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by airlineaddict
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 2021 - Consistency of airline threads?
Replies: 8
Views: 277

2021 - Consistency of airline threads?

Let me start by thanking the Moderators who keep the site on track and functioning. It’s not easy with a very passionate group of contributors. While we have 12 weeks til the start of the New Year and the start of 2021 threads, I would like to start a discussion on the organization of airline thread...

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by airlineaddict
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 62364

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Megawide-GMR want to start the NAIA Redevelopment project asap ..... :hyper: https://business.inquirer.net/307915/megawide-gmr-want-to-start-naia-upgrade-while-passenger-air-traffic-still-limited Quote: "MANILA, Philippines—Despite the downturn in aviation, Megawide Construction Corp. and Indi...

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by airlineaddict
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Eliminates Change Fees
Replies: 39
Views: 2026

Re: United Eliminates Change Fees

This is big news! Why is this thread in travel, polls/preferences? It seems like this would fall under Civil Aviation.

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by airlineaddict
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA outsouring some corporate positions to India
Replies: 124
Views: 16000

Re: UA outsouring some corporate positions to India

I think the difference here is that they are laying off the workers here, then hiring replacements in Gurgaon, and all the while lobbying for an extension of CARES Act funding. No way should they get another cent. If CARES Act is extended, any layoffs would be postponed as airlines would not be all...

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by airlineaddict
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 25479

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

ATC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EyUmeeu7B8 OnScene.TV's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyVKN_q34tM In the OnScene video, you can see some footage of the pilots’ evacuation. Looks like the first pilot to exit used the rope had the leg injury. By the time the second pilot was evacuating...

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by airlineaddict
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11350

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

Would anyone here consider a Hawaiian vacation in the near future? Definitely. I was looking to rent a beach house on Maui where I could isolate and work remotely, but the State of HI clarified that the 14-day quarantine had to be at a hotel or motel. If the new rules do kick in September, I'm look...

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by airlineaddict
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines Q2 cash burn
Replies: 22
Views: 5694

Re: Airlines Q2 cash burn

It will be interesting to see where HA comes in relative to this analysis. They have stated that their cash burn was averaged $3.3M per day in Q2 with 12+ months of liquidity prior to any additional financing.

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by airlineaddict
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3177
Views: 549274

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Any updates on the SFO - HKG - SIN restart? Maybe the better question is whether or not there have been any updates on HKG’s COVID testing requirements for crew members that would allow for the flights to restart?

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by airlineaddict
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 356
Views: 67429

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

A couple of I would devastating tidbit from UA earnings call with relation to AA. We will soon find out how accurate this is. UA shows it's getting 13% of 2019Q2 revenues on 12% of its capacity. On the same slide, AA is showing 11% of revenue on 22% of its capacity. So basically a lot more capacity...

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by airlineaddict
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca schedules a one time non-stop Tokyo - Bogota flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: Avianca schedules a one time non-stop Tokyo - Bogota flight

aemoreira1981 wrote:
BOG is hot and high though. AV does not have any plane that can make it all the way. I suspect that it would have to make a stop for fuel somewhere...probably at YVR or ANC.

Even MDE is hot and high. CLO is perhaps possible.


Routing is BOG-GDL-PVG-NRT-BOG on a 787-8.

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by airlineaddict
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 209
Views: 9362

United warns 36,000 employees of potential job cuts

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/coronav ... emand.html
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While we were expecting a smaller United, 36,000 potential furloughs come October 1 is huge.

Flight Attendants - 15,100
Airport Ops - 11,082
Maintenance - 5,457
Pilots - 2,250

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/coronav ... emand.html

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by airlineaddict
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3177
Views: 549274

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

The rumors turn out to be true SFO-PVG will stop at ICN for crew change. I didn't put much stock in those rumors when they first surfaced. I thought the crew change would take place at NRT like we are already doing for our cargo flights, but there are times when rumors turn out to be true. Passenge...

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by airlineaddict
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 93513

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

https://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/36095 Legal process have started against the new flight route due to noise complaint by residents living right under it, and the ministry formed a new council to review the new flight route although the process is expected to take a few years. ---- I just can't se...

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by airlineaddict
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6800

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

Having said that, TSA numbers show this week is above last week's holiday numbers. Today is still up about 8% rolling 7-day average passenger count week over week. Above Memorial Day week. This a sign there is real strength happening. But the recovery is not quick enough that all employees can be k...

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by airlineaddict
Wed May 20, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 356
Views: 67429

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Not as versed on the debt/finance side... While there’s been a lot of focus on Ch 11 bankruptcy, at some point, is there any alternate scenario where lenders agree to restructure the debt outside of bankruptcy? IATA has said it will take five years for things to return to pre-COVID 19 levels. Not su...

