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by hz747300
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity
Replies: 37
Views: 11422

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

^^^ Interesting. Have two trips to Hong Kong coming up for tourism/fun. Haven’t had a single concern or thought once about not going. It’s interesting what scares people these days - or, perhaps, let’s them justify their own fears. Love the city and the food, can’t wait to go back. Scared is a bit ...

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 96371

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

Good move by AC; a very fine aircraft. I doubt if they'll be the AB aircraft, as they're (mostly) -200s. I think they'll be looking for RR powered -300s. Cathay springs to mind? I thought Cathay too, but some of those birds are old. Real old. Well taken care of, but old. Depends on the amount of ti...

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 11656

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

I think it's the only way to make sure it can be safely piloted is to keep flying it and testing it. Kudos to Transport Canada for taking a reasonable approach.

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by hz747300
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14936

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

I'd go with Luton, Stansted or Gatwick. I think it should have good rail connections, with also decent budget bus options, and a hub for another carrier to at a minimum provide non-seamless onward connections (ie, you have to book separately).

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18410

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

I mean surely most people who speak French in Canada are bilingual, no? Depends. In Montreal, I would say yes. In Quebec City, I'd say no. My wife's family is partly French Canadian. At the funeral of her grandmother, we met a handful of cousins who did not speak much more English than hello and th...

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 10673

Re: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

This sort of stuff happens all the time... seriously with the slow new days. Bonus points if the pilot flew in a REALLY loud shirt. But yea, slow news day. Lightsaber I think that it is an interesting story no doubt, but probably not top of the fold. Presumably, he met all the regulatory requiremen...

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by hz747300
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27845

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

I'm sorry, but US$631m on US$29.8b is not 'very profitable'. ~US$30b is impressive, but it's not translating into substantial profits. It's ok, few airlines do make great profits. The problem with narrow thinking & corporate finance is that one misses the big picture, very unsophisticated. The ...

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by hz747300
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72501

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

LH has two versions of the A359. If we presume LH isn't going to send the more premium configuration here, that's 320 seats. That's a pretty big airplane. As someone alluded to above, LH really doesn't have the aircraft at the smaller end of the widebody spectrum to test out questionable new routes...

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27845

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

High load factors do not guarantee profits, but low load factors assuredly do not. The region is made up of several large loss making carriers - not the bar one would aspire to compete with. Also EK is largely connecting traffic, on average lower yielding than O&D. Their business model is predi...

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27845

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

edealinfo wrote:
hz747300 wrote:
I'd recommend using a form of imminent domain and build it out as quick as possible.


You do understand that it is a shiekdom /emirate so all it requires is an edict.


I know. But it does seem like they try to maintain the veneer of British Common Law, if nothing else.

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 27845

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

All they really need at DXB is an extra runway that can run concurrently. I'd recommend using a form of imminent domain and build it out as quick as possible. It's a nice place, but 1 hour from push back to takeoff is terrible.

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by hz747300
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts 787 base at ORD
Replies: 31
Views: 8309

Re: UA starts 787 base at ORD

Bring back HKG now! Or, better, ORD-HNL-HKG-HNL-ORD

It never hurts to ask.

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week
Replies: 158
Views: 28511

Re: Unconfirmed: BA to make major 2020 TATL expansion later this week

CRJ900 wrote:
10 x daily LCY-JFK with their newly-ordered A220-100 ;)


I heard it was LGA 10x daily.

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by hz747300
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 31222

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

I'm flying out Monday for ICN. Usually, the protesters aren't early and my flight is at 8am. I feel bad for the airside retailers, so I hope the $19.1b package the government has planned can be used to offset lost revenue for some of them too. The security staff are really strict too. If you don't h...

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions
Replies: 45
Views: 13387

Re: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions

Here is my thought: A321NEO A339/A359/A3510 B779 If they need aircraft within 2-3 years, the A330-900 is there. TG doesn't need B779, so if any Boeing planes it will be B787s. I see A220 for small domestic routes and maybe for Koh Samui. A320Neo for regional and Domestic A321NEO LR for longer fligh...

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by hz747300
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 2744

Re: Airport concessions being moved airside

If you head on over to T4 there are a ton of pre-security concessions including Chelsea’s Kitchen. I always did wonder your same question but have always found pre security restaurants to be pretty busy. Yes, lots at T4, but I don't recall T3, it's been a while. Isn't there at least a coffee shop i...

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by hz747300
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 43
Views: 5838

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

I'd rather they look for MH370 too. But I get what they are going for.

