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by SRQKEF
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25223

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Yeah my take is that it was a conditional year-round service, if CLE met its marks (which it appears to have done) the year-round service would continue as planned. You’re right that the original press release didn’t specify it. However, from reliable sources, I know there was an original cutoff da...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25223

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Here is the difference No MCI initially was always published as seasonal from the get go: http://www.flykci.com/newsroom/news-releases/icelandair-nonstop-transatlantic-service-to-iceland-europe/ 1/9/2018-Icelandair announced today seasonal transatlantic air service to Europe with new nonstop flight...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25223

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Alright, i'll give you that, it seemed ridiculous to me, and now its extremely surprising to me. I do not think another carrier to Europe would have such luck, or whatever it is that has caused FI to choose and then expand CLE You really think a multi-million dollar business would choose new destin...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25223

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Doesn't WestJet have an agreement with Easyjet? if so then LGW is far from a dead end for their pax. I have reason to believe, based on info, that KLM intends to expand their metal into the US and perhaps Canada. This could mean assisting DL on some of the hub to AMS routes so I would not be surpri...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back
Replies: 23
Views: 3045

Re: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back

You have to remember that SK served SEA for approximately 40 years with very limited competition. Throughout most of the 80s/90s, SK and BA were the only nonstop flights between SEA and large European hubs (UA also offered LHR for awhile, but without many connections beyond LHR). In the late 1990s,...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back
Replies: 23
Views: 3045

Re: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back

Accidental double post, please delete.

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by SRQKEF
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26821

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Downgauging 747 to 787 and A350, unbelievable! JFK is a route that can definitely sustain upwards of 6-7x 747s every day. I think I am right in saying that JFK gets the recently refurbished very high J 747s that only seat 275 passengers - 100 of whom are in F and J. So they should be the last of th...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26821

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

No but I'd say 4 QF tails at a foreign airport is as overwhelming as 4 BA tails at JFK which is how this thread was started, so it's worth a mention. Of all the airline/airport combinations mentioned in this thread the most so far is 6 with the majority at 4 or 5. The LAX operation is impressive bu...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo incentivising Captains to fly more. Pilot shortage.
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Indigo incentivising Captains to fly more. Pilot shortage.

32andBelow wrote:
Just schedule the pilots more lol


What a genius idea, I can't believe they didn't think of that themselves! :sarcastic:

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by SRQKEF
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?
Replies: 21
Views: 4711

Re: Why so many LAX Overhead Pics?

Just curious. I assume a lot more VFR traffic thru SoCal Approach? It just seems that there are way more LAX overhead shots on a.net than any other commercial airport. Thoughts? There's a dedicated helicopter service for spotters at LAX, kind of a bucket list item for aviation photographers. I thin...

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by SRQKEF
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 26821

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Or globally, we have QF at LAX and JL at HNL. UA at FRA, DL at AMS/CDG, AC at LHR, SA/EK/EY at LHR as well... I was thinking along the lines of as many as BA at JFK. SA? :confused: UA and DL yes. AC and EK only have 3 tails on the ground at one point in the day. EY only has 2 on the ground. And SA ...

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by SRQKEF
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?
Replies: 26
Views: 1446

Re: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?

mdavies06 wrote:
Look up a.net member The777Man. He has allegedly flown the 777 with every one of it's operator - yes the Boeing 777.


To clarify, he has logged a flight on a 777 of every airline that has got 777s delivered new from Boeing. Still 50+ airlines, an impressive feat!

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by SRQKEF
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest distance/ one airline/ smallest planes
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Longest distance/ one airline/ smallest planes

CM with connections like LAX-PTY-EZE and SFO-PTY-GRU is probably correct, but I think how FI operates their 757s on 8+ hr flights to SEA/MCO/DFW/PDX/YVR/ANC, along with lots of 5-8 hr flights with only a select few on the 767, is also right up there. WW and their A321 flights might qualify too.

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by SRQKEF
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5852

Re: HAM TATL flights?

Not that they're a true TATL service, but FI 4x weekly to KEF is de facto a link to N-America (kind of the same as ME3 service in the other direction), linking 20+ destinations in the US and Canada to its European destinations.

