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by a19901213
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1492
Views: 271637

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Recent signs to me show that AB might have won this one already.

Rumour of 350-1000ULR and 778’s delay in development came around in the same time. It’s hard to believe it’s just a coincidence.

I guess we’ll find out soon.

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by a19901213
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 5771

Re: Haneda slots

Just to put into context The following countries have active slots at Hanenda according to http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/flight/city_list.html#europe Australia, Canada [YVR, YYZ], EU Countries -UK, France, Germany [FRA & MUC] & Austria South East Asia: Thailand, Vietnam [SGN & H...

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by a19901213
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 5771

Re: Haneda slots

I’m going to Kyoto next month from Boston and the JAL nonstop to NRT makes things a bit more complicated... not less. So I’m taking Korean’s 787-9 to Seoul and backtracking to Osaka. Same in reverse. A HND nonstop from Boston would certainly have kept me on JAL metal (or someone else’s). This is on...

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by a19901213
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 5771

Re: Haneda slots

If any country(airline) other than US is going to get a slot in next allocation AY would be one of them.

AY has been significant part of Japan’s travel industry to not just Tokyo but regional Japan as well.

They deserve a slot in HND.

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by a19901213
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37239

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

That is a logical next step. Much more competition for QF to South America compared to South Africa (given that JNB will now be the last long haul 744 route). ... and Tokyo Haneda (HND) I guess in my mind I considered HND as mid haul and replicable with a 333/332 rather than requiring the legs of t...

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by a19901213
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26071

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Let me guess, Charleston plant 787?

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by a19901213
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-airbus-a380-upgrade-for-sydney-tokyo?utm_source=grid AJ wants SYD to HND to become an a380 route. With the Olympics happening next year, Haneda will probably become more accommodating for the a380. But the issue will be whether Qantas could get an arrival and de...

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by a19901213
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-airbus-a380-upgrade-for-sydney-tokyo?utm_source=grid AJ wants SYD to HND to become an a380 route. With the Olympics happening next year, Haneda will probably become more accommodating for the a380. But the issue will be whether Qantas could get an arrival and de...

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by a19901213
Mon May 27, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54051

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

787 can handle pretty much everywhere they want to fly for the time being.

789 should have the ability to take them to NYC, given the correct cabin configuration.

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by a19901213
Sat May 18, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't Itami have any International Flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 1840

Re: Why doesn't Itami have any International Flights?

If anything it would be UKB getting the international flight first, negotiation and discussion have already started. There is almost 0% chance that ITM can resume back to international operations but UKB is better and more ideal than ITM for international flight anyway. It’s right next to Sannomiya,...

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by a19901213
Fri May 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137792

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

People need to stop assuming DL can fly to SIN from HND as long as they get the slots. They can’t. As far as I’m concerned pretty much all countries need a bilateral agreement between Japanese authorities in order to fly in to HND. Why would Singaporean authority give DL the right when themselves ca...

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by a19901213
Sun May 12, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11404

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

Again do people seriously put this ranking in consideration when buying the ticket?

I don’t think so.

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by a19901213
Sun May 12, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

People need to remember Syd-Mel is second busiest flight path in the world. It’s one of the most lucrative travel path in one of the most wealthiest countries. And people need to take in the effect that HSR will help to mitigate of our overcrowded cities. This is a project that can’t be simply judge...

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by a19901213
Sat May 11, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60157

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

With all this bullet train talk around the federal election and labour now pledging $1 billion to build it - what would the impact of high speed rail between SYD/MEL/BNE have on the golden triangle air travel? not a massive difference imho The closest comparable high speed network would be in Spain...

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by a19901213
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 170
Views: 6466

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

Japanese carriers don’t normally sub in domestic fleets unless there’s a technical issue to the planned aircraft and they couldn’t find spares. It’s also worth mentioning that Japanese carriers tend to use over spec aircraft in their domestic network. Few years ago ANA purchased few brand new 772ER...

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by a19901213
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 170
Views: 6466

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

First frame out of the factory https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33858786958_c84a7bc013_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33858786958_c84a7bc013_z.jpg That's a very beautiful bird. The red winglet do indeed makes the aircraft a lot nicer. ANA did operate their 747-400Ds on international r...

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by a19901213
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 131
Views: 23736

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

People do have to admit the fact that MIA is too small for such a long flight.

