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by SATexan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 16275

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Okay what am I missing here? 75 PDEW seems to be a very low number. Assuming DFW-DEL as the optimum stage length, DEL, BOM, MAA and BLR being lower than the #1 city pair you are looking at 300(?) PDEW DFW-India? Is that enough to sustain a non-stop ULH from a station that has service on EK, QR, BA ...

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by SATexan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 16275

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

[Is DFW-HYD the number Indian city pair? I somehow doubt that. Could someone post the statistics. It seems like every time we speak of a US city to India, people say HYD is the #1 city pair. While I am not doubting that people from the HYD region have immigrated in large numbers to the US, my groun...

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by SATexan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 16275

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

In the June 2019 thread I had pointed out that BLR was underserved substantially based on O&D, YoY increase and fare data. My post was met with rather strange rebuttals from certain posters here. Barely 2 months later we've had some announcements coming in! So, YAYYY! Bottomline: The number's do...

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by SATexan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38511

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

leftcoast8 wrote:
KLAF currently don't fly to Chennai, Bangalore or Hyderabad (KLM will soon be starting AMS-BLR though)

AF has been flying to Bangalore for well over a decade now.

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by SATexan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38511

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

x1234 wrote:
Airbazar, the SIMPLE fact is US-India is NOT that profitable for LH and that's why they charge high prices

How do you know that US-India is not profitable for LH? Do you have a source or data for this?

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by SATexan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46222

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

[ That doesn't reflect the reality of things like the way you make it seem. You haven't even considered other factors like BOM having way more options/seats on int'l markets which would mean pax have other ways to get to those above mentioned cities you have used as a reference. Hence, BOM would ha...

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by SATexan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46222

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The fact that there isn't one just goes to show that BLR isn't as high-yielding as some people think it is. :laughing: There are airport data shared by the BLR airport officials themselves that are buried somewhere in these Indian aviation threads. Additionally, I have presented two sets of data in...

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by SATexan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46222

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Friday outbound (and Friday return) for business travel in J. Is that common in India? No US corp would pay for an extra night in a hotel with J and no US employee would spend the weekend on business travel. Fair point. Though I personally like to spend the Sunday resting before starting work on Mo...

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by SATexan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46222

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

On an average fares to BLR from anywhere in USA are more expensive than other cities in India. This claim has been made twice over the last few posts, particularly about EK and QR. I compared BLR-JFK and BOM-JFK one-stop business fares for 6/9/19 outbound and 6/13/19 return(last minute business tri...

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by SATexan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46222

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

As far as One World is concerned, Japan Airlines (JAL) is adding a daily flight from Tokyo (NRT)- Bengaluru (BLR) in 2020 that is perfectly timed for connections (both ways) to Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles and Vancouver. It still will not be an option for the Bay area fliers since JAL flies to Ha...

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by SATexan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa's Convoluted Checked Baggage Charges
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: Lufthansa's Convoluted Checked Baggage Charges

So, what changed on the return journey? Why would LH's USA customer care intentionally mislead them by confirming the 100$ checked baggage fee?? Complain to Lufthansa and ask for refund! BTW. Would be interesting to read back from you... Filed a complaint with Lufthansa Customer Relations. They cam...

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by SATexan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa's Convoluted Checked Baggage Charges
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: Lufthansa's Convoluted Checked Baggage Charges

That should be what you are looking for: https://www.lufthansa.com/us/en/flat-rates-for-excess-baggage I cannot share any personal experience as I am quite efficient in packing and have always stayed far below the allowed limits. Thanks for the link. The chart is rather difficult to understand and ...

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by SATexan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 102
Views: 10400

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

I assume you're referring to this thread? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1410525&p=20926219#p20926219 Your thread was not deleted or disappeared, it was moved to the Travel Forum. Well, I'm sorry, I did not see the thread in my profile. I did not get alerts regarding th...

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by SATexan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 102
Views: 10400

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

I posted a new topic on Civil Aviation and it went missing right away! Not a trace...

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by SATexan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa's Convoluted Checked Baggage Charges
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Lufthansa's Convoluted Checked Baggage Charges

Last week, my friends went back from Houston to Bangalore, India on Lufthansa and the tickets were booked through Orbitz. Their second checked bags were charged since the booking was not done on Lufthansa.com. On the way from India they were charged 100$ for their second checked bags as per their of...

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by SATexan
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?
Replies: 90
Views: 10754

Re: Why are the US3 so weak in India and China?

The US3 seem to be having a rough time in India and China. You would think that there would be plenty of demand between the two countries but this is obviously not the case. Why? There is PLENTY of demand. Why do you think that this is "obviously" not the case? Can you kindly elaborate?

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by SATexan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 19659

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Filing error or is B6 really drawing down in AUS??

