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by LupineChemist
Mon Mar 21, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 440600

Re: China Eastern 737 "Missing Contact"

Now if there are only a couple of data points and the curve is interpolated, then it's a false impression. Yes, that's the case here. The next data point after the start of the descent was over 2 minutes later. FR24 only publishes very coarse data by default. Sometimes they will manually download t...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 440600

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

Keep in mind FR24 often has many more data points than they publish on the site. It would overload their connections to be publishing everything, but hopefully they will release everything they have now.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Arabia and Thailand resume air links after 35 years
Replies: 28
Views: 4736

Re: Saudia Arabia and Thailand resume air links after 35 years

Yeah, there's a decent Muslim population in southern Thailand for Hajj flights, too. I could actually see a some interesting widebody charters from Hat Yai (HDY)

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 92
Views: 17847

Re: Spanish Aviation Thread - 2022

Interesting development in the Canary Islands. Passenger seaplanes will return to the islands more than 50 years later with a route between Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Surcar Airlines plans to resume the use of seaplanes in Spain starting next fall. https://rtvc.es/surcar-airlines-operara-con-hidroa...

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by LupineChemist
Wed May 12, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet
Replies: 122
Views: 14616

Re: Alaska Airlines adding Belize and expanding fleet

How much tourist infrastructure is there in Belize? It just seems like there's a ton of service for a country of under 400k people.

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by LupineChemist
Mon May 10, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours
Replies: 330
Views: 42252

Re: France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights where same journey could be made by train in under 2,5 hours

This still feels like a whole lot of emotion over something with very little real impact in either direction. Doesn't AF already codeshare with SNCF? They certainly advertise combined trips https://www.airfrance.fr/FR/en/common/resainfovol/avion_train/reservation_avion_train_tgvair_airfrance.htm. Vi...

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by LupineChemist
Mon May 10, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)
Replies: 58
Views: 9997

Re: Iberia launches seasonal service to Male (Maldives)

This feels like a pure covid move. There's lots of people with money looking to travel and Maldives being open and leisure traffic coming back first makes the move reasonable but i wouldn't bet on it long term. IB didn't fly to beach destinations in the Caribbean pre covid either. No CUN, SDQ over P...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 93960

Re: BA LGW - ISB

Gatwick caters to Liesure traffic and VFR traffic certainly qualifies for that. India traffic gets a ton of N. America connections while there's comparatively fewer Pakistanis there compared to lots in the UK.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?
Replies: 110
Views: 27102

Re: A350-900ULR: a one-off concept?

As an update, I've noticed that -ULR ships 9V-SGE, -SGF, and -SGG have all been flown for 1hr SIN-SIN within the last week. The other aircraft were done the same in September, and again in November. It it seems that SQ is flying them once a month, then putting them back into storage...... I'd ask, ...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2897
Views: 336822

Re: jetBlue to Miami?

Would AA have enough 321Ts to put flagship service to LAX and SFO from MIA? Seems like a pretty natural addition.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2628
Views: 370370

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I might add that the business travel that gets replaced by virtual might be the most lucrative flying for UA and others. Think about the cost to send 3 people business class for 3 days in Asia or Europe. Hotels, meals, ground transportation. Then think about that cost with a Zoom call. Then think a...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 334
Views: 67820

Re: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN

There's still quite a bit of manufacturing in that part of England. I could it being a convenient connection on AA for Rolls Royce to get between Indianapolis and Derby as an example. Lots of smaller niche style operations that do quite well up there where salaries are cheaper.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOT Approved Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture (update, was tentative)
Replies: 42
Views: 6938

Re: DOT Tentatively Approves Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture

That's the interesting thing. DOT's order shows U.S.-Ireland traffic as 56% non-stop O&D and just 15% with a connection in Europe (+2 points more with connections both U.S. and Ireland). DUB hasn't (thus far) worked as a powerhouse for European connections. So what happens to the other 21%? 30%...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PC-12 Ditches in the Pacific
Replies: 108
Views: 38405

Re: PC-12 Ditches in the Pacific

This is the most incredible thread I've ever read on this site.

Kudos to CD1013, mm320cap and all the others who aren't around but worked to help these two live from a situation that would have been nearly certain death.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus looking to start transatlantic from MAN
Replies: 334
Views: 67820

Re: EI looking to start transatlantic from MAN

This is a perfect mission for a 321N. I thought that airlines would go for long and thin from their hubs but this seems to make a lot of sense. Especially with EI joining the JV so they can connect to AA, at least at JFK and ORD. Also lots of brand awareness in all of the markets served so no reason...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOT Approved Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture (update, was tentative)
Replies: 42
Views: 6938

