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by bzcat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newby Question: Why no regional/transcon Star Alliance service for JFK?
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Re: Newby Question: Why no regional/transcon Star Alliance service for JFK?

Plenty of int'l to domestic connecting options at ORD, IAD, SFO, IAH for Star Alliance flyers.

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by bzcat
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 49
Views: 11467

Re: French Blue to change its name

And why are they using the English term, the folks in France sometimes get touchy when using English words. Really, shouldn't the airline be called "Français" for the true french experience? :) Isn't Lufthansa basically "Airlines" in German? :rotfl: What JAAlbert said is interes...

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by bzcat
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 20
Views: 4452

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

As for the UK-OZ routing, according to GCmap LHR-TPE-SYD is 10602 miles, via SIN it's 10673 miles. The TPE route has a slightly more even split between the two flights. LHR-SYD great circile is 10,574 miles so you are right TPE is not that far off (incidentally, HKG is right on the great circle rou...

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by bzcat
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 49
Views: 11467

Re: French Blue to change its name

The Airline is called "French"?? Just French? Why don't they just call it "Airline" and be done with it? And why are they using the English term, the folks in France sometimes get touchy when using English words. Really, shouldn't the airline be called "Français" for t...

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by bzcat
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 4816

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

Hey guys, this might sound a little off topic here but someone mentioned it earlier... EWR has AC to YVR... a flight just less than 5hrs.. Why is it operated by a 787 ? If it's because of the fact it's connecting two star hubs and therefore carrying a lot of connection traffic then that would make ...

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by bzcat
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 23474

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

Only 4 airlines fly it today, and only 2 of those arguably "scour the planet" looking for them (and only because they are cheap as dirt). The 717 would never have "owned the market", it was inferior in practically every single way to the E-jets and CRJs that wiped the floor with...

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by bzcat
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3111

Re: CBX & international flights to TIJ & entering USA ?

Problem with thinking long haul LCC wants to serve TIJ is that basically there is no impediment for them to set up shop at LAX or SAN, nevermind ONT. Someone like AirAsiaX, should they ever decide to fly to the US mainland, will surely just go to LAX or SAN. There are no slot restriction, land fee a...

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by bzcat
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 49
Views: 11467

Re: French Blue to change its name

If French Blue didn't work, why didn't they go with French Bleu? I'm pretty sure that would have sailed thru with US Trademark filing. Waiting for the confusion that ensues when someone asks for their Air French flight. Was there a lot of confusion with Air Canada when Canadian was around? :spin:

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by bzcat
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will QF announce ORD-BNE?
Replies: 35
Views: 5728

Re: When will QF announce ORD-BNE?

I didn't know the Gold Coast was nice! Is it like nice enough to rival HNL beaches? I'd consider Gold Coast / Brisbane if it's nice. Gold Coast (south of BNE) is slightly overrated... sort of like Miami Beach. Sunshine Coast (north of BNE) is very nice. Would QF need to have payload restriction on ...

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by bzcat
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 20
Views: 4452

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

Interesting CI thinks 30% of the TPE-LGW pax will be kangaroo route transit pax. TPE is not geographically well located for that business vs. SIN or DXB and CI has also extra long flight time.

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by bzcat
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 23474

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

This only goes to show that keeping 737-600/-700 going because of Southwest only was a mistake. Usual lack of hindsight by boeing, where much better product would've owned the market at this point. Still... "keep ours, kill McDD" philosophy prevailed at the time, sadly. Only 4 airlines fl...

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by bzcat
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 53
Views: 8111

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

LAXintl, can you explain the differences between zone-1, zone-2 and zone-3 markets and routes? I've never heard of this. A388 Zone 1 - Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou Zone 2 - Fujian, Guangdong (except Guangzhou), Hebei, Jiangsu, Shandong, Tianjin, and Zhejiang Zone 3 - Anhui, Chongqing, Gansu, Guangx...

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by bzcat
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s
Replies: 75
Views: 29236

Re: Amedeo looks to set up airline to utilize A380s

"Cheap, second hand 747s stored and ready to be put back in service for charter ops? Naaaaah!" "A380s with almost 1000 seats and which are way more financially risky to operate? Oh yeah!" Amedeo already owns the A380 coming off lease that has no other use so their choice is not ...

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by bzcat
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM 806 strange path today
Replies: 17
Views: 4057

Re: CM 806 strange path today

Wow, this looks like a serious navigation error.

I wonder who noticed it first... air traffic control or the pilots?

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by bzcat
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX operations
Replies: 32
Views: 6533

Re: Delta LAX operations

cschleic wrote:
Is there a T-2 to T-3 connector inside security?


Not currently but it's part of the construction projects scheduled for the next few years that will connect T1, T2, T3 and TBIT air side.

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by bzcat
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 45383

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

IMHO this order will help emirates rightsize it's fleet for some routes. I believe the 787-10 is similar capacity and range as the 777-L but is a much more efficient/modern plane to do so. People often complain when their Emirates route is stuck with the 777-L. On some routes where the 777-300ER is...

