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by SRT75
Thu Jul 07, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 427
Views: 80868

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

Metro has the capability of being a fantastic service, but has fallen well short of expectations for locals for a lot of years now. It's not bitching when people expect better after so many serious safety and reliability problems. Between trains uncoupling while in motion, derailments caused by kno...

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by SRT75
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 288541

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

it's a different region (not TATL) so they are differentiating the announcements. Most likely not TPAC due to low volumes. Perhaps Oceana or S. America? I think the smart money would be on Latin American / Caribbean expansion. It’s been one of the few bright spots in the COVID era and we haven’t he...

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by SRT75
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. AA's Strategy at LAX during/post COVID
Replies: 95
Views: 13320

Re: Delta vs. AA's Strategy at LAX during/post COVID

It's a question of having data, or not. LAWA puts out monthly data on carrier passenger numbers and market share (and air freight tons, and number of operations). You're not going to see public info on RPMs or revenue. Arguing without data is babble. Agree. We'll never know the internal financials ...

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by SRT75
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1061
Views: 181310

Re: Norwegian Puts 4 Subsidiaries Into Bankruptcy

The second hand market will be flooded with 787s. Not sure. Public may want bigger planes with lower density for higher price. Remember the late 90s when "34 inches in coach" was the fad? Might be easier to sell a lower-density 787 with fewer frequencies than a jam-packed 321 or 737MAX fl...

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by SRT75
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air New Zealand A321NEO AKL-MEL
Replies: 10
Views: 8517

Re: Air New Zealand A321NEO AKL-MEL

TY for the detailed TR. And welcome to A.Net!

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by SRT75
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing
Replies: 57
Views: 7118

Re: Southwest faces fine for errors in Aircraft weighing

This is a really big deal as I'm sure everyone knows. It's especially disturbing that the article says some FAA inspectors were in cahoots with WN and were 'reassigned' by the FAA. We've heard this same song before...WN trying to manipulate FAA inspections. I respectfully disagree that this "i...

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by SRT75
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish announces WAW-IAD
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: LOT Polish announces WAW-IAD

Great news for both LOT and IAD. Although looks like flights are timed for Europe connections through WAW, not connections on the US side. (Arrival into IAD is too late for most connections on UA).

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by SRT75
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 15193

Re: BA Schedules 744 for SJC-LHR in Summer 2020

iflykpdx wrote:
Well this is exciting. Can't wait to learn how this is gonna park at the terminal.


Thought I'd read a while back that SJC has 1 A380-capable gate. If so, it could, of course, fit a 744. Also, SJC has seen plenty of 777 traffic, and I think a 744 can squeeze into most gates that can handle 777s.

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by SRT75
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South African Airways A330-300 Business Class Review
Replies: 4
Views: 11636

Re: South African Airways A330-300 Business Class Review

Great TR! Looking forward to your review of Accra airport in the next installment.

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by SRT75
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 704871

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Some more AC MAX movements, not really sure what's up. I'm sure they need a special permit to ferry or perform test flights. The last time C-GEHL was active a few days back it flew a few segments one day before heading back to YUL, now I see that it has been ferried to MZJ, Pinal Airport, storage p...

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by SRT75
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Baltimore Bound: SEA-SLC-BWI on Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 9260

Re: Baltimore Bound: SEA-SLC-BWI on Delta

Thanks for posting the great (and detailed) TR!

Did you notice that the IFE while you were on the ground stated your trip from SEA-SLC was 6670 miles! And only in 1:24!

SLC is like the 1990s threw up. I much prefer to go through MSP or DTW on DL.

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by SRT75
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 29284

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

I mean, WTH is he thinking???? If he's so concerned about short distance travel, get rid of some of your planes that will then force people to take a train b/c there are no flights. All he's doing is virtue signaling. He wants to be patted on the back for "saving the planet" from carbon e...

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by SRT75
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 795715

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Wall Street finally estimating a prolonged grounding. Major analyst now estimating 6-9 months on the disruption. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/08/southwest-stock-downgraded-to-market-perform-over-boeings-737-max-jet.html I think they are still underestimating the timeline. BA stock is still higher (...

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by SRT75
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 795715

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Switching gears from "what went wrong" and "who is at fault" . . . Looks like AA is anticipating loss of MAX aircraft through the beginning of the summer (based on schedule). Has anyone (Boeing, FAA, airlines) floated a realistic timetable for re-entry into service? Has this issu...

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by SRT75
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 45815

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

So where do FedEx and the cargo operators go?

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by SRT75
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 108416

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Used Spirit's self tag service at the D Concourse, worked really well. I'm surprised DL hasn't rolled out this system at other hubs. I'm a huge fan of self-tagging, but I'm not sure if it creates more headaches or less from the carrier's perspective. There's still humans involved, because they need...

