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by raylee67
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 63
Views: 6918

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

We have DXB, DOH, AUH, HEL and IST basically here to entirely serve this Asia-Europe connection function already. And also SU is entering the market in full force utilizing SVO. How many more do we need?

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR Begins Alliance Accession Talks
Replies: 15
Views: 3351

Re: PR Begins Alliance Accession Talks

Coal wrote:
(not sure of their coverage of SE Asia... is it better than CX?)

No, except for within the Philippines. For the rest of SE Asia, they serve less destinations than CX and serve less frequently than CX for those they both serve.

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 84
Views: 12999

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

Amazing that the A-model 777-200 can actually fly from Hong Kong to Tucson non-stop when it's empty.

Does anyone know when will CX retire the remaining 4 777-200s? They are pretty old too and CX doesn't seem to have plan to retrofit economy class cabin to 10-seat setting.

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3132

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

Wait till COMAC can actually deliver the aircraft and we can worry about the rest. If I am not mistaken, COMAC has delivered like 6 ARJs? At the current rate, even if the deal is real and genuine, we will need to wait 150 years for the this order to be delivered (assuming the existing 300+ orders ar...

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 80
Views: 10436

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

qf789 wrote:

The Bilateral reads

AVAILABLE CAPACITY:
PASSENGER SERVICES:


Between Samsun Carsamba, Nevsehir Kapadokya, and Gaziantep and Australia

Unrestricted capacity, frequency and aircraft type
.

Why bother putting in this section into the bi-laterals? Is it to make it "reciprocal"?

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by raylee67
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PUS - why not more short-haul carriers?
Replies: 15
Views: 2105

Re: PUS - why not more short-haul carriers?

Busan continues to be a leisure destination instead of a business one. It's difficult to get high yield on services to Busan. Asiana Group is successful there only because they established Air Busan to fly the routes out of PUS. Korean is a bit slow in doing that and does not seem to be transferring...

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by raylee67
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 12310

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

30000 per year actually means there is no business case for the route. Even if all 30000 of them take the non-stop flight and decline any cheaper connections via HKG, TPE, ICN, KIX, MNL, HND or NRT, it would only support 3 weekly 250-seat 787-8. And if the route is flown less than daily, it's not co...

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by raylee67
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Mangkhut impact on aviation
Replies: 86
Views: 8235

Re: Any landing at HKG today?

There would be no more flight operations today. SQ1 is the only one operated for the whole day (not including the ones operating between 0000 and 0230). HKAA said there are 889 flights cancelled or delayed until further notice. According to HKAA's website, CX has started to scheduled departures from...

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by raylee67
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM future fleet
Replies: 34
Views: 6221

Re: TAROM future fleet

I think TAROM would be better off to standardize and have a fleet purely made up of A220s. It would cover all of Europe, north Africa and Middle East from anywhere in Romania. With both -100 and -300, the capacity per plane is just right and allow maximum flexibility.

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by raylee67
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Smile gets livery refresh
Replies: 12
Views: 3255

Re: Thai Smile gets livery refresh

I don't think any passengers really understand what the difference is between Smile and TG mainline. It's probably set up just for the management to be able to tell the government that they are doing something to turn things around and be "competitive". The government doesn't have a clue o...

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by raylee67
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US issues warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6409

Re: US issues warning to airlines about using Iranian airspace

This advisory would be really ironic when Qatar Airways receives it.

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Scheduled A350 in YYZ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2433

Re: First Scheduled A350 in YYZ?

Is it CX's intention eventually to replace all long haul 3-class 77W with A35K? If yes, I would suppose YYZ will become A35K soon. And that would help CX compete with AC on the route too as A35K is more fuel efficient. The 3-class 77W can be used in medium haul or short haul routes then, may be to e...

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by raylee67
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 28678

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

A search on Google yield this B787 photo. The airline name is already in the new font so I have to believe this is already in the new livery. Doesn't look much different than the old one. That said, the flower at the tail still looks like to be the old one. https://wwwaviation24be-q41r3jh.stackpathd...

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by raylee67
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 7994

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Didn't Icelandair have a minor connection bank in the afternoon (around 3pm-5pm) before? For North American cities with 2 daily flights and European cities with multiple daily flights, I think they do have flights coming in from North America at around 3pm and the European flights departing at aroun...

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by raylee67
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CTS (Sapporo/Chitose Airport) Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 12
Views: 2400

Re: CTS (Sapporo/Chitose Airport) Closed due to Earthquake

Seems that CTS will be closed tomorrow too. The added challenge for passengers stuck in Sapporo is that the whole island has lost power, so the trains and buses are not running. Buses are not running because all traffic lights are off. The passengers cannot get to alternate airports such as Hakodate...

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by raylee67
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE to deploy CS300 (A220-300) on international routes.
Replies: 6
Views: 2764

Re: KE to deploy CS300 (A220-300) on international routes.

I was hoping they would deploy it to PUS-HKG. Instead, they cancel the flight!

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by raylee67
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22242

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

Osaka mayor have formally requested the national government to temporarily ease regulation against international flights from/to UKB and ITM until KIX recover. ITM has not been handling international flights for a long time. Are the immigration and customs facilities still there? It's probably more...

