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by geoshina
Wed May 23, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 6137

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

santos wrote:
DT also operates LAD-LIS up to 13/14 Weekly and OPO 3/4 weekly during high season B77W/B772
TP operates LIS-LAD up to 13/14 weekly during high season too B77W


I would love to see the TAP livery in a B77W. :)
TP operates an A340 to LAD :)

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by geoshina
Wed May 16, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 3120

Re: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

LIS will definitely be next. I won DUB would be so low yielding... and given that they funnel traffic to DUB at LHR with OW partner BA... Latam funnels Dublin traffic via Frankfurt not LHR and they’re very uncompetitive . KLM pretty much owns DUB>Brazil for price and timings.American Airlines offer...

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by geoshina
Tue May 15, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 3120

Re: Possible new routes of LATAM Brazil in Europe

I think BOS-YYZ would be another failed attempt.

If I am not mistaken, JJ is also expecting to have 3 more weekly flights to FRA, but they are still waiting for the the slots they want.
Other than that, I think Portugal would be the next destination for JJ.

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by geoshina
Mon May 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet mismanagement
Replies: 23
Views: 3958

Re: LATAM fleet mismanagement

JJ flights will continue to/from USA.

If I am not mistaken, the 77W and 767 will be retrofitted with new seats.

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by geoshina
Mon May 14, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM fleet mismanagement
Replies: 23
Views: 3958

Re: LATAM fleet mismanagement

Oksman You are right, JJ have always operated the JNB-GRU route with the 767 and it really takes this northern route which adds 2 hours flying time. In a way the 767 has enabled JJ to open some routes such as FCO, BOS, seasonal LAS, BCN and JNB. It's also the smallest widebody in JJ fleet. I think t...

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by geoshina
Thu May 10, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 247
Views: 59417

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Hopefully this portuguese beauty will soon make its way to GRU :)

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by geoshina
Wed May 09, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 17
Views: 6024

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

If I am not mistaken the first row of seats have headrests, more legroom and usb + powerport.
These first row seats are better than the ones currently at LH / LX / BA / IB / AF / AZ

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by geoshina
Tue May 08, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 17
Views: 6024

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

TAP received the A320 without the interior fittings.
I think they are installing it at TAP ME @ LIS.

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by geoshina
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada resumes non stop flights between Canada and Argentina
Replies: 8
Views: 2132

Re: Air Canada resumes non stop flights between Canada and Argentina

If I am not mistaken, I took a college trip to Buenos Aires in 1999 with Canadian, from GRU to EZE.

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by geoshina
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16059

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

When will see a LATAM 77W painted in the new livery? Is the plan still to get rid of the 77W in favor of a 787/350 fleet majority? They were supposed to, but not anymore. Change of plans. The 77W will still be part of Latam. This year these birds will have a retrofit, with focus in changing the int...

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by geoshina
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 83
Views: 11093

Re: New Lisbon Airport

I guess it depends on the time that you arrive at LIS. If you arrive early in the morning when most of the TP widebodies arrive from Brazil and Africa than you are in for a treat, lol. I had this experience twice last year (GRU-LIS and GIG-LIS) and it was terrible. I had to wait a lot to pass passpo...

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by geoshina
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 83
Views: 11093

Re: New Lisbon Airport

I flew to LIS from PHL in 2009 with my family and it took us nearly three hours to get through passport control -- I've never experienced anything like that before. We resolved after that that if we were going somewhere on the Iberian Peninsula to only fly into MAD. Have you every experienced fly t...

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by geoshina
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5537

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Azul could join Star Alliance if Avianca Brazil wasn't a member already. How about Azul in SkyTeam? Azul is part of the David Neeleman + HNA acquisitions which also includes TAP and Aigle Azur. Right now AD has a solid partnership with United. Plus with TAP it really makes you think that Azul is bo...

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by geoshina
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5537

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

Azul could join Star Alliance if Avianca Brazil wasn't a member already.

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by geoshina
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA is revisiting some of the fundamentals of Latin America
Replies: 37
Views: 7891

Re: AA is revisiting some of the fundamentals of Latin America

Nowadays JJ has 2 daily flights to MIA, from GRU. One with 77W and another with a A359.

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by geoshina
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA is revisiting some of the fundamentals of Latin America
Replies: 37
Views: 7891

Re: AA is revisiting some of the fundamentals of Latin America

Avianca Brasil (O6) has added a second daily flight to MIA, from GRU: O68510 GRU 09:55 MIA 15:25 O68511 MIA 07:00 GRU 18:30 O68512 GRU 23:59 MIA 05:35 O68513 MIA 16:55 GRU 04:30 Operated by A330, effective November 30th And Latam will change it's aircraft from A350 to 777-300ER effective June 30th.

