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by airbazar
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.
Replies: 74
Views: 9304

Re: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.

I think it's unfair to call it a perpetual failure. The smallest variant exists for a reason and it plays an important role. For starters, airliner sizes increase over time. But often times the lack of adequate technology makes the larger variant unattractive. For example, the A332 and B772 sold a l...

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by airbazar
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: jetBlue to Miami?

I'd think VSP and PNS could be good for B6. From where? PDEWs? I don't think the Florida Panhandle is a big destination from NYC/BOS. It's too damn difficult/expensive to fly there, that's the problem. I've tried and ended up settling for something else because there's so little inventory to those ...

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery
Replies: 17
Views: 2482

Re: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery

Arguably the ugliest livery in United's history, not to mention the livery associated with Ch.11. I doubt very much we'd ever see one.
This is the only United retro livery worth considering, IMO:

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by airbazar
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights
Replies: 70
Views: 9964

Re: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights

In the 80s, where does one go through immigration? In ANC or the final destination in the US? Final destination. ANC was a major refueling stop rather than a connecting airport. Flights stopped, people got out into the terminal while the plane was refueled, then they continued on to their final des...

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by airbazar
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights
Replies: 70
Views: 9964

Re: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights

In the 80s, where does one go through immigration? In ANC or the final destination in the US? Final destination. ANC was a major refueling stop rather than a connecting airport. Flights stopped, people got out into the terminal while the plane was refueled, then they continued on to their final des...

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by airbazar
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights
Replies: 70
Views: 9964

Re: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights

I am confused. Are they saying that airside transfers will be possible at ANC? If not, forget it - what would be the advantage of routing through ANC from a passenger's perspective? Price! ANC is a major cargo hub but not every airline operates their own freighters. Airlines could find it beneficia...

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by airbazar
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL
Replies: 202
Views: 26446

Re: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL

So the $64,000 question is how can these routes be viable in the worst of times when they are not being flown in the best of times. They are not. It's about minimizing losses and generating cashflow. There are also other considerations that go into putting planes in the air like keeping crews curre...

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by airbazar
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights
Replies: 70
Views: 9964

Re: US DOT Grants ANC international passenger transfer rights

I didn't realize that intl connections were not allowed at Alaska airports. I know that foreign airlines operate there, typically in the summer so the lack of CBP facilities can't be the issue so what exactly is preventing airlines from offering connections now? Is it merely paperwork? Nevertheless,...

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL
Replies: 202
Views: 26446

Re: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL

I would save the travel time and be content with the SoCal theme parks - but that's me. Any numbers on HNL-MCO O&D? The SoCal theme parks will remain closed for the foreseeable future. That's likely a function of months, not years, and MCO is always going to be farther away than LAX. Which is a...

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this Emirates new premium economy seat?
Replies: 37
Views: 8174

Re: Is this Emirates new premium economy seat?

Back on topic: why have the ME3 been slow to adopt to PE? A.net wisdom says that BA's most profitable cabin is WT+; if that is indeed true, surely the ME3 have been missing a trick or two by not having a PE cabin? They have repeatedly claimed that their Y class is so good that there is no need for ...

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL
Replies: 202
Views: 26446

Re: HA announces OGG-LGB, ONT-HNL, AUS-HNL, MCO-HNL

I live in the northeast and I’d take Hawaii over the Caribbean any day. I can't believe we're rehashing this topic again :) I live in the northeast too and have been to Hawaii as many times as I've been to the Caribbean. The 2 just don't even compare. They are as different as apples and oranges. I ...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this Emirates new premium economy seat?
Replies: 37
Views: 8174

Re: Is this Emirates new premium economy seat?

IMO, several European carriers match or exceed Emirates in business. SAS and Swiss are more than a match, and even KLM beats the Emirates experience if you are unfortunate enough to find yourself on a 777. But at what cost? Again, all of this is subjective and it comes at a cost. I rarely get out f...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this Emirates new premium economy seat?
Replies: 37
Views: 8174

Re: Is this Emirates new premium economy seat?

Doesn’t look too amazing. For me the one thing you’re paying for in premium economy is to not be sharing an armrest and this seat barely qualifies. That is very subjective. For me personally the only thing of value in any long haul class of service is the recline. I'm just fine with 17'ish" wi...

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer forecasts the need for 5500 airframes less than 150 seats by 2029. Are these industry forecasts reliable ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1719

Re: Embraer forecasts the need for 5500 airframes less than 150 seats by 2029. Are these industry forecasts reliable ?

Sokes wrote:
Demand forecasts for Very Large Aircraft comes to mind.

That's only true if you don't include the 77W and 779 in that VLA category. The reality is that the larger 777's have a max capacity of more than 500 seats so the forecast wasn't completely wrong.

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.
Replies: 93
Views: 16947

Re: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.

This is contingency logistics. If the probability is 70% the material will be approved, it justifies setting up a bunch of infrastructure to help distribute this vaccine, potentially saving thousands of lives and helping restart the global economy. EVEN If that probability is not 100%, this is stil...

