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by MaxxFlyer
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas will reveal Boeing 787 routes, seats on 27 October 2016
Replies: 84
Views: 13350

Re: Qantas will reveal Boeing 787 routes, seats on 27 October 2016

globalcabotage wrote:
789 cannot make SYD-ORD. But in can make MEL-DFW-ORD round trip.


Highly unlikely QF would operate a DFW-ORD tag if they did indeed fly MEL-DFW. AA can cover the domestic leg easily..

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multi-stop International Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 7368

Re: Multi-stop International Flights

Alliances, JV agreements seem to have negated the need for many multi-stop flights.

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 28856

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

Unless one is going to London, there probably isn't any great advantage here. One would have to connect somewhere for an onward flight; BA MSY-LHR-destination isn't really much different than MSY-ATL-destination. You're missing a very critical point, and it's one of the primary objectives behind re...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN rumors to buy either?
Replies: 49
Views: 11109

Re: WN rumors to buy either?

For the love of God, enough with merger speculation rumors. NO MORE MERGERS. Pax are getting screwed on airfares due to decreased competition.

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta Air Lines fly Atlanta-Stuttgart?
Replies: 58
Views: 11355

Re: Why does Delta Air Lines fly Atlanta-Stuttgart?

I have a question, why does Delta Air Lines fly between Atlanta and Stuttgart? When did the service start? It seems like an odd route, as well as the only long haul route form Stuttgart. DL service to STR goes way back to the 1990s, and I believe goes all the way back to the Pan Am acquisition sinc...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: Update: BA announces LHR-MSY
Replies: 212
Views: 28856

Re: MSY to announce new int'l carrier: local papers think BA to LON

They focus on different markets. Condor goes almost exclusively goes after leisure travelers (primarily going to Europe). I'd argue Condor's clientele skew far towards the European, not American, point of sale. Depends on the city I would think. At least where I am, Condor's traffic is all American...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announces two new routes - TPA and PHL
Replies: 252
Views: 20836

Re: Icelandair To Start TPA

ATW News had an article today the FI is looking at 13% growth next year and is adding to a second bank of flights at KEF. TPA does seem odd, but DFW even more so.

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by MaxxFlyer
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Announces Havana and Caracas
Replies: 62
Views: 11269

Re: Turkish Announces Havana and Caracas

People seem enthralled with the opening up of Cuba. Scheduled flights from the U.S. are just getting started. Other carriers could have flown in HAV before U.S. sanctions e=were lifted. IST-HAV seems like a fast way to lose a lot of money.

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by MaxxFlyer
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ EIS delayed until 2019 "or later"
Replies: 35
Views: 5657

Re: MRJ EIS delayed until 2019 "or later"

Seems to me the 70-100ish seaters right now are BBD or Embraer. I've never been certain that the MRJ made sense. Especially getting into the game so late, a lot of carriers are going to have made their choices before the MRJ is ready.

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by MaxxFlyer
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2016: DL Adds LAS-SNA, Ends LAX-MZT, 3M Nearly Out of IAD
Replies: 57
Views: 7393

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2016: DL Adds LAS-SNA, Ends LAX-MZT, 3M Nearly Out of IAD

With the exception of the state of Alaska, where air travel is the only way to get most places, EAS services are a ridiculous waste of taxpayers money. Just because some small cities had scheduled service 40-50 years ago does not mean they still should have it. People will say it's too far to drive,...

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by MaxxFlyer
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi transport minister claims first airport was built 7,000 years ago in Iraq by ancient Sumerians
Replies: 36
Views: 6157

Re: Iraqi transport minister claims first airport was built 7,000 years ago in Iraq by ancient Sumerians

He should have gotten them to build an airport in Berlin. If they had, it might be close to being completed by now.

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by MaxxFlyer
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - 4th Crosswind runway next?
Replies: 20
Views: 5010

Re: Heathrow - 4th Crosswind runway next

Allegedly, if it actually happens, the 3rd runway won't be ready until the late 20's. By the time a fourth runway is even considered, people will be traveling teleportation ala Star Trek.

