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by KD5MDK
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. To Issue Emissions Rules For Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 3170

Re: U.S. To Issue Emissions Rules For Commercial Aircrafts

Re airlines not complaining about this rule: Skimming through the EPA notice of proposed rulemaking It seems the only thing airlines would have to worry about is will there be airplanes available on the market after the current model line up of new designs/NEOs/Xs/Maxes and if the economics of thos...

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by KD5MDK
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3
Replies: 32
Views: 3493

Re: Viability of Eastern Europe for the US3

COVID aside, I think economic growth was significantly increasing as EU membership went from “recent innovation” to “normal history” for a lot of countries, so not having service in the 90s or 2000s is less indicative of the market’s capability to support transatlantic flights now than it used to be...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14473

Re: The future of Laguardia

Can a loaded 764 even make it to LAX or SFO with the amount of fuel it needs to carry especially if a alternate is needed outbound from SFO? Sending a 764 to ATL is a lot different then going transcon on a wide body out of LGA. I believe a 764 can make it transcon from LGA... The 764 with full fuel...

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by KD5MDK
Sat May 23, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 15065

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

Anyone else notice that the left-hand outboard exhaust pipe is pointing upwards but the right-hand outboard one is in the typical configuration? Think that is on purpose? The left hand inboard pipe is in the exact same config as the right hand inboard. Photographs don't bear that out. The left-hand...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16968

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

I would think someone would have bought a Tu-22M or Tu-160 and put some luxury seats in it by now if there was that much demand for HNWI to travel so fast.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.
Replies: 27
Views: 6693

Re: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.

I think the argument is no one will buy new, more inefficient aircraft compared to operating existing aircraft. By the time the existing aircraft have to be replaced, the situation will be more clear, and it's unlikely less efficient new aircraft will look better then.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. DOT Air Traffic Dashboard - Customizable for your own airport!
Replies: 10
Views: 2578

Re: U.S. DOT Air Traffic Dashboard - Customizable for your own airport!

This is excellent. Tableau is an amazing tool and it's so cool to see people using it in ways like this.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1457
Views: 206624

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

BOS, SEA, PHX, RDU, and CLT will now see or are expected to see the 772 on the LHR routes.

Do we still expect to see SEA-LHR on AA metal? That seems like an easy thing to keep on BA. Same with BOS.

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by KD5MDK
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15457

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

Was that pre or post CAB? Because I would say those are completely different worlds that need to be treated separately.

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by KD5MDK
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15457

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

I'm sure it will just be a codeshare thing like how domestic routes are coshared with international airlines like PHL-STL might be AA 123, it might also be BA 5123 (which would only be sold as connection from an international flight). So now PHL-STL could be AA123 UA2123 DL3123 They don't have to d...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182218

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The 20 that were originally going to be retired at end of year were pushed back indefinitely (in part due to NEO and MAX delays but also plans for domestic growth) so I highly doubt that they are being retired, ROW is just being used for storage right now and the only real retirements right now are...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182707

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

Interesting comment on people will eventually start to travel again if they have to. This isn’t about Asia now, rather the world. So, I feel I now have to go to China, what’s to say China will not allow visitors from the UK or France or the US or any other place where rates are growing? This isn’t ...

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by KD5MDK
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24602

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

With the virus gaining steam I predict TATL service will be decimated at AUS with BA being the only one left standing, reducing service to 2-3x weekly. DI is done and with that no more LGW and CDG will never happen. LH will suspend service to FRA and more than likely probably never return. KLM will...

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by KD5MDK
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 12918

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

I feel like love is really overstating it. Allows a trip to be one day or whatever instead adding overnights is more like it.

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by KD5MDK
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21655

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

I was describing them selling primarily local tickets. In a renegotiated environment where they were allowed cabotage. In this world they’re selling a seat twice, once ORD-JFK, and then to a different customer JFK-LHR. It’s just boosting airframe utilization and perhaps gaining some efficiencies in ...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21655

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

I’m not sure how long BA aircraft spend on the ground in NY, but if there was time for a tag on to Chicago, Atlanta, Houston or MIA that would definitely be a chance to capture some additional revenue. Anyone talking about codeshares as the solution needs to decide how much actual $ BA gets for the ...

