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by blueflyer
Mon May 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 92
Views: 6131

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

I wasn't previously aware that some passengers were panicking upon reading 737-800/Max safety cards (wasn't aware they were reading safety cards to begin with). I think what that shows is that passengers may not necessarily be intentionally looking for the type of equipment they're flying on, howeve...

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by blueflyer
Mon May 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?
Replies: 25
Views: 1699

Re: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?

I second Charlie Palmer's.

Although for a twist, consider Eataly at Park MGM. Not the most traditional steakhouse experience, but you get to choose your piece of meat...

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by blueflyer
Sun May 19, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-Diversions & Cancellations
Replies: 30
Views: 4792

Re: DFW/DAL - Nasty Weather-Holding Patterns-DIversions & Cancellations

Meanwhile, Lufty's FRA-DFW that was also diverted to IAH made it to DFW around 6p yesterday, however it has not left back to FRA yet. Did they choose to delay the departure until today, or is it AOG?

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by blueflyer
Sat May 18, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 4689

Re: WN and DFW

It’s probably big enough. Right now Moxy is just a paper Airline, so we don’t really know how big they would eventually become at FTW. The problem with FTW is that while they have to appear to be open to scheduled passenger service (they take government money after all), it is not where their focus...

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by blueflyer
Sat May 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 4689

Re: WN and DFW

Well in all seriousness then, how many Fort Worth area pax drive past DFW to fly out of DAL? I've always been curious on that topic. Seems like for every flier who says they've never had a reason to drive by DFW on the way to DAL (like me and some of my colleagues), there are other fliers (includin...

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by blueflyer
Wed May 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22250

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

I also ask myself if Icelandair could bring in more dedicated cargo planes to make up for the shortfall in cargo capacity. How can they go to a single type or even an all-Airbus fleet given their cargo division? An A330F is too much aircraft for their needs. I don't see the 757Fs going anywhere any...

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by blueflyer
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8727

Re: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020

Indeed if the frequencies listed above are instead of the A310, this is a capacity cut on several routes. Were their TATL operations not (sufficiently) profitable?

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by blueflyer
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 12955

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Airports take a % of total sales at all of the restaurants. CFA is closed on one of the busiest days of the week. If they can replace them with someone who who will do anywhere near the same amount of sales then it is a revenue bonus for the airport. The only reason CFA is allowed to operate at DFW...

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by blueflyer
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 66391

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

The other day, when I found out that C-GEFA was heading to YVR I suspected it was to continue its journey to Singapore. That's what's happening. Right now, it's on the move about to depart Vancouver to HND before continuing to QPG. If AC was planning to send it to SIN all along, why didn't they do ...

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by blueflyer
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25481

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Want evidence? "The NY Times also declined Boeing’s invitation to go to CHS and discuss" says it all. Most print news organizations would have declined the invitation. What would the NYT have seen? Floors scrubbed so clean they shone like mirrors? Aircraft inspected five times by five dif...

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by blueflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French pilots union SNPL threatening to call for a six-day strike starting May 6th
Replies: 22
Views: 4326

French pilots union SNPL threatening to call for a six-day strike starting May 6th

French pilots union SNPL is threatening to call for a six-day strike starting May 6,and is balloting its members for authorization to extend the strike for as long as necessary. The SNPL represents pilots at all French airlines, and at the French bases of foreign carriers such as easyJet and Vueling...

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by blueflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 12955

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Airports take a % of total sales at all of the restaurants. CFA is closed on one of the busiest days of the week. If they can replace them with someone who who will do anywhere near the same amount of sales then it is a revenue bonus for the airport. The only reason CFA is allowed to operate at DFW...

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by blueflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8093

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

The guy is a former Congressman. He can’t pass any laws now. This is doxxing. He should come out when and how he chooses, even if he is a hypocrite. This thread is anti-LGBTQIA+. Outing homosexuals against their will is never okay. The most surprising thing in this thread is there's a + in LGBTQIA ...

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by blueflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State
Replies: 78
Views: 3550

Re: Presidential Tax Return legislation in Washington State

Once again, why is this even an issue? Can anyone provide a solid reason why the returns are SOO important? Yes, why indeed? Don't states have the right to organize their presidential elections however they want? How is this state, this law, even an issue? The legislators of the State of Washington...

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by blueflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contingency planning at major international airports
Replies: 21
Views: 3551

Re: Contingency planning at major international airports

JHwk hit the nail on the head. There are so many potential disasters each one with multitude of characteristics impacting operations differently, that detailed planning is impossible. Good contingency planning is all about having the right contacts for a multitude of circumstances, and a few basic p...

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by blueflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international
Replies: 62
Views: 8791

Re: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international

It's usual to spot the Qantas A380 on a remote stand not far from D16 once each passenger has deboarded the plane. Therefore I think that a few more gates should be added for international carriers. https://twitter.com/unitedflyerhd/status/905600985296494592 No airport is going to build a new A380-...

