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by AASAP777
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 16
Views: 6697

Re: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements

SAL has the Aeroman facility. I think that's rather maintenance than "retirement".

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by AASAP777
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 22
Views: 5546

Re: 1988: My year in South Korea

Truly a gem. Way to go!

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by AASAP777
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter
Replies: 50
Views: 5476

Re: American Airlines to award all Mainline Employees and Wholly - Owned Regional Employees $1,000 in first quarter

Back in the day, when Carty was at the helm,after Crandall stood down, on the good old days of the late nineties, we were given similar bonuses for profit sharing (yes, even international employees like me used to get them too). Trust me, AAers are extremely happy about this.

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by AASAP777
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 7013

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

Well, I'm biased too! :( Some pics of my hometown airport: With the big boy in the hood, UX's A330: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4548/38116465876_fd245c741d_b.jpg This could be easily 50 years old: http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu154/nelmejia/N314PA1.jpg SAP's ATC: http://www.laprensa.hn/csp/...

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by AASAP777
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10689

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

AA only has it in their 77Ws (technically they do in the Transcon A321s, but that's more of a nice business class-style reverse herringbone seat) so it is used for pre.ium routes, like JFK-LHR. It probably isn't a cash cow for them, but my guess is it is used to keep some corporate contracts and al...

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by AASAP777
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Flights on (older) Shorthaul Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 1733

Re: Longest Flights on (older) Shorthaul Aircraft

AA operated both JFK and BOS to LHR on the A300-600 at some point in the 90s.

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by AASAP777
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 7013

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

IB had DC9s/319s flying MIA-SAP/PTY/GUA/SJO/SAL and MGA IIRC. They were timed to connect to / from MIA-MAD flights. The change of the intransitive procedures put an end to these flights As we look back must have been horrible utilization on those aircraft and probably never made any money Believe i...

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by AASAP777
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 7013

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

Sure, but range-wise, they're kind of similar distances. That's why if UX's A330's are stretching at max on that route. A330 can do SAP-MAD any day it has a 9206 ft length runway and MGA has a 8012 ft length runway it could be restricted. Juanchito Exactly my point. I also compared MGA-MAD with SXM...

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by AASAP777
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 50
Views: 14036

Re: French Blue to change its name

blueflyer wrote:
AASAP777 wrote:
How about Lignes Aériennes Françaises?

Surely you must be LAFfing?



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by AASAP777
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 50
Views: 14036

Re: French Blue to change its name

How about Lignes Aériennes Françaises?

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by AASAP777
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 7013

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

Even so, there will be weight restrictions. MGA-MAD may be doable for an A330, but at 4,602 nm, it's nearly 1,000 nm longer than SXM-CDG (3,643 nm). Distances are from the Great Circle Mapper. So I wouldn't rule out the occasional unscheduled tech stop, unless they reroute MAD-GUA-MGA-MAD into MAD-...

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by AASAP777
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 7013

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

I'm wondering how IB is gonna make MAD-GUA-MGA work with the limitations that both Centam runways have. Probably MGA's take off is not as steep as SXM's as there is no mountainous terrain on the take off patterns. And beside's if think they're using A330s to GUA and MGA. Even so, there will be weig...

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by AASAP777
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 7013

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

Can 747s land at MGA? Their runway is somewhere in the 8,000s. I know they can't land at TGU. I wouldn't worry about that. If 747s can safely land at SXM, with a 7,708 ft long runway, then they can certainly land on the slightly longer runway that MGA has (which is 8,012 ft). I'd worry more about t...

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.
Replies: 17
Views: 4767

Re: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.

Is he Princess Peanut's dad?

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by AASAP777
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca applying for the Bogota - Chicago route
Replies: 43
Views: 4857

Re: Avianca applying for the Bogota - Chicago route

Why does Avianca seem to have a hub in BOG and a hub in El Salvador. Many routes are not flown from BOG and are indirect. Because the current Avianca is the result of the merger of Colombia's Avianca (which included Avianca Perú) and the Central American carriers that operated under the TACA banner...

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4591

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

So, in other words, both Iberia and Air Europa have freedom of overflying Algerian/Tunisian/Libyan/Egyptian airspace when they go to/from Tel Aviv?

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8708

Re: Naming Specific Routes

When Central America had multiple airlines, Tan Sahsa used to have a milk run called "El Centroamericano" (the Central American):

PTY-SJO-MGA-TGU-SAP-GUA-SAL.

And it even had a slogan: "Todas las capitales, todos los días". (Every capital, every day).

