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by hz747300
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8023

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

I think it will just continue to grow with a "no deal" Brexit.

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by hz747300
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 70
Views: 11132

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Eastern Europe or South America maybe? Australia, Hong Kong possibly? WestJet to South America?? Any sources? YYC-HKG would be interesting. Maybe 3-4x per week it might work if the fares are low enough and it hits the right banks in YYC in both directions. It's been rumored here in HK as a future C...

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by hz747300
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 89
Views: 8085

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

thegov2k2 wrote:
America West, before being acquired by US Airways, maintained a hub at LAS. Not sure where your info is coming from.


This. I recall HP had a decent operation here for some time. It can work--though much harder than 20 years ago because of WN's strength.

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 9865

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

The first ;andplane to carry at least one passenger across the Atlantic was NX237, a Wright-Bellanca WB-2 that departed Roosevelt Field, NY, on 4 June 1927 and arrived in Eisleben, Germany, 42 hours and 45 minutes later. Granted this was a one-off, so you have to look a bit further for scheduled se...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"
Replies: 35
Views: 8139

Re: MAS restructuring "deemed a failure"

They should have sold CX the A380s when they had the chance. They still can, but at a huge discount because the big maintenance checks are going to be coming soon. Then MH should focus on its niche, which is limited connectivity, and the point-to-point regional and targeted longhaul services for the...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 22
Views: 6216

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

They could pick up the planned Primera YYZ routes, that's not a bad idea. The Airliners' article said that they wanted an all airbus fleet to allow pilots to move to and fro and be able to fly any route. Seems like fleet & crew flexibility will be the key to hold the thing together. Not a bad mo...

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by hz747300
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work
Replies: 48
Views: 6375

Re: Milan Linate to close for 3 months Summer 2019 - runway work

It's seems a lot more than just a runway refresh, and that's a big task to take on for any country in just three months. I wish them well. But since MXP is so far from the city, are there plans to add more buses, trains, less shady cabbies, during this time?

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 12907

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

AA serves Diet Dr Pepper so it's still all good. And if you want to try cramped, try Veuling, haha.

I agree though, if someone can post a cellphone snap of Doug flying 5+ in coach, I'd love to see it.

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by hz747300
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 7409

Re: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019

When I look at their list of destinations in Europe it is hard to argue that they are all business destinations. DUS lasted longer than I thought it would; and CPH makes sense with the switch from SK. Can we add Moscow to that list? The holes in the network are Scandinavia, Eastern, and Central Euro...

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by hz747300
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 9968

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

I believe I said nothing would happen. No politician would support it, they'd no longer be able to eat at the trough if they make it past the recall attempts they surely won't survive the next election. Let's say one remarkably did, the lawsuits from the people of the chosen location, will delay the...

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by hz747300
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region
Replies: 107
Views: 9968

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

I disagree with the naysayers. It's a good idea. But as they say, political realities make good solutions impossible. So, it will never happen. I would love to see a new build, ground up, airport in the US of even a slightly generous size. The only one I can remember in my lifetime was the new Denve...

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by hz747300
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 16750

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

So far, nobody's mentioned PHX. All these far western cities now being connected nonstop with DFW, overflying PHX -- is that an ominous sign for AA's Arizona hub? Just wondering. bb Totally thought the same thing. Especially odd with Flagstaff and Yuma being receiving DFW service. Queue the Stormtr...

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by hz747300
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 9579

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

Cool--one could argue that they could add HKG and then provide a code share bus service to Macau. However, I think this will be a bad use of resources.

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by hz747300
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 35816

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Wow, so fast. I thought they were filling a decent niche on the Trans-Atlantic routes. Airliners article had a nice corporate overview of them too. The curse?

Anyways, did they show enough for someone to fill the roles afterwards?

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by hz747300
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24490

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Yes, and no. I was made redundant a few years ago. There is a legal standard, which is usually 22.5k x number of years. Your employer is free to go above that, and my did. Usually they add an additional month x number of years served if they go above the minimum. In an industry as cost sensitive as...

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24490

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Looks like the ex employees will be entitled to either long service pay or redundancy of 2/3 of a months pay by number of years served. There are caps on the amount which can be paid. https://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/faq/cap57l_whole.htm Yes, and no. I was made redundant a few years ago. There is a le...

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by hz747300
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24490

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

To be honest, I've taken one of these flights a fair bit over the last decade from a HKG base to London, and the percentage of Cantonese speakers on board has always been low. I've never understood this given the large percentage of Hong Kongers in the UK, would seem easy enough to hire. However, th...

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by hz747300
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus
Replies: 133
Views: 28594

Re: Singapore Airlines takes delivery of first A350-900ULR from Airbus

Not true! ;) https://www.airlineratings.com/news/new-qantas-787-record-17-hours-without-toilet-break/ Sorry, couldn't resist. HaHaHa! I challenge you to do the same - 17 hours without a toilet trip! You don't need to put yourself through the torture of the actual flight, just the time! If you succe...

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by hz747300
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR
Replies: 54
Views: 6053

Re: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR

I was going to book this to go to a cousin's graduation outside of ROC next May. I had checked the FlightRadar and loved that the flights were on average less than 30 minutes. Anyways, the fares were awfully expensive. Perhaps a bigger plane with lower fares hitting the connection banks at YYZ would...

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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: 12501

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: 5719

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 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8362

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 w...

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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: 8362

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: 8230

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: 2566

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: 16278

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: 26864

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: 10283

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: 8362

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: 8362

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: 41
Views: 6023

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: 12605

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: 12605

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: 65
Views: 9665

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: 2311

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: 65
Views: 9665

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: 12195

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: 889
Views: 62353

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: 10588

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: 31754

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: 916

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: 1815

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: 6739

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: 889
Views: 62353

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: 61
Views: 7403

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: 6739

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: 11178

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: 10248

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: 32451

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
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?
Replies: 60
Views: 7304

Re: Will AA in PHX add NS to Asia expansion?

As much as I love PHX and I think a single flight to Asia could do ok. I don't think it is realistic for a single airline to put it out as a daily or 4x / week flight. If it is not OW, it will suffer from a lack of a draw of AA mileage members. Having to do one-stops from HKG to PHX there is not muc...

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