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by kelvin933
Fri May 26, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 567
Views: 89107

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

So, we see that if about 10.000nm air range is required going west against the prevailing winds then 300 passengers is clearly out of the question for either plane. Even 200 passengers seems to be a stretch but if any plane can do that is must be the B778. But the route will not be flown westbound,...

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by kelvin933
Mon May 22, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International growth stalls in China
Replies: 18
Views: 3025

Re: International growth stalls in China

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china ... SKCN1270Q3
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MalevTU134 wrote:
intothinair wrote:
Sorry for my ignorance, but could you please explain what a zero dollar tour is?


Zero dollar tour=Bargain basement package tours
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china ... SKCN1270Q3

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by kelvin933
Wed May 17, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs
Replies: 44
Views: 3899

Re: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs

MalevTU134 wrote:
Reykjavík.
130,000 inhabitants, KEF had over 7 million pax last year, unless I'm mistaken

Actually Reykjavik 130.000 inhabitants, metro Reykjavik 220.000 inhabitants, KEF 6.8 million pax 2016

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by kelvin933
Mon May 15, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 71
Views: 10093

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

SCQ83 wrote:
Would the A321neo be able to reach DXB from KEF?

With substantial weight restrictions, it looks to be outside economical range.

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by kelvin933
Sun May 14, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft accidents investigated with the help of plane spotters
Replies: 17
Views: 3299

Re: Aircraft accidents investigated with the help of plane spotters

An investigation into a Beech King Air crash near AEY airport in Iceland relied partially on video evidence. The video was not from a spotter, it was from on-board video cameras in a drag racer. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20130805-0 http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0c6_1389025127

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by kelvin933
Sat May 13, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28510

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries

I am wondering what this thread would look like if a 777 was blown out of the sky by a laptop modified to be a bomb and there was prior intelligence that was dismissed. Do you think we would be talking about lost tourism dollars? Just saying. You need to circle back to the original threat, to make ...

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by kelvin933
Fri May 12, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 157
Views: 17493

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

WIederling wrote:
Newbiepilot wrote:
More buybacks and dividends or growing cash.


Why is Boeing's debt rising continuously over the last years?

Boeing has gone mad on share buybacks, equity was 14.5 billion USD in 2014 to 95 million USD today.
http://quicktake.morningstar.com/stocknet/bonds.aspx?symbol=ba

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by kelvin933
Thu May 11, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 159
Views: 37951

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

pabloeing wrote:
¿Flights to USA?

Yes, Primera Air UK has an application with the DOT for flights to the US.

http://www.alltumflug.is/flugfrettir/10988/Primera_Air_stefnir_%C3%A1_a%C3%B0_hefja_flug_til_Bandar%C3%ADkjanna

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by kelvin933
Wed May 10, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing halts 737 MAX flights, LPT Cracking
Replies: 41
Views: 13385

Re: Boeing halts 737 MAX flights, LPT Cracking

Revelation wrote:
Somewhere in East Hartford, CT a bunch of executives feel a lot better about life all of a sudden.

And technicians in Lafayette, Indiana and Villaroche, France are looking forwards to a lot of overtime inspecting already
manufactured LEAP-1B engines.

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by kelvin933
Wed May 10, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 157
Views: 17493

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Would love to be a fly on the wall as to what the 'plus' is (also the plus plus in fact).I personally cannot believe it's about extra range as there is simply no place/space to put it.They have to leave one cargo hold available.I also feel that their single bogey MLG at 97T must be getting very clo...

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by kelvin933
Tue May 09, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 232
Views: 25875

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Icelandair extending the seasonal service on KEF-YVR to year-round in winter schedule for 2017/2018

http://www.yvr.ca/en/media/news-releases/2017/yvr-to-iceland-now-year-round

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by kelvin933
Fri May 05, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 232
Views: 25875

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

WOW airs 8th A321ceo has been delivered


Airbus A321-211 ln 7650 TF-WIN delivery 04may17 XFW-KEF ex D-AVYJ

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by kelvin933
Thu May 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue and Icelandair frequent-flier partnership
Replies: 0
Views: 147

JetBlue and Icelandair frequent-flier partnership

According to reports from Icelandair and JetBlue, Icelandair Saga Club members can now earn points on JetBlue flights and JetBlue TrueBlue members can earn TrueBlue Points on Icelandair flights. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/05/04/jetblue-icelandair-begin-new-freque...