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by raylee67
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22242

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

Kikko19 wrote:
did they run out of pumps?

They were focusing on pumping all the flooded underground facilities and buildings. The apron is probably less of a concern.

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by raylee67
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22242

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

CX has now cancelled all KIX flights up to the red-eye HKG > KIX on Sep 11. It seems to be in line with what Chinese and Taiwanese carriers are doing, so it's likely that KIX has notified the airlines 9/11 is the earliest possible day to re-open. Some newspapers in Hong Kong said internal news in CX...

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?
Replies: 63
Views: 11140

Re: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?

The "airline within an airline" model has proven itself, time and again, to NOT work. The industry is littered with failed attempts to force lower pay and more hours on a subset of employees to try and face off with LCC competition by a legacy airline. It does not work. Ted, Shuttle by Un...

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22242

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

Yep, I'm counting on the Kansai Airport Port becoming the lifeline in the upcoming weeks. They'll have to step up bus connections between the port and terminal as well. That reminds me a few years ago when a ship hit the bridge connecting to HKG, and the bridge was closed for a few hours. Even that...

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22242

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

CX has now cancelled all flights to KIX tomorrow (Sep 5) and the red-eye HKG-KIX on Sep 6 as well, apparently not anticipating the airport to be re-opened until Thurs mid-day the earliest. The flooding at the apron looks very deep. News report also said underground facilities such as the train stati...

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by raylee67
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Dragon starts Tokushima seasonal
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Cathay Dragon starts Tokushima seasonal

P.S. I'm more surprised that neither KMQ or TOY get a regular (even if seasonal) scheduled flight from HKG yet. Maybe the number still doesn't work out? Perfectly doable for A320/A321 also Indeed. I am thinking about the same. I would have thought at least summer seasonal May - Aug KMQ A320 with 2 ...

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by raylee67
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22242

Re: Typhoon Jebi heading to Japan, Any reported disruptions?

Seems like it would be a big one. Cathay Pacific is reporting the following planned disruptions: The following flights on Tuesday, 4 September 2018, have been cancelled: CX548 from Hong Kong to Tokyo (Haneda Airport) CX549 from Tokyo (Haneda Airport) to Hong Kong CX568 from Hong Kong to Osaka CX569 ...

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by raylee67
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Dragon starts Tokushima seasonal
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Cathay Dragon starts Tokushima seasonal

Cathay Pacific announced today that Cathay Dragon will start Hong Kong - Tokushima winter seasonal service from Dec 19 2018 to Mar 30 2019 with 2/weekly all-economy A320. https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_HK/explore-destinations/port-launch/tokushima.html CX/KA did not seem to be able to hold onto...

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by raylee67
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28865

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

Airbus is probably secretly hoping that ANA will like it and find business case for some other routes as well. Even if ANA orders 5 to 10 more because of that, it would be a huge win for Airbus.

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by raylee67
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium operating for BA
Replies: 15
Views: 3595

Re: Air Belgium operating for BA

Air Belgium - trip report with 25 passengers Charleroi - Hong Kong. https://onemileatatime.com/air-belgium-business-class-a340/ It's actually a surprise to see 25 pax on the flight. Their fare is not attractive compare to CX's HKG-BRU, especially on business class. I really wonder how long they can...

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by raylee67
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4492

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

But Grenell is the US ambassador to Germany. Therefore he can only comment on Germany, not the rest of the EU. Yes, but he represents USA. If this request is an official one instead of a casual conversation after everyone is drunk, then this cannot be something he as an Ambassador initiated. This h...

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by raylee67
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4492

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

If this is a request ONLY sent to Germany, then this is not a request because of Mahan Air's alleged support of or use by terrorists. Mahan also flies to other EU destinations. It also flies to Dubai, Russia, Pakistan, India and China. But Grenell is the US ambassador to Germany. Therefore he can o...

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by raylee67
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support
Replies: 114
Views: 4492

Re: America asks Germany to block Mahan Air b/c terrorism support

If this is a request ONLY sent to Germany, then this is not a request because of Mahan Air's alleged support of or use by terrorists. Mahan also flies to other EU destinations. It also flies to Dubai, Russia, Pakistan, India and China. Even if US has not figured out how EU work so it doesn't know th...

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by raylee67
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?
Replies: 27
Views: 10544

Re: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?

TG is probably just flying whatever plane they have available for a quick mid-day turnaround. Otherwise, the A380 will be sitting at BKK between long haul flights unused anyway. That's part of the reason you would see CX flying 4-class 77W on HKG-TPE/MNL or Asiana flying A380 on HKG-ICN. They both d...

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by raylee67
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3092

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

In this report the pax deplane in ANC for refueling to YYZ https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1366553 Ha! Really... did they allow us to deplane again in 2007? May be I lost that part of the memory. The part that remembers getting stuck on the plane in the middle of the night with all ...

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by raylee67
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3092

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

The only U.S. airport which still allows International to international T.W.O.V. is ANC. Doubtful if anyone takes advantage of it over-there these days. So if one airport want to be TWOV , what should the operator do? The Federal government sets security and immigration clearance policies. TWOV end...

