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by B747forever
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 626
Views: 76308

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Wow, ARN has lost quite a few long haul routes now. DY dropping OAK, LAS, and LAX. Now SAS dropping HKG from ARN. Has taken a few years to build up all of these routes, and all have been dropped the last few weeks. Wonder what will happen with the extra A330 available now. HKG was routed as ARN-HKG-...

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by B747forever
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 626
Views: 76308

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Looks like DY will stop flying ARN-LAX from November. Dont know if it is only a seasonal cut, but still a bit sad to see them go from the route. Quite a few long haul cuts for this upcoming winter season. Related to this; I notice it hasn’t yet been noted in this thread that DY is starting 2x weekl...

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by B747forever
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 626
Views: 76308

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Looks like DY will stop flying ARN-LAX from November. Dont know if it is only a seasonal cut, but still a bit sad to see them go from the route. Quite a few long haul cuts for this upcoming winter season.

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by B747forever
Mon May 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best/Easiest connection on DELTA from Europe to SAN
Replies: 18
Views: 955

Re: Best/Easiest connection on DELTA from Europe to SAN

I wouldnt rule out LAX as your connection point. Here is why: 1. You are traveling year round up to twice a month. With LAX having year round good weather, you avoid the risk of IRROPS during the winter months compared to the other hubs. 2. In case of IRROPS you dont risk of getting stranded mid way...

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by B747forever
Sat May 26, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 10171

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2018

Just came off TK2109 (ESB-IST on 77W), and while on the bus from our gate to the domestic terminal we passed a accident on the inner roadway somewhere along gates 205-215. Anyone has more info regarding the accident? I hope both drivers are okay.

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by B747forever
Sun May 20, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7848

Re: European expansion in SFO

While SFO has a good range of destinations in Europe, it still is the 2nd choice for many EU carriers when they want to serve the West Coast. Most telling is that both LO and OS fly to LAX instead of SFO despite the large Star hub up the road. Furthermore, many of the destinations served out of SFO...

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by B747forever
Sun May 20, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7848

Re: European expansion in SFO

While SFO has a good range of destinations in Europe, it still is the 2nd choice for many EU carriers when they want to serve the West Coast. Most telling is that both LO and OS fly to LAX instead of SFO despite the large Star hub up the road. Furthermore, many of the destinations served out of SFO ...

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by B747forever
Sat May 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most domestic flights to get from A to B?
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Most domestic flights to get from A to B?

Must be some remote destination in Alaska or Hawaii. For instance, take Atqasuk, AK to Hana, HI you have to fly ATK-AIN-BRW-SCC-ANC-SEA-OGG-JHM (random date, 6/8). So try to find a remote town in Alaska that requires multiple stops to reach ANC and from there another remote town, most likely located...

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by B747forever
Sat May 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12886

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

I believe SAS is all A320NEO at Heathrow, so not surprised to see them at the top of the list.

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by B747forever
Fri May 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9642

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

ADrum23 wrote:
khowaga wrote:
B747forever wrote:
How is MSY doing? It is also a pretty new BA destination.


It seems to be doing pretty well. Wasn’t it upgauged even before it was actually launched?


It was increased to 5x weekly shortly after it started, but nothing since then.


And seems to still be operated by the 787-8.

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by B747forever
Fri May 11, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9642

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

How is MSY doing? It is also a pretty new BA destination.

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by B747forever
Mon May 07, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC859 (LHR-YYZ) operated by MAX 8 today 5/6
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

Re: AC859 (LHR-YYZ) operated by MAX 8 today 5/6

fraspotter wrote:
precure787 wrote:
First transatlantic aircraft for a 737MAX


??? Do you mean by AC or in general because Norwegian has been flying them between the NE US and northern Europe for awhile now.


Wont even be the first MAX TATL for AC as they have flown YHZ-LHR and YYT-LHR with the MAX since a couple of weeks.

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by B747forever
Fri May 04, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tight Connection at KEF
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: Tight Connection at KEF

The whole business plan of Icelandair and WOW is to connect Europe and the US via KEF. If they consistently have pax missing their onward flights they would go under. Thus I would be confident to book a 50min connection knowing that FI will do everything it can in order for me to make that connection.

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by B747forever
Thu May 03, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on KLM's HKG-AMS-HAM-AMS-HKG, AMS-JFK-AMS? KLM is a top airline?
Replies: 21
Views: 2252

Re: What to expect on KLM's HKG-AMS-HAM-AMS-HKG, AMS-JFK-AMS? KLM is a top airline?

United Airline wrote:
Spirits are also free onboard long haul flights as well as flights within Europe even domestic flights right?


There are no domestic flights.

