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by travelin man
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1976
Views: 426046

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

Hopefully LAX-LHR/CDG will be successful on the A339 equipment. I flew DL LAX-LHR back in 2015 on the 763 in Biz and even then the product was sub-par.

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by travelin man
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2415
Views: 527105

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Any discussion of bringing back LAX-GRU/EZE? I flew LAX-GRU in January 2020 and it was packed, of course that doesn’t mean it was profitable.

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles (LAX) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 105
Views: 30637

Re: Los Angeles (LAX) Aviation Thread - 2022

laca773 wrote:
DL is using 3-4 gates currently in T3. How many gates will T3 have? The remaining gates set to open in the Fall?


Last I heard the target opening date for the rest of the terminal was Labor Day, so early September.

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by travelin man
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR reallocates landing slots belonging to Aeroflot.
Replies: 38
Views: 9202

Re: LHR reallocates landing slots belonging to Aeroflot.

They should have held those slots for Ukrainian International Airlines (if they are still a viable entity).

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by travelin man
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR opens Pier D
Replies: 24
Views: 4223

Re: YVR opens Pier D

I'm probably in the minority, and while I applaud the natural-light and the cool, nature-themed features, I find YVR's terminal complex (this new expansion included) to be extremely busy (architecturally-speaking) and a hodgepodge of different architectural designs...you have those dizzy-looking, c...

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by travelin man
Fri Apr 08, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal modernization opening
Replies: 190
Views: 40428

Re: Delta cuts ribbon to new LAX Headhouse

I took a tour of the new Skyclub at LAX a couple of weeks ago and the DL reps said that the T2 club would remain open after the new one opens. So there will be 2 Skyclubs at LAX.

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by travelin man
Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Best and worst on time airports and airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 5509

Re: US Best and worst on time airports and airlines

According to the bureau of transportation statistics, from July 2019 to July 2021, the worst airports for delays were the following: 1. EWR 2. LGA 3. DFW 4. FLL 5. PBI 6. BOS 6. MSY 8. MCO 9. SAT 10. JFK 10. SFO Thoroughly confused on how my lovely hometown airports of ORD/MDW managed to not make t...

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by travelin man
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 11095

Re: Fedex route map?

You could probably do a FlightAware search and get most of the info. A quick search at LAX shows:
MD11 to IND
DC10 to OAK
B763 to AFW
B763 to OAK
B752 to EWR
MD11 to MEM
DC10 to MEM
A306 to MEM
A306 to SNA (!)
B77L to NRT
MD11 to MEM

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by travelin man
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2684
Views: 387849

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Flightaware has good data on the change in aircraft movements 2019 vs. 2020 vs. 2021. I've consolidated some of the top airports to see the change between 2019 and 2021 from the latest day's worth of data (June 13th). I excluded cargo heavy airports such as MEM, SDF, and ANC, because those would mo...

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by travelin man
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q3 2021 vs Q3 2019 top 25 airports | four actually up in seats slc, den, mia, phx
Replies: 31
Views: 4434

Re: Q3 2021 vs Q3 2019 top 25 airports | four actually up in seats slc, den, mia, phx

The obvious other factor is that airports with significant European and Asian flights have suffered the most — LAX, JFK, SFO, EWR, etc. I’d expect as Europe and Asia reopen (and when the US finally allows vaccinated/tested foreigners in from those areas, especially Europe) those airports’ numbers wi...

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by travelin man
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2684
Views: 387849

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Flightaware has good data on the change in aircraft movements 2019 vs. 2020 vs. 2021. I've consolidated some of the top airports to see the change between 2019 and 2021 from the latest day's worth of data (June 13th). I excluded cargo heavy airports such as MEM, SDF, and ANC, because those would mo...

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 5390

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

Let me vaccinate my younger child. Until then, I am less inclined to want borders open. Until we get enough people vaccinated, we have to control this. Lightsaber I have 3 young children, and they are 10 times more at risk from dying in a car crash than dying from COVID. https://disrn.com/news/repo...

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 5390

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

Because it’s premature to let everyone in until there is confirmation all vaccines on the market can keep Delta’s R0 down. There. From the current LA Times front page: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-06-27/highly-contagious-delta-coronavirus-variant-spreading-in-california But vaccina...

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 5390

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

The fact of the matter is that if you are vaccinated the Delta variant is an extremely minimal threat for death or severe hospitalization (like all of the other variants). There is no reason to keep fully vaccinated people out of this country. The Delta variant is already here. Keeping vaccinated pe...

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 5390

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

Great, that’s PBNT, now how about the other vaccines? The vaccinated people experiencing mild illness would include J&J. As far as I’m aware there hasn’t been a huge surge in deaths/serious hospitalizations in the UK among those taking AZ. So, yeah it’s time to let vaccinated people in. When th...

