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by hz747300
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 12347

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

Last time I landed at SIN there were a lot, 3-4, AC aircraft parked at the hangers so clearly they are sent there for maintenance. Why not have a regular flight cycle on AC?

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5632

Re: CNN article: The future of Hong Kong International Airport

I liked it when I saw the airport the first time, when it was called Changi. Just kidding, but it is a bit of catchup. I think the 3rd runway is actually operational in 2022, then they will refurb the other two runways 1 by 1, which means all three are simultaneously usable on 2024. I've not seen th...

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8241

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Lots of trees down in Tung Chung near the airport. Also, it seems the road to the airport had trees down and a traffic accident too. Walking from IFC to my office not too many windows blown out of offices, but each building seem to have some damage. But it seems Hong Hum, and Chai Wan got it much wo...

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8097

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

CX clearly thinks there is something in Seattle. Anyways,if AA can make DFW work, then DL should be able to make ATL work. If nothing else, it'll be good to have NRT-HKG back on DL.

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

Re: LHR - New ATC frequencies

Thanks, when I'm at Heathrow I try to find a good spot near the window and listen to the ATC on my Amazon NASCAR radio.

How long before these will be allowed to be on LiveATC? I'm shocked that given the amount of spotters in the UK that this ban on rebroadcasting still persists to this day.

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A333s
Replies: 100
Views: 16091

Re: American A333s

With A332s they could launch PHX-HKG flights as HKA does HKG-YVR with A332s. I jest to be sure.

But I would think that A332s have more operational flexibility than A333s. But I'm only an amateur fleet planner.

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26650

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

chrisnh wrote:
STC is doing WAY too much talking. He’s almost become the Elon Musk of airlines.


Let's hope it ends better for EK.

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10148

Re: Air France Us expansion

Nola wrote:
it would be nice if AF started MSY service. The only competition is BA to LHR and Condor to Frankfurt.


Sounds a bit like Phoenix.

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8241

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Interesting, due to fly to Singapore on Wednesday--should be ok. The last big storm knocked out a lot of the windows of the skyscrapers and apartments across Hong Kong. Nope... Macau had a few buildings that had windows blown out but not across the city. For Hong Kong, no... in the 30 or so years I...

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by hz747300
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8241

Re: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation

Interesting, due to fly to Singapore on Wednesday--should be ok. The last big storm knocked out a lot of the windows of the skyscrapers and apartments across Hong Kong.

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?
Replies: 40
Views: 5843

Re: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?

They should expand Billy Bishop to be a reliever. Also, Hamilton with high speed rail to downtown could be a reliever too. Seems like the city has done well to keep the area around Pearson expandable certainly to the west, but it's the forth largest metropolis in North America and probably deserving...

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12523

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

Like every Jetstar flight to Bali for example? :white: Or at the Phuket airport too. I also wondered why wouldn't they accommodate passengers onto EK's flights via DXB since they have the special relationship with Qantas? Or, up to Singers, to catch the rerouted Qantas flight to London? Anyways, do...

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12523

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

I wonder if this guy’s a Aussie coz we already have too many bloody bogans embarrassing our country when flying among countries. Like every Jetstar flight to Bali for example? :white: Or at the Phuket airport too. I also wondered why wouldn't they accommodate passengers onto EK's flights via DXB si...

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by hz747300
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 48
Views: 6950

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

The A330s and 777300 non-ERs feel old. The service level though is top notch. I'm a big fan of Thai's service. But I've often wondered why they allow so much 5th freedom from BKK. If I fly HKG-BKK, I can fly EK, Royal Jordanian, Ethiopian, and soon Egyptian, in addition to HKA, Thai and CX; let alo...

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by hz747300
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alaska Airlines' Last Week In Lewiston
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

Re: Alaska Airlines' Last Week In Lewiston

Sadly, many people doesn't want to come to terms with the fact that many smaller cities and their airports would be gone in few decades. It's sad, but that's just how things go. And even with smaller props, it won't change a thing. The cities too? Zombie apocalypse? Overall a good trip report, I en...

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by hz747300
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 48
Views: 6950

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

The A330s and 777300 non-ERs feel old. The service level though is top notch. I'm a big fan of Thai's service. But I've often wondered why they allow so much 5th freedom from BKK. If I fly HKG-BKK, I can fly EK, Royal Jordanian, Ethiopian, and soon Egyptian, in addition to HKA, Thai and CX; let alon...

