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by Carpethead
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL order the 777-9?
Replies: 32
Views: 6438

Re: Will JAL order the 777-9?

The likelihood of JAL ordering any variant of 777 is remote now that they have the A350 order. The A35K is more than big enough for their future needs. Whether they order more A359s or 787-9s or 787-10s to retire their domestic 777s is to be seen. If Boeing doesn't resolve the 737-MAX problems, they...

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by Carpethead
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92342

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

I sure hope the gating situation for ANA is only temporary. I could only imagine an passenger going to the wrong terminal. Hopefully there are certain measures in place. It is not like Terminal 2 & Terminal 3 are next to each other. Also many travelers expect alliance connections under one termi...

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by Carpethead
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights
Replies: 60
Views: 15763

Re: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights

SQ's schedule, based on winter timings, could look like this: SIN - NRT - JFK: 1200 - 1945/2145 - 2010 JFK - NRT - SIN: 0200 - 0615/0815 - 1455 or 1000 - 1415/1615 - 2255 If slots at JFK are an issue, they could go to EWR. None of the flight times overlap with any of ANA's offerings. They could oper...

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by Carpethead
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92342

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

JAL did not make any statement regarding its existing NRT-JFK service, so I think it stays maybe with smaller aircraft such as 788 or 789. Int'l configured A350s will come in 2020, so they should come into the mix. They did not put it the body of the press release. The first appendix states that JL...

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by Carpethead
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some airlines fly both Boeing 787 and Airbus A350?
Replies: 21
Views: 7150

Re: Why do some airlines fly both Boeing 787 and Airbus A350?

I don't get why airlines like Japan Airlines end up using the A359 on their domestic market. Eventually, they are going to operate both the A359 & A35J in the international configuration, so why not have a small A359 to work out the kinks initially. It may not make sense to you, but certainly J...

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by Carpethead
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92342

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

FSDan wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
JAL schedule details:
[*]JFK-NRT cut in favor of 2nd daily JFK-HND.

JAL did not make any statement regarding its existing NRT-JFK service, so I think it stays maybe with smaller aircraft such as 788 or 789.
Int'l configured A350s will come in 2020, so they should come into the mix.

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by Carpethead
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92342

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

bourbon wrote:
When comparing the two Tokyo Airports to London Airports,

Haneda is more like London City, Narita is LHR, and KIX (or any other Japanese City) is LGW

Interesting comparison.
Do you know how far KIX is to central Tokyo versus LGW to central London?
So what is Glasgow, Asahikawa?

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by Carpethead
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no Japanese airline flying to auckland
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: Why no Japanese airline flying to auckland

First ask, how many weekly flights do Air NZ fly between Japan & NZ?
JL is not longer government owned. ANA can easily codeshare on NZ and send their low-density, premium-class centered widebody fleet elsewhere around the globe.

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by Carpethead
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 10256

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

I loved clearing customs in 5 minutes at PDX when I came back from Puerto Vallarta in January. I don't know too many airports in the US where it takes 5 minutes to clear customs. How long did it take to clear immigration, one hour? :duck: I think you mean both immigration and customs? Just out of c...

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by Carpethead
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "after hours" air service
Replies: 17
Views: 3208

Re: "after hours" air service

I can also think of HND off the top of my head in Asia. '902 Top of your head is quite wrong. But I think you are alluding to the other Tokyo Airport - NRT, which has a curfew 2300 to 0600. Actually, HND is only one of few in Japan that is open 24 hours. Another reason there are quite a number of o...

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by Carpethead
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217040

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Would be great if SQ did something like SIN-KIX-ORD.

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by Carpethead
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 108548

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

I wonder if any airports were upgraded for the A380 but ended up not having A380 service? I found a list that says CVG is A380 capable but I don’t know if they actually had to make any upgrades. CVG sees the 748F on a regular basis and is in the same class as the A380, Code F. Furthermore, a good d...

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by Carpethead
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 108548

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

What stuck out to me (which I had not realized before) was the stupendous amount of money spent around the world to upgrade airports to accommodate the beast. I knew it was a lot but the figures shown here are staggering. Just the same as back in late 1960s and 1970s to gear up for the 747. What's ...

