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by BlatantEcho
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times article on Safety culture at Horizon
Replies: 42
Views: 7029

Re: Seattle Times article on Safety culture at Horizon

How are articles like this passed off as news anymore?

Just more clickbait journalism.

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no regularly scheduled Texas-East Coast redeyes?
Replies: 70
Views: 10531

Re: Why are there no regularly scheduled Texas-East Coast redeyes?

I’ve always thought a few select JFK-SFO reverse red eyes could work. Depart JFK at 150am, 5.5 hour flight, 6 hour block. Arrive SFO at ~5am. You’ve slept a decent amount. Your brain thinks it’s 8... I think it could work with a good lie flat product. Clearly airlines disagree, but I would use a rou...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61592

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

scbriml wrote:
BlatantEcho wrote:
So there was a failure 3x at what is ever expected in the most extreme real life situation ever.

Why is this stuff news?


How do you get 3X? Ultimate load is 1.5X expected maximum in-service load.



Uhm, read the article?

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61592

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

So there was a failure 3x at what is ever expected in the most extreme real life situation ever.

Why is this stuff news?

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Next week I fly PDX-SEA-ICN-XXX

Then next year lots of connections from Asia in SFO/SEA/LAX..... ugh.

A nonstop PDX-ICN is my main missing flight we need.

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369171

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Are there any photos on real websites that show the X with engines on?

I refuse to click on social media sites like twitter.
Bet it looks niiiiicccee!

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritania Airways Fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Mauritania Airways Fleet?

Hi Eielef- This is good information, thank you. I was trying to fly DSS-NKC-DSS, and couldn't figure out why it wouldn't work. It sounds like they are flying a more circular routing, so the back and forth is not an option. I hope to fly Mauritania airlines sometime next year on one of these sectors ...

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Defending aviation against environmental extremists
Replies: 151
Views: 24634

Re: Defending aviation against environmental extremists

This isn't really intended as a criticism of Kaitak personally, but implied in this sentence is the binary, us-vs-them discourse that has completely eroded sensible debate in the past decade or so. I would identify as both a "defender" of aviation and also someone who has strong enough vi...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ This is a great youtube video, lots of great nuggets.

That's gotta be BA to LHR, no?
New 'major' airline.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ it's nice to see the LHR flight start earlier than last year (even a few weeks) Somewhat related.... was looking at a quick last minute trip to Spain (ALC) in 10 days.... DL lists most of the PDX-AMS D1 seats as sold out. For PDX-AMS, it shows 2 left, at $15,000 each way. Assuming Nike is still ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^
Answering my own question.... looks like Summer 2020 is A330-200 all season on AMS.

Interesting.

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Schedules just updated on Delta.com. Looks like PDX-AMS will go A332 when PDX-HND starts. Aircraft will route PDX-HND-PDX-AMS- and so forth. How many seats is this lost to PDX-AMS? It was always going to be tricky for them to rotate the -200 when it was the only one flying from any city to HND for ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^^
I’d give it a week or two guys. There would have been an announcement if it was going double daily.

I’m sure it’s just an artifact of flight time change and will reflect reality soon.

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^
When I was looking, the flight has moved back to a ~730pm departure. (from 550pm if memory serves me).
So, I am sure this is just some new/old data.

Daily all summer on 764 is a big upgrade from even two years ago!

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm now seeing the 767-400ER on the PDX-LHR route for summer on DL.com. Going to book that for a trip in July as I believe all the planes will be modded by then with the new suites.
Sounds fancy, so, hope it's nice.

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19282

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

Prost wrote:
If you live in the Seattle area you probably have one in your backyard.



Lol, that’s funny.

I flew into SEA a few weeks ago, and BFI parking lots were FULL of MAXs. It was pretty wild. 40, maybe 50 of them?
And then to think it was only maybe 1.5 months of production!

