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by YouGeeElWhy
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10048

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

Would UA suspend their India flights if Russian overflights went away?

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing
Replies: 24
Views: 5685

Re: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing

Boeing employes a boatload of very high paid engineers in Russia. Would this not be Russia cutting off its nose to spite its face.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 29
Views: 5792

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

No way Addison has capacity for even 25 more jets being stationed there. Alliance Fort Worth would be my bet, or something south of town. Love field is still the ideal business jet airport tho, for downtown dallas. Just got out of Addison this afternoon, great business airport. Seemed a little too ...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 142
Views: 9038

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

Bengaluru is THE Silicon Valley of India and connecting it to SFO makes sense atleast to an outsider like me. It is laughable that people think of this as an 'entitlement' even on the face of market dynamics and economic impacts. Put the money where the mouth is. the Himalayas. Hot / High-ish. Too ...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 29
Views: 5792

JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2018/04/12/california-based-charter-airline-jetsuite-plans-100-plane-fleet-move-dfw The company also plans to relocate from Southern California to the Dallas-Fort Worth area this summer. JetSuiteX will add two jets to its fleet of five by July (the privat...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69174

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

jbs2886 wrote:
YouGeeElWhy wrote:
A350-1000 could replace the 77Ws.

We are a long ways away from replacement of the 77W.

I know that but I think AA will keep deferring that A350 order till it is time for replacement. It seems like replacement cycles are speeding up across the marketplace. Why should AA or the 77W be any different.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69174

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

MoM and A321LR could replace the 757s and some of the 767s 787-8 could replace some the 767s and the A332s 787-9 could replace the 772s and the A333s (which need to go soon) A350-1000 could replace the 77Ws. The "possible" AA MoM order would make up the difference in planes they for widebo...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 777 loses FC Barcelona livery
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Re: QR 777 loses BCN livery

Alphazone wrote:
Barcelona's kit says "FCB" on it, while Bayern's doesn't.

I know because I own both of them.
You might own the Kit, but you seem like you do not know enough about Der FCB. You sound like a causal.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 73
Views: 24155

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

Also with the idea that China Southern ultimately moves to oneworld, which would be a major coup for oneworld---finally breaking into mainland China. I then see Cathay Pacific moving to Star Alliance. Under that, I see CX and UA moving closer together with perhaps one of the four flights to JFK dai...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 73
Views: 24155

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

https://milecards.com/1588428268/american-aadvantage-routing-rules/ AA plays games all the time over the years with reward routing rules and zones. If they have a partner they are invested in I am certain they would rather funnel traffic via that partner than one they are not invested in, so they wi...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?
Replies: 73
Views: 24155

Re: China Southern to Leave Skyteam?

If CZ moves to Oneworld, that is really going to put a fly in the ointment for the plan of moving Skyteam to Daxing and leaving Oneworld at PEK :spin: I guess Oneworld could go to Daxing. I am not a fan of CZ being linked tighter with AA. I feel like AA would play games with the reward redemptions t...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 777 loses FC Barcelona livery
Replies: 15
Views: 3836

Re: QR 777 loses BCN livery

Does QR still use the FC Barcelona safety videos? No it is just a regular safety video now, but the arrivals video that is played before landing at Doha features FCB (FC Bayern Munich). If you are talking about football you should say "FCB livery" FCB is also FC Bayern Munich. You would e...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads
Replies: 23
Views: 1692

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads

Hope to see more threads like this :thumbsup: Wonder why JL did exceptionally well, esp. versus KE KE is doing pretty well considering they go toe to toe with AA on a nondaily flight with no connectivity or Skyteam at DFW. Also no Chinese carriers fly to DFW Maybe China Southern someday. If you tak...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 20527

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

6E flying to the US is just plain silliness. You need premium traffic to support those flight lengths to make money. Last I checked 6E was not that.

I think the real question is will 6E go with 8 or 9 across on their A330s.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines and Texas
Replies: 77
Views: 8929

Re: Delta Air Lines and Texas

Man I miss Delta in Dallas Same here. I hope DFW is fortunate enough to get DL back here. AA could really use the pressure, but it seems like the legacies have some kind of truce as long as the city is not LA or NYC. AA's honeypot serving Mexico would be something that should interest DL given the ...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40731

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

Yeah, there’s definitely not as many gates as I would have imagined. But looking at the rendering in the flyer, it appears that the Satellite 1 will be all widebody gates. The satellite has it’s own underground link directly to the Global Terminal as well. I wonder if this will be used for solely U...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40731

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

Good for AA and Chicago. What a bunch of bluster.