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by hz747300
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 12122

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

It's similar at Cathay Pacific, they ask for the shades to be open for final check to landing, taxiing, take-off. After take-off to climb and cruise you can do you what you want, but they strongly encourage you to lower them so people can sleep easier. On AA, LAX to PHX in summer, they asked us to c...

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by hz747300
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57018

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

chrisair wrote:
BA744PHX wrote:
PHX 3:00PM LHR 9:20AM B772 194


Hello Jetlag!


1:40pm landing time is not much better. But 9am-ish arrival should make for more connection possibilities via Heathrow.

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by hz747300
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?
Replies: 27
Views: 10548

Re: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?

TG is probably just flying whatever plane they have available for a quick mid-day turnaround. Otherwise, the A380 will be sitting at BKK between long haul flights unused anyway. That's part of the reason you would see CX flying 4-class 77W on HKG-TPE/MNL or Asiana flying A380 on HKG-ICN. They both ...

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by hz747300
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 135
Views: 31534

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

downdata wrote:
How are 20 hour flights ever going to be viable if oil goes above $100 which it most definitely will within the next 5 years.


What if we had improvements in biofuels by then?

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by hz747300
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Flight # DARTHVDR?
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Air Canada Flight # DARTHVDR?

Chemist wrote:
These aren't the airplanes you are looking for.


Awesome!

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by hz747300
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 arriving to TUS: Announcing 2x weekly service to PVU and BLI
Replies: 20
Views: 1802

Re: G4 arriving to TUS: Announcing 2x weekly service to PVU and BLI

Hmm... Love to see TUS have new service, but I think BLI can work while I think Provo would struggle. Will be interesting to check-in after a year. TUS seems like a logical port for ULCC service.

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by hz747300
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6693

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

IAD does not have much service to Africa or Eastern Europe, so connects thru BRU on STAR may not be affected. When I lived there (suburban DC in Maryland), it did have a large African population, relatively speaking, but seemingly mostly from Ethiopia and mid-continent from East Africa, rather than...

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by hz747300
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 825
Views: 57018

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I saw the tweet from PHX Airport about the AA LHR service. This is exciting as the length of the season is pretty long, from April to October (I don't count the one day in March). AA can do like it does in HKG, where the LAX morning arrival is the plane that does the DFW departure in the afternoon; ...

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by hz747300
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6642

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

Please be HKG, please, please, please, for the love of all things holy, launch HKG.

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by hz747300
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6693

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

I think Luxembourg would have been a better choice. Good idea, I think LUX - BOS, NYC would be good choices. With Brexit pushing many financial firms from the UK to LUX, certainly for back office roles, with an increase in non-premium business travel serving the asset management industry it makes s...

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by hz747300
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11084

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

Yes. The only reason people use LGA is because its closer to the city. Once they build high speed rail from Manhattan to JFK/EWR, LGA will be useless. But realistically, they should bulldoze all three airports and build one massive new airport to replace all of them. Where would this new airport go...

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 10157

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

YYZ-ISP on a Q400 3x daily Su - Fr, 2x daily on Saturday

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by hz747300
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 324
Views: 32391

Re: The Future of ISP

I still wish they would add YYZ and not on an Air Georgian 1900D. At least a CRJ, ERJ or DH4. A PHX flight on WN would be nice too. And yes, prices seem higher from ISP probably because they know that people would pay a premium to avoid NYC traffic to get to either of the Queens airports and only a ...

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by hz747300
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to return to London
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Re: China Airlines to return to London

Interesting. I think now the flight can overfly China, right? Gatwick will be asking for (need?) a second full-time use runway soon too.

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by hz747300
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 20905

Re: Thai Airways hopes to return to US - nonstop to California/New York

It probably could work, ironically, I think more likely with a high density B77W via MAN as well would be better than direct routes on the B789. Main reason, as already stated, Thailand is mostly a leisure destination, and the Thai diaspora mostly would probably be fine with coach. More than likely,...

