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by Cunard
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI
Replies: 40
Views: 5647

Re: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI

Is there a facility to email the DOT to object to this anticompetitive nonsense? No there is not a facility for you to object to the DOT by personal email but you can always write them a nice little letter of complaint showing your total disdain for this ''anticompetitive nonsense''. U.S. Departmen...

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by Cunard
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS9949 LGW-PTP
Replies: 20
Views: 4463

Re: VS9949 LGW-PTP

I can confirm that VS9949 is indeed cruise related - there are people flying on it for the MSC Preziosa. I remember seeing this . MSC are targeting the UK market and have made large gains in the last two years. Hiring British staff to work onboard and also attracting sales managers from major rival...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 109
Views: 9727

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

Does anyone honestly believe that ''still in the works'' actually applies considering that the same topic comes up time and time again with the same questions and answers. I'm sure that if it was going to happen it would have done so by now considering how aggressive the Chinese carriers have been w...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36713

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

Manchester has a fairly substantial network to the USA and it's definitely not an underserved market such as Cologne no comparison whatsoever. But Cologne-Bonn is the main long haul hub for EuroWings, which is a competitor to Norwegian. Just like Norwegian, EuroWings also offers low-cost long haul ...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36713

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

I think you need to do some more reading up on Laker. GDS manipulation was nothing to do with it. Basically it had a massive order book that it could not finance and the US dollar exchange rate went the wrong way against them. The other airlines were dumping capacity but also objected to GE and McD...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36713

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

I think you need to do some more reading up on Laker. GDS manipulation was nothing to do with it. Basically it had a massive order book that it could not finance and the US dollar exchange rate went the wrong way against them. The other airlines were dumping capacity but also objected to GE and McD...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 184
Views: 36713

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

Norwegian should hub and grow ex Scandinavia where their brand is well known and their yields are profitable, rather than compete against IAG in London. Either that, they should select an underserved major airport such as Manchester or Cologne that they can make their fortress. I disagree that MAN ...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS9949 LGW-PTP
Replies: 20
Views: 4463

Re: VS9949 LGW-PTP

Well that's unbelievable I'm particularly surprised by that news I really am absolutely surprised but I'm also very appreciative in you informing us of that information. I just would not have assumed that there would have been a substantial amount of British passengers destined for the MSC Divina to...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Santa file a flight plan?
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Does Santa file a flight plan?

Its all in cohoots with the CIA and FSB as an extension of the Open Skies treaties. Santa flies from the North Pole (really Siberia) with reindeer that are native to Siberia. However his sleigh was made by a top secret consortium of Boeing and Northrup combining the cargo capacity of a 744F and ste...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vinci expands its portfolio by taking over BEG
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Vinci expands its portfolio by taking over BEG

Yes there was with many objections with one of the main ones being that airlines didn't want to be forced to relocate to the proposed new airport.

Search the threads or online it's all there to read!

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS9949 LGW-PTP
Replies: 20
Views: 4463

Re: VS9949 LGW-PTP

I should well imagine that those leased Hi-Fly A330/A340 as well as the WAMOS B744 are more or less due to recent LGW disruption but as you've commented on the charted WAMOS B744 used to MCO it could well have been a preplanned charter substituting for the VS B744 that was instead destined for the P...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67955

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Cunard needs to man up. So it wasn't even kids or teenage yobs mucking about, it was a middle aged, so-called responsible pair of adults. Sheesh, just wonder some individuals have for brains sometimes. Just hope they don't have kids, can you imagine the example they'd set them. I'd love to get hold...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67955

Re: Gatwick drone closures

I'll dig as far as I can I'm not holding back and why should I, I'll give you a wave when I ''hit the centre of the earth'' after all being an atheist I was always destined to go to hell ;-) Only two days ago we had the most unreal comments made on this thread by individuals suggesting the most unbe...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS9949 LGW-PTP
Replies: 20
Views: 4463

Re: VS9949 LGW-PTP

No because as I've already mentioned none of those cruise calls are aimed purely at the British market and any British passengers that were booked for those individual cruises out of Ft Lauderdale and Miami would have mostly have been independent travelers making their own flight arrangements or via...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67955

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Although I'm definitely not going to apologise for my previous comments and this couple could well be innocent hence why they have been released with no charge but remember many a person or persons have been released by the police due to lack of evidence only to be rearrested at a later stage once ...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS9949 LGW-PTP
Replies: 20
Views: 4463

Re: VS9949 LGW-PTP

I personally can't think of any turnaround cruises that are operating out of Point-a-Pitre Guadeloupe at this time of year especially for the British market as it's a French island and P&O Cruises use Barbados and St Lucia for their Caribbean turnarounds and Fred Olsen also use Barbados for ther...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67955

