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by Natflyer
Sat May 27, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?
Replies: 26
Views: 6743

Re: Why was the 767-400ER not more successful?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Stretch but same MTOW as the 763ER...if it had more MTOW for fuel, there may have been better sales.


Incorrect. B767-300ER MTOW (highest) 412,000lbs. B767-400ER MTOW 450,000lbs.

Don't post alternative facts here.

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by Natflyer
Sat May 27, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today
Replies: 32
Views: 6504

Re: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight toda

Business class $7,500 on Delta vs $2,700 on Icelandair. Coach $1,500 on DL vs $850 on FI. Same distance with 1-hour layover in Reykjavík. Delta might have to adjust some to comp ete, especially if Norwegian starts PDX-CDG. That one is very close, Only 5nm more distance. But it still has a stop in a...

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by Natflyer
Mon May 22, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SaudiGulf finally ready for takeoff
Replies: 12
Views: 2815

Re: SaudiGulf finally ready for takeoff

andrefranca wrote:
all the best for them, but when is Saudi arabia going to issue tourist visas???


Hopefully soon. Nothing beats Riyadh in July...

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by Natflyer
Sun May 21, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico 737 Tips Over Truck At LAX Injuring 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2774

Re: Aeromexico 737 Tips Over Truck At LAX Injuring 8

Well, simply put an airplane always has the right of way against vehicles. Did the truck just cut in front of the airplane? Happens way too often. I have had airport busses full of people cut in front of me taxiing a heavy jet.
Secondly, what idiot transports people in the back of a high lift truck?

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by Natflyer
Sat May 20, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral 77Ws withdrawn from use
Replies: 16
Views: 6035

Re: Air Austral 77Ws withdrawn from use

Misleading thread title. Fleet is being rolled over. Not parked.

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by Natflyer
Wed May 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is this 757 going?
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

Re: Where is this 757 going?

I ferried an empty 757 Combi from ANC-OKO (Yokota Air Base, Tokyo) back in December and we made it with plenty of room to spare. I think it was something like 8.5 hours and we were going westbound in winter, which didn't help. Our airplane also didn't have winglets. I'm guessing an even lighter air...

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by Natflyer
Tue May 16, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits
Replies: 42
Views: 8644

Re: UPS to upgrade A300 cockpits

The IS&S cockpit shown above added so much functionality for such a low price that financially it was a no-brainer. Committing to the Collins solution is a whole different financial story, although many pilots seem to prefer it because, among other things, it operates and displays in a more-fam...

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by Natflyer
Wed May 03, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jeddah Terminal opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?
Replies: 12
Views: 1356

Re: New Jeddah Airport opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?

More like a new terminal than a whole new airport...

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by Natflyer
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 13545

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

There's upgauging, and there's gate utilization. End gate-squating - turn them into CUTE gates. Compare passengers per day per date at LHR versus the airports mentioned by the OP. Well that's true of most US airports. However YYZ is 100% CUTE and is reaching its breaking point. Interim solution wou...

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by Natflyer
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera 738 off piste at Keflavik
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Primera 738 off piste at Keflavik

A Primera 737-800 went off the southern end of runway 19 (shortened) late this afternoon. No injuries reported, damage unknown. http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/developing-keflavik-airport-closed-after-plane-skids-runway-due-snow-ice First day of reduced length runway operations at KEF until mid-j...

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by Natflyer
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK
Replies: 55
Views: 5911

Re: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK

IIRC Norwegians profit in 2016 was a record $135m. That has been well burned up with this loss of $175m in a single quarter.

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by Natflyer
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK
Replies: 55
Views: 5911

Re: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK

Both SAS and Norwegian is loosing a lot of money on the new passenger tax / seat tax that was introduced by the government last year. Norwegian says it has lost over a half a billion NOK on that alone since it was intoduced. 150 million NOK only in the 1 q. But that only applies to pax ex Norway, r...

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by Natflyer
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK
Replies: 55
Views: 5911

Re: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK

They really bet on SAS failure. If it does not work they will try something different. They already pulled back from Boston in competition with SAS. Of course they play on others turf as well as far as Argentina. Still it's a big bet. Their base costs are far higher than FR They haven't pulled back...

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by Natflyer
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 8915

Re: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh

Well Norwegian finally found out that short runways really don´t work for the 737, even if it is a MAX... http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/cork-runway-may-be-too-short-for-norwegian-air-flights-to-new-york-1.3041237 They could have seen that coming a few years back, but chose...

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by Natflyer
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Shuttle - Tail fins
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle - Tail fins

Why don´t Norwegian put Bjorn Kjos on all the tails?

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by Natflyer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Hot & High Not an Issue Any More?
Replies: 19
Views: 3775

Re: Is Hot & High Not an Issue Any More?

Is all this because with the thinner hotter air the engine does not provide enough thrust to get the plane in the air? Yes It is just as much a matter of the wings being less effective, requiring a higher speed to provide the necessary amount of lift. Correct. And that is where Max Tire Speed becom...