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by hz747300
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 440
Views: 84591

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

I know people say HKG-MIA, but is there really a market for that route? Unless they are counting AA feeding from South America, I always wonder if this would work. This would make HKG-MEX viable technologically, but I don't know if there is a market for it either.

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by hz747300
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72501

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

It's roughly a five month hiatus, I suppose Germans don't want to Snowbird to Cave Creek like the Canadians do. It's a nice add for PHX, but that immigration area could get crowded!

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by hz747300
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96323

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

They are selling the airline to the Chinese, under a shell company based in Orange County, and becoming solely a rewards company? What's huge nowadays? A CEO departure would have rumors swirling around for certain. I'd say, they are buying Alaska Airlines. Or, they are going to all biofuel on all fl...

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by hz747300
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 18651

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

The trouble is that SEA is too small so DL cant grow as large as they wish Seattle is the global headquarters for Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, Costco, plus many others. It’s not some podunk backwater. But still small in overall total population. Don’t equate small with unimportant. As for...

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by hz747300
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19500

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

It seems as though the only way to get KE fixed (when it comes to CRM) is more contract captains and instructors from outside of Korea like they did in the '90s. I would expect Delta is watching this very closely but it is extremely hard to change a culture that has been ingrained in their society ...

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by hz747300
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement
Replies: 94
Views: 16999

Re: Qatar speeds up A380 retirement

ikramerica wrote:
Amazing that its so unworkable that they have a 10 year life. Then again, QR didn’t need them in the first place.


That is so true. This is as much a QR issue as it is an A380 one. They can find a home doing Hajj flights after 2024.

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by hz747300
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330-900 460 seats
Replies: 75
Views: 11333

Re: Airbus a330-900 460 seats

jfk777 wrote:
500 seats in a A330, who are the passengers, Dwarfs ? Just because it can be done should it be done ? 9 seats per row in an A330 is insane.


I was surprised when I booked a family holiday from HK to go to select seats and see 3x3x3... It's cramped.

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by hz747300
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 80
Views: 8172

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

What about the British one, the Shorts? I think that is awesome for freight. Shorts 360 production ceased in 1991. At most there's only about 45-50 still operating. I don't think this is really relevant to this conversation. Interesting that the first aircraft actually built as a SH360 (N360SA) has...

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by hz747300
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 80
Views: 8172

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

What about the British one, the Shorts? I think that is awesome for freight.

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by hz747300
Mon May 20, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19600

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

After this decision, two carriers being equal, I would choose not fly jetBlue. So on a given route, vs say American, if price were the same, you’d rather sit in a 29” seat without tv, snacks, free WiFi, etc, or pay for all those, rather then endure a Pepsi. Ok. Oh, and on American you’ll get half t...

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by hz747300
Sun May 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19600

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

After this decision, two carriers being equal, I would choose not fly jetBlue.

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by hz747300
Sun May 19, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13564

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

I'm not sure which route would work for DL to think it needs its own metal. I would speculate, west coast is probably better, though ATL certainly being the cat's meow in the DL network. That said, the only option I see working would be the already crowded LAX route. While ATL would be good for rout...

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by hz747300
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 70
Views: 17829

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

Certainly not, they are already more than halfway through retrofitting their entire 777 fleet with 10 abreast. Sucks too. I suppose I could lose weight though. But you can't lose shoulder width! True--if that were my problem. I can see why Airbus played Wait & See on the 787 response before put...

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by hz747300
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72501

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

For anybody who hasn't heard/read this from the source or other means... https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283992/american-files-preliminary-new-a321neo-routes-in-s20/ American files preliminary new A321neo routes in S20 By Jim Liu Posted 22 April 2019 07:00 American Airlines during...

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by hz747300
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG development questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: HKG development questions

I cannot say on the smaller terminal on the south side, I don't know if that was in the works or not. But they are almost doubling the area and already filling in the area for the 3rd runway and additional terminal now. T1 expansion is moving right along as is the new terminal area near terminal 2. ...

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by hz747300
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 70
Views: 17829

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

Qantas94Heavy wrote:
ro1960 wrote:
Will CX’s 777X have the 9-abreast layout in coach like their current 777s?


Certainly not, they are already more than halfway through retrofitting their entire 777 fleet with 10 abreast.


Sucks too. I suppose I could lose weight though.

Did CX take the mid-air refueling option on their A35K's?

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by hz747300
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?
Replies: 26
Views: 3167

Re: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?

