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by usflyer msp
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)
Replies: 56
Views: 8936

Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

I actually flew KGL-ADD on a DH4 in February. It was fine - you really did not nice you were on a prop (other than the slower flight time).

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Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)
Replies: 12
Views: 2984

Re: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)

This year seems to be pretty bad for QR. The embargo is no doubt affecting the airline, and they will probably lose money as an result. But they instead have been expanding to new routes instead of cutting back. For example, after IST got bombed, TK struggled for a while. But they cut back on route...

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Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats your Uber rating?
Replies: 27
Views: 1028

Re: Whats your Uber rating?

I have a 4.84. I only use Uber when I am travelling in non-English speaking countries - since I don't have to attempt to explain my destination in a language that I don't speak or subject myself to the taxi scams. The drivers I have had in Asia and Latin America have been cool. I NEVER use Uber in t...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines now a 4-star Skytrax airline
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

Re: Ethiopian Airlines now a 4-star Skytrax airline

Considering the airfields they fly from and compared to many of their African peers, ET does a great job. However, in the big scheme of things they are no more than average. Their customer service on the ground is often lacking and the ADD hub's facilities are terrible. I question this.

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by usflyer msp
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7369

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

That is a very poorly written article - I would take anything it says with a grain of salt until ET officially confirms... Says who? You? Are you fluent in Amharic? Thanks to my job, I actually can speak some Amharic and Oromo - however I don't see why that matters as the article and associated new...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7369

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

That is a very poorly written article - I would take anything it says with a grain of salt until ET officially confirms...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 5945

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

This further confirms my desire to raise my children outside of the US. I refuse to let them grow up feeling that nowhere is safe. My condo in Colombia is looking better every day - I might get shot there but at least it would be for a reason like robbery not just because some dude is mad at the wor...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15498

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

AF022 wrote:
I'm surprised to hear EY is cutting anything becasue of lack of profit. I didn't think they were driven by profits.


more like Abu Dhabi can't afford to give EY unlimited funding anymore due to the oil downturn so reforms must be made...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of CLT terminal expansion
Replies: 33
Views: 1142

Re: CLT Terminal Expansion Approved

One thing I'm curious about is the terminal extensions in this plan. They add some incremental gates but if you look at the layout of the airport, I wonder if serious consideration was ever given to possibly building new terminals in a design similar to what Atlanta has. If you shut down 5/23 and b...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15498

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

IMHO, Etihad's entire existence serves no purpose other than to serve the inferiority complex of Abu Dhabi. It does not have the bling of Dubai nor is it as wealthy as Qatar - always overlooked. There really is little business case for the AUH hub. There is nothing unique about it - all it does is d...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3587

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

Sorry OP, you are being far too dramatic about this - this happens every day on many airlines around the world. United uses the country of your billing address on your CC as the country of ticketing. Just go to Expedia or Priceline and book the ticket for the same price and chill out....

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by usflyer msp
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 13895

Re: African Aviation Thread

Not another start up airline considering flying from Ghana where will it end. So we have Global Ghana Airways Goldstar Pan-Afrique Airways I wish the situation calmed itself down and the Ghanaian government would consider the resurrection of the national airline Ghana Airways. Ghana has two perfect...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?
Replies: 50
Views: 9554

Re: How Will OneWorld Fill The AirBerlin Void?

On a slightly different subject, it would appear Skyteam is the only one of the three alliances never to have a member go into liquidation or am I mistaken? Oneworld: Air Berlin, Malev, Mexicana Star Alliance: Spanair, Varig Don't forget Kingfisher - it went belly up while it was in the process of ...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ORD Growth
Replies: 47
Views: 8281

Re: AA ORD Growth

Call me crazy, but I think that if BCN and VCE do well (which the former seems to be doing already), AA adding ORD-ATH would be a good possibility on a 788, as PHL-ATH does very well. ATH didn't even make the Top 40 list of airports as non-stop gateways to the U.S. in the 12 months ending 3/17. Loo...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 7960

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

I generally support the NAACP but this advisory is just stupid...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 12825

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

A report by a Mexican financial newspaper recently leaked a report produced by HSBC Mexico of Interjet's worrying debt ratio. Interjet's EBITDA rate currently stood at 8.9x. It advised the airline to sell 7 of its planes on a sale-lease back agreement lowering its debt ratio to somewhere around 7.3...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Update on me
Replies: 17
Views: 790

Re: Update on me

Wishing you the best ;)

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by usflyer msp
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pax sues Sunwing, "where's my Champange"
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: Pax sues Sunwing, "where's my Champange"

The lawsuit is petty but he does a have case. Regardless of the vernacular usage, Champagne has a very specific meaning under Canadian law due to treaty...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RwandAir flagships: WB701 London to Kigali, A330-300 in Business Class
Replies: 14
Views: 7459

Re: RwandAir flagships: WB701 London to Kigali, A330-300 in Business Class

Nice trip report. I love WB's choice of colours in the cabin. I love Rwanda, it is probably the most orderly and organized county in Africa - thus I am so shocked and disappointed that Rwandair's management does not seem to have slightest idea what they are doing in terms of longhaul ops. Their curr...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4636

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?

