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by sw733
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 103
Views: 11054

Re: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?

Well is it secure ? I seem to remember a terrorist attack there with lots of deaths. Happened outside security. Turkish airports have security as soon as you walk inside, can't even access check in lanes without going through security. Plus it could happen in Europe too... (BRU) The failed coup put...

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by sw733
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QR Route Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3103

Re: New QR Route Thread

What are some of the new routes that QR is looking to start in the coming 6 months? I reckon the following routes have a good chance: Doha - Ipoh Doha - Lombok Doha - Kuantan Doha - Stuttgart Doha - Siem Reap Doha - Talinn Doha - Shannon Doha - Wuhan Doha - Batam Doha - Chiang Rai Doha - Pokhara Do...

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by sw733
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26916

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I wonder what the most planes a transatlantic airline has on the other side of the pond? BA at JFK has to be one, Delta at Amsterdam? Virgin at MCO? AA at LHR? Or globally, we have QF at LAX and JL at HNL. QF really only leaves three or four planes a day at LAX, if I remember correctly. They're the...

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by sw733
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2636

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

adam47150 wrote:
Does SFB still use private security, or has security coverage reverted back to the TSA?

MCI is still private, too

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by sw733
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11303

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

Why can't QF introduce evening departure from Australia to LAX to increase utilisation on at least one route? It would also allow full days work in Oz? They will be doing that with QF95/96 MEL-LAX for NS18 QF095 MEL2140 – 1900LAX 789 QF096 LAX2355 – 0825+2MEL 789 As someone who ends in in MEL sever...

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by sw733
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Customs at Seoul
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: Customs at Seoul

I've cleared immigration and customs at ICN a few times between 4pm and 7pm and it has never taken me more than about 30 minutes with a US passport and priority checked baggage. Like many things in South Korea, they run things quite smoothly.

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by sw733
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Customs at Seoul
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: Customs at Seoul

Which airport?

What citizenship?

What time of day?

Also, note that immigration and customs are separate. They should have to clear both, but they're very different things that are often incorrectly lumped together.

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by sw733
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3791

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Another person not reading the terms of their ticket. I'm going to go ahead and highly doubt that you've read the terms and conditions of your ticket cover to cover at any point. It's not really about reading the terms. The one time I booked a ticket on NK they made it so unbelievably obvious about...

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by sw733
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3791

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

synanthropic wrote:
Another person not reading the terms of their ticket.

I'm going to go ahead and highly doubt that you've read the terms and conditions of your ticket cover to cover at any point.

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by sw733
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19218

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

NYPECO wrote:
First A380 wheel incident? But lets talk about how dirty the plane is...

I think we can talk about both, because both are pretty shockingly awful.

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by sw733
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 3 major MD-80 US operators all in one place!
Replies: 22
Views: 5735

Re: Last 3 major MD-80 US operators all in one place!!!

kylechun255 wrote:
Nice catch! Sad though AAL is retiring their last MD-80s.

As an AA frequent flier, thank god. I've had enough with those damn maintenance delays.

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by sw733
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12140

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

LAX772LR wrote:
sw733 wrote:
Borders are borders - if they don't serve an airport in Vermont, they don't really serve Vermont.

Which is of course a ridiculous conclusion that no airline actually follows in route planning.


Then, as I'll state for a hundredth time, the entire thread is pointless.

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by sw733
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12140

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

While Southwest does not serve any airports in the states of Delaware and Vermont, Southwest already does serve southern Vermont through Albany and Southwest already does serve northern Delaware through Philadelphia. I simply don't understand your point of saying "State A is served by a 'close...

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by sw733
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12140

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

While Southwest does not serve any airports in the states of Delaware and Vermont, Southwest already does serve southern Vermont through Albany and Southwest already does serve northern Delaware through Philadelphia. I simply don't understand your point of saying "State A is served by a 'close...

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by sw733
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK35 ISTYUL 13OCT What's going on?
Replies: 14
Views: 3215

Re: TK35 ISTYUL 13OCT What's going on?

Wow, this is crazy. I understand it's probably in the best for the passenger in question, but I would be really irritated as a passenger if, as mentioned before, we would have been most of the way to our destination by now just to land back in Istanbul and have to do it all over again. Hope the flig...

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by sw733
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12140

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Southwest doesn't operate in any of the seven least populated states...of which yours are five of them (in addition to Vermont and Delaware). I don't think that's a coincidence - aside from Alaska, a lot of the flights in to these states are done with regional jets, which Southwest of course does n...

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by sw733
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12140

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Southwest doesn't operate in any of the seven least populated states...of which yours are five of them (in addition to Vermont and Delaware). I don't think that's a coincidence - aside from Alaska, a lot of the flights in to these states are done with regional jets, which Southwest of course does no...

