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by kq747
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 7004

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

I remember when the EK crash happened from India, there were accusations that EK sends it oldest planes to India which they did especially with 772/3 but if you look at the airframes used, it's definitely a mix of old and new depending on the city. Being a regular on EK to NBO, I usually see amongst...

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by kq747
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15396

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

Youre including Hartford with Boston??? Theyre 100 miles apart. Go ahead and pull the Boston CSA data and compare it to just the DFW CSA. The Boston/Providence/Manchester/Worcester area contains 112k Indian residents. Just the Dallas/Fort Worth area contains 168k Indians without having to go more t...

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by kq747
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15396

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/indian-immigrants-united-states This is not all encompassing but gives us a sense of the Indian population across the different states in the US. The numbers do not include the transient work visa who may or may not be included - from my travels DFW, IAH metr...

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by kq747
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11591

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

... That is a very easy position to take for people with a passport from a country that has lots of visa free transit options, but many people have to transit countries that they could not otherwise enter visa free to get from A to B. Many African and Asian countries do not offer direct options or ...

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by kq747
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11591

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

That was my first thought. I would never, ever transit in a country I didn't have permissions to enter in the event of IRROPS unless I literally had no other choice. I would like to know that if I'm delayed until the next day, I can freely enter the country, get a hotel and eat a decent meal. I hop...

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by kq747
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 11591

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

I have never heard of using Aeroflot and Moscow as a one stop to India from the US! My, that is really asking for it! It seems they got what they paid for. It’s like the international version of travel hell from Allegiant or Spirit airlines. That was my first thought. I would never, ever transit in...

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by kq747
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 16612

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

I too was wondering about this. All of their routes except BKK-CAN can be done with one 787. I'm guessing they would have switch 787 for 737 on DXB/JNB/BOM or get their wet leased a/c back. Curious to see how this plays out... Those are three competitive routes and they also have high demand. Why c...

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by kq747
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 16612

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

A codeshare relationship is easy to do and doesn’t cost much. There would be some benefit there, if KQ were willing to pay the passthrough rate for flights to and from JFK. KL does sell tickets on KQ and v.v., so I don’t see why putting some passengers on the direct flight would be a big deal, espe...

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by kq747
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 16612

Re: Kenya Airways to announce US route on Wednesday January 10

One might ask if Ethiopian will look at going nonstop to IAD or even EWR now that there's direct competition. If they could they would, but they can't. The 787 can't fly a route that long out of ADD without a mearningly payload penalty. I figured that NBO-JFK could not be done without a weight pena...

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by kq747
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Economy Smartium on Asiana A350 | SFO-ICN | A350-900 | Y+ Class
Replies: 3
Views: 5075

Re: Economy Smartium on Asiana A350 | SFO-ICN | A350-900 | Y+ Class

Thanks for the report! You seem to have decided that airlines cant get the AVML right. Maybe you should just book a regular vegetarian meal in the future. You might just get a Veggie Bi Bim Bap which is an awesome meal! And the gochujang sauce in the tube is a nice touch of spice.

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by kq747
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171508

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Happy Holidays and greetings from Terminal C everyone! Coming into Logan today (heading out on B6 603 home to PHX full of turkey), I noticed what I believe was the UAE government plane parked next to the Emirates 777. Curious if anyone knew what it was here for. I flew in last night and was wonderi...

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by kq747
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout
Replies: 39
Views: 16910

Re: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout

I doubt the goal is to distract considering that Qsuites and the A350-1000 layout were revealed months ago. I think ABT is just late to the party. I saw an article on the guardian.com a couple months back about how airlines are NOW going 10 abreast on 777s; they were very late to that party. My mis...

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by kq747
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout
Replies: 39
Views: 16910

Re: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout

I would call them cells rather than suits :white: But that's just my personal point of view, of course Regards A350 And I would call them suites rather than suits :bouncy: The new Q Suites look nice, but I'm not sure I see the practicality of the four suite shared space idea, because it'll probably...

