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by LTU932
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 10760

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

jumbojet wrote:
There have also been some bankruptcies associated with this situation.
I only remember one bankruptcy that may have had a relation with BER, and that was Imtech Deutschland IIRC. Did anyone else file for bankruptcy apart from Imtech?

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by LTU932
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 10760

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

They should just open it. Who cares if their fire safety is not up to standard, its not like airport goes on fire every second day Yeah, sure: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BCsseldorf_Airport_fire Exactly my first thought. I flew through there a month after it happened. It was 20 years ago whe...

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by LTU932
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 10760

Re: Next Berlin airport-disaster at TXL looming - additional two billion euros bill to foot for taxpayers

Different Berlin airport same problem: political and financial disaster. End of 2019 the so called „Lex Tegel“ exception expires. Thanks to the BER disaster a new legal situation develops, that will cost the Berlin taxpayers an additional estimated two billion euros. I doubt Berlin tax payers will ...

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by LTU932
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 95
Views: 10760

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

At this rate I might be retired before it opens! What started off as a running joke is now a Grade A embarrassment! An embarrassment is an understatement. Remember when people were talking about "Deutsche Wertarbeit" (German craftsmanship) being one of the things Germany is most famous fo...

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by LTU932
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

AFAIK, of all South American countries, only Chile and Argentina are part of the VWP. All other countries in the Southern Cone need a US visa even for simple transit. No, only Chile is part of the VWP in South America. But didn't they want to bring Argentina back? I thought they were back but I jus...

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by LTU932
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

It is more likely to draw people from South America to a shorter route (some who may not require a visa for transit in the US) than for any other public. AFAIK, of all South American countries, only Chile and Argentina are part of the VWP. All other countries in the Southern Cone need a US visa eve...

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by LTU932
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Given the stop in IAH, does CA have 5th freedom rights for that route?

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by LTU932
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 10261

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

Israel doesn't stamp passports for this reason. They must certainly do, unless you ask them to do otherwise. Not in my experience. It's rather the other way around and you must request a stamp. I'd certainly want a stamp in my passport whereever I travel, including Israel. I don't care, because it ...

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by LTU932
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

http://aviacionaldia.com/2017/11/air-pa ... uropa.html

Any truth to this?? Why would Air Panama start widebody service to Europe???
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http://aviacionaldia.com/2017/11/air-pa ... uropa.html

Any truth to this?? Why would Air Panama start widebody service to Europe???

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by LTU932
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

So tonight was the inaugural nonstop AMS-SJO on KL. My question is: Does that also make it the inaugural 787-9 flight to SJO ever? I know Thomson is using the 787-8 to LIR, but I don't believe I've seen any -9 at all.

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by LTU932
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Witch side of the plane to sit on.
Replies: 23
Views: 1663

Re: Witch side of the plane to sit on.

Recently, I've preferred to sit on the left aisle, window seat A.

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by LTU932
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Conviasa from Venezuela will start Porlamar - Panama City service as shown: V0 7202.....PMV 09:30 - 10:45 PTY.....E90.......Th, Sa V0 7203.....PTY 11:45 - 15:00 PMV.....E90.......Th, Sa Effective: October 26 - November 30 Somehow, I find it hard to believe that flight will be a huge success, given ...

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by LTU932
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

During the signing of the memorandum of understanding between Panama and China, ... ,representatives of the main airlines of that country expressed their interest in obtaining the approval of 28 frequencies per week. Air China already applied for Beijing-Panama-Beijing with a stop along the way. Ot...

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by LTU932
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 5635

Re: Any smoking flights still?

China certainly used to. When MU came into ORD in the 90s I'd see the cockpit crew smoking while taxiing in. They'd open the door and it looked like a haze in there. When was that? Because I remember that in the mid 90s, around 96 or 97, they banned transatlantic smoking flights into the US, and I'...

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by LTU932
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140618

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

http://www.heute.de/air-berlin-betriebs ... 91050.html (German only)

It seems AB is planning to fire its ground and administrative personnel until October 31st. Those still needed to maintain operations will remain with the company until end of February 2018.
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http://www.heute.de/air-berlin-betriebs ... 91050.html (German only)

It seems AB is planning to fire its ground and administrative personnel until October 31st. Those still needed to maintain operations will remain with the company until end of February 2018.

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by LTU932
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?
Replies: 59
Views: 4919

Re: How would VY and IAG fit in a Europe where both the U.K. and Catalonia are no longer EU members?

They might be not part of EU but they could still allow EU airlines to operate at least tentatively, especially in Catalonia's case? But then another question would be will Spanish authority allow those flights to be operated? Without being political, if Catalunya is recognised as an independent st...

