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by TSA125
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155555

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

During this observance PIA crew are required to consume a "Sweet Drink and Snack " at pushback. I have always wondered about their blood glucose levels based on the seemingly oblivious communications. 3-4,000' above on approach , No Problem. 7,000' FPS descent, No Problem. Dropping the ge...

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by TSA125
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155555

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Coronado990 wrote:
Didn't PIA crash their inaugural flight back in 1965 at CAI? Maybe they need to start over.


I hardly see how that is relevant to this case...

What's more relevant is their safety record in the 21st century--even within the 2010's. Startling to say the least.

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by TSA125
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138126

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

5999531 Etihad Airways One month ago: AUH – ORD 4X/week 77W Effective May 17 with daily service scheduled to start May 28. "[EY] plans to operate 42 routes between 01JUL20 and 15JUL20. Planned operation as of 11JUN20 as follows..." ORD-AUH 7X/week 787-9 https://www.routesonline.com/news/3...

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by TSA125
Fri May 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155555

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So far 2 survivors are getting reported to be taken to hospital and 1 declared badly injured but will survive. I don't think these survivors where passengers, if you look at the pictures I think we can presume no one survived. The reports are suggesting that a well-known executive of a bank was on ...

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by TSA125
Tue May 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 935
Views: 138126

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

5933501 Three weeks ago: EVA Air plans to resume Chicago O'Hare service from TPE on April 8 with 77W X3/weekly. Six day ago: TPE – ORD now scheduled to operate in May with 77W's 4X/weekly. EVA continues to adjust: "As of 0745GMT 29APR20, planned operation [for May] as follows... Taipei Taoyuan...

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by TSA125
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 338712

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

MU is back online flying PVG-ORD as of today.

Can't imagine the load factors are too good, but they've unsurprisingly been flying several daily cargo flights to PVG both nonstop and via ANC.

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by TSA125
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183928

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Have flights between the USA and China/South Korea/Japan and Italy stopped yet?. For March, DL will still have 15x weekly to Korea (5x each SEA, ATL, DTW) and UA will have 3x weekly SFO. DL's regular schedule is 28x weekly (7x each from SEA, ATL, DTW, MSP). UA is 7x weekly from SFO (12x weekly from...

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by TSA125
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?
Replies: 51
Views: 9765

Re: Boeing 777-200LR, why was it not a success?

Squeezix wrote:
Niche plane for a niche purpose, like the 767-400. Most folks don’t call that one a failure, mainly because it’s purpose was more obvious as an L-1011/DC-10 replacement for only two carriers.


Not to get too off topic, but what exactly was the niche the 764 filled?

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by TSA125
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M
Replies: 104
Views: 29145

Re: KLM buys a used 777-300 ER and 2 AMS slots for $23M

It sounds good value though we don't know the current state of the plane and its maintenance records so KLM may need to spend a bit to get the plane flying again as well as the obvious costs of fitting it out according to KLM's requirements. The market for used 77Ws is pretty depressed so it is a b...

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by TSA125
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are KLM 737 replacement options?
Replies: 508
Views: 54682

Re: What are KLM 737 replacement options?

Why did KL order the A330s in the first place? Could they not have utilized the 772 (or, indeed 77W) on those missions?

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by TSA125
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights
Replies: 60
Views: 15830

Re: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights

I reckon this puts an end to the weeks-long debate on this site about SQ starting up ORD vs. IAD/BOS/YYZ? :roll:

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by TSA125
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA58, Dec 14 (SFO-FRA) Diverted to ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 4765

Re: UA58 )(Dec 14) (SFO-FRA) Diverted to ORD

Does anyone know what the process is like for getting crew for the ORD-FRA sector of such a flight? Are there UA 777 crew on standby around the clock at their base? Or do they ring some people and take volunteers to go on a spontaneous trip to Europe within a few hours?

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by TSA125
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka
Replies: 18
Views: 4474

Re: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka

https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passeng ... ility.html

Thoughts?


Technically, Airbus only considers DAC a "potential additional alternate."
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EK216 wrote:

Does EK ever consider DAC as a potential for the A380? According to Airbus, DAC is capable.

https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/passeng ... ility.html

Thoughts?


Technically, Airbus only considers DAC a "potential additional alternate."

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by TSA125
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 70
Views: 16867

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

Aside from Korean Air and Jin Air, other enterprises in the Hanjin Group include Inha and Korea Aerospace Universities, an in-house catering unit, and the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles. I have to imagine that the Wilshire Grand and Inha University would be likely entities to be sold. Hanjin ...

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by TSA125
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31657

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

LightChop2Chop wrote:
They could do a n/s SIN-IAH a couple of days a week complementing the existing one stop. 3X SINIAH and 4XSINMANIAH


Has such an arrangement occurred in the past? Anyone know? Seems rather efficient to me.

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by TSA125
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61865

Re: AF retired its first A380

dtw2hyd wrote:
Will this be the first "never been washed" A380 to enter secondary market.

Sorry, my bad, but couldn't resist.