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by kelvin933
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is something going on in KEF?
Replies: 9
Views: 3725

Re: Is something going on in KEF?

live weather in KEF
http://awos.kefairport.is/

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by kelvin933
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 23
Views: 3925

Re: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max

I'm surprised Iran hasn't been more Boeing centric with it's orders. It would go a long way with a white house administration hanging it's hat on the job market. The reason is the way Boeing treated them during the sanctions. No maintenance documentation, extreme greed when pricing parts allowed to...

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by kelvin933
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to lease A330neo aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 4510

Re: Wow Air to lease A330neo aircraft

From Flightglobal article: The airline is being coy over the identity of the seventh aircraft, however. It states only that it will release details in a few weeks’ time. Any guesses? A350? A321NEO LR? In the Icelandic press release it says 2x A321CEO direct from Airbus and 1x A321NEO leased from Ai...

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by kelvin933
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 71
Views: 10093

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

flymco753 wrote:
What are the bilateral agreements with Iceland and Canada? Are they frozen or open?

There is no bilateral. Iceland and Norway are part of the EU side in the Open Skies between EU-Canada.

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by kelvin933
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 9674

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

I don't understand why stopping in SNN for pre-clearence is better than a nonstop. Does stopping in SNN, deplaning, processing customs, and then re-boarding save any time over just having a non-stop flight and processing customs in JFK? Customs in JFK isn't fun, but I'd rather do that than have an ...

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by kelvin933
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW increases schedules in S17
Replies: 71
Views: 10093

Re: WOW increases schedules in S17

The KEF-ORD route is a summer seasonal 13 Jun - 22 Oct. The start date seems to be determined by A321 deliveries.

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by kelvin933
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 232
Views: 25875

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Wow air to start 4x weekly KEF-ORD on July 13th

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by kelvin933
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:39 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?

This is not going to happen in SS17 the terminal at AEY struggles to handle the occasional charter. To handle scheduled flights it would need proper Schengen area visa processing and security screening. As far as I can see this speech by the chairman of the travel industry lobby group was primarily ...

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by kelvin933
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 43
Views: 5456

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

Just released: Norwegian is starting Bergen-Providence and Bergen-Stewart with 737-8MAX from July 2017 These look like a "fuel-diversion specials". The MAX8 is going to struggle flying more than 2800nm against the jetstream. Why do you think the Max8 will struggle, do you not think they h...

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by kelvin933
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen
Replies: 43
Views: 5456

Re: Norwegian with Providence and Stewart from Bergen

Someone83 wrote:
Just released: Norwegian is starting Bergen-Providence and Bergen-Stewart with 737-8MAX from July 2017

These look like a "fuel-diversion specials". The MAX8 is going to struggle flying more than 2800nm against the jetstream.

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by kelvin933
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93376

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

ikolkyo wrote:
Doesn't look much longer than the -9

66 inches longer, about 2 rows of economy seating

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by kelvin933
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Luton rumour
Replies: 73
Views: 13693

Re: JetBlue Luton rumour

flyby519 wrote:
I'm not very familiar with LHR slots, but how ridiculously expensive/difficult would it be for a new entrant like B6 to get a handful of them to start service?

The last pair of slots that changed hands cost USD 75m for Oman Air

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by kelvin933
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 232
Views: 25875

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... an-routes/

The timing of these flights is horrible arriving in ALC from KEF after 0200 in the morning
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lesfalls wrote:
D8 is staring ALC-KEF effective June 5th 2x weekly:

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... an-routes/

The timing of these flights is horrible arriving in ALC from KEF after 0200 in the morning

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by kelvin933
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 622
Views: 93376

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

ikolkyo wrote:
28K engines? It's gonna need more than that.

