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by berari
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz CRJ-200 Painted to 2017 ACX Colours
Replies: 22
Views: 4762

Re: Jazz CRJ-200 Painted to 2017 ACX Colours

Oddly enough it makes this crap of an aircraft look attractive. This has to be the most uncomfortable modern day jet aircraft that exists.

The interior of these CRJs is also crap, so one is bound to be disappointed when they step in.

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by berari
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 6863

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

It appears that many here are expecting or at least hoping for Zimbabwe to turn around overnight with Mugabe's demise. The reality is that he was the leader of the revolutionaries who appear to have control over the country. A 180 degree turn would mean that those that remain in power will want to k...

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by berari
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3041

Re: Alitalia to JNB & NBO from 2018

MileHFL400 wrote:
They would have been better off using the A320’s to NBO to start with and see how traffic builds


Can that aircraft make it to NBO without restrictions?

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by berari
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia resuming Nairobi and Johannesburg
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Alitalia resuming Nairobi and Johannesburg

Kenya Airways tried this route a few years ago and cancelled. It's nice to see that the stability in Kenya is attracting more traffic and foreign airlines.

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by berari
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7423

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

How strong is the Alaska brand outside of the NW? I know they are growing in LAX, but even then, would they have better a image with a different brand? They had an opportunity to be branded Virgin with the merger which has better recognition, but for some reason I always feel like their brand pigeon...

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by berari
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 6412

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

I never understood why they would put two lie-flat seats together. What happens if the other passenger that is closed in by the window needs to use the restroom? That seems a little inconvenient. The same thing that happens in Y happens. One politely asks, or in more recent experiences, one jabs yo...

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by berari
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 6412

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

Even though their Business Class is impressive. But do they really need it? they only have a few flights that are long enough to have this worth it. Anyways look nice. Hopefully the touch screens in Economy will have better responsiveness than the current ones It looks like they have evolved into a...

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by berari
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins
Replies: 43
Views: 6412

Re: FlyDubai 737 MAX cabins

This is neat to see, and I hope that it is a trend setter among competitors operating the 737MAX. Would love to see Ethiopian add such lie flat seats on its 737MAXs, given that it flies its 73s to far flung places like Johannesburg, Ouagadougou, Niamey in addition to the Middle East and India, with ...

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by berari
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-ADD Nonstop
Replies: 8
Views: 2998

Re: lax-add nonstop

eicvd wrote:
ET has 5th freedom rights on DUB-LAX & LAX-DUB. They don't have rights on ADD-DUB-IAD/YYZ, both technical stops westbound only.


Worth noting that both IAD and YYZ have enough demand to not require an intermediate stop with 5h freedom.

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by berari
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders
Replies: 52
Views: 16040

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Other Manufacturers/Engine Orders

Ethiopian is another airline that has expressed an interest in the CS100 for some time. Any chance of an order from them at this show? Gosh i think ET have enough planes on order already! I also think the same. Not only enough planes on order but the different types and varieties being flown curren...

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by berari
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 97
Views: 14650

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

The logotype at the front is underwhelming. Also don't understand the emphasis on "Air". A big TRANSAT text would be awesome. Or have the current logotype below windows.

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by berari
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7369

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

ET got 5th Freedom on the DUB-LAX-DUB legs because at the time they were the only airline on the route (EI have since gone daily on it). There are multiple carriers on both DUB-YYZ and DUB-IAD, so no 5th freedom there. With EI, AA and UA all on DUB-ORD, 5th freedom isn't guaranteed if they were to ...

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by berari
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7369

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

Also cause the Midwest has lot of Africans from Somalia, Eriteria, Ethiopia, and etc. Though IAH - LOS - ADD, IAH - ACC - ADD, or IAH - FCO - ADD, IAH - VIE - ADD, would be nice addition. This is what I think that ET is aiming to target. IAD is not exactly the best of hubs for them for this market....

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by berari
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7369

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

Is the ethnic traffic to Africa from worth chasing yield-wise? IAH oil traffic is, but ADD is not in the right part of Africa for most of that traffic. Ethiopian has shown that with its network and ability to connect pax at ADD, it can make many cities work despite not always being the direct route...

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by berari
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service
Replies: 54
Views: 7369

Re: Ethiopian to launch Chicago O'Hare service

Why Chicago? Connectivity opportunities with UA come to mind, like what's available in all its US destinations. I can't find information Africans living in the ORD area. It could also be an opportunity to consolidate Midwest originating traffic at ORD while IAD focuses on traffic from the Eastern U...

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by berari
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9011

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

There's nothing announced on the Ethiopian side. But with the slot request and approvals given, we can note the following: - ET has switched its service to GRU from 1-stop via Lome to nonstop - ET is increasing its GRU service to 5x per week this winter, which coincides with the reported applicatio...

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by berari
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3587

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

It can't tell your nationality based on your credit card. You could be a US Citizen with a UK credit card and still deal with that. So chill out.

Others have provided good insight. If the low fare is available on Expedia.com, buy it there.

