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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17

Guess AC is beating them to it with a much better sched from LGA. Well not really. I just checked departure to New York from YQB for today and besides DL, I only found UA operating two afternoon flights to EWR with E145s. My apologies I remember now that AC ended that flight some time ago but thoug...

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by lesfalls
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: DL ending JFK-YQB October '17

Guess AC is beating them to it with a much better sched from LGA.

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal airways runs into more problems
Replies: 2
Views: 817

USGlobal airways runs into more problems

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -air-lines

Your thoughts? I wonder how this will affect them.
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Seems that Logistic air has brought a claim against USGlobal for USD8.85 million in unpaid engine lease fees:

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -air-lines

Your thoughts? I wonder how this will affect them.

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6122

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

that is correct. I mean, is BUF even a hub or a focus city for any airline? BUF is not a hub or focus city for any airline and I highly doubt there is much (if any) connecting traffic. BNIA / Buffalo would have to be the end destination for passengers and not a hub where people would pick up connec...

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 261
Views: 24945

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Also loaded this morning - as expected/predicted, PHL-AMS will, indeed, be getting upgauged to the 767 next summer. So a few interesting takeaways for S18, at least based on schedules as presently loaded: (1) AA will be using 767s on five transatlantic routes out of PHL (AMS, BUD, LIS, PRG, ZRH) (2...

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 48
Views: 6630

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

Interesting add. Seems like a smart move if there's a market there - Delta seems to be the only airline seriously interested in U.S.-Africa, so they can have it all to themselves. AriK used to fly the route (not so long ago)before they were forced to drop it. LOS is quite a big market too with it c...

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 109
Views: 11780

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

EI202 wrote:
Would have assumed PHL and IAD would be unlikely 737 destinations for Norwegian given that they're not secondary airports.

We'll there is BWI for washington and in a way TTN could become the secondary airport for PHL. With Norwegian nowadays anything is possible.

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 91
Views: 11189

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

This isn't new. Before Southwest actually started flying into BOS, they marketed MHT as Boston North, and PVD as Boston South. For a time when the served both Houston airports, the were tagged as North (IAH) and South (HOU). Just out of wonder how did that go for WN as I'm surprised to hear that MH...

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 109
Views: 11780

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

It seems that Norwegian will be opening a pilot base at DUB: https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/AdvertViewPublic.aspx?oppdragsnr=3539931759&culture_id=EN&company_id=201503&link_source_id=0 I wonder how much more expansion from DUB should be expected then in the future. Nice find! Seems to...

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by lesfalls
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 109
Views: 11780

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/Advert ... ource_id=0

I wonder how much more expansion from DUB should be expected then in the future.
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It seems that Norwegian will be opening a pilot base at DUB:

https://www.webcruiter.no/WcMain/Advert ... ource_id=0

I wonder how much more expansion from DUB should be expected then in the future.

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by lesfalls
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs
Replies: 73
Views: 4764

Re: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs

Don Burr(Ceo of People Express) is one that comes to mind. He had true care over employees with going sometimes to the training classes. His office was at all times open and he had much communication with the staff also. The system of permiting staff to hold a different position throught certain da...

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt Low Cost Airline Pier to Open in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3275

Re: Frankfurt Low Cost Airline Pier to Open in 2020

Sorry if this is off topic but how will people be able to get from Terminal 1/2 at FRA to the new low cost pier? Will there be an underground shuttle train?

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs
Replies: 73
Views: 4764

Re: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs

Don Burr(Ceo of People Express) is one that comes to mind. He had true care over employees with going sometimes to the training classes. His office was at all times open and he had much communication with the staff also. The system of permiting staff to hold a different position throught certain day...

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela
Replies: 36
Views: 6306

Re: Chilean airline wet leases 757s from Icelandair to serve routes to... Venezuela

AntonioMartin wrote:
drdisque wrote:
The market is for Venezuelans abroad to buy tickets for their family members to get them out of the country.

:checkmark:

How much of the market to Venezuela does it make up at the moment?

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to BCN Performance
Replies: 11
Views: 2269

Re: CX to BCN

LHRFlyer wrote:
I wonder if IAG will respond with LEVEL launching BCN-HKG.

I don't think they would at all as CX is a oneworld member and I think their relationship with IAG is quite good so i doubt IAG would want to break it.

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by lesfalls
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to Offer Connections in CVG/CLE/MCO/AUS + possibly more cities
Replies: 27
Views: 4079

Re: Frontier to Offer Connections in CVG/CLE/MCO/AUS + possibly more cities

I wonder if ISP will be one of them to have connections.

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by lesfalls
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Karachi a tourist hot spot in the 60s/70s?
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Karachi a tourist hot spot in the 60s/70s?

