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by edealinfo
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India transfer to Tata complete
Replies: 46
Views: 9262

Re: Air India transfer to Tata complete

Former British Airways CEO Alex Cruz likely to be Air India .. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/89317719.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst . I think we all know from experience (certainly UK business travellers and BA employees d...

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by edealinfo
Fri Feb 04, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India transfer to Tata complete
Replies: 46
Views: 9262

Re: Air India transfer to Tata complete

Cardude2 wrote:
I don’t think they’re gonna make any big aircraft orders but I could see them having the 747-400’s and 777-200lr’s bite the dust, especially since only one of the 747 is in flyable condition.



the 777-200s are minting money on the non -stop India- US route and you want to cancel it? what gives?

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by edealinfo
Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia Group seeks to rename company as Capital A
Replies: 23
Views: 4214

Re: Malaysia's AirAsia seeks to rename company as Capital A

2eng2efficient wrote:
They should call it Capital C, which is just about their credit rating.

ha ha

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by edealinfo
Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 3wk delay: High Court to liquidate SpiceJet in 14 days
Replies: 49
Views: 12106

Re: High Court threatens to liquidate SpiceJet in 14 days

Surprise surprise, 14 days is up and SpiceJet failed to make payment. The court has, in my opinion, been pretty generous and now given a three-week window to negotiate some sort of agreement with Credit Suisse. If they fail to reach a settlement, liquidation will again be put on the table. Interest...

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by edealinfo
Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 3wk delay: High Court to liquidate SpiceJet in 14 days
Replies: 49
Views: 12106

Re: High Court threatens to liquidate SpiceJet in 14 days

ModiLuft was owned by SK Modi with a technical partnership with Lufthansa. It evolved into Royal Airways which was bought by Ajay Singh. SpiceJet AOC may survive in another avatar. SpiceJet might find new owners and fly again - perhaps Adani can make a bid so it stays within the family! But Ajay Si...

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 169
Views: 37655

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2022

T Fuel prices are rising...and the longer southern track PR needs to reach TLV doesn't help. Throw in the increasing tension around PR 's usual northern air route plus Israel's strict security measures and the costs of operating that flight add up pretty fast. :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign:...

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by edealinfo
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 169
Views: 37655

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2022

PAL is set to begin MNL-TLV service from April, using A350s. Flights are not yet listed on timetable, but are now bookable on their website for travel from at least 6 April. Flight schedule is: PR686 MNL-TLV 2210-0415+ A359 We-Su PR687 TLV-MNL 2145-1415+ A359 Mo-Th https://www.jpost.com/breaking-ne...

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by edealinfo
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 169
Views: 37655

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2022

Philippine747 wrote:
Updating from reply #12. PAL released a new timetable effective from the 21st. This schedule is highly subject to change, and here are some of the selected highlights:

MNL-JFK v.v. 3x weekly still scheduled until 25 March.
.[/u]


nice

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by edealinfo
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 169
Views: 37655

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2022

PAL is set to begin MNL-TLV service from April, using A350s. Flights are not yet listed on timetable, but are now bookable on their website for travel from at least 6 April. Flight schedule is: PR686 MNL-TLV 2210-0415+ A359 We-Su PR687 TLV-MNL 2145-1415+ A359 Mo-Th https://www.jpost.com/breaking-ne...

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by edealinfo
Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 212
Views: 28302

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

I know in Airports how many scams just on vaccination and even RT-PCR certificates have happened, and this is despite Supreme Court order that clearly tells that you cannot charge beyond x amount. And this was after so many petitions that had been raised in the SC for the same. So, in India, the Su...

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by edealinfo
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 212
Views: 28302

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

TokyoImperialPa wrote:
Does anyone think it is ludicrous to build airports in every Tier 2 and Tier 3 city as a near-future alternative to improving railway infrastructure?


nope

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by edealinfo
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 212
Views: 28302

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

Coming to the civil aviation topic, from almost all the people big and small, the word is 2023/24 for the bubble. The sad part is that the country still has a high omnicron caseload, till that doesn't come down sufficiently, and no other deadly variations start or come to India, we just won't know....

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by edealinfo
Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind
Replies: 44
Views: 8848

Re: EK ad from top of Burj Khalifa will blow your mind

MrHMSH wrote:
My heart goes out to her! Not afraid of heights, but that's still a massive NOPE from me!

I don't find her attractive - certainly not model quality but neither is she as attractive as even an average EK flight attendant.

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by edealinfo
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 75
Views: 19906

Re: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection

This is where the much less expensive A338 would make a lot of sense. PR could break those ultra long haul routes into two segments by stopping at HNL for YYZ or JFK...and perhaps at TLV or IST for Europe. When PR's A330 leases expire, Airbus may probably offer a much keener pricing so PR wouldn't ...