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by SRT75
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 5966

Re: Euro Trip: United ORD-EDI & Lufthansa POZ-MUC-ORD

Thanks for the great report!

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by SRT75
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 10037

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

There is a fair amount of small east coast feed into IAD. Richmond, Norfolk, West Virginia, etc. But it's all on contract carriers (i.e. United Express) and I'm not sure how the economics work out for United on those deals. I suspect EAS subsidies float the cost for many of these services. If you're...

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by SRT75
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 16206

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

Fargo wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
SFO-AMS never made much sense to me. No surprise there.


Why? Is SFO not big enough to be served on both KL and UA metal?


Could seasonal service be the result of lack of equipment? Diverting frames to more profitable routes?

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by SRT75
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 72
Views: 13926

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

The thing is that you can change that paradigm. Build a denser city and the transportation and infrastructure to support it, and a city can transform pretty quickly. That would require coercion, via fees to enter the property in an automobile, shutting down the horseshoe roadway, closing all the pa...

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by SRT75
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype
Replies: 67
Views: 10489

Re: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype

I think I already have these seats as lawn furniture,

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by SRT75
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 36382

Re: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights

I assume UA's A320 crew can fly the A321LR without additional certification, so there's no significant crew issues with a small A321LR sub-fleet. And why wouldn't UA just lease some to fill the gap between retiring 757s and the next-gen permanent replacement? Seems like a solution available now for ...

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by SRT75
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 39083

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Where would such a facility be constructed? I assume they would want to build it next to the terminal somewhere to allow folks to walk to the car rental area. But I imagine a shuttle bus might still be needed unless they construct a garage like DCA to store their rented cars. I think it is extremel...

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by SRT75
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3730

Re: Why doesn´t Boening make a loger range 737 Max?

One must remember that this same 60 year old design is able to be competitive even using a lower bypass engine Definitely not an engineer, but would raising the plane a few inches permit a good deal of advancements on engine options? I've never quite understood why the 737 is so low to the ground. ...

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by SRT75
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 10755

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

As far as gate access for non-passengers, remember that during the first Gulf War there was a period where only ticketed passengers could pass security. After the war was over the open-access policy returned. Once 9/11 happened, you knew that non-ticketed passengers (with limited exceptions like esc...

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by SRT75
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W and 772
Replies: 52
Views: 9897

Re: UA 77W and 772

Every long haul flight from SFO is over 5,000 miles. They probably are saving fuel by using their newest planes on the longer flights. ORD/IAD/EWR to Europe are shorter routes. While this may be true, I think the fact that a 77W has almost 100 more seats than a 772 is the deciding factor (and a LOT...

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by SRT75
Thu May 03, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 12841

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

My guess is that a lot of people THINK they still need to go to SFO to fly internationally. People haven’t yet caught on to the fact that SJC itself has key international flights. Well, it must be a really SLOW learning curve. AA had Japan flights in the 90s, and there have been international fligh...

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by SRT75
Wed May 02, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 39083

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

I'm wondering if anyone has any info on how UA 122/123 does? These are the daytime IAD-LHR flights on a 752.

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by SRT75
Wed May 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 39083

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Given WMATA's record on maintenance, do you want to bet these panels get treated every ten years? They might, but if/when they do, you can bet that they'll be single-tracking for about a year to complete it. #MetroSucks I suspect this has been discussed a million times, but I'm still mystified why ...

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by SRT75
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX and TPAC LCC
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

737 MAX and TPAC LCC

It seems the trans-Atlantic LCC "dream" is becoming a reality, especially with narrow-body carriers. I'm wondering if anyone is considering trans-Pacific LCC operations?

With the 737 MAX SFO-ANC-NRT and SEA-ANC-NRT are quite feasible. Southwest to Japan anyone?

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by SRT75
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 17844

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Not sure what breaking up the big 4 would do (or why you would want to do it). The competition that innovates the market and makes it more efficient are the new entrants: Southwest (back in the day before it became what it is today); Alaska; Jet Blue; Virgin America; Spirit; Air Tran; Frontier; Reno...

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by SRT75
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 27334

Re: Air New Zealand eyes non-stop AKL - USA flights

dubaiamman243 wrote:
primarily for “premium leisure travelers” rather than “corporate travelers.


So 2x week? 3x week?

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by SRT75
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 28179

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

panamair wrote:

LAX-CDG 3x weekly 77L


Here we go again. An American carrier tries to fly to Paris from Los Angeles with its own metal. All have tried. All have failed.

