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by flyingisthebest
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)
Replies: 51
Views: 13290

Re: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)

Adelaide could be a possibility as the state government is trying to court an airline to do USA-Adelaide flights. If the subsidy is high enough I am sure AA could start. It would help strengthen the QF/AA job that Adelaide has gotten a us service because of the JV.

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by flyingisthebest
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 416
Views: 73443

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

I could see the EU3, VS, JL/NH, CX, CA, CZ ,TK and QF/NZ/VA ordering the A35K ULR... EU3/VS to fly to SYD/MEL for these airlines a sub fleet of maybe 5 when you already have a bunch of that same type isn’t that much of a hassle compare to introducing a new type to only have like 5 planes. TK to fly ...

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 29480

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

ago According to Flightradar Virgin Australia has retimed it’s flights out of Hong Kong for 11am/1130am Local time 13/8. The flight to SYD is showing a time of 10am, MEL 1130am, if SYD gets delayed beyond 12 it will hit the curfew for SYD. VA still has both HKG flights operating tomorrow which mean...

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 29480

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

ago

According to Flightradar Virgin Australia has retimed it’s flights out of Hong Kong for 11am/1130am Local time 13/8.

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 145
Views: 20239

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

According to Flightradar Virgin Australia has retimed it’s flights out of Hong Kong for 10am/1030am Local time 13/8.

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by flyingisthebest
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Since everyone is obsessed with KUL.. How about HNL-KUL? Closest place with plenty of flights to AA hubs. Monopoly market plus the AA 788 are suitable with the small J cabins. Personally I don’t see BNE-LAX announced as UA would have been on it already if there was demand. Just because QF has cut Q...

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by flyingisthebest
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Since everyone is obsessed with KUL.. How about HNL-KUL? Closest place with plenty of flights to AA hubs. Monopoly market plus the AA 788 are suitable with the small J cabins. Personally I don’t see BNE-LAX announced as UA would have been on it already if there was demand. Just because QF has cut QF...

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by flyingisthebest
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Could possibly do DFW-BNE (maximum 3x a week to allow daily one stop flights to most major/Secondary US Destinations) or DFW -MEL (Daily as currently the biggest city in Oceania without a nonstop to an AA hub). DFW-BNE would be possible for an AA 789, MEL is way to far probably even to far for a QF...

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by flyingisthebest
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Could possibly do DFW-BNE (maximum 3x a week to allow daily one stop flights to most major/Secondary US Destinations) or DFW -MEL (Daily as currently the biggest city in Oceania without a nonstop to an AA hub).

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7613

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

I could see a Delta SEA-SYD service as it would copy the success QF have with QF7/8 at DFW. DFW is only there primarily for connections and to get rid of double connects... Why VA/DL can’t copy the success at Seattle? Especially how there is more corporate demand from Seattle with companies such as ...

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by flyingisthebest
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12641

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Is Brisbane the Aussie end of the route because of range? Otherwise I don’t get it. 75% of traffic will have to take a domestic flight from Sydney or Melbourne first, so it’s no improvement on going via LAX on QF/AA or via AKL on NZ. Reminds me of the people who said after the success of PER LHR th...

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by flyingisthebest
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23171

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Because back then Non stop Long Haul did not exist. It was mainly milk run like MEL-SYD-AKL-NAN-APW-HNL-LAX-SFO-DFW-JFK There was limited competition/governments regulating bilateral rights. Like Bermuda 2 only 2 UK/US carriers could fly to LHR or the bilateral stated only limited service and having...

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by flyingisthebest
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6886

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

From Australia/ New Zealand region LAX is the biggest market easily ... Lax (weekly) BNE (6) VA 77W / (10) QF 789 SYD (7) AA 789 / (7) DL 77L / (3) UA 789 / (7) VA 77W / (7) QF A380 MEL (7) UA 789 / (7) QF A380 (2) QF 789 / (5) VA 77W AKL (11) NZ 77W plus one NZ 77E via Rar SFO BNE None SYD UA (7) 7...

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by flyingisthebest
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has grandfathering been taken too far?
Replies: 362
Views: 14539

Re: Has grandfathering been taken too far?

The issue with the max was when there is a system failure there was not a back up. If anything the FAA must be more careful about system backups. The question before certification is “If this part fails will the plane crash and if it does what back ups are in place to ensure that a crash doesn’t hap...

