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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:37 pm

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 149):

Well we will see what happens in Sept. That is when the rubber meets the road, once the peak travel season has passed.

Still wonder why they are punishing SLU. That has the 4th highest population, behind T&T, GUY, and BDS and is a popular destination for E/Caribbean travelers.

With BWs revamped POS BGI schedule, there will be fewer passengers left for LI. T&T travelers reputedly hate LI.
 
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Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:14 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 150):
With BWs revamped POS BGI schedule, there will be fewer passengers left for LI. T&T travelers reputedly hate LI.

...and it is with good reason.

Of the last 5 flights I have taken with LIAT- only BGI and GND from POS, all 5 have had delays in excess of two (2) hours.

In addition to which- 3 weeks ago I returned to POS from PBM, walked into the baggage collection/ customs halls at POS only to see a large crowd gathered at the end of the building, much to my dismay (I thought they were in the line for Customs, meaning a delay in me leaving the airport).
When I got closer I realized they were at the "lost luggage" counter, not for BW, but the one that handles all other airlines. Seeing the number of people- probably over 50 persons- in the line, I assumed some large flight had arrived and managed to screw up some of the bags. When I walked up to the Customs Officer, I inquired about the line of people and he said with a chuckle, "LIAT sent a plane full of people and NO BAGS, not one single solitary bag!!!"

I think that sufficient reason to avoid flying LIAT!

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:26 pm

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:46 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 152):

Nice contrail photos!

Interesting take...
http://www.guardian.co.tt/business-g...k-again-cal%E2%80%99s-london-route

I just don't see BW being able gain any foot-hold in the JAM-LON market, and the GEO-LON market is probably miniscule.
I'm surprised BW didn't try teaming up with a tour operator out of the UK and run some POS-LGW-TAB-LGW-POS runs.

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Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:32 pm

What I would like to see at BW is the government keep their hands out the airline,then maybe some one like virgin Atlantic can buy in to them and make something of it. What do you airline geeks think?
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:24 am

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 153):

BW is already the only airline on the LGW GEO as alternatives are much more inconvenient. Obviously this isn't enough to justify the existing route.

LGW KIN cannot work as clearly the market isn't as large as some might believe that it is. To start off, a large % of the VFR is to MBJ, where there is fierce competition. BA was driven off that route. BA only does 3-4 to KIN, and VS dropped off that route. And as we can see from BWs Jamaica US routes, support from the VFR, angered by the closure of JM, isn't assured.


I suspect that if LGW KIN was viable, BW would have done so, as it would have improved the utilization of the 763's.

BW in the leisure market is a non starter, as tourist dependent Caribbean gov'ts do not see them as being able to drum up this business, so invest their scarce $$ with those who can.

The arrival of AA into the JFK ANU (after a gap of several years) saw BW dropping its JFK ANU. Now we see the same with GND. B6 enters and is quickly increasing its frequencies to 3x, and will add a 4th flight by this coming winter. I suspect GND subtly shooed off BW to make space for B6.

So an LGW TAB POS route isn't workable either, with both BA and VS into TAB, and that being a small market at that.

Best it seems for BW to be off the route, and to focus on keeping its costs down, and strengthening its cash position. BW is no longer the quasi monopoly that it once was, now that there is fierce competition into POS/GEO.

Quoting skystar767 (Reply 154):

Why would any carrier buy BW when they can access all of their routes without spending a penny to acquire them. BOTH T&T and Jamaica have Open Skies, so there is no market that a carrier will get only through purchase. While BW isn't a damaged brand as BWIA was, it isn't a strong brand either, as the success of B6 and WS into the KIN/POS VFR market shows.

For a gov't to leave BW alone that would have to mean a PNM win, and then PNM treating BW as they did before they last the last election.
 
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Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:43 am

I am flying BW551/BW483 JFK-POS-GEO on Monday 24th. I will enjoy my last few flights on the 763. Shame about the POS-LGW route.

In other news the GOG is working on fast tracking Guyana to Cat. 1 and have decided to lengthen the runway at GEO and shelve the new airport building, instead renovating the existing building.

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Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:19 pm

With Caribbean Airlines removing the 767 from their fleet, this also means it won't be used on the JFK route. Will Caribbean Airlines downsize the capacity to JFK by switching from the 767 back to an all-737 route or will they increase the number of flights to JFK to keep the 767 capacity on the route?


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Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:09 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 157):

They will replace the 763 with a 738, and might have to wetlease for the peak periods, as they used to.
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:59 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 158):
They will replace the 763 with a 738, and might have to wetlease for the peak periods, as they used to.

