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by chrisp390
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates
Replies: 22
Views: 4597

Re: Etihad is offering its pilots to work for Emirates

If I were other airlines in the region I’d be keeping my ranks as fat as possible as more and more pilots will return to the USA to fly. why would foreign pilots want to work in the US again? Pay and benefits in the U.S are much better. Work is much less, te industry has vastly improved over the pa...

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by chrisp390
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut
Replies: 32
Views: 2422

Re: Aeromexico looking to launch flights to Beirut

No way, AM still has much bigger markets in Europe, Asia, and other places that it could fly to first. I will believe it when I see it.

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by chrisp390
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France JNB equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 2331

Re: Air France JNB equipment

This route hauls a lot of cargo for FedEx heading into Africa, so it probably does quite well there.

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by chrisp390
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK posts robust rebound in pax growth during Jan-May this year
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: PEK posts robust rebound in pax growth during Jan-May this year

Xi Dada bringing harmonious growth to Beijing airport.

But in all seriousness, we know how much Chinese data like GDP, and so on is faked to “save face”. What is the likelihood that this data could be faked to allow the government to celebrate a massive milestone?

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by chrisp390
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 49
Views: 5410

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

Do the Boeing planes still say “proudly all Boeing” on the fuselage? Is there a timeline for when they will have removed those stickers completely?

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by chrisp390
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service
Replies: 46
Views: 3374

Re: Sichuan Airlines applies for Boston service

Not as bad as the Zhengzhou to Luxembourg route announced in the other thread, but not a whole lot better.

One has to wonder how all this will end? China cannot keep adding wildly unprofitable routes like this just to bump the GDP growth numbers up a little, without it eventually ending badly.

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by chrisp390
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 52
Views: 6966

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets

What sane company would order 100 planes that in their initial operation cannot even do intacity flights in China without major issues! On top of that this is a company that was recently having many financial problems.

I think there is much more to this deal than meets the eye.

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by chrisp390
Wed May 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating
Replies: 50
Views: 9770

Re: Sukhoi: CR929 fuselage to have nine-abreast seating

B777LRF wrote:
RickNRoll wrote:
P&W or RR do you think?


The Great Wall Sing-Song Cherry Blossom XP13-DQ7V-9, would be my guess. The Chinese have suck a knack for catchy names!


& it will coincidently look exactly the same as a GENX-1B, but it’s totally different, nothing to see, move along people.

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by chrisp390
Fri May 25, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 76
Views: 6744

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

Word on the street is the B6 BOS flight will be cut sooner or later.

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by chrisp390
Fri May 25, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SZX-TSN-YVR with Hainan Airlines today May 25th
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Inaugural SZX-TSN-YVR with Hainan Airlines today May 25th

People talk about USA - India being so unprofitable and all this but I fail to see how China is any better. The fares on most routings between China and North America are rock bottom these days and the planes tend to be far from full from what I have experienced. How are Airlines such as Air China, ...

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by chrisp390
Wed May 23, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet
Replies: 36
Views: 7441

Re: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet

It isn’t all Boeing, it’s pressure from the U.S government under the Trump administration. The administration is pushing much harder than before through its foreign embassies and other diplomatic channels to assist with sales of aircraft and high ticket items made in the USA.

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by chrisp390
Tue May 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares
Replies: 39
Views: 4916

Re: Gary Kelly hints at WN BWI-Canada/Europe, codeshares

What is the difficulty with Canada?

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by chrisp390
Fri May 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70738

Re: 737 down near HAV

Well BBC, CNN, Flight Global and others have lists of sites related to specific topics. They come to this site for aviation info because they think people in the know might post here during events like this. The problem is they post the news as “fact” like they are the ones in the know when in fact ...

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by chrisp390
Fri May 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 452
Views: 70738

Re: 737 down near HAV

The problem is FlightGlobal is using this forum to get its info, and then presenting it as if it is the truth. They should do more independent research instead of relying on forums like this, then they would not have the blunder of reporting the wrong airline on their Twitter!

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by chrisp390
Thu May 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)
Replies: 48
Views: 6845

Re: DY to serve Cayenne (French Guiana)

Surprised AA would not launch this route from MIA.

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by chrisp390
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2018 Loads
Replies: 18
Views: 2522

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2018 Loads

mugler wrote:
I dont understand why Interjet keeps having 2 daily flights to DFW one of them being a RON with such bad load factors.


