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by airbazar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Airside bus from E to A ain't gonna happen. Would be madness. Bus would drive over the entire airport taxiways and block airplanes from reaching B and C gates. I think you are over exaggerating it. One bus every 15 minutes is nothing compared with the hundreds of other vehicles traveling around the...

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by airbazar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 62
Views: 11821

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

Remember the World Cup in Qatar is only 3 years away. No I'm not suggesting that EK is adding this flight because of a 3-week event especially considering the current "embargo" however, that event will dominate the conversation and the media for 2 years leading up to it, and will bring a h...

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by airbazar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen
Replies: 16
Views: 2419

Re: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen

If you think this is disgusting you should never leave the house. At the end of the day the toes are probably cleaner than the fingers. I know we've been socially engineered to believe that feet are dirty and hands are clean when in reality that's not really true. Think about it. You shower, put soc...

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by airbazar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

This would definitely be a solution to their problem, albeit would still have to figure out how to get airside access on Terminal A for buses and there really isn't much room for that. [...] So there is some merit to their conversations about moving them. Although I am wondering if they would bothe...

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

tlecam wrote:
That stretch from 6PM to 8PM must be interesting both in terms of the gates and terminal crowding.

I'll be there tomorrow on one of those. Dreading it already :)

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8054

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

"[i]Zurich Airport risks losing its hub status if flight time restrictions are rolled out, warns the CEO of Lufthansa, the German parent company of Swiss International Air Lines. Nonsense! ZRH has never been more valuable to LH now that the 3rd runway at MUC seems nearly impossible. Go blow sm...

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 76
Views: 11527

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

jumbojet wrote:
Comparison.......

Get a life. It's a thread about United, not Delta.
Go start your own Delta thread if you want to talk about Delta.
An no I have nothing against or for either. I'm flying Delta tomorrow. Haven't taken a UA flight this year.

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 62
Views: 11821

Re: Rumor : Big news for EK and BCN. Here we go, Mexico !

Does the Middle East/Africa/South Asia have enough demand for a direct MEX flight!? Their better off starting a triangle routing DXB-MEX-CUN-DXB with the CUN stop both technical and passengers allowing full payload at sea level back to DXB. It's a 5th freedom route. It has little to do with MEX-DXB...

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by airbazar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 82
Views: 6592

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

Brazil fares are expensive due to the north-south flying, which reduces aircraft utilization. With few exceptions, it’s a red eye going each way, requiring the aircraft to sit at the outstation for the whole day not being utilized. Why does north-south flying reduce utilization? For carriers that r...

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by airbazar
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The only concrete things that Massport has said is a connector between terminal A and B. Beyond that anything being thrown around this thread is pure speculation/guessing. Indeed however, just about every "speculation/guess" that's been made on this forum over the past 10+ years has becom...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Busing to the j pad, 14/32 area in the summer actually is a decent idea. Pax take a shuttle bus out to the Eagles nest, wait around there, then take another bus to the airplane. Not recommended in winter though. I spent more than a few winters out there, and while the view of the city is spectacula...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 133
Views: 19393

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

What else is he going to say? We don't really like the MAX but Boeing gave us a price we couldn't refuse?

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi
Replies: 54
Views: 7763

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free WiFi

Everyone is going to free WiFi; it’s just a matter of time. What is presently a service differentiator will become an industry standard. The service differentiator has always been and will always be PTVs with AVOD and its quality. An airline that doesn't have that isn't even on the same planet of s...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

While I was in college at Northeastern back in 2001 I did a Co-op at MASSPORT. This was during their quest to build runway 14/32, and as part of it I had to attend several town hall style meetings that got very very heated with local residents. We all know MASSPORT eventually prevailed so if they d...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Well yes that’s one way, but again with the evening restrictions on 13-17 along with 1that means you are going to have to run 12-13 turns on the other gates. Even WN were only running up to 11 on 18-22 that is going to be crush time at peak hours, If they have figured it out, more power to them, ca...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19275

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Somewhat unrelated but hoping someone here knows the answer: Any idea where SATA intends to use their A321LR's? They just received their first one. They currently operate the A321NEO on PDL-BOS, PDL-YYZ, and a few other shorter routes. I don't see where the extra range of the LR could be useful for ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19275

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

7+ hours in a single aisle with 3 bathrooms?? No thanks. I'd rather make a connection somewhere. Interesting. I bet if it were on a Delta/ United/ American B757 you would fly. No I wouldn't. Fortunately there's no such a monstruosity flying around me so I don't need to be worried about it anymore. ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 6941

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

I agree. Last year 65,700 people travelled between ATH and BOS. Now that ORD is served by AA, BOS is the No1 unserved destination from ATH after SYD and MEL (and these won't happen anytime soon). Pretty big market, I would think larger than PRG or BUD. Only issue is that demand is probably highly s...

