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by TS-IOR
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 61
Views: 4464

Re: Why upload here?

Airliners as well as Jetphotos and a few others are the reference for Web aviation photos library and they remained elitist. People who are not that demanding go to Instagram where everything is in bulk there. Flickr remains interesting as well with a nice collection of vintage scans. The traffic go...

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by TS-IOR
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: iPhone XS - Smart HDR, Depth Slider

AFAIK equipment has never been restricted to fancy DSLRs here, you can find many smartphone photos on the database. It's all about the edit which should give a satisfactory rendering.

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by TS-IOR
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6991

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

That was a Continental service with a DC10-30 with an Eastern code. The service was on a 747 by the following year. 1988 TriStar programme for British Airtours and British Airways at LGW: Saturday KT612 LGW 0625 - MAH - 1200 LGW KT613 Thomson Holidays KT530 LGW 0740 - FAO - 1400 LGW KT531 Redwing H...

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by TS-IOR
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 23
Views: 6841

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

thinking about NCE i wondered if TUN or ALG would be realistic with the type from YUL..

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by TS-IOR
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 6991

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

I would be interested in British Airtours and Caledonian L10 timetable to MIR

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by TS-IOR
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAtlantic eyeing new shareholder
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: EuroAtlantic eyeing new shareholder

EuroAtlantic has been on sale for like two years now.

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by TS-IOR
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Algerie expansion plan in Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Air Algerie expansion plan in Africa

A bit too late no? It is AT version 2. Though, I personally adore Algeria and Algiers. Find them so much nicer than any of their neighbours ;). Saludos, Alex Yes, AH is a bit late on this. I would actually call them AT #3, as TU is attempting the same strategy as well. But they look more reactive t...

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by TS-IOR
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 36477

Re: Thomas Cook the first to lease HiFly A380

Even if it's a one-off it's still the first commercial lease.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub
Replies: 52
Views: 7069

Re: Georgia governor suspends fuel tax to avoid penalizing Delta at Atlanta hub

Fuel is fuel.. this should be applied to gasoline and diesel as well.

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet to offer code sharing service to Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Brazil
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: Westjet to offer code sharing service to Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Brazil

The batch of code-share agreements included North African countries as well.. Wonder with whom these will be operated?

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement
Replies: 76
Views: 9339

Re: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement

In the previous ATA the condition of 3x per airline regardless to pavilion was the real concern IMO and rised a cat & mouse game between airlines and CAAs. That would be a considerable relief if this condition is cancelled now. UAE can always fairly attribute its slots as only two players are co...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement
Replies: 76
Views: 9339

Re: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement

The original ATA does not say any seat restriction. The info source linked above may have misused the term capacity. Anyways a certain number of flights is also considered a capacity whatsoever.

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement
Replies: 76
Views: 9339

Re: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement

Which route is now serviced twice a week by Emirates or Etihad or any other major global network airline? None or very few AFAIK, so 2x YUL or YVR is less probable. Maybe one will increase YYZ and the other spread to a second gateway. The news is also an expansion of the ATA with Egypt. MS can go da...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement
Replies: 76
Views: 9339

Re: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement

The current (now previous) ATA with UAE doesn't limit the number of seats or the city-pairs, only the number of flights is limited to 6 per country designated airline. Now it's up to 10.

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement
Replies: 76
Views: 9339

Re: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement

That brings to 10 the number of flights per flag. I think Emirates and Etihad has no other viable option than increasing YYZ, but Air Canada could go 5x YYZ and 5x YVR.

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13196

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

I only see the variant flying West Coast and South West to Hawaii.

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which were the airliners logos that were painted on the Boeing 767-200 prototype?
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Re: Which were the airliners logos that were painted on the Boeing 767-200 prototype?

right Pacific Western, Air China, Transbrasil, QANTAS, Ethiopian, ANA, JAL..

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which were the airliners logos that were painted on the Boeing 767-200 prototype?
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Re: Which were the airliners logos that were painted on the Boeing 767-200 prototype?

a guess is United, Delta, Air Canada, American, Ansett Australia, TWA, Piedmont.. 17 in total, maybe Britannia, Braathens, Egyptair, El Al and Kuwait Airways are in the list as well..

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by TS-IOR
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet code-share to Tunisia and other countries
Replies: 1
Views: 362

WestJet code-share to Tunisia and other countries

WS has applied to the CTA to operate scheduled service through code-share between Canada and Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and several other countries. Applications have been approved with respect to bilatéral ATAs. Are these code-share with SkyTeam partners or airlines like Tunisair, RAM, Egyptair, Air A...

