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by AA100
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 496
Views: 125473

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Cathay Pacific is "ending" flights to Seattle, Newark, Washington IAD, Brussels, Dublin, Male, and London Gatwick. These won't operate next year, but they could return when travel returns to normal. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/3110140/cathay-pacific-axes-flights-...

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by AA100
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uganda Airlines reveals A330-800neo Cabins!
Replies: 43
Views: 10460

Re: Uganda Airlines reveals A330-800neo Cabins!

A bit bland tbh. It clearly lacks of an African touch! You mean Ugandan touch. Africa is a large continent with many countries and cultures. It is still fine in this context for him to say African just like we could say a Lufthansa plane lacks a European feel, or indeed has a "Euro White"...

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by AA100
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 496
Views: 125473

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/component/k2/1559030-20201109.htm Hong Kong government claim it is not a certainty fir Cathay to get back Dragon's route right, say they will consoder factors like "healthy competition, benefit to Hong Kong as an aviation hub, and other developmental factors" ...

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by AA100
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1171
Views: 39379

Cathay Pacific To Axe Cathay Dragon Brand, Shrink by 6,000 Staff

Cathay Pacific is set to announce that Cathay Dragon brand will be dropped in the wake of the pandemic. It is not yet clear whether CX will takeover Mainland flying or use HK Express to operate China routes. With this announcement comes 6,000 redundancies - although these will not just be from KA (C...

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by AA100
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 970
Views: 56794

Re: Air Canada Schedules Rouge Replacement Flights For 2021

Wonder why some still listed as 763 when they're reported as all grounded. More changes pending I suspect. Presume TS merger will play its part. If you ask me I do not see a lot of these "767 routes" coming back in 2021. Which one do you think won’t return Europe Athens - short season cru...

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by AA100
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 69347

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

I think this is something that I find so crazy. How can you pay your pilots less than an LCC and even less than one of the smallest TATL competitors. Like wow. WW has to go because he has been the only constant in the past 15 years. It’s enough, I think with him out of the way maybe some sort of ch...

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by AA100
Sun May 24, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2331
Views: 297040

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Looks like AA will schedule 777-300ER on RDU-LHR for winter 2020/21; starting in October through to March. Interesting to see them schedule this - appreciate schedules are not very reliable at the moment but could this be due to cargo demand? Or perhaps one route they know they will see business dem...

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by AA100
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: BA announce direct to SYD/MEL Summer 2023

Poor timing and taste given most of BA's workforce are under unpaid leave with the loom of job loss and uncertainty a daily burden. No airline would be announcing new ultra long haul routes and aircraft orders on an April 1 Fools Day and especially not in times like this. Surprised you want to see ...

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by AA100
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1296

Re: BA announce direct to SYD/MEL Summer 2023

Poor timing and taste given most of BA's workforce are under unpaid leave with the loom of job loss and uncertainty a daily burden. No airline would be announcing new ultra long haul routes and aircraft orders on an April 1 Fools Day and especially not in times like this. Surprised you want to see p...

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by AA100
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption
Replies: 44
Views: 8033

Re: Manila Airport Closed, Taal Volcanic Eruption

Looks like PR117 YVR-MNL is diverting to Tokyo. It’s descending now.

I have to assume PR119 from YYZ will divert to HKG if MNL remains closed. The PR LAX and SFO flights may divert to TPE or CEB.

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by AA100
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GF to JMK, MXP and MUC
Replies: 3
Views: 1119

Re: GF to JMK, MXP and MUC

Nice to see this expansion from GF!

With a few 787s on order (much larger fleet size than their A330s) could we see some new long haul flights, or perhaps cities like CDG and FRA moving to 789?

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by AA100
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next airline to collapse?
Replies: 14
Views: 4180

Re: Next airline to collapse?

Maybe Delta? I just can't see how it can survive in and among American, United, southwest and Jetblue etc. Someone has to give ...

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by AA100
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?
Replies: 47
Views: 10808

Re: Why aren't empty flights cancelled?

You all are sharing valid reasons for why flights do go ahead, however I am intrigued by the OPs example. QR 787 on BKK route. I myself have flown this route on the QR 77W and when I was on it it had 8 pax on entire aircraft. QR I believe fly something like 6 flights a day to BKK. There is a 787 and...

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by AA100
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules
Replies: 175
Views: 25120

Re: AA beefs up MIA - South America flights, returns to BOS-LHR and extends European schedules

Ishrion wrote:
Really surprised they’re going with a 772 so quickly... was expecting something smaller honestly.


This will be to do with W pattern and other routes at LHR. So it's aircraft availability related.

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by AA100
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT
Replies: 79
Views: 17138

Re: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT

I'd be interested to know where the 77W frames will come from? I am assuming LAXHND which will down gauge to 789?