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by hz747300
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114434

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

One would think that there would at least be some Hajj charter company that can pick these up? Then it could do summer runs for the 'white van' crowd to go to the beaches in summer instead of the West Country.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 73334

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Does anyone know when the Cardinals will be leaving to LHR after this Sunday's game. I'm guessing a VS 346 will probably provide the transportation. Listening to the radio after the game, it seems they are leaving Monday at 3pm. Anyone know who's providing the transport? Atlas 747 again? It's a Vir...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21412

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

I would think the Chinese, if permitted by the Canadian government, would bid. Instant credibility in Western Markets for "Chinese' aircraft.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6211

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

Sorry, but the state of the beach caught my eye as well. Of course, RIP to those lost and thoughts to their families, but that does not mean we are not able to comment on the state of the photo in its entirety.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 73334

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

910A wrote:
Does anyone know when the Cardinals will be leaving to LHR after this Sunday's game. I'm guessing a VS 346 will probably provide the transportation.


Listening to the radio after the game, it seems they are leaving Monday at 3pm.

Anyone know who's providing the transport? Atlas 747 again?

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL
Replies: 14
Views: 3398

Re: Alitalia launches Daily FCO-DEL

This is nuts. Book at your own risk. Or, the Italian government could just ignore the EU and keep it afloat. I think they should, Alitalia is too iconic to fail; just like Barnum and Bailey...oops!

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by hz747300
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41347

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Will they fold it into the Wings brand? Flew AB Palma-Munich-Olbia, decent enough flights and on-time, definitely LCC land though.

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by hz747300
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?

I think it could be done. Not just because it suits my needs for family connectivity. There are several business in Long Island and thousands of city executives that reside there. Given the delays at JFK, and the pain that is LGA, I would think there would be business opportunities let alone other l...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18638

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Missing from the list? Safford, Arizona (KSAD)... It last had air service in the 50s or 60s I think. 3/3.5 hours from Tucson and Phoenix, 4 hours from El Paso.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Boeing 737-700 at LAX???
Replies: 8
Views: 4065

Re: Saudia Boeing 737-700 at LAX???

fromheretohere9 wrote:
Not all about money, and getting the biggest planes all the time. Just getting a plane that does the job you want it too.


Times may have changed with the consistently low oil price, but this sentiment certainly wasn't the case when I lived there (for a long time, but 20 years ago).

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie
Replies: 31
Views: 10402

Re: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie

If the crew is smart, they'll work harder only once the promises are contractually obligated. Otherwise, his word, is toilet paper.

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help, my golden escalator is stuck.
Replies: 20
Views: 4180

Re: Help, my golden escalator is stuck.

Escalator maintenance crew must be part of the resistance!

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by hz747300
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routesonline Survey - HKG-TPE Busiest International Route
Replies: 19
Views: 3008

Re: Routesonline Survey - HKG-TPE Busiest International Route

Taipei has in city TSA. No flights Between Hong Kong and Taiwan from TSA, if I remember correctly it is Japan, China, and Korea only. You are correct. I inquired about this a while ago. It seems that if they permitted flights to TSA instead of forcing people from HKG to TPE, they believe they would...

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by hz747300
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 324
Views: 32391

Re: The Future of ISP

Three recent ISP threads. I feel like there is definitely interest in flying from the airport above the current service level. Personally, I think it would be good, if doable (regulatory & NIMBYs), to add service to major hubs westward and key east coast business centers plus Floridian leisure m...

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 21028

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

The cockpit windows make me laugh. It looks like the kind of plane I'd expect to find rummaging through the trash...

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 324
Views: 32391

Re: The Future of ISP

I did not realise there was a bunch of NIMBYs near the ISP airport. When you are out there, there is not a lot directly around the airport. It seems like the type of airport that could be a good reliever for the New York big 3, with an island encachement area of its own for people that don't want to...

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 39
Views: 11267

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

Still, amazes me how JAL is abusing these birds on domestic routes. The A330NEO would be better if they want a widebody or A321NEO. I thought Japan had an extensive network of high-speed trains, on which routes do they still fly these birds? Plenty of uses that are not train friendly, like Sapporo ...

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by hz747300
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17964

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

I could see why the pilot was saying "It's a pretty nice layover from what I'm hearing"... No doubt. Does it require F? Who knows, I am only an amateur fleet planning revenue officer.

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