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by raylee67
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG
Replies: 61
Views: 11360

UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG

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 old configurations). Originally, the SFO flights are planned to use 772 with new c...

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by raylee67
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 82
Views: 17618

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Wasn't there a 8000km-capable A319LR? This would be the replacement if it's real.

Boeing has a 737-700ER too.

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14427

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

CX has carried alot of passengers on that route , they definitely have a base of flyers who will need to go somewhere. Someone will jump up to grab em i bet. EWR might be convenient for people in alot of CT, NY State and Manhattan but not everyone who used JFK. Someone will get in there from JFK I ...

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14427

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

I thought CX is able to capture a lot of the premium traffic between Vancouver and NY. The timing of the flights are perfect for business travelers too. I guess just filling the F and C cabin on a 77W is not enough. Good that HKG-JFK itself is being increased though. And I suppose the daily HKG-YVR-...

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by raylee67
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 11652

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

Could be test flights for re-certification? Remember the Canadian authorities said they will do their own certification this time instead of just relying on FAA, so there should be some flights. Departing from the terminal may be because it needs to take the people from the aviation authorities on b...

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 115395

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Surprised AA did not delay the MD80 retirement at all as they need to cancel flights for grounding of MAX. They only have 24 MAX, so delaying the retirement of 24 MD80 by a few months until Jan 2020 can allow them to resume full schedule. They have the crew qualified to fly the MD80 anyway.

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by raylee67
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACMI Companies
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: ACMI Companies

There are large ACMI providers on the cargo side. Atlas Air would be one of them. It has contracts with Amazon Air, QANTAS and DHL, etc.

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by raylee67
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 34
Views: 5461

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

They can order 105 or 1050, or whatever number they want. At the current rate of delivery, they won't get them until 2050.

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by raylee67
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC announces year round mainline service from YUL to TLS
Replies: 20
Views: 4027

Re: AC announces year round mainline service from YUL to TLS

Using A330, seems like AC is making an effort to make sure this Airbus corporate shuttle route is not flown with a Boeing aircraft.

Would this be a route ideal for A321XLR?

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by raylee67
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21850

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

The goal is to shift the focus to Shanghai and make HK irrelevant and it seems to be working.. That's the goal for sure. But if you are in the financial industry and see how much money (clean (northbound) AND dirty (southbound)) flow thru Hong Kong into and out of China, it doesn't seem to be worki...

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by raylee67
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21850

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

In 1993 HONG KONGs GDP as a percentage of China’s was 27%. Today it is less than 3%. This is by design by the Chinese govt. It’s relevance in the overall China story - is not what it was and with the current political events - China will make sure it never will be again. GDP is not relevant. It was...

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by raylee67
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21850

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

HKG traffic is definitely affected by the unrest. I have been advising my colleagues in US not to come. I also see SQ downgauging some of the flights to 788. I think OZ is redeploying the A380 to TPE as well. But the trade war and the equipment used on HKG-ORD probably affected the demand too. UA's ...

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by raylee67
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 24
Views: 5649

Re: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

I don't think there is anything NRT needs to worry about? HND may get the more prestigious destinations, but NRT will get Tokyo direct connections to cities that airlines will not waste their HND slots for (e.g. SAN, SJC, DUS, etc.). It will just keep opening more destinations for Tokyo. And more fr...

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by raylee67
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 133322

Re: Republic Cancels A220 Order from 2010

Should these orders be cleaned out from the book too?
PrivatAir
Odyssey Airlines

And what about the Russian leasing companies? Are those orders still solid?
GTLK State Transport Leasing Co.
Ilyushin Finance Co.

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by raylee67
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21547

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Finally YYZ-SJC returns!

I remember flying that route on AC's A319 in 2001. AC even has YOW-SJC at that time.

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by raylee67
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 31208

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

Looks like UA 179 is about to land there from EWR. Flights seem to be coming in normally. I don't understand why they do not divert though. It would potentially be a logistically nightmare as crew and connecting passengers stranded at HKG. UA is not the only one continuing to land their planes. So ...

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by raylee67
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Toronto Pearson YYZ Airport...
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Re: Question about Toronto Pearson YYZ Airport...

I have used it on my Icelandair flight from YYZ to KEF in summer 2018. It is really far away from T3. We got on a bus to get there from T3 and the bus ride was like 10 min. The gates there were numbered 5XX. From the outside, it looks like a warehouse. Not much available inside, not very pleasant.

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by raylee67
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 6507

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

I have experienced something like this before on a Thai flight from BKK to HKG three years ago on a 777-200. But that experience was purely due to incompetency of the crew. Flying time was about 2:30. After departing from BKK, the flight deck did not turn off the seat belt light until the flight has...

