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by danj555
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest increasing boarding fees
Replies: 27
Views: 2973

Re: Southwest increasing boarding fees

Does anybody know if the boarding process on Southwest is noticeably shorter than other airlines?

It stands to reason that letting people go wherever they want without restrictions should produces lower times.

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by danj555
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 6980

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

Serious lack of competition on trans Atlantic flights, between all the JVs there is a cartelization of airlines and hence air fares ...which is often repeated here, but never backed up with numerical evidence. There's at least 43 airlines that operate transatlantic by my rough count... I think what...

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14376

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

acjbbj wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Common this isn't Airbus!!


A380?


yes ofc the a380

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 27129

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

TC957 wrote:
Hang on....what happened to all those here on a-net that insisted ULR flights are a tough call to make any money on at all ?


OH YESSSSS. Someone get on the old thread and @ everyone who booed and whined.

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1821

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

No, no and no. No hypersonic passenger planes, no blended wing airliners, no rocket planes straight out of The Man in the High Castle. Like it or not, we're stuck with tubes with two ever-more-efficient fanjets for as far as anyone can see. Development costs are just going to be too high to spread ...

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by danj555
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9540

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

what the heck??

"Unfortunately, even with the presence of its partner JetBlue, Emirates' Newark passengers will have limited opportunities to connect to other destinations in the US"

The flight lands at 9am. How do pax not have options??

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by danj555
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14376

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

Austin787 wrote:
As as Southwest sticks with its one airplane type policy, Boeing will continue producing 737s.


yes, Boeing will keep a plane on the line for a single customer.

Common this isn't Airbus!!

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by danj555
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6044

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

Man, NYC-BOM is going to have a lot of capacity now, especially if DL's plan is to fly JFK-BOM and not ATL-BOM (believe it is still undecided, but could be wrong). It could be 2x EWR-BOM and ~1.5x JFK-BOM. I think there's a clear sense that the ME3 foothold can be broken into quite a bit by overfly...

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by danj555
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10246

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

I'm seeing so many flights still coming in. Most airlines seem to be riding it out.

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by danj555
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days
Replies: 14
Views: 2469

Re: Airbus Zephyr breaks longest flight record by 11 days

Does anyone know why they brought it down? Did it run out of juice or was their specific test over?

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by danj555
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1821

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

Another cool pick up was they have a way to keep the cabin pressurized in an explosive decompression event. Any ideas on what that means?

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by danj555
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypersonic commercial flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1821

Re: Hypersonic commercial flight?

Another cool pick up was they have a way to keep the cabin pressurized in an explosive decompression event. Any ideas on what that means?

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by danj555
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93225

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

So what’s the deal with the names, do we know this guys actual name yet? In the audio the guy refers to the name Andrew, but obviously ATC is calling him Rich. His name was Richard "Beebo" Russell. He was an Operations Agent for Horizon. https://www.linkedin.com/in/beebo-russell-544730158...

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by danj555
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14317

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I feel like the NMA would be a perfect fit on these routes.

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by danj555
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers
Replies: 32
Views: 3301

Re: Report: 'Emirates' - best carrier among the American travellers

I agree with 1%.. or less each year. TBH the ME3 don't work for USA travelers. Wanna go to euro... can't. wanna go to South America? Cant. Wanna spend twice as long in a plane to Asia? Sure... ME3 only works for Africa/ Middle East/ India.... Thats it. I'll take a punt that most of America's int'l t...

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by danj555
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 36
Views: 4715

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

yea, wow that's too much energy for me. Kids would love it. But these briefings aren't directed at 10 and under children. Even in the video the adults are instructed to do the mask stuff for the child. So idk why they would position a video for an audience that isn't supposed to receive it.

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by danj555
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27065

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

This is not confirmed, but this is word from a flight attendant that knows what they're talking about Mr Cooley and his travel partner were not booked together. One in premium, one not in premium. They sat together in the hopes the people actually ticketed in those seats wouldn't show up. When the ...

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by danj555
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27065

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

“Alaska Airlines has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind,” - This is an excerpt from their public statement.

