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by khowaga
Thu May 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Why renumber in groups? I mean, gate 24 will become gate 33, while gate 23 will become gate 32, and so on. I'm thinking it would have to be an overnight gig. What am I missing? What you're missing is that it's a City of Austin operated enterprise, so it will be neither simple nor quick... :stirthep...

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by khowaga
Mon May 14, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

What you’re saying is that a fully loaded 744 does not have that much excess cargo capacity than a fully loaded 789. My suspicion has been that BA may not have expected to fill the passenger cabin of the 744, but knew that they could make up for it by carrying extra cargo in the available space. I’...

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by khowaga
Sun May 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

Not to take the thread off the track abit who do we see next in AUS? Definitely seems like CM or LH market There’s been a bit of speculation in the Austin thread. No actual answers, though. (The short answer is that CM seems like a long shot as AUS-Latin America traffic isn’t as strong as other Tex...

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by khowaga
Sun May 13, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

Probably shouldn't say that so definitively, considering that: 1) no one here knows that for fact, it's just postulation 2) if BA didn't believe the aircraft was justified on the route relative to both the demand and the opportunity cost, then they could've just as easily put it on a route utilizin...

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by khowaga
Sun May 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

The 744 swap was really more about a shortage of 789 frames this summer Probably shouldn't say that so definitively, considering that: 1) no one here knows that for fact, it's just postulation 2) if BA didn't believe the aircraft was justified on the route relative to both the demand and the opport...

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by khowaga
Sat May 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

LAX772LR wrote:
What to me would be most telling, is if they bring it back next summer. Or at least go back to the 77E.


Dunno. The 744 swap was really more about a shortage of 789 frames this summer, so bringing it back would be a sign of tremendous growth on the route this summer. But we shall see!

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by khowaga
Fri May 11, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

(I say this like the seat difference between the 788, 789, and 772 isn’t within 10 seats of each other...just how they’re arranged I guess!) It's not arrangement, it's class and yield. Compared to the initial 788: The 789 has 7 more J seats and 8 F seats. The 4class 77E has 21 more J seats and 14 F...

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by khowaga
Fri May 11, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

IIRC the AUS BA744 is subbing due to ongoing 787 engine issues....not as a direct result of demand. The 744 is still showing through the fall, You're not looking far enough ahead. The 789 is already back on the route for the fall and existing winter schedule. Switches back in October, doesn’t it?

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by khowaga
Fri May 11, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

How is MSY doing? It is also a pretty new BA destination. It seems to be doing pretty well. Wasn’t it upgauged even before it was actually launched? It wasn't upgauged, the frequency was increased between announcement and commencement, due to demand. Loadwise, it surprised a lot of people that the ...

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by khowaga
Fri May 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

IIRC the AUS BA744 is subbing due to ongoing 787 engine issues....not as a direct result of demand. The swap was announced last fall before the 787 engine issues were a thing. At the time they said it was because they needed the 789 to open SEZ while waiting for more frames to be delivered, but oth...

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by khowaga
Fri May 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

B747forever wrote:
How is MSY doing? It is also a pretty new BA destination.


It seems to be doing pretty well. Wasn’t it upgauged even before it was actually launched?

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by khowaga
Fri May 11, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

I wonder if this growth will keep going if other carriers come in and launch additional TATL service to other European cities. You have to wonder if DL is looking at this and planning to launch AUS-AMS as a result. Why AMS Delta should go to Paris CDG, Paris is a bigger hub and a bigger city. There...

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by khowaga
Fri May 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets
Replies: 56
Views: 9681

Re: AUS astonishing LON growth market, surpasses several US markets

The route was operated with a 789 both months cited (the 744 didn’t start subbing til end of April). It’ll be interesting to see where the higher end of the capacity comes out. Statistics for May won’t be out til late summer, at which point they’ll be about to swap back. Apparently one of the pilots...

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by khowaga
Mon May 07, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Why renumber in groups? I mean, gate 24 will become gate 33, while gate 23 will become gate 32, and so on. I'm thinking it would have to be an overnight gig. What am I missing? What you're missing is that it's a City of Austin operated enterprise, so it will be neither simple nor quick... :stirthep...

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by khowaga
Mon May 07, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11050

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

Channex757 wrote:
Wasn't Accra to Houston operated for a while by Atlas Air passenger aircraft? Very big oil route, with regional flights onward from Accra to the oil fields.


That was Luanda (LAD), in Angola.

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by khowaga
Sun May 06, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

colindm wrote:
What routes can we expect to Austin on the 797?


What, in this scenario, is a 797? A 737 replacement? Or something else?