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by MaxxFlyer
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Any Updates
Replies: 44
Views: 13312

Re: RE: Eastern Airlines Any Updates

Quoting intotheair (Reply 2):far less painful Quoting 32andBelow (Reply 3):solid charter business I must agree with 32 and Below, they've been running an excellent charter business so far. I think anyone would agree that Eastern has proven to be much more successful than other recent airline restar...

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by MaxxFlyer
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Force One Not Being Used?
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: Trump Force One Not Being Used?

Could it be because of cost? His campaign pays something like $10,800/hour to use the 757. Is the Eastern 737 less? I don't believe he allows the press aboard the 757. Leasing two smaller aircraft doesn't seem to make much sense. He seems to like the media coverage of rallies with the 757 in the ba...

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by MaxxFlyer
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Any Updates
Replies: 44
Views: 13312

Re: RE: Eastern Airlines Any Updates

Quoting intotheair (Reply 2):far less painful Quoting 32andBelow (Reply 3):solid charter business I must agree with 32 and Below, they've been running an excellent charter business so far. I think anyone would agree that Eastern has proven to be much more successful than other recent airline restar...

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by MaxxFlyer
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United; why the 77W AND A35J?
Replies: 80
Views: 11258

Re: United; why the 77W AND A35J?

Likely due to availability timeframe and price on the 77W. We don't all know the 77w will be EWR based or are you using the royal we? Word on the proverbial a.net street, as well as UA mentioning it themselves. Discussion in another thread suggests three 77W frames will be based at SFO, at least un...

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by MaxxFlyer
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL's previous scheduled service into MSY
Replies: 15
Views: 2753

Re: JAL's previous scheduled service into MSY

50's/60s/70s timetables often showed routes on a map that were never operated. On most maps was a "certificated routes" disclaimers. Braniff did this quite a lot, especially on routes in South America, in addition to flights from HNL to cities like Atlanta, Houston, Miami. I have a BN time...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court
Replies: 134
Views: 17150

Re: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court

If there are NIMBY's around Love Field, people in Plano, Allen, McKinney and Frisco will never let this happen even if it is more convenient. I lived in Plano for quite a few years, and I can say lots of $$$ means loud voices up there. Really?? Did you do a poll to come to that conclusion? I'm one ...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 woes at DEN
Replies: 28
Views: 6054

Re: F9 woes at DEN

Frontier has sadly turned into a Ultra Low Cost Carrier. They use to be a really cool Colorado based airline focused on keeping their flyers happy, They no longer are that airline. They have no interest in customer service or retaining customers, its not their model. They really don't care about ha...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines Inaugural Service to SEA
Replies: 14
Views: 3174

Re: Xiamen Airlines Inaugural Service to SEA

SZX is in close proximity to HKG. That might be the reason for the stop there. Tied in with AS? I believe they are with Skyteam Alliance. That makes sense, but from an operational standpoint, seems odd to backtrack to XMN. Regardless, another good spot for me in a couple months when I'll be in Seat...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court
Replies: 134
Views: 17150

Re: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court

Actually, the way Collin County's population is exploding, a smart airline would forget about land locked DAL and start service from the Collin County Airport in McKinney. I think there's a market just waiting for commercial service. If there are NIMBY's around Love Field, people in Plano, Allen, M...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777-200 with no AVOD?
Replies: 10
Views: 4523

Re: BA 777-200 with no AVOD

I will never understand people's obsessive desire that on a flight of any distance, they expect the airline to entertain them. I notice people around me on flight tha have AVOD. More are on laptops and tablets that AVOD. Some even, <gasp> read books. If many airlines are offering AVOD and people wa...

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by MaxxFlyer
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY reportedly restarting MIA - TLV in 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2353

Re: LY reportedly restarting MIA - TLV in 2017

So I clicked on the Hebrew post hoping to find out more about the flight, times, days, and equipment. No luck in figuring that out. Do we know is this daily, what are the times and which aircraft? El Al has no daily flights. They observe Jewish Sabbath laws, so nothing from sundown Friday until sun...