That's what I'm asking. Do they have enough 737's standing idle to pick up the 767 gap or will they add an additional 737 to maintain their schedule outside the peak periods?

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Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:23 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 159):

They plan to send 2 back. Maybe they will only send one back, and if necessary, lease another for the Xmas/NY, Tdad carnival, and July/August.

If I am correct, they currently have 14 738 planes, and their Fall schedule (which includes the 763) only requires 11. So I don't think that they are short of planes, even if they send back the JFK 763.
 
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Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:06 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 160):

Quoting A388 (Reply 159):

They plan to send 2 back. Maybe they will only send one back, and if necessary, lease another for the Xmas/NY, Tdad carnival, and July/August.

If I am correct, they currently have 14 738 planes, and their Fall schedule (which includes the 763) only requires 11. So I don't think that they are short of planes, even if they send back the JFK 763.

Okay that's what I meant, their fleet size will be sufficient even when their 767 fleet is withdrawn.


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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:23 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 152):
My latest contrail photos have been added to the database:

Nice photos  

As mentioned previously, Bahamas Air will be getting brand new ATR 42 and 72 600s at the beginning of next year. The 72s will arrive first and enter service on the 3rd of January and the 42s on the 13th of March. Not sure of what routes though.

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Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:54 am

Quoting skystar767 (Reply 154):
some one like virgin Atlantic can buy in to them and make something of it.

Why there are capable Caribbean folks that can run an airline.
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:00 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 160):
They plan to send 2 back. Maybe they will only send one back, and if necessary, lease another for the Xmas/NY, Tdad carnival, and July/August.

If I am correct, they currently have 14 738 planes, and their Fall schedule (which includes the 763) only requires 11. So I don't think that they are short of planes, even if they send back the JFK 763.

They've already sent back 2 B738s; 9Y-JMA and 9Y-JMB, leaving the current B738 fleet standing at 13. Officially, one more should be returned at the end of the summer, that being 9Y-SLU.

Quoting A388 (Reply 159):
That's what I'm asking. Do they have enough 737's standing idle to pick up the 767 gap or will they add an additional 737 to maintain their schedule outside the peak periods?

The schedule should be fine. The 767 will stay at least till 2Q 2016, therefore leaving time to determine any additional equipment needs.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:35 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 164):
Planned routes are here:

http://airlineroute.net/2015/08/24/up-atrupdate1/



Thanks for the schedule my friend. Those ATR's would have looked fantastic in these colors:



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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:08 am

Just a couple minor clarifications:

Quoting Inbound (Reply 80):
AA1818, I believe this aircraft is a donation of some sort for either the University of T&T Aviation tech course, or the CAA's aviation "summer camp."
Similar to the FedEx 727 donated a while back.

The Perla MD-80 (YV571T) was AOG for a while, but has now left POS, on July 21.

Quoting guyanam (Reply 97):
I hope that UP has better luck with the ATRs than BW and LI did. Those airlines experience frequent breakdowns of these planes, to the point where LI has had to bring back into service at least one of its Dash 8s as a permanent part of its schedule. BW has had to substitute its 738 (and on occasion its 763) on the TAB route for the same reason.

There may have been times when a 737 had to substitute an ATR that went tech, but never the 767s. The 767 will only go to TAB for a weekend with an event, such as Tobago Jazz or Great Race, when the traffic is exceptionally high and warrants more than an additional 737 flight.

Quoting BW424 (Reply 165):
The schedule should be fine. The 767 will stay at least till 2Q 2016, therefore leaving time to determine any additional equipment needs.

Most likely, but not 100% sure, they will stop flying long before that.

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Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:18 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 166):

I think that livery is horribly dated and hope they take this opportunity to revise it and be more modern. Perhaps something closer to what they have on their 737's or something else completely new.
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:30 pm

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 168):
I think that livery is horribly dated and hope they take this opportunity to revise it and be more modern. Perhaps something closer to what they have on their 737's or something else completely new.

Tastes differ I apparently. I don't mind that this livery be tweaked to update it but as you will see in the press release of ATR these ATR's will be getting the same livery as their 737 have. I find that livery less appealing/less imaginative than the one I linked (yellow and blue).


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Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:08 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 169):

Here's one person's rendition of what the ATR would look like in the 737 livery.

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...inerphotos/photos/big/00011754.jpg
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:52 pm

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 131):
Caribbean Airlines, the national carrier of Trinidad and Tobago will return to lessor its Boeing 767 fleet as of the end of the first quarter of 2016. London Gatwick route will also be axed.
Quoting A388 (Reply 157):
With Caribbean Airlines removing the 767 from their fleet, this also means it won't be used on the JFK route. Will Caribbean Airlines downsize the capacity to JFK by switching from the 767 back to an all-737 route or will they increase the number of flights to JFK to keep the 767 capacity on the route?