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easyjet to charge for overhead lockers - 10Feb
Replies: 44
Views: 4158

Re: Easyjet to charge for overhead lockers - 10Feb

It's so idiotic. This is like prices in North America not containing tax, so they seem lower: $999.99, ends up being $1150 (at least in ONTARIO) I wouldn't call it idiotic so long as the fee isn't obscene (Hi Spirit - $54 for an overhead bin bag versus $50 for a checked bag for a 2 hour flight? Mak...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A380 for military charters?
Replies: 18
Views: 3237

Re: A380 for military charters?

HiFly does a lot of military charters, it's a big part of their business and they have decided to retire their sole A380. So I'd say that the demand for an A380 for military charters is even lower than for commercial passenger service.

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.
Replies: 93
Views: 16947

Re: COVID-19 vaccine transport flights.

this may be a dumb question: if the vaccine is not yet approved, what is United carrying on these flights? I'm sure there's a gentleman's agreement already with the FDA that they know it'll be approved. There's no such thing. The single most important aspect of Operation Warp Speed was to fund the ...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

VS4ever wrote:
4. Anybody check the long term frequency of VS from BOS-LHR? Yep only recently did they try to go twice daily

And by recently, it was literally just last year. I'll go further and ask: How many cities did VS serve more than 1x daily from LHR, pre-2019?

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

People need to stop being hung up on LHR as all or nothing. LGW is great, and STN can work if the carrier/price is good. - ALL 3 airports have their pros/cons on reaching them. B6 will do well. I can tell you that for us, STN would be by far the best option since my family lives in Peterborough and...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

None of B6’s planes will be equipped or certified for etops besides the LR/XLR. If and when they decide to do hawaii with something besides their LR/XLR (which would be a waste of capability if they used an LR/XLR for hawaii but I digress), they will need to get an etops equipped/certified plane. B...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

This says they can be delivered from the factory ETOPS 180 equipped. That's a long ways away from every aircraft they build is properly equipped and delivered. I'm not an airbus know-all, but I would think that it's an option It's not an option, it's an integral part of the aircraft certification p...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

I don’t think B6’s regular mint NEOs will be ETOPS according to a discussion I heard about it. So I think they would be limited to their LRs for these routes. That said I don’t think they will keep an LR just sitting idle as a spare full time. It’ll be interesting to see what they end up doing. All...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

The amount of time and $ wasted going from STN to London is not really worth it.. The train from STN to London costs about same amount as from LHR and LGW. ,There really is no significant difference. LHR does have the Tube which is a few pounds cheaper but not by much. You can buy an advanced expre...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

Based on the slots they got, they will have two flights a day between BOS and STN - and I think a plethora of empty seats will prove to be a bigger liability than the occasional mechanical or weather delay. But it’ll be great for the non-revs! The amount of time and $ wasted going from STN to Londo...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

The LHR S21 Coordination Report is out. JetBlue applied for slots but did not receive them. Only Shenzhen Airlines received a few minimal slots. It's clear that B6 hopes to serve LHR but is currently unable to do so. I am not sure why some are pretending that STN, and even LGW, were some master str...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

I doubt B6 would even try London without LHR. My guess is they are still working on the LHR slots and given the state of the airline industry post-Pandemic those shouldn't be too hard to get. I have always suspected that B6's strategy for London was always LHR+1 or maybe even LHR+2. It makes zero s...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Secures Slots For BOS-STN, JFK-LGW

I doubt B6 would even try London without LHR. My guess is they are still working on the LHR slots and given the state of the airline industry post-Pandemic those shouldn't be too hard to get. I have always suspected that B6's strategy for London was always LHR+1 or maybe even LHR+2. It makes zero se...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162461

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I was in Terminal E this week as I was finally able to renew my Global Entry (3rd scheduled interview was the charm). It was shocking how empty it was mid-afternoon when arrivals is usually packed and how few flights there were. That said the construction is moving along and as a bonus will probabl...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162461

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

You are literally talking about thousands of commuter hours wasted every single day. Another 5 minutes is a huge deal on a line where the entire ride from Wonderland to Government Center or State takes about 20 minutes. And building tracks for the Blue Line into the terminal area probably wouldn't ...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162461

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

It's too bad the MBTA and Massport didn't build the blue line stop right under central parking years ago when it would have been a lot more feasible. It never would have been feasible to put the Blue Line Airport Station under Central Parking. The East Boston Tunnel was extended out to Wonderland f...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 18986

Re: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly

there was a youtube video a while back of a seafood distributor in NYC on how pre-covid he would be shipping lobsters/other seafood into the Singaopre market by the non-stop EWR flight. Wonder if perishables will play a major role in the cargo for the JFK outbound sector into SIN. I don't think NYC...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162461

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I try not to sound like some sort of bureaucracy fanboy, but I have to give credit to Massport...they know how to run this airport well. Compared to colleagues that work all over the world and constantly complain about their airport authorities, I really can't criticise MP too much. LOLwut? Those b...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162461

