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by berari
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4400

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Couldn't agree more. ET has done very well on its LHR route in recent years, and their CEO has been quoted that he would like to see two daily flights into LHR. Surprisingly, some of those daytime flights out of ADD are booked solid. For a bunch of reasons the LHR-ADD flight is likely loaded with m...

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by berari
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to reveal new economy seat
Replies: 24
Views: 5023

Re: QR to reveal new economy seat

I love how he takes personal credit for it.

Hope they don't give us the same seats as United.

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by berari
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4400

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

ET's first challenge at LHR is to secure slots to allow them to operate daily ADD-LHR overnight year round. At the moment days 1,2 in summer and day 1 in winter are morning departures from ADD which can't be helping connections. Couldn't agree more. ET has done very well on its LHR route in recent ...

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by berari
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opening of Cairo's Second International Airport SPX
Replies: 22
Views: 3016

Re: Opening of Cairo's Second International Airport SPX

i don't understand the point of this airport . it's not really needed they should've just expanded CAI instead Given that Egypt tourism has suffered in the last several years.. it is odd they chose to open this. It may have suffered, but those pyramids and sphinx are not going anywhere. With region...

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by berari
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 256
Views: 28031

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Ethiopian Airlines flew to Stockholm and Oslo with Boeing 777-300ER today. Is there so much demand from Scandinavia to Ethiopia and vice versa? Over the last couple of weeks ET has sent a mix of 788/789/77L and now 77W to ARN/OSL. Doesnt seem to be any consistency with the equipment used. One thing...

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by berari
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD
Replies: 13
Views: 4828

Re: Lufthansa brings back PrivatAir operation

I flew FRA - JED back in 2016, Really surprised especially during this year Hajj season, they will reduce down to 737. Usually PAX from North America fly on ME3, TK, Egypt Air, Saudia, Royal Jordanian, and etc. Though some people still fly on BA and LH. Really surprised on market like JED, they wou...

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by berari
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 45
Views: 8504

Re: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

The article above is literally titled "Ethiopian wants Addis Ababa to be Africa’s Dubai" Not a horrible model for Africa. Why schlep all the way up to DXB when you can transfer in ADD? I do see some unique things ET could do that would be tough for ME3 to emulate: - Connecting Asia to var...

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by berari
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD
Replies: 13
Views: 4828

Re: Lufthansa brings back PrivatAir operation

I'm really surprised by this. Is Ethiopian going to fill the void with their daily FRA nonstop to/from ADD? Is LH suffering on this route? I'm under the impression that most passengers are O&D from ADD and the majority of people connecting in ADD will take ET's flight. Nevertheless, the 737 is ...

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by berari
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 45
Views: 8504

Re: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

How much demand does Ethiopia have anyway? I mean ET has been doing fantastically and I do love the underdog pulling through, but still. Also I think the -8 is more likely to be ordered since ET's 77W's are newer than their 77L's, and I doubt they have a need for the 779 in terms of capacity. Eithe...

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by berari
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 15764

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

Any more news? The Nigerian authorities are unhappy that Delta did not report the incident to them. http://www.woleshadare.net/aib-impounds-delta-aircraft-failure-report-fire-incident/ Pardon for ignorance, but as per the article, the Mayday was announced, and the airport was notified of the emerge...

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by berari
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4400

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

- IST: imminent, although Turkish law states that citizens of most African countries have to fly into Turkey on TK . I'd like to hear more about this as well. Just did my research, and what it seems is that it's one of the conditions to be granted eVisa/Visa on arrival into Turkey. Otherwise, as lo...

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by berari
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4400

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

What will be the next growth in Ethiopian Airlines routes this 2018 receive two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 5 Airbus A350XWB From your list: Likely: - IAH, - GIG: if EZE doesn't work out 7 days a week as tag on from GRU, then they may split the route 4/3. Note that EZE is supported by 5fth freedom ...

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by berari
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 15764

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

It looks like DL 9950 is the rescue flight. It appears that it is going DTW-ATL-LOS. I'm always interested in the crews, mechanics, and other staff that they arrange on short notice and dispatch for the recovery flight. Most airlines have a "go team" of engineers that are basically dispat...

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by berari
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 15764

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

He is referring to some prior press regarding Delta that was sensationalized saying Delta was using old, crappy planes because they didn't like Africa (basically). Let's not put words in my mouth. This is not what I meant. I'm referring to this very incident. The first tweet I came across this inci...

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by berari
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 15764

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... w#106bffb2

Can't wait to read the sensationalized news articles that will come out of Nigerian papers tomorrow.
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Eight minutes in the air: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... w#106bffb2

Can't wait to read the sensationalized news articles that will come out of Nigerian papers tomorrow.

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by berari
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo from Zaragoza to Mexico City
Replies: 12
Views: 1645

Cargo from Zaragoza to Mexico City

I can't help but notice how there's constant cargo traffic going from Zaragoza, Spain to Mexico City. What I find interesting is that Air France Cargo, Qatar Cargo and Ethiopian Cargo ply this route. What's flowing to MEX from Zaragoza? Ethiopian's routing which I find equally puzzling is Zaragoza -...

