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by EddieDude
Wed May 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 38
Views: 4824

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

frigatebird wrote:
KL now phasing out their full pax 744, replacing it with 787-10 doesn't help either.

No more 77Ws coming?

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by EddieDude
Wed May 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 14379

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g63PwMzQ_fY


It is very weird that an airline such as EY would serve a meal without a salad and dessert. Their main competitors TK, EK and QR would never do that. Is this part of the cost-cutting going on?
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Vladex wrote:
Another video by a starving passenger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g63PwMzQ_fY


It is very weird that an airline such as EY would serve a meal without a salad and dessert. Their main competitors TK, EK and QR would never do that. Is this part of the cost-cutting going on?

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by EddieDude
Mon May 20, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 30569

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

The article also says that their recent bailout from the Mexican Government will also be used to finance the previously announced purchase of 40 A320s. It is a loan, not a bailout. Dunno how things are being done under the current administration, but historically Bancomext has made loans to private...

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by EddieDude
Mon May 20, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 16
Views: 2544

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

Great news about LGW-YYZ!! Wish WestJet continued success!

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by EddieDude
Mon May 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17680

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

So 20 years after the attempted raid on Canadian Airlines & Air Canada by American/Onex, the latter is back in in airline acquisition business with Westjet. Onex was also part of the consortium that attempted to buy Qantas around 2006. TPG was the other large P.E. firm that formed part of that ...

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by EddieDude
Mon May 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 4514

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

there are always those rumors that various operators could be trying to get rid of their planes as soon as possible, as early as the early 2020s (I've variously read these as including Lufthansa, Air France, Thai, among others). Could this mean that as soon as 2029, the A380 might end up being a ra...

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by EddieDude
Thu May 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague
Replies: 18
Views: 3278

Re: Air Asia X returning to Europe? May launch DMK-Prague

what sorts of (relatively) high-yielding traffic exists between the two cities? They are a LCC. They do not offer major business routes, and are not after high-yielding traffic. People who pay high fares for the need of flexibility fly network carriers that offer a proper business class and traditi...

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by EddieDude
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to expand service to Colombia
Replies: 16
Views: 2744

Re: KLM to expand service to Colombia

Kadish wrote:
I am not sure 100% about number of markets and frequencies UX serves but must be pretty tight with KLM...and they are about to start MEX, BOG, PTY...

UX starting MEX? Do you have a source?

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by EddieDude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners/JetSmart interested in the domestic Brazil market?
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Indigo Partners/JetSmart interested in the domestic Brazil market?

The newspaper doesn't really state JetSmart or Indigo Partners will bid for Avianca Brazil's assets, but merely mentions that there is speculation that Indigo Partners might be interested in the auction process, but that it is not fully convinced.

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by EddieDude
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 124
Views: 20758

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

That'd be nice, but I believe that U.S. stopovers are quite undesirable for international flights to/from MEX due to the complex process of deboarding, immigration (with visa for some), baggage claim, customs, security and reboarding. Plus, how much demand is there for MEX-PDX. I don't think there a...

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by EddieDude
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 124
Views: 20758

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

There were rumors in early 2015 that CX would launch HKG-XXX-MEX with 77Ws (no F) but that never happened. I think CX really wants to fly to MEX and it would make sense to connect MEX with HKG (NRT, ICN, PEK and PVG already have Mexico flights), but the problem is distance + MEX' altitude. Fifth fre...

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by EddieDude
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK's MEX flight question
Replies: 7
Views: 2740

Re: TK's MEX flight question

What happened to the rest of the posts in this thread?

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by EddieDude
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is SkyTeam's new partner in India?
Replies: 41
Views: 5702

Re: Who is SkyTeam's new partner in India?

When is the deadline for potential investors to deliver their offers for a stake in Jet?

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by EddieDude
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 62
Views: 19227

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

Well, the language pasted by LaunchDetected mentions that AF would continue to operate the 789s already in its fleet. I also believe AF will need something smaller than the A359, but perhaps they have concluded that they can hold onto the A332s a bit longer (they are getting new cabins) and the seve...

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by EddieDude
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus
Replies: 52
Views: 13030

Re: 4 A350-900 more to IB from Aer Lingus

Will be very dificult to see the A350 in MEX route. As UIO and BOG there Hot an High destinations and the long haul operations with maximum load are very difficult. Really? IB's A359s have upgraded MTOW (280t). If I am not mistaken, LH has already started A359 ops between MUC and MEX, which is long...

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by EddieDude
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying a plane to get a train to the clouds: Aerolíneas Argentinas to Salta.
Replies: 4
Views: 3285

Re: Flying a plane to get a train to the clouds: Aerolíneas Argentinas to Salta.

Excellent trip report MedFlyerArg85! Thanks for sharing.

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by EddieDude
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is doing really fine

Any chance Euroairport might attract EK or QR?