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 5390

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

Oh, and “ The few fully vaccinated people who have been infected with the Delta variant “experienced relatively mild illness,” L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. Great, that’s PBNT, now how about the other vaccines? The vaccinated people experiencing mild illness would include ...

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 5390

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

Oh, and “ The few fully vaccinated people who have been infected with the Delta variant “experienced relatively mild illness,” L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said.

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 5390

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

No offense, but you are just fear-mongering. If the US opened up to fully vaccinated people (and real vaccines, not the China/Russia stuff), why not let them in? Europe is letting fully vaccinated Americans in. Why not return the favor? I don’t need 8 paragraphs of “Delta is bad”. Just say simply w...

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 5390

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

No offense, but you are just fear-mongering. If the US opened up to fully vaccinated people (and real vaccines, not the China/Russia stuff), why not let them in? Europe is letting fully vaccinated Americans in. Why not return the favor? I don’t need 8 paragraphs of “Delta is bad”. Just say simply wh...

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by travelin man
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?
Replies: 64
Views: 5390

Re: Why won’t the USA open up to Europe?

We should absolutely open up to vaccinated Europeans (and others). Otherwise it makes a complete joke of the “go get your vaccine” messaging we get every day.

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by travelin man
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2684
Views: 387849

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

In addition, the airports hurting the most are the ones with some of the most extensive pre-Covid networks to Europe and Asia (outside of DCA, of course).

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2684
Views: 387849

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Flightaware has good data on the change in aircraft movements 2019 vs. 2020 vs. 2021. I've consolidated some of the top airports to see the change between 2019 and 2021 from the latest day's worth of data (June 13th). I excluded cargo heavy airports such as MEM, SDF, and ANC, because those would mor...

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by travelin man
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS
Replies: 99
Views: 18343

Re: AA launches 13 new routes from AUS

AUS-RNO seems like a Tesla route to me (big battery factory in RNO, and the new truck factory in AUS).

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by travelin man
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2264
Views: 470104

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Spoke to a friend who flew BUR-ACV on Avelo last weekend and she said the plane was packed in both directions. So, it seems like at least some people are hearing about them. I flew ACV-BUR yesterday. The flight was maybe 60% full. I’ll check back in here on Wednesday when I return to ACV. I want th...

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by travelin man
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2264
Views: 470104

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Spoke to a friend who flew BUR-ACV on Avelo last weekend and she said the plane was packed in both directions. So, it seems like at least some people are hearing about them.

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by travelin man
Wed May 05, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation
Replies: 205
Views: 15195

Re: Herd Immunity Losing Out To Vaccine Hesitation and Virus Mutation

The biggest deterrent to more vaccinations is there presently is NO incentive to be vaccinated . You get vaccinated, a nice CDC form signed saying you’re vaccinated on xx date. Two weeks later, it gets you ZERO—Fauci is still saying wear masks, TSA still mask rules, towns in my state are overruling...

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by travelin man
Mon May 03, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2264
Views: 470104

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

AA and WN already fly BUR-PHX, so I'm not sure now long AZA will stick around. It doesn't mean that their other destinations won't be more successful.

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by travelin man
Mon May 03, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of LAX TBIT Midfield Concourse
Replies: 147
Views: 39185

Re: Status of LAX TBIT Midfield Concourse

Did the MSC open yesterday? Someone on YouTube has a video of a water cannon salute for a Vivaerobus flight that then pulls up to a gate at the MSC. https://youtu.be/UgtcDjwugFw MSC is “officially” open. Viva Aerobus was the first inaugural departure to leave out of the new “West Gates” of Tom Brad...

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by travelin man
Mon May 03, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of LAX TBIT Midfield Concourse
Replies: 147
Views: 39185

Re: Status of LAX TBIT Midfield Concourse

https://youtu.be/UgtcDjwugFw
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Did the MSC open yesterday? Someone on YouTube has a video of a water cannon salute for a Vivaerobus flight that then pulls up to a gate at the MSC.

https://youtu.be/UgtcDjwugFw

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by travelin man
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH
Replies: 113
Views: 18664

Re: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH

We are two of those (fully vaccinated) people heading to Greece in late July. I grabbed a couple of $2k business class seats on BA in early February LAX-ATH in anticipation of things reopening, and fortunately they are. The cheapest Business class on our same flights is now $6k+, and the flights are...

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by travelin man
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2684
Views: 387849

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Well we’re headed to Greece in August (Greece just announced they are opening up to vaccinated individuals by mid-May).

So the State Department can take their advice and shove it.

