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by airbazar
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s
Replies: 26
Views: 3690

Re: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s

Iraqi Airways 707: BGW-AMM-LIS-GIG This blows my mind...why on EARTH did Iraqi Airways fly to GIG???? What POSSIBLE market could there have been???? Was/is there an Iraqi diaspora in Brasil? I believe due to a Lebanese diaspora is the reason REAL/Varig flew their milk-run between Brail and BEY. Man...

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Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish CEO: No need for the A380. Open for the idea
Replies: 25
Views: 2925

Re: Turkish CEO: No need for the A380. Open for the idea

You would think a newer/bigger airport would mean less need for A380 because airport slots/gates are easier to come by, unless they didn't build a big enough airport. The other side of the coin is that IST is so small and congested that it can't handle large volume connecting banks so traffic has t...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish CEO: No need for the A380. Open for the idea
Replies: 25
Views: 2925

Re: Turkish CEO: No need for the A380. Open for the idea

Name of the game and competitive advantage of TK is frequency not capacity Business model is not suitable for VLA That depends. Frequency and capacity are not mutually exclusive. If they were, the 779 (albeit smaller), would also be bad. EK doesn't seem to have a problem operating multiple A380 fre...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 23
Views: 3705

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

A few weeks back, there was an article published in ch-aviation that indicated a possible JV between TAP, Azul, Hainan and United Airlines. I don't see how United comes into this picture given their long standing JV with the Lufthansa group. A TATL JV between TAP/Azul/United and potentially B6 woul...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 30
Views: 7955

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

tphuang wrote:
And jfk Las is not a leisure market? Lol, clearly there is premium cabin here and Delta made the decision to fight b6 on a shorter more leisure market.

Las Vegas is one of the World's top convention destinations. Yes it's a big leisure market but it also has a lot of business travel.

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 23
Views: 3705

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

It is known that AZUL and TAP will go for a full Joint Venture quite soon, but AFAIK JetBlue is only a code-share partner. But you're forgetting two important players: 1) The Godfather - HNA Group is apparently sponsoring Neeleman's most recent adventures in the aviation industry. They have shares ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 23
Views: 3705

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

It is known that AZUL and TAP will go for a full Joint Venture quite soon, but AFAIK JetBlue is only a code-share partner. But you're forgetting two important players: 1) The Godfather - HNA Group is apparently sponsoring Neeleman's most recent adventures in the aviation industry. They have shares ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 51
Views: 12549

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

toxtethogrady wrote:
DWC wrote:
Here are other pictures I Googled
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Gee, it's the world's largest joystick! :duck:

Careful, you'r showing your age :lol:

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often are airlines operating flights with small load factors?
Replies: 34
Views: 4929

Re: Small Load Factor

It happens all the time. Just last month I flew WN, MHT-BWI on a Friday night and there must have been only 50 pax on the plane. On the return, Sunday night, there wasn't a single seat open. There are a lot of other factors that are more or equally important to LF on a single flight. For example, DL...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures
Replies: 51
Views: 12549

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

[ Thanks for the summary. Quite a bit will wait for the 2020 expansion (Phase 1b). From some articles, Pegasus might not move over until then (true/not true?). This will really only be a true replacement for IST with that 2002 expansion. Oh, have parallel (vs. crossed) runways will help immediately...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspen Pitkin County OKs submission of airport analysis to the FAA
Replies: 15
Views: 1896

Re: Aspen Pitkin County OKs submission of airport analysis to the FAA

With the 150,000 lb max landing weight limit a319 /a320 CEO /a320 NEO all fit under 150k The limit will be go around climb limit. Doesn’t matter what the runway landing limit is. Procedure for single engine /engine failure inside the final approach fix is to land / get to the runway at all costs/cr...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspen Pitkin County OKs submission of airport analysis to the FAA
Replies: 15
Views: 1896

Re: Aspen Pitkin County OKs submission of airport analysis to the FAA

United787 wrote:
The A320neo and 737 MAX families are all overweight!

The A319 should be able to, provided it doesn't take off at MTOW.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur
Replies: 14
Views: 3110

Re: David Neeleman purchases 32% of Aigle Azur

klakzky123 wrote:
If you have the word blue in your airline's name (in any language), David Neelman is coming for you.

TAP doesn't have Blue :)
I think this is more a continuation of the Neeleman/HNA partnership: Azul, TAP, and now Aigle Azur.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH moving more A380s to MUC
Replies: 14
Views: 6405

Re: LH moving more A380s to MUC

Wow! A333 -> A380 on MUC-MIA is a huge capacity upgrade.

