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by Cointrin330
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 6193

Re: Qantas announces MEL-SFO starting late 2018

It would not surprise me if UA adds SFO-MEL, eventually, but in a less than daily frequency. UA does well on US-Australia and has dramatically improved its product offering in the market, going from 747-400 (LAX-SYD-MEL-SYD-LAX and SFO-SYD) to 787 on all 3 routes (LAX/SFO-SYD and LAX-MEL) and soon, ...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?
Replies: 69
Views: 9446

Re: What will Delta replace the 777 fleet with and is DAL going to order more?

The 777-200ER's are late 1990's builds. There was an issue with the pilot union when DL ordered the plane and that is part of what stopped them from acquiring more. The 777-200LR's are newer, build and delivered mid to late 2000s.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of UA 747s
Replies: 15
Views: 2609

Re: Fate of UA 747s

Unlikely the majority will ever fly again. As others have pointed out, modifications needed to be made to the fuel tanks and other parts of the plane in 2018 which is partly why UA accelerated the retirement of the jumbo. Further, these aircraft, despite a significant overhaul in 2013 to improve the...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 31
Views: 12215

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

It's likely they're re-assigning flights to JFK. Similarly, UA moved all JFK flights to EWR. United closed its JFK operation in 2015 and moved LAX/SFO "ps" service to EWR and consolidated it with their existing transcontinental services there. At the time, they had wanted to swap slots wi...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 31
Views: 12215

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

If the decision to close the EWR-AMS route is not in fact related to equipment shortages connected with new long haul route launches (LAX, MCO to AMS on Delta aircraft), then this is surprising. The EWR-AMS route has been a fixture of the KL/NW and then DL JV/Alliance/SkyTeam network for a significa...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick Airlines Operations 2001/2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1850

Re: Gatwick Airlines Operations 2001/2002

A few that no longer do....USAirways (now AA), Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines, TWA and even American Airlines, to RDU and DFW.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 9542

Re: Big night at LGA

C, which was the old US Airways Terminal from 1992 until Delta took it over several years ago. It's the main Delta Terminal at LGA now. Before it was built (originally for Eastern and Continental.... Don't forget the Trump Shuttle. It was really the most prominent tenant at the terminal for some ti...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 9542

Re: Big night at LGA

The real winners here are Jet Blue and Alaska Airlines. They will have a better situation given the traffic mess that is LaGuardia due to all the construction and roadway changes. The MAT has easy access to the parkway. It will be interesting to see what B6 and AS do though as far as check in go as ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline relocation at LGA 12/9
Replies: 42
Views: 9542

Re: Big night at LGA

So ... American is going to be all over the old terminal AND the old US terminal ... yea THATS gonna go well. No. American is co-locating all operations into the Central Terminal Building. American Shuttle (DCA, BOS), + CLT and PHL were operating out of C, which was the old US Airways Terminal from...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 103
Views: 17225

Re: United ending Xian

Interior China is a specific, limited market and a seasonal route just doesn't work.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 10268

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

The Polaris brand and experience were officially launched December 1st 2016. A year later, there is 1 Polaris lounge in operation (at ORD), and 15 planes have the full product (all 14 777-300ERs and 1 767-300ER). AA seems to be rolling out its new Flagship lounges at a faster pace, though its premi...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Terminal 7 Renovations. When completed?
Replies: 3
Views: 755

LAX Terminal 7 Renovations. When completed?

