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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4076

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

In terms of sourcing 777s for Air Canada, there are three B77Ls that will soon become available for lease once Etihad completes the sale of A6-LRA/B/C to lessor Altavair AirFinance. Granted, they probably wouldn't be ready until spring 2019, but at 12 years old and not many customers, I can't see th...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32705

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

tkoenig95 wrote:
What kind of transcon service did UA have at EWR prior to pulling the plug at JFK? Same routes but less frequency?


Generally, the B739 was the choice of aircraft. After pulling the plug at EWR, it switched to p.s. and internationally-configured UA aircraft, along with the 364 seaters later on.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery
Replies: 73
Views: 9461

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

What's the registration?

BTW, a few of the A346s are leased, under sale and leasebacks with Japanese banks.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD
Replies: 21
Views: 2694

Re: ET To Start ADD-LIS-MAD

Why fly BACK to Madrid? I have to wonder if ET should just give up on MAD and enter into a codeshare with TAP to bring that traffic, or other airlines to bring traffic to FCO.

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 77
Views: 5408

Re: Best airline call signs

Defunct airline Busy Bee of Norway A/S: BUSYBEE Norwegian Air UK: REDNOSE SAS: SCANDINAVIAN Sundt Air is a Norwegian operator of corporate jets based in Oslo: MIDNIGHT (Defunct ) Scanair: VIKING TUI Belgium uses the callsign of Beauty, while ASL Belgium uses Quality as a callsign. BTW, you mentione...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of USA transcontinental flights?
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: History of USA transcontinental flights?

When did AA begin westward nonstops, and how long was this before the Boeing 707 or Douglas DC-8 came online?

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 63
Views: 4664

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

I'm actually surprised that NRT isn't being flown from PHL. Northwest actually had an A343 order to fly PHL-NRT and other routes before it canceled that order. Such could work on a B788, departing as a red-eye from NRT and a noontime departure from PHL. This wouldn't cannibalize JFK-TYO at all (6440...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8923

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

I suspect Henkel (whose US bases are located in Stamford, Trumbull, and Rocky Hill, Connecticut - it moved its US headquarters from Arizona to Connecticut last year) is the company pushing for this route (its world headquarters are in Dusseldorf). Rocky Hill is 25 minutes from BDL. I don't believe t...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac
Replies: 663
Views: 82579

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

So the learning from this crash will be adding keys to the ignition for all aircraft. More like a code. Or each pilot gets a dongle authorizing for certain types. But then maintenance needs dongles (e.g., engine runs). Traditionally no key as what do you do if lost? Legally, the logbook is the key....

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 10775

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

I've personally seen this as well at T4 at JFK, a bag falling off the belt to the ground.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 2890

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

In some dictatorships, airlines will be rational and seek profit or, at least, something like it (Qatar, EK, perhaps TK), Turkey is not an active dictatorship (yet), and if Qatar is profitable I'll have delicious meals of crow for the rest of my life. Concentrating just on Turkey---while TK (along ...

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6895

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

There are some similarities elsewhere - Canberra, for one, is Australia's federal capital but can't even muster service to New Zealand, what with SYD just up the road and MEL only a bit further off. Not necessarily. Canberra is more similar to cities like Ottawa in Canada or Brasilia in Brazil. Not...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6895

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

The other problem for Berlin is that it’s just a short hop form Düsseldorf, which has better yields and why LH (via EW) can sustain lower yield TATL services such as RSW, JFK (and soon EWR), MIA, and LAX. The UA/LH JV might be what keeps TXL-EWR alive as I could see UA downgrading it to a 757 in the...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 9842

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

I dont think ADD-BCN/MAD-IAH would be a terrible idea. ET would do better routing an IAH flight via West Africa. Why dabble on a transatlantic route with a stopover like MAD or BCN that it can't make work as a terminator route in the first place? Operating via MAD can't have helped things. RAM, Air...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 94
Views: 9699

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

From LHR - I would say CAN on a 4-class B77E. The business traffic is there and it could counter SkyTeam's desires there; even though CZ is in SkyTeam, it's an airline that could be pried away from SkyTeam and into oneworld. As for a leisure destination from LGW, what about HKT? I'm surprised BA doe...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)
Replies: 24
Views: 7201

Re: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)

Really confusing. The topic is Lufthansa’s 747 IAD to FRA yet it shows an ELAL 747 out of Newark mmmmmm. I see the flap mess but the flaps started to retract when the video stopped... need more video when in cruise to understand what you are referencing.. I fly 747s as a pilot an want to help howev...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 96
Views: 13953

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Trudeau to do list. 1. Cut all bilateral relations with Saudi Arabia, including revoking landing rights and overflight rights to all Saudi airlines. 2. Cut all bilateral relations with countries that support Saudi Arabia, including the U.A.E. Revoke all landing rights and overflight rights of the a...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?
Replies: 97
Views: 10932

Re: Why is BRU so underserved to major US hubs?

