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by klm617
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 34
Views: 1853

Re: Unusual airline routes

Angola Airlines LAD-TMS-HAV

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by klm617
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline routes
Replies: 34
Views: 1853

Re: Unusual airline routes

BWI-ACC on Ghana Airways

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by klm617
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 10511

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

DL's teetering with SLC-TPA to less than daily is frustrating. It's a freakin' hub. Make it work and flow some passengers over it if need be! (ATL can afford it). F9 PWN-TPA will be a great route! You know the Delta business plan EVERYTHING over Atlanta and we'll throw a bone or two to the other hu...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Per the latest OAG thread, AA rescinded its decision to drop the third MIA flight during the winter months. That’s good news but also an interesting move, given tickets are available for less than OW$100 most days. And in the move I’d least suspect, BWI is going to just three peak day flights, each...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 10511

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

I thought they flew this already. F9 response? *AA PHL-SRQ JAN 0>0.2[0] FEB 0>0.3[0] MAR 0>0.3[0] APR 0>0.3[0] MAY 0>0.3[0] JUN 0>0.3[0] No, I don't this US ever flew the route. They flew SRQ-CLT forever and SRQ-DCA off and on seasonally for quite some time as well (sometimes only on weekends). Per...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 10511

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Most of the DL drops in CVG are OO operated routes, not a coincidence, IMO. Reflective of the staffing situation over there. That seems to be a general trend across the DL network lately. Low performing OO capacity purchase flights have been cut over the past several weeks - DTW-CAK, DTW-PIA, MSP-F...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 10511

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

Thanks as always enilria. I am a little surprised about CHS-DTW. I’m assuming this is just a seasonal suspension. Has it been seasonal in the past? It is a market that I would think could support year round service, but on the other hand, DL does not have very robust service in many DTW to southern...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 10511

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2018:AA Adds PHL-SRQ; DL Drops CVG-MKE; Many F9 Changes

GRR is looking pretty good for F9 Maybe they can move into Flint and bring back the Florida nonstop that were lost when AirTran left. Interesting how every week Delta seems to end one or two nonstop links this week it's MKE-CVG also of not is the roll back of GRB-ATL from two to one pretty quickly. ...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 175
Views: 18243

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

Bagagge. WOW's India-USA fares might seem wow until you remember that not even hand baggage is included. Factor in a carry on plus a checked bag and you need to add 100 euros to the price, and THEN the plot twists and you find similar priced flights with Qatar, Emirates and Turkish, with a better p...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 95
Views: 12285

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

Finding it interesting that Delta can fly a 767 to Sao Paulo, Brazil daily nonstop but not a 777 to Tokyo, Japan. What real competition do they have on JFK-GRU. If Varig were still around to provide some formidable competition things would be a whole lot different plus there are way more 767s to go...

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by klm617
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 95
Views: 12285

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

AirKevin wrote:
FA9295 wrote:
First off, I'm not sure if UA ever served JFK-NRT.

They did. I flew United 800 from NRT to JFK back in 2006.


Yes it came with United purchase of the Pan Am Asia network the flight was even Pan Am 800 when Pan Am flew between JFK and NRT .

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by klm617
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 61
Views: 10271

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

115 hrs/month? seriously? there isn't a single captain on the planet willing or actually allowed to do that kind of flying time in a month. Pilot shortage/resignations? your post appears to be a subtle hit piece against EK Well duh, its slave work, talk to people that fled DXB, are we all gonna als...

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by klm617
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 8398

Re: Start-up airline Swiss Skies plans to start flying BSL-CVG in 2019

What all you data people fail to realize is just because CVG-BSL is 10 PDEW if someone comes in and starts flying the route charging $99 each way that number is going to increase 10 fold trust me on that. That makes all the data in the world worthless at that point.

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by klm617
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Please tell me what that benefit is. Ultimately, it's air service that's interchangeable with -- it doesn't add capacity into the market nor does it lower fares, and while you may prefer KL, the overwhelming consensus is generally that DL offers a better on board product. And "tight" 767 ...

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by klm617
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

who says DTW-ICN can't support 2 daily? or at least 10 weekly. This route is the new DTW-NRT and we both know that route was easily double daily many times for years. Especially now that they are "introducing" Korean to the team, sending KE on their Flagship NA route makes complete sense....