Why ? If the MTOW is still 88 tons like the MAX9 there is no need for additional thrust

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by kelvin933
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smith & Wesson Hootchie Koo--Derringer Detained At ATL
Replies: 26
Views: 2713

Re: Smith & Wesson Hootchie Koo--Derringer Detained At ATL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock
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zanl188 wrote:
What is a Kel Tec pistol made out of? Must be something that an X-ray machine wont pickup...

Polymers just like the Glock pistols.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glock

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by kelvin933
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ceo plans for bigger alliance
Replies: 16
Views: 2686

Re: Norwegian ceo plans for bigger alliance

Why would FR benefit from feeding into competitor's flights? I don't get it It is not about every flight. If Norwegian is flying a TATL flight to an airport with a FR base there would be an interline agreement for connections at that airport. Norwegian TATL flights feed passengers into FR short hau...

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by kelvin933
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YYZ/YUL-KEF
Replies: 48
Views: 6196

Re: Air Canada adds YYZ/YUL-KEF

Just like Iceland Air and WOW utilize their KEF hub, so does AC use their YYZ hub. The O/D between Canada and Iceland may indeed be small...however AC is likely counting on significant USA feed from their network to make this route viable. If this route takes a dent out of the aforementioned compet...

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by kelvin933
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are WOW and Norwegian Restricted from Expanding in Canada?
Replies: 26
Views: 3398

Re: Are WOW and Norwegian Restricted from Expanding in Canada?

The restrictions on Wow in 2016 were the number of A321s they had, when the Wow S17 schedule is published it should have daily flights for both KEF-YUL and KEF-YYZ. As I understand under the Canada-EU Open Skies agreement, Canada has very limited powers to impose seat or frequency restrictions on Ic...

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by kelvin933
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 42452

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

AC, or probably Rouge, starting YYZ/YUL-KEF this summer: http://www.mbl.is/vidskipti/frettir/2017/02/01/air_canada_til_islands_i_sumar_3/ The aircraft is a 136pax A319 which is the capacity of the AC Rouge A319 http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/air-canada-adds-iceland-to-growing-international...

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by kelvin933
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air: new fares, bigger J seats
Replies: 28
Views: 6219

Re: Wow Air: new fares, bigger J seats

jumbojet wrote:
maybe Wow should call it an E + cabin instead of a J cabin. The product seems more in line with what a E + would have

Wow calls it "Big seat" not J cabin

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by kelvin933
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5171

Re: WOW Air to start Iceland - Israel flights

airbazar wrote:
2,853nm as the crow flies. That is a long route for a high density A321ceo. WOW must either be planning to acquire more A330's or block off a lot of seats.

Wow air has leasing agreements with ALC for A320neo and A321neo to be delivered 2017 and 2018

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by kelvin933
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 336
Views: 78822

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

This has been discussed before and as far as I remember some credible members mentioned that 245t should be possible with the current gear configuration. I am just lacking a link, maybe someone remembers in what thread this was discussed. John Leahy on the 245t A339 http://www.flightglobal.com/news...

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by kelvin933
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big mess at WOW schedule again
Replies: 74
Views: 15387

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

Currently sat at KEF. After travelling from yul and onto lgw. Wow emailed me to tell me that my flight from yul was delayed so to arrive later at the airport. Kef is actually quite quiet - the last of the icelandair bank are departing, not too sure how many wow flights from North America have arriv...

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by kelvin933
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian military plane "Disappears from Radar"
Replies: 131
Views: 22377

Re: Russian Plane "Disappears from Radar"

Are you referring to the DHL Boeing 757 that had a mid-air collision with a Bashkirian Tu-154, when flying over Germany? It carried a large group of school children that went on a trip organized by UNESCO. No, I'm not. It was a German military transport aircraft of Eastern German origin carrying an...

