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by Kadish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

asuflyer05 wrote:
Considering UA has a hub at IAD and only runs a 757 seasonally on the route I'd say its more likely to see Level IAD-BCN before IB/AA operating IAD-MAD. Plus connecting in MAD is terrible.


Ive had tons of connections in MAD and it’s always smooth n quick.

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by Kadish
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: Odds of IB Restarting IAD-MAD?

Logical adds: -YZZ -USA: PHL, IAD, IAH? -GDL -VVI -ASU -Lot of african routes with smaller aircraft (ACC, ABJ, LOS, DLA etc) -SIN -ICN -PEK -BOM With the new 321lr I think IB should start to build their African network and eat a big portion of AF,KLM...cake. I do see IAD again with the new 321lr bu...

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by Kadish
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 92
Views: 15245

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Some A330neo for IB maybe? They could probably perform some better once the A340s get fully replaced. A346 are staying at least another 5 years, and the direction is moving towards A350s. But within IAG, I'd think in EI as next order You are right, the 346 will be around at least 5 more years and t...

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by Kadish
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3446

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

"Lisboa será a primeira cidade da Europa do Sul a ter uma ligação aérea direta com São Francisco" Translation of Lisbon will be the first city from Southern Europe to have a direct air link with San Francisco. I guess they are completely ignoring the existing flights from Madrid and Barce...

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by Kadish
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9585

Re: IAG and the A350

There you go, so IB has no need for additional frames for long haul. And I don't see them expanding anywhere else for the moment. I don’t agree with u. The 333/332 came to replace the 343 mainly. In the last years IB long haul route has grown in destinies n frequencies..so they need some more frame...

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by Kadish
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9585

Re: IAG and the A350

IBs 332 are brand new There you go, so IB has no need for additional frames for long haul. And I don't see them expanding anywhere else for the moment. I don’t agree with u. The 333/332 came to replace the 343 mainly. In the last years IB long haul route has grown in destinies n frequencies..so the...

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by Kadish
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9585

Re: IAG and the A350

The two things that really matter when figuring out what to do for their fleet management are 1. Brexit and 2. If they end up with Norwegian. If they get a bunch of 787s for that sale, it could change a lot of fleet mixing. The 787 makes a lot of sense at IB as they need something with the legs to ...

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by Kadish
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG and the A350
Replies: 49
Views: 9585

Re: IAG and the A350

BA's requirements are more diverse and complex then other IAG airlines. BA requires both 200 passenger long haul as well as 500 passenger capability. BA's future fleet will have 787, 777-9, A350-1000 & A380's BA is today the only worldwide airline in the IAG portfolio except for a couple of Ibe...

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by Kadish
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5447

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

Very surprising fact...one would think that Madrileños have magnificent beaches down on the south coast of Spain or in Portugal or in Majorca...and off they go...to Miami!...bizarre world... MAD has multiple daily flights (on A330 or B747) to CUN and PUJ, solely on local traffic. Why wouldn't they ...

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by Kadish
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL
Replies: 49
Views: 5447

Re: Norwegian announces MAD-FLL

There is a stark difference between Northern Europe / UK and Mediterranean Europe, where Florida as a holiday destination is virtually nonexistent Umm wrong. South Florida is a very popular holiday destination in Spain. MAD-MIA is by far the second largest market in the US from Madrid after New Yor...

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by Kadish
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.
Replies: 25
Views: 4425

Re: Mexico's Interjet is seeking investment from a foreign airline.

LupineChemist wrote:
AA could go in to try and counter the DL/AM deal.

I'm wondering if IB (alone, not as IAG) would be interested?

My first thought was IB..

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by Kadish
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes that all US Big 3 fly?
Replies: 20
Views: 2814

Re: Routes that all US Big 3 fly?

New York- Mad

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by Kadish
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8167

Re: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

As far as I know I heard they ordered 2....dunno when . They might want them to rebuild some capacity back in all the routes they dropped in Africa. For that range of distance the A321LR can be perfect. Probably they could use them even for their only route to South Africa, JNB. Are you sure MAD-JN...

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by Kadish
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8167

Re: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

upperdeckfan wrote:
Kadish wrote:
IAD with the new 321lr should be a reality. And before IAH i guess they would start somewhre in Canada


Do IB have 321LR in order?

If so, when will be delivered?

As far as I know I heard they ordered 2....dunno when .

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by Kadish
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8167

Re: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

True. Although I guess entering a new country (Canada) with no partners may be more tricky than just adding a new city to USA. Canada-Madrid these days we just have: Toronto-Madrid 5x weekly Air Canada Montreal-Madrid 1x weekly Air Transat. Interestingly Canada- Barcelona market is larger I guess m...

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by Kadish
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8167

Re: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

IAD with the new 321lr should be a reality. And before IAH i guess they would start somewhre in Canada

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by Kadish
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5792

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

The original plan was to use them to phase out the remaining 340s, but then oil crashed and now they're planning on using them for growth. With oil creeping back up again, no idea if they will accelerate the 340 retirement, but they might need some 350s shifted over from BA or EI to deal with it. A...

