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by MaksFly
Fri May 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10279

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

This happens everywhere. Why is anyone surprised?

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by MaksFly
Fri May 11, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15627

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Was just thinking codeshare as well.

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by MaksFly
Mon May 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11690

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

what is your definition of "go under?" Bankruptcy where shareholders get wiped out? Or The brand still flying without difference to underlying owners? It is fairly easy to answer the bankruptcy question as financials will control that. What no one has a clue about is whether "national...

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by MaksFly
Sun May 06, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18798

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

One market which is now well worth riding the rails is the Sapsan high speed train from Moscow to St Petersburg. The trip is now either 3:35 or 3:45

While the flight is only less than an hour, the issue is getting to the airports that require travel by car or train anyway.

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by MaksFly
Tue May 01, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6 SSJ-100 for Severstal Airlines
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: 6 SSJ-100 for Severstal Airlines

This one came from ILF company as part of an older order... It is nice however to see more SSJs flying.

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by MaksFly
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11483

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying. More real quality from Russia. Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s. It's not the majority. It's 4 out of 22 to keep 1...

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by MaksFly
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11483

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying. More real quality from Russia. Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s. It's not the majority. It's 4 out of 22 to keep 1...

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by MaksFly
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11483

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying. More real quality from Russia. Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s. Considering the majority of components are Wester...

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5015

Re: Big cities without any airport

1337Delta764 wrote:
DTW isn't in Detroit city limits. DFW is neither in Dallas nor Fort Worth city limits. Also, only a small portion of ATL is in Atlanta city limits.


But we can say however that Dallas Love Field is in Dallas and DFW is in Fort Worth if I am not mistaken?

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by MaksFly
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 4232

Re: Why don't low-cost airlines fly to ski airports in the US?

I don't see why infrequent flights from larger airports to HDN, MTJ, JAC, etc. wouldn't work out, given the abysmal fares that the legacies are charging on these types of routes. The people going to HDN, MTJ, and JAC to stay at ski resorts are either premium travellers who expect and will pay for f...

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by MaksFly
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?
Replies: 36
Views: 4627

Re: Why is AKL-JFK/EWR/ATL not a thing?

How long would that flight even be?
I think too long to want to be stuck on a sardine can.

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by MaksFly
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 299
Views: 42797

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Why not?

Norwegian is overextended and the writing is on the wall. Only natural they would be shopped.

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by MaksFly
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 299
Views: 34161

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Spirits market cap sinking towards 2 billion, I wonder if anyone will make a play for the airline. You’d think it’s now or never. It is actually not just spirit but rather the entire sector. Is it possible someone makes a bid? Perhaps. The money is still there but it is a quickly shrinking proposit...

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by MaksFly
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 299
Views: 34161

Re: What's next for Spirit?

$285 million for the 14 birds, about $20 million a piece. Not bad, right?

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by MaksFly
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United sells SCL-SYD tickets for USD182
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: United sells SCL-SYD tickets for USD182

Anyone who bought a ticket at this fare or any TA that sold them knew in their heart of hearts that this was a glitch in the system. There is no way trip 2/3 around the world can be had for that amount. They took a gamble and lost. BTW, the topic is being discussed here: http://www.airliners.net/fo...

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by MaksFly
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8395

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

Yeah, those rankings, seriously.

LOL, Detroit at #88 and behind JFK? REALLY? Detroit is a fantastic airport to go through.
SVO deserves to be far higher up too.

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by MaksFly
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: HX to start Moscow
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Re: Rumor: HX to start Moscow

ahj2000 wrote:
YLWbased wrote:
HX2019 HKG1510 - 2010VKO 333 ****5*7
HX2019 HKG1615 - 2125VKO 333 *2*****

HX2018 VKO0035 - 1515HKG 333 1*3**6*

YLWbased

Huh. Vnukovo is an interesting choice.


VKO has been doing a big push to get new airlines...

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by MaksFly
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7189

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

DL has nothing that is equal to NK's 28" pitch, AA's A319's are close but DL hasn't "sunk" anywhere near NK. I just got stuck in one of the rows near the back of a DL 739 and was dreading it a little for ATL-SEA (I'm 6'4") and it wasn't that bad. The MD-80's and 717's are very c...