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by travelin man
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2264
Views: 470104

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Hope they have ample turn times. That's a lot of folks to load/off load when you're new and probably contracted out. Looking at their published schedule, it looks like their turn times are ~40 minutes, which I believe is similar to WN. WN is closer to an hour now (like the legacies) but some 35/45 ...

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by travelin man
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines plans to immediately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19
Replies: 63
Views: 10292

Re: Vietnam Airlines plans to immidiately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19

Interesting. If they indicate serving the Vietnamese community in the US is a key business driver, then they will definitely go to LAX over SFO. Orange County has the biggest Vietnamese community in the country. Also LAX is much bigger for their partner Delta than SFO is.

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by travelin man
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 169939

Re: WN adding SBA & FAT in Q2 2021

Well because I love a good guessing game in the world of Armchair Network planning. I'm gonna guess BOTH cities will see something like 6 daily flights each. 3 LAS,2 OAK and 1 DEN. This would feed the network coverage quite well. Flyguy LAS seems like a no-brainer. DEN I can see for network purpose...

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by travelin man
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 79
Views: 17741

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2020

When will the Midfield Satellite Concourse open? Any update on the date?

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by travelin man
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX
Replies: 67
Views: 13815

Re: Why doesn’t AA fly widebodies on JFK-SFO/LAX

AA’s A321t is a much nicer plane than anything else flying that route.

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by travelin man
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit adds BUR.
Replies: 45
Views: 5308

Re: Spirit adds BUR.

If anything NK will be pulling traffic from the freeway, not other airlines.

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by travelin man
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia long-haul flights
Replies: 51
Views: 7066

Re: Armenia long-haul flights

I live in Glendale CA which is basically the capital of Armenia outside of Armenia. When I’ve asked Armenians I’ve known how often they get back to Armenia the answer seems to be less than once every 10 years (if ever), and the most common way they get there seems to be SU via SVO. Just for what it’...

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by travelin man
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 6045

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

I think European business class is far better value than US first class. The only thing better in the USA is the seat. Every other element in Europe is better, particularly how you get lounge access. The food and drinks service is head and shoulders above the USA. Over there, meals are in windows a...

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by travelin man
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2733

Re: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018

As posted BUR saw a similar increase in 2018 and while LGB and SNA have not reported yet, both are also up in 2018 over 2017. SNA grew 2.3% in 2018 to 10,664.038 passengers. https://www.ocair.com/newsroom/news/?nr=nr-2019-01-22 Only 5 million pax for ONT? Not so much for an airport that is the seco...

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by travelin man
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated - Southwest pulls out of Mexico City
Replies: 143
Views: 25201

Re: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT

As others have said, this is not just a WN thing. AA just cancelled PHL-MEX, UA cancelled LAX-MEX in October, and AS has had troubles in MEX too.

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by travelin man
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 15590

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Delta's CEO, Ed Bastian, interviewed by Airways Magazine today. - And also hits Boeing on the CSeries spat: "Everyone’s clear what Boeing was trying to do. I felt so strongly about the fact that Boeing was trying to interfere in our business, wasn’t competitive in the marketplace and was hidin...

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by travelin man
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 22961

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

There is no such thing as “slots” at LAX or ORD (not sure about JFK or EWR).

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by travelin man
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 107287

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I feel that BA’s recent network decisions (adding smaller cities such as AUS, BNA, MSY, etc) point to a need for 787/350 type of aircraft, not A380s. That's also to make use of the 787s that continue to join the fleet. If they would order more A380s you would see more changes in the use of aircraft...

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by travelin man
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 107287

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I feel that BA’s recent network decisions (adding smaller cities such as AUS, BNA, MSY, etc) point to a need for 787/350 type of aircraft, not A380s.

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by travelin man
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 122557

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

US carriers seem to be having a harder time in China this past year. The promise land of unlimited growth finally seems to be slowing. i think UA is on the only US airline that can make China work, they grew a lot in the past few years. UA serves what: PEK, PVF, CTU, XIY(seasonal), HKG. DL pulled o...

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by travelin man
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 33847

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

This has been discussed before in various threads, but now that DL’s strategy for Asia flights has become clearer — namely, they’ll serve Japan, PRC, and Korea, and connect elsewhere via ICN — it’s worth bringing up again the question of if/how DL/KE plan to grow their US gateways to ICN to expand ...

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by travelin man
Thu May 31, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 5248

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

I think the bigger news is that there were only 33 passengers on the flight!

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by travelin man
Tue May 29, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 12722

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

By the way, there are quite some Europeans that fly out to the Caribbean simply to lay on the beach as well. Why wouldn't it work the other way around? If Europeans lay on the American beaches, why wouldn't Americans lay on the European beaches? However I think I can guess part of the answer. In Eu...

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