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by LTU932
Sun May 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 7747

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

Rainer Dünnbrettbohrer, um Bretschneider :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: People who used to sit on the board in the past had the same background and basic issue of never having dealt with a project this size. The BER project is a very expensive sandbox, but the worst part is that no learning / growth occur...

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by LTU932
Sun May 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 7747

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

Latest News from the BER Terminal. German TUEV insoection results Comes to the conclusion that the terminal "Fails operational stability For instance is the upgrading of the wires and cables System 11 months behind schedule. Further delays on top of that might happen with a 50% probability BBI...

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by LTU932
Wed May 16, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intl connection at DFW
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Intl connection at DFW

From my experience (and as long as everything is in the same ticket/itinerary): 1. You'll likely get an ITI sticker on your passport during the security interview/check-in and a tag that indicates that your bag is NOT to be returned to you at DFW (at least as long as you check in directly with AA, a...

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by LTU932
Wed May 16, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Contemplating flying AeroMexico
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: Contemplating flying AeroMexico

But MEX airport, not so much. I hear ya. I've never been to MEX T2 (which is where AM is located), but on my only flight with MX to MEX back in 2010, I had to go to T1, and the signage was simply confusing. It was the worst connecting experience I've had. I hope T2 is far better than T1 in that reg...

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by LTU932
Wed May 16, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Panama Tourist Authority is trying to woo Viva to fly to ONX. Does Colón ONX really provide proper conditions to attend this commercial flight ? In terms of the distance to Panama City downtown, it seems too far to face all the airlines flying BOG-PTY. Unless they want to lure people to the free zo...

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by LTU932
Mon May 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Contemplating flying AeroMexico
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: Contemplating flying AeroMexico

But MEX airport, not so much. I hear ya. I've never been to MEX T2 (which is where AM is located), but on my only flight with MX to MEX back in 2010, I had to go to T1, and the signage was simply confusing. It was the worst connecting experience I've had. I hope T2 is far better than T1 in that reg...

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by LTU932
Sun May 13, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Contemplating flying AeroMexico
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: Contemplating flying AeroMexico

I'm thinking of flying AM SJO-MEX myself for an extended weekend in Mexico City (hopefully at the end of the year if everything goes well). I believe they fly the 73G to SJO, so I hope that experience will turn out to be fine. Yes, we do have Volaris and Interjet, but I'm still considering flying a ...

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by LTU932
Sun May 13, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to expect on KLM's HKG-AMS-HAM-AMS-HKG, AMS-JFK-AMS? KLM is a top airline?
Replies: 21
Views: 2034

Re: What to expect on KLM's HKG-AMS-HAM-AMS-HKG, AMS-JFK-AMS? KLM is a top airline?

My last experience with KL was very pleasant. I don't like being sucked up on, so I prefer people to be direct yet have enough courtesy, so in that regard no complaints for me. The very first (and so far) only round trip with KL, I hated on them because it wasn't LT and I wanted to fly LT again (whi...

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by LTU932
Sun May 13, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (yes, I AM a liguista) I would rather leave this nicer caption related to my favorite club: Deportivo Saprissa. :bouncy: I even have my ticket for the match on May 13th in Tibás, Costa Rica ! :rotfl: Don't come to me with Saprissa... :talktothehand: :banghead: Back to avi...

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by LTU932
Sat May 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 299
Views: 42816

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Gotta get past the regulator first, is it in the public interest? Such a merger could still get the EU commission involved, given that IAG is officially a Spanish company albeit with its corporate HQ in future non-EU United Kingdom. So it would possibly involve regulators from Norway, the UK and th...

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by LTU932
Sat May 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I didn't know that was you, but I already saw that picture earlier. Nicely done!

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by LTU932
Fri May 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Maybe in the case of MLB, it could be because baseball is the national sport of Panama. Football is still growing, but going to the World Cup certainly helps its growth, but I presume baseball is still number 1 down in Panama. This certainly favours an engagement by a Panamanian company, especially ...

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by LTU932
Fri May 11, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

SJOtoLIR wrote:
Their safety cards and some articles posted within Panorama include the Portuguese language.
PTY also has signage in Portuguese, along with Spanish and English. Anyone who passed through PTY will have seen that as well.

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by LTU932
Thu May 10, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

CM is actually transporting a remarkable amount of Brazilian passengers. Perhaps they would add a new logo written in Portuguese language. If I remember correctly from their own Twitter, CM is actually a sponsor of São Paulo FC in the Brasileirão. Dunno if they still are but for what it's worth, th...

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by LTU932
Wed May 09, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal
Replies: 188
Views: 22252

Re: Iran - Boeing deal

Airbus can still sell the planes to a company set up in central Asia or China, which could then sell the planes on to Iran. Unless the US then wants to enforce sanctions against the EU, China and Russia, there is little they can do. The shadow company would surely be sanctioned, but it would effect...

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by LTU932
Mon May 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 7747

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

It baffles me why the federal government has not taken this issue in its hands, and imposed its authority ..... The federal government has just done what they almost always do....just wait,do nothing and hope that the problem solves itself or will be forgotten. The federal government just doesn't w...

