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by downdata
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 11568

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

Great livery but completely ruined by the font they used for the catchline - did they have to use something off the shelf like Arial???

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Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 418
Views: 73899

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

How concrete is the source?

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by downdata
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 111
Views: 25754

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

NZ haven’t ruled out more than 1 configuration on the 78J. The 78J cannot and will not do AKL- NYC, there was some misreporting going on. Wait a min, can the 7810 even do AKL-LAX? They’d have to run with <220 pax right? Omg. Please read prior posts, especially from JayUnited. First, it’s 787-10/J/X...

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by downdata
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 111
Views: 25754

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

NZ mentlons "premium" lay out for their 787-10s. Could be they plan AKL-NYC but they already have the 787-9 which can operate AKL-NYC now. Why they would use the 787-10 for that particular route doesn't make sense. NZ haven’t ruled out more than 1 configuration on the 78J. The 78J cannot ...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 14522

Re: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread

I'm guessing Qantas will make the switch as well

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by downdata
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 6702

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

Can confirm you can open a 172 door against the slipstream. Not all would be able to but many could. Have flown Cessna 172s for years. One can definitely open a door, but whether it can be opened wide enough to fit a person through is another matter. Those doors are pretty broad to allow entry and ...

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by downdata
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 6702

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

Well we’ll never know for sure what happened with the only accounts being from the three people in the a/c at the time

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by downdata
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19050

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

https://www.caaf.org.fj/

I would suggest you send an email to the above
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https://www.caaf.org.fj/

I would suggest you send an email to the above

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by downdata
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15983

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1UD39G


Also sounds like a waste of time and no change from the status quo
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enilria wrote:
This makes it sound like QR didn’t attend the meeting.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1UD39G


Also sounds like a waste of time and no change from the status quo

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by downdata
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14916

Re: Flydeal cancels 737 max order

Aviation737 wrote:
That's a shame. The MAX would have looked good on their livery. So will they switch to the neos now?


The budget airline will take delivery from 2021 of 30 Airbus A320neo aircraft ordered by its parent, state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines, at the Paris Air Show in June, it said in its statement.

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by downdata
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ signs MOU with MH to expand codesharing, among other areas of co-operation
Replies: 18
Views: 4876

Re: SQ signs MOU with MH

Why does MH seem to have code share agreements with so many non-One World airlines? Because it's 2019 and alliances mean nothing. Individual partnerships are the way to go Regardless, MH isn't exactly a shiny example to point to as “the way to go” for anything, other than “the way” to bankruptcy th...

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by downdata
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385675

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The thing is... if you have a software in your plane that flies it into the ground by itself... its going to be inadvertently triggered somehow unless you can prevent the infinite number of possibilities that can cause the system to fail ...

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by downdata
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

That is certainly true (and I went to Japan two weeks ago in QF W on SYD-HND), but being MEL-based there are 1) not that many options given the dominance of the A333 sans W-cabin on many Asian flights, and 2) QF's pricing is just obscene. I am looking at particular dates in 6-8 weeks for a trip to ...

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by downdata
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Regarding the JAL service to MEL, have they swapped equipment to a 2-class 788 lately? I cannot find any availability in PE over the upcoming weeks, which is strange. Flew them in PE last year (all the way to HEL via NRT) and it was a great product and cost was lower than SQ, CX etc. No, still 3 cl...

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by downdata
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

QF has a bit of a capacity issue flying to secondary cities in asia - the XLR could help with routes like KIX and PVG, improving yields and the day time flights won't be as painful for the pax. It could also help them open up routes like CAN, FUK and direct routes from BNE.

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by downdata
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124595

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Still a long way from the "200" XLR orders hmm

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by downdata
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124595

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

ALC has announced placement of 4 A350's to Air Caraibes and Frenchbee including 3 A350-900's and 1 A350-1000 https://twitter.com/DPBechai/status/1140498239143256065?s=20 The press release is little confusing. Doesn't state where the A350-1000 is going. Anyway, planespotters shows one A35K for Air C...

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by downdata
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385675

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

What part of "the aircraft will be ready by Aug 19", "a highly likely possibility (...) that we’d be able to provide that service by Sept. 3" and "that decision merely reflected monthly scheduling plans for crew" doesn't make sense? Maybe Parker will sign off release t...

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by downdata
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 319
Views: 70212

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

What does fuel burn or Genx or RR have anything to do with the GE9X issues?

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by downdata
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12575

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

This is the first time i’ve seen someone start a question with “because”

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by downdata
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13596

Re: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

Isn’t the current trade deficit around $400bn? China needs to buy a lot of US aircraft to make a dent in that. Even though the deficit is shrinking. Politics, politics, politics. This time a round to Boeing, next week it’s Airbus. What does trade deficits have to do with anything? If they stop trad...

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by downdata
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53155

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

They will already be operating the neos, why would it be a surprise if they order thr lr/xlr

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by downdata
Fri May 31, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12911

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Official reason being the word "regional" feel limited whereas the word "space" indicate the spacious interior it offer to passengers. But that couldn't explain why they are removing the word Mitsubishi there, maybe they're trying to find a new owner for the program and want to ...

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by downdata
Sat May 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43682

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

...and the most boring for aviation enthusiasts, but that, of course, doesn't matter. :? I'm not going to get into the 787 v A350 debate on which aircraft is better as it differs from airline to airline. My point is, the 787 is a very popular aeroplane and is at least equal if not more popular than...

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by downdata
Sat May 18, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137864

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

I think I read that DL only got 5 of their 6 requests. What was #6? They got SEA, PDX, DTW, ATL, and HNL. They already do MSP and LAX. I don’t see what is missing. They didn’t request SLC so it’s not that. If DL were to start SLC-Asia, my personal opinion is that KE 787 to ICN is the best choice. T...