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by Kadish
Thu May 31, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8167

Re: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

LIM could be; it seems that except for BA, European airlines do well there. Brazil's comeback seems to have stalled a bit. Not sure about South Africa. We need to how SFO does too, to see if it comes back again next summer (2019). SFO, NRT or BOS are destinations which I guess Iberia like because t...

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by Kadish
Thu May 31, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5792

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

The engines in red would help...having said that, all new liveries are terribly boring if u compare them with the old ones.

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by Kadish
Wed May 30, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5792

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

Etheereal wrote:
wingman wrote:
You must be looking at the wrong link. It takes a very special livery to make an A350 in flight look butt ugly, and IB's is one of them. Egads.

Ugly livery on an ugly airline. All matches.

Any reason?

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by Kadish
Wed May 30, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10829

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Someone should open a low cost hub in Gran Canaria for Europe _ South America traffic . Turn it into the KEF of the South To where? Africa? There are very few US flights to the continent. If there was more profit, they could be flying nonstop already. Even African airlines cannot be profitable. I w...

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by Kadish
Tue May 29, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?
Replies: 36
Views: 4841

Re: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?

Maybe it's also because just about everyone that speaks Portuguese that has a bit of education also speaks other languages, therefor Portuguese isn't needed since communication can be done in another language. From what I understand Spanish and Portuguese are quite similar, so it's no problem for a...

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by Kadish
Mon May 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB year round to Split, Dubrovnik n Zagreb
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: IB year round to Split, Dubrovnik n Zagreb

Ive just read an article saying that Ib will operate in Croatia the whole year. They will operate 2 flights weekly to the three destinations. Croatia is very polpular among Spaniards in summer but I didn’t see this coming...do you think are they trying to catch pax to transfer them to USA ,South Am...

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by Kadish
Mon May 28, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB year round to Split, Dubrovnik n Zagreb
Replies: 5
Views: 650

IB year round to Split, Dubrovnik n Zagreb

Ive just read an article saying that Ib will operate in Croatia the whole year. They will operate 2 flights weekly to the three destinations. Croatia is very polpular among Spaniards in summer but I didn’t see this coming...do you think are they trying to catch pax to transfer them to USA ,South Ame...

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by Kadish
Mon May 28, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8167

Re: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

As far as I know, they have had some issues securing crews for the expansion ongoing on their long-haul operation mainly, which ended up in a last-minute agreement with their unions. Basically, airline wanted to hire personnel on temporary contracts, something which had never happened before in Ibe...

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by Kadish
Wed May 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7749

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

BENAir01 wrote:
Kadish wrote:
Lanzarote if I’m not wrong

Except you are wrong ;)
Not to be rude haha. But yes, ACE does have full length taxiways.


Must be in another canary island...I remember flying there a long time ago n there was no taxiway

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by Kadish
Tue May 22, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7749

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

Lanzarote if I’m not wrong

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by Kadish
Sun May 20, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4421

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Traffic to Italy other than MXP is fairly low-yielding. I could see FZ starting DXB, but they would obviously see if CTA, which starts in June is successful. I think QR would now rather route pax through MXP with the IG partnership. From the US this route would probably be from NYC, and only DL doe...

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by Kadish
Thu May 17, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr Europa will increase flights to COR & ASU to daily
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: AIr Europa will increase flights to COR & ASU to daily

Jayafe wrote:
ahj2000 wrote:
IB is missing out...


That's what happens when you are too conservative and order too few planes....


On the contrary BA keeps opening routes.....I could see at least 6 routes working for IB or UX if they had the...planes.

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by Kadish
Thu May 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The new JED was supposed to open today (May 1)
Replies: 20
Views: 4410

Re: The new JED was supposed to open today (May 1)

I hope the toilets don’t stink like usually do.
They need a new terminal as much as a bucket and brush.
Polite staff would help them to improve...worst airport I’ve ever been

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by Kadish
Tue May 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 8623

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Finally. A wholly logical add, with connections at the London end. In my view, this is a real no-brainer, no-risk route that should never have been terminated in the first place. The IAG management are so, so conservative. There’s no other description for their strategy. They’re even putting almost...

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by Kadish
Mon May 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8167

Re: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

LAXintl wrote:
Yes was posted in the OAG threads couple weeks back.

Do you know the frequencies ?
Thanks

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by Kadish
Mon May 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.
Replies: 55
Views: 8167

Iberia year round to LAX and BOS.

Hi there, Ive just found this article (in spanish only) saying that they will opérate the route the whole year, moreover its laso said that SFO is a huge success. Can u confirm this? The article: http://noticiaslogisticaytransporte.com/transporte/07/05/2018/iberia-refuerza-sus-rutas-a-estados-unidos...

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by Kadish
Mon May 07, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina: Top 20 International Airlines and LFs
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

Re: Argentina: Top 20 International Airlines and LFs

PW100 wrote:
Surprised to see KLM above Air Europa.

Indeed...n AF at the bottom.

