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by FCOTSTW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Overseas Terminal
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: PHL Overseas Terminal

I like the fact that the map lists a "Ryan Air". Clearly,, this was Ryan International Airlines, but for a moment it made me think whether Ryanair (Ireland) would have started transatlantic.

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 82
Views: 16269

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

Nomadd wrote:
They better last two more weeks. I need to get home.


Coolest post of the whole topic.

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 82
Views: 16269

WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

Just two days after WOW Air announced it would be pulling out of STL, CVG, and CLE, reports have emerged that the budget airline is axing flights between two other major cities and its hub in Reykjavik. WOW will end its flights between New York JFK and Reykjavik (KEF) and Dallas (DFW) and KEF on Oct...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK
Replies: 29
Views: 4269

Re: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK
Replies: 29
Views: 4269

Re: Rumor: PIA to resume JFK

In the 80s, PK was a very cheap alternative to main carriers on the second leg of its KHI-FRA-JFK flown on Boeing 747-200s.
I am wondering if it could be the same on the MAN JFK leg.

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4586

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

compensateme wrote:
Lots of false assumptions in this thread...

To the average a.net net -
It’s because there wasn’t enough cargo. And because you could buy a house in Detroit for $1.


I was not aware of the correlation between the real estate market and aviation... I always learn something new!

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4586

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

The biggest issue was Northwest gaining access to LHR and BA being allowed to fly anywhere it wanted to from LHR. the DTW LHR slot was much more valuable to other markets at the time like linking LHR to IAH and other routes it switched over to LHR. Two other things also that contributed to the clos...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr Canada 747 - Red Font Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 2424

Re: AIr Canada 747 - Red Font Titles

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Canada/Boeing-747-233BM/294961/L?qsp=eJwlzDsOwzAIgOG7MHdxG/WRrb1AM/QCCKPYkhtbmCFRlLsXuxvwoX8Hyovyqp%2BtMIxQGYUCnKCg4LfCuANGSXFpOAznm5FH5SlkzbNgCexN3OPuTGoWfW22t5cnERc1/t/f4lkacaXeny3pbGCZ%2BgyXa4vHWhL2BivGBMfxA2JKNRw%3D One of the most beautiful liveries on a 747...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4586

BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

From 1956 to about 2008 or so, first B.O.A.C., then British Airways had a flight running from DTW to LHR, sometimes going non-stop, sometimes stopping in IAD or YUL, very well timed, with a departure at around 06:00 PM . Towards the last year or so, the flight originated in IAH, with a late departur...

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car chase on LYS runway
Replies: 17
Views: 3993

Re: Car chase on LYS runway

Apparently the driver had travelled on highways in the wrong direction for several tens of kilometers before reaching the airport's terminal through the exit road, then entering into the terminal and exiting on the appron. The driver has been arrested and his reason for such behavior are so far unk...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr Canada 747 - Red Font Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 2424

Re: AIr Canada 747 - Red Font Titles

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Can ... A2JKNRw%3D

One of the most beautiful liveries on a 747
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https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Can ... A2JKNRw%3D

One of the most beautiful liveries on a 747

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India lands on runway-under-construction in Male (Maldives)
Replies: 29
Views: 6292

Re: Air India lands on runway-under-construction in Male (Maldives)

Another great gob Air India!

How about concentrating yourselves while flying?

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do flights to/from Brazil have different baggage allowances ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Re: Why do flights to/from Brazil have different baggage allowances ?

Unless an international flight is within an alliance zone (such as the European community), airlines must submit the request to serve a market to both governments, which must approve it. Often, in order to spur tourism or business governments include a clause allowing some "extras", such a...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you initiate a call with a reservation agent?
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Re: How do you initiate a call with a reservation agent?

Lift the handset and dial the number. Make sure to hang up at the end.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9657

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

For that matter, EK should also start a DTW-DXB flight. Detroit is home of the largest Middle Eastern community in the Western hemisphere.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22488

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

[quote="...some of my colleagues seem to think this will be a minor event...[/quote] By having appreciated the sense of readiness and organization that the Japanese have, I am sure that they are ready to manage this event with the same attitude of any "ordinary" earthquake they common...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9103

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

It's a short train ride from Rome. Even adding in the Fiumicino-Termini leg, it's not that bad of a commute, as the frequencies of departures are great. There's not a lot of incentive for a US airline to add it. It is a loooong ride to travel from Naples downtown to FCO. Take a train to Rome' s Ter...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 70
Views: 9103

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

Just heard of UA going nonstop in 2019 EWR NAP on 763.

Great news for this airport, which historically had to depend on FCO.

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow airports pre-1991?
Replies: 26
Views: 3695

Re: Moscow airports pre-1991?

Was not there a sort of preferential treatment for flights from/to other countries of the soviet block?

I remember airlines such as LOT, Balkan, Malev et al. having multiple daily flights to Moscow, while having one of maximum two to Western European cities.

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow airports pre-1991?
Replies: 26
Views: 3695

Re: Moscow airports pre-1991?

Was not there a sort of preferential treatment for flights from/to other countries of the soviet block?

I remember airlines such as LOT, Balkan, Malev et al. having multiple daily flights to Moscow, while having one of maximum two to Western European cities.

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which plane to bring back to production?
Replies: 45
Views: 1834

Re: Which plane to bring back to production?

Douglas DC-3. Easy to fly, easy to fix.

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are Ryanair cabins so ugly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Why are Ryanair cabins so ugly?