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by LTU932
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Aviation Thread - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: German Aviation Thread - Part 4

TheGeordielad wrote:
Air Berlin will end all long Haul ops by October 15th,very sad to see a airline crumbling like this.
Their end of longhaul operations is, in a way, the final nail in the coffin for the old LTU. I've had nothing but great experiences on LTU.

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by LTU932
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open
Replies: 49
Views: 7096

Re: Berlin voters: TXL to stay open

Legally non-binding and pointless. Because the state of Brandenburg and the federal government have a say as well, and last I checked, Brandenburg and Berlin's position was to shut down TXL. And with the prospect of a so-called Jamaica coalition (because of the colours black, green and yellow) afte...

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by LTU932
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

I like that schedule on Q6 SJO-MEX. Great for a weekend in el DF.

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by LTU932
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October
Replies: 12
Views: 1445

Re: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October

CM may not drop CCS, but the big problem will be the new visa requirements Panama is imposing on Venezuelans, especially for other airlines serving flights between Venezuela and Panama. Since in PTY you never leave airside on a connecting flight, it's also unclear how the possible transit visa quest...

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by LTU932
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes kept alive for a single company
Replies: 14
Views: 1145

Re: Routes kept alive for a single company

FlyRow wrote:
LTU932 wrote:
What about RDU-LHR on AA?



Which company, or why? Not everyone knows what city has......company a, b, c .
I was under the impression that RDU-LHR was operated mostly for a pharmaceutical company in Raleigh, NC, or at least that's what I remember.

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by LTU932
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes kept alive for a single company
Replies: 14
Views: 1145

Re: Routes kept alive for a single company

What about RDU-LHR on AA?

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by LTU932
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 11672

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

When I read the thread subject, I thought you were talking about SJO (San José, Costa Rica), not SJC (San José, CA). It's completely misleading because for a moment I thought SJO, which won't start until March 2018, was already reduced to seasonal. Please, when talking about San José, please make su...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Some sources are posting that Santa Barbara Airlines from Venezuela won't fly the Caracas - Panama City sector beyond September 01. Looks like that's the case. Unlike CM, Santa Barbara fully depends on PTY-CCS O/D, even if it offers fares between MIA and PTY via CCS. Now that Panama will require Ve...

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways Club World : The good, the bad and the ugly...
Replies: 16
Views: 7044

Re: British Airways Club World : The good, the bad and the ugly...

From the sounds of this TR, I bet 5-10 years from now, BA will officially have become an LCC, just a bit more upscale than U2, DY and EW. That's sad, because my only two flights on BA (both between HAM and LHR) were great.

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 8871

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Copa Airlines Before I knew that "Copa" was an acronym, I actually thought it stood for CO ntinental PA nama. I first flew with them in 87, long before they partnered with CO, when they still had their red, white and yellow livery. CM and LR (aka Lacsa, Líneas Aéreras Costarricenses S.A.)...

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by LTU932
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 8871

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

Copa airlines LCC: Wingo..... ridiculous name... sounds like pimp`s name to me... You could argue similar with the name Copa itself, Copa Airlines could mean "Drink Airlines" (as in having an alcoholic drink) or "Cup Airlines" (as in the cup in the groin or a championship cup in...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2403

Re: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?

The US is "the land of the free to leave...". There is no government requirement to check passports to leave the country. Actually, I don't believe the U.S. has a requirement to check ANY document of identification for leaving the country. I can get on a boat and sail away, or walk out/ d...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 72
Views: 2653

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

The most I made were three:

HAM-AMS-CUR-CCS-SJO

Since 2010, the max for me was two:

SJO-MEX-FRA-HAM
HAM-LHR-DFW-SJO
HAM-AMS-PTY-SJO

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 37
Views: 3212

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

I was in IKEA in Cologne in 2014 and they didn't accept debit or credit card (they accepted this weird German card-check which I can't recall its name). I was shocked. Fortunately it was a quick purchase of a few dozen euros so I had cash. You mean Maestro cards? Debit cards that could be used like...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 37
Views: 3212

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

It's changing, credit cards are becoming more accepted in Germany, but my advice to any traveller would still be "they might take them, but do not expect it and always have an alternative on hand" I was in IKEA in Cologne in 2014 and they didn't accept debit or credit card (they accepted ...

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by LTU932
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 37
Views: 3212

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

credit card reversal? If he's from Germany, then please note that credit cards are rather uncommon there in comparison with other countries, so assume that he may not have one and that he doesn't have/use Paypal. . Haha...WHAT? I don't know anybody in Germany not having at least one credit card nor...