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by Kadish
Fri May 04, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian lease B777s
Replies: 28
Views: 8233

Re: Norwegian lease B777s

Hello - first post on this forum. Just found out that I am on this Privilege Style 777-200 for my EWR-FCO trip next month...what sucks is I lose the direct EWR-FCO flight - I now have to fly through Oslo (which chalks whatever part of my arrival day in Rome I had)...the bigger issue for me is I am ...

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by Kadish
Thu May 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7689

Re: LH deploys A340-600 on MUC-PMI in May

It always baffles me how popular PMI is among Germans. Being Spanish myself, I find Mallorca quite a blah place. Definitely there are many more interesting places in the Mediterranean (whether it is Spain or other countries). As for those who ask whether PMI is big enough (I understand that is iron...

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by Kadish
Wed May 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 3880

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

They have 17 717's... 1/year is unacceptable. First of all they have 17 B717 and 11 A319. According airfleets. Second, We are talking about 50000 thousand flights a year. This means only 0.002 of their flights have a problem. Third, we are talking about incidents with no crashes or fatalities...som...

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by Kadish
Wed May 02, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 3880

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

They have 17 717's... 1/year is unacceptable. First of all they have 17 B717 and 11 A319. According airfleets. Second, We are talking about 50000 thousand flights a year. This means only 0.002 of their flights have a problem. Third, we are talking about incidents with no crashes or fatalities...som...

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by Kadish
Wed May 02, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 3880

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

16/09/17 - V7 1716 - right engine issue on takeoff, plane landed back on departure airport 14/07/17 - V7 1779 - left engine issue on takeoff, subsequent right engine overheat, plane landed back on departure airport 24/08/16 - V7 1603 - landing gear issue, plane grounded and flight cancelled 19/03/1...

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by Kadish
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major airlines that did not buy the 787
Replies: 23
Views: 4914

Re: Major airlines that did not buy the 787

European potential 787 airlines not ordering 787: LX, LH, OS, AZ, IB, EW, SK, AY, EI, TP, SU, SN Africa & Middle East: MS, MK, DT, TU, SA, MD, IR, KU Central Asia: UL, UK, PK East Asia / Pacific: GA, PR, D7, XJ, CX, MU, CI, OZ, 5J, FJ, VA, FM, HX, 3U, GS, Americas: DL, AR, AD So that's about 40...

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by Kadish
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight today of IB to SFO
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: First flight today of IB to SFO

upperdeckfan wrote:
You're right....is BCN-OAK

BTW, I don't see a 3xWk seasonal as a hole cover but time will tell


Maybe it’s not enough but maybe the first step is to consolidate LAX...n then SFO

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by Kadish
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight today of IB to SFO
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: First flight today of IB to SFO

Does it make sense for IB business model? Is BCN-SFO on Level still operating? Only 3xWk Seasonal Low yield config (19J) No connections at SFO end I think they operate in oakland...I dont know by the way if It makes sense but one things is clear, they r very conservative so if guess they have made ...

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by Kadish
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6708

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

So here are some facts for you: Iberia 2017 traffic (Madrid only) EZE: 441.000 MEX: 438,588 Source: Iberia JFK is nowhere near the two. That's why I said the two cities were neck to neck with a slight advantage for EZE. And don't forget EZE also has 3 airlines flying to MAD: AR, IB & UX, v. onl...

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by Kadish
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.
Replies: 49
Views: 13231

Re: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.

Looking at their presentations, we won't have to wait long. See the above tweet. Nope. That's referring to the standard A359 which will receive the uprate to 280T beginning in 2020... it's not referring to the -ULR. That slide is also several years old now. Im probably wrong but I heard Ib Will rwc...

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by Kadish
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6708

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

I don't think it really matters, they are pretty much neck to neck. IB does actually move slightly more passengers at EZE, and if you add up LEVEL and BA, EZE is ahead of MEX for IAG as a group. Can't speak to the cargo side. Buenos Aires also is the oldest destination for Iberia in the Americas. h...

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by Kadish
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6708

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

besides that the most important destination in Latín is MEX. I don't think it really matters, they are pretty much neck to neck. IB does actually move slightly more passengers at EZE, and if you add up LEVEL and BA, EZE is ahead of MEX for IAG as a group. Can't speak to the cargo side. Buenos Aires...

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by Kadish
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14232

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

Ive flown many times long haul and I have to say that ive found the dirtiest bathrooms in Saudi Arabian

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by Kadish
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6708

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

At the moment, Iberia have just two daily departures from EZE. It isn't surprising that they don't find it viable to directly employ forty people to deal with these, as the departures are well spaced apart so there must be some people who have little to do for part of their working day. Its not on;...

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by Kadish
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6708

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

This is the industry norm. Airlines normally just maintain a few of their own and contract the rest out. It's what pax dictated when they wanted lower ticket prices. And to be honest, it's not like Iberia is known for its service standards and customer friendly behavior. So it isn't like the end cu...

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by Kadish
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo A320 in MAD
Replies: 9
Views: 1312

Re: Indigo A320 in MAD

I saw an Indigo too ,40 days back in the same place...dunno if we r talking about the same bird. The one I am referring to in MAD hasn't moved at all ever since it got there. Can you please somehow get the tail number of this bird? It would become much easier to track everything about it! Sure...it...

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