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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

IAD will be 330 for a while, but how long I dont know. 333 to IAD was a brief substitution to allow ATL to start its 789 services on September 10th. IAD is now back to 789 which is planned for throughout the winter season. Speaking of IAD, they will see a 2nd frequency also in 2020, starting April ...

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux announces first flight date and routes
Replies: 16
Views: 3892

Re: Starlux announces first flight date and routes

IATA and ICAO assigned Starlux its code and callsign.

IATA = JX
ICAO = SJX
Callsign = Starwalker

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

Turkey - Mongolia sign updated air service agreement.

Allows for additional seats and widebody use. Today TK serves Ulan Bator via Bishkek using 739s. I would imagine route go nonstop eventually.

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

On the A350, LAX becomes the fist longhaul route on the schedule, however both LHR and DXB are planned to start in April.

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

As promised additional LAX frequencies.

Effective June 2020

TuWeFrSu
TK179 IST-LAX 0835-1220
TK180 LAX-IST 1400-1305+1
A350-900

Daily flight remains on 77W.

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

The LH-TK discussion a bit ironic since it was LH that sponsored TK into Star. Also if one remembers back to 2012, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had suggested the carriers enter into deeper partnership including “joint management”, so there was definitely interest intensify the cooperation between...

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

Pegasus Airlines sold its 49% stake in Kyrgyz subsidiary Air Manas. https://atwonline.com/airlines/pegasus-sells-kyrgyz-airline-stake Nice addition with traffic coming from both end of the route, will they target mostly Chinese tourists to Europe or the opposite? Quite surprising that they haven't f...

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by LAXintl
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand
Replies: 49
Views: 13474

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

Don't they only have 4 of them in service anymore anyway? And of those they're a mix of GE and Pratt birds. Per todays call they said they had 10 A310s Point is that removal of Amazon a low yield customer is hardly a bump in the road, instead, the real speed bump is global macro issues and resultan...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 78
Views: 15301

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

Certainly does not help with the ongoing blockade. If you look at their figures, a large portion of losses are driven by fuel costs and foreign exchange fluctuations. Their net loss margin was 4.8%, not too drastic. Though good things are happening also - like the open skies agreement with Europe, a...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand
Replies: 49
Views: 13474

FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

After nearly a full year of global air freight weakness, FedEx bites the bullet and will trim capacity Blamed weaker than expected express demand on trade friction and other macroeconomic influences FedEx announced plans to park or retire the equivalent of up to thirty-five MD-10-10F, A310-300F and ...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

Turkish citizens 18 year of age and older with biometric chip-enabled passports can use the eGates border control at IST.

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: could CBX bridge w/TIJ be used for flights into US?
Replies: 22
Views: 712

Re: could CBX bridge w/TIJ be used for flights into US?

You realize a Mexican carrier would likely have a significant pricing disadvantage vs SAN due to international fees and taxes involved plus the CBX fee. Same reason why US carriers have largely dropped Mexico service from SAN. In addition, a US traveller would need to have a passport as they would b...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product
Replies: 31
Views: 6729

Re: JAL reveals updates 77W business class product

Haneda's international traffic is growing a lot with all these new flights moving from Narita. Where are they going to park all these airplanes, the Haneda international terminal probably has 20 gates and already was full before airlines like Delta and United moved most flights from NRT. ANA has th...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines to further reduce capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Re: Hong Kong Airlines to further reduce capacity

Suspect things will get worse before they improve.

Obviously bad news for already financially challenged airline such as HX.

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 134
Views: 27997

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

https://www.iasc.gov.au/applications/fi ... _Japan.pdf

Seek 2nd SYD-HND(787) and new MEL-HND(A330)
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QF applied for both Australia HND slots

https://www.iasc.gov.au/applications/fi ... _Japan.pdf

Seek 2nd SYD-HND(787) and new MEL-HND(A330)

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product
Replies: 31
Views: 6729

JAL reveals updated 77W business class product

JAL has rolled out its refreshed 777-300ER business class product. As part of the update, JAL is keeping the same seat used since 2013, but adopting new deep black seat cover, adding wood trim, and new sidewalls along with updated lighting and IFE screens. Additionally, the aircraft will see updated...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai govt ask for airlines to utilize more widebodies at Bangkok DMK
Replies: 40
Views: 7908

Thai govt ask for airlines to utilize more widebodies at Bangkok DMK

. Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) wants airlines at Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport to switch to wide-body aircraft in a bid to ease congestion at the low-cost carriers (LCC) hub. The request comes as AoT struggles to manage the growing congestion at Don Mueang airport, which serves as Ban...

