by LAXintl
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1646
Views: 322247

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Executive changes at Southwest. President & COO Mike Van de Ven is retiring. Chief commercial officer Andrew Watterson new COO. CEO Bob Jordan also becomes president. https://swamedia.com/releases/release-518568bd2c4dfd340f74ae77ed4b232d-southwest-airlines-announces-leadership-changes https://ww...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1465
Views: 290330

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

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The shipping line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) getting into airfreight.

Will lease 4 777F from Atlas starting early 2023.

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2022
Replies: 32
Views: 5883

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2022

A look at what the stored aircraft market looks like currently. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FdFXPAYXkAA6uqf?format=jpg&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FdFXPAYXkAA6uqf?format=jpg&name=small Narrowbody Lease rates rising https://i.ibb.co/K7MFTdX/ibavalues.png https://i.ibb.co/K7MFTdX/ib...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 667
Views: 162374

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

That summer demand exuberance seems to be waning Norse Atlantic Signals Slow Winter https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/298690/norse-atlantic-signals-slow-winter/ The post-COVID-19 pent-up demand for travel, so apparent over the summer, is starting to slow down, according to the airli...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Ian
Replies: 51
Views: 5796

Re: Hurricane Ian

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Forecast path as of Sunday 11pm Eastern

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL553 ? LAX-JFK
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: DL553 ? LAX-JFK

https://i.ibb.co/vQ2PZ8W/nyc.png
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A bit of weather in NYC leading to a bunch of diversions from locals airports.

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return to Hong Kong
Replies: 9
Views: 2418

Re: Return to Hong Kong

Only thing that changed is the mandatory arrival quarantine. Per notice I saw, visitors including crews are still required to perform a PCR test on arrival followed by medical monitoring via a government app, and unable to visit public places like bars, restaurants, and shopping malls during first 3...

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2085
Views: 428716

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

The DOT extended the antitrust JBA to cover Aer Lingus, however its hardly much of a relationship. The codesharing between AA and Aer Lingus only covers certain city pairs, plus there is no reciprocal elite or FF'er benefits. Aer Lingus is not even an AAdvantage partner airline! https://www.aa.com/i...

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1937
Views: 506739

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

For HKG, per the notice I saw, while the mandatory hotel quarantine has gone away for visitors, everyone including crews are still required to perform a PCR test on arrival followed by medical monitoring via a government app, and unable to visit public places like bars, restaurants, shopping malls d...

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1332
Views: 236341

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

https://www.alpa.org/ala/-/media/ALA/fi ... G92322.pdf

TA subject to membership ratification vote.
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Alaska achieves a TA with its ALPA pilots.

Link to TA outline
https://www.alpa.org/ala/-/media/ALA/fi ... G92322.pdf

TA subject to membership ratification vote.

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 248
Views: 47468

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Blake Scholl had an audio interview this week and was asked about RR and engine selection. His answer was: "We knew earlier this year that Rolls Royce was not going to be the best option technically and from a business model perspective. They chose to go ahead and share that with the world, but...

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes
Replies: 33
Views: 8162

Re: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes

On their earnings call yesterday, CFO Michael Lenz stated they would temporarily park about 8 narrowbody aircraft and defer maintenance spending that we otherwise would have been required on them. For the network, they will pull down about 11% of Trans-Pacific flying, 9% of Atlantic and 17% of daily...

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 7680

Re: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion

https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigatio ... 022-09-22/
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Delta fights American Airlines bid to have two of its execs testify at the antitrust trial.

https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigatio ... 022-09-22/

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1937
Views: 506739

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

In a DOT filing to extend its Cuba dormancy waiver that expires October 30th, UA states it intends to restart service to Havana this winter.

No details on route/frequency, but UA holds authority from both EWR and IAH to Havana.

DOT-OST-2016-0021

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by LAXintl
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Nominee
Replies: 19
Views: 3952

Re: FAA Nominee

https://www.denverpost.com/2022/09/21/d ... omination/
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Phil Washington’s FAA nomination may stall out amid a corruption probe of a no-bid contract when he led the Los Angeles MTA.

https://www.denverpost.com/2022/09/21/d ... omination/

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by LAXintl
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1503
Views: 315839

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

As a heads up Delta on September 29th has a media event at LAX to show the next phase of renovated Terminal-3 along with becoming a corporate partner of LA28 Olympics. As part of the announcement teaser, they state " We’ll announce new international routes from LAX" Let the guesses begin.....

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by LAXintl
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 667
Views: 162374

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-rele ... OTCQX.html
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Now one can invest in Norse in the U.S.

They debut on the OTC market today under symbol NRSAF.