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by TS-IOR
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton
Replies: 42
Views: 6391

Re: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton

Before that it's Montreal - Fort de France and Pointe à Pitre as of October 2018.

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by TS-IOR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vacations advice..
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Vacations advice..

Undecided between Cuba or Dominican Republic for late July, any advice which is worth the visit more than the other? Which has the best to-do, to-see, to-eat options? Which has better car rental deals? Which is more convenient for two adults and a toddler.. Thanks ☺

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by TS-IOR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Condor inaugural Frankfurt-Phoenix
Replies: 10
Views: 5773

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Condor inaugural Frankfurt-Phoenix

The fail is mixing a smoking area with a sightseeing area.. Otherwise whoever choose to smoke is absolutely free to do it and this doesn't affect respect to his person in any way.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2101

Re: Non-Av Pic Thread, Q2 2018

I like photos 8 and 9. Here is today's last addition to my Flickr https://flic.kr/p/28gbyao and more if you scroll down. I'm getting more and more reliable to my smartphones for taking picture, something that i was against a few years back, but now quality is optimal and convenience of course. DSLR ...

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by TS-IOR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 236
Views: 36923

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Rouge and Condor are taking the most from the 767, and Prime Amazon as well cargo wise.. I wonder how is reliability vs. fuel and mx cost vs. low lease or purchase rates are matched to make flying 30 year-old frames as efficient as is..

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by TS-IOR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 3100

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

17 happy years with the same username since that day one. Discovered A.Net a few months earlier IIRC. Till now still the only user waving the Tunisian flag.

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by TS-IOR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Lufthansa Aviation Training & PHX Sky Harbor Fire Department
Replies: 6
Views: 3228

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Lufthansa Aviation Training & PHX Sky Harbor Fire Department

How lucky to meet Herr Jurgen Raps.. such an eternal aviation professional and enthusiast. PHX is very friendly.. they have the pretention to be US friendliest airport. One time i was there in July and the customer service woman just expressed care (or pity) for me looking for some sunbathing at the...

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by TS-IOR
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Condor inaugural Frankfurt-Phoenix
Replies: 10
Views: 5773

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Condor inaugural Frankfurt-Phoenix

Been a long time i didn't enjoy a TR like this one. Pleasant. Period. PHX and area area fun for avgeeks, but it's started getting really hot to enjoy any planespotting or sightseeing at the PHX garage roof for example. Condor is the last and hopefully everlasting charter airline from the ones i grew...

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16966

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Malaysia Rayani Air ceased operations. It can raise funds, obtain AOC and all the due diligence, but is it economically viable?! It's a business and even Halal businesses can fail if basic math is not met and even with travelling prayers broadcasted before take-off.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12816

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

IIRC, Emirates used to be handled with stairs at TUN when they bring in the A340-500. Emirates A380 at CMN as well.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: bilaterals USA-Tunisia

Varsity1 wrote:
Tunisia is free to negotiate a treaty. It's not that difficult of a process for small countries.


absolutely.. I wonder why the Foreign Affairs and the Transportation department didn't make the move towards it so it's ready whenever an airline expressed interest..

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by TS-IOR
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: bilaterals USA-Tunisia

Even via a West African country and even for code-share rights an Air Transport Agreement between both parties is required. As per Dakar i don't think the Senegalese will allow because their newly established airline should receive two A330neo in the near future and North America should be a targete...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: bilaterals USA-Tunisia

There is not a single word about Tunisia on the DoT portal. Not in the Open Skies and not in the bilaterals lists of signing countries. Tough to envision them starting any time soon, in light of such. Is Tunis even FAA category1? Tunisia is not on the FAA IASA list, neither category 1 nor 2, maybe ...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UK. Thomas Cook to return to Tunisia after 3yrs.
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: UK. Thomas Cook to return to Tunisia after 3yrs.

Back in the time this thread was started only 3 flights per week were planned by Thomas Cook UK for S18, but now other cities and frequencies were added to reach a 10 or dozen at some time, and 2019 is selling with even more connections. TUI as well, and Jet2 is mulling. I agree with the guy above, ...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: bilaterals USA-Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

bilaterals USA-Tunisia

As Tunisair mulls to start New York, reportedly by the end of 2018 (crazy) or S19 the latest, and maybe with a YUL tag either way.. and all these brainstorming options.. I wondered what did the Air Traffic Agreement between the two parties define in terms of capacity, rights of traffic.. There is no...