Re: DOT Tentatively Approves Aer Lingus Joining the AA/BA/IB/AY Joint Venture

Will EI more to T8 at JFK and co-locate with the rest of OW, including AY, BA (2022), QF, CX, and AA and IB (2022?) ? I would think EI moving would be the biggest improvement in passenger experience if they are selling onward connection with AA since landing with pre-clearance would mean a seamless...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 53142

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

People appear to somehow be blaming WN. This isn't a normal economic cycle. Ignoring a unionized environment, a company can save costs by either lowering compensation or cutting staff. My own non-union company cut salaries, including for management, for a number of months at the beginning of the pa...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-UK sign post Brexit air service agreement
Replies: 20
Views: 5814

Re: US-UK sign post Brexit air service agreement

How might US carriers benefit from the cargo ops seventh freedoms? What sort of flights might this permit that previously weren’t allowed? 7th freedom means US cargo airlines can now fly routes from UK to any countries, without the flights having originating from or stopping at US. This is huge for...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1753
Views: 55893

Re: Emirates confirms future A380 deliveries

Intriguing. I wonder what the future holds for EK given the advent of the 787/350/et al. TBH, I don't see the 380 having a bright future in the 2020s and 2030s, with increased p2p flying that reduces the need for ME hubs. I suspect DXB will become more and more of an O&D destination in the comi...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions
Replies: 118
Views: 16224

Re: 1% of pax cause 50% of emissions

No, the article isn't saying 1% passenger. Instead it is talking about 1% global population, aka 70 Million people, compares to 11% who have actually fly on an aircraft and 4% world population that have flown aboard. Which mean every one in four world population who have travelled aboard on a plane...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 13472

Re: Alex Cruz Steop down

I wonder if there was bad blood between Gallego and him.

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by LupineChemist
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Simulators and Spatial Disorientation
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: Simulators and Spatial Disorientation

Wait till you get in a ship simulator - I set in sea state 7 in the simulator because someone asked how bad the weather could get in the sim...., so while the 360-degree exterior screen display is pitching up and down as the ship plows thru the sea in all directions. the bridge deck doesn't move as...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG agrees convertible bond structure with Globalia
Replies: 522
Views: 114990

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

I thought MAD slots were not all that valuable because there's a fair amount of capacity. Anyway, I do see the 787s going to IB as they are getting increasingly common and IB makes a ton of money from their MRO, so it would be nice to be able to service other airlines as well. On top of that they se...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What degree to get a job at Boeing
Replies: 7
Views: 2322

Re: What degree to get a job at Boeing

I have a friend working there who studied aviation maintenance. Don't know if that program is available. That said, You can try to get in as a recent grad, but just try and get into the industry. You can look to job hop from there but the most important thing is to get your foot on a rung of the lad...

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by LupineChemist
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 2928

Re: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?

There's a lot of factors that would go into this. - Which route specifically? If it's short haul I'd definitely care less about extra service from a legacy - What are my frequency requirements? Schedules matter a lot and just because an airline flies a route doesn't mean it could be convenient for b...

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by LupineChemist
Fri May 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 12267

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

In Western Europe, there is a preference for above corridors at LHR, CDG, AMS, FRA. AMS does not have arrival corridors. You leave the plane and enter directly into the terminal and mix with departing passengers. Only if you are arriving from a country with security agreements. Otherwise you get ro...

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by LupineChemist
Fri May 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary
Replies: 66
Views: 13935

Re: IAG Post Covid Fleet Plan Summary

Any indications what will happen to the IB 340s? Maybe a good time to retire but also seems like with fuel as cheap as it is, may be better to return leases and defer deliveries to lower cash expenditure since they are owned outright.

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by LupineChemist
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could KLM change their 77W order to 77F?
Replies: 27
Views: 6173

Re: Could KLM change there 77W order to 777F

Air traffic tends to go with the real economy.

So less air traffic, less cargo overall to ship.

Even as we are right now cargo loads are going down as economies are collapsing.

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by LupineChemist
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1061
Views: 180995

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

LGW based crews just been told they will not be paid for flying done in March as Norwegian have failed to pay OSM aviation and OSM don’t have enough money in the bank. Not a good sign Usually the beginning of the end. Moreover, I don't think the Norwegian government intends to pay to keep Norwegian...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9653

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

DL has closed-off further sections of their facilities at DTW. Concourse C is completely closed Concourse B south-end B18,B19,B20 is closed Concourse A south-end A1-A28 is closed Tram is closed All SkyClubs are closed Any thoughts why they're using B1-B16 while A1-A28 is closed? I imagine the jet b...

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by LupineChemist
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9653

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

MAD first consolidated all T1-T2-T3 operations into just T1. Now all those few flights have moved over to T4, where the satellite is unused. Even with all operations at T4, it is just using the H gates area, that is the southern part of the looong T4 concourse with the red columns. The non-schengen...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 45347

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

I think retiring types of aircraft outright is probably not the direction UA will go. Most downturns last about 2 to 3 years before the economy recovers and expands back to where it was pre downturn. So if UA has an asset that has 3+ years of life left in it they probably won't retire it rather the...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1061
Views: 180995

Re: DY Financial Discussion - 2020

BlueTrue wrote:
So should everything else be allowed to die?


