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by klwright69
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 149
Views: 19664

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

I agree that a factor may be widebody slack in SFO during this month and this seasonal aircraft movement. There is a winter seasonal flight. DEN-LHR will be a summer seasonal flight. Xian was a summer seasonal flight as well, HGH was year round. Of course, AKL is winter seasonal. In the early 90's, ...

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 96
Views: 16222

Re: United ending Xian

This is such a non surprise. It is a thing at a.net to mock the notion that checking loads gives a person information about a particular flight. But looking at XIY and HGH, one would see flights routinely have over a hundred empty seats in economy, with only a meager number occupied in business clas...

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by klwright69
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 9997

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

CNN had a segment with Richard Quest on Polaris. The ORD Polaris lounge was deemed too small and crowded. Therefore everything has to be rethought.

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10247

Re: Why no United to Africa?

Look at all the cities that have been cut and later make a comeback. It's probably quite a few,

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS
Replies: 45
Views: 9269

Re: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS

DL is reducing JFK-HAV. I guess more HAV frequencies are now up for grabs. And here we thought New York to HAV was a bit more "safe" from cuts.

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10247

Re: Why no United to Africa?

I wouldn't at all be surprised if UA starts LOS again. Lagos is the big Apple of Africa.

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by klwright69
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta leaving GRK
Replies: 27
Views: 5950

Re: Delta leaving GRK

I am sure you know why UA doesn't serve DAL. Its not a normal situation.

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19335

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

This topic has been discussed many times in this forum. The market strikes me as very focused.
UA had two 777's from EWR in the market for years and years, before they added SFO, which they quickly struck gold and increased frequency. Take note TLV failed from ATL on DL.

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?
Replies: 30
Views: 3561

Re: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?

What about CLT. It's not midcontient but still.

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by klwright69
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 7545

Re: UA to ILM

USA Today has picked up on this story. They also mentioned UA adding Elmira. A destination they recently dropped.

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 7545

Re: UA to ILM

Four flights isn't very many. Too bad they couldn't add IAH into the mix.

But we all know UA will dehub IAD anyway. (wink, wink, grin).

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 9544

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

I remember the name Lippincott at the time. That's all I can recall.
Yeah, I know, it's here, and it's done. Some need to find new hobbies.

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 7545

UA to ILM

Wilmington Airport has a posting on UA's Facebook page.
UA is launching flights from ILM to both IAD and ORD.
It's not noted in the OAG thread either.
Will the market be large enough to support them?
Is F9 still at the airport?

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by klwright69
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7813

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

Armchair CEO happens a lot here.
The article said the route was performing poorly once the excitement and novelty wore off, and the politics was just the last nail in the coffin.
There isn't much to talk about.
Cuba only has a small number of viable markets now.

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 15578

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

I can't add much more to this discussion. Although not completely relevant to EY dropping DFW specifically, I want share an observation. The middle east has too many airlines, TOO many airlines and seats. Everyone is talking about QR, EY, and EK. Don't forget there is Gulf Air. Air Arabia. and Saudi...

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 8928

Re: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts

How funny DL is increasing RDU-EWR. I wonder what UA will do this time? They should have stayed in LGA-RDU for goodness sakes.

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by klwright69
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8173

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

The flight is obviously going to be operating to AKL which is starting. It was weird UA website this flight was 3 hours late.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11185

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

Maybe IAD and/or ORD will be next to EZE.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 59182

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Routes are long term investments. It doesn't matter how a route looks in the first few weeks, especially a long haul.
I doubt UA will leave LAX-SIN.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11185

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

I don't think so, STT. I remember CO received authority to fly IAH-EZE around the time that DL received authority from ATL. This was around 2001. But CO delayed the start for a few years due to a financial crisis in Argentina. Memory is fuzzy but I think DL went ahead and started ATL service while C...

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK
Replies: 55
Views: 10419

Re: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK

And also very interesting that UA is going back up to 3x daily from LAX to DFW. It used to be 3x daily, and cut it back not long ago. Then they have also cut LAX-MSP completely. Interesting changes at LAX for UA. DFW back to 3x daily.

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11185

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

I hope the third time it works out. How many times are routes dropped and restarted.

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11185

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

While everyone is chatting up how exciting it is that UA started LAX-SIN, you are forgetting that EWR to EZE is launching this weekend. Premerger UA flew IAD-EZE, it got moved to EWR then cancelled. UA flew JFK-EZE long ago.

This will be the third time UA is serving EZE from the NYC area.

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by klwright69
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 59182

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

It is ridiculous to talk about a route's success when it is just starting. Most routes need time to develop.

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by klwright69
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 7660

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR

in 1992 Premerger CO used the 747 from EWR to FRA and MAD. MAD needed it especially because the Olympics were in Barcelona in1992. I took the 747 to FRA at this time.

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by klwright69
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5607

Re: HAM TATL flights?

r3ho, you are right. Except UA is not that "half hearted" about flying the route. If that were true, they would have just dropped the route just like OSL, BFS, BRS, and CGN. But it's coming back.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 60
Views: 10435

Re: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD

Interesting changes at UA. CLE-SJU finally bit the dust. They are also starting EWR-HAM in April. Earlier than in May clearly.
BQN being reduced. More Puerto Rico cuts.

