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by flyinghippo
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Night at JFK
Replies: 47
Views: 11564

Re: Bad Night at JFK

No, it’s planned for. They have pretty good idea what the taxi-out times will be, but sometimes they go back for fuel And then join the back of the line or do they get to jump to where they were? No - all planes that were waiting on 22R and Yankee taxi way had their engines shut off while the tower...

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by flyinghippo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1077
Views: 200071

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

So... still no guesses on what DL will do with the 14 extra A350s? :)

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by flyinghippo
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1077
Views: 200071

DL's new A359s from LATAM

Now that Delta's plan to acquire LA's A350s (14 total) has been made clear. Let's discuss... 1 - Delta will take 4 existing LA A359s. I assume Delta will refit those frames with Delta products since LA's A359's seating is pretty drastically different from DL's, especially in the business class cabin...

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by flyinghippo
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 746
Views: 72818

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

DL's strategy in MIA could follow its strategy in DFW - Start using their A220s as they arrive and focus on business passengers connecting to mid-sized cities in the US with a good product. If there's a city not served by MIA, most of the passengers have the options to connect via ATL (Assuming TAM/...

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by flyinghippo
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 746
Views: 72818

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

The 4 A350s DL is getting from LA in 2020, are they already fitted with LA's interior? Will DL change it to DL's interior if it's already fitted with LA's seats?

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by flyinghippo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 746
Views: 72818

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Looks like we're going to have ONE airline for the world... DL/LATAM/AM/VS/KL/KE/AF/MU. They'll probably add VA soon after!

That covers pretty much all the world except for Africa

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by flyinghippo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 746
Views: 72818

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

So is Delta adding 14 A350s to DELTA's fleet? Or just committing to LATAM's purchase of 10 A350s while adding 4 to Delta's fleet?

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by flyinghippo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic: A Skyteam hub at LHR ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Re: Virgin Atlantic expansion : a Skyteam hub at LHR ?

what's the purpose of Skyteam hub in LHR? To capture more O&R traffic? For connecting traffic, they're doing pretty well with AMS and CDG next door...

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by flyinghippo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 19304

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

For all the comparisons to SFO /SEA, UAL/DAL?? United started Trans-pac flying out of SEA in 1985 with SEA-HKG and SEA-NRT . Later? We got the Pacific Division routes from Pan-AM where we were later forced to surrender the SEA routes. We still wanted to fly those routes but it seems that No other a...

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by flyinghippo
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 19304

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

I think that DL needs to strengthen its domestic network in SEA before adding new TPAC flights. It only has 1x daily flight to CVG, AUS and RDU, which are DL's focus cities. Not to mention that there is no DL metal flight from SEA to many big metros such as DFW, TPA, STL, PHL, and MIA/FLL. A strong...

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by flyinghippo
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 19304

Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

What is the true intention for DL in SEA? I know they've added a lot of destinations to/from SEA in the past 2-3 years domestically, and have started to fly SEA-PVG. Did a quick check on their schedule, I see the following daily flights to Asia from SEA ICN x2 PEK x1 PVG x1 NRT x1 KIX x1 Will DL eve...

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by flyinghippo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 7027

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

I just did a dummy search for Oct 14-18 and D1 is readily available. Fares range from $3,791-$5,178 RT. The higher fares are the first few flights of the day. Are there specific dates you're looking at? For domestic business/first? $5,000? You gots to be kidding. What kind of fool pays this sort of...

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by flyinghippo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 7027

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

Just tried to book again and now I see biz seats available... (13 Oct - 17 Oct)

Were they just blocking them? (I searched on Delta.com and Google Flights)

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by flyinghippo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 7027

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

If the LF on JFK/SFO is that high, I wonder if DL can do close to hourly flights between the 2 cities when they get A321NEOs and have a similar cabin as AA in terms of premium seat counts?

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by flyinghippo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 7027

Re: JFK-SFO biz availability on DL

senatorflyer wrote:
Aren’t AA using A321s?


Yes - you're right! Corrected my OP. Thanks

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by flyinghippo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 7027

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

flyfresno wrote:
Aren’t a few of the JFK-SFO flights on 767s?

Maybe - but all of the days/flights I searched only had 757s

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by flyinghippo
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 7027

Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

I'm a DL flyer and going to SFO for a business trip in October. To my surprise, all business class on direct flights between JFK - SFO are sold out on DL. I even looked into 3Q/4Q of this year, 90% of the flights have their business cabins sold out. DL flies 757 with 16 D1 seats Meanwhile, AA has pl...

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by flyinghippo
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 6549

VS A350 scheduled yet

BA's A35K just came out of the paint shop, and VS will also receive their first A35K this summer. VS announced this new bird will fly between JFK-LHR first. Just checked flights between JFK and LHR on VS for October... nothing yet... Does anyone have insights on when they will deploy A350s on this r...