Re: Gatwick drone closures

And there were the usual do gooders on here who went up against my suggestion that these two individuals should be named and shamed and their photos emblazoned over the media for all to see, well I feel happy now that's it happened and feel totally vindicated by my comments. So to those that though...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI
Replies: 40
Views: 5647

Re: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI

Is there a facility to email the DOT to object to this anticompetitive nonsense? No there is not a facility for you to object to the DOT by personal email but you can always write them a nice little letter of complaint showing your total disdain for this ''anticompetitive nonsense''. U.S. Departmen...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67955

Re: Gatwick drone closures

I find it unbelievable that an Australian news agency have released photos of the couple involved in the drone incident at LGW when as I'm typing this I have been watching the BBC news channel for the last two hours and nothing has been mentioned other than the fact that the two people have been det...

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 109
Views: 9727

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

mikejepp wrote:
How about a one-stop to NRT via ANC with an AA A321neo? Would allow them to serve the market and also the additional MIA-ANC and ANC-NRT markets.


Really come on get real and be serious do you honestly think that would happen!

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by Cunard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 109
Views: 9727

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

B1168

I'm pleased to know that you accept it as Delhi ;-)

Regarding your last question the answer is probably not!

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China
Replies: 60
Views: 6607

Re: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China

It's San Francisco and if your going to refer to it as ''Fresco'' your be aware that its actually ''Frisco''. You must also be fully aware that those that live in San Francisco do not refer to the city as Frisco in fact they totally despise the term and it's tended to be used by those who don't actu...

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 109
Views: 9727

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

God (who ever he or she is and that's if your a believer) has absolutely nothing to do with it especially in regards to Aviation ;-)

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 43307

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

I would imagine that Norwegian will be using the aircraft for more than the one flight, it was good hearing about the lease on the BBC news channel tonight when discussing the recent situation at LGW :-)

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania first A220
Replies: 29
Views: 8103

Re: Air Tanzania first A220

I wrote domestic route not domestic routes

I actually wrote domestic and regional flights.

Domestic as in a singular word.

I'm aware of the fact as much as you are that Air Tanzania deploys their single B788 on a single domestic route daily from DAR Dar ess Salaam to MWZ Mwanza.

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 109
Views: 9727

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

One moment, what about New Delhi? FYI Although colloquially Delhi and New Delhi are used interchangeably to refer to the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) these are two distinct entities with New Delhi forming a very small part of Delhi. The National Capital Region of Delhi is a much larger...

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 for Air Tanzania
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: A220 for Air Tanzania

Already being discussed in it's dedicated thread!

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air network and long haul fleet post-747SP
Replies: 10
Views: 2333

Re: Iran Air network and long haul fleet post-747SP

Iran Air no longer have a large longhaul network compared to what they used to have but as well as flying to Moscow SVO and Mumbai Iran Air still have a substantial amount of flights to Europe including AMS, ARN, CGN, FCO, FRA, GOT, HAM, LHR and MXP served by A300 and A330.

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania first A220
Replies: 29
Views: 8103

Re: Air Tanzania first A220

The single Air Tanzania B787 is still being employed on domestic and regional flights to Moroli, Entebbe and Bujumbura until it's deployed to Guangzhou, China via Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Thailand in February 2019. Since its delivery in June 2018 the wide body has been deployed on domestic and regional...

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67955

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Perhaps it's because the people responsible for the Drones live closer to Gatwick rather than Heathrow. Sussex Police have arrested two individuals relating to these Drone incidents so we might get more details about who they are and their actual intentions. I've just been watching it on the BBC ne...

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vinci expands its portfolio by taking over BEG
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Vinci expands its portfolio by taking over BEG

You've heard parts of it looks like a bus stop in rural Ukraine! I think that's quite an overstatement in many ways it's not that bad at all! Only ever having used the newer Terminal 1 at Lisbon I personally think that it's an extremely nice and very modern terminal and easy to use with plenty of ni...

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM starts NAP and expands GDN
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: KLM starts NAP and expands GDN

Personally I'm surprised that INV is going three daily especially with the B737-700 and on a personal note I'm gutted that my local airport of Southampton is losing it's double daily service to Amsterdam by KLM on the 30 March 2019 after only two years. With Southampton Airport recently releasing it...

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67955

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Perhaps it's because the people responsible for the Drones live closer to Gatwick rather than Heathrow. Sussex Police have arrested two individuals relating to these Drone incidents so we might get more details about who they are and their actual intentions. I've just been watching it on the BBC new...

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 71
Views: 11203

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

The Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey have never been part of the European Union along with the Isle of Man, they are Crown Dependencies but our not part of the United Kingdom. The Stobart Group is registered in Guernsey but has its operational headquarters in Carlisle, Cumbria in the United Ki...

