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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 49
Views: 4546

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

Years ago the same scenario happened to LY a few years ago. They incorrectly publicized JFK TLV R/T at a minimal fraction of the then-cheapest fare and during the 24-hour "error" period the news quickly spread across the NY/NJ Jewish community, leading to hundreds of bookings. LY had to ho...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 5814

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

(CO was first.) I thought PAN AM was the first carrier to offer helicopter transfers? Back in the day, you could buy your ticket at the PAN AM ticket office in the lobby of the PAN AM Building on Park Avenue, then take an elevator to the rooftop, board the helicopter for JFK. And TWA later offered ...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4743

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Luxembourg is a beautiful country, but it’s very small, and with CDG and BRU about 3 hours away by train, and AMS/FRA each less than 5 hours...yes, why? At least it’s got a central location to a lot of places? Maybe they have an agreement with a tour operator in Luxembourg for Chinese tourists? If ...

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1057
Views: 61339

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

johns624 wrote:
I live in DTW and my brother is a 320 Cpt for DL and my wife is Platinum. I hardly ever read the DTW thread because one poster is so aggravating...


I live in DTW too. Amen to that. Lots of junk, aggravation, and pumping egos.

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18461

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Good, they should take the opportunity to end MSP-HND at the same time. They only average low 70% LF for 2017. Uh? I just flew that route in May round trip and there was not a single open seat... Uh? and your single anecdotal experience trumps actual data? Sorry, but no. Although of note is that T1...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy launches Delhi
Replies: 32
Views: 3805

Re: Air Italy launches Delhi

Waterbomber wrote:
senatorflyer wrote:
Waterbomber wrote:
A Ferrari is not a Ferrari unless it's made in Modena.


If you really want to be sharp, no one in Modena makes any Ferrari.
They are all being made in Maranello, a separate municipality.

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18461

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

janders wrote:
Good, they should take the opportunity to end MSP-HND at the same time. They only average low 70% LF for 2017.


Uh? I just flew that route in May round trip and there was not a single open seat...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16526

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

Just remember that being too strict towards one side on the other led Kuwait Airways to drop the lucrative JFK LHR segment after it refused to transport an Israeli passenger.

Airlines, like any other transport mean, should me "neutral" and should equally cater everybody.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12035

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

Not sure whether IAD in April 1980 had jetways, however I remember flying FCO CDG IAD and back on a TWA 707 and both ways we were shuttled from the terminal to the aircraft with a hydraulic bus, which collected passengers at the gate, then it lowered to the ground, reached the aircraft, and lifted u...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed May 30, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5794

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

Very elegant aircraft name. Placido Domingo must be ecstatic to have a plane named after himself.

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by FCOTSTW
Wed May 30, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9762

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

Front similar to the 787 and tail similar to the 350... hopefully not another Chinese copyright infringement lawsuit... :-)

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by FCOTSTW
Fri May 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 658
Views: 164152

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

I truly understand everyone’ s opinions about AZ, however, let me explain this rather that with a practical capitalist mentality, with an Italian mentality. AZ has been considered, for years, like a governmental department, where favors, nepotism, and personal interests have dominated the company. B...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon May 14, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2146

Re: Japan Airlines to start new Long Haul Low Cost airline

How about DTW NRT/HND?
I know that for OneWorld carriers DTW means nothing, however, throughout the years DL did pretty good not only in connecting flight but also in O/D.
Comments anyone?

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by FCOTSTW
Fri May 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Flight launches Macao's first scheduled intercontinental service with MFM-SVO inaugural
Replies: 27
Views: 2592

Re: Russian Royal Flight launches Macao's first scheduled intercontinental service with MFM-SVO inaugural

I just love the pompousness of the Russian aviation industry. First Transaero with its "Imperial Class", now "Royal Flight".

Did not they have a revolution in 1917 to abolish monarchy???

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by FCOTSTW
Fri May 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naked Man Says He Planted Bomb at DAB
Replies: 19
Views: 2677

Re: Naked Man Says He Planted Bomb at DAB

Forget the bomb! That might have been a fake one!
The real scary thing was the guy naked! :smile:

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by FCOTSTW
Thu May 10, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Avianca have US registration?
Replies: 11
Views: 2184

Re: Why does Avianca have US registration?

It could be for two reasons: 1. The lessor company (a third party) is headquartered in the U.S. or any of its territories and, by leasing contract, might require aircrafts to be registered with a specific country (example: almost all Alitalia' s aircrafts have an Irish "EI" registration) i...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB6651 returning to MAD
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

Re: IB6651 returning to MAD

https://www.flightradar24.com/IBE6651/1136daa5


One of the rubber bands holding the plane must have snapped...
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pabloeing wrote:
¿Someone know what happen in this A340?

https://www.flightradar24.com/IBE6651/1136daa5


One of the rubber bands holding the plane must have snapped...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada resumes non stop flights between Canada and Argentina
Replies: 8
Views: 2159

Re: Air Canada resumes non stop flights between Canada and Argentina

Back in the 80s, during the brief period of time I worked at CP Air, I remember the airline had lots of traffic in the Europe / South America and vv. routes. Passenger left on day 1 from SCL/EZE/GRU/GIG/LIM to arrive in YYZ on the morning of day 2, staying for 12 hours or so at the airport to leave ...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YUL-YXU, YUL-YQG
Replies: 31
Views: 3678