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by AA100
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144648

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I'd like to see it in a real-life photo. Are there any picture of the two aircraft at the event today in CPH? It does look good though. There weren't any aircraft at the event in CPH. They haven't been painted yet. They are still in Hamburg and Toulouse. Ah ok, I thought the 320 Neo and 350 were go...

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by AA100
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144648

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I'd like to see it in a real-life photo. Are there any picture of the two aircraft at the event today in CPH? It does look good though.

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by AA100
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019
Replies: 220
Views: 34707

Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Any update on rumoured CX service to HKG?

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by AA100
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)
Replies: 53
Views: 16625

Re: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)

This absolutely wont be part of this announcement, but would AA ever consider a 789 ORD-HKG? Seems like HKG is one of the more profitable APAC cities. 789 might be a good right size aircraft to fly and bring an Asian flight back to ORD?

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by AA100
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 8879

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

So AA is going from 5x daily to 3x daily on JFK SFO? Surely they need to keep the frequency to compete?

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by AA100
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 45416

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

From following the #antielab on Twitter, it appears the Airport is shut again. The protesters are violating the human rights of those who wish to travel. Preventing me from exiting the country is a violation of my human rights. The protesters are protesting at the airport peacefully to raise awaren...

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by AA100
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 45416

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

QR816 DOH-HKG is turning around over Bangladesh.... looks like most CX flights airborne are continuing on to HKG. The closure may be more to do with potential compromise to airside because of the protests. Hope it is this, not that they plan to fire tear gas into the terminal to disperse. Most fligh...

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by AA100
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 142314

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

What are the prospects of additional CX service to HKG? CX already upgraded the MAN flight to 35K, wondering if there is possibility for additional capacity with a second frequency? An evening departure/early evening arrival into HKG could provide some additional connection opportunities to AUS/NZ. ...

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by AA100
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019
Replies: 156
Views: 27099

Re: Rest of the UK Thread - 2019

Arion640 wrote:
BA 747 coming off Phoenix in 2020. Replaced with a 777-300ER.


Thanks for the news from airlineroute.net, but this isn't really Rest of the UK related. This is a BA LHR Summer 2020 schedule adjustment.

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by AA100
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 22408

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

Interesting news.... I wonder where the 2 spare A330s will come from (assuming VS will operate the A330) ? Or will this be growth enabled by the A350s?

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by AA100
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and the Philippines
Replies: 7
Views: 2321

Re: Cathay Pacific and the Philippines

I would also add that unlike KUL, MNL is less than 2hrs flying time from HKG and is excellent port to utilise long haul aircraft in between long haul flights. This is evident by the multiple daily A350-1000s flying in at the moment.

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by AA100
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760627

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

dampfnudel wrote:
AA1457, MIA-LGA, a 737 MAX 8, just diverted to JFK. Anyone know why?


Probably more place to store it at JFK versus LGA

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by AA100
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760627

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I’m really shocked to see the US and FAA continue to allow the MAX to fly. There is clearly enough initial evidence (or lack of) to make governments and agencies around the world ground this plane while we figure out the problem. Even if that is to say the incidents aren’t related and they can fly a...

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by AA100
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?
Replies: 53
Views: 13359

Re: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?

I wonder if SFO-LHR could go year round on the 77W?

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by AA100
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start 787 service from PHL
Replies: 63
Views: 14065

Re: American to start 787 service from PHL

This is exciting news. By late 2019 AA will start receiving more 787-8 - a great replacement for some of those TATL 767 PHL flights.

This will finally give AA a good product in ZRH market, and with the 788 a low premium configuration it makes sense to use this on MAN and the 332 elsewhere.

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by AA100
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines and UK operations
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines and UK operations

What is the possibly of CX going more than daily on their flights to and from Manchester and London Gatwick? They already serve Heathrow 5x daily and is it likely too that they will add more frequencies if slot weren't a problem? If I remember correctly, they acquired QF's and NZ's slots when they ...

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by AA100
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 67255

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

No pilots based in PHX are A330 qualified. I doubt that matters. Someone said above this could be a swap for RDU. RDU doesn’t exactly have a crew base either. If something like PHX to LHR did happen it wouldn’t surprise me if it was on a 772 or 787 as the flight (and possibly crew) would operate as...

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by AA100
Thu May 17, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?
Replies: 36
Views: 6565

Re: VS to switch LAS to LHR in S19 ?

I get them moving LAS to LHR. There is too much capacity and competition at the moment. It’s ironic as BA have just added back LGW-LAS. I think a smaller aircraft and out of LHR will help them improve yield on the route - just hope they can fill that larger premium cabin. I am surprised they are dro...

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by AA100
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 63034

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Delta A330s? Delta is big daddy after all.

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by AA100
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 12529

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

I am always skeptical of these clams by Delta including no 'mainline cancellations' in the past. I recall a DL MSP-LHR flight delayed over 24 hours. It eventually arrived at LHR past curfew over a day late. In most normal circumstances that flight would be deemed cancelled. DL extended the delay in ...