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by flyingisthebest
Sun May 19, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137861

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

The most interesting question to me here is what happens to MNL and SIN for DL. Possible scenarios: - DL adds one or both of these routes out of Seattle, possibly with a short gap in service or weird timing until the new IAF opens. Pros: grows the Seattle hub, might be able to run SQ out of town. C...

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by flyingisthebest
Tue May 07, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 8158

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

It could be an option to perhaps fend of Qantas when they launch SYD-JFK with the Project Sunrise aircraft.
Flying via AKL does sound attractive when the other options are via the USA or VYR.
When looking at NZ routes to USA you need to look at the potential feed that can come from Australia.

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by flyingisthebest
Mon May 06, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What alliance is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 2295

Re: What alliance is better?

It depends on where you live... There is no best alliance and is subjective opinion.

For where I live one world serves me best as I live in Australia and the main alliance is oneworld. If you live in Frankfurt I have a suspicion Star Alliance would be...

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by flyingisthebest
Sun May 05, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 10194

Re: Airliners.net dating

bgm wrote:
Looking for a gal on a website that’s 99% male? :rotfl:

Good luck, you’re going to need it! :duck:


I have to put in my two cents but this will turn out to be a sausage fest....

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by flyingisthebest
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 52
Views: 8464

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

From my understanding a lot of the 787-9’s AA have bought are for the QF / AA JV. And where exactly do you get said understanding from? https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/01/18/american-airlines-expects-to-add-new-south-pacific-routes-this-year/ This is the best quote I have found so far...

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 52
Views: 8464

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

I've said all along that AA needs to RETURN to Tel Aviv from PHL, JFK, MIA, LAX or DFW! After they added Hong Kong and Sydney a few years ago (high yielding markets in the Pacific), there is ONLY 1 market left over the Atlantic that is high yielding and that is Tel Aviv! Dunno why they left TLV, it...

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by flyingisthebest
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?
Replies: 314
Views: 55440

Re: How come the DL A350 can't fly LAX-SYD it is rumored?

Delta loses 2M per month on SYD according to the last employee round table. Why would they invest in a market that is a money hog. I’m actually surprised it has not moved seasonal or dropped over to VX fully. US$2-million? Year round? That’s serious. Where else could DL deploy their 77L’s that’s no...

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by flyingisthebest
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 131
Views: 23819

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

CNS is long enough require flatbed product in business class. KA will stay regional as long as possible. Even Darwin would be a stretch, though more likely than CNS. True and CNS is tagged to BNE. BNE is a market CX flies to daily nonstop and can’t see them switching the 3rd largest city in Austral...

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by flyingisthebest
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 131
Views: 23819

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

From my point of view these destinations could be possible CX additions: America: Montreal, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Mexico City, Lima, São Paulo, Santiago de Chile Europe: Vienna, Geneva, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, Prague, Athens, Istanbul, Moscow Africa:...

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar announces Brisbane (BNE) Daily Airbus A350-900 starts July 1 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1134

Qatar announces Brisbane (BNE) Daily Airbus A350-900 starts July 1 2019

In a scoop from The Juice Media and The Betoota Advocate. The Australien Government has finally given an additional 7 bilateral slots for use only for the city of Brisbane as per the Australien -Qatar Air Services Agreement which will be amended after the next federal election. Brisbane is the large...

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by flyingisthebest
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM wet-leases a 747.
Replies: 83
Views: 16817

Re: LATAM wet-leases a 747.

Well, LATAM confirmed the 747 from Wamos, HOWEVER it came with another new. 2 772 ex-SIA are joining LA's fleet soon. The ideia of 4 LATAM Brasil's 77W could be expeculation or thrue, no one knows. First ex-SQ B772ER has landed. Delivery 23-24 April 2018 from Alice Springs to GIG via BNE. Boeing 77...

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by flyingisthebest
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening Wait
Replies: 3
Views: 3697

Priority Screening Wait

Hi Guys I was wondering, How long does Priority Screening take and to receive a response back from Airliners.net priority screening team? I've sent an email with my shot 23 hours ago (a little concerned about the 24 hour rule), which no doubt is within the guidelines. It's Nauru Airlines (Rebranding...

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