When are the renovations to T7 and T8 planned for completion? Other than the updated United Club, anyone experience an improved travel experience? I last few out of there a year ago on LAX-MEL and the gate areas had not been updated.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 10268

Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

The Polaris brand and experience were officially launched December 1st 2016. A year later, there is 1 Polaris lounge in operation (at ORD), and 15 planes have the full product (all 14 777-300ERs and 1 767-300ER). AA seems to be rolling out its new Flagship lounges at a faster pace, though its premiu...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9022

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

ATL is unlikely. DL and SU don't really cooperate much. They are just in the same alliance. If SU is up to 3 x daily on JFK to SVO it principally caters to VFR and probably attracts some premium and low fare traffic to Asia connecting via SVO, but business traffic generally, cannot be all that high...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 12454

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

Looks like a terrible ride and when packed, essentially a torture chamber.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Comfy 13hr Ride on Turkish 777 Business Class: SFO to IST
Replies: 11
Views: 8137

Re: Comfy 13hr Ride on Turkish 777 Business Class: SFO to IST

Great report. I flew TK from JFK to IST in 2014. The flight was on the 777-300ER. Excellent service all around, despite a 90 minute departure delay. Flew coach, in bulk head seats.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings adding DUS Long Hauls to the USA
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Eurowings adding DUS Long Hauls to the USA

Airways Magazine reports Eurowings will start flights from DUS to JFK, MIA, and Fort Myers. None are planned to be daily, initially, though JFK will be up to 6 times a week according to the link below. It also states they will use an A340-300 which seems incorrect. This is the start of the former Ai...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10258

Re: Why no United to Africa?

Limited market and operating costs probably not sufficiently offset by the lower economic costs of the 787, which can be deployed elsewhere. They flew to Accra, Ghana from IAD on the 767-300ER for a time and then dropped the route. The 772ER is the wrong plane for the market. CAI, not going to happe...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11
Replies: 65
Views: 13636

Re: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11

By 1996 and prior to the TWA 800 disaster, the airline was said to be turning a corner in terms of profitability and viability and the explosion and crash ended that. While the tragedy hurt the company badly, it was a decade of mismanagement and a very weak route network and the Karabu deal that ult...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11
Replies: 65
Views: 13636

Re: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11

I think I read on here that in 1996 they were planning to buy MD11s, but TW800 ended that. The A330 deal was during the Ichan era and they probably were offered at the right price. The MD11 was obsolete by 1996 as the 777 was taking hold (and the A330 as well). TWA had no money in the mid-1990's. T...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?
Replies: 30
Views: 3567

Re: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?

Possible they could do: KSFO - KISP - A320 KSFO - TJSJ - B777-300 KSFO - TNCM - B767-400 ISP and the Caribbean are not mid-continent... Didn’t read it fully :P _______ I see: El Paso Columbus (as stated before) Memphis Jacksonville - Not Mid Islip - Not Mid St. Maarten - Not Mid San Juan - Not Mid ...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 103
Views: 21715

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

At this point, tear it down and build something new and large enough so that SXF can close as well. Hard to believe the LaGuardia redevelopment might actually be completed before Berlin has a functioning, brand new airport. If BER can't truly open until 2021, then Lufthansa really did a fine job of ...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 9668

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

I think the issue with the 1991 Continental livery (it was introduced when CO was coming out of it's second bankruptcy) is that with the UA merger, an opportunity was lost to modernize it a bit and give it some updates and flair. The airport lettering and fonts used for UA corporate aren't bad at al...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 12558

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

Stars and Bars did appear on an A320 (not sure it is still wearing those colors or has been repainted). They also slapped a cheap looking sticker over the U N I T E D logo on the last 2 747's and used the same lettering. It would be great if they put a pre-1994 livery (orange/blue) and Tulip on a pl...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Long Haul US East coast to HNL - comparing UA and DL
Replies: 5
Views: 5347

Re: Long Haul US East coast to HNL - comparing UA and DL

This was a great comparison report. Thank you for posting. I have flown NYC-HNL multiple times (mainly on the CO then UA nonstop, from EWR) and once on the Delta 767-300ER that has operated seasonally, for a few weeks in the winter time. The UA 767-400 is just fine. I've flown up front in BusinessFi...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 30
Views: 10093

