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by airbazar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 103
Views: 11286

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

What else is he going to say? LH's hubs in the center of Europe make it so LH's narrowbody fleet has really short segments so it's easy for him to say nonsense stuff like "more than 4 hours in a narrowbody is too much". On top of that his hub have protection. If he faced long haul LCC comp...

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by airbazar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 39
Views: 3334

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

I agree Mr Newton could have been better served by AA in this instance. How so? Hard to tell without knowing which AA flight he was on. If it was the last flight departing CDG at 3:25p, there aren't a lot of choices after that. What I don't understand is why a guy that makes that much money didn't ...

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by airbazar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 39
Views: 3334

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

catiii wrote:
He's one of the 50 most famous athletes in the world, so tens of millions of people...

In the world inside U.S. borders only. Ask anyone else in Europe or Asia to identify his picture and I doubt you'd find much success.
Even Tom Brady is better known outside the U.S. as Gisele's husband.

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by airbazar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 39
Views: 3334

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

From Paris to Dallas I might have only because it's a daytime flight. I'm not sure I would have taken it if it was a red-eye. I don't mind too much flying middle seat when I'm surrounded by my family but with strangers it's a different story and if the guy next to is 6'5", 245lbs he's most like...

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by airbazar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN
Replies: 44
Views: 7627

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

seansasLCY wrote:
LH really doesn't seem to know what to do with Eurowings.

Or Brussels Airlines. This latest decision looks more like "kicking the can" than anything else.

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by airbazar
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 83
Views: 11647

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

I like the graphic where it says "30% Lower Fuel Burn*" *Not actually true. Keep in mind the comparison is to the 757, even if it doesn't explicitly say so, or that it doesn't specify any details of the parameters used. Having said that, I think the general consensus has always been that ...

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by airbazar
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS
Replies: 24
Views: 3179

Re: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS

That kind of thinking is, for PWM, very 1982, before PWM had non-stops to major hubs... everything required a connection in BOS. Today (and I mean today's schedules) there are non-stops to PHL, DTW, JFK, EWR, LGA, BWI, IAD, DCA, CLT, RDU, ATL, ORD and DEN. The heck with connections. Are you saying ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 50
Views: 9903

Re: JetBlue In Talks for A321XLR

Revelation wrote:
The only downer is that delivery won't start till 2023...

True however BOS has no gates before 2023 (or is it 2022?), when the new terminal expansion is supposed to be completed.

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1112
Views: 144822

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

johhn14 wrote:
I missed RAM! A member elect of OW

You also missed Iberia and LATAM :)

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR Versus XLR
Replies: 83
Views: 11647

Re: A321LR Versus XLR

As I said in another thread (I think the AA one) the A321LR is now a dead product walking. In marketing only because I'm convinced the LR will become the baseline A321NEO, where the third fuel tank is just an option. We're nearly there already as from 2020 the baseline A321NEO will really be an A32...

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122249

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

I am surprised we had no orders from biggies like LH,AF,TK for the XLR.. AF is probably the only one of those airlines that I'd expect to see order the XLR. I don't think LH and TK need the extra range of the XLR. I don't think that long haul narrowbody routes are in their plans. In fact LH has sta...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1112
Views: 144822

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I'll be very curious to see the statistics, but I think BOS-CDG is shaping up to be interesting this summer. DL has a 763 with 200+ seats, AF is running 2 772s at about 600 seats daily, not including the days where one (or both) are 77w, bringing the total seats up to possibly almost 800 seats, jus...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51953

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

American Airlines really need to place an order for A321XLR to push Boeing to finally launch 797. AA, please do it. I feel that if AA were to order 50 A321LR/XLR it would be game over for the 797. There's simply not enough demand in that segment for 2 manufacturers and AA is one of the largest cust...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 363
Views: 37785

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

He seems to be pretty concise when speaking about what deem to be a fantasy. I don't doubt it's being worked on. I just don't believe it will make it to production. Why would an airline buy a 767 size plane when they can operate a 787/A330 for little additional charge on the extra seats? Isn't that...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85593

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

The press release has some of the loosest wording I've ever seen in a Paris air show release. The order really seems very conditional at this point. Who knows subject to what conditions and if it isn't a ploy to get airbus to lower or match their prices on what will remain to be replaced. Or, and t...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1112
Views: 144822

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

It would certainly be a change in strategy from what AA is doing now. Which isn't to say that couldn't happen, but AA seems focused on their hubs. If they were going to launch TATL, why would they shut down all of their local northeast feeder routes? One reason is BOS is predominantly a O&D air...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 363
Views: 37785

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

Look - even in 2014 they were "close" to launching: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-06-26/boeing-advancing-on-successor-to-757-jet-air-astana-says Middle of the market nearly 20 years ago: https://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2003/march/cover.html They've done their ...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 51953

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

American Airlines really need to place an order for A321XLR to push Boeing to finally launch 797. AA, please do it. I feel that if AA were to order 50 A321LR/XLR it would be game over for the 797. There's simply not enough demand in that segment for 2 manufacturers and AA is one of the largest cust...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 85593

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Waterbomber2 wrote:
Brexit chess move in the face of the EU regulators.

