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by modesto2
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 8801

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

Just saw two OZ A350s at SFO, one parked on the G side and another in remote parking. Anyone know why there’s an extra?

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by modesto2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 camera locations
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Boeing 777 camera locations

I just flew on a KE 77W which has two camera views for pax - forward and down. Where are these cameras located on the aircraft? Can anyone provide photos that show the cameras? Thanks for the help.

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by modesto2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just HOW profitable is Delta's TATL Africa business!?
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Just HOW profitable is Delta's TATL Africa business!?

I remember several years ago when South Africa hosted the World Cup, and apparently ATLJNB was basically printing money. DL added a 2nd flight to JNB during that event. Special events aside, that route has a lot of business traffic which keeps the front cabin full.

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by modesto2
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA SFO widebodies
Replies: 11
Views: 3264

Re: UA SFO widebodies

I just flew back to SFO and noticed a few 763's parking the the UA maintenance building. Are the 763 there for maintenance or are they scheduled? 763 are rare at SFO now. the last time i saw a 763 fly out of SFO was maybe early 2011. I flew UA990 in 2015, SFO-CDG, operated with a 763. Not sure how ...

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by modesto2
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8449

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

And even if an aircraft supports dual-jet bridge boarding, it doesn't necessarily mean both doors are used. I've noticed that at my home airport of SFO, only A340s, A380s, B747s, and B777s consistently use more than one jet bridge. Most A330, A350, and B787 flights board from the 2L door only (even ...

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by modesto2
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP announces LIS-SFO
Replies: 42
Views: 2145

Re: TP announces LIS-SFO

Great to see yet another new airline and European destination for SFO. Curious how all these new flights will be accommodated with respect to gate space.

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by modesto2
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8549

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

Neither UA nor CO has operated GUMSFO in a "few years back." I don't know if this route was perhaps operated many years ago but definitely not in the past 20 years.

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by modesto2
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 747s Flying Out of SFO
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: 747s Flying Out of SFO

China Airlines to TPE This flight is now operated with a 77W. The 744 hasn't operated it for quite a few years. There's an occasional triangle TPE-LAX-SFO-TPE, which is less than daily, and it is definitely still a 744. I saw one literally yesterday - this flight: https://flightaware.com/live/fligh...

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by modesto2
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 747s Flying Out of SFO
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: 747s Flying Out of SFO

BA still operates the 744 at SFO. The CA 748 is consistent while the KE 748 and KL 744 depend on schedule changes. The KL 744 has been very consistent recently. I see it go over almost every day and only maybe once in the last 3 weeks has it been anything other than 744. Yes, the KL 744 operates th...

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by modesto2
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 747s Flying Out of SFO
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: 747s Flying Out of SFO

masgniw wrote:
China Airlines to TPE


This flight is now operated with a 77W. The 744 hasn't operated it for quite a few years.

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by modesto2
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1 hour layover in MUC
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

1 hour layover in MUC

I have a 1 hour connection in MUC on a SFO-MUC-CAI itinerary. I know it's a tight connection, but will I need to re-clear security in MUC? I'd appreciate any other advice that will help prepare me for this short layover. Thanks.

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by modesto2
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 747s Flying Out of SFO
Replies: 11
Views: 831

Re: 747s Flying Out of SFO

BA still operates the 744 at SFO. The CA 748 is consistent while the KE 748 and KL 744 depend on schedule changes.

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by modesto2
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Routes To SFO
Replies: 30
Views: 3961

Re: Future A380 Routes To SFO

How many A380 capable gates does SFO have? they have 4 gates that can handle the A380. G101, G99, A10 and A11. those are the gates that offer boarding through the upper deck for the A380. A10 is not A380-capable - it's A1 that can accommodate the A380. Quite a few years ago, SQ briefly had schedule...

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by modesto2
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW aircraft overnight parking
Replies: 2
Views: 843

DFW aircraft overnight parking

I have some questions about DFW's aircraft overnight parking. It seems like the number of aircraft that overnight at the airport exceeds the number of available gates. Do airlines (AA, DL, NK, UA) have to tow aircraft to remote parking? If so, where do these aircraft park overnight? I know there are...

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by modesto2
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Do you think airline company management post here for ideas?
Replies: 34
Views: 3705

Re: Do you think airline company management post here for ideas?

I used to work in route planning for one of the big 3 US legacies, and I regularly checked this forum (as I had done before working for an airline). But as others have said, it was purely for entertainment value and nothing more. Airlines have access to their own confidential data, and they also sub...

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by modesto2
Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1569

Re: Airlines that offer menus in Economy?

I just returned tonight from a trip on BR, TPE-SFO, and they distributed printed menus in economy.

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by modesto2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41637

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Whoa, that's some big news. Curious why they're not operating it with the A350.

