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by mict
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31327

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

What difference it makes to fly Emirates or United from Dubai for example, yet passengers are allowed to take their electronics if they fly United but Emirates No - same airport authorities performed the security checks for both flights, I avoided comparing at Cairo as only Egyptair flies to the US...

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by mict
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31327

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Some airline needs to take the USDOT to the IATA or ICAO arbitration panel, as they are being asked to violate regulations set forth by the IATA.


It's not the airline that came up with the ban but US authorities.

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by mict
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 369
Views: 31327

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin

What the hell?
Good luck enforcing this. You think everyone travelling tomorrow on RJ will read this and put their laptops in their checked bags? What are they going to do? Refuse boarding to like 70% of passengers at the gate?

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by mict
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines reports profit for 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Brussels Airlines reports profit for 2016

Jet Airways moving its hub from BRU to AMS was a factor that contributed to the increase in market share by SN at BRU? I wouldn't really say so. Jet Airways has wanted to move from BRU to AMS for quite a while, long before the events of March 22. I don't think his question was referring to March 22...

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by mict
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 79
Views: 14764

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

aviationaware wrote:
AsiaTravel wrote:

They have a 6 abreast configuration in their 777s right now. It's literally not even close on a density perspective.


They will still retain the same number of J seats on the 777s with the new seats. (And will not reduce the Y cabin)
I was surprised too but apparently the density will not change.

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by mict
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 79
Views: 14764

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

I remember reading somewhere that these seats won't fit on the 787 so they are designing a new one. By that, do they mean having a completely different seat on the 787 or just redesign the new seat a little so that it fits the 787?

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by mict
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 79
Views: 14764

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

They said there will be no reduction in the number of seats in the J cabin on the 777, so I guess the Y section will take a hit. Apparently the plan is to maintain the same number of J and Y seats. They claim that the current J cabin wastes a lot of floor space so this is going to be used more effi...

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by mict
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 79
Views: 14764

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

They said there will be no reduction in the number of seats in the J cabin on the 777, so I guess the Y section will take a hit.

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by mict
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route
Replies: 51
Views: 12763

Re: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route

DDR wrote:

Not to mention that the BOS passengers may have booked EK because they wanted the EK experience. Well I guess they did get a kind of EK experience, but not the one they were hoping for.


The EK experience on the 777 is an old 2-3-2 J cabin and 10 abreast Y...

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by mict
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?
Replies: 36
Views: 7998

Re: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?

If I remember correctly, they will be leasing 4 frames from LATAM due to the delay on their own order.
They will be flying to various European destinations, I saw the list somewhere but can't remember the exact destinations. As pointed out MUC is one, and I think MAD as well.

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by mict
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2017
Replies: 211
Views: 15492

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2017

Although it's outrageously long, I have been quoted pretty similar refund times at other airlines / OTA. 8 to 12 weeks at Orbitz for example.
I am waiting for a refund from AZ right now and it's been 7+ weeks, still nothing.

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by mict
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin
Replies: 58
Views: 13956

Re: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin

crazyplane1234 wrote:
Aquila3 wrote:
...has "cheap" written over everywhere, except on the ticket price


Do you have any proof that the tickets won't be cheaper?


Well on TATL flights tickets will be the same price on LH, LX, UA, AC, OS and SN due to the JV so no it won't be cheaper. Same applies to SIN with SQ I believe.

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by mict
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin
Replies: 58
Views: 13956

Re: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin

I really like the Y cabin, looks very modern.
Too bad we still have the footsie footsie problem in the J cabin (middle 2 seats)...

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by mict
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 11411

Re: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017

LGAviation wrote:
What kind of Codeshare deal are we talking about? A new one and if yes what does it comprise?


Nothing new was added to what was announced a few weeks ago.

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by mict
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 11411

Re: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017

Someone83 wrote:
A lot of fanfare for a deal regarding catering and maintenance, + that Etihad will use Lufthansa's terminals in FRA/MUC


I agree, this was a disappointment :(

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by mict
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
Replies: 67
Views: 5324

Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

93 as well

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by mict
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air: new fares, bigger J seats
Replies: 28
Views: 5723

Re: Wow Air: new fares, bigger J seats

US Carriers domestic J (which is sold as F) isn't much better! Yes it is. Well we can agree to disagree, but flying both as a flight attendant and flying for pleasure I've operated for both European and US carriers and can say European offer isn't all that different from the states! In my opinion, ...

