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by SCQ83
Mon May 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 7865

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

ZuluTime wrote:
LHR-Marrakech and extra LHR-Zagreb services coming in place of LED and KBP.


RAK was already flown last year. Maybe more frequencies?

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by SCQ83
Sun May 19, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP
Replies: 38
Views: 7865

Re: BA axing LHR - LED & KBP

Pobeda in October 2018 started 4x weekly LED-STN, they were doing sub $100 return less than a week out. In fact on one set of dates, LED was the cheapest destination from STN (FR's main base). Even at that price, for the vast majority of people it's utterly meaningless, as the Visas take much longe...

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by SCQ83
Sat May 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Bosnia
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: Fly Bosnia

Besides the religious link, not sure. But I would love to see SJJ get some more routes and see the country rebound to the point where it can join the EU. Bosnia is a very popular holiday / 2nd home destination for Gulf nationals. So those routes make plenty of sense. flyNas is also starting RUH-SJJ...

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by SCQ83
Wed May 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares
Replies: 15
Views: 3506

Re: A random example of how events may cause volatile air fares

This film festival happens every year and thus demand over this period dramatically increases. No different to Conventions, Sporting events and other festivals globally. Not sure what point is being made by the OP. And the Palais des Festivals de Cannes has events year-round (Yatching Festival, MIP...

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by SCQ83
Wed May 15, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 238
Views: 38532

Re: French routes news thread

Air France is cutting about 15 short haul routes - some of the cuts have already been done https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/tourisme-transport/air-france-taille-une-fois-encore-dans-son-reseau-domestique-1018475 Routes being (or that have been) cut include as mentioned in the article incl...

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by SCQ83
Sun May 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 11293

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

If EU majors were smart they would add frequencies at SAW, most people that favored IST over SAW are flying from SAW instead of IST. But EU majors have little presence in the Istanbul market, in a big part because of TK's dominance. Carriers like Iberia or Swiss have completely left the Istanbul ma...

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by SCQ83
Sat May 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 24
Views: 3480

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

There seems to be no answer to this question in public domain. There was an attempt to pass a law some time ago, establishing a mandatory retirement of commercial frames post certain number of years, but it seems to have gone nowhere. Otherwise, with Motor Sich, I wouldn't try to predict. An engine...

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by SCQ83
Sat May 11, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 24
Views: 3480

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

Motor Sich (yes the people who fly ancient aircraft beloved of spotters like Antonov-24 or Yak-40) are going to launch a 1x weekly service to Kiev as a tag-on to their existing 5x weekly Kiev-Lviv route I asked this in another thread. For how long is supposed Motor Sich to keep those Antonovs? I wo...

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by SCQ83
Fri May 10, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces new international routes from BSB
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: LATAM announces new international routes from BSB

Hopefully Iberia and LATAM will bring back the idea of a MAD-BSB route.

For instance MAD-BSB-ASU is only 8 miles longer than MAD-ASU non-stop on the GCM.

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by SCQ83
Fri May 10, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 185
Views: 20095

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Jul 10: DTM-LWO W66762 320 Jul 14: LWO-IEV M9264 An24 or Yak40 or An140 Jul 14: IEV-ODS M9252 An24 or Yak40 or An140 Jul 17: ODS-IEV M9251 An24 or Yak40 or An140 Jul 22: IEV-CGN W67307 320 I would like to fly MotorSich Soviet aircrafts and now with all the new FR/W6 flights it is easier than ever t...

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by SCQ83
Thu May 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IBERIA resumes service to Guayaquil with non-stop flights
Replies: 17
Views: 2718

Re: IBERIA resumes service to Guayaquil with non-stop flights

Not to be ironic, but what exactly would qualify as imaginative here? GYE was missing from Iberia's Iberoamerican network so this is a great move by IB. LATAM flies GYE-MAD so Iberia already flied there code-sharing. Btw Plus Ultra is also starting MAD-GYE meaning 4 carriers soon in this route (!):...

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by SCQ83
Thu May 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do the same flights from LGW and LHR operate from both because they can't get slots from LHR?
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: Do the same flights from LGW and LHR operate from both because they can't get slots from LHR?