I do suppose most AF birds are afraid of the water :rotfl:

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by TSA125
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 4439

Re: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020

If I were PIA, I would look to launch ISB/LHE - JFK via a stop in Birmingham (BHX) or Manchester (MAN). PIA already serve these 2 destinations and giving a JFK tag could secure fifth freedom traffic and filling planes. Birmingham doesn't have a New York route and this could be a way to serve NYC Th...

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by TSA125
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 55
Views: 13669

Re: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX

Empty aircraft are ferried worldwide on an almost daily basis moving to and from maintenance. This KLM event is not unusual. But with KLM trying to be the worlds most sustainable airline and all that though? Much closer paint shops in MAN, DUB and MAD. I have to agree. I'm not an "environmenta...

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by TSA125
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31657

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

flyguy1 wrote:
I would think making JFK nonstop, would be the priority.


I think they'll take the NZ approach in regards to NYC vs ORD. There's just greater connectivity for them at ORD. Plus, EWR has already been their nonstop airport of choice in NYC.

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by TSA125
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 55
Views: 13669

Re: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX

It's a reference to a country song. "Fly Over States" by Jason Aldean. Hey someone got it! Don't feel bad for not getting it, I don't think I was clear enough about it being a reference Thanks, I'll look up the song and check it out. Meanwhile I'm wondering why KL is sending the planes to...

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by TSA125
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 43494

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

Sir Tim Clark is obviously an highly-intelligent man but I simply think that the A380 just doesn't work for any airline which isn't Emirates or perhaps Singapore Airlines. The only other airlines I know of which should've seriously been looking at A380s are Cathay, VS and BA (to deal with their cen...

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by TSA125
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 777 in Amarillo, TX
Replies: 55
Views: 13669

KL 777 in Amarillo, TX

PH-BQG flew into AMA from AMS this afternoon. Is it a charter of some sort?

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by TSA125
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221540

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's the latest triple seven in scheduled service to O'Hare. Dubbed "Blue Jay", she is scheduled to arrive today at about 9:00hrs 5758823 This brand-new 77F has been flying NRT<>ORD with an occasional flight from Tokyo to PVG thrown in. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ja772f...

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by TSA125
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221540

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Glad everyone is safe. On a bit of a happier note, Korean Air is upgauging ORD services to a 747-8I on March 29. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287452/korean-air-s20-us-service-changes-as-of-08nov19/ Seoul Incheon – Chicago O’Hare eff 29MAR20 747-8I replaces 777-300ER, 1 daily (7...

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by TSA125
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC
Replies: 261
Views: 58995

Re: Air New Zealand dropping LHR launch NYC

Assuming it will be EWR? Announced a year ahead to help with consultation and pax to reconsider travel plans. Will that mean they'll down gauge to 789? Yes, EWR. The PR states: Air New Zealand will fly between Auckland and its alliance partner United Airlines' New York hub Newark Liberty Internatio...

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by TSA125
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"
Replies: 138
Views: 31111

Re: AC to improve inclusivity and stop using "Ladies and Gentlemen"

Inclusivity is great, but god is it really this slow of a news day? Maybe AC should focus on things with greater purpose to help their bottom line...

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by TSA125
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?
Replies: 60
Views: 14341

Re: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?

Not a 787 base nor does the 787 fly there nor are the mechanics trained on them. i thought phl was being upgraded to a 787 base? but i guess if they're not ready it kinda makes sense? PHL won’t see 787s till next year. Don’t know if it will be a crew base or not yet. For example AA flew ORD-DUB wit...

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by TSA125
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

Re: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757

This just about answers what I was wondering - thanks. It was just that in my experience on UA 763s, the old Y seats were still onboard and I wanted to verify if they had indeed all been swapped out. It was just an overall unpleasant experience and I've avoided that type since. So I'm guessing your...

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by TSA125
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

Re: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757

Either you don't know what Polaris is or you don't know what new Y/Y+ seats are. Everything with Polaris has new Y/Y+ seats. An unnecessarily rude-sounding response I’m afraid. Rather than say something like that, how about explaining what Polaris and/or the new Y/Y+ seats are? I don't think it was...

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by TSA125
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

Re: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757

Either you don't know what Polaris is or you don't know what new Y/Y+ seats are. Everything with Polaris has new Y/Y+ seats. I'm afraid you're mistaken. I've flown long-haul on UA quite a bit since Polaris was introduced and upgrades for J haven't always correlated with new seats (i.e. with updated...

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by TSA125
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

Re: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757

There are a decent amount of blogs in the past couple years that report how many long-haul UA 767s and 777s have been converted to Polaris. However, how can Y and Y+ passengers determine whether they'll have the outdated product? I flew on N642UA and there were Polaris seats installed but still the...

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by TSA125
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757
Replies: 19
Views: 3612

UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757

There are a decent amount of blogs in the past couple years that report how many long-haul UA 767s and 777s have been converted to Polaris. However, how can Y and Y+ passengers determine whether they'll have the outdated product? I flew on N642UA and there were Polaris seats installed but still the ...

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by TSA125
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 4198

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

When did they axe MAN and DUS? I remember seeing flights to both in the new livery.