Only $0.55/share :D

https://www.globenewswire.com/news-rele ... OTCQX.html

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by LAXintl
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2036 Question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: BA 2036 Question?

GDS FLIFO states

"DIVERTED - AIRCRAFT DEFECTS - FLIGHT CANCELLED"

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2085
Views: 428716

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Talkative Vasu Raja appeared at the Skift Forum yesterday. Basically reemphasized the airline was seeing shifts in travel patterns as ever more companies have shifted work from anywhere models which are driving blended leisure and work trips. Traditional business-travel heavy markets like New York a...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United grounds 25 777s due missed inspection
Replies: 19
Views: 8868

Re: United grounds 25 777s due missed inspection

Whoops, thats an oversight, but sadly not unique. In recent years recall AA and Southwest ending up in similar situations having to ground portions of fleets. Not sure where you’re getting the cancellations. I’m only showing one 777 cancellation. Its been going on since Monday evening As of yesterda...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q3 earnings thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3284

Re: US Airline Q3 earnings thread

Hawaiian has been loss making since pandemic started. While Hawaii-mainland traffic has been strong (though yields are under pressure due to elevated capacity to the islands) and revenues now exceed prepandmic levels, the loss of much of its international network drags down earnings while it experie...

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q3 earnings thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3284

Re: US Airline Q3 earnings thread

Analyst earning estimates for Q3 as follows. Alaska - $301.6mil Allegiant - $4.2m American - $208.0m Delta - $1,020m Frontier - $23.9m Hawaiian - (-$9.8m) JetBlue - $71.2m Southwest - $261.0m Spirit - (-$8.7m) Sun Country - $3.5m United - $695.8m Analyst forecast full-year losses for American, Hawai...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule
Replies: 99
Views: 12067

Re: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule

https://www.wsj.com/articles/faa-reject ... 1663610378
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WSJ story about FAA rejection of Republic's proposal.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/faa-reject ... 1663610378

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule
Replies: 99
Views: 12067

Re: Republic Airways seeks exemption from 1500 hour CFR rule

https://www.regulations.gov/docket/FAA-2022-0535
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DOT denied Republics exemption request for reduced hours.

https://www.regulations.gov/docket/FAA-2022-0535

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 119
Views: 27072

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

http://orientaviation.com/articles/8490 ... rgeting-33%-of-pre-pandemic-capacity-by-december
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Chief customer and commercial officer, Ronald Lam, forecast the airline will be operating at 1/3 of its pre-COVID passenger capacity by year-end.

http://orientaviation.com/articles/8490 ... rgeting-33%-of-pre-pandemic-capacity-by-december

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 349
Views: 56324

Re: JetBlue/Spirit Merger Discussion Thread - 2022

Senator Elizabeth Warren urged federal airline regulators to block JetBlue's proposed merger by DOT invoking authority from the 1950s to argue that the $3.8 billion deal isn’t “consistent with the public interest.” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-16/warren-urges-dot-to-block-jetblue-...

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 2085
Views: 428716

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2022

https://theloadstar.com/american-airlin ... president/
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Another executive change at American. Greg Schwendinger appointed president of AA cargo. He formerly worked at AA until 2020 in financial planning and analysis.

https://theloadstar.com/american-airlin ... president/

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by LAXintl
Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23012

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

As business airfares increased almost 50% in 2022, and companies learned what could be achieved without getting on a plane, an increasing number of corporates are rethinking travel needs and policies. The Global Business Travel Association pushed back its estimated rebound to pre-pandemic corporate ...

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes
Replies: 33
Views: 8162

Re: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes

Anybody have the different mixes of air vs. ground for FedEx, UPS and Amazon? I suspect that might have something to do with it. FedEx and UPS breakdown their segments differently. Per latest FedEx quaterly report, their revenue by service type were: Domestic Air Package: $4.2Bil Domestic Ground: $...

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes
Replies: 33
Views: 8162

Re: FedEx forecasts weaker demand, may park some planes

If you read their announcement, their biggest headaches are internationally and the domestic ground business. "FedEx Express results were particularly impacted by macroeconomic weakness in Asia and service challenges in Europe, leading to a revenue shortfall in this segment of approximately $50...

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 17, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1982
Views: 523929

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

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737MAX-9 N37510 ended up in soft ground at RSW operating UA2749 to Houston.

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Security Staffing Shortages - how's the TSA faring?
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Airport Security Staffing Shortages - how's the TSA faring?

Nationally TSA has had some staffing shortfalls due COVID cases. For example at LAX, during June-July, we ran with 220+ active cases among TSA staff at the airport, and was the largest workplace outbreak in the County. Up to about April, TSA used to report its weekly Covid case counts, and from my r...

