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by B747forever
Wed May 24, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 226
Views: 15656

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Anyway, thanks LAX772LR for the tip about the "Caribbean Way". Was refreshing! No prob, glad you tried it! My mother and I are looking into the details of franchising a few Smoothie Kings in SoCal, considering it's one of only three USA states that they haven't yet penetrated. I grew up o...

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by B747forever
Tue May 23, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 226
Views: 15656

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Thought I would report back here. So BA224 (MSY-LHR) was delayed about 35min due to late incoming a/c from LHR (BA225). This caused me to miss my connection at LHR to ARN, and was instead rebooked on LHR-DUS-ARN. Was hell of a long day flying LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-DUS-ARN. Arrived 6 hours later than origi...

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by B747forever
Sat May 20, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 226
Views: 15656

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

Yes, all on one ticket. Bought this routing specifically so I could try the new MSY-LHR flight. If you don't mind saying, did they allow you to book this sorta routing through miles, or just paid cash? Paid about $560 for ARN-LHR-DUB-LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-ARN. When purchasing the ticket I booked it as a ...

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by B747forever
Fri May 19, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 226
Views: 15656

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

On Saturday I am flying LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-ARN (I know, crazy route). Are AA/BA operating out of the same terminal/gate area or will I have to change terminals and clear security again? Will be my first time through MSY. That's pretty wild - all on one ticket? I have to say it's great to see someone m...

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by B747forever
Fri May 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 226
Views: 15656

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

On Saturday I am flying LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-ARN (I know, crazy route). Are AA/BA operating out of the same terminal/gate area or will I have to change terminals and clear security again? Will be my first time through MSY. Nope, you're good. They're right across the aisle from each other in Concourse C....

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by B747forever
Fri May 19, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - Part 6
Replies: 226
Views: 15656

Re: The MSY Thread - Part 6

On Saturday I am flying LAX-DFW-MSY-LHR-ARN (I know, crazy route). Are AA/BA operating out of the same terminal/gate area or will I have to change terminals and clear security again? Will be my first time through MSY.

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by B747forever
Wed May 17, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 133
Views: 16601

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

What was the schedule like on LHR-JFK-LHR?

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by B747forever
Sun May 14, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 42
Views: 2097

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

Another group of people flying a lot are VFR types. Last year I flew 130 segments and around 210k miles, and this year is shaping up to be something similar, all "leisure" trips commuting between family/homes in Los Angeles and Sweden with a few holiday trips. Nothing work related.

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by B747forever
Fri May 12, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 114
Views: 5683

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

A while ago I posted here: FLOWN 1.JAN7………..UA414…….LAX-SFO…………..737-900ER……….N68817 2.JAN7………..UA618…….SFO-SEA…………..A320-200…………N470UA 3.JAN7………..LH491……..SEA-FRA…………..747-400…………..D-ABVS Business class 4.JAN8………..LH802……..FRA-ARN………….A321-200………..D-AISV 5.JAN13……..BA781……..ARN-LHR…………..767-300ER……...

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by B747forever
Fri May 12, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15660

Re: United's future International Expansion

With the International "A" concourse expanding in DEN to handle more widebodies: DEN - LHR, DEN - CDG, DEN - ZRH With Norwegian adding DEN-LGW, I can't see UA flying DEN-LHR, except perhaps seasonally. I could see a seasonal DEN-CDG though. ZRH doesn't have the O&D Traffic and if you'...

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by B747forever
Fri May 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ restarts SIN-BCN nonstop flights 2x weekly from July 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2064

Re: SQ restarts SIN-BCN nonstop flights 2x weekly from July 2

chiraagnt wrote:

Possibly to preempt Cathay's seasonal HKG-BCN flights?


Or maybe DY with a possible BCN-SIN flight?

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by B747forever
Fri May 12, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London to Mexico options
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: London to Mexico options

Either AM or the combo of Thomson/AM. Why go through all the hassle of clearing US CBP when your final destination isnt the US? Furthermore, with all the uncertainty of the laptop ban, I would avoid connecting at a US point for now.