Ok if you really do have a zero tolerance. Then fire the involved employee. If you say zero then mean zero. Zero = Zero.

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by danj555
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Q2 2018 earnings
Replies: 72
Views: 9882

Re: AA Q2 2018 earnings

Well using simple math reveals how much the per unit cost of a321neo planes are. If they save 1.2bn by deferring 22 aircraft. Its ~55m per plane. Thats like 60% list prices. interesting.

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by danj555
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180990

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Ah I see! Clever move! I like it

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by danj555
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180990

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

How will Delta not have to pay tariffs now? The 220% tariff is on the product, not the manufacturer.

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by danj555
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97495

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Yo 80% on any bombardier plane..... 300% on C series. geez.

Is this a trump thing? I don't want to hear trump administration, or branch of gov't led by trump. His words, his mouth. Is this him?

Has there been a precedent? It sorta sounds like out of nowhere.

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by danj555
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97495

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Bravo. The nationalization of the C-series program stunk to no end, but then to use that financial lifeline as a crutch to dump product in a foreign market was one step too far. Totally agree. But what happens to the delta order? Do they still get it at the previously agreed upon price? Does bombar...

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by danj555
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routesonline Survey - HKG-TPE Busiest International Route
Replies: 19
Views: 3007

Re: Routesonline Survey - HKG-TPE Busiest International Route

VCEflyboy wrote:
How many airports are here in HKG or TPE or SIN??


Thats a funny way to put it... I get what you are asking.... but what you actually wrote was: How many airports are here in airport 1, 2, 3.

If you were going for city abbreviations, it would be HK, TW, or SG.

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by danj555
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

Re: AA203 diverted to BGR the last 6 days in a row

I have 0 in-depth knowledge, but 10 must be type maximum. 757s are regularly pushing 9ish westbound.

757s fully loaded must be slower than their wide-body counterparts; they are doing westbounds quicker at a rate of 1-2 hours less.

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by danj555
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 31330

Re: UA Destroys $42,000 Wheelchair

I'm not going to lie though, getting a wheelchair out of the bin of a 737, particularly the 739 is relatively difficult. I'm not sure what plane they used but if it was a 737 I could possibly understand why it was destroyed. Dude seriously? No it wasn't a 737. They were flying from Euro to Newark.....

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by danj555
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 21278

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

Besides, they are trying to play catch up with the other blue chip players out there. Catch up in what regard? and a monopoly on TATL flights with their respective JV partners Seems you don't understand what the word "monopoly" actually means... at all. Ayyy a post of mine doesn't go by w...

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by danj555
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 21278

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I'm an American. I hate propaganda. Sure they are getting money from the government. Who hasn't? You're telling me none of the US3 has received a penny from the govt? Besides, they are trying to play catch up with the other blue chip players out there. You don't see Europe's airlines making videos ...

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by danj555
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 21278

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I'm an American. I hate propaganda. Sure they are getting money from the government. Who hasn't? You're telling me none of the US3 has received a penny from the govt? Besides, they are trying to play catch up with the other blue chip players out there. You don't see Europe's airlines making videos l...

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by danj555
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 157
Views: 33303

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

What do you think in general airlines are paying per plane for an up convert? I suppose it depends on which plane they convert from and a whole host of other things. But ballparks??

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by danj555
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engine still has that whine
Replies: 2
Views: 4193

Re: LEAP engine still has that whine

Geez. The LEAP vid was shaky - didn't notice the engine noise too much until after it left the ground, around 13:30 its unbearable. Had to pause the vid.

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by danj555
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 192965

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Its not a "launch" because they don't have any customers. If they don't get any, or don't get considerable interest at this airshow, its done.

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by danj555
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13107

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

Omg, I can't believe how far away that thing is. I know they will have rail put in connecting it to south station... but its an hour by car to city center! Surely an express train couldn't knock off more than 15-20.

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by danj555
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X A330neo to feature 440 seats
Replies: 64
Views: 12975

Re: AirAsia X A330neo to feature 440 seats

well, that is indeed type maximum. But why couldn't it reach Europe. I understand that is a lot of people, but if the quote says 440 @ 6500nmi... Why shouldn't be believe them?