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA accused of wasting investor money
Replies: 48
Views: 7189

Re: AA accused of wasting investor money

I think Delta has demonstrated that passengers don't really care that much about the actual age of the plane as long as the service is reliable and the aircraft doesn't look & feel old on the inside. In recent years, DL has done a pretty good job of keeping up and refreshing aircraft interiors;...

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit pax on DTW-MCO successfully resuscitate unconscious pax
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: Spirit pax on DTW-MCO successfully resuscitate unconscious pax

santi319 wrote:
Oh my the days where B6 and UA get all the negative press and NK gets all the positive ones are here...... the end must be near


To be honest, United has been breaking guitars, killing dogs and beating passengers for a while... =)

But yes... Spirit and Good coverage? Amazing. lol.

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: "Soyuz-2.1 a" successfully launched from the new cosmodrome "East"
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

Re: "Soyuz-2.1 a" successfully launched from the new cosmodrome "East"

flyingturtle wrote:
Wow, that dirty exhaust plumes!

What sort of diesel are the Russian rockets running on?


David


I really hope that was sarcasm and you were trolling.

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by MaksFly
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit pax on DTW-MCO successfully resuscitate unconscious pax
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: Spirit pax on DTW-MCO successfully resuscitate unconscious pax

Awesome story and nice to hear someone being brought back to life vs UA killed a dog. =)

I am sure the pax feels very lucky there were 2 nurses and an EMT on board. Awesome example and reason for having a AED on board.

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by MaksFly
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 11455

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4_f3T8AzJo
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Thanks to the thread found the movie made about the lost Cessna. REALLY well done... watch on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4_f3T8AzJo

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by MaksFly
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 35
Views: 53709

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

Humn, on a serious note now that I am looking at it...

Does it even look like the nose hit the ground?

Or is the plane resting on the engines which took the biggest hit?

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by MaksFly
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 7855

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

ERJ and CRJ, in the 135/145 and 200 variety are one of the only planes I can fall asleep on, lol, especially if there is some decent turbulence. The older interiors have far better padding on the seats and are more comfortable and you cannot beat how quickly the plane loads and unloads. Only downsid...

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by MaksFly
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20610

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

lol, Delta is really controlling their social media folks... first the NRA cold shoulder and then snuffing your olympic champions. Both free mins of fame they fumble badly. Folks don't realize how big of a deal it is for USA to win the Curling gold medal.... really big upset too... As bad as Team US...

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by MaksFly
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14115

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

Contrary to earlier reports, the aircraft does not appear to be found yet. Given the total lack of information, and thus the possibility of survivors, I hope the search and RESCUE efforts are intensified. Trying to avoid politics here, but I would hope modern ELTs were not on any embargo or sanctio...

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by MaksFly
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays
Replies: 45
Views: 7670

Re: Iran Takes Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

Would be awesome to see them take a bunch of SSJ's and then have some brand spanking new MC21s.

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by MaksFly
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8411

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

As others have mentioned... Ukraine International already converted to 2-4-2.

Mom flew on it and quickly noticed and discussed how uncomfortable it was... and she is completely oblivious to aviation.

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by MaksFly
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18193

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

Wow, 4 new routes for TTN. The one I am most excited about is TTN-JAX. Certainly beats the convenience vs going EWR/PHL to MCO, etc. Wonder what routes were killed from TTN. Perfect for us who live in the Princeton area and commute to North East Florida.... while not UST... certainly beats heading t...

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by MaksFly
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.
Replies: 84
Views: 8095

Re: Feasibility of airlines operating into 2 airports in same metro area.

Besides the ones named above such as NYC, I always look between both DFW/DAL and HOuston hobby and IAH when I fly to those areas. Delta serves both in both cities.

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by MaksFly
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31
Replies: 13
Views: 2186

Re: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31

Such a stupid comment about the pizza. Like saying Americans have not tried sushi.

Am surprised it was ACY and not EWR or PHL, even JFK which has SU presence.

I suppose at first it was really supposed to be a fuel stop before discovering a leak.

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by MaksFly
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20639

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

https://www.flightradar24.com/WOW161/1049f220

6,765 km = 3.652 nm


And looks like it was diverted to Edmonton? lol.
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AirbusOnly wrote:
WOW Air is currently departing for the next "record flight" with their A 321neo TF-SKY: KEF-SFO nonstop!!

https://www.flightradar24.com/WOW161/1049f220

6,765 km = 3.652 nm


And looks like it was diverted to Edmonton? lol.