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by geoshina
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 9842

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

This may be a way for them to stop the flow of people fleeing the country. Maduro and the revolution in general actually want as much of the higher/middle class out of Venezuela as possible. Then they can do as they wish, not that anything is stopping them lately - never seen such a pathetic opposi...

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by geoshina
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to begin seasonal service to LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 6483

Re: LATAM to begin seasonal service to LAS

Well, it looks like the seasonal JJ flight from GRU to LAS will return in December. At first they announced that they would fly from June 2nd until September 30th, 2018. Now they will also fly from December 15th to February 29th, 2019. 3x/weekly. Tickets are already for sale and the operating aircra...

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by geoshina
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 231
Views: 30677

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

This month I'll take the Eva Air SFO to TPE in Business Class. I was looking at the lounge options in SFO, specifically the Star Alliance ones when I've noticed that it will be more than one year since the renovations at the "International United Club"have began. :O What are they up tp? A ...

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by geoshina
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 173
Views: 29111

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Last week I spend 3 days in South Africa, flying JJ/SA. The first leg, GRU-JNB was with JJ and their 767, taking around 10:30 hours because of the route. The return flight was with SAA and their A330. They were both enjoyable experiences.

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by geoshina
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 24558

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

I keep thinking if this is also because of the imminent JV between AA and JJ. Maybe the AA/QF has taught them something? The JV between JJ/IAG have some conditions like keeping the same number of seat per year for 10 years, giving one LHR slot and creating another Brazil - Europe flight in other sta...

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by geoshina
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 21
Views: 6785

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

I wonder if this also happens because of the seat configuration? I mean, the A350 has 3-3-3, right?
Azul also have it. It's called Skysofa and is equipped in their A330, where the config is 2-4-2. So it is more spacious and probably better suited for a family.
I dunno if it's successful or not.

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by geoshina
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34787

Re: Berlin Brandenburg more expensive and to open in 2020

FlyingJhawk wrote:
Maybe it's time to start a "Things That Will Be Accomplished Before BER Opens" thread.


I have a good one!
The metro line that would connect GRU airport to downtown São Paulo was supposed to be ready at the 2014 World Cup, lol.
It will be completed this year, L O L.

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by geoshina
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New TAP safety video - different
Replies: 13
Views: 1448

Re: New TAP safety video - different

Portugal takes you by all the "pormenores" they offer.
Such a great country and great people.
This safety video is really a nice way to show a little bit that it has to offer.

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by geoshina
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8586

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

This Brazil - Asia has been discussed a long time. Currently the ME3 + TK and ET have been the ones carrying the bulk of people from these two continents. They don't require visa or at least transit visa and they offer cheaper prices. I think AC could try it. But I doubt if it will succeed in this r...

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by geoshina
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM change of equipment @ EZE
Replies: 13
Views: 2353

Re: AM change of equipment @ EZE

Perdoname dcajet, but since Jan 16th the GRU-MEX rotation is being done with a 789. :)

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by geoshina
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 8935

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

Well.. I just bought a r/t, GRU-SCL with EK. The seat map shows 2-3-2 in Business Class.

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by geoshina
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18
Replies: 50
Views: 8935

Re: Emirates Announces Santiago, Chile from 05JUL18

I think this 772 will have the same new J seats, but in a 2-2-2 config.

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by geoshina
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Central America on the new IB (and CM)
Replies: 13
Views: 7768

Re: To Central America on the new IB (and CM)

Great FR, Lukas :)
Quite entertaining indeed!
Last November I did GRU-PTY-JFK and I have to say that even though I was in C, it was not a very comfortable journey.

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by geoshina
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina
Replies: 25
Views: 3766

Re: Norwegian has been granted operating license in Argentina

I think that south America is a partly corrupted market where latam and other actors with support of polititians has kept prices high until recent. I read the situation that Argentina has given up it's fight when latam was created an Norwegian might have the force changing the aviation industry in ...

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by geoshina
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 42
Views: 10357

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

dcajet wrote:
trex8 wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:

As for the A333s, are they 238t frames?

GE operated them at 233K. Only used regional routes.


And that should be plenty, even factoring in BOG's height. These planes will be used in medium haul routes - with BOG-EZE being the longest one.



Isn't EZE all 787 with AV?

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by geoshina
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.
Replies: 21
Views: 2133

Re: El Al looking at TLV-EZE flights in 2018.

Will this flight still have a chance with LA adding a SCL-GRU-TLV with a 789?

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by geoshina
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 42
Views: 10357

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

I know they fly the 787-8 within the Americas from Bogotá to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, Lima, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. Also to some domestic destinations. So I suppose the A333 will operate those routes to free some 787 to increase Madrid and start Munich. I´ve heard th...

