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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry
Replies: 45
Views: 3943

Re: STR-ATL, MUC-CLT and automotive industry

In addition to BMW, Siemens is also HQ'd in Munich and I'm guessing they have more US employees (their worldwide # is 377,000) than BMW does. The aforementioned Siemens offices in NC support the CLT flight while ATL has both a Siemens office and is the best connecting hub for points south and west c...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8887

Re: DL in China

cokepopper wrote:
glaring that JFK is missing.


JFK part of the larger trend of foreign carriers establishing/increasing service and US3 shrinking/abandoning completely.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 150
Views: 26380

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

While most people do not watch 60 Minutes, it is the secondary story that is bad news for G4. Here in PHX (we have an airport called IWA which is a pretty big deal for G4) the largest radio news station ran 2 separate segments this morning, each 10 minutes, recapping the 60 Minutes story. One of th...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 54
Views: 9839

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

That seems to be the assumption, high-volume TATL routes. I believe there is also good speculation they'll run them on high-volume routes to South America as well. With that being said, they'll likely be based at EWR and IAD. I won't be surprised if they put these at SFO to do TPAC volume routes to...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Japan considers US West Coast service; 787s
Replies: 48
Views: 6836

Re: Air Asia Japan considers US West Coast service; 787s

the 787 has not created routes to Japanese cities besides Tokyo. Also untrue: Not only has it allowed for the resumption of previously discontinued routes such as KIX-LAX, KIX-CNS, etc; but this completely ignores the fact that several international airlines (KL, AF, QF, SQ, etc) have recently laun...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Japan considers US West Coast service; 787s
Replies: 48
Views: 6836

Re: Air Asia Japan considers US West Coast service; 787s

While the 787 has created new routes it has not in Japan "That's not even remotely true." Signed, ~SAN, BOS, and a ton of resumed-previously-cancelled services. That said, one could quite reasonably question whether: yes I understand opp cost and yield. ...when you continue to make statem...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN
Replies: 25
Views: 6612

Re: Lufthansa's Inaugural flight to SAN

is this year round or seasonal? and City Line?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Japan considers US West Coast service; 787s
Replies: 48
Views: 6836

Re: Air Asia Japan considers US West Coast service; 787s

am I the only one mystified that neither ANA or UA can fill a 788 SFO NGO? It's not (nor is it usually ever) a question of whether the aircraft can be filled... ...it's a question of whether the aircraft can be (1) filled while generating significant yield , and (2) if that yield is sufficient to o...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?
Replies: 53
Views: 6911

Re: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?

SFO is an embarrassment and there is no one here who will stand up and say what we all know and that is that we need a new runway in the worst way. But the environmental-whacko’s run this place and no one dares take them on Come on Man?! Just Where are you going ti BUIL a new runway at SFO?? Get RE...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Japan considers US West Coast service; 787s
Replies: 48
Views: 6836

Re: Air Asia Japan considers US West Coast service; 787s

janders wrote:
Cool. Nagoya has been without a West Coast flight since UA dropped SFO.

Also me thinks there is indeed something to these 787 rumors.


am I the only one mystified that neither ANA or UA can fill a 788 SFO NGO?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68025

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

The 787-9 is simply a powerhouse. 15 years ago, the only airliner that could have operated this flight would have been the A340-500, and it would have used more than 50% more fuel. Whether this is the right business decision for Qantas, especially now that the Perth boom seems to have receded... th...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?
Replies: 49
Views: 12769

Re: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?

FabienA380 wrote:
Any chance for any domestic routing?......... Between hubs or also training purposes?...


pretty sure it's SOP for WB planes to go hub to hub before int'l service the 77W was doing EWR SFO last year for example.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?
Replies: 49
Views: 12769

Re: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?

my $$ would be on ORD their big competitor there AA has far superior equipment as do the international carriers. iad and ewr they have all to themselves less reason for new planes

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 127
Views: 16240

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

Porter flies seasonal Toronto- Melbourne, FL. That’s got to be one of the longest! Flies right over the condo. Long ass flight. Three hours and 25 minutes trapped on a rattletrap vibrating mess of a Dash 8 400 ... no way. That's insane. are they doing that without restrictions? I thought the 400 ta...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 11669

Re: NYC Area Aviation Thread (JFK/LGA/EWR/ISP/SWF/HPN) - 2018

The biggest question for me is why EWR lacks flights to South Korea and Turkey. Bergen County is known for having a massive and spread out Korean-American population (I've seen ads for shuttle service to/from Fort Lee and JFK so the demand clearly exists). KAL did fly to EWR at some point though. P...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 997 DFW-EZE diverts due to PTY due to drunk passenger
Replies: 57
Views: 6557

Re: AA 997 DFW-EZE DIVERTS DUE TO DRUNK PAX

Big fail on the ground agents at DFW. I am not sure the ground agents failed. Depending on how much they drank prior to boarding, and when, they may not have appeared to be too drunk. For example, they had a drink or two. But then (say near the boarding gate) they had a double just before boarding....

