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by DTWLAX
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24916

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Please keep the thread on track. The last few posts have deviated from the Boeing quality issues to outsourcing/cheap labor in other countries without Boeing being mentioned anywhere. This thread is specifically about Boeing and the quality issues of the finished product at Charleston, nothing to do...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?
Replies: 22
Views: 3087

Re: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?

Sorry that is 100% not true. Not only that but all my Indian co-workers that i've talked to hate LH. Connection times on LH to/from India can be 5-8 hours at FRA. The DTW flight actually has one of the best connections to India from the eastern US. If you look at flights from places like BOS/PHL/EW...

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by DTWLAX
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?
Replies: 22
Views: 3087

Re: Why BA can't compete with LH at DTW?

LH is backed by the auto industry traffic and other business ties. BA does not have that.
Also FRA and MUC are much better airports than LHR to connect through to India or other countries.

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by DTWLAX
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38534

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

Can BLR handle all this new capacity to Europe? First KL is entering the market with a 789, then BA announces it will upgauge to the A350, now LH is launching MUC on top of their FRA flight? I hope this doesn’t jeopardize LH’s existing FRA flight. Likewise, I hope KL doesn’t jeopardize AF KL is sta...

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by DTWLAX
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 95
Views: 24916

More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2019/08/04/report-leaked-documents-raise-concerns-about.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo A couple of months ago we heard employees complaining about poor quality at the Boeing Charleston, SC plant. Now leaked documents show that customers have been complaining a...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA Terminal Power Outage Aug 02
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: SNA Terminal Power Outage Aug 02

Power outage caused by a blown transformer inside the airport. The airport has shut-down operations for remainder of the night for all carriers operating in/out. There’s no ETA on a fix but they are working through the night to restore power. That is not true. It is not inside the airport. The powe...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA Terminal Power Outage Aug 02
Replies: 8
Views: 1287

Re: SNA Terminal Power Outage Aug 02

With the hard curfew at SNA, going to be a real mess tonight even when the power comes back, and also likely tomorrow morning as aircraft and crews are out of place. SCE reporting power likely to be restored by 6 AM. The mess will likely go a few hours into the morning. The good thing is it's Satur...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 83
Views: 2469

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

Los Angeles - LAX, SNA, LGB
Boston - BOS, PVD, MHT
San Francisco - SFO, OAK
Chicago - ORD, MDW
Washington DC - DCA, BWI
New York City - JFK, EWR

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by DTWLAX
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Foreign airports most likely to gain service to the US
Replies: 30
Views: 2442

Re: Foreign airports most likely to gain service to the US

BLR and HYD to SEA, SJC, RDU, BOS, PIT, DEN and SLC. Currently I think it's kind of difficult/expensive get to Indian tech hubs despite SLC/Provo's booming tech industry; SLC also is not served by any global carriers (Cathay, Emirates, BA, etc.) that have connecting flights to Bengaluru or Hyd, at ...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 8247

Re: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019

33lspotter wrote:
BGR:

LH420 (FRA-BOS, A333)


Why did this flight to BOS divert to BGR?

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 8247

Re: NYC diversions JUL-22-2019

aemoreira1981 wrote:
LH404, DY7021, and KL643 went to BGR. I’m surprised they couldn’t make it to BOS or IAD, although the path to IAD would require a massive detour...gas and go?


Maybe because BOS is too crowded with other diversions??

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 59
Views: 10525

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

This is the idea. DL seems to want to tap into business travelers (mostly) to/from SJC. They might be able to add some connections from other cities at SJC, but I assume it would be primarily SJC O/D traffic and potentially competing for some of the Bay Area traffic. Maybe UA or other SFO passenger...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

WN Planes Clip Wings at BNA

Did not see this posted - please remove if duplicate Two WN planes clipped each other at BNA last night. https://www.yahoo.com/news/southwest-planes-collide-nashville-airport-042832584.html This is just after two DL planes did the same at BOS a couple of days ago. Looks like it is the season for cli...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 59
Views: 10525

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

I’m saying either AF/KL should start CDG/AMS-SJC bc silicon valley’s extensive south Asian community uses Europe as a stopover to South Asia, DL just generally needs to add more flights to SJC That makes it clear. AF/KL do offer convenient connections at AMS and CDG. I travel a lot from LAX to BOM ...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2Delta planes clip wings while taxiing in Boston?
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

Re: 2Delta planes clip wings while taxiing in Boston?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/two-delta-ai ... 36030.html

The aircraft flying BOS-DUB was parked at the adjacent gate, not even taxiing. What were the wing walkers doing?
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/two-delta-ai ... 36030.html

The aircraft flying BOS-DUB was parked at the adjacent gate, not even taxiing. What were the wing walkers doing?

