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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 59
Views: 11908

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

For OS I agree the B789 is ideal to be their sole wide body aircraft type replacing both the B763ERs and the B772s. However I do not foresee LH cancelling the B779 at all as its the ideal A346 and future B748 replacement aircraft for them. The A359's are already replacing the A346's. That has been ...

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 59
Views: 11908

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

To me, the 779 never felt like the wrong sized plane for LH, but the size of the order did seem like a lot, especially considering that the 748s and 380s probably won't be going anywhere anytime soon. The A350/77W/A346-size of airplane feels more natural to be the backbone of LH's longhaul fleet. T...

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies
Replies: 25
Views: 2482

Re: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TAP4 ... /LPPT/LFPO
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marky wrote:
TAP A330 LIS-LHR

Today's TP442 LIS-ORY was also operated with an A332 but that appears to be more of a 1-off.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TAP4 ... /LPPT/LFPO

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane
Replies: 108
Views: 9734

Re: Delta's Turn: Pax removed from plane

This is getting out of hand. Even if all parties remained calm, kicking someone off of a flight for needing to use a restroom in this situation is completely childish and petty. You didn't take off on time. What do you want to the passenger to do? Wet him or herself? Another case of overzealous air...

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 79
Views: 10086

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

As a non-local and reading this thread I get the impression that the solution is neither SLC nor OAK, but instead it should be high speed rail between San Francisco and Los Angeles. So out of curiosity I went and counted aprox. 60 daily flights between SFO and LAX. Holy cow!

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines and Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 3557

Re: European Airlines and Australia

Currently the only airline from Europe serving Australia is BA on LHR-SIN-SYD. Australia used to have service from a bunch of European airlines and BA had a much larger network in Aussieland also. Besides the distance and the ME3, what is (are) the reason(s) the European airlines left Australia? Ke...

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 59
Views: 11908

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

Depends how you configure them. A high density A380 vs low density A350... But that is not the case at LH. 777-9 is there to stay suitable replacement for 747's and possibly some A380's But if the A380 has the same cost per seat to the A350 then the 777-9 should be an absolute gas guzzler. Personal...

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 9422

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

Let's just get to the point. When you make a miserable salary, you're a miserable person. I disagree 100%. The people at the counter at my local sub shop or coffee shop are always extremely courteous and polite to me and to every customer so salary has absolutely nothing to do with it. Asian airlin...

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 59
Views: 11908

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

I'm curious at how in the world can an A350 and an A380 have the same cost per seat. There's gotta be more to the story here.

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas
Replies: 72
Views: 9976

Re: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas

The problem with that is that DY will have 189 seats in their planes, not 168 seats. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ne-434464/ But that article only makes reference to the UK/Ireland - Northeasternmost USA routes, which I guess DY has run the numbers on and can be done with 189 seats. ...

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia - Ongoing Cash Flow Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 15393

Re: Alitalia Vote for Rescue Plan Failed. What Now?

I have seen reports about Alitalia being sold to the best bidder. Who is that likely to be? IAG or LH group? If i remember correctly, EY can't purchase the airline because of EU laws. The problem with AZ is too much government influence by the labor unions and that won't be going away if the airlin...

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced
Replies: 29
Views: 5447

Re: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced

As someone put it, they are all average. WN and their friendliness still won't do it for me. I can't stand not being able to reserve my seat ahead of time or having to be separated from my family.

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 458
Views: 37169

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Updated on DL website: http://news.delta.com/delta-builds-position-leading-global-carrier-boston Hopefully soon: PHL, DCA, SDF, ORD to start with. :) This should hopefully tied the reduced numbers from EK especially and able to get past MSP this calendar year. All we need is 1 or 2 Asian destinatio...

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK
Replies: 80
Views: 9154

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

The irony of this ridiculous ban is that more people have been killed by "electronics" in the cargo hold of airplanes than by electronics in the cabin.

