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by kq747
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 132450

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Folks - hope everyone is well. I wanted to check with this group how UA BOS/EWR flights are operating? My in-laws need to travel back to BOM and are Indian citizens. UA currently still flies the EWR/BOM route but the flight does not depart until 8:30 pm. Their intended plan to fly is to return back...

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by kq747
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Save Bruntingthorpe
Replies: 0
Views: 607

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by kq747
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-9 Longest Route
Replies: 14
Views: 1855

Re: 787-9 Longest Route

AECM wrote:
SEPilot wrote:
What is the longest regularly scheduled 789 flight?


Looking at FR24 AVG flight duration i think the top 3 are:

UA101 - IAD - SYD AVG 17h17
QF9 - PER - LHR AVG 16h59
UA29 - SIN - SFO AVG 16h19


tiny correction: IAH-SYD

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by kq747
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 132450

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

I am hoping for BOS-ATH-BOS on DL or DY summer seasonal 2021 3x-4x from end of May end of September anyone else see this as a possible international addition to BOS route map? OS will be a big test for that market. Seasonally, OS serves just about every imaginable airport in Greece: https://en.wiki...

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by kq747
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 132450

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Emirates’ A380 will operate to Boston between 01 June and 30 September 2019 and between 01 December 2019 and 31 January 2020 to accommodate the increased seasonal demand in travel to the US East Coast. https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-announces-network-updates-for-2019 This is a very ...

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by kq747
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 132450

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Is anyone else surprised of the lack of OS promoting it's new VIE-BOS-VIE service? I may have missed them. I would think they would have ads in the Globe and Herald as well commercials on the major local broadcast stations and radio stations. I mostly listen to 93.7 and 98.5 both sports talk statio...

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by kq747
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 981
Views: 132450

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

FGITD wrote:
Decided to look up my own little question from my last post, and go figure...it seems that with the exception of Turkish, every airline in terminal E that owns 787s, has flown them to Boston.

Useless bit of info, but still. Interesting to some I hope


Have KL or QR had scheduled service to BOS?

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by kq747
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 322
Views: 34531

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

I think AA has every right to bring this case and companies should protect their marks. That being said, I think the likelihood of confusion even among non-avgeeks is quite small. Most people are not googling "flagship first" when searching for flights they search "Delta" or Amer...

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by kq747
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates planning for a new A380 lounge
Replies: 24
Views: 5353

Re: Emirates planning for a new A380 lounge

Please, please, please, please get rid of the utterly tasteless lashings of faux wood and gold trim. Some calming, muted tones in organic materials, please, with splashes of contrasting colour, would be lovely. I shan't hold my breath though. This is EK, after all. You clearly have not seen the 2nd...

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by kq747
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 11098

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

Since this happened in Kenya, many here will argue how security is lax over there. Why would they NOT argue it, when this kinda thing has happened involving Kenya and/or KQ, so many times?! So this was their 2019 dead stowaway incident..... right on schedule, historically. And here's their 2018 dea...

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by kq747
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421237

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Probably to the surprise of no one, AA is going to discontinue using their premium A321s to LAX and replace all flights with standard-issue A321s (+1 to them for not going back to the 738s). This will happen in early September. Still, they will field five daily circuits into the holidays and then o...

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by kq747
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 49
Views: 9944

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

It has been said a million times. Nobody makes a fortune on overflight fees, except maybe Russia. The fees are tiny. Iran is one of the cheaper countries in the ME, and charge as little as 50 USD for an overflight. I thought Iran charged more than most countries? Or maybe that was just when Iraqi a...

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by kq747
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV
Replies: 7
Views: 5373

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV

Nice report! There was TSA precheck at terminal E? Are you sure it wasn't just a premium lane?

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by kq747
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 49
Views: 9944

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

I honestly don't see Iran closing airspace to anyone... they make a ton of money from the overfly rights. It has been said a million times. Nobody makes a fortune on overflight fees, except maybe Russia. The fees are tiny. Iran is one of the cheaper countries in the ME, and charge as little as 50 U...

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by kq747
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 49
Views: 9944

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

I honestly don't see Iran closing airspace to anyone... they make a ton of money from the overfly rights. To me this is barely an incident so not really comparable to MH17. The US and Iran are not on good terms so sending a military drone into their airspace was dumb to begin with and the IRG fully ...

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by kq747
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 13105

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

I can justify something that each airlines does not deserve to be on the top list: 1. Qatar Airways (2) - 3-3-3 on 787 2. Singapore Airlines (1) - 3-3-3 on 787 3. ANA (3) - no meals on domestic flights 4. Cathay Pacific (6) - 3-4-3 on 777 5. Emirates (4) - 3-4-3 on 777 6. EVA (5) - 3-4-3 on 777 7. ...