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

JFK-SNN on EI has flat bed. And now, JFK-KEF on DL is less comfortable than FI. How many people are going to pay $2100 round trip on a 6 hour flight with no lie flat bed. JFK-SNN is primarily a leisure market. EI has a flat bed yes, but they have a smaller fleet for TATL (A330/757) and no sub-fleet...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance for LAX to CHC?
Replies: 30
Views: 7330

Re: LAX to CHC

Think the issue here is that when NZ operated LAX-CHC, it was using the wrong plane (747-400) but that is all they had (772 fleet committed elsewhere and I think at that time they were just beginning to take them on into the fleet) and the 767-300ER did not have the legs. The market was also a lot s...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 30
Views: 10093

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

None of those markets really need a truly premium cabin product or experience. These are mainly holiday destinations and not heavy on business travel so kind of makes sense to reassign the DeltaOne equipped 757's to markets where there is real demand and they can charge a premium. JFK-SNN on EI has...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance for LAX to CHC?
Replies: 30
Views: 7330

Re: LAX to CHC

AAvgeek744 wrote:
NZ tried it once, would have to have been a 744 or 772. A 789 has the legs, just not sure if the market is there.


Think you are right, it was a 744 or a 772. The 763 does not have the legs for that route....

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance for LAX to CHC?
Replies: 30
Views: 7330

Any chance for LAX to CHC?

Any chance Air New Zealand or some other airline could restart LAX to Christchurch, NZ nonstop flights, perhaps on a seasonal basis, which I think operated a few days per week, on the 767-300ER a while back? Granted this is mainly a tourist market and a fairly short season, but curious if the 787-9 ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 30
Views: 10093

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

None of those markets really need a truly premium cabin product or experience. These are mainly holiday destinations and not heavy on business travel so kind of makes sense to reassign the DeltaOne equipped 757's to markets where there is real demand and they can charge a premium.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7466

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

Delta handed the route to VS, they didn't cut it. Putting the 787 on SEA-LHR helps to ensure a competitive product and DL could use its A330/767 elsewhere in the system. DL/VS is metal neutral. As of lately, those Virgin 787 flights have been A340-600 flights. That is temporary, because the Virgin ...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?
Replies: 12
Views: 6428

Where Did All The Air Berlin Jets End Up?

Been watching some videos of LH 747-400s and A340-300/600s operating TXL-FRA and TXL-MUC since the Air Berlin shut down and TXL looks very quiet and underutilized without all the red tailed AB jets and turboprops on the ramp. Curious as to where the Air Berlin jets were moved to immediately after th...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?
Replies: 20
Views: 7466

Re: Why did Delta cut SEA-LHR?

Delta handed the route to VS, they didn't cut it. Putting the 787 on SEA-LHR helps to ensure a competitive product and DL could use its A330/767 elsewhere in the system. DL/VS is metal neutral.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 18632

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

Wierd route, though DL does fly MSP to KEF seasonally so noy entirely off and AA can probably fill a 757 from its largest hub but would it not make more sense to fly from PHL?

Either way seems like way too much capacity being trowb into this market. Someone will fail.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?
Replies: 30
Views: 2748

Re: Chicago to Berlin - Underserved?

Isn't EWR-TXL on UA year-round? For selfish and symbolic reasons, I would love to see IAD-TXL. UA has EWR-TXL year round, and has flown it for years, initially with the 757-200 (CO started the route), then switched to the 767-300ER. In summer, I think it often goes up to the -400. DL has seasonal J...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4043

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

-JFK-LHR, briefly when UA acquired Pan Am's LHR operation in 1991. -EWR-LHR was a 747-SP for a short time in the early 1990's post PA acquisition, through 1993 I think. -JFK-NRT was 747-200B and then 747-400. -EWR-NRT was 747-200B. -LAX to SYD, SYD-MEL, MEL-SYD. Wasn't LAX-AKL a 747 route in 1994 be...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA new WB future positions and destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 5608

Re: UA new WB future positions and destinations

I'll kind of tally the current fleets against the ordered fleets – I count 50 767s, 33 787s, 55 772s, and 14 77Ws. The 33 787s and 14 77Ws aren't going anywhere so I'll assume they keep flying what they're flying. (The 77Ws are underutilized right now but I'll assume that's not the case next summer...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3097

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

LAX772LR wrote:
LAX-JFK-CAI

They stopped it not long after the MS990 tragedy... 2001ish.
Not sure if it made it to 9/11, but almost certain that it didn't go past it.