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by TSA125
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Pricing from US to China
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Flight Pricing from US to China

Compared to other East Asian destinations (South Korea, Japan, Taiwan), flights to mainland China from the US are usually relatively cheap. For instance, early Summer and early Fall fares can easily be acquired for sub-$500rt nonstop from major US cities to primary and secondary Chinese cities. Is t...

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by TSA125
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 61212

Re: SAA Leasing A350

This should improve their profitability against the ME3/EU3. I heard a rumour the most profitable route for SAA right now is JNB-GRU with connecting traffic to Asia (JNB-HKG). Side note, but who's included in the "EU3" here? IAG, AF-KLM and Lufthansa Group. A term from the US that some tr...

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by TSA125
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 244
Views: 61212

Re: SAA Leasing A350

x1234 wrote:
This should improve their profitability against the ME3/EU3. I heard a rumour the most profitable route for SAA right now is JNB-GRU with connecting traffic to Asia (JNB-HKG).

Side note, but who's included in the "EU3" here?

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by TSA125
Fri May 24, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?
Replies: 18
Views: 4063

Re: Why no non-Asian airlines to Shenzhen?

ET is on record stating its intentions of flying to Shenzhen in the near future. No exact timeframe however https://africa.cgtn.com/2019/04/02/ethiopian-airlines-adds-three-new-chinese-destinations/ I fail to see why ET has any business being in Shenzhen. Yes there are strong linkages between Easte...

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by TSA125
Wed May 15, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 6241

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

[list=][/list] AA has plenty of subUS A231 and old 738s flying through ORD. Been on plenty UA also has plenty of sky interior 737s flying through ORD The UA 763s take the cake as the worst of ORD TATL. In Y? I would take a 767 in Y over a 777 or 787 any day Most of UA's 767s in Y haven't really bee...

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by TSA125
Thu May 09, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 6241

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

AA feels like a better product in ORD. New 787's, A321's and 738's with sky interiors. Even the RJ's are mostly 175's and 145's. United is a hodgepodge of old 777-200's, 737's, 757's, crj-200's.. AA has plenty of subUS A231 and old 738s flying through ORD. Been on plenty UA also has plenty of sky i...

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by TSA125
Wed May 08, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 747 Passenger Routes in 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Longest 747 Passenger Routes in 2019

In skies ever-so-dominated by 777's and 787's for ultra-long haul, what are some existing ULH 747 routes today? (12+ hr) Here are just a few I've found (in no particular order):

QF SYD-JNB 744ER
QF SYD-SFO 744ER
QF SYD-SCL 744ER
BA LHR-CPT 744
KE ICN-ATL 748
LH FRA-EZE 748

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by TSA125
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air & IAH
Replies: 94
Views: 5356

Re: Gulf Air & IAH

If that’s the case then why haven’t they flown to the largest Pakistani in the US? I don’t think PK will be flying to the US anytime soon Because it was unprofitable. PK will inevitably return to the US at some point once they manage to get their finances in order, when that is no one knows. But wh...

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by TSA125
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 26014

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

I had to disembark via airstairs at ORD after a midnight arrival on NK in the middle of a January blizzard. Needless to say, I really didn't see that coming (even on NK).

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by TSA125
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to MSY imminent?
Replies: 61
Views: 12056

Re: Air France to MSY imminent?

How is this market not served at all right now? Given the history of New Orleans and its ties to French culture, I would have thought there would be enough demand to at least fill a 3-5 weekly 757/767 in the past decade.

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by TSA125
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350
Replies: 64
Views: 10028

Re: Delta to start ATL-AMS with A350

Delta has problems if they have to fly A350 to Amsterdam. Those should be Pacific flown airplanes, Delta should have far more routes then their supply of A350 to fly them. United flies to all kinds of Asian cities from Newark but how many Pacific cities does Delta fly from JFK, Zero. How can that b...

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by TSA125
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 77W's En-Route to US Diverting to VIE
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: AI 77W's En-Route to US Diverting to VIE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VylP8sYlRsw
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LHUSA wrote:
Pakistan airspace is closed forcing diversions for all India-US flights. There is a thread on it


Oops, must've missed that.
Just came across this video about it as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VylP8sYlRsw

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by TSA125
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 77W's En-Route to US Diverting to VIE
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

AI 77W's En-Route to US Diverting to VIE

Several AI flights between DEL and ORD & JFK have resulted in diversions in the past two weeks--all to VIE. Involved aircraft are all 77W, including VT-ALQ, ALK, ALM, ALJ, and others. This is not just an FR24 glitch because Flightaware is showing similar information. As recent as today, AI127 DE...

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by TSA125
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 38240

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

WOW! That's excellent analysis. Thank you. /sarcasm. My thinking is that CLT is the cheapest hub AA operates. Since these flights would include a lot of VFR, and less premium travelers, perhaps CLT is a good fit. What do you think? No, that's not how airline route planning works. There is zero loca...

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by TSA125
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 38240

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Does anyone else see ORD-BOM as the elephant in the room? AA could definitely take advantage of that easily with the 789. It's clear that 9W has no interest in Chicago either.

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