If they can save money on anything, even on a single screw, you can bet that they will do it. Everything is a matter or cost, weight, and revenue. Seats are thin, in order to squeeze more passengers in, safety cards are stuck to the seat in front of you, so that they do not have to be repurchased as...

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by FCOTSTW
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trans-Pacific Flight Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 1658

Re: Trans-Pacific Flight Tips

If you will be on DL, make sure to have WhatsApp installed on your phone. Use of WhatsApp is totally free onboard and you do not have to pay for Wi-Fi subscription. I used while flying MSP HND MSP on DL 777s and you can do voice and video calls for free. Not even the flight attendants knew about thi...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 304
Views: 31492

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

BLQ and DBV are very interesting for the usually conservative AA. You are right! Very much so! So far, Italian destinations for US carriers (besides MXP and FCO) have been VCE (DL/UA/US Airways... did AA pick this route up?) and PSA (DL). Very first time I hear a transatlantic US carrier going into...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 8409

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

I remember OS in the 70s when it only flew DC9s and when it was the European airline with most flights from VIE to the Eastern block.

What a development through the years!

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2095

Re: Italian aviation thread

Why rather than calling it "Alitalia" don't they call it "Phoenix Airlines". Like a phoenix, it has always regrown from its ashes thanks to either the pumping of cash from the Italian government (now banned by European law) or with the dissolution and formation of new companies (...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where to find information about my prevous flights?
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: Where to find information about my prevous flights?

www.departedflights.com

Has a lot (but not all) information.
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www.departedflights.com

Has a lot (but not all) information.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 7 hours in CDG, what should I do with my time.
Replies: 13
Views: 957

Re: 7 hours in CDG, what should I do with my time.

I have a 5 hour layover at CDG coming up. I booked a room at the YOTELAIR for a few hours so I could shower and catch a quick nap. https://www.yotel.com/en/hotels/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport Just realized that I posted an answer identical to yours that I cannot delete. Sorry buddy.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 7 hours in CDG, what should I do with my time.
Replies: 13
Views: 957

Re: 7 hours in CDG, what should I do with my time.

I would not recommend going downtown. Even if you manage it to do it, you would have to do it with your hand luggage as leaving your stuff in a locket would steal more precious time. My strong suggestion is to take it easy and go to the Yotel airside at CDG (gates L). you can get a daytime room, rel...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?

caleb1 wrote:
Those flight attendants certainly look very polished and well-groomed.


That was NOT the reality on TW...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius, South African Airways, RwandAir and Kenya Airways to launch alliance
Replies: 14
Views: 3200

Re: Air Mauritius, South African Airways, RwandAir and Kenya Airways to launch alliance

Remarkable, still would not that be in conflict of interest with Star Alliance and SkyTeam? I am sure that in those contracts there is some non-competitive clause.

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue opens reservation for new Mexico City service from Oct 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 275

JetBlue opens reservation for new Mexico City service from Oct 2018

JetBlue on Thursday (12JUL18) opened reservation for its planned expanded service to Mexico, announced earlier this year by the airline. Starting 25OCT18, the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft will operate to Mexico City from both Boston and New York JFK, 1 daily each. Boston – Mexico City eff 25OCT18 ...

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?

"For the Best of America" was a slogan that came up towards the end of the 90s. In Europe, it was used to relaunch TWA' s brand at a time then AA took its LHR routes and when PA was about to go. Together with "For the Best of America", TWA internally launched a training called &q...

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish to open base in CCS
Replies: 38
Views: 7537

Re: Turkish to open base in CCS

What is the rationale behind that?
Venezuelan economy is in shambles, public safety is at a minimum and they want to open a base there?
Sounds more political than economical.

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28812

Re: Will DL return to HKG?

I'm sure DL will find out fairly soon whether or not their JV with KE will be effective or not. That'll probably determine any future plans for reinstating HKG from anywhere. Absolutely. Delta's Asia strategy is a work in progress. While the ICN hub will do a great job of providing 1-stop service t...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG

Please do not forget that places such as this can enjoy from heavy subsidies. In this case, I would not be surprised whether the French government would have done it. After all, this is French territory and the French government has historically facilitated communications with its "collectivité...

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4653

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

How about TWA' s A300s for the re-launch of transatlantic operations?
I believe the order got changed into 319s picked up by some other airline.

Does anyone have any hard detail over this deal?

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 5836

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

You are correct. The MD11 enabled AZ to offer non stop service to EZE for the first time around the early 90s time frame. GIG & GRU were within range of the 742. Interestingly and as a precursor to the non stop flights, AZ operated for years a FCO-EZE-FCO service with a single stop at DKR, with...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)
Replies: 38
Views: 5836

Re: Alitalia nonstop to South America (question)

From 1987 until 1991, I used to fly the FCO MXP FCO legs of the following flights:

FCO MXP CCS LIM
FCO MXP GIG GRU

Both flights might have been daily and both were operated by 747-100 or -200.

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14206

Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

https://youtu.be/3EP2fgosJ0A

Unfortunately, I do not speak German, so I am wondering if anyone can share more information about it.
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I came across this You Tube video where an Interflug Ilyushin IL-62 lands on an unasphalted field.

https://youtu.be/3EP2fgosJ0A

Unfortunately, I do not speak German, so I am wondering if anyone can share more information about it.

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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: 52
Views: 5607

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: 5994

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: 5049

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: 1920
Views: 110217

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: 168
Views: 20548

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: 3969

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: 168
Views: 20548

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: 16965

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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