SeanM1997 wrote:
Croatia Airlines - Split is low yielding, doesn't require connections, and competes with easyJet


Dalmatia is far from being low-yielding.

As a reference, BA flies SPU only from LCY and LHR, so that says quite a bit.

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by SCQ83
Thu May 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing
Replies: 27
Views: 3966

Re: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/12/260848/tourism-morocco-chinese-tourists/ Rabat – The number of Chinese tourists in Morocco rose from 10,000 in 2015 to nearly 200,000 people this year, according to the minister of tourism Mohammed Sajid. He met with the Chinese deputy minister of culture and...

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by SCQ83
Thu May 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing
Replies: 27
Views: 3966

Re: Royal Air Maroc Casablanca to Beijing

There has been HUGE Chinese investments in Africa generally, especially in infrastructure projects. The travel market between China and developing countries in Africa continues to grow, and RAM thinks they can do it better than the competition! I wonder what countries have seen the investment. I be...

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by SCQ83
Sun May 05, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia SHJ-TUN as of JUL19
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Air Arabia SHJ-TUN as of JUL19

Flights to Tunisia are very expensive when compared to Morocco. Very few low cost carriers; so this Air Arabia thing is welcomed.

Tunisia needs to liberalize their skies to get more tourism instead of protecting Tunisair and Nouvelair. Like Morocco did.

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by SCQ83
Thu May 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair slashes number of Hahn flights by 52% in W19 VS W18, cancels 15 routes
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Ryanair slashes number of Hahn flights by 52% in W19 VS W18, cancels 15 routes

37 weekly departures leaves an scenario of... what? 4-6 daily flights? Does it make any sense for Ryanair to keep the base there? With how many planes? 2 planes says the article. See what happened to Prestwick and Glasgow airports in Scotland over the last 15 years to get an idea of what to expect ...

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by SCQ83
Thu May 02, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 11293

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Apparently Pegasus is launching SAW-RAK for winter season. That will be PC's 4th destination in the UAE after AUH, DXB and SHJ. Do you mean Marrakech (RAK) in Morocco? RAK stands for Ras al Khaimah whose airport code is actually RKT. Exactly, I meant RKT; I mixed the airport code with the abbreviat...

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by SCQ83
Thu May 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair slashes number of Hahn flights by 52% in W19 VS W18, cancels 15 routes
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Ryanair slashes number of Hahn flights by 52% in W19 VS W18, cancels 15 routes

Is there any future for Hahn Airport? https://www.eifelzeitung.de/region/ryanair-verabschiedet-sich-in-raten-vom-hahn-212943/ - Number of weekly flights down from 76 to 37 in W19 VS W18 - 15 additional routes cut this coming winter: Alicante, Girona, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Jerez de Frontera, Malag...

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by SCQ83
Thu May 02, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 28598

Re: Thomas Cook set deadline for interest in Airline.

If Wizz Air takes over the short-haul operation and Lufthansa the long-haul, I could see W6 keeping the Condor brand for short-haul (à la Ryanair with Ryanair/Lauda) and Condor long-haul being diluted into Eurowings.

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by SCQ83
Thu May 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 28598

Re: Thomas Cook set deadline for interest in Airline.

Very difficult as the German market is different to the UK and what would be an acceptable solution in one, would probably be a no-go in the other. So without a split of the operations, maybe they just keep the airline. (Imho a good idea if you look at the last 2 years) In reality it is more like 4...

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by SCQ83
Thu May 02, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread
Replies: 223
Views: 28598

Re: Thomas Cook set deadline for interest in Airline.

It would suggest to me that it will be split up - possibly long haul going to LH and short haul to Indigo (probably as part of Wizz) - but as ever, depends on the money! From a customer PoV, integrating Thomas Cook (and maybe Condor) short-haul in Wizz Air would be very interesting. W6 has been inc...

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by SCQ83
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 106
Views: 11293

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Apparently Pegasus is launching SAW-RAK for winter season. That will be PC's 4th destination in the UAE after AUH, DXB and SHJ.