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by danj555
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 69819

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

ugh, I think it looks dreadful. They need to update the livery. The Etihad 789 is perfect. That should be the standard. Or a more reachable goal would be Finnair-esk

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by danj555
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147774

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

So like whats the end game here? Obv this can't go on indefinitely. Lack of over-flights really is the tip of the iceberg.... Can Qatar just pull out of whatever organizations were the problem... or make a big 'I'm sorry' donation to some fund? They gotta get out of this somehow. Or fight back with ...

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by danj555
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147774

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

also someone check out QR 1407.... It flew straight into Saudi airspace

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by danj555
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147774

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Any word on QR 774 flight? will they make the loop or pit-stop?

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by danj555
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 147774

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Why do all the pictures show flights routing around Iraq? It's not part of the ban...

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by danj555
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 60616

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Can someone explain to me why Singapore Airlines needs an aircraft with a range of 9,700nm range for a 7,400nm route? It feels like UAL has matched the right aircraft to the right route. Also they have economy seating. UA is pushing the aircraft to its absolute limits, and will incur substantial pe...

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by danj555
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 60616

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Can someone explain to me why Singapore Airlines needs an aircraft with a range of 9,700nm range for a 7,400nm route? It feels like UAL has matched the right aircraft to the right route. Also they have economy seating. I mean even EWR is 8,300nm.... They nearly do that route with a 359... and certai...

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by danj555
Wed May 17, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ: success in Argentina; mulls expansion in the region`
Replies: 38
Views: 6601

Re: NZ: success in Argentina; mulls expansion in the region`

I feel like they could be under cut for their Asian destinations if a major US airline offered nonstop service from EZE to LAX or SFO. Its gotta be close from a great circle perspective

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by danj555
Wed May 17, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 31743

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Good luck talking yourself out of this one. What need is there for "luck" when the answers are straightforward? Here, since you insist, let's examine. (P.S. learn to use the quotes function. It's not difficult, even for you. Would make this so much less cumbersome). "Actually, it's q...

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by danj555
Wed May 17, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 31743

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

PHX is certainly a big US without any transoceanic international flights (save BA) - but that is because of the poor quality of its population base. The city has relied on retirees and snowbirds far too much for economic expansion; as opposed to building a vibrant economy that can fill seats up fro...

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by danj555
Wed May 17, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 31743

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Which is not only quite strange of you, but ultimately frivolous, as I'm of no such belief. Not the ME3, in this case just the UAE2. Qatar has an entirely separate bilateral... whose allotments Canada is still listing as classified, nearly 7yrs later. :? HAHAH hes here! You made such a stink in ano...

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by danj555
Wed May 17, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 31743

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

HAHAH hes here! You made such a stink in another thread with me that PHX isn't going to get any attention from anyone anytime soon. "Any . . . from anyone"? Hmm, that's a rather inventive recollection. AA has little reason to duplicate the flows that it can serve with the combination of L...

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by danj555
Tue May 16, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London
Replies: 47
Views: 9153

Re: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London

ASQ400 wrote:
danj555 wrote:
CHI787ORD wrote:

Lets not forget the historical tie of London to many Asian and African countries as the imperial capital of the British colonies.


TBH I feel like this is the real reason. qq

The colonial past left behind greater business ties


Nice catch ;)

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by danj555
Tue May 16, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London
Replies: 47
Views: 9153

Re: Airlines that have flight 1 going to London

Its cool that all of you have found these flights. But the question in my head is why? A dozen airlines flying the same flight number doesn't happen by accident. London is a very big and important destination for both Business and Leisure travel. Lets not forget the historical tie of London to many...

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by danj555
Tue May 16, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 31743

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Waiting for LAX772LR user to come swooping in and list a million reasons why PHX can't happen. Which is not only quite strange of you, but ultimately frivolous, as I'm of no such belief. The ME3 are each only allowed three weekly flights to Canada. EK/EY use them to Toronto and QR to Montreal. None...

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