Now that we are moving forward, who will be more impacted by the construction, AA or UA?

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 20527

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

This shows the top 15 countries by total airliner passengers for 2017. https://i.imgur.com/HxQE9Ir.gif The passengers per capita column gives you a rough idea of how developed airline passenger service is in those countries. As you can see India is woefully behind the rest of the BRICS, so as the we...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40731

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

[Furthermore, metro Chicagoland (collar counties and NWI) is growing at .5 to 1.0% year depending on the source. I highly doubt San Fran or DC surpasses it in terms of population in the next decade and even if they do, they are so far behind on GDP that they are unlikely to surpass on monetary meas...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 12777

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

B752OS wrote:
dodgers702 wrote:
I so wish MEX could be on that list and finally have one of the ME3 flying there.


They can only ignore the 10th largest metro area in the world for so long.....
Maybe the 777-8 will make that possible.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 12777

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

bycac wrote:
Hope they will annouce TLS !
787-8 would be the perfect plane for that route, lol.

Continental767 wrote:
Assuming that F will be removed on the A380s...
The article says otherwise.
The A380s will retain their first class cabin, although those open suites could see a revamp to give them more privacy.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title?
Replies: 23
Views: 5910

Re: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title

Unlikely, ATL is expanding with more gates and a new runway. Only DWC or the new IST airport have a chance at surpassing ATL in the future, but I think that is pretty unlikely as the governments of India, Europe, China and the US are going to keep growth in check on airliners like EK/TK/QR. China an...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2017 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2017 Loads

I think QR is better positioned than EK here just due to the one world connection. I'm certainly interested to see how the BA/LH sides do once the Icelanders come in May. But those numbers are six months away! In March 2018 QR will lose code sharing with AA, so I wonder what impact that will have. ...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2017 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 1234

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2017 Loads

Thanks, gdg9 as always for the wonderful information. the Airbus A350 to DFW, a 283-seat aircraft. However, I'm told that seats were blocked off both ways on DFW-DOH I was not aware that that the A350-900 could not make DFW fully loaded. It's well within the max range. Was this QR being careful or i...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 22582

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

DL, building up SEA to India with a fleet of A359s would make more sense for them than any other hub. To differentiate themselves they would need to go to places besides DEL and BOM like BLR or MAA.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
Replies: 111
Views: 13165

Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

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If he is trolling them it is the long game for sure.

Hats off to you sir.
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and 10 years ago COLover gave us this gem.

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If he is trolling them it is the long game for sure.

Hats off to you sir.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34628

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Why is this dumpster fire of a thread still open?

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to go longhaul!!
Replies: 51
Views: 10607

Re: IndiGo to go longhaul!!

Great news for India and 6E. If they are following the Air Aisa model I find it hard to believe they will be flying to the Western Hemisphere, since in that model you load up an A330 with 9 across or an A350 with 10 across. That type of density which is needed in this model will never consider North...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 146798

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

How long will Qatar go on turning the other cheek, which is the best strategy at the moment as Saudi and UAE look like bullies?

IF, Qatar started to lash out itself what would it look like? Cut the LNG pipeline to UAE? Have Iran NOTAM their airspace for UAE and Saudi?

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu May 11, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 39180

Re: India Aviation Thread - May 2017

India reliance on air travel is misplaced to connect it's smaller/medium size cities. Right now there are something like 900 orders on the books for narrowbodies. Where are they going to find qualified pilots for all of these planes? Skies are going to be clogged with all that traffic too. If fuel g...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu May 11, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 36919

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Huh what I wrote applies equally to a US origin pax as an Indian one. Why not? What's wrong with arriving at DEL in the early afternoon leaving plenty of time to connect onward to secondary cities so you'd arrive there by 9-10 PM For me, it works leaving the US in the early/late evening, which the ...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Wed May 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 36919

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

I think after a 16 hour flight form the US the 2 hour domestic Indian flight on a 737 or A320 doesn't bother most people especially since food is served. Also AI offers wide body international connectors to BOM & HYD at a min. I think the main advantage is the AI flights arrive the US early tha...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Wed May 10, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 36919