I was reading that in the 60s and 70s there was a large prescense of western airlines in Karachi. I also saw a tourist video by Pan Am of visiting Karachi. My question is was Karachi a place many people at that time from the west would visit for tourism and how was Pakistan then when it came to saft...

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by lesfalls
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 25
Views: 4101

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

Good to hear. How long will the flight be in total? I wonder where the connecting traffic on this flight will be aimed at.

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by lesfalls
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western carriers that flew to kabul?
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Western carriers that flew to kabul?

I remember being told that in the 60s-70s many western carriers flew to Karachi so it made me wonder did any western carriers ever fly to Kabul?

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by lesfalls
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 261
Views: 24945

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I flew JFK-MXP in March. Biz was 90-100% full while on the other hand Eco was around 50%-60% full. I defitnetly could see MXP getting moved to PHL with there being more connections there.

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that allow last minute name changes?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Airlines that allow last minute name changes?

Which airlines allow you to do a name change within 24 hour before the flight? I heard that LH doesn't permit it.

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 19790

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

I flew SWF-EDI in june and surprisingly enough I saw a couple of passangers connecting to CPH/OSL/ARN on Norwegian which I find interesting considering that they offer direct flights to CPH/OSL/ARN from JFK.

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by lesfalls
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin will start a cooperation with JetBlue
Replies: 27
Views: 3551

Re: airberlin will start a cooperation with JetBlue

Interesting news. Does this mean that they will move to T5 at JFK?

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 19790

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

There is no picket line to cross, they don't work for Norwegian. D8 hires 3rd country nationals through a bogus employment agency in Singapore. The 737 routes from SWF and PVD are being flown by US pilots. Norwegian got a waiver from the IAA to allow FAA type rated pilots to fly the IAA registered ...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 19790

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

Agree. Too much compromise all the way around. I can save an hour going to PVD or BDL to fly to Europe vs JFK. What I am giving up is a blue chip aircraft with 4 turning (380, 747), a first line crew (no damp leases, no scabs), twin aisle room, amenities and comfort. To save me an hour and a couple...

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by lesfalls
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 77
Views: 16138

Re: Future LH Expansion

njdevilsin03 wrote:
Saw a LH 744 divert To FLL on the Frankfurt to orlando route the other day sure would be nice to see an FRA-FLL route to compliment the Miami flight.

Doesn't Condor fly MIA-FLL?

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?
Replies: 31
Views: 3195

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?

Hainan Airlines announced today (on 21 July 2017, routesonline) the launch of Beijing - Prague - Belgrade route. The Chinese carrier has also planned to add additional frequencies to Europe. In addition, Hainan Airlines is planning on adding an additional 13 Boeing 787-9 in the future. Where will b...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?
Replies: 31
Views: 3195

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in Europe next?

Hainan Airlines announced today (on 21 July 2017, routesonline) the launch of Beijing - Prague - Belgrade route. The Chinese carrier has also planned to add additional frequencies to Europe. In addition, Hainan Airlines is planning on adding an additional 13 Boeing 787-9 in the future. Where will b...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 77
Views: 16138

Re: Future LH Expansion

PNA may seem like an outlier, but the city has been trying to get service for several years now. At one point TP flew to LIS out of here, and IB used to offer BCN multiple times per day. The Navarre government had tried to talk AF, LH, and TP into serving PNA. It's a very welcome connection, since ...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buying Two Separate Tickets on the Same Airline
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: Buying Two Separate Tickets on the Same Airline

One time I was flying OGG-HNL with HA and HNL-MSP-JFK with NW the same day but on a completely separate reservation. Both tickets were purchased individually with their respective airlines. I was planning on picking up the checked baggage at HNL prior to checking in for the NW flight. The HA check-...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round
Replies: 23
Views: 5022

Re: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round

Slightly OT but see GLA-EWR is going from year round to seasonal restarting S18. Carried decent loads most winters, so not sure thinking behind this, unless good old DY gets blamed. Loss of a prestigious NYC route is a big blow for GLA. It surely I bet has to do with D8's new flights between EDI an...

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by lesfalls
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19443

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Great to see Chicago brought into this. I know there's lots of Poles in Chicago (and Milwaukee, for that matter), but how does the Hungarian population around here stack up? Is there going to be enough O&D traffic? According to Wiki Ohio remains the largest Hungarian population in U.S. with 203...

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by lesfalls
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 453
Views: 62049

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

[threeid][/threeid] Rusline is starting 2x weekly LED-BGO from June 1, and is expanding LED-OSL from 4x to 5x weekly. All with CRJ-200 Seems like there weren't enough passengers for this route. Route was terminated after just few weeks from the first flight. Poor planning on Rusline's behalf? LED-BGO?

