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by eamondzhang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27359

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF A330 economy seats are 17inches wide, the 787 is 17.2. My comments are about Qantas, as the comments at the bottom of the page refer. Show me your source. Mine indicates QF's A330 is a full 1 inch wider than 789; 18.2 inch instead of 17 as you claimed: http://theqantassource.com/seatmaps/332/28j...

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by eamondzhang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27359

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF A330 economy seats are 17inches wide, the 787 is 17.2. My comments are about Qantas, as the comments at the bottom of the page refer. Show me your source. Mine indicates QF's A330 is a full 1 inch wider than 789; 18.2 inch instead of 17 as you claimed: http://theqantassource.com/seatmaps/332/28j...

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by eamondzhang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 11
Views: 2232

Re: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

787-8 not 772. CZ doesn't have 772s in pax config anymore. Michael Yes I do apologise, my mistake regarding the aircraft type being a 787-8 rather than a 772, I should have known better as I only saw one approaching LHR last Thursday. China Southern have never flown to LHR with a B772, since they f...

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by eamondzhang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service
Replies: 11
Views: 2232

Re: China Southern secures traffic rights to operate Beijing-London service

Cunard wrote:
mmo wrote:
Regarding your last comment, you do realise that China Southern currently fly into LHR 10 times a week with 7 flights on a daily basis to Guangzhou and 3 times a week to Wuhan on a B772.

787-8 not 772. CZ doesn't have 772s in pax config anymore.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787 seat manufacturer question
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Re: BA 787 seat manufacturer question

Hey guys, Can anyone tell me the name of the manufacturer that provides BA Club World seats on the 787-8 as well as First Class and Club World on the 787-9? They look like very nice seats! Cheers. I guess its nice to hear someone likes the look of them, considering they are one of the most hated se...

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by eamondzhang
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?
Replies: 15
Views: 3755

Re: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?

Having had 1st hand experience with SQ recently, I do agree that, when everything runs by the book, they are a great carrier to fly with... but as soon as something goes off-script; they struggle... massively. With 21 years of experience in the industry, I have observed that Singapore Airlines has ...

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by eamondzhang
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?
Replies: 15
Views: 3755

Re: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?

Having had 1st hand experience with SQ recently, I do agree that, when everything runs by the book, they are a great carrier to fly with... but as soon as something goes off-script; they struggle... massively. With 21 years of experience in the industry, I have observed that Singapore Airlines has ...

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by eamondzhang
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3266

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

Predicting a LF of 6% WTF I know for a fact that CA is struggling on their CTU-CDG flight which was down to 2 weekly flights last winter with crazy low fares. CTU is a major hub for CA and while I don't have numbers but I can guess that Paris is the #1 european destination for chinese tourists so I...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva air new promotion in NA
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Eva air new promotion in NA

The past few years Eva has put all its effort in to the North American market. It is an impressive list of cities. But it is lacking compared to its competitors in Europe or Australia. Business class seems okay hardware wise. Amenity kits do seem to be the big positive as they offer pricy kits. So ...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18299

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Good, they should take the opportunity to end MSP-HND at the same time. They only average low 70% LF for 2017. They won’t do that unless they can convince regulators to move it to another hub. The slot is too important... BOS-HND? JL has a complete monopoly on the BOS-NRT market and LFs have been g...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 223
Views: 11747

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Still an almost daily sight at PEK when CA's 747 came from a domestic port and continue to an international destination or vice versa.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6550

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

I simply love to watch the politically uneducated and biased Americans jumping up and down on any Iranian matter. These guys could never accept the fact that Iran is the strongest country, has far more educated people and much deeper history than any other countries within the region. The educated ...

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by eamondzhang
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6550

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

I simply love to watch the politically uneducated and biased Americans jumping up and down on any Iranian matter. These guys could never accept the fact that Iran is the strongest country, has far more educated people and much deeper history than any other countries within the region. This thread is...

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by eamondzhang
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question(s) regarding COPA's SCL-PTY flights
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Question(s) regarding COPA's SCL-PTY flights

Amadeus' showing CM flying 5 daily in the "suspension" period you mentioned so most likely a glitch from Google flight.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 38048

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Will this mean the loss of any seats for EBO-EBV? Or will it remain as 28/243? Are they increasing galley space for longer haul flights? Read somewhere (I think airlineroute) that these birds are going 27/238 but I could be wrong. I'm pretty sure on C27 seatcount but couldn't remember how many that...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 38048

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

A332 update. •-EBA through to -EBN will be modified to incorporate WiFi and cabins of -EBG and -EBL reconfigured to the standard domestic configuration.   •-EBO through to -EBV to undergo a cabin reconfiguration which includes the addition of 1 Tech Crew Rest facility and an extra lavatory in Busin...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27359

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

JQ also has automated bag drops... as do most LCCs... VA have automated bag drop at BNE International and its quite a smooth process (except for LAX flights which still do normal check in)... not sure why they cant do it at domestic when QF have been doing it for years... Well at MEL even SQ, CX an...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21026

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

Looking at the flight track on FR24, anyone know why they wouldn't just zip straight across? It seems like the longest route possible! It follows the normal commercial flight route and is (IIRC) the only air route available between China and NK. CA A330 arrived FNJ also. Media says part of preparat...

