N960AS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 467 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
Yeah LAX for sure. I think LAX has more Asian airlines that only serve LA and not SF, such as Garuda, China Southeastern and China Southern. Also QANTAS and Air NZ only fly to LAX and both have around 5 daily flights from LAX each. I think UA may have more Pacific Rim flights from SF than LA. Also NW and DL fly from LA to Asia but DL doesn't from SF if I remember correctly.
Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2890 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1195 times:
N960AS, you're right about DL. They operate MD-11 LAX-NRT service. However, they don't fly internationally from SFO. LAX is definitely the larger gateway but with SFO's new international terminal, I'm sure airlines will be looking to expand their operations.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1194 times:
I haven't been to ORD recently, but I just flew out of Lax back on Saturday. Man I loved it. LAX is the coolest airport. A week earlier when I flew in, I was listening to the ATC (Channel #9 on UAL's IFE), and during the landing, the ATC gave t/o clearance to a SIA 744. Just as we left the runway after landing, I saw the SIA 744 take off. Only at LAX!
AA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1104 times:
ORD and LAX are both pretty nice airports to see planes but you forget some of the Asian airports ie: HKG and NRT both awesome airports, and my personal favorite which is not an asian airport, Heathrow, you guys obviously havent been there.. if you think ORD is good you will die when you see LHR
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8288 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1082 times:
I think SFO could become just as big a gateway to the Pacific as LAX is now. The reason is simple: SFO has a new, modern International Terminal that is only used at currently 35% of its capacity. Besides, SFO is United's primary Pacific gateway, with flights to NRT, HKG, PEK, SEL, and SYD.
I expect China Southern and China Eastern to start flying to SFO within 18 months.
Chiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (15 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1052 times:
ORD and LAX are both pretty nice airports to see planes but you forget some of the Asian airports ie: HKG and NRT both awesome airports, and my personal favorite which is not an asian airport, Heathrow, you guys obviously havent been there.. if you think ORD is good you will die when you see LHR<
Have been to all the airport you mentioned. I tends to disagree with LHR and NRT. Both are cramped and not that spacious as compare to ultra nice CLK and Changi.
CLK and Changi are in a class of their own. Ever walk down the CLK terminal and shocked by the view it offers. High lifted ceiling with extra wide terminal.
There is not comparison.
: I give CDG my vote for the nicest airport. I also thought EWR was nice, the Continental part anyway. IAH has a really nice Intl. terminal (D), and CO'
: United also has flights from SFO-TPE, PVG, and KIX. It was rumored a while back that United would re-enter the Philippines via a direct SFO-MNL route
: oh yeah i know CLK(HKG) and Changi are both amazing airports, but i was refering as to the traffic they get, no question as to that Changi is the supr