Interjet is an airline collapse in the making - many many problems at that airline right now.

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by chrisp390
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Panama City start?
Replies: 9
Views: 1527

Re: Air China Panama City start?

Why not just codeshare with United? Why do they need to fly their own metal, and such large metal from IAH to PTY?

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by chrisp390
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to start PTY in late 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3750

Re: EK to start PTY in late 2018

There were days this flight had 5 seats sold, when it was up for sale before. If it ever comes to fruition it will burn through a lot of cash very fast.

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by chrisp390
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 16003

Re: Emirates start BCN-MEX

Misleading title, this is the same thing with the authorities negotiating with Level and EK about 5th freedom BCN-MEX but some newspaper is taking it as a done deal and running with it!

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by chrisp390
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 13177

Re: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10

What does Air Asia have against buying Boeing? The news article seems to suggest they are not buying “Boeing planes” as a whole and prefer Airbus.

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by chrisp390
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's financial woes
Replies: 98
Views: 26133

Re: HNA's financial woes

The last thing Dada Xi needs is chaos in the private sector from these CEO's taking on massive risk. HNA will become a state owned entity in the blink of an eye if they cannot get their problems under control ASAP. One only needs to look at the developments in China the past few weeks.

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by chrisp390
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion
Replies: 45
Views: 5272

Re: Norwegian goes to Brazil to talk about expansion

Could they tap into the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund once they run out of money?

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by chrisp390
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 14346

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

Airbus talked with HA about the A380 but nothing ever came of those talks.

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by chrisp390
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet
Replies: 47
Views: 12528

Re: Finnair plans to replace its aging narrowbody fleet

A320NEO seems like a given. Has finnair ever operated Boeing planes?

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by chrisp390
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF
Replies: 54
Views: 7059

Re: Lufthansa Cargo expects a B777XF

They are not happy with the 5 777F? Why would they not just take some more, last I heard the line had still many spaces open waiting for orders.

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by chrisp390
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New service for Mobile Regional Airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3600

Re: New service for Mobile Regional Airport?

AC to YYZ?

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by chrisp390
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Success At CUN
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: WN Success At CUN

So I have plenty experience with WN AUS-CUN and boy is it a far superior product than the other airlines. When I booked my tix for my family's trip to Akumal (hour drive south of CUN) in August, I looked at WN and UA nonstops: - WN was roughly $200 cheaper per person (buying for 6 seats) - Departur...

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by chrisp390
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Success At CUN
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

Re: WN Success At CUN

WN does OK if it's a market that is leisure and primarily US point of sale. WN far from cracking secrets of ethnic markets or foreign point of sale intricacies. It seems like some new hires brought over from Spirit, or another airline with strong international experience would help them build up th...

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by chrisp390
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Success At CUN
Replies: 14
Views: 1840

WN Success At CUN

For all the talk we hear about WN struggling internationally, it seems that they are doing very well at CUN. They now serve more destinations from CUN than Spirit or JetBlue and seem to be rapidly adding flights. What is fueling WN's success at CUN, and could we see it replicated at any of their oth...

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by chrisp390
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 7150

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

So considering the fees over Russia are very high, would it not be a good business for a Russian airline to start a long haul LCC via Moscow or another city? They would have an advantage over all foreign competitors. A second point, if Russia is allowed to be so picky with who it lets overfly its ai...

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by chrisp390
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 7150

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

TUGMASTER wrote:
You need permission to overfly any country between xxx and xxx.


Why would the Russians say no to Norwegian? It seems like it would just be more tax revenue for them. Is there an issue between Russia and Spain, Norway, or Japan that is causing this?

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by chrisp390
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 7150

Norwegian To Tokyo

I read a while back that Norwegian wanted to fly Barcelona to Tokyo but was unable to because the Russian government would not give them overfly permission. I am just wondering if anyone knows why the Russian government has a say in where a foreign airline flies to/from, even if it is over their ter...

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by chrisp390
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16743

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

The color extends down off the tail and onto the rear fuselage from what I have been told.

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by chrisp390
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next long-haul targets
Replies: 47
Views: 7581

Re: Norwegian's next long-haul targets

How will PHL work for them when DL could not even make it work? AA will not let them succeed in PHL-LGW.

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by chrisp390
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern launch WUH - LHR
Replies: 20
Views: 3828

Re: China Southern launch WUH - LHR

Great to see more China - UK services. The UK is so well connected to so much of the world, but it always seemed like he service to China was lacking compared to what many other countries have.