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by SATexan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 18455

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

In the last few years DFW has reached a whole new level !! JFK-SAT is a bit surprising I would say and I had to read it twice to make sure that it wasn't DCA-SAT.

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by SATexan
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB: QR will lose interest in India in 12 months
Replies: 16
Views: 4282

Re: AAB: QR will lose interest in India in 12 months

The debacle that is the Indian aviation industry continues.l First of all your title is too misleading to others.QR will never loose its Interest in India and every one knows it. Put something related to topic .Indian aviation is not a debacle but very booming now. Neomax posted their views, and yo...

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by SATexan
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113783

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Further, ORD isn't the city that it used to be 10 years ago. IMHO the Overall business climate in Chicago is down a notch. You're kidding right? I understand that is the popular feeling from people who have never been to Chicago but it is so far from truth. 1) There are more construction cranes for...

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by SATexan
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113783

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Good decisions by AA to axe ORD-PEK/PVG and reduce NRT. They should also axe NRT entirely and hand it over to JAL. First of all, The Asian carriers have driven the yields to the toilet. Further, ORD isn't the city that it used to be 10 years ago. IMHO the Overall business climate in Chicago is down ...

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by SATexan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 6996

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

On May 26th this year I was eating at the Chipotle just outside CYS airport having driven from Denver. I could have sworn I saw a UA mainline aircraft land there! The fact that there are no scheduled network carriers there came as a surprise/shock to me !! Good for CYS!

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by SATexan
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12239

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

"What perfume are you wearing?" to somebody who was sat next to somebody engaged in entirely inappropriate sexual behaviour is a completely unacceptable thing to say, meant as a "joke" or not. As for the person upthread who thinks masturbating in a confined public place is accep...

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by SATexan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50467

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Aus is not ind or mco. Delta has very strong point of sale in those 2 cities and is very weak in Austin. In fact, it’s hard to really comprehend how weak they are in Austin unless you have seen some of their fare data compared to ind and mco. :checkmark: :checkmark: Also, it is important to note th...

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by SATexan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50467

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

ADrum23 wrote:
I predict AUS-AMS will be announced anytime within the next 2-3 months with a May 2019 start date


Is there any reason behind your confident prediction?
I mean, are you making this prediction based on O&D, traffic data to EU, fare data, cargo etc?

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by SATexan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50467

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Can somebody kindly provide a link for this AUS airport masterplan? I being a regular to this airport don't think there is ANY space in the current framework to add 30-40-50 gates. May be I am wrong but after reading this thread I am incredibly curious to see what they are planning and how they are...

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by SATexan
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS to become a Delta Focus City
Replies: 451
Views: 50467

Re: AUS to become a Delta Focus City

Can somebody kindly provide a link for this AUS airport masterplan? I being a regular to this airport don't think there is ANY space in the current framework to add 30-40-50 gates. May be I am wrong but after reading this thread I am incredibly curious to see what they are planning and how they are ...

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by SATexan
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79751

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I’d be focusing on SAT if I were WN. If these DL rumors are true, then in the future: AUS = DFW/IAH and SAT = DAL/HOU. For the record, DFW carries 60 million+ and IAH is 40 million+ passengers every year. Are you suggesting that AUS will eventually reach closer to these numbers once DL opens a hub?...

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by SATexan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier adds SAT-SNA and SLC
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Frontier adds SAT-SNA and SLC

https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/l ... 968995.php
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Frontier airlines is adding two new flights out of San Antonio: Orange County (SNA) and Salt Lake City(SLC). SAT-SNA starts on August 13th and SAT-SLC starts on August 15th.

Link:

https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/l ... 968995.php

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by SATexan
Thu May 17, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 10365

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

Would be shocked if it was anything other than F9 or WN..

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by SATexan
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 12521

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

Somewhat pumping an old thread...after reading through all the BLR fanboi's replies. To start, CX fly ORD-HKG with a codeshare with AA. No point for AA to start that route themselves. If anything, most of Oneworld's East Coast HKG-bound traffic are on CX anyway (~3x Daily from JFK, 1x from BOS, and...

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by SATexan
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 12521

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

This thread is about underserved and unserved routes from India and hence we are talking BLR-SFO. People channeling their personal opinions about BLR or that (all) BLR people won't fly AI as a matter of fact or why this route won't happen is entirely non sequitur. This route has enough O&D, prem...

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by SATexan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 12521

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

DFW is AA's largest hub. 50 PDEW from the DFW area would be offset by the connecting traffic to HKG, especially from XNA. Also, as far as I know, AA doesn't fly to HKG from any of its other east coast and midwest hubs, so I am betting connecting traffic from JFK, ORD, PHL, DCA, CLT and MIA are eith...

