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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airport Codes Test
Replies: 66
Views: 1224

Re: Airport Codes Test

Nice to see this is being worked on, it's a whole lot better than what you had before. Mind if I list some codes, see what you can do with them?

DKR
DSS
ISB
RWP
LEY
EIN
DUS
NRN
MGL
ESS
DTM
SEN
DSA
ANR

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Quiz - Please bring it back!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 15348

Re: Quiz - Please bring it back!!!

in the meantime, you can try mine ;) http://stanakshot.free.fr/quizz/quizindex.php I've tried, but they're all military. Military aircraft just never bothered me, give me some commercial airliners and I can do this for hours. But all of those military types, how am I supposed to know them? With mor...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if? RJs to Infinity......
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: What if? RJs to Infinity......

It all has to do with labour cost, which is lower on regional airlines. Mainline staff is more expensive, so they outsource these flights to their regional airlines to save on operating costs. It's not their concern if the regionals make money or not, they're a seperate company so seperate finances ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could WOW launch service to MEX or SAO?
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Could WOW launch service to MEX or SAO?

I could see Mexico City and perhaps Cancun happening, but Sao Paulo not. It's too far away and the route would be too thin. Besides, the Brazilian laws are very LCC-unfriendly, demanding that on all international flights luggage must be included for free. Those luggage fees are just the way WOW Air ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 20
Views: 4980

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

SamYeager2016 wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
They'll still need the A330 for destinations that are out of reach for the A330


Really? :bouncy:


Oops, typo. I think everyone understands what I meant to say.

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

True, but that's what travel agencies do all the time. They shouldn't be trusted.

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

Some travel agents suggest KLM is flying to Iceland: https://www.travelocity.com/vc/flights/klm-flights-iceland/ But if you scroll below you'll see that these are all one-stop flights through the USA. It's Amsterdam - Atlanta - Keflavik for example. The Atlanta - Keflavik leg is being carried out b...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"
Replies: 20
Views: 4980

Re: "Air Transat prepping for A321LRs by rapidly expanding in Europe"

They'll still need the A330 for destinations that are out of reach for the A330, so I don't think they'll be reducing the A330 fleet. It will however get a slightly different role as "nearby" destinations are being replaced by A321LRs. Also, at some of their destinations there is a shortag...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 87
Views: 15347

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Where do you get that idea? A 77W would have no trouble at all doing DXB off either length, and an A380 (which will generally outperform a 777 on takeoff) would have it even easier. Can't speak for terminals and taxiways, but neither airport's runway would be an impediment. If the plane was empty, ...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 will come to Las Vegas three times in January 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: KLM 747 will come to Las Vegas three times in January 2019

I'm surprised they don't fly there on a regular basis, given the amount of demand there is on this route. http://www.anna.aero/2016/02/24/skyscanner-unserved-route-amsterdam-las-vegas/ PS there is a slight error in this article. They say it's never been served before, but that's not true. TUIfly Net...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 34
Views: 3359

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

L-1011 could be an option.

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Loads and profitability of LOT's BUD-JFK and BUD-ORD flights
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: LOT BUD-JKF-ORD

Btw, I got all the data from the (ex)Malev's flight's, so that I can share with You. U C? That's different. It's ancient data from an airline that doesn't exist anymore. Useless anyway, so why bother keeping it a secret. But profitability of currently operating flights is another thing, that's valu...

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation on the official name and code for the new airport of Beijing
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Speculation on the official name and code for the new airport of Beijing

What about BEI, short for Beijing. As far as I know it's not taken and it would be obvious.

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by PatrickZ80
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT launch WAW-LCY
Replies: 17
Views: 3188

Re: LOT launch WAW-LCY

Wonder if the next step is possibly selling their LHR slots They won't, they need Heathrow for the large volumes of passengers. London City is a business airport, all premium demand. They can charge higher prices, but they can't haul large volumes of passengers from there. Heathrow and City are two...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

Or could it have been another airline to Manchester and than an American 757 to the USA? I am not sure. In that case it must have been either FlyBE or EasyJet, those are the only airlines besides KLM that fly Amsterdam - Manchester. Neither of them codeshare with American, so that's highly unlikely.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines will be leasing two A320s
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Canada Jetlines will be leasing two A320s

Guess they can't wait for the 737s to be delivered. That'll still take a while and in the meantime they need some planes. They just looked at what's available on short term and came up with this. A temporary solution so that at least they got something to start with. Once the 737s are delivered the ...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2860

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

Pe@rson wrote:
- BIO


Bilbao isnt entirely new to Ryanair, they've flown there in the past but moved their flights from Bilbao to Vitoria which is very close to Bilbao. Actually, eventhough they said Bilbao this flight could very well be going to Vitoria which Ryanair markets as Bilbao.