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 64887

Re: Garuda News and Discussion Thread

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... mestic-bet
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The business plan is being firmed up around Garuda primarily focusing on domestic ops, with most of the international network (which is loss-making) being cut.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... mestic-bet

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by LAXintl
Sat Sep 17, 2022 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS files for chapter 11
Replies: 129
Views: 31134

Re: SAS files for chapter 11

SAS seeking court approval for sale and leaseback of six Airbus A320neo due for delivery.

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1332
Views: 236341

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

https://www.apa1224.org/public_newsresu ... wsID=18431
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Horizon Air pilots ratify new pay agreement

https://www.apa1224.org/public_newsresu ... wsID=18431

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 16, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 7680

Re: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion

https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigatio ... 022-09-14/
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Lawyers for AA asked the court to require Delta president Glen Hauenstein, and SVP network planning Joseph Esposito to appear as trial witnesses.

https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigatio ... 022-09-14/

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 322
Views: 66966

Re: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion

https://www.zipair.net/en/notification/129
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SJC launch date announced as December 12.

Service 3x weekly

MoThSa
ZG30 NRT-SJC 1600-0800
ZG29 SJC-NRT 1000-1430+1

https://www.zipair.net/en/notification/129

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by LAXintl
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 7680

AA-JetBlue Northeast Alliance(NEA) Court Case Discussion

With the bench trial is set to commence on September 27 before U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, I thought we could have a consolidated thread covering Northeast Alliance (NEA) case and avoid the need for cross-posting in the AA and JetBlue threads. As background, the DOJ and six states last yea...

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by LAXintl
Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 772
Views: 246595

Re: Lufthansa Group News and Discussion Thread - 2022

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/germany- ... 42547.html
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The German government sold its remaining 9.9% stake in the airline.
Overall the government which had taken a 20% share in the airline in the summer of 2020, netted a EUR 760mil profit.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/germany- ... 42547.html

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by LAXintl
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023
Replies: 88
Views: 16841

Re: AA closing SFO f/a base on January 31, 2023

Here is the memo. The closure has nothing to do with long-established California rest and meal rules. If it did, AA would happily use it as an excuse. SFO base simply has for a while not fit into the broader network staffing plan. https://i.ibb.co/M5Ks0ky/aalsfo1.png https://i.ibb.co/xGdjmTw/aalsfo2...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1937
Views: 506739

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FcojC0qWQAE ... =4096x4096
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United unions not enthused the carrier partnering with EK

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air-Asiana Merger News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 88662

Re: Korean Air-Asiana Merger News and Discussion Thread

I would have thought this would be a no-brainer for the return of SQ… I'm PRAYING that SQ comes back. They've been flying cargo routes between ICN-LAX, so I'm thinking they could add the passenger service back. I think it was a big mistake for SQ to axe their ICN 5th freedoms in the first place. Ev...

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates and United announce codeshare agreement
Replies: 111
Views: 22086

Re: Emirates and United to announce codeshare agreement

https://united.mediaroom.com/2022-09-14 ... -Agreement

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Rather lots of noise about a codeshare and FF mileage partnership
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Here is the press release

United and Emirates Expand Market Presence Through New Agreement
https://united.mediaroom.com/2022-09-14 ... -Agreement

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Rather lots of noise about a codeshare and FF mileage partnership

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by LAXintl
Wed Sep 14, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1937
Views: 506739

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

As hinted at prior, EWR-DXB is effective March 27th.

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by LAXintl
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air-Asiana Merger News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 88662

Re: Korean Air-Asiana Merger News and Discussion Thread

Seems U.S. DOT wants to see another carrier be given access to ICN-LAX route, and has requested information on how Korea plans to spur competition. Korean Transport Ministry and KAL have held talks with some foreign airlines and it seems Vietnam is a target carrier that could be given 5th freedom be...

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by LAXintl
Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICAO approves creation of Doha FIR
Replies: 15
Views: 5245

Re: ICAO approves creation of Doha FIR

Phase 1 of newly established Doha(OTDF) FIR commenced operations on September 8th. Initially, vertical boundaries for Doha FIR is surface level to FL245 covering much of Qatar's landmass, while Bahrain FIR still controls above FL245 and offshore routes. Phase 2 transition scheduled for March 2023, w...

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by LAXintl
Fri Sep 09, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS power outage
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

Re: AUS power outage

Generators generally supply critical items such as terminal emergency lighting and fire protection system. We tend to have frequent outages at LAX in recent years due to all the construction, so most terminal facilities will go down until the municipal power is restored. Its simply not viable to pro...

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