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by thekorean
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff
Replies: 310
Views: 65938

Re: Updated: SAA shrinks even further, laying off staff

So the whole airline will consist of nothing but JNB to LHR and JNB to CPT. My goodness.

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by thekorean
Thu May 14, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 70
Views: 16795

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

Is it possible that how Korea dealt with Covid-19 could mean KE will be in a favorable position once traveling becomes normalized again?

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by thekorean
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33259

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

Korean aviation industry as a whole will be fascinating if current trend of their COVID case continues while rest of the world still has yet to hit the peak.

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by thekorean
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33259

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

Korean aviation market will shrink but I highly doubt Korean government will let both OZ and KE fail.

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by thekorean
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14753

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

N776AU wrote:
The problem with 1 and 3 is that you have environmentalist wackos in charge. Not gonna happen in a million years.

The biggest obstacles are NIMBYS.

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by thekorean
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138935

Re: AS to join oneworld

Varsity1 wrote:
WOW!!! AA going to India out of Seattle!?!

Does AA even fly to Mumbai or Delhi?

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by thekorean
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 138935

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Would AA switch ICN flight from DFW to SEA now?

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by thekorean
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38017

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

I don't think right now, we can automatically assume VS's new routes will be from LHR. Could be from MAN.

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by thekorean
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of YUL
Replies: 80
Views: 11711

Re: Future of YUL

Given that the city will only become more populous in the future, perhaps YMX will once again become a commercial airport. Maybe the idea was right, just the timing was wrong. Oh Noooooooooo! That whole debate was awful-so much finger pointing. Let it die once and for all please. Why didn't they cl...

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by thekorean
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S
Replies: 109
Views: 9698

Re: JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S

The problem in this country aren’t planes, its cars. I do think we need bit of plane and car shaming to finally invest some money in to rail systems, whether its subway, commuter rail or bullet trains. Replacing some of the BOS-NY or PHL or DC flights with trains would do wonders for air traffic aro...

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by thekorean
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI
Replies: 39
Views: 8875

Re: DL159 to ICN Diverted to FAI

NWAESC wrote:
Currently -14F in FAI. Hopefully, they won't have to do an engine change.

Could be worse. Not like ICN is a warm city.

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by thekorean
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further
Replies: 306
Views: 40539

Re: Updated: Jetblue trims LGB further

Dieuwer wrote:
Instead of LGB, B6 should consider SNA.

Aren’t they slot restricted?

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by thekorean
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Foreign Carriers
Replies: 61
Views: 7235

Re: EWR and Foreign Carriers

Maybe more people outside the country would view EWR as a NYC airport if airport displays labelled the destination as "New York-Newark", just as they do with "New York - Laguardia" and "New York - JFK." When they just display "Newark", it makes EWR seem like ...

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by thekorean
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports operating at capacity in the United States
Replies: 18
Views: 3579

Re: Airports operating at capacity in the United States

SAN? One runway airport in a city the size of San Diego surely got to be running at almost full limits.

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by thekorean
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 255
Views: 39874

Re: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion

Iranian airlines got better, more creative livery.

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by thekorean
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination
Replies: 56
Views: 8404

Re: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination

I can see Winter seasonal FLL-YYZ or YUL.

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by thekorean
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 21272

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

The LGA airtrain is nearly pointless. Goes to Willets Pt, the opposite side from Manhattan, only served by one LIRR line and the 7 train. A bus is still probably going to be faster for 95% of pax. In a perfect world it should have been planned for Woodside, but unfortunately nothing's perfect with ...

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by thekorean
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR
Replies: 119
Views: 11901

Re: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR

Dominion301 wrote:
tphuang wrote:
JFK-YVR seems like such an under served market in summer time. It's too bad AC doesn't fly into JFK. I'd love to see them do that route.


AC used to fly into JFK, but it made more sense to consolidate everything to EWR to feed UA.

Don’t they also fly to LGA?

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by thekorean
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61653

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Detroit313 wrote:
Good luck to IAG! This is great news for Madrid and the One World alliance!

Paris and AMS are controlled by one airline. It is only fair to let IAG increase its share in Madrid.

No it isn’t.

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by thekorean
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv aviation thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6123

Re: Tel aviv aviation thread

I hear Air India is beginning BOM-TLV now. Is this true? Why is Israel and India so close? I had a Israeli person on a flight to Brasil and he says to me that he feels welcome in India. What is the connection? Take a look at tech(bio, computer) industry centers and you will see that India and Israe...

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by thekorean
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'
Replies: 107
Views: 18839

Re: Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates still denied access to 'many cities'

Emirates is arguing a dead horse. History shows that people will fly direct whenever possible. Once aircraft can tie together any city pair, the need for Dubai disappears. Keywords there being whenever possible. Airlines like Emirates will always exist because there will always be a need for connec...