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by SATexan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 12521

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

So you are comparing DFW for AA, SYD for QF to BLR for AI. According to you AI should not only start one of the longest flights in the world from BLR but also develop it as a strong connection hub, I do not understand where do people get this sense of entitlement from? And FYI AI periodically puts ...

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by SATexan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 12521

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

Now tell me, which well run airline chooses to open an ultra long haul route with less than 50 likely passengers each way every day? Or is my math wrong? Get this, when American Airlines started DFW-HKG non-stop 4 years ago, the PDEW itself was slightly less than 50. By your own calculation the lik...

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by SATexan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 161250

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Yes, also none of these are under UDAN if im not wrong. Next IndiGo will begin ATR services to HBX, connecting HBX to MAA,HYD and PNQ(unconfimed). Wow! That's unbelievable! My first impression was that this was all under UDAAN. All these flights have been transferred from Belgaum! Nobody seems to k...

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by SATexan
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 92
Views: 16699

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

This development actually came about due to an Israeli-Saudi backchannel negotiation done in Washington DC during the Israeli PM's most recent visit to the USA. That's where the Israeli PM made the announcement. DO you have a source for this claim? Not for the announcement but for the back channel ...

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by SATexan
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 25429

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

It's always fun to guess! My top 5

Guangzhou
Madrid
New Delhi
Nagoya
Perth

But knowing AA, we may have to settle for a 4 weekly LAX-TIJ :spin:

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by SATexan
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX
Replies: 17
Views: 2131

Re: 4O To Launch SAT-BJX

About time! We desperately need another daily flight to MTY and an early morning departure to MEX.

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by SATexan
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Lufthansa to resume flights to Islamabad
Replies: 25
Views: 7192

Re: RUMOR: Lufthansa to resume flights to Islamabad

PIA operates to about 8 or 9 European cities and not one of them is in Germany. Though it is likely that PIA prefers to serve European cities with VFR ties, yet not serving a major economy implies that the market isn't large enough. So why then would LH fly into ISB? If someone has the O&D data ...

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by SATexan
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 11052

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

This again? I know, Right!? We had a thread on this topic like 2 days ago.. Back to the original topic: First things first: 1. An AUS-SAT joint airport is not happening for atleast 10 more years. People have mentioned San Marcos as a location. But the ideal location within San Marcos will be somewh...

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by SATexan
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 44909

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Colombo, Singapore see surge in traffic from Bengaluru: BIAL https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/colombo-singapore-see-surge-in-traffic-from-bengaluru-bial/articleshow/63087940.cms?utm_campaign=andapp&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com The BLR-SFO/NYC passenger numbe...

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by SATexan
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79751

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I seriously doubt BA is under any illusions they’ll fill the Y cabin of the 744, but what they will do is fill the belly: that route is almost always over 95% full on cargo, which contributes to its profitability. I know we always like to focus on pax LFs, but don’t forget that’s an important part ...

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by SATexan
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79751

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

It is hard to fathom DL's plans for AUS beyond what we know - Sky Club with a Sky deck, just yet. In theory, certain Southern California to Florida routes are shorter when flown via AUS over ATL. It also helps that SLC is not particularly well connected to Florida. So they could likely use AUS as a ...

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by SATexan
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20714

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

United can't release the information you want to the public first of all it contains security sensitive information secondly releasing the emails personal emails that were sent to this passenger would be a breach as well. Yet you can conveniently release it to a tom, dick and TPG !!! They didn’t sa...

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by SATexan
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20714

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

If anyone has a link where UA has given "solid evidence of what happened" kindly post the same. Outside of this thread, all I see elsewhere is that United apologized to the passenger. Besides, I have a very hard time believing that a reservation which has been partially fulfilled can be ca...

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by SATexan
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20714

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Quick question: If the passenger made a change on her phone app, then why didn't the gate agent tell her to pull up her phone app just to verify if indeed a change was made and that it accurately reflected what the agent was seeing? A passenger showed up claiming to have a reservation for a first c...

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by SATexan
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20714

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Quick question: If the passenger made a change on her phone app, then why didn't the gate agent tell her to pull up her phone app just to verify if indeed a change was made and that it accurately reflected what the agent was seeing? May be, if the passenger's app showed that the flight was changed b...

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by SATexan
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 10513

Re: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?

Hey everyone, I am curious to know whether the Indian operations are profitable for United Airlines or not. I know United Airlines offers 1 Daily flight each to Bombay and Delhi from Newark... Are they really profitable operating them on B777200ERs... UA's India routes have survived the following: ...

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by SATexan
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 20540

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

Despite what some people here claim, AA's network out of NYC (JFK+LGA) is very weak. You simply cannot claim that AA can focus on "O&D at JFK" unless you believe that all of the O&D at JFK is to a handful of cities in US, 3 partner hubs in Europe + CDG, MXP, EZE and Brazil. They ha...

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