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by khowaga
Sun May 06, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11050

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

ACC? I’d understand if they were talking about LOS or another Nigerian airport but that one makes no sense. Almost all the demand to ACC comes from NYC and DC. Ghana has the 5th largest petroleum deposits in Africa, most of which has just started being developed in the last decade. Although I agree...

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by khowaga
Sat May 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19123

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Interesting where do they get the numbers from - Example PEK-PVG by Plane is less than 2 hrs flying time - and the train is now around 4.5 hrs long. They’re including the time you have to arrive to the airport in advance, clear security, and hang around the airport before your flight actually leave...

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by khowaga
Sat May 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19123

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Interesting where do they get the numbers from - Example PEK-PVG by Plane is less than 2 hrs flying time - and the train is now around 4.5 hrs long. They’re including the time you have to arrive to the airport in advance, clear security, and hang around the airport before your flight actually leave...

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by khowaga
Tue May 01, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

They need more gates for better timing for flights, being a business carrier they need more gates in the morning and evening. WN being a leisure carrier can spread their flights more evenly throughout the day. Are you delusional? Southwest has been built, exists, on a base of business travel. Yes I...

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by khowaga
Tue May 01, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

You guys do understand that airlines lease gates from the port? Representatives from the company have to meet with the port, present business plans, sign rental agreements, and pay cash on a yearly or monthly basis in exchange, which can be revoked for certain terms, one of which would probably be u...

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by khowaga
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Good points. If it were up to me, I'd give DL 7 of the 9 gates in the extension (all except the two international A380-compatible gates) and give their current 3 to WN. Somewhere back in the rumor mill someone said that DL had originally expressed interest in taking all 9, but the port said they wo...

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by khowaga
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Also ... that seems like an awful lot of common use gates, considering that AC, AM and BA operate one flight daily, and that DE, DY and Y4 only operate 3x/week. We keep hearing how the gate space is in such high demand ... so, who isn't sharing their plans?

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by khowaga
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

If the rumored DL shift to the extension is true, what would be the total gate breakdown by carrier after the addition is complete? AA - 5 (14, 15, 17, 21, 23) DL - 6 (E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6) B6 - 1 (19) UA - 5 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) WN - 8 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12*) (Includes the rumored takeover ...

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by khowaga
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I forgot about that. So we started with 25 gates, right? Now we will have 34? Yes. I don't know if they're planning to keep "gate 1," which was the airbridge-less gate that (I think?) got rendered useless by the customs addition, or if they'll be reassigning the number to one of the new o...

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by khowaga
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Also ... the gates throughout the entire terminal will ... presumably ... have to be renumbered at some point, since the 9 new ones are being added at the low end numerically. In theory there's no reason they can't do that now (isn't there?) I forgot about that. So we started with 25 gates, right? ...

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by khowaga
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I would think we should be hearing about a more concrete completion date sometime soon. From what I last heard, construction is moving at breakneck speed. Unless they concentrated only on getting the outside done which I highly doubt, then interior work should be in good shape as well. From the pho...

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by khowaga
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I would think we should be hearing about a more concrete completion date sometime soon. From what I last heard, construction is moving at breakneck speed. Unless they concentrated only on getting the outside done which I highly doubt, then interior work should be in good shape as well. From the pho...

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by khowaga
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I was going to say, they have to be getting close to completing it, right? When is it scheduled to open? It would make sense for DL to consolidate operations in the extension, but I wonder how many flights they could do with six gates? IMO, only DL and WN need more gates since they appear to be the...

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by khowaga
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Getting back on track, does anyone know if DL gets 5 of the new gates in the extension, will they have to give up any of their 3 current ones? Do I have any concrete info? Nope. But I have lots of questions I can add into the mix. The longstanding rumor is that DL is getting 6 of the 9, and they wo...

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by khowaga
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

http://kut.org/post/austin-getting-another-shot-light-rail-line https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_MetroRail https://capmetro.org/uploadedFiles/New2016/Plan_Your_Trip/Schedules_and_Maps/MetroRailMap.pdf This doesn’t prove anything. Austin voted down light rail in 2000 and followed up by putting ...

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by khowaga
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Austin doesn’t have light rail. http://kut.org/post/austin-getting-another-shot-light-rail-line https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_MetroRail https://capmetro.org/uploadedFiles/New2016/Plan_Your_Trip/Schedules_and_Maps/MetroRailMap.pdf This doesn’t prove anything. Austin voted down light rail in ...

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by khowaga
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I wander how drop off and pick up will work? Walk to the old garage building/ New Terminal on the left, check in and cross back across the road way via a bridge? I guess they could keep baggage claim in the same place. Surely they are not going to move the main road. The plans do seem to indicate t...

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by khowaga
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

ADrum23 wrote:
colindm wrote:
Is anyone else surprised that they're aren't flights to Rekjavik on a WOW a321 yet?


