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by LAXdude1023
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do neither ANA nor JAL fly to YYZ?
Replies: 33
Views: 4195

Re: Do neither ANA nor JAL fly to YYZ?

If IAD and IAH can be served by NH, I think it's a joke that neither NH or JAL serves YYZ. This is an incredibly simplistic and un-informed statement. First off, the US and Canada have different agreements with Japan. Canada is much more protective of Air Canada and the US has a more libertarian ap...

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a market between Tokyo and Las Vegas for JL/NH?
Replies: 9
Views: 1705

Re: Is there a market between Tokyo and Las Vegas for JL/NH?

They can fill a plane but the configurations are too premium heavy.

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 168
Views: 18851

Re: Whats next at IAH?

There just doesnt seem to be much going on at IAH these days. Were being reduced to talking about which terminal is due for a paint job... Yeppers, IAH is definitely in the doldrums. Nothing on the ET or MU front, despite all of the hoopla a year or so back. Frankly, I'll be happy just to keep what...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 168
Views: 18851

Re: Whats next at IAH?

There just doesnt seem to be much going on at IAH these days. Were being reduced to talking about which terminal is due for a paint job...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 97
Views: 17715

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Wow, an assumption based off of an anecdote from a totally different flight. You should go into route-planning. Also, "summer" is ambiguous. Pick a hemisphere. For those who live in Houston and have delusions of grandeur... Houston isn't anywhere near being the 4th largest "city"...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 97
Views: 17715

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

I flew NZ during the summer IAH - AKL. The flight was full. I assume IAH - SYD doing well! Wow, an assumption based off of an anecdote from a totally different flight. You should go into route-planning. Also, "summer" is ambiguous. Pick a hemisphere. For those who live in Houston and have...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What alliance will Qatar join?
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: What alliance will Qatar join?

If they leave, they wont join an alliance.

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA don't fly IAH to China
Replies: 18
Views: 3597

Re: Why UA don't fly IAH to China

[twoid]h[/twoid] IAH is to far south to be a true gateway to China or Asia in general, except for Latin America but there is competition from other airports. For a hub like IAH, it makes more sense to let parners fly people to thier hubs and connect them there since connections in IAH are fewer and ...

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA don't fly IAH to China
Replies: 18
Views: 3597

Re: Why UA don't fly IAH to China

Yes one can say its kinda interesting UA has not offered a link to China or Hong Kong from IAH, while AA up the road has sought to connect all 3 and continues to state one of the drivers is LatAm connecting feed, something UA should have been able to replicate(or even exceed) at IAH. Funny they hav...

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA don't fly IAH to China
Replies: 18
Views: 3597

Re: Why UA don't fly IAH to China

We need to examine the PDEW data for both DFW and IAH looking at that data might shed some light on why UA hasn’t connected IAH with China. . IAH-PEK/PVG are both a lot larger than DFW to the same. DFW-HKG is bigger than IAH-HKG, but IAH-CAN is larger. For me as an IAH flyer who frequents Asia and ...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 168
Views: 18851

Re: Whats next at IAH?

I was disappointed IAH didnt get any new domestic destinations in the last round of announcements. In a renewed push at IAH, I still think some holes exist. GSO and CID leap to mind.

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 96
Views: 18249

Re: Ethiopian drops local traffic between DUB and LAX

MAH4546 wrote:
Lome is a hub for Asky Airlines, 40% owned by ET, so guessing they are focusing on connecting traffic via Lome to other points. ET has been flying Lome-Newark for a while now.



NYC is home to a massive foreign born West African community. LA isnt. I doubt there is much business traffic either.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TG relaunch BKK-LAX and BKK-JFK?
Replies: 26
Views: 3020

Re: Could TG relaunch BKK-LAX and BKK-JFK?

Why not just set fire to a pile of money instead? Much easier.

