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by IceAir778
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6476

Re: Why KLM don‘t serve KEF ?

They have flown there in the past, but pulled out for whatever reason. Maybe the competition was too strong. At a certain moment there has even been a rumour about Wizzair starting Eindhoven - Keflavik. That turned out to be not true, but the rumour must have come from somewhere. Guess they did inv...

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by IceAir778
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13613

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

BoeingGuy wrote:
arcticcruiser wrote:
One time World Cup 2018 livery. Doesn’t look to good really.


It’s very retro. Like something you’d see from the 1970s.

What routes does FI fly the 757-300s on?


Their B753s will operate to YYZ, BOS, JFK, ORD, MSP, AMS, FRA, MUC, ZRH, ARN, OSL.
High demand and no long stop.

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by IceAir778
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s
Replies: 77
Views: 13613

Re: Icelandair Now Has Two 757-300s

What I don't get is why don't they start building a new departure bank so their planes don't have to sit for 12 hours at various US airports. I mean they are receiving new aircraft so they could start doing it ... in theory. Good question! On the meeting where the CEO and CFO were presented ICE's f...

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by IceAir778
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9935

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

I could see FI operate to Calgary. Connect the city with a lot of cities in EUR with only a one and convenient stop!

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by IceAir778
Wed May 30, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF terminal expanding
Replies: 8
Views: 1784

KEF terminal expanding

Hi all. This morning ISAVIA held a morning meeting where they introduced their passenger forecast for 2018 as well as the total numbers of passengers for the first four months in 2018. Furthermore, which was really interesting is that, they introduced their goal and plan for expanding their existing...

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by IceAir778
Mon May 28, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14494

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

I would think they are phasing out existing B733 and expanding. They have some operation in TLL and VNO for example. Exciting times ahead what and where they are going to use them.

Also they could buy some CS100 replacing DH4.

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by IceAir778
Sat May 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)
Replies: 37
Views: 7254

Re: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)

Wow!
Wizzair has now a much bigger presence than EZY in KEF.

W6 is operating flight to KEF from:
- BUD
- RIX
- VNO
- KTW
- GDN
- POZ
- WAW
- WRO
- PRG (Stop service 13th of June)
- LTN
- VIE

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by IceAir778
Sat May 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2882

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

SEA, YYZ, ARN, HEL among others have 2x daily flights almost wing-by-wing while some even have 3x daily wing-by-wing (CPH, AMS, BOS and sometimes JFK IIRC). What days will BOS see 3x daily flights from FI? I've searched and haven't found any days with 3 flights. During the high peak period in the S...

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by IceAir778
Sat May 12, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2882

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

Not necessarily much of it, but certainly some portion! Those destinations all have healthy O&D to/from Iceland itself. CPH and LHR have year-round afternoon flights and in the summer destinations like FRA, ARN, OSL, HEL, AMS, LGW and CDG get afternoon flights as well. The largest O&D desti...

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by IceAir778
Fri May 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 2882

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

...There are a few European flights outside of that "mega bank" but those are O&D only. Would much of that O&D traffic actually be de facto connecting traffic, comprised of pax from points outside of Iceland continuing on to their final destination after a stopover? ...assuming FI...

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by IceAir778
Tue May 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Icelandair announced service to Dusseldorf

Today Icelandair announced service to DUS. FI will start flying to DUS on 25OCT.
The service will be operated 4 times per week.

FI578 0740 1200
FI579 1300 1540

The flight will be operated on a B737 MAX 8.

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by IceAir778
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 6058

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

Me? I have been saying this past weeks :).... No hahah, this was a general statement to those who were sceptical when I said the 767 that was freed up would be used on a longer route. To tell you the truth, I knew of this route for a concrete fact for the last week but wasn't allowed to tell before...

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by IceAir778
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 8195

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

KEF is now - correct me if I am wrong - with more destinations to North America than ARN, CPH, HEL, OSL, BRU, FI: ANC, BWI, BOS, ORD, CLE, DFW, DEN, YEG, YHZ, MCI, MSP, JFK, EWR, MCO, PHL, PDX, SFO, IAD, SEA, TPA, YVR, YUL, YYZ = FI has 23 destinations WW: SFO, LAX, MIA, JFK, EWR, BWI, BOS, ORD, PI...

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by IceAir778
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 8195

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

KEF is now - correct me if I am wrong - with more destinations to North America than ARN, CPH, HEL, OSL, BRU, FI: ANC, BWI, BOS, ORD, CLE, DFW, DEN, YEG, YHZ, MCI, MSP, JFK, EWR, MCO, PHL, PDX, SFO, IAD, SEA, TPA, YVR, YUL, YYZ = FI has 23 destinations WW: SFO, LAX, MIA, JFK, EWR, BWI, BOS, ORD, PI...

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 8195

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

KEF is now - correct me if I am wrong - with more destinations to North America than ARN, CPH, HEL, OSL, BRU, DUB, GLA, EDI etc (secondary European cities). FI: ANC, BWI, BOS, CLE, DEN, DFW, EWR, IAD, JFK, MCI, MCO, MSP, ORD, PDX, PHL, SEA, SFO, TPA, YEG, YHZ, YUL, YVR, YYZ = FI has 23 destinations ...

