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by MalevTU134
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4711

Re: Passengers Clapping

Oh yes, it's common in Latin America, and also has happened without fail on all of my flights to/from Morocco. Although only in Economy in both regions. Ridiculous, for sure. However, most of the times, when I can be bothered, I chime in with really heavy handclapping and a jovial shout of "BRA...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 3 major MD-80 US operators all in one place!
Replies: 22
Views: 5735

Re: Last 3 major MD-80 US operators all in one place!!!

Not the US, but at CCS you see MD80s of at least 4 passenger airlines every day.

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by MalevTU134
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 3795

Re: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?

If there was a serious medical situation then by 7.5 hours the patient would likely be gone. And if not a really serious problem then why not fly at least part of the way to destination to lose those 45 tonnes of fuel for proper landing weight? What would a 330 with say cockpit smoke do? Have to la...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

That 333 (TC-LOA), circled around for more than 7 hours to burn fuel and reach the allowable safe landing weight. Apparently it wasn't equipped with a fuel dumping system. I read in Wiki, that Boeing 767, Airbus 300/310/330 models can be ordered with or without fuel dumping systems. Now I wonder: 1...

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by MalevTU134
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6176

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

1) The title shpuld be changed. The plane is not missing.
2) Most beaches in the great majority of developing countries look like that. Sad but true. Not enough environmental awareness nor the necessary resources to keep it clean from the garbage in the oceans and that added by the locals.

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by MalevTU134
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network
Replies: 94
Views: 23529

Re: Ukraine International will introduce B777 in 2018 and expend network

I don't have the time right now to look for it, but in another thread a few months ago, it was said that the 767s would stay and the 777s would come in as additional lift, not as a replacement. What happened to that?

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by MalevTU134
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

Interesting: Who would go to Paris from Ankara on a saturday morning? Is this a serious question? Most definitely. Saturday is the least travelled day of the week, in general. If a flight is operated 6 times weekly, it is most often every day except Saturdays. I agree with my friend mafaky that a t...

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by MalevTU134
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines and the growing US/Turkey fued
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: Turkish Airlines and the growing US/Turkey fued

https://www.google.com/amp/www.independ ... html%3Famp

Quite extensive discussion going on in the Turkish Aviation October forum.
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WaywardMemphian wrote:

Quite extensive discussion going on in the Turkish Aviation October forum.

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by MalevTU134
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 8434

Re: Any smoking flights still?

In the past there were many smoking flights. Doesn't seem to have any now. Any smoking flights still>? Is it legal to have a smoking flight? I mean can an airline arrange one? Yes, some airlines run a smoking flight every now and then. Even BA arranged one a few years back. https://www.theguardian....

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by MalevTU134
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME (EQ) on the ropes?
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: TAME (EQ) on the ropes?

Hope not. tame is one of the last carriers not to be absorbed by LA/AV. That being said, I’m sure LATAM or Avianca would love some market share... ?? LATAM is one of the biggest airlines in Ecuador, if not the biggest. The roots are LAN Ecuador. I doubt they would be interested in the mess that is ...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

TK just posted this on their Facebook page, and already 22 comments from confused pax. What does this "Banderole Visa" mean? Wasnt Banderole the stickers that were placed in the passports after paying the cash at the visa desks before E Visas came in? Yes, you win :) Just got a response f...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME (EQ) on the ropes?
Replies: 6
Views: 927

Re: TAME (EQ) on the ropes?

I flew EQ a couple of times CCS-UIO-EZE up till 2 years ago, and suddenly I couldn't check in my bag in CCS all the way. Same airline, same PNR, same ticket. I had to go through immigration in UIO, pick up my bag, check it in again and stand in line for security and passport control. That was my las...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 87
Views: 28094

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

Nothing to do with the topic, but why is Maduro keeps on flying on CU Il-96? He could for sure afford one for is own? Well, Chavez, back in the day of $100/barrel got a brand new A319 business jet that he used extensively until his death. Pretty much after his passing the A319 disappeared. Not sure...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

Plus this is a suspension of visas in Turkey , not to Turkish citizens. If Turkish Airlines really needs new visas, they can get it from US diplomatic missions in neighboring countries. A government spokesperson said this decision would not effect US citizens coming in today and the few coming days...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vienna Austria: Emergency landing of Turkish Airlines Airbus A321
Replies: 2
Views: 2024

Re: Vienna Austria: Emergency landing of Turkish Airlines Airbus A321

BENAir01 wrote:
Oh no! The fire near an AA 777 and now smoke in a TK 321?!?!