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by berari
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Country policies/laws that benefit their local airline(s)
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Country policies/laws that benefit their local airline(s)

Certain countries have policies and laws in place that either intentionally or inadvertently support their own airlines. One well known act is the US "Fly America Act" that requires the use of US air carrier service for all air travel and cargo transportation services funded by the U.S. go...

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by berari
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada
Replies: 48
Views: 4425

Re: Emirates marks 10 years of service to Canada

How are the EK load factors to YYZ? I recall reading a while back that they hovered around 95% on the A388. AC has entered the DXB market since.

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by berari
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fastjet launches flight schedule in Mozambique and ET very soon
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Fastjet launches flight schedule in Mozambique and ET very soon

http://clubofmozambique.com/news/ethiop ... an-market/



I wonder if ET will put its Malawian venture to task for these operations.
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chiki wrote:
ET is also expected to launch domestic flights soon

http://clubofmozambique.com/news/ethiop ... an-market/



I wonder if ET will put its Malawian venture to task for these operations.

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by berari
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9011

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

There's nothing announced on the Ethiopian side. But with the slot request and approvals given, we can note the following: - ET has switched its service to GRU from 1-stop via Lome to nonstop - ET is increasing its GRU service to 5x per week this winter, which coincides with the reported application...

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by berari
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET ADD-DUB-YYZ going five times weekly, starting 02DEC17
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: ET ADD-DUB-YYZ going five times weekly, starting 02DEC17

Flights should be operated by either 788, 789 or 77L. At least that's what ET plans to do so far. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275211/ethiopian-expands-toronto-flights-from-dec-2017/ Looking at the schedule for December, the flights will be operated by all three aircraft types y...

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by berari
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET ADD-DUB-YYZ going five times weekly, starting 02DEC17
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: ADD-DUB-YYZ going five times weekly, starting 02DEC17

Really? I was considering a trip to CPT, but ET was giving me a 1hr25m layover from YYZ to CPT via ADD. I prefer something along the lines of 2hrs.... Most seasoned travelers will beg for short connection times provided that the airport facilities are good and the airline is reliable. ADD airport a...

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by berari
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines receives first 787-9
Replies: 18
Views: 3547

Re: Ethiopian Airlines receives first 787-9

What do you mean ? Ethiopian has a good Product don't they ? Oh they do, that's certain. But their Business Class seats (what I was referring to) (aka the same as Air China, KLM, United before Polaris, Aeromexico before the 787-9 etc.) are not direct aisle access, and in 2017 that's not good. Then ...

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by berari
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor? Ethiopian Airlines in negotiations to take over troubled Nigerian Arik Air
Replies: 14
Views: 2799

Re: Rumor? Ethiopian Airlines in negotiations to take over troubled Nigerian Arik Air

A few days ago there was a report on CNN that Ethiopian had submitted a proposal: "We have outlined our terms and conditions to the Nigerian government and we are waiting to see if they agree," Esayas WoldeMariam, Ethiopian's managing director of international services, told CNN. "We ...

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by berari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12076

Re: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

Nope, it will not stop anyone from connecting in Turkey. Turkish has done quite well filling their seats with a number of $500-$600 airfares from the U.S. to western Europe via Istanbul. LOT Polish has also done well through Warsaw. anyone? anyone .. Quite a ridiculous claim. Sure, since I work for...

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by berari
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS
Replies: 58
Views: 9300

Re: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS

London fares from Canada have dropped big time, especially if you fly into LGW. Out of YYC, under $800 is the norm on Westjet while AC still commands $1000+ to LHR.

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by berari
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR CEO Al-Baker voted as IATA Chairman
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

Re: QR CEO Al-Baker voted as IATA Chairman

Lord help us

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by berari
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....
Replies: 20
Views: 8831

Re: Embattled SAA dumping more routes.....

chrisp390 wrote:
I know FedEx uses SAA and JNB to get packages to many countries throughout central and South Africa, any idea what happens once routes to these countries are cut?


They could use Ethiopian

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by berari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 13895

Re: African Aviation Thread

That also tells me that Ethiopian, unlike a lot of African carriers, really seeks profitability, although I do feel that ET has too many wide-body planes when much of their network could be serviced with narrow-body planes. The A321neo would be perfect for their African network and maybe to India a...

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by berari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2246
Views: 322523

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Ethiopian's 787-9 is going to have the following seat configuration: 2-3-2 in business with a total 28 seats Disappointing. I've flown 2-3-2 on EK's A330s and it's an insult. Even for regional routes they should do better. Looking at this further, I am thinking that the loaded seat map on ET's webs...

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by berari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 13895

Re: African Aviation Thread

When are ET expecting the 789? Do you know the seat configuration? I see 3-3-3 in economy with a total 287 seats. I see 2-3-2 in business with a total 28 seats Total is 315 seats This compares with the following seat configs for other aircraft: 787-8: 271 77L: 321 77W: 399 350: 348 Their B787-8s ar...

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by berari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2246
Views: 322523

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Ethiopian's 787-9 is going to have the following seat configuration:

3-3-3 in economy with a total 287 seats.