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by Carpethead
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 108548

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Thanks to the replies, so the deadline for ordering A380s has passed. My personal opinion is NH took a huge risk by ordering only three of these but surely there must have been some logic to it. Being a typical Japanese company that is against unnecessary risk, there must be some calculation scenari...

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by Carpethead
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 108548

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Without going over 450 replies, can the A380 still be ordered and delivered by 2021? For example, ANA is happy with their three A380s and wants two more new builds? Last options would obviously be the second-hand market but NH is not exactly known to acquire used aircraft. Last time that happened wa...

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by Carpethead
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 152425

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I am not sure NH & JL will be able to fill out all 12 of their slot pairs from 2020. Moving any of the trans-pacific flights from NRT to HND will decrease their connecting traffic to their Asian flights unless there is duplication on destination like LAX. For example, if UA were to move their IA...

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by Carpethead
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 152425

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I am not sure NH & JL will be able to fill out all 12 of their slot pairs from 2020. Moving any of the trans-pacific flights from NRT to HND will decrease their connecting traffic to their Asian flights unless there is duplication on destination like LAX. For example, if UA were to move their IA...

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by Carpethead
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 189
Views: 69137

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

So how come AF & NH retired their A320-200s after about 20 to 24 years in service, while LH & AC keep going? LH has a tendency to keep their fleet modern, so why did they not replace their old A320s with new CEOs or NEOs? The old Braniff A320-231s inherited by HP-US-AA were retired the past ...

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by Carpethead
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese Kansai region mulls re-balancing its multi-airport system of KIX, UKB, ITM
Replies: 22
Views: 5446

Re: Japanese Kansai region mulls re-balancing its multi-airport system of KIX, UKB, ITM

My comments: 1. ITM is land locked in middle of a highly populated area. Certainly additional flights can be added but there is only certain amount of gate space available. What's the purpose of adding a few int'l flights, and adding staff that the Ministry of Interior (forget the agency that deal w...

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by Carpethead
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese Kansai region mulls re-balancing its multi-airport system of KIX, UKB, ITM
Replies: 22
Views: 5446

Re: Japanese Kansai region mulls re-balancing its multi-airport system of KIX, UKB, ITM

My comments: 1. ITM is land locked in middle of a highly populated area. Certainly additional flights can be added but there is only certain amount of gate space available. What's the purpose of adding a few int'l flights, and adding staff that the Ministry of Interior (forget the agency that deal w...

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by Carpethead
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Midwest really a flyover?
Replies: 70
Views: 4854

Re: Is Midwest really a flyover?

Second it, this is funny. So where are all those Airbus & Boeing narrowbodies flying JFK-LAX to go if they cannot "flyover" the "flyover country?" Mexico or Canada? God forbid, they have to re-fuel by by-passing or in "flyover country." Just had to get it out since ...

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by Carpethead
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?
Replies: 74
Views: 11980

Re: Should BA use B788's on short-haul ?

Yes, in their current configuration, that's why I suggest reconfiguring some 788's to something like 20J 250Y. Can't see BA using A332's a la Level at LHR. MAD/BCN/NCE/LCA/IST/ATH/DME and the peak time GLA & EDI shuttles would surely see high loads justifying reconfigured 788's. You seem to thi...

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by Carpethead
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH
Replies: 82
Views: 12555

Re: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH

Technically, there is nothing preventing most carriers to add or inaugurate service to NRT.
HND is another matter.

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by Carpethead
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United start using 777 on Transpacific routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Re: When did United start using 777 on Transpacific routes?

Ex-CO was one of the first airlines to start transpacific service either in late 1998 or early 1999. Back then they had no equipment to run NRT-IAH/EWR until they received the 77Es. Original UA would be SEA-NRT-BKK during the summer-to-winter time change of 1999.

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by Carpethead
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Both HND and DXB are poised to surpass PEK (as world's 2nd busiest airport)
Replies: 11
Views: 2984

Re: Both HND and DXB are poised to surpass PEK (as world's 2nd busiest airport)

Ten years ago, it would have been a dream to have 100 million at HND.
Opening a few more daylight slots and adding significant amount of late night traffic, the 100 million mark is defintely attainable.
Lets see if they can give ATL a run for their spot.

