BQH, a 77E from KLM ...Jump to post
I guess i woke up today in a strange surreal world. Guayaquil mayor orders city cars to block the runway and prevent IB6453 from landing. The plane had crew only and was going to pick up and repatriate stranded Spanish nationals. Finally the plane landed in Quito. Same thing happened to a KLM fligh...Jump to post
https://www.teletica.com/251841_coronavirus-en-costa-rica-avianca-suspende-vuelos-desde-y-hacia-nuestro-pais?fbclid=IwAR2ZBxcizvW4swAOCyfn-9OxN-qTbWJREUab8Y_t9zVogjGZAQT3mWGWU6o AV is suspending all flights to and from Costa Rica effective tomorrow and until the current date for reopening the border...Jump to post
Costa Rica has declared national emergency because of COVID-19. It will close its borders for a month during the time between March 18, 23:59 hrs CST and April 12, 23:59 hrs CST. Unlike Guatemala, where IB MAD-GUA-SAL-MAD has been cancelled until further notice, both SJO and LIR haven't suspended a...Jump to post
El Salvador's president with an interesting tweet: "The runway at SAL is now closed to all flights except cargo ones. Planes en route must alter their flight plans". https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1239663888553185282 And on another tweet: "The Avianca flight from Mexico to Sa...Jump to post
Here's the official press release: https://www.presidencia.go.cr/comunicados/2020/03/gobierno-declara-estado-de-emergencia-nacional-impide-llegada-de-extranjeros-y-se-suspende-lecciones-en-todos-los-centros-educativos-del-pais/ As far as the flights are concerned, exempt from the quarantine are flig...Jump to post
https://www.crhoy.com/nacionales/covid-19-pais-cierra-fronteras-y-solo-ingresaran-ticos-y-residentes/?fbclid=IwAR2hY4rsTEA8LqW082nrg5sx_vWL-3r44V6pIKoR3pl_CcK3SbBHpj-1SGk Costa Rica has declared national emergency because of COVID-19. It will close its borders for a month during the time between Mar...Jump to post
I mean it's not like most of the EU ever paid much attention to the rules that didn't suit them. We are facing probably the biggest crisis in Europe since 1945, so this isn't much about "not paying attention to rules that didn't suit them". Nonetheless, there are many instances where the ...Jump to post
So far, nothing has been said about suspending the Hub of the Americas operations. Some destinations are suspended (MAR, CCS, VLN, GYE, UIO, PBM perhaps others will follow) but connecting traffic is not affected by Panamanian restrictions. IMHO, service might continue to major CM destinations not s...Jump to post
Panama's president has stated on his twitter account that form 2359h Monday March 16, only Panamanian nationals and legal residents will be allowed into the country. Any national or legal resident will have to remain 14 days in quarantine at home. Which most likely means that the busiest route in C...Jump to post
Five LS flights have turned around near and over Spain, and returned to the UK, similar to LH 500. Maybe no tech reason? https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1238751149559291906 EDIT: Speculation on Twitter is that Spain has closed its borders for air traffic. But that shouldn't mean that overfl...Jump to post
As GOSSIP I heard that PTY is going to restrict those flights. I dont know if its true. I know someone that arrived today from Spain via KLM and is in quarentine, don't know if its self quarentined or mandated. I follow Panamanian Immigration on Twitter, and I've yet to hear anything about quaranti...Jump to post
Panama has had Global Entry for around 5 yrs. or is Panama not part of Central America? :lol: :lol: :lol: Note that I said "to my knowledge". :mischievous: On another note, how are the travel restrictions imposed by Guatemala and El Salvador affect not just airlines, but its own citizens ...Jump to post
What helps is that both countries have biometric passports, which is a requirement for a country to participate and is something that the rest of CentAm isn't considering. Costa Rica doesn't have biometric passports just yet, but they are slated to be introduced by next year. I presume by then thei...Jump to post
https://www.crhoy.com/economia/ticos-podrian-inscribirse-para-ser-viajeros-de-bajo-riesgo-en-ee-uu/ After over five years of negotiation, Costa Rica has finally been admitted into Global Entry, as (to my knowledge) first Central American nation. Costa Ricans who have Global Entry would be considered...Jump to post
IMO the changes caused by the UK leaving EASA are exaggerated here. Regarding frames produced and certified in the EU, nothing big will change, apart from those frames needing a CAA certification to be used in the UK. Components produced for those frames need to be certified by EASA. Regarding fram...Jump to post
I flew KLM last October and no issue. I don't film the crew, I just take some random cabin photos and mostly out the window. I don't think they'll care about that. I actually haven't had an issue full stop in about five years. I flew KL in December 2016, and CM in 2018 and got no issues with making...Jump to post
There were several fatal accidents. under the USAir brand: US5050 (1989), US1491 (1991), US405 (1992), US427 (1994), US1016 (1994). USAir was suffering from a poor public image as well as an unfortunate series of fatal accidents. You could say that was also pretty much the same reason why KE rebran...Jump to post
PepeTheFrog wrote:Since when does Airbus delivery flights out of HAM? Shouldn't they usually start out of XFW? Jump to postOn February 21 DL took delivery of a new A321 from Hamburg. Instead of flying to its home base, the plane flew HAM-KEF-YUL-SAL and is currently still in San Salvador.