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by blueflyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly temporarily replaces A330neo ops with A380 with Air Senegal
Replies: 30
Views: 9294

Re: Air Senegal replaces A339neo with leased HiFly A380 for temporary period of time

jensona6 wrote:
let's see how the economics will run on this flight considering how it went as a nightmare for Norwegian due to external factors & problems relating to load factor with on their Gatwick to JFK service.

How was it a nightmare for Norwegian?

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by blueflyer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6057

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

I'm more surprised QF7 didn't divert to LAX because both QF and AA have a strong presence at LAX. Plus there are sufficient facilities to support an A380. If they expected a short time on the ground, PHX was the nearest suitable. As short a diversion as can be given the circumstances. Higher risk t...

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by blueflyer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704376

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Interesting. Though perhaps its a scare tactic to get Boeing back into shape. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/737-max-crisis-prompts-southwest-pilots-to-question-its-all-boeing-fleet/ If it bothers the pilots so much, there are other airlines out there with a more diverse fle...

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by blueflyer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 175
Views: 19799

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

I am 100% in favor of this. It needed to be done because some travelers are incredibly rude and selfish. They ram their seat back pretty much the moment wheels are up and they leave it like that until forced to return the seat to the upright position. They don't care one bit how much they encroach ...

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by blueflyer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 127
Views: 38022

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

Asiana can't change extrtnal auditor so it basically meant Asiana will do what it takes to get unqualified opinion Why can't they? It is very rare that a listed company in Korea fails to get an unqualified opinion - the fact that PwC dared not to sign an unqualified opinion tells a lot about Asiana...

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by blueflyer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3440

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

I will give you that like PSA and Republic operating for a major airline under AA or UA brands and that ABX and others operate with DHL branded aircraft from 2002 to now. And DHL is absolutely allowed to operate international flights through their own operating certificate into the US making your s...

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by blueflyer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3440

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

DHL bought Airborne Express in 2002, including their ILN facility, in a bid go up against FedEx and UPS in the US domestic market. 6 years later, and having accumulated a loss in excess of 10BN on that adventure, they withdrew from the US domestic market but continue international services. DHL's e...

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by blueflyer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3440

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

Southern Air are contracted to fly for DHL in the USA with several aircraft in full DHL colors such as the 5 B734F, 4 B777F, other providers include Atlas/Polar Air Cargo 6 B747F, 6 B748F and Kalitta Air 4 B747BCF. (...) There may be other aircraft operating on behalf of DHL in the USA and I'm sure...

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by blueflyer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9 Dead at Twin Peaks Shooting. No One Convicted.
Replies: 25
Views: 1430

Re: 9 Dead at Twin Peaks Shooting. No One Convicted.

White male privilage in action. They should make a movie out of it, like a modern day Gunfight at the OK Corral! In this case, while male incompetence would be more accurate. The district attorney charged almost-literally everyone not in law enforcement with the same crime (engaging in organized cr...

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by blueflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153115

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

It’s very sad to see it go and I feel a chapter is closing on LCC TATL flights. Soon it will go back to the preserve of the middle classes and today’s inclusive offerings whereby everyone can afford to fly is sadly drawing to a close. I feel we take a step back in the evolution of the industry. I d...

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by blueflyer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47384

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

INFINITI329 wrote:
All 34 are planned to go to VCV. Only check airman are flying them so that might be the reason why there isn't a mad dash of WN 7M8s into VCV

Interesting. Why only check airmen? Is it a condition of the FAA's authorization or an internal decision?

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by blueflyer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47384

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

What is the cost differential between parking at VCV and elsewhere? My understanding, the cost of parking an aircraft at an airport isn't that expensive, and planes would have to be grounded for an extended period to justify the cost of ferrying them to VCV and wait out a fix. Perhaps Southwest has ...

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by blueflyer
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to Vegas?
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: EK to Vegas?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_Red_Flag
https://www.nellis.af.mil/Home/Flying-Operations/
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Thunderbolt500 wrote:
What's a red flag charter.?

Red Flag is a military exercise at Nellis AFB outside of Las Vegas. Allies are often invited. One such exercise ended yesterday.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_Red_Flag
https://www.nellis.af.mil/Home/Flying-Operations/

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by blueflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704376

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

For being grounded "worldwide", there still are an awful lot of them in the air. https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B38M Scheduled flights, and flights where Flightaware did not get an updated registration. According to FR24, there are three flights in the world as of now, all thre...

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by blueflyer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704376

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Ferry flight back to base. Airlines are allowed to return their MAX aircraft to base. Is WS8989 YWG-YLW also a return to base? The flight number used leads me to believe that it is a ferry flight. Though not sure why they want it at YLW. Does WestJet do their own maintenance? KF Aerospace has a lar...

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by blueflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704376

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Retired, not canceled, not withdrawn, not revoked, but retired! As in no new 737 model allowed. It was long overdue even before the two recent crashes. What does a MAX have in common with a 737-100? They do not belong on the same type certificate. So according to your “expertise” the 737max is so f...