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by Carpethead
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific
Replies: 50
Views: 12371

Re: Lufthansa looking to expand in Asia Pacific

KIX to VIE/ZRH/MUC would be nice but probably long-shot at best.

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by Carpethead
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB175s for Hilton Head Island - AA
Replies: 32
Views: 5627

Re: EMB175s for Hilton Head Island - AA

No offense, but there are many more runway length challenged airports around the world and in the US. One example in the US is Key West at 4,801 ft and that airport receives DL 73Gs. UK - London City at 4,948 ft, it doesn't even have a parallel taxiway and busy airport too with aircraft backtaxiing ...

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by Carpethead
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there're no flights from NRT to SHA/GMP/TSA?
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: Why there're no flights from NRT to SHA/GMP/TSA?

Because the Japanese Transport Ministry and their counterparts agreed to limit the number of flights on each airport pair. HND-GMP capped at 12 flights; six for each country HND-SHA capped at 4 flights; two for each country HND-TSA capped at 8 fights; four of each country Slightly off topic and inte...

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by Carpethead
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 22639

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

Also 747-SR. If Tokyo Haneda was still a two runway operation, Airbus might have developed an A380D.

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by Carpethead
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did United retire its 767-200s (non-ER classics)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3624

Re: When did United retire its 767-200s?

At first, they were used on any domestic routes. In 1988, when UA started their first European routes most of them were converted into ERs (not sure of any modification other than ETOPS), they were put on routes such as ORD-FRA & ORD-CDG. Once the 763ERs came aboard in the 90s, they all reverted...

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by Carpethead
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Fleet plans - possible orders
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: JAL Fleet plans - possible orders

Certainly, all three models are likely considering they have an aging 767 & 777 fleet, particularly on the domestic side. Unless JL falls into unprofitability, their low-density seating will not change. Their int'l 787s will remain the non-industry standard 8-abreast, though I have to imagine do...

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by Carpethead
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?
Replies: 17
Views: 4635

Re: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?

Osaka Itami (ITM) to Fukuoka (FUK) currently has 763 (NH) vs CRJ (JL). The route is only 287 miles long.
Note NH flies anything from 763 to DH4 depending on the time of day. NH even had Ibex flying CRJ on that route but since they retired the type they had to resort to CR7s now.

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by Carpethead
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 20703

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

Instead of replacing the 777s, they soldier on a couple more years to say 2021 and beyond. All the A350s delivered through 2020 are used for expansion. Nothing rocket science about it. Except for some of domestic 772 or 773 which may cycle out during this period, the int'l 777s have plenty of life, ...

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by Carpethead
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic Widebody Routes Japan
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

Re: Domestic Widebody Routes Japan

The vast majority of the domestic widebody flights originate in Tokyo Haneda (HND). There are a some out of ITM, NGO, FUK, OKA & CTS.
The busiest route in Japan is HND-CTS.
NH runs 773, 772, 789, 788, and 763 given any month. JL has 772 & 763.
JL's 773 tend to stick on HND-OKA.

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by Carpethead
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Seat configuration Widebody Domestic
Replies: 11
Views: 2039

Re: Seat configuration Widebody Domestic

Configuration is not the same. A lot more economy seats and less premium seats. Even the premium seats do not have lie-flat seats. Also in most cases there are less lavatories. That is the case with the Japanese carriers. In the US, I believe the only domestic widebody are the UA 777-222s. DL may st...

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by Carpethead
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific increases services to Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Fukuoka
Replies: 5
Views: 2260

Re: Cathay Pacific increases services to Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Fukuoka

Nice to see FUK regain some of the flights back when they dropped the FUK-TPE-HKG flight.

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by Carpethead
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is IST the world's busiest airport to use separate runways for arrivals and departures?
Replies: 29
Views: 6643

Re: Is IST the world's busiest airport to use separate runways for arrivals and departures?

Technically, IST is a three runway airport and can use the other non-parallel runway for arrivals/departures too. I have not been there in years, so I have no idea how they operate now. HKG is a two runway airport with runway use largely segregated by landing on the Runway 7L/25R (farther from land)...

