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by AASAP777
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 18
Views: 3775

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: 864

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: 10228

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: 6379

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: 6379

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: 10228

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: 7422

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: 7422

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: 2032

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: 2032

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: 169
Views: 17440

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: 12550

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: 198
Views: 11230

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: 198
Views: 11230

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: 198
Views: 11230

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: 198
Views: 11230

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: 198
Views: 11230

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: 1073

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: 198
Views: 11230

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: 198
Views: 11230

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: 2499

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: 14078

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: 972

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

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

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vs.

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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: 8175

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: 3433

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: 5367

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: 5367

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: 198
Views: 11230

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: 198
Views: 11230

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: 198
Views: 11230

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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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 198
Views: 11230

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

Looks like UX is making good money in SAP. Today they brought in their A330-300. http://cdn.latribuna.hn/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/aeropuerto-honduras-granbde.jpg 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? ...

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 198
Views: 11230

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

juanchito wrote:
Yesterday there was a conference in TAG and they will launch the route TGU-MGA and the most important is that they have acquire a ERJ145, more will follow.

Juanchito


Interesting! Now TAG can easily enter to SJO or PTY with the Embraer. Let's see what happens.

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 198
Views: 11230

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

Looks like UX is making good money in SAP. Today they brought in their A330-300.
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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 198
Views: 11230

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

Per Diario Diez, QF will fly charter the Socceroos to San Pedro Sula. They'll be using one of their 747s. http://www.diez.hn/fotogalerias/1120003-499/avion-qantas-australia-honduras-vuelo-charter And this is the routing. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=syd-hnl-sap&MS=wls&MR=900&MX=720x360&...

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 82
Views: 12462

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

As far as I remember, even if you continue on the same plane beyond Canada, a Canadian visa is required for many nationalities. I learned this the hard way when I was routing a pax going to KUL via NRT and YVR from MEX on JL's defunct direct flight from MEX to NRT via YVR. If this airline is going ...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 7957

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

Why? I'm not commenting on the specifics of the article because I have no personal experience with the topic, but just because an airline was the first to hire an African American pilot decades ago doesn't mean the airline can't have race issues today. Because that shows that racism is not a"c...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 198
Views: 11230

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

yellowtail wrote:
juanchito wrote:
YSAPW wrote:

Some flights will be via SAL and others via GUA.

Juanchito


Can a 319/320 even make it GUA-JFK nonstop without penalties?


Totally doable. TA used to route the flight before through GUA from SAL to JFK.

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 7957

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

Well, everyone will talk on how the party was depending on how he felt. Being the first airline to hire an African American pilot, it's pretty much off limits to accuse AA of "racism". t's absurd to attack an airline of racism just because you were too sensitive or on a bad mood. But as 7...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 7957

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

Being the first airline to hire an African American pilot, it's pretty much off limits to accuse AA of "racism". Why? I'm not commenting on the specifics of the article because I have no personal experience with the topic, but just because an airline was the first to hire an African Ameri...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 7957

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

Well, everyone will talk on how the party was depending on how he felt. Coming from the first airline to hire an African American pilot, it's pretty much off limits to accuse AA of "racism". t's absurd to attack an airline of racism just because you were too sensitive or on a bad mood. Bu...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 7957

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

Well, everyone will talk on how the party was depending on how he felt. Being the first airline to hire an African American pilot, it's pretty much off limits to accuse AA of "racism". t's absurd to attack an airline of racism just because you were too sensitive or on a bad mood. But as 72...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 82
Views: 12462

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

As far as I remember, even if you continue on the same plane beyond Canada, a Canadian visa is required for many nationalities. I learned this the hard way when I was routing a pax going to KUL via NRT and YVR from MEX on JL's defunct direct flight from MEX to NRT via YVR. If this airline is going ...

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by AASAP777
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?
Replies: 82
Views: 12462

Re: Rumor: Wizz Air to launch LTN-New York/Toronto?

As far as I remember, even if you continue on the same plane beyond Canada, a Canadian visa is required for many nationalities. I learned this the hard way when I was routing a pax going to KUL via NRT and YVR from MEX on JL's defunct direct flight from MEX to NRT via YVR. If this airline is going f...

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by AASAP777
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 198
Views: 11230

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

Did EK already can plans to operate in Panamá?

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by AASAP777
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr Europa will first deploy its 787-9s to Buenos Aires EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 2166

Re: AIr Europa will first deploy its 787-9s to Buenos Aires EZE

(Air Madrid is back to haunt travelers) .[/quote]


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 4598

Re: LATAM Brasil eyes LIS and BOS in 2018

I've always thought that JJ inherited RG's route to Lisboa. Anyways, it's great that they offer some competition to TP.

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 198
Views: 11230

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

@CRMCPILOT31, do you know who might Fenafuth be looking for La H's rumored charter flight to SYD? I've heard that they had some options already as they rather take a charter than going on scheduled flights, although no names mentioned. I think they want to depart SAP as soon as the game is over at t...

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by AASAP777
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 198
Views: 11230

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

CA stops at MAD for the flights to GRU, and at YUL for the HAV ones. So it will either be in Europe or in Canada, avoiding the USA. It's very doubtful either Spain or Panama would allow CA to fly PEK-PTY via Spain (MAD/BCN). Flying via Canada (if YYZ, YUL) will face issues from CM which already fli...

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by AASAP777
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua
Replies: 59
Views: 8904

Re: Iberia starts San Francisco and Managua

I think neither UX or IB have the 242t A330-200. And IIRC, IB's in the middle of phasing out the A340. Or is it only the A340-300? Just the 300s, which are already gone. The 600s have been refitted with Y+ and will fly 3-7 years minimum depending on who you ask to. IB’s new A330s are indeed 242t, n...

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