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by raylee67
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA to launch PEK - BOG?
Replies: 26
Views: 3560

Re: CA to launch PEK - BOG?

If this happens, I would think CA would want to avoid stopping over in US or Canada, given the current relationship between China and the two countries.

Stopping over at MEX seems to be an option?

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by raylee67
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 25322

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Based on the detailed feedback in the news article, it seems that the airlines DID do the acceptance inspection properly and they were complaining about what they saw during the inspection, not what they see AFTER they have accepted delivery. They actually were stating they find so many problems tha...

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by raylee67
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 55143

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

What I notice though is that the ticket price of DL's JV connection flights to other Asian cities beyond ICN is very expensive, compare to DL's ticket price when DL flew to those places from either SEA or NRT before, and also even compare to KE's ticket price.

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by raylee67
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones
Replies: 17
Views: 2618

Re: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones

I think AC serves more than 7 Canadian cities in Ontario alone.

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by raylee67
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 7535

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

How is SEA oversaturated but YVR can support more asian airlines? At least for HKG-YVR, the demand is huge. Just one factor is able to sustain multiple daily runs with 773 between the two cities: there are 600000 people from Hong Kong living in Canada, split about 50/50 between Greater Toronto and ...

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by raylee67
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service
Replies: 25
Views: 5400

Re: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service

I think JAL used to fly from Niigata to Vladivostok with 2 flights a week using 767, back in the late 1990s. Not VVO, it was KIJ (Niigata) - Khabarovsk (KHV). Ah... OK. Was it then Aeroflot or Vladivostok Avia flying Niigata - VVO or Toyama - VVO then? I remember some services between either KIJ or...

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by raylee67
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8086

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

All those South America - MIA routes AA have cut seems like perfect routes for the XLR.

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by raylee67
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service
Replies: 25
Views: 5400

Re: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service

I think JAL used to fly from Niigata to Vladivostok with 2 flights a week using 767, back in the late 1990s.

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by raylee67
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plus Ultra to acquire A340-600s
Replies: 17
Views: 7025

Re: Plus Ultra to aquire A340-600s

Is this airline any connection to that previous airline Air Plus Comet ? The top leadership at Air Plus Comet/Marsans ended up in prison. The Plus in the name has nothing to do with the defunct airline. Plus Ultra is a name with history in Spain's aviation. It was the name given to a Dornier Do J f...

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by raylee67
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6253

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

They were flying from Turkey?? Do they know that they were in a Muslim country with a flag with a crescent and a star on it?

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by raylee67
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7652

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

LAX-CTS and SFO-CTS are probably beyond the capabilities of XLR given you need reserve fuel and the westbound headwind. YVR-CTS may be possible. I think there is a market, at least a seasonal market, for North America-CTS. May be Air Canada will be in a unique position to offer YVR-CTS. It would be ...

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by raylee67
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to commence CTU—ORD close on heels of IndiGo's DEL—CTU in September
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Hainan Airlines to commence CTU—ORD close on heels of IndiGo's DEL—CTU in September

The Indigo flight to CTU, although reported on news media, is still not loaded into the flight schedule and also not bookable yet.

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by raylee67
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese retaliation impact on Gulfstream Aerospace
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Chinese retaliation impact on Gulfstream Aerospace

Minimal. The private jet market in China is not that large. And the Party doesn't want the rich people and companies to own these things anyway.

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by raylee67
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19498

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

I really like KE's service. But it seems that it is forgetting the lessons learned from multiple accidents in the 1990s that were attributed to the "captain-is-king" and "senior-people-are-always-right" culture.

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by raylee67
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved
Replies: 36
Views: 6558

Re: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved

You make it so easy. But there are a few roadblocks for your plans... 1. The US-Argentina ASA most likely does not allow 5th freedom segments for non US- or Argentina- flagged airlines. Don't think a Chilean or Brazilian airline can fly nonstop between EZE-MIA. And don't even think for a sec that t...

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by raylee67
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved
Replies: 36
Views: 6558

Re: LATAM Argentina may cancel EZE-MIA route if conflict with unions is not resolved

LATAM Argentina really doesn't need to fly any major international flights. LATAM has major operations in all other major South American economies. It can use its Chilean, Peruvian, Brazilian, Ecuadorian, Colombian and Paraguayan entities to fly flights between their respective countries and Argenti...

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by raylee67
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 767 utilization
Replies: 11
Views: 3359

Re: WestJet 767 utilization

So it seems that the 767 will be mostly deployed to Caribbean routes? They would be a good fit there actually. Just that it seems costly to keep 4 767s flying in the fleet. I think WS needs more 787. Not just for international, but domestic routes such as YYZ-YVR or YYZ-YYC can use some 787s with re...

