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by alan3
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?
Replies: 43
Views: 6428

Re: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?

With regards to cross border.... (slightly off topic I know)....I don't find that flying out of the US is much cheaper than the US anymore, while a decade ago I often used SEA instead of YVR. In fact, looking on Momondo for a flight to Tokyo in September, the cheapest 1-stop flight from YVR is $626 ...

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by alan3
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?
Replies: 43
Views: 6428

Re: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?

I fly B6 and WN out of BUF and sometimes I even fly out of DTW too when it's convenient. The costs of flying into Canadian airports are so high that those two carriers find it easier to get canadian traffic from either BUF and DTW. I even heard that some from Vancouver fly B6 and WN out of SEA too....

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by alan3
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?
Replies: 43
Views: 6428

Re: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?

Would secondary Canadian airports to Jetblue's "sun hubs" possibly work?

Like YXX to LGB, or YHM to FLL?

Aren't those airports cheaper (hence the use by ULCC's like Swoop and Flair) or are they still too expensive?

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by alan3
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do airlines balance their transatlantic summer demand in the winter?
Replies: 18
Views: 4214

How do airlines balance their transatlantic summer demand in the winter?

How do airlines balance their additional transatlantic summer requirements in the winter? In particular US airlines seem lopsided summer-heavy, so where is this extra summer aircraft coming from? During the summer on transatlantic, US airlines presumably: fly additional seasonal routes, they increas...

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by alan3
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 4420

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

The main problem with UKB, IMHO, is the artificial restriction on the number of flights that can fly there, mainly just to protect KIX. It's build as part of "recovery" effort for Kobe after the giant earthquake there in 1995 anyway (In another word, waste of public funds). There are prop...

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by alan3
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 4420

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

Also, forgot to mention Saint Lucia. Makes for inconvenient connections to have international and short-haul flights on different parts of the island.

And does Tenerife merit 2 airports?

Tel Aviv and Eilat both having 2 airports each surprised me, for such a small country

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by alan3
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 4420

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

I don't think Kyiv has an unnecessary airport. IEV doesn't have runways long enough for long haul. It's still rather close to the city and a good location for service by low cost airlines. When I flew into there in 2012, it looked like it needed a new terminal. Once rail connects to KBP, it will be...

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by alan3
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 4420

Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

From what I understand, cities have multiple airports seem to fit into 3 main categories: 1. SIZE: Cities so large, multiple areas are required (eg: London, New York, Moscow, Tokyo) 2. LOW COST: Cities where the second airport is mostly LCC or Charter (eg: Houston, Dallas, Orlando) 3. DOMESTIC: Citi...

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by alan3
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2443

Re: Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets?

jasoncrh wrote:
Cargo does not need to be capitalized unless it starts the sentence. It is not a proper noun.


Thanks for Contributing to The discussion!

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by alan3
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 2443

Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets?

Why do some airlines but not others operate their own Cargo fleets? Major airlines I can think of with their own cargo divisions and cargo fleets are CX, EK, KE, LH, SQ. In particular, the US3 doesn't. Is there a profit to be made in cargo operations and if so, why are the US3 content to leave that ...

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by alan3
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ got a shot in the arm. What now for the CRJ1000
Replies: 25
Views: 6484

Re: CRJ got a shot in the arm. What now for the CRJ1000

What is the future of the sub-75 seat (50 seat) regional jet, to replace the CRJ100/200 and ERJ140/145 size of aircraft?

What is in production now?

I'm admittedly not too familiar with this type, so I'm wondering what now fills the void between prop jet and 75-100 seat regional jet.

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by alan3
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served
Replies: 93
Views: 5648

Re: Int'l Routes that are underserved/not served

North America (anywhere) to Lebanon

Helsinki to Canada (anywhere)

Stockholm to Canada (anywhere)

Thailand/Vietnam/Malaysia/Indonesia to the US

No Canadian or US airline flying to Vienna

Canary Islands to North America

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by alan3
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?
Replies: 137
Views: 16690

Re: Will KLM ever order a Narrow Body Airbus?

Here, one of these may help: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/7169H6OzyrL.png But until those become available en masse, the answer's the same it was yesterday and the same as it'll be tomorrow: The airline will order what best suits their needs + is available at the time it's neede...

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by alan3
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Canada enter bilateral talks
Replies: 23
Views: 3631

Re: UAE and Canada enter bilateral talks

With any luck Canada will not loosen the bilateral in any way until the UAE cleans up its act in Yemen and backs down on the Qatar blockade. YOWza What a great idea. We won’t have an economy if we base trade on foreign policy. Canada is already withering away as witnessed with the Transmountain fia...

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by alan3
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4537

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

As much as we like to complain about a rollback of service on legacy carriers, there remains a difference. My mom, who typically flies on F9, NK, and G4, recently flew BE on AA and remarked at how much nicer it was. She commented on the free snacks and beverages, in seat power, and extra legroom. S...

