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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 74
Views: 1795

Re: United to operate 787-10 EWR-Europe and GUM-NRT Summer 2019

The EWR 787-10 news has been out for several months and discussed. The GUM news announced internally is that GUM 737 base will need more pilots as it will see add'l Japan flying for S19 as the high-density 777s are rotated away again for peak summer Atlantic flying. This was also posted in the curre...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR Begins Alliance Accession Talks
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: PR Begins Alliance Accession Talks

The way alliances work, a member would need to help sponsor PR.

For OW, I doubt Cathay would want them. For Star and Skyteam the region is pretty crowded already.

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 372
Views: 50005

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Per crew note, plan for 787-10 EWR fleet is to operate 6 Atlantic markets for summer 2019. Routes to be loaded in coming weeks.
Also with improvement in Guam, planning additional Japan flying starting April.

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 2866

Re: Refinery Fire Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)

Hardly a fire. Simply a burnoff.

You'll actually see these rather often. They have regularly scheduled ones monthly.

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 9966

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

As far as gifts, receiving VIP aircraft is not unheard of, especially aircraft that used to belong to Gulf states and Saudi's. For instance, Qatar has gifted aircraft to Lebanon and Pakistan as well. Also lets remember Turkey received one of its A319CJ as a "gift" from the Italian governme...

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 9966

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

According to http://www.airturkhaber.com/haberler/thyden-cuma-aksami-operasyonu/ around 75 job rotations, mostly on international country management level at TK. That seems like a huge rotation! Which principle is TK following here? Change every 3-4 years? Also, I'm amazed about the fact that basic...

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 9966

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

For those TK credit card customers, the company extended its Miles&Smiles co-branding agreement with Garanti Bank for another 5-years till 2023. My deep apologies for my ignorance: Can TK carry cargo between the two other airports, until reaching thei last destination? (Something like 5th Freedo...

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 183 LAX-PVG returning to LAX
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: AA 183 LAX-PVG returning to LAX

Aircraft maintenance - radio comm issue.

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?
Replies: 44
Views: 2745

Re: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?

Geography and distance certainly does not help the Bay Area case, but LA basin is by far the larger local market.

Even Latin carriers that do serve the Bay Area, AM, AV, CM, Y4, etc do so with far lower frequency than they do out of LA.

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 7996

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

Still gotta say, its a shock Delta will not serve Hong Kong - truly one of the worlds biggest business centers, and indeed significant market from the U.S.

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 9966

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

TK launching service to MEX ... albeit cargo.

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda sacks CEO and majority of board
Replies: 11
Views: 3051

Re: Garuda sacks CEO and majority of board

Seems GA swings from one drama to another rather frequently these last few years. While there is so much opportunity in Indonesia, GA seemingly has not figured out to harness it. Certainly, inept government intervention continues to harms chances of success. Sadly the market is getting ever more com...

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by LAXintl
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Smile gets livery refresh
Replies: 12
Views: 3237

Re: Thai Smile gets livery refresh

Thai domestic market which is the bread and butter activity of Smile is a wash with strong LCC competitors - Nok, AirAsia, Thai Lion, etc, and results one of the lowest yielding markets globally. Smile certainly does not have the lowest cost base to start with and offering lower density 2-class prod...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US issues warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6383

Re: US issues warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace

Plus all the U.S. cargo operators that run scheduled and charters in the region.

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund interested in purchasing GECAS
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund interested in purchasing GECAS

Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund has expressed interest in buying General Electric Co.’s plane-leasing unit, said people with knowledge of the matter. At a meeting between GIC Pte. and GE officials, fund executives asked whether the Boston-based company would consider selling all or a part of GE Ca...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 6446

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

Any caterer can essentially make anything. It's really up to the individual airline driving specs and cost.

Yes Do&Co has concepts like the flying chef, but at the end product is still very much reliant on client airlines requirements and its budget.