BI already has a daily flight, sometimes on a 787. I don't think there is a market for more. Besides some Brunei people coming to HK or chine and may be sone oil workers going to Brunei, I don't thing many passenger fly that route point to point. Cargo I am sure BI gets it covered when they send th...

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by hz747300
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage
Replies: 93
Views: 15690

Re: Judge: FR has to fire 8 pilots and pay them millions in damage

I think Emirates or a Chinese airline just got 8 new pilots I doubt very much if emirates or many other airlines would touch these pilots with a barge pole Agreed, but probably for different reasons. If they won't leave their homeland for a new base, say, in Germany. Why would they go to EK (Dubai,...

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by hz747300
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?
Replies: 26
Views: 3167

Re: How come Cathay Dragon doesn't fly to Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei?

Why doesn't Cathay Dragon fly to Darwin, Australia? I saw some people when I was there in the downtown, and I think they would like a HK flight. But I didn't ask them.

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by hz747300
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?
Replies: 68
Views: 9645

Re: AA Phoenix to Tokyo?

I agree not within five years, we discuss this around once a year. Always nice to think about, but I think the 788 is the better equipment to test this route. I don't think AA would plop one on the PHX route, so it would be up to JL. My guess is though, there would need to be another leap. Sure PHX ...

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72501

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

[...] I wonder why QF7 backtracked 750 miles from Texas to PHX. Why not just go to larger airports nearby - IAH?? Weather moves west to east. If you went to IAH, you'd fly through it twice, and potentially have it impact the departure from IAH by the time the pit stop was complete. Not sure there's...

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by hz747300
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72501

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

What was the journey for QF7 at PHX? Did it pull into a gate, or just stop somewhere to wait out the storm and top up with some petrol?

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 65
Views: 10265

Re: EK and London

VS also flies LHR-HKG. It seems there are 4-5x LHR-HKG on CX depending on the day, and I noticed that BA switched the A380 & B77W, used to be the 777 left first, now it leaves second. But still within 30 minutes of each. Since this is about EK, I'm impressed with their London capacity. I'm just...

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 65
Views: 10265

Re: EK and London

I'm just wondering if they can make LTN and/or LCY work too? For LCY, I am not sure the runway is long enough for departure, but should be ok for landings. They'll need to clear the ramp, at least 3-4 gates for their 777s, but they have dinero to make it happen. Any plane that uses LCY has to be ca...

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by hz747300
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 65
Views: 10265

Re: EK and London

VS also flies LHR-HKG. It seems there are 4-5x LHR-HKG on CX depending on the day, and I noticed that BA switched the A380 & B77W, used to be the 777 left first, now it leaves second. But still within 30 minutes of each. Since this is about EK, I'm impressed with their London capacity. I'm just ...

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by hz747300
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14252

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

I think it happened on a BA LHR-JFK flight after 9/11, made the news. I recall the return flight was full so they didn't cancel it. Must have been a short takeoff roll!

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 1403 - MAN to LHR
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: BA 1403 - MAN to LHR

It'll be hard since LiveATC is not permitted in the UK. The best would be to check YouTube in case a video spotter was recording with ATC when it happened. The rule is that is not permitted to listen to a broadcast which was not intended for you. I think it is a leftover law from WWII days, like pub...

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by hz747300
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7262

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Why's it so hard for airlines to get Canada right? Because transborder taxes can be insanely high, relative to the distances traveled. Thus you have high total-fares (arguably) suppressing the market, but the airlines aren't deriving high yields from them.... which is a big reason why powerful LoCo...

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by hz747300
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7262

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

It would appear Flair has cancelled all US flying about a month earlier than planned. As is always the case, airlines don’t cancel profitable routes. Then again, anyone with any understanding of the Canadian aviation market knows precisely why Flair badly pooped their drawers once again. Why's it s...

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21496

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

As has been said many times on A.net, Americans don't like props... so it stands to reason we don't like buses either. I think the last time I used the stairs was at HPN, but no, bus, we walked to the terminal.

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1167

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

How will this fleet fit into Cathay Dragon? To me it doesn't make sense to manage them separately. Cathay Dragon is like Silk Air for Singapore Airlines. It's a full service carrier, with a business class offering. HK Express will be like Scoot, no business class on the narrowbodies, and overall LC...

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1167

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

timtam wrote:
Largest shareholder is refusing to sell to CX.

Zhong Guosong who holds a 47.5 percent stake in HK Express.


Awesome! But meaningless, he could be reduced to a silent partner, losing every board vote henceforth.

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by hz747300
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1167

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

Funny enough, neither airline has anything on their website in the news section, nor in the front page.

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