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by SCQ83
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salzburg Airport is closed... due to runway renewal
Replies: 5
Views: 2020

Re: Salzburg Airport is closed... due to runway renewal

Q wrote:
Ouch! Vienna will be crowding some flights like a long range Russia to SZG. I don't know how airlines will cancel some flights or diverts to VIE or MUC. It's gonna a big mess.

Q


Aren't all those flights to Russia winter-only?

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by SCQ83
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?
Replies: 17
Views: 4165

Re: Tomorrow fare examples EU-America. Is this sustainable?

I am not surprised about TAP.

They also have many last-minute intra-European fares all the time. When Ryanair is too expensive, there is always TAP via LIS.

Unsurprisingly they hemorrhage money. It doesn't look like a very sustainable company :)

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by SCQ83
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 7905

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

Waterbomber2 wrote:
Ah well, you probably need evidence?
Take a look here by yourself and come back to say that this makes business sense.
I remind you that this is a 10 hour flight


Air Italy should launch flights to Tokyo and Helsinki to funnel Japanese and Finnish tourists heading for the Maldives.

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by SCQ83
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

There’s bus fares lower than that . £392 which is about what BA/IB charge for a blocked middle seat Great news for Dublin , the more 5th freedoms the better , it’s not govts job to protect FR or EI I think it will depend on the fares and competition. For instance, MAD-FRA on LATAM is a pretty popul...

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by SCQ83
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 7905

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

DY flies out of Oakland and FI out of SFO you can't beat their fares plus every other European carrier can get you from SFO to Italy SFO is an over saturated market and has many low fare options. These carriers need to start adding markets where they car carve out their own market share not try to ...

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by SCQ83
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter
Replies: 53
Views: 7905

Re: Air Italy Suspends LAX/SFO/YYZ Over the Winter

Air Italy will be bankrupt and out of business soon enough with a poor business plan. QR is a nice airline, but thats what one should expect from QR when you operate slave labor and have endless amounts of money to simply throw around. I always thought their business model didn't make a lot of sens...

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by SCQ83
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route
Replies: 47
Views: 6055

Re: LATAM suspends GRU-FCO route

Aeromexico is also suspending their new route to BCN in W19/20.

BCN to LatAm is low yielding and seasonal.

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by SCQ83
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to expand service to Colombia
Replies: 16
Views: 2744

Re: KLM to expand service to Colombia

Out of that list above, the only destinations in Latin-speaking America not served by Iberia are Cartagena, Fortaleza and (soon) Liberia in Costa Rica. Those are heavy leisure-oriented markets that do not fit very well with either Air Europa (more focused on their all-inclusive resort areas like CUN...

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by SCQ83
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sri Lanka Terrorism
Replies: 33
Views: 4419

Re: Sri Lanka Terrorism

Another bomb found near CMB https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/sri-lanka-attacks-improvised-bomb-defused-colombo-airport-11466120 Improvised bomb made safe near Colombo airport: Police European carriers flying to CMB are Aeroflot, Azur Air, Edelweiss Air, KLM, TUI and UIA. LOT is supposed to ...

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by SCQ83
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no FR or U2 at JSI?
Replies: 17
Views: 2375

Re: Why no FR or U2 at JSI?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_t ... _in_Greece

It doesn't look like it is a massive market. They do not fly to either Samos or Mytilene which have more PAX.
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JSI had only 417k PAX in 2018:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_t ... _in_Greece

It doesn't look like it is a massive market. They do not fly to either Samos or Mytilene which have more PAX.

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by SCQ83
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Cape Town the beginning of a return to Africa for UA ?
Replies: 39
Views: 5204

Re: Is Capetown the beginning of a return to Africa for UA ?

Oil & gas may drive IAH-LOS and IAH-LAD. B788 would be a good fit. Everyday that passes by, this becomes more and more irrelevant. Look more towards the new up and comming tourists’ meccas like Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Rwanda. They may be up and coming for Americans but those are...

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by SCQ83
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19154

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

Is South Africa popular for Americans now?

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by SCQ83
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 274
Views: 29060

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

KSAAirliner wrote:
SAUDIA moves Abha flights to Jeddah new terminal 1

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Why is it taking so long to move flights to the new terminal? Just compare it to IST/ISL the other day. They moved a way bigger operation in 2 days.