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by klwright69
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week
Replies: 41
Views: 7174

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I think they will eventually find it. The pressure and the questions will never end until they find it. I remember the whole search for the South African Heldeberg along with AF447 of course. Eventually technology had to catch up and the resources allocated until the wreck is found. Of course I beli...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1833
Views: 292819

Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

Also CNN recently featured Richard Quest doing a segment on Polaris. He interviewed Oscar. Apparently, the Polaris lounges are already proving to be too small. They must be made larger, which will further delay the rollout. https://hub.united.com/united-polaris-cnn-richard-quest-2485275323.html http...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1833
Views: 292819

UA Polaris Tracking Thread

I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread. I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris. How many aircraft currently have Polaris? What routes do they fly? There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 103
Views: 9578

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

I am just wondering how many thousands of people UA has hired since the merger. The globe is all they know. And the Tulip is fading from the public's memory too. And people are retiring every year. The airline is changing. The Polaris role out is going to take several years. Years were spent develop...

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11169

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

Too bad both UA and AA are leaving MSP-LAX. If they were serious about LAX, well.....

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5607

Re: HAM TATL flights?

This topic has been discussed numerous times here. CO was in the market long before the merger. The route was upgraded to a 767 from the 757. As we know, many old CO 757 routes have fallen away: BRS, OSL, CGN, BFS, CPH, etc. HAM survived but for whatever reason, UA only flies the route for 5 months ...

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by klwright69
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 9659

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Well, CLE-DCA/LGA/BOS will likely stay to serve the current customer base. The slots in DCA and LGA are valuable. MKE is clearly serving some specific client(s). LAX is a hub, remember? I recently flew a Saturday CLE-CUN flight. It was evidently clear that most of the pax were on week-long package v...

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by klwright69
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25058

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

WOW... PDL. The Azores.
When UA announced OPO, I questioned if a US carrier would fly to the Canarias Islands or the Azores...
We have a winner folks.. Ding Ding.

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by klwright69
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14330

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

I am surprised. I thought there would be enough traffic to sustain DL also. I guess I thought wrong.

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 9753

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

You say focus cities wilt and die. But we have some examples. CLE under UA is a focus city, DL at RDU, etc.
Not dead.
There are some left.

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by klwright69
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 7484

Re: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL

I was in just in Atlanta and was near the QR flight to DOH. I only saw Indians and Asians boarding. I don't think there were any Arabs. I hope this dispute can end soon.

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by klwright69
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 13918

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

The Iberian peninsula is interesting. DL has Malaga and now UA has OPO. Does DL still have Malaga?
Will UA ever return to places like BRS, BFS, DUS, CGN, CPH, OSL, for even seasonal service? How did BFS last this long?
I wonder if a US carrier will ever do the Canary Islands or the Azores?

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 13918

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

KEF is a fun destination. But they can't make OSL work? Hmm.

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8423

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

LH already flies DMM/BAH.
BAH is a tag on the DMM flight.
If I recall correctly we had a thread on KLM reshuffling routes to the Gulf, the result being DOH got the ax.
KLM does AMS-KWI-BAH.

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 13918

Re: United opens. New summer seasonal routes!

All greats adds.
Nice to see UA in Iceland.
I suppose the current seasonal flights will return: VCE, HAM, ARN, ATH, SFO-MUC, etc.

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by klwright69
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8423

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

KLM also suspended DOH and subsequently shuffled around some of their GCC service.
I have been to DOH several times. Nice place, but there isn't much there.
It's not that much of a surprise.

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 25462

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

That is a good point that UA has done very few long haul additions out of IAH. Of course, SCL came on a few years back, but that was one of those gaping whole routes where we've wondered just what took them so long. Also I think it was said once here that UA doesn't like current timings in PVG. One ...

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 25462

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

What a nice surprise from United. I wonder why they couldn't start it in time for Christmas to make it a true Christmas present. This was truly startling. I remember ages ago when Continental started EWR-TLV. That was another route that came out from absolutely nowhere and shocked everyone, because ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paper Ticket Folders: Which Airlines?
Replies: 5
Views: 938

Paper Ticket Folders: Which Airlines?

I just flew on KLM. I was shocked that I was given a paper ticket jacket (folder), with the KLM logo on it, a map of Schipol inside too, to keep all my boarding passes together. I could not believe it. I thought paper ticket jackets have gone the way of the dinosaur since with technology everything ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 77
Views: 12282

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

Well, I "really" think UA will get more frequencies. I believe I will be proven correct, so hold me to it. So there. The DOT does in fact like geographic diversity and diversity in carriers. Why else do you think Alaska received a flight from LA and UA received a flight from Houston in the...

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 3037

Re: SV expands from RUH and JED

I won't say the name in the thread, but your characterizations of Americans travelling out of DMM is quite hysterical in its stereotypes. For price sensitive customers, they don't give a (.......) about booze on the plane. Who will pay hundreds more just for a glass of beer or wine? I contend SV cha...

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 16225

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Some said ATH has "trash yields." Well it must be good enough to fly the route in the summer nonstop from the USA, and not route traffic via a connection point in Europe, likewise some people must be paying business class or high dollar seats for nonstops.

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 3037

Re: SV expands from RUH and JED

Well LAX, as far as I know, no North American flights are daily on SV.
IAD/JFK alternate between JED/RUH.
The flight goes from one or the other, to the opposite city each day.

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