I don't know how much of a choice there will be. If I were the Norwegian govt, I'd be prioritizing SK over DY.

I think we may be back to truly national carriers before long that have to get re-privatized later

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by LupineChemist
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 350382

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

One of the very last posts in the previous thread was Finnair's press release, so I'm going to repost it here. tl;dr: "Finnair is cancelling all flights to the US between 19 March and 12 April due to the US Government’s travel restrictions. Finnair is also cancelling its flights to Delhi betwe...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 190147

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Will it still be possible to connect at LHR or fly AC and connect at YYZ?

I may have to go travel to take care of family if things get ugly in the US.

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by LupineChemist
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian News and Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1061
Views: 180995

Re: DY about to go bust?

Isn't it strange that all the posters salivating over DY's possible demise seem to come from one specific country? :duck: These same people also doesn't seem to comprehend that all EU countries are equal in terms of open skies agreements, hence why this whole ' flag of convenience ' garbage is noth...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 138
Views: 25217

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

Could they up the MTOW for a range penalty for a freighter? No reason to pay to fuel penalty for UHL if you can stop in the middle and cargo cares a lot less than people about changing planes.

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by LupineChemist
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 15050

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

I will say that even as it is now, that after staying in Brentford, the noise really is very detrimental to quality of life there and I'm an enthusiast who enjoys looking at airplanes. And that's an area that was certainly developed well before aviation. I do get both sides of this, but I suppose IA...

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by LupineChemist
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 70025

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

Given the size of the Argentina-Spain market, I'm surprised they can't make EZE work. Yeah, hard to compete with the direct to Madrid but a huge portion connect to other destination in Spain. It's slightly shorter to connect in LIS to head up to LCG, for example.

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by LupineChemist
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 22733

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

BA can already do that, just like QF currently does it between LAX and JFK. The key word in that statement is "them", as in the passengers that originate in London. They don't do it because there's no market for it. There is absolutely nothing stopping BA from flying LHR-BOS-STL-BOS-LHR. ...

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by LupineChemist
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 31453

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

I live in central Madrid and it was really noticeable when they took off and came right over the middle of the city very low. Assuming they couldn't climb anywhere near typical rate with only one engine.

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by LupineChemist
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Cuts Mexico City
Replies: 19
Views: 5276

Re: China Southern Cuts Mexico City

Did passengers need a Canadian visa?

I would think feeding more into LAX would be better now that there is more cooperation with AA, I would imagine the vast majority of travelers between MEX and China would already have US visas.

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?
Replies: 65
Views: 6960

Re: US, Boeing Commercial Aircraft Strategy Retaking Leadership 2020-2030 ?

Even if Boeing ends up not making it through, I can't imagine that Northrup or Lockheed wouldn't get in to gobble them up if the price were right. There are still big US aerospace companies that could take on the operation other than Boeing, even if we focus on the airliner market here.

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by LupineChemist
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG agrees convertible bond structure with Globalia
Replies: 522
Views: 114990

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

I've long said the 787 makes a lot of sense at IB especially for longer thin routes where they're using the 332 right now. Also, IB makes a ton of money from their MROs and being able to service other airlines Boeing fleets would be a huge plus. I'm curious if there will be a terminal shuffle and th...

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by LupineChemist
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT
Replies: 30
Views: 7040

Re: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT

I still think KUL could be an interesting route with all the OW connections. It would be an oddball because the O/D fares are trash, but business people connecting throughout SE Asia and Australia would definitely be all over that for a OneWorld option. Similarly a good option from SE Asia to S. Ame...

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by LupineChemist
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 34
Views: 8362

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Due to the late arrival of the plane from Europe and a restriction with A380 night ops in CCS, the flights are being rescheduled to day time operations only, as per the schedule on this link: https://twitter.com/Isaiasmajul/status/1150490672614596608 So is it actually going to land at CCS tonight? ...

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by LupineChemist
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.
Replies: 28
Views: 4859

Re: Klax and surrounding airfields in regards to earthquakes.

Will this have any impact on Mojave and their testing for space launches there?

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by LupineChemist
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 7202

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

With the IAG/LATAM JV, there's no competition on the route and fares are sky high. I'm usually very skeptical of their plan of going into saturated markets but that route definitely has some possibilities.

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by LupineChemist
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 17140

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

It is probably much worse for some airlines than others - American Eagle flights notably use that godawful "Eagle's Nest" terminal with the bus connection. A couple years ago I flew into LAX several times annually for work, and the first time or two took the EUG-LAX non-stop. Often the ti...

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