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 42
Views: 6301

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

Is there a question here? There are hundreds if not thousands of early morning departures every day. A 5:30am departure is not a red-eye. However some flights that depart late at night could be considered redeyes. An good example is AM BOS-MEX that departs at 11:30pm and arrives at 4:40am. That's a ...

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DCA Connections
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: DCA Connections

Considering DCA is an AA hub, I would think that ots of connections happen there.
I flew MHT-DCA-MCO and back.

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas
Replies: 72
Views: 9976

Re: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas

These are all 3,000nm or longer routes against headwinds and 120min ETOPS requirements. We're talking about a minimum of 8.5 hour segments here. LPA-Brazil, possibly but I don't think they'll be able to fly these other routes with a high density 737MAX. Just for reference, I remember a Leeham artic...

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by airbazar
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 458
Views: 37169

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I don't see how they can add frequencies to places like SFO or LAX without getting major retaliation. And any flights to washington regions and ORD are going to be major bloodbath and they will get serious push backs by AA/UA. This is not Seattle where they can just add flights without seriously en...

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by airbazar
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't AZ bought new aircraft?
Replies: 36
Views: 6481

Re: Why hasn't AZ bought new aircraft?

Italy could ask for special relaxation of the airline ownership rules in the SAM, so that EY could fund (and control AZ), but the EU Parliament, in their Brussels tent, [humor] knows a camel's nose. [/humor] No way they would do that. Portugal tried the same thing while attempting to find a buyer f...

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by airbazar
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas
Replies: 72
Views: 9976

Re: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas

Spain has a lot of potential for 737max. I can see BIO, AGP, ALC/VLC, TFS/LPA and seasonal PMI/IBZ at least to SWF and PVD. Gran Canaria could be a good hub for connections between Europe, NA, Western Africa and Brazil. These are all 3,000nm or longer routes against headwinds and 120min ETOPS requi...

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by airbazar
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no connections from Morocco?
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Why no connections from Morocco?

Thanks for the tip. I know TAP fly to Marrakech and Casablanca, but I haven't seen any connections from Istanbul. Actually the problem is not so much that airlines don't fly to Morocco, but that they either have inconvenient times that require an overnight stop or the fare is exhorbitant. From my p...

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by airbazar
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no connections from Morocco?
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Why no connections from Morocco?

Here is an example: CMN-MAD 51 GBP MAD-GRU 294 GBP CMN-GRU 650 GBP That's normal in market where there is poor competition. Airlines can do that because Morocco and CMN don't have a strong local airline and therefore there is no competition. I'm from Portugal but live in the U.S. When TP was in the...

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by airbazar
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 458
Views: 37169

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Come the end of 2018 when all of the work is done in Terminal B, DL will get sole use of Terminal A. Its interesting, at that point DL, UA and AA will all have nicer facilities in BOS than B6. I agree - Delta's and United's gates at BOS are already quite nice, and the refurb of the soon-to-be-AA si...

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by airbazar
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction for ATL A380 gate underway
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: Construction for ATL A380 gate underway

Frequency is still important on hub-to-hub routes because you want as many hub banks connected as possible maximizing the number of destinations and connections you can offer. These hub-to-hub routes also generally have high volumes of traffic (because of peopling making a connection) hence the lar...

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by airbazar
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction for ATL A380 gate underway
Replies: 16
Views: 3050

Re: Construction for ATL A380 gate underway

it makes me wonder if AF will consolidate the two 777's into an A380. Probably no consolidation. ATL-CDG is hub to hub, the frequency is important. Humm, not exactly. Hub to hub is exactly where large aircraft get deployed. Just look at where you have widebodies flying domestic routes. Frequency is...

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by airbazar
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 458
Views: 37169

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

B6 took a big hit on BDA; you think that was all from DL? The STT and SXM figures also make me chuckle...the Caribbean traffic is so emotionally driven, people get sick of going to the same islands over and over again which cause the LF to always be in a stat of flux. I just don't think there's tha...