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by modesto2
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab

Bay Area spotters may be interested in knowing that starting today, OAK is temporarily closing Rwy 12-30 for runway rehabilitation. Consequently, Twy W has been converted into a runway, designated as Rwy 11-29 for the duration of the rehab with 7,620 feet available. When operationally feasible, some...

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by modesto2
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA going all 777 at GRU
Replies: 23
Views: 4007

Re: AA going all 777 at GRU

LAXintl wrote:
LAX-GRU remains 787.


I currently see a 772 on GRULAX.

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by modesto2
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 11754

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

I think the OP meant to ask about U.S. metropolitan areas that have three airports with regularly scheduled intercontinental service. As others have mentioned, the Bay Area is unique in that all three airports have intercontinental service with New York (including SWF) being the other area.

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by modesto2
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice: Chase Ultimate Rewards SFO-NBO
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Advice: Chase Ultimate Rewards SFO-NBO

I'm attending a wedding next April 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya (NBO), and I'd like to use my Chase Ultimate Rewards points to book the round-trip ticket. I may book in business class on the outbound and economy class for the return although I haven't yet decided. Does anyone have advice about how best to...

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by modesto2
Wed May 03, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Antonov An-124 At SFO
Replies: 6
Views: 3787

Re: The Antonov An-124 At SFO

They've been around for the past couple weeks. I stopped by SFO on Sunday April 23 for some plane spotting and watched one depart Runway 1R.

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by modesto2
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: autobraking system in crj200 and erj145?
Replies: 27
Views: 2422

Re: autobraking system in crj200 and erj145?

The ERJ does not have autobrakes.

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by modesto2
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for SFO?
Replies: 83
Views: 12345

Re: What's next for SFO?

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... 0francisco
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In addition to the CX announcement of a 3x daily flight operated by the 359, looks like OZ is also swapping out their daily ICNSFO service with a 359 later this year:

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... 0francisco

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by modesto2
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Town to the US direct? Could it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 2338

Re: Cape Town to the US direct? Could it work?

I think something like Atlanta would be doable and probably also work quite nicely for the airline. Does anyone know if there ever were direct flights to Cape Town from the US? DL tried ATL(JFK?)-DKR-CPT and couldn't make it work. I think that rules out any hope of a nonstop anytime soon. DL operat...

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by modesto2
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official US Domestic (ex HI) Widebody thread 2017
Replies: 110
Views: 18868

Re: Official 2017 Domestic wide body routes USA (ex. HI) thread

DL operates the A330 daily on ATLSFO.

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by modesto2
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines offering country-specific food/drinks on international routes
Replies: 25
Views: 2421

Re: Airlines offering country-specific food/drinks on international routes

When I used to fly CO BusinessElite around 2007-2009 to MXP and FCO, they always served a primi or pasta course between the appetizer and secondi (or main) called Italian Temptations. Flight attendants would roll a cart down the aisle with three pasta options, and passengers could choose any or all ...

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by modesto2
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unshaven Cockpit Crew
Replies: 39
Views: 7429

Re: Unshaven Cockpit Crew

Good question and something I've wondered myself. I was an airline pilot in the U.S. from 2006 to 2010, and we were always instructed that beards are not allowed to ensure a good seal with the oxygen mask. Mustaches are allowed because they would not interfere with the O2 mask. All my friends who st...

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by modesto2
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any regional carrier redeyes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2914

Re: Are there any regional carrier redeyes?

As an ERJ pilot with ExpressJet, I operated a Continental Express redeye in 2006, PSP-IAH. It was a rough pairing as we departed IAH around 1800L, flew to PSP, sat on the ground for a couple hours, and then departed PSP around midnight for the return redeye. As others have mentioned, there was also ...

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by modesto2
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta ever bring back JFK-OTP?
Replies: 25
Views: 5263

Re: Will Delta ever bring back JFK-OTP?

The major difference between the mid-2000s and today is the amount of transatlantic capacity from LCCs. They have made the more price sensitive and seasonal destinations like BUD and OTP a tougher option for higher cost carriers like DL. The Europe-US markets is basically going through what the U.S...

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by modesto2
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17
Replies: 40
Views: 6156

Re: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17

Interesting that the 77W has quite a bit of ground time at SFO. The long ground time at SFO is a consequence of scheduling the flight to connect to KE's primary connection bank to China. An 8pm departure from ICN (which connects well with most arrivals from China) would arrive SFO in the early-to-m...

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by modesto2
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17
Replies: 40
Views: 6156

Re: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17

Sightseer wrote:
KE has really grown at SFO the past few years; I believe about five years ago they had just a daily 77E. Now up to a daily 748 and 5x weekly 77W.


Indeed, it was only a few years ago that KE operated a daily 77E with the flight upgauged to a daily 77W during the summer months.

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by modesto2
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17
Replies: 40
Views: 6156

Re: Korean Air expands SFO service in S17

Interesting that the 77W has quite a bit of ground time at SFO.

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by modesto2
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?
Replies: 58
Views: 8884

Re: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?

