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by airbazar
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 321
Views: 50004

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement. The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement. The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement. The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement. :duck: :duck: :duck: :checkmark: Agreed. The 757 is one of the most versatile planes of it's time. I hope you realize I...

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Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 61
Views: 8289

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

778X is a great replacement for the 77Ls... They already have a 77L replacement. It's called the A359. It can do every thing the 77L can do for DL except maybe on half a route. Unless DL plans on going head-to-head with SQ on NYC-SIN and LAX-SIN which I find highly unlikely, it makes no financial s...

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by airbazar
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID
Replies: 49
Views: 7464

Re: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID

So why wouldn't a passenger just go with IB for not much more and get luggage and a meal? Particularly from JFK where they can go up to 3x per day in the summer and if something goes wrong you have options with BA or AA.. Because the market is much larger than the 3 daily that are on offer. IB is l...

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by airbazar
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 61
Views: 8289

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

I don’t see Delta retiring the 777-200LR anytime soon. Delta uses it on routes like ATL-JNB and LAX-SYD. The A359 can barely make LAX-SYD and can only make nearly 1,000 miles short of ATL-JNB. Delta would need something that can handle 8,439 mile ATL-JNB before they can replace the 777-200LR. Reall...

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by airbazar
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 321
Views: 50004

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

It is a win for European jobs. If that disappoints you, vote with your wallet: avoid flying Delta or not. The planes are going to.be assembled in Mobile, Alabama..... Most of the pre-assembly happens in Europe though. That's a convenient comparison, only for the 737. http://graphics.thomsonreuters....

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by airbazar
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID
Replies: 49
Views: 7464

Re: Norwegian start long haul from MADRID

shamrock321 wrote:
Wonder what the reaction from IAG will be? Not likely to let them have an easy time with this!

If you think this worries IAG just wait until they start Latin America from MAD :)

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 321
Views: 50004

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement.
The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement.
The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement.
The A321NEO will never be a 757 replacement.
:duck: :duck: :duck:

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 29
Views: 5129

Re: BRUSSELS: WHY SUCH A BIG CHAOS WITH SO LITTLE SNOW?

I live closer to Brussels than you do, obviously. (I am 20km to the South). You saw a few photos. My adult children went to/from their work in and around Brussels yesterday, and I can tell you, there was substantially more than the 2cm that you claim. Record-breaking traffic jams, airport stuck lik...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 29
Views: 5129

Re: BRUSSELS: WHY SUCH A BIG CHAOS WITH SO LITTLE SNOW?

I wouldn’t say ‘so little snow’. Yes, snowfall in the low countries was only about 20cm over 2 days. That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s the most accumulation in such a short period I have seen locally since I was a kid. And I’m 52 now... AMS has 2 full sets of snowclearing equipment but just co...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow
Replies: 29
Views: 5129

Re: Brussels: Why such a big chaos with so little snow

It's a little known fact that most large European cities get so little snow that stats aren't even worth keeping. Most of the snow in Europe falls where few people live, rather than in the big cities. As a result, big cities and airports alike have little snow removal capability. So it doesn't take ...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1491
Views: 158977

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Look for yet another re-file with BOS for VR If this is the case, it would likely be SID which is to be the hub for the new Icelandair venture. SID does not serve the local Cape Verdean market. I would be somewhat skeptical how much BOS- mid/south Africa demand there was once you removed the Cape V...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1491
Views: 158977

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

One question please and pardon my ignorance. Does Massport make more money from cargo carriers or passenger traffic outweighs passenger traffic. There are probably two cases here - say EK which also transports cargo and passengers - do they pay for both vs. compared to UPS/FedEx/DHL which only tran...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 39
Views: 8739

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

The airport was not brand new. It used to be a military airport; so runways and apron were already there. Money was probably spent on passenger terminal (work originally budgeted at US $ 80 million). Final tally more than doubled original price and now is not even used https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...

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by airbazar
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't Alaska Fly to Montrose/Telluride (MTJ)
Replies: 12
Views: 1988

Re: Why Doesn't Alaska Fly to Montrose/Telluride (MTJ)

I think the skiers and snowboarders around here are more localized...typically traveling to regional ski resorts. Three of the ski resorts are within an hour or two from Seattle. Also, we have ski resorts closer than Colorado...like Whistler, Mt. Bachelor, Bozeman, Boise, Sun Valley and even Salt L...

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by airbazar
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 39
Views: 8739

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

[ There is simply no rational equivalence between $200 million spent by an impoverished nation on an unneeded airport and LHR slots which for-profit companies purchase because their managers believe they can make an acceptable economic return from the use of those slots. Just building an airport do...

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by airbazar
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 39
Views: 8739

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

From what the video showed, the airport looks nice. But it seems like they were looking for a reason to spend $200 million, so they built an airport that knew no one was going to use, especially with 2 perfectly good airports just 200km in either direction. Have you been to Mozambique? 200Km is a h...