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by sw733
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK35 ISTYUL 13OCT What's going on?
Replies: 14
Views: 3215

Re: TK35 ISTYUL 13OCT What's going on?

Likely some kind of mechanical issue requiring a fuel burn to get below max landing weight. Pretty sure the A330-300s have no fuel dump capability. EDIT: A few sources on Twitter say it's a medical emergency. Seems odd (though I'm no medical expert) to me that the emergency is important enough to re...

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by sw733
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22105

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

apfpilot wrote:
You can see a DG sticker on at least one of the packages that is near the bottom of the loader.

And what is does this abbreviation mean? Dangerous Goods?

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by sw733
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22105

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

The video up on the thread 1 has been updated. Clearly a loader fire & not started in the pallet, so discount lithium batteries. I cannot believ the workers have stood around & not tried to fight the fire. AA192 now showing as cancelled. Since when do baggage loaders double as firefighters?...

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by sw733
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is THIS the SECOND Shooter in Las Vegas?
Replies: 16
Views: 2626

Re: Is THIS the SECOND Shooter in Las Vegas?

What possible benefit would there be to hiding a second shooter if it was suspected and known? Give me one reason.

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by sw733
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hotel Security after Vegas 10/1/2017
Replies: 12
Views: 767

Re: Hotel Security after Vegas 10/1/2017

You can ban whatever weapons you want, but if you don't check anyone coming in to the building, there's not much you can do to enforce it. I personally don't want the US to become the type of country where you must clear security to enter hotels when the odds of something bad happening are still ver...

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by sw733
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash 8 hit deer while landing in Alberta
Replies: 9
Views: 3046

Re: Dash 8 hit deer while landing in Alberta

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
47 people total onboard.

(There are better procedures to slow down an aircraft. Not sure using two deer is FAA approved...)


Probably just Transport Canada approved

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by sw733
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces PHL-SAT/DSM/MSN/OMA
Replies: 27
Views: 5484

Re: AA Announces PHL-SAT/DSM/MSN/OMA

Crown Jewel, baby. Crown Jewel.

Great to see.

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by sw733
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair introduces Economy Light
Replies: 14
Views: 4221

Re: Say hello to .... Economy Light

stlgph wrote:
Wonder what the penalty is when you show up and your bag is 22 1/2 pounds.


If it's anything like other airlines, 20% of the gate agents will make you pay to check it, and 80% of the gate agents won't give a damn.

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by sw733
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA fighter intercept due to phantom butterfly
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: AA fighter intercept due to phantom butterfly

It's like an Onion article...

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by sw733
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19672

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

I flew into PHL for the first time last May and found it to be very use friendly. Is AA can avoid the gridlock of the NYC area airports to launch their Euro flights, that's a big plus for them Yeah, I don't connect through PHL a lot, but a I do once-in-a-while as an AA frequent flier (and I occasio...

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by sw733
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12895

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

10 minutes of fire is what everyone reports. He unleashed hundreds if not over a thousand rounds possibly. 450 hits is not out of the realm of possibility. However, I imagine some people were injured in the panic. If you listen to the audio, you can hear the unrelenting release of bullets. Well so ...

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by sw733
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12895

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

I wish countries (including mine) would start issuing travel warnings to their citizens regarding travel to the US. The fact people willingly travel there to holiday is beyond me. The vast majority of trips to the USA end without incident. Just like the vast majority of people living in the USA wil...

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by sw733
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 12895

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

But you can't deny the obvious fact that if the shooter wasn't white and was black or of dark-skin complexion, the headlines all across Western media, particularly right-wing outlets, would be calling it a terrorist attack even before all the facts are in. This attack in Las Vegas is just sickening...

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by sw733
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would BA or DL consider RSW?
Replies: 33
Views: 3858

Re: Would BA or DL consider RSW?

I will say that Southwest Florida is popular with German tourists in particular, so routes from Germany tend to do well. Not sure if a route from other European countries would be as successful.

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by sw733
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12630

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

Just because the seats are full does not mean that the customer service of the "Old AA" has not been destroyed. They are nothing but a Spirit Airlines wannabe now. Spirit's doing just fine these days, so I would imagine a lot of airlines around the world would "wannabe" Spirit. ...

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by sw733
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12630

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

I haven't stepped foot on an American Airlines plane since March. The US Airways culture absolutely destroyed the airline and the product is worst in the domestic industry in every aspect - loyalty program, catering, hard product (although admittedly the new 77W J seats are fantastic, and assume th...

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by sw733
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide
Replies: 41
Views: 5565

Re: Delta announces free inflight texting worldwide

As long as federal authorities have access to these in-flight messages without years of legal battle, this is an excellent perk to traveling public. I am sure teenagers will love Delta. It may even improve cabin atmosphere with everyone busy texting. How about no. As mentioned previously, there's a...

