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by continental004
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6895

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

Berlin is a hotspot for millennial budget backpacker type travelers who fly the likes of Ryanair and Easyjet within Europe and Norwegian and WOW transatlantic. Not the yields the majors are looking for.

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by continental004
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39734

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Never ceases to amaze me how West LA centric some of the people on here are. Nobody is arguing that people from the western areas probably would not trek out to ONT, but greater LA is so huge and diverse that the businesses in the SGV/OC and IE of which there are thousands would probably flock to t...

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by continental004
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39734

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

With all due respect LAXIntl - you get the number of pax on current CI and BR flights with O&D from TPE are generally either San Gabriel Valley (SGV) or Orange County. Granted the 77W is a HUGE issue, if CI right size this to an A350 this may do very well. When I say SGV this isn't bargain base...

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by continental004
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39734

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

I hope this route does well with the loads of Taiwanese, Chinese, Filipinos and Vietnamese in the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire and the growing business ties with Asia. Business travel isn't everything. The vast majority of international travelers are price-sensitive in cattle class. Why ...

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by continental004
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Portuguese Renaissance
Replies: 21
Views: 4231

Re: The Portuguese Renaissance

AC will be starting YUL-LIS and YYZ-OPO mext summer on Rouge!

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by continental004
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12765

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

WOW...Portugal is on a roll with all these new TATL routes!

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by continental004
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Portuguese Renaissance
Replies: 21
Views: 4231

Re: The Portuguese Renaissance

Portugal is the next big thing in European tourism for Americans.

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by continental004
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14394

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

Seanster59 wrote:
continental004 wrote:
lesfalls wrote:
I'm surprised about EWR-OPO. Is the market really big enough for both the likes of UA and TP?


Portugal is the next big thing in European tourism!



Lisbon is horrendously crowded in the summer. Portugal has been a huge thing for decades for Europeans.


I meant for Americans.

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by continental004
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?
Replies: 41
Views: 5275

Re: Local News: Southwest Headed to Fresno?

Great news for Fresno locals if this happens! What a shame Fresno itself is so gross.

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by continental004
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14394

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

lesfalls wrote:
I'm surprised about EWR-OPO. Is the market really big enough for both the likes of UA and TP?


Portugal is the next big thing in European tourism!

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by continental004
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 125
Views: 7067

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

I live between LAX and ONT, so for both: From LAX: AGP - IB or DY BGI - AA or B6 BIO - IB or DY BKK - TG BOM - AI BRU - SN CMN - AT CPT - any airline EDI - DY EZE - AR, AA or DL GIG - AA or JJ GUM - UA JNB - any airline LIS - TP MRS - any airline MXP - AZ or DY NCE - any airline OPO - TP PPG - any a...

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by continental004
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 9578

Re: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)

Sad that TXL-LAX is being cut for the second time in less than a decade. Berlin is one of my favorite cities and I'm sad the route couldn't work. Maybe Norwegian can pick up TXL-LAX and TXL-SFO?

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by continental004
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL
Replies: 62
Views: 11339

Re: OAG Changes 8/13/2017:DL Closes YQB; UA Adds CKB-IAD/ORD; HU Adds JFK-CTU; AM Adds SLC-GDL

Not enough connecting traffic from YQB to Europe? How many non-Star connecting options are left from YQB to Europe?

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by continental004
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 53
Views: 11978

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

. People (Americans) don't have the same lust to visit Portugal as they do many other parts of Europe. I think Portugal is yet to be fully discovered! Lisbon is a fabulous city in so many ways. and I hope it stays that way and doesn't become a Venice, Rome, or Barcelona swamped with obnoxious Ameri...

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by continental004
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Rise in passenger arrests prompts Ryanair call for curb on pre-flight drinking

Ummmm...no. Whatever happened to personal responsibility and accountability? And more than anything there needs to be a change...no, wait that's not good enough...a REVOLUTION in British drinking culture. Ha ha ha. Binge drinking is not a new problem in the U.K. https://www.gov.uk/government/public...

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by continental004
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Rise in passenger arrests prompts Ryanair call for curb on pre-flight drinking

Ummmm...no. Whatever happened to personal responsibility and accountability? And more than anything there needs to be a change...no, wait that's not good enough...a REVOLUTION in British drinking culture.

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by continental004
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14575

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Edinburgh and Glasgow ought to share an airport. The two cities are only an hour apart from each other.