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by TS-IOR
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB
Replies: 27
Views: 3778

Re: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB

Also yesterday CMN switched operations from Rouge b767 to mainline Air Canada A330 six times a week. I'm just wondering (on this YUL-CMN route) how much market share AC has taken from Royal Air Maroc... RAM used to operate 2X during peak season including a 744, but now they seem stick to a single 7...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB
Replies: 27
Views: 3778

Re: Air Canada launches seasonal routes YYZ-KEF, YYZ-SNN, YUL-KEF, YUL-DUB

Also yesterday CMN switched operations from Rouge b767 to mainline Air Canada A330 six times a week. Hope either Rouge or Air Canada, most probably Rouge start TUN in 2019.

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by TS-IOR
Sat May 12, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Picasa photo editing software
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: Picasa photo editing software

i think you'd like GIMP as alternative to Picasa.

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by TS-IOR
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Fujifilm XE1 anyone here?
Replies: 0
Views: 690

Fujifilm XE1 anyone here?

Anyone using the XE1 here? What lenses? Opinion? $175 is a deal one can't miss i think coming with a 18-55mm kit lens. Very tempting.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania + EL AL clipped tails at Ben Gurion
Replies: 24
Views: 5766

Re: Germania + EL AL clipped tails at Ben Gurion

That reminds me of a Germania B737-300 at Monastir MIR/DTMB like thirty years ago, maybe 1988 or 1989 where severe damage happened to the stabilizer sometime during the approach for unknown reason. Aircraft remained grounded a few days until new components became available and have been installed at...

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by TS-IOR
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Balearics Gets AOC
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Thomas Cook Balearics Gets AOC

Some of the flights to Djerba and Monastir are expected to be operated by this Spanish sister company. Isn't it kind of LTE by LTU back in the mid-80s?

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by TS-IOR
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?
Replies: 61
Views: 19401

Re: Where will WestJet fly its 787's?

Could they look for North/West Africa out of Montreal. CMN goes double daily with RAM and daily with Rouge being transferred to mainline Air Canada this summer. ALG gets Air Algerie and Rouge 10 plus per week, and TUN is growing as well. As VFR destinations they may fit in the WestJet market.

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by TS-IOR
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MSP Planespotting
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Re: MSP Planespotting

The mall parking for landings and a new viewing area opened a year or so ago, but... bare in mind the weather.

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by TS-IOR
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair add capacity to Germany thanks to Air Berlin?!
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: Tunisair add capacity to Germany thanks to Air Berlin?!

It’s entirely relevant. DUS lost a lot of non-stop capacity to holiday destinations. These travellers are more indiscriminate and price sensitive, so Tunisair sees an opportunity to lure them to Tunisia with non-stops instead of another destination. But these visitors will most likely come through ...

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by TS-IOR
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair add capacity to Germany thanks to Air Berlin?!
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Tunisair add capacity to Germany thanks to Air Berlin?!

In the link below we can read Tunisair Commercial Managing Director talking about the airline plan for S18 showing a boost of some pairs like TUN-DUS going 4 weekly and many more. But most interesting is how he is including Air Berlin?! The defunct German airline has left Tunisian destinations for 3...

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by TS-IOR
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 174
Views: 24509

Re: French routes news

I think the TUIfly routes to DJE will wait till the Open Sky agreement enter into effect. Meanwhile they can operate under a masked Corsair flight number.

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by TS-IOR
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?
Replies: 58
Views: 13533

Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

The airlines, or better say operators, as most of the buyers are ACMI and charter specialists, will use them sporadically or seasonally and can't afford other than a lower price.

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by TS-IOR
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s
Replies: 43
Views: 12398

Re: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s

Tunisair has four A319 including two LR. AA may tease them for.

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by TS-IOR
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25112

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

On reply to a few comments above.. am not aware of a CAI-TUN with Gulfair, back in the time it was a Oman-UAE-Bahrein airline.. but am quiet sure of a AUH-TUN-CMN in the 80s with the Tristars.

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by TS-IOR
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger
Replies: 60
Views: 6390

Re: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger

It really disappoint me when it comes from Southwest, an airline that i like, but aside from that a fresh airline that built its image on friendliness, openness and LUV. Disembarking a customer for only speaking a certain language, Arabic or any other discredit a lot of WN culture.

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by TS-IOR
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16574

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

Sounds more Italian for a better introduction into the market from an international POV. Now catching the interest off Alitalia will seriously begin, meanwhile AZ is still deep into the confusion.

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