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG
Replies: 61
Views: 11380

Re: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG

ojjunior wrote:
Any dates for starting GRU services with the 77W?


December 3. Its already loaded in GDS.

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

https://samchui.com/2019/09/14/turkish- ... ass-review

Also a video report including cockpit views and IST lounge experience.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiwmFD2mDqQ
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Sam Chui did extensive trip report onboard TK 789.

Lots of photos:
https://samchui.com/2019/09/14/turkish- ... ass-review

Also a video report including cockpit views and IST lounge experience.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiwmFD2mDqQ

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG
Replies: 61
Views: 11380

Re: UA downgrades SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG

No shock. Kirby termed HKG as “terrible” at last weeks Morgan Stanley conference. After suspending ORD-HKG, UA is now also downgrading the remaining services to HKG EWR-HKG is downgraded from 77W to 772 (with old configurations) SFO-HKG maintains 2 daily but both flights are downgraded to 772 (with ...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity
Replies: 37
Views: 11422

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/pol ... travelling
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Per SCMP CX will implement the following measures:

- Delaying non-critical spend
- Halting hiring on non-flying staff
- Expenditure Control Committee formed

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/pol ... travelling

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity
Replies: 37
Views: 11422

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

@airlineroute twitter also says JFK nonstops reduced from 21 to 18 weekly for W19/20

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity
Replies: 37
Views: 11422

Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

Unfortunately looks like the fallout from events in Hong Kong are taking increasing toll on CX. Cathay Pacific Airways said on Wednesday it would cut capacity for the upcoming winter season after reporting an overall 11.3% fall in passenger numbers for August as anti-government protests in Hong Kong...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8349

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

China is excluded from the JV's because it's not an open-skies market. At recent Boyd conference, it was actually talked about how U.S. airlines are hindered from getting closer to their Chinese partners due lack of open-skies which is a prerequisite for broad JV alliance agreement. United for examp...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8349

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

Um, no. AA wanted a slot at HND to operate LAS-HND. They did not get it. They asked for all. They got two out of 3. . Incorrect. AA applied for 4 slots at HND, with LAS their last priority. They were not betting very enthusiastically about LAS compared to LAX and their DFW request which they rated ...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19837

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Story about how smaller communities are being hit hard. For example, San Luis Obispo saw 2 of its 4 SFO flights canceled on Monday and 3 of 4 inbounds canceled on Tuesday. https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article234931072.html Another one about how Alaska has rerouted some flights that norma...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19837

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

For the first 6-months of 2019, SFO had the 3rd worst on-time rate among nations top-30 airports.

26. Boston, MA (BOS) 72.63
27. Chicago, IL (ORD) 71.85
28. San Francisco, CA (SFO) 69.91
29. New York, NY (LGA) 69.07
30. Newark, NJ (EWR) 64.93

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19837

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Monday had 124 flights cancellations with 292 delays >60min out of about 1,100 operations.

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19837

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Delta getting in the travel waiver game. Issued waiver through Sept 26th giving customers rebooking flexibility. https://pro.delta.com/content/agency/us/en/news/exception-policy-archive/2019/september-2019/san-francisco-airport-runway-construction----bulletin-1.html Customers can make ontime change ...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 82
Views: 13281

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

https://uk.reuters.com/article/korean-a ... KS6N23R01J
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Just upped stake to 9.21%

Delta Air Lines hikes stake in Hanjin Kal to 9.21%
https://uk.reuters.com/article/korean-a ... KS6N23R01J

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8349

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

While the JV is metal neutral, there still needs to be a good amount of feed volume coming from the U.S into NRT as JAL has significant Asian beyond flights that require such feed and provide the most realistic path within the AA network. Weakening NRT and losing the seats with the ability to connec...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

During signing ceremony between Turkish and Japanese civil aviation authorities to award the new Haneda slots, Bilal Eksi stated TK planned schedule for Japan summer 2020 would be 7 x HND, 4 x NRT and 4 x KIX. Down the road, NRT and KIX would be improved to daily, and TK could look at additional ser...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8349

Re: Will AA end Narita service? Much

They dont fly a ton of NRT. 2x DFW, 1x LAX and that 3x weekly ORD, which was all but handed over to JL already. So it is possible that AA goes 2x DFW-HND, keeps LAX-HND and hands 3x NRT-ORD and 1x LAX-NRT to JL. Or 1x DFW and LAX and JL adds capacity at DFW. So, not a crazy reduction- and AA could ...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

https://newsroom.mastercard.com/wp-cont ... INAL-1.pdf

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Instead of reading the news story why not read the actual annual survey.

