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by lesfalls
Fri May 26, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25644

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The new deal between Finnish and Russian authorities gives Finnair more overflight rights to Asia, the possible new destinations are Nanjing in China, Sapporo in Japan and Busan in South-Korea. Also a third daily flight to Moscow is possible now. Finnair says new route(s) to Asia for S18 are under ...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 24, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa to start Madrid-Rio de Janeiro-Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR)
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Air Europa to start Madrid-Rio de Janeiro-Cataratas del Iguazú (IGR)

Will the GIG-IGR sector be 5th freedom? Wish them luck on this route.

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by lesfalls
Wed May 24, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to serve ISP-MCO
Replies: 17
Views: 1941

Re: Frontier to serve ISP-MCO

Interesting news. I wonder if they will try to attract passangers from NYC as the drive nor taking the train is that bad.

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by lesfalls
Wed May 24, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul
Replies: 35
Views: 7058

Re: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul

Yes, and I wonder if T1-T2-T3 can handle it... While not crowded, they are decently busy. And while perfect for your average European A320 flight, they are not really built for handling modern widebodies. If this works (and I have a feeling it will) and traffic picks up, will the terminals be able ...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 24, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian Airlines revamps Onboard Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 2442

Re: Scandinavian Airlines revamps Onboard Experience

Doubt we'll be seeing any upgrades in economy as SK already is having a hard time with their fares when it comes to competing with DY. It looks great though and definitely happy to see that they will be serving Scandinavian dishes onboard.

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by lesfalls
Tue May 23, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4817

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

At JFK Thomas Cook on a daily basis uses hardstand to depart from JFK and China airlines sometimes uses it for its arrivals.

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by lesfalls
Tue May 23, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 61
Views: 14769

Re: Air Belgium will start in October / November

goldorak wrote:
I certainly don't want to be pessimistic and I have for sure nothing against them, but in 6 months that will be another airline bitting the dust.

You mean VLM?

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by lesfalls
Tue May 23, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 108
Views: 12680

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

EI-GAJ, Aer Lingus's latest A333, is due into DUB around now (10pm, 23/5) ... St. Carthage. (Patron saint of Elephants?!) Drums beating louder about Hainan coming to DUB; looking at DUB-EDI-PEK, with 787s. They're certainly in expansion mode - just ordered more 787s! http://www.airliners.net/forum/...

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by lesfalls
Tue May 23, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Hainan to DUB & EDI
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

Re: Rumour: Hainan to DUB & EDI

Interesting. Guess that this will limit the chances of EI starting flights to Asia unless the market would be big enough to hold the two carriers?

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by lesfalls
Tue May 23, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 108
Views: 12680

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

https://www.jetphotos.com/viewqueued_b.php?id=5869789


When pressing the link a china southern B787 appeared instead.
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kaitak wrote:
Here's a sight we'll be seeing a lot more of ... Norwegian's first 737-Max:

https://www.jetphotos.com/viewqueued_b.php?id=5869789


When pressing the link a china southern B787 appeared instead.

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by lesfalls
Fri May 19, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fifth freedom flights of the past
Replies: 14
Views: 1500

Re: Fifth freedom flights of the past

AA at a certain point flew HAM-BRU.

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by lesfalls
Wed May 17, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTransat (TS) To Start YUL/YYZ-TPA
Replies: 32
Views: 2585

Re: AirTransat (TS) To Start YUL/YYZ-TPA

Interesting. Will it be operated by their B737s or A310s?

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by lesfalls
Tue May 16, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5170

Re: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights

There are no doubt enough people willing to save a few shekels to fill up an A321 a few times per week. It's not that much farther than the east coast destinations WOW already serves on A320/A321 from Iceland. But I could see the 13 hour long layover on the eastbound reducing the appeal of this opt...

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by lesfalls
Mon May 15, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 108
Views: 12680

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Whats the chance of SU starting SVO-DUB in the near future?