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by SRQKEF
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16334

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Flown: 26. Jan ............ Icelandair ............. FI 454 ....... Keflavik (KEF) - London (LHR) ...... Boeing 757-308 (W) TF-FIX 26. Jan (+1) ..... British Airways ..... BA 109 ...... London (LHR) - Dubai (DXB) ........ Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMK 30. Jan ............ British Airways ..... BA 106 .......

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by SRQKEF
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1947

Re: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?

If based in PHX, Air-izona. Otherwise, Am-Air-ica.

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by SRQKEF
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142828

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

EI-FPP, another CRJ-900 to Cityjet i SAS colours has been delivered new from Bombardier and placed in scheduled traffic. First SAS flight was CPH-BHX this morning I had my first experience onboard a CityJet CRJ-900 in SAS colors yesterday. It was EI-FPB. I was pleasantly surprised. After all the ho...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142828

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

It seems that Icelandair operates to HEL with Boeing 767. Today FI used 767 on flight FI342. They're using the 767 on HEL the whole weekend due to the Eurobasket tournament here, and the Finland-Iceland World Cup Qualification football game on Sunday. I just landed in HEL myself (although I went vi...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hartsfield Jackson EVER Get The 787?!
Replies: 22
Views: 3232

Re: Will Hartsfield Jackson EVER Get The 787?!

Didn't VS use the 787-9 for their inaugural flight in 2014? Understand it's not scheduled, but at least it's been there ;)

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by SRQKEF
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why No New Airline Posters?
Replies: 16
Views: 2357

Re: Why No New Airline Posters?

I think Icelandair has done some posters with these two:

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by SRQKEF
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 171
Views: 22390

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

Loyal to the last ; luv u Cleveland guys. Anybody on here flown WW? 1-10, 10 being best how would you rank them? While they force you to pay for everything, including hand luggage, I would give their service attitude on my flights with them and seat comfort a solid 6-7/10 (especially if you pay for...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Widebody Plan
Replies: 32
Views: 8810

Re: Icelandair Widebody Plan

The 787 is not going to FI, I don't remember if it has already been sold or is due to be leased out but there are no plans to add any new types to the fleet beside the MAXs. However, I know that FI has liked the 767s and might be on the lookout for more if a good deal represents itself. They're also...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 8341

Re: FI annouces CLE

FI is a full service carrier. They have premium economy and business class. Not to be confused with WOW. Me thinks the powers that be in Indy would be thrilled if they had the same win, especially because as noted airlines are like lemmings. Thrilled is one thing, but would it be successful is anot...

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by SRQKEF
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top US Airports Ranked By International Destinations
Replies: 17
Views: 4120

Re: Top US Airports Ranked By International Destinations

A little off-topic: We Icelanders always like to boast how much we do despite our small population. In that vein, I think KEF is very hard to beat in terms of destinations vs population. ;) There are around 200,000 in the Reykjavik metro area, and 330,000 in the whole country. This summer, KEF has 9...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 8085

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

Currently, DL has international service to MSP from only CDG, LHR and NRT (which is being retired). The only international airlines are KLM, Air France, and Condor and Icelandair who only serve seasonal. Should MSP get more international service from airlines like KE, LH, AM, BA, and EI? Actually, ...

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by SRQKEF
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines using King Air's?
Replies: 18
Views: 2754

Re: Airlines using King Air's?

Norlandair, based in AEY in the northern part of Iceland, have one (TF-NLB) alongside their Twin Otters. It seems to be mainly operating the Akureyri-Vopnafjordur-Thorshofn-Akureyri triangle. Flew on it myself last year: 3990335 regards! Sveinn Hello Sveinn, Could you kindly expand on your flight o...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines using King Air's?
Replies: 18
Views: 2754

Re: Airlines using King Air's?