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by B747forever
Wed May 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6421

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

As always PatrickZ80 is obsessed with connecting pax and will probably soon mention APD and how Norwegian should not be based in LGW. London and New York are among the world largest air markets and you still wonder if there is enough demand? Why dont you apply for a route planning job with DY as you...

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by B747forever
Wed May 02, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Flight Schedules
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: USA Flight Schedules

Alphabetical is more work, simply because you first need to look for your destination city, then you look for the departure time (a 2 step process). With chronological, you simply look by departure time. This is most likely why the rest of the world does it this way. Chronological is also a 2 step ...

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA269 returning to LHR.
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Re: BA269 returning to LHR.

Yesterday’s BA 269 got away today at 1521 with a delay of 23hrs and 11 minutes.

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12651

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Thanks for the reports. Wish I could have been there too.

Best of luck to all former VX employees. I am sure AS will take well care of everyone and welcome them to the family.

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12651

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Any reports from those on board? How was the flight?

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA269 returning to LHR.
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Re: BA269 returning to LHR.

According to BA.com, yesterday’s BA269 is scheduled to depart today at 14:45.

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA269 returning to LHR.
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Re: BA269 returning to LHR.

9QCLI wrote:
A relative of mine is on board and called us to say it had to do with toilets/water issues


The flight was also 2 hours late from LHR. I guess that delay had to do with the same water issue that forced them to return.

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by B747forever
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a direct flight really meant a direct flight
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: When a direct flight really meant a direct flight

Southwest is probably the last major carrier that have flights that are truly operated as direct through flights with short 30min stops during which you stay onboard.

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by B747forever
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Will Enter Basic Economy Market Later This Year
Replies: 25
Views: 3749

Re: Alaska Airlines Will Enter Basic Economy Market Later This Year

https://skift.com/2018/04/23/alaska-earnings/ https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/alaska-ekes-out-small-profit-says-merger-with-virgin-on-track/ http://travelisthenewclub.com/alaska-airlines-will-enter-basic-economy-market-later-this-year/ Apologies if this has already been poste...

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by B747forever
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 2680

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

george77300 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
AS flies from San Jose, CA to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.


LTU932 wrote:
Imagine how weird it would be if there was a flight between SJO and SJC.


Well as mentioned above apparently AS flies SJO-SJC.


Nope, they don’t.

SJO is San Jose, Costa Rica

SJD is San Jose del Cabo, Mexico


AS does not fly SJC-SJO.

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by B747forever
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7177

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

BA780/781 (LHR-ARN-LHR) is operated by the 767. Last winter season (W17) ARN had 2x daily 767s.

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways LHR O&D routes
Replies: 21
Views: 3877

Re: British Airways LHR O&D routes

In the U.S. the top 2 must be LHR-NYC (JFK/EWR) followed by LHR-LAX. In terms of volume yes... but in terms of proportion, I would argue otherwise. The sub-daily seasonal holiday routes would have the highest proportion of O&D. But I dont see the value of discussing proportion of OD. Otherwise ...

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways LHR O&D routes
Replies: 21
Views: 3877

Re: British Airways LHR O&D routes

In the U.S. the top 2 must be LHR-NYC (JFK/EWR) followed by LHR-LAX.

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 184
Views: 42360

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

I see that on Saturday 21 April, Air Belgium will operate 2 "dress rehearsal" flights, each a 3-hour trip around Europe, departing from and returning to CRL. Y-class fare is €25! Free parking at CRL included! Business is only €50! All ticket revenues will be donated to charities https://w...

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by B747forever
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117665

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

That photo of the engine looks shocking. Could have ended much worse.

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by B747forever
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39283

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

ONT is about 5 miles away from the LA County line so not that much of a stretch to be called an "LA" airport. People have to realize that there is much more to LA than the westside, especially when talking about the Asian communities. As stated many times, ONT is much more convenient to t...

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39283

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Yeah, really surprised they don’t have it at least listed as Los Angeles/Ontario. Quite unusual to put in the local town the airport is located jn without using the name of the city they are serving which really is the greater Los Angeles area.

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39283

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Does anyone know what the departure boards at TPE say? Is it Los Angeles/Ontario, Los Angeles or just Ontario?

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?
Replies: 61
Views: 15056

Re: How many of Emirates' A380s are actually active and flying?

lightsaber wrote:

Don't worry, EK will remain the Aviation boggyman until TK outgrows them. Cest la vie.

Lightsaber


:checkmark:

With a strong home market and OD at IST TK will be the one to watch the coming years when the new airport opens.

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by B747forever
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6115

Re: SkyTeam TATL at PHL

Connections fill the rest of the plane with higher yields, than trying to chase after price sensitive O/D by matching EWR/JFK fares. ...based on what? How would you have any idea what the relative yield is for either ex that hub? Why would AA cut JFK flights and add to PHL if they could make more m...