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by lesfalls
Mon May 15, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 71
Views: 10093

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

Wow is starting KEF- Tel aviv route in September, 4x week. tuesday ,wednesday ,friday & saturday First flight on 12th.september. A321 neo aircraft will be used. Bookings open up tomorrow. Will be interesting to see how this one works. Probably pretty hard to match connecting flights to/from the...

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by lesfalls
Mon May 15, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25644

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

In order to be able to grow, we need new personnel. Therefore, during the next years we will recruit and train several hundreds of new Cabin Crew Members, based in Helsinki. https://rekry.saima.fi/smarthome/open_job_view.html?did=21018&lang=en&jc=79&id=00006810 Good news, AY keep on hir...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 10, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing halts 737 MAX flights, LPT Cracking
Replies: 41
Views: 13384

Re: Boeing halts 737 MAX flights, LPT Cracking

Will this delay D8's first MAX flights? Didn't expect this to happen when I was buying the ticket....

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by lesfalls
Wed May 10, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian cutting BWI/cancelling BOS Carribean ops
Replies: 6
Views: 2846

Norwegian cutting BWI/cancelling BOS Carribean ops

Seems that DY will cancel BWI service this winter and there will be no Carribean flights from BOS either. As of now this is how the schedule stands: PTP-FLL 3x weekly EF Oct 31st PTP-JFK 6x weekly EF Oct 29th FDF-JFK 4x weekly EF Oct 29th Seems that they weren't able to attract enough people from BO...

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by lesfalls
Wed May 10, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United load factors from Geneva
Replies: 23
Views: 2715

Re: United load factors from Geneva

Maybe they price their flights expensively comparison to their partner LX which has a better product and I bet is somewhat a bit cheaper then UA?

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by lesfalls
Wed May 10, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian begins hiring in Argentina; LGW-EZE in December
Replies: 22
Views: 3332

Re: Norwegian begins hiring in Argentina; LGW-EZE in December

Have they got Argentina government approval yet, or is this more spin? The airline has been approved and it is already legally set up in the country as an Argentine corporation; what they do not have yet is the actual flight routes authorities, which the airline has already submitted but will not b...

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by lesfalls
Tue May 09, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot applies for US service
Replies: 33
Views: 7451

Re: Scoot applies for US service

mercure1 wrote:
Having both AAX and TZ on the KIX-HNL route will likely kill profitability for other airlines (DL, HA, JL) in the market.

Wonder if anyone will give it up? DL seems weakest.

Bet that we'll see DL complain that they shouldn't be permited to fly to the U.S soon.....

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by lesfalls
Tue May 09, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Exotic Air Moldova and an afternoon in Chisinau
Replies: 10
Views: 3441

Re: Exotic Air Moldova and an afternoon in Chisinau

Great report! I really enjoyed it! Were you confronted at any time in Chinsau though or was it quite safe? Moldova has always interested me a bit. Hello Les, I found it is a safe place, in fact safer than other big cities, but mostly because it was not crowded and its a rather small city. Also I fo...

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by lesfalls
Tue May 09, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami
Replies: 24
Views: 4609

Re: SAS to start Stockholm - Miami

Overall though, SAS is reducing MIA service despite adding ARN to the network. This is due to the BOS route being up gauged to SAS' own A330 instead of the PrivatAir BBJ. I wonder who blinks first.. DY or SK on the Scandinavia-South Florida market.. seems to be a lot of capacity even if Miami is po...

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by lesfalls
Tue May 09, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal (AKA Baltia Air), "Plans" SWF-Europe
Replies: 18
Views: 2473

Re: USGlobal (AKA Baltia Air), "Plans" SWF-Europe

Dutch Aviation site (luchtvaartnieuws.nl) is reporting it as well. Very sceptical tone though. They say they want to be a Norwegian-style-Transatlantic carrier. Will be great to see there 747-200 flying again...best plane for the job at this time! Supposedly they are leasing a B767-300ER from Kalit...