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by Natflyer
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 71
Views: 10093

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

AirbusOnly wrote:
CHI87LG wrote:
Good luck Icelanders, you are in for an even wilder ride this summer. Jeeeeez.


#Agree completely with you!! It's simply WOW what they achieved in the last two years!!


You didn't get it, did you?

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by Natflyer
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 71
Views: 10093

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

I wonder how much more KEF can handle before the seams burst. They just keep adding more and more service. Well it pretty much came apart at the seams last summer, so should only get worse this year! ORD with its looong turnaround/taxi times will be a challenge for the slow flying 321 to make the r...

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by Natflyer
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 140
Views: 9904

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Here is an article (in Dutch) about a well respected Dutch pilot and columnist for that website switching from Emirates to Norwegian. http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/72/algemeen/columnist-jan-cocheret-van-emirates-naar-norwegian He'll be based in Fort Lauderdale flying a 787. Has fl...

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by Natflyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air Group unveils 737 MAX strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 3919

Re: Lion Air Group unveils 737 MAX strategy

7:30 on a 737MAX? Not without payload restrictions...

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by Natflyer
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?
Replies: 94
Views: 10352

Re: Boeing 787 as starting point Large NMA / MoM, unlikely?

What Boeing is pitching to potential "MOM" customers these days is NOT a variation of the 787. Nuff said.

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by Natflyer
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 5447

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

No airline flying to Iceland uses a frame as small as the C100. Furthermore no steep approach or departure is necessary. REK would handle a 787-800 or an A320 quite well. RKV's longest runway can handle a 787-8 to mainland Europe without a significant weight penalty? The A320 is a pipe dream, there...

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by Natflyer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?
Replies: 32
Views: 5447

Re: ICELAND: Low-fare airlines to Akureyri instead of Keflavík Airport in SS 17?

planeguy wrote:
I may be flamed for posing this question, but how feasible would it be for a lo-co like Ryanair to serve Reykjavik's domestic terminal (RKV) instead (alongside Air Iceland)?


A non-starter for three reasons. Runway length, lack of facilites and noise issues.

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by Natflyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 15628

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in traffic to US as a result of travel ban

EK is not the only carrier that has felt a slowdown in booking to the USA. And same thing happened post 9/11. A lot of people will avoid the hassle factor and vacation elsewhere.

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93375

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

The Turkish 737-900ERs used for longer routes have 151 seats (low density) and 2 ACTs. Hence the range.

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption table
Replies: 41
Views: 6385

Re: Fuel consumption table

I don't think I buy that a DC-8-63 burns less than a 707-320B. It's bigger, heavier, and has the same engines. According to Flight 1972 707-320B - 885 km/h - 5375 kg/h DC-6-83 - 875 km/h - 5400 kg/h at the maximum take-off weight and max range average fuel burn is 707-320B - 5050 kg/h - 5.94 kg/km ...

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by Natflyer
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15993

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

Well, conveniently that picture does not show the archaic overhead panel covered in the skin, hair and blood of all the pilots that have smacked their heads against it... Fixed that for you! :wink2: Regardless of the cockpit designed for midgets, I look forward to seeing the -9 in service. Thanks s...

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by Natflyer
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15993

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

They replaced steam gauges with steam gauge screens. Bravo!. Completely inaccurate. However - Regardless of whatever perceived or imagined shortcomings this new derivative may have, I am happy to see her roll out. Instead of complaining about how this 50 year old design might not be comparable to m...

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by Natflyer
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 43
Views: 5456

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

With PVDs 7100' (2184m) runway, PVD-BGO will be a payload restricted flight in summer temps. Pie in the sky.

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by Natflyer
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93375

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

No bump. 28K thrust as proposed.

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by Natflyer
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

American to need visas to EU?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 09406.html

If if happens, which I doubt, it would not bode well for TATL operators.

But given the atmosphere in the White House, anything is possible...
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 09406.html

If if happens, which I doubt, it would not bode well for TATL operators.

But given the atmosphere in the White House, anything is possible...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 10421

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

Norwegian is to launch 50 New routes in total this year and hire 2000 New employes globally. http://e24.no/naeringsliv/norwegian-air-shuttle/kjos-fikk-groent-lys-i-usa-naa-ruller-norwegian-ut-nye-ruter-over-atlanterhavet/23932580 You mean 2000 contractors, not employees. Employees have benefits, va...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Luton rumour
Replies: 73
Views: 13693

Re: JetBlue Luton rumour

Forget TATL flights on the A321LR out of LTN, unless the idea is to move about 50 pax... Needs another 6-700m of runway.

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taillights.
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: Taillights.

^I think you're right, given the many configurations. I personally like the three-bulb 777/787/748 one the best, it tells you how far away the plane is and what its pitch angle is relative to your line of sight to it. Single-bulbs like on most Airbii are useless for ranging. Scary. Use your TCAS or...