Here is the link to download (pdf file)
https://newsroom.mastercard.com/wp-cont ... INAL-1.pdf

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14439

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

5th freedom = vestige from a very different industry Push is for ever more nonstops. 1-stops and 5th freedom don't make much sense in most cases anymore. :checkmark: Industry trend is very much moving away from 5th freedom and milk run routes. For U.S. carriers look at how they have almost entirely...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14439

Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

CX will end its 5th freedom route between YVR and JFK in April 2020. Carrier says the route "has been losing money for a number of years.” CX at moment plans to revise its JFK service by adding 4x additional weekly nonstops from HKG for a total of 25 weekly flights following the discontinuation...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19837

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Yeah, but they knew going in that the capacity hit was going to be waaaaaaay more than 10%. I'm not talking about what airlines volunteered to do, I'm talking about what the airport operator should be mandating airlines do. As mentioned by UPlog, the airport is not in a legal position to dictate. M...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19837

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

The UA hub operation and connections must be a mess. I saw they are offering voluntary waivers to customers, but thousands still must transit SFO daily especially to many Pacific markets. SFO already had the highest missconnect rate for UA hubs, so this certainly will make it much worse for a few w...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux announces first flight date and routes
Replies: 16
Views: 3892

Starlux announces first flight date and routes

Starlux has announced the date of its maiden flight as Jan. 23, 2020. Carrier will initially offer single daily roundtrip to Macao, Da Nang, Vietnam, and Penang, Malaysia. First A321neo delivery is scheduled for November. The airline simultaneously introduced its first cadre of 14 pilots https://bac...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul A330 FLL-MEX?
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Azul A330 FLL-MEX?

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Azul regular client of Mexicana MRO

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https://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/5 ... ginal.jpeg

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 19837

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/resources ... 423170.php

There were 272 flights delayed yesterday and 109 cancellations, according to an airport manager at SFO
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Nearly 400 flights cancelled or delayed on first day of SFO runway closure
https://www.sfgate.com/travel/resources ... 423170.php

There were 272 flights delayed yesterday and 109 cancellations, according to an airport manager at SFO

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 13796

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

According to Turkish Tourism minister by mid 2020 there could be 4 dailies between IST and Japan: TK to Narita, Osaka and Haneda ANA to IST. What are the chances of this? Is there really this much demand between the two countries?? It's much more than just about Japan-Turkey demand. TK will sell co...

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many Slots at NRT after DL and other airlines move flights to HND
Replies: 15
Views: 2429

Re: How many Slots at NRT after DL and other airlines move flights to HND

Vacated slots will get dumped back into the pool for reallocation by JSC. Demand already exceeds allowed capacity during evening rush so slots should be reallocated fast.

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 747’s
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Atlas Air 747’s

Run charters with them. Military, sports teams, cruises, incentive travel, sub-service for other airlines, etc.

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Omni Air at SeaTac airport
Replies: 6
Views: 1733

Re: Omni Air at SeaTac airport

The many decades-old AMC milk runs to Asia (Yokota, Iwakuni, Osan, Kadena, Misawa, etc)

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19535

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

AA letter to employees: Dear fellow team members, At American, safety is the foundation that supports everything we do. It is what our airline is built on. We are entrusted to care for our customers and each other, and we know all of you take that responsibility seriously every time you come to work...

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19535

AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Regardless of how he feels about contract talks, sabotaging aircraft is life threatening. Hopefully, they throw the book at this guy. An American Airlines mechanic was arrested Thursday on a sabotage charge accusing him of disabling systems on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled ...

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by LAXintl
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 10659

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/mitsubish ... -aircraft/

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Mitsubishi press release

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Announces an MOU with Mesa Airlines for 100 SpaceJet M100 Aircraft
https://newsroom.aviator.aero/mitsubish ... -aircraft/

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