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by SCQ83
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two PAX, one seat
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Two PAX, one seat

I had an easyjet flight today. I was already in my seat when a girl comes and says “this is my seat”. So we checked the boarding passes (both of us had them as Passes in the iPhone Wallet) and we had the same seat. She told a FA and he did not seem surprised. He just reallocated her to another seat...

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by SCQ83
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two PAX, one seat
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Two PAX, one seat

I had an easyjet flight today. I was already in my seat when a girl comes and says “this is my seat”. So we checked the boarding passes (both of us had them as Passes in the iPhone Wallet) and we had the same seat. She told a FA and he did not seem surprised. He just reallocated her to another seat ...

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all
Replies: 12
Views: 4217

Re: Aer Lingus not to join oneWorld after all

This shows how irrelevant alliances are becoming.

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 16880

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Either the flights will go empty, or Iceland is going to be swamped with tourists Iceland is already way overcrowded in Summer. It seems everyone runs an airbnb to keep up with demand, no joke. Iceland has been beyond hot with tourism but its super seasonal so invention of Airbnb has been huge. AA ...

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 16880

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Which is the current PDEW for DFW-KEF?

It will likely be the TATL with more carriers and lowest number of PDEW.

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 16880

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

the good thing about the US3 now all going to Iceland is the ability of almost all small/mid size cities finally getting connectivity. With Icelandair ,unless you had AS or B6 connections, you were basically cutoff from one-stop ticketing/pricing to KEF Could JetBlue fly from JFK or BOS to KEF in t...

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 16880

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Well...wow...didn't see that one coming. the clue was in your response Well..WOW.didn't see............ Hadn't Icelandair also announced DFW? https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/09/14/icelandair-adds-dallas-fort-worth-joining-icelandic-rival-wow/667376001/ Either the fl...

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: Prestwick Airport set to be sold four years after £1 rescue

How is it that an airport that handles 675k pax per year and a decent amount of cargo can’t make money or at least break-even? It is used by Ryanair which now is well stablished in GLA. PIK had its 21st century peak with the Ryanair boom before they moved into major airports (see GLA). I flew 3 yea...

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by SCQ83
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)
Replies: 12
Views: 2968

Re: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)

Ytraveller wrote:
There are a lot of routes they "announced" for 2017/2018, I'm waiting for more news on LAS in particular...


I think Doha-Santorini would make more sense. It could be similar to TK's Istanbul-Dubrovnik which is year-round. Mykonos is extremely seasonal.

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by SCQ83
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 947
Views: 114213

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s18/

S7613 DME2005 – 2215KEF 738 6
S7614 KEF2320 – 0705+1DME 738 6

Didn't FI serve LED before the Russian crisis?
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Not sure it has been mentioned, but S7 will start DME-KEF in summer:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s18/

S7613 DME2005 – 2215KEF 738 6
S7614 KEF2320 – 0705+1DME 738 6

Didn't FI serve LED before the Russian crisis?

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by SCQ83
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?
Replies: 50
Views: 5524

Re: How to grow a small international airport in Central Europe?

Wizzair has made EIN-BRQ seasonal; it used to be year-round. So it doesn't think like things are improving or the market is there.

Btw Ryanair has started flights to Pardubice which is really close to PRG. Are those subsidised?

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by SCQ83
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)
Replies: 12
Views: 2968

Re: QR announces Thessaloniki (SKG)

With Fraport taking over SKG and many island airports, I expect a boom in traffic in the coming years. What happened to Mykonos that Qatar had announced as future route? https://www.reuters.com/article/qatar-airways-growth/qatar-airways-announces-12-new-destinations-for-2017-18-idUSL8N1HW1SG I alway...

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by SCQ83
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Tromsø-China Service?
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Norwegian Tromsø-China Service?

Charters for the Northern Lights would make sense.

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by SCQ83
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon A320 emerged from paint
Replies: 44
Views: 8473

Re: First Joon A320 emerged from paint

[twoid][/twoid] Pretty bland livery in my opinion. JOON will take over CDG-BCN from Air France. In fact, CDG-BCN will have three low cost carriers on the route (JOON, EasyJet, and Vueling) while ORY-BCN will have Transavia serving the route. So all low cost airlines on the Paris-Barcelona sector, no...

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air to buy %49 percent of Turkey's Borajet
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: Wizz Air to buy %49 percent of Turkey's Borajet

Interesting indeed.

The most logical thing would be to target Eastern European tourism in Antalya or Bodrum. Domestic and Istanbul seems too competitive with TK/PS.

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5259

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

Germany, France and Spain are physically almost exactly the same size. One would expect Germany to lend itself better for domestic LCC flights due to the decentralized nature of the country. In France and Spain almost everything revolves around Paris/Madrid, while in Germany you have some 10 separa...

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5259

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

I imagine there are several reasons: - Low-cost were almost absent from FRA and MUC (Germany's two largest airports) until very recently. Now this is changing with FR in FRA. - Germans are still quite loyal to Condor and the likes for their trips to the sun. In the UK, British have long ago moved to...