In the mid 90s, I flew a US 762 from PIT to SFO.

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by modesto2
Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA have gotten rid of the 762?
Replies: 54
Views: 8437

Re: Should UA have gotten rid of the 762?

There were 10, not 8, CO 762s (all built between 2000-2001). They were much different than the 762s AA, UA, DL and US were flying around. Better, more efficient engines, 777 style interiors, PTVs and modern glass cockpits. They however had two distinct problems that once oil spiked around 2008 beca...

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by modesto2
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing distance on grooved vs. ungrooved runways
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Landing distance on grooved vs. ungrooved runways

I'm requesting information about the difference in landing distance on a grooved vs. an ungrooved runway. I've found a NASA report from 1968, but I'm hoping there's more recent information. Also, any general information with regulations or guidelines about grooved runways is appreciated.

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by modesto2
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen applies for LAX service
Replies: 21
Views: 4250

Re: Xiamen applies for LAX service

LAX772LR wrote:
Anyone able to do a list of the secondary cities operating/announced now? Nonstop only.

LAX:
Jinan, Nanjing, Changsha

SFO:
Chengdu, Xi'an, Wuhan, Kunming, Qingdao, Hangzhou

SEA:
Shenzhen

JFK:
Fuzhou

....any others?


CZ also serves CAN at SFO.

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by modesto2
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Spotter Alert
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: SFO Spotter Alert

Thanks for the heads up. Let's hope someone can grab a pic!

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by modesto2
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detailed SFO Traffic Report
Replies: 23
Views: 2926

Re: Detailed SFO Traffic Report

LH's larger pax numbers over that of BA is not surprising if you consider their gauge. Daily 388 and 346 is a lot of lift while BA operates daily 388 and 772 (and I think they operate a 77W on Fridays). Assuming comparable loads between both carriers, the comparison boils down to the capacity betwee...

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by modesto2
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Fall 2016 Routes
Replies: 29
Views: 4981

Re: SFO Fall 2016 Routes

Thomas Cook starts MANSFO next summer with the A330.

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by modesto2
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook announce MAN-SFO
Replies: 36
Views: 6291

Re: Thomas Cook announce MAN-SFO

I know BA moved down to a 777 from 747. BA used to fly two 744s per day to SFO. Now they fly an A380 and a 77W, which works out to be roughly the same overall capacity. The 777 flight is typically operated with a -200ER, but keep in mind that BA now operates to SJC with the 789. Therefore, SFO capa...

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by modesto2
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: TWA Flights that did not touch JFK or STL
Replies: 22
Views: 2264

Re: Question: TWA Flights that did not touch JFK or STL

I suggest also doing a google image search for TW route maps. There were many international tags, especially through Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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by modesto2
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to announce SIN-SFO
Replies: 88
Views: 19160

Re: SQ to announce SIN-SFO

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/fl ... /85926262/

Apparently SQ will end ICNSFO and replace it with ICNLAX. They'll also operate both LAX services with the 77W, so no more A380 flights for LAX. Looking forward to seeing the A359 at SFO!
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Here's an article with details:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/fl ... /85926262/

Apparently SQ will end ICNSFO and replace it with ICNLAX. They'll also operate both LAX services with the 77W, so no more A380 flights for LAX. Looking forward to seeing the A359 at SFO!

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by modesto2
Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air Starts West Coast…2 Hours Delayed
Replies: 63
Views: 11720

RE: Wow Air Starts West Coast…2 Hours Delayed

Does anyone know why Wow is parking in Boarding Area G instead of A?

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by modesto2
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pilots Always Need College Degrees?
Replies: 48
Views: 9933

Did Pilots Always Need College Degrees?

Keep in mind that although some airlines don't explicitly require a college degree, it would be very difficult to get hired without one. As another poster mentioned, it's an easy way for the airlines to filter applicants.

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by modesto2
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK Is Regaining Its Former Glory
Replies: 103
Views: 17570

RE: OAK Is Regaining Its Former Glory

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/enilria" class="quote" target="_blank">enilria</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Isn't one of the Mexican LCCs moving to <acr...

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by modesto2
Wed May 18, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Intersection Departures
Replies: 9
Views: 2324

RE: WN Intersection Departures

I used to observe <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> pilots executing intersection departures from Taxiway W3 at <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>. It takes the 10,520' Runway 30 and reduces it to approximat...

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by modesto2
Wed May 18, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airport A380 Service
Replies: 26
Views: 8696

RE: US Airport A380 Service

SFO has three year-round A380 operators - <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, and <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>. <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> is the fourth carrier that operates one of the summe...

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by modesto2
Tue May 03, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One Vs Two Jetbridges
Replies: 7
Views: 3559

RE: One Vs Two Jetbridges

I think the bigger savings occur during the arrival process. Most recently, I was aboard a <acronym title="Turkish Airlines">TK</acronym> 77W, and upon arrival in <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, the L1 bridge was used to deplane passengers...

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