LHR, CDG, AMS and FRA are +60 million PAX each. BRU is about 25 million PAX. So in terms of PAX numbers is like comparing JFK to BWI. Also Brussels and other Belgian cities have direct high-speed rail service to AMS and CDG. Which also explains why there are so few flights between CDG and BRU (SN f...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa
Replies: 12
Views: 2573

Re: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa

Delta should add UX as a replacement for AZ in the JV, as well as this JV to South America. This would clearly go up against Iberia into LatAm.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 96
Views: 13953

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Talk about Saudi Arabia being petty! I fully expect an airspace embargo, which will definitely force a retiming of their US nonstop services. This should also affect travel to JFK during UN week. As for politics, it can’t be avoided here, but only as it relates here. Canada should not restore overfl...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 55
Views: 4340

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

Air Canada upgauging an A320 on YYZ-LGA to a B763 (sometimes Rouge) to clear up delays. Also, when AC548/9 went from an A319 to a B788 and then a B789. Between May 2016 and December 2016, that represented a 148 percent increase in capacity, from 120 seats/day to 298 seats/day (the initial upgauge wa...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2822

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

52 posts and no mention of SEA, which is located in a city called SeaTac (which was incorporated in 1990)? The name of the city comes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, located within city limits.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry
Replies: 29
Views: 1714

Re: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry

Since the OP didn't exclude cargo flights, I'll offer up ZAZ-JFK, flown by Qatar Airways almost exclusively to serve Inditex (parent of Zara) to get its products across the Atlantic. At one time, Turkish Airlines also flew this sector. Air Canada's YYZ-YUL-GVA route might also exist largely to serve...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?
Replies: 48
Views: 6638

Re: Spirit considering Embraer Jet?

The A223 seems to have the upper hand, as NK does not have the stage lengths with the A319 requiring its range than an A20N could not fulfill. The A223 has an exit door limit of 160 seats, but since NK likely wants to keep it at just 3 FAs, I could see something like W12Y135 or W9Y140. The E295 has ...

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7771

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Trudeau doesnt have the balls though. +1. Harper would've done it. Trudeau made his token statements without anticipating such a swift and strong reply. As usual, he will blink and the Saudis will be placated via back channels. Though revoking overflight rights won't affect SV much. Most days both ...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 20896

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

More than costs, I think that availability at the peak of the summer explains why the A380 is in high demand right now. Wait a couple of months and matters will cool down. The A380 will probably even be put in storage for the winter. That is the advantage of having a big plane with low capital cost...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7771

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Given other political events (not fit specifically for discussion here), I'd be surprised if Canada doesn't ban Saudia and all HZ-registered aircraft from its airspace completely (which could also affect its LAX and, to a lesser extent, JFK and IAD operations). The likely effect of such would be aro...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 59
Views: 11742

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

Won’t ULH from EWR be the refitted 772? HKG, BOM, Etc, Etc..? Please correct me if I’m wrong but won’t they still have the legs even with 10 abreast in Y? With 10 abreast in Y, anything TPAC or India likely not doable without major restrictions (outbound to the Orient, inbound from India). Those wo...

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7149

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

As an old segment on late night TV would say: What in the world?

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by aemoreira1981
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 72
Views: 9053

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

A route I had suggested in the JV a while back. Makes perfect sense for Northeast transfer passengers without using ATL or JFK. I also wonder if this might end up seeing one of the A388 frequencies at JFK go down to a B748 or a B77W.

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO
Replies: 35
Views: 5326

Re: Italian Government lobbying for direct QF PER-FCO

I don't see this happening at all. I'm not sure I see any Australia to anywhere that long nonstop other than JFK being desired by QF. I see a round-the-world flight being more likely (SYD-PER-LHR-LAX-BNE-SYD).