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by SCQ83
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14330

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

All these flights are part of holidays packages and very few seats are sold "dry". Being for vacationers, schedule planning is different from typical business routes like YYZ-LGA for example, that's why an airline like Sunwing can depart two services to the same point 5 minutes apart. Sam...

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by SCQ83
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)
Replies: 21
Views: 1878

Re: Intra-state flights in Europe (and other parts of the world)

In fact, I can only think of one intra-state flight off the top of my head: LH's MUC-NUE service never leaves Bavarian airspace. Are there any other flights that serve two airports within the same state (or whatever the local designation for the largest subnational political subdivision level is) i...

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by SCQ83
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15625

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

For instance for this coming week (Good Friday). On Friday 19: 3 daily Ryanair EIN-STN: 1 sold out, the other two cheapest at 243 EUR easyJet AMS-LON: cheapest STN at 125 EUR, cheapest SEN at 109 EUR, cheapest LTN at 126 EUR, cheapest LGW at 117 EUR BA AMS-LON: cheapest LCY at 213 EUR, LGW at 228 EU...

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by SCQ83
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15625

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

Another route BA recently started from LGW is Cologne, while BA flies from LCY and LHR to nearby DUS. Cologne is also a heavily dominated low-cost market (the other connections to London are Eurowings to LHR/STN and Ryanair to STN) but with its own catchment area which is distinctive from DUS. I see...

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by SCQ83
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15625

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

If British Airways wanted to fly to Eindhoven from London it would be from LHR for obvious reasons but considering that they already fly to both AMS and RTM from LCY that London airport could also be a possibility but in no way would British Airways start LGW-EIN. Your comparison to BGY isn't a goo...

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by SCQ83
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15625

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

There was a thread not long ago here on a net with many suggesting that British Airways would never show an interest in Eindhoven with myself amongst others implieing otherwise. With this recent news that British Airways have shown an interest in flying from LHR to EIN I think those that doubted it...

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by SCQ83
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR
Replies: 65
Views: 15625

Re: BA denied permission to start EIN-LHR

BA flew LHR-RTM for a while.

Maybe they are trying EIN because of slot restrictions in AMS?

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by SCQ83
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 88
Views: 11321

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

JFK, EWR, and IAD all have strong presence of European flag carriers and a few others. You answered your own question. As someone mentioned above, PHL being between those with easy and affordable train connections, the answer is right there. Amtrak sends warms regards and thank you for this topic. ...

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by SCQ83
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 50
Views: 6919

Re: New Jewel Terminal at SIN

So this is just a mall attached to Changi? What a depressing place Singapore is. Is there anything else to do other than shopping? I mean when the country's GDP is 323.9 billion USD, what else is there to do then shop? Developed countries are increasingly past the conspicuous consumption. The US do...

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by SCQ83
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 50
Views: 6919

Re: New Jewel Terminal at SIN

So this is just a mall attached to Changi?

What a depressing place Singapore is. Is there anything else to do other than shopping?

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by SCQ83
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vienna on the rise in 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1684

Re: Vienna on the rise in 2019

Nothing to do with long-haul.

It is all about the low-cost boom in VIE with new Lauda, LEVEL and Wizz Air bases and literally dozens of new routes and the three carriers giving tickets away.

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by SCQ83
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 33
Views: 11110

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

That's an interesting take on things, though the customers on a potential BOS-BSL flight would not be the same kind as the ones on the Air Transat flight YUL-BSL. TS mainly caters for the Québecois around here, while BOS-BSL would finally provide a direct link for the pharma businesses around both ...

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by SCQ83
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 13925

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

OGLOBAL wrote:
MalevTU134 wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:
Why isn't this plane shot down by an American or Israeli missile?

Eh?? Why on earth would that happen?? Seen too many action movies? ;)


well it somehow happened years ago .. Iran Air 655 ...


And this terror flight carries no passengers.

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by SCQ83
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Europe 2019 thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1887

Re: Routes Europe 2019 thread

I don't think there will be many announcements.

The European economy is going down the toilet. Not a good time to start many new routes in a market that is already overserved.

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