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by Sightseer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 New routes for UA
Replies: 50
Views: 4471

Re: 3 New routes for UA

CONTACREW wrote:
None from DEN. 2 new routes from EWR 1 new route from SFO.


Looks like the following to me:

codc10 wrote:
#1 SFO-AMS
#2 EWR-NAP
#3 EWR-PRG

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by Sightseer
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57694

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Delta has PDX -NRT because there is a large local market of people in Portland who travel to Japan and beyond to Asia. They top it off with some connections. Case closed, end of story. SLC simply doesnt have that necessary local connection, so it's much more reliant on connections than PDX. That me...

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by Sightseer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 10893

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-12aug18/


That'll be cool. Is BA still sending the 789?
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787fan8 wrote:
Turkish Airlines is bringing in the 787 next year Sept 10th, replacing the A330-200.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-12aug18/


That'll be cool. Is BA still sending the 789?

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by Sightseer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

DL is all about perception. If they can make people believe they are something they are not, it's a huge advantage in the marketplace.. What Bastian doesn't want to say to investors and the public is that their revenue premium is structural. They drive a revenue premium due to having market power i...

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by Sightseer
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 186
Views: 22786

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

With the first scheduled passenger flight for Delta's A350 nearing, would anyone happen to have any predictions for new or existing routes Delta could fly their A350's on from ATL? DTW has NRT, ICN, PEK and PVG in Asia, AMS in Europe, perhaps one of these? ATL-ICN will be an A350 route starting Mar...

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by Sightseer
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12987

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

res77W wrote:
The Y seats look so cheap. A touch of red and that diamond weave pattern would liven it up.


This.

That said, the rest of the interior looks very nice indeed.

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by Sightseer
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80828

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
+ unscheduled upgrade on ATL-SJU route (764 replaces 739); hurricane Maria relief

This has been quite frequent for something unscheduled. Any idea how long the 764 service will continue?

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by Sightseer
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12722

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

PITflights wrote:
Since DL wants everything to be together at LGA did AA leverage that to get consolidated into T in ATL?

AA's been slated to take the new T gates for well over a year, so in terms of the timing I doubt that situation played into this move.

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by Sightseer
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Virgin Australia expand its network?
Replies: 26
Views: 3590

Re: When will Virgin Australia expand its network?

Here's hoping VA's new focus on Asia will bear fruit. I flew them once and enjoyed it. Would be a shame to see them meet AB's fate.

Is there any idea how MEL-HKG is doing?

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by Sightseer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35313

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Bottom line, If BBD can't sustain that airplane price they gave Delta for EVERYBODY?? Then Delta shouldn't get that price because the sold it under cost. This is getting into another issue that's already been debated ad nauseam, but every manufacturer sells some frames below cost. The early custome...

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by Sightseer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35313

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Bottom line, If BBD can't sustain that airplane price they gave Delta for EVERYBODY?? Then Delta shouldn't get that price because the sold it under cost. This is getting into another issue that's already been debated ad nauseam, but every manufacturer sells some frames below cost. The early custome...

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by Sightseer
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 22677

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

iflykpdx wrote:
I have been somewhat surprised they've been one of the only two or three airlines here to not announce anything new in the last year.


Delta has started or announced plenty of new routes in the past year: JFK/ATL-LIS, lots of BOS routes, several out of RDU, LAX-ABQ/CDG/AMS, and more.

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by Sightseer
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11648

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

Thanks Enilria!

klm617 wrote:
DL DTW-AMS MAR 4>3


As I suspected the additional DTW-CDG would cause a reduction in DTW-AMS

Nice try, but this reduction is for March, and the second DTW-CDG doesn't start until May.

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by Sightseer
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35313

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

Why would DL order the 737-7, a 150 seat jet, that doesn't even come close to the CS300 in performance, let alone the 110 seats that DL plans on putting in the CS100? Granted DL is getting their end of line 737-900ER fleet for dirt cheap, I don't see them being able to sell DL on the 7Max at a pric...

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by Sightseer
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35313

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

They aren't my terms or how I see them. They are pretty objective terms. MC = cost of each additional unit to produce. TC = would include all previous development costs (Fixed costs) plus MC. That is why total costs aren't recovered until hundreds of units are built. So early on not covering total ...

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by Sightseer
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97543

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

As an American (I wish we still had the country flags), I think this decision is utterly shameful.

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by Sightseer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 16425

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

I know a few of the 764s were refurbished in 2008 or 2009 and were dedicated to LHR service. Did those planes get redone again in 2011? If I am not mistaken, DL started with the 764s and then the 763s were refurbished. Maybe 2011 is the year when the -300ERs were completed? No, you're not mistaken....

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by Sightseer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Portuguese Renaissance
Replies: 21
Views: 4264

Re: The Portuguese Renaissance

I went to Lisbon and Sintra a couple years ago, and even in November there were lots of tourists and marvelous weather. The locals were friendly, too, and yes things were pretty affordable. It's been good to see the expansion in service.

