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by thekorean
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 579
Views: 72570

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

BUD-ICN is a strange one. Not so much because they are going to start long haul from BUD but why they chose ICN as their first Asian destination out of BUD. I am pretty sure they don't fly daily from WAW.

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by thekorean
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT
Replies: 30
Views: 4790

Re: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT

IB is struggling with NRT and PVG - this increase in capacity is due to the Olympics, being the IB flight the only direct non-stop connection. I'm 100% the increased capacity will not make it to W20. In the longer term, I don't think PVG will survive though. The yields are not there. The good feed ...

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by thekorean
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza
Replies: 21
Views: 2893

Re: AA gets naming rights to new Los Angeles NFL stadium plaza

Wonder money wise, how this deal compares to what Allegiant paid to sponsor the entire stadium?

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by thekorean
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18138

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

acjbbj wrote:
Seriously! Are American Airlines becoming the Florida Man of airlines?

They do hub in Miami.

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by thekorean
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 10783

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

If these so called ESA hurt someone, at the very least it should be taken away from the owner, permanently.

If severe, put down.

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by thekorean
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Indigo Airlines
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Future of Indigo Airlines

Will they possibly introduce business class?

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by thekorean
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23202

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

AMS is such a large connecting hub, is KLM advocating flying to AMS, then rather than flying to next destination, taking a train? Routing traffic that is today XXX-AMS-YYY, will simply change to XXX-CDG/FRA/BRS/ZRH/LHR-YYY. Not going to reduce flying, just going to reduce the routing via AMS. KLM w...

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by thekorean
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19394

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

Perhaps westerners don't fully understand the culture but many of us have had ample opportunities to view it with direct interaction and form opinions based on these observations. They not be accurate and we may not know the historical events that led to observed behaviors but I feel justified to f...

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by thekorean
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9358

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

Seabear wrote:
thekorean wrote:
I would have more faith if they had billions in wealth and were willing to lose money.


Other. People's. Money.

Exactly so this will fail.

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by thekorean
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9358

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

I would have more faith if they had billions in wealth and were willing to lose money.

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by thekorean
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?
Replies: 32
Views: 2617

Re: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?

They very well may, short-term: the question is can they keep up all their expansion? First, it has been paid for by borrowing, and secondly, isn't Project Sunrise directly aimed at eliminating the long-distance stopovers they want to steal from the ME3? I don't question IST can be a superb hub for...

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by thekorean
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Turkish Airlines launch flights to Dallas/Fort Worth in the near future?
Replies: 32
Views: 2617

Re: Turkish Airlines to Dallas/Fort Worth

enilria wrote:
You need to change the title. This implies it is official and this is totally wishful thinking.

I don’t think TK will expand much in the USA until all the runways at the new Istanbul airport are built.

How many runways are operational? I thought 4 runways were all good to go.

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by thekorean
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19394

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

I understand criticism toward Korean corporate culture. And its fair but I feel like talking about Korean culture as a whole is not a fair game. The point is not to criticize Korean culture or even Korean corporate culture. Rather, the point is that it is unacceptable to use "Korean culture&qu...

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by thekorean
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19394

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

It’s a disturbing incident but people really need to stop talking about what Korean culture is when they have no idea what it actually is. Perhaps westerners don't fully understand the culture but many of us have had ample opportunities to view it with direct interaction and form opinions based on ...

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by thekorean
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19394

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

It’s a disturbing incident but people really need to stop talking about what Korean culture is when they have no idea what it actually is.

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by thekorean
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6053

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

LUKAS10 wrote:
Being at TXL during the peak hours is an adventure. Berlin airports belong to the worst airports worldwide and the mayor should do his best to open the new one before even thinking of inviting Emirates.

So in other words never

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by thekorean
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23948

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

MO11 wrote:
IF it were to happen, it would likely be a public charter, such as those offered by Apple Vacations or Vacation Express, with the actual flying contracted to an existing carrier.

That’s what I was thinking. Probably something for families with decent bit of money to spend.

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by thekorean
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9771

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

usflyer msp wrote:
If AY is denied rights to PUS then OZ/KE should be limited to one city in the EU. Its only fair....

Good thing it doesn't sound like South Korean government has any intentions of doing that. Aviation is not a huge part of their economy. They have bigger fish to fry.

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by thekorean
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13247

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. Yeah it really stinks that more people then ever can visit family and see the world. Well it stinks when said people physically assault the flight crew, throw up all over the ...

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by thekorean
Sun May 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana starting ICN-ULN starting 7/9/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Asiana starting ICN-ULN starting 7/9/2019

This route is already pretty well served, with KE and OM. Good luck to OZ.

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by thekorean
Sun May 19, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN Restrictions
Replies: 30
Views: 4407

Re: ICN Restrictions

Huge chance that they will, I'm positive. They also applied for a transatlantic JV with KL/AF and mentioning that they want KE to be their transpacific JV partner, it only makes sense to join Skyteam after creating all those JVs. AC doesn't even have that many JV's with their *alliance partners, ho...

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by thekorean
Tue May 07, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8245

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

CairnterriAIR wrote:
Yes, that is true. But keep in mind that the USSR was a communist nation and Aeroflot was owned by the government.

So...just like now, lol.

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by thekorean
Sun May 05, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Not true according to the 2016 Census. https://quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2016/quickstat/6203_036 Melbourne had 14,081 born in South Korea and Brisbane only 12,195. Sydney is the largest by far with almost 50,000. That's part of the reason SYD-ICN is served t...

