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by c933103
Mon May 21, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 158
Views: 18744

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Sources? :) If there was a loss... Boeing would have discontinued the production Ah, the prove-it escapemodule. Unfortunately: Last month, Boeing announced an $885m pretax charge in the fourth quarter to write off some of the deferred costs of the 747-8. Boeing has sold only two of the jumbo jets i...

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by c933103
Mon May 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 56
Views: 4898

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

GMP, CTS, DMK, HNL?
I think SHA don't have much connecting traffic either?

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by c933103
Mon May 21, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 33
Views: 6244

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

Can we say that availability of fast and reliable transport links of multiple modes btwn downtown Beijing and the New Beijing Airport (NBA) is already half the battle for its would-be success almost guaranteed? Per this report 北京新机场线最快年底北延 候机楼挪到丽泽商务区Extension of New Beijing Airport Express Line to ...

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by c933103
Mon May 21, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 253
Views: 4634

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Generally, those in favor of gun control (to potentially reduce the rate of deaths by firearms) are those who cry against any restriction in abortions (to potentially reduce the rate of terminated pregnancies). Logically one cannot "value life" in one area and also support the mass termin...

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by c933103
Mon May 21, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 253
Views: 4634

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

People who support guns everywhere and cry about "don't take our guns!" when children are murdered are in the same political party, and very often the same people, who will cry about abortions because "we value life!" No. No, you can not. If you value life, you can not support m...

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by c933103
Mon May 21, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland's "Open Prisons"
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Finland's "Open Prisons"

Undeniably, most criminals who.committed wrongdoing are just because of their momentary impulsion or mishap in their life and can be corrected with sufficient help. But I still think that it probably shouldn't be the purpose of prison which as I understand is something that would cease the freedom o...

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by c933103
Sun May 20, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 33
Views: 6244

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

I think it is a shame that they won't adopt a more logical plan. Considering the nature of the Chinese market, they could evolve to a "one gateway, one airline" policy. It would make much more sense all intercontinental routes from each major airport in China is flown by one local carrier...

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by c933103
Sun May 20, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 33
Views: 6244

Re: China Eastern, China Southern to benefit from new CAAC policies

Shanghai-based China Eastern and Guangzhou-based China Southern airlines, which have been designated as main operators at Beijing’s new airport—are expected to benefit from the Civil Aviation Administration of China’s (CAAC) new policies on international operations and Beijing’s “One city, two airp...

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by c933103
Sat May 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?
Replies: 25
Views: 2672

Re: Economy of Scales not applying to airports?

Economic of scale benefit large airport so much so that they become much more congested than smaller airport leaving smaller airport almost empty, causing airports balancing themselves by subsidies paying out by smaller airports to airlines to start route from there and that large airport can charge...

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by c933103
Fri May 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 80
Views: 16783

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

Long time lurker, first time poster! What's the likelihood that a lot of the existing SilkAir routes become Scoot, not SQ? Is this more about building the Scoot brand in intra Asia versus SQ? In my view many (not all) of SilkAir's existing routes are highly leisure orientated and by nature, potenti...

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by c933103
Fri May 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners
Replies: 26
Views: 4320

Re: AA seeks DOT approval to downgauge Cuba service to regional partners

texdravid wrote:
Hype dashed.
People voted with their pocketbooks and until Cuba has world class lodging and infrastructure the expected growth will not happen.

World class that doesn't suit the need of American won't helps either

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by c933103
Fri May 18, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 80
Views: 16783

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

Actually it seems like the merge won't be coming too soon. Cabin config will only start to be updated from year 2020, and only after that will the brand be ultimately merged into SIA. Probably at least a few more years before it happen.

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by c933103
Fri May 18, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 80
Views: 16783

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

Just wishful thinking but does this mean we’re gonna see PTV’s in the MAXs? I can’t wait to see Singapore Airlines in Darwin and Cairns! Probably, the press release say, "investment of more than $100 million to upgrade the wholly owned subsidiary’s cabins with new lie-flat seats in Business Cl...

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by c933103
Thu May 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8077

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

Easyjet probably aren't on a waiting list of sorts but have stated they will acesss Heathrow when the new runway arrives. Wouldn't the landing slots be too expensive for EasyJet's business model? It will probably depend on what model will they use to distribute those new landing slots and probably ...

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by c933103
Thu May 17, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?
Replies: 40
Views: 8077

Re: Which airlines are on the waiting list to operate into Heathrow?

Probably numerous regional Chinese airlines

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by c933103
Thu May 17, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10320

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

How can an airlines generate profit with outdated equipment? Even if you have best efficiency in operation and lowest staff cost and can command a sales premium for god know whatever reason, it's still difficult if even possible to profit from flying something ancient instead of modern aircraft in s...

