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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000
Replies: 13
Views: 3893

Re: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000

Flew them in J from FCO a couple of months ago, great product. Just wish they'd fly to CDG... guess they're limited by bilaterals

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air mulling widebody order
Replies: 57
Views: 10626

Re: Korean Air mulling widebody order

I reckon there is some wiggle room for the A350. A longhaul fleet around the 787-A350-777-747-A380 makes for a very robust offering. Considering KE has very recent 777-300ERs and that they have 747-8 and A380 for trunk routes, I don't think 777x is needed that much for now. They could gain alot from...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?
Replies: 47
Views: 6044

Re: DL Capacity on JFK-DTW: Why so low?

Flew this route 2 months ago and was in a A320 so there definitely is mainline flying

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 27
Views: 1013

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

Seoul (GMP/ICN): Actually a fairly straightforward transfer as the A'REX train (Only the slower "Commuter" Train, though) stops at GMP, taking 37 mins. If only the Express Train stops at GMP also, that would have been even better. I would put Seoul on top of my list. The express train use...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: AMS vs CDG: Which is the better hub?

Once again, I don't get the hate for CDG. As long as you stick to Skyteam you'll be in terminal 2E/F and those are pretty nice, connecting between both can be a pain if you have to go to/from satellite L or M but thats about it. One bad thing with T2E is that there is no automated luggage system bet...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes
Replies: 33
Views: 4342

Airports with the most 5th freedom routes

I was just wondering which aiport had the most 5th freedom routes, SIN must be high up there with EK, MK, KL, BA, QF, ET and many more in the past. And whilst we're at it, what is your favorite 5th freedom route ? Mine would have to be be CMB - MLE, a seemingly normal route that has 5 airlines dueli...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 to ATL
Replies: 17
Views: 4166

Re: AF A380 to ATL

About time, they've been hinting to this for a few years now. I wonder which route they will take this frame from. SFO ? Second JFK ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10315

Re: Air France Us expansion

MARSHAL1 wrote:
DFW doesn't have slots. Air France could have started service to DFW anytime they wanted to.
If Air France wants to start service MCO would be a good place to start.



Maybe not with a 77W this time

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 5916

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

Then you have AMS

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?
Replies: 17
Views: 2669

Re: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?

EK has 35 lounges overseas so I'm guessing they must be up there

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55378

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

CX has re-iterated that “there are definitely no plans for first class out of Australia” - not a surprise. See: https://www.ausbt.com.au/cathay-pacific-brings-first-class-suites-to-sydney-hong-kong-flights. Cheers, C. I don't know, with all the first class to and from SIN with QF, SQ, EK and BA I w...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities
Replies: 23
Views: 3215

Re: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities

Why would they want to do this though ... A few points: - For safety, smaller planes like props need a greater separation distance from other aircraft when taking off or landing, so moving props to XSP reduces pressure on SIN, from an operational POV. - The slow approach speed of props means that i...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities
Replies: 23
Views: 3215

Re: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities

Why would they want to do this though, Singapore is small enough to justify funnelling everything into Changi. Thanks to ECP its actually more convenient to go to Changi than it is to Seletar. Changi isn't congested and it's a nice airport, absolutely no reason to want to split service. I'd say gett...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2184

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

And to add a little bit of history to the mix, one of KLs conditions to the merger was that AF had to be privatized which, much to the dismay of the french communist party AF (or should I say the state) agreed too.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 3029

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

TAAG Angola.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 31
Views: 7447

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

Apparently they are also planning for the fused satellites to be fully international and the other satellites will be schengen only (can someone confirm or deny this ?). Long term this is a good idea I reckon, the way T1 is built is kind of awkward for widebody movement, this should help.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 106
Views: 12076

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I feel like BA would murder GA if they flew to CGK with a 787-8, I've heard GA doesn't have good load factors on the route in the first place and BA could easily undercut prices.

Unfortunate because GA is far superior IMHO

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa

http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-08-01-ai ... 02428.html
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AF/KLM is looking into a potential JV with UX to battle competition on routes from Europe to South America.