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by a19901213
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I’m a little bit confused right here if anyone is willing to provide an answer that would be grateful. I believe I saw an article on AUSBT two years ago about how some Brisbane service became direct flight instead of a detour via CNS. Since then I always thought that all service to CNS is independen...

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by a19901213
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Surely it would be as you say similar to the MEL and BNE services which would give SYD-TYO a choice of AM and PM departures, while a NRT service would arrive SYD earlier than HND. Curious now, what does the bilateral allow With Japan? QF have added MEL/BNE-NRT and the possibility of a SYD-NRT on to...

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by a19901213
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

This is what i think will happen too. Would be nice, but we know won't happen, if the NRT departure from SYD was in the evening making for a daytime return back to Australia. If it ever happen it will most likely be an overnight flight back to Sydney from NRT coinciding with other QF flights flying...

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by a19901213
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

380 is way too premium heavy and will have problem filling those seats upstairs if used on NRT. My 2cents is still on them down gauge HND from 747 to 789, which still has decent business class seat count, and open up a flight to NRT with 332. JAL and ANA both use 789 and often substitute with 788s ...

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by a19901213
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

380 is way too premium heavy and will have problem filling those seats upstairs if used on NRT. My 2cents is still on them down gauge HND from 747 to 789, which still has decent business class seat count, and open up a flight to NRT with 332. JAL and ANA both use 789 and often substitute with 788s w...

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by a19901213
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

From the GCmapper courses neither route appares to infringe the "below 60 degrees South" rule. I have been told that some QF flights to SCL have got down to around 70 South, due to winds. If that is so I assume QF have concessions to do so. If CASA would approve such concessions for a twi...

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by a19901213
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

They can deploy 788 domestically and internationally like what they current do with their 332 intl. This way they can use those 788 to their maximum potential but in the same fill the gap in some of their domestic markets. Waste of the 788s abilities. Not a good idea. Seriously doubt they will do t...

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by a19901213
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

They can deploy 788 domestically and internationally like what they current do with their 332 intl.

This way they can use those 788 to their maximum potential but in the same fill the gap in some of their domestic markets.

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by a19901213
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I’m not sure if I saw an illusion but I was on a QF 737 taxing to the runway literally just like 10mins ago and I glimpsed an EVA airline aircraft sitting on the international terminal apron. Before I could have a better look again my aircraft turned and I lost my angle to observe it. Anyone has any...

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by a19901213
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I rather spend more time transiting through HKG,NRT,ICN,TPE than going through immigration and pick up luggage and change the terminal in Sydney when coming back south.

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by a19901213
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

News Corp is reporting that QF will be commencing a seasonal service between SYD-CTS (Sapporo). 3-weekly with A330s. Commences 16 December 2019 until the end of March. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/companies/aussie-travellers-able-to-reach-sapporo-japan-faster-in-new-direct-flight-route-ann...

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by a19901213
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Great, more bogans in Hokkaido ski resorts...

But still Sapporo is a great city to visit and I’m guessing the Hokkaido province is also subsidising this route.

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by a19901213
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 170
Views: 6466

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

I am guessing raw capacity. The 787-9 would be at 7-abreast in "Class J" and 8-abreast in Economy so you'd be losing 12 J and 32 Y (actually probably more like 56Y since the A350-900's cabin is three rows longer than the 787-9's). JAL will almost certain putting 9 abreast in Economy in 78...

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by a19901213
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 170
Views: 6466

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

Not that I ever will, but I'd be interested to see the analysis that put these frames on domestic rather than a few 787-9s. I am guessing raw capacity. The 787-9 would be at 7-abreast in "Class J" and 8-abreast in Economy so you'd be losing 12 J and 32 Y (actually probably more like 56Y s...

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by a19901213
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137792

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I always thought in order to fly between HND and any countries a biliteral agreement is needed. I just don’t think Singaporean and Japanese authorities are willing to let an American airline be included in their biliteral agreement. Well at least executives in SQ, NH and JL would definitely oppose ...

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by a19901213
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137792

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

I always thought in order to fly between HND and any countries a biliteral agreement is needed. I just don’t think Singaporean and Japanese authorities are willing to let an American airline be included in their biliteral agreement. Well at least executives in SQ, NH and JL would definitely oppose t...