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 6058

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

SRQKEF wrote:
IceAir778 wrote:
FI has announced its next newest destination - SFO. FI will operate its 767s four times per week. Start from 01JUN through October.
The flight schedule is as follows:

FI863 KEF1700 SFO1855
FI862 SFO1515 KEF0640


Told you so! ;)


Me?
I have been saying this past weeks :)....

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 8195

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

IN Keflavik at 5p, arrival into SFO at 7p. OUT (next day) San Francisco at 315p, arrival into KEF at 640. If they're using the 767, that's going to be a helluva tight connection for many headed to the Eurobank. At least with the RON A/C it should depart OT every day, minimizing connection delays If...

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 8195

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

Flight seems to be for sale at icelandair.us as FI863 KEF-SFO and FI862 SFO-KEF. Press release likely to follow soon, as well as schedule details! FI has announced its next newest destination - SFO. FI will operate its 767s four times per week. Start from 01JUN through October. The flight schedule ...

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 6058

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

FI has announced its next newest destination - SFO. FI will operate its 767s four times per week. Start from 01JUN through October.
The flight schedule is as follows:

FI863 KEF1700 SFO1855
FI862 SFO1515 KEF0640

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 6058

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

When you are freeing up a 767 by flying to a new airport very close to an airport where 767 has been operating to (IAD and BWI) then that is something. 767 flew daily to IAD as FI645 in S17. The summer schedule for IAD is: FI645 KEF1650 - 1910IAD 75T D FI643 KEF1705 - 1925BWI 75W x346 FI649 KEF1705...

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 6058

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

FI expands service to SEA from 01MAY18 FI681 KEF1700 – 1745SEA 75W D FI683 KEF1750 – 1835SEA 75W D FI682 SEA1505 – 0520+1KEF 75W D FI680 SEA1600 – 0615+1KEF 75W D source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/276628/icelandair-further-expands-seattle-flights-in-s18/ In S17, FI operated F...

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 6058

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

Up to now the 767 has been used mainly on the slot constrained airports for capacity, rather than for longer distance flights. When you are freeing up a 767 by flying to a new airport very close to an airport where 767 has been operating to (IAD and BWI) then that is something. 767 flew daily to IA...

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 6058

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

Reason could be freeing up a 767 for a new longer route? :stirthepot: There is a rumour that FI will announce another which needs a 767 range. Up to now the 767 has been used mainly on the slot constrained airports for capacity, rather than for longer distance flights. When you are freeing up a 767...

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 6058

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

hvusslax wrote:
IceAir778 wrote:
SRQKEF wrote:

Reason could be freeing up a 767 for a new longer route? :stirthepot:


There is a rumour that FI will announce another which needs a 767 range.


Honolulu? 8-)


I have heard LAX, SAN or SFO.

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by IceAir778
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore
Replies: 63
Views: 6058

Re: Icelandair goes back to Baltimore

Earlier in the thread somebody mentioned FI going 3x daily flights to IAD and 4x weekly flights to BWI which is really impressive if the demand is supporting it It's only maintaining the current 2x daily to IAD and one is being downsized from a B767 to a B757. In reality, this isn't that much more ...

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by IceAir778
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 11934

Re: Icelandair Announces Kansas City - MCI

Seems odd it will sit a whole day. MCO, TPA, SEA, DEN, PDX, YVR, ANC are all other examples of destinations that the aircraft sits idle after arrival for 20-23 hours prior to operating the return flight to KEF. Goodness. Icelandair must have plenty of a/c to waste that much time on that many U.S. t...

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by IceAir778
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 11934

Re: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI

Congrats MCI and FI. I could see this service become a service whole year.

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by IceAir778
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI to pull off BHX route.
Replies: 12
Views: 2084

Re: FI to pull off BHX route.

My sources says that their new 737MAXes will operate this route next summer.

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by IceAir778
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to start KEF-DUB in May 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2368

Re: Icelandair to start KEF-DUB in May 2018

FI will have 20 destination and North America and 30 destinations in Europe S18!
That is something...

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by IceAir778
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to start KEF-DUB in May 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2368

Re: Icelandair to start KEF-DUB in May 2018

stlgph wrote:
It's about time. Long, long overdue.


Exactly ... I have been waiting for this announcement for some time now!

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by IceAir778
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 3509

Re: Icelandair's fleet plans

First three of B737MAX8 will join the FI´s fleet first quarter 2018. They have already announce first B737MAX destination as it is already posted in another thread. There is a rumor, that FI will acquire at least 4 aircrafts for 2018. Three B737MAX and one B753. Interesting times ahead! There aren'...

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by IceAir778
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9643

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

next summer DTW. This route is aiming for traffic between DTW and Europe not not the O&D traffic between DTW-KEF. Since FI has a lot more to offer, in terms of for example, the number of destinations in EUR and think this will be a tough route for WW. But at the same time I hope not :). You mea...

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by IceAir778
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 3509

Re: Icelandair's fleet plans

First three of B737MAX8 will join the FI´s fleet first quarter 2018. They have already announce first B737MAX destination as it is already posted in another thread.