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by EddieDude
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France increases CDG-SCL to 10x w
Replies: 20
Views: 4809

Re: Air France increases CDG-SCL to 10x w

Having just spent a month in both countries, I can attest to the spectacular health of the Chilean economy, particularly in comparison to neighbouring Argentina’s. It makes for a very attractive destination. Conversely, Argentina is also very attractive to foreign visitors due to the fact that thei...

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by EddieDude
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircalin Announces New Business Class Seat/Premium Economy for a330neo
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Re: Aircalin Announces New Business Class Seat/Premium Economy for a330neo

Looks very good! Congrats to Air Calin! Is economy 3-3-3?

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by EddieDude
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit
Replies: 33
Views: 7974

Re: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit

A separate A.net thread discusses another 789 (UA's) with cabin fumes during flight near Nouméa.

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by EddieDude
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR marks 1 year of operation, route exceeds expectations
Replies: 47
Views: 8372

Re: Will Qantas seek twice daily services between Perth and London?

LondonXtreme wrote:
QF swapped A380 to 777 in favour of nonstop PER-LHR

The flights via SIN are still A380, aren't they? The PER service is 789. QF does not have 777s. BA flies 77Ws via SIN to SYD.

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by EddieDude
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 113
Views: 20043

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

Your forgetting Air Transat which would make it four airlines currently serving the London market, I think it would be pushing it for a fifth carrier to enter the market... Prior to receiving their first B789's Virgin had made an official statement that they had gained slots at Tokyo Haneda Airport...

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by EddieDude
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions
Replies: 113
Views: 20043

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia new expansions

As much as I would love to see VS land at MEX, I am not counting on it. VS could simply codeshare on AM and cover that route by doing so. With respect to Canada, I think VS could try to return. I believe AC and BA have the market covered, but there is certainly room for more competitors as WestJet h...

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by EddieDude
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53644

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

I think that Austrian will get the B789 and will not go back to Airbus WB Agree with that. OS already had A330s. Everyone thought the OS Boeing widebodies would be retired in order for their widebody fleet to be all-A330. To everyone's surprised, OS decided to structure its long-haul flying around ...

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by EddieDude
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 10485

Re: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019

Any plans for CZ to increase frequencies on CAN-YVR-MEX?

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by EddieDude
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 67
Views: 10485

Re: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019

The intended livery has obviously come as a great disappointment to a good many of CZ's Weibo followers, who seem to find it particularly hard to accept the decades-old, unchanging cheatlines seen again in the livery, which have long been an object of ridicule among a younger generation of Chinese ...

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by EddieDude
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 15345

Re: Last VS A340

Bricktop wrote:
:( I love the elegant look of the A346, even if it is perhaps just a smidge too long. SA's is my favorite, but VS is very nice too. It even made the old MU look classy. I will be sad to see the end of them.

Luckily IB and LH still have plenty of A346s!

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by EddieDude
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA 787-10 routes announced
Replies: 25
Views: 11072

Re: First ANA 787-10 routes announced

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
United plans to fly LAX-HND with Boeing 787-10

Oh, that is a surprise. I thought UA's 787-10 were going to fly transcon and EWR-Europe. Thanks for the update.

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by EddieDude
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet
Replies: 38
Views: 11717

Re: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet

HB-IWC wrote:
Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Colombo and Rome

What aircraft will be used for these routes after the retirement of the A346s?

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by EddieDude
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does A330neo really suit Emirates?
Replies: 60
Views: 12946

Re: Does A330neo really suit Emirates?

oldannyboy wrote:
Is it a bit of a downgrade? Well, it depends.... Compared to more comfortable types such as the A350, the A380 and the 787, yes, it's a somewhat 'very minimal' step back.

How is a 3-3-3 787 more comfortable than a 2-4-2 A339? The seat width is more generous in the A339.

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by EddieDude
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?
Replies: 95
Views: 13436

Re: Will Airbus accept any more A380 orders ?

Like several posters, I also thought BA could maybe get a good "clearance sale" price for a few A380s. Or maybe NH get a few more at a very good price in order to allocate them to busy routes on top of the three turtle livery birds that will be flying to HNL. Sadly, it appears that will no...

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by EddieDude
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM grows Latin America, Starts CLO and GYE
Replies: 10
Views: 1315

Re: AM grows Latin America, Starts CLO and GYE

Congrats to AM, CLO and GYE! AM had already served GYE many years ago. I am sure in a year or so this flight will become daily. With respect to the 5th freedom rights, I don't really expect AM to use them. What could they offer? CUZ, VVI or COR? I doubt any of those would be profitable. With respect...

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by EddieDude
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)
Replies: 45
Views: 7339

Re: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)

Thanks a lot for the info a350lover, PatrickZ80 and alric8! :)

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by EddieDude
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)
Replies: 45
Views: 7339

Re: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)

a350lover wrote:
You caught me! I meant Rennes. Sorry!


Haha. No worries.

But my question is legit. Does Reims have an airport that is nearer than XCR, or do people from Reims, Épernay, etc. rely on XCR for air travel???