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by Carpethead
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL orders additional 787s
Replies: 39
Views: 11504

Re: JAL orders additional 787s

After reading JAL's press release, these four will be for domestic operations. This will be a first as all 788s & 789s delivered to date have been for international operations. Certainly four 788s will not be end and more 788 and 789 will be ordered in the future as the 763s and 772s age. It wil...

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by Carpethead
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 5429

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

About two years ago when J-Air (subsidiary of Japan Airlines) took some. I believe that order is finished and the E190s are still rolling in.
E170/175s been pretty much to the US regionals the last few years, with the exception of handful to KLM Cityhopper & FujiDream

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by Carpethead
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 11533

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

While everybody thinks non-stop, if they ever get rights, not tot far fetched to think via NGO or KIX in Japan.
To answer the question: my bet would be EK.

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by Carpethead
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12929

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

I get what you are saying, there are plenty of people worldwide with quirky beliefs.

Anyways back to the topic, I believe AirTransat almost ate it back in 2001, fortunately the Azores were nearby.

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by Carpethead
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about Garuda Indonesia flights to Europe in 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: Questions about Garuda Indonesia flights to Europe in 2004

I thought all the Europe flights were axed during the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s and only recently to make a comeback.
The three 744s they did have were primarily for Haji flights.

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by Carpethead
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for SFO?
Replies: 83
Views: 12466

Re: What's next for SFO?

Any chance SFO-NGO makes a comeback with a 788.
Is gate space a major issue at the optimum time of day?

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by Carpethead
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second hand Dreamliners...
Replies: 63
Views: 15315

Re: Second hand Dreamliners...

The two Japanese airlines NH & JL are not known for retiring aircraft early. Though that's not to say in a a few years, some of the older models might get replaced by something like new build 787-8 or -9 but there must be compelling improvements over the existing types to make it a worthwhile pu...

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by Carpethead
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Send 777 to HNL
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: DL to Send 777 to HNL

The use of the 777s are two differeing themes. For AA, the use of the 772s on the DFW-HNL is necessitated by the scheduled retirement of a large chunk of their 763ERs. So this is something more permanent. The use of DL's 777s on the Japan-HNL is a temporary thing, as it is the Golden Week holiday in...

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by Carpethead
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA plans A320neo Shanghai debut in late-Jan 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: ANA plans A320neo Shanghai debut in late-Jan 2017

Technically, it is making its int'l debut on NRT-PVG, as its first revenue flight was HND-KIX on Dec. 26. Until Jan. 23, they will schedule the A320neo on domestic hops intermittently. Whether if this is a seasonal adjustment or something more permanent, I am kind of surprised to see the A320neo, so...

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by Carpethead
Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Sapporo flights?
Replies: 58
Views: 11664

Re: Why no US-Sapporo flights?

CTS has never had US mainland flights. What ever demand there might have been between CTS & US is now served via NRT or HND. Even the closest US mainland airport SEA is a good 10-hour flight from CTS, much farther than Europe to US east coast. For those out seeking low-price tickets, one can go ...

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by Carpethead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which domestic route around the world sees most wide body aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 5880

Re: Which domestic route around the world sees most wide body aircraft?

If we go by percentage and say minimum of 10 frequencies, then HND-ITM would beat everybody since 29 of 30 are widebody at 97%. A single measly NH 738 is the smallest equipment dominated by 763s, 787s, & 777s. As for sheer frequency, HND-CTS is up there with: NH-15; JL-14 & HD-8 for a total ...

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by Carpethead
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA of Japan takes Delivery of their 1st A320NEO
Replies: 12
Views: 4069

Re: ANA of Japan takes Delivery of their 1st A320NEO

ANA is not in the business of chasing after the ultra cost conscious flyers. For that, they have Vanilla Air & Peach. I am sure the A320neos will be utilitized similarly when they had int'l configured A320-214s ten years earlier. Though with the longer legs of the neo they could send them as far...

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by Carpethead
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Asiana start receiving their A350s?
Replies: 14
Views: 3059

Re: When will Asiana start receiving their A350s?

Throw in ICN-KIX, they saw the A388s when the first ones were being introduced.
I believe OZ has numerous variations of cabin layouts in their 772ERs.

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