When they figure out they're re-fleeting plan, I think it is almost guaranteed that BW will put at least 2 of the largest models in their fleet being either the 737 9 MAX or A321NEO in the absence of the 767.
 
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:01 pm

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 170):
Here's one person's rendition of what the ATR would look like in the 737 livery.

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...inerphotos/photos/big/00011754.jpg

That does look good but the blue color is too light which makes the difference in my opinion. In any case, I'm happy they will get some brand new aircraft.


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Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:39 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 172):

The UP new livery is much better than BWs. That purple is NOT Caribbean, and to me is reminiscent of a funeral.

Clearly a Caribbean person wasn't involved. Look at most of our flags and one will see that Caribbean people like vibrant color!
 
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Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:49 pm

Quoting guyanam (Reply 173):
The UP new livery is much better than BWs. That purple is NOT Caribbean, and to me is reminiscent of a funeral.

Clearly a Caribbean person wasn't involved. Look at most of our flags and one will see that Caribbean people like vibrant color!

Don't get me wrong on the UP livery, I think the lighter blue color as seen on that impression fits the livery much better than the darker blue used in the actual livery. I hope they indeed will introduce that lighter blue color which represents the Caribbean much better as you also think of the Caribbean.


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Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:50 pm

My latest photo in the database features one of the best liveries in the Caribbean in my opinion which is that of PAWA Dominicana. See my photo here:




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Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:22 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 175):
My latest photo in the database features one of the best liveries in the Caribbean in my opinion which is that of PAWA Dominicana. See my photo here:

Beautiful bird, but why are they keeping the PAWA name when they've now gotten rid of the faux-Pan Am clipper globe logo? Shouldn't it just be called Dominicana?
 
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Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:14 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 174):

I am basing it on the light blue. The Caribbean isn't a place of gloomy colors, nor are we an austere people. This is why people pay money to visit.
 
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Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:16 pm

http://antiguaobserver.com/travellers-in-awe-of-new-terminal/

Amid the bustle of the first official service-day of the new VC Bird International Airport terminal, a few travellers paused to gush over the new facilities.

“Wow! This is not Antigua,” were the words of one young man who arrived yesterday morning.

Coloured by the backdrop of helpful tourism ambassadors and serenades by Original Steel Orchestra, the traveller described the atmosphere as “welcoming” and “an upgrade” from his prior experiences landing here.

“From the entrance to the exit, everything is just intact; professional,” he continued.

Also catching the lad’s eye was the service, which he described as “so far, so good,” as he had no difficulty getting around after being assisted by airport staff.

The sentiments of good service were echoed by a young woman arriving from Puerto Rico. She described the terminal as “very, very good,” and also spoke to her pleasant surprise at passing through the new terminal. “I was expecting (to land at) the old one,” she remarked.

She compared the new terminal favourably to the Luis Muños Marín International Airport, the main flyway in her home country.

These ringing endorsements come just days after Antigua Hotel & Tourism Association (AHTA) Chairman Alex DeBrito expressed his hopes that the new terminal “start(s) to improve the opinion of people coming to Antigua.”

It seems to have already started doing so, as another traveller glowingly remarked, “My first impression was ‘wow….It’s for real’.”

“When I saw it, I felt so light; I felt much lighter. This is something good for me to go through,” he continued.

The frequent flyer described the facilities as “definitely one of the best right now I’m seeing, for all the airports I’m going through in the Caribbean,” and one that “can compete” with the top airports he’s been to across the globe, even though “it’s not as big.”

This high praise for the new terminal’s global standing was mirrored by a gentleman travelling to New York, who said it compares “very well” to the biggest and best across the world.

All the commuters who spoke to OBSERVER media expressed hope and confidence that the shiny new facilities will attract more airlines and passengers over time.

“The only thing missing is the planes,” reflected the first young man who spoke to us.

With a slate of new airlines already set to start service here – Jet Blue from JKF, from November 5; Air Italia from Milan, from December 13; and Seaborne Airlines from Puerto Rico, from December 20 – the answer to these hopes might soon be a bit clearer.
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:21 pm

Based on some videos I've just watch, Dominica won't be getting any air service anytime soon. Their airport is a complete mess due to the recent storm.

Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 178):

My mother had a chance to use the new terminal the other day. She said it was a vast improvement over the old one, though most of it wasn't operational at the time (shops and lounges etc). I'll get my chance to try it out in December.
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:59 am

Well T&T has a new gov't now, and one with definite opinions of BW. So expect some changes as soon as they can settle into their new role.

