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by klwright69
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starts EWR-PRG
Replies: 11
Views: 4609

Re: United starts EWR-PRG

That is great news. Naples, another new city already started.

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by klwright69
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircrafts parked at RUH
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: Aircrafts parked at RUH

They are always there. Ramadan is now over though.

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by klwright69
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO ever fly to JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 5902

Re: Did CO ever fly to JFK

It's true CO had a tiny footprint at JFK. CO stopped and restarted IAH-JFK several times. At one point they had it 4x a day to complete with B6. But they had stopped and started it again with 2x a day even before that. CO could never make up their mind if JFK was worth the time, ultimately it never ...

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by klwright69
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14053

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

If AA were making so much money they wouldn't have stopped period. You know it must be bad now. UA was flying empty planes to CCS at the end before they stopped. The few people going couldn't justify it. Even the airport is considered dangerous let alone outside in town at this point.

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by klwright69
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa in CCS
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Air Europa in CCS

If you google Caracas and Air Europa, there are a number of articles covering an incident with armed attackers and an Air Europa crew in downtown Caracas. Things are only worsening for the airlines operating into CCS. Apparently even the airport itself is no longer safe.

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by klwright69
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1730
Views: 307347

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I have noticed that UA is using the 777 300ER on EWR-BOM, but not to DEL. I wonder if this is a response to EK launching EWR service (via DXB, of course). Anyone want to comment on this? There is no thread on this equipment change at this point so I am mentioning it here.

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by klwright69
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17332

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

I think there is some overreaction here. UA is still committed to these markets to Australia. They could have gone seasonal only with LAX and IAH/SYD, but they didn't do that, they are still in the market even off season just not daily; and SFO/SYD and MEL/LAX and MEL/SFO are still year round right?...

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by klwright69
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 16
Views: 4387

Re: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

Well, is DEN-LHR on UA renewed for next year?

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by klwright69
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 16
Views: 4387

Re: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

Well, I believe the DEN slot came from EWR. There are five flights to LHR instead 6 like they've had before.

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by klwright69
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 16
Views: 4387

UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

The seasonal routes have ended (ATH, KEF, OPO) yet DEN-LHR is continuing for the time being. Did they decide to make it year round?

Speaking of dropping HAM, UA still maintains seasonal 757 service to places like OPO, KEF, and ARN.

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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: 10161

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: 126
Views: 16771

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: 305
Views: 36636

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: 140
Views: 19480

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: 1883

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: 16283

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: 34223

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: 49
Views: 9410

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
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 25680

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

This is the perfect time for Gulf Air. They are perfectly positioned to serve Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt, now that QR was forced out.
This is a huge blow to QR. A lot of you seem to underestimate.
QR ran wide bodies to all over KSA, and now nothing.

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by klwright69
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 12260

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Much ado about little. I think the only year round 757 to LHR on UA is the daylight eastbound flight from IAD. I would like to add that I was recently in LHR very early in the a.m. and saw that UA 757 leave to return to IAD. For US departures that leaves very, very, early around 7 a.m. I would not b...

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by klwright69
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Jordan
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Ryanair to Jordan

I just saw on CNN that Ryan Air will soon serve Aqaba, and Amman, Jordan.
I love Jordan.
Amazingly good news!

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by klwright69
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 15347

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

Middle Eastern carriers always have at least one or two Arabic speakers, often from Lebanon, Jordan, or Morocco, or Egypt.
They need PA announcements in the local language.
No US carrier will ever serve DOH. It's a tiny place. UAE or KSA is more likely.

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by klwright69
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 89789

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Everything that Adam Levine Weinberg says about UA is always from a negative slant. Every article is about how UA fails at everything. His favourite fall back is that UA can't match what AA has in DFW and DL has in ATL. Since UA's hubs are so small (in his words), they will never measure up. He's ev...

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by klwright69
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 89789

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/01/ ... rowth.aspx
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Analyst questions UA's moves from the Motley Fool investing services.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/01/ ... rowth.aspx

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by klwright69
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 128
Views: 18436

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

One of my best friends is an avid traveler and from Manhattan. He is as "New York" as they come. In fact, he visits this forum. He is adamant that EWR is one of the New York area airports, and says it's nonsense that EWR is a different market. People have their preferences, but EWR is part...

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by klwright69
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP
Replies: 41
Views: 7632

Re: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP

I think it was already reported once before that it certainly appears CLE-SJU on Sat. on UA is now gone for good.

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by klwright69
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2962

Re: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?

UA has 4 flights a day (IAH, IAD, EWR, and IAD). I agree, is there enough traffic to support UA on LAX/SFO-AMS year round? It's questionable. Not every city in Europe is connected to every hub. Notice IAH-CDG is gone, while CDG-SFO joined. I was just in AMS last summer for the first time. DL/KLM hav...

