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by berari
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.
Replies: 13
Views: 2743

Re: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.

Reminds me of Signature Vacations dot com. The cheap vacation package brand that's in Canada.

Also, why did they take him in a BMW from one spot in the building to another?

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by berari
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Africa Connectivity Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1893

Re: China—Africa Connectivity Thread

I think ET, the largest carrier in this market, will likely add Shenzhen and Chongqing in short term, and long term may venture into markets such a HGH, NKG, SHE. I think NBO-PEK is definitely a missing hole, but with the new Daxing Airport CZ may jump on this . Also, LOS-China is unserved and I se...

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by berari
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery
Replies: 19
Views: 4776

Re: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery

It distances them a bit from "We're technically United but want you to think Continental because people liked them better so we slapped United titles on their planes and called it a livery". Do people even remember Continental anymore? Times have changed, ship has sailed, even the United ...

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by berari
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery
Replies: 19
Views: 4776

Re: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery

Is it just me or does it make the aircraft and livery look friendlier? Like a smiling 737. It distances them a bit from "We're technically United but want you to think Continental because people liked them better so we slapped United titles on their planes and called it a livery". Do peop...

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by berari
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 20853

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Credit card companies that offer travel insurance, would they cover passengers in such situations for re-accommodation as a result of disruptions such as this?

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by berari
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery
Replies: 19
Views: 4776

Re: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery

Is it just me or does it make the aircraft and livery look friendlier? Like a smiling 737.

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by berari
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 8685

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

mxaxai wrote:
Apparently, the privacy on SQ's new suites on the A380 is considered insufficient by some passengers, especially when the doors are open.


Mindblowing.

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by berari
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 107
Views: 19335

Re: The future of Etihad

I seem to think that where Etihad is now is where Gulf Air was a few years ago.

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by berari
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 9966

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

Reminds me of Arik http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1590/25964047860_4b4ac71997.jpg That's it. I was scratching my head and bingo, that's what it is. Will Flair attempt any service to the US? Let's see if they will attempt to stay afloat where they are now. It's a tough ride. Font is horrible, livery...

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by berari
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 155
Views: 9891

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

binayak wrote:
I wanted to know which are the routes which are not served by airlines from India.
For a long time I wanted to know the international market potential of India and which routes are possible in near future.
Any suggestions are welcome.


Nice try Air India route planning department!

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by berari
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 103
Views: 22424

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

http://atwonline.com/site-files/atwonline.com/files/imagecache/large_img/uploads/2018/04/gulf-air-new-livery2.jpg What a sharp livery! The golden veil is off, the eagle is lighter and brighter. Chic. Classy. Sexy. http://atwonline.com/airframes/gulf-air-reveals-new-branding-prepares-first-787?NL=AT...

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by berari
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70642

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

KICT wrote:
Congrats to AA and Boeing.
The A330Neo is a bust. Airbus should cut their losses while ahead.


Is Boeing selling its aircraft at a loss to make sales?

:box: :praise: :stirthepot:

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by berari
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 556
Views: 70642

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's)

Here's the press release - American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL)today announced an order for 47 new Boeing 787 widebody aircraft consisting of 22 787-8s scheduled to begin arriving in 2020 and 25 787-9s scheduled to begin arriving in 2023. - As part of the strategy to simplify its fleet, American agreed wi...

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by berari
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit cards and travel perks at day of travel
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

Re: Credit cards and travel perks at day of travel

But to your final question: The airlines make huge bucks off the loyalty credit cards. The credit card issuers buy miles from the airlines which they use to reward their cardholders for spending with those cards, and the airlines also get a chunk of the annual fee charged. And this is what I am won...

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by berari
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit cards and travel perks at day of travel
Replies: 8
Views: 1116

Credit cards and travel perks at day of travel

Before you delete this, it's specific to airline travel. We all know that airlines give passengers perks that are associated with the credit card they use. For example, a certain United branded Chase credit card gives you free first back checkin on United flights. A certain American AAdvantage credi...

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by berari
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8969

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

Looks like they are going to give B6 a run for their money. https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2018-04-04-Alaska-Airlines-adds-new-nonstop-service-between-New-Yorks-JFK-Airport-and-San-Jose-California-and-third-daily-Seattle-flight Much ado about nothing. Why pick on the one airline that has the lowest...

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by berari
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7772

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

What is UA's policy on compensation that caps out at $10000? What are the steps? She was offered $2000 at some point, what are the particulars? I need to know, errr ... for my next UA flight.

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by berari
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to expand route, repatriate aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 3285

Re: Kenya Airways to expand route, repatriate aircraft

Kenya and South African? Two drunks leaning against the bar supporting each other to avoid falling over. I think they are careful about not saying things like strategic partners or working to buy stakes in each other. Well I’m sure they are taking back the 77W for a reason. What could the reason be...