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by blueflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704376

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I’m not against a grounding but to say that the 737 certification needs to be retired is absurd. Retired, not canceled, not withdrawn, not revoked, but retired! As in no new 737 model allowed. It was long overdue even before the two recent crashes. What does a MAX have in common with a 737-100? The...

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by blueflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704376

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I wonder whether the airlines that have decided to ground their Max 8 fleet without order from their regulators are doing so based on safety concerns, or due to customer pressure. Am I wrong in thinking it is unusual for so many airlines and regulators to make a move before the FAA does? Looking for...

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by blueflyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 11791

Re: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

Is the Indonesian Ombudsman purely an advisory role? How often are they followed?

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by blueflyer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 121
Views: 18485

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till updated: 5th March, with exceptions

There needs to be coordination for traffic to transit between FIRs. I know FIRs need to be able to coordinate with one another. Best as I can tell, while most overflights in Pakistan were either to/from an Indian FIR, not all of them were, so I'm not sure the lack of coordination with India is the ...

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by blueflyer
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 121
Views: 18485

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till updated: 5th March, with exceptions

So what's the rationale for keeping overflights out still? Is it to piss off Indian traffic, or because ATC is so antiquated they can't tell the difference between a 777 and a F16? Probably to piss India off, about 7 or 8 airlines currently using their airspace, just keeping their "friends&quo...

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by blueflyer
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 121
Views: 18485

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till updated: 5th March, with exceptions

So what's the rationale for keeping overflights out still? Is it to piss off Indian traffic, or because ATC is so antiquated they can't tell the difference between a 777 and a F16?

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by blueflyer
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW delays
Replies: 18
Views: 2263

Re: DFW delays

Ishrion wrote:
AA102 from HNL diverted to AFW and has now landed at DFW.

ugh an AFW diversion is sooo frustrating! So close...

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by blueflyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats prepare to get trumps tax returns
Replies: 37
Views: 2368

Re: Democrats prepare to get trumps tax returns

Read the transcript ... https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/28/watch-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-question-michael-cohen-about-trump-tax-returns.html Read the transcript and watched the rerun. Although I readily admit I am nowhere near a legal expert, my question still stands. What crime is alleged that could...

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by blueflyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought a new monitor...now what?
Replies: 29
Views: 2009

Re: Bought a new monitor...now what?

Two monitors connected to the same CPU don't work... Yeah, no. Things have moved on a bit since 1981. :wink2: lol i was trying to politely point in this direction... If the monitor aren't displaying anything no matter what sort of input it get, and it multiple mouses and.monitors have been tried, t...

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by blueflyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bought a new monitor...now what?
Replies: 29
Views: 2009

Re: Bought a new monitor...now what?

Two monitors connected to the same CPU don't work...

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by blueflyer
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats prepare to get trumps tax returns
Replies: 37
Views: 2368

Re: Democrats prepare to get trumps tax returns

But on what basis is the House investigating? I'm not aware of any allegation of fiscal/financial malfeasance made by Cohen that the House exclusively can investigate. The Dems should back away and refer Cohen's testimony to the appropriate state and federal agencies for investigation. The House sho...

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by blueflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16577

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

I don't doubt your real-life experience, and I knew that happened before you mentioning it. Where you go wrong is assuming your personal experience applies to AFKL. As I explained this doesn't make sense in their situation as unlike most other concerns they don't fully own their operations in The N...

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by blueflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins
Replies: 13
Views: 3471

Re: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins

And Miles and More still disincentivize passengers with status from flying Brussels Airlines by issuing less award miles than on Lufthansa or Swiss... . The LH strategy for SN is just bizarre. The LH website routinely ignores SN on the African routes like EBB or KGL. To add insult to injury, LH prom...

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by blueflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop between California and Belgium
Replies: 45
Views: 5924

Re: Nonstop between California and Belgium

But lets not also forget, previously there have been attempts by folks like CityBird/Delsey and TUI without long term success in what has been largely turned out to be summer leisure market. Previous attempts were relying on O/D traffic only. Depending on where in California they land, Brussels Air...

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by blueflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 27931

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

BarfBag wrote:
Pakistan's response has been to use their military to target Indian military. Now why would they do that ?

Well, India's air force embarrassed Pakistan's military, going in and out as they did. This may explain that.

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by blueflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 27931

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Apparently Air Canada and United have decided it is not safe enough to land in India today, however Air France and Lufthansa are on the way. BA's morning flight delayed an hour... Flipping a coin? I dont think this has anything to do with how safe is to land at BOM or DEL. Both are quiet safe and n...

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by blueflyer
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 27931

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Apparently Air Canada and United have decided it is not safe enough to land in India today, however Air France and Lufthansa are on the way. BA's morning flight delayed an hour... Flipping a coin?

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by blueflyer
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 6938

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

In the US, the inclusion of "international" in an airport name means absolutely nothing and does not (and should not) imply the availability of any immigration and/or customs services whatsoever. It is purely a marketing decision by the owner/operator of the airport. There is nothing preve...

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