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept
Replies: 76
Views: 14920

Re: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept

I never claimed there would be book-away due to the seating arrangements on the 787. I just said that a lot of passengers would be unhappy. When I was in French Polynesia, I saw 0 tourist kids. I agree that's just my personal observation, but like I can't find any evidence to prove that the majorit...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept
Replies: 76
Views: 14920

Re: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept

Yes, 2-4-2 you can nice and evenly fit 4 couples across the aircraft 3-3-3 you fit 3 couples and have 3 random seats. When I went there our flights LAX-PPT (mid-October trip) both ways seemed like 80-90% couples. I can’t tell if you are just trolling everyone or trying to be serious with an absurdi...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept
Replies: 76
Views: 14920

Re: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept

drdisque wrote:
The 2-4-2 on these planes fit the overwhelmingly honeymoon and anniversary crowd well. I imagine the 3-3-3 787 is resulting in many disappointed couples who can't sit next to each other.



What in the world are you talking about?

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World routes 2020- route development thread
Replies: 19
Views: 3104

Re: World routes 2020- route development thread

Why? That would be downright horrible. What is it with these ultra long range flights and everyone thinking they’re great? They suck! SYD/MEL - LAX is horrible enough. Now that you often end up in a little 787. - Boeing’s worst effort. I usually go via AKL then to LAX. And even that is horrible eno...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ Ha. That’s PDX757. D-ABUE was the reg. I’ve flown condor once before on the route. It is my last choice, but it was fine. I can’t get from Portugal not far Eastern Europe to AMS well to connect on DL which is my preference. I still don’t know why they don’t push everything back 2 hours to accomm...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ just landed from FRA 30
Minutes ago, didn’t see it, but cool !!

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141743

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Not bad, but no red engines is a real shame :(

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^^.
Looks nice! The poet clearly gets what makes the airport great, and it seems they are just going to do more of that.

A) 35 million pax??? I dunno about that.
In 20 years??

B) B concourse I still don’t understand.
6 gates? I see room for 4?

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 240
Views: 82096

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

^^^ Scared is a bit strong. I live here, and certainly if you have other options why not go to Singapore, Taipei, or Bangkok instead? Since the bill's withdrawal, it has certainly calmed down, but even last week Central Station was set fire too. Imagine staying in a hotel in Central, and you are mo...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 240
Views: 82096

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

^^^
Interesting. Have two trips to Hong Kong coming up for tourism/fun.

Haven’t had a single concern or thought once about not going. It’s interesting what scares people these days - or, perhaps, let’s them justify their own fears.
Love the city and the food, can’t wait to go back.

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ Yeah, you wonder if they would add 2x daily to BOI/SJC/GEG or something like that to draw more traffic to the long hauls. I mean, with a hub in SEA, it seems super strange to do that. But, they seem to have a good thing going here. Them adding LAS was about the least likely thing I imagined, but...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 17523

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

PDX-LAS on Delta. That’s pretty strange.

Non hub route. And isn’t sun country starting this?
Wonder where that came from.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^
I am on the road at the moment. But had to do PDX-SEA-PEK this trip.

I can only hope we get PDX-ICN at some point soon to complement all the Europe service.

I do think the 787 will help us. Fingers crossed!

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN
Replies: 85
Views: 9427

Re: AS announces San Luis Obispo from PDX & SAN

I have a work trip from PDX to SLO in October. Had to fly into FAT and out of SBA to make it work.
This is way better!!

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I keep thinking AS could route more traffic through PDX that doesn’t need to waste seats out of SEA While a hub benefits from critical mass... if AS connection Medford-Portland-London instead of via Seattle. That frees up seats and assets for Medford-Seattle-kelowna or whatever doesn’t have a nonsto...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000
Replies: 28
Views: 9787

Re: Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

I spent some time in Sri Lanka in 2017. Drove all around the island for a week. I didn’t see why people are so into it. Is it because it is far away from most things? It’s one of the few places in the world I’ve been that I have zero desire to ever return to. My friend with me felt the same. I would...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting. BA at PDX has been a no brainer for years. Perfect 788 market. That said, BA would be target not just O&D but a lot of connections. Delta goes after O&D almost completely. So even though the roles here are normally reversed....I could see a strange world where both flights co-ex...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoky A350!
Replies: 45
Views: 13208

Re: Smoky A350!

VV wrote:
I have the feeling people try to avoid discussing this picture seriously.


You were close on the SARCASM system. You should dig deeper into that.
It works really well here, mostly.