MS 990 occurred in October 1999, not 2001.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Article on the final UA 747 Revenue Flight
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Great Article on the final UA 747 Revenue Flight

There has been much press coverage on the final UA 747 flights (and the tour of the hubs). I thought this article had a great feature on the history of the variants within both United (-100, -200, -SP, -400) and Continental (-100 and -200) as well as a lot of details on the last revenue flight, Unit...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Turkish the new Emirates?
Replies: 41
Views: 6543

Re: Is Turkish the new Emirates?

The political and security situation in Turkey of late probably has put the brakes on TK's global aspirations. It of course remains a very large airline with significant aspirations, but I would think there is less traffic flowing through IST at the moment and it would not surprise me if TK scaled b...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9022

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

ATL is unlikely. DL and SU don't really cooperate much. They are just in the same alliance. If SU is up to 3 x daily on JFK to SVO it principally caters to VFR and probably attracts some premium and low fare traffic to Asia connecting via SVO, but business traffic generally, cannot be all that high....

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by Cointrin330
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787-10 future
Replies: 34
Views: 9754

Re: United 787-10 future

According to Wikipedia United is expecting 14 78-10’s, but I don’t know if they have options for more? I’ve read that when they do start to arrive on property, they will come fitted in the all new Polaris and Y seats, new interiors like the 77Ws, and that UA will probably use them on TATL routes fr...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22041

Re: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

I thought many, but not all, of the Air Berlin aircraft are spoken for, meaning either LH or now EZY will be taking them.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta upgauges EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 2922

Re: Delta upgauges EZE

if Delta thinks the market is big enough and the fares are good enough and if they have no better use for 2 airplanes, they'll jump into the JFK - EZE market (those are all big "ifs"). AR may be a sky team member, but they're competitors, and if Delta thinks they can make money and it's t...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta upgauges EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 2922

Re: Delta upgauges EZE

cokepopper wrote:
Now if only they re-launch JFK-EZE


I do not think that will happen. DL operated JFK to EZE very briefly in the late 2000s and with AR in the market on the A332, DL does not need to use its own metal.

AR is a sky team member.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

UA originally acquired Pan Am's JFK-EZE-MVD and MIA-EZE routes. During the bankruptcy they moved both EZE flights to ORD and IAD while dropping the Montevideo tag. ORD didn't last long, IAD endured until moving to EWR after the merger. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe CO's IAH-EZE route authority w...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Resumed SFO-AKL (Seasonal) With 777-300ER
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

UA Resumed SFO-AKL (Seasonal) With 777-300ER

United has restarted a six-times per week seasonal service from SFO to AKL which runs until Q1-2018. Curious as to why UA is using the 777-300ER on this route? NZ is a popular, but seasonal, destination, and peak travel USA-NZ takes off in December and January but does this route really require a br...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta upgauges EZE
Replies: 12
Views: 2922

Re: Delta upgauges EZE

I think Delta up gauged or at least swapped out the 767 for the A330 on the ATL-EZE route once before. I recall it being operated with an A332 or maybe an A333 a few years back, before the last crisis, during the Northern Hemisphere Fall and Winter season.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11186

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

UA originally acquired Pan Am's JFK-EZE-MVD and MIA-EZE routes. During the bankruptcy they moved both EZE flights to ORD and IAD while dropping the Montevideo tag. ORD didn't last long, IAD endured until moving to EWR after the merger. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe CO's IAH-EZE route authority w...

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