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by DaufuskieGuy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are ET's most profitable long-haul routes?
Replies: 22
Views: 4357

Re: What are ET's most profitable long-haul routes?

why don't they fly to NYC? they have to be one of the only foreign carriers serving IAD but not NYC They fly to Newark, and in May the flights will become Daily. 4x Weekly ADD-LFW-EWR and 3x Weekly ADD-ABJ-EWR ah I only checked JFK. interesting that EWR is one stop and IAD non stop, I guess there i...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are ET's most profitable long-haul routes?
Replies: 22
Views: 4357

Re: What are ET's most profitable long-haul routes?

why don't they fly to NYC? they have to be one of the only foreign carriers serving IAD but not NYC

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB175s for Hilton Head Island - AA
Replies: 32
Views: 5075

Re: EMB175s for Hilton Head Island - AA

The construction should be done by late summer. I'll be there next week and I'll get some pictures if you all want. Yes, please do! So that "tree issue" that was such a problem before -- I assume that was resolved? Or were they at the other end of the runway? Ok I'll see what I can get! I...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before KF Cargo replace their DC-10-30(F)s ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3266

Re: How long before KF Cargo replace their DC-10-30(F)s ?

how can the freight companies keep the DC10 running profitably for so long after the passenger carriers dumped it? And some of these DC10s are Nixon era correct?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 11319

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

StTim wrote:
That is why some of these flights are still 4 holers!


would syd jnb have to route differently as a twin?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 66
Views: 7326

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

I know there is a LOT (haha) of Polish people in Chicago, so much so, that when I was there for work, I spotted a Polish language television station. But are there that many Canadians? It seems there is almost 20 flights a day between Chicago and Toronto, which can be driven in about a day. in addi...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 7773

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

has there ever been a move to have pre clearance at MEX? If not, why not? Probably lack of space. U.S. carriers and AC usually have very attractive MEX-Europe fares, YYZ and YUL have the upper hand though, as Mexicans no longer require a visa to Canada. well it's on the list for consideration I bel...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 7773

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

usairways85 wrote:
DaufuskieGuy wrote:
has there ever been a move to have pre clearance at MEX? If not, why not?

Well if anything they should have it at CUN before MEX.


well maybe based on volume but MEX is more high yielding plus I imagine more connecting to overseas flights also high yielding.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 7773

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

has there ever been a move to have pre clearance at MEX? If not, why not?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 66
Views: 7326

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

. Thank you for perspective. Hopefully this strategy will payoff for AA and create trickle down demand other routes. Part of the reason my wife and I are loyal to UA and have stuck with them is that UA takes us a lot more places non-stop from Chicago where as most of Europe on AA goes through LHR, ...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 8552

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

These are completely different scenarios aren't they? 1) air China is flying pax originating in China to houston...dropping some off...then continuing to Panama to drop the rest off. They don't pick up passengers traveling from houston to panama...only houston to china with a "tech" stop ...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 17454

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

for LH the MOM would be ideal on ME/Central Asia routes where they used to deploy the A300/310, also equatorial Africa

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo
Replies: 49
Views: 9606

Re: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2

Does anyone know how the ERJ-195E2's short field performance is compared to the Cseries? Takeoff runs at MTOW E195-E2 - 6,463ft CS100 - 4,800ft Landing distance at MLW E195-E2 - 4,633 ft CS100 - 4,550 ft https://www.embraercommercialaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Embraer_Spec_E195-E2.pdf h...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 66
Views: 7326

Re: Chicago O'Hare - ORD - Summer 2018 Int'l Schedule

UAL777UK wrote:
Thank you for compiling this.

When is UA going to bring some 787 love to ORD?


yeah their equipment is lackluster compared to AA frankly in ORD, lotta older 77E and 763. Assume it will change as they get the 350s and 78J, former great for transpac and latter great for tatl

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Carolina aviation thread 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1748

Re: South Carolina aviation thread 2018

Not probably quite what you’re looking for but AA is switching the MD80 on GSP-DFW to 738 starting in May. This is a good thing. I fly LH from Munich a few times a year, and while I hate the long flights, I usually go into Boston and grab B6 to CLT. Having a direct to Boston would make my life fant...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 118
Views: 20917

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

does SQ plan to use the ULR on SFO as well as LAX? also with 3 and soon 4 new non stops US SIN, has that materially impacted connecting traffic to the point where connecting routes would be reduced? I'm guessing probably not

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95533

Re: Hawaiian officially orders 10 B787-9 aircraft

jfk777 wrote:
SO will it be Heathrow or Gatwick ? HA flies all over the Pacific region with their A330-200, the only reason to buy a 787-9 is to fly to Europe.