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by airbazar
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 39
Views: 8739

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

ONLY $200m for a brand new airport? Are you kidding me? I'll take 5 please. Yes there is a lot of corruption in Africa and other places, but this is not where I would hang my hat on for that issue. Plus Nacala has phenomenal beaches and huge tourism potential, with nearby Island of Mozambique being ...

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by airbazar
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lhassa Gonggar: why no A320s, B738s?
Replies: 22
Views: 2123

Re: Lhassa Gonggar: why no A320s, B738s?

At nearly 12,000ft of altitude, I'd say that's a pretty big limitation :) It's probably also not a very high volume destination. What's interesting is if we look at the highest airports (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest_airports), it seems to be common practices at Chinese/Tibetan airpo...

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by airbazar
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 7481

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

First sentence: HA will use A321s on routes between Hawaii and mainland. Second sentence: HA will also add extra capacity LAX-OGG and NRT-HNL with A330s. It doesn't say that at all. Do you not see the comma? The pacement of the comma means something. It says "The airline will also add summer f...

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by airbazar
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 7481

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

SAN-OGG is only 2,208 nm. There are literally dozens of TCON flights on narrowbody aircraft, every day that fly longer distances: bos-sfo, bos-lax, jfk-sfo, mia-sea, mia-sfo are all longer. And then there are the multiple TATL flights on DY, WW, FI, UA, AA, DL. Thanks, but I was referring to the HN...

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 5543

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

Does East Asia not encompass both SEA and NEA? Same could be said that TYO etc. are not considered East Asia but Northeast Asia. Hey, I'm just the messenger here. I don't make the rules. To add to the confusion, maybe there is no such thing as Northeast Asia because there's really only 1 country in...

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 7481

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

Why is that "great news"? I cannot think of anything more miserable! You must be a really good swimmer :) Except you had very cushy wide seats with a lot of pitch and great inflight service. Wrong. Although pitch was indeed more, the seat width wasn't. The A320 series has a wider and quie...

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 5543

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

I guess this is as much of a kvetch (complaint) as it is a question, but it's really irritating that the only nonstop options from EWR to East Asia are CX to HKG, CA to PEK and UA to HKG & NRT. [...] Meanwhile, on the other side of Manhattan, JFK gets non-stops on CA, NH, OZ, CX, CI, MU, CZ, BR...

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's airlines miss lease payments
Replies: 43
Views: 11891

Re: HNA's airlines miss lease payments

The Group itself is still profitable, A mere technicality. If they can't pay their bills, it's not that difficult to be "profitable". In those terms I could be a millionaire in just a few months. Imagine if took all my income for myself and never paid my mortgage, car loan, credit card bi...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 5543

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

I guess this is as much of a kvetch (complaint) as it is a question, but it's really irritating that the only nonstop options from EWR to East Asia are CX to HKG, CA to PEK and UA to HKG & NRT. [...] Meanwhile, on the other side of Manhattan, JFK gets non-stops on CA, NH, OZ, CX, CI, MU, CZ, BR...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 5543

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

I guess this is as much of a kvetch (complaint) as it is a question, but it's really irritating that the only nonstop options from EWR to East Asia are CX to HKG, CA to PEK and UA to HKG & NRT. [...] Meanwhile, on the other side of Manhattan, JFK gets non-stops on CA, NH, OZ, CX, CI, MU, CZ, BR...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Starting A New U.S. Carrier: Where Would You Locate / Fleet Dynamics
Replies: 26
Views: 1749

Re: Starting A New U.S. Carrier: Where Would You Locate / Fleet Dynamics

There are plenty of smaller airports in the NE that could support a ATR to Washington DC area and then even self-connect on a WN flight if they wanted. Maybe eventually we would accept an offer to fly on behalf of other airlines or even WN! Good idea but there's a reason why such service doesn't ex...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG
Replies: 39
Views: 7481

Re: HA Announces More A321Neo Routes, Inc SAN-OGG

HNL-NRT with A321neo? Damn!!!
That's an ETOPS 180 route too. And at 3,319nm will also be the longest A321 route.

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?
Replies: 89
Views: 12232

Re: Why do passengers board the aircraft from the left side?

In theory, it would be much faster to use both left and right doors, but alas, it never got much traction. That said, MUC is one of the few airports that is configured to allow it for aircraft as large as the A380, as seen below. This setup is most beneficial on twin aisle aircraft as each aisle ge...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 24
Views: 6110

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

IIRC, the longest TATL 757 routes were in the region of 3,500nm to Germany. These tended to need occasional fuel stops westbound in winter. Would expect to see a similarly low-density A321LR with 3x ACTs beat that in the future! IIRC, the longest 752 route was TXL-EWR at 3,459 nm gc, but with only ...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1491
Views: 158977

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

[ What's interesting is that BOS has reverted back to the A359, DFW has reverted back to the 77W. However, MIA is still an A359. Perhaps loads aren't there to justify a 77W? On a side note DOH-ATL is still going daily with a 77W. Wonder how much of that is more of a jab to DL vs. an actual need for...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1491
Views: 158977

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Now as to the first part, who knows. certainly nothing yet that i have seen, but there's still time for them to put something in, but it's fast approaching a cut off time for getting some forward bookings. TACV is still listed on the PVD site, but i am not seeing non stops for either PVD or BOS yet...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 24
Views: 6110

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

[ Well, KEF-MIA is longer than KEF-TLV, but the A321 is not regularly scheduled for Miami. Must have been due to poor loads (it would have been payload restricted), or the A330 was inop, but it would still have been payload restricted. Otherwise the A321LR would not be required... It's definitely p...