IAG is a Spanish company so not sure what Brexit has to do with it.

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 363
Views: 37785

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I think its funny when people bring up 757 operations outside Europe and North America. How many 757s were operated outside these regions? Going even further, how many of the TOTAL operators actually used the 757 to it's extent? Comparatively, how many operators period use the A321 on longer routes...

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by airbazar
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 237
Views: 37874

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

It boggles my mind that more people are flying yet airlines are on a trend to offer less seats per route. I genuinely do not understand the economics of it. You can only add so much frequency. And while small efficient planes open up new routes, well established routes will continue to grow. There ...

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by airbazar
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1112
Views: 144822

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Get ready to see a UA 77W coming in on 22L or 22R very shortly. It's comign from HKG and is diverted due to the landing gear incident at EWR today. I think its gonna be our first time seeing a UA 77W over here! Not quite. When UA was running the 777s to SFO they subbed in the 77w a few times. There...

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by airbazar
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 21239

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

I read somewhere that about 50% of all of TP flights user buses at LIS. The only surprising thing is that that number is that low. It's an airport with only 17 jetbridge gates (7 WB + 10 NB).

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 21239

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

As for upcoming 321LR routes, TAP’s press release hints at few destinations: BOS (additional frequencies from LIS or new route from OPO?) IAD (already known - winter 2019 replacing 330) REC (additional frequencies from LIS or new route from OPO?) NAT (additional frequencies from LIS or new route fr...

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1112
Views: 144822

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

stl07 wrote:
So how was the Stanley cup transported to the airport and was it placed in the cargo hold or in the cabin? ;) :D

I think Boston has a dedicated lane just for championship trophies, both in and out of the city. It's justified given the amount of championships our teams participate in :D

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8538

Re: ek unbundling j

True but the purpose of this charge was to ensure members of the higher levels of its FFP were able to select (the better) seats (free) whenever they booked. So it is in effect a benefit to some. Also full fare pax are not charged either. In J there really isnt the same variance in seat quality as ...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 33
Views: 9643

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

Probably a large corporate flying out staff for a conference/reward celebration. Flight Centre in particular is well known for doing things like this, though some of the banks & insurers have also done these sorts of things in the past, but wouldn't be 'good optics' ATM with the banking Royal C...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16431

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KBGR/KIAD
They were on the ground for less than 45 mins.
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AirKevin wrote:
What was the reason for the diversion.

If I had to guess based on that image, I'd say the same thing as last time: weather.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KBGR/KIAD
They were on the ground for less than 45 mins.

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by airbazar
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16431

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /LPPT/KBGR
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Well, LIS-IAD diverted once again, this time to BGR. Looks like they learned their lesson :)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /LPPT/KBGR

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by airbazar
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP and the A340
Replies: 18
Views: 4041

Re: TAP and the A340

I had thought that TAP had stopped flying the A340, especially with the A330Neo now entering service. However, on checking a flight on their website, for late July, I see that they have one flying from LHR to LIS. Is this correct? When are they planning to retire them? What are you talking about? T...

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7205

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

What is your expectation to turn a 525 seat aircraft? Let's say, two hours. I have read a minimum of 3 hrs but I am going with efficient airport theory. I am sure even with 300+ staff per departure EK at DXB takes more than 2 hrs. Four 189 seat A320/737s can be turned in two hours. With four turns ...

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by airbazar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7205

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

What is your expectation to turn a 525 seat aircraft? Let's say, two hours. I have read a minimum of 3 hrs but I am going with efficient airport theory. I am sure even with 300+ staff per departure EK at DXB takes more than 2 hrs. Four 189 seat A320/737s can be turned in two hours. With four turns ...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1112
Views: 144822

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

FGITD wrote:
A lot of delays that airline x takes is because they always follow airline y, who never leaves on time. With BA, A no one has that issue

True but one could also argue that if gate 12 wasn't occupied for 6 hours by an idle plane airline x could go to gate 12 if airline y is delayed departing :)

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1112
Views: 144822

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

On a separate topic, I was at Logan today and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the BA A380, EK A380, and LH 748 all at the gates at the same time. It was also my first time seeing the LATAM bird at Boston. Picture???? I feel like this must look fantastic. Maybe semi reminiscent of the days where that whol...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7205

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

Please. You're trying to tell me that ORD embarked on a multi-billion runway realignment project just because of the A380? How much did it really add up? Peanuts. The drama and inflated costs were primarily (only?), a U.S. thing due to politics, corruption, and antiquated airport infrastructure. A ...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7205

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

Again, lots of inaccuracies regarding the A380 in this thread :banghead: Airports did not start widening stuff for the A380. The 773 or the A346 also needed taxiway adjustments. The inner side of taxiway curves needed fillets in order to enable use of sharp turns. The distance between the NLG (Nose...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible to fly South America-Asia non-stop?
Replies: 22
Views: 2514

Re: Is it possible to fly South America-Asia non-stop?