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 59
Views: 10525

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

If either airline is going to start at SJC, DL needs to add more flights and AF/KL need to make sure quick and stress free transit to South Asia is possible. Silicon Valley to South Asia is huge and if you give a cost efficient and easy option people will fly it Are you talking about DL adding more...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 59
Views: 10525

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

Extremely large Indian (South Asia) population, to a lesser extent Pakistani, Bengali, Sri Lankan etc. Right now the BA flight and the old LH flight both had a lot of people using Europe as a stopover to places in south asia Why will anybody flying from Europe connect through SJC to fly to South As...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities
Replies: 59
Views: 10525

Re: KML/Air France Eyeing Delta focus cities

If either airline is going to start at SJC, DL needs to add more flights and AF/KL need to make sure quick and stress free transit to South Asia is possible. Silicon Valley to South Asia is huge and if you give a cost efficient and easy option people will fly it Not quite sure I'm following the Sou...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18268

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Chugach wrote:
chunhimlai wrote:
The trouble is that SEA is too small so DL cant grow as large as they wish


Seattle is the global headquarters for Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, Costco, plus many others. It’s not some podunk backwater.

I think he meant the SEA airport, not the city.

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18268

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

sonicruiser wrote:
Nope, not with Alaska there

And which international destination does AS fly to across the Pacific?

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 34
Views: 4963

Re: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)

I have my doubts on UA starting EWR-BLR. I would expect UA to start SFO-BLR first connecting two major IT/Silicon Valley hubs.
Not sure how much O&D is there between EWR and BLR

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX to EVN... what's the holdup?
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: LAX to EVN... what's the holdup?

Since we are talking about LA, you never know. Maybe one morning Kim K. may just wake up and start Kardash Airways flying nonstop to Armenia :-)

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QUESTION: ICN Connections
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: QUESTION: ICN Connections

Is this on a single ticket? If not, don't you have to clear immigration, customs and recheck in with Asiana?
Does DL even offer that connection on OZ when they are partners with KE?

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by DTWLAX
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36647

Re: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019

dispatchguy wrote:
Pakistan has now totally reopened their airspace as of earlier this week, so they could restart their service earlier than the Sept date given once they get all the pieces in place.

UA is restarting both BOM & DEL on September 6th

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by DTWLAX
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will United return to India ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: Will United return to India ?

I don't think they will return to India, at least not on a big scale. After all they have their partner Lufthansa to cover anything beyond Europe such as India. Lufthansa has a reasonable presence in India and the Lufthansa hubs are very well connected to the USA by both United and Lufthansa. As su...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to launch DEL-YYZ nonstop in September
Replies: 6
Views: 958

AI to launch DEL-YYZ nonstop in September

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/air-india-to-launch-delhi-toronto-direct-flight-in-september/articleshow/70243015.cms AI to start flying nonstop DEL-YYZ starting September going up against AC. Not a lot of detail in the article about this flight. Would like to know timing...

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36647

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

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Also, Pakistan just reopened its airspace. Now we will know if UA really restarts BOM nd DEL.

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will United return to India ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: Will United return to India ?

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Also, Pakistan just opened its airspace. So now let us see if UA reinstates BOM and DEL.
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by DTWLAX
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will United return to India ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2144

Re: Will United return to India ?

anshabhi wrote:
Sorry not happening. I see UA flights reinstating in less than a week and SFO-DEL to start as on schedule

You see UA reinstating BOM and DEL in less than a week?
UA just put out a memo saying BOM and DEL are suspended until the end of October.

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by DTWLAX
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36647

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Suspension extended. Due to the continued restriction of Pakistani airspace, we are extending our suspension of service between EWR and BOM (Mumbai) and DEL (New Delhi) until Oct. 26, 2019 (eastbound). We are continuing to keep employees at our stations in India, as well as affected crew members, u...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7260

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

[quote="PatrickZ80" I wasn't talking about connecting passengers, which are only very few on this flight. The majority of them fly Paris to Tahiti and North America is just a fuel stop on the way. In that case, what does it matter where exactly that fuel stop is? But if that fuel stop is t...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7260

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

Is this to capture the Canada market to PPT or to compete against the SFO-PPT carriers? If it is to up against UA and French Bee, why doesn't AF make LAX-PPT a daily flight? What is stopping them from making it daily?

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to commence CTU—ORD close on heels of IndiGo's DEL—CTU in September
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: Hainan Airlines to commence CTU—ORD close on heels of IndiGo's DEL—CTU in September

Do 6E and HU have any codeshare or interline agreement? Booking separate tickets requiring manual transfer of luggage would make any India-US pax turn away. I have flown on CZ earlier. Del-Sfo. Nothing much that I could complain about for the mouth watering fares they offered I would like to know t...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Massive price discrepancy between US and DL- why?
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Massive price discrepancy between US and DL- why?

L410Turbolet wrote:
The last thing you want to experience is connecting at CDG.

Nothing wrong with connecting at CDG if you are flying/connecting international (non-Schengen) on DL and AF. All connections will likely be in 2E.

