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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing
Replies: 26
Views: 4237

Re: Cathay Pacific and LH Group Codesharing

Nice. But dangit Cathay, get with Delta too, so we Widgeteers can finally have a way to avoid KE while getting to most of Asia! Cathay is not going to do anything to annoy American. Its main reason to be in oneworld at this point. American supports probably about half the seats cathay send to the U...

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing
Replies: 26
Views: 4237

Re: Cathay Pacific and LH Group Codesharing

Nice. But dangit Cathay, get with Delta too, so we Widgeteers can finally have a way to avoid KE while getting to most of Asia! Cathay is not going to do anything to annoy American. Its main reason to be in oneworld at this point. American supports probably about half the seats cathay send to the US

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by Cathay777300ER
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran's Mahan Air has launched Shenzhen-Tehran direct flights on A340-600
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: Iran's Mahan Air has launched Shenzhen-Tehran direct flights on A340-600

Big Question, why SZX and not HKG? Do the Iranians have business interests there or perhaps the Chinese mainland government looks at the more favourably than the HKG administration? I would also probably say business ties are stronger with the mainland then with Hong Kong. Most Hong Kong companies ...

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by Cathay777300ER
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6986

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

I would also say in some airports with longer taxi time it will save enough fuel to make it reasonable to retract the flaps. Gee, I like your screen-name! LOL How does retracting slats/flaps on the ground save fuel? You've totally lost me on that comment. :? It's mainly about extra drag requiring m...

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by Cathay777300ER
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 6986

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

I would also say in some airports with longer taxi time it will save enough fuel to make it reasonable to retract the flaps.

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue May 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8717

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

Actually it is an issue, and not just to the ME3. If war really breaks out, Oman, Saudi and the UAE are likely to get closed. Yemen and Pakistan are already off limits, and you can't cross the mountains north of India. It means that all flights from Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indones...

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by Cathay777300ER
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 131
Views: 23818

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

I think they are going to focus on European routes. I don't think they'll expand too much into America. They've had their American expansion and have a significant proportion of that market. Now they are aiming to be bigger in Europe. A year ago they were half the size of Sing in Europe.

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by Cathay777300ER
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 131
Views: 23818

Re: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

I've been hearing rumours about Edinburgh. They sounded insane at the beginning but a few employees and sites have been reporting them. It makes some sense especially as they added Dublin. That is if there is space in Edinburgh. Edinburgh airport is also more convenient for the belt then Glasgow so ...

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by Cathay777300ER
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 57
Views: 10101

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

Very weird schedule. They don't have any connections to catch in Helsinki, so why do they need to be there at 6am? And then sit on the ground at a foreign port for 8+ hours only to go back to Shanghai at an even more inconvenient time. Why not leave Shanghai in the afternoon (e.g. 5pm), be in HEL i...

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by Cathay777300ER
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171012

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Also anyone know the last flight to leave old IST.

Currently a 77W is being moved

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by Cathay777300ER
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171012

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

If the old airport closes at 2 am will all the Asian flights that arrive around 3-6 am go to the New airport

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by Cathay777300ER
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171012

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

So with the move happening tomorrow and Saturday are there any updates around it?

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by Cathay777300ER
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 975
Views: 158361

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Boof02671 wrote:
Were any of their crew members stranded away from their base?


Most likely as none of the Wow Air aircraft were in Keflavik at the time of bankruptcy. Most were in the US.

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by Cathay777300ER
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed
Replies: 46
Views: 7748

Re: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed

Looks like a bad version of Xiamen Air livery

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by Cathay777300ER
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Turkish has/are sending their 737 maxes both 8 and 9 to ISL (Istanbul New Airport). Probably cheaper parking.

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by Cathay777300ER
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Isn't all MAX now grounded all over the world except for US and Canadian customers? Theoretically Fiji, SCAT, S7 and COPA are still flying there's. Fiji can't fly to New Zealand or Australia which is most MAX routes SCAT can't fly to Dubai which since Pakistans airspace closer has been the way they...

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This is absolutely disgusting that people are questioning the motives of EASA, the FAA, the CAAC, and others. Safety agencies do not have motivations for financial gain. It is unacceptable for these to be considered. I will add that likely different aviation design thoughts might affect the decision...

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

The A/C were reportedly not allowed back into EU airspace as due to EASA’s AD. Yes but the flight is just circling around. Weird. If you have doubts about the airworthiness of your plane, you'd rather land quickly. Were they perhaps hoping to get permission to enter EU airspace nevertheless? Didn't...

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Smartwings is currently the online airline with 4 max aircraft in the air close to European airspace (IST, TLV, TUN and TFS). Also Being European registered aircraft they should have landed at 1900 UTC like most airlines did or be on approach. Really weird that they have continued the flights even ...

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It'll probably be forced to ferry home empty though. Kinda tough to reject a landing of an enroute aircraft close to its destination. That too would compromise safety. That's exactly what several Tui flights en route to BRU and AMS had to do well before the ban came into effect but of course EU rul...

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Interestingly, it is about to arrive in Finnish airspace right now and appears to prepare to land. https://www.flightradar24.com/FDB1783/1fc7026d I thought EISA has disallowed the MAXes throughout Europe, why not this plane? It'll probably be forced to ferry home empty though. Kinda tough to reject...

