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by AA100
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next airline to collapse?
Replies: 14
Views: 2999

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: 8023

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: 174
Views: 18959

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: 13054

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: 536
Views: 108568

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: 536
Views: 108568

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: 175
Views: 23847

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: 15057

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: 7600

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: 34168

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: 34168

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: 445
Views: 91339

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: 120
Views: 18122

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: 20632

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: 2144

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: 720671

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: 720671

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: 12939

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: 13468

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: 1349

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: 64059

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: 6420

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: 61550

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: 12330

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: 8538

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: 9831

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: 16821

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: 55002

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: 11469

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: 38813

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: 10116

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: 6275

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: 10116

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: 38813

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: 38813

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: 38813

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: 11438

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: 22983

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: 6354

Re: Qatar Airways Flying For British Airways During the Strike

Are the cabin crew also from QR?

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by AA100
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule
Replies: 55
Views: 15528

Re: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule

I saw a UA 77W on Saturday at BOS. They certainly are flying around the system.

LHR has seen them on occasion from different hubs, but what is the likelihood of LHR becoming a permanent route - at least in the summertime, on say SFO-LHR? This is currently operated by 744 during the summer months.

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by AA100
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgins 747 back at LHR, nice to see.
Replies: 14
Views: 5379

Re: Virgins 747 back at LHR, nice to see.

The VS 744 is temporary back at LHR due to a temporary aircraft shortage as a result of a 787-9 tech and an A340-600 tech. The only slack in VS fleet right now is the 744 fleet which is why on occasion one is ferried over to LHR when aircraft go tech. This is separate to A330 refit which has had min...

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by AA100
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 77096

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Cathay Pacific increase HKG-MAN to 6 weekly from Dec 3rd. Flights run every day bar Wednesday. Confirmed and bookable, -—————––———— Ryanair to serve MAN-FRA 6 weekly from October 29th, in addition to the Seville and Cologne new routes. —————————— Hainan increase PEK-MAN to 5 weekly from May 4th,mwh...

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by AA100
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start Christchurch, New Zealand
Replies: 11
Views: 3609

Re: CX to start Christchurch, New Zealand

This is a really great route development. Long time coming. I really like this new CX strategy of seasonal service with BCN and CHC as a way of developing LH markets. I expect both could eventually turn to year round service.

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by AA100
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whereabouts of Trump's 757?
Replies: 27
Views: 17298

Re: Whereabouts of Trump's 757?

I saw it on parked on a remote stand at LGA as I flew out of there on Sunday. Didn't look like it was in long term storage or anything, just parked up. surely it is not the cheapest airport to park the plane... assuming its been there a while if there were sightings last month.

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by AA100
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S17 International Widebody Utilization
Replies: 57
Views: 12004

Re: DL S17 International Widebody Utilization

I believe 1 of the 3 ATL-LHR will be operated by the A330-300 this summer for the first time ever

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by AA100
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Continue YVR Expansion with YVR-LGW & YVR-FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 5276

Re: AC Continue YVR Expansion with YVR-LGW & YVR-FRA

CX is actually double daily going to 17x weekly with 3 extra flights a week on the A350 to HKG

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by AA100
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Launches TLV
Replies: 15
Views: 4376

Re: CX Launches TLV

It is interesting how active CX is getting in EMEA: Manchester, London-Gatwick, Dusseldorf, Madrid and now Tel Aviv. It seems they are lauching more routes than the ME3! They needed to. Prior to recent Europe expansion, CX footprint was fairly small compared to other Chinese/Asian carriers. TLV is ...

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by AA100
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350s at LHR.
Replies: 26
Views: 4766

Re: A350s at LHR.

AY is already on the 5x weekly plan. Found myself on one of these planes the other day, and the gate staff indicated that this is what they're doing. Is this a 2x3hr short roundtrip to employ the aircraft during an otherwise unusable slot in the timetable? Or their incoming A350 rate is too hight f...

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by AA100
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no BA to Manila?
Replies: 25
Views: 6448

Re: Why no BA to Manila?

Just curious, why did BA stop se vying MNL or did not resume services to MNL even PR started their own direct flights? There's a sizeable Filipino population in the U.K as well as growing numbers of Brits visiting the Philippines. PR started MNL-LHR in November 2013 initially 3/4x a week (not sure)...

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by AA100
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook announce MAN-SFO
Replies: 36
Views: 6292

Re: Thomas Cook announce MAN-SFO

There is a real head to head going on between Thomas Cook and Virgin at MAN.

Hadn't Thomas Cook previously announced SFO then cancelled, and this is a reinstated announcement for planned service ?

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