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by DTWLAX
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14459

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Virgin has its own morning flight from Boston to London today, but it will be of literally no use unfortunately. I don’t yet see a rescue flight on the way. They may be able to accomodate some passengers on the VS and DL flights from BOS. But given it is peak holiday season, not sure if there will ...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14747

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

It is not just the rideshares or the car rental or hotel shuttles causing congestion. Part of the reason is also the fact that more people are parking in the central parking structure these days due to lack of adequate long-term parking. LAX used to have two big long-term parking options - Lot B and...

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by DTWLAX
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36647

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

All avoid Iranian airspace and the Gulf of Oman as well. At present both AF, BA and KL are heading towards Dubai on their way to India. Only QR and TK don't avoid Iranian airspace. This information is incorrect. European carriers do operate over central Iran, well away from the Persian Gulf coast. ...

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by DTWLAX
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18323

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Don’t mean to hijack the thread but there was another big announcement from UA today.
EWR-BOM is suspended effective immediately due to concerns over flying over Iran. The aircraft stuck in BOM is being ferried to MNL.
UA is completely out of India currently!!

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by DTWLAX
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36647

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Are any of the European carriers flying into BOM avoiding Iranian airspace? I checked AF and the flight is still cutting through the middle of Iran. I am scheduled to fly BOM-CDG on the 25th next week and am wondering if the flight will take a detour

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX terminal connections
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: LAX terminal connections

Woodreau wrote:

All terminals except for terminal 1 can be accessed from any other terminal without exiting security but it’s not immediately intuitive how.

Terminals 2, 3 and TBIT are connected by an airside bus service.
TBIT and terminals 4, 5, 6 and 7 are connected by an underground walking tunnel airside.

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by DTWLAX
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34443

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Hawaiian's position seems reasonable: No domestic baggage claim at TBIT, There is a domestic baggage claim at TBIT. EY uses that since passengers are pre-cleared at AUH. Same for QF if flying on their JFK-LAX leg. It’s a single belt in the landslide northern end of the arrivals hall. Is QF allowed ...

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by DTWLAX
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34443

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

ldvaviation wrote:
Hawaiian's position seems reasonable: No domestic baggage claim at TBIT,

There is a domestic baggage claim at TBIT. EY uses that since passengers are pre-cleared at AUH.

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by DTWLAX
Mon May 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7530

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

binayak wrote:

AMS BOM, DEL have been up gauged .
DL has announced JFK BOM which will carry good amount of pax who earlier flew AMS/ CDG BOM on 9W .


What is the AMS-BOM upgauge? It is still operated by the 789. It has increased frequency by going 5x weekly but not upgauged the aircraft.

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by DTWLAX
Mon May 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1013
Views: 147703

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

Do people know how Delta will handle meals on the BOM-JFK leg. Since the flight leaves so late (12:50am), most people won’t eat the meal they serve at the start of the flight. If they serve breakfast 8 hours after take off that still leaves like 7 hours until landing. Will they offer another meal o...

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by DTWLAX
Sat May 25, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?
Replies: 17
Views: 3215

Re: What will Lufthansa do with their 789s?

That worries me , too. I did read a while ago that they were committed to keep 747-400 till 2022, so 747-8 should stay even longer. On routes the -8 serves right now like ORD, LAX, JFK I don't see a reduction in capacity coming, so she must be safe for quite some time to come. The 748 to LAX is onl...

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by DTWLAX
Wed May 22, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185852

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

CaliguyNYC wrote:
KL is up to 5 flights per week. I expect that to go daily once KL gets more planes.

When did that happen? When is KL increasing the frequency?

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by DTWLAX
Sun May 19, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13517

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

What are the chances of DL starting ATL-HKG using the B77L? If AA can make LAX/DFW-HKG work and UA make ORD/EWR/SFO-HKG work, then why cant DL make ATL-HKG work? AA and UA fly to HKG from their largest hubs and afterall, ATL is the largest hub of DL and could offer endless connections. AA can make ...

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by DTWLAX
Sun May 19, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 7057

Re: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight

I went back and looked but cannot find BA139 if you are traveling from June 14th to the 30th. Starts again on July 1st. Here you go : British Airways starting next week is increasing London Heathrow – Mumbai service, with the additional 4 weekly flights scheduled from 02JUN19. Overall service will ...

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by DTWLAX
Sat May 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 7057

Re: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight

Just noticed BA has changed the timing for the daytime LHR-BOM flight starting June 14th. BA139 that currently departs at 10:00 AM from LHR will depart at 17:50 as BA135 from LHR starting June 14th. That is about 4 hours before BA199 departs for BOM. So that makes it 2 daytime flights on BA flying ...

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by DTWLAX
Sat May 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 7057

Re: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight

edealinfo wrote:
DTWLAX wrote:
Anybody knows if there is any other reason for dropping the early morning 2:00 AM departure out of BOM?


It is in the dead of the night. Humans are not owls.

Oh really?? Tell that to other international airlines flying out of BOM at that time.

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