Article in french :
http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-08-01-ai ... 02428.html

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 704
Views: 173749

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

In testimony to Senate Minister of Infrastructure, Danilo Toninelli stated government has received interest from 3 parties for sale of AZ. 1. LH Group 2. Easyjet, Air France and eCerberus jointly 3. Wizz Air I really wonder what would happen if option 2 realizes itself, I really can't see a shortha...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2318

Re: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018

I really hope Westjet doesn't turn into a DJ -> VA 2.0
Way to early to spell doom of course but VA didn't end up in such a state in a quarter.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jin Air (Korea) - at risk of having to shut down
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Jin Air (Korea) - at risk of having to shut down

flyingqueen wrote:
Why is Korea so corrupt? I do not understand how it can have develop so much with this so old system. Can someone explain to me?


Don't worry the people themselves are asking the same question and aren't taking a simple shrug for an answer this time

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 4758

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

I guess you could count all those small US regional airports that get embraers and CRJs

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Applies to Combine its two Atlantic JVs into Unified Venture
Replies: 21
Views: 4881

Re: Delta Applies to Combine its two Atlantic JVs into Unified Venture

Makes sense for DL. When is Virgin Atlantic going to join Skyteam? That would make the whole thing seamless. I'm guessing they'd wait for this to pass to keep all chances ln their side. 4 skyteam airlines in almost all of the important european markets looks even worse. I wonder if there will be pr...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE's new branding campaign - 'Go Korean'
Replies: 13
Views: 2761

Re: KE's new branding campaign - 'Go Korean'

Well then, this is quite different from their repetitive "Excellence in flight" adverts... not too sure who this is targeting though

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 10 Chinese Airports by Half-Yearly Pax Traffic during Jan-June 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

Re: Top 10 Chinese Airports by Half-Yearly Pax Traffic during Jan-June 2018

CAN is doing pretty well considering the growth from nearby SZX and HKG.

Slightly off topic but wow I never realized how quickly ICN was growing, and it's been sustaining this pace for a few years now. At this rate they'll be in the top 10 in a few years !

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 303
Views: 17466

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

August AMS-JFK Business KLM 747 combi (My last chance to fly in a 747) JFK-DTW FIRST Delta A319 DTW-AMS Business Delta A350 (First A350 flight) September CDG-FCO Joon Business A320 FCO-TPE China Airlines Business A350 TPE-SIN China Airlines Business A330 November SIN-SGN Jetstar Economy A320 SGN-DAD...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Shanghai Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3537

Re: Future of Shanghai Airports

What I would rather like them to do is to try to make Pudong more attractive for it to compete better with Hongqiao in the eyes of the public (expanding the Maglev line to the west bank? building freight lines that go directly to the logistics zone through the port?). My thoughts exactly, the magle...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59440

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

I am surprised that Qatar are flying the A380 here ... Me too - for 1x A380, they could've done 2x 788's or 2 332's instead, and offered a superior schedule. PER doesn't strike me as having sufficient i) premium demand (like SYD) or ii) bulk masses demand (like BKK) to warrant the 388 from QR. Perh...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 20105

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

I think it's more of a case of being able to generate more profit from other routes. VS is doing the best it can with the little it has. I hope they can secure a few slots with the new runway so they can start expanding again.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 146
Views: 16356

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Looks like an Ikea... at least Ikea has couches...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 174
Views: 24516

Re: French routes news

Minor news but seems like flight numbers for KE have changed starting today.

KE 902 CDG-ICN became KE 910
KE 901 ICN-CDG became KE 909
KE 5902 CDG-ICN became KE 5910 (AF codeshare)
KE 5901 ICN-CDG became KE 5909 (AF codeshare).

Could this mean KE is planning new service to Europe ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 7769

Re: The world's ugliest airlines

It's gone now but Asiana's old livery was.... special to say the least.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai
Replies: 121
Views: 20471

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Dubai

Richard28 wrote:
So this leaves HKG, PVG, DEL and JNB as the only non US destinations from LHR?