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by continental004
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries
Replies: 81
Views: 24431

Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

It's almost shocking that none of the news outlets in Portugal have reported this as of this morning. just lots of bickering about the new administration and the close encounter with a drone. As beautiful as this livery is I have to question the decision to fly this plane to Brazil and Africa. This...

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by continental004
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chances of intercontinental service for BIO?
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Chances of intercontinental service for BIO?

I just finished a trip to the Basque Country - Bilbao, Pamplona for the San Fermin festival, San Sebastián, and Biarritz across the border in France. The scenery was gorgeous, the cities were cool and the food was divine! In San Sebastián I was surprised to see so many Anglophone visitors, especiall...

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by continental004
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 15113

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

What is the draw to Austin, TX which merits service to both LHR and LGW? I bet that Norwegian is trying to draw in college students and the large amount of budget conscious young white people that like to travel. And why do they have to be white? Plenty of young POC from the United States are budge...

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by continental004
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air launches ICN-BCN flights APR 17
Replies: 32
Views: 5358

Re: Korean Air launches ICN-BCN flights APR 17

thekorean wrote:
Shouldn't they get their MAD flight to daily first? Seems counter productive to launch second Spanish destination when MAD can't support daily flight,


Very different market types. MAD is more business, BCN is more pleasure.

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by continental004
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian ends summer flights to Las Vegas
Replies: 47
Views: 8085

Re: Norwegian ends summer flights to Las Vegas

The average household income in LAS is not that high. The Las Vegas metro area got hit hard by the recession.

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by continental004
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US Legacy Carrier Nonstop Service to Manila?
Replies: 29
Views: 4666

Re: Why no American Legacy Carrier Service to Manila?

MNL is too low-yiedling. PR and the other Asian airlines do the job well. Filipinos are a price-sensitive market.

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by continental004
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct USA flights to and from Budapest?
Replies: 34
Views: 8143

Re: No direct USA flights to and from Budapest?

Budapest is a backpacker's paradise, not a business destination.

That is all.

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by continental004
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 45580

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

airbazar wrote:
The new TP is not interested in the Portuguese Communities.


Then explain the addition of BOS and JFK. Close proximity to two of the largest Portuguese-speaking communities in the nation.

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by continental004
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta Air Lines fly Atlanta-Stuttgart?
Replies: 58
Views: 10307

Re: Why does Delta Air Lines fly Atlanta-Stuttgart?

ipodguy7 wrote:
Further, Porsche has its NA HQ right outside of Atlanta, that must drive quite a few J seats.


I see what you did there...

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by continental004
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017
Replies: 229
Views: 45580

Re: TAP to launch 11 new routes in 2017

I'm hoping for SFO as the wild card choice. Big VFR market in the Bay Area and Central Valley, Star hub, and rapid growth in flights to Europe

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by continental004
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Canada-Scandinavia market- will it ever get bigger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2687

Re: The Canada-Scandinavia market- will it ever get bigger?

What about Norwegian to Canada? Surprised no one has mentioned them; they would be the ones to fly Scandinavia-Canada.

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by continental004
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to launch ORD-ICN
Replies: 30
Views: 5092

Re: American Airlines to launch ORD-ICN

To be honest I'd have thought they would have done LAX-ICN first I would've too.... hence being rather curious at to the source of this claim. I'm surprised too, but I'm not at the same time. LAX-ICN is very competitive with multiple daily A380s. KE and OZ have an iron grip on the market, TG just e...

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by continental004
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Barcelona (BCN) have so much low cost traffic?
Replies: 30
Views: 6132

Re: Why does Barcelona (BCN) have so much low cost traffic?

Barcelona is an extremely popular tourist destination and lacks business traffic = low cost heaven. Don't know the answer but I can guesstemate. Barcelona is a beautiful city with a lot of tourism, so that might be why. Barcelona is also rich and has a good economy, young people, Barcelona is the S...

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by continental004
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789
Replies: 52
Views: 8669

Re: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789

PER-LHR should be on the agenda before SYD-CDG (already fragmented as it is) and MEL-FCO (same, plus older VFR traffic will be dying off).

The VFR O&D traffic for PER-UK is already very much there, and PER can absorb connecting passengers from the rest of Australia.

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by continental004
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789
Replies: 52
Views: 8669

Re: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789

I would be surprised if either Paris or Rome are non-stop, in particular if Rome is non-stop. Wouldn't Perth non stop to London be a bigger priority? It is less mileage than Sydney to New York City. Why in the world would anyone in AU want to transit at Perth Why not? It makes pure geographic sense...

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by continental004
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6371

Re: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017

Wow...what a surprise. What sort of feed does AY expect?