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by kq747
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On
Replies: 80
Views: 9345

Re: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On

While I love the concept and wouldn't mind seeing them again, I didn't love every design. Definitely have my favorites, Chatham Dockyard among them. I don't have a very high opinion of BA anymore as an airline to fly with but I will say that the 747-400 is my favourite a/c of all time and especially...

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by kq747
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41492

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

[ I am not likely to fly DXB-US, but whenever I fly long haul (often), I do count on the flight as productive time. Losing that productive time, having to plan for the lost time with a sleepless night at the hotel when I arrive and having to worry for how well my expensive electronics will be carri...

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by kq747
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41492

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

BOS and SEA were way over served to begin with. You guys act like BOS-DXB is this huge market and can fill an A380 most of those were connection passengers from the JetBlue partnership and if they thought BOS needed the extra capacity they wouldn't have cut one flight so no no A380 to BOS. The load...

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by kq747
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41492

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

bgm wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Wow a ton of people don't want to visit Dubai? Shocker.


You seriously think the majority of EK's traffic terminates in Dubai? Even bigger shocker.


:bigthumbsup:

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by kq747
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41492

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

32andBelow wrote:
Wow a ton of people don't want to visit Dubai? Shocker.


Dubai is actually on many top ten visited cities lists. It's not my favorite by any stretch but to each their own.

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by kq747
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41492

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

From what I see: LAX = A380 BOS = A380 SEA = 77W ORL = 77W FLL = 77W/L* *Not sure if 77W can take off to DXB from FLL's short runways BOS is a 77W and accurate that FLL cannot handle more than a 77L. I think the poster is saying that they see the A380 operating the one daily flight in the near future

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by kq747
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz
Replies: 34
Views: 9013

Re: Emirates Trolls United CEO Oscar Munoz

Well in some countries people get dragged off planes and these people who did it have to face the consequences of that. People are on leave and this is being investigated. I guarantee you no investigation would go into someone being thrown off a building in the ME. That is the difference in culture...

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by kq747
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 16705

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

IAH has Star Alliance connection, but the Indian community in DFW is far larger and growing far faster as is ties with India. Its a wash. Personally I think AI in Texas is a bad idea and that DFW or IAH to DEL would be failures assuming profit is an issue. I think saying Dallas is way bigger is a s...

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by kq747
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad tries to fly SpiceJet, gets grounded again
Replies: 20
Views: 5004

Re: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad tries to fly SpiceJet, gets grounded again

Been following this story since the beginning and I am thrilled that all Indian Carriers are standing in solidarity against this clearly deluded and over entitled piece of work(was going to use another word)! Well done and I hope he gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Whatever that may...

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by kq747
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171508

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

hinckley wrote:
I haven't yet been to the new area of E. Are the upper jetbridges only accessible from inside the airline lounges, or are they accessible to anyone on the lounge level?


I have not either but it would be interesting if they were not, as both BA and LH have non J/F pax on the upper deck.

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by kq747
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171508

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I seriously doubt that EK is the main reason. Even at DXB concourse A You have to take the elevator down a level or two to get from lounge to the upper deck boarding level. I agree that they should have gone another way with the jetbridge design perhaps more like JFK at T4... It's impractical to do...

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by kq747
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171508

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

To make the ramps and jetways work to accommodate all different floor heights they have to be very long and not be too steep. BOS just didn't have the room. Some people have made that argument before but having used and seen these gates and others, mainly at LHR where space is also tight, I 100% di...

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by kq747
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oman Air starts Nairobi
Replies: 8
Views: 1421

Re: Oman Air starts Nairobi

http://timesofoman.com/article/104900/Oman/Transport/Oman-Air-to-launch-flight-to-to-the-Kenyan-capital-Nairobi Today Oman Air commenced Nairobi operations using a four weekly B737-800 service. Isn't there already enough ME capacity to nairobi already? On a side note according to the article the ai...