There is a rumor, that FI will acquire at least 4 aircrafts for 2018. Three B737MAX and one B753.
Interesting times ahead!

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by IceAir778
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9643

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

It's not the cost--it's the potential lost revenue. But given the Iceland air service market these days probably it's just as good for loss avoidance. As I assume you know that every aircraft needs A, B and C check. FI is using this long turnaround times to do A or even B check at outstations like ...

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by IceAir778
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 6123

Re: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes

FI will get its first B737 MAX7 in Q1 2018. They will get 3 in 2018 and 6 in 2019. I am not sure how many MAX7 or MAX8 they will get next 2 years. But I am 80% sure that first three aircraft in 2018 will all be MAX7. FI hasn't ordered the -7MAX, only -8MAX and -9MAX The -7MAX isn't scheduled for ce...

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by IceAir778
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 6123

Re: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes

FI will get its first B737 MAX7 in Q1 2018. They will get 3 in 2018 and 6 in 2019.
I am not sure how many MAX7 or MAX8 they will get next 2 years. But I am 80% sure that first three aircraft in 2018 will all be MAX7.

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by IceAir778
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9643

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

It's not the cost--it's the potential lost revenue. But given the Iceland air service market these days probably it's just as good for loss avoidance. As I assume you know that every aircraft needs A, B and C check. FI is using this long turnaround times to do A or even B check at outstations like ...

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by IceAir778
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9643

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

The 757 is paid for, so having it sit on the ground doesn't cost them too much. It's not the cost--it's the potential lost revenue. But given the Iceland air service market these days probably it's just as good for loss avoidance. As I assume you know that every aircraft needs A, B and C check. FI ...

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by IceAir778
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9643

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

The flight will leave KEF at 17:15LT as FI873 and arrive in Dallas at 20:40LT.
FI872 leave Dallas at 17:00LT and arrive in KEF 06:00LT+1

This has been on their scope for some quiet time. It is really interesting to see that they will operate its B757 on this route rather than their B767.

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by IceAir778
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to increase S18 frequecies to some Canadian cities
Replies: 13
Views: 3391

Re: Icelandair to increase S18 frequecies to some Canadian cities

So far, until further possible updates for other Canadian cities: 2 additional weekly flights to YUL and 1 additional for each YHX & YVR. Positive increase of international traffic for YUL. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274686/icelandair-s18-canada-service-changes-as-of-07sep...

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by IceAir778
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

FI already flew 6X per week from PDX this summer, so that's not new. Maybe they meant daily in 2018? According to the S17 schedule there were only 5x weekly filghts S17 FI665 KEF1715 – 1815PDX 75W x57 FI664 PDX1540 – 0615+1KEF 75W x16 No flights KEF-PDX on Fridays and Sundays and no flights PDX-KEF...

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by IceAir778
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

At least with Air Berlin cutting all international routes from TXL, KEF can become a transfer hub to North America. It already is. KEF has more destinations in US and CAN than CPH, ARN and OSL all together (may be DUB as well)! KEF is already becoming a big transfer hub between US/CAN and EUR. Ther...

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by IceAir778
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI starts TPA service today
Replies: 2
Views: 418

FI starts TPA service today

FI885 just departed from KEF bound to TPA for the first time. The service is year round 2x weekly.

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by IceAir778
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

FI has increase its service in S18 both to SEA and PDX as well as its service to TXL. This will be very interesting: - where will B767 go instead? - are we seeing that the B737MAX is open up some B757 to increase the frequency to SEA and PDX? Will more destinations be increase? I think TXL will see ...

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by IceAir778
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 171
Views: 22336

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

I wonder which CLE flight will fail. I can't believe a virgin market will be able to support both. If both had no onward connections to Europe, I would agree. However, both have connections onward and to different cities (with some overlap) and they each offer a different type of product. Thus, giv...

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by IceAir778
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 171
Views: 22336

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

IMO both WW and FI announcing KEF-CLE (seriously) is a sign of the Icelandic carriers starting to look like a bubble again. Until now, WW and FI somehow split the US and Europe between them. For instance in Florida WW flies to MIA and TPA, and FI gets MCO (much bigger markets any of them). With CLE...

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by IceAir778
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 8316

Re: FI annouces CLE

I think FF programs are vastly overvalued. I fly a lot, but to many different destinations and on many different airlines, to strange out of the way places. The places I fly to for work, are not often were I want to do a vacation. The main problem for me is how do I use this points with this multit...

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by IceAir778
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 8316

Re: FI annouces CLE

With CLE, KEF will have non-stop flights to 24 destinations in North America. :shock: Really mind-blowing. 1. Anchorage 2. Baltimore 3. Boston 4. Cleveland 5. Denver 6. Chicago O'Hare 7. Los Angeles 8. Minneapolis 9. Miami 10. Newark 11. New York JFK 12. Orlando 13. Philadelphia 14. Pittsburgh 15. ...

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by IceAir778
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI annouces CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 8316

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. Agreed. Icelandair is one of the best carriers out there....

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