LGW is definitely gone, and only profitable routes will remain. Rowley, the new PM, was definitely hostile to the Jamaica routes.
 
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817Dreamliiner, have you heard more opinions from users at the new terminal in ANU? So far so good?


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Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:12 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 181):
817Dreamliiner, have you heard more opinions from users at the new terminal in ANU? So far so good?


Haven't heard much recently, but everything seems positive so far.

BTW, we had Airbus flying within the eastern Caribbean yesterday with the CFM powered A320neo. They were returning from Bolivia in South America where they were conducting high altitude tests. The flew from CAY-BDA yesterday and I managed to listen in on the ATC communications as they passed Trinidad.

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Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:29 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 182):
BTW, we had Airbus flying within the eastern Caribbean yesterday with the CFM powered A320neo. They were returning from from Bolivia in South America where they were conducting high altitude tests. The flew from CAY-BDA yesterday and I managed to listen in on the ATC communications as they passed Trinidad.

Excellent, that would have been nice to see. I think I will never see an Airbus test frame touch down in Curacao. If they do use the Caribbean they always go to Guadeloupe seeing that they are French. I guess I'll have to wait until AV sends their A320NEO's to Curacao once they have them.



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Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:18 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 183):
I think I will never see an Airbus test frame touch down in Curacao.

True, but at least you get Boeing ones  

Yesterday, ANU saw the return of the VS 747:

http://scontent.fman1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12019930_10153024190887016_5366020431918002762_n.jpg?oh=fec8eb90055c73bd08387e377086c8a0&oe=56657B83

The outbound fight on Friday was cancelled. I suspect that one of the LGW based A330s went tech or has been tech for a couple days considering BGI was getting a A340-600 for the last couple days as well. I expect this to be a one off though. Here a video of the arrival:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuKniw4t4Xg
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Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:05 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 184):
Quoting A388 (Reply 183): I think I will never see an Airbus test frame touch down in Curacao.
True, but at least you get Boeing ones

Yes, that's true also. I hope we will get the next Boeing aircraft models coming out too  
Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 184):
Yesterday, ANU saw the return of the VS 747:

Very nice photo of that VS 744 at the gate, lovely sea in the background. I really hope to visit that new terminal in ANU some day.


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Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:25 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 185):

ANU has some of the best seascapes in the Caribbean. Landscapes is a whole other topic however.
 
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:06 am

Some news:

Air Lease Corporation Announces the Placement of One New ATR 72-600 with LIAT:
http://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/...t-of-one-new-atr-72-600-with-liat/

Caribbean Airlines selects Lumexis FTTS® and FTTS Second Screen™ for B737 fleet:
http://www.lumexis.com/press/Lumexis...ce=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

More info on the products here: http://www.lumexis.com/products/

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Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:07 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 187):
Caribbean Airlines selects Lumexis FTTS® and FTTS Second Screen™ for B737 fleet:
http://www.lumexis.com/press/Lumexis...uffer

Are they going to retro fit the seats cause if the seats dont have power outlets to charge the divices this is not worth it cause you might fun out of power in about 1-3 hours depending on the device. Other than that great idea.
 
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Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:29 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 187):

Without B6 I dont think BW would have done this
 
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Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:36 pm

Has Insel made any decisions on it's fleet renewal? In a previous Carribbean Aviation Thread it was mentioned they were considering the A320 CEO family. I wonder if they will also look at 737NG as well?
 
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Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:46 pm

Quoting georgiabill (Reply 190):
Has Insel made any decisions on it's fleet renewal? In a previous Carribbean Aviation Thread it was mentioned they were considering the A320 CEO family. I wonder if they will also look at 737NG as well?

A while ago Insel Air mentioned that they are looking at the A319 to expand to deeper South America but these Airbuses will be second hand and I would guess early built models as they are cheaper to acquire/lease. In any case they won't order or lease brand new aircraft as that is too expensive for them.

I asked a friend who told me that the 737NG is cheaper to come by compared to the A320 family but I haven't heard Insel Air talk about the 737NG so who knows.

In any case I don't get the feeling Insel Air is in a hurry to replace their MD80 fleet with modern jets so I see them sticking to the MD80 for the years to come.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:13 pm

Quoting beeweel15 (Reply 188):
Are they going to retro fit the seats cause if the seats dont have power outlets to charge the divices this is not worth it cause you might fun out of power in about 1-3 hours depending on the device. Other than that great idea.

