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by klwright69
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9552

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

Well, true, Perfectgriffen. And UA had India all to itself.

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by klwright69
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14710

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Yes, peculiar they haven't added ATH or VCE from another gateway. They just keep adding into EWR. OPO and KEF are coming back so that's great news. It's like EWR is their favourite hub with SFO as a close #2.

I guess it's a given HAM and ARN are returning.

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by klwright69
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 29996

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

So AA will just do MIA to PAP? I recall UA couldn't make EWR-PAP work either.

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by klwright69
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16408

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

I can't really add to what hasn't already been said. AMS or CDG sound good, but it's the wrong alliance hubbed. It's likely somewhere in Germany, maybe BRU.

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by klwright69
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of trans Atlantic to Eastern Europe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: Future of trans Atlantic to Eastern Europe?

US carriers have studied these markets, and for those that have tried, they have never worked, outside of summer.
Even Berlin struggles. It's not only eastern Europe, but to Africa too. This is the whole reason US carriers have European partners.

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by klwright69
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15372

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

The fact that IAD-TLV will be a 777 and not a 787 sure indicates that TLV no longer needs a 787 to prove itself worthy. It demonstrates a lot of confidence. I wouldn't be surprised to see UA add another seasonal flight to ATH from another gateway.

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by klwright69
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 33143

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

CO has always had this complex with JFK.... Looking over their shoulder saying "We should be there too." CO started and stopped service from nonstop IAH I believe 3 times, definitely 2 times, varying between 2x up to 4x a day. They also had CLE service in addition to LGA and EWR. It should...

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by klwright69
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6670

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

Max Q is actually correct. CO was thinking about reacquiring some 747's in the late 90's. I am not sure what model. They saw a need for a few of their high volume routes such as IAH-London, IAH-HNL for instance. But for reasons listed they didn't do it. Since CO was considering bringing it back, thi...

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by klwright69
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 73907

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I think they will eventually find it. The pressure and the questions will never end until they find it. I remember the whole search for the South African Heldeberg along with AF447 of course. Eventually technology had to catch up and the resources allocated until the wreck is found. Of course I beli...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320347

Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

Also CNN recently featured Richard Quest doing a segment on Polaris. He interviewed Oscar. Apparently, the Polaris lounges are already proving to be too small. They must be made larger, which will further delay the rollout. https://hub.united.com/united-polaris-cnn-richard-quest-2485275323.html http...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320347

UA Polaris Tracking Thread

I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread. I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris. How many aircraft currently have Polaris? What routes do they fly? There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 12084

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

I am just wondering how many thousands of people UA has hired since the merger. The globe is all they know. And the Tulip is fading from the public's memory too. And people are retiring every year. The airline is changing. The Polaris role out is going to take several years. Years were spent develop...

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11646

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

Too bad both UA and AA are leaving MSP-LAX. If they were serious about LAX, well.....

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5898

Re: HAM TATL flights?

This topic has been discussed numerous times here. CO was in the market long before the merger. The route was upgraded to a 767 from the 757. As we know, many old CO 757 routes have fallen away: BRS, OSL, CGN, BFS, CPH, etc. HAM survived but for whatever reason, UA only flies the route for 5 months ...

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by klwright69
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 10230

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Well, CLE-DCA/LGA/BOS will likely stay to serve the current customer base. The slots in DCA and LGA are valuable. MKE is clearly serving some specific client(s). LAX is a hub, remember? I recently flew a Saturday CLE-CUN flight. It was evidently clear that most of the pax were on week-long package v...

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by klwright69
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25969

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

WOW... PDL. The Azores.
When UA announced OPO, I questioned if a US carrier would fly to the Canarias Islands or the Azores...
We have a winner folks.. Ding Ding.

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by klwright69
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14751

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

I am surprised. I thought there would be enough traffic to sustain DL also. I guess I thought wrong.

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?
Replies: 71
Views: 10083

Re: Would UA and/or AA adopt a similar p2p/focus city strategy to keep up with DL?

You say focus cities wilt and die. But we have some examples. CLE under UA is a focus city, DL at RDU, etc.
Not dead.
There are some left.

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by klwright69
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL
Replies: 30
Views: 7744

Re: Qatar Airways announces beginning of services to GIG and SCL

I was in just in Atlanta and was near the QR flight to DOH. I only saw Indians and Asians boarding. I don't think there were any Arabs. I hope this dispute can end soon.