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by kq747
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171508

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Do EI and TP business class or eligible passengers use the B6 lounge? It has been some time I have used Terminal C but it's called as 'The Lounge' or something. Also, will Emirates have their own lounge or a shared lounge with partner carriers? I mean besides B6 they do not have any partner carrier...

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by kq747
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6975

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

No airplane is flying a great circle route . That is only good for measuring basic rough distance of a flight. There are so many factors involved in planning. Not entirely true, the example of RAM's flight to both JFK and NBO are mentioned specifically to prove that a potential NBO-JFK route follow...

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by kq747
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6975

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

Adding to the length is how limited your routings are over Africa you have to fly north over Egypt and the Med then depending on the winds over France or Ireland to JFK. I don't think that it's that limited. GC route takes the flight right by CMN, which RAM already operates CMN-NBO right across the...

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by kq747
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6975

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

Adding to the length is how limited your routings are over Africa you have to fly north over Egypt and the Med then depending on the winds over France or Ireland to JFK. I don't think that it's that limited. GC route takes the flight right by CMN, which RAM already operates CMN-NBO right across the...

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by kq747
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways applies for JFK
Replies: 36
Views: 6975

Re: Kenya Airways applies for JFK

I don't know if you guys realise but NBO-JFK is an incredibly long way, the Atlantic crossing itself representing slightly less than half the trip, which is 7,360 miles, just a little bit less than the Persian Gulf to Florida, Bombay to New York et al. Not saying Kenya Airways or the 787 aren't up ...

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by kq747
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 25718

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 kq747
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces new F class
Replies: 10
Views: 6229

Re: Emirates introduces new F class

What is the difference between this and what EK already has? Isn't their current offering somewhat similar? Also, I like to know if a mattress is available for the new version. From what I can tell, it does look nice though not game-changing. I cannot tell what you mean by "this" and what...

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by kq747
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 14627

Re: African Aviation Thread

On this rather touchy subject of protecting KQ, every time i ve travelled anywhere recently in KQ i've found them to be 30% more expensive than thier Ethiopian or ME3 rivals. Why would i travel with KQ?! Curious to know which routes you were flying/looking at...? NBO- DXB, NBO- LHR, NBO- FCO ( gran...

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by kq747
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 14627

Re: African Aviation Thread

Qatar airways to increase capacity on Nairobi route effective 1st October. Airbus A330-200 replacing A320 on flight QR 1335/1336. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271715/qatar-airways-s17-service-changes-as-of-06mar17/ Seems surprising since the Kenyan government rejected EK's 3rd d...

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by kq747
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces new F class
Replies: 10
Views: 6229

Re: Emirates introduces new F class

In Berlin Travel Show EK usually introduces their latest products, new J class was revealed in Arabian Travel Market and the new First class is expected in Berlin. Hope some of our friends in ITB show can visit EK booth and share some pictures about the new products. Hint on STC on F class https://...

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by kq747
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 14627

Re: African Aviation Thread

Qatar airways to increase capacity on Nairobi route effective 1st October. Airbus A330-200 replacing A320 on flight QR 1335/1336. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271715/qatar-airways-s17-service-changes-as-of-06mar17/ Seems surprising since the Kenyan government rejected EK's 3rd d...

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by kq747
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can you identify this aircraft type?
Replies: 15
Views: 5706

Re: Can you identify this aircraft type?

Pretty certain it's a Singapore Airlines A330-300 and some 788 in the background (although less certain). SQ A333 and I'd say a Boeing 787-8 in the background. Curious, how are you two able to tell it's an A333 specifically? Or... Perhaps it's a guess based on Changi + Singapore Airlines doesn't fl...

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by kq747
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can you identify this aircraft type?
Replies: 15
Views: 5706

Re: Can you identify this aircraft type?