AA and BA have a TATL Joint Venture. There's really no need for them to fly there when AA has it covered. If CLT growsx then maybe we'll see more AA flights or a BA flight even. AA has already added a second daily flight since the merger. Due to LHR slot constraints, you will see upguaging before y...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces Penang effective 06FEB18
Replies: 7
Views: 1992

Re: Qatar Airways announces Penang effective 06FEB18

This sounds completely crazy to me. Has to be one of the smallest airports that QR will serve. I don't even know how many people outside of the region knows about Penang. most of the visitors there are from Singapore and HK. I don't see how QR is going to fill seats. QR serves quite a few Southeast...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3530

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

This event is another reaffirmation of the biggest reason why I refuse to ever consider flying NK -- the other passengers! Some people should solely travel via Greyhound or Mega bus not ruin everyone else's Airbus ;( I know at MSP, NK passengers represent a very disproportionate amount of the police...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 11868

Re: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts

Good morning enilria - thanks for posting!! AA BOS-PIT JAN 3>1.4 AA BOS-ROC JAN 3>1.3 B6 BDL-SJU NOV 1.3>0.3 B6 BOS-SJU NOV 3>1.2 B6 EWR-SJU NOV 1.0>0.4 B6 FLL-SJU NOV 5>3 B6 JFK-SDQ NOV 4>5 B6 JFK-SJU NOV 6>3 B6 MCO-SJU NOV 5>3 B6 TPA-SJU NOV 1.6>0.3 How long until AA completely drops BOS-PIT? Now...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cambodia Domestic: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh on Bassaka Air A320
Replies: 2
Views: 2991

Cambodia Domestic: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh on Bassaka Air A320

Cambodia Domestic REP – PNH on Bassaka Air 5B 902 A320 XU-118 Depart: 10:55 AM Arrive: 11:35 AM Background On a recent trip to SE Asia, my wife and I needed to take a quick flight to Phenom Penh to see a friend of mine after visiting Angkor Wat. We chose to fly Bassaka Air- 5B on this segment becau...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class
Replies: 19
Views: 3392

Re: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class

Removing F makes sense. Indonesia is not a market that has the demand for F to support such a costly product.

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by usflyer msp
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing
Replies: 38
Views: 5663

Re: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing

If CZ tried to join OW, CX would block it just as they have done to HU. CX sees themselves as the Chinese OW carrier.

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by usflyer msp
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10844

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

peterinlisbon wrote:
"Women are always objectifying me because of the size of my cxxx, I feel so objectified" said no-one ever.


You would be surprised. I know some guys that had a terrible time when slim-fit pants first became popular.

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by usflyer msp
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10844

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

I thought it was pretty funny, nothing "racist" about it at all IMO. Just another loosely thrown around term by sensitive crybabies. Pretty damn easy on the eyes though. It is racist. It is not fun being objectified because of your sexual organs - Nigerians are more than just what is in t...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA F/A canned over snapchat remarks about Nigerians
Replies: 71
Views: 10844

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

Good for BA. There was nothing cute or funny about that racist nonsense.

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by usflyer msp
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 3970

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

F9 chose BNIA for Miami and other Florida routes because canadians love coming over the boarder to BNIA for cheap direct flights to Florida. EASY money ....ask Southwest and Jet blue. IAG is actually closer to Toronto, Hamilton and all of the major population centers and the Niagara Region except P...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 3970

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

They would probably be charged more at IAG for usage of TSA, shops, and things like that, as most of NK and G4 flights into/out of IAG are in the middle of the night. F9 times in BUF are more mid-afternoon. To be fair, neither TPA, MCO, SFB, or PIE are in South Florida (I know the University of Sou...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 3970

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

So BUF will have 4 choices to South Florida... And ROC has f12@#ng ZERO If AA does make it permanent as people expect (we shall see) and if you include NK at IAG which is so close they essentially serve the same area there will be 5. Actually, I'm surprised F9 didn't go to IAG instead of BUF seeing...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes
Replies: 34
Views: 4839

Re: Frontier announces the start date/frequencies of new Spring 2018 routes

I think some MCO ones won't last, because from the MCO side, there's not a lot of market to places like TUL, CID and TYS even though these are seasonal, most flights out of these airports are heavily RJ's, making them regional airports for a reason. I've posted before though DTW-ISP should do fine ...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 3970

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

BUF lost BOS and one CLT flight this year so 2x MIA is a welcome addition. DFW should be added as well.