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by thekorean
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 70
Views: 16795

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

Wonder when KE will sit down with AF/KLM to start talking JV. Haven’t heard a peep there.

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by thekorean
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are London Heathrow Airport Slots the Only Airport Tradeable Right?
Replies: 9
Views: 2370

Re: Are London Heathrow Airport Slots the Only Airport Tradeable Right?

My guess is in theory all slots are tradeable. But at other airports, its simply not necessary.

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by thekorean
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JNB NRT flights soon?
Replies: 21
Views: 5883

Re: JNB NRT flights soon?

Well, according to ANA's Group Corporate Strategy for FY2018-2022, they identified Africa as a 'white spot', or areas to serve in the future They could start serving ADD and CAI and getting pax with MS and ET before starting direct flights, Africa is very big and diverse, but I highly doubt any dir...

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by thekorean
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL to make ICN its largest Asia Pacific gateway
Replies: 8
Views: 3370

Re: DHL to make ICN its largest Asia Pacific gateway

ITSTours wrote:
Still a lot more to go to take over Hong Kong, but surely ICN is well positioned as an int'l cargo hub.

I imagine cost is one of the more attractive features of ICN over HKG.

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by thekorean
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41387

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

'Virgin Connect' .... connect to which VS flights exactly? They have 5 destinations from Heathrow: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, New Quay, Guernsey and Isle of Man. Nice destinations, all of them, but even together they are hardly likely to be huge feeders for VS' LHR operation. Plus, BE operate out of T2, ...

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by thekorean
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41387

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

questions wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
This is, what, the 4th attempt by VS at a shorthaul operation?

Not a pretty legacy.... I wonder if alliance assistance and J/Vs will be the difference this time? :(


I agree. Why did VS believe this is a good idea? What is the strategy?

This time around they aren’t starting from scratch.

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by thekorean
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020
Replies: 151
Views: 41387

Re: Flybe to become Virgin Connect in 2020

Virgin Connect sounds like one of their mobile plans.

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by thekorean
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 78769

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

T4thH wrote:

BER will open Oct-2020 (the more important information) .

Are we sure about that?

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by thekorean
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 12407

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

The problem is the absence of high quality public transport. Where are the state-of-the-art subway lines running directly under the main concourses of US airports with station embarkation within steps of check-in? Go to say e.g. AMS and look how it is done. LAX is building a people mover that will ...

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by thekorean
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 12407

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

The problem is the absence of high quality public transport. Where are the state-of-the-art subway lines running directly under the main concourses of US airports with station embarkation within steps of check-in? Go to say e.g. AMS and look how it is done. LAX is building a people mover that will ...

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by thekorean
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 12407

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

People Mover cannot open fast enough, will make it a LOT BETTER.

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by thekorean
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 37
Views: 6282

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

Aren’t they called Virgin Train USA now? It’s an interesting idea.

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by thekorean
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight times from London to Sydney could be 80% shorter by the 2030s,
Replies: 45
Views: 12518

Re: Flight times from London to Sydney could be 80% shorter by the 2030s,

We all know supersonic flights are very much a reality. But can it be profitable? My guess is it will never be until there is far cheaper, more efficient fuel sources for these jets.

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by thekorean
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 37
Views: 6282

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

Is it me or are legacy carriers pulling out of stadium name rights deals left and right? Only one I can think of left is American Airlines Center in Dallas. It used to be everywhere. Continental Airlines Arena, US Airways Center etc. Remember 2006 NBA Finals? American Airlines Series. There's an Al...

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by thekorean
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 37
Views: 6282

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

Is it me or are legacy carriers pulling out of stadium name rights deals left and right? Only one I can think of left is American Airlines Center in Dallas. It used to be everywhere. Continental Airlines Arena, US Airways Center etc. Remember 2006 NBA Finals? American Airlines Series.

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by thekorean
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34684

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

Moving other airlines to DWC and keeping DXB to EK and FlyDubai is difficult. Most bilaterals require equal access. If Dubai wants to move out the other airlines go ahead, but those airline’s home countries will in turn require EK/FlyDubai’s flights to operate from DWC too. Maybe they can incentivi...

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by thekorean
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo
Replies: 24
Views: 7860

Re: Rumor: Emirates to launch Antananarivo

This fills me with concern. The thought of mass tourism coming to what is arguably one of the world’s last undiscovered natural paradises is deeply worrying. With EK’s reputation for capacity dumping right from the beginning, it’s also a concern for the country’s diversity in aviation too, not just...

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by thekorean
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122277

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: 6602

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: 3520

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: 19760

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: 12868

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: 1091

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: 26982

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: 20944

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: 11468

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: 11468

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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