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by MaksFly
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11318

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

Jax is a big growing area and already the largest city in Florida population wise at nearly a million people. Beyond Jax, keep in mind you have some wealth in parts of Jax, St. Augustine, Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Ponte Vedra and the catchment area would be as far south as Palm Coast/Ormond B...

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by MaksFly
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20639

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Impressive for the A321 but no way in hell would I want to be on a narrow body for that long if I have neighbors sitting next to me. Sorry that is an absurd comment, the seats on an A321 are visibly wider than a 10-abreast 777 or 9-abreast 787, and the same as a 747, A330/340 or A380. The only diff...

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by MaksFly
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20639

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Impressive for the A321 but no way in hell would I want to be on a narrow body for that long if I have neighbors sitting next to me.

767 like 2-3-2 is the perfect way of hopping the atlantic if in economy especially with a spouse sitting on the 2 side.

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by MaksFly
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10356

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

wow.... the video sure lived up to the hype of the title.

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by MaksFly
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 7820

Re: New Uniforms for AS

Eh, nothing special, dull.

Vx uniforms at least had some style... In either case, these are neither here or there.

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by MaksFly
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 102
Views: 28597

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Wow, some idiocy here. As a financial professional involved on the investment side, I would urge folks to look at the $$$ before anything else. Very often companies will blame something else or someone else for their $$$ issues. The SSJ's being grounded may be much more related to Interjet having $$...

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by MaksFly
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-96 RA-96009 moves again
Replies: 25
Views: 6697

Re: Il-96 RA-96009 moves again

If I am not mistaken, didn't IL announce they would be looking at restarting/updating the IL-96 program? If this one is airworthy as it obviously is, can be used as another test bed.

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by MaksFly
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9376

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

As to why not Mexico City, I think it really has to do with a bigger focus on Russians traveling to Domican Republic instead, if they fly out this far west.

I do believe there may be more business travel in the future as the BRICS now are working more closely with Mexico.

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by MaksFly
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 29435

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

Could Aeromexico take delivery from Bombardier, but DL buys the aircraft off of them? Shady yes, but perfectly legal. This is essentially a "sale-leaseback".... Delta sells their plane rights to AM, and then AM leases them back to Delta. Depending on how the trade penalty is structured, t...

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by MaksFly
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19702

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

Just to add to the NYC/TLV market... Yes, EWR is fairly safe and distinct for those traveling from NJ. From NYC, for the cost concious folks, besides the direct flights you also have a number of cheap one stops. If you fly JFK/SVO on Aeroflot or JFK/KBP on Ukraine International, a good amount of tra...

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by MaksFly
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 expands TTN destinations to West Coast
Replies: 23
Views: 4284

Re: F9 expands TTN destinations to West Coast

The article says that passengers don't have to deplane. As far as parking goes, I wished it would have been cheaper but if any needed improvements were to be done it needed to charge. $8 isn't bad your not going to find anything much cheaper at EWR and PHL. PS $8 includes all taxes and Fees I would...

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by MaksFly
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 expands TTN destinations to West Coast
Replies: 23
Views: 4284

Re: F9 expands TTN destinations to West Coast

I can see a few of those... up you still have to get off the plane and are still wasting time you saved by flying out of TTN in the first place. I flew them to Florida once, but now that parking at TTN is not free, I just go back to EWR or PHL, get my skymiles and can visit the lounge. Would take F9...

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by MaksFly
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Jets as Accomodations
Replies: 14
Views: 5290

Re: Private Jets as Accomodations

Problem would be, when said star would like to go for a late night out they can't simply leave their hotel room but need to contact the FBO, they most likely would call a bus to pick you up a the plane and to the FBO Terminal. Coming back it's all this plus security screening ... if you don't mind ...

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by MaksFly
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9376

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

Would love EWR. There was talk of it earlier... much needed.... driving out to JFK too much.

They had atl svo before, not sure how well it would do. NYC, Miami and LAX covers the major Russian areas.

Maybe Boston or moving a flight to Phil

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by MaksFly
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22763

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

Such a "Delta" thing to do. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Good for United to picking up solid used aircraft for what is likely to be really good price.

Don't they have a bunch of 737's on order though?

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