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by eamondzhang
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM seating issue
Replies: 14
Views: 3478

Re: KLM seating issue

Since KLM's pretty good on social media you can also use a bit of social media outrage to deal with the issue... :bouncy: Michael Hope this was meant ironic? I hate it when people abuse social media to get stuff like this fixed. Just seems like a massive cry for attention by people who don't know h...

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by eamondzhang
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9375

Re: 737 Max 9 innagural service

How about that. The 739MAX will be flying IAH-ANC, which can push 7 hours. Quite a remarkable airplane if you ask me. Will this quiet all the naysayers out there about how bad this plane supposedly is? No. Twin minds on that. The 739 does well on mid (few hours or less) range or from airports with ...

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by eamondzhang
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM seating issue
Replies: 14
Views: 3478

Re: KLM seating issue

Since KLM's pretty good on social media you can also use a bit of social media outrage to deal with the issue... :bouncy:

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27359

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Iran Air is planning to launch SYD later this year, routing will be via Asia https://twitter.com/flightintl/status/1003947467556171776?s=21 I'll believe it when the first plane touches down in an Australian airport. Their A332 fleet is stretched thin already; this makes it sound like they can't uti...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2139

Re: JAL, Boeing discuss ways to expand 2020 LLC launch

From my point of view they don't want to risk too What real risk would you foresee though? The aircraft are already in their fleet, already in that configuration, already likely fully amortized, etc... and it's not like there's an end to to the demand between Japan and Hawaii. On the face of it, it...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020
Replies: 35
Views: 2139

Re: JAL, Boeing discuss ways to expand 2020 LLC launch

I don't get why they don't just use their 500 seat 777s to Hawaii and Southeast Asia and call it a day. The planes are most likely paid off or close to it, with low seat costs, and without the additional management structure, complexity, and brand confusion a subsidiary brings. You're taking about ...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 3rd new commercial airport proposed for Shanghai
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: A 3rd new commercial airport proposed for Shanghai

The airport isn't the problem. The lack of civilian airspace and ability for Chinese ATCC to handle their current flights are the problem. Spot on. Imagine a full-size international airport with 4 or 5 SID points and probably the same number of STAR points, many of these sharing with Hongqiao. If t...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former UA VP-Fleet ends up at Embraer...
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: Former UA VP-Fleet ends up at Embraer...

Well it's just me but I hope the exact opposite.... That Bombardier will land the CSeries into UA! Lol

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9889

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

2. Westjet launched their year-round flagship service to London from Calgary in 2016 This one perhaps becomes the most relevant given WS has a joint venture with DL which makes them a defacto member of SkyTeam. This aligns them more with KL or AF than BA, so the seasonal service is really all YYC s...

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by eamondzhang
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27359

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

redroo wrote:
We need a fundme page to take PER into anybody else hands than PAPL.

Add MEL & CBR to the list and hope it's not falling into the hand of another current airport operator in Australia.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM ‘Officially’ Announces Lisbon
Replies: 22
Views: 2712

Re: LATAM ‘Officially’ Announces Lisbon

For one I will travel on TP especially if/when they put A339 onto the route.

Wish them luck, but with my experience on JJ I wouldn't look forward a lot.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27359

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

I would bet it comes down to a similar situation re CBR and QF. Staffing wouldn't be too much of an issue if you ask me, particularly since QF does their own inhouse handling, and I bet these staffs are casual anyway (apart from the customs officers but with a timing similar to QF10's arrival it wo...

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by eamondzhang
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27359

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Qantas has scrapped plans for PER-JNB, the aircraft will now deployed elsewhere https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-scraps-plans-for-perth-johannesburg-flights?utm_source=hero What a shame for PER and QF! Whilst I'm sure there is likely more to it, I don't understand why PER wouldn't let QF run the fli...

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by eamondzhang
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 341
Views: 27359

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Hong Kong Airlines is pulling out of Australia in October as they cancel their HKG-OOL-CNS-HKG flight. Source: https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1002594133872001024 A shame that this couldn't work out for them, though CX must be happy they have CNS to themselves again! At 2x weekly I'm honest...

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by eamondzhang
Wed May 30, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC
Replies: 75
Views: 5851

Re: CX: "Never say never" for LCC business, learning from strength of LCC

Umm...maybe CX was not all that interested? LCC in the region (particularly NE Asia i.e. South Korea/Japan) was in its infancy. But that is my point: by partnering with QF, CX would gain access to expertise on running a LCC and therefore rapid deployment of a known working model (and, to a lesser e...

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by eamondzhang
Fri May 25, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43570

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Although I know this is not an ideal solution, but would I dare to suggest that letting QF pulling out entirely from CBR, even temporarily, may be helpful with the debacle? As the largest operator/customer this will sure piss off a lot of pollies (which hopefully will fast track relevant legislation...

