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by coolfish1103
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 18917

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

Glad to see but CI / ONT is spending a heckalot of money marketing this service. I was in an Irvine 99 Ranch the other day, and saw flyers offering rebates on Uber or parking charges. Kinda surprised CI hasn't attempted to coordinate a shuttle.. . Umm. Interesting since they do have their shuttle f...

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by coolfish1103
Wed May 15, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10596

Re: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s

Options aren't included in those lists, only orders, the reports were they were supposed to be firmed by end 2018 but maybe they are still holding them but have not converted to firm order yet, or they have truly lapsed. I thought the website use to have options listed, maybe I was wrong. Yes the l...

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by coolfish1103
Mon May 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10596

Re: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s

Some slots available or at least some line numbers not used https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/production-list Well, from the website the options are no longer there. I think it's easier to just ask the updater the question about the options? If they are retiring them by 2021 (is this ...

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by coolfish1103
Sun May 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10596

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

If the 744s need replacing in 2020, they better pull the plug soon. Do they still have the 6 A359 options available, I thought they were supposed to exercise them by end last year. Havent heard anything since they took delivery of the last A359. My money is on a A35K. The previous, or even one befo...

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by coolfish1103
Sun May 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10596

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

Of the 25 new A321neos, would some of them be allocated to their LCC subsidiary Tigerair Taiwan? It may be a strong possibility that they're focusing more towards Airbus aircraft. Mandarin Airlines' E190 fleet may be replaced by the A220-300 aircraft, given that JetBlue and Air Canada are doing tha...

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by coolfish1103
Thu May 09, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10596

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

Originally the decision is to be made between A320/NEO or MAX 8/MAX 9, but the recent crashes of the MAX has led to the NEO winning. Sorry, I do not believe this. A professional organization will not be led by feelings of temporary problems with the MAX8/9. I am just paraphrasing what the article w...

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by coolfish1103
Wed May 08, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10596

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

"As a continuation of the new generation cabin products already provided by China Airlines 777-300ER and A350-900, brand new cabin designs will be implemented in the new narrowbody aircraft, including seating configuration and in-flight entertainment system. This way China Airlines branding wi...

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by coolfish1103
Wed May 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10596

Re: China Airlines to lease 14 A321NEO

According to Apply Daily, an additional 11 A321NEO will be purchased with 5 on options.  Therefore, it will be totaled to 30 including options. On top of that, a MOU of 3 firm order of 77F and 3 additional options also surfaced. In Mandarin, https://tw.appledaily.com/new/realtime/20190508/1563493 So...

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by coolfish1103
Wed May 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10596

China Airlines to lease/buy up to 30 A321neo’s

China Airlines will be leasing 14 A321NEO to replace it's existing Boeing 737-800 fleet. Originally the decision is to be made between A320/NEO or MAX 8/MAX 9, but the recent crashes of the MAX has led to the NEO winning. In Mandarin: https://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20190508003867-260410?chd...

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by coolfish1103
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 21843

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

KICT wrote:
I'm sorry, who exactly "forced" this FA to do this?


I don't think anyone forced the CP to wipe the ass, she probably did it to avoid having to write reports or feel EVA will lecture her for the incident.

The one on the press is not the one who wiped.

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by coolfish1103
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9318

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

It's just a MOU, anything can happen between now till a real contract is signed.

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by coolfish1103
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: StarLux orders 17 A350s
Replies: 96
Views: 9318

Re: Starlux: Ex-EVA Air chairman's new longhaul airline

5x A350-900
12x A350-1000
10x A321 (5+5)

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by coolfish1103
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 18917

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

The LAX daytime flight not returning likely has to do with DL/KE JV sucking away all the SE Asia transit traffic. Well, there was not much to transfer for the afternoon flight. CI 5 was never a good flight timed for SE Asia transit. CI 6 maybe carried a few. What CI gave up are mostly Taiwanese bus...

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by coolfish1103
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 7053

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

In a reality check if CI does acquire more A350-900, I see the following long haul happening... A service to SEA utilizing DL's connection to the states, arriving in the afternoon and leave late night (just like how the ONT flight is going to be set up for winter), filling up the gap that CI lost by...

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by coolfish1103
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 18917

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

Just checked CI's timetable and here's the schedule. CI23 23:50 - 05:25 Daily CI24 18:10 - 13:50 Daily I would had kept the flight to 5 day, then go back to daily. From the looks, they're keeping the afternoon return flight from TPE and parking the A350 until its night departure from ONT. It also l...

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by coolfish1103
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 7053

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

BOS doesn’t bat well above it’s weight. It’s underserved to Asia. NOBODY is claiming it is a NYC/LA or bottomless pit of premium traffic. But it’s more of a premium opportunity than SEA is to TPE when SEA already has TPE flights. Heck, SEA can’t even sustain daily HKG flights and is losing them all...

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by coolfish1103
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 7053

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

JFK also has daily (possibly double daily) BR to TPE, BOS doesn’t. Right now BOS is primed for more Asia service. It’s a good opportunity to get in and establish themselves. Would be a perfect route for their A359. BR have a daily late night and 3-4/week afternoon JFK-TPE. BOS would be a good one f...