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by flyinghippo
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & MCO ...what next?
Replies: 33
Views: 4184

Re: Delta & MCO ...what next?

I don't think it will amount to anything other than a leisure destination for DL. It's way too close to ATL to develop any meaningful connections and does not have enough O&D traffic to sustain any major expansion.

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by flyinghippo
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK terminals 2027
Replies: 36
Views: 6177

Re: JFK terminals 2027

1:Terminal One Group, which is a consortium comprised of Lufthansa, Air France, Japan Airlines, and Korea Air Lines wil rebuild in T1/2 & part of T3 space with a connector to T4. Please let me quote you on this to help motivate my reasoning for this where airlines should be madness (why people ...

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by flyinghippo
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK terminals 2027
Replies: 36
Views: 6177

Re: JFK terminals 2027

With all due respect to you, this is how I see JFK in the future: -First of all, there is no more Terminal 6. -Terminal 5 is where TWA used to be, where JetBlue is now and where the TWA hotel will open soon. -I see Terminal 1 becoming the Star Allinace Terminal, it would host all the Star airlines ...

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by flyinghippo
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK terminals 2027
Replies: 36
Views: 6177

JFK terminals 2027

Hopefully, the current renovation plans for JFK will begin as planned in 2020, and complete by 2025 (hopefully). Once complete, JFK will have 3 mega terminal buildings in place: Terminal 1 & 2, with a connection to Terminal 4 Terminal 5 & 6 & 7 Terminal 8 Which airlines would occupy thes...

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by flyinghippo
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 100
Views: 14612

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

If I remember correctly, the new T1 will connect to the current T4 - so I think AF and KE will remain in T1 as they're part owners of T1, and people can walk over to T4 to DL for connections if necessary.

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by flyinghippo
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 100
Views: 14612

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

If I remember correctly, the new T1 will connect to the current T4 - so I think AF and KE will remain in T1 as they're part owners of T1, and people can walk over to T4 to DL for connections if necessary.

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by flyinghippo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Dreamliner services to Prague from ICN and DOH
Replies: 15
Views: 3210

Re: New Dreamliner services to Prague from ICN and DOH

I think CI is also looking at PRG in mid/late 2019. Isn't one of the Chinese carriers also starting a 1 stop flight to PRG? HU? Traffic to PRG will grow to beyond tourist in the next few years. Their job market is extremely tight and has an abundance of tech/engineering talent. It's also attracting ...

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by flyinghippo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 101
Views: 19573

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

zakuivcustom wrote:
That's a lot of sake (or Shochu) that the pilot drank. :shock:


I guess Asians can only get drunk on Sake or Shochu?

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by flyinghippo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM Business Class now fully lie flat
Replies: 37
Views: 5320

Re: KLM Business Class

AF has angled lie flat seats, without direct access to the aisle on their A330, their flagship A380 and some 777s - and we're not talking about regional flights! AF sends angled flat seats on CDG-DEL routes.

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by flyinghippo
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 9779

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

A+ for creativity and quality of whatever you're smoking. F for reality. TBH - it should be JFK that gets the major expansion, not LGA. It's already bigger than LGA so there will be less land to acquire/fill. Plus the closing of LGA would free up air traffic around JFK/EWR to better utilize their ru...

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by flyinghippo
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first
Replies: 17
Views: 3765

Re: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first

Sure but this is also prevalent in OW and possibly *A. Most advance economy fares you purchase are not going to earn anything on partner FFSs. Worse, QF reduces even business / first class fares to an economy earn rate for partner airlines on routes it flies itself. I'm aware, but this wasn't the c...

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by flyinghippo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner
Replies: 26
Views: 4738

Re: Boeing Estimates 18 Billion Pounds Of Fuel Saved By Dreamliner

Ziyulu wrote:
What a boring fleet. You either get on a 737 or 787.


Yep!! Tell me about it. All airlines should have an exciting fleet for us to be excited about!! Who cares about operational efficiencies or crew training!! Fuel consumption?!? Pffftt... screw that!

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by flyinghippo
Mon May 14, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 57
Views: 8688

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

The A350's are a huge hit with customers, time to firm up some more deliveries, and get some 1000's on property as well.. I haven't flown it myself, so I can't say, but all the people I have spoke to that have said they prefer DL330 over DL350 in business class at least. Of course this is not a sci...

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by flyinghippo
Mon May 14, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 57
Views: 8688

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

The A350's are a huge hit with customers, time to firm up some more deliveries, and get some 1000's on property as well.. I haven't flown it myself, so I can't say, but all the people I have spoke to that have said they prefer DL330 over DL350 in business class at least. Of course this is not a sci...

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by flyinghippo
Mon May 14, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 57
Views: 8688

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

The A350's are a huge hit with customers, time to firm up some more deliveries, and get some 1000's on property as well.. I haven't flown it myself, so I can't say, but all the people I have spoke to that have said they prefer DL330 over DL350 in business class at least. Of course this is not a sci...