2-3-2 in business with a total 28 seats

Total is 315 seats.

This compares with the following seat configs for its other wide body aircraft:
787-8: 271
77L: 321
77W: 399
350: 348

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by berari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 13895

Re: African Aviation Thread

Ethiopian is placing its first 787-9 on flights to Mumbai. Mumbai will be served twice a day with 77L + 789 When are ET expecting the 789? Do you know the seat configuration? I see 3-3-3 in economy with a total 287 seats. I see 2-3-2 in business with a total 28 seats Total is 315 seats This compare...

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by berari
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 13895

Re: African Aviation Thread

Ethiopian is placing its first 787-9 on flights to Mumbai. Mumbai will be served twice a day with 77L + 789

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by berari
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4969

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

How is ET able to fly nonstop to GRU given the altitude of ADD? Well, they fly to IAD nonstop from ADD, and YYZ too, (not sure 100% off the top of my head about the latter) so GRU can't be that different. ADD-IAD: 7194 miles ADD-GRU: 6171 miles GRU is shorter than the IAD run. We have in the past s...

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by berari
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4969

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

How is ET able to fly nonstop to GRU given the altitude of ADD? Well, they fly to IAD nonstop from ADD, and YYZ too, (not sure 100% off the top of my head about the latter) so GRU can't be that different. There are maybe 5 million people of Lebanese origin in Brazil (more than the population of Leb...

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by berari
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4969

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

Well, they fly to IAD nonstop from ADD, and YYZ too, (not sure 100% off the top of my head about the latter) so GRU can't be that different. I don't believe that they do --- these are served via DUB on the return journey... ET flies with a stop at DUB on the way to YYZ and IAD. Flights from YYZ and...

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by berari
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4969

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

I think they're trying to say except for the ME3, it's the biggest. Congrats to ET for this development! (The airline not the alien ;) ) I'd love to fly that route! No, that includes the ME2 (EY no longer flies to Brazil), due to the heavily discounted fares ET offers in Brazil to the Far East. The...

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by berari
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4969

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

12:45 Westbound
12:25 Eastbound

Connecting traffic to Asia and Middle East.

Looking at loads for week of September 25, Y is fully booked westbound all week, while eastbound also looks heavy.

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by berari
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 4969

Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

Ethiopian Airlines is going to serve Sao Paulo nonstop from Addis Ababa once again. It had reverted back to flying to GRU via Lome when Brazil's economy took a hit. Looks like things are getting better, and the current frequency of 4x per week will be increased to 5x per week all non stop in Decembe...

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by berari
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4243

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

Wasn't ET supposed to retire its 767's by 2018 ? Has the airline's rapid expansion resulted in them postponing their retirement ? Retirement is slated for 2018. ET does have 2 787-9s and at least one more A350 before the end of this year, with two more 787-9s and additional A350s being delivered in...

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by berari
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India introduces 1 year notice period for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Re: India introduces 1 year notice period for pilots

lightsaber wrote:
Why are there not clawback provisions for training? But not a year. A pilot will be harassed to reconsider with that huge timeframe.

Lightsaber


Weren't there instances where you had the ME3 also paying the clawback $ as part of poaching?

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by berari
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4243

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

ET does sometimes cut corners only to come back and pour money into retrofit: I can think of the Q400 w/o Business class when launched and of course the angled flat seats on the Dreamliners. As for Malawian, I highly doubt that project is going as well as initially thought. As mentioned, Malawi is ...

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by berari
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 33
Views: 5254

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

-The O&D on the route per day is 150. That's not much in terms of how well UA have the route covered. Maybe this is a preemptive strike against Frontier, as WS, unlike AC, seem to view any type of ULCC competition as a threat...look how WS has gone after Flair (ex-New Leaf), while AC have prett...

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by berari
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4243

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

How is the arrangement between Ethiopian Airlines and Malawian Airlines working out! At the beginning of this arrangement it was stated that Malawian Airlines may eventually get a couple of wide bodies from Ethiopian Airlines with the Boeing 763 being the obvious candidate. If the ET Boeing 763 are...

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by berari
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 33
Views: 5254

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

-The O&D on the route per day is 150. That's not much in terms of how well UA have the route covered. Maybe this is a preemptive strike against Frontier, as WS, unlike AC, seem to view any type of ULCC competition as a threat...look how WS has gone after Flair (ex-New Leaf), while AC have prett...

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by berari
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14490

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

Everett can be a good alternative to Seattle Airport for many living in the area. As an example, with Microsoft being headquartered in Redmond WA, which is right in the middle between SEA and PAE, one could make a good argument to fly out of PAE complete with less traffic up the quieter side of I405...

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by berari
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4243

Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

Ethiopian's 763s are getting new lie flat seats in Business. Their fleet plan included getting rid of the 763s in 2017/2018 but with this, can we expect them to remain much longer? 763s mainly fly to Delhi, Bamako/Dakar, the odd Nairobi service and Beirut. https://twitter.com/flyethiopian/status/895...

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