I was supposed to fly to SJO and back via FRA-PTY on LH in December 2015/January 2016, but the launch got delayed until March 2016, so I was rebooked on UA via EWR. I was bummed, but eventually I did get my stop via PTY in December 2016 when I moved back. For me, Panama is always a treat to travel t...Jump to post
In case someone was left wondering: Feb 6th came and went and Conviasa never landed in Argentina. A bit of smoke and mirrors of the chavista kind. CONVIASA is blacklisted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and can't do (legally) international operations...Jump to post
2travel2know2 wrote:I thought this possible flight would be via LHR for being potentially more of a business destination than SJO, which does have LGW flights. Jump to postLTU932 wrote:Or LGW-PTY?Whatever happened to the possibility of VS starting LHR-PTY?
Just stumbled upon this... https://simpleflying.com/norwegian-london-panama/ "Norwegian Eyes Direct 787 Flights From London To Panama" Basically, it just says a LGW-PTY route is under evaluation and that a meeting to discuss this has already taken place. Personally, I would love to have t...Jump to post
Via its preferred communication means (Twitter), Conviasa has said that the proposed date for the resumption of service to Buenos Aires EZE is Feb 6th. However, the airline offered no more details about the frequency and schedule for the flights, nor are the flights open for sale at the moment. The...Jump to post
what about combining GUA with SJO - lets say going to a 5 x weeky combined flight? LH would never link their intended flights to GUA via SJO. That would undermine the level of service towards Europe, taking into account the non-stop flighs supplied by their direct competitors: AF CDG-SJO, WK ZRH-SJ...Jump to post
Beautiful! Mostly because the old Condor is back more prominently on the tailplane. First it returns to near the nose (à la LH), then it comes on the winglets, and now on the stabiliser. DE is fully its own identity again!Jump to post
https://periodicomensaje.com/turismo-negocios/4261-evelop-operara-la-ruta-madrid-san-jose-de-junio-a-agosto-de-2020?fbclid=IwAR1e9YH5CuOSO55dDf6U5CIrKVG_kG78t2FZZFmL4v028T-48Pc-nTQlEAI If this was already mentioned, then I apologise. It seems Evelop will be flying MAD-SJO for three months starting J...Jump to post
Taxiing to the remote stand. I observed that VN pilots usually do not retract the aircraft flaps fully when in Vietnam airports. Anybody has any idea why? Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this has to do with heat-related restrictions on Airbus aircraft. In hot weather, to prevent something fro...Jump to post
LightChop2Chop wrote:I don't think so. I follow the PTY Twitter and they have not announced any full openings of T2. They did announce that they will be imposing fines on the construction company for the delays. Jump to postis the new PTY terminal fully open as yet?
KLM: Liberia and San José in Costa rica in a triangle pattern. 250km apart. That flight also has the advantage, that the aircraft doesn't have to make potential tech stops because of restrictions on departure from SJO (especially when departing RW 07). Even the 787 appears to struggle with that dep...Jump to post
So, as some of y'all may have noticed, the Thomas Cook Group is filing for administration in the UK, which may mean doom and gloom for Condor. In case that DE indeed has to fold, would LH step in with a frequency increase for FRA-SJO, or maybe even the launch of a nonstop MUC-SJO? Or would LH inste...Jump to post
DE no longer flies FRA-SDQ-PTY. They have codeshares with CM that does the SDQ-PTY leg. I think they stopped flying to PTY when LH started their direct flights. I knew that, although DE still flies to SJO despite LH's flights. I'm pessimistic about DE's future. I hear that they need a 200 million E...Jump to post
I wonder if Condor will keep the Sunny Heart brand. I guess not. The question is if Condor will survive - the name is fantastic, but the fleet is old. The sunny heart brand is also wonderful - looks great on the aircraft. I mean, all the refurbishments cannot hide the fact that they have old 767s i...Jump to post
So, as some of y'all may have noticed, the Thomas Cook Group is filing for administration in the UK, which may mean doom and gloom for Condor. In case that DE indeed has to fold, would LH step in with a frequency increase for FRA-SJO, or maybe even the launch of a nonstop MUC-SJO? Or would LH instea...Jump to post
SJOtoLIR wrote:Do they have enough traffic to justify 24/7 ops? Even SJO de-facto shuts down in the evening but then again, SJO is probably closer to urban areas (Alajuela, San Antonio, Pavas) than LIR is. Jump to postThe administration of LIR is pursing to operate as 24/7 by the end of the year.
In HAM, you got a McDonalds and a few other small restaurants in the landside area (including a supermarket in the landside arrivals area aka Airport Plaza), while they don't have an airside food court. SJO has all its concessions airside, same with PTY T1 IIRC.Jump to post
seansasLCY wrote:Then why did the UK insist on Bermuda 2 back in the day?The UK has long promoted Open Skies
seansasLCY wrote:Can we definitely rule out that with the Brexit, the UK has to revert to Bermuda 2?US flights will continue as now: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-a ... rangements and this statement also mentions that flights to Iceland among others will also be fine.
seansasLCY wrote:Then why did the UK insist on Bermuda 2 back in the day? Jump to postThe UK has long promoted Open Skies