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by airbazar
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 12377

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

You need to run this scenario where ANYONE approaches you like this fool did to that pilot and see how YOU react. I would probably do nothing since he wasn't breaking any laws to the best of my knowledge. Or I'd call the police if I felt threatened. It's an airport, surely there's a law enforcement...

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 458
Views: 37169

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

aaflyer777 wrote:
BOS-LIS (S4) - 49.2% (ouch!)
I have a feeling TAP is gonna push them off this one

That's a no brainer. There's absolutely no reason to put up with S4's crappy service to LIS anymore. TP should consider going 2x daily from BOS.

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 200
Views: 30823

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

If network planning did their expert analysis, FLL loads shouldn't be this bad. Keep in mind, travel/ped bans are only few week old. Were the loads bad? Honest question since I'm not familiar with FLL. But I am with BOS and the loads at BOS sure weren't bad save for 1 or 2 months in the year. But t...

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan to have new reverse herringbone J
Replies: 5
Views: 2133

Re: Hainan to have new reverse herringbone J

That red is horrible tho. I wouldn't want to spend too much time in that cabin. The red is the furthest from "calming" as it can be.

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 200
Views: 30823

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

The Main Street media is portraying the cuts are due to Trump's travel ban from selected mid-east nations, while just the opposite is true. Travelers from those countries can fly to DXB and connect on Emirates to the States. More passengers, not less. Humm, you do realize that DXB is one of the &qu...

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 458
Views: 37169

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

If you look at LF for both flights, Boston is carrying too many people each day for one 777 to handle. It has to be an A380, IMO. The LF information that we have is 6 months old. A lot has changed since. The laptop ban will have a severe impact on EK and QR's ability to sell tickets, especially the...

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 227
Views: 43074

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

The schedule is totally optimized for LIS originating passengers. Anything extra is just a bonus. A 6:05am departure from LIS does not allow for any connections at all, and with most TATL and Africa flights arriving in the 5:30a-7a window, the 16:45 departure from LIS makes for a very long layover....

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 200
Views: 30823

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

[ I am not likely to fly DXB-US, but whenever I fly long haul (often), I do count on the flight as productive time. Losing that productive time, having to plan for the lost time with a sleepless night at the hotel when I arrive and having to worry for how well my expensive electronics will be carri...

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 200
Views: 30823

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

The solution would be to raise fares in an effort to turn what was obviously a poorly performing route into a stronger route. They aren't a public transit authority. Not everyone is entitled to a seat on the bus. The fares in J are already higher than anyone else. The reason why my company won't le...

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 14730

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Historically (before the sale of VX), the common link was Virgin Group owning some share of each, which even then some people misinterpret as meaning Richard Branson has control over each airline... In the case of VA for example, Virgin only owns 8% of it. It was a bit more complex than that. The &...

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 227
Views: 43074

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

Contrary to common belief, LCY is not only business travellers. And those timings seem very optimised for long-haul flights. [...] So LCY-LIS-GIG or whatever LCY-LIS-XXX will be more appealing for many people than LHR-LIS-XXX or LHR-MAD-XXX. The schedule is totally optimized for LIS originating pas...

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2016
Replies: 68
Views: 14840

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Fall 2016

Lol, $3.4 million for an A340-300. Even the B767-300ER is more expensive! There are a lot more of them too, they're smaller and easier to fill, and make good freighter conversions, that's probably why. But in the end, A340/744/767 are all pretty cheap. It does explain why LH who has A340's in flyin...

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by airbazar
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EK doesn't launch TXL?
Replies: 43
Views: 7277

Re: Why EK doesn't launch TXL?

Lol Phoenix is the largest city without service from ME3!! This city has only 1 proper international flight (LHR-PHX). Unthinkable that its stuck at 1! I get that LAX is nearby but its nearby in the same way Liverpool is nearby London; or DC to Boston... Meaning its not nearby at all for those who ...

