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by filipair
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta adds RDU-ORD
Replies: 82
Views: 8388

Re: Delta adds RDU-ORD

I don't want to get too off topic here, but on the subject of RDU and Delta, does anyone know how Delta is doing with their RDU-SEA flight? Obviously, this route is in clear retaliation of Alaska in hopes of taking any sort of lingering passenger traffic away from them, but I'm not exactly sure if ...

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by filipair
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 410
Views: 39627

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

I think something to remember is that in a growth market, it's not a zero sum game. Delta won't necessarily be fighting for a current share of the loyal AA/WN passengers, but for future growth. We're looking at 20 million passengers per year within ten years, probably a lot sooner. That would be a 4...

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by filipair
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 18927

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Unbelievable. They did get four E90 so maybe next is PRG-LCY. lol That said, I wouldn't be surprised if LO eventually opens a base at BUD. Wizz Air won't be happy about this. LOT already bases a 788 in Budapest, with LOT AMS servicing the Dreamliner there. It was announced that the maintenance base...

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by filipair
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 4381

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

No connections at either end, not much of business traffic...how can they not lose?... Doesn't the existence of 4 daily British Airways flights from Heathrow speak to the existence of business traffic? I'm willing to be proven wrong but this looks like an innovative move. In other news, LOT AMS is ...

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by filipair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 94
Views: 14646

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

ADD-SEZ-MEL would be amazing! Offering Australians easy access to the beautiful Seychelles as well connecting opportunities across Africa and Europe. That said, a flight via BKK and SIN would probably integrate better with Ethiopian's existing network. Would a A350 be able to fly direct? Dreaming he...

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by filipair
Sat May 19, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12937

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

Not too long ago LOT was last on the list flying old 737-400's. Much better at #2 flying mostly MAX 8's. Nice

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by filipair
Thu May 17, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 18927

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

So LOT has grown a lot on Transatlantic in the last 12 months. WAW-LAX and EWR started last spring. KRK-ORD launched last July. RZE-EWR started a few weeks ago. And of course BUD-ORD/JFK. I made a data visualization of the traffic on LOT's USA flights using the most recent available data from BTS: ...

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by filipair
Wed May 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 18927

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

So LOT has grown a lot on Transatlantic in the last 12 months. WAW-LAX and EWR started last spring. KRK-ORD launched last July. RZE-EWR started a few weeks ago. And of course BUD-ORD/JFK. I made a data visualization of the traffic on LOT's USA flights using the most recent available data from BTS: h...

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by filipair
Wed May 09, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11047

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I bet Facebook and Google know how many Guyanese with ties to Guyana there are in the US.

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by filipair
Wed May 02, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK
Replies: 48
Views: 6437

Re: Norwegian going 3x daily LGW-JFK

lol @ the folks who think this flight needs connections to survive. NYC-LON is one of the largest, if not THE largest longhaul markets in the world. LGW-JFK is literally the one flight that needs no connections to survive. Also the flight times are not reflective of turn times as aircraft arriving J...

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by filipair
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 91
Views: 23865

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I think it's a good change. The current livery makes TN look like a charter carrier. Yes, the livery needs to be tropical, but it looks cheap at the moment. That doesn't jive with Tahiti's brand as a upscale destination..

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by filipair
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN codesharing: One of the biggest untapped markets today?
Replies: 23
Views: 2325

Re: WN codesharing: One of the biggest untapped markets today?

I think relevant to this conversation, Southwest has previously expressed public disdain for state-owned carriers. Especially the ones that receive subsidies WN deems unfair. Many of the unaligned (or poorly alliance-integrated, non-JV) foreign flag carriers serving the US are indeed state-owned. Th...

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by filipair
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to launch Munich service on 16 November
Replies: 22
Views: 3991

Re: Avianca to launch Munich service on 16 November

Whoa! That was kind of unexpected and a welcome addition for Europe to Colombia connectivity. Very cool!

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by filipair
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 279
Views: 22553

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

Speaking of market stimulation, I'm curious to see how much the RDU-CDG O&D market has grown in terms of PDEW since the daily non-stop was introduced. LHR probably still leads that category by a long shot due to deep business ties, but it'll still be interesting to see how much the CDG demand c...