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by lesfalls
Tue May 09, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Norwegian faces appeal from US crew over longhaul flights"
Replies: 22
Views: 4087

"Norwegian faces appeal from US crew over longhaul flights"

U.S Airline unions have launched an appeal against the DOT for giving NAI a U.S carrier permit: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/55763-norwegian-faces-appeal-from-us-crew-over-longhaul-flights Your thoughts? I hope that this doesn't mean that they will have to delay the launch of their flight...

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by lesfalls
Tue May 09, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25644

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... ul-flights
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Norwegian international will base 2 B737-800s at OSL and will operate them on behalf of Norwegian air Shuttle between June 1st and September 1st:

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... ul-flights

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by lesfalls
Tue May 09, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 242
Views: 20015

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Great to see them expanding!

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by lesfalls
Mon May 08, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Air to start JFK non-stop from July 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 4183

Re: Uzbekistan Air to start JFK non-stop from July 2017

http://untappedcities.com/2014/06/02/ny ... -brooklyn/

I actually always wondered why the flight was never direct.
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Seems that theres a big Uzbek community in Ditmas park and Midwood:

http://untappedcities.com/2014/06/02/ny ... -brooklyn/

I actually always wondered why the flight was never direct.

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by lesfalls
Mon May 08, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Exotic Air Moldova and an afternoon in Chisinau
Replies: 10
Views: 3441

Re: Exotic Air Moldova and an afternoon in Chisinau

Great report! I really enjoyed it! Were you confronted at any time in Chinsau though or was it quite safe? Moldova has always interested me a bit.

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by lesfalls
Fri May 05, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year
Replies: 52
Views: 8411

Re: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year

Great that Level is proven to be a so far success. Yeah they do and Norwegian has opened their Paris CDG Long haul base with Orlando next to come. When is MCO supposed to open? This is the first time that I have heard about them opening a base at MCO. And it's supposed to be a Pilots base right? So...

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by lesfalls
Fri May 05, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year
Replies: 52
Views: 8411

Re: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year

Great that Level is proven to be a so far success. Amazing news today of IAG....LEVEL sales are awesome ( Buenos aires is the first in sales ) and will open next year base in CDG and FCO......from 2 planes to 5 in the next 12 months. http://www.eleconomista.es/mercados-cotizaciones/noticias/8337825...

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by lesfalls
Fri May 05, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year
Replies: 52
Views: 8411

Re: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year

Amazing news today of IAG....LEVEL sales are awesome ( Buenos aires is the first in sales ) and will open next year base in CDG and FCO......from 2 planes to 5 in the next 12 months. http://www.eleconomista.es/mercados-cotizaciones/noticias/8337825/05/17/IAG-dice-que-la-acogida-de-Level-en-Barcelon...

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by lesfalls
Tue May 02, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 9 truths and a lie: Airline version.
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: 9 truths and a lie: Airline version.

jeffh747 wrote:
1. American
2. Delta
3 Mexicana
4. Winair
5. United
6. Virgin America
7. Alaska
8. Pan Am
9. TACA

I'm going to say Pan Am.

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by lesfalls
Mon May 01, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Norwegian Start Flights to India?
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

Re: Should Norwegian Start Flights to India?

CanadaFair wrote:
Norwegian mentioned future expansion plans include India, cant find that link.

You mean with the B737 MAX from ARN?

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by lesfalls
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia dropping AUH flights
Replies: 15
Views: 4556

Re: Air Serbia dropping AUH flights

I don't think this means that it's the beginning of parting ways between JU and EY. JU probably just wants to use the aircraft on a more profitable route. They could for sure use it to increase the connection opportunities for their JFK flight at BEG as they are quite limited on certain days.

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by lesfalls
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising
Replies: 49
Views: 7677

Re: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising

I'm catching up on a*net reading, and came across this thread. I was in Manhattan (mid-town east) from 11- to 18-April and never saw a single UA ad on a taxi. I only saw one ad on a bus-stop shelter. The last previous post on this thread says "3 weeks ago" as posting date which would mean...