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by klm617
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I think I know where you’re going with this. The destination is meaningless. It’s having another livery flying into DTW. You’d prefer AZ flying to FCO, KL to AMS, KE to ICN, MU to PEK..... You wouldn’t care if the service was crap compared to DL. It’s all about another tail. There are two opportuni...

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by klm617
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

And that's OK if they take over one Delta flight move the ATL KLM fight to Detroit if it's a mute point. There has to be a benefit to having a KLM flight operated to these airports if they are all good enough to have KLM then so is Detroit. I'd rather fly KLM any day over Delta. As I said when KLM ...

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by klm617
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Please stop. DL and KL coordinate schedules, so if KL were to add DTW, it’d be in lieu of a DL flight. And have you flown KL lately? The service is absolutely inferior to DL. And flights to SLC and MSP are on cramped 787, whereas ATL gets even more cramped 777. Meanwhile, we get the spacious 359 - ...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Please stop. DL and KL coordinate schedules, so if KL were to add DTW, it’d be in lieu of a DL flight. And have you flown KL lately? The service is absolutely inferior to DL. And flights to SLC and MSP are on cramped 787, whereas ATL gets even more cramped 777. Meanwhile, we get the spacious 359 - ...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I’m still impressed by KL’s growth in 2 years, MSP, SLC, MIA, BOS and now LAS. But no Detroit speaks volumes really. Please stop. DL and KL coordinate schedules, so if KL were to add DTW, it’d be in lieu of a DL flight. And have you flown KL lately? The service is absolutely inferior to DL. And fli...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

BenflysDTW wrote:
I’m still impressed by KL’s growth in 2 years, MSP, SLC, MIA, BOS and now LAS.


But no Detroit speaks volumes really.

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
KLM 617 now is the BOS-AMS flight :)

And dude, have you been to MEM lately?? Its a ghost town.
DL literally has dozens of outstations that are far bigger than MEM. MEM-AMS died with the hub.


But I'm sure there is enough cargo to sustain the flight being it's the FedEx hub.

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
KLM 617 now is the BOS-AMS flight :)

And dude, have you been to MEM lately?? Its a ghost town.
DL literally has dozens of outstations that are far bigger than MEM. MEM-AMS died with the hub.


It sucks to be me.

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

dtwpilot225 wrote:
Hmm I wonder why you are upset with your name :)


I will say this I fly Detroit Frankfurt a lot and when I had the choice of flying KLM out of Detroit I flew DTW-AMS-FRA on KLM over the Detroit-Frankfurt nonstop. Flew Air France once DTW-CDG-FRA but CDG is a nightmare.

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Something I was thinking about the other day There have been a ton of new routes announced from ams Lately by dal/klm Tpa mco ind las dfw and they haven’t taken away any of the dtw ams flights, yet anyways. That’s great to see. Shows how strong the route is. In fact, I had heard that dtw-ams is one...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 61
Views: 10271

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

I wonder how much of a role the AM/DL JV had in the Mexican authorities not giving EK what they wanted. If the media were to question EK about this, they would vehemently deny it, but I have a feeling that DL/AM may have something to do with it... Hopefully, AM/DL did have something to do with it. ...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL launching BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 47
Views: 6629

Re: Rumor: DL launching BOS-LIS in S19

If this is true, it’s more evidence that DL is trying to undermine B6 at BOS by adding flights that B6 feeds to their partners that DL can’t grab with places like DUB and LIS, plus PDL feed they can capture over JFK. Almost looks like DL is going to try and put to screws to B6 at BOS like they did ...

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?
Replies: 35
Views: 2072

Re: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?

Flint would be a great place for them to set up shop flying to MCO, RSW and TPA

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by klm617
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 61
Views: 10271

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

I wonder how much of a role the AM/DL JV had in the Mexican authorities not giving EK what they wanted.

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by klm617
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 11
Views: 1678

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKEWN- Who will use it?

I still think that MKE is a good candidate for a flight to Europe on an A321, 737 or 757. Let's face it if SWF works for NYC and PVD works for BOS than surely MKE can do the same for ORD.

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by klm617
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 5278

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

I believe you're incorrect about no security rescreening when connecting international to domestic, unless you're talking about a flight which precleared at its origin (DUB for instance). I was talking about TSA screening after you clear customs. Once you clear customs you are cleared onto your con...

