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by hoya
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 7000

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

Will Russia grant LO the overflight rights to/from Asia? When LOT restarted their Asia flights - I believe NRT was first - Russia did not grant overflight rights initially. And we all know what Polish-Russian relations are like these days. Now, imagine if Polish President Duda actually convinces Pre...

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by hoya
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA PHX only destinations
Replies: 21
Views: 2792

Re: AA PHX only destinations

MAH4546 wrote:
Cubsrule wrote:
KOA and LIH are the only two long(ish) haul ones.


KOA and LIH are both served from DFW.


DFW-LIH is gone from the schedule in 2019.

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by hoya
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4713

Re: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines

- Will operate under 1 brand. Which one? - Aim to grow combined fleet from 48 to 80. Current order of both airlines bring them to that? Will they shed the Airbus or Boeing fleets? - PRG to become significant connecting hub in Central Europe Will they go full LCC or continue to muddle through with t...

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by hoya
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25070

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

This story reminds of the Van Halen (famous band) story and their "ridiculous" demand that no brown M&Ms be allowed in their backstage room in their bowl of M&Ms. Why did they have such a ridiculous requirement? Because if the people setting up the equipment can't be trusted to rea...

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by hoya
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21141

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

It's official - LOT to fly 4x weekly to JFK, 2x weekly to ORD from BUD. One 787 to be based at BUD. Flights begin in May 2018, and are bookable now. No cuts to any long-haul flights from WAW. (In Polish) http://www.msn.com/pl-pl/finanse/firmy/zaskakuj%C4%85ca-decyzja-lot-poleci-do-stan%C3%B3w-zjedno...

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by hoya
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21141

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

Here's some updated news. The article still doesn't state which NY airport. I hope the link works. First time posting a link. http://abouthungary.hu/news-in-brief/direct-flights-from-budapest-to-new-york-and-los-angeles-confirmed-for-early-2018/ Polish media are reporting that flights will be to NY...

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by hoya
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to start Budapest - New York & Chicago
Replies: 103
Views: 21141

Re: LOT to start Budapest- New York

United and LOT Polish have antitrust immunity, so it's entirely possible they might embark on some cooperation for this route. No they don't. United and LOT aren't in any JV together. He is correct, UA and LOT do have antitrust immunity. LOT is not part of the transatlantic JV however. ATIs and JVs...

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by hoya
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 25148

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

The problems in Venezuela goes deeper than just "socialism." If you really want to be technical, the USA has elements of socialism and isn't purely capitalist anyway. Plenty of petro states don't have food riots either. But that aside. Midweek flights to Venezuela on UA often only have 40...

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by hoya
Wed May 31, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Austral eyes US charter flights
Replies: 20
Views: 3351

Re: Air Austral eyes US charter flights

Last night (5/30, around 8pm CDT), saw an Air Austral 777-300ER (F-OLRD) fly into ORD. Not a usual visitor, and flight aware doesn't show the flight but flightradar24 does (seems like it's still at ORD as of 10am CDT on 5/31), flew in as flight #50. Since it's one of their newest 777s, is this one o...

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by hoya
Tue May 30, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 62
Views: 7598

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

Key quote from OP: Sources indicate that MWAA and United are looking at different alternatives from just a new linear concourse for the project. Given this I think any number of options are on the table and the idea of a parallel concourse to C/D might not be what happens. I think one option will b...

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by hoya
Mon May 22, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5701

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

the potential loss of the government contract along with the continually waning numbers traveling on government fares killed the routes, Government travel was probably not near as valuable as many people think it was. A very large percentage of US citizen travel to/from DXB is/was civilian contract...

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by hoya
Mon May 22, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5701

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

DXB yields (and KWI and BAH) were pretty trashy outside of government, which sustained UA ME routes until the provider switched. Let me preface this by saying that I could be wrong they've through faulty memory, but I'm pretty sure UA had the government contract up until they ended the routes, afte...

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by hoya
Mon May 15, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 9156

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

I strongly believe they will order the C Series, it accomplishes two main goals: 1.) Allows them to add an additional 70 76 seat ERJ-175s to their express fleet 2.) Allows them to reduce the over all size of their Express operation. #1 and # 2 do not conflict, the goal is for a smaller Express flee...

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by hoya
Mon May 01, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 31683

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

I'm sure someone else has already brought this up, but why do airlines continue to feel the need to shoehorn more seats into the same space, when they're already making money like they were printing it in the basement?? Because airlines are a for-profit business. Also because margins in the airline...

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by hoya
Mon May 01, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 753s at DCA
Replies: 6
Views: 2614

Re: United 753s at DCA

The 753 has got to be the largest aircraft ever to see regular service at DCA. I remember one time, when I used to live in the area. of a UA DC-10-10 doing a BWI-ORD flight that had to land at DCA due to WX both at BWI and IAD. Passengers got off the plane but baggage had to be unloaded when the pl...

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by hoya
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United introduces E175's to GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 3325

Re: United introduces E175's to GRB

It's likely part of UA's push to increase domestic marketshare at ORD - launching new flights to airports in the region, and upgauging others.