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 65544

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

I'm happy for United and IAH and I hope the growth continues. But I think right now even though UA is growing IAH we are also on a apology tour. We are trying to rebuild that connection CO had to Houston and IAH. It's no secret after the merger UA didn't think Houston and IAH was as important as Ch...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 472
Views: 65544

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

IAH is rebounding as the energy sector recovers: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/amp/United-chief-says-IAH-flights-bouncing-back-with-13334176.php Hopefully this leads to even more growth domestically and internationally from UA! On a side note: I have been checking the loads on IAH-SYD o...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 5740

Re: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019

I always thought a narrow body to NRT would have been the way to go for ANC to achieve connectivity.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 7134

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

Interesting stats! Of the foreign born Africans... what's the breakdown? Below are the largest African Groups for each (countries with over 2k immigrants listed): Houston: Nigerian: 41,125 Kenya: 6,194 South Africa: 5,500 Ethiopia: 5,204 Egypt: 4,085 Cameroon: 3,647 Morocco: 2,517 Ghana: 2,162 Dall...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 7134

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

TK is not leaving IAH, this guy is nuts. I know several TK direct staff at IAH, and at other stations. TK hauls plenty cargo on there IAH flight, plus with energy business back up, they would be dumb to leave IAH. TK, pulls alot more ethnic VFR traffic which IAH, has more of then DFW Pakistani, Ind...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 7134

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

TK is not leaving IAH, this guy is nuts. I know several TK direct staff at IAH, and at other stations. TK hauls plenty cargo on there IAH flight, plus with energy business back up, they would be dumb to leave IAH. TK, pulls alot more ethnic VFR traffic which IAH, has more of then DFW Pakistani, Ind...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 7134

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

TK is not leaving IAH, this guy is nuts. I know several TK direct staff at IAH, and at other stations. TK hauls plenty cargo on there IAH flight, plus with energy business back up, they would be dumb to leave IAH. TK, pulls alot more ethnic VFR traffic which IAH, has more of then DFW Pakistani, Ind...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 7134

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

"Turkish Airlines just posted 82% load factors at IAH" Actually, Turkish Air had a 91 percent LF in August on the Houston-Istanbul route. Doesn’t mean it’s profitable Doesn't mean they're going to leave. I haven’t seen TKs P&L but they have a massive number of corporate contacts in Ho...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 7134

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

"Turkish Airlines just posted 82% load factors at IAH" Actually, Turkish Air had a 91 percent LF in August on the Houston-Istanbul route. Doesn’t mean it’s profitable And you think they will leave for DFW? A less international market with no Star Alliance connections? I call BS on this cl...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 7134

Re: China Southen announces dfw

Planes4you wrote:
Going back to the TK rumor one of them told me they were dropping IAH for DFW and will start service in June


Are your friends high? If AA and CZ get cozy, maybe they might be interested in DFW one day, however the odds of TK leaving IAH for DFW are zero.

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Connectivity W18/19
Replies: 10
Views: 1158

Re: Airport Connectivity W18/19

Does anyone know how many destinations IAH has?

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 96
Views: 18249

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

Never understood this Service, LA is huge market but has alot of competition and has 1 stop options to major African destinations via the EU. Little connectivity in LAX means this targeted mostly O&D to Africa from LA and the service flies over more capable connecting hubs along with making a t...

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by LAXdude1023
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 96
Views: 18249

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

It makes sense. LAX has too much competition and the Ethiopian community there isn't that large to begin with. Second largest diaspora behind D.C. Per Census estimate was 96.000 s. Nope, not true. Below is the number of foreign born Ethiopians per metro area as of 2016: Ethiopia 1. Washington DC: 5...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 96
Views: 18249

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

It makes sense. LAX has too much competition and the Ethiopian community there isn't that large to begin with.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of ORD-BQN on United
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: Viability of ORD-BQN on United

Yields to Puerto Rico are garbage.

Also, the Puerto Rican population in Chicago is actually shrinking albeit not at a huge clip. The Puerto Rican population in Chicagoland was larger in 2011 than it was in 2017.