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by KD5MDK
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 24602

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

I’m going to go out on a limb and unless there is an economic downturn nationally I expect TPAC by 2023. The TATL traffic has just been expanding so fast I think someone will give it a try.

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by KD5MDK
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28567

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

It’s hard for me to imagine Virginia Beach attracting European tourists, but I’ve only been there in the winter.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28567

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

I assumed W was Premium Select. If W is Comfort+, then it is definitely a separate class of service.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 28567

Re: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX

Delta Comfort+ is clearly distinguished as a separate product from main cabin by Delta itself. I don't understand why you have to be so snarky and condescending in all of your posts. Regardless how how his post comes across to you, he is correct in saying that Comfort+ is not a separate class. Its ...

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by KD5MDK
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94171

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Isn’t BA moving all of their current 744s to 86J configuration? At a certain point there just aren’t enough older airframes to go around.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94171

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

What do you think the right number of oneworld J seats from Austin is?

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by KD5MDK
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94171

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

A west security checkpoint with more lanes and Precheck would be very helpful.

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by KD5MDK
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More
Replies: 61
Views: 12161

Re: AA Announces AUS-BOS/SJC/SJD, One-Off BOS-SDF/OMA/AGS + More

I would assume it's 90%+ connecting. Most people heading to Dallas or Austin from the other would drive, and a lot of others would take WN.

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by KD5MDK
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94171

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I would accept AUS-ACT-DCA or AUS-HOU-DCA one-stop direct flights. :p

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by KD5MDK
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94171

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Well, this is great news for me. Now all I need is AUS-DCA and my travel patterns are 100% covered.

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by KD5MDK
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collapsing US hubs
Replies: 93
Views: 19732

Re: Collapsing US hubs

There are a lot of defensive, knee jerk responses on this thread. It seems that many people don't like the idea that certain hubs or hubs in general are threatened. My take on the numbers is that hub traffic in general is growing slower than "secondary" airport traffic. I for one hate tra...

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by KD5MDK
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94171

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

Interesting article regarding AA’s prescense in AUS: https://viewfromthewing.com/2019/09/24/as-delta-makes-austin-a-focus-city-american-airlines-talks-about-its-future-there/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=BoardingArea From Vasu Raja: The largest hub carrier in Austin is American Airlines a...

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by KD5MDK
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 79
Views: 7425

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

If airlines are in perfect competition now, shouldn’t their margins be similar to other commodity providers?

It seems to me that any new route that is launched and is an immediate success was probably going to be a lesser success the year before, if they had tried it.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19474

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

SMF is a major city with I expect significant travel demand to DC that doesn't appear to have direct DCA service I can find.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46295

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Easy solution: allow the customer to resell the additional leg to someone else. That way the seat gets occupied but the airline doesn’t need to overbook.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 85816

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

As someone who flies things like AUS-RIX having a DFW-HEL connection would be great, but I think political change in Russia is necessary before there would be enough demand for destinations unavailable via LHR or MAD.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94171

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Very surprised there weren't any signs showing you how to get to the observation deck, just how to get to the SkyClub. Same stairs, same elevator, no words.

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by KD5MDK
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question regarding MAX groundings
Replies: 9
Views: 3237

Re: Question regarding MAX groundings

I assume the 737s in question don't belong to AA, but to someone else. Which just adds more cost to picking them up, since you'd need to refit and rebrand them as well. Depending on their status, some expensive maintenance might be needed. Pilots would have to retrained which would probably require ...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 64975

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

I liked the temporary thought of return of tri-jets to commercial service...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: Austrian wants subsidies for domestic routes

People I work with travel to Klagenfurt every year. Interesting to see how this works out, since we're coming from the US.