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by hoya
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744F bounced landing @ Schiphol
Replies: 18
Views: 7772

Re: 744F bounced landing @ Schiphol

Looked like they landed very short as well looking at the runway markings They were on target the second time round! :lol: In all seriousness, the aircraft must be fine as it has operated two flights since this hard landing yesterday. FR24 is showing the aircraft as since operating AMS-GYD and then...

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by hoya
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 12270

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

I agree. Domestic travel is on the rise. The only narrowbody UA currently has on the books is the 73MAX9. The domestic lift UA needs to compete with the other legacies and ULCCs cannot be accomplished with the MAX9 alone. This said, UA can always amend that order to include MAX7/8 aircraft which so...

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by hoya
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys
Replies: 55
Views: 8017

Re: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys

So given everything that has happened, and all the arguments for the doctor, did UA have the right to kick this drunk guy off the flight? What were they to do? He wasn't a threat to the safety of the aircraft. He was in his seat, he boarded. So, now that UA pledged not to have LEOs come on aircraft ...

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by hoya
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125652

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

So now if I'm a drunk and extremely disruptive passenger, can I resist being removed from a flight given that I am on board and paid for the seat? Slippery slope here... That is a ridiculous strawman argument. That is a safety issue pure and simple and an entirely different matter. Getting a qualif...

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by hoya
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125652

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

So now if I'm a drunk and extremely disruptive passenger, can I resist being removed from a flight given that I am on board and paid for the seat? Slippery slope here...

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by hoya
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 34507

Re: Why not Circular runways

How do you managed missed approaches? Seems like a nightmare for ATC to keep track of so many different planes going in different directions. Also, the banked runways would effectively limit wingspans - yes, gate restrictions exist, but Boeing is introducing a folding wing on the 777s.

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by hoya
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's new central airport - decision imminent
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

Re: Poland's new central airport - decision imminent

Nothing more than a vanity project. It'll only work if they shut down WAW, which doesn't make sense given all the recent investment that went there - new access road (S79), train station, terminal improvements, etc. The money should be used instead to further accelerate road building and railroad mo...

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by hoya
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18982

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

BWI is fine for SWA access, but hard to get to from DC/Virginia. BWI is much easier to get to now from DC than IAD, and arguably will still be easier once phase 2 of the Silver Line is complete. (Green Line to Greenbelt & B30 bus, or Amtrak to BWI station and shuttle bus) The Silver Line downto...

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by hoya
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH
Replies: 98
Views: 10168

Re: AA/DL/UA Try to Meet w/Secretary of State to Stop EK EWR-ATH

No US carrier will serve the route but they want to stop another carrier from serving it? How does that help the American consumer? And btw ATH-EWR-ATH soaks up a complete 777-300ER, I don't know if US carriers understand this but if their country is to have a strong airplane manufacturing sector t...

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by hoya
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion
Replies: 80
Views: 12561

Re: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion

There is no money to be made between DTW and Poland. None. DTW-WAW is 8 PDEW. Thats staggeringly low. Even if it quadrupled you'd have 1/3 of the plane full. Then you have no feed at the DTW end and you fill up the plane with people who will back track to larger markets. Thats are recipe for money ...

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by hoya
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion
Replies: 80
Views: 12561

Re: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion

If there is plenty of companies located in south eastern Michigan that have a presence in Poland why aren't you able to name at least a couple of them? General Motors (Opel & Buick) and FCA (Fiat) have a large presence in Poland. Both have production plants in the KTW region. I'm assuming that ...

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by hoya
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93759

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

What is WHQ? World Headquarters Are any aircraft on display in the exhibit at world headquarters? No aircraft would fit. UA is headquartered at Sears Tower (err...Willis Tower) in downtown Chicago. Maybe they could possibly convert some of the former HQ out in Elk Grove Village, which I believe the...

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by hoya
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2017:AA adds MFR-LAX, PHX-FSD/MFR, UA reduces LAXLHR
Replies: 78
Views: 11156

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2017:AA adds MFR-LAX, PHX-FSD/MFR, UA reduces LAXLHR

Why don't they use it to start DEN-LHR? Route was a financial disaster the 3 years they tried it. Did not even work out as a summer seasonal. Made more sense to utilize the precious slot from another hub (IAD). As UA spokesman stated at the time: "Although popular with leisure travelers, the r...

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by hoya
Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 9645

Re: ORD 2017 and beyond

Why would the airplane be anywhere near MTOW? It's fine, and its happening. Many are questioning this because one of the previous CEOs had stated that KRK - ORD/EWR/JFK was impossible because the runway was too short for the 787s - the 767s that had served the U.S. from KRK were apparently weight-r...

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by hoya
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA considering converting some of its A35K order to A359 and/or A330
Replies: 275
Views: 33269

Re: UA considering converting A35K order to A359 and/or A330

Some info regarding the A350s Apparently doesn't have appropriate crew rest facilities to comply with the contract and 117 rules. No fixes from Airbus so pilots can't fly any augmented flying in the A350. So changes could be coming eliminating the A350 order. Why wasn't this an issue when the order...