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by filipair
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH increases 2017 profit by 70%
Replies: 14
Views: 3789

Re: LH increases 2017 profit by 70%

W6 was only able to grow at the expense of MA going under and by pushing RO and LO to the brink. Companies like JU and OS are having a hard time with them as well. A key driver for LH when deciding to expand EW drastically and lower costs vis-a-vis their previous outfit 4U. Kind of a flawed analysi...

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by filipair
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 19958

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

I am disgusted there wasn't a full investigation completed before all the eyewitnesses and involved parties left the scene. I don't know much about Uganda, but I expected more from Emirates. No first world airline would have acted that way. Not even to speak of the workplace conditions. Poor lady.

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by filipair
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL
Replies: 84
Views: 10131

Re: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL

Any clue what prevents AI to codeshare with UA more ? To be honest, other than LH on TATL, UA doesn't really get along with most *A members... not just AI... More like: UA prefers to keep revenue inside its JVs and shuts everyone else out. The alliances in 2018 are a joke, JVs are king and United i...

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by filipair
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air closing bases incl. Prague
Replies: 59
Views: 8594

Re: Wizz Air closing bases incl. Prague

The estimates provided earlier are all pretty outdated, especially for Czech citizens in Germany. Per this Pew Research study updated in 2017, these are the top 5 countries of residence for Czech people abroad: Germany 550,000 Slovakia 90,000 United States 70,000 Austria 60,000 United Kingdom 50,000...

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by filipair
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 8339

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

Let me describe you a situation. I have a 4-years old golden retriever who has never caused any trouble to anyone. He loves life, he loves people and he loves me (well in this last case it's more than love, I am what makes his world go round, when I am there he's fine no matter what, when I'm not, ...

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by filipair
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dries her panties under airplane air vent (video)
Replies: 23
Views: 5451

Re: Woman dries her panties under airplane air vent (video)

looks pretty clean to me.

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by filipair
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dries her panties under airplane air vent (video)
Replies: 23
Views: 5451

Re: Woman dries her panties under airplane air vent (video)

It's clearly a child's underwear. The child could have wet themselves, the mother washed the underwear in the lavatory, and returned to dry it. All I see here is a resourceful mother. The commenters falling over themselves over this are either sexist ("she's crazy" "she's wet" bl...

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by filipair
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17410

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

This dude should sue. Delta's irrop issues and subsequent disastrous customer service are not his problem, nor should being calling profanities by a representative of a company you patronized be his problem.

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by filipair
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 149
Views: 18927

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Some new increases in Ukraine- WAW-OZH (Zaporizhia) new route, 6x weekly, effective 2JUL WAW-IEV (Kiev-Zhuliany) increase 1x to 2x daily, effective 2AUG These are in addition to WAW-HRK (Charkiv) increasing 8x to 11x weekly (relative to S17) That brings Kiev to 4 daily and Ukraine to 84 weekly (12 d...

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by filipair
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205773

Re: LH introduces revised livery

What a nightmare. Throwing away the identity and brand built up over decades to make something cheaper looking than even Eurowings. Inauspicious to say the least and seems to be a symbol of LH group losing its way... The paint scheme completely lacks personality and speaks to efficiency is a meat gr...

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by filipair
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan
Replies: 40
Views: 7803

Re: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan

It's a shame. CDG-SEZ last year was a great flight. The ME3 have brought in a lot of capacity, and it seems to me that Ethiopian has brought the most pricing pressure onto Air Seychelles. The re-opening of several Europe-SEZ markets is just icing on the cake. That said, perhaps it's not a bad strate...

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by filipair
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhabited continents with launch of SYD
Replies: 38
Views: 9233

Re: IAH to become first airport in North America to have nonstop service to all 6 inhabited continents with launch of SY

The777Man wrote:
There are not many other airports with service to all continents either; JNB, DOH, AUH and DXB are the only other ones that I can think of.