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by klwright69
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14471

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

The Iberian peninsula is interesting. DL has Malaga and now UA has OPO. Does DL still have Malaga?
Will UA ever return to places like BRS, BFS, DUS, CGN, CPH, OSL, for even seasonal service? How did BFS last this long?
I wonder if a US carrier will ever do the Canary Islands or the Azores?

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14471

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

KEF is a fun destination. But they can't make OSL work? Hmm.

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8559

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

LH already flies DMM/BAH.
BAH is a tag on the DMM flight.
If I recall correctly we had a thread on KLM reshuffling routes to the Gulf, the result being DOH got the ax.
KLM does AMS-KWI-BAH.

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by klwright69
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14471

Re: United opens. New summer seasonal routes!

All greats adds.
Nice to see UA in Iceland.
I suppose the current seasonal flights will return: VCE, HAM, ARN, ATH, SFO-MUC, etc.

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by klwright69
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights
Replies: 20
Views: 8559

Re: Lufthansa to suspend Doha flights

KLM also suspended DOH and subsequently shuffled around some of their GCC service.
I have been to DOH several times. Nice place, but there isn't much there.
It's not that much of a surprise.

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26535

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

That is a good point that UA has done very few long haul additions out of IAH. Of course, SCL came on a few years back, but that was one of those gaping whole routes where we've wondered just what took them so long. Also I think it was said once here that UA doesn't like current timings in PVG. One ...

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by klwright69
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26535

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

What a nice surprise from United. I wonder why they couldn't start it in time for Christmas to make it a true Christmas present. This was truly startling. I remember ages ago when Continental started EWR-TLV. That was another route that came out from absolutely nowhere and shocked everyone, because ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paper Ticket Folders: Which Airlines?
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

Paper Ticket Folders: Which Airlines?

I just flew on KLM. I was shocked that I was given a paper ticket jacket (folder), with the KLM logo on it, a map of Schipol inside too, to keep all my boarding passes together. I could not believe it. I thought paper ticket jackets have gone the way of the dinosaur since with technology everything ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 118
Views: 18321

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

Well, I "really" think UA will get more frequencies. I believe I will be proven correct, so hold me to it. So there. The DOT does in fact like geographic diversity and diversity in carriers. Why else do you think Alaska received a flight from LA and UA received a flight from Houston in the...

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 3177

Re: SV expands from RUH and JED

I won't say the name in the thread, but your characterizations of Americans travelling out of DMM is quite hysterical in its stereotypes. For price sensitive customers, they don't give a (.......) about booze on the plane. Who will pay hundreds more just for a glass of beer or wine? I contend SV cha...

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 16821

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Some said ATH has "trash yields." Well it must be good enough to fly the route in the summer nonstop from the USA, and not route traffic via a connection point in Europe, likewise some people must be paying business class or high dollar seats for nonstops.

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 3177

Re: SV expands from RUH and JED

Well LAX, as far as I know, no North American flights are daily on SV.
IAD/JFK alternate between JED/RUH.
The flight goes from one or the other, to the opposite city each day.

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV expands from RUH and JED
Replies: 18
Views: 3177

SV expands from RUH and JED

According to the SV website, SV is launching Mauritius from RUH and JED, September 14, 2017. I hope to go to this tropical destination one day. Maybe SV is trying to expand and add more connecting traffic. I believe SV has added the Maldives as well recently. Also, SV recently added nonstops to LAX ...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 16821

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Of course UA does well on EWR-ATH. EWR is a hub designed for a route like this. Greece is perceived as a safe and popular world class destination. No one seriously thought EK was going to push them out. How EK does in January and February is another story. Of course locals that need a year round fli...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46520

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

AA launching a redeye from DEN to JFK is a bit odd.
I have not found redeye flights to be cheaper INMHO.
UA only does a DEN-EWR redeye during peak travel periods.
This thread should be retitled AA shrivelling at JFK.

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by klwright69
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 12052

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

Interesting and probably a smart setup for DL serving LOS from ATL and JFK.
I recall that the Houston business community had wanted the LOS route for a long time.
But IAH-LOS actually lasted a long time, unlike HGH.
Due to business ties and ethnic ties, they could give it another go.
But good for DL.