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by coolfish1103
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 7053

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

BR ended their 2nd, lunchtime departure several months ago and never brought it back. I think CI might try BOS-TPE before returning to SEA-TPE. BR doesn't fly to BOS, that I know of. It would be an opportunity for them. But I can see CI coming back to SEA; probably when the new international facili...

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by coolfish1103
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI TPE-LGW/VIE increased to 5/week
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: CI TPE-LGW/VIE increased to 5/week

VIE is going back to 4 weekly in winter and LGW has been 5 weekly for 2 months.

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by coolfish1103
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 7053

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

If CI were to start SJC, wouldn’t the A350 be the perfect plane for it? It’s smaller than the 77W. Not sure I understand your comment. CI said a few years ago they would return to SEA. Still hasn’t happened but I put my money on that being the next new destination. If MKE did get an overseas flight...

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by coolfish1103
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 7053

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

Don’t see CI planning any other secondary cities nearby a big hub unless it’s SJC, which they also got no suitable planes for.

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by coolfish1103
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 18917

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

MEL is getting 77W in winter, wonder if that adjustment has to do with ONT or LAX?

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by coolfish1103
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 18917

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

And they clarified that 5 weekly is just a seasonal adjustment for September and October That doesn’t mean anything. I won’t be surprised if CI cuts ONT to 3-4 weekly from 27OCT18 and resume the afternoon LAX flight with like 5 weekly. They really need to put the 359s for the entire LAX/ONT to sust...

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by coolfish1103
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 38
Views: 16532

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

I wonder if they are taking those couches off the existing planes?

It's not exactly comfortable to sit in those seats as they act poorly as a footrest while taking away some pitches.

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by coolfish1103
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

My friend took this flight last week and business class was very full. Probably the reason for the prices in business not being lower than LAX. Not surprising as most of the Taiwanese businesses and owners are based in the SGV. That could be the case. However, I won't be surprised if they are all s...

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by coolfish1103
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

I'll have to ask contacts. Thank you for asking. Per GDS identical economy fare buckets price almost $120-200 cheaper from ONT for month of June, while biz is consistently $500-1,100 lower from ONT for identical days. Obviously, you can probably do even lower via ethnic consolidators. Just did some...

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by coolfish1103
Wed May 30, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

LAX 01Jun - 36/61/245 = 342 95.5 02Jun - 39/60/236 = 335 93.6 03Jun - 28/42/206 = 276 77.1 04Jun - 32/52/234 = 318 88.8 05Jun - 31/52/207 = 290 81.0 06Jun - 29/59/213 = 301 84.1 07Jun - 35/52/205 = 292 81.6 ONT 01Jun - 21/60/152 = 233 65.1 (~30.4) 02Jun - 19/40/180 = 239 66.8 (~26.8) 03Jun - 21/29/...

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by coolfish1103
Wed May 30, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Heard from my neighbor that works at ONT that the loads appear to have improved greatly from the early parts of May. Also see the prices are increasing. Hope that is a good sign. I think from mid-May semester system are in summer vacation so do expect there will be loads from latter end of May to e...

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by coolfish1103
Wed May 23, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

I think one important point to be made here, is that even if loads were to improve at ONT, they likely would do so only with heavier discounting which does not have the routes profitability as it diminishes the yields Similarly based on loads posted here prior, its clear the premium demand is on LA...

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by coolfish1103
Tue May 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Even swapping to an A350 if available or an evening departure hardly solves the ONT issues, matter of fact might create more headaches for CI. As is ONT flight must be priced lower than LAX to drive traffic, with nighttime departure it would compete even more head on with the LAX flight, and leave ...

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by coolfish1103
Tue May 22, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Yes I use the same name here and FT, but I don't visit here often. Seems when their last 2 A359 s get delivered, one due this month and another by Oct, they should change to that and go less than daily. Though how much of a crew scheduling issue is this given they will still operate LAX with 77W. Is...

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by coolfish1103
Thu May 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Booking comparison between LA/ONT per sales contact. ONT 06MAY- 12/17/96 96 out of 256 seats filled in economy...? That is just sad. Exactly. Seeing the other booking numbers, its noticeable if they had stuck to their original 4 day schedule they wouldn't be having this problem. CI jumped the shark...

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by coolfish1103
Tue May 01, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Came across this article that was published on 4/28 regarding the monthly uptick at ONT for International travel due to CI and mentions their load capacity to and from ONT. Seems its going well. https://www.dailybulletin.com/2018/04/28/ontario-airports-international-passenger-traffic-up-24-percent-...

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by coolfish1103
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

A 787-10 non stop TPE-Bay area, good luck westbound. Maybe with a ANC or Japan stop but not nonstop. I think he/she meant 787-9. I thought the 787 orders were all for the -10, or are some of the potential leased ones the -9?? https://airleasecorp.com/press/air-lease-corporation-announces-lease-plac...