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by SRT75
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 98533

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

FIS now accounting for 1.6% of SAN's totals. Looks like the new FIS facilities can't open soon enough! Wow! bb What is the customs experience like at SAN? Miserable? Bearable? UA does a very good business here and SAN is one of their largest non-hub stations (by seats offered as well as profits I b...

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by SRT75
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 31222

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

“We don’t see much demand for really big airplanes,” Tinseth said. So we're going to build bigger airports that can handle more movements of smaller aircraft? Maybe. I think the VLA may have a renaissance when our major hubs start hitting capacity (which will happen soon if it hasn't already happen...

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by SRT75
Thu May 25, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?
Replies: 74
Views: 19802

Re: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?

Some "duplicate" flights may be due to the fact that the airline doesn't have a "right sized" aircraft. If you've got about 200 pax per day between markets at a particular time your options may be 2x (mostly full) 737-X or one pretty much empty 777-200 (especially with the phase-...

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by SRT75
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: oneworld in talks with African carriers, considers LCC members
Replies: 21
Views: 5421

Re: oneworld in talks with African carriers, considers LCC members

And in the "circle of life" of airlines, RAM used to be a partner with TW, which is now AA. So RAM joining OW would be a "reunion" of sorts.

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by SRT75
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL $289M 4Q16 Profit
Replies: 47
Views: 6067

Re: AAL $289M 4Q16 Profit

commavia wrote:
AA press release here:

* 4Q16 net profit $289M, 2016 full-year net profit $2.676M


That should be full-year net profit of $2.7 B.

Days when airlines where hemorrhaging money appear to be (temporarily) over.

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by SRT75
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best US Domestic Airline as of 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Best US Domestic Airline as of 2017

I'm not sure if I have a vote. I use UA because it offers the best non-stop opportunities from my home airport (IAD). I like AS cabin product (seat, food options, beverage options, and entertainment), but I'm not too keen on their customer service. I think DL has a solid product, but they always pri...

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by SRT75
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best US Domestic Airline as of 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Best US Domestic Airline as of 2017

Wondering which airline you believe is best for US domestic travel as of today (2017) and why.

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by SRT75
Mon May 23, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Too Much Capacity
Replies: 110
Views: 27699

RE: Airports With Too Much Capacity

IAD. 1L/19R is not necessary given current traffic levels. Terminal A/B is beautiful, but barely crowded except during the evening international departures rush. UAL gets good use out of C/D but traffic has taken a hit as <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virgin...

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by SRT75
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ Using 747 To LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 8206

RE: OZ Using 747 To LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>in the fall when <acronym title="Los Angeles...

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by SRT75
Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To Extend SLC-LHR Into Winter Season 3x Weekly
Replies: 15
Views: 4373

RE: DL To Extend SLC-LHR Into Winter Season 3x Weekly

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DolphinAir747" class="quote" target="_blank">DolphinAir747</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Is there significant demand from...

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by SRT75
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metro Detroit Aviation Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 3441

RE: Metro Detroit Aviation Thread

I live in the DC area, but am from Detroit. Why is it that Delta: 1) files mainline to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>, but only express to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">...

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by SRT75
Tue May 05, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Retro Jet?
Replies: 25
Views: 8914

TWA Retro Jet?

I noticed that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is issuing legacy carrier amenity kits, including a TWA amenity kit (which, as far as I can tell, is a white bag with red double stripes). There was a thread about a year ago about a possible TWA retro jet: <i><a href="/aviation-fo...

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by SRT75
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa's *NEW* A380 Business Class. FRA-IAH
Replies: 7
Views: 14707

RE: Lufthansa's *NEW* A380 Business Class. FRA-IAH

Definitely not US airline! Passenger moving seats during taxi and safety demo playing during takeoff!

Thanks for posting. Great TR.

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by SRT75
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Gone From LAX-NRT Again
Replies: 52
Views: 14310

RE: DL 744 Gone From LAX-NRT Again

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Delta is scheduling all the 744 through Detroi...

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by SRT75
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380 In First Suites
Replies: 17
Views: 19659

RE: Malaysia Airlines A380 In First Suites

Was that the same meal on those three different flights? Looks like some form of prawn curry with jasmine rice and an egg slice. Either the meal was really good and you kept ordering it, or <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> needs to add some variety to their catering! Great <acronym ti...

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by SRT75
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NPR On Delta Seattle "Hub"
Replies: 66
Views: 15275

NPR On Delta Seattle "Hub"

<a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/30/326892728/delta-alaska-airlines-fight-for-market-share-in-seattle?ft=1&f=" target="_blank">http://www.npr.org/2014/06/30/326892...or-market-share-in-seattle?ft=1&f=</a> Based on other forums on this site, NPR might be exaggerating a bit. It makes sense ...

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