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by lesfalls
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fly the 737 MAX first?
Replies: 24
Views: 3451

Re: Who will fly the 737 MAX first?

eta unknown wrote:
Malindo Air (Batik Malaysia) KUL-SIN.

When exactly?

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by lesfalls
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25644

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Congrats OSL! I'm so happy to see that OSL continues to get more and more TATL flights. Where did you get this info from though? I just went to order tickets actually.. I could order from 1510kr westbound, and 2700kr eastbound. First flight was 18th of September. I think it was OSL-SEA Monday, Wedn...

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by lesfalls
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 96
Views: 9023

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -sep-2017/
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Latam will operate their A350 between GRU and JFK daily effective spetember 29th:

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -sep-2017/

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by lesfalls
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies
Replies: 54
Views: 6035

Re: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies

kimimm19 wrote:
lesfalls wrote:
kimimm19 wrote:

And GVA.

Still? Any chance you would know the schedule of them as I really wanted to book it but thought that they stopped operating it to GVA.


Seems to be the morning rotation only:

ZRH 7:45 dep
GVA 8:45 arr

GVA 10:00 dep
ZRH 10:55 arr

77W

Daily? Thanks for the info.

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by lesfalls
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:57 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 How did they pull back f...

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by lesfalls
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK
Replies: 55
Views: 5911

Re: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK

I think that this will just be temporary for some time. By the end of the year I think they'll be profitable again(not saying that i'm right with my opinion on the matter).

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by lesfalls
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies
Replies: 54
Views: 6035

Re: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies

kimimm19 wrote:
silvanus wrote:
Swiss flies 77Ws from ZRH to PRG and VIE.


And GVA.

Still? Any chance you would know the schedule of them as I really wanted to book it but thought that they stopped operating it to GVA.

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by lesfalls
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 229
Views: 25644

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

OSL-SEA will be great! I know a lot of people have missed the SAS CPH-SEA flights. The frequency looks like 3/weekly going west, and 4/weekly going east. Start seems to be 18th of September this year. Congrats OSL! I'm so happy to see that OSL continues to get more and more TATL flights. Where did ...

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by lesfalls
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies
Replies: 54
Views: 6035

Re: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies

Neos will also be using their B767 in the summer from MXP to Rotstock.

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by lesfalls
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies
Replies: 54
Views: 6035

Re: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies

MIAT TXL-SVO B767 Korean VIE-ZRH is winter seasonal I think(forgot the aircraft that they use for it) WOW A330 KEF-AMS/CDG/LGW Norwegian OSL-NCE/BCN/AGP with their B787-8/9 Ethopian with OSL-ARN and ARN-VIE on their B787. I have seen that they operate other tag on flights in Europe and i'm not sure ...

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by lesfalls
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & VX to combine JFK ops in terminal 7 by Q4 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3240

Re: AS & VX to combine JFK ops in terminal 7 by Q4 2017

EddieDude wrote:
flyfresno wrote:
dmstorm22 wrote:
I would imagine T4 would go all SkyTeam in such a big move

I understand AM is going to move to T4 at some point but I am not sure AF ever will, as they have an [owenership] interest in T1, isn't it?

AM will move on May 1st.

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by lesfalls
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen
Replies: 114
Views: 14712

Re: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen

JAmie2k9 wrote:
BrianDromey wrote:
Are there any bus gates beyond USCBP? Could Norwegians passengers be bussed to remote stands?


In theory yes but cant US authorities been to happy about it, thats even if its allowed.

I find it strange that they would be using Pre-clearance because SWF wants to expand their customs area.

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by lesfalls
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen
Replies: 114
Views: 14712

Re: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen

Over 600 passengers affected as fault halts Aer Lingus jet Around 660 Aer Lingus passengers had their travel plans disrupted over the last 24 hours due to a technical issue with one of its aircraft. A flight from Dublin to JFK Airport in New York and the subsequent return flight from JFK to Dublin ...

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