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by airlineaddict
Sat May 09, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3177
Views: 549274

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

MIflyer12 wrote:

2. The debt markets are starting to segregate winners and losers. Another carrier borrowed a lot more $ at a much lower rate recently.


Any info on the collateral used by the other carrier?

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by airlineaddict
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 62364

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Might these be repositioned flights from the earlier trips to LHR as supposed in #170?..... https://www.philippineairlines.com/AboutUs/newsandevents/advisory-covid19-24apr20-53 Philippine Airlines will operate the following special flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Manila on April 29 (Wednesday) an...

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by airlineaddict
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 15489

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like Houston is getting snubbed by many of the former int'l carriers that once operated there and yet DFW is seeing several airlines such as Qatar, Qantas, Emirates, JAL scheduling their returns. Sadly, the same is happening here in BOS, with the exception of Emirates, so I guess we are in th...

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by airlineaddict
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 62364

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Meanwhile it's just been announced that flights to and from Manila will be temporarily suspended beginning midnight of March 15; can't remember if it's all flights or only domestic or international ones. Domestic travel ban only whether by land, air or sea. The Philippine government is ok if you ar...

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by airlineaddict
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64313

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Totally understand why everyone is discounting the original blog post. Too speculative and sensational... With that said and as Enilria posted earlier, there are legitimate concerns about AA’s liquidity. Here’s an article today from CBS News: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-airlines-and-other-...

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by airlineaddict
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11873

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

DeltaMD90 wrote:
Their decisions are well thought out and not about owning the others or "winning"


I’m sorry, but this is very naïve. Airlines want to win markets, market share, PRASM, margin, etc.

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by airlineaddict
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 62364

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

And what would the basis for invalidation be :?: Great question. Here’s an excerpt from a Feb. 20 article. Last December, Ang said the groundbreaking of the airport would be delayed “because it is on hold.” The transportation department has said the justice department is reviewing the concession de...

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by airlineaddict
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 62364

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

Boo Chanco, a SMC fanboy and crappy PPP advocate is crying as NMIA's groundbreaking and the future of the project itself is still uncertain. :lol: Again from the above blog, a contradictory view..... http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2020/02/bulacan-airport-construction-still-go.html#comment-f...

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by airlineaddict
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3177
Views: 549274

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

CALTECH wrote:
Event - Hail storm in GYR, nickel sized.


Thanks CALTECH. Isn’t GYR where the MAXes are being stored?

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by airlineaddict
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 44
Views: 7991

Re: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption

Manila International Airport is 70-80 km from the volcano, but wet ash has extended out 100 km from Taal volcano. http://images.gmanews.tv/webpics/2020/01/TaalVolcano2_2020_01_12_18_16_50.jpg The Philippine government has issued a notice that a full scale eruption is possible within days.

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by airlineaddict
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK
Replies: 44
Views: 11287

Re: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK

MIflyer12 wrote:

This is indicative of absolutely nothing as there are no U.S. carriers flying US50 non-stop to MNL. It's oft-repeated, but some are slow to learn - MNL is a trash (yield) destination.


And yet DL is dedicating metal to fly there from ICN???

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by airlineaddict
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 62364

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2020

From the same source as the CEB-LAX relaunch, PR to start MNL-SEA from May 2, 2020. Keep in mind there is no reliable confirmation for this. CEB-LAX and MNL-SEA are now published in OAG. Both flights are 3X weekly. Being discussed here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1438419

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by airlineaddict
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 11037

Re: Pilot shortage

I’ve heard that at least in the USA, the military is not graduating as many pilots as they did previously. This is contributing to the potential pilot shortage in the future. In light of this, many of the major airlines have created programs to recruit and train future pilots. Some of the programs r...

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by airlineaddict
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 145
Views: 15489

Re: Houston Aviation Thread 2020

If anyone has drawings / plans for the new shared checking and baggage space for new terminal D and existing terminal E, please share. Haven’t yet seen how this is to be done. My route wishlist is IAH-GYE. Details are sparse. Here’s what the Houston Chronicle had during the ground breaking of Termi...

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by airlineaddict
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lafayette, LA: 5 killed in Crash
Replies: 50
Views: 10421

Re: Lafayette, LA: 5 killed in Crash

CO953 wrote:
Thank you. Yes, confirmed, as I had feared, the pilot was indeed my cousin.


I'm very sorry for your loss.

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by airlineaddict
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19609

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

Closing the loop... RP-C7775 flew back to Manila on December 19 as flight PR 6001. It has been back in their flight rotation since December 21.

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by airlineaddict
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 16991

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

As you read & review the document for the T4 airside redevelopment, you'll notice that there is a provision for a bus gate abutting the ground level of (new) Gate 43. That bus gate will have a dual purpose of serving both LAWA and AA Eagle busing operations. Unless a change of plan occurs withi...