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by flyinghippo
Sun May 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 57
Views: 8688

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

Does anyone know when DL will start to retrofit their 777s? I believe they will get the Delta One Suites.

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by flyinghippo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: will DL restart JFK-Asia on the A350?
Replies: 17
Views: 2169

Will DL fly TPAC from JFK again?

DL used to fly JFK-NRT direct. Today, the only option to fly from continental US North East to Asia on DL is via DTW or SEA. DL has a big presence at JFK and is their gateway to Europe, having zero TPAC options seems a bit odd... With more A350s joining the DL fleet, do you think DL will consider fl...

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by flyinghippo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 30211

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

Will fly on DL A350 in April (DTW-PEK, then PVG-DTW), will let you know how it is from a passenger perspective.

With that, I would have flown on every type of equipment DL has in their fleet now (I'm counting A333 and A332 as one type)

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by flyinghippo
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CI upgrade the remaining B747-400s?
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Re: Will CI upgrade the remaining B747-400s?

No reason for CI to order 748i as 77W and 350s will be their long-haul strategy (more A350 than 77W, 77W is meant more for stop-gap solution until 350s arrive)

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by flyinghippo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route
Replies: 46
Views: 12269

Re: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route

Who would JV with them on JFK-TPE route?

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by flyinghippo
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'
Replies: 282
Views: 34681

Re: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'

Essentially, Delta is giving up the 90% of the market in Asia from NYC - They only have 2 non-stop flights to Asia from JFK (PVG, ICN), and none of it is on their own metal. Even going to major cities such as NRT, PEK and HKG requires one stops. SIN, TPE, KIX would require two stop Maybe it's time ...

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by flyinghippo
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'
Replies: 282
Views: 34681

Re: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'

Essentially, Delta is giving up the 90% of the market in Asia from NYC - They only have 2 non-stop flights to Asia from JFK (PVG, ICN), and none of it is on their own metal. Even going to major cities such as NRT, PEK and HKG requires one stops. SIN, TPE, KIX would require two stop Maybe it's time f...

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by flyinghippo
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA C / D Redevelopment to be approved Thursday
Replies: 28
Views: 3764

Re: LGA C / D Redevelopment to be approved Thursday

Still think LGA should be torn down, turn it into a transportation hub, prime water front commercial and residential property. Use the profits to expand JFK and make the air space above NYC area much much more efficient...

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by flyinghippo
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Next To Upgrade Their Biz Class?
Replies: 41
Views: 10509

RE: DL Next To Upgrade Their Biz Class?

I did a Google search for Delta A350 Business class and didn't find anything about new hardware...

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by flyinghippo
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Next To Upgrade Their Biz Class?
Replies: 41
Views: 10509

DL Next To Upgrade Their Biz Class?

With <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> announcing new hard products for their business class, does it compel Delta to act and introduce new business class seats? The current Delta One product, while decent, is not near the t...

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by flyinghippo
Thu May 05, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Finally Announces ORD 4x Weekly
Replies: 25
Views: 7649

RE: EVA Finally Announces ORD 4x 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/stratacruiser" class="quote" target="_blank">stratacruiser</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Glad to see EVA expanding, but...

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by flyinghippo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion Over DL 739 And 739ER
Replies: 54
Views: 12092

RE: Confusion Over DL 739 And 739ER

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GE9X" class="quote" target="_blank">GE9X</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I flew on <acronym ti...

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by flyinghippo
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: BA Should Have Merged With KLM
Replies: 41
Views: 20949

RE: IAG CEO: BA Should Have Merged With KLM

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SCQ83" class="quote" target="_blank">SCQ83</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>I can see <acronym title="Niagara Falls - Inte...

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by flyinghippo
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS Presence
Replies: 60
Views: 15917

RE: DL AMS Presence

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Deltal1011man" class="quote" target="_blank">Deltal1011man</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>you haven't connected in <acro...

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by flyinghippo
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce LAX-HKG
Replies: 234
Views: 36276

RE: Rumor: AA To Announce LAX-HKG

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/delimit" class="quote" target="_blank">delimit</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>This sounds like someone who hasn't flown ...

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by flyinghippo
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce LAX-HKG
Replies: 234
Views: 36276

RE: Rumor: AA To Announce LAX-HKG

The J products might be exactly the same, but service between <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> couldn't be more different. In Y class, <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> beats <acronym...

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by flyinghippo
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 To PRG, BHX, TPE, 2nd BCN
Replies: 67
Views: 15695

RE: Emirates Announces A380 To PRG, BHX, TPE, 2nd BCN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lancelot07" class="quote" target="_blank">lancelot07</a> (<a href="#59" class="quote">Reply 59</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Prague - Vaclav Have...

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