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by c933103
Thu May 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation ambitions of interior West China: XIY, KMG, CKG, CTU target world-class airports with rwys ≥4, pax ≥100 million
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Aviation ambitions of interior West China: XIY, KMG, CKG, CTU target world-class airports with rwys ≥4, pax ≥100 mil

Big thing in favor of this airport is that they are far enough away from the East Coast Mega Cities + Bejing that High-Speed rail no longer becomes competitive - high speed rail is really only good for trip up to 800-1000km We often talk about the massive populations of Chinese cities being a facto...

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by c933103
Thu May 17, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3505

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

Because everything is currently measured in US Dollars, how difficult would it be for other countries to switch to the Euro or Renminbi? Side note: I just googled "Yuan" and Renminbi came up. I did not know that the official name of China's currency is Renminbi and that Yuan is a unit of ...

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by c933103
Thu May 17, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

News: After North Korea cancel the Inter-Korea summit, US said they actually had no plan to bring the B52 to the exercise while South Korea government said plan for exercise with B52 have been cancelled
So it seems like they are really bending toward it?

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by c933103
Thu May 17, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 579
Views: 36372

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

I have previously made a post in the thread in civ av board regarding a Chinese man who livestreamed many unverifiable info regarding higher up of China on YouTube after he flee to the US, that said MH370 was done by Chinese government to cover up organ harvesting. I wonder if this thread is a bette...

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by c933103
Thu May 17, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Peace in Korea is signing a document declaring the end of the war and both sides normalizing relations. The USA would also have to pull out many troops. This is not going to happen in this deal. The deal that is being discussed is a band aid. Even Trumps team says this is about stabilizing the regi...

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by c933103
Wed May 16, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Why would Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize? Even if this Korea thing works out why would that deserve a prize? Are you joking? Bringing peace to the Koreans in s not worthy, but getting elected in 2008 was??? What the.... Peace in Korea is signing a document declaring the end of the war and both s...

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by c933103
Wed May 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 737 at FLL?
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Re: Air China 737 at FLL?

Seems like they would usually lease the aircraft to different individuals or entities for their use so probably someone leased it

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by c933103
Wed May 16, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Here is translation by WSJ people for the matter:
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by c933103
Wed May 16, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

North Korea KCNA published an article about speech by their vice foreign minister. In the article, they first stated that they are positive to Trump's attempt to improve DPRK-USA relationship, but then expressed deep disappointment against words spoke. by US officials that irritate them a lot They p...

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by c933103
Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Looks like there is not enough love being tossed in North Korea's direction . North Korea is threatening to withdraw from talks based on ongoing military operations between the US and sourth https://abcnews.go.com/International/north-korea-threatens-withdraw-summit-trump-report/story?id=55184033 We...

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by c933103
Wed May 16, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

I’m old enough to remember how the left characterized Reagan’s policies towards the Soviets. For those not old enough or with liberal memories the reason we are talking about Russians today and not Soviets is directly due to those policies But then, listening to 99% of the press in Europe and 95% o...

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by c933103
Wed May 16, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Kim Jong-Un is offering Trump a choice: stand with South Korea and miss out on a historic summit at which a historic deal could be made (i.e. appealing to Trump's ego), or go for the deal and turn his back on an ally. Hopefully Trump is smart and tells Kim where he can stick it. I wouldn't describe...

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by c933103
Wed May 16, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners
Replies: 121
Views: 2790

Re: Trump announces North Korea frees 3 prisoners

Looks like there is not enough love being tossed in North Korea's direction . North Korea is threatening to withdraw from talks based on ongoing military operations between the US and sourth https://abcnews.go.com/International/north-korea-threatens-withdraw-summit-trump-report/story?id=55184033 We...

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by c933103
Wed May 16, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1466

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

A while ago a family did the same thing in a wildlife park in Beijing and resulted in one death. The family then sue the wildlife park for 2.5 Million Chinese Yuan damages, saying they shouldn't allow people driving into the area

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by c933103
Wed May 16, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia
Replies: 23
Views: 2850

Re: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia

I was a little bit surprised about that also. HEL has some tourism, but nothing that's that big. Finnair also has that advantage of the connecting hub. A large part of the Asian tourists arriving in HEL (in winter) continue to Lapland, there have been a real boom of tourism up there, especially fro...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC signed strategic agreement with China Railway Company to promote intermodal interline connection
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: CAAC signed strategic agreement with China Railway Company to.promote intermodal interline connection

IATA have had a framework for this for some time now - several European train operators and railway stations already have IATA codes, and I seem to recall Amtrak do too. For Amtrak, they got codeshare agreement with UA: https://www.amtrak.com/partners-alliances As for the agreement - it would defin...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia
Replies: 23
Views: 2850

Re: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia

http://english.chosun.com/m/svc/article.html?contid=2018051501240 HEL is also listed, along with SJC. A bit strange they mentioned HEL. Why wouldn't they instead fly to a completely unserved market such as ARN, CPH or OSL? Finland doesn't really get a whole lot of Korean tourists when compared to t...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 33
Views: 6244

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

Looking at Chinese aviation forum seems like people are rather pessimistic about it? Some points mentioned in Chinese aviation forum: - MU/CZ are to face the regulation in Daxing yet CA have virtually no restriction in PVG, isn't the bias a bit too obvious? - MU/CZ can now go back to their home at S...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PVG poised to become a global super airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3074

Re: PVG poised to become a global super airport?