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by Sightseer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 16425

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

FYI, 77Ls - currently still in original delivery state, flat-bed J seats 77Es - refurbished in 2011 with installation of flat-bed J seats 764s - refurbished in 2011 with installation of flat-bed J seats and nose-to-tail AVOD (older smaller screens) 744s - refurbished in 2012 with installation of fl...

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by Sightseer
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 186
Views: 22786

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

VS will replace three of its ATL-MAN weekly flights with 747-400 instead of A330-300 effective March 2018. That will be cool to see. Sadly (from a plane spotting perspective), that could well be the last scheduled 744 passenger service ATL ever sees, though it could theoretically see the 748 from L...

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by Sightseer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58730

Re: DL Future Expansion

Is there any word at all about DL launching CVG-LHR or is that just a.net speculation? I could see them replacing CVG-CDG with CVG-LHR, but two DL TATL flights out of CVG? Eh, I don't know. At this point, it is all a.net speculation (hence why I did not mention it). The only hard information I have...

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by Sightseer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58730

Re: DL Future Expansion

Is his name Captain Obvious? Who else would fly it? Delta KLM flying TPA-AMS with tickets sold as Delta flight numbers could very well happen. Delta flying TPA-AMS? That does not fit their virtual airline model and therefore will never happen. Exactly. That's why KL flies PDX-AMS and AF will fly IN...

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by Sightseer
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25971

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

We speculated before that MSP-HND and HND-LAX could be run with heavy 242T A333s. LAX is already going to the A333 for this winter but goes back to the 777 for the summer. MSP is still a 777 throughout. Just curious, if DL changes aircraft, will they need the approval of the DOT so AA doesn't cry f...

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by Sightseer
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25971

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Flighty wrote:
We speculated before that MSP-HND and HND-LAX could be run with heavy 242T A333s.


LAX is already going to the A333 for this winter but goes back to the 777 for the summer. MSP is still a 777 throughout.

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by Sightseer
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta ever regularly flown the 777 out of DTW?
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: Has Delta ever regularly flown the 777 out of DTW?

DTW had 777 service to PEK, PVG, and HKG simultaneously about 5-6 years ago. I flew to PVG on ship 7102 in February 2012.

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by Sightseer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80828

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

I find all these day-of equipment swaps pretty fascinating. I would guess they occur for various reasons but didn't know they were as prevalent as they appear to be, based on hkcanadaexpat's updates. What is it that primarily drives these swaps? Is it mostly overselling/underselling of certain fligh...

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by Sightseer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25971

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

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. FWIW, none, to my knowledge, have done so with a partner hub on the other end, let alone a JV partner hub. DL may fail too, but it's arguably in th...

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by Sightseer
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25971

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

Well this is why IND-CDG was going to be loaded on the 23rd, although I'm slightly disappointed AUS-AMS isn't part of this announcement. But conversely ... LAX-AMS 4x weekly 77L LAX-CDG 3x weekly 77L It is nice to see DL putting its own metal back into the LAX-EU market, and doing so from a position...

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by Sightseer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13361

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

DL financials are posted BEFORE taxes in an attempt to make it look much larger than it really is. Must be a 'Southern thing." As for JV, tell all of us what feed DL has at PHL? Since none of the JV partners you mention fly say MEM, or ROC, or MLI to PHL I have no idea what feed you would be t...

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by Sightseer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 16425

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

CaliguyNYC wrote:
Plus if you fly more than 2 X 6 hour flights with DL in a month, you run out of movies (many months but not all).


What plane are you flying? DL's current IFE has hundreds of movies.

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by Sightseer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 16425

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

oldannyboy wrote: [ You are right. I take my comment back. They have nice new interiors. I was mentally picturing the battered cabins of a certain US rival... Still, the 76 is a much older plane, the cabin is quite a bit narrower, it's a lot noisier esp at the back of the cabin, plus the 330 offers...

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by Sightseer
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL dropping PHL-CDG?
Replies: 92
Views: 13361

Re: DL dropping PHL-CDG?

http://flightaware.com/live/findflight? ... ation=KJFK
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PHLCVGAMTK wrote:
PHL-JFK should probably cost the job of any DL route planner who puts it on the schedule.


DL apparently feels differently: http://flightaware.com/live/findflight? ... ation=KJFK

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by Sightseer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58730

Re: DL Future Expansion

I have a question; with all of the 744's that NWA used to operate transpac, what has become of that network today? Will their largest aircraft (in 10 years or so) ultimately be the A350-1000? I've read that by the end of 2018 to early 2019 all TransPac service will shift to 777/359. Delta wants to ...

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by Sightseer
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58730

Re: DL Future Expansion

There is a 80% chance that if you are flying Delta or it's partners that you will be forced over the ATL hub because of lack of choice due to the way that the Delta system is structured even if it's not your choice. For that to be true, ATL would have to comprise 80% of Delta's (and its partners') ...