The777Man


And soon LHR! With the new LHR-PER

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by filipair
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundreds of Passengers Have Been Stranded at London's Gatwick Airport Since Before Christmas
Replies: 24
Views: 5926

Re: Hundreds of Passengers Have Been Stranded at London's Gatwick Airport Since Before Christmas

Funny, since American Airlines, on December 21, wanted to strand me at the PHL airport until after Christmas. Don't be daft. You got where you needed to be, right? Were you stranded for over a week like these folks? Don't be daft. So called "reputable" airlines very often offer untenable ...

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by filipair
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai Starts Krakow and Catania
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: FlyDubai Starts Krakow and Catania

Yay! Awesome news for KRK!! This will be our first network carrier to Asia - opening up a host of one-stop options to Asia, Africa and Australia. FlyDubai codeshare with Emirates will help with that too. KRK-DXB will inevitably bring price pressure to the likes of LH, AY and KL. They get away with c...

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by filipair
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?
Replies: 24
Views: 10058

Re: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?

Effective 02/04/2018 WAW-LAX-WAW goes 6 weekly: LO21 Warszawa 11:20 – 14:40 Los Angeles (-2-4-6-) LO22 Los Angeles 16:30 – 12:50+1 Warszawa (-2-4-6-) LO23 Warszawa 16:35 – 19:35 Los Angeles (1-3-5--) LO24 Los Angeles 21:50 – 18:35+1 Warszawa (1-3-5--) This is great news! 6x weekly should greatly in...

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by filipair
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO announced WAW-SIN
Replies: 32
Views: 6732

Re: LO announced WAW-SIN

Great news! Good mix of business and leisure traffic. I'm actually kind of surprised it's Singapore and not Hong Kong/Guangzhou/Shanghai. Then again, PEK isn't doing as well as the other Asian flights. And BKK is served reasonably well 1.5x per week via Rainbow tours charters. Delhi is next? :bouncy...

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by filipair
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI
Replies: 35
Views: 3857

Re: Wow Air nearly doubling service to BWI

According to a dummy booking: WW115 KEF2110-2345BWI WW116 BWI0045-1050KEF Not very good for connecting pax coming in from Europe. WOW is developing a second bank of TATL connections... and it's shaping up quite nicely. This summer, the evening departures to the US will have feed coming in from Lond...

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by filipair
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?
Replies: 24
Views: 10058

Re: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?

Just a warning - looks like LO is proactively cancelling some WAW-LAX-WAW flights. They did that to me: cancellation more than 2 weeks before the flight to avoid 600EUR compensation, and re-book on LO flight on another date. Based on other people testimony some real effort is required to get re-boo...

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by filipair
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why such little long haul competition in WAW?
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Why such little long haul competition in WAW?

[quote="FighterMan757"][/quote] In terms of TATL competition, you have to look at what airline could potentially serve WAW from the US. You get AA, UA and DL. All three have a relatively high cost structure and focus on business markets in Europe. WAW has some business traffic, but it's he...

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by filipair
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?
Replies: 24
Views: 10058

Re: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?

September YTD stats are up. http://www.lawa.org/uploadedfiles/LAX/statistics/airlshare-2017.pdf September 2017 load factors LAX-WAW: 70.26% 17 flights 3010 passengers 177.1 average pax/flight WAW-LAX : 79.58% 17 flights 3409 passengers 200.5 average pax/flight Total load factor: 74.92% Average air f...

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by filipair
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 22220

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

KRK-ORD so far once a week by LOT! LO has no feed in KRK and very limited United feed in Chicago. The route previously (1998-2010 or so) operated up to 6x week in the summers with 762/763 aircraft, so it's not like the 787 opened up the market. But after a seven year hiatus, the route returned in Ju...

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by filipair
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18591

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

United is pushing it with crappiness people will need to endure by choosing them in the future. In the recent past, I've had some of my best TATL flights on United, mostly thanks to some great crews. But this sardine can development, the paying customer beat down incident and the terrible customer ...

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by filipair
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18591

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

United is pushing it with crappiness people will need to endure by choosing them in the future. In the recent past, I've had some of my best TATL flights on United, mostly thanks to some great crews. But this sardine can development, the paying customer beat down incident and the terrible customer s...