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by kq747
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 13105

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

When BA are higher than EY, any credibility for this organisation goes out of the window. You should lookup more recent experiences in Y for EY. Seems to be going the BA way from what I can tell with all the cost cutting. I have zero regard for their five star v. four star rating but these awards a...

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by kq747
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421237

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks! This is what I get for letting my wife book the trip. Not that it's bad, I get to log a new airline and plane type and the package she had included a four-star downtown hotel and UP Express fare so I can't complain! Similarly, we're flying back on the late afternoon PD flight. Will Customs ...

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by kq747
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 8872

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

I don't understand the hate behind all this video by Josh and even with him as a vlogger. Jealous or envy his lifestyle? I follow many of these vloggers on youtube and have seen a bunch of Josh's video. Sure he complains a lot but it is justified and he explains his rationale behind the criticisms ...

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by kq747
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421237

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Back on topic: My wife and I are flying the late morning BOS-YYZ AC flight (AC7623) in about two weeks and given all the work in B how soon should we arrive for a 10:20 AM flight. Thanks! If you’re at the check-in desks by 8:45-9am you’ll be in good shape. Thanks! This is what I get for letting my ...

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by kq747
Fri May 24, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board
Replies: 35
Views: 15640

Re: Etihad A380 with 20 pax on board

I saw the food video a few days back and was very surprised for LAX-AUH, that seems like very limited food quantity but i guess they are hoping to push more BoB. EY is also known for running out of food in F even with their super customisable meals. @the people who are 'tired of vloggers;' who is ma...

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by kq747
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421237

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

There's 7 airlines from Middle East that aren't in BOS that are allowed to fly to USA. Here's my order: 1) Saudia (SV) - as VS4ever mentioned the Royal family but they can link one to the subcontinent and medical tourism is huge from Saudi Arabia to BOS. 787-10's are coming which could allow them t...

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by kq747
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748888

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

* you get no warning of the failure, because your cheap-o third-world airline did not purchase the AOA disagree warning option * instead, you get stick shaker and stall warning Not sure where you live mate but only AA opted to buy both right off the bat. Southwest installed one of them after the Li...

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by kq747
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748888

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think it's perfectly reasonable to draw conclusions between this flight, and the LionAir crash last year. ... Same stage in the flight envelope. Not at all the same stage in the flight envelope. MCAS, which was the final cause of the LionAir crash, can only operate with flaps retracted. ADD has 3...

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by kq747
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 26
Views: 5830

Re: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

Suites existed before the A380 so I can't see why they would go after the A380 ceases operations. EK introduced the first of their A340-500 and most probably continue to have them on their 777s as will other airlines with non-A380 suite equipped ac. Also, I can see more airlines introducing q-suite/...

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by kq747
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421237

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

ghoepers wrote:
BA still fly to BOS with A380?


Sorry, meant to specify EK A380 service

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by kq747
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421237

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just read that A380 service to BOS has been added to the winter season
​​​​​​​https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282849/emirates-w19-boston-aircraft-changes/

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by kq747
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421237

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Have to imagine they'll tow it. They tow the 77W now as aircraft is on the ground for 8+ hours so makes no sense to occupy a gate for that long

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by kq747
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 421237

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Just saw on emirates247 that BOS is getting the A380 seasonally. It's not loaded into any of the booking engines yet though "Emirates’ customers travelling to Boston will be able to experience the world’s largest commercial aircraft famed for its Onboard Lounge accessible to First and Business ...

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by kq747
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 247013

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

The QR 77W was supposed to be an interim switch at BOS, lasting only this month and next. But if you trust their own on-line timetable, it continues well into next summer. So one might infer that forward-looking bookings are good for them, which might portend a response from EK. Furthermore the sea...

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by kq747
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 5462

Re: Kenya Airways' inaugurals KQ2/KQ3 to/from JFK on 28-29th of October 2018

Any guess for the aircraft rostered tonight? 5Y-KZG would be perfect model because she sports the lovely "Magical Kenya" livery : 5131459 4980349 :airplane: According to flightaware its going to be 5Y-KZE but not sure how much I trust it since I used the 'track the inbound' to check

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by kq747
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?
Replies: 54
Views: 9218

Re: Do airlines discriminate based on routes?

I remember when the EK crash happened from India, there were accusations that EK sends it oldest planes to India which they did especially with 772/3 but if you look at the airframes used, it's definitely a mix of old and new depending on the city. Being a regular on EK to NBO, I usually see amongst...

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by kq747
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 16628

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

Youre including Hartford with Boston??? Theyre 100 miles apart. Go ahead and pull the Boston CSA data and compare it to just the DFW CSA. The Boston/Providence/Manchester/Worcester area contains 112k Indian residents. Just the Dallas/Fort Worth area contains 168k Indians without having to go more t...

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by kq747
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 16628

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/indian-immigrants-united-states This is not all encompassing but gives us a sense of the Indian population across the different states in the US. The numbers do not include the transient work visa who may or may not be included - from my travels DFW, IAH metr...