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by usflyer msp
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?
Replies: 55
Views: 6192

Re: SIN-SEA/YVR - Untapped?

DL will eventually launch SEA-SIN. The NRT hub is dead and SIN is an important enough business market for DL to want to maintain service with its own metal. It probably will not be daily but 4-5 weekly should be enough for DL to maintain its presence in the market. On the plus side, SIN-SEA non-stop...

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by usflyer msp
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12788

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

Delta still seems to be flying from Pittsburgh to Paris. What is keeping that route alive? I feel like PHL-CDG would do better than PIT-CDG because Pittsburgh doesn't really have anything special (the demand, market, etc) for a flight to CDG while PHL has. It isn't a one or the other scenario, PIT ...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 24921

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

And yet, nothing from AUS to either AMS or CDG........... Amazing. I am utterly shocked AUS has not been able to land a second year round full service TATL flight. Widebody GSE equipment has been sent here. ULDs arrive next month. AMS will likely stay after trial run in March. Rumor from DL account...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12788

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

I agree however AF id going to make sure their own flights are served first. Aside from being a reasonable assumption it is probably what they do. That's the problem because DL is always going to be in a secondary position. The best DL can hope for is that that their flight falls close to AF's hub ...

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by usflyer msp
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12788

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

What you have written is literally true. But what is the incentive for AF to do something other than feeding a flight on which it gets some of the profit for doing none of the work? I agree however AF id going to make sure their own flights are served first. Aside from being a reasonable assumption...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 12788

DL dropping PHL-CDG?

It appears that it has been removed from the Summer 2018 schedule along with JFK-ARN...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid Africa Aviation
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Mid Africa Aviation

Add ROB, BCN and LGW and it is essentially Gambia Bird redo (with older aircraft)...

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by usflyer msp
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman hides loaded gun in her hoo-ha
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Woman hides loaded gun in her hoo-ha

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This has been going for years. Snub-nose arms are almost perfect for this. We had this case in a Minneapolis strip club a few years ago...

http://www.startribune.com/augie-s-owne ... 279929282/

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by usflyer msp
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Capella Fella--Drunk Singing Pax Choked Out By Another Pax On FR
Replies: 26
Views: 3001

Re: A Capella Fella--Drunk Singing Pax Choked Out By Another Pax On FR

Vigilante dude as out of line. While singing and being obnoxious is rude and annoying - it is not worthy of a violent response. The drunk guy should be a shamed and the vigilante needs anger management...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 12310

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
ROC has more demand for Europe than BUF?! Surprising.


BUF has much more leakage to cheap flights from YYZ...

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by usflyer msp
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787 to BOS
Replies: 21
Views: 3954

Re: QR 787 to BOS

Yes. At least the 77W's have seat 32-33 inch pitch. The 787's have narrow seats and 30-31 inch pitch - no legroom or hip room.

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by usflyer msp
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787 to BOS
Replies: 21
Views: 3954

Re: QR 787 to BOS

Yuck. QR's 787 fleet is terrible in Y. No room. I would hate to be stuck in that for 12 hours.

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by usflyer msp
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Denver to Mazatlan
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: Sun Country Denver to Mazatlan

SteveXC500 wrote:
Assuming this flight goes MSP-DEN-MZT-DEN-MSP


That is what I was getting ready to say. It looks like there are simply adding a DEN stop on one of their existing MSP-MZT flights...

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by usflyer msp
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways and LAS...
Replies: 18
Views: 3608

Re: Qatar Airways and LAS...

I believe it when I see it. I personally feel that is more commercial viability with the SFO launch than the LAS launch. Besides the LAS market can be served via B6 or AA connections ex LAX or DFW. Don't know about that. I have a relative who sometimes needs to go to KHI, and she was looking forwar...

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by usflyer msp
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10695

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

I think what the poster was trying to imply is because there literally is no one at ONT, a passenger would not need two hours appearance at the airport. I was there last week and running late for a SFO flight. checked in online and got to airport 25-30 min before departure. When I say NO ONE at the...

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by usflyer msp
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor? Ethiopian Airlines in negotiations to take over troubled Nigerian Arik Air
Replies: 14
Views: 2799

Re: Rumor? Ethiopian Airlines in negotians to take over troubled Nigerian Arik Air

Would be welcome news for Nigerian aviation if it was realised. Nigeria is far too large a country and economy not to have its own strong national carrier, yet the obstacles seem greater than in other countries. Nigeria has an incompetent and/or corrupt aviation authority and completely ridiculous ...

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