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Virgin Atlantic is briefly suspending Boston through November 21st. Crazy that their will be no flights between the two cities for the next two weeks. https://www.visitlondon.com/coronavirus "London is currently subject to a four-week lockdown from 5 November, which includes the closure of lei...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162461

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Was a terminal E today around 12:30, picking up my wife who arrived on the AMS flight. What a desolate place! It's shocking to see it like this now compared to what it used to be. One bright spot tho besides the lack of road traffic is the large, new terminal extension taking shape. Even otherwise,...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65730

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

13:05 departure from SFO, 08:15 arrival in LIS I'm sure it's good for connections, but oh boy not good for jetlag. Such an early afternoon departure means that most passengers can't sleep much during the flight and then they land very early in the morning and still have the full day ahead of them. ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162461

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Was a terminal E today around 12:30, picking up my wife who arrived on the AMS flight. What a desolate place! It's shocking to see it like this now compared to what it used to be. One bright spot tho besides the lack of road traffic is the large, new terminal extension taking shape.

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 162461

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I saw yesterday’s TAP flight to LIS was utilizing a A320LR. Is this a short term change till things normalize or are they gonna use the narrow body for all their BOS flights? I think the Porto flight was already using the A320 before Covid. It's actually an A321LR and they've been operating that pr...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 18986

Re: SQ to launch SIN-JFK 3x weekly

Yeah of all routes to come back this seems odd and an uphill battle. I mean you can't blame them for trying planes sitting on the ground cost alot of money they are just going to try and see if there is demand to stimulate some cash see if theres some premium passengers? If the plane is empty they ...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is Air France's PPT flight routed via YVR instead of LAX?
Replies: 36
Views: 9945

Re: Why is Air France's PPT flight routed via YVR instead of LAX?

Due to U.S. entry restrictions result of COVID. TN also operated via YVR. Additionally, some flights have routed ia PTP - Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe Both airlines certainly losing money with YVR stop due missed demand to/from LAX which is a top demand market from French Polynesia. Every airline is l...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65730

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

If you are Portuguese, you should know that TAP has not received any taxpayer money in nearly 30 years. It got money in 1994, and this year got money like all other airlines due to COVID. Please be objective and do not say things because you feel neglected. That's a little disingenuous. It is true ...

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65730

Re: TAP Portugal LIS-ZAZ-YYZ twice weekly

At the end of the day someone else is paying for it. I'm sure the cost and capability is different per aircraft type. They will use the aircraft that their client paid for and, that can handle the job for whoever it is that they are transporting.

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65730

Re: TAP Portugal LIS-ZAZ-YYZ twice weekly

What's the rationale behind this twice-weekly Lisboa-Zaragoza-Toronto (TP9408 - TP9193) A339 service? Are they consolidating traffic out of MAD and BCN at ZAZ? Cargo flight. https://www.heraldo.es/noticias/economia/2020/08/14/el-aeropuerto-de-zaragoza-recibe-el-primer-avion-carguero-de-la-compania-...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65730

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

Let's do an exercise. Let's compare OPO to LIS YoY into 2021 the easy way; with Wiki; save some mistake. Some cancellations are before COVID (as well as additions): It's absurd, and borderline ignorant to compare a small O&D airport with a "major" hub airport. There might very well ha...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65730

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

So it doesn't seem that TAP has something against OPO. It is just that it was a bubble that has popped. Once you pop, you just can't stop. We're in a Pandemic. The bubble at OPO as popped as much as in any other city in the World that has seen a 90% drop in traffic. i don't think it is as much a OP...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73937

Re: What is happening to Lufthansa?

That plan is to be binned immintently, BA has not updated its winter schedule. They still have the schedule operating 6 flights to NYC on the 25 october, meanwhile the 24th has 2 flights. The 380 is most likely not coming back i'm afraid. They wouldn't have spent the kind of money they did on the A...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 625
Views: 73937

Re: What is happening to Lufthansa?

That plan is to be binned immintently, BA has not updated its winter schedule. They still have the schedule operating 6 flights to NYC on the 25 october, meanwhile the 24th has 2 flights. The 380 is most likely not coming back i'm afraid. They wouldn't have spent the kind of money they did on the A...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 105052

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

This is a rather childish move from Delta. If they wanted to build their LAX hub and support their JV with Latam, LAX-MIA is clearly the route they should've brought back. That's the higher yielding airport and actually helps their JV.. Since I can't remember what routes existed pre-pandemic, what ...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2899
Views: 330458

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

That had to be a mistake most likely on the couples part. They were probably seated in separate rows but elected to sit together. On all 4 of my B6 flights this summer every middle seat was empty. No, parties traveling together can sit together. Yes but let’s say they were traveling on a blue basic...

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by airbazar
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 105052

Re: Delta Announces FLL-LAX

This is a rather childish move from Delta. If they wanted to build their LAX hub and support their JV with Latam, LAX-MIA is clearly the route they should've brought back. That's the higher yielding airport and actually helps their JV.. Since I can't remember what routes existed pre-pandemic, what ...

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