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by coolfish1103
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

The testing flight is about to depart within 30 minutes. Ho Lee Fok! What did CI see that many others didnt! Hope this works well for them and they fill all those J/PE seats up front too. Wonder if they will try some other "secondary" cities in N America. Maybe BWI- catch the PHL to DC are...

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by coolfish1103
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 629280

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Well, MSN 179 CI #11 is on its first CAF (AIB03NX) this morning. Some wrong numbers within FR24, but I think MSN 179 is visible with it's final registration: https://www.flightradar24.com/CPA178/10350cc9 From the production list it should be B-18913 but FR is showing B-1891 5 It's likely right caus...

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by coolfish1103
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

They dont have to pay landing and terminal fees for a year. http://crankyflier.com/2017/10/02/china-airlines-is-coming-to-ontario-and-i-dont-hate-this-plan/ Is Jet A cheaper in ONT??? :lol: Yeah I know they don't have to pay the fee for a year that's why I quoted LAX's prices cause that's how much ...

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by coolfish1103
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

I think CI probably chose to do it this way for couple benefits. 1. There are some passengers whom already booked CI 6/5 and are now forced to take CI 24/23, which will help the load factors unless they change flights to CI 8/7. 2. The current time slot allows CI to operate ONT/LAX jointly using jus...

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by coolfish1103
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Would've been nicer to see it be timed better for connections in TPE. Right now its only timed well for connections departing TPE. Hope they know what they're doing! I also wonder what the load factor was of the LAX flight that CI is moving to ONT, versus the other CI LAX-TPE flights. Did CI sacrif...

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by coolfish1103
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

LAXintl wrote:
Starts March 25th

CI24 TPE-ONT 1610-1320 77W
CI23 ONT-TPE 1545-2055 77W

Same day CI reduces LAX to single daily which imo is market suicide with BR being 3x daily.


I consider this suicidal too with the ONT flight during daytime, not rightly timed...

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by coolfish1103
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 26201

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

I just don't get A350 TPE - AKL via BNE. This is just not a good use of the hardware, What's wrong w A333? Perfect for sector length. CI 333 is unable to offer a Premium product. The seat is not lie flat. Also, the timing for flights to leave BNE is better at night times, so there is a gap to serve...

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by coolfish1103
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 20041

Re: United ending Xian

legacyins wrote:
United never flew their SFO-CAN route. They were granted authority in 2007 for a June 2008 launch. They postponed it until 2009 and maybe later due to high fuel costs and GFC. In the end, they never flew it.


Thank you for correction, I thought they flew the route.

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by coolfish1103
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star
Replies: 86
Views: 19232

Re: Rumor: CX to leave OW for Star

It would be a little different. Guangzhou and Hong Kong are essentially part of the same metropolitan area. China Southern still attracts premium traffic and could decimate CX. ZH is in the same metropolitan area but they only operate one widebody aircraft. Not the same market as CX and they actual...

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by coolfish1103
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 20041

Re: United ending Xian

I feel like UA could make SFO-CAN work. I believe UA tried SFO-CAN before and it didn't last long. Plus CAN is a restricted airport just like SHA and PEK so airlines would want to use their rights at SHA and PEK rather than CAN. Typically only CZ opens a route via CAN cause of the one route one air...

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by coolfish1103
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 5151

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

No passengers' bag were offloaded.

Reports were incorrect.

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by coolfish1103
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

China Airlines inaugurals TPE-ONT as charter on 2018/1/25

China Airlines inaugurals TPE-ONT vv as a one-time charter flight on 2018/1/25. The one time schedule is as follows: CI 2023 2340TPE-ONT1915 77W - Flight time: 11 hr 35 min Plane stays at ONT for 3 hr 20 min CI 2024 2235ONT-TPE0500+2 77W - Flight time: 14 hr 25 min The charter flight is bookable on ...

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by coolfish1103
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

The purple area in this map the potential Asian coverage that ONT may serve. Those who are in the corners of the purple area should take minimum around 1 hour just to get to LAX, and then stuck in the loop of LAX (off the freeway on Sepulveda to leaving) for approximately 30 minutes minimum. The far...

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by coolfish1103
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

SNAs runway is half the length of the longest at ONT, never going to support widebodies for long haul. SANs runway is 50% longer than SNAs and people talk about takeoff issues there. Isnt the whole point that CI wants the the other LAX carriers to suffer (except maybe their Skyteam partners) but th...

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by coolfish1103
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

If SNA were able to support overseas fights, I bet it would have a few Europe and Asia flights, akin to what SJC has. If SNA is able to expand then the obvious choice would be to start a service to SNA, but that's not the case. In any case CI should have just kept LAX as is and not reduce it. I mea...

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by coolfish1103
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41351

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Seems like a total dartboard(or political) exercise especially with a premium heavy and large 777-300ER. I'm sure EVA with its 21 weekly LAX flights is pleased. It is a political route but I see success in it cause the community it wants to serve actually exists with LAX being a total disaster. Man...

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