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)
Replies: 111
Views: 7013

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (3rd)

That picture from GUA is indeed impressing... All those four-holers on a Central American Airport.

Some of them had continuing service to SAL, SAP, MGA and SJO.

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by AASAP777
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??
Replies: 28
Views: 4591

Re: UX1303 MAD-TLV flies over Arab countries??

UX is a Spanish carrier. I don't know if the bans are for planes going to Israel or only Israeli registered aircraft. However, IB3316 completely skept the Arab Northern Africa and overflew Southern Europe before descending toward Israel. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/IBE3316 This same flight (A...

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 8615

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

This really insults the intelligence of the average Joe. Suing two companies for something that was actually having them as hostages?

Every day you learn something new, indeed.

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best time to redeem your AA AAdvantage miles
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Best time to redeem your AA AAdvantage miles

That is correct. And if you're going for the low mileage awards (the PlanAAhead as they were known back in the day), try to do it as early as you can.

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 16784

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

However, I ask myself, as I studied a few courses in Law School (Constitutional Law -Honduran, of course- and International Public Law): up to what point international treaties could go against national laws? We all understand the "Freedoms of the air", however, when a country establishes...

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6584

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

Many in this thread seem to be chopping the AA experience into simple pre and post merger categories, but I think there would be value in trisecting it given the distinct financial and managerial pivots: 1. Pre 9/11 American (Crandall) 2. Pre-Merger/Bankruptcy (2001-2013) 3. Post-Merger/Bankruptcy ...

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6584

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

The pre-merger AA was a fine company. And even though being what it was, people still were not happy with it.

I hope the new one (I left AA before the merger) does better.

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Israeli passenger
Replies: 92
Views: 16784

Re: Court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways when it decided not to carry a Jewish passenger

In this case, to be honest, there's nothing to even discuss. Israeli passports are not allowed in Kuwait and that's it. As unfortunate as it is because it also effectively bans not just Jewish Israelis, but also the handful of Christian Israelis as well as the Arabs with Israeli citizenship, it is ...

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7923

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

LAX-GUA/MGA/BZE/SAP/PTY might be an interesting try. Or Honduras. LAX-Honduras service has been lacking. AS, or whoever operates, has a potential as there is a sizeable Honduran diaspora in SoCal and many Californians come here on vacations (Roatán especially). A red-eye LAX-SAP combined with an ea...

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7923

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

LA is certainly a market where novelty has its appeal (those lines for the first local Shake Shack were insane) and many Angelenos wanted to be that savvy trendsetter posting to Facebook and Instagram from Cuba before everyone else... but at the same time, LAX-Caribbean has *never* worked. Why woul...

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by AASAP777
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Timeline for retirement....AA's A333 & E190s?
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

Re: Timeline for retirement....AA's A333 & E190s?

:[/quote] I am scheduled to fly from Phil to Barcelona on a A330 next summer .... I would LOVEEEE if some how magically we fly in a 787 or any other plane! So please AA ... retire them :[/quote]

Will this be a case of "If it ain't Boeing I ain't going"? :banghead:[/quote]

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by AASAP777
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Timeline for retirement....AA's A333 & E190s?
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

Re: Timeline for retirement....AA's A333 & E190s?

LOL Are you serious? The A330 is superior to the 787 in AA's configuration. I'll take the 2-4-2 configuration of the A330 over the 3-3-3 seating on the 787 any day of the week. As someone who's flown on both aircraft with AA, the only advantage the 787 has is the IFE and the moodlighting. Other tha...

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by AASAP777
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 18880

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Many AA FFs who live in the central time zone or west, or possibly even east of that, who were planning to visit Iceland are now going to be more likely to connect onto this flight than to defect to an AA competitor where they won't get mileage accrual, elite status benefits, etc. As I'm a former A...

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 12726

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

United1 wrote:
breathing in DEL is the equivalent of smoking 44 cigarettes a day.



Holy smokes! :flamed:

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11938

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

[quote=http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA6031[/quote]


QF's A330-300 landed last night at SAP after a SYD-HNL-SAP run to pick up the Australian Football team after today's match.

Same routing expected for the return. No pictures so far as it arrived at midnight last night.

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by AASAP777
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11938

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

mabadia71 wrote:


Thanks, mbadia71! And with the link at La Prensa.hn it's great!

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by AASAP777
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11938

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

SJOtoLIR wrote:
AV is trying to emulate the dual JFK and EWR service out of San Salvador.