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by alan3
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15046

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Putting aside comfort or aesthetics, aren't windows safer so that the wings and engines can be seen and reported on? During some sort of an emergency either on the ground or in the air doesn't the ability to see what's happening outside actually help, in some cases?

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by alan3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15046

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

So all your flights have to take off and land in daylight? Vertigo anyone? Your head says the plane is moving, but your eyes say no. I agree. I wouldn;t get on a windowless plane. Can't speak for him, but for some reason there's a difference if there are no windows at all vs a window that is there ...

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by alan3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15046

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

The problem with the 787 windows is the crew locking them at the darkest setting while I want to look outside. People who complain about blinding the entire cabin during daytime longhaul flights should use sleeping masks. Or turn their screens brighter if the want to watch a movie. They don't have ...

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by alan3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15046

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

That being said, this is not a new idea. Boeing looked into projecting images onto the inside cabin during the original 777 development and Airbus and BMW showed a concept where the upper crown of the A350 could show images of the sky. True but aircraft manufacturers and designers often propose var...

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by alan3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4537

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

Is someone really asking this question? Wow. Harsh. It's actually not an unreasonable question, given how nowadays the lines are being blurred. For example Westjet is still referred to as a low-cost and Air Canada a full-service. On domestic travel there is absolutely no difference between them in ...

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by alan3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15046

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I already avoid the 787 for its windows, I will stay away from windowless aircraft as well. What about all those passengers that currently have no desire to look outside and close the window shades as soon as they can? Will they be forced to look at screens with projected images of the outside worl...

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by alan3
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15046

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Absolutely would be a deal breaker for me. I would never fly them, no matter how fancy or realistic their visual displays. God forbid this would ever become industry wide.

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by alan3
Wed May 30, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 29
Views: 7922

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

Who is the market for this airline? Point to point? If it's no longer picking up DXB-LHR passengers. Surely Brunei isn't a major hub for Australia or New Zealand?

That's a long way to fly on a Dry airline (not that it should be primary reason for flying of course but still)....

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by alan3
Wed May 30, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR to BKK & SIN w AC (Air Canada) B787
Replies: 22
Views: 5274

Re: YVR to BKK & SIN w AC (Air Canada) B787

CP had served YVR-BKK (via HKG) in the 90's. Was it stopped due to Asian crash, or CP's overall problems? There must have been a market for that route at one time. SQ had also flown YVR-SIN at one time but also dropped that route... and to date SQ remains one of the only major Asian carriers (along ...

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by alan3
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air closing bases incl. Prague
Replies: 59
Views: 8595

Re: Wizz Air closing bases incl. Prague

Will we see a sharp reduction in their (and FR's) UK flights due to Brexit? Seems they have a lot of flights from the UK to various cities in Eastern Europe, presumably to commute emigrants living in Britain to home and back.

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by alan3
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38550

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

I continue to find it remarkable how much people continue to complain about this, and in particular how people seem to be fixated on this specific to AA. Cabin densification is an entirely economically rational response to consumers' own behavior - and not just AA, but at essentially every single m...

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by alan3
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada "Preferred Seats" legroom
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Air Canada "Preferred Seats" legroom

So, I booked an Air Canada flight and it's on an Airbus A321. They have a number of seats they call Preferred Seating, which includes not only the bulkheads but also the first 5 rows of Economy. Instead of booking the bulkhead where I can't keep my bag under the seat, I thought I might book the seco...

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by alan3
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting
Replies: 85
Views: 9100

Re: United Airlines Tells Flier Her bag is to Big, Despite it Fitting

This is why the general public hates airlines. This should never have happened. Although in this particular situation, I am not sure...I really don't agree with the above comment as a generalization. When it comes to luggage, people take too much stuff onboard, and I am sick of it. I have never in ...

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by alan3
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 24950

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

Although I wasn't a huge fan of the current Gulf Air livery when it first came out I have since grown very fond of it and I was looking forward to seeing the B787 wearing it as it will no doubt look great, if they intend on a brand refresh I just hope that they don't go Euro white and keep the basi...

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by alan3
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 24950

Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

Gulf air unveils growth and brand refresh strategy https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/02/26/gulf-air-unveils-its-strategy-and-plans-for-2018-and-beyond-new-livery-coming/ http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/gulf-air-announces-strategic-growth-plans-1.2179556 -New livery and brand identity -8 new de...

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by alan3
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: DEL-MAN Launch Oct '18
Replies: 26
Views: 4304

Re: Rumour: DEL-MAN Launch Oct '18

I had no idea until now that there is not a single flight from MAN to anywhere in India. I'm sure the ME3 take a lot of that traffic but I'm quite surprised actually given the sizeable Asian population of Northern England. There's just PIA to Islamabad/Lahore.

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by alan3
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India, plans for atleast 100 aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 4971

Re: Qatar Airways plans to start airline in India, plans for atleast 100 aircraft

I know India is a big place, but how can there be a market for another competitor to the aforementioned Indigo, Spice and Vistara not to mention Air India and Jet? Air Costa already went under.