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by bzcat
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 40
Views: 5927

Re: Southwest and the 737

Could see the MAX 10 happening. The MAX 9 has been made pretty much redundant by the 10. Where would WN fly the MAX 10, considering it has less range than the MAX 8? WN doesn't need the range. If they end up ordering Max10 it will be because it has the extra capacity. As noted, WN can probably use ...

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by bzcat
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific
Replies: 34
Views: 8744

Re: Qatar Airways buys 9.6 percent stake in Cathay Pacific

Hey guys, What a contrast: Etihad versus Qatar! Alitalia, Air Serbia, Darwin, Virgin Australia etc versus British Airways, LATAM, Cathay Pacific ... And errrr, Meridiana! Still... Wonder if Qantas is on the QR's Wishlist? Cheers, Bunumuring The investment strategy reflects different goals and prior...

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by bzcat
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?
Replies: 27
Views: 4820

Re: LAX PEK flown only by Air China?

Delta also wanted to serve the route, but they aren't sadly. I would say LAX-PVG is way busier, because you have AA, DL, MU, and UA serving the route with five daily flights I believe. Yep, this is true, but I really never understood why there's more demand for PVG flights than PEK... Just like the...

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by bzcat
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA considers shifting 767s to Peach & Vanilla Air
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: ANA considers shifting 767s to Peach & Vanilla Air

ANA has a lot of young 767s that were part of the compensation from Boeing due to 787 delays. I don't think they will need any more new ones.

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by bzcat
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd-Hand Widebody = Asia LCC's future?
Replies: 13
Views: 2771

Re: 2nd-Hand Widebody = Asia LCC's future?

If you are slot restricted to a degree that you are looking for a widebody to replace A321, you probably want something bigger than a 767-300. Hence why mainline Asian carriers use 777-300 and A330 on these kind of routes connecting major hubs.

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by bzcat
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo
Replies: 95
Views: 18392

Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo

Very pretty airplane. The subtle changes to the livery works well on the A321.

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by bzcat
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 11686

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

A quick question for Beijing airport history experts. I'll do some research, but if someone can give a short answer it will be welcome. :) Google Satellite shows that there is about 10-12 miles / 20 km or so of agricultural, only moderately-settled land in between the Daxing site and the denser Bei...

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by bzcat
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 126230

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Hey guys, I suspect the following airlines would be interested, in order: 1. United 2. American Then a huge gap to 3. Delta 4. Chinese airlines With the dark horse being Emirates for their 'small widebody' requirement and possibly some for flyDubai for busier, longer routes than the MAX can handle....

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by bzcat
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 42524

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

767-300 is too small and 767-400 may not have the range for HA, which is why it was looking at 787 and A358 in 2007 and ended up with A332 as an interim solution. I think HA will gladly take A338 if there is no uncertainty about financing and resale value. But since that is apparently a big issue, 7...

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by bzcat
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 18607

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

LAX is larger market than SFO. Feeds from UA is one thing but a route that is not likely to see front cabin demand at either end like this has to be based on stable and predictable O&D Y demand.

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by bzcat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines fifth freedom route via Harbin, China
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Ural Airlines fifth freedom route via Harbin, China

Harbin is geographically isolated from the rest of Chinese airline network (meaning it is the end of the spoke not a hub or focus city because of geography) so I can see that local authorities may agitate for more direct service via 5th freedom. Russian airlines with focus on Far East are pretty muc...

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by bzcat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 18607

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

There is no shortage of 1-stop ways to get to BKK from the US so I'm struggling to visualize a profitable scenario for non-stop flight. BKK is not SIN in terms of yield. It's not even TPE which has decent business class and PE yields from the US (but low yields ex-Asia). I'm curious to know what kin...

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by bzcat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 11686

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

HU group is staying at PEK? That makes HU and CA the odd couple...

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by bzcat
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 10754

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

NZ only has 1x 777 daily that spends the day at LAX as NZ1/2 travel onto LHR. NZ 5 arrives 11:40am then departs again at 10:30pm as NZ5. With SFO NZ8 arrives at Midday and then departs again at 8:45pm. But as mentioned once the aircraft from IAH,LAX,SFO,YVR,EZE all arrive back into AKL early mornin...

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by bzcat
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 42524

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

In hindsight, HA probably should have split the original order between Airbus and Boeing - A332 for immediate capacity lift and 787-8 or 787-9 for long term growth. They would be getting their 787s right about now. Instead, HA went for A332 + A358, which became A332 + A338, and now they have this v...

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by bzcat
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.
Replies: 17
Views: 4725

Re: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.

mercure1 wrote:
Korean law enforcement seems to be quite busy these days rooting out corruption in the nations chaebols.


The new liberal govt is not as sympathetic to corporate malfeasance as the previous right wing govt

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by bzcat
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 42524

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

In hindsight, HA probably should have split the original order between Airbus and Boeing - A332 for immediate capacity lift and 787-8 or 787-9 for long term growth. They would be getting their 787s right about now. Instead, HA went for A332 + A358, which became A332 + A338, and now they have this ve...