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by airbazar
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

We could throw in SFO which has a metro of 4.7 million and A380’s from EK, LH, AF & BA. Wow, I never thought San Fran was that "small". I always imagined it to be much larger than Boston. Lufthansa says that they'll assess the A380 in Boston and determine whether demand is sufficient ...

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by airbazar
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 33
Views: 6941

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

It is highly speculative, but out of the two I would bet on BOS because of the connections onto JetBlue I don't know that B6 would bring much value here. 1. Emirates already has pretty good North American coverage, and B6 out of BOS is still fairly thin, both in destinations and frequencies to many...

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by airbazar
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I use the expression that "Boston punches above its weight". I think this is another example of that. Is there another city of Boston's size, or another airport of BOS's size, that has three A380 carriers? Melbourne, Australia has 4 A380 operators (QF, EK, QR, EY). Both Melbourne & Bo...

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by airbazar
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19295

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

I've lived in Asia for the past 6 years or so. Sweeping generalisations but... the cultures here will not change, mainly because they don't see the need for change. They are right, others are wrong. They will pay lip service to the "international community" when they have to, but the unde...

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19275

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Regarding flight times, how much longer will an A321LR take compared with an A330/787 on a 3000nm-4000nm route? Will it be significant enough to become a problem? (Especially if 2 airlines operate the same route - one with an A321LR and the other with an A330/787) Afaik, the A320 family cruises at ...

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC
Replies: 25
Views: 5435

Re: LH A380s: Parity between FRA and MUC

This makes perfect sense for multiple reasons: 1) The Munich and Bavarian economy is growing at a very healthy pace. 2) MUC is out of peak time slots and the 3rd runway is nowhere in sight. The only way to grow is with bigger planes. 3) The TATL continues to show strong growth. 4) MUC is LH's predom...

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 13
Views: 3866

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

Is this trend likely to continue? What are possible reasons for the diversion from traditional market adds anchored by business traffic? What are possible threats to this trend? Will we see this AA and DL follow suit ? 77H You're years late in identifying the trend. DL's JFK-Pisa (since axed), JFK-...

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19275

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

AleksW wrote:
Folks, how many seats are in the long haul configured A321?

The Internet says 171: 16J,48Y+, 107Y

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Breaking: Lufthansa has just confirmed they will be operating the A380 on the MUC-BOS route starting summer 2020! Tweet from Lufthansa: https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1148537745301749761 Press Release: https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/English/Newsroom/lufthansa-expands-a380-fleet-in-mu...

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by airbazar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19275

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Regarding flight times, how much longer will an A321LR take compared with an A330/787 on a 3000nm-4000nm route? Will it be significant enough to become a problem? (Especially if 2 airlines operate the same route - one with an A321LR and the other with an A330/787) There's no need to guess since TP ...

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by airbazar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 4944

Re: Why is JetBlue's On Time Performance so Bad?

Easy answer: They have a total of 3 hubs, 2 of which are located in 2 of the most delay prone airports in the U.S. That means that pretty much every single one of their planes probably touches one of those 2 airports every day. At the end of the day their route network is just not as diversified as ...

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by airbazar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19275

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Regarding flight times, how much longer will an A321LR take compared with an A330/787 on a 3000nm-4000nm route? Will it be significant enough to become a problem? (Especially if 2 airlines operate the same route - one with an A321LR and the other with an A330/787) There's no need to guess since TP ...

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by airbazar
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19275

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

GCM shows this route is 3726nm which would be approx 60mins longer flight than the A330. The A330 takes about 7hrs. You have the measuring unit wrong. You number is in statute miles not nautical miles. LIS-BEL at 3,237nm is about 300nm longer than the current OPO-EWR but without the consistent head...

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by airbazar
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12150

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Very, very likely: Boeing will look for ways to handle MAX with non-cash compensation, like sweet subvented lease deals from Boeing Capital. Highly unlikely IMO. The 787 is way too big for FI and it's unlikely that they would get them before the MAX problem is resolved anyway. As it is they only ha...

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by airbazar
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12150

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

Could they get good deals on 787 for compensation for the max crisis if they wanted them? Very, very likely: Boeing will look for ways to handle MAX with non-cash compensation, like sweet subvented lease deals from Boeing Capital. Highly unlikely IMO. The 787 is way too big for FI and it's unlikely...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH and AA will it grow?
Replies: 58
Views: 8975

Re: ATH and AA will it grow?