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by berari
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 6760

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Who still flies the 727 on regular scheduled flights?

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by berari
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8282

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

I'm fairly skeptical about this rumour, but it is possible. There is a huge amount of transferring traffic on AC from Brazil to Asia via YYZ. I'd imagine, if this rumour is true, that a flight through YVR would be geared to similar types of transfer traffic. The route via YYZ to China is somewhat l...

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by berari
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 45
Views: 8504

Re: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

First off the 767s will be gone in the next 3-5 years, they were supposed to be retired by this year but due to rapid expansion they decided to extend the life of those birds by a few years. The 77Ls are now 7 years old and will be probably kept for only another 10ish years. Finally the 77Ws are le...

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by berari
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X
Replies: 45
Views: 8504

Re: Rumor: Ethiopian Airlines to order 10-20 B777X

If the 77X and the A350-1000 are so close in terms of performance, then ET may swing either way, now that Airbus has made inroads into ET's fleet composition. If it goes Airbus, it can address a fleet commonality issue.

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by berari
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5609

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

You do not have to reclaim luggage for an international to USA connection in Toronto. The process is very convenient and saves valuable time for passengers. Please follow this link. https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/fly/at-the-airport/airport-information/toronto-pearson-international-airport...

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by berari
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5609

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

Don't think so, you would have to clear US customs in YYZ and that includes doing the luggage You do not have to reclaim luggage for an international to USA connection in Toronto. The process is very convenient and saves valuable time for passengers. Please follow this link. https://www.aircanada.c...

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by berari
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5609

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

According to this german aviation journalist who interviewed ET's CEO, they are also looking to go to Dulles nonstop. He mentions "taking less pax." Soon @flyethiopian will go @Dulles_Airport non-stop from ADD also westbound on #777 #787 cutting stop @DublinAirport taking less pax #avgeek ...

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by berari
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5668

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

Given the situation, and the fact that ATL was not her final destination, she should have been rerouted through another hub, not told to go home and come back 13 hours later. She ended up being rebooked by Delta on American to PHX, which was a suitable option in case a reroute wasn't available. But...

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by berari
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5668

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

Is that what you guys think of your most loyal customers? That is not a very good move in my opinion. If they sent a Gulfstream to shuttle every elite around whenever delays happen, they'd be out of business yesterday. The fact is, s*** happens. If a flight cannot fly safely, it should not and will...

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by berari
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5609

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

AF022 wrote:
I think the Egyptains are not going to boast about them having the only nonstop between Toronto and Africa.


True.

Does Egypt consider itself Middle East or Africa? :twisted:

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by berari
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5668

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

My wife's flight from RDU-ATL at 07:xx in the morning, boarded then deplaned. She is now scheduled to leave at 17:30, which is ridiculous for a Platinum. Her rescheduled flight from ATL-PHX at night is now delayed even further. oh, the horrors. hopefully Netflix picks up on this story. Context my p...

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by berari
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 5668

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

My wife's flight from RDU-ATL at 07:xx in the morning, boarded then deplaned. She is now scheduled to leave at 17:30, which is ridiculous for a Platinum. Her rescheduled flight from ATL-PHX at night is now delayed even further. The gall they have to make a Platinum wait until 1730. I can't believe ...

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by berari
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5609

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

That will save at least 2 hours compared to other options. Even more. Same day, with LH, bet travel time is 32h25 due to the 12-13 hours stop at FRA. I wonder whether ET will depart ADD later once they go non-stop westbound? Now they depart at 11PM and arrive at YYZ at 07:45AM. It depends. They may...

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by berari
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5609

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

It's worth noting that only those that have Electronic Travel Authorizations or are US/Canadian citizens would find this useful. If you're an African passport holder with a US visitor's visa or a green card, you would find it more convenient to fly directly into the US from ADD. Anyone with an ethn...

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by berari
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5609

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

There has been a lot of speculation regarding the A350-900's hot and high performance. Assuming this will be an A350 route I guess this will be the the much awaited proving route. I think it's going to remain a 787 operated flight. The typo "Being 787-900 XWB" in the press release, in my ...

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by berari
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 5609

Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

Ethiopian Airlines is dropping the Dublin stopover westbound on its flights to Toronto as of February 18. While the press release is out from its Canadian offices, schedules have yet to be updated. It won't be the first time it has operated nonstop to Toronto, I recall seeing them fly over Rome a fe...

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by berari
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10148

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

chicawgo wrote:
That is an old pic of Chicago! CGX made it in!


Yes! My first flightsim airport!

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by berari
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC
Replies: 17
Views: 4608

Brussels Airlines ordered to cut flights to DRC

Brussels Airlines and its predecessor Sabena have a long standing history serving the now DRC Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday told Brussels Airlines to reduce by nearly half the number of its weekly flights to Kinshasa, in a ramping up of tensions with its former colonial power Belgium. The m...