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by SCQ83
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10768

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

I find it odd that it will not be named Air Italia (or Aereo Italia). Why name an airline using the country's non-primary language? Sure English is spoken a lot, but it seems less prideful not to use Italian. That's like naming an airline Areo Estados Unidos in the US or calling Lufthansa being cal...

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by SCQ83
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America
Replies: 19
Views: 1368

Re: ME3 & Caribbean/Central America

What ever happened with that Dubai-Panama flight?

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by SCQ83
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 24
Views: 3738

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

I imagine IAD is a prestige route given it’s one weekly frequency.. I imagine SVO-IAD has something to do with the Russian government interests in DC. There was no SVO-IAD, they should shuttle Russian government workers to Washington DC connecting somewhere with American carriers. It doesn't sounds...

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by SCQ83
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 14014

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/RAM9 ... /LXGB/GMTT Thursday's flight was 19 min.
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Málaga-Melilla is 113 nm.

Gran Canaria-Layounne (Western Africa) is 125 nm.

Gibraltar-Tangier is 38 nm. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/RAM9 ... /LXGB/GMTT Thursday's flight was 19 min.

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by SCQ83
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 14014

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Frankfurt to Luxembourg (FRA's shortest international flight at 96 nm) in Lufthansa https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH394 takes less than 30' in the air but train and road connections are surprisingly long and bad for central Europe. Some routes in the Balkans. E.g. Zagreb to Dubrovnik is less ...

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by SCQ83
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 6230

Re: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?

I saw Turkmenistan pilots buying bottles of alcohol (and many more items) in the AUH T2 Duty Free years ago.

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by SCQ83
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest red-eye flight
Replies: 34
Views: 2479

Re: Shortest red-eye flight

It is not uncommon for holiday flights in 24h airports in Europe. Airports like Ibiza have many of those flights in summer.

For instance today there was a Niki CGN-AGP departing Cologne at 4:05 AM and an Eurowings CGN-AYT departing at 4:30 AM. And this is already winter season.

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: jetBlue drops numerous OTA's
Replies: 9
Views: 2533

Re: jetBlue drops numerous OTA's

I use kiwi all the time to look for flights within Europe. Very useful tool with their radius search and other tools.

I never book through them though

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by SCQ83
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair drop BCN and focus on MAD
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: Icelandair drop BCN and focus on MAD

I am almost sure VY has never flown MAD-KEF.

Norwegian does fly MAD-KEF in winter.

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by SCQ83
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia
Replies: 24
Views: 3145

Re: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia

I see nothing wrong.

Boring, typical, standard Eurowhite. The new normal.

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by SCQ83
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport for Cairo SPX
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

Re: New Airport for Cairo SPX

I could see this airport attracting European low-cost carriers like Ryanair, easyJet, Eurowings, Vueling... so they don't cannibalise Egyptair at CAI. Currently CAI has no low-cost service to Europe and some of those carriers fly already to Egypt (U2) or to nearby countries like Israel or Cyprus, so...

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by SCQ83
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry
Replies: 30
Views: 4647

Re: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry

The end game in all this is that Catalonia will become an autonomous region within Spain that has more self-determination. Nationalists may talk a good game but it's hard to envisage that region becoming fully independent. Just as in Northern Ireland, eventually a peace plan will be hammered out th...

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by SCQ83
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry
Replies: 30
Views: 4647

Re: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry

We'll have to see how violent this whole affair will get, but, if they know what's good for them, they won't kill tourism. Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world and it brings a lot of money. There may be a little downturn but calling it "exodus" is a bit of an overreact...

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by SCQ83
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 11624

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

Will be interesting to see if easyJet will ... ...discontinue some of airberlin's eight domestic destinations. I suppose DUS, CGN and MUC are a given, there is some uncertainty about STR and FRA (with STR more likely than FRA, I guess) and SCN, FKB, NUE will go as they were operated with 80 seaters...

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by SCQ83
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 11624

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

Would this mean Easyjet pulling out of SXF? I don't see why. easyJet serves multiple airports in some cities: London (LGW, LTN, STN, SEN), Paris (CDG, ORY) or Milan (LIN, MXP). I reckon it will be a split moving some of the more "prime/capital" routes to TXL and keeping the more "hol...

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by SCQ83
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations
Replies: 49
Views: 11624

Re: EasyJet to pay 40 million EUR for 25 A 320 of airberlin to start TXL operations

Would this mean Easyjet pulling out of SXF? I don't see why. easyJet serves multiple airports in some cities: London (LGW, LTN, STN, SEN), Paris (CDG, ORY) or Milan (LIN, MXP). I reckon it will be a split moving some of the more "prime/capital" routes to TXL and keeping the more "hol...

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by SCQ83
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry
Replies: 30
Views: 4647

Re: Effects of hypothetical Catalan independence in aviation industry

Traffic in BCN is stagnant according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. Carriers have dropped and/or cancelled a number of routes in the last few weeks, including Eurowings, Norwegian and Vueling. I assume if this problem continues, more carriers will reduce frequencies or more routes wi...