Hola, SJOtoLIR!

Are they adding SAL-EWR soon? Right now I only see UA's weekly nonstop to EWR.

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by AASAP777
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11938

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA6031
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The Kangaroo on the tail will land in SAP sometime tomorrow to pick up the Socceroos after the match at the Olímpico. Already en route from SYD to HNL, and then continuing on to SAP:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA6031

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11938

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

I've always wondered why not even when CM was closer to CO/UA, they took advantage of the NYC hub in EWR, as I see their flights arrive in JFK instead of Liberty. CM JFK-PTY began in 2004, when the airline belonged to Sky Team grouping. They also held a strong commercial relationship with Continent...

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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No AA/LATAM Service JFK-BOG?
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: Why No AA/LATAM Service JFK-BOG?

If I'm not mistaken, AA applied years ago for a BOG-JFK authority, however it never came to fruition and CO (now UA) got its current BOG-EWR route.

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by AASAP777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11938

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Hola, amigos! Reading about CM's increased US service, I've always wondered why not even when CM was closer to CO/UA, they took advantage of the NYC hub in EWR, as I see their flights arrive in JFK instead of Liberty. What could that be? There is enough market from the connecting flights coming thr...

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by AASAP777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11938

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Hola, amigos!

Reading about CM's increased US service, I've always wondered why not even when CM was closer to CO/UA, they took advantage of the NYC hub in EWR, as I see their flights arrive in JFK instead of Liberty.

What could that be?

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest red-eye flight
Replies: 34
Views: 2757

Re: Shortest red-eye flight

The entirety of NK's operation to Central America from FLL and back. All those flights are less than three hours and arrive into FLL between 5 and 6 am.

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16800

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

SAP to TGU: 3:45 by road, 25 minutes by air. SAP to LCE: 2:45 by road 20 minutes by air.
SAP to GUA: 8-9 hours by road, 40 minutes by air. SAP to SAL: 30 minutes by air, 7-8 hours by road.

And so it goes on every Central American city pair. Long times on the road and a breeze by air.

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by AASAP777
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Flight Symbol In Comparison To The Euro Wings Tail
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: American Airlines Flight Symbol In Comparison To The Euro Wings Tail

It does look nice. And there is a difference by far:

Image

vs.

Image

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by AASAP777
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings
Replies: 68
Views: 8364

Re: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings

That's why AA was so vocal for not having Wright Ammendment repealed... If WN is complaining about competition, why was that measure eliminated? If it was repealed is for whoever was interested to fly in to Love was going to be able to do it to wherever whenver and an open market for everyone, and n...

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passengers Delayed for 24 Hours Tried to Get Hamilton Tickets for Compensation
Replies: 11
Views: 3511

Re: AAL compensates with Pizzas for Hamilton Tickets for a Days delay

The ticket thing is a first to me. Pretty much "out of the box" from a customer who would demand anything but something like that.

However, if I were a passenger on that flight, I'd rather take the pizza because the ticket won't hold me with an empty belly :biggrin:

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by AASAP777
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN
Replies: 29
Views: 5481

Re: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN

Shouldn't they wait for the December elections in Catalonia to see what happens? So far, it is still an authonomous community in Spain and it shall remain as such as long as the politics don't change the scenario. I think they should wait a bit on this. If you have been following the news, Madrid h...

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by AASAP777
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN
Replies: 29
Views: 5481

Re: LEVEL hub in MAD....out of BCN

Shouldn't they wait for the December elections in Catalonia to see what happens? So far, it is still an authonomous community in Spain and it shall remain as such as long as the politics don't change the scenario. I think they should wait a bit on this.

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by AASAP777
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11938

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

The HN-NI air traffic market practically disappeared after Tan-Sahsa ceased. I You made a good point here. Tan - Sahsa really attended the Nicaragua - Honduras service as jetline and non-stop flights. This scenario is not available nowadays. The plane that crashed in Cerro de Hula in 1989 was cover...

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by AASAP777
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11938

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

TAG and they will launch the route TGU-MGA and the most important is that they have acquire a ERJ145 Neither AV nor CM had tried to open the Nicaragua - Honduras sector. Perhaps due to the low traffic in such route. That sounds interesting. Regards. The HN-NI air traffic market practically disappea...

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 11938

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Boy, that's fast! Could this be true? UX is logging in today less than eight hours from SAP to MAD. Is that a glitch from Flightaware? Or winds are that strong right now? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AEA16 I would think so, FR24 has it at 10.26 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ux15 ...

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