There are 3 large O&D markets to/from Greece in the U.S.: NYC, Chicago, Boston. Not coincidentally, these are the 3 largest Greek diaspora regions in the U.S. IMO AA's PHL-ATH is a relic of the US route network which didn't have an international hub in any of the above 3 markets. If AA starts JF...

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by airbazar
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I suppose KE is minting gold on their business class seats BOS-ICN because I have never seen such obscenely high J fares. By contrast, when I looked earlier in the year (my wife had a trip to SIN a few weeks ago), KE was by far the cheapest option to get to SIN from BOS. That's not totally unexpect...

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by airbazar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

5 years from now, where do you think Boston will stand as far as Delta vs. JetBlue? Do you think there will eventually be a clear winner? Or will they both be able to co-exist in the Boston air market with sizable operations? I'm probably one of the few who doesn't view the industry (especially in ...

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by airbazar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 767 utilization
Replies: 11
Views: 3299

Re: WestJet 767 utilization

WS7M8 wrote:
We should also see them on trunk routes to hubs YYZ - YYC or YYZ - YVR as the on-board product is fairly similar to the 737.

A couple of Winters ago I flew BOS-YYZ-YYC and the YYZ-YYC route was on a 767. Looks like they're using the 789 now.

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by airbazar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20796

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

An improvement would be less cramped seating on delta. Space on an aircraft costs serious money. People who want to pay for it have First/Business and Comfort+ and/or Premium Select on over 90% of DL/DL Connection aircraft. Modest improvements in long-haul coach meal service (greatly overdue, IMHO)...

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by airbazar
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24711

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Uh? you do realize this is thread about Lufthansa and Germany TATL right? You want to discuss MAN go start your own thread. Facts are facts, but I guess when you don't like the facts it's ok to insult other people. The facts are that there is very little demand to/from secondary European cities rel...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24711

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

By the way half of those MAN TATL routes are glorified charter routes to places like MCO, CUN, PUJ, and LAS. That is where the locals want to You can call them what you want but they are still fully scheduled flights with or without your 'glorified charter' interjection. Funny how you point out tho...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8177

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

This was in a leaked post a while back that was deleted. I’m assuming B6 would rather compete with UA fares than WN fares. B6 has no problem competing with WN in many other routes and WN doesn't even fly from NYC so I don't think your assumption is correct. My suspicion is that IAH attracts higher ...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 13987

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

Francoflier wrote:
If it's a TAP only issue... could it be the bacalao?

The correct spelling is bacalhau (cod), but if it was a fish story I'd expect it to be on an FI 752 :)

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to move from HOU (Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th
Replies: 55
Views: 8177

Re: B6 to move from HOU(Hobby) to IAH on Oct. 27th

This was in a leaked post a while back that was deleted. I’m assuming B6 would rather compete with UA fares than WN fares. B6 has no problem competing with WN in many other routes and WN doesn't even fly from NYC so I don't think your assumption is correct. My suspicion is that IAH attracts higher ...

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24711

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

One good example is Manchester, UK. There is no bigger TATL market than U.S.-UK and yet TATL routes from MAN are too few and far in between. Depends how you class 'few and far between'? There can be anything up to 20 daily flights from MAN across the Atlantic, I class that as quite well connected f...

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1337
Views: 171349

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The main problem IMO is that AA's A321T's are too premium and therefore too niche. NYC-LAX and NYC-SFO are really the only routes that may support such a config.
For everything else something like a Mint A321 or a DL 752 with DeltaOne seats seems far more marketable, I think.

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 13987

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

Something is odd here. TP's longest A339 flight is LIS-SFO at well over 12 hours but if something like this would have happened on that flight it would have been all over the news here and yet it hasn't happened. Local news stations here in the U.S. love nothing more than good airline drama. If I h...

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting
Replies: 35
Views: 13987

Re: TAP A330-900neo crew and passengers reporting dizziness and vomiting

Something is odd here. TP's longest A339 flight is LIS-SFO at well over 12 hours but if something like this would have happened on that flight it would have been all over the news here and yet it hasn't happened. Local news stations here in the U.S. love nothing more than good airline drama. If I ha...

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ signs MOU with MH to expand codesharing, among other areas of co-operation
Replies: 18
Views: 4837

Re: SQ signs MOU with MH

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Interesting. How long before we get a MSA group holding if not a MSA airline again?

Never is probably too soon.
The 2 countries are just too different politically, socially, and economically.
It's a code-share agreement. Leave it to a.net to blow things out of proportion.

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24711

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

There have been a lot of attempts to connect other German cities to North America. LH had several short lived routes out of TXL as well as some out of DUS.They discontinued them after some time. It's not just Germany either. It's Europe in general due to the fact that most European countries have t...

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