Oh no! And hot coffee on an SQ 380?!?!

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas suspends flights to Venezuela
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas suspends flights to Venezuela

Hmmm...this comes up like I'm the OP, but I am not. Must be a bug in the system.

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolíneas Argentinas suspends flights to Venezuela
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Aerolíneas Argentinas suspends flights to Venezuela

This was reported in another thread a week or so ago

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

I apologize for my part in it guys, couldn't help myself. As far as I can see, all of your posts have contained a travel, visa or TK-related element, unlike those of the other poster (AKPfan, or whatever his name is) I quoted. And as I understand it from one of TK787's posts above, eVisas are no lo...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

What a pity for both countries, Turkey or OLD TURKEY -as the current government coined the term NEW Turkey - used to have a constant and stable foreign policy that was free of partisan ideas, but we don't have that for the last 10 years and we see results of it. Hope they clear the issues soon... I...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 87
Views: 28094

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

Nothing to do with the topic, but why is Maduro keeps on flying on CU Il-96? He could for sure afford one for is own? Because Venezuela is a de-facto colony of Cuba. The president, the thief-in-chief and the one who pulls the strings, is Raúl Castro, and Maduro is a marionette serving at the pleasu...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

777222LR wrote:
I'm scheduled to fly TK from Dubai to Houston tomorrow. I'm on the phone with United, the origin of booking, to see if they need to put me elsewhere.

If you are only transiting at IST, you are OK. No transit visa is required.

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

Crew visa is valid for 5 years, there should be no shortage of crew. I dont think this game will no longer last more than couple months. Plus this is a suspension of visas in Turkey , not to Turkish citizens. If Turkish Airlines really needs new visas, they can get it from US diplomatic missions in...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

Crew visa is valid for 5 years, there should be no shortage of crew. I dont think this game will no longer last more than couple months. Sure, that means that roughly 2% of their crew has their visa expired every month, or 20% in a year. That would become an operational nightmare already after a fe...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

If TK crew members cannot get/renew their US visas, then this will quickly hinder TK's ability to execute their US flights, apart from any dwindling demand. Any impact on the 787 QR deal by this? A number of widebodies will be unemployed if the US is basically closed for TK.

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by MalevTU134
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA to end U.S flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6409

Re: PIA to end U.S flights

Rational decision, for once, from PK.

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by MalevTU134
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near disaster on A380 landing
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: Near disaster on A380 landing

Perhaps this was posted before but it must have been a real puker in the back of the aircraft. It looks out of control with the rudders. I wonder if the pilots were fighting over the controls. https://youtu.be/mVrn-TMtRjA If you yourself know or think that this has already been posted, why don't yo...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting aircraft that never was: The HFB 600 Vertibus
Replies: 13
Views: 2854

Re: Interesting aircraft that never was: The HFB 600 Vertibus

What was the plan or procedure for an engine failure during vertictal liftoff or landing? Where on those engines would the downward thrust have been generated??

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by MalevTU134
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17808

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

Turkish Airlines expands its codeshare with Copa Airlines, adding SJO and LIR. http://www.airkule.com/haber/THY-ILE-COPA-ISBIRLIGI-GENISLIYOR/28372 So, this is the forth round of new codeshares. In the first round of codeshare they had: pty-dav/poa/gig/mao/cnf/GRU/SDQ/PUJ/GYE/UIO/SAL/ASU/LIM. In th...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 66072

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

If you were to fly to a destination for 2 weeks only you dont want to mess up your schedule which can cost up to 3-4h in delays. Hence AGP which is safer and just inform the passengers to check in Gib 4h before the flight cause they will be bused to AGP. Visa is a major issue though. Just a reminde...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9471

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

But there is service to NZ. Fair enough, I was thinking of Oceania as a region, which does include AU+NZ+others. Of course New Zealand is in Oceania. I would like to ask your detractors, those who think that your argument is "a stretch" as well as those that only count Australia as a &quo...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9471

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

And nevertheless, she ascertained that there were "more poor in Germany than in Argentina". :roll: And you are right, domestic traffic has increased, to the detriment of long distance buses. Domestic airfares have come down in real terms, due to the inflation. And this is even before the ...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9471

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

Why is it a stretch? It's a fact. And more importantly, why does it seem to bother you? Its not a fact. The fact is there is no service from EZE to Australia But there is service to NZ. Fair enough, I was thinking of Oceania as a region, which does include AU+NZ+others. Of course New Zealand is in ...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 51
Views: 9471

Re: Ethiopian to Buenos Aires EZE

But technically correct - direct services yes, not nonstop. Long-haul out of EZE is doing really well with growth of 15-20% per year in the last few years. The domestic market is a whole other story. The domestic Argentina market has shrunk so much that its seat supply per day is comparable to that...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5371

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

No IST even among EMEA top 5? Sounds incredible...