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by kq747
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12747

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

... That is a very easy position to take for people with a passport from a country that has lots of visa free transit options, but many people have to transit countries that they could not otherwise enter visa free to get from A to B. Many African and Asian countries do not offer direct options or ...

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by kq747
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12747

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

That was my first thought. I would never, ever transit in a country I didn't have permissions to enter in the event of IRROPS unless I literally had no other choice. I would like to know that if I'm delayed until the next day, I can freely enter the country, get a hotel and eat a decent meal. I hop...

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by kq747
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 89
Views: 12747

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

I have never heard of using Aeroflot and Moscow as a one stop to India from the US! My, that is really asking for it! It seems they got what they paid for. It’s like the international version of travel hell from Allegiant or Spirit airlines. That was my first thought. I would never, ever transit in...

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by kq747
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 17589

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

I too was wondering about this. All of their routes except BKK-CAN can be done with one 787. I'm guessing they would have switch 787 for 737 on DXB/JNB/BOM or get their wet leased a/c back. Curious to see how this plays out... Those are three competitive routes and they also have high demand. Why c...

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by kq747
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 17589

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

A codeshare relationship is easy to do and doesn’t cost much. There would be some benefit there, if KQ were willing to pay the passthrough rate for flights to and from JFK. KL does sell tickets on KQ and v.v., so I don’t see why putting some passengers on the direct flight would be a big deal, espe...

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by kq747
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 17589

Re: Kenya Airways to announce US route on Wednesday January 10

One might ask if Ethiopian will look at going nonstop to IAD or even EWR now that there's direct competition. If they could they would, but they can't. The 787 can't fly a route that long out of ADD without a mearningly payload penalty. I figured that NBO-JFK could not be done without a weight pena...

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by kq747
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Economy Smartium on Asiana A350 | SFO-ICN | A350-900 | Y+ Class
Replies: 3
Views: 9702

Re: Economy Smartium on Asiana A350 | SFO-ICN | A350-900 | Y+ Class

Thanks for the report! You seem to have decided that airlines cant get the AVML right. Maybe you should just book a regular vegetarian meal in the future. You might just get a Veggie Bi Bim Bap which is an awesome meal! And the gochujang sauce in the tube is a nice touch of spice.

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by kq747
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2017
Replies: 1559
Views: 181619

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Happy Holidays and greetings from Terminal C everyone! Coming into Logan today (heading out on B6 603 home to PHX full of turkey), I noticed what I believe was the UAE government plane parked next to the Emirates 777. Curious if anyone knew what it was here for. I flew in last night and was wonderi...

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by kq747
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout
Replies: 39
Views: 17919

Re: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout

I doubt the goal is to distract considering that Qsuites and the A350-1000 layout were revealed months ago. I think ABT is just late to the party. I saw an article on the guardian.com a couple months back about how airlines are NOW going 10 abreast on 777s; they were very late to that party. My mis...

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by kq747
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout
Replies: 39
Views: 17919

Re: Qatar Airways reveals A350-1000 layout

I would call them cells rather than suits :white: But that's just my personal point of view, of course Regards A350 And I would call them suites rather than suits :bouncy: The new Q Suites look nice, but I'm not sure I see the practicality of the four suite shared space idea, because it'll probably...

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by kq747
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On
Replies: 80
Views: 10275

Re: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On

While I love the concept and wouldn't mind seeing them again, I didn't love every design. Definitely have my favorites, Chatham Dockyard among them. I don't have a very high opinion of BA anymore as an airline to fly with but I will say that the 747-400 is my favourite a/c of all time and especially...

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by kq747
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42915

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

[ I am not likely to fly DXB-US, but whenever I fly long haul (often), I do count on the flight as productive time. Losing that productive time, having to plan for the lost time with a sleepless night at the hotel when I arrive and having to worry for how well my expensive electronics will be carri...

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by kq747
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42915

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

BOS and SEA were way over served to begin with. You guys act like BOS-DXB is this huge market and can fill an A380 most of those were connection passengers from the JetBlue partnership and if they thought BOS needed the extra capacity they wouldn't have cut one flight so no no A380 to BOS. The load...

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by kq747
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42915

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

bgm wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Wow a ton of people don't want to visit Dubai? Shocker.


You seriously think the majority of EK's traffic terminates in Dubai? Even bigger shocker.


:bigthumbsup:

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by kq747
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42915

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

32andBelow wrote:
Wow a ton of people don't want to visit Dubai? Shocker.


Dubai is actually on many top ten visited cities lists. It's not my favorite by any stretch but to each their own.

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by kq747
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42915

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

From what I see: LAX = A380 BOS = A380 SEA = 77W ORL = 77W FLL = 77W/L* *Not sure if 77W can take off to DXB from FLL's short runways BOS is a 77W and accurate that FLL cannot handle more than a 77L. I think the poster is saying that they see the A380 operating the one daily flight in the near future

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