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by MaxxFlyer
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777-200 with no AVOD?
Replies: 10
Views: 4523

Re: BA 777-200 with no AVOD

I will never understand people's obsessive desire that on a flight of any distance, they expect the airline to entertain them. I notice people around me on flight tha have AVOD. More are on laptops and tablets that AVOD. Some even, <gasp> read books.

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by MaxxFlyer
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court
Replies: 134
Views: 17150

Re: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court

As someone who's lived in Houston and Dallas, the split airports are a big deal. Those cities are built on absurd levels of sprawl. The geographies of both cities support two airports. Actually, the way Collin County's population is exploding, a smart airline would forget about land locked DAL and ...

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by MaxxFlyer
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court
Replies: 134
Views: 17150

Re: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court

As someone who's lived in Houston and Dallas, the split airports are a big deal. Those cities are built on absurd levels of sprawl. The geographies of both cities support two airports. Seems that much of the complaining comes from the Tarrant County side of DFW. IAH and HOU are well placed to cover...

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by MaxxFlyer
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines Inaugural Service to SEA
Replies: 14
Views: 3174

Re: Xiamen Airlines Inaugural Service to SEA

A good add for SEA. I'm a little confused the flight doesn't stop in XMN first instead of backtracking 300ish miles. I guess SZX has the bigger demand.

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by MaxxFlyer
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court
Replies: 134
Views: 17150

Re: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court

The entire "repeal" of the WA has been a joke. There is room at DAL for at least one concourse coming off the main terminal. Increased services at DAL is not going to threaten DFW. The City of Fort Worth is the sticking point. When DAL was in full operation, Fort Worth suffered from the a...

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by MaxxFlyer
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight
Replies: 39
Views: 6430

Re: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight

First of all, Samsung as a manufacturer sells more smartphones than any other brand on the planet. A blanket ban, practically or complete lack thereof aside, this is a sure fire way (no pun intended) to piss off the statistical majority of your customers. The fact that they are a Korean company doe...

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by MaxxFlyer
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What year will the 747-8 be phased out fully?
Replies: 44
Views: 8337

Re: What year will the 747-8 be phased out fully?

So, by your logic, I think the A380 is going to be seen by history to be less than a success based on airframes delivered. The 319 ordered doesn't mean 319 will be delivered. As for the 747-8, it will still get some freighter sales. We know at least two will be built to replace the current VC-25's.

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by MaxxFlyer
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court
Replies: 134
Views: 17150

Re: WN v. DL Dallas Love Battle Goes Back to Court

In some ways, the current arrangement is more anti-competitive than the previous Wright Amendment. I think in all ways. The geographic restriction at least gave an equal shot to anybody at DAL. You could argue it benefited WN, but when it came into place WN didn't dominate the region. The new agree...

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by MaxxFlyer
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 787 about to dethrone the 777 as the best B WB airliner?
Replies: 13
Views: 3415

Re: Is the 787 about to dethrone the 777 as the best airliner?

Simply amazing that there are already 500 787's built. It's no surprise that the airlines that operate the 787 are very happy. But will operators be as happy when their launch / launch option prices are used up, and they are purchasing at current market rates? The reality is the vast majority of cu...

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by MaxxFlyer
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble
Replies: 171
Views: 22508

Re: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble

The deal will happen. If the Marriot's/Starwood deal happened, I don't see why the AS/VX deal won't either. How does a hotel management company merger have anything to do with an airline merger? It indicated the Administration's willingness to allow mergers that significantly reduce competition in ...

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by MaxxFlyer
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789
Replies: 52
Views: 8946

Re: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789

How many aircraft does it take for a single SYD-DXB-LHR-DXB-SYD flight require? At least two, but ground time in London would seem to make three needed. Always 3 for a single daily fight, however QF tweaked their schedules a couple of years ago which allows them to do 2 daily LHR services with 5 ai...