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 71
Views: 11203

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

[threeid][/threeid] Then you are even more clueless on what Brexit entails for Continental Europe and for the UK... :-) :-) :-) The truth is - I do actually live in the UK. I was just picking up on the fact the poster just assumed this. I think that's it quite obvious from reading the majority of yo...

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13392

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

A388 wrote:
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upperdeckfan wrote:
Reminds me of the Avianca A320 fiasco...


What fiasco did Avianca have?

A388


It's already being answered further up the thread, read back or read from the very beginning of this thread and your see your answer ;-)

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by Cunard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 71
Views: 11203

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

Either you're trolling like nobody's business or you are deluded beyond what I thought was possible. Tell me honestly, have you ever lived outside the UK? Have you ever even spent much time outside the UK? Who said I lived in the UK? Then you are even more clueless on what Brexit entails for Contin...

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by Cunard
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China
Replies: 60
Views: 6607

Re: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China

Workhorse Yes I liked it and a very good summary and analysis and the information that you have provided is very useful and informative to the discussion especially coming from someone with firsthand knowledge. I think that you have summarised the situation very well so I think we shall leave the su...

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by Cunard
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China
Replies: 60
Views: 6607

Re: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China

WPvsMW Regardless of the fact that the Parisian China Town is now under construction it still won't match the China Town in London for it's authenticity. The worlds biggest China Town outside of mainland China is in Melbourne Australia followed by Vancouver Canada with London United Kingdom coming t...

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by Cunard
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China
Replies: 60
Views: 6607

Re: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China

Paris China Town is no where near the authenticity of the China Town in London, absolutely no comparison whatsoever, have you actually ever visited the China Town in London or seen photos or footage of it because it looks absolutely nothing like the so called Paris China Town which you've kindly pro...

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by Cunard
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67955

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

A BA A320 (G-MIDO) just landed at Bournemouth (BOH). A second BA A319 (G-DBCH) is about to land. BOH is not a normal BA destination, so it will be rare sight. Anyone with a camera nearby? Bournemouth BOH has been a regular diversionary airport for British Airways in the past although only one A320 ...

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by Cunard
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13392

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

Reminds me of the Avianca A320 fiasco... Forget Avianca, a repeat of Arik Air is far more likely. No similarity whatsoever as Arik Air wasn't a startup company like this one and it had never placed an order for 100 brand new aircraft from a manufacturer such as Boeing. Sure Arik Air did have large ...

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by Cunard
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China
Replies: 60
Views: 6607

Re: Paris saw sudden spike in connectivity with secondary cities in China

Well it's about time. The chinese money is pouring to Paris instead of London. And do you have any particular reason as to why you think that it's about time that Chinese money is pouring to Paris instead of London? Walking through the streets of central London which I do every week it's like as if...

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by Cunard
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67955

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Tonight's Norwegian JFK-LGW flight is cancelled. A colleague of mine was on it to go home for the holidays. I'm afraid it's not just your colleague who has been affected by the cancellation of tonight's Norwegian JFK-LGW it's everyone who was supposed to fly to or from LGW because as I'm sure your ...

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by Cunard
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights
Replies: 98
Views: 12687

Re: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights

maint123 FYI The new Islamabad International Airport. A unique project that was authorised by the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority PCAA. The whole project was entirely financed by the PCAA on its own. Built with Pakistani money by Pakistani construction companies. Designed by Aeroports de Paris In...

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by Cunard
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?
Replies: 64
Views: 4621

Re: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?

Here is the list of long and medium haul airlines that previously served FRA on a regular scheduled basis. Some of these airlines still exist today but no longer serve FRA, whilst some have ceased trading altogether, some have merged with other airlines or have renamed but I am not going to list the...

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by Cunard
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azerbaijan to Pakistan flights to be launched.
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Azerbaijan to Pakistan flights to be launched.

LH658 wrote:
any leads?


You opened the thread so who are you actually asking when you wrote ''any leads''?

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by Cunard
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights
Replies: 98
Views: 12687

Re: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights

I got a feeling that this thread might eventually get locked by the moderators with all these unnecessary anti Pakistan comments which would be an absolute shame considering how much of a big deal this announcement is and although some people do have a point to some extent but I'm afraid that the ma...

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by Cunard
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6535

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

Just read on BBC.COM that EU has decided that in case of no Brexit agreement BA would not be able to fly with in EU so my guess IB will take over for BA if we get to that situation. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46617152 As per the article, BA (or any other British airline) will not be able...

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by Cunard
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?
Replies: 64
Views: 4621

Re: Which airlines abandoned Frankfurt?

Luxair hasn't been mentioned, I think. Luxair along with many other European short haul and regional airlines hasn't been mentioned in the thread as the focus of the discussion has been mainly based around long and medium haul airlines that previously served or 'abandoned' FRA. No one poster in thi...

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