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 2821

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

RWY 31 visual at LGA also. Also the 13L approach into JFK, where one flies a 40 heading over Sandy Hook, past CUNY Kingsborough, and the Shore Parkway, and then turns to a 90 heading over Aqueduct Racetrack, and then finally a 121 heading less than 2 miles from landing. Also, at EWR, you have the c...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15061

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

I suspect that this will be a pmCO frame on days it operates, rotating off from UA84/5 in TLV. However, when the B78Js arrive, I expect that the B772 (pmCO) flight will go to a B78J to increase capacity by 51 seats per day (the other flight is a 376-seat B77W). Can 78J do EWR - TLV without restrict...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15061

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

I suspect that this will be a pmCO frame on days it operates, rotating off from UA84/5 in TLV. However, when the B78Js arrive, I expect that the B772 (pmCO) flight will go to a B78J to increase capacity by 51 seats per day (the other flight is a 376-seat B77W).

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?
Replies: 47
Views: 4228

Re: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?

There's a dead 727 by the old Tower Air Terminal at JFK. Looks like an ex FedEx Plane. That's a 51-year old B721 used for instructional purposes by Aviation High School (its physical location is down the street from B6's headquarters on Queens Boulevard). As for where to spot the B732---YUL, YYZ, a...

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 230
Views: 20896

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

The problem here for JFK operations: at Terminal 1, there are only three gates that are A380 capable---Gates 5, 8, and 11. Terminal 4 (DY/DI/D8 use T1) has 3 A380 capable gates. As for pilots, I suspect that the A330/340 pilots have been trained on this A380. This has resulted in extensive delays......

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by aemoreira1981
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights delayed at ORY after violent fist fight
Replies: 10
Views: 3189

Re: Flights delayed at ORY after violent fist fight

When keeping it real goes wrong!

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 6511

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

Back by request, here is an update on commercial aircraft valuations and market lease rates. As prior post, the below list contains estimated current market value (in USD) based on the oldest to newest airframes, along with sample monthly lease rates based also based on oldest to newest airframes f...

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by aemoreira1981
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2615

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

I like this decision. Instead of having security for one outstation part-time, the local authorities can do it instead under prescribed guidelines and then return to patrol, especially at EAS stations.

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by aemoreira1981
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45818

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

I wonder if this plane was at the limits of weight for take off and a possible factor in its crash. This was apparently a full aircraft, likely with a full load of luggage, throw in weather and it might have put in in position to crash. No way it would have been at MTOW since, even accounting for a...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN
Replies: 23
Views: 4282

Re: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN

I can definitely see the need for a 4th daily flight into the NYC area. I see the A330-300 as most likely. When would it come in though? The JFK flights are pretty evenly spaced throughout the day. TK's business model appears to be based on frequency and right-sizing equipment. I could see one of th...

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by aemoreira1981
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y
Replies: 37
Views: 5727

Re: Air Caraibes A350 3-4-3 in Y

The only other operator planning this is Evelop! at Y432, 8 below the exit door limit, on an A359 to be leased from Air Lease Corporation.

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 118
Views: 30842

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

When this happened to CN-RNT at JFK Airport (it wasn't noticed until the next crew's pilot was doing a pre-flight check), which involved a crack close to where it happened here on N641GT, that aircraft was grounded for nearly 4 months. I would be looking at around US Thanksgiving Day for a return to...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 169611

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

Not sure if posted, but the Delta-Air-France-KLM-Virgin Atlantic JV has basically moved to boot Alitalia from the TATL JV. https://thepointsguy.com/news/alitalia-booted-from-deltas-joint-venture-with-air-france-klm-and-virgin-atlantic/ Could this be a prelude to a likely win for Lufthansa in buying ...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45818

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

You never abort after V1. It would have to be catastrophically extreme In one sentence you say never abort above V1. In the next you say only if it’s an extreme situation. So which is it? Never say never... If the airplane won’t fly you have no choice. Given the debris field and report of a lightni...

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina deregulated today its domestic air market
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Argentina deregulated today its domestic air market

Does this mean the end for needing route authorities?

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by aemoreira1981
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31
Replies: 29
Views: 4010

Re: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31

The other thing is...this flight is proposed to be daily. KQ has some frames coming back from sub-lease, but this is a route that should be 3x weekly. I don't see how it can be sustained daily. The flight times appear perfect, but I don't get 7 days a week.

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by aemoreira1981
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31
Replies: 29
Views: 4010

Re: Kenya Airways to start JFK from Oct 31

This appears to be a UN-oriented route, similar to the reason why JFK-GVA exists. That said, why is there no KQ1? (This will be flight 2 outbound to JFK and flight 3 returning.)

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