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by berari
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL
Replies: 70
Views: 7406

Re: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL

Previous govt.s were policies were not very helpful; with more liberal policies, traffic seems to have picked-up. Ethiopian Air is rapidly expanding India services. Ethiopian recently received allocation for an extra 7 frequencies per week (currently operates 14 to Mumbai, 14 to Delhi) under the sc...

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by berari
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10148

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

A news release is out to some outlets and I suspect that the following tidbit tells us that UA will be codesharing out of ORD. It's worth noting that UA does not place its code on ET service out of LAX nor EWR. Regarding the launch of the service, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airl...

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by berari
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC
Replies: 146
Views: 20662

Re: Lufthansa fires Brussels Airlines CEO & CFO since they didn't want to change SN into an LCC

It is a shame to see that Carsten Spohr wants to ruin Brussels Airlines in favour of his pet project Eurowings, during the past year Brussels Airlines was one of the strong growers within the LH Group and proved that their strategy works. Guess once both will be removed it will be the end of Brusse...

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by berari
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 8628

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

There is no reason for SAA to loose money on this route. A few years back, Nationwide Airlines operated it's only intercontinental service on this route with a 767. If it's so un-profitable, why would private airlines bother? Nationwide is no longer operating to LON, is it? Or is it even in busines...

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by berari
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 8628

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

Interesting note, almost all of SA's aircraft are leased according to planespotters:

A319: 7 leased / 0 owned
A320: 10 leased / 0 owned
A332: 6 leased / 0 owned
A333: 5 leased / 0 owned
A343: 1 leased / 6 owned
A346: 3 leased / 6 owned
B738: 6 leased / 0 owned
B733: 3 leased / 0 owned

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by berari
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 8628

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

It seems that they are just in the wrong alliance. They need to be in ONEWORLD for connectivity to Australia, UK, JFK, GRU, & HKG and a codeshare with Comair of South Africa. Star is definitely the wrong alliance for SAA, One World would help them out in all the English speaking markets they fl...

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by berari
Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333
Replies: 53
Views: 8628

Re: SAA only one daily JNB-LHR with new A333

South Africa's geographic position gives SAA a disadvantage. Its success is dependent on how well its country's economy is doing, and is dependent on the strength of O&D traffic. It does not have the advantage of being a hub beyond southern Africa. I don't know how much value SAA brings to Star ...

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by berari
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town
Replies: 17
Views: 1880

Re: Kenya Airways direct to Cape Town

CPT has seen a lot in terms of added capacity as of late. Ethiopian is sending the B77L/B788 daily nonstop currently, and will up-gauge to daily B77W in the coming months.

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by berari
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10148

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

They also want to make connections on UA domestic flights XXX-ORD-ADD available. An 0955 departure is already extremely early for an international flight, and many cities' first flight to ORD arrives after 0800. Plus any local Chicago pax who connect beyond ADD may choose to go via FRA rather than ...

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by berari
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10148

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

The two hour turnaround should be okay ... they today turnaround bigger aircraft like the A350 in one hour at JNB, ACC, and event the 77W at CPT. By comparison, LH turns around a B748 at JFK in two hours. Granted, ET's two hour turnaround at EWR has been abysmal. I think airports like ORD and EWR w...

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by berari
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10148

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

Congrats to ET and ORD!! A 2 hour turnaround at ORD may be challenging, but the times on both sides are very convenient. It's good that ET is trying all options: via DUB to IAD, YYZ and LAX and via West Africa (LFW, ABJ) to EWR. It shows that it is willing to partner with anyone and build feeds. In...

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by berari
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14418

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

This is the quote from the article that I found interesting: "We need to have a presence in the Middle East. We need to have a presence in India and other parts of Southeast Asia, which we have been run out," Bastian told CNBC. Nothing has changed. All that we have now is that QR will ope...

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by berari
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.
Replies: 55
Views: 5794

Re: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.

YVR-MEL will also be flown year round soon, as well. AC has been doing well with YVR expansion. FRA, CDG, ZRH, BNE, MEL, and DEL just to name a few. This B788 has been a big game changer for many airlines. These, especially the India routes, are all routes that AC couldn't make beforehand. UA has h...

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by berari
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...
Replies: 194
Views: 21971

Re: Irish 1/18: Bliain nua, Speireachtai nua ...

Interestingly the Chicago bound ET flight is set to carry pax between ADD and DUB. I expect this to be rectified in the coming weeks.

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by berari
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.
Replies: 55
Views: 5794

Re: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.

I noticed the flight times have changed to a very early morning arrival and departure. Would they be trying to take advantage of lower temperatures at that time of the morning for a departure as I imagine it gets very hot during the day and that may cause weight restrictions? What were the previous...

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by berari
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10148

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

With a little digging on their website, you'll be able to see it within their flight schedules but it's not bookable just yet. Although you can see fares for it on the days they operate (3/5/7) It's bookable on their website. I was able to lookup and select flights, and went through adding passenge...

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