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

Personally , as an American flying from a major US city to cities in India that are not Mumbai or Delhi , I'd avoid AI due to their underwhelming J and connecting to a narrowbody to other cities in India is a nonstarter for me too, but I get the appeal of AI to Indians. I wish them luck. For passen...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Wed May 10, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 352
Views: 36919

Re: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017

make something work with the UA hub on top of a decent sized Indian community. But DFW? Are you kidding me? DFW is the mother of all AA hubs and two of the ME3 are already eating EK alive, let alone AI! You cannot think about AI's plan in terms of an American, but rather an Indian. No Visa issues w...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-MYR on AA
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

Re: DFW-MYR on AA

When did AA drop this route? I guess NK ran AA off that route, which is fine considering they have CLT as a hub. What passengers would fly it? MYR appeals to a lower-income crowd. Who would fly from DFW past South Padre Island and the Florida Panhandle beaches just to go to MYR? (I don't mean that i...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 3208

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

bomber996 wrote:
These are just a few off the top of my head.
Question was airports with both Light and Heavy rail connections.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 3208

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

In 2018 DFW will add a Heavy Rail connection to go along with it's existing Light Rail connection.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 26 crashed in South Sudan
Replies: 21
Views: 5138

Re: Antonov 26 crashed in South Sudan

What a ride this thread was... I was like :( then :/ and finally :)

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by YouGeeElWhy
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - February 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 8695

Re: India Aviation Thread - February 2017

KiloRomeoDelta wrote:
Have any other carriers announced A350 flights to any Indian airports?
At some point BA is going to replace their 777-200s they fly into India with the A350-1000.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 9384

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

I forgot that LH has a MAA flight. I was under the impression that they were missing HYD and MAA but you're right. I still don't think AA needs to chase India but you're right in UA's connectivity between its direct flights and LH's. But either way, you're correct. India is too important for them n...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 9384

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

Any chance AA would want to tie up with 6E? They have a good following in India, mostly reliable, vast network. Of course they lack a premium cabin but IMO that's not really necessary given the short (relatively) stage lengths in India. The question is would 6E think it's worth the trouble to take ...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?
Replies: 66
Views: 9384

Re: Is AA planning a new route to Indian Sub Continent?

AA has the best JV partner for Indian travel. Just give up on India. BA has the best set of connections to secondary Indian cities of any of the European carriers. You can go one stop to every major city via LHR. That's such a huge competitive advantage that DL and UA just don't have. LH used to be...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/ORD - HKG on AA?
Replies: 77
Views: 9671

Re: JFK/ORD - HKG on AA?

If AA had a deeper code-share with CX, it might be able to be successful with an ORD route. Connections to other cities in Asia via NRT and JL can be limited, and will probably remain so given that the focus in Tokyo is more on HND right now. So this route could attract travelers who want to fly on...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/ORD - HKG on AA?
Replies: 77
Views: 9671

Re: JFK/ORD - HKG on AA?

If AA opened up JFK (possible) or ORD (very doubtful) to HKG then CX might do something contentious like open up DFW.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to shift to DWC by 2025
Replies: 19
Views: 4558

Re: EK to shift to DWC by 2025

Why would they not just redevelop DXB after the move to DWC. More apartments, more offices, more malls, more hotels, more "culture".

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by YouGeeElWhy
Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 258
Views: 47357

Re: Qatar Airways to make "large" plane order "soon"

I assume crew rests will be on the 787-9s.

It is a shame the news they are putting off the new 777 business class seat reveal till Berlin in 2017.

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by YouGeeElWhy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A350 Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 8694

Re: American A350 Routes

only one with a remote chance of happening is DFW-TPE Hate to break it to you but that is a pipe dream too, lol. I doubt AA is going to do anything to significant on new routes with the A350 considering what it has on order (~45 787-8/9,A350) vs what it plans on retiring (~30 767/A333) plus what it...

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by YouGeeElWhy
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways confirms 787-9 and 737 MAX order
Replies: 258
Views: 47357

Re: Qatar Airways to make "large" plane order "soon"

That "Historic" Announcement was about the A350 flying to JFK. "Major" is leaving me wanting.

Rather than new planes AAB, how about you get WiFi on all the planes and put that new business seat you started yapping about last year on the 777s.

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