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by kelvin933
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big mess at WOW schedule again
Replies: 74
Views: 15387

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

32andBelow wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
They aren't flying on Dec 25th though right? A day for a reset?

They will be if all the flights are delayed!

No they wont be flying on the 25th, the flights may be delayed 3 hours but that only reduces the planned 24 hour gap a 21 hour gap.

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by kelvin933
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big mess at WOW schedule again
Replies: 74
Views: 15387

Re: Big mess at WOW schedule again

Looking at todays flights it looks like they are an aircraft down for whatever reason, as DUB is nearly 12 hours late. WW often sub in carriers to help. WW also part owns a hotel near KEF so i'm sure that helps with disruption. They don't have an interline agreements as such but they do use certain...

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by kelvin933
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Belfast
Replies: 55
Views: 6017

Re: Icelandair to Belfast

VCEflyboy wrote:
One question about the q-400: I've heard some airlines have fitted one central seat in the last row at the very end of the aisle. Is that true or is it another aircraft?

How would you get to the rear exit doors with the fifth seat fitted ?

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by kelvin933
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Belfast
Replies: 55
Views: 6017

Re: Icelandair to Belfast

These Q 400 of AIR ICELAND are already 15 years old frames originally from SAS, their Q 200 are still much older, up 25 years old. So they don't use birds with latest Technology so I guess the complaints of noise and so on are more likely as much more modern ones - and until now they used exclusive...

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by kelvin933
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 4
Replies: 295
Views: 42452

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 4

Czech Airlines will fly PRG-KEF-PRG using an A319 2x weekly (Tue, Thu) in S17 from 01 JUN 2017 to 26 SEP 2017

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by kelvin933
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Belfast
Replies: 55
Views: 6017

Re: Icelandair to Belfast

I guess the ABZ route has been fairly successful then if they are willing to explore more options on the Q400. Three hours on a turboprop does not seem to drive customers away, Flybe already operates quite a few routes out of BHD with Q400s so turboprops may not be as daunting in Belfast as some ot...

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by kelvin933
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Belfast
Replies: 55
Views: 6017

Re: Icelandair to Belfast

JAmie2k9 wrote:
Getting in before WOW after that added Cork in addition to Dublin??

Should do well since BFS lost UA recently.

Most likely trying to get the traffic that was previously on the UA BFS-EWR flight.

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by kelvin933
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Norwegian Long Haul change its name?
Replies: 49
Views: 6433

Re: Should Norwegian Long Haul change its name?

Euro Air Shuttle. Norwegian to me implies they only fly to Norway nonstop. And American Airlines only fly to the United States of America nonstop ?. that’s not the same. America is a huge continent, not a small country. Sorry but America is not a continent, North America and South America are conti...

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by kelvin933
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Norwegian Long Haul change its name?
Replies: 49
Views: 6433

Re: Should Norwegian Long Haul change its name?

thekorean wrote:
Euro Air Shuttle.

Norwegian to me implies they only fly to Norway nonstop.

And American Airlines only fly to the United States of America nonstop ?.

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by kelvin933
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could IAG Purchase Icelandair
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

Re: Could IAG Purchase Icelandair

NYCRuss wrote:
Is FI up for sale?

No

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by kelvin933
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to begin PIT-KEF (year round 4x weekly)
Replies: 51
Views: 5712

Re: Wow Air to begin PIT-KEF (year round 4x weekly)

A bit more detail on the flights Reykjavik Keflavik – Pittsburgh PIT Start 16JUN17 Mon,Wed,Fri,Sun WW147 KEF1500 – 1730PIT A321 x246 WW148 PIT1845 – 0450+1KEF A321 x246 I expect at least 2 more routes to the US or Canada to be announced for the Summer 2017 season. Wow air is scheduled to get a new A...

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by kelvin933
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luxury 757 world tour, Iran included, which company aircraft?
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Luxury 757 world tour, Iran included, which company aircraft?

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Abercrom ... 7B/2713373
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FI has provided 752 to Abercrombie&Kent in the past
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Abercrom ... 7B/2713373

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