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by EddieDude
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)
Replies: 45
Views: 7339

Re: IB to launch flights to Paris-Vatry (XCR)

In the past, Air Nostrum served some larger markets, namely Clermont Ferrand, Perpignan, etc. Before Vatry they could have added much more realistic markets like Reims, Limoges, Carcassone, Brest, Rennes.... but Vatry? Please excuse the ignorance. Does Reims have a proper airport, or are Reims and ...

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by EddieDude
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes non-stop flights to Barcelona in S19
Replies: 16
Views: 2248

Re: Aeromexico resumes non-stop flights to Barcelona in S19

Congrats BCN and AM! Great news. I also think it is noteworthy that MEX-CDG on AM's metal will be 11x weekly this summer! Cool! Competition is the spice of life! Absolutely. That is how innovation and higher service standards are created. So if Emirates goes ahead as planned with the route will AM c...

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by EddieDude
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia schedules its first A350 service to Latin America
Replies: 11
Views: 3505

Re: Iberia schedules its first A350 service to Latin America

I’m not sure if codesharing is done with AM, otherwise travelers del Norte would have to bus or buy separate fares to access IB’s service. There probably is a very basic and standard interline agreement between IB and AM. Having said that, I believe IB has a specific codeshare agreement with Interj...

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by EddieDude
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK starting MEX and CUN
Replies: 48
Views: 7323

Re: TK starting MEX and CUN

LAXintl wrote:
Yes already posted in Turkish aviation thread with the planned schedule.

From the aforementioned thread:

TK 181 ..3.5.7 IST 20:55 4:10 MEX +1
TK 181 1..4.6. MEX 05:30 7:50 CUN
TK 181 1..4.6. CUN 09:20 5:25 IST +1

787-9.

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by EddieDude
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system
Replies: 73
Views: 9758

Re: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system

Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan airlines will get the same options as foreign carriers. They will not be treated as domestic carriers for purposes of the allocation between PEK and Daxing.

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by EddieDude
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 223
Views: 25779

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

LH should have never gotten rid of the gold (or is it yellow?). Having said that, perhaps the plane on which the new livery looks best is the A380.

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by EddieDude
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 48652

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

I always thought the A380 was a fantastic solution for certain airlines considering there are so many congested airports and so many super busy routes. I personally feel a bit sad that one of the "marquee" operators of the A380 is halving its fleet. Having said that, I wonder which destina...

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by EddieDude
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where TK will use 789 and 359
Replies: 61
Views: 8557

Re: Where TK will use 789 and 359

https://expansion.mx/empresas/2018/10/0 ... co-en-2019 (sorry, Spanish language article).
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It is no secret that TK wants to launch IST-MEX-IST or IST-MEX-CUN-IST. The most recent information is that TK is thinking about the triangle option with 789s 3x weekly. https://expansion.mx/empresas/2018/10/0 ... co-en-2019 (sorry, Spanish language article).

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by EddieDude
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe up for sale
Replies: 74
Views: 13490

Re: Flybe up for sale

Could CityJet be interested?

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by EddieDude
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 23926

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

I agree with those who have mentioned that CZ will not immediately join oneworld (or at all). Cathay's attitude seems like too big a fight for CZ with very little added value in case they eventually get to join. I think CZ will deepen its cooperation with AA, and maybe with BA. That is for sure. I a...

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by EddieDude
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs
Replies: 28
Views: 5015

Re: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs

Not sure in what context you refer to AR being close to DL, but the airlines work very closely together on the Argentina-USA routes. Delta provides great feed at JFK. It would be nice to see their collaboration go deeper, but as long as AR remains in its present ownership structure, it'll be just a...

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by EddieDude
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 217
Views: 47745

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

I wonder who placed the order for 10 A339s. Delta has a few options 1) order 338s along with the 900s 2) 787-8 order 3) Mom 4) combination of 1/3 or 2/3 5) order more 339s and drop a large part of its hub-to spoke network in Europe. Unlikely. Yes, it is interesting what DL will do. The order for up ...

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by EddieDude
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs
Replies: 28
Views: 5015

Re: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs

Can DL/G3 even compete? DL and AM tried to convince AV to join SkyTeam but we know that AV in the end went for Star membership. I suppose DL will need to work very closely with G3 and also AR if they want to remain relevant in the USA-Latin America market. The problem is that G3 does not seem likel...

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by EddieDude
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: GA delays LHR resumption to Dec 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 27290

Re: Garuda shutter LHR

The runway situation at CGK has been resolved?

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by EddieDude
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled
Replies: 97
Views: 23680

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

this about face... paves the way for all sorts of speculation about what really is behind this decision. Oh, make no mistake. There is no need for speculation. What is behind this decision is two things mostly: One, he wants to undo one of the most ambitious projects of the current administration (...

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by EddieDude
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 19094

Re: Mexico City new Airport

AMLO has no mandate to cancel the airport and his fake referendum shows just that as less than 1.2% of voters participated when Mexican laws require 40%. Besides that, all polls showed the population was in favor of continuing with the airport so he had to design his fake referendum to suppress vot...

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