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by klm617
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 5278

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

I believe you're incorrect about no security rescreening when connecting international to domestic, unless you're talking about a flight which precleared at its origin (DUB for instance). I was talking about TSA screening after you clear customs. Once you clear customs you are cleared onto your con...

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by klm617
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)
Replies: 36
Views: 2788

Re: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)

gravytrain wrote:
Good to see a new airline in JAX. However I don't see what either destination really adds. Both are well served as it is.


It gives price sensitive customers a choice now that they didn't have at least in the Detroit market.

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by klm617
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 5278

Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

Detroit has taken 3rd place this year in the J . D. Power customer satisfaction survey behind Las Vegas and Orlando making it the best hub for connections in the USA being Las Vegas and Orlando have no hub operation. Detroit is home to the nub of America's best on time airline with the least amount ...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)
Replies: 36
Views: 2788

Re: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)

I hope NK got the NW cadre attention, and they really start utilizing a more creative schedule for JAXDTW AND JAXMSP running everything thru ATL is not as efficient as a variety of AFTERNOON departures to DTW &/or MSP could provide WEST COAST CONNECTIONS. Yes indeed I love seeing a.neter posts ...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)
Replies: 36
Views: 2788

Re: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)

Ezra wrote:
Thanks for the info, everyone!

Does anyone recall the max frequency on JAX-DTW back in the NW days? Did they ever fly the route more than three/day?



No it was 3 daily with a DC-9-30

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by klm617
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Here's some more good news: https://www.freep.com/story/travel/michigan/2018/09/19/detroit-metro-airport-ranking/1355932002/?from=new-cookie You hear that world if you're looking for a great stress free hub connection Detroit is where you want to be routed over. Try it you'll like it and I guarante...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

I mean, while they've shifted their focus to FL, DTW is still an impressive market for Spirit. The hangar shows their commitment to serving the region by adding an economic impact. The talk was Dallas for the HQ, but I think their focus is shifted towards Orlando now. Orange County has a few facili...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)
Replies: 36
Views: 2788

Re: Spirit to Jacksonville FL (JAX)

Now it's time for Florida's hometown airline to add VPS and SRQ to DTW

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by klm617
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

New service alert! NK to start DTW-JAX (new city for NK) 12/20/18. Daily service. (Along with ORD-JAX) http://ir.spirit.com/news-releases/news-release-details/jet-setting-jax-spirit-airlines-expands-florida-footprint-ultra Logical add for NK at DTW. This might spur DL to upgauge/increase capacity i...

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by klm617
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14370

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

I'd like an F please Pat.

You had one job LOL

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by klm617
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1343
Views: 107544

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Why Clevelanders have such an inferiority complex is beyond me. Quit trying to find metrics that support your narratives. Immature, gross generalizations not needed in this forum. And strangely enough these kinds of denigrating comments come from people in big market areas with an abundance of air ...

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by klm617
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1604
Views: 93289

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Today was the inaugural flight from AM on DTW-BJX. Since January 2017, AM has gone from 0 to 4 flights per day at DTW, which has greatly expanded the number of flights to interior Mexico. What used to be single daily DL service to MEX and MTY each, from 2 flights to now 6 is the following: MEX - DL...

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by klm617
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15722

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I live in Detroit and there is NO WAY I am going to fly close to 2 hours backwards just to get a cheaper fare. Good for you. You aren't "everybody" None of us are "everybody", but I'd bet klm617 is in the majority. HA's flight will succeed or fail primarily with BOS O&D traf...

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by klm617
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26675

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

:rotfl: Uhm... yes, it is the definition of product class distinction, which has been a cornerstone of this industry since the 1940s and seems to be working just fine across aviation in all parts of the world. If you have a problem with that maybe find a different industry to be an enthusiast of. O...

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by klm617
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26675

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

:rotfl: Uhm... yes, it is the definition of product class distinction, which has been a cornerstone of this industry since the 1940s and seems to be working just fine across aviation in all parts of the world. If you have a problem with that maybe find a different industry to be an enthusiast of. O...

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by klm617
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26675

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Obviously you never experienced coach class in the 70's and 80's. I most certainly did, and I remember it being exceptionally foul. Cigarette smoke wafting everywhere, no seat-back entertainment or wifi. Garbage. So if it's been working since the 40's let's roll the clock back to 1985 and go back t...

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