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by B747forever
Thu May 11, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reports YOY Traffic Increase in April
Replies: 15
Views: 938

Re: UA Reports YOY Traffic Increase in April

Rdh3e wrote:
, I think people are blowing the "boycott" movements way out of proportion.


Have to agree. I mean there isnt even that much extra demand that DL, AA, WN and AS/VX can pick up if people really wanted to avoid UA. Planes are already full across all US airlines.

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by B747forever
Sat May 06, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news
Replies: 23
Views: 7927

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

mke717spotter wrote:
filipair wrote:
Exciting times for LOT.

WAW-LAX just started the other day. Any word on how the early bookings look?


Would be interested in knowing that too. With OS also flying to LAX it seems both compete for the same passenger flows.

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by B747forever
Sat May 06, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?
Replies: 45
Views: 4658

Re: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?

As much as I would like to see BOS-VIE on OS, I do not think LH group would want to take passengers form their BOS-FRA,BOS-MUC or BOS-ZRH services. Should LO decide to announce WAW-BOS, I doubt OS would even consider BOS Yet OS started VIE-LAX when you have ZRH-LAX, MUC-LAX and FRA-LAX with year ro...

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by B747forever
Tue May 02, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 5103

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

If there is one airport that truly operates 24 hours it must be LAX. You still have full activity between 10pm-1am with transcon/transpacific flights when most other airports have just a few token departures. It only ever slows down between 2-4AM before the first flights from Hawaii and Australia st...

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by B747forever
Mon May 01, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Iran air fly to Gothenburg?
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

Re: Why does Iran air fly to Gothenburg?

As others have mentioned, a large Iranian diaspora in the GOT area. Due to Sweden's liberal immigration policy there are quite interesting flights to the Middle East from both ARN and GOT, such as Iraq, Lebanon, Iran etc. Furthermore, I am sure one reason for ET flying to ARN is also due to the mix ...

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by B747forever
Mon May 01, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017
Replies: 33
Views: 5026

Re: Condor Inaugural Flight to SAN on Mo, 5/01/2017

Happy for all SAN flyers as these new services will save time and eliminate the need to connect through LAX/SFO or another domestic hub.

I wonder how all these new flights will affect BA at SAN.

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by B747forever
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25593

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Someone83 wrote:

I also suspect the capacity is coming from the ceased SJU routes


Wonder if ARN will also see a new destination in place of SJU.

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by B747forever
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25593

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

arn777 wrote:
And during the opening party for T2 at OSL Bjørn Kjos informed that Norwegian will start OSL-SEA


Any info about start date and schedule?

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by B747forever
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 747 seating
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: BA 747 seating

Doesn't BA only have 2 configurations now? Super Hi-J with F14-J86-WT+30-WT145 and low J with F14-J52-WT+36-WT243.

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by B747forever
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WOW Air A330 seat pitch
Replies: 1
Views: 351

WOW Air A330 seat pitch

This past Monday I flew SFO-KEF on WOW air. Flight was operated by TF-LUV (A330) and I was seated in the second Y cabin over the wings. As it is a ULCC I was expecting the worst, however I was quite surprised of the generous seat pitch they offer. Much better than any other TATL carrier I have flown...

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by B747forever
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 84
Views: 10873

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

This makes no sense. SFO has more connections on almost every airline and more secondary destinations. And with recent BA loads under 70% i dont see them lasting there more than 2 years. LH cant even being their own metal in. its the citylink config for secondary destinations. Where are the LF numb...

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by B747forever
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would It Take To Make The LGB Baggage Claim a Closed Air Facility.
Replies: 12
Views: 1833

Re: What Would It Take To Make The LGB Baggage Claim a Closed Air Facility.

LAXintl wrote:
Money $$ and desire suppose.
.


Which when bearing in mind the mostly sunny skies we have in Southern California really makes it even less worth "fixing".