Norlandair, based in AEY in the northern part of Iceland, have one (TF-NLB) alongside their Twin Otters. It seems to be mainly operating the Akureyri-Vopnafjordur-Thorshofn-Akureyri triangle. Flew on it myself last year:



regards!
Sveinn

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by SRQKEF
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa aircraft ops in 2004 question
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: Lufthansa aircraft ops in 2004 question

The domestic widebody might have been an A300, they retired them in 2005. In 2004 LH operated quite a few turboprop types through regional affiliates: Dash 8-300 or -400 if it was Augsburg Airways or an ATR 42 or 72 which used to be operated on behalf of LH by Eurowings, Contact Air and Air Dolomit...

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by SRQKEF
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes you have been with
Replies: 53
Views: 2272

Re: Planes you have been with

I have not once shagged a plane, ever. LOL, my first thought as well! :mrgreen: Here's my list: Airbus A318-100: AF Airbus A319-100: BA, DL, F9, IB, OK, TA, T0, US, U2, 4U Airbus A320-200: AB, AF, BA, B6, EI, IB, I2, OS, TR, U2, VY Airbus A321-100: AF Airbus A321-200: AA, LH, VY, WW Airbus A330-300...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Economy Comfort on Icelandair
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Economy Comfort on Icelandair

We went on 600, leaving YYZ shortly after noon. And returned on 603 leaving KEF in the late afternoon. Both flights were a 757-200. The return was a bit fuller in Y. We were the only two in Saga Class. I liked Icelandair. Both flights left on time, the aircraft was spotless and the Flight Attendant...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Economy Comfort on Icelandair
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Economy Comfort on Icelandair

I would guess the aircraft to be about half full in all classes, maybe a bit more in Y. It looked like only about 30 passengers were going to KEF, the rest were transiting. wow. how the heck do they turn a profit? (and yet they do, I understand....) I'm not 100% sure but I guess he flew on the seas...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Economy Comfort on Icelandair
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Economy Comfort on Icelandair

I just became aware of Icelandairs unusual (or isn't it?) offering of Economy Comfort where they "reserve" the center seat (B757) and only sell 4 across, in spite of having 6 seats (yes, these rows have more pitch). Naturally, this requires the fare to be quite substantial, and sure enoug...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?
Replies: 56
Views: 3582

Re: Are you choosing not to travel to the USA?

Hey guys, Plus stories I hear that make me less likely to want to travel there, for example from a close business colleague I work with daily who was in Times Square when the man deliberately ran down pedestrians there recently... That one was a heavily intoxicated driver, nothing deliberate oppose...

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by SRQKEF
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Times your flight was diverted
Replies: 46
Views: 1932

Re: Times your flight was diverted

KEF-BGO 752: Diverted to SVG due to snow on runway in BGO. The flight was actually a KEF-BGO-SVG-KEF triangle so the routing was just reversed to KEF-SVG-BGO-KEF. However, due to crew duty time limits it ended up being rerouted to a simple KEF-SVG-KEF and BGO pax were rebooked onwards with SK. KEF-M...

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by SRQKEF
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Foreign Carrier(s) With Most U.S. Destinations - June 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2239

Re: Foreign Carrier(s) With Most U.S. Destinations - June 2017

FI have 13:

ANC
BOS
DEN
EWR
IAD
JFK
MCO
MSP
ORD
PDX
PHL
SEA
TPA

While WW currently have 8:

BOS
BWI
EWR
MIA
LAX
ORD
PIT
SFO

regards!
Sveinn :)

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by SRQKEF
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142828

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The Next Boeing 787-9 from Norwegian will have English aviation pioneer Amy Johnson on the tail. Picture below: http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysaeroimages/34629478413/in/photostream/ Amy Johnson CBE (1 July 1903 – 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English aviator and was the first female pilot to...

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by SRQKEF
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The shame that is KEF
Replies: 19
Views: 3982

Re: The shame that is KEF

I am not on a budget and passengers sitting next to me were also more interested in the routing than in the saving. I maintain that KEF is missing a trick here Yet you chose a Y fare instead of the Y+ or Saga fare which would have given you access to some or all of the above perceived gripes (No me...

