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by B747forever
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA269 returning to LHR.
Replies: 8
Views: 2630

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: 12190

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: 12190

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: 2630

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: 2630

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: 484

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: 3651

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: 24
Views: 1719

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: 7054

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: 3767

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: 3767

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: 166
Views: 37859

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: 675
Views: 106848

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: 218
Views: 27923

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: 218
Views: 27923

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: 218
Views: 27923

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: 58
Views: 12728

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: 6026

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: 3546

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: 990

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: 97
Views: 21993

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: 7099

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: 7099

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: 68149

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: 68149

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: 584

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: 2119

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: 2072

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: 297

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: 5826

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: 795

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: 6822

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: 18534

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: 13343

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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by B747forever
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow due in UK from mid-week.
Replies: 87
Views: 11365

Re: Snow due in UK from mid-week.

anti-zonal weather conditions due to polar vortex split, so wind blowing from east to west bringing wintry conditions to most of Europe, also ARN and guess other apts have problems today with many cancellations. Yepp, ARN has been operating on one runway all morning. Some cancellations and a lot of...

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by B747forever
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines flying over Iraq again?
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Re: Airlines flying over Iraq again?

Thanks for the replies. Was more surprised as a couple of months ago I flew both LHR-DXB and LHR-DOH round trip and on all 4 flights we avoided Iraqi airspace.

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by B747forever
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines flying over Iraq again?
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Airlines flying over Iraq again?

Noticed on FR24 that there are currently many flights (EK/QR/EY/BA/LH/KL) between the Middle East and Europe that fly over Iraq. I thought that airlines still avoided overflying Iraq. What changes have been implemented for airlines to now deem it safe to fly in Iraqi airspace?

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by B747forever
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion
Replies: 45
Views: 5189

Re: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion

"Also what is the fare difference after adding luggage, food, seat selections etc?" Why do posters on this site always quote this, as if it was going to add hundreds of pounds onto the cost? Do you ever check for yourself, or is your anger towards Norwegian so intense that you cannot take...

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by B747forever
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai is on the way to becoming one of the world’s largest airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 6740

Re: Flydubai is on the way to becoming one of the world’s largest airlines

Antarius wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
61 aircraft and thinking one of world largest?


Haha. This.


Did you guys not read the article? It doesn’t say that Flydubai is one of the largest now, but it is on the way to become one. Give it a few more years and they will move up the ranks!

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by B747forever
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian set speed record - again
Replies: 18
Views: 4184

Re: Norwegian set speed record - again

When all is said and done, the only Norwegian speed record anybody is going to remember is how quickly it shuts down. They've been around since 1993 ... 25 years ... While they have been around since -93, they are a completely different company today compared to the days when they only flew domesti...

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by B747forever
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7104

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

flew Southwest 2 weeks back LAXDEN for USD$27. Could have got a frequent flyer ticket on AA for pile of points + fees + USD$25 for bag. Southwest are a much better airline than AA, so think that frequent flyer programmes are dying & playing into Southwests hands. Also flew back to LAX on ff poi...

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by B747forever
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian set speed record - again
Replies: 18
Views: 4184

Re: Norwegian set speed record - again

Pennies count. I’m surprised they aren’t thinking more tactically about fuel savings. Tailwinds are God’s gift to the airlines. This is good press but if it becomes common place it won’t help their bottom line. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk But you have to remember that in the other direction ...

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by B747forever
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)
Replies: 13
Views: 4938

Re: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)

I would say that SAS Plus feels more like Premium Economy seat True and I think SK is the only *A carrier not blocking the middle seat in "Business Class" - which is a disappointment. The only real advantage of SAS Plus is the free entrance to the lounge and the higher baggage allowance. ...

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by B747forever
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9266

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand. There is. If it were up to EK they would serve YYZ daily, as well as YUL and YVR. The Canadian government won't allow it, BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH CANADIANS WANT TO GO TO DUBAI as required by Canadian Bi-laterals without...

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by B747forever
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 450
Views: 53812

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Regarding AY's expansion, from reading here it seems that SFO has been a success. I guess MIA must also meet their expectations as they continue to operate it. When and to where will AY next expand in the US? Would love to see them at LAX.

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by B747forever
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)
Replies: 13
Views: 4938

Re: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)

Unfortunately, the pictures do not show for me. Anyone else having the same problem?

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by B747forever
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 450
Views: 53812

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Ethiopian Airlines flew to Stockholm and Oslo with Boeing 777-300ER today. Is there so much demand from Scandinavia to Ethiopia and vice versa? How do airlines schedule crews when there is a change of aircraft on a route? The 77W has to return to ADD the same day and the releaving crew, waiting to ...

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by B747forever
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 450
Views: 53812

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

QuawerAir wrote:
Ethiopian Airlines flew to Stockholm and Oslo with Boeing 777-300ER today. Is there so much demand from Scandinavia to Ethiopia and vice versa?


Over the last couple of weeks ET has sent a mix of 788/789/77L and now 77W to ARN/OSL. Doesnt seem to be any consistency with the equipment used.

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by B747forever
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 450
Views: 53812

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

ARN numbers are out for January

Tot: 1,839,287 +2%
Intl: 1,442,316 +2%
Dom: 396,971 +1%

Only a 2% increase of pax. Not quite as impressive as HEL/KEF.

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by B747forever
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BR or NH?
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: BR or NH?

zrs70 wrote:
What class of service? Where are you starting?


Starting point must be BKK as the TG nonstop flight is an option.

An advantage with NH is that you will be able to clear immigration/customs during your layover, and thus arrive as a domestic passenger at CTS.

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