No. It may be just out of range and DY is already in AUS. I don’t see WW or FI coming anytime soon.


WW was in talks with the city but lost interest when DY moved in. Service would have been on the A330.

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by khowaga
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

One of the posters mentioned about the original parking garage being old. If the its old so is the Terminal. I understand tearing it down to expand the terminal, but not because its( less than 20) years old. As can be seen in the pics. The terminal has seen its share of refurbishment projects. The ...

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by khowaga
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I don't think the issues you guys are raising about ALT 5 are a big deal. -The original master plan also called for the construction of a new south terminal and it called for Pres Blvd. to be tunneled under the airport grounds so the main entrance could connect to the new south terminal. I wouldn't...

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by khowaga
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I've heard more than one person talk about an existing underground tunnel from the AFB days that would connect the two terminals. Would be nice if the planners would confirm if this is the case. They still need a south entrance drive in any event but that may help transfer people who end up on the ...

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by khowaga
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

5: Austin, even if Delta makes us a focus city, will for an indefinite amount of time, be mostly an O&D airport. Split terminal operations shouldn't be that big of a deal, plus I imagine airlines wouldn't have their aircraft or partners split up between two terminals. A new, dedicated South Ter...

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by khowaga
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Also found this link, and found the first paragraph interesting. So we are apparently already classified by the FAA as a medium hub..??? https://www.pagethink.com/v/blog-detail/Austin-Bergstrom-International-ABIA-Planning-the-Airport-of-the-Future/11l/ They probably mean hub in the sense of “transp...

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by khowaga
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I did ask about DL but unfortunately he refused to talk about it. He really didn't want to spill any specific details regarding Delta. Make of that what you will. What is clear is the port is playing catch up. This 9 gate expansion can't come soon enough. He indicated demand for gates is outpacing ...

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by khowaga
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I did ask about DL but unfortunately he refused to talk about it. He really didn't want to spill any specific details regarding Delta. Make of that what you will. What is clear is the port is playing catch up. This 9 gate expansion can't come soon enough. He indicated demand for gates is outpacing ...

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by khowaga
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Wouldn't one be more interested in the LATAM services that could take place to AUS? With geography and economics in mind, AUS would serve as a great thrice weekly from the legacy LATAM airlines, specifically with the city's car racing repertoire. There’s not a lot of business or VFR traffic between...

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by khowaga
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I recently spoke with someone who is "in the know" with what's going on behind the scenes at ABIA. I honestly can't say much as I promised that I wouldn't divulge information. All I will say is there is an airline that may begin trans Pacific non stop service to Austin but it will be in a...

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by khowaga
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

jplatts wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
I wonder out of AUS, RDU, and BNA, who would get TPAC service first?


At least in my opinion, AUS or RDU would get transatlantic service before BNA does.


Did you mean transpacific? AUS, RDU, and BNA all have TATL service.

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by khowaga
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

We have an H Mart? We do! It just opened. As others have said, Asia isn’t Europe. The PDEW from AUS to destinations in Asia other than NRT and ICN are very very low (single digits), whereas that is not the case with Europe and destinations easily connected to via Europe (India in particular). Grant...

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by khowaga
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

But, yes, I like @CarlosSi’s idea of using data to inform discussion instead of the usual a.net tendency to speculate that “there are 12 Vietnamese restaurants in a row on Research Blvd, so we can obviously support service to SGN.” I mean we just got an H Mart so time for a flight to Korea :wave: W...

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by khowaga
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48634

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Yeah, if Ontario (ONT) can get service to Taipei (TPE), I think AUS should have service to NRT and ICN. With that being said, KE recently ended ICN-IAH, so the likelihood of a ICN route from AUS is lower to that degree... Is there a large Asian population in the Austin area to justify the Asian ser...

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by khowaga
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 AUS
Replies: 32
Views: 7982

Re: BA 747 AUS

[threeid][/threeid]

Ziyulu wrote:
Has AUS ever seen a passenger 747?


Only for charters and diversions (and freight). This is the first scheduled one.

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by khowaga
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 AUS
Replies: 32
Views: 7982

Re: BA 747 AUS

And I would rather fly on a 744 than a 789. Much wider cabin so you don't feel claustrophobic. The problem with BAs Mid-J 744s is the hideous condition of the cabin. They have found bed bugs on those planes Hate to rune your party, but they have found bed bugs on most planes & in most airports....

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by khowaga
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 AUS
Replies: 32
Views: 7982

Re: BA 747 AUS

The Y+ seat on the BA 744 is exactly the same width and pitch as the 789, just a 2-4-2 arrangement instead of 2-3-2. What am I missing? And I would rather fly on a 744 than a 789. Much wider cabin so you don't feel claustrophobic. The problem with BAs Mid-J 744s is the hideous condition of the cabi...

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