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by B747forever
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK pushed out of top 20
Replies: 14
Views: 3606

Re: JFK pushed out of top 20

Per Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-09/new-york-s-jfk-booted-out-of-world-s-top-20-busiest-airports "New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is no longer ranked among the 20 busiest in the world, thanks to the rush in Asia. Among those pushing out JFK was Ne...

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by B747forever
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your “must-have” carry-on items you take onboard for a pleasant and comfortable flight?
Replies: 27
Views: 1097

Re: What are your “must-have” carry-on items you take onboard for a pleasant and comfortable flight?

All I need are my Bose noise canceling headphones and an eye mask. I have always been able to sleep even in Y as long as I have those two things.

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by B747forever
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 23074

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

I am booked on this route in June flying ARN-LHR-YHZ-YYZ-LAX (fun routing!). When I booked the ticket it was scheduled as a 767, so a bit disappointed to see it downgraded to a 737. While I have flown TATL on NBs before (EWR-ARN/757 and CPH-BOS/737), I still prefer WBs as you have more room to move ...

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by B747forever
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?
Replies: 76
Views: 7203

Re: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?

Please tell me which 3rd world countries have airports with the same amount of traffic LAX handles and with minimal delays? No passenger cares how many passengers an airport handles, they care about how they were handled, and their experience. From a passenger perspective the airport it horrible, t...

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by B747forever
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?
Replies: 76
Views: 7203

Re: LAX and ORD step up the race to bolster status as world-class hub?

Some third world countries have better airports than LAX and ORD. Please tell me which 3rd world countries have airports with the same amount of traffic LAX handles and with minimal delays? As my home airport I find that LAX serves its purpose as an OD airport perfectly well. Furthermore, what is l...

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69045

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Find it kind of funny that QF9 will fly right over DXB!

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 69045

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

17 minutes in and shows another 17h 38min remaining to LHR. That is one long flight!

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by B747forever
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Icelandair CLE-KEF-LHR question
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Icelandair CLE-KEF-LHR question

You can absolutely go ahead and book with FI. There is no way that they will drop the route in the middle of high season, and as evident from the fare you are paying it seems that FI will do well in CLE this summer.

Book it before the price creeps up!

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by B747forever
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?
Replies: 51
Views: 2241

Re: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?

LAX for me, especially when coming from the North as you get fantastic views of the whole LA basin and the mountains. Also flying in from the East makes you realize how huge this city is. Lastly, it also means that I am finally home again!

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian AOC / Transatlantic flights / Crews bases
Replies: 13
Views: 2131

Re: Norwegian AOC / Transatlantic flights / Crews bases

Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY) for the 787 flights. Crew bases are FLL, JFK, LGW, BCN, FCO and BKK. Norwegian Air International (D8) operates the 737 Max flights from Europe to the east coast. Bases in PVD, SWF, EDI and DUB. . According to planespotters.net there are no 787s on the DY AOC. The 787s are...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What FF program should I use? (AC, LH, or UA)
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: What FF program should I use? (AC, LH, or UA)

Unless you are a frequent flyer don't overthink it. Redeeming miles/points for flights has become harder the past few years with devaluation and fuller planes with paying pax. I doubt that the miles you will get on a LAX-YVR round trip will make a huge difference to you unless you have more upcoming...

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by B747forever
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 JNB AOG and fleet shortages
Replies: 18
Views: 5882

Re: BA A380 JNB AOG and fleet shortages

TC957 wrote:
The BA283 to LAX normally a 380 is a 744 until 23 March.
The BA287 to SFO normally a daily 380 is 3 a week 380 for the next two weeks.


Not correct regarding BA283. During winter timetable it is scheduled as 747, and during summer A380. So nothing related to the current A380 issues.

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ‘US authorization required’ message on ba.com
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: ‘US authorization required’ message on ba.com

Not sure, but maybe you are up for SSSS?

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6870

Re: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?

I think you've answered your own question. Essentially SK's widebody fleet history is 747 > DC10 > 763 > A330/A340. The 787 might be a good fit for them when they next look at their widebody requirements. They have the A350 on order as their future long haul fleet. Mind you, they are switching to a...

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 18824

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

With it alredy being March, the worst of TATL low season is already over. They will probably be fine up to and including this summer season. However, whether they can continue like this next winter season (OCT-MAR) is anyone’s guess. Something must change as they have burned a lot of cash this winter.

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13507

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

While it is great for OD pax with mostly short distances from curb to gate, the main problem with the airport is the ever increasing congestion in the alleys and lack of gates. For instance yesterday I flew SJC-LAX on WN and it took us 30 minuets from landing till we were at the gate. A few days bef...

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