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by berari
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to expand route, repatriate aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 3285

Kenya Airways to expand route, repatriate aircraft

Kenya Airways is looking to add as many as 20 routes in the coming 5 years. It is also looking to repatriate 5 aircraft that were leased out as part of its reorg plan. We know that it has 788s with Oman Air and 77Ws with Turkish. Kenya Airways will this year take back two Boeing Dreamliners and thre...

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by berari
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to go double daily LHR-JNB W18/19.
Replies: 33
Views: 5906

Re: VS to go double daily LHR-JNB W18/19.

Nail in coffin for SAA's success on this route?

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by berari
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto
Replies: 13
Views: 3596

Re: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto

I have always wondered why they don't consider doing DUB stops both ways and actually building a 5th freedom market. Thoughts? Saludos, Alex Canada's protectionist stance wouldn't allow it even if they wanted to. Regardless, they seem to do alright without it, and adding DUB both ways would affect ...

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by berari
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2545

Re: Boeing 737-800 BCF Conversion/Delivery Thread 2018

AEI is scheduled to deliver a B738 to Ethiopian in June of this year, with the second example in January 2019, on lease from GECAS. I imagine these will replace their 757PFs. Where is AEI doing the conversion work? The AEI converted freighter accommodates eleven full height containers plus one AEP/A...

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by berari
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto
Replies: 13
Views: 3596

Re: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto

EvanWSFO wrote:
FabienA380 wrote:
Their current ET503 isn't flying straight YYZ-ADD??......


YYZ-ADD is nonstop. DUB on the westbound.


The westbound is what was announced to become nonstop.

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by berari
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto
Replies: 13
Views: 3596

Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto

Looking at material for this PR outfit called Radonic Rodgers, it claims that it has helped Ethiopian achieve the following one year after engagement: - Increase of flights from 3 to 5 times per week - Flight loads increased from 70% to 95% It's the latter point that I find interesting. This to me s...

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by berari
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6211

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

Which "many" 787 flights do they require technical stops on? ET seems to be doing good despite the limitations and challenges that exist, and even working to go nonstop on flights to IAD and YYZ. CAN-YVR-MEX, MEX-TIJ-PVG/PEK to name a few for you, ADD-DUB-LAX/ORD to name a few off top of ...

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by berari
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6211

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

At present, its afternoon wave is small and mainly focused on Etihopia and a few regional destinations. Very few non-African cities, but some that do arrive back then (based on August), e.g.: 1340 Mumbai (having departed in the key evening bank) 1345 Delhi (having departed in the key evening bank) ...

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by berari
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6211

Re: Ethiopian ADD-FCO-MAD to become ADD-BCN-MAD

Sure, using a brand new 787 requires technical stops.....lets be serious. They do require technical stops on many of their 787 flights. Let's also be serious on ADD's altitude please. It's not another airport like LHR or DXB or JFK. Michael Which "many" 787 flights do they require technic...

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by berari
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 35
Views: 53060

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

It's not the first 787 to suffer a gear collapse in similar circumstances. One of Ethiopian Airlines' examples had the same thing happen, with human fault being the reason. Took a few weeks for it to be repaired and be back in service. I think it was ET-ATH.

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by berari
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dublin closed due to snow
Replies: 102
Views: 10470

Re: Dublin closed due to snow

Aaaaaanyway Ethiopian Airlines' flight to Toronto that normally does a tech stop at DUB flew nonstop from Addis Ababa to Toronto. Took it 14 hours and 8 minutes. The flight to Washington DC stopped at Brussels instead of DUB.

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by berari
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8044

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

Someone explain something to me. How is it that an organization of 5 million members country wide in a country of 323 million has much sway? How many of these members are in the state of GA, with enough being around to have such move against the airline? I recognize that the move/idea was only fuele...

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by berari
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon paid no US Taxes on 5.6 billion.
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Amazon paid no US Taxes on 5.6 billion.

I wouldn't fault Amazon for not paying taxes. If I have to point at someone, I would fault the tax system, the people that created and maintain the laws.

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by berari
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20528

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

Maybe US Curling or the Olympics committee should have treated its own to an upgrade. I'm tired of this "we all all heros" and "we are entitled" mentality. Pay for that damn seat! First of all I don't think the team demanded anything they just posed a question to Delta and Delta...

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by berari
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20528

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

Maybe US Curling or the Olympics committee should have treated its own to an upgrade. I'm tired of this "we all all heros" and "we are entitled" mentality. Pay for that damn seat!

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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: 4858

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: 28
Views: 8287

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: 4858

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: 3144

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: 429
Views: 51489

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: 5097

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: 8641

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: 5097

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: 8641

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: 16008

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: 4858

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: 4858

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: 16008

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: 16008

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: 16008

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: 1726

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: 7054

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Who still flies the 727 on regular scheduled flights?

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