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by Sightseer
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 58730

Re: DL Future Expansion

Unrelated to ATL, there is another thread saying BA's AUS flight will be on a 744(!) next summer. I wonder what that means for AUS-AMS.

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by Sightseer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8668

Re: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI

jasoncrh wrote:
The JV covers HKG. It does not cover the rest of China

Interesting. I had thought that the US only allowed JVs to cover open skies areas, and since the US and HK don't have open skies that meant HK wouldn't be in the JV.

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by Sightseer
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8668

Re: OAG Changes 9/10/2017: UA Adds EWR-BGR, ORD-CGI, ORD-UIN, Resumes ORD-PBI

Thanks Enilria! TransWorldOne wrote: Looks like DL continues to struggle to offer daily nonstop service on the SEA-HKG route. I would think they with no nonstop competition this would be a slam dunk for them. Apparently not. This is one of the SEA routes that the KE JV threatens. I doubt that, since...

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by Sightseer
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 186
Views: 22786

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

WS won't add ATL-YYC because limited service protects current DL service to YYC. DL and WS don't have ATI or a JV. Why would WS care about protecting DL's service more than its own growth? I don't see WW or DY going to ATL because it'll cannibalize a ton of markets like LON, BCN, CDG, etc. WW or DY...

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by Sightseer
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally MCO-AMS on DL
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Finally MCO-AMS on DL

viewtopic.php?t=1370445
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This thread should answer many potential questions: viewtopic.php?t=1370445

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by Sightseer
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 14092

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

They may indeed have a crew shortage for all I know, but even if they do, the fact that they're dropping this flight out of all of their long-haul flights indicates that, at best, SJC is performing relatively poorly. Do they operate any of their other FRA-USA flights on A340s? Philly, Tampa, and ma...

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by Sightseer
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 14092

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

They may indeed have a crew shortage for all I know, but even if they do, the fact that they're dropping this flight out of all of their long-haul flights indicates that, at best, SJC is performing relatively poorly.

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by Sightseer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 186
Views: 22786

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion

You guys can go ahead and shoot me down on this, but could HU be a possibility? No, unless they cut frequencies on another US route from PEK or PVG. There are no more Zone 1 (PEK/PVG/CAN) frequencies remaining to be allocated in the US-China bilateral. HU could theoretically serve ATL from a non-Zo...

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by Sightseer
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money
Replies: 31
Views: 4221

Re: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money

I don't really have a strong opinion on UA one way or the other, having never flown them, but Oscar really does seem to get it in ways that Smisek never did. This is a good gesture, regardless of how it's ultimately paid for.

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by Sightseer
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hartsfield Jackson EVER Get The 787?!
Replies: 22
Views: 3251

Re: Will Hartsfield Jackson EVER Get The 787?!

My question comes as simple, will Hartsfield Jackson ever get atleast a few visits for the 787? Yes. AF will send a 789 to ATL for most of October this year. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270579/air-france-adds-787-atlanta-service-in-oct-2017/ Going through the schedules now, how...

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by Sightseer
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hartsfield Jackson EVER Get The 787?!
Replies: 22
Views: 3251

Re: Will Hartsfield Jackson EVER Get The 787?!

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -oct-2017/
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Narfish641 wrote:
My question comes as simple, will Hartsfield Jackson ever get atleast a few visits for the 787?


Yes. AF will send a 789 to ATL for most of October this year.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -oct-2017/

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by Sightseer
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 37532

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

Based on the clues, BRU, CPH, and DUB seem the most likely, but that is a lot of new capacity to one region - and a region under yield pressure, at that - to introduce all at once. However, it would make more sense if, as mentioned above, DUS is indeed being cut, with that capacity allocated to BRU ...

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by Sightseer
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 7327

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

Although the waves maybe should've extended farther forward, number 3 is probably my personal favorite, even over the one they ultimately chose.

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by Sightseer
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American drops JFK-MAN
Replies: 110
Views: 19578

Re: American drops JFK-MAN

DL/VS carries a majority of its JFK-MAN passengers on DL connections beyond JFK. Not really an ideal set-up considering its NYC pax prefer LGA. Most likely money losing ;) Then again Delta has no choice. They have to increase JFK volume to make it work. Wouldn't be the first time though they fail. ...

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by Sightseer
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy
Replies: 23
Views: 6071

Re: China considers changing, "one route, one airline" policy

My observation: 4. Potentially bad news for secondary cities in both China and elsewhere, including SJC and a few cities in Europe. Why? Wouldn't it allow competition on heavier routes to places like Beijing, and allow Chinese airlines more flexibility to serve secondary US cities from Chinese hubs...

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by Sightseer
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5784

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

WPvsMW wrote:
It appears restrictions on Category 1 airports in CN will be relaxed.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1372301


That refers to countries that have open skies agreements with China, not the three Category 1 airports in the US-China bilateral.

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