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by raylee67
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights
Replies: 33
Views: 4108

Re: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights

It would serve Asia connections well. Connecting via LAX is not convenient due to the visa requirement. The distance is 8100km. Can it be done by an A321XLR? Seems marginal but not impossible. It probably isn't that difficult to have 150+ pax 4 or 5 days a week connecting to Lima from all across As...

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by raylee67
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Erdogan warns TK may drop Boeing orders
Replies: 53
Views: 15980

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Erdogan to Trump: "We will buy 100 Boeings and you will let us buy the S400 from the Russians. Deal?"

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by raylee67
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights
Replies: 33
Views: 4108

Re: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights

It would serve Asia connections well. Connecting via LAX is not convenient due to the visa requirement. The distance is 8100km. Can it be done by an A321XLR? Seems marginal but not impossible. It probably isn't that difficult to have 150+ pax 4 or 5 days a week connecting to Lima from all across Asia.

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by raylee67
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26199

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Wasn't there a news report quoting some whistleblowers from the SC 787 plant saying exactly they do this (i.e. falsification of documentation, inspector releasing incomplete planes, etc.) at the plant? Boeing denied that fiercely after the news, and now this...

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by raylee67
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7095

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

I noticed recently that United.com is selling connections beyond HKG to SE Asia on airlines in a different alliance (CX, HK Express, etc.) Transiting via HKG is actually the shortest possible flying time so its interesting that they are branching outside of *A. I thought they wanted to keep more of...

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by raylee67
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7095

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

HKG-SFO is getting crowded. CX is doing 3 daily, UA 2 daily, SQ 1 daily. I think HX is going to be pushed out.

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by raylee67
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Wizzair do with their A321XLRs
Replies: 11
Views: 2287

Re: What will Wizzair do with their A321XLRs

Besides trans-Atlantic from Wizz's Eastern European hubs (e.g. BUD, WAW) to US East Coast, the XLR also has the range to fly to south Asia and northeastern Asia from those hubs, so effectively it opens up the possibilities of BUD-PEK, BUD-ICN and BUD-DEL, etc. There may be sufficient number of Asian...

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by raylee67
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air weird routing Paris to Taipei (Taiwanese airlines can now fly over Mainland Chinese airspace to/from Europe!?)
Replies: 10
Views: 3288

Re: EVA Air weird routing Paris to Taipei (Taiwanese airlines can now fly over Mainland Chinese airspace to/from Europe!

But you would notice that flights between Taiwan and Europe cannot use the direct cross-strait flight paths to enter Chinese airspace. That's why they flew the TPE-HKG flight path, flew directly over Hong Kong, and then entered mainland airspace from there. Then I think it's just EVA has not set up ...

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by raylee67
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4534

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

The flights are pretty full in early morning and early evening, as business people are doing the day trip between major cities. But in other hours and on weekends, they can be quite empty. I have been on a ANA flight on Saturday morning from HND to CTS, and it's a 500-seat 773 with about only 100 pe...

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by raylee67
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9811

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

While it is true that only KE and OZ exist in those three routes currently, S Korea and US have open skies and any of the US3 can start the route whenever they want. KE and OZ do indeed enjoy exclusivity on European routes like LHR, CDG and FRA though. And this is basically why these two national c...

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by raylee67
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 Range Increase
Replies: 110
Views: 19184

Re: a350-1000 range increase

I've noticed QR is flying their A35J's DOH - DFW. Is that the longest flight a A35J is currently running ? Pretty sure. Unless CX is still flying the 35K on the IAD flight, but I do remember them saying they were gonna swap it out with the 359 CX is flying A350-1000 on HKG-IAD. I think the pattern ...

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by raylee67
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay Pacific Europe network
Replies: 18
Views: 2552

Re: Cathay Pacific Europe network

The immediate ones coming to mind are
Geneva - they can start with winter seasonal flights, just like how they test out Barcelona and Christchurch
Birmingham - there is always some core support for UK flights

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by raylee67
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7998

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

braynfeeble wrote:
They operated KUL-TPE-YVR for only about a year 1995/96.

I think the flight is also code-shared with CP's code on it. Although CP's metal was never used on the route to KUL.

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by raylee67
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2019 Loads
Replies: 12
Views: 1593

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2019 Loads

For almost all airlines, the departure flights load factor is lower than the arriving flights. And for some, it's significantly lower: QF 71% vs 40% KE 87% vs 67% EK 83% vs 58% JL 94% vs 82% Volaris 67% vs 57% What's going on? I think almost all passengers buy round trip tickets for international fl...

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by raylee67
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4473

Re: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aerolon control

sandyb123 wrote:
was caused by the aerolon control


You mean aileron.

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