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by LTU932
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 2945

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

L-1011: MIA-HAM, LTU, 02/89
DC-10: AMS-CUR-CCS-SJO, KLM, 01/90
MD-11: DUS-MIA-SJO, LTU, 07/93

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by LTU932
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 3253

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Connection (and never left the airport): ATL, EWR, DFW, LHR, MIA

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by LTU932
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 37
Views: 3212

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

credit card reversal? If he's from Germany, then please note that credit cards are rather uncommon there in comparison with other countries, so assume that he may not have one and that he doesn't have/use Paypal. If he paid by direct deposit, or cash, he can only hope he can get refunded because th...

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by LTU932
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 24340

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

I never knew seatbelt tags were that safety critical. I would have been more worried if the seatbelt itself was damaged, but better safe than sorry. Considering the issues AI is going through which could come at the expense of safety and maintenance, I'd say it was a good call by the FAA.

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by LTU932
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 10181

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

It's 2017, how the heck is 15 years old a 'child'??? Because maybe, and I'm not aware of local law in this case, adolescents are legally considered children as well? In Germany, at least in penal law, you're considered an adult once you reach 21 while between the ages of 18 through 21, you can be c...

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by LTU932
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at TPA - chance of going mainline?
Replies: 12
Views: 2242

Re: LH at TPA - chance of going mainline?

It has been and still is being discussed in the TPA routes thread and a lot of 'sources' have said the switch to mainline is happening, now even rumors are pointing to March. With that much talk and 'sources' I would say it's only a matter of time when, not if. March 2018 for the switch to mainline...

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by LTU932
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Given the current political and economic climate in Turkey, I doubt TK will want to expand, however DU is a whole different story. Question is: If DU wants to start SJO, from where would it be?

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19438

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

"If no buyers are found, Alitalia administrators have no other option other than winding up with a potential loss of over 20,000 job." Lol how can that be true considering they only employ just over half that many people.... Maybe these 20,000 jobs include subcontracted positions, people ...

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19438

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

MalevTU134 wrote:
you don't have to be Italian to own more than 49%; any EU citizenship will do.
:checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark:

Just remember how a German company controls both the successor of Sabena and Austrian Airlines, despite being neither Belgian nor Austrian.

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19438

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

"If no buyers are found, Alitalia administrators have no other option other than winding up with a potential loss of over 20,000 job." Lol how can that be true considering they only employ just over half that many people.... Maybe these 20,000 jobs include subcontracted positions, people ...

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

http://impresa.prensa.com/economia/Tocu ... Do.twitter

PTY T2 is scheduled to open in mid 2018.
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wnflyguy wrote:
Anyone know when the new PTY terminal is set to open?

Thanks flyguy

http://impresa.prensa.com/economia/Tocu ... Do.twitter

PTY T2 is scheduled to open in mid 2018.

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by LTU932
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

It might be coupled with other regional station. I doubt about the capability of the runway, in order to sustain any Managua - Madrid flight fully packed. Since I personally don't see MGA getting nonstop service to Europe, why not make it the first stop in a triangular route via Honduras, say e.g. ...

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by LTU932
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 97
Views: 4344

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

Out of SJO, only one route: HAM

That said, with LH starting SJO-FRA twice weekly next March, I'm fine with things as they are or will be.

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by LTU932
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover
Replies: 83
Views: 19438

Re: Etihad submits an offer for full Alitalia takeover

I don't think it will happen. This may end up a fiasco similar to the one that almost stopped Virgin America from ever becoming reality. Remember the discussions about foreign ownership rules in the US, which kept SRB from getting more than 25% of the shares and even control over the company? Exactl...

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by LTU932
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

http://www.diarioextra.com/Noticia/detalle/338128/sacan-de-circulacion-4-aviones-de-nature-air I apologise for linking to Diario Extra, one of the worst tabloids on the planet, however it seems all four LET-410 aircraft operated by Nature Air have been grounded by DGAC due to issues with their leasi...

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by LTU932
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

According to Prensa Libre, Guatemala will now place a higher security scrutiny on electronics larger than a cellphone for flights to the US. Apparently Mexico is doing it as well. Any other countries in the region doing this? Link in Spanish http://www.prensalibre.com/guatemala/comunitario/las-nuev...

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by LTU932
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11498

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

How is BA doing in SJO now. Initially loads were bad. Maybe routing it via PTY may improve the loads. According to a facebook page called Aeroinfo Costa Rica, they are doing great on this route. All actual European routes from SJO are above 80% load factor. Juanchito High load factors don't mean go...

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by LTU932
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!
Replies: 87
Views: 12982

Re: Third runway for BER Airport proposed - check-in at BER, runway in distant Sperenberg (29,9 km)!

The additional costs would not be absorbed by Airlines and by passengers, so who's gonna pay for it? I know it was a rhetorical question, but I'll just say it for emphasis: Of course it's the stupid tax payer who's paying for it in full. :banghead: A runway 20 or 25 miles away from the actual airpo...

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