Re: Air Canada adds YUL-YXU, YUL-YQG

YQG is also a much easier airport to navigate than DTW, because you can get from your gate to your car in just 3 or 4 minutes. YQG markets itself as "Your Quick Getaway" (clever slogan based on their airport code!) for this reason. The border crossing by car and the connection at YYZ kill...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YUL-YXU, YUL-YQG
Replies: 31
Views: 3678

Re: Air Canada adds YUL-YXU, YUL-YQG

Windsor' s best kept secret is that it is an extremely-valid alternative to DTW for flights to Europe. It is not unusual to find a DTW FCO fare at USD 1,400.00 and higher and a YQG FCO fare for the same dates at USD 850.00. Still, people n Michigan are not aware of this and keep paying higher fares...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-DTW today
Replies: 29
Views: 3151

Re: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-DTW today

I could be tempted to book WOW Air for a DTW-Europe trip because of its low basic fares, trip but I have some serious doubts: 1. Reliability of the airline. It is today's news that their website has been "down" for at least 24 hours (at least according to one other Airliners.net post). Fur...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YUL-YXU, YUL-YQG
Replies: 31
Views: 3678

Re: Air Canada adds YUL-YXU, YUL-YQG

Windsor' s best kept secret is that it is an extremely-valid alternative to DTW for flights to Europe. It is not unusual to find a DTW FCO fare at USD 1,400.00 and higher and a YQG FCO fare for the same dates at USD 850.00. Still, people n Michigan are not aware of this and keep paying higher fares....

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Hotels in Tokyo
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Question About Hotels in Tokyo

Hi ryanrap, I will fly to Tokyo for the very first time in about a month. The first BIG suggestion I give you is to make sure to have all of your accommodation reservations ready at least two or three months before your trip. I did extensive research on Tripadvisor, YouTube, and other forums and I h...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta long haul product
Replies: 17
Views: 2404

Re: Delta long haul product

Uh! Flying DTW MSP HND and back next month. Not as much as your 15+ hours but it will be 12:20 on the MSP HND DL 777. DL Premium Economy on the 777 does not attract me, as it looks like a Y class with some more knee space. Pros: as "PWMRamper' wrote, DL is one of the few to fly the 777 on a 3-...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta long haul product
Replies: 17
Views: 2404

Re: Delta long haul product

Uh! Flying DTW MSP HND and back next month. Not as much as your 15+ hours but it will be 12:20 on the MSP HND DL 777. DL Premium Economy on the 777 does not attract me, as it looks like a Y class with some more knee space. Pros: as "PWMRamper' wrote, DL is one of the few to fly the 777 on a 3-3...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 94
Views: 4458

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

You might want to think of a good excuse for European immigration officers. Controls are tight and (to their eyes) it may not make sense to see a passenger arriving from and going to on the same day! Just remember that in Europe security is VERY tight. To me it makes VERY sense to fly on specific pl...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-flight emergency discussion thread - Tell your story!
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: In-flight emergency discussion thread - Tell your story!

NW 68Y 15NOV2006 DTWAMS A330 A couple of hours after we left from DTW and as we were into the beginning of the "big arch" over the Atlantic, a diabetic passenger realized he left home without insulin. Rather than risking it over the Atlantic, the captain veered into a 180° heading towards ...

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 82
Views: 21094

Re: 787 Scrapping

FatCat wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Carbon fiber beer cans!

Carbon fiber pots & pans!

Do not forget the latest trend: luggage tags!

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787
Replies: 48
Views: 9370

Re: Turkish Airlines MoU for 25 A350 and 25 787

Under a cost-benefit prospective, would not it make financial sense only to stick to a single family of products? I do understand a fleet splitting between short- / medium-range and long-range but I think that equally purchasing A350s and 787s (which I would speculate would be used for long-range) w...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)
Replies: 77
Views: 5264

Re: Future of DET (Detroit City Airport)

As most everyone knows, the major issue is with the runways in that there are cemeteries on both sides of the longer (but way too short) N-S runway which prevents expansion, and the E-W runway is even shorter yet. Even if the airport was destined just for corporate/general aviation (which I would a...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines London service before 1991
Replies: 31
Views: 6099

Re: American Airlines London service before 1991

I don't think TW ever flew IAD-LHR. They "may have" in the 60's/70's but if they did it was given up during the TW/PA Euro-route swaps in the 70's TW actually did fly IAD LHR. It was to couple the successful IAD CDG (with change of equipment to fly to TLV, FCO, or CAI). It happened toward...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines London service before 1991
Replies: 31
Views: 6099

Re: American Airlines London service before 1991

The TWA routes that Carl Icahn sold in an effort to chop-off the airline were::

LHR JFK (TW701 / TW703 / TW705)
LHR BOS (TW751)
LHR ORD (TW771)
LHR PHL (TW???)
LHR IAD (TW???)
LHR LAX (TW761)

At that time, TWA did not serve good markets, such as LHR MIA and LHR SFO.

It kept a timid LGW STL

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes from Ireland
Replies: 66
Views: 9025

Re: New Routes from Ireland

I wish DTW would get an independent carrier. Skyteam (DL/AF) has the oligopoly of the DTW-Europe flights, while Star Alliance (LH) is solidly entrenched in the DTW FRA market. The only independent carrier is ULCC WOW Air, which is timidly approaching DTW with a 4X/weekly departure at 12:50 AM. The E...

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