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

So which market is larger? U.S.-Europe or U.S.-KEF? I'm not sure how that is that even relevant. It's relevant in the context that WW and FI's potential market to Europe is far larger than AA's potential market to KEF. It's relevant because WW and FI can continue to fill their planes at DFW even if...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Trust me, I'm no fan of AA 757 longhauls, but to say nobody will take it simply because WOW is flying the route is simply not going to be true. AA has a big frequent flier base in SoCal...so limiting DFW-KEF to Midwest clientele is just not going to be the case. The thing is, if the one-stop crowd ...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Yeah, Icelandair and WOW can rely on connections over KEF to Europe, just like AA can rely on connections over DFW to the U.S. So which market is larger? U.S.-Europe or U.S.-KEF? Except people aren't exactly GOING to KEF. They are connecting in KEF on the way to/from Europe and taking advantage of ...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2
Replies: 154
Views: 32163

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders pt 2

Nothing against planned orders but MoUs are no orders. This goes for A and B. This is just vaporware until firmed up. True to the first part but 430 MoU's points to something more than mere vaporware. This is not exactly Air Zimbabwe "planning" to take on A380's. I am more convinced of th...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17441

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Zero players to three all in one year? Let the bloodbath begin! AA is not going to be one of the losers. It will be one or both of the Icelandic carriers. How so? WW and FI use KEF as a connecting hub to/from Europe. AA won't and will rely solely on trash yield, O&D passengers. I don't see how ...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 53026

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

Well apart from the 787-10 it's been quite a boring year. Dubai usually is. There is typically very few sales at this airshow. Hundreds of orders were announced in 2013 though. Both the 2013 and 2015 were good however, most orders were by the home airlines: Emirates, Ethiad, and Flydubai. Throw in ...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s
Replies: 26
Views: 3690

Re: LIS as intermediate stop in 60s, 70s, and 80s

I remember flying on Viasa's DC-10's from SCQ to CCS, during the early 90s. Each time it stopped at LIS. I flew the Viasa DC-10 between LIS and AMS in the late 80's. IIRC, SA flew their SP's via LIS during Apartheid. I think LAM also flew from LIS to other places in Europe but their schedule change...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69807

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Many people might have expected too much of this airshow... . That's a understatement. Historically, pretty much only the home airline places orders at the Dubai airshow and yet here we are with 3 different threads for the Dubai air show orders, plus the 4th thread about EK's orders. If history is ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 32313

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

And one of the least surprising orders goes to Boeing. If you think this was a surprise order, you haven't been paying attention. The A350 with it's 18" wide seats and poor floor space utilization relative to a 9 abreast 787, was never a realistic option for EK. Least we forget that EK pretty ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69807

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

JannEejit wrote:
I love these annual AvB threads. Is there a way to receive an alert about actual orders instead of wading through several pages of hearsay, conjecture and big old hissy fits ?

No kidding. Hundred + posts and not a single order.

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 69807

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Waterbomber wrote:
The A350 vs. B787 order went to Boeing.
Almost unbelievable that Airbus couldn't win this one with a package deal eg A350 + A380.

Why? Unless Airbus can figure out a magical way to put 9 abreast with 17" seats on the A350, you will never see it at EK.

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 10947

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

One obvious point that relates to AF in particular is that the government of France has a substantial shareholding in both Airbus and in AF and there is a longtime A320 production facility at TLS. Similarly, the German government had a substantial shareholding in LH when it first ordered the A320, ...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?
Replies: 84
Views: 10947

Re: Why is KLM the only Euro legacy to fly the 737?

One obvious point that relates to AF in particular is that the government of France has a substantial shareholding in both Airbus and in AF and there is a longtime A320 production facility at TLS. Similarly, the German government had a substantial shareholding in LH when it first ordered the A320, ...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service
Replies: 21
Views: 4039

Re: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service

BA operates the 77W and 788 to GRU and GIG, respectively. To claim that their aircraft are old is being pedantic, at best. Especially when JJ operates the same 77W on the route. Wrong you are! I do not claim. I actually FLY ON THEM. The GRU route is a B772 Route now and some of those ARE really old...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 9534

Re: A300/A310 v 767

You did a good job highlighting the strengths of the A310. There must be some reasons why the 767 was more popular than the A310. What do you think they are? I don't think it was that Airbus focused on the A330 since the A300/A310 matched 767 engine performance and engine upgrades were the bulk of ...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 61
Views: 8597

Re: Could anything save the 747?

I can almost guarantee we will see an order from at least one of the following: KLM Qantas Turkish Singapore Iran Air Saudia Qatar It's a good thing you're not Boeing, 'cause it ain't happening :) KL, QF, SQ, not happening, 100% sure of that. TK, 99% sure it won't happen either. Especially with an ...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest passenger 757 route - CDG-RDU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2648

Re: Longest passenger 757 route - CDG-RDU?

flyPIT wrote:
FRA-CLE is 11 miles longer and operated by Condor with a 757 in 1993.

Are you sure it was non-stop? Condor only had 1 752. All others are 753s and they were and still are frequent visitors of Bangor, Gander, and the Azores.

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 not popular in India?
Replies: 16
Views: 4791

Re: Why is the A321 not popular in India?