seems like 10 is a lot though. lhr slots are $$$ would have to think lgw

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45877

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

This is the one that interests me and seems to be rarely discussed. QR essentially use their large fleet of 788s as their MOM aircraft and yet appear to me to be the only airline taking that approach. So either QR are smarter and more visionary than all other airlines or are being stupid. stupid is...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45877

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

It might not be an optimised solution, but QR are running a large fleet of 787-8s on DOH-Europe services. This is the one that interests me and seems to be rarely discussed. QR essentially use their large fleet of 788s as their MOM aircraft and yet appear to me to be the only airline taking that ap...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airline with NYC-SFO Non-Stop Commercial Service
Replies: 36
Views: 5599

Re: First Airline with NYC-SFO Non-Stop Commercial Service

If I recall correctly there were nonstop service going as far as from US West Coast to Europe at the time. The first West Coast to Europe non-stops I see are with the introduction of the L1649 at TWA in the summer of 1957. Competing Pan American with the DC-7C never could offer non-stop. Although f...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about AKL-SCL
Replies: 10
Views: 2449

Re: Question about AKL-SCL

"QF joined it on the SYD-AKL-EZE route, with the 744." was AKL part of the route because of range issues SYD EZE?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?
Replies: 37
Views: 5873

Re: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?

--The population density of the eastern 1/3 of the country is quite a bit more dense than the midde 1/3 of the country 1000x this. Atlanta is by far the largest metropolitan area centrally located to serve all connecting flows east of the Mississippi River. Charlotte, Nashville and Memphis (and to ...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 5887

How to Revive Airline Competition

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How to Revive Airline Competition - Let foreign-owned airlines fly in the United States.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_an ... _able.html

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8046

Re: DAL and its future with Georgia

I can't imagine the economic benefit of having an airline HQ is a big deal to large cities however the hub and operations is a whole other ball of wax. MSP for example would gladly keep its hub over having DL relo their HQ

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 279
Views: 16677

Re: What's Going On In Rochester, NY (ROC) 2018

just amazing that AA flew a DC 10 in there. But then there were also 9+ flights a day to SYR/BUF back then too...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?
Replies: 46
Views: 8793

Re: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?

The planes can’t do longer transcon routes, so your comment about the full capabilities of the A321 is a bit different for Delta since the airplane is handicapped to about 2000 miles. A321CEO, 93.5t MTOW, no ACT : MZFW range 2270nm A321NEO, 93.5t MTOW no ACT : MZFW range 2550nm ref: Airbus_AC_A321_...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR spokesman speaks to SFGate: “SFO-DOH flights will still happen this year”
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: QR spokesman speaks to SFGate: “SFO-DOH flights will still happen this year”

With all the SFO - Asian flights (particularly DEL) I think ME connex are often not as favorable (I presume the O&D SFO and Doha/Dubai is pretty low). My speculation becomes are these flights only sustained with subsidies?

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8046

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

I think DL has way too much invested in ATL to consider drawing it down, they rule the SE with it and ceding it to a competitor over NRA discounts or tax breaks would be very foolish.

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New expansion possibilities for Japan Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 2519

Re: New expansion possibilities for Japan Airlines

if they can get rights to han over nrt that would be big nrt has lost its luster with the growth of pvg hkg etc. pretty much any of these destinations i think could be viable

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by DaufuskieGuy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX
Replies: 97
Views: 11315

Re: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX

As always thanks Enilria for compiling this every week! As for the UA cuts, I thought they were in growth mode per their earnings call. What happened? Atleast some of these appear to be capacity increases though. IAH-SAV goes from 2 50 seat E145 to 1A320 so a net gain of 50 seats. Someone can corre...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 14161

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

It’s totally un-American to think small and unambitious. So it will happen. The A380 is the best aircraft flying in the long-haul space from a customer perspective, and also the safest. Asian routes out of LAX, SFO, DTW, JFK and ATL would work for DL and UA and HA from HNL. If the A380 was a US pro...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: will DL restart JFK-Asia on the A350?
Replies: 17
Views: 2006

Re: Question: will DL restart JFK-Asia on the A350?

nrt is not a priority for dl anymore sad to say if anything i could see them complementing ke's icn service. japan can survive just fine on 2 of the 3 airline alliances

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 9848

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

I just flew IAH to DOH, lot of people going to DAR, NBO, and LOS. That sucks right after SYD started, Sonair pulled the plug, and IAH is kicked out the club lol. There banners around IAH saying we fly to 6 continents.... I am sure Air France is happy with those loads to Africa, cause Air France is ...

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by DaufuskieGuy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12050

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

somewhat related i wonder how syd iah and akl iah will hold up given no oz/nz service at all until very recently.

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