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by sw733
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 11285

Re: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians

undertheradar wrote:
The 'air hostess' (who says that any more?), is guilty....of stupidity!! Sadly there is a WHOLE GENERATION OF 'EM... The future of the human race is in their hands!! NOOOOOOO!! LOL

Yeah, the current generation is doing great with the world. No issues whatsoever.

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by sw733
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"
Replies: 88
Views: 9198

Re: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"

Interesting choice to incorporate Donald Trump's hairstyle in to their logo.

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by sw733
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD-80 Smoke at FAT
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Re: Allegiant MD-80 Smoke at FAT

Super80Fan wrote:
Yawn. I think it's news now when an Allegiant flight makes it from gate to gate in one piece and on-time.

Indeed, the local newspaper ran an article about my Allegiant flight two weeks ago that made it in one piece and 25 minutes early.

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by sw733
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD-80 Smoke at FAT
Replies: 17
Views: 3767

Re: Allegiant MD-80 Smoke at FAT

LoganTheBogan wrote:
Just another day at Allegiant. Is there a thread dedicated to Allegiant incidents and daily occurrences? I feel it would be quite popular.


I'll create the thread as soon as you provide facts that they happen daily.

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by sw733
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4270

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

gatibosgru wrote:
How long is actually flying time on a MIA-RSW leg?

UPS runs a 757-200 PBI-RSW that has airtime of about 25 minutes, so I'd assume MIA would add about 5-7 minutes to that.

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by sw733
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 17145

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

Now I understand why it didn't kill anyone. A thin, flat, lightweight piece of aluminium like that would flutter all over the place and quickly lose it's forward velocity and then fall down relatively slowly and more or less vertically carried by the wind. Good thing it wasn't a pedestrian; definit...

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luchtzak wrote:
I don't like the uniform, I don't like the style, oh boy ...

http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-f ... ir-france/


I like them!

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by sw733
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6824

Re: British Airways coming to MCI?

former Platte City resident, former MCI agent.... I Can't see BA or any other airline coming in international other than the Cancun flights, the FIS area is just too small. They would have to at least build the proposed (for many years) terminal. They were starting to talk about them 7 years ago wh...

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by sw733
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6824

Re: British Airways coming to MCI?

STL will definitely come before MCI. STL has a large AA frequent flyer base remaining from the TWA merger. The main obstacle for BA is finding slots at the right times at Heathrow. I would expect a flight to KEF or Norwegian to LGW before anything else. But perhaps we may see a DL flight to AMS and...

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by sw733
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6824

Re: British Airways coming to KCI?

If I were a Kansas City resident whose job involved frequent Europe/South Asia travel - I would pray for DL MCI-AMS. CDG/LHR are brutal for transfers. I've never transited via CDG, but I transit through both LHR and AMS all the time. I don't see one as better than the other. LHR requires you to cle...

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by sw733
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6824

Re: British Airways coming to KCI?

If I were a Kansas City resident whose job involved frequent Europe/South Asia travel - I would pray for DL MCI-AMS. CDG/LHR are brutal for transfers. I am a KC resident whose job involves frequent travel to Europe, and occasionally to South Asia, plus personal travel to Africa. I'm OneWorld Emeral...

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by sw733
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6824

Re: British Airways coming to KCI?

Not gonna happen without a new terminal, and even then I don't see it happening. Oh ye of little faith, the new terminal (if approved) won't even be done for 5-10 years. You don't think MCI will get BA by then? I'm not going to predict 10 years from now...things could be massively different in 10 y...

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by sw733
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6824

Re: British Airways coming to KCI?

I just don't see it happening anytime soon. I'd love to be wrong since I am a regular BA flyer who has to go via ORD or DFW, but...let's be realistic here. Are you a KC resident..just curious.. I think MCI gets a LCC to Europe before BA. I agree with sw733, I hope I am wrong but have to be real. I'...

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by sw733
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6824

Re: British Airways coming to KCI?

I just don't see it happening anytime soon. I'd love to be wrong since I am a regular BA flyer who has to go via ORD or DFW, but...let's be realistic here.

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by sw733
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17888

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

I could see why the pilot was saying "It's a pretty nice layover from what I'm hearing"... No doubt. Does it require F? Who knows, I am only an amateur fleet planning revenue officer. Having been to the beautiful Seychelles, it definitely could use F. Lots of very wealthy people heading t...

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by sw733
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17888

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

I see some people saying SEZ above but just to add to that the guy who tweeted about the route has said it is NOT PIT Perth Osaka Jakarta Bogata HNL ANC DTW CLT MEL ISB KHI KUL/AKL? New York (Don't they already fly there) Vietnam It also sounds like it is only 2x weekly 2x weekly definitely leads m...

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