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by raylee67
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16851

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

This looks more than an "excursion". The aircraft would have left the runway at a fairly high speed to sustain such damage? The runway closure has serious impact to the airport's operations. I see that CX is canceling all its flights to MNL into Saturday morning, i.e. more than 30 hrs afte...

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by raylee67
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amusing Airfare Anomalies
Replies: 36
Views: 2657

Re: Amusing Airfare Anomalies

It's quite normal. And the difference can be substantial on business class on long range routes. My friends living in Hong Kong who travel back and forth to US or Canada would consistently buy CX's business class flights out of SGN or MNL or even NRT rather than from HKG, so instead of buying a HKG-...

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by raylee67
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12066

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Iran will just do whatever they have been doing since the Revolution. They have been able to get 747-400s and A340-300s and Fokker 100. I still don't get why Airbus allow itself to be dependant on US technology for their aircraft. They must have known that this day would come ? Because it is cheaper...

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by raylee67
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 10150

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

AC and AC Rouge seem to be doing a quite successful push to Europe, with even Bucharest and Zagreb being served starting this summer. So may be we will see them venturing into Kyiv ? And what about Barcelona ? Seems BCN is a large and popular tourist destination missing in the network. Any chance o...

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by raylee67
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 10150

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

AC and AC Rouge seem to be doing a quite successful push to Europe, with even Bucharest and Zagreb being served starting this summer. So may be we will see them venturing into Kyiv ? And what about Barcelona ? Seems BCN is a large and popular tourist destination missing in the network. Any chance of...

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by raylee67
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taoyuan airport/TPE not a competitive transit hub?
Replies: 26
Views: 3648

Re: Taoyuan airport/TPE not a competitive transit hub?

It's more complicated than that... And I think if they break down the growth at TPE to more detailed numbers, it would be even worse. The growth is most likely driven by traffic within northeast Asia AND by LCCs such as Tiger, AirAsia and Vanilla/Peach, etc. In summary, I can see three reasons: 1. L...

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by raylee67
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 14363

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

I think most Canadians are amused by KSA's reaction. Canada is not Qatar. Canada's business and cultural relationship with the Saudi is extremely limited. I am not sure why Saudia flies to YYZ in the first place. May be they have too many planes that they don't know where to send to? They may be pic...

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by raylee67
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taiwan - plans to hit back against the PRC
Replies: 19
Views: 4012

Re: Taiwan - plans to hit back against the PRC

While I sympathize Taiwan's position, there is nothing productive they can do in this case. And whatever they are thinking of doing (according to the leak in the media) is borderline stupid and will only hurt themselves. First, many airlines which made changes to call Taipei being in China do not ev...

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by raylee67
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions
Replies: 21
Views: 6719

Re: Iran Air is getting 5 ATR72 before sanctions

I don't believe ATR72 is sanctioned anyway as 90% of the parts are not USA built. Michael The aircraft may not be, but the financial transaction (i.e. the payment going the other direction) would be, as any financial institutions with any business or relations (e.g. major shareholders) in US will b...

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by raylee67
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21407

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Boeing would regret pursuing BBD to the corner if it is sold to China and Canada permits the sale. While China is developing its aviation industry quickly, there are many areas it still lags behind. If Canada gets frustrated enough with US (not just because of Boeing vs BBD, but NAFTA negotiations, ...

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by raylee67
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 12121

Re: Beijing unveils new airport, to open in 2019

So the airport that started its construction after BER's terminal has failed its final building test is now set to open before BER does.

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by raylee67
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4713

Re: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines

I guess it means good-bye for PRG-ICN on both OK and KE?

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by raylee67
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA to end U.S flights
Replies: 18
Views: 6467

Re: PIA to end U.S flights

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
... in even booking a flight on PK, this AA codeshare doesn't show up, but that's hardly surprising for such a dysfunctional website...


The news article said PIA will enter codeshare with "an American airline", not American Airlines.

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by raylee67
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39943

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

CI can't even make JFK work... ONT is going to be low yielding. It should have sent a full-Y A350. Or if it really wants some premium cabin there, put may be 20 premium economy seat there. That's it. That may work. A 77W with 40 business class and 62 premium econ seats in it is going to be disaster....

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by raylee67
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F
Replies: 26
Views: 6942

Re: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F

The 748F can be deployed on shuttle DOH-THR or DOH-IST cargo flights. After all, the population need to be fed.

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by raylee67
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 25761

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

KLM was the first; I recall that CI and KL began services between AMS and TPE in the mid 1980s; then Air France had Air France Asie, Lufty used Condor, Swissair had "Swissair Asia" BA started "British Asia" (and Qantas used a separate carrier - can't recall what that was called?...

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by raylee67
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 18764

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

skyhawkmatthew wrote:
It appears that despite the announcement above, CX’s flights are currently planned to fly direct HKG-AKL, and tech stop in BNE on the return trip, rather than CNS.

The announcement says the CNS arrangement starts on Sep 18.

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