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by LTU932
Mon May 07, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Traffic at SJO will be filled with VIPs for the Presidential inauguration on Tuesday. The first one to arrive today is Ecuadorian President Moreno. I don't have the list of dignitaries, so I wonder who will represent Spain. This is the first inauguration with Felipe as King, so this may be the first...

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by LTU932
Sat May 05, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 7747

Re: BER new terminal to open with rest of airport in 2020

I still am not clear why the fire suppression problems were not identified and refused during planning before it was built. I guess it happened due to a terrible lack of communication and managment. There were hundreds of smaller companies involved in this project,but there was obviously noone who ...

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by LTU932
Thu May 03, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

In hindsight, Air Costa Rica was indeed a stillbirth. But what about all the back and forth with 5C? I mean, first they get their AOC suspended, then after a meeting (or at least a plea with the President), it miraculously gets reinstated only to be suspended indefinitely again because they didn't r...

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by LTU932
Wed May 02, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

https://www.crhoy.com/economia/suspenden-certificados-de-operacion-a-nature-air-y-air-costa-rica/ DGAC has officially suspended the AOCs of both Nature Air and Air Costa Rica effective immediately. 5C will hold a press conference on that tomorrow, no idea what will happen with Air Costa Rica though....

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by LTU932
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: After Delta and United, Alaska Airlines now adopts a tougher policy for emotional support animals
Replies: 26
Views: 2074

Re: After Delta and United, Alaska Airlines now adopts a tougher policy for emotional support animals

There should be NO ‘Emotional Support’ animals in the cabin. That’s what Xanax (and the like) are for. So you prefer people to become addicted to prescription drugs? I agree that this craze with emotional support animals has gone too far, but if the person has the proper documentation that justifie...

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by LTU932
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Any news on how the current situation is affecting travel to Nicaragua? Since companies like Ticabus and Transnica had to suspend coach service to Nicaragua (in the case of both, it also affects destinations in the rest of northern Central America), the question is whether AV and CM are considering ...

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by LTU932
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 2624

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

klm617 wrote:
Lima OH to Lima Chile
I never heard of Lima, Chile. Unless you actually meant Lima, Peru.

BTW, I dunno if this one was mentioned: Panama City, FL to Panama City, Panama.

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by LTU932
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 2624

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

Imagine how weird it would be if there was a flight between SJO and SJC.

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by LTU932
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2 hours enough SQ to AirAsia at SIN ?
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: 2 hours enough SQ to AirAsia at SIN ?

Two hours, even when connecting on a single ticket and including immigration, is too short. Personally, basing myself off my experiences with connections that include going through immigration and without knowing SIN, I'd go for three hours instead of just two.

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by LTU932
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hotel search websites.
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Hotel search websites.

When I booked my recent PTY trip, I booked through CM's website, which led me to a page on booking.com to make the reservation. The price was ok (120 Dollars for four nights, plus 10% sales tax) so I booked the trip and hotel but in the end, when I checked in, the lady at the front desk made me a 28...

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by LTU932
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.
Replies: 29
Views: 8134

Re: At it again, Korean Air CEO's daughter suspended.

I am confused. Is Korean Air owned by a family? KE is owned by the Hanjin Group... it's a type of closely-held conglomerate called a "chaebol," where it's not uncommon to see a single person as majority holder, and his/her family members forming the directors and executives throughout the...

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by LTU932
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Just returned from Panama. If any of y'all know people who work at CM, please send them a shoutout from me for their great service. Only issues: a 45 minute delay on my return tonight. I suspect they must have had IT problems, because the luggage tag and my boarding pass were written by hand (and th...

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by LTU932
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 299
Views: 42816

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I don't see why Brexit would have any particular impact on a Spanish company buying a Norwegian one. It may have an impact for all airlines on a British AOC (mainly BA), plus the fact that despite being registered in Spain, IAG's HQ is in London. Still a Spanish company though. They still have thei...

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by LTU932
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 299
Views: 42816

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Yes BA/IB are euro legacies... they get special treatment. Unless the EU wants to play hardball because of Brexit. I don't see why Brexit would have any particular impact on a Spanish company buying a Norwegian one. It may have an impact for all airlines on a British AOC (mainly BA), plus the fact ...

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by LTU932
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TAAG LAD-HAV?
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: TAAG LAD-HAV?

My first thought: They don't have a crew to take over in HAV and therefore need to wait until the mandatory crew rest is over to return to LAD?

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by LTU932
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 299
Views: 42816

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Would the competition commission of the EU allow a full merger? This will not go down too well with LH group/Air france-KLM. And another question: Even if IAG is a registered company in Spain, their main offices are in London. How will the Brexit impact them? And yes, I also have my concerns in ter...

