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by flyingisthebest
Fri May 22, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68901

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

It makes sense that QF are still sending their 747s with titles still to MHV as pre -covid QF was chronically short of aircraft. Whether getting rid of the 747s would allow Qantas to have enough aircraft to do International and Domestic is the ?

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by flyingisthebest
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18825

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

This could be the perfect chance for Icelandair to get some really cheap 321neos as even though there is a massive backlog. A lot of airlines are not in a position to accept new aircraft. I can see For example Air Asia a massive Airbus carrier not really in a position to accept new A321 Neos as they...

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1943
Views: 242975

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

The reason why Delta is more profitable is that a lot of its flights connect at Atlanta which is really cheap compared to Miami which is really expensive. LAX should be kept but the PRC flights should be cut to help bring it into profitability.

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by flyingisthebest
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

The biggest winners if they give up SEA/MIA and BOS will be AA, AS and B6.

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by flyingisthebest
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64306

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Could this be an opportunity for AA to accelerate maintenance at its facilities while aircraft are being parked? Given that AA have the most In house maintenance out of the big 3?

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99779

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

SQ out of ADL? This blogger says SQ is replacing its own flights with Scoot. Anybody heard any rumours about this? https://pointsfromthepacific.boardingarea.com/2020/03/01/singapore-airlines-will-remove-their-adelaide-service/ It makes no sense as the Scoot 787 has more seats than the SQ 350 and th...

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by flyingisthebest
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s
Replies: 113
Views: 13467

Re: Virgin Australia considering widebody order this year, 787’s or A350’s to replace A332’s and 77W’s

Here is another spammer to throw in the works. Etihad have some 35K’s in France they must take delivery, why not give them to VA who might actually use them? It’s probably better given to VA then just parked in France? Personally the 787-9 is best suited for VA but the wildcard is VA going to also f...

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by flyingisthebest
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24057

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

It could be BNE-DFW (4x per week) and BNE-LAX 3 x per week. This would be the most logical as QF starts soon with BNE-ORD 3 x per week so by adding BNE-DFW 4 x per week it allows Daily connections to an AA hub from BNE. 3 x per week is perfect to backfill QF 55/56. Or it could be MIA-JNB as doesn’t ...

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50027

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

AA on BNE-LAX makes sense as due to the smaller premium market and the fact the 787’s have a lower J count (30) v QF (42) it makes sense for AA to fly Brisbane than Melbourne..

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by flyingisthebest
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50027

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

I could see a PHX-MEL done by AA? As the primary reason for these AU-US routes is to prevent double connects. Also with AU flights to the US it doesn’t have the luxury of being able to fly all over the US without issues. Not like how Asia/Europe flights have the luxury of connecting everywhere in th...

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by flyingisthebest
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin still flies to PVG but gave up NRT - why?
Replies: 36
Views: 8092

Re: Virgin still flies to PVG but gave up NRT - why?

It would be logical for SQ/VS/VA/NZ (although VA and NZ in the same picture is ?) to have a JV for South East Asia and Australia/NZ. Especially from SQ multiple connections to the region at multiple frequencies. Currently the VA JV was half best as it requires a double connect from BNE/ADL/PER and o...

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by flyingisthebest
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al and countries around Isreal
Replies: 19
Views: 4157

Re: El Al and countries around Isreal

Because the Israel and Palestine conflict with most Middle East countries siding with Palestine. This is why ElAl can’t fly directly through the Middle East.

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by flyingisthebest
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines reuse flight number of their terminated destination?
Replies: 42
Views: 5826

Re: Do airlines reuse flight number of their terminated destination?

Yes Malaysian Airlines left Brisbane a few years ago and recently came back. Used the same flight number MH134/135 both times.

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by flyingisthebest
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations
Replies: 130
Views: 19044

Re: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations

Would love to see JAL serve MIA but I don't think it is going happen anytime soon if at all. There are just too many places to connect along the way from MIA to Japan to make that route doable. It's not just MIA-TYO O&D traffic; it would also enable way more one-stop options, especially to tier...

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by flyingisthebest
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations
Replies: 130
Views: 19044

Re: Japan Airlines Eyeing New U.S. Destinations

Would love to see JAL serve MIA but I don't think it is going happen anytime soon if at all. There are just too many places to connect along the way from MIA to Japan to make that route doable. It's not just MIA-TYO O&D traffic; it would also enable way more one-stop options, especially to tier...