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by edealinfo
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 75
Views: 19906

Re: Updated: PAL Philippine Airlines files for Bankruptcy Protection

PR's whole A330 fleet during their 'small and nimble' downsizing experiment with the high capacity two-class A330s (with no IFE fitted) from what I recall didn't end well for PR either. The old A330 config would've worked on charters, PR could've also experimented with a mono-class A330 like 5J's c...

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by edealinfo
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

According to Jennifer Terri, because the quarantine hotels in the national Capital Region (NCR) are getting full, this is putting pressure on the Government to reduce the quarantine time for fully vaccinated travelers who get a COVID negative test before they arrive. I agree with this. There is no r...

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by edealinfo
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qd02aeU8GA
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This Jennifer Teri (see link below) is a prolific poster on Philippine travel news. She has a pulse on all things happening. She is also generally interesting.
Bless her!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qd02aeU8GA

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by edealinfo
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

1. Cabotage does not apply on HNL-YYZ ...it does to JFK . Ditto with YVR-YYZ . 2. Bottomline: YVR would be a better option as a stop off point. Not necessarily...otherwise PR wouldn't have bothered drawing up plans to make HNL its Pacific hub . 1. Thanks for the info. 2. A hub? To where do they fly...

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by edealinfo
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

International MNL-BNE v.v. regular service (that does not continue to AKL) postponed to 7 January 2022, 1x weekly MNL-DPS v.v. resumption postponed to 1 February 2022, Manila departure (previously 1 January 2022) MNL-HKG v.v. increases to 1x daily from 1 February 2022 MNL-ICN v.v. 3x weekly service...

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by edealinfo
Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

KLM’s 70th year flying to Manila! https://www.instagram.com/p/CXDofpdl-A9/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.google.com.sg/amp/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/klm-royal-dutch-airlines-celebrating-020000863.html Weird that they rarely show up as an option flying USA to Manila via AMS Much faster to ...

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by edealinfo
Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

It is really not nice that PR is cancelling flights. PR 126 has been cancelled 3 times in the last month - Nov 10, Nov 24 and Dec 10 (and obviously teh return flight the following day would be cancelled as well). https://mnlairport.ph/flights/cancellations https://www.planemapper.com/flights/PR126 I...

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by edealinfo
Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

I've never had an occasion to transit at YVR so couldn't say for sure. However, as PR was already planning of making HNL their TPAC jump-off point, the GCMap route network in #441 could work as well - with the added benefit of dividing the long segment into two near equal sectors. PR could even sto...

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by edealinfo
Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXDofpdl-A9 ... =copy_link

https://www.google.com.sg/amp/s/finance ... 00863.html

Weird that they rarely show up as an option flying USA to Manila via AMS
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Bobby27ph wrote:

Weird that they rarely show up as an option flying USA to Manila via AMS

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by edealinfo
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Onward passengers do not have to get off the plane at the stop...: I. Was this the case when PR used to fly MNL-Vancouver-JFK when they even had (and probably will have, if needed) fifth-freedom flights from Vancouver to JFK? If so, perhaps a future alternative could be a one stop solution via Vanc...

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by edealinfo
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

The CN3 may have other options but I doubt those would be better. If one of the CN3 is China Airlines, which actually isn't a Chinese airline but actually a Taiwanese airline, I can vouch that their economy class is good (not great but certainly not bad). Zero issues with flying them. However, as a...

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by edealinfo
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 27005

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

airboss787 wrote:

Awesome. Thanks for the info.


Supposedly there are several South Korean restaurants in and round Madras to cater to the expats.

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by edealinfo
Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 3wk delay: High Court to liquidate SpiceJet in 14 days
Replies: 49
Views: 12106

Re: High Court threatens to liquidate SpiceJet in 14 days

Liquidate it. Not happening and you know it. Ajay Singh does not seem like the emotional type though. Naresh had the "proud daddy" emotional problem when it came to Jet. Ajay Singh is more of a hard nosed bania - will take the best deal he can get and bail! That's what you call hitting th...

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by edealinfo
Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

A. The CN3 may have other options but I doubt those would be better. B. In a way, PR customers lucked out when El Kapitan overrode his managers and decided to keep the nonstop ULH routes...though not sure how much longer they could sustain those. C. Sorry, my last trip back was in Feb '20 when we a...

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by edealinfo
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 27005

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

When will Vistara get their remaining four 787s?

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by edealinfo
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

My feeling is that non-stop PR has an advantage over other 1-stop flights on long haul. Otherwise, who in their right mind would pick PR over Emirates, Turkish, etc., if the price is identical or PR slightly less? That is an advantage which has not translated into better yields or higher load facto...

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by edealinfo
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

What are the requirements for returning to the US. Is it just the COVID test result and your ticket/visa? I assume you don't need OnePass, Traze, end of mandatory quarantine certificate in the Philippines, or other stuff, correct? Thanks.

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by edealinfo
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Breaking the longest segments with a stop would make those more competitive against the ME3 and other Asian carriers as PR doesn't have to tank fuel My feeling is that non-stop PR has an advantage over other 1-stop flights on long haul. Otherwise, who in their right mind would pick PR over Emirates...