And LOS

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF KLM growth
Replies: 35
Views: 6493

Re: AF KLM growth

I don't understand the problem people have with transfers at CDG. As long as you fly skyteam, transfers are pretty simple. And there isn't really a need to transfer to other airlines, there are other hubs for that.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 3912

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

Well, with economy tickets already in the low 300s with EK and BA I don't see how a LCC can make much (if not any) money on a 7 hour route.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Routes and Hubs Worldwide
Replies: 12
Views: 2736

Re: A380 Routes and Hubs Worldwide

I think there used to be KE A380 service to ATL a while back, and considering that now DL owns a route to ICN, it's been cut down, and the two JV. Aside from EK benefiting on their monopoly, this mighty beluga is that large and long distance hub to hub machine. The A380 was removed when relations b...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 5262

Re: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!

OZ has subbed an A380 with a 744 in the past (LAX)

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF KLM growth
Replies: 35
Views: 6493

Re: AF KLM growth

The A380 refurbishment is long overdue, they are the only airline without lie flat seats in business class in their A380s...

Really hope they find something creative for their new first and business.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 Max - yes again and again. Total now 225 MAX on order.
Replies: 79
Views: 11251

Re: Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 Max - yes again and again. Total now 225 MAX on order.

How are they even funding this ? Do they have any assets to leverage ? And where the hell will they put them, Navi Mumbai is faaar away

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest premium markets
Replies: 28
Views: 3012

Re: Biggest premium markets

I'd say ICN gets more F seats than its neighbours just because KE has F on all it's longhaul fleet.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China-US Air Pax Traffic Data for 2017 by Airport-Pair and Load Factor: A Cold Hard Look
Replies: 29
Views: 4189

Re: China-US Air Pax Traffic Data for 2017 by Airport-Pair and Load Factor: A Cold Hard Look

SFOA380 wrote:
Also amazing that the entirety of service to 2nd tier cities is only slightly more than PEK-LAX. WOW!


Keep in mind most of these routes are 2-3 weekly with A330-200s

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa A380 economy seats
Replies: 24
Views: 3765

Re: Lufthansa A380 economy seats

KLDC10 wrote:
Go for it. You'll receive the same service, albeit in a smaller cabin (which is a nicer experience to begin with). The crew downstairs don't serve the upper deck - there a dedicated FAs for that. It's quieter upstairs too.


Plus you get the storage compartments which are always nice to have

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 21401

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Nothing to SYD, thats kind of disappointing

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 20548

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

(even with the loss of KTX service from ICN https://kojects.com/2018/06/10/incheon-airport-ktx-suspended/). To be fair it wasn't that practical anyway, ICN bound trains would stop at Seoul station and Geomam forever. It was quicker (and marginally cheaper) to get off, check-in luggage and all then ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 168
Views: 20548

Re: DL announces MSP - ICN

Definitely not. People don't realize how huge ATL-ICN is from an O&D perspective. ATL is the 5th largest US-Korea O&D market. Only LAX, NYC, HNL, and SFO are larger. ICN is ATL's single largest international O&D market (not LHR, not even CUN or YYZ). Much of this traffic originates from...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28813

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

zakuivcustom wrote:
UA never really bother with ICN.


Off topic but, I've never understood why UA doesn't do so....
TPE gets more love than ICN does, ICN didn't get a 77W.
UA and KE could have handily locked down the SFO, IAD and ORD if they wanted to but KE is having fun in UA turf.

Anyway rant over.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28813

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

UPlog wrote:
p.s. - how much longer till the remaining few tag flights (SIN+MNL?) are gone also in favor of KE?


My dream would be to see at least the SIN tag flight moved to ICN and continue flying it themselves and finally add a daytime option between the two cities from ICN.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3634

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

AF used to send A380s to DXB about 5 years ago, then downgauged to a 777-200er. It has since gone to a 77W.

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