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

With Germany's decision to ban the max for three months I wonder if it's a bit pre mature. I think the grounding is a sensible reaction however I also agree we don't know the facts and I question the logic behind such a long ban at this point.

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

GOL ferrying 4 maxes to Belo Horizonte from Florida

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Germany has stated that 737 MAX 8 and 9 will be banned until June 12th. Seems rather long at this point.

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It looks like TUI is diverting it's flights now. Smartwings is still flying including from Iceland to canarys. They have an hour to land before EASA ban. One Norwegian flight on the way home now. One FlyDubai flight on the way to Helsinki. Most likely won't be allowed into Finnish airspace so might ...

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

From what I can see now including affected airlines Thanks to JuliusWong for previous list Number of 737 MAX in Fleet Status Airline 22 Grounded China Southern Airlines 18 Grounded Norwegian Air 15 Grounded Air China 15 Grounded TUI fly 11 Grounded Hainan Airlines 11 Grounded Shanghai Airlines 11 Gr...

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I think this highlights in a ridiculously manifest way a new risk for civil air transport...media risk, including social media risk When after AA191 the DC-10 was grounded it was because it was abundantly clear what had caused the accident and the potential flaw in the design. We are nowhere there ...

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716375

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Looks like Turkish might be grounding their fleet soon. Number of flights that are normally 737max have been changed to other 737s or A320s like Yaounde. Plus the return of the Nouakchott flight seems unusual especially as Mauritanian Airlines is still operating theirs.

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by Cathay777300ER
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19267

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till updated: 5th March, with exceptions

A Few Middle Eastern carriers through from china through to Oman yesterday. Seems weird to allow a some but not others.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek323#1fb3bf4d
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ey889#1fb45f7c

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by Cathay777300ER
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171012

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Turkish Airlines is theoretically going to move over to Istanbul New Airport on March 3. There hasn't been much news since then. Does anyone know if that will happen?

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by Cathay777300ER
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order the 787?
Replies: 42
Views: 8196

Re: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order the 787?

I agree that likely the 77W will move to regional flights. CX already flies them regionally between Long haul flights and their previous decisions with regional aircraft is often moving them from long haul to short haul ie 747, A340. However they will likely also need a few specific regional planes ...

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by Cathay777300ER
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Not working
Replies: 18
Views: 2017

Flightradar24 Not working

I was just looking on flightradar24 and a really weird thing is happening. I can't see any planes over Europe. There are a few over the United States but only about 10. I've checked on multiple devices and all the same. Anyone else have this problem?

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by Cathay777300ER
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171012

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

So It looks like Istanbul New-Ankara starts October 31 daily First day 77W then 738 Istanbul New-Ercan starts October 31 daily 738 (Theres an issue on the website with timezones as it shows the flight from Istanbul as 35 mins compared to 2:50 back) Istanbul New-Izmir starts November 1 daily 738 Ist...

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by Cathay777300ER
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171012

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

So It looks like Istanbul New-Ankara starts October 31 daily First day 77W then 738 Istanbul New-Ercan starts October 31 daily 738 (Theres an issue on the website with timezones as it shows the flight from Istanbul as 35 mins compared to 2:50 back) Istanbul New-Izmir starts November 1 daily 738 Ista...

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by Cathay777300ER
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 171012

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

I've been trying to find more information about flights moving as the grand opening is today. What I've roughly found is a few flights would move but besides wikipedia I can't find which. On Wikipedia it says some flights (Ankara, Antalya, Baku, Ercan, İzmir) will move tomorrow but not all. Can some...

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by Cathay777300ER
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 8227

Re: Cathay cancels CPH in 2019

I think Edinburgh could be a good market. It has a lot of connections with Hong Kong and is the second most visited tourist city in the UK.

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by Cathay777300ER
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple flights Same flight number
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: Multiple flights Same flight number

There are three TK212 again tonight
TC-JMH A321-200
TC-JIR A330-200
TC-LOH A330-200

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by Cathay777300ER
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple flights Same flight number
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Re: Multiple flights Same flight number

Turkish's website says there was one TK-212 today: https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/flights/flight-status/?t=1&flight=212&date=120818 Yeah but it doesn't seem like a mistake from flightradar24 as there was three different aircraft flying the route leaving at roughly the same time. Is i...

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by Cathay777300ER
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple flights Same flight number
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Multiple flights Same flight number

Sorry if this has already been discussed. I was looking at Turkish airline flights on flightradar24 and noticed that there are currently three flights between Moscow Vnukovo Airport and Antalya. At first I thought it was a mistake but all the aircraft have different registrations, and there are two ...

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by Cathay777300ER
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alitalia unfair competition?
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Is Alitalia unfair competition?

For the past few years there has been a lot of talk about how the ME3 are unfair competition. Weather the are or not depends on if they are making money and not surviving off money from there states. So I was wondering if Alitalia would be unfair competition then. Alitalia in its 72 year history has...

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by Cathay777300ER
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 25122

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

I think it's unlikely to be Miami as the CX adverts on facebook for Washington DC mention that it's going to be their longest flight.

Honolulu is likely but as a Cathay Dragon destination. Would be pretty weird as a CX destination.

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