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by mict
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 11411

Re: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017

https://livestream.com/etihad/eylh
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The press conference is at 4.20 am EST (1.20 pm Abu Dhabi local time) and will be live streamed here: https://livestream.com/etihad/eylh

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by mict
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ keeps passengers on aircraft for 7hrs in AKL!
Replies: 24
Views: 7862

Re: SQ keeps passengers on aircraft for 7hrs in AKL!

aerorobnz wrote:
It has to be stated that the airport had it sitting on the layover due insufficient gate allocation the entire time, and they didn't have many buses for all the scheduled buses let alone the A380 RTB.



Couldn't they use the gate of the EK A380 that diverted?

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by mict
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week
Replies: 65
Views: 6316

Re: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week

Am I missing the joke here? A country of about 320,000 people needs service to the other side of the globe? I think they would be lucky to get service to Dubai or LAX to get halfway. I think you are missing something indeed. KEF is closer to HKG than LAX. http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=KEF-H...

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by mict
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2017
Replies: 246
Views: 22888

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2017

1) Well obviously the TK Fleet (particularly the wide body/long haul fleet) has expanded more rapidly than the Business Class Lounge in Istanbul, which practically seems to have no more room for any expansions. J Class passengers have to be a little bit more patient until operations resume at the N...

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by mict
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)
Replies: 63
Views: 11097

Re: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)

With the 2 Istanbul airport adding up to about 90M, it is safe to assume that the new Istanbul airport will be 2nd (or even 1st after a few years) on that list when it opens in 2018 / 2019. SAW won't close after the new Istanbul airport opened, so I'm not sure a prediction based on the 2 current ai...

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by mict
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)
Replies: 63
Views: 11097

Re: List of busiest airports in Europe (2016)

With the 2 Istanbul airport adding up to about 90M, it is safe to assume that the new Istanbul airport will be 2nd (or even 1st after a few years) on that list when it opens in 2018 / 2019.

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by mict
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2017
Replies: 246
Views: 22888

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2017

28 hours after landing I'm still stranded in Bodrum with no word from TK. Now I'm getting quite worried also because it's supposed to start snowing again in Istanbul tomorrow. I was thinking to fly Pegasus to Istanbul and then possibly mxp or anywhere in Europe where I can get a connection... do yo...

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by mict
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Strikes Boeing 737
Replies: 25
Views: 7156

Re: Drone Strikes Boeing 737

Yea and then they will further restrict the usage of drones because of people like this flying their drones near airports... For the sake of drone enthusiast, please don't do this...

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by mict
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2017
Replies: 246
Views: 22888

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2017

Hi guys Long time following the forum, but first time posting anything. I have a friend stuck at Istanbul, he arrived there yesterday evening and was supposed to take a connecting flight that evening to Athens, which never happend. He said they were waiting on tarmac for 3 hours and that pilot was ...

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by mict
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2017
Replies: 246
Views: 22888

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2017

Hi guys Long time following the forum, but first time posting anything. I have a friend stuck at Istanbul, he arrived there yesterday evening and was supposed to take a connecting flight that evening to Athens, which never happend. He said they were waiting on tarmac for 3 hours and that pilot was ...

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by mict
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation December 2016
Replies: 108
Views: 12019

Re: Turkish Aviation December 2016

Just flew BRU-SAW, plane about 75% full, service extremely slow. After getting my lunch platter, I was offered bread while I was at the dessert... Would have been welcome with the main food. (the food was delicious though). Then, I had to wait about an hour when I was done eating to have my tray tak...

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by mict
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 14711

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2016

I assume it will be operated by an A332? I more expect it will be operated with A333s. By that date, TK's those 5 flyable A332s will be heavily assigned in Latin America Routes and elsewhere and with the arrival of ex-Skymark A333s (7 frames), TK will have an adequate fleet of A333s at hand... But ...

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by mict
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2016
Replies: 140
Views: 14711

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2016

Turkish Airlines will launch Phuket flights from 17 July 2017. TK172 IST 14.30 HKT 04.00 1467 TK173 HKT 05.30 IST 12.00 1257 This is great news thanks! I assume it will be operated by an A332? Also wonder why this isn't leaving later at night with the other far east destinations. Can't connect on t...

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by mict
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 11319

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2016

Reporting from SAW. It was a surprise to me to see the construction near the TK VIP lounge here at SAW. Looks like Kadikoy-Kartal metro line will be extended another 5 stops to reach SAW. That is awesome news for me :) What is the best way to access this ViP lounge (assuming you are talking about t...

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by mict
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 11319

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2016

Reporting from SAW. It was a surprise to me to see the construction near the TK VIP lounge here at SAW. Looks like Kadikoy-Kartal metro line will be extended another 5 stops to reach SAW. That is awesome news for me :) What is the best way to access this ViP lounge (assuming you are talking about t...