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by B747forever
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25593

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Has CPH lost some routes or carrier that explains the decline? All other airports continue to sustain growth, with KEF the obvious leader. The reason for CPH not following the general trend is mainly the train station in the basement, which used to be a very convenient facility, but overnight was m...

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by B747forever
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36023

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

EK is numbers run. They have been backpedaling on aircraft for what, 15 months? Differals of the A380... And where has the ramp up in DWC spending gone? It is past due to ramp up construction for 2025... Could it be low oil has impacted so many EK customers that they feel it? I can only imagine how...

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36023

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

EK is numbers run. They have been backpedaling on aircraft for what, 15 months? Differals of the A380... And where has the ramp up in DWC spending gone? It is past due to ramp up construction for 2025... Could it be low oil has impacted so many EK customers that they feel it? I can only imagine how...

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25593

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Now have all of the five Nordic major airports published the numbers of passengers for March 2017 Passengers MARCH 2017 CPH 2.279.244 -0,2% OSL 2.228.986 +9,0% ARN 2.100.362. +6.0% HEL 1.495.668. +5,3% KEF 583.159. +44,8% Has CPH lost some routes or carrier that explains the decline? All other airp...

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by B747forever
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Easter!
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

Re: RE: Happy Easter!

CPH-R wrote:

Thank goodness for someone deciding to make all of Easter (from Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday) a public holiday.


Not here in the US :(

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by B747forever
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maui Must Do Ideas?
Replies: 22
Views: 734

Re: Maui Must Do Ideas?

Another thing to consider is Ioa Valley state park.

Hope you have a great time in Maui!

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by B747forever
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution
Replies: 29
Views: 7047

Re: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution

I don't think aircraft substitution will warrant a special reason for a refund. The contract you bought is for DY to transport you between two points, not to provide a certain aircraft type. The best I think you could hope for is a credit to reuse, less a fee, but I'm not familiar with their polici...

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by B747forever
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 10316

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

DiamondFlyer wrote:
This is, ultimately, the beginning of the end for Compass


I dont understand this comment. How is it the beginning of the end?

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW-OAK inaugural? Pics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3286

Re: LGW-OAK inaugural? Pics?

A bit unrelated. Just noticed that BA's flight numbers for these flights are BA2278 (OAK-LGW) and BA2279 (LGW-OAK). From what I've gathered, usually the home base airport gets assigned a number, then it's +1 for the return. Any idea why OAK is the originating number here? I know there must be excep...

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by B747forever
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska New Portland/LAX adds
Replies: 38
Views: 4986

Re: Alaska New Portland/LAX adds

Always good to have another option on LAX-PHL.

Schedule

VX 1128
LAX-PHL
8:45PM-5:00AM +1

VX 1129
PHL-LAX
6:30AM-9:26AM

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by B747forever
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today inaugural flight by LOT Polish Airlines WAW-LAX
Replies: 17
Views: 4591

Re: Today inaugural flight by LOT Polish Airlines WAW-LAX

babastud wrote:
Hope to see them coming to SFO someday...

With the huge Star hub up the road, it shows how much greater demand must be from LAX to both WAW and VIE for LO and OS to choose LAX over SFO.

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by B747forever
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today inaugural flight by LOT Polish Airlines WAW-LAX
Replies: 17
Views: 4591

Re: Today inaugural flight by LOT Polish Airlines WAW-LAX

Welcome to LAX LO! Will be great to see them here.

Really hope they will be able to make LAX work. Though there has been a lot of new capacity added from Europe, both frequency increases and more destinations (VIE/OS).

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reinstates 3rd daily LHR-LAX; increases MSY to five weekly
Replies: 25
Views: 8363

Re: BA reinstates 3rd daily LHR-LAX; increases MSY to five weekly

Wasn't LHR-LAX A380 double daily seasonally? If BA have decided to put a 747 and 789 on the route instead of another A380, where is that A380 going? Also are BA going to use the high J configured 747? Before the A380 LAX was 3x daily 747. With the A380 it went to 2x daily A380 during summer and 1x ...