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)

In most countries airports and airlines are not allowed to have the same owner, however there are some examples of airlines that have airports entirely for themselves. They're the only or at least by far biggest user of the airport, so basically they control the airport. Examples of this are Warsaw ...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plane spotting research project at Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and Amsterdam
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Plane spotting research project at Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and Amsterdam

One airport missing in your study that is certainly worth mentioning is Brussels Airport. Recently they've opened several brand new spotting locations, this is all part of some masterplan. It's a great airport for spotting. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/sites/default/files/styles/artikel/public/we...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The long term sustainability of aviation
Replies: 15
Views: 1503

Re: The long term sustainability of aviation

Airliners of today already consume far less fuel than airliners of several decades ago. This evolution will continue, along with other techniques becoming available. I think for a while we'll see hybrid powered aircraft, partly on traditional fuel and partly on new techniques like maybe hydrogen. As...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2860

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

I’m surprised Stobart don’t keep sen for itself ? I’m sure they could do very well Because there's no way to do that, Ryanair is free to use this airport and open up routes. No airline can claim an airport exclusively for itself, certainly not one that isn't slot controlled. As a matter of fact, So...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

I'm actually surprised that Transavia doesn't fly to KEF at least seasonally. This doesn't seem to be a flight that would make sense for KLM proper though. As for lately, FI has been using a mix of 752 and 763s and WOW 320/321. As a matter of fact Transavia does fly into Keflavik, but from Paris Or...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 3771

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Not sure if this counts as "non airline business" since it's slightly related, but Ryanair owns the parking lot at Dusseldorf Weeze airport. No matter if you're flying Ryanair or not, if you park your car in Weeze your parking fee goes to Ryanair. At least, that's what I've always been told.

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4129

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

There are still flights from Antwerp to London City. The test of the Eurostar demand will be (if they ever sort out the border formalities) whether they survive the through trains to London. Add to that the Ryanair flights between Eindhoven and London Stansted (3x daily). Eindhoven is also very clo...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Why is that crazy? Air France was the launch customer for the A320. We didn't know then that the A320 would turn out to be a 'fabulous' plane. I think it is completely legitimate to assume politics played a part in Air France buying the A320. And don't forget, a similar plane (also French) had fail...

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by PatrickZ80
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Potential MOM Customers

Norwegian has already expressed interest for TATL routes to smaller destinations. For example they said Washington DC would be too small for a 787 and too far for a 737, but could very well be served on a MOM.

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 8362

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan

There’s no ‘feud’ - it’s EK’s market big time , the others are way behind Based on what? Remember that because this flight doesn't touch Dubai they don't take profit from cheap fuel prices like they do in Dubai. An aircraft can only land if the fuel tanks are nearly empty, so for the flight to New ...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Loads and profitability of LOT's BUD-JFK and BUD-ORD flights
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: LOT BUD-JKF-ORD

I'm sure the profitability of these flights is a secret that nobody outside the company knows, as goes for any flight of any airline. Top secret, it's not being published anywhere. Load factors can be looked up, but they say nothing about profitability.

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6287

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

They have flown there in the past, but pulled out for whatever reason. Maybe the competition was too strong. At a certain moment there has even been a rumour about Wizzair starting Eindhoven - Keflavik. That turned out to be not true, but the rumour must have come from somewhere. Guess they did inve...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 8362

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry......New York-Milan

...awkward... Cue Norwegian to enter the market. :-) They just might, however Italian Airways is more likely. This is a startup long haul airline that is supposed to be based at Bergamo, which is also very convenient from Milan. Italian Airways is said to have a feeder deal with Ryanair which is th...

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by PatrickZ80
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: Abusive Jet2 Passenger Gets Life Time Ban

Why is it rare for airlines to ban passengers, or do they just usually not make their decisions public? Mostly it isn't made public, but it happens quite a lot for several reasons. Some airlines share their blacklists with each other, so if a person is blacklisted on one airline he's also not allow...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 123
Views: 13909

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

I believe Boeing once made a deal with KLM for the 737, they could acquire it for a very good price. This was back in the days when KLM was looking for a replacement aircraft for the DC-9. They had several options like the MD-80, A320, Fokker 100 and of course the 737. They picked the 737 because of...

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by PatrickZ80
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 92
Views: 8824

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

JFK has airside connections between T2 and T4, at least. That ain't much considering how many terminals they got. At lots of other airports all terminals got airside connections to each other. The only thing that would fix that at JFK is tear down everything and start all over from scratch. Can't s...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Listening to your own flight ATC
Replies: 18
Views: 2508

Re: Listening to your own flight ATC

I'm not sure you could get away with bringing a full sized radio scanner on board, but why not just use LiveATC? Because LiveATC requires an internet connection that's not always available. As far as I know there are no laws against bringing radio scanners on board. There are rules about using them...

