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by Fastphilly
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 675
Views: 88059

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

WOW!! SFO sure has gotten a impressive stable of European foreign tails in recent years. Still waiting on Austrian :)

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by Fastphilly
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 13517

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

Latin/South America to Asia cultural and business ties have been historically weak. Sao Paulo is much higher on the global pecking order than Miami and GRU can only support one flight to PEK and that’s with a stopover in MAD. That’s the only flight to Asia from the entire South American continent. M...

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by Fastphilly
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8155

Re: 5 LAX/SFO daily flights by SQ?

SFO has 24 weekly frequencies between SFO-SIN nonstop. (2x daily on UA, 1x daily + 3x weekly on SQ). Definitely not sustainable. Wow...Just wondering what the SFO-SIN frequency was pre any nonstop to SIN? I know there were 2 flights to SIN, one via ICN and one via HKG. That would make 14 flights to...

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by Fastphilly
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 106
Views: 22882

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

Might make sense to move to SFO, bigger Star hub assuming the cooperate well with UA. Also premium heavy business market. I’m a SFO homer but I’d say that flight would be DOA. Addis Ababa and the country as a whole is big in manufacturing of textiles and other commodities. Polar opposite to the lea...

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by Fastphilly
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights
Replies: 49
Views: 7501

Re: Future of Southeast Asia to N. America flights

PR relies heavily on VFR traffic due to the large Filipino diaspora in the United States and Canada to a smaller scare. I am sure PR will be in the same position as TG, MH, VN and Garuda if it's not for the diaspora. PR operates 1x daily to SFO and LAX and increases it due to seasonal demands. I pe...

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by Fastphilly
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 28461

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Can they run a 5th freedom to the U.S. via PEK, PVG, HKG, TPE, NRT, or ICN? Then they can compete with Chinese carriers. They could also choose to plunge a dagger straight into their own heart-- would probably bleed a lot less, that way. It's not uncommon to see sub-$500 roundtrip fares on some USA...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 16687

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

Houston might not be one of America's 'top 5 most prominent American cities" (whatever that means, even though it IS the 4th or 5th largest American city, depending on how you measure it), but it DOES generate a TON of international traffic. More importantly, it generates a TON of paid first a...

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by Fastphilly
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc Launches Miami in April 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4283

Re: Royal Air Maroc Launches Miami in April 2019

Wow! Very cool to hear. Congrats!

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by Fastphilly
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 16687

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

These American flights did just fine under US Airways / Star Alliance until the moment the flights were no longer Star Alliance flights. It's not just Germany. IIRC American is quite weak into Amsterdam too. For the same reason. The market leader is Skyteam, and American isn't in Skyteam. We might ...

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by Fastphilly
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami
Replies: 27
Views: 5795

Re: LOT Polish Airlines to Miami

I thought LOT already served MIA. Just about every country in Europe has flights to MIA so hearing this is surprising that LOT the flag carrier of a major EU country (Poland) hasn’t had service to South Florida

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by Fastphilly
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 17444

Re: South Florida aviation thread - 2018

Miami ranks by far at the top of any metro for international passengers passing through the airport per capita. When not adjusted for population size, only New York ranks ahead of Miami Well Miami is already located in one of the two regions it has large amounts of destinations to (Caribbean, Centr...

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by Fastphilly
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 17444

Re: South Florida aviation thread - 2018

Miami ranks by far at the top of any metro for international passengers passing through the airport per capita. When not adjusted for population size, only New York ranks ahead of Miami Well Miami is already located in one of the two regions it has large amounts of destinations to (Caribbean, Centr...

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by Fastphilly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

If AA has so much demand on SFO-MIA then why does UA sit back so much on this route? Its not just SFO UA takes a back seat to AA at MIA from every single one of our hubs. Yesterday AA operated 5 nonstop flights including one wide body on MIA-SFO-MIA UA operated just one flight on a 738, UA is nonex...

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by Fastphilly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 36916

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Did I miss an LAX/PHX to MUC nonstop route announcement on AA? Do you understand the hub model of US airlines and their alliances? How do you think DFW-HKG/PEK/PVG/ICN/anywhere else survive? Based on Dallas and other Texas cities alone? For awhile people were having to fly back East to Dallas from ...

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by Fastphilly
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

B752OS wrote:
I'd imagine AA connects at least a decent amount of South American and Caribbean traffic through MIA from SFO.


Most definitely

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by Fastphilly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

OW= One World Alliance

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by Fastphilly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 36916

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLG/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

You obviously have never been to DFW or have no clue the scope of the hub. Little in DFW, that is just such an absurd comment on so many levels. Well you do have the Texas cities but getting west of that you can go thru other hubs both in US and e.g. phx could do lhr, and of course from the west co...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

I been seeing a lot of widebodys for AA flying into SFO like MIA-SFO 763 PHL-SFO 332, DFW-SFO 787... Thats all i can see for now but i was wondering why SFO? OW does not have many flights there so i cant see the feed on that end? It could be as simple as anything but seeing what you guys think? Tru...