I think it's a combination of factors. 1) The Indian domestic market is still not mature enough to support larger models. 2) With the exception of Delhi and Mumbai, Indian airports are not congested and have lots of capacity for extra frequencies. 3) Historically, airlines prefer the economics of th...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service
Replies: 21
Views: 4039

Re: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service

Sorry but you are not entirely accurate. BA's product to GRU is poor. I use them about three times a year (plus at least once to GIG). Their aircrafts are old and the only thing premium is the price. BA operates the 77W and 788 to GRU and GIG, respectively. To claim that their aircraft are old is b...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5274

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

I'm not sure I buy entirely into the premise of this thread but lets assume that it is true. I can think of a couple of reasons why that is. First, LH is a very well run airline. I remember way back, LH adjusting they business model to compete with LCC's when they first started to expand in Europe. ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QF/NZ ever restart HKG-LHR-HKG?
Replies: 28
Views: 3941

Re: Will QF/NZ ever restart HKG-LHR-HKG?

ZKOJH wrote:
I'm actually surprised that VS has lasted this long.

I imagine HKG is right up there as one of the most important business routes ex. LHR, with the likes of JFK and LAX so if VS were to drop it it would come as a shock to me. If VS can't make LHR-HKG work, they may as well shut down the company.

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 v 767
Replies: 83
Views: 9534

Re: A300/A310 v 767

You did a good job highlighting the strengths of the A310. There must be some reasons why the 767 was more popular than the A310. What do you think they are? I don't think it was that Airbus focused on the A330 since the A300/A310 matched 767 engine performance and engine upgrades were the bulk of ...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 6472

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

Emirates has a fleet of more than 100 A380. I think that fact just ends the discussion. So? TK's fleet total is significantly larger than EK's and EK has ZERO domestic traffic so their fleet composition HAS to be different. In many ways, EK is the new TK, especially considering TK has been around s...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103340

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

??? How could EK BYPASS DXB??? Different options: More 5th freedom routes such as MXP-JFK. Start a mini hub somewhere else. Fly p-2-p routes, where allowed. How much would Indian regulator "charge" to allow EK to fly India-U.S. non-stop? None of these are really feasible. Fifth freedom is...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380
Replies: 807
Views: 103340

Re: Airbus Working With Emirates on New Order for Flagship A380

The other way to grow is connect less traffic and bypass the congestion. Now this is usually a competitor. But EK could use say 787s to bypass DXB if needed. Lightsaber ??? How could EK BYPASS DXB??? Different options: More 5th freedom routes such as MXP-JFK. Start a mini hub somewhere else. Fly p-...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 6267

Re: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?

As far as I know pilots are allowed to buy anything that is for sale the same way passengers are allowed to. Only it should fit in their hand luggage, that's the only limitation. Nope. I'm pretty sure that pilots are not subject to the same carry-on restrictions that passengers are. And if it's too...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 14078

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

There are literally a gazzilion such flights. Draw a 200m circle around most major airports and you will find air routes inside that circle. LIS-OPO is 150nm with a highway linking both cities and there are about 20 daily flights. SIN-KUL has about 30 daily flights. The sweet spot where surface tran...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 119
Views: 15589

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

So the argument that these routes couldn't exist before the 787 doesn't really hold much water. Even the routes to China should have been feasible with the 777 but it just so happens that Hainan doesn't have any in their fleet. So why did Hainan not buy 777's or A330's to operate these routes since...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?
Replies: 27
Views: 4791

Re: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?

Delta also wanted to serve the route, but they aren't sadly. I would say LAX-PVG is way busier, because you have AA, DL, MU, and UA serving the route with five daily flights I believe. Yep, this is true, but I really never understood why there's more demand for PVG flights than PEK... Simple. PVG i...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 119
Views: 15589

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

Funny you mention LHR-AUS, considering it will soon be a 744 route! I made that point before regarding BOS. There's little doubt that the 787 made it easier for BOS to finally get their first Asian route (NRT-BOS), but when you look at many of the new long haul routes that have been started since (...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14404

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

These colours are so depressing. Like I said, it looks like a hospital room, and I don't mean just because of the ceiling vent :) Every hospital room I've been in has had a reclining chair just like the one in the pictures, usually for a visitor to sleep in if needed. I guess I'm the only person he...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 7093

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

Well underage means different things in different countries. In the US the government can send a young person out in the military to (potentially) kill or be killed in battle. But they can't have a beer until they turn 21. Quite a few countries have the alcohol age limit at 18. Lower age limits exi...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Condor Start ANC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: When Did Condor Start ANC?

, but I don't understand why Alaskans would visit Germany or even Switzerland. Um..... seriously? Because we like to travel? I mean, why would ANYONE want to visit Germany? Lots of reasons. And also, Condor/Lufthansa offers very easy connections from Frankfurt to all over Europe. From here in Ancho...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes
Replies: 49
Views: 12900

Re: Russia threathens to close airspace for Dutch planes

chiki wrote:
I just love how the Russians deal with disputes

Indeed. Almost as if the country is run by kindergartners :)

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SQ A380 suites revealed
Replies: 58
Views: 14404

Re: New SQ A380 suites revealed

Looks like a hospital room to me.

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by airbazar
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1365
Views: 144557

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Now that BA and others have switched seasons on us, I found a peculiarity: Next Wednesday there are THREE inbounds from London, with the FIRST of them arriving at 7pm. The other two land at around 8:30 and 10:30. I can’t ever remember when BA didn’t have a flight landing at Boston during the daylig...

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