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by thekorean
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which BA routes from LHR and why?
Replies: 23
Views: 3014

Re: Which BA routes from LHR and why?

Better question is which route do they fly only from LGW.

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by thekorean
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142026

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

So they didn't announce which London airport they will fly to?

I am gonna guess LGW.

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by thekorean
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240068

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

strfyr51 wrote:
Does Italy Not have Air Italy to provide international Air Service?? Could be? It's time to let Alitalia fail...

Wonder how that's doing financially.

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by thekorean
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170944

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

When airlines move to new airports don’t they usually just buy new equipments?

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by thekorean
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170944

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Current IST will be closed. All pax/cargo traffic will move to the new airport once it is fully operational. I do not know of a concrete plan for the current IST, probably will be developed into a business/convention center. IST is a massive metropolitan area. Even without the transfer traffic, the...

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by thekorean
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26226

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread = April 2019

Very excited about ICN. Now only major international carriers that can fly to ICN nonstop that's missing is probably QF. Finally, an option for Asiana loyalists to Auckland.

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by thekorean
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21438

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

What’s the biggest airport in US with little or no jetbridges?

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by thekorean
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170944

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

TK seem fairly confident of the April date, plastered all over their website and received an email today about it from them. Indeed, they look like... But what still worries me: Tomorrow is 18th of March. 13 days left until the end of March. Put 4 days from April: 17 days -- less than 3 weeks. FAA/...

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by thekorean
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170944

Re: New Istanbul Airport a fiasco?

Dominion301 wrote:
No doubt it’ll be open before BER. :stirthepot:

I suppose it doesn't have to be a disaster on the level of BER to be considered a fiasco, to be fair.

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by thekorean
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reports first half results, $780 million underlying profit before tax
Replies: 37
Views: 4376

Re: Qantas reports first half results, $780 million underlying profit before tax

Well this is interesting Alan Joyce has told media that LHR is profitable for the first time since 2010 sine PER-LHR has been introduced https://twitter.com/chamberlinchris/status/1098349373199507456?s=21 I don't get it. If you are flying MEL-LHR or SYD-LHR, what is the difference between connectin...

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by thekorean
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al future
Replies: 51
Views: 5734

Re: El Al future

Are they the same sources that said a ORD-GIG flight was imminent? I never said ORD - GIG was imminent. Please show me where I did. Read the reliable posted on here (there is an LY poster here). I guess until IAH gets TLV, you’ll continue to attack anyone and everyone. IAH isn’t ever going to get T...

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by thekorean
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17657

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

The problem to me, was all the NIMBYs and their lawsuits. I hope California tax the hell outta air travel and make them unaffordable.

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by thekorean
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 120
Views: 17462

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

The yields stink to HKG and really all of China which is why CX is losing money and also why DL has entered into a JV with KE. DL does not need to fly to every major Asian city. They have tried HKG from DTW, MSP, and SEA. They all lost money. I think DL will continue to funnel pax into ICN and let ...

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by thekorean
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines future
Replies: 24
Views: 3994

Re: Czech Airlines future

zakuivcustom wrote:
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Does Korean still operate to PRG? They use to connect people to CSA


Yes, between KE and OK there is a daily flight between ICN and PRG.

Not sure about connection at PRG, but that flight certainly brings loads of Korean tourists to Prague.

Thought CZ would cancel ICN once KE sold it.

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by thekorean
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 16978

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

Yes Korea might have 2 intercontinental airlines, but the nation has very high travel propensity and some very large international markets that could use another player with a different concept. Heck much smaller Taiwan will have 3 intercontinental airlines soon also. Yea but most of the traffic is...

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by thekorean
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 23620

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

LH to Munich or Frankfurt? Seems like there would be a good pharmaceutical traffic.

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by thekorean
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 447
Views: 77764

Re: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital

Does the MAN operation really require feed though? JFK and ATL are all about feeding the DL hubs and MCO, BGI and LAS are all point to point all suppress by Virgin Holidays. Would VS really go for an airline just to feed a few seasonal LAX and BOS flights? Given VS have specifically stated that buy...

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by thekorean
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system
Replies: 73
Views: 10010

Re: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system

Blerg wrote:
Interesting that foreign airlines are allowed to operate at both. Which airlines could do that? I can't think of many... maybe that's why they are allowing it?

I could see KE and OZ doing that.

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by thekorean
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3802

Re: CX sells premium seats for economy prices ...

Good for them for honoring it but man, this can't help the fact that they are bleeding money.

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by thekorean
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order
Replies: 58
Views: 13972

Re: Jetblue and Moxy Confirm A220 order

Seems like a big blow to Embraer.

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by thekorean
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK after new Istanbul airport
Replies: 42
Views: 6831

Re: TK after new Istanbul airport

Turkey being rather large country geography wise, strictly speaking in terms of logistics, is there any part of the country where SYD nonstop is doable?

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by thekorean
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 5318

Re: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018

Well, putting SWISS Global on that list is kinda misleading. Yes, it's correct that this AOC got merged into SWISS International, but it was basically the same company, just different AOC's - didn't make sense in first place thus the "merger". Before: SWISS Global - CSeries and Boeing fle...

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by thekorean
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 69618

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

So there is a hope for GYY now?

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