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by alan3
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Seattle
Replies: 53
Views: 6539

Re: Norwegian and Seattle

Didn't SAS fly to Seattle for a while from CPH in the 80's/early 90's? Why did they stop?

The Pacific Northwest doesn't really have a lot of European direct flights....PDX down to just 1 flight I think since LH stopped its PDX service.

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by alan3
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9706

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

I don't know what is so great about DXB unless you like sitting on a plane on the ground for 90 minutes after doors closed to wheels up; or circling the terminal twice before your gate finally opens up and you can park after landing. If you're going to India, LHR for FRA, seems an easier connection...

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by alan3
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 42475

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

Interesting to see if this can work... a second long haul airline for a small country like that. Most smaller European countries have 1 major scheduled long haul airline, with others being holiday package, charter or LCC. Belgium also doesn't really have a long history of successful second airlines....

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by alan3
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9706

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand. There is. If it were up to EK they would serve YYZ daily, as well as YUL and YVR. The Canadian government won't allow it, to protect AC. Which is frustrating. Qatar and TK serve YUL but with similar limitations, me...

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by alan3
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 58
Views: 5309

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

I've flown on 757's with one long Y class with bathrooms at the back (seems to be the standard), but I've also flown on one (I think it was NW back in the day) with mid-economy bathrooms creating a separation in the Y class. I preferred that option but it seems more rare. Do the airlines pick the co...

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by alan3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers
Replies: 69
Views: 13703

Re: British Airways Cabin Crew Behaving Very Badly During Layovers

FA pay is extremely low. Send them to a fancy hotel with a pier diem at company expense, combined with being very young, and unfortunately sometimes that's what you get.

On the other hand, given how many FA's there are flying every day, not sure a few incidents should be made into a bigger story.

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by alan3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9706

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand. There is. If it were up to EK they would serve YYZ daily, as well as YUL and YVR. The Canadian government won't allow it, BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH CANADIANS WANT TO GO TO DUBAI as required by Canadian Bi-laterals without...

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by alan3
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change
Replies: 95
Views: 9706

Re: Emirates Toronto Schedule Change

jubguy3 wrote:
Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand.


There is. If it were up to EK they would serve YYZ daily, as well as YUL and YVR. The Canadian government won't allow it, to protect AC.

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by alan3
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD
Replies: 13
Views: 5441

Re: Lufthansa starts PrivatAir to JED and ADD

What is the point of LH using Privatair? I am not familiar with why they don't just fly their own aircraft.

For example, they fly from Frankfurt to Pune, India on a 737? That's a helluva distance on a 737.

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by alan3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11653

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

I really feel for those people who had to wait so long without support. But "you get what you pay for" hasn't been a saying for decades for no reason. If you buy a pair of hiking boots from Walmart becuase you can't afford the $600 ones from LL Bean, that's fine, but if you get wet socks a...

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by alan3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 104
Views: 17172

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

[twoid][/twoid] French Bee has to win the 2018 Worst Airline Name Award. Why would they go through all of this effort to brand, launch, paint an aircraft and then realize, oh maybe we should change our name. French Bee? Mais, non! My first thought as well. Isn't the name change in response to jetBlu...

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by alan3
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 104
Views: 17172

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

French Bee has to win the 2018 Worst Airline Name Award.

Why would they go through all of this effort to brand, launch, paint an aircraft and then realize, oh maybe we should change our name.

French Bee? Mais, non!

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by alan3
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plus Ultra vs UX & IB...oversupply on Spain to Latam?
Replies: 21
Views: 2391

Plus Ultra vs UX & IB...oversupply on Spain to Latam?

I was just wondering about Plus Ultra and their long haul flights to Latin America. Where do those pax come from (business or leisure) is there really a market for 3 long haul Spanish airlines to Latam.....? (actually 5 if you include Level and Wamos) And that's not even including competition from L...

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by alan3
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?
Replies: 26
Views: 3830

Re: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?

Because vowels are SO your parent's generation.

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by alan3
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 68
Views: 8737

Re: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying

Would OZ ever serve YVR? Given the explosion of Asian service to YVR, it seems like Asiana is the biggest missing Asian airline (along with SQ). Or, would that be saturation, given that KE and AC both already fly YVR-ICN? On the other hand, SEA-ICN is served by 3 airlines (DL, KE and OZ) and SEA is ...

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by alan3
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11467

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Flying to LHR is not like flying to other airports, the slots are to be respected for the rarity they are. Flights from America to LHR should have airplanes comensorate with a slot's economic value, they are reason why airlines like Air Transat and Norwegian use Gatwick. They fill the slot, which i...

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by alan3
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11467

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Because Newark, NJ is a very small city :banghead: No it's not a "very small city". Newark is the 70th largest city in the US with 280,000 people, smaller than even LEX, BFL, and SCK. I’m sure you already know EWR is not there specifically to serve residents of Newark but rather the metro...

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by alan3
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL
Replies: 84
Views: 10132

Re: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL

Slightly off topic (but in the same general world region)......would there ever be a need for an India to Fiji service, given the large Indian population in Fiji?

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