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by airbazar
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 24580

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

There are literally hundreds of airlines around the World and only 4 operate the type. I find it a little sensationalist to to say the least, to claim that airlines "scour the planet for it". Factor in the stored ones that no one has taken up, and the fact is no airline is even looking for...

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by airbazar
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380
Replies: 23
Views: 8036

Re: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380

Hasn't LH been operating the 748I into SEA on occasion? They 748i will fit the airports that the 744 would. Not an issue there. The A380 would need 18' 7" more on each side. Only option would be closing runway C16/C34 and using it as a taxiway. The 747-8 fits because of exceptions to the rules...

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by airbazar
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?
Replies: 24
Views: 6110

Re: Longest Airbus Neo routes by WOW AIR?

[ Well, KEF-MIA is longer than KEF-TLV, but the A321 is not regularly scheduled for Miami. Must have been due to poor loads (it would have been payload restricted), or the A330 was inop, but it would still have been payload restricted. Otherwise the A321LR would not be required... It's definitely p...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1491
Views: 158977

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

There is a little known gate marked as 8A, Directly across from TSA. It has stairs leading down to ramp level. Buses are parked between gates 7/8, and with careful guidance, passengers are guided down. A lot of avgeeks have told me they love it, as it really brings you down among the action on the ...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 38
Views: 6609

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

I see your point and I agree with "surcharges" such as services, airport fees and stuff, but TP/AD charge you twice: 1. If you pay for a ticket, at least you're paying for fuel, which is the primary cost for a plane to go somewhere; 2. Then, they hava a special fee for a fuel, What did yo...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10256

Re: Why no United to Africa?

Yes, between SN, LH, SA, and MS, UA has codeshare coverage to nearly everywhere you would want to go in Africa, many of those destinations are even covered under the A++ Joint Venture with LH and SN. You left out TP, TK, and ET. *A has a huge amount of coverage for Africa but sadly, nearly all requ...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 38
Views: 6609

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

I dont know how to compare Azul with JetBlue, but I Can do to TAP. Both charges you much more money than any other carrier does going to the same place. TP now charges EU200 on fuel fees. AD did the same but BR governament cut them out because its illegal under de Brazilian law, and to mantain the ...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1491
Views: 158977

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Huh? . . . wait . . . "Operated by Iberia" . . . does this mean the flights are flown with Iberia metal? The way I understand the business structure of Level is that the planes are owned and operated by Iberia yet they are in Level livery. Some one please correct me if I'm wrong. That is ...

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by airbazar
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1491
Views: 158977

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Okay, let's come back to reality and then I suggest you go back and re-read your reply. Did you say anything initially about Africa? The answer is no, so why would you suggest I'm saying nobody fly's through Europe to Africa? Is Africa all of a sudden a part of Asia? :roll: Read it again. This is w...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1491
Views: 158977

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

What's interesting is that LH ran BOS-MUC everyday last week during the holiday, but cut FRA 3-days in a row. Isn't FRA their primary hub and MUC LH's secondary hub? Seems like an odd move. I don't think LH sees MUC as a secondary hub. I think LH treats MUC and FRA as equal hubs, each with its own ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 38
Views: 6609

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

I agree with everything you said but the idea that TAP has political weight in Brazil. As you may be aware, the political tides here come and go in ways that just show how we still have to evolve into a more established and mature democracy. I'm saying that because the fall of Varig and the upbring...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 1491
Views: 158977

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

What's interesting is that LH ran BOS-MUC everyday last week during the holiday, but cut FRA 3-days in a row. Isn't FRA their primary hub and MUC LH's secondary hub? Seems like an odd move. I don't think LH sees MUC as a secondary hub. I think LH treats MUC and FRA as equal hubs, each with its own ...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mumbai Airport Breaks World Record for Number of Flights in 24 Hours
Replies: 21
Views: 7724

Re: Mumbai Airport Breaks World Record for Number of Flights in 24 Hours

TC957 wrote:
Surely LGW on a busy summer weekend handles almost this amount too.

Doubtful. LGW has a night time curfew. BOM operates 24 hours a day with many flights departing between mid-night and 6am.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4524

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

Well going by that logic, every country in South America would be Spanish or Portuguese, since they all speak one of those two languages. Where I live in south west Sydney must be Arab too, judging by the amount of people that speak Arabic. Just because the language is common, doesn't make it geogr...

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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: 34
Views: 7047

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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by airbazar
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: 9669

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: 9669

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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