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by LTU932
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation
Replies: 38
Views: 4050

Re: Passenger denied boarding on WOW Air flight for not including middle name in reservation

Here's the thing: Whenever I booked my flights to SJO when I lived in Germany, I had to include my full name as-is from my German passport. However, when I requested my ESTA, the middle name was explicitly not required, similarly when I reupped my ESTA two years ago. With regards to the Costa Rican ...

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by LTU932
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Thank you. Now I get the big picture.

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by LTU932
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Question: I remember reading that when AF goes year-round on CDG-SJO, that until November, they'd downgrade from a 77W to a 77E. On Flightradar24, I saw that today's flight was operated by a 77W. Now, I'm not complaining, I love it when we have more big aircraft at SJO, but did AF decide to continue...

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by LTU932
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 9833

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

Wingo is also suspended as those planes are registered in Panama. That leaves just BW (one daily ATR72 flight), American (to Miami, 2 daily B738 flights) and CU (3 weekly Avion Express A320). They will likely remain because the same crew can operate in and out. Unless it has changed on the last 24 ...

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by LTU932
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34606

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

but when His Royal Highness, the Reigning Mayor of Berlin bluntly rejects the result , how can there be hope that the Berlin Senate and the Brandenburg Parliament as well as the state govwrnments learn from mistakes made. And the worst part about it: People in Berlin would STILL vote SPD and SED, I...

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by LTU932
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34606

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Don't forget that now there are many people that earn money (as in billions) through the endless construction phase. The longer it takes the better for them. This might very well have morphed into some possible serious corruption and fraud case. But as two federal states plus the federal government...

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by LTU932
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Facial Recognition At LAX Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Facial Recognition At LAX Airport

LAXintl wrote:
Its already being used by BA and LH for self-boarding at gates.
Is there a possibility for CBP to use this for the purpose of some kind of exit immigration? Not just the data being funneled to the airline but also to CBP as a form of passport control by them?

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by LTU932
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The future of traveling from/to UK after Brexit
Replies: 20
Views: 2167

Re: The future of traveling from/to UK after Brexit

Absolutely no changes for leisure and short business trips of upto ninety days in duration. Those that need Visas will still need those. US Visa wavers will remain. EU passport or ID cards will remain accepted travel documents for at least another 2 years in the transition/implementation period and...

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by LTU932
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?

For DL flights, at least, you don't have to pick up and recheck your bags if you're connecting to another international flight - so maybe that's what the F/A was referring to, but mistakenly mentioned not having to go through immigration as well. When did this change? Last May I connected in ATL co...

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by LTU932
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l to Int'l Transit at U.S. Airports
Replies: 16
Views: 1999

Re: Int'l to Int'l Transit at U.S. Airports

Mexico did away with the red/green customs checks at the end of 2017. Now it operates like most EU airports where if you have nothing to declare you just walk past a couple bored guards. I read that the reason for getting rid of the light signals was that some officials had corrupted the so called ...

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by LTU932
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

And the caption in that picture is wrong because last Thursday was the first regular scheduled flight operated by LH between FRA and SJO. There was a charter flight over 5 years ago that came to SJO from MUC, operated by LH.

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by LTU932
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l to Int'l Transit at U.S. Airports
Replies: 16
Views: 1999

Re: Int'l to Int'l Transit at U.S. Airports

Some airports in the US do allow you to bypass customs, you just go through immigration and that's it. I've had that in DFW, where I was told to use the green APCs since I was on an international to international transfer and flying with my German passport. EWR on the other hand is different, becaus...

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by LTU932
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I hope for their sake they're not eventually becoming the next Air Comet or Air Madrid.

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by LTU932
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

German embassy and business traffic alone will not sustain this LH SJO flight. I didn't say it would sustain the flight, I said that it caters a bit more to diplomatic and business traffic than DE would (and let's face it, no disrespect to DE but which business man or diplomat wants to fly on a tou...

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by LTU932
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Kilgen wrote:
DE stopped flying to PTY a couple of months after LH entered the market. The way DE serves PTY is by connecting passengers using CM at SDQ and PUJ..
I missed that then. I stand corrected. I honestly thought they were still flying to PTY.

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by LTU932
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I think yellowtail meant tag on tu GUA or CTG from SDQ, not a direct flight. A tag on SDQ - CTG would be great for me as I live in the DR. Then again, remember that DE is operating FRA-PTY as well (with stops via SDQ and SJU), along with LH, so if DE appears to make PTY work with LH offering the no...

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by LTU932
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD
Replies: 38
Views: 8165

Re: THAI Eyeing MAN, HAM, Return to MAD

Is there even a real market for BKK-HAM? Even if, they'd be competing with EK and while they'd have the advantage of a nonstop flight instead of the one-stop via DXB, and as much as I wish HAM to have more intercontinental flights, I don't think BKK-HAM may be viable enough.

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by LTU932
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 273
Views: 16721

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

DE is going to be in real trouble at SJO (since it has a SDQ stopover) against LH. Perhaps they should consider moving the tag to GUA or CTG where there is less competition I don't think you can compare DE with LH that much, because DE departs FRA late at night and LH in the afternoon. LH will like...

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