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by mict
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 11319

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2016

Thanks for the replies regarding my question about ADB. Will then plan a longer layover than just 35mins. If you have status with TK or you are flying in J, after arrival, go outside the airport at arrivals level, turn left and walk to the TK VIP Terminal. There you have super fast check-in and sec...

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by mict
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2016
Replies: 92
Views: 11319

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2016

Hi all, Have a question about ADB (Izmir) and the layout of the new domestic terminal. Planning to make a same a/c return with TK 77W on IST-ADB-IST next weekend. Are pax at the domestic terminal separated meaning that I have to go through arrivals, exit the terminal and pass through security again...

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by mict
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ridiculous prices for flying into secondary american cities?
Replies: 21
Views: 3245

Re: ridiculous prices for flying into secondary american cities?

Having moved to Detroit metro area 3 years ago, I agree that flying out of / into DTW is usually a lot pricier than ORD or Windsor for example.

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by mict
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unnamed Airline to introduce Super First Class on 777's in late 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4362

Re: Unnamed Airline to introduce Super First Class on 777's in late 2017

Could this be TK?
They do not operate First Class yet but maybe they want to? (they did operate F a while ago on 9W leased 77Ws).

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by mict
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 9965

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2016

I though Turkish Airlines had plans to fly to Detroit, could someone please enlighten me as to why it has not happened yet? That would be great indeed, that's where I am flying mostly including right now and I have to add an ATL-DTW leg on Southwest to my trip getting me to my destination past midn...

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by mict
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 9965

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2016

I am currently on board TK31 IST-ATL in J. My first segment was ADB-IST on a 77W as well, very nice for a 45 minutes flights. The following flight from ADB to IST was also a 77W! Checking in and boarding from a separate terminal in ADB is a huge plus! IST was pretty crowded but the lounge was ok, up...

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by mict
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK1815 missed approach at NCE
Replies: 32
Views: 9444

Re: TK1815 missed approach at NCE

I read on a Turkish website that is was due to a RNAV malfunction. I don't see how anyone can believe this. Landing on 22R isn't hard especially with charts in front of you. It's quite clear that you don't fly over the city of Nice, ever. You always come in next to the port then follow the promenad...

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by mict
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK1815 missed approach at NCE
Replies: 32
Views: 9444

Re: TK1815 missed approach at NCE

I read on a Turkish website that is was due to a RNAV malfunction.

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by mict
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 54
Views: 12959

New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

https://www.lalibre.be/economie/libre-e ... 310566000c
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Wants to operate flight between Belgium and Asia, mainly China and India.

Link in french:

https://www.lalibre.be/economie/libre-e ... 310566000c

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by mict
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 9965

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2016

Your assessment is optimistic, however the same could be said for BA and LH, which have significant numbers of widebodies on order even though the majority of their high-frequency short haul network is served using narrowbodies. The lack of new orders and the leasing-in of 2nd hand aircraft may ind...

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by mict
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 9965

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2016

It is good to see Mr. Kotil speak. I liked both the questions and answers: http://www.airsideint.com/#!Dr-Temel-Ko ... -Airlines-–-Interview/tfpcn/57b2e24e0cf2990ba1ee04cc A few interesting points: -Opening of an Asian hub to serve Australia, he was mentioning DPS -Looks like they will announce MEX...

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by mict
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2016
Replies: 82
Views: 9965

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2016

http://upgrd.com/matthew/first-look-tur ... ulles.html



Great news! I was going to book my next TATL flight through YYZ but I will now do IAD to try out the lounge!
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mercure1 wrote:
Looks like THY lounge is about ready to open at IAD

http://upgrd.com/matthew/first-look-tur ... ulles.html



Great news! I was going to book my next TATL flight through YYZ but I will now do IAD to try out the lounge!

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by mict
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 732
Views: 164725

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

I think there is a "domino" effect. One guy will grab his bag and another will be "hey, he is taking his bag, I don't see why I shouldn't take it" etc...

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by mict
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates possible future U.S. destinations?
Replies: 69
Views: 9523

Re: Emirates possible future U.S. destinations?

Detroit has RJ ...okay? The largest Arab american and one of the largest Indian populations and they deserve twice weekly summer nonstops? DTW deserves more than that. Most of the DTW Arab population is from the Levant (Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon etc.) so flying DTW-DXB-BEY would be a huge d...

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by mict
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Bans Turkish from US Airspace
Replies: 61
Views: 20731

Re: FAA Bans Turkish from US Airspace

I am booked on IST-ATL on August 31st, should I switch to the next day's flight?
Quite annoying as I have an ATL-DTW booked right after the TK flight on a separate ticket...

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by mict
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 28394

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

Did something similar happen with TK? They started ATL about 2 weeks ago, wonder how they are doing.

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