And why not LAX?

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by continental004
Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absence of US-Canary Islands
Replies: 50
Views: 6136

Re: Absence of US-Canary Islands

The Canaries are to Europeans as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii are to Americans. A beach resort and playground. There's your answer. Americans don't need to fly across the ocean for R&R.

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by continental004
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does SAS compete with Norweigan Air International?
Replies: 6
Views: 2748

Re: How does SAS compete with Norweigan Air International?

IMO Norwegian spurred SAS's intercontinental expansion. Just a few years ago SAS's intercontinental network, especially outside of CPH, was very limited. The Scandinavian market, for its size, is a huge travel market and SAS needed to expand to compete.

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by continental004
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airberlin announces DUS-MCO and TXL-SFO; will boost US flights
Replies: 48
Views: 6255

Re: Airberlin announces DUS-MCO and TXL-SFO; will boost US flights

TXL-LAX failed with a larger O&D market and a OW at both ends; how will TXL-SFO be any different?

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by continental004
Mon May 30, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Announces Seattle
Replies: 50
Views: 18751

RE: Virgin Atlantic Announces Seattle

At least <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> is a much better fit for <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>'s brand than <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal ...

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by continental004
Sat May 07, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Stops Flights To Angola, From 01 June 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 7343

RE: Iberia Stops Flights To Angola, From 01 June 2016

IB is really scaling back from Africa - dropping <acronym title="Accra - Kotoka International (ACC / DGAA), Ghana">ACC</acronym>, <acronym title="Lagos - Murtala Muhammed (Ikeja) (LOS / DNMM), Nigeria">LOS</acronym> and now <acronym title="Luanda - 4 de Fevereiro (Belas) (LAD / FNLU), Angola">LAD</a...

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by continental004
Wed May 04, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th
Replies: 24
Views: 8670

RE: Aer Lingus Returns To LAX May 4th

The 15:00 departure time seems awfully late - will this be the last flight of the day from Europe into <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> (although I think the <acronym title="Norwegian Air Shuttle AND Air Djibouti">DY</acronym> flights and the ...

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by continental004
Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rayani Air Suspends Operations.
Replies: 32
Views: 8365

RE: Rayani Air Suspends Operations.

I'm still waking up (currently in Europe) and I briefly read the airline as "Ryanair"   

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by continental004
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Base 84: Prague With 2 Aircraft, 5 Routes
Replies: 30
Views: 6227

RE: Ryanair Base 84: Prague With 2 Aircraft, 5 Routes

Great news for the young backpacker set, for whom <acronym title="Prague - Vaclav Havel (Ruzyne) (PRG / LKPR), Czech Republic">PRG</acronym> is a top destination! Hopefully <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> will start <acronym title="Prague - Vaclav Havel (Ruzyne) (PRG / LKPR), Czech R...

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by continental004
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United From Shreveport To Hahn?
Replies: 23
Views: 4965

RE: United From Shreveport To Hahn?

Nonsense...it's UA copying FR's business model!   

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by continental004
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Reveal 3 Weekly MAN-SFO, 2 Wkly MAN-BOS
Replies: 23
Views: 10512

RE: VS Reveal 3 Weekly MAN-SFO, 2 Wkly MAN-BOS

Interesting how <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> chose <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / ...

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by continental004
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa Receives First 787
Replies: 34
Views: 12293

RE: Air Europa Receives First 787

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Boeing744" class="quote" target="_blank">Boeing744</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i> Quoting TC957 (Reply 13): Any short-h...

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by continental004
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia To LAX? - A340?
Replies: 11
Views: 7707

RE: Iberia To LAX? - A340?

I flew LAX-MAD this past September. It was listed as a 345 but the equipment was a 346.

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by continental004
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways May Start AKL And SCL
Replies: 69
Views: 16776

Qatar Airways May Start AKL And SCL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/behramjee" class="quote" target="_blank">behramjee</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>New nonstop flights to <acronym t...

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by continental004
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Considers IKA Service
Replies: 31
Views: 6762

RE: BA Considers IKA Service

I see a large feed from LAX for this flight.

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by continental004
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Launches MAD-NRT And MAD-PVG
Replies: 67
Views: 18122

RE: Iberia Launches MAD-NRT And MAD-PVG

As a new expat to <acronym title="Madrid - Adolfo Suarez / Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym>, I have been nothing short of ecstatic about all of <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym>'s and <acronym title="Madrid - Adolfo Suarez / Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym>'s growth. I...

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