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by SCQ83
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested
Replies: 58
Views: 11711

Re: Norwegian AIr Argentina: final list of routes authority requested

LATAM is very much underdeveloped as a tourist destination. Many people go there don't get me wrong, it's by far not of the radar. I have the impression is caters more to backpackers and then the more affluent part of the travelers on average. Canary Islands , Thailand and so on are much more popul...

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by SCQ83
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 9330

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

I love those end-of-season flights to sunny destinations in Europe. Cheap, relaxed, not busy (so crews are happy)... and you arrive at your destination that is usually half empty which also means it is way way cheaper and everybody is more relaxed and in a more helping mode since the peak season tou...

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by SCQ83
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DLR Report: European LCC Growing, Prices Falling
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: DLR Report: European LCC Growing, Prices Falling

I think Eurowings wanted like £12 the other day to select a seat. Easyjet and FR £3. I think I may as well fly BA and pay £12 to select a seat with them, at least i'll get some avios. Something particularly annoying with EW is that they charge 10 euro when you pay with anything other than that weir...

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by SCQ83
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU airlines in trouble graph.
Replies: 20
Views: 5493

Re: EU airlines in trouble graph.

O'Leary has said it for a long time; there will be 5 large groups in Europe (IAG, Lufthansa, AFKL, Ryanair and easyJet) and everybody else bankrupt or owned by them.

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by SCQ83
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DLR Report: European LCC Growing, Prices Falling
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: DLR Report: European LCC Growing, Prices Falling

I am not surprised about Wizzair. I have flew them 5 times this year (only once before). I noticed they are getting way more competitive against Ryanair and sometimes cheaper, with many 9.99 and 19.99 euro fares. easyJet also seems to be battling more on ultra low-fares. So clearly Ryanair sets the ...

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by SCQ83
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT
Replies: 16
Views: 5476

Re: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT

The DY bubble bursting?? More the Spanish bubble bursting. Take MAD-BHX. Wasn't served for years. With the Spanish recovery, in 1-2 years, four different carriers launched the route: Ryanair, Iberia Express, Monarch and Norwegian. How is that remotely sustainable? DY dropped the route and Monarch m...

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by SCQ83
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 59
Views: 8877

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

I think La Paz and Tegucigalpa are the only capitals of the former Spanish Empire in the Americas with no nonstops to Madrid, however, covered through both Santa Cruz de la Sierra and my home town San Pedro Sula. Also, Manila, Hagåtña, El Aaiún/Laayoune, and a few cities in the Pacific Ocean have b...

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by SCQ83
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4578

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

I think BOS will work well.

BOS has been long underestimated in this forum from 6 years ago when JAL started NRT... the rest is history.

GRU could also connect to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay or Bolivia well, and to the rest of Brazil.

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by SCQ83
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 59
Views: 8877

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Managua is the big news. Was that the last capital city in Latin America that was a former Spanish colony without direct service to Madrid? Spanish colony is an ambiguous term since some countries were Spanish colonies for centuries (e.g. Trinidad Tobago). Tegucigalpa in Honduras has no flights to ...

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by SCQ83
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 59
Views: 8877

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

So BCN has low cost service to "San Francisco Bay" (OAK) with Level and MAD is getting legacy service to SFO with IB? No other non-stop options between these city pairs? It's even more bizarre. The SAME airline is flying to both OAK and SFO from BCN and MAD (fine...in the future). Level i...

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by SCQ83
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 59
Views: 8877

Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

Finally, the Bay Area will be linked with Madrid. http://grupo.iberia.es/portal/site/WebCorporativa/menuitem.abb717cb888166100cd0cbfdf34e51ca?ib_contentId=3c8cc5a64d92f510VgnVCM2000008ee815acRCRD#.WeXzv9uB2og MAD-SFO starts April 25, 2018 IB6175 135 MAD SFO 12:25 16:00 IB6174 135 SFO MAD 18:00 14:15...

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by SCQ83
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 418
Views: 79504

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

I find almost shocking Swiss cannot make ZRH-LYS work year round. Lyon is France 2nd business market, and a short flight from ZRH so it should be good to get connections. So they only have now Paris and Nice year-round? Compared to the number of markets Swiss serve in the other large European market...

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by SCQ83
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30595

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

True. If you have to give a presentation at 10:00-12:00 in STR or MUC and come from the DUS area, the train is often the better choice. Take the train one day earlier (you can still work on the train). Spent a night in a hotel (get up around 6:00-7:00, do the presentation, take the train back and b...

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by SCQ83
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of American in Iceland?
Replies: 41
Views: 4900

Re: Chances of American or United in Iceland?

Summer seasonal CLT-KEF makes so much sense with all the connecting opportunities in Charlotte. What I find odd is that Delta is not launching ATL despite being the first American carrier to serve Iceland (and now has JFK year-round and MSP). ATL should be a good connection point for Florida (many ...

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by SCQ83
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH makes formal offer for parts of Alitalia
Replies: 41
Views: 8659

Re: LH makes formal offer for Alitalia

Lufthansa Italia had their main hub at MXP.

Will they keep Alitalia focused on FCO (long-haul) or move ops to MXP?

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