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by LAXdude1023
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 60151

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

It could be as simple as they themselves still not yet knowing which one they'll finalize on. And/or knowing their going to lose their shirt on whichever gateway they choose, they probably want to minimize losses. That would be amusing if DL didn't garner such a large revenue premium over the compe...

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 532
Views: 60151

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Still dont understand why DL is dragging out announcing whether ATL or JFK will be the U.S gateway. Yeah, I don't understand the secrecy / suspense either. It could be as simple as they themselves still not yet knowing which one they'll finalize on. And/or knowing their going to lose their shirt on...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17107

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

DFW has officially eclipsed IAH on just about every level except foreign carriers...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2123
Views: 125887

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

In case any of you are interested, here are the Detroit/Ann Arbor CSA's largest immigrant groups as of 2017. The numbers include Flint, Monroe, and Adrian as well. These represent foreign born residents only: India: 64,842 Iraq: 54,524 Mexico: 41,375 China: 28,996 Lebanon: 25,482 Yemen: 20,539 Phili...

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2123
Views: 125887

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Whilst we are on the topic of immigration in this region, I am a Polish immigrant to the Detroit. Polish praise Detroit back in Poland, it seems like many less people are immigrating out of Poland because there is no turmoil to escape. Travel between Detroit and Poland is heavily leisure. Most of u...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2123
Views: 125887

Re: Why is DTW-GRU so large compared to peer cities?

Recently, I've been more observant about the DTW-GRU market. Seems like there is a lot of ethnic travel between the two cities. Detroit has a growing Brazilian population (albeit not as fast as NYC, Florida, or Atlanta). I guess my question would be, why is this market so large and important compar...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Journey to Borneo Part 2: Kuala Lumpur - Kuching with Malaysia Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 2212

Re: Journey to Borneo Part 2: Kuala Lumpur - Kuching with Malaysia Airlines

That was a great trip report and your English is perfectly good. :)

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX and QF to Codeshare
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: CX and QF to Codeshare

If you cant beat em', join em'.

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 97
Views: 17715

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

UA really needs a codeshare partner in Australia for this to work. Id be amazed if IAH-SYD wasn't a giant flop outside the Northern Winter.

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 62
Views: 11618

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

Ironically enough Ive known a lot of people who have worked at WN and everyone Ive talked either said it was the best place theyve ever worked or the worst place theyve ever worked. Ive heard quite a few horror stories but this seems extreme.

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by LAXdude1023
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8489

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

Its unfortunate, but when this took place it was a 'distraction from her duties' as it would be in any business. In this particular case, she is "...there for your safety." Obviously tending to personal business on board a plane while on duty and being paid, is dereliction of her responsi...

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by LAXdude1023
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 16609

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

I suppose leaving it as it is where the airlines are all profitable is out of the question...

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by LAXdude1023
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 6 (Final) trip to Kyrgyzstan - Back from Bishkek to London via Istanbul
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: Part 6 (Final) trip to Kyrgyzstan - Back from Bishkek to London via Istanbul

Great Report!

The picture of TK's "premium economy" was actually their J cabin.

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by LAXdude1023
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 12641

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

anrec80 wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
Only 30k a year? That’s actually not big at all.


Yeah. 2-3 times a week on a 300 seater like SQ’s A350.


Not even. It’s 40 PDEW.

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 8933

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

The only thing UA could theoretically do is move a lot of connecting traffic down to IAD. There isn't much beyond that they'd do.

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 12641

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

longhauler wrote:
usssla wrote:
It is simple. SQ can operate this route,.

They currently have the authority to fly from SIN, daily to anywhere in Canada ... and why don't they?


Because the market is small.

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 12641

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

If Hong Kong can sustain multiple daily flights between Hong Kong and Vancouver why can't Singapore go daily? Thats like saying "If Tom Cruise can star in multiple Mission Impossible movies, why can't I star in one?". Canada has MASSIVE connections to Hong Kong both ethnically and for bus...

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by LAXdude1023
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 12641

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

Only 30k a year? That’s actually not big at all.

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