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by eamondzhang
Fri May 25, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43570

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

CA are also operating A333's on SYD-PEK at the moment but revert to a 77W in high season, CA's A333 are much younger than QF's though so probably can probably carry a bit more. All CA A333 flights into Australia are done by the newest, 242t MTOW version. None of the lower MTOW ones have made a trip...

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by eamondzhang
Thu May 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 116
Views: 22500

Re: The future of Etihad

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278742/etihad-melbourne-service-changes-from-oct-2018/ Looks like the situation at Etihad is continuing to deteriorate. The MEL route will no longer see first class service as they are being replaced by double daily B787-9. Its not a dramatic change...

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by eamondzhang
Wed May 23, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern retires last Boeing 777-200
Replies: 22
Views: 3679

Re: China Southern retires last Boeing 777-200

OA412 wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
Didn't CZ's 772s have 3-4-3 seating, but their 773s have 3-3-3 seating?

Correct. They did the opposite of most airlines. The newer 77Ws were delivered with 3-3-3, while the older 772s were in a 3-4-3 configuration.

772As were in 3-4-3 config but their 772ERs were in 3-3-3 config.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Thu May 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 134
Views: 19212

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

Having flown on both planes, no I disagree to the statement. 787 is simply noisier, but that's my view. And surely I know someone will bash me before I realise.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Sun May 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group - Why not operating all different group airlines under a single brand name?
Replies: 40
Views: 6432

Re: LH Group

Search function is your good friend as this topic has been discussed multiple times. Europe is not the USA in this manner and love combining airlines under one brand.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Sun May 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5005

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

But ANA can also let passengers connect at YYZ to US transborder which then relieves ORD. When they're sharing the revenue (or read, joint venture) with UA but not AC? No it's not as simple as "relieves ORD" when ORD is already some of their worse-performing NA routes. At least ORD is cer...

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by eamondzhang
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 221
Views: 46292

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

na wrote:
https://de.flightaware.com/live/flight/HSTJH

HS-TJH has not flown for 5 weeks. Is this the third Thai 77E to be wfu and scrapped?

-TJH ia a 772A not 77E.

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 38048

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

http://theqantassource.com/qantas-b737- ... tenance-4/

Michael
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Looks like -VXN has been fitted with Wi-Fi.

http://theqantassource.com/qantas-b737- ... tenance-4/

Michael

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by eamondzhang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54852

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

last I checked Australia does not allow foreign owned carriers to operate international flights out of Australia..... Huh? Since when were SQ/CX/TG/MH/EK/NZ/CZ/MU/EK/EY/QR etc Australian owned carriers? I think they're all operating international flights out of Australia as we speak... :sarcastic: ...

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by eamondzhang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%
Replies: 12
Views: 1857

Re: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%

The need to have Beijing Airlines is to have a presence at the new Daxing Airport (or whatever name it will have) without the need to have Air China going on its own. This is political question rather than any aviation-related question. Air China was planning to acquire Beijing Capital Airlines (JD...

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by eamondzhang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%
Replies: 12
Views: 1857

Re: Beijing Airlines receives preliminary approval, Air China to hold 51%

The need to have Beijing Airlines is to have a presence at the new Daxing Airport (or whatever name it will have) without the need to have Air China going on its own. This is political question rather than any aviation-related question. Air China was planning to acquire Beijing Capital Airlines (JD/...

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by eamondzhang
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cadet Academy
Replies: 16
Views: 2940

Re: AA Cadet Academy

Sounds like a good move to them especially with the loan. I assume anyone admitted by the program will be guaranteed a space in one of the regionals; as such the students at least knows they'll be able to repay the loan while also being guaranteed a job to fly. AA will also have a constant flow of p...

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by eamondzhang
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16222

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

It will be 788 until further notice I believe Using 787 on SCL - AKL / SYD is a disaster waiting to happen. Really no place to land anywhere if something goes wrong (engine/batteries/etc). I will not set foot on a two-holer on Deep South Pacific routes. Don’t think LA is alone in this regard, NZ op...

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by eamondzhang
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54852

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Without allowing this to takeover this thread, we've been through all this before: 1) Cathay has maxed out the slots it has and is upgrading services to larger aircraft. This somewhat negates what they are saying because they've been able to significantly increase capacity despite being at the bila...

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by eamondzhang
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54852

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

QF network changes include https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-international-network-update/ Mostly makes sense except SYD-DFW - lack of aircraft anyone? Or maybe they're planning BNE-DFW? Australia and Hong Kong are negotiating free trade agreement. Open-sky agreement maybe par...

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by eamondzhang
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54852

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

Cathay would go 3 daily to PER but the Australian Government and QF won't allow it. I believe they go 2 daily for part of the year, or used to be able to.... How about a bit of accuracy rather than mud slinging? QF has no input into the decision to allow/not allow foreign airline services in to Aus...

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