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?
Replies: 88
Views: 12837

Re: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?

^^^

What exactly could the state government do to regulate what airlines were successful or not?
Are you suggesting they could give preferential treatment to one airline and discriminate against another US airline?

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

PDX-AMS operating by 763 today.
Where’s the broken A333?

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Yes. It definitely goes through HND. That was part of Delta’s application with DOT. It would make sense in winter- pdx-ams upgauges to a332 as well. Then they can route it and-pdx-hnd-pdx-ams. In summer, it’s more confusing as they just said pdx-lhr will be 767-400ER with the new suites. Sooo, we’ll...

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by BlatantEcho
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Something I found encouraging regarding the DL Portland to London nonstop is the aircraft up-gauge to the newly configured Delta B767-400 (enhanced Delta One offering). The Delta app shows an A332 in 2020. -- Yeah, I'm looking to book June 2020 currently, and it's showing A332 still. Hopefully that...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^ $3.5k return for coach?! Who on earth pays that on a ten hour flight. Don’t you mean for Comfort or Delta One? Cheers The Lion That's what we want to see actually. High fares, mostly full planes. That allows Delta to justify the service and expand it in the future. $3500 r/t is steep, but, clos...

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21108

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

I saw a TAP A321 on Flightradar24 approaching EWR a few weeks ago (from OPO).

I realized it was a new era upon us. This is going to continue what the 787 started. More and more point to point routes. It’s awesome and inspiring to see.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369171

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

FrenchPotatoEye wrote:

So it is standard practice for Boeing to start building airplanes destined to customers even before the prototype makes its first flight?



of course.
Same for Airbus too.
They don't just wait for certification to be complete and say 'ok, now let's build some of these'

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS - MAX and NEO
Replies: 8
Views: 1852

Re: AS - MAX and NEO

Why would they change their order??

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by BlatantEcho
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 81895

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Any chance DL or KE will start PDX-ICN? I've been arguing this route is needed for the last 18 months or so. United pulls a lot of fliers PDX-SFO-XXX and all the asian carriers at YVR and SEA pull traffic... but it's the secondary cities in Asia are where things break down. I guess the question is,...

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by BlatantEcho
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1092
Views: 182668

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

^^^
Not as good as I would have expected for peak summer, but I guess it’s first year it’s daily.
Would like to see that at 90%+
Wish we knew if the front was full.

Next year is 764, so, they are going to need to sell more seats.

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 204185

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

^^^^

So, if you are right (which I doubt), how better a way to apply those lessons than a clean sheet new plane?

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by BlatantEcho
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 21460

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Nope, not with Alaska there Which has what, exactly to do with the question? Delta is in Seattle for the long haul it seems. With the city growing rapidly, it seems infrastructure is the main constraint. Aside from Osaka (which seemed like a token offering when they pulled HKG), the network is pret...

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD
Replies: 31
Views: 6338

Re: Cabo Verde Airlines starting IAD

^^^ true. And yet here we are talking about the route... I'm doing a trip to Cape Verde in January. Want to fly Cabo Verde, but, the 1x-3x a week service they had to most places doesn't work for me. So, flying Air Senegal from Dakar and TAP up to Lisbon. Wish I could have tried them, but, not the ea...

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by BlatantEcho
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 8355

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

Yeah, there is likely a very low chance of DL starting SEA-SYD. Anyone who wants to go to SYD can route via LAX. But, with the closure of NRT... I could see SIN at least (and maybe....MNL) from SEA being possible. Delta might even lose money on those routes for a bit themselves, just to provide the ...

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by BlatantEcho
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More US-Brazil flights?
Replies: 88
Views: 10745

Re: More US-Brazil flights?

What American thinks Brazil is dangerous?

Was there in April. Wondered all around Rio and São Paulo without a care in the world. Drove down the coast similarly care free.

People who read travel warnings and that stuff are really missing out on life.

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by BlatantEcho
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 26032

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Walsh has every right to buy whatever he wants. I plan to fly other carriers until there’s enough statistical evidence that the jets are safe. Lol. That’s like the guy on here last year that said the 737NG was too new, and he was waiting for them to be proven.... I don’t think anyone sane is going ...

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