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by chrisp390
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 7004

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

However, rising costs WHAT rising costs? Oil is still cheap, right? What possible rising costs could they encounter? Also, this article was written by a website called Motley Fool, a subsidiary of Motley Wealth Management. Anyone ever heard about them? Best not to trust anything with the word "...

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by chrisp390
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC Gets A New Order For Its ARJ-21
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

Re: COMAC Gets A New Order For Its ARJ-21

It appears that an airline in Congo is purchasing the ARJ-21. The president of Congo stated that he has "full faith in the quality of this Chinese product and is proud to be the first country in Africa to order the plane" Scroll down to the comments in the article and someone claims the s...

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by chrisp390
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC Gets A New Order For Its ARJ-21
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

COMAC Gets A New Order For Its ARJ-21

It appears that an airline in Congo is purchasing the ARJ-21. The president of Congo stated that he has "full faith in the quality of this Chinese product and is proud to be the first country in Africa to order the plane" Scroll down to the comments in the article and someone claims the st...

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by chrisp390
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest
Replies: 19
Views: 2966

Re: C919 delivery 2021 at earliest

Doesn't see anyones in much of a rush for a Chinese built DC9 ripoff anyway ... so they can probably take their time. This isn't the ARJ, this is a different plane with over 500 orders. The question however is how many of those orders are genuine rather than the Chinese government forcing them to p...

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by chrisp390
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I watch/spot airliners; wife thinks I am nuts....
Replies: 27
Views: 3014

Re: I watch/spot airliners; wife thinks I am nuts....

You could also take her to one of those Caribbean Islands where you can do spotting, and experience the thrill of the planes up close. She might appreciate it then ;)

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by chrisp390
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I watch/spot airliners; wife thinks I am nuts....
Replies: 27
Views: 3014

Re: I watch/spot airliners; wife thinks I am nuts....

Everyone has their hobby, tell her to be more open minded!

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by chrisp390
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2569

Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

It seems surprising to me that Guadalajara, the second most populated city in Mexico with a metropolitan area of 4.5 million has not one single flight to Europe. This is a city with a large number of international businesses in manufacturing and technology, and a lot of wealth. Monterrey while havin...

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by chrisp390
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered
Replies: 33
Views: 7699

Re: 3rd ARJ-21 delivered

This plane is a complete and total disaster - time to shut the program down before any more money is wasted or lives are lost! They can save face and have the customers upgrade their orders to the C919.

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by chrisp390
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title?
Replies: 23
Views: 6009

Re: PEK surpassing ATL for busiest title

Years ago, I think it was around 2012, the Chinese media was running a lot of propaganda and news saying it was imminent Beijing would become the worlds busiest. 6 years later and Atlanta is still number 1, and the Chinese media has quietly ignored this now.

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by chrisp390
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airport 2017 Year-End Passenger Stats
Replies: 67
Views: 7234

Re: Canadian Airport 2017 Year-End Passenger Stats

Anyone know YCD? I imagine their numbers should be up quite a bit with Westjet growing quite a bit there.

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by chrisp390
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.
Replies: 58
Views: 6689

Re: Air Canada expands seasonal YVR-DEL to year round.

Is AC still looking at serving Dhaka, Bangladesh? I heard it was being contemplated a while back.

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by chrisp390
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB Dubai Intl Airport 20 Years Ago! (1998 video)
Replies: 25
Views: 4224

Re: DXB DUBAI Int Airport 20 YEARS AGO! (1998) (video)

The question is, what is a country or airport that while now small and insignificant could be dominating the headlines in 20 years? I would put my bets on somewhere in Africa.

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by chrisp390
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4538

TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?

Just wondering if anyone knows how this route performs? It seems a very unusual route for an airline like TK to be operating. Obviously with the large network TK operates they can feed this flight from all over the world, so it is not simply Turkish O&D. However, the economy of somalia is in tat...

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by chrisp390
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s
Replies: 31
Views: 5495

Re: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdTZ6iVHlZC/


Oh wow, much better! :bigthumbsup:
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EA CO AS wrote:
chrisp390 wrote:
AS painting a VS 321 with branding that looked horrible and made no sense


Did you get a load of what it looks like once you add Chester?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdTZ6iVHlZC/


Oh wow, much better! :bigthumbsup:

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