I'm going to assume that the OP is referring East/Southeast Asia, since there are already routes between S.America and Asia. Is it possible? Yes, absolutely. Is it commercially feasible? That's debatable with current aircraft. About the only route that I could ever see happen in this context is SQ f...

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by airbazar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40314

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

I wouldn't forget about ATH. In fact i'm a little shocked they added LIS instead of ATH this Summer. I'm not. LIS is easily within 757 range from BOS (ATH is not) and there are relatively strong ties between Portugal and the Boston/Providence region and especially the South Coast of Mass. Delta isn...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40314

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Realistically what new TATL routes can we expect from DL at BOS? I would think they might throw in some seasonal routes - running late April through late September or Early October to places like Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Porto, Brussels, etc. Boston to Europe is already very well served to E...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40314

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

I am wondering if Massport will help Delta out a bit given they're serious about Boston and growing Boston. We've discussed this in the Boston thread, runway 14/32 needs to go. That alone would open up a large amount of parking space for air craft. I used to think the same way but changed my mind r...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10731

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

How bad is EY struggling? If they cannot take up an aircraft that is pretty serious. So much for all the hype and glitz a few years back with all these big deals. I think there were some people around here, years ago who strongly believed that only 1 survivor would come out of the ME3 and that EY w...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1112
Views: 144822

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Aside from the tie-up with KE, why is DL reluctant to fly Pacific routes out of Boston? My guess would be lack of appropriate equipment. I don't know if their A332's have the legs and it might be a challenge to rotate a 777/A350 thru Boston. Personally I think a route to India from BOS would be bet...

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by airbazar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 40314

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Terminal A def needs CBP for Delta to fully utilize BOS as a secondary transatlantic hub Ha! Tell that to Massport! It's a lot more complicated than that. Terminal A is really limited in the number of widebody gates it can handle, especially the A330. If DL had CBP at terminal A and chose to use it...

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by airbazar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 21239

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

A380MSN004 wrote:
Do they really need 3 ACTs for those routes? I see less than 3200 NM for both routes.

They don't have to fill them if they don't but they will need them in the Winter.

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by airbazar
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 21239

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

LAX772LR wrote:
That color scheme is hideous!

Looks like a throwback to the '70s.


I agree but sadly it's what the young kids love these days.
The 70's and 80's are in again.

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by airbazar
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul
Replies: 35
Views: 6557

Re: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul

Would TP venture onto the lucrative Nigerian market? I’m sure BA, AF/KLM offer plenty of daily flights to LOS/ABJ? Maybe TP could get into that market by offering connections via LIS? Plus USA-Nigeria market, now that they are getting a decent USA network? Just a though. I've been wondering that my...

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by airbazar
Fri May 31, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul
Replies: 35
Views: 6557

Re: Tap Air Portugal To Start Lisbon-Banjul

Would TP venture onto the lucrative Nigerian market? I’m sure BA, AF/KLM offer plenty of daily flights to LOS/ABJ? Maybe TP could get into that market by offering connections via LIS? Plus USA-Nigeria market, now that they are getting a decent USA network? Just a though. I've been wondering that my...

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by airbazar
Thu May 30, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Re: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020

Uh? Which Gulf states? I'm not aware of any that recognizes Israel or has diplomatic and economic relations with Israel. There are no non-stop flights between Israel and any of the Gulf states and any route to the East requires a huge detour. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ELY95/history/201905...

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by airbazar
Thu May 30, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 34
Views: 2972

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

Several factors touched on above will prevent LAX from becoming #1 - among them: Not a fortress hub for a major carrier Mostly O&D so far less connecting passengers than ATL, DXB, etc fragmentation among the SoCal airports (SNA, BUR, ONT, LAX) And yet it's already at nearly 90 million passenger...

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by airbazar
Thu May 30, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Re: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020

That only leaves SIN as the only major financial in the Far East not connected to TLV. Until Malaysia or Indonesia recognize Israel and enable aircraft flying to/from Israel over their airspace, it just wouldn't happen. Any other route would add a number of hours that would make such a flight nonvi...

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