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by PatrickZ80
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 75
Views: 1450

Re: First Flight and Airline?

My first flight was on Air Holland (now defunct), Amsterdam - Faro on a 757-200. Two weeks later Faro - Amsterdam also on an Air Holland 757-200. I guess I was about 10 years old at the time, so it must have been somewhere around 1990. By the way, Air Holland may long be defunct but after it's bankr...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11468

Re: New NYC airport

You mean Long Island MacArthur? Stewart isn't anywhere near Long Island. Certainly it's a lot easier to expand MacArthur than it is to expand JFK. It's surrounded by suburbs that are far less costly to tear down than it is to tear down the surroundings of JFK for expansion. The train can easily be e...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have any advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Do you have any advice?

Direct fight are at least 120 euros more expensive, i cant afford it. Anyway, i choosed the first option, hoping everything goes well, i wanna ask, if i lose my connection flight at boston, because of a long line at security check, i will get booked on the next available flight for free or not? How...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4410

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

Blurred? In what way is a ticket on WN or B6 not the same or better than a basic economy fare on the US3? I wouldn't call Southwest or JetBlue LCCs, their service level is actually pretty high. As for LCCs in the USA, take a look at Spirit and Frontier and Allegiant. The difference in service level...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4410

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

Wonder if BA will just keep going and copy the credit card fees and boarding pass fees like Ryanair as well. Credit card fees are not allowed anymore by EU laws. Boarding pass fees are only logical, it costs the airline money to have a check-in desk open and hand you a boarding pass, and this is so...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11468

Re: New NYC airport

Patrick, You might read up on LaGuardia history, airport and mayor, first. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaGuardia_Airport I did, it told me nothing new. I still think that mayor was an idiot for demanding a New York airport to actually be within the city limits of New York. A very stupid decisio...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11468

Re: New NYC airport

BENAir01 wrote:
Unfortunately they cant build a new runway in the Jamaica Bay, I believe its a protected wildlife area. Someone please confirm or deny this.


Confirmed. Indeed building in the Jamaica bay is not allowed. In short, JFK cannot expand. Impossible. Neither can LaGuardia and Newark.

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4410

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

As much as we like to complain about a rollback of service on legacy carriers, there remains a difference. My mom, who typically flies on F9, NK, and G4, recently flew BE on AA and remarked at how much nicer it was. She commented on the free snacks and beverages, in seat power, and extra legroom. S...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: Shape of fuselage

There have been square fuselages (see Shorts 330/360) but I don’t think they were pressurized. They weren't. Only airliner that isn't really round is the 747 which is more or less egg-shaped if you cut it through vertically. That's the next best thing, it's the reason eggs are shaped the way they a...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 40
Views: 3086

Re: Shape of fuselage

Indeed it has to do with pressurisation. You can easily figure out what would happen if fuselages were square. Take a piece of cardboard and fold it into a square like that train. Then put your hands in it and push at the inside of the cardboard more or less equally everywhere like the pressurised a...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4410

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

No difference in coach anymore. Not while just sitting, for the difference you have to look elsewhere. Way of boarding for example, airbridges versus airstairs. Choice of airports is another one, primary versus secondary airports. If there's no secondary airport available, first gates in the main t...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4410

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

Plenty of LCC's (and ULCC's) offer connections, at least in the US. While there are some differences, to the majority of travelers who sit in Y and want the lowest price from point A to point B, there really isn't much difference. That's a difference between Europe and the USA. Here in Europe most ...

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by PatrickZ80
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11468

Re: New NYC airport

The best, but not the cheapest and possibly the wildest. Build another runway EWR over by the railroad tracks. Extend 29/11 while you are at it. Close LGA Build 2 new runways at JFK. One north of 13l/31r and one south of 13r/31l in Jamaica bay. Dedicated high speed subway to downtown Manhattan and ...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 14824

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

The idea of windowless aircraft isn't new, but it's never been done before because passengers don't want it. They want to be able to look outside. With those screens you don't know if it's real or video / computer animation that you're watching. Plus they might put the screens off in case something ...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4410

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

Westjet is just a plain legacy airline, they may have started off as an LCC but those days are long gone. Same way Air Berlin was once an LCC, later made the switch to become a full-service airline. However some people still refered to them as an LCC because old outdated sources said so. Maybe they ...

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by PatrickZ80
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4410

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

But the biggest thing to me is the stuff on ULCC you can't get, no matter what you pay: 35" legroom, IFE, and on airlines like Ryanair, seatback pockets and window shades. The only way to get 35" legroom is to book the first row on the left in a 737, that row has the whole front door as l...

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