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13511

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

Could it be that Norwegian Long Haul is a feeder of Norwegian Air Shuttle? wouldn't be the first time a short haul needs a long haul arm to bring pax, or viceversa. A rather obvious and pointless statement to be honest! If that was the case the operating times for DY's longhaul flights wouldn't arr...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round
Replies: 23
Views: 5022

Re: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round

UA's EWR-FCO route goes back to year-round, beginning Nov 9. Frequency shuffles between 3x weekly and daily, on 2-class 767-300 equipment. Do they smell blood in the water with AZ, or are yields to Rome actually decent enough to sustain this? It might be a mix of the two but I really think it's bec...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 19443

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Will they codeshare with anyone out of BUD for these flights? They arrive quite early comparison to their daily JFK/ORD flights to WAW.

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13511

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

It may appear as Norwegian is in a bubble but the management and staff just seem too confident for me to believe that. I was at the first flight of Norwegian from SWF to EDI and they seemed very confident in what they are doing with starting flights to secondary markets. There really must be somethi...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings to RSW in May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: Eurowings to RSW in May 2018

Congrats RSW! There has always been the demand for more flights to Germany from RSW but AB always has a monopoly to Germany from RSW. Hope to see fares go down now to Germany from RSW. Guessing that we should expect DY to be the next airline to start flights to RSW?

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by lesfalls
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 14233

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

SWF? That's a different kind of service, flown with a 737 instead of a 787. Smaller airports like Stewart got enough demand to fill a 737, but not enough demand to fill a 787. Where have they got the Gatwick space from? From cutting short haul routes, and that's what worries me. They're cutting the...

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by lesfalls
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK upgauges NCE to A388 effective 01JUL17
Replies: 26
Views: 5243

Re: EK upgauges NCE to A388 effective 01JUL17

777law wrote:
seat55a wrote:
Tit for tat on QR starting NCE.


Not really - QR has flown to NCE on an "on-again-off-again" basis for years - generally seasonally. In 2012 I flew QR NCE-MXP-DOH-SIN, the NCE-MXP-DOH leg being on a 332.

Was the MXP-NCE sector 5th freedom?

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by lesfalls
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 19234

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

I wasn't aware the EDI-SWF flights with Norwegian had already started, there's a few reports online already. https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/norwegian-swf-inaugural/ https://thepointsguy.com/2017/06/norwegian-737-800-flight-review/ Based on these reports, I don't think this offering from Nor...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 91
Views: 15776

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

DY is having success Is that why they are discontinuing BOS? ;) I don't know what Norwegian's game is, but highly doubt they've been successful enough to alter American or Air France's plans for the two French islands and much less so from PVD. It makes more sense for them to fly out of PVD anyway ...

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by lesfalls
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 19832

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I just had to chuckle when they talked about poor Qantas getting backed into a corner and essentially turned into a regional feeder for the ME3. So basically exactly what DL tried to do to AS 5 years ago in Seattle? :stirthepot: :stirthepot: :stirthepot: And I find it funny that they talk about Qan...

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by lesfalls
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique
Replies: 91
Views: 15776

Re: Air France will launch Atlanta from Guadeloupe and Martinique

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
a320fan wrote:
Slightly relevant.
Are the AF A320s permanently based in the Caribbean or do they cycle them between mainland France and the islands?


They are permanently based, they even have a special "caribbean" config

Whats the special Caribbean config?

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkmenistan airlines?
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Turkmenistan airlines?

Has anyone flown them? How safe are they? I was wondering as they have quite cheap fares to BKK from CDG and the prices just seem too good to be true.

Also is photography allowed on the plane?

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by lesfalls
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech
Replies: 35
Views: 2753

Re: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech

What if you call a number where you have to speak German?I know it isn't Ideal but I would think that then the office would have to be in Germany(as I bet it would be hard to get german speaking staff in Asia) and I bet that someone would have authority there to change your friends ticket.

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by lesfalls
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes
Replies: 47
Views: 8884

Re: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes

ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES 28 NEW ROUTES AND SERVICE FROM 3 NEW CITIES AND FARES AS LOW AS $29 Click to Tweet: .@Allegiant announces 28 new routes and service from three new cities #GetAway #YourWay http://gofly.us/Afoyy LAS VEGAS. June 20, 2017 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces 28 new routes and...

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by lesfalls
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF
Replies: 61
Views: 6989

Re: Norwegian looks to expand from SWF

Natflyer wrote:
by738 wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:
The first 738 flight had to have about 40 seats blocked. Would as 7M8 have needed to have those seats blocked?

No


Not 40, but probably some

I would think for the flights BGO but not sure about the other flights.

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by lesfalls
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 51
Views: 7647

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

TWA772LR wrote:
I'd love to see Norwegian succeed, but how do they expect to do so n SWF/PVD-BGO when UA couldn't even make EWR-OSL work?

UA was making money on EWR-OSL so I don't know where you heard that?

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