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by geoshina
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11316

Re: Emirates will start SCL

SQ flew SIN-BCN-GIG 3x weekly but suspended it in 2016 because of weak sales. I guess if the traffic is there they could restart it again, but where would the stop be? BCN again....or? I guess JJ entering the route (and kinda having success at it) with their 767 was also important for SQ to leave. ...

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by geoshina
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7913

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

scbriml wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
777 is noisy - period.


In my experience it's easily the noisiest of all the widebody types. Second would be flying in the nose section of a 747.


I totally agree with you.

And you even get to notice this more if you connect to an B787 or an A350 afterwards.

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by geoshina
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to begin seasonal service to LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 6483

Re: LATAM to begin seasonal service to LAS

Now... would this work: Considering the Japanese ancestry population of southern Brazil is close to one million individuals, and considering that a GRU-Tokyo flight would always have to have a stop somewhere, what would be the chances of LATAM using LAS as a stopover to Tokyo? Would this be feasibl...

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by geoshina
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Air Portugal to fly Porto to LCY, Milan, Ponta Delgada, Increases Brazil and Toronto flights
Replies: 11
Views: 2511

Re: TAP Air Portugal to fly Porto to LCY, Milan, Ponta Delgada, Increases Brazil and Toronto flights

TAP is probably getting ready to the upcoming competition in the S. America-Europe route as Latam will start flying to Lisbon next year.

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by geoshina
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil-US Open Skies 1 step forward
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Brazil-US Open Skies 1 step forward

Here is a post about it on Reuters: Brazil lower house approves Open Skies deal with U.S. https://www.reuters.com/article/brazil-aviation-usa/brazil-lower-house-approves-open-skies-deal-with-u-s-idUSS0N1M0044 If I am not mistaken, with the Open Skies approved, the AA/JJ JV will happen.

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by geoshina
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to begin seasonal service to LAS
Replies: 59
Views: 6483

Re: LATAM to begin seasonal service to LAS

I wonder which flight(s) will take the major hit in these two months of JJ operating the route. Probably AA's GRU-LAX and GRU-DFW?

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by geoshina
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 6522

Re: ICN terminal 2 to open 18th of January 2018

Looking post-modern (see: more and more Chinese airports) does not a pleasant experience make. ICN is a vastly overrated hub. The security area is tight, smoke from the smoking "lounges" regularly seeps out, seating is scarce, and post-security food options are a let-down-- while on my wa...

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by geoshina
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12317

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

AA is being faster in renovating their lounges and planes. That's for sure.
Even the implementation of the PY looks likes is going at a rapid pace.

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by geoshina
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.
Replies: 33
Views: 7139

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas cancels BCN effective Feb 1st.

I hope eventually the circumstances that will enable LATAM to be what it should be at EZE come together: Argentinian economy recovers, Argentinian market de-regulates, LATAM head office in Santiago realizes Buenos Aires is the second largest economic center in South America. In a scenario of normal...

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by geoshina
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 38
Views: 14458

Re: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson

JC fits EK First Class just like he fits in a Bugatti Veyron or a Bentley or any other posh car around. It's entertaining guys. And we like it :)

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by geoshina
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 38
Views: 6830

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

Governments may come and go but the rules to play in Brazil tend to stay the same. TAM was never a government owned airline. There are still a lot of influential people in Brazil who had ties to Varig. TAP themselves are still government owned and Fernando Pinto, who is now in charge of TAP was Var...

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by geoshina
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP
Replies: 38
Views: 6830

Re: JetBlue/AZUL/TAP

A few weeks back, there was an article published in ch-aviation that indicated a possible JV between TAP, Azul, Hainan and United Airlines. I don't see how United comes into this picture given their long standing JV with the Lufthansa group. A TATL JV between TAP/Azul/United and potentially B6 woul...

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by geoshina
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 23581

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

I see all these number and then I realize that the state of São Paulo (not the city) have at least 400.000 people with Japanese background. Quite impressive and different from the US. If only the Brazilian government were not corrupt (I like to dream people), I could imagine quite a stronger economi...

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by geoshina
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 25049

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Um, yeah.... I’ll just move along now. Jesus take the wheel, what did I just read here? You read what you should have listened: tango. It is full of drama and sometimes may ends in a disaster :) There are so many ways to look at this history. I dunno if we will ever know it. If I was her I would tr...

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by geoshina
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service
Replies: 21
Views: 4200

Re: LATAM increases GRU-LHR service

I don't think British Airways is a premium airline at all. Right now they should change their name to "Flying" as it is getting more similar to "Vueling" than to Iberia. The good thing about JJ in LHR is the pre-departure @T3. Why? Now they can use the Cathay Pacific lounge which...

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