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by edealinfo
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 27005

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

I noticed that the UA flights from IND-US are flying the typical polar route: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua802#29fbe399 While the AI/AA flights are avoiding Russia and flying due west. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aa293#29f3392f https://www.flightradar24.com/data/fligh...

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by edealinfo
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 13265

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2021

TK launching Cebu Philippines. Effective January 3, IST-MNL will increase to 10x weekly, and 3 of those flights (TK264/265) using A350 will continue to CEB. What are the COVID test requirements when transiting through Istanbul. Let's say you are flying US to Istanbul to India/Philippines. Both Indi...

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by edealinfo
Sun Dec 05, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 27005

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Aseem747 wrote:
https://twitter.com/flyspicejet/status/1464564709173043201
Spice Jet not too long ago tweeted that they're looking for crew to fly B772.


They got two free 777 from Boeing as compensation for 737 Max grounding. I read this report on simpleflying.com.

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by edealinfo
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Hey, Can you tell me what's going on with MNL-JFK and MNL-JFK. The past few days flights were cancelled or delayed like 8 hrs. What the heck is going on? Looks like 1Nove 26 flight was cancelled. And today, there are 2 arrivals into JFK. Also, if one is required to get a RT_PCR test 72 hour window b...

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by edealinfo
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Q. Philippine Airlines January 2022 schedule is strange. JFK to Manila is 3 days a week but Manila to JFK is 7 days a week. How could this possibly happen? You can check out what I am saying by trying to go through the steps of booking on the PAL web site. A. Probably a loading error, timetable sho...

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by edealinfo
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 100765

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Airlinerdude wrote:
Daily flights operate as EK332, but they're constrained by Manila Airport's capacity restriction, so flights are sold out.

Thanks

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by edealinfo
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.bworldonline.com/pal-eyes-more-flights-from-middle-east-us-for-holidays/ Is the link in the above article talking about PAL adding capacity beyond the 4,000 allowed to manila? And by the way, even if yes, doesn't it take at least a month to start additional flights (lead time). Or does P...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Value / State of the market
Replies: 34
Views: 5579

Re: A380 Value / State of the market

TUGMASTER wrote:
The 380 only works well when it’s full, otherwise just about every other ship out there has better economics.


This makes no sense. Any aircraft can be made full "at the right price". The question is yield per seat not filling the aircraft per se.

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 100765

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Sir Tim Clark: Emirates has crossed the break even point and is now cash positive. Source: https://www.airlineratings.com/news/airlines-nuts-not-bring-back-a380s-says-emirates-chief/ Basically saying even with India and China still heavily restricted they are able to charge a 30% - 40% fare premium...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 100765

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

Scotron12 wrote:
Wow...looks stunning! Impressive :checkmark:


Yeah; pretty much any good photographer can make pictures looks great. That's what they are paid for.

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 100765

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

When will EK start flights to MANILA? Are they missing out on the Christmas boom where fares from New York to Manila on Philippines Airline are now $2500 to $3000 round trip for December in economy class.

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 801
Views: 100765

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

xwb777 wrote:
Emirates is upgrading EK205/206 (DXB-MXP-JFK) to A380 operation starting from 01DEC21.

This will be the third A380 flight to New York JFK

At its peak, how may flights did EK have to JFK? Was it four?

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

International BKK-MNL stops in TAG from 17-24 November Why one week only? This would be a welcome route for European travellers to Bohol, not having to go via Manila. Not many connections to justify the "International" in the TAG airport name.... Easy answer. There is 4,000 pax cap on int...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

These stops are to get around arrival processing capacity limitations in Manila, as I hear the cap is 2,000 pax/day shared by all airlines operating international flights inbound MNL. (Correct me if I'm using a wrong figure) https://www.philippineairlines.com/AboutUs/newsandevents/newgatewaystohelp...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

From another trend VN is planning to launching direct flights between SGN and SFO 11/29/21 using a B787-9 . With China mostly close and CX unable to used HKG as a hub it seem like direct flight will dominate the transpacific network for the time being. Until restrictions in East Asia are relax whic...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Q. So, will non-stop flights from MNL to JFK (New York) continue or be discontinued. If the latter, by when will it be discontinued, at the earliest? A. Scheduled until at least 25 March 2022 (Manila departure). Keep an eye out for future timetable updates, as some destinations only have information...

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by edealinfo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 480
Views: 96565

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2021

Its possible PR will be reviving 5th Freedom flight between JFK and YVR with the B77W. Just to clarify...didn't PR lose the entitlement when they chose to fly nonstop to JFK :?: Winter Timetable has finally rolled over worldwide. Its new business plan includes more flights to China, and South Asia,...

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by edealinfo
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 211
Views: 27005

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q4 2021

Yes, it's opened up quarantine-free travel to foreign tourists from almost 100 countries worldwide. Also visa fee has been waived off for tourists. Issue is flights are under air bubble agreement and so are still limited in number. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/15/india-allows-quarantine-free-travel...

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