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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: 40
Views: 3265

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: 1345

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: 963

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: 963

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: 10566

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: 40
Views: 3265

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: 6338

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: 8281

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: 8281

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: 2269

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: 2189

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: 2845

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: 2845

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: 2845

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: 74
Views: 1726

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: 2634

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: 2845

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: 23851

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: 9760

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: 2180

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: 40
Views: 3265

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: 19184

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: 19184

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: 19184

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: 40
Views: 3265

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: 40
Views: 3265

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: 83
Views: 2938

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: 19184

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: 40
Views: 3265

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: 40
Views: 3265

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: 40
Views: 3265

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: 81
Views: 11552

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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by LTU932
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 40
Views: 3265

Re: Central American Aviation thread - 67

I also think that LH 518 and 519's schedule serves only O&D traffic. It's nothing that appeals to connecting passengers.

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by LTU932
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 18407

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

LH starts twice-weekly FRA–SJO–FRA nonstop A343 service, effective 29MAR18. LH518 FRA1345 – 1755SJO 343 46 LH519 SJO1950 – 1510+1FRA 343 46 Boy. That escalated quickly. I mean, in these last 2 years or so, we had BA, AF, Edelweiss and soon KL start nonstop service to SJO, now it's LH joining the pa...

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by LTU932
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 18407

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

SJOtoLIR wrote:
It's remarkable the incursion of secondary Spaniard airlines in Central America: Air Europa in Honduras and Wamos in Guatemala.
Both started this year.
Let's hope they'll do much better than Air Madrid and Air Comet did. I'm at least hopeful for Air Europa, because they're an established airline.

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by LTU932
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 18407

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

http://corporate.airfrance.com/en/news/air-france-increases-services-costa-rica AF is making a major commitment to SJO. Starting April 1st 2018, they will continue flying year-round to SJO. Here's their schedule: Winter season 2017/18: AF 430 CDG-SJO, 13:25-17:55, Mon-Thu-Sat, 77W AF 431 SJO-CDG, 20...

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by LTU932
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AMS Schiphol immigration question.
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: AMS Schiphol immigration question.

Lately? It's never a pleasure even for eu passport holders. Nice airport but very poor immigration. I dread that part on my visits. As an EU passport holder I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes to get through, usually much less. It's hit or miss. Unfortunately misses seem to be becoming more...

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by LTU932
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AMS Schiphol immigration question.
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: AMS Schiphol immigration question.

I googled and it looks like she will have to go through the non-EU line, the exceptions you named excluded for the moment. If in doubt, just ask one of the airport staff or the patrolling Royal Marshals.

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by LTU932
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 9203

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

Typically crew take home between £1500-£1900 a month dependant on how much they fly/bonus month vs the older fleets who earn a lot more than this however have built up their salary over years of loyalty to the airline and union agreed benefits. Maybe those figures are before taxes? I earned a simil...

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by LTU932
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: maximum connecting airports and luggage tags
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: maximum connecting airports and luggage tags

The max for me personally were two, but one for each bag. Each of those tags has three airports, AMS, PTY and SJO. For AMS and SJO, a T was printed next to it, meaning transit I presume. SJO had the green stripes for Schengen luggage, which was probably not intended. Since 2014, I've kept all my lug...

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by LTU932
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 18407

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-in-1q18/

Starting January 28 until March 4, when the seasonal service ends, KL is adding a third frequency to SJO. Flights are then on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
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http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-in-1q18/

Starting January 28 until March 4, when the seasonal service ends, KL is adding a third frequency to SJO. Flights are then on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

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by LTU932
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech
Replies: 38
Views: 3239

Re: Passenger Unfairly Denied Boarding by Lufthansa in Marrakech

And again: Which passport was used? If it was a Moroccan passport, then I'd consult with the German embassy before filing the complaint, even though they do indeed not need a transit visa. That said, if an airline denies boarding because of visa issues, it's because the probably want to spare themse...

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by LTU932
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 18407

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

APCs are a great idea. Absolutely. It contributes to better border security and more convenience for all. DGME also wants to get rid of the paper forms for entry and exit as well and replace them with a biometric check. http://www.nacion.com/nacional/servicios-publicos/Migracion-eliminara-formulari...

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by LTU932
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 18407

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

http://www.ameliarueda.com/nota/aeropuerto-kioscos-visitantes-puedan-registrarse-llegar-pais-turismo Aeris and DGME are considering putting APCs for entry immigration in SJO. From what I gather, primary beneficiaries of these APCs will be Costa Rican citizens. I could still see citizens of other cou...

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by LTU932
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 8375

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

They should forbid them to call it pizza. There is no deep-dish pizza BTW. Call it US-salty-pie but please, not pizza. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_pizza I'm also Italian (ethnically) and I have no problems with US pizza being called pizza. It's part of the heritage that fellow Italians...

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by LTU932
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?
Replies: 49
Views: 1779

Re: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?

Minimum 1.5 hrs without immigration check (e.g. in PTY), domestic to longhaul in the US or for Schengen to longhaul (EU exit immigration is far quicker than inbound immigration IMO and I say that as an EU citizen), and minimum 3 hours in LHR (thanks to their lack of interterminal trains and for secu...

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by LTU932
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mission: 747: KLM 747-400 IAH-AMS-JFK J
Replies: 7
Views: 5699

Re: Mission: 747: KLM 747-400 IAH-AMS-JFK J

Excellent report from two excellent flights! I can only agree with your sentiments about KLM - it really is an excellent airline, and my own personal favorite. No matter whether you're flying economy or business, Inter-European or International, the service is always consistently good in all areas....

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by LTU932
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening
Replies: 41
Views: 6876

Re: BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening

How has the German government not stepped in and taken over the project? Because the federal government is far too incompetent to keep things in order either. Just look at that new fiasco from today, when the constitutional court declared a federal tax on nuclear fuel rods unconstitutional. The rul...

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by LTU932
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 to shut down HAM base
Replies: 31
Views: 5558

Re: U2 to shut down HAM base

[LH offering out of HAM is PATHETIC, not to mention how bad their inflight service is on shorthaul...yet they charge premium money for god knows what.... And the Eurowings/Germanwings shamble has a TON of things to be rectified before it can be called a success. Give us a break man. LH has basicall...

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by LTU932
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (1st Half)
Replies: 199
Views: 18407

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

http://www.eleconomista.net/2017/06/06/es-veca-sin-permiso-para-operar The AAC, El Salvador's civil aviation authority, has officially revoked Veca's AOC due to them not operating for more than 90 days. They did get two extensions of their suspension for 30 days each, but a third extension for 120 d...

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