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46520

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

This thread has gone off topic (as they typically do). ORD-VCE and PHL-PRG/BUD are seasonal right? These routes sound like slam dunks, if they are only operating for 4 months a year. PHL-Zurich is certainly worth lots of discussion. I agree with what someone else said, some of you act like it's the ...

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by klwright69
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's UA vs The World!
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

It's UA vs The World!

Adam Levine Weinberg is writing about UA again. He is the Motley Fool's investing service airline analyst. He is always critical of UA in his stories. In his last article, he said It was a no brainer for UA to close LAX and IAD hubs for instance. Now he criticises their expansion. https://www.fool.c...

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by klwright69
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GUAM 20 years ago---crash of Korean 801
Replies: 4
Views: 4191

Re: GUAM 20 years ago---crash of Korean 801

The Air Crash Investigation episode on this accident is really good.
Look at that mess. It's a miracle anyone survived.
Everyone in the nose cone survived nearly.

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by klwright69
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 11067

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

When I mentioned journalists, yes journalists go to warzones. I was just rebutting the idea the CCS is a warzone. Life looks like it's going on normally when journalists are broadcasting from Caracas. No buildings in rubble, no bullets whizzing by, no journalists in helmets and bulletproof vests. Pe...

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela
Replies: 65
Views: 11067

Re: Rumour: COPA to withdraw from Venezuela

Malev thanks for all your posts on the situation in Venezuela. I wonder how AA is doing. UA pulled out because they were carrying few people to CCS to begin with, and the AUA stop just made it untenable. AA must be doing okay. Journalists are often broadcasting live from Caracas, if it's safe enough...

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code
Replies: 56
Views: 8096

Re: Saudia Airlines under fire for Dress Code

There is nothing new about this dress code thing if that's what you want to call it. A friend of mine had to put on long pants when returning to KSA. He thought it was odd, but realized that it's Saudia, and he worked there in KSA, so he just complied, and it was over. He probably would have worn lo...

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 38 years since AA 191
Replies: 59
Views: 16714

Re: 38 years since AA 191

There is nothing wrong with mentioning that several horrific accidents shared the same ill fated flight numbers. It's a weird curiosity that people have noticed. I was very young so I don't remember this accident but I know about it. There is that terrible picture of the plane crashing that will liv...

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by klwright69
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 14375

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

And CO flew DEN-LGW for years and years before BA entered the DEN market. In fact, the last flight from the old Denver airport was CO's DEN-LGW flight 34 in 1995. The market has been served for a very, very long time. I remember since I was there to see it off, since I am old guy around here. I thin...

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by klwright69
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 9531

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

I am surprised HGH lasted as long as it did. UAs second PVG-SFO flight leaves at midnight. But I don't think better times are available.

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by klwright69
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta is quitting Venezuela... too
Replies: 38
Views: 9036

Re: Delta is quitting Venezuela... too

When UA ended CCS, I said immediately that DL would be next and it would be real soon. UA was a stalwart and maintained daily flights from IAH to the end. UA ending was a signal to DL that their weekly flight was just pointless. Of course the idea was to not completely leave the market, but there is...

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by klwright69
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 747 domestic flight
Replies: 1
Views: 306

UA 747 domestic flight

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 511694001/
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According to USA today, UA will have a one off 747 domestic flight.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 511694001/

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by klwright69
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16379

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

UA is also focusing the 757 on its Coast product transcons.BOS/LAX/SFO/EWR.

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by klwright69
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 16379

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Well, NCL was only seasonal a couple years with terrible loads. BRS has been gone a long time now. BFS was cut rather recently. So there are differences.

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by klwright69
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?
Replies: 44
Views: 8802

Re: Airlines serve JFK for a notch on their belt or to make money?

I want to point out one thing.... Historically speaking JFK was the primary international gateway to the USA transatlantic. In the 80's, when traveling to Europe if it wasn't on PA or TW, it was via a foreign carrier through JFK. That was often the default thought process. I remember this vividly. T...

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by klwright69
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Service to ATL Caused DL to End Doha Service; DL Considers ME/India Return
Replies: 114
Views: 12632

Re: Delta considering a return to the Middle East and India

DL seems to be doing just fine without serving the middle east or India. Just a thought.

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