I would assume so. Either way, if your device runs out, they still have the PTV to use.
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:33 pm

Quoting beeweel15 (Reply 188):
Are they going to retro fit the seats cause if the seats dont have power outlets to charge the divices this is not worth it cause you might fun out of power in about 1-3 hours depending on the device. Other than that great idea.
Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 192):
I would assume so. Either way, if your device runs out, they still have the PTV to use.

The brochure states that the FTTS Seat Back system has a "2.1" option which includes a USD charging port. I assume if BW is going with both the FTTS and Second Screen option, they will also select the USB charging option.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:14 am

Yesterday, Liat operated the ANU-PLS round trip flight for BA using V2-LIA. According to the TCI planespotters facebook page, this was due to a runway deformity reducing the length of the runway available.



Some photos of V2-LIA in PLS here: http://www.facebook.com/tciplanespotters
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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:06 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 194):
a runway deformity reducing the length of the runway available.

Wow, was this runway deformity caused by the heat/melting runway asphalt? I know here in CUR it's very hot since last week. Yesterday my car showed an outside temperature of 38 degrees Celsius!!!


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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:33 pm

Just a thought:

Airlines and Destinations

British Airways- London-Gatwick [/b]
Caribbean Airlines- New York-JFK, Port of Spain
Condor- Frankfurt
Gol Transportes Aereos- São Paulo-Guarulhos
Novair (Seasonal)- Stockholm-Arlanda
Virgin Atlantic- London-Gatwick


Looking at the list of flights to/ from TAB on Wikipedia, I note the comments below.
What is so silly in our Caribbean travel market is the fact that there is no non-stop flight between BGI and TAB. GOL and Condor are capturing somewhat low-yielding tourists on their routes. Why not offer them the ability to sell seats (in conjunction with BW and LI) between BGI and TAB which will help boost there earnings on these routings leading to long term viability of the routes and serving the added purpose of linking two islands not currently linked.
Why are we in the Caribbean, especially in Trinidad and Tobago, so backward in our thinking and our approach?

1 Returning flight inbound to Frankfurt makes a stop in Barbados. However, the airline does not transport passengers solely between Tobago and Barbados.
2 The flight to and from São Paulo-Guarulhos stops in Barbados. However the airline does not have the rights to transport passengers solely between Tobago and Barbados.

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:51 pm

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 196):
Looking at the list of flights to/ from TAB on Wikipedia, I note the comments below.
What is so silly in our Caribbean travel market is the fact that there is no non-stop flight between BGI and TAB. GOL and Condor are capturing somewhat low-yielding tourists on their routes. Why not offer them the ability to sell seats (in conjunction with BW and LI) between BGI and TAB which will help boost there earnings on these routings leading to long term viability of the routes and serving the added purpose of linking two islands not currently linked.
Why are we in the Caribbean, especially in Trinidad and Tobago, so backward in our thinking and our approach?

I don't know how big the potential markets are between Barbados and Tobago but yes, I don't think it will hurt to carry passengers between these two points so it all comes down to the bilateral agreements between Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago. What does the current bilateral agreement between Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago say about air traffic between Barbados and Tobago? Is that not covered in the agreement? Will the governments be open to this?


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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:25 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 197):
I don't know how big the potential markets are between Barbados and Tobago but yes, I don't think it will hurt to carry passengers between these two points so it all comes down to the bilateral agreements between Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago. What does the current bilateral agreement between Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago say about air traffic between Barbados and Tobago? Is that not covered in the agreement? Will the governments be open to this?

I'm not saying that it is big nor game changing for any airline to fly it.
The point is, LI used to fly the route. They no longer do.
Here are two airlines who are flying planes between the two airports and currently are not carrying any passengers exclusively between the two points. Why not see the gap, recognize the potential and allow them to carry pax between the two points?
Surely even one paying passenger would help offset the expenses of flying a half full plane between TAB and BGI either way?

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RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:10 pm

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 198):
The point is, LI used to fly the route. They no longer do.
Here are two airlines who are flying planes between the two airports and currently are not carrying any passengers exclusively between the two points. Why not see the gap, recognize the potential and allow them to carry pax between the two points?
Surely even one paying passenger would help offset the expenses of flying a half full plane between TAB and BGI either way?

Sure, I absolutely see what you mean. I was just wondering what the bilateral agreements between these two islands say and coming to think of it, the bilateral agreements between Brazil, Trinidad and Barbados and Germany, Trinidad and Barbados also have to allow these 5th freedom rights. It's not just Trinidad/Tobago and Barbados. Once all these bilateral agreements allow this, it is possible of course. I totally agree with you on this AA1818 so please don't get me wrong my friend  


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