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by airlineaddict
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL one engine return to LAX
Replies: 84
Views: 19609

Re: PAL one engine return to LAX

Looking at FlightAware, RP-C7775 is still at LAX. Any updates on how long the 77W will be under repair?

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by airlineaddict
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route
Replies: 80
Views: 13211

Re: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route

Of course flights to Philippines is low yielding. Flights to all of Asia is low yielding thanks to CN3. When you can fly in business to MNL from NYC for $2500 round trip on CA, there is only so much the competition can charge. Having a few people only flying DL to MNL isn't suddenly going to make t...

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by airlineaddict
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts Q3 2019 results
Replies: 79
Views: 20201

Re: United posts Q3 2019 results

United Airlines stock is up over 2% today, even after the earnings call... unlike DL which had its stockprice fall after saying Q4 costs would be increasing.

Surprised that hasn’t been brought up by those so focused on stock price. :roll:

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by airlineaddict
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman in love with 737-800
Replies: 38
Views: 7987

Re: Woman in love with 737-800

Wow. I thought the article was Boeing propaganda given the MAX commercials, but after reading it and seeing the video, she’s really smitten with the 737-800. She evens sleeps with a replica.

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by airlineaddict
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 12469

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

I totally agree that the traffic in the loop at LAX is out of hand... especially with the holidays around the corner.

With that said, the new rules smack of elitism since TCPs (executive cars and limos) will be allowed to pick up at the curb.

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by airlineaddict
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32305

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

The Delta pilots just won arbitration over their Korean JV scope grievances. The arbitrator sustained ALPA’s grievances that the Korean Air JV was in violation of the pilot working agreement. Now that these violations have been proven, the case will proceed to a second phase to determine the remedi...

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by airlineaddict
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bobby Brown kicked off Jetblue flight...cops called to the gate
Replies: 11
Views: 4213

Re: Bobby Brown kicked off Jetblue flight...cops called to the gate

JetBlue asked Bobby to Cool it Now.

Few may get the pre-solo reference... but just goes to show my age.

All that said, I feel bad for him if the reports are true that he was trying to get to a family funeral.

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by airlineaddict
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8326

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

One of the biggest bondholders is "very spectic" to the proposed pushback. Source in Norwegian (the language, not the airline): https://finansavisen.no/nyheter/luftfart/2019/09/04/6953095/norwegian-ber-kreditorene-om-utsettelse-av-gjeldsforfall.-sissener-er-meget-skeptisk Thank you for th...

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by airlineaddict
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 16991

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

I’ve been following LAX/TBIT developments for over 15 years... what the LAWA board is doing is not new. 1. Before the new TBIT was constructed with the addition of TBIT West, LAWA spent $500+ million on renovating and rebuilding parts of the old TBIT concourses due to their congestion and condition....

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by airlineaddict
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave
Replies: 157
Views: 17534

Re: NYC sues American Airlines over employee sick leave

from the article: "The violations alleged in the lawsuit include filing disciplinary points against ground crew workers for each sick day used, not allowing employees to use the sick leave they had earned, and requiring medical documentation before city law said it was necessary." Re the ...

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by airlineaddict
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 20060

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

Well, certainly some solid numbers there for UA. Couple things stick out to me, that weren't really mentioned yet. * The operation itself has really become much, much better. Greatly improved ontime and reliability. Fundamentals--run a good airline, be punctual, good things happen. * Someone correc...

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by airlineaddict
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 16991

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Has there been any construction progress on the APM or CONRAC?

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by airlineaddict
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11870

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

CALMSP wrote:
I don't think the GUM based planes have E+ either. Unless that's changed since my GUM-NGO flight.


They should all have E+. They have been rotating planes in and out of GUM from the mainland more regularly.

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by airlineaddict
Wed May 29, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 11362

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

The ultimate coup would be to bring Kirby back as CEO.

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by airlineaddict
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 8318

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

If it happens, SNA - HNL/OGG/LIH, could be on the docket

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by airlineaddict
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta proposes MSP-PVG
Replies: 124
Views: 16547

Re: Delta proposes MSP-PVG

DOT did not approve the proposed alternative MSP-PVG service as proposed by DL and instead opted to grant AA its request for dormancy waiver for ORD-PEK & PVG services. DOT did leave the door open that it would reconsider alternative route proposals should AA not resume the service and if such ...

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by airlineaddict
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 894
Views: 177993

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

JAL flying HND to MNL http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2019/02/japan-airlines-opens-haneda.html http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201809/004868.html?_ga=2.82229718.1114753324.1536247410-1688298120.1512383184/ The timing of the HND-MNL and return flight is very interesting. They are basically ...

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by airlineaddict
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29154

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

This is really out of the box thinking for United. It basically allows for high value customers from smaller markets to receive better seats. Moreover, I’m sure many will be thrilled to not have to wait on the jetway for their bag while trying to make a connection. Lots of questions: - What is the i...

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