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by MalevTU134
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 18927

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

As far as I heard, QR 787s do not have crew rest area We talked about it last month. If I understand it right, crew rest are not mandatory. Blocked seats is also possible. What kind of an airline would order 787s withouy a crew rest. If TK gets these birds they will be used on some long thin routes...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 18927

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

MeCe wrote:
I just informed that QR 787 deal is not shelved, 10 of 787 will join next month :roll:

Wet lease, I presume? Otherwise, crew training should have been already underway - or is it? Any info on the routes they will be deployed on? Can you tell anything about your source?

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by MalevTU134
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: TK to start EIN in SU18
Replies: 17
Views: 3164

Re: Rumour: TK to start EIN in SU18

Unwise to start flights from an ill-equipped airport like Eindhoven. One of the biggest airports of a wealthy nation is unable to provide a CAT II/III ILS to eliminate the continuous effect of frequent low visibility. Every secondary airports of the area (Niederrhein, Charleroi, Maastricht, Beauvai...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela ceases flight operations
Replies: 22
Views: 3536

Re: Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela ceases flight operations

I am confused. It was reported on here that Aeropostal ceased operations over a month ago on losing its insurance coverage. Did it get a reprieve after that shut down? You are easily forgiven for being confused. And you are not alone. This (as most other things here in Venezuela) has been a mess. T...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency services delay @ PTY, pax dies waiting for assistance on board
Replies: 25
Views: 6165

Re: Emergency services delay @ PTY, pax dies waiting for assistance on board

Does AR carry defibrillators onboard its aircraft, and the A330s in particular, and if so, was this used onboard? That might be the most critical issue. Why, you have a diagnosis of this gentleman who died? I mean, you are sure he didn't suffer from a stroke, a ruptured aorta aneurysm, hypoglycaemi...

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by MalevTU134
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 22527

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

For those following this thread who may not yet have seen it, there is now a Hawaiian Aviation Thread Which raises the question, when 2018 rolls around would people prefer to keep a single Pacific Islands Aviation thread, or create a few specific ones for each country that warrants it (for instance...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 167
Views: 17247

Re: Pakistan Aviation Thread

How is TK doing in Pakistan? They are deploying a332 to isb,khi, lhe on a daily basis TK is really doing good. It is the only "Kind-of" European carrier having service in Pakistan. Fare and service to N.America is great and most of the time flight to and from Istanbul to Karachi is pretty...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare
Replies: 28
Views: 6973

Re: Rwandair to start Mumbai (longest 737 route?), Harare

seabosdca wrote:
Scheduling an 8 hour flight on a 738 seems like an admission that you don't expect ever to fill the airplane.

Although not 738s, tell that to COPA of Panama

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by MalevTU134
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 8602

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

Its just so puerile. Honestly, where on earth do they think they are going to fly 4 772's profitably? Does nobody in that airline actually own a calculator? How do these guys stick their underpants on the right way round when they dress in the morning? beautiful country with so much potential. The ...

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by MalevTU134
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf
Replies: 23
Views: 7583

Re: Cathay Pacific to axe Dusseldorf

The beer was no good??... :duck:

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by MalevTU134
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 8602

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

:roll: How surprising...
Well, Bobby will have to keep chartering some imperialist aircraft for his shopping trips, then.

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by MalevTU134
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 440 FRA-IAH reverse over Iceland
Replies: 20
Views: 8414

Re: LH 440 FRA-IAH reverse over Iceland

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH440/ed1251d Seems they are going back to FRA right now, after making u-turn over Iceland. Is IAD still closed - or any other reason? Don't look like a diversion. Nope, IAH is open. Possibly a medical issue. I would say anything BUT a medical issue. If that was the c...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

Re: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October

You'd think that with every airline dropping services they'd change their policies, but no... are they going to wait until there's nothing left at all and then blame the "yanquis imperialistas"? I believe it's all part of a planned strategy to isolate Venezuela from the rest of the world,...

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by MalevTU134
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAME/EQ to drop CCS in October
Replies: 12
Views: 1552

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 ques...

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