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by downdata
Fri May 17, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272613

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

PS: Please get the differance between direct & non stop clear in your heads, you miss a lot of what is really going on when you incorrectly use them interchangably! You're right Gemuser. I did use them interchangeably and incorrectly. Thanks for pointing that out. To clarify, as an armchair ana...

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by downdata
Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22483

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Because people like you... OW emeralds are not going to switch to another alliance... meanwhile they put better products on more competitive routes

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by downdata
Fri May 17, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10862

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

Unchallenged no longer, apparently the Japanese will unveil their 76 seat GTF miracle at the paris air show

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by downdata
Thu May 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 320
Views: 55499

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

And then there were....

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by downdata
Tue May 14, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16696

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

777 - the wide body version of max
787- the dreamliner of max
797 - the latest version of max
747F - the freighter version of max
:spin:

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by downdata
Mon May 13, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Points Plane
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Qantas Points Plane

Hope they find a point redemption ticket on the way back or those one way cash fares are going to be pretty expensive...

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by downdata
Tue May 07, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7325

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

The SSJ was on thin ice at the best of times, the crash this weekend, even if proven to be unrelated to the airframe, certainly doesn't help its situation. It's a pity because by all accounts it was a reasonably nice aircraft to fly, it was relatively effecient and cheap to purchase but the lack of...

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by downdata
Wed May 01, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60212

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Emirates back to an all A380 schedule to SYD for two months next summer. Source: Airlineroute.net Emirates in Northern winter 2019/20 season once again schedules all-A380 service on Dubai – Sydney route, reflected in recent schedule updates. From 01DEC19 to 31JAN20 (Dubai departure), EK416/417 will...

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by downdata
Wed May 01, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking
Replies: 38
Views: 10155

Re: Air France - KLM: can only continue if the French abandon power thinking

Similar situation with Renault / Nissan. Never mind that AF once rescued KLM from a dire situation, while the fortunes have shifted at both airlines, the balance of power has not. KLM is no longer happy being the underdog now that they are the better asset in the group.

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by downdata
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 111
Views: 25754

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

Oh man, i’ve seen it all in this thread: 787-10, 78J, 78X, 781(?), 7810(??), 787-1000(???). What’s next? 787-ten-1thousand-XXX?

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by downdata
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363282

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Color is okay. Grey look dated. Font is the most offensive thing in the new livery. It looks cheap.

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by downdata
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MU mulls new subsidiary for Chinese homemade jets C919/ARJ21
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

Re: MU mulls new subsidiary for Chinese homemade jets C919/ARJ21

C919 better not get too close to the 737Max 'western standards'. :) I'm sure Comac would be thrilled to have 5000 orders for the C919. Or were you trying to disparage one of the most successful airliners in history :roll: In May 2018, the MAX had 99.4% dispatch reliability. https://www.ainonline.co...

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by downdata
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSM Aviation orders 60 all-electric planes
Replies: 55
Views: 5352

Re: OSM Aviation orders 60 all-electric planes

The transmission is far from efficient however and does not compare to internal combustion engines. That being said, a battery driven motor is far easier to maintain and safer to operate than the centuries old combustion engines...

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by downdata
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 121
Views: 18495

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Its the font guys. Its off the shelf!! typed up in ms word.

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by downdata
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26242

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread = April 2019

IMO there has to be a 78-10ER in future, the 77W worldwide replacement will kick off in around 5 years in bulk, Boeing have the 789 on the low end with the 78J for shorter runs up to 10-11hrs as is then a large step up to the niche 778 and the almost 747 size 779 on the upper end. I think a 78-10ER...

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by downdata
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14931

Re: United Air’s Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Come to Australia then where there are only two domestic full service airlines. An hour in a recliner J costs $1000+ one way between Syd - Mel despite there being 160+ frequencies in a day. But hey at least you get “good service”. You can routinely buy MEL-SYD for $50. That is amazing value. You ca...

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by downdata
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 81
Views: 14931

Re: United Air’s Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

True, competition is good, but I think in the US airline industry, competition just inspires lower fares and less service. And it seems like every US airline is already trying to be a "budget" airline anyway. You prefere higher fares and less service instead? No I don't. The response to m...

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by downdata
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 17932

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

The 1000-ten doesn't seem to have the same issue on the -9 though?

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by downdata
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75979

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

BITRE out for January 19, domestic https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/Domestic_aviation_January_2019a.pdf Largest increases PER-KGI (16.3%), PER-PHE (14.2%), PER-ZNE (10.1%), BNE-HBA (9.5%) Largest decreases PER-DRW (16%), PPP-SYD (14.2%), BNE-BDB (14.3%) At the current rate of growth,...

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by downdata
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21793

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

What would be interesting to see is if MF gets allocated any A320s as it has been an all Boeing airline since inception and indeed one of the few major all Boeing airlines remaining

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by downdata
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1104

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

I think long term this is good for both airlines. HK is not such a large market that it could support 3-4 competing airlines. Hopefully CX will segment leisure and price sensitive routes better and stop trying to use CX crew and planes to compete with LCCs. Now we just need a better parent for HX.....

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by downdata
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 79
Views: 17346

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

So DL serving multiple African destinations on their own metal, plus codesharing with their JV partners AF/KL/VS to dozens more translates to a pitiful African network? Yeah, OK :roll: Pretty sure DL is the only US3 carrier at JNB, LOS, DSS, and ACC. Yeah, and what about AA? Zero. DL's Asia presenc...

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