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by KD5MDK
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?
Replies: 21
Views: 3746

Re: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?

People are flying KBP-LGW-TLV?
There's got to be more logical connecting points than that (basically everything besides HEL, right?)

Strange world.

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by KD5MDK
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 13221

Re: France to charge aviation tax

UK APD rules: A passenger’s final destination is where their journey ends. If the journey is made of one flight the final destination is where that flight ends. If the journey includes more than one flight, and the flights are connected, the final destination is where the last flight ends . https:/...

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by KD5MDK
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR
Replies: 44
Views: 9839

Re: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR

That's self-evident, but how much should be premium be compared to similar non-stop markets? The answer to that is easy... it's the first rule of all sales: "What the market will bear" Being sure to price your flights below cost if any competitors show up to ensure the market doesn’t offe...

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by KD5MDK
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 298
Views: 64975

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

How would you interpret CityFlyer flying 190-E2s and Mainline flying 195-E2s? Allowable or not-allowable?

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by KD5MDK
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR
Replies: 44
Views: 9839

Re: OAG Changes 7/7/2019: AA Adds AVL-LGA;B6;DL Adds IAH-JFK,Winter SLC-LHR

DL’s sky-high fares completely kill basically any chance of DTW-LHR growing. They’re routinely $300-500 more than AA and UA are for nonstops from their respective Eastern US hubs (ORD, JFK, PHL, EWR, etc.). There is absolutely room for growth, but DL artificially suppresses it. Smart business, sure...

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by KD5MDK
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15085

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

It is buyers be aware and unfortunately, buying stolen goods makes you part of the crime. She must have known somehow in regards to comparing fares, and anything that says NOEND (non endorsable), NORFND (no refund), NOCHG (no change), NORRTE (non re-routable), Valid only this carrier, dates shown, ...

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by KD5MDK
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 37647

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

I'm becoming more unclear why AA has a long haul component other than prestige, certainly at JFK. Their core business is selling miles to Citibank, followed by connecting flights through DFW and CLT. Flying to Africa or India plays to none of their strengths.

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by KD5MDK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 14463

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

How many accidents have been caused by aircraft being underweight, if properly balanced?

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by KD5MDK
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes
Replies: 48
Views: 8162

Re: Top US markets without service to Canada and Top unserved US routes

Well, F9 tried OKC-SAN last year and it didn't stick...doubt WN would do it, as it'll mostly be O/D (unless the flight continues on to the Bay or Vegas, not much connecting opportunities) Might be a route well suited for service by AS on the E175...eh? Definitely seems like an AS route to me. I'd t...

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by KD5MDK
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 564
Views: 94171

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

There's a Pokestop already active in the extension. I wasn't able to reach it from Gate 3 but could when I went down to Gate 1. :)

I think 7-10 years is a long time out. I think Asian service is more like 5 years away.

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by KD5MDK
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 147
Views: 23363

Re: Moxy's hubs?

I think that even if you don't offer connecting flights, the crewing, market mindshare and maintenance advantages of having a lot of your business go through a few points is pretty strong.

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by KD5MDK
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19969

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

Something of a related question: I had a big, global client who’s business with my company was large (for us) and the client had basically 2 major HQs, #1 for them was London, #2 was NYC. (Aside from regional HQ’s around the world. The HQ in Singapore, the top brass there was Singapore Airlines- no...

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by KD5MDK
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 19969

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

Ryanair01 wrote:
. Doing some quick mental maths, it's quite feasible that UA wouldn't even fly to Shanghai without the Apple contract.

That seems really hard to believe, given the size of Shanghai and SFO's role as UA's most important hub. The Bay Area is really big.

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by KD5MDK
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 587
Views: 85816

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

I definitely assume piers extending in the future to add gates to D-South, A-South/E-North etc. If we have a gate problem and a terminal C problem here’s what I would see being a good solution over the next few years. From the southern end of D build an extension going where F’s open space is. I wou...

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