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 34
Views: 4777

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

Lets see if we find out what inside the "revised" business plan due to be submitted this week and what ideas the new president might have for the airline. A government board rejected plans to acquire 23 aircraft over concerns about TG's financial status and market conditions. Board says it...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 9966

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Its been known TK has been working on a new biz seat for 2+ years now. There were many design alternatives and long lead times for production. I know they hoped to have something this year, but like all these type of projects, things get delayed. Sounds like they are confident enough to have the pro...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 9966

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

Wow that's great, BA's catering in premium cabins is probably the worst I have tried. This should be a big step up. Virtually any caterer can make anything. It comes down to an airlines spec and budget. While Do&Co has its own concepts like flying chef, its up to the individual airlines to desi...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China sells cargo division
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

Air China sells cargo division

Air China, has announced plans to sell its 51% shareholding in Air China Cargo for US$358 million amid uncertainties in international trade and cutthroat competition. Following the divestment, Cathay Pacific Airways will hold the remaining 49% in the carrier. Capital Holding is a wholly-owned subsid...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 21
Views: 2336

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

Delta Air Lines is looking for a partner to run its Monroe Energy refinery Trainer, the airline's adventurous six-year-old experiment in producing aviation fuel. Delta announced that it has hired Barclays Bank and Jeffries LLC to seek out potential joint-venture partners for the Delaware County ref...

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A Hub of the Americas in MAO ( Manaus )?
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: A Hub of the Americas in MAO ( Manaus )?

Operationally MAO is hardly ideal. Not only one of the highest cost for fuel on the continent, but its isolation also requires very distant alternates. The closest commercial airport with >6,000ft runway is 500km+ away.

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11180

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

RDD has been wanting LAX for awhile and felt left out when ACV got it. I’m sure they’re pleased now. RDD has slowly been building up the past couple years. Since losing its QX link in 2011 to LAX, Shasta County has been beating doors trying to get an LA basin flight back. Regarding the DL changes: ...

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 6450

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

Its part of the broader network realignment between EWR and IAD hubs. Bunch of mostly UAX markets will lose their link to EWR.

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 164
Views: 26191

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Was there not at the very least a tacit understanding in the deal signed between the US and UAE back in May that no further fifth-freedom flights would be launched between Europe and the U.S.? Per the White House what was clarified was simply that UAE carriers had “no current plans” to add addition...

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 164
Views: 26191

EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Tim Clark at this weeks Aviation Festival event in London says its U.S market has recovered and is considering adding back previously canceled second frequencies in markets like BOS and LAX. He also says they are considering secondary US cities - and could access them using smaller 787-9 or 777-8 ai...

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority
Replies: 77
Views: 7348

Re: Delta ends JFK-Havana, return authority

DOT today tentatively awarded Southwest the vacated DL frequency for additional Saturday only frequency between TPA-HAV.
SWA has 90-days to start service from December 1st.

Order 2018-9-10

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to launch Haneda-Manila; signs "comprehensive strategic partnership" with Garuda
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: JAL to launch Haneda-Manila; signs "comprehensive strategic partnership" with Garuda

GA has codeshares to US with DL(LAX) and CI(SFO). Let's see if these new JAL codeshares are additional ones or replacements.

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan plans Xian-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 2389

Hainan plans Xian-LAX

Per DOT filing, twice weekly effective December 6th using 787-9s.

This makes HUs 4th LAX destination.

Seems Chinese carriers have not lost their appetite for new US routes.

OST-2007-0066

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 5994

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

Never quite understood why Bombardier hung on to so many questionable orders, especially LOIs.
For example, the AtlasGlobal one dates back to 2011. Its been pretty obvious from the silence, they were not going to take the type, and instead are focusing on A320-321-330 family instead.