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by filipair
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4663

Re: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines

I am sure they will continue as two brands. They go for different market segments so combining the brands will make them loose an entire segment. That's not what 50% owner Jiří Šimáně is saying... The co-owner of Travel Service, Jiří Šimáně, had previously hinted that his company would be intereste...

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by filipair
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4663

Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/chinesebacked-firm-travel-service-to-take-over-czech-airlines-20171006-00386 PRAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Chinese-backed Czech airline operator Travel Service is set to take over national carrier Czech Airlines (CSA) with a deal to buy out Korean Airand possibly the govern...

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by filipair
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?
Replies: 24
Views: 10058

Re: 6-month Anniversary of LOT Polish Airlines serving WAW-LAX. Has it been a success?

Today marks the 6-month anniversary of LOT's 787 service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Warsaw (WAW). I'd be curious to see if the flight has been well-received: do we know the avg. loads? Might there even be data on the share of paying premium pax? I know LOT had been looking at SFO first so would ...

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by filipair
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet
Replies: 30
Views: 3525

Re: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet

It's not quite apples to apples, but they do PIT-BNA against a single daily WN flight, so I'm not sure that MKE-STL (or MKE-CVG for that matter, although that schedule is better ex-MKE) is out of the question. The two daily shortish WN markets (BNA, CLE, MCI) probably don't have enough room for One...

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by filipair
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet
Replies: 30
Views: 3525

Re: Milwaukee Next Base for OneJet

Awesome. MKE is unserved to key business markets in the region. While Midwest wasn't sustainable, YX certainly demonstrated small but consistent levels of high-yield passengers, hence the FRJ's. There certainly are businesses in the area who are willing to pay $$$ for day trip returns. Combined with...

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by filipair
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12723

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

http://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/ ... nflugplan/
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adamh8297 wrote:
Are there any wide-bodies flying into either SPU or DBV? Didn't see any in DBV while I was there. Runway is long enough for it.


Kinda random, but Austrian flew 763's into Dubrovnik on Fridays last summer http://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/ ... nflugplan/

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by filipair
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12723

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

The partnership seems OK. LOT is shut out of the JV that AC has with UA and LH group. However, AC and LO have decent codeshares on either end. This summer AC will have a daily 767 on YYZ-WAW. LO will fly 9x weekly WAW-YYZ on the 787-8 (probable upgauge to one of the -9's coming online in the spring)...

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by filipair
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12723

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

Wow, Rouge is on fire in central/eastern Europe!

We've got YYZ-WAW, PRG, BUD and now ZAG and OTP. Plus YUL-OTP. Very cool.

Waiting for:
YUL to WAW, PRG, BUD
YYZ to WAW, PRG, BUD year-round
...and of course YYZ-KRK 8-)

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by filipair
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates and Flydubai announces codeshare routes
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: Emirates and Flydubai announces codeshare routes

Fingers crossed for KTM, and some additional choice on routings to Europe via the Gulf.

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by filipair
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162021

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I see nothing illegal in appointing Mr. Winkelmann as CEO of AB. No? You think that Herr Winkelmann has had the BEST intentions for Air Berlin? That his mission every day on the job was to help Air Berlin develop into a thriving, profitable, sustainable airline in the European marketplace? When Abu...

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by filipair
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s, refutes 747-8i order, eyes China growth
Replies: 32
Views: 6912

Re: Turkish Airlines mulls 787s, A350s and refutes 747-8i order

IST - SYD is around 800 miles more than the upcoming PER - LHR 789 service - surely beyond that aircraft's limits. It'll need an A359ULR for sure. Are you sure about those distances? http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=ist-syd,+per-lhr%0d%0a&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=720x360&PM=* Distances IST-SYD - ...

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by filipair
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162021

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

AB was not "bailed out"- The Company is insolvent and will be broken up. Without the loan guarantee, the AOC would have been lifted immediatrely and the airine grounded. That would have given LH the option to do exactly that, pick up whatever they want, like 10 A332s with the Slots and Cr...

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