Any pilots out there with knowledge of this? But wouldn't it get a little tight taking off and lining up for landing with so many runways pointed the same way which are nearly on top of each other? Each runway need to be 1036m+ apart from each other to independently abd parallelly allow planes to l...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC signed strategic agreement with China Railway Company to promote intermodal interline connection
Replies: 6
Views: 495

CAAC signed strategic agreement with China Railway Company to promote intermodal interline connection

http://www.caac.gov.cn/XWZX/MHYW/201805/t20180510_187869.html Major area of cooperation included in the agreement are: ⋅  Intermodal connection infrastructure [**] Consider passenger flow when building or rebuilding hub train station or airport, and if possible enable seamless transfer, as...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26272

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

ETOPS applies for Part 121 operators anytime you are operating over a route that contains a point farther than 60 minutes flying time from an adequate airport under standard conditions in still air. The FAA defines an adequate airport in Part 121 & 121.7. So yes be it land o water the rules app...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26272

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Come on, the 757 and 767 are archaic old boats that were designed in the 1970s. When it was designed, the 707 was still flying in full force and twin engined long haul flying wasn't even a consideration! The 757 and 767 have the redundancies they have, not for long haul flying, but the thought of s...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 33
Views: 6244

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

Any thoughts? How would this be received by carriers, esp the Chinese ones? Who would benefit most from the changes as such? CZ/MU probably won't be satisfied by it, they wanted to have hundreds of aircraft in the new airport with dozens of widebody flying all sort of routes by making Daxing to be ...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 33
Views: 6244

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

Overthecascades wrote:
Somehow I read somewhere else that the new Bejing airport at Daxing will be treated as the same as PEK in terms of routes out of Beijing. Correct?

Yes,

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner
Replies: 33
Views: 6244

Re: CAAC rolls out game-changing policies abandoning “One Route One Carrier” restriction in a gradual manner

So If I understand correctly: For 1) a Chinese airline should make sure it flies no more than 12 weekly (both ways) to be almost sure there would be no additional competition... Theoretically, that can indeed be a likely means for a Chinese carrier to circumvent the first requirement to block compe...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 10993

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Folks. It was an honest question. I read a lot of history, but I fail to understand why 70 years later there isn't a solution. Isreal isn't North Korea. The reality is the demand is there. So... When does everyone grow up, realize they won't get everything and sit down for a serious negotiation ses...

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by c933103
Tue May 15, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia
Replies: 23
Views: 2850

Re: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia

This just sounds like a really bad idea. Offering better Y and W than home-based competitors but no real J (one of the more profitable cabins for airlines)..? They will not have J to boost the rest of the cabin and will clearly not have enough seats on board to go with the high volume approach. How...

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by c933103
Mon May 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 299
Views: 54261

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Wasn't that report come from the "60 Minutes" show that recently aired on US television?

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by c933103
Mon May 14, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia
Replies: 23
Views: 2850

Re: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia

Sounds like we have the South Korean version of Starlux Starlux will be a full service product - lie flat seats and all. It was reported that 이 업체의 추진 방향은 기존의 대형 항공사(FSC)나 저비용항공사(LCC)와 다른 신개념 항공사로, 국내 최초의 중장거리 전문 항공사다. which said they're going to push for a new concept that will be different from b...

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by c933103
Mon May 14, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke
Replies: 58
Views: 9862

Re: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke

https://twitter.com/TACGAirSafety/status/996007955333111808 Alleged video from the plane Doubtful this was the incident flight we're talking about here. Engine noise reminds me more of an ATR/Dash8 class of aircraft. 2ndly the aircraft seems the point from a darker sky to a brighter horizon whereas...

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by c933103
Mon May 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia
Replies: 23
Views: 2850

Re: Former Jeju Air CEO starting longhaul LCC - Air Premia

I don't think it will be a low cost carrier? Especially it seems like they are going to offer better seat pitch than KE/OZ (The article say they plan to offer 35" seat pitch in Economy class in addition to 42" in PE) and also put "affordable premium" up as a slogan The link said ...

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by c933103
Mon May 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL May Launch new (Long-haul) LCC by 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 2526

Re: Japan Airlines to start new Long Haul Low Cost airline

I guess they would probably want to shift all leisure market to this new airlines in the long run so probably it would be better if the airlines is under their direct control

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