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 9966

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2018

AtlasGlobal gearing up to dry-lease pair of A330-200s this winter. This is separate from the 3 Egyptian A330s they have had on wet-lease from Air Leisure primarily used AYT charters. The dry-lease A330 first of which is due in November and 2nd in March 2019 will serve scheduled service routes on bus...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9504

United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

United Airlines is planning to invest $200 million in upgrades to Hawaii airport facilities officials said. United CEO Oscar Munoz said the investment will be geared for modernizing the tools and resources employees use at airports in the state, aiming to give customers a better experience. United i...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2290

Re: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee

Airline Weekly brought up an interesting point.

The industry $25 bag fee has been around a decade now, so upping is overdue. More specifically $25 in 2008 dollars is $29.26 in 2018, so $30 is where the fee should naturally be sitting by now.

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8173

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

Except this is an airline not a leasing company, and two they are not selling the frames to then turn around and lease them for their use as a number of carriers have done Except they are an aircraft leasing and asset company. As stated prior, in 2013 they formed an Irish subsidiary (Artic Aircraft...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4583

Re: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019

Pretty simple. The incentives have expired and flights can't stand on their own.

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8173

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

Norwegian since 2013 has had an asset and leasing subsidiary based in Ireland and lease planes to customers like HK Express in addition to parent subsidiaries. So why doesn't every carrier do it, especially one with good free cash flow like Delta? Norwegian can't compete with leasing companies - the...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8173

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

Their CFO Geir Karlsen back in June stated they held option to divest up to 140 frames, either by leasing them out or selling them. This you can probably remember was always part of their plan and why they over ordered including the 32x fleet type they dont even operate. He states they believed they...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 34
Views: 4777

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

Thailand has maintained very liberal air service agreements for many decades and a formal blanket open-skies policy since 2001 as a central policy to encourage more air service to foster inbound tourism. Additionally, recent further liberalization under the ASEAN Single Aviation Market Agreement tha...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Diversions 9/3/18
Replies: 19
Views: 3062

Re: ORD Diversions 9/3/18

Also, half of T-5 FIS is flooded and aircraft cannot park at M1-M7.

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 34
Views: 4777

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

Well atleast fleet wise there is one less model.

Last 737-400 retired just yesterday and they had a retirement party.

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 34
Views: 4777

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

Its all much of the same. Nothing will really change so long as the company is under government tutelage. Yes management teams come and go, and new plans are drawn up, but each is too unsubstantial to make much of a difference. A colleague back in Feb/Mar had a project for one of the local banks on ...

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6068

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

As always don't mistake high load factors for profits.

As stated above if UA or anyone else believed they could make money on the route, they would be there doing it.
Even EK dropped it's 6th freedom route via HAM.

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3031

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

devron wrote:
Is OS part of an JV?


Yes the Transatlantic A++ JV

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3031

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

Delta has tried Vienna multiple times even a nonstop to Atlanta without much success.

Further back folks like TWA served VIE as well.

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by LAXintl
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15429

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

For those that blame BA, they are partially right.

While AA has a slimmed down country and regional sales office with a small management team in Frankfurt left over from legacy days, much of the sales and marketing work in the region have been handed over to BA part of the JV.

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by LAXintl
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influx of Skylease Cargo Aircraft HNL
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Influx of Skylease Cargo Aircraft HNL

Bunch of FEMA contracted flying. Even Antonov Airlines was contracted to bring in an AN124 from California.

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by LAXintl
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 15148

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2018

TK selected Rockwell Collins MiQ seat for the business class cabin of its fleet of A321NEO on MAX. https://www.rockwellcollins.com/Data/News/2018-Cal-Yr/IS/20180828-MiQ-business-class-seats-Turkish-Airlines.aspx https://www.rockwellcollins.com/-/media/images/news-and-events/news/2018/is/a321neo-busi...

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by LAXintl
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 2961

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

EI has been looking at Asia since the 1980s. At the time Japan had all the allure. A certain young UK 747 carrier even jointly studied offering a Dublin service as part of its own Tokyo flights in the 1990s, but the numbers did not pencil out.

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