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by AA100
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways HINT Islamabad airport for resumption flights
Replies: 34
Views: 8669

Re: British Airways HINT Islamabad airport for resumption flights

If BA can operate daily to ISB with a decent plane and a decently priced ticket, there will be no way for EK and PK to compete. PK no, but EK will definitely be able to compete, although if BA doesn't screw this up with a shitty plane and overpriced ticket, then it will have the nonstop advantage. ...

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by AA100
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations
Replies: 26
Views: 11946

LATAM A350s - Routes & Destinations

Hello, Can anyone give any information and context to the LATAM A350 fleet and where these are being deployed to from Brazil? I know several are leased out to Qatar Airways at the moment. Is the plan to bring them back into the fleet? I am also wondering specifically if they are to replace the 77W f...

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by AA100
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 17051

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

This is less about product alignment and more about product enhancement in order for DL VS to offer better J products across both airlines. I don't think DL's 767 get a great rep and they are up against the likes of AA's J etc. If DL want to be a player on LHR JFK they need a better product - especi...

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by AA100
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 56184

Re: BA's Next US Destination

I think it's important to look at the whole picture when assessing a potential new BA destination in the US. I think this discussion is too weighted to the US side/demand of things. We need to take into account the UK/EU end of the route. I think most or all of the cities mentioned in this thread (P...

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by AA100
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 11793

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

I am really impressed with ACs expansion recently - those 787s really have transformed the routes the airline is willing to open and operate. Great stuff! Can someone clarify the LHR expansion from YVR? I thought AC had previously expanded LHR to double daily or was that only seasonal or already red...

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by AA100
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:30 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: 39860

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH

pasu129 wrote:
DUB-HKT? Who's going to Thailand via HKG?


I am sure a lot of people just like they do from places like MAN and LHR. But I think he meant to say 'HKG'

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by AA100
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS
Replies: 58
Views: 10274

Re: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS

This is exactly what I was thinking. BA should end the LAS-LHR route and shift the flight permanently to LGW (can run two a day if necessary). That would then open a precious LHR slot for BA to use elsewhere. Why is it a given the LAS is a poor performer? No, what we are saying is it makes no sense...

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by AA100
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?
Replies: 28
Views: 6374

Re: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?

continental004 wrote:
It's that colonial legacy, y'all


It certainly is. SIN-LON is a big market because of historical ties, Singapore's development into a global financial centre, and it's position on the Kangaroo route as a stop over. It's the same reason there are 9 flights daily between LON and Hong Kong.

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by AA100
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS
Replies: 58
Views: 10274

Re: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS

Great to see more long haul BA expansion from LGW! YYZ seems like a good option to capture extra peak summer demand and compete with Air Transat/West Jet/Air Canada Rouge whilst keeping the LHR services more premium. LAS also seems sensible -it's good for BA to serve this market from both LHR and LG...

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by AA100
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:28 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: 39860

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

If say the rumors on the other forum are true about PEK, DPS, and DUS dropping at the expense of CPH, BRU, and DFW/DUB, then how does CX rearrange its fleet utilization and scheduling? PEK and DPS are typically A330/773 whereas the three rumored additions all require either a 77W or 350. Where do t...

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by AA100
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:47 am
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: 39860

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

1: B.... 2: C.... 3: D.... (this country can't make beer!!) People said it is DFW,,,,, By the way, PEK and DPS will be transfer to KA and LGW will transfer to LHR, Where has the rumour of CX moving the LGW to LHR come from? I don't think that is likely. CX have been successful at LGW and have incre...

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by AA100
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:42 am
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: 39860

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

Ok, news is CX will terminate 3 destinations and add 3 new ones. - Destinations being terminated are 1 in China, 1 in SE Asia and 1 in Europe. - 3 New Destinations are Bxxxxxxx, Cxxxxxxxxx and Dxxxxx. Let the speculation begin! YLWbased CX will likely only really terminate one destination and that ...

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by AA100
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 New China - London Routes Applied for
Replies: 39
Views: 11627

Re: 3 New China - London Routes Applied for

While the flights might mainly transport Chinese tourists, I think this assessment is wrong. We are talking about service to huge cities here. Way larger than London actually. The 1.3 billion Chinese people are not only living in Beijing and Shanghai. City & inhabitants: Qingdao 9,046,200 Xi'an...

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by AA100
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 23488

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys a significant stake in Virgin Atlantic

In don't think this is possible as presented in the press release. DL already ownes 49% of VS, thus reaching the maximum allowed ownership under EU rules. Then DL cannot own more of VS indirectly via AF/KL. :? DL is not changing the percentage of ownership in VS. This will remain at the maximum of ...

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by AA100
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qatar Airways Flying For British Airways During the Strike
Replies: 12
Views: 6470

Re: Qatar Airways Flying For British Airways During the Strike

Are the cabin crew also from QR?

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