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by Fastphilly
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 13444

Re: B-747SP

The 747SP was the ULR plane of its time. Like all other ULR types, it's very much a niche market and only 45 SPs were ever built. Once the 747-400 came out, the 747SP was no longer economically viable. The 400 had the same range as the SP with the passenger capacity of the 300 and much better CASM....

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by Fastphilly
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 985 held remotely for more than 1 hour after landing SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 3554

Re: Air China 985 held remotely for more than 1 hour after landing SFO

HeeseokKoo wrote:
Weather must be bad. In that picture, planes are waiting to take off at an unusual runway.


They have been using the 28’s for all domestic/international arrivals and takeoffs the last three days due to storm I imagine.

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by Fastphilly
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?
Replies: 22
Views: 3490

Re: 77W flying replaced by 789 and A359?

UA replaces 777 for a 787 on its SFO - SYD Route.

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by Fastphilly
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14065

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

What statistics do you have on that? Just curious? It would seem SFO is not that much larger and competing against UA wouldn't be ideal given that the route is a decent amount longer. I work for El Al so I have access to that info...we have a lot of connecting pax via JFK and BOS and even LAX to SF...

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by Fastphilly
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14065

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

Absolutely shocked that SFO got this ahead of ORD. What happened? I thought Chicago was on El Al's radar? I can't believe ORD-TLV doesn't exist anywhere, perhaps UA launches it soon? Chicago has a large Jewish population and a large O&D market, so it's not like it can't support a flight to TLV....

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by Fastphilly
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 14065

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

I am curious if this new flight will be served out of SJC instead of SFO given the tech business focus of the route plus the problem of gate availability (if a daytime afternoon departure time holds true).

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by Fastphilly
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

The GaWC is flawed because cities are ranked on their business ties to London. Chicago is always ranked higher than Los Angeles with the GaWC because Chicago is a larger player in the financial sector. Plus SAN Francisco is much more global in scope than Miami but both are ranked the same. It's flaw...

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by Fastphilly
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

So in other words them Texas cites are "International Lite" while Miami benefits from being in close proximity to many foreign destinations (Caribbean and Latin America) with a flood of European tourists but falls immensely in other global regions. Back to the thread itself, like others ha...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Yes, people in DFW travel a lot to various destinations so, yes, there are many outbound tourists from DFW much more so than there are people that want to visit the DFW metro area. Which is the precise reason cities like DFW, ATL and IAH have fewer foreign carriers compared to some other peer U.S. ...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Im am going to contest the idea that DFW and IAH lag in foreign carriers compared to their pier cities. First off, NYC, LA, SF, DC, and Chicago are NOT their pier cities. Boston, Philly, Atlanta, and Miami are their pier cities. That said, of their pier cities, below is the foreign carrier count: M...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Just because Iceland Air and WOW have started DFW doesn't mean DY is coming. FI and WW run their operations like a smaller version of DXB (Emirates). Rock bottom fares for budget travelers between the U.S. and Europe that have to connect at their hubs. DY is different. KL is a good example, if DFW-A...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

I'll say. DFW and IAH are the fourth and fifth biggest markets in the country, they are no small potatoes. I expect the Dallas/Fort Worth area to overtake Chicago as the third biggest market within the next 20 or so years. The Houston market may leapfrog Chicago as well, but growth may stall a bit ...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

And both WW and FI are coming into DFW next year, so contrary to some claims on this thread, there is demand for tourism travel in the DFW area. I don't see why DY couldn't start DFW-LGW or DFW-CDG and not be successful. I think it will happen eventually, maybe next year. DFW, IAH, and ORD get prac...

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by Fastphilly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

I can understand that some counties are abnormally large and you give good examples, but Stockton is indeed part of the SFO catchment area. The commute patterns to the inner Bay Area region supports that. It's not absurd to think a 1 hour 20 minute drive is to far out to be included in a catchment a...

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by Fastphilly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?
Replies: 61
Views: 10149

Re: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?

I remember as a kid living in San Bruno seeing PA schedule a 727 flight out of SFO in the early 80's. I have no clue where it was destined.

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by Fastphilly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

How much traffic/money does Norwegian get from the US point of sale? I'd imagine they cater much more to the European traveler than the American traveler. Not much because they don't have a feeder at the American end of the line. All they got is local demand from around their served airports and so...

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by Fastphilly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

I'm not sure everybody would agree with this opinion. Especially those from PHX, TPA, SAN, SAT and AUS among others. People in the SF Bay Area will agree using CSA. It is a better barometer to use than MSA when discussing catchment area. The majority of travelers in the San Jose metro use SFO for o...