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reinstates 3rd daily LHR-LAX; increases MSY to five weekly
Replies: 25
Views: 8363

Re: BA reinstates 3rd daily LHR-LAX; increases MSY to five weekly

Looking at the winter schedules it shows BA283/282 as 747, BA 281/280 as 787-9 and BA 269/268 as A380. Great to see the 747 making daily appearance at LAX again.

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by B747forever
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reinstates 3rd daily LHR-LAX; increases MSY to five weekly
Replies: 25
Views: 8363

Re: BA reinstates 3rd daily LHR-LAX; increases MSY to five weekly

Great to see BA back to 3x daily LHR-LAX. However, too bad that the old BA flight numbers 279/278 on LHR-LAX is currently used on the SJC route.

281/280 is a new

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by B747forever
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25593

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Ethiopian is having their first flight to/from OSL, and their ADD-ARN flight now is extended to OSL. ET-ATJ is currently between ARN and OSL, and will spend most of the day at OSL, before returning this afternoon Real shame that ET won't have local rights on ARN-OSL-ARN. Is that something that can ...

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by B747forever
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25593

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Ethiopian is having their first flight to/from OSL, and their ADD-ARN flight now is extended to OSL. ET-ATJ is currently between ARN and OSL, and will spend most of the day at OSL, before returning this afternoon Real shame that ET won't have local rights on ARN-OSL-ARN. Is that something that can ...

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104518

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

In the cases where check-in counters are in a different terminal than the gates, where do passengers go through security? Do those airlines provide post-security shuttles to get passengers where they need to go, or do the passengers just have to walk outside? All terminals on the south side (T8-T4)...

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 21868

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

So if I'm reading this right, the seats are the same as the IB 330-340? With the same pitch and width? If so, I don't quite understand where's the low cost in all of this, is it going to be a BoB service? Their most basic fare dont give you anything besides a carry on. You will have to pay for food...

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by B747forever
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 21868

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Some really good fares for summer. You can fly BCN-LAX or BCN-OAK round trip for just about $300. Though that does not include any check in luggage or meals on board.

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by B747forever
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR Terminal 5 to 4 Connection info/advice
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: LHR Terminal 5 to 4 Connection info/advice

As already mentioned there is an airside bus connection, but you will have to clear security again at T4. Anyway, as you are on one ticket you will be rebooked as needed to PEN if your flight into LHR is delayed and you dont make the connection.

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25593

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Here are all the numbers for FEB. KEF continues to have a phenomenal growth. ARN is growing the fastest among the major airports.

KEF: 486,912 +50.1 % (Mjoelneir)

ARN: 1,768,720 +5%

HEL: 1,320,139 +3.7% (FIX)

OSL: 1, 897, 104 +3.6% (Someone83)

CPH: 1,983,286 +1.9%

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by B747forever
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25593

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

ARN February numbers:

1 768 720 + 5%
International: 1 349 964 + 7%
Domestic: 418 756 + 0%

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by B747forever
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX traffic reduction measures working?
Replies: 17
Views: 2364

Re: LAX traffic reduction measures working?

spudsmac wrote:
What a mess. Airside isn't any better either. If there's a bad earthquake in the LA area, I'm rooting for it damaging each terminal beyond repair so they have to start over.


Really, what is wrong with the new TBIT?

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by B747forever
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NE US winter storm March 14
Replies: 43
Views: 7005

Re: NE US winter storm March 14

Feels so hard to grasp the situation everyone on the East Coast will face, while we will enjoy 87 and 85 degrees and sunshine the coming two days in LA. Good luck everyone!

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by B747forever
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever create a connection at a non hub?
Replies: 21
Views: 934

Re: Ever create a connection at a non hub?

To add to my list above I have an upcoming LAX-MCO-LGA trip on AA.

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