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by a19901213
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

ACT Government is trying to lure a direct flight between CBR and China. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/canberra-news/andrew-barr-in-china-looking-to-woo-airlines-to-canberra-20190325-p517fv.html My thought is other than HKG, there's no port in China where this route will be profitable without sub...

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by a19901213
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1090

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

Its slots probably worth more value than combined other part of the company.

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by a19901213
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

CNS-Japan can be flown by the 321neo. FYI CNS-NRT is shorter than SYD-MNL. If the 321neoLR delivers the performance that Airbus are promising then it will also be able to do OOL-Japan and SYD/MEL-SGN. This is what I have in mind as well. If 321Neo LR can do OOL-NRT then I see the possibility of JQ ...

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by a19901213
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

They might be able to given their lower cost base these days. SYD-KIX would have been inconceivable 5-10 years ago and they have BNE-NRT now so probably wouldn’t need to replace the OOL flights anyway. Or they could make a deal with JL to have Zip Air operate those flights with a QF or JQ codeshare...

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by a19901213
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I talked a lot with many travel agency in Japan and they all agreed JQ’s low price business model is the key success to fill out the seats to CNS. Not sure about Australia end though. Again QF’s business model might turn out working just fine on these routes but if JQ can’t even make money on these...

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by a19901213
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I doubt QF can afford to operate routes like CNS/Gold coast-NRT/KIX. They might be able to given their lower cost base these days. SYD-KIX would have been inconceivable 5-10 years ago and they have BNE-NRT now so probably wouldn’t need to replace the OOL flights anyway. Or they could make a deal wi...

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by a19901213
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I doubt QF can afford to operate routes like CNS/Gold coast-NRT/KIX.

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by a19901213
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137792

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Chances of Delta flying from HND to SIN is like Miami non stop flight to Japan.

There’s always possibility but might not ever happen.

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by a19901213
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

A380 SYD-HND anyone? As was mentioned earlier (but not that much earlier) in the thread, A380s cannot operate to/from HND. Even ANA will use its A380s from NRT only. As an aside (albeit an important one), there isn't much (any?) availability in the A380 fleet to go putting them on a new route, espe...

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by a19901213
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

This is really incorrect. SYD-HND is constantly full and QF does charge a premium to route to HND over NRT. With the Olympics on next year, QF will probably look to open up SYD-NRT but it would probably be a complementary/seasonal service. What I’m saying is even though the flight is constantly ful...

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by a19901213
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Does anyone know when QANTAS is going to choose a replacement for the Older A330-200's and A330-330's? A330NEO... A350... 787... Why do they need such a rush to replace these jets considering they just did an expensive cabin refit and many of them are barely 10 years old? This is an a.net myth that...

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by a19901213
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I don’t think QF are making lots of money on tourist/group pax even on HND route. Shifting these pax to NRT will give customers more flexibility and consolidate all resources in NRT. This is really incorrect. SYD-HND is constantly full and QF does charge a premium to route to HND over NRT. With the...

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by a19901213
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Does Anyone know with Haneda opening up new slots could we QANTAS Moving to 2 daily A330 to open up a spare 787 to operate new expansion? Half of the new opened slots are granted to US routes already so I doubt Australia can get any this time, given how many countries are also scrambling for the HN...

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by a19901213
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34781

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

jscottwomack wrote:
a19901213 wrote:
I can quickly think of 5 airlines that would want to be launch customer.

The demand is surging for a new NMA as we speak.


DL, UA, AA, BA, ? I think I have 4 of your 5.


QF or perhaps NH or JL.

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by a19901213
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137792

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Getting to Western Tokyo (Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi) is much much faster from Haneda and Western Tokyo is where most travelers want to end up. Not many tourists hanging out in Ueno. Cabs are somewhat reasonably priced and public transport runs frequently. From the Japanese side, NRT is convenient...

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by a19901213
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 34781

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

I can quickly think of 5 airlines that would want to be launch customer.

The demand is surging for a new NMA as we speak.

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by a19901213
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70690

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I don’t see how QF would want to replace 789 with 359. Let’s not forget QF still have many options left for 789 with incredibly low price. AND AJ explicitly said he will exercise more of these options even not all of them. I do hope they purchase 359 because I feel they ride better but sometimes our...

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