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France & Brussels Airlines Africa
Replies: 15
Views: 3066

Re: Air France & Brussels Airlines Africa

This topic comes up from time to time. There's a reason why AF has lots of routes to Africa, SN ditto, TP to Brazil (and Africa). It's the same reason BA has lots of flights to the U.S.A. and India. Former colonial ties, led over time to favorable and expanded business ties, and migration of populat...

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EK doesn't launch TXL?
Replies: 43
Views: 7277

Re: Why EK doesn't launch TXL?

5: KTM is served by flyDubai; for all intents and purposes the 'regional' arm of Emirates I was in shock when I learned EK does not serve KTM, I visited this february KTM and there were plenty flydubai flights and others connecting the expat nepalese workers there... I don't think they have an airc...

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why EK doesn't launch TXL?
Replies: 43
Views: 7277

Re: Why EK hasn't started TXL yet?

Luisvalero wrote:
I don't understand why EK hasn't started TXL yet.

What do you Think?

The UAE/Germany bilateral agreement doesn't allow it. Only allows EK access to 4 German cities.

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Isn't DXB Slot-Controlled?
Replies: 16
Views: 3984

Re: Why Isn't DXB Slot-Controlled?

Because EK operates in 3 waves.one from 2 to 4:30 a.m., another from 7 to 11 a.m., and a third from 1:30 to 4 p.m. DXB is congested like anything in those 9 hours, and there's an eerie silence at the airport at other times. most Foreign airlines are unable to get these prime slots at DXB. I'm not s...

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 227
Views: 43074

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

TAP has just announced the new London City route for the W17 season, which will be the third London airport served by the company after LHR and LGW. :bigthumbsup: Great addition, IMO. I hope it sticks. In other threads I've been suggesting that TP should replace 1 or 2 of their LHR frequencies with...

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by airbazar
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet removed couple from overbooked plane after boarding.
Replies: 20
Views: 5532

Re: Easyjet removed couple from overbooked plane after boarding.

It used to be that airlines didn't overbook and no shows were available for standby passengers at a discount. There was usually a pool of standby passengers who were prepared to wait for later flights if necessary. With overbooking no one wants to try standby as they are unlikely to get a seat. The...

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by airbazar
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta denied boarding compensation max now $9,950
Replies: 58
Views: 8649

Re: Delta denied boarding compensation max now $9,950

It doesn't change the whole stupidity of overbooking and ruin someone's trip. $9,000 in vouchers doesn't allow me to go buy another plane ticket on a different airline for the same day and it still ruins my trip the same way. I'm now held hostage by the the airline that gave me the vouchers. That's...

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by airbazar
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta denied boarding compensation max now $9,950
Replies: 58
Views: 8649

Re: Delta denied boarding compensation max now $9,950

It doesn't change the whole stupidity of overbooking and ruin someone's trip. $9,000 in vouchers doesn't allow me to go buy another plane ticket on a different airline for the same day and it still ruins my trip the same way. I'm now held hostage by the the airline that gave me the vouchers. That's ...

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by airbazar
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US police officer questioned in Taiwan over gun on flight from US
Replies: 22
Views: 4847

Re: US police officer questioned in Taiwan over gun on flight from US

And then we are worry about iPads and laptops from the middle east while you can accidentally bring a gun through security. Reporting it was probably the best option although it probably spells the end of the holiday. That said I had a small (100ml) bottle of liquor in my bag a few weeks ago which ...

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 8717

Re: Norwegian Considering BUF, BWI, RDU

You don't understand because you didn't read. The posts about India were in relation to the comment early in the thread about Raleigh not have many TATL passengers, which is false on many levels. While many people do connect RDU to Europe through ORD (RJ to AMM) or JFK, there is about 40-100 connec...

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by airbazar
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 8717

Re: Norwegian Considering BUF, BWI, RDU

PatrickZ80 is quite right in that nobody in Europe knows where the hell Raleigh is. I don"t understand either the posters here talking about Indians in the area. What is the relation with Norwegian which does not even fly to India? (and with rock bottom ME3 fares US-India really no sense to se...

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