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by flyingisthebest
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 8947

Re: Garuda to open 20 new international routes in 2020

I would like to see them do Jakarta to Brisbane as it’s a route currently unserved directly and should be doable with a MAX when they come back online.

Another one they could do is AKL-DPS as it’s currently only Air NZ on it.

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16811

Re: What is the status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

I don't get it: 1. UK wants to reduce CO2 emissions but lefts aircraft "hold" waiting for the airport to open at 6 am. 2. UK wants to increase capacity at Healthrow but won't allow flights from 11 pm to 6am 3. UK is stalling at building the 3rd LHR runway yet won't allow flights from 11 p...

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by flyingisthebest
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia downgraded to category-2 in the FAA safety assessment
Replies: 41
Views: 6823

Re: Malaysia downgraded to category-2 in the FAA safety assessment

Ironically the FAA was the same one that was responsible for the MCAS disaster and was the last one to ground the 737MAX.

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 24083

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

Wow this is an amazing announcement hopefully they have can succeed and make both routes all year round...

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United or Delta order the 777-8?
Replies: 44
Views: 12120

Re: Should United or Delta order the 777-8?

SFO-SYD is upgauged to the 77W for the northern hemisphere winter. well? Exactly what route would United need a 777-8 or -9 to fly? It's not like they need to fly EWR- SYD/MEL, Especially since you can connect via SFO or LAX. I actually see UA taking 777-8’s for EWR-SYD/MEL LAX-SIN or potentially E...

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United or Delta order the 777-8?
Replies: 44
Views: 12120

Re: Should United or Delta order the 777-8?

The only possible mission Delta could have for a 777-8 is Johannesburg to Atlanta. United doesn't fly anything close to 8,800 miles as Delta does, their 787-9 & 77W cover their high capacity and almost ultra long haul needs. All United flights to Australia are currently by 787-9. SFO-SYD is upg...

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by flyingisthebest
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 314
Views: 60393

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

I would see this 77W F program be ideal for Amazon given how they are more focused on ecommerce and how much air is inside these packages. UPS and FedEx might have problems as their infrastructure is geared towards the 767/MD-11 wing size where the 77W is massive. DHL might be another possibility bu...

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by flyingisthebest
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER
Replies: 174
Views: 34071

Re: Udvar-Hazy: Boeing planning a B737 MAX 9ER

This model could be good for operators like VA to swap some off their options to as it allows VA to free up widebodies from Asia flights. Depending on the configuration and the range of this proposed 737Max 9 ER this could be good for BNE-HKG/HND... As well I can see Malindo taking some as it will m...

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by flyingisthebest
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas https://twitter.com/qantas/status/1182151355491856388?s=21 Could possibly be a 1984 livery retro job as when you see the video/screenshot it seems it has the old head and from the position of the head it looks...

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by flyingisthebest
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL NRT-BOS/JFK flights
Replies: 24
Views: 4450

Re: JL NRT-BOS/JFK flights

Given the metal neutral AA/JL JV wouldn’t the route be better done by an AA 777 or 787 as the JAL plane parks for 19 hours.... The route turns around in 2 hours at Tokyo.

This is looking at it from an aircraft rotation point of view?

Even AA could do a trans con in the spare time?

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by flyingisthebest
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126459

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

The next question is what does this mean for Qantas? They are hugely reliant on LATAM for South America. Does it mean their 747 transitioning to 787 flight continues to go to Santiago or does it move back to Buenos Aires? Who will now provide feed or will LATAM still? I could see Virgin Australia be...

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by flyingisthebest
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 18440

Re: United's EWR-Heathrow Routes

United isn't Delta or America, UA focuses on the premium side of customers. Just look at the J to Y ratio compare to AA or DL. ...and yet, DL is consistently far more profitable than UA. So let's not pretend that the "high premium" strategy is some manner of panacea. Where was it determin...

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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: 53
Views: 16532

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: 540
Views: 126886

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: 44942

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: 44942

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: 146
Views: 27132

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: 509
Views: 111925

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: 509
Views: 111925

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: 509
Views: 111925

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: 509
Views: 111925

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: 8442

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: 13837

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: 24730

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: 7709

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: 19372

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: 821
Views: 153802

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: 8849

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: 2663

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: 12790

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: 9149

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: 9149

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: 315
Views: 58103

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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