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by bzcat
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 23864

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

For comparison, this region, the ASEAN region is a a region of 625 million people. By contrast, the EU is a region with a population of 511 million people, and North America is a region with a population of 565 million people. Still think this is too much for SIA? Statistics can mislead - how many ...

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by bzcat
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 operators to LAX?
Replies: 22
Views: 2356

Re: Future A380 operators to LAX?

LAX must be up there with the most A380 operators at one airport. Otherwise, I would assume SQ would end SIN-ICN-LAX in favour of non-stop SIN-LAX just like what they did with SFO. SIN-NRT-LAX would most likely stay, like how SIN-HKG-SFO still exists alongside the non-stop SIN-SFO. Why did SQ end t...

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by bzcat
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10
Replies: 72
Views: 23864

Re: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10

In the other thread, the consensus seems to be that SQ will shift some of the regional Asia flights from SQ to Silk or Scoot. So that means Silk will probably see some widebody planes down the road... probably A359R is my guess. 787-10 will be a good Scoot plane on routes to India or China, and SQ m...

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by bzcat
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 118
Views: 13997

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

I wonder how much of a factor cargo will be on this route? Inbound goods from Taiwan that are being shipped inland would probably be better accommodated via ONT. Cargo will not be a factor. ONT has no infrastructure for air cargo. No bonded warehouse, no custom brokers, no freight consolidators, no...

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by bzcat
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Ground Stop
Replies: 27
Views: 6194

Re: LAS Ground Stop

https://twitter.com/lasairport/status/9 ... 2553550849
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LAS is not currently allowing any departures per LAS official twitter account
https://twitter.com/lasairport/status/9 ... 2553550849

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by bzcat
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Ground Stop
Replies: 27
Views: 6194

Re: LAS Ground Stop

At least 2 dead and 24 injured at shooting at Mandalay Bay which is right next to LAS. Happened around 10:45pm PDT.

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by bzcat
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 118
Views: 13997

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

I'm skeptical the flight can work without subsidy. And 77W is really too premium heavy for what will be 100% VFR O&D ex-ONT without any Delta feed or SkyTeam's LA based business flyers. But I'm glad someone is trying it and ONT is willing to subsidize it. If yield ends up somewhat reasonable I t...

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by bzcat
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA one stop Europe routes?
Replies: 25
Views: 3950

Re: EVA one stop Europe routes?

A combination of both. Plus they have to take a huge detour if flying nonstop to Europe anyway (either flying northeast to VVO before turning west or flying southwest to go via HK/Vietnam/Thailand) Why EVA Air and China Airlines can overfly China (through India, Myanmar and then Hong-Kong) on the w...

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by bzcat
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA one stop Europe routes?
Replies: 25
Views: 3950

Re: EVA one stop Europe routes?

I thought that EVA Air was ending TPE-BKK-VIE completely in favour of TPE-VIE non-stop, but it seems to be an addition. Still nice to see more non-stop flights from Taiwan to Europe. Also, why do China Airlines and EVA Air serve Vienna? Because Austria granted air traffic rights early. No big myste...

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by bzcat
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL - Hawaiian Air plan partnership (JV)
Replies: 17
Views: 2652

Re: JAL - Hawaiian Air plan partnership (JV)

Yes the AA-JL metal neutral immunized JBA covers all markets between US(excluding Guam) to Japan plus current and future beyond open-skies markets in Asia defined as China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The JV is carefully struct...

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by bzcat
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 32406

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

If true, this means that there is no way that the A330-800 ever gets built as this takes over virtually all of its missions. It would likely kill off the 787-8 Dreamliner as well. AFAIK, the only A338 customer, HA, wants a smaller aircraft, not necessarily the range. If Boeing does a PIP on the 788...

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by bzcat
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines (CI) 747-400F replacement ?
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: China Airlines (CI) 747-400F replacement ?

At some point I'm sure Boeing will make CI a sweet offer on a dozen 748F that CI cannot refuse :)

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by bzcat
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 33082

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Boeing seems to have an advantage being that 787 is already in the fleet. If AA keeps A359 it may look something like this: 788 for Europe and seasonal Asia/South Pacific 789 for Asia and South Pacific 7810 to complement 77W on trunk routes (LHR, EZE, GRU) and replace shorter 772 routes A359 to repl...

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by bzcat
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan vs. OneWorld
Replies: 54
Views: 9050

Re: Hainan vs. OneWorld

Wonder if there has been any update on Hainan joining an alliance? Or China Southern leaving Skyteam for oneworld... I have always been wondering why there are three Chinese airlines (mainland China) in SkyTeam (MU, CZ and MF) but zero in Oneworld. China Southern would be cool to see as a member of...

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by bzcat
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10743

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

The beauty of this airport is that you don't need these amenities. ONT is so empty that one could feasibly arrive with just enough time before departure rather than having to factor in the extra buffer for traffic, security, etc. Since this flight would cater to O&D traffic, the biggest appeal ...

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by bzcat
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 18607

Re: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

TG codeshares with BR on BKK-TPE-US, which is probably the best decision they've ever made regarding US service. While SEA may have fewer carriers to Asia vs. LAX, I would not characterize it as having less competition. The size of the market is the key here and I would argue that given the O&D ...

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