Pretty certain it's a Singapore Airlines A330-300 and some 788 in the background (although less certain).

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by kq747
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 3: World's longest jet, Lufthansa's B748i! (ORD-FRA May '16)
Replies: 8
Views: 6374

Re: Summer '16 trek back home - Part 3: World's longest jet, Lufthansa's B748i! (ORD-FRA May '16)

The meal started with a salad that included lettuce, a cherry tomato, shredded cheese and a couple of stale croutons . Main course consisted of, once again, stale pasta , not so fresh chicken and overcooked boiled vegetables. Aren't all croutons by definition stale? Also what is stale pasta? do you...

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by kq747
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171508

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I flew out of gate 12 last Friday and it seemed adequate, albeit crowded. It's Logan so there's never going to be a lot of space but it's miles better than any other part of the terminal. Sadly however, it just reinforced my opinion that the jetbridges we poorly designed. If the second jetbridge we...

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by kq747
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route
Replies: 51
Views: 13277

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

Low loads wasn't the reason for pulling the BOS flight. BOS is the only station on the eastern side of the U.S. with double daily 77W flights. The only other stations in the U.S. with double daily flights that use a 77W is SEA & LAX - both of which are much farther away for sending a 77W to GIG...

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by kq747
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route
Replies: 51
Views: 13277

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

Having personal experience of how EK handles Y class passengers in the case of a flight cancellation, I'm afraid "well done" is not what it deserves. Last month a friend of mine was booked IAD-DXB on EK in Y and the plane went kaput. EK refused to re-book him on another flight, nor offere...

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by kq747
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?
Replies: 49
Views: 6748

Re: Kenya receives CAT 1 Status: How long before DL announces ATL/JFK-NBO?

I honestly don't see a non stop flight as many news outlets are reporting in Kenya, and therefore people seem to think that non stop flights are going to happen soon. KQ is not in a great financial situation and doesn't really have the 787's to spare for such a long flight/rotation. NBO is also hot ...

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by kq747
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start Victoria Falls - Cape Town
Replies: 5
Views: 1826

Re: Kenya Airways to start Victoria Falls - Cape Town

On a side note, apparently KQ opened two Simba Lounges, one at Lusaka airport (LUN) and the other Douala (DLA), but I can not find any info about this, Are those 2 airports kind of mini hubs for the airline to warrant premuim guests? Where did you read/hear this? I find this extremely hard to belie...

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by kq747
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171508

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

BOS-SIN seems like quite the long route. I know up until SQ stopped flying it, SIN-EWR was the longest in the world (since surpassed, I think). Does anybody know how this route would fare among the world's longest? It has not been surpassed. SIN-EWR is 9543sm great circle. On the days when AI flies...

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by kq747
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17
Replies: 126
Views: 24858

Re: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17

Are AMD bound pax forecasted to take this more convenient option as the airport is closer to their homes in New Jersey or will they take the one stop option via JFK? Why are AMD passengers assumed to be closer to home at Newark? There is a large South Asian community in New Jersey a large proportio...

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by kq747
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171508

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

I'm really hoping at least one person that is about to either get off or on this plane takes pictures of the structure the jet bridge attaches to. As of now we have only seen them from the outside. I know this isn't exactly that but here's a couple of shots of the aircraft at E11. https://www.insta...

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by kq747
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates one off A380 to BOS January 26, 2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4995

Re: Emirates one off A380 to BOS January 26, 2017

I work in seaport so hoping they switch arrivals to 4L/4R and I can catch her from my window. In any case happy to see the A380 here and hoping for the upgauge soon so I can stop flying out of JFK/IAD just to avoid the 77W. A6-EUE is currently enroute to BOS A plane that's only 10 months young. EK u...

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by kq747
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 171508

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Sorry, I wasn't thinking when I was typing. The pics are E1-3 gate area and the C8-10 area. Apologize for the miz up.

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