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by hoya
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at MDW
Replies: 23
Views: 3952

Re: United at MDW

UA served MDW (DEN on Ted and IAD on YV CR7s) in the mid-2000s. Evidently, and like similar service from AA, CO and US, it did not make money. Initially both DEN and IAD were served by TED. Once TED went away, the CR7s took over. Flew IAD-MDW a couple times as it was super cheap DC-Chicago and allo...

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by hoya
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Dubai to Warsaw A380 on 10 FEB 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

Re: On 10 Feb 17 EK179/180 Dxb-Waw-Dxb on A380

Is the demand really that high to/from WAW to warrant A380 service? I know they now use the 773ER instead of the A330 when the route was first launched. Or is this a competitive response to LO launching a bunch of new long-haul routes to Asia?

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by hoya
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance inside politics
Replies: 8
Views: 3546

Re: Star Alliance inside politics

Yes I agree with seeing LH possibly taking over LO. I feel like LO and SA are in the wrong alliance and I wonder if CX would have been better than SQ. I doubt EU authorities would allow LH to take over LO, given the LH owns or partially owns so many other central European airlines (SN, LX, OS, EW, ...

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by hoya
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT restarts Kraków-Chicago Service in July
Replies: 12
Views: 2853

Re: LOT restarts Kraków-Chicago Service in July

Nice to see this service resume, although I always figured it would be something closer to 2x weekly during the summer and not year-round. In the past it was always mentioned that this route would be problematic since KRK's runway is too short for a fully loaded 787 to take-off from. Is this not go...

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by hoya
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to grow B787 fleet, increase Asia, North America flights
Replies: 43
Views: 10438

Re: LOT to grow B787 fleet, increase Asia, North America flights

Switch from JFK to EWR? They operated out of both until 2012, major change here if they are pulling out of JFK Sounds like an addition, not a pull out from JFK. LO operates two daily flights from JFK during the summer, so I'm guessing one of those daily flights will switch to EWR. I'd be more inter...

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by hoya
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China eyes substantial stake in LOT
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: Air China eyes substantial stake in LOT

usflyer123 wrote:
i dont think they will start it because LOT already fly PEK-WAW, and that market isnt that big...


LO operates WAW-PEK 3x weekly, and CA will operate WAW-PEK 4x weekly, so effectively the airlines will split serving the route and make it daily.

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by hoya
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX
Replies: 109
Views: 14242

Re: Motley Fool: Possible UA hub closures IAD/LAX

I have merged another thread covering same topic into this one. Personally I was surprised how many people were connecting in IAD when I arrived there with NH from NRT. So I am not so sure about how important IAD is for international connections. It is clearly not EWR, but it might still be of valu...

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by hoya
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MS804 broke up: NY Times
Replies: 19
Views: 8970

Re: MS804 broke up: NY Times

OA940 wrote:
So it still could be a terrorist act. Huh, didn't see that coming.


Is it possible for aerodynamic forces to cause the breakup after loss of control of the aircraft?

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by hoya
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO to repaint Dash 8's soon
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: LO to repaint Dash 8's soon

A return of Warsaw-Hanoi and Krakow-Chicago may be down the road, with following in the footsteps of the phrasing of the original poster, "down the road is not defined." Any long-haul from KRK is very unlikely, as the runway is apparently too short for the 787. There was talk of KTW-ORD/J...

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by hoya
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish begins WAW-ICN service from Oct 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2186

Re: LOT Polish begins WAW-ICN service from Oct 2016

I'm guessing Samsung's presence in Poland will generate some of the demand for this flight.

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by hoya
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMéxico ends Caracas?
Replies: 29
Views: 4650

Re: AeroMéxico ends Caracas?

DL is down to one weekly ATL-CCS flight. I wonder how much longer that will last. As someone pointed out earlier, DL converted its daily ATL-CCS flight to a single weekend operation almost two years ago. Oh! the hypocrisy of it all. AA, AM and CM have reduced flights to Brazil recently. G3 and JJ a...

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by hoya
Tue May 24, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 71050

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/iiievolution" class="quote" target="_blank">iiievolution</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>A Lufthansa flight that departed...

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by hoya
Fri May 06, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gogo Wifi For BA Longhaul Fleet
Replies: 28
Views: 6381

RE: Gogo Wifi For BA Longhaul Fleet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Tristarsteve" class="quote" target="_blank">Tristarsteve</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>See the picture in the original ...

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by hoya
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now A 777 Flies 7 Of The Wold's 10 Longest Flights
Replies: 64
Views: 20176

RE: Now A 777 Flies 7 Of The Wold's 10 Longest Flights

When it launches, will UA's SFO-SIN be in the top 10?

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by hoya
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is UA Doing At GRU?
Replies: 54
Views: 7489

RE: How Is UA Doing At GRU?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/staralliance85" class="quote" target="_blank">staralliance85</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>They will not justify keepin...

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by hoya
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Express Starts MAD-KRK And OTP, YW BIQ
Replies: 6
Views: 2686

RE: Iberia Express Starts MAD-KRK And OTP, YW BIQ

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/filipair" class="quote" target="_blank">filipair</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>...and <acronym title="LOT Polish Airlines...

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