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by Fastphilly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Also better to judge size by CSA rather than MSA because it better speaks to the catchment area. I'm not sure everybody would agree with this opinion. Especially those from PHX, TPA, SAN, SAT and AUS among others. People in the SF Bay Area will agree using CSA. It is a better barometer to use than ...

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by Fastphilly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

I lived in the DFW area for 13 years and I have to agree with you that Dallas/Fort Worth is simply not a tourist destination both for those who live in the United States and those who reside outside the U.S. A nice to place to live for sure but I have yet to meet one person whose dream vacation was...

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by Fastphilly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet
Replies: 71
Views: 24248

Re: Super rich want supersonic bomber as business jet

Now if they were to reconfigure a TU-95 Bear then I'm all for it :p

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by Fastphilly
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14726

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

Atlanta is the largest airport in the USA, still Norwegian doesn't fly there. Why not? Because the city of Atlanta doesn't draw many tourists. Same goes for Houston and Dallas. They're big cities, but not very exciting. This. DFW and IAH are NOT on the radar of most Europeans who are tourists. DFW ...

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by Fastphilly
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19809

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

You guys realize Miami area is already served by an Asian Carrier at FLL. Emirates. After all Dubai is on the Asian continent. So even if JAL or ANA launch service it will not be the first Asian carrier to the Miami Metro area. I think most of us get that. Asia is such a huge continent that it's ca...

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by Fastphilly
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19809

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

You guys realize Miami area is already served by an Asian Carrier at FLL. Emirates. After all Dubai is on the Asian continent. So even if JAL or ANA launch service it will not be the first Asian carrier to the Miami Metro area. I think most of us get that. Asia is such a huge continent that it's ca...

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by Fastphilly
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19809

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

JL, NH and AA aren't in the business of hauling trash yields halfway around the globe to beach and Disney resorts. That leaves MCO and MIA on the back burner until the first nuclear powered passenger jets come online :p

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by Fastphilly
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19809

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

It’s MIA. Like BOS and DTW, MIA is entitled to nonstop flights to any runway that can handle a direct flight. Money doesn’t matter. MIA is nothing like DTW and BOS for obvious reasons. Auto industry for DTW, global, biotech and education for BOS. BOS also has a large financial sector as well. Both ...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19809

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

And even with the Huge domestic network DL has in ATL the PVG flight has been off and on over the years. That right there shows how challenging it is for TPAC flights out of the southeastern US. Add onto a little bit on ATL. There's also the demographic problem working against MIA. The whole Miami ...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19809

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

travelers between Miami and Tokyo, Hong Kong...etc can easily connect to Asia through ATL, JFK, ORD,DFW, IAH, LAX, SEA, BOS, MSP, DTW and SFO. MIA really needs to concentrate on what it does best - serving the Americas and Europe. What kind of defeatist attitude is that? :( MIA officials would be i...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19809

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

Its time MIA crossed the Pacific Ocean, these days when the 787-9 is pioneering such flights as Perth to London Heathrow its not outrageous for Miami to have a route to Japan, Korea or China. AA, JAL and ANA all have large 787 fleets which could undertake such a flight. JAL could also move its DFW ...

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by Fastphilly
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon
Replies: 124
Views: 19809

Re: Possible Miami - Tokyo announcement soon

With questionable O&D numbers and the lack of a healthy pool of premium traffic to that part of the world I can't see a n/s flight anytime soon. DFW is the reason for a lack of s E. Asia flight. AA domestic network in MIA doesn't bode well for connecting traffic to help feed the flight and most ...

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by Fastphilly
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 24321

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

MIA supporters seem to be the most vocal about TPAC flights on this board. A metro dominated by a Latin demographic with virtually no cultural ties to the Far East with a paltry Asian population. Somehow that will suffice for a East Asian foreign bird to run a ULH to a beach destination to haul Fili...

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by Fastphilly
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?
Replies: 41
Views: 10624

Re: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?

Hey everyone... I wanted to know as to why long haul planes sit for more than 4 hours on ground... E.g Airindia planes to JFK ,ORD ,EWR sit close to 6 hours on ground in US While that to SFO sit close to 4 hours on ground please do answer..... If u know about any other airline ( related to topic ) ...

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by Fastphilly
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida aviation thread - 2016-2017 (part 8)
Replies: 232
Views: 27424

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - Part 8

Here at SFO it would sure be nice to have a foreign airline like LATAM flight to GRU, much like you folks wanting that flight to the Far East on a foreign tail. I wonder which airport will get their's first. I'd imagine you would get a foreign carrier since AA is not interested in MIA- Asia nonstops...

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