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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Alitalia to cancel Primera A321neo lease deal
Replies: 40
Views: 6986

Re: AZ getting ex-Primera A321NEO's

oldannyboy wrote:
FCOTSTW wrote:
Where the heck are they getting the money from?


Right from the semi-empty pockets of poor Italian taxpayers....


Spot on... in just a few words you have described the entire scenario... :-)

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 78
Views: 14060

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

TC957 wrote:
I flew many times on the Pan Am 727's doing the German domestic flights in & out of Berlin in the 1970's and early 1980's.
Was great boarding and deplaning via the rear steps, with the noise under the THF roof from the running APU being amplified.


Yes, darn it! I do remember those times.

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by FCOTSTW
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR
Replies: 59
Views: 10857

Re: WOW Closes All U.S. Stations Except: BOS/BWI/DTW/EWR

klm617 wrote:
I can't even begin to tell you how shocked I am but pleased that Detroit made the cut.


A good thing that Wow Air did to DTW was to push DL to lower its transatlantic fares.

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic jumbo usage question
Replies: 54
Views: 7310

Re: Domestic jumbo usage question

TWA' s historic 747 domestic routes were:

TW841 JFKLAX
TW840 LAXJFK
TW843 JFKSFO
TW842 SFOJFK

and sometimes

TW5 JFKMIA

I am sure, however, that there were few others.

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Alitalia to cancel Primera A321neo lease deal
Replies: 40
Views: 6986

Re: AZ getting ex-Primera A321NEO's

Where the heck are they getting the money from?

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13332

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

WOW! An eight-engine airplane? A B-52 makes a DC-10 or an L-1011 look like a Cessna 172 next to a DC-3!

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy announced MXP-YYZ
Replies: 31
Views: 4099

Re: Air Italy announced MXP-YYZ

https://www.facebook.com/37251766813/po ... 173271814/


Starts on May 6, as you said 4X weekly.
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whywhyzee wrote:
Announced 10 minutes ago via their Facebook page. No details yet.

https://www.facebook.com/37251766813/po ... 173271814/


Starts on May 6, as you said 4X weekly.

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS schedule for S19
Replies: 76
Views: 12603

Re: DL AMS schedule for S19

[/quote[ That can’t last much longer since DL is dehubbing DTW in favor of moving everything to ATL. [/quote]

Where did you get this from?

DTW has had 4 daily flight to AMS in Summertime and at least 3 in Wintertime since the NW takeover.

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by FCOTSTW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair join the retrojet club
Replies: 28
Views: 4570

Re: Tunisair join the retrojet club

That tail pattern is very Air France-like from the 60s... with the difference of being red, rather than blue.

Still, a very striking livery!

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s
Replies: 59
Views: 10071

Re: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s

A few years earlier, in 1977, I flew BA FCO-MCT-DEL-HKG on a flight that originated in LHR. I then flew back returned from BKK to FCO via BOM. AFAIK, this is a route that BA has kept throughout the 80s from LHR to HKG, sometimes changing the stopovers, but always through flying to FCO first. Similar...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy question(s)
Replies: 12
Views: 2556

Re: Air Italy question(s)

Air Italy is what in business jargon is called an "opportunity window" taken by QR to get a foothold in the Italy - US transatlantic traffic, in order to compete with EK (in the JFK-MXP market ) and with EY (in the Italy-US market served by AZ). As EY, QR holds a 49% airline stake, factor ...

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by FCOTSTW
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 10686

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

Tartarus wrote:
Attention seeking mother gives child an attention seeking name, and becomes triggered when it gets attention.


Right... who is to blame here?

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas no cash flow
Replies: 32
Views: 5324

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas no cash flow

Francoflier wrote:
This feels like deja-vu...


If you want to spoil the final, go check Alitalia.

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by FCOTSTW
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46768

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

My question...Is it not feasible for someone to come up with a plan and offer discounted service between high density markets like either JFK/EWR to MIA/MCO or NYC/LAS with an A380? These flights are consistently sold out with mostly single aisle aircraft. Would a $99 airfare fill up an A380? Peopl...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU 738 hits, kills man on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 9
Views: 6141

Re: SU 738 hits, kills man on takeoff at SVO

According to the report, the aircraft was a taxiing, not taking off. That might be why the pilots did not realize about the accident.

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways 1996 ver
Replies: 13
Views: 2394

Re: Laker Airways 1996 ver

Sir Freddie Laker had another go using DC-10 for transatlantic service from UK to US in 1996, this time, funded by a Texas billionaire, they equipped their DC-10 with PTV, anybody else had PTV on their DC-10? Furthermore, did they had further plans to expand beyond UK-Florida market? Was New York b...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories
Replies: 14
Views: 10036

Re: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories

WOW!

Those were the times, when every morning LHR T3 was full of TW and PA flights...

… still, you forgot to mention something essential to those flights... the tubular headset... ;-)

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cancellation nightmare - What should I have done and what can I do now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1368

Re: Cancellation nightmare - What should I have done and what can I do now?

That' s exactly why I never book travel with third parties. If you are overseas and you have to call a travel agency in the U.S., it is a nightmare, as they only use 800 numbers, inaccessible overseas, or use email messages, which, due to the time zones, might take hours to be answered to. On the ot...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forgotten (?) Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 4579

Re: Forgotten (?) Airlines

LAP Lineas Aereas Paraguayas.

I remember them flying at the beginning of the 90s on DC10s FRA MAD ASU.

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First ride on the Boeing 787
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

Re: First ride on the Boeing 787

AC FCO YYZ 789.

As of seats, nowadays airline opt for "slim seats", which, I think, can seriously affect the thickness of the padding.

As a matter of fact, I remember my last comfortable Y flight being KL' s M11 on AMS YYZ back in 2013.

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing
Replies: 51
Views: 4712

Re: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing

[quote="jumbojet"] "UA claims that if they are not paid, they will send the debt to a collection agency which can affect the persons credit rating".[quote] That cannot really happen. They might seek damage, however they cannot affect credit rating. That only happens when a credit...

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by FCOTSTW
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing
Replies: 51
Views: 4712

Re: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing

The answer is very easy:

An airline ticket is a contract. Does UA include in its contracts the obligation to complete the ticketed trip or not?

If so, the recipient of that letter is at fault and might face the liability of refunding UA the lost revenue.

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by FCOTSTW
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Overseas Terminal
Replies: 10
Views: 3015

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: 112
Views: 22826

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: 112
Views: 22826

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: 4746

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: 4746

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: 4782

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: 4782

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: 2488

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: 4782

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: 4202

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: 2488

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: 6516

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: 1428

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: 1332

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: 10024

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: 23333

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: 71
Views: 9928

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: 71
Views: 9928

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: 29
Views: 4625

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: 29
Views: 4625

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: 2250

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: 1436

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: 1977

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: 305
Views: 34305

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: 8588

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: 2197

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: 327

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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