BigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3031 times:
In today's Gulf News ...
Quote: American carriers Continental and United Airlines could begin flying to the UAE soon following DL starting Atlanta-DXB. They Marion Blakey, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), said the two airlines were keen to follow in the footsteps of Delta Air Lines, which will begin flights from its Atlanta hub to Dubai in late May.
The two airlines could also enter into a code-sharing agreement with Etihad Airways to network Abu Dhabi with various points in the US, Blakey added, noting that Etihad has expressed interest in partnering with US carriers. Currently, the Abu Dhabi-based airline flies non-stop to New York and Toronto, Canada.
TokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
DXB-IAH is 8168NM and HKG-EWR is 8065NM. When talking about the range capability on their B772s, I think the summer temperatures in DXB is going to be the key factor carrying the fuel it needs to make it to IAH and then what kind of payload it can carry to make it worth while.