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"
Replies: 92
Views: 10421

Re: Norwegian Cork-US flights will be confirmed in "days"

I think this is the umpteenth thread about Norwegian from Cork to USA. And nothing tangible has ever come out. Will it ever happen?

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia defers 737 MAX deliveries
Replies: 43
Views: 7574

Re: Virgin Australia defers 737 MAX deliveries

Gonna see a lot more of deferrals to come. Dropping yields in a lot of markets, fuel prices relatively low... what is the rush?

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93375

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

The point is, while the 737-8 holds its own, the 737-9 gets its butt kicked and I am afraid the 737-10 will not help much. If the changes to the landing gear on the -10 Max can also be applied to the -9 Max, the -9 Max could improve its field performance and be quite useful for longer range 737 rou...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93375

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

From the FlightGlobal article: The proposed 737 Max 10 retains the 28,000lb-thrust CFM International Leap-1B and accepts a slightly higher maximum take-off weight And therein lies the challenge. MTOW take-offs will be interesting, unless the new landing gear will be "spring loaded" to toss...

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual timers in the flight deck
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: Manual timers in the flight deck

Egg timers were great for reminding one to pickup Volmet reports at certain times. Also when one pilot took a nap, set the timer at 20-30 min.

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by Natflyer
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Korean order A321Neo and 737 Max 8?
Replies: 15
Views: 3574

Re: Why did Korean order A321Neo and 737 Max 8?

The optimal type of each family. Simple.

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by Natflyer
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair route analysis: 1500 routes still operating from 2800 attempted
Replies: 16
Views: 3569

Re: Ryanair route analysis: 1500 routes still operating from 2800 attempted

So operating around 53% of routes they have tried. Would have thought the success rate would be higher. But hard to tell when carriers drop routes. No pomp and circumstance around that.

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Performing maintenance in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: Performing maintenance in cold weather

Like you might have seen from YFB, a special purpose tent and heaters.

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by Natflyer
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a 767-300ER do ATQ-YYZ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1824

Re: Can a 767-300ER do ATQ-YYZ?

You shouldn't use the PW chart, as the PW engines are almost as efficient as historical steam engines. With CF6 and an OEW of 85000kg I get 26700kg of payload, Where on Earth would you find a 767-300 with 85000kg OEW? Ours (with Winglets) are in the region of 92-93,500kg... In a "real-life&quo...

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by Natflyer
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Profit Drops On Higher Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 2242

Re: Spirit Airlines Profit Drops On Higher Cost

Spirit Airlines reported its fourth quarter and full year results showing a fall in net income for both periods. For the fourth quarter to end December 2016, Spirit reported a 34.8 percent drop in net profit to USD$48.5 million over the same period in 2015. For the full year, Spirit’s net income wa...

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA begins Scimitar installation on 752s
Replies: 76
Views: 23910

Re: UA begins Scimitar installation on 752s

If this small change gives 1.5 %, than it is it also understandable that Airbus went withits own design on the A320 series instead of Aviation Partners. Small changes big results. 0,7% I think the assumed fuel savings are. It is a fairly quick mod. New "cap" on top of winglet. Winglet to ...

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this the World's current longest flight?
Replies: 49
Views: 12926

Re: Is this the World's current longest flight?

b747400erf wrote:

similar to EK, due to a strong union, pilots can be on duty for around 25 hours total.

That crew has 4 pilots.

winds coming back to the Gulf make the flight drag on, but the airplane is made for this type of flying.


Haha! I am not sure many caught that. Strong union, my a....

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by Natflyer
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 7155

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

caaardiff wrote:
No-one get their hair off when legacy carriers like KLCH/AF/BACF offload bags from the cabin because theres no space.


No because they were not charged for having them onboard!

But the airlines themselves made the carry-on problem when they started charging for hold baggage.

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 7155

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

I can see the legacy's getting back some marketshare thanks to this. I think unfortunately, regardless of what happens to WOW Air, this will push "legacy" airlines to start charging/nickel and diming more. They always follow the first movers, the industry moves that way. Bit of a bummer, ...

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by Natflyer
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag
Replies: 47
Views: 7155

Re: WOW Air Eliminates Free Carry-on Bag

Bit of a bummer, but not a huge deal. Took family of four IAD-KEF last August and WOW was great -- comfy plane, happy staff. Was about $1,000 cheaper for all of us than Icelandair. Would do it again. You definitely did not fly WOW IAD-KEF. They operate from BWI, calling it Washington DC... That sai...

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by Natflyer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YYZ/YUL-KEF
Replies: 48
Views: 6196

Re: Air Canada adds YYZ/YUL-KEF

Since the A319 leaves after 21:00 and returns to Canada about 10:00 the next morning most of the time spent on the Canada-KEF routes would be spent sitting on the apron in YYZ and YUL during the night curfew. Well neither of these airport has a night "curfew" per se, although getting out ...

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