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by klwright69
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 64
Views: 8438

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

So the 77W is a sUA plane? In that case sUA flight attendants get to fly to TLV for the first time.
No one answered my question, is there now a FA UAs base even in CLE? Or just sCO.
It's hysterical we still we can still use sUA and sCO 7 years into the merger.

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by klwright69
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 64
Views: 8438

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

So where do UAs flight attendants do have bases? EWR/CLE/IAH/GUM? Likewise does COs cabin crew have bases at IAD/EWR/SFO/LAX/DEN/ORD? Is this still causing operational problems? Why is it taking so long? In a lot of professions measuring effectiveness of employees is subjective and difficult. Some o...

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by klwright69
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 64
Views: 8438

UA FA merger integration complaint

https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/wo ... s-why.html
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Here is an interesting article on how things are going with the UA FA integration.

It doesn't sound pretty. Maybe some of the UA can add their two cents.

https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/wo ... s-why.html

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by klwright69
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger befouls plane's bathrooms
Replies: 22
Views: 8579

Re: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger befouls plane's bathrooms

It could be mental illness related. Mental illness exists.

At one time we discussed here how deportees pulled a similar thing, on Saudia, and that was the cause that time.

Every case has its own particulars.

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by klwright69
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4792

Re: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?

There was a Wall Street Journal article years ago, that discussed how a lot of African destinations are very profitable for European carriers for various reasons. A Somali friend explained to me that Turkey and Somalia worked together on improving the airport. The Somalia route for TK could certainl...

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reflections on Tenerife
Replies: 30
Views: 5936

Re: Reflections on Tenerife

Well, recently a flight nearly triggered a major accident while landing at SFO at night. It came close. I wonder how many of the people who survived are still alive now. Probably not many, a lot of pax were retirees. Robert Bragg, the PA copilot just passed away. Here is a survivor that passed away ...

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by klwright69
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 20056

Re: United ending Xian

And the fourth fight is eliminated. Will this the plane used for PPT.

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by klwright69
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 20056

Re: United ending Xian

I wonder why they didn't announce at the same time Xian and HGH were ending.

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by klwright69
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 22539

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

I agree that a factor may be widebody slack in SFO during this month and this seasonal aircraft movement. There is a winter seasonal flight. DEN-LHR will be a summer seasonal flight. Xian was a summer seasonal flight as well, HGH was year round. Of course, AKL is winter seasonal. In the early 90's, ...

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 20056

Re: United ending Xian

This is such a non surprise. It is a thing at a.net to mock the notion that checking loads gives a person information about a particular flight. But looking at XIY and HGH, one would see flights routinely have over a hundred empty seats in economy, with only a meager number occupied in business clas...

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by klwright69
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12637

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

CNN had a segment with Richard Quest on Polaris. The ORD Polaris lounge was deemed too small and crowded. Therefore everything has to be rethought.

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10807

Re: Why no United to Africa?

Look at all the cities that have been cut and later make a comeback. It's probably quite a few,

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS
Replies: 45
Views: 10431

Re: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS

DL is reducing JFK-HAV. I guess more HAV frequencies are now up for grabs. And here we thought New York to HAV was a bit more "safe" from cuts.

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10807

Re: Why no United to Africa?

I wouldn't at all be surprised if UA starts LOS again. Lagos is the big Apple of Africa.

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by klwright69
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta leaving GRK
Replies: 27
Views: 6360

Re: Delta leaving GRK

I am sure you know why UA doesn't serve DAL. Its not a normal situation.

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 20200

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

This topic has been discussed many times in this forum. The market strikes me as very focused.
UA had two 777's from EWR in the market for years and years, before they added SFO, which they quickly struck gold and increased frequency. Take note TLV failed from ATL on DL.

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?
Replies: 31
Views: 4141

Re: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?

What about CLT. It's not midcontient but still.

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by klwright69
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 8171

Re: UA to ILM

USA Today has picked up on this story. They also mentioned UA adding Elmira. A destination they recently dropped.

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 8171

Re: UA to ILM

Four flights isn't very many. Too bad they couldn't add IAH into the mix.

But we all know UA will dehub IAD anyway. (wink, wink, grin).

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 10918

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

I remember the name Lippincott at the time. That's all I can recall.
Yeah, I know, it's here, and it's done. Some need to find new hobbies.

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 8171

UA to ILM

Wilmington Airport has a posting on UA's Facebook page.
UA is launching flights from ILM to both IAD and ORD.
It's not noted in the OAG thread either.
Will the market be large enough to support them?
Is F9 still at the airport?

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by klwright69
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 8256

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

Armchair CEO happens a lot here.
The article said the route was performing poorly once the excitement and novelty wore off, and the politics was just the last nail in the coffin.
There isn't much to talk about.
Cuba only has a small number of viable markets now.

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 16424

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

I can't add much more to this discussion. Although not completely relevant to EY dropping DFW specifically, I want share an observation. The middle east has too many airlines, TOO many airlines and seats. Everyone is talking about QR, EY, and EK. Don't forget there is Gulf Air. Air Arabia. and Saudi...

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