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by SRQKEF
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Icelandair Route
Replies: 25
Views: 7089

Re: Longest Icelandair Route

As a Portlander, I find it fascinating that KEF-PDX is the longest flight in the FI network. Pretty cool! We are lucky to have Icelandair here in PDX. I hope the route sticks around. It most definitely will, from my sources the route has exceeded expectations and even added a weekly frequency this ...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The shame that is KEF
Replies: 19
Views: 3982

Re: The shame that is KEF

I booked late to return from Paris to New York yesterday and took the option to fly Icelandair via KEF. For the money I really liked the airline, extremely friendly. I was also looking forward to stopping in a new country that sounds exciting. However KEF is simply shameful. Not even enough toilet ...

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by SRQKEF
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 3237

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

TF-FXA from RKV to AEY as NY170 (to be fair I loaded the flight with bags 10 minutes ago ;) )

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by SRQKEF
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air KEF-MIA with A 321 instead of A 333
Replies: 30
Views: 8572

Re: WOW Air KEF-MIA with A 321 instead of A 333

What did he state that is objectively untrue? did I quote you? You quoted me and I think MIflyer12 believes I didn't slander WOW. My post regarding WOW flying transatlantic without ETOPS being less reliable doesn't say anything objectively untrue. Most of the Icelandair 757 fleet is ETOPS equipped....

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by SRQKEF
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ugly Liveries?
Replies: 11
Views: 1189

Re: Ugly Liveries?

Personally I would say: -AirTran Airways -American Airlines' chrome fuselage -Delta's Wavy Gravy -Air Canada's new wannabe A350 livery -every livery of Spirit Airlines -China Eastern -British West Indies Airwa What in the world was wrong with AirTran? Loved the green tail with the big cheery 'a', r...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 31, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI PHL-KEF Inaugural Flight
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: FI PHL-KEF Inaugural Flight

Congrats to FI, and good for my beloved, gritty, rough, amazing cheese steak city to get a connection to KEF! On a side note, I'd love to see FI paint one of their '57s in a retro Loftleidir livery. I've been trying to get a retro LL livery through ever since I remember! Judging by the similar fuse...

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by SRQKEF
Thu May 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown WOW Air longhaul?
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Anyone flown WOW Air longhaul?

So I ended up just booking the Delta flight, just to save me the trouble of having to get to SFO, and it was at more convenient times. Have you looked into FI from YVR/SEA/PDX and self connecting with AS/WN? They also do a codeshare with B6 and AS, surprised those don't show up... The B6 codeshare ...

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by SRQKEF
Thu May 25, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown WOW Air longhaul?
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Anyone flown WOW Air longhaul?

Have you looked into FI from YVR/SEA/PDX and self connecting with AS/WN? They also do a codeshare with B6 and AS, surprised those don't show up... Anyway, the WW 333 pleasantly surprised me. Fantastic legroom (I was in a "XL" seat) even though I'm 6'6" and a comfy seat. Haven't tried ...

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by SRQKEF
Wed May 10, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 16174

Re: WHAT MAKES SEA BETTER THAN NRT FOR DELTA

Go easy on the caps there buddy. First off, SEA has a large O&D catchment area which has perhaps been underserved in the past. It also functions very well as a connecting point all the way from the midwest and east from there. Another factor is that SEA is the closest point from Asia on the US m...

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by SRQKEF
Sat May 06, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whats Your Favorite Airline Out Of The Following
Replies: 34
Views: 2341

Re: Whats Your Favorite Airline Out Of The Following

I've flown all those airlines except KE and PR, given that they serve wildly different markets (some domestic US airlines and a few international such as EK) it's pretty hard to compare them fairly. Having said that, I would rank them as follows, taking what is expected from the market demographic i...

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by SRQKEF
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA swap A380 for B747 due to no de-icing equipment for the big bird
Replies: 10
Views: 5228

Re: BA swap A380 for B747 due to no de-icing equipment for the big bird

Likely BOS was not expecting the unusually cold and other weather conditions that occurred on that date, so it is possible the de-icing equipment, especially that needed to service the A390 was not expected to be needed so not available. It would surprise me indeed if they had A390-ready equipment!...

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