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by MaxxFlyer
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight
Replies: 39
Views: 6430

Re: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight

The charter flights I take to/from work won't allow Note 7s in the cargo hold on their flights. I flew SAS this week and they made an "Special Announcement" about the Samsung Note 7; as it was forbidden to have it turned on during the flight. It is quite crazy that because a faulty South ...

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by MaxxFlyer
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight
Replies: 39
Views: 6430

Re: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight

Easy, ban all Samsung devices on board planes. Like they ban drugs or bombs. Good way to lose a lot of pax. I have a Galaxy 5 note with original battery. It's flown 20 os so round trips, and it's never burst into flames. Well......not yet. Millions of people have driven millions of miles without an...

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by MaxxFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight
Replies: 39
Views: 6430

Re: Samsung Note 2 catches fire in-flight

SCQ83 wrote:
Easy, ban all Samsung devices on board planes. Like they ban drugs or bombs.


Good way to lose a lot of pax. I have a Galaxy 5 note with original battery. It's flown 20 os so round trips, and it's never burst into flames.

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by MaxxFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789
Replies: 52
Views: 8946

Re: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789

How many aircraft does it take for a single SYD-DXB-LHR-DXB-SYD flight require? At least two, but ground time in London would seem to make three needed.

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by MaxxFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble
Replies: 171
Views: 22508

Re: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble

Concern over who gets the gates at Dallas is my bet. It may be a contributing factor, however I seriously doubt 2 gates at one airport would kill the deal. Personally I would see AS let this die. VX may eventually merging with someone, but this seems a bad combination. It won't kill the deal. But, ...

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by MaxxFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13521

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

As mopposed to airports in Europe, where remote stands are used year-round? Your logic seems very flawed when it comes to this topic. It all comes down to the American flyers. Most passengers aren't used to this and many will find themselves totally unprepared. I can't think of a flight in the last...

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by MaxxFlyer
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble
Replies: 171
Views: 22508

Re: AS/VX Deal May Be in Trouble

TVNWZ wrote:
Concern over who gets the gates at Dallas is my bet.


It may be a contributing factor, however I seriously doubt 2 gates at one airport would kill the deal.

Personally I would see AS let this die. VX may eventually merging with someone, but this seems a bad combination.

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by MaxxFlyer
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America launches new app: Hint that AS wants to keep the brand?
Replies: 10
Views: 1862

Re: Virgin America launches new app: Hint that AS wants to keep the brand?

I do not believe they are able to coordinate as the acquisition has not been approved. It is likely business as usual at both companies, with only extremely minor and coincidental coordination between the two. It is wise for both carriers to continue to operate as independent entities and strategie...

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by MaxxFlyer
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789
Replies: 52
Views: 8946

Re: QF eyes SYD - CDG and MEL - FCO with B789

Current longest 787 flight: SIN-SFO - 8,446 mi By comparison: SYD-CDG - 10,527 mi, MEL-FCO - 9,932 mi On the upside, QF won't have to worry about selling tickets, since they'll have to rip out all the seats in the aircraft just so it can fly that far. I'm pretty certain the flights will go via DXB....

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by MaxxFlyer
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 6506

Re: Finnair opens San Francisco in summer 2017

What market is Finnair chasing here? I'm guessing mostly O&D. Some yes. Being a seasonal route I'd say a decent % will be tourists. I am in San Francisco every year in the summer. Amazing to hear and meet people from abroad on vacation in SF. It's hugely popular for Europeans. Opens up opportun...

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by MaxxFlyer
Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13521

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

Not a good thing when it rains/super windy/super cold. None of which are issues very often at SFO... At the end of the day, I think most people would prefer service expansions with remote boarding over restricting travel options due to gate limitations. It is actually very cold in the morning at SF...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilian News: Southwest Looking At Brazil
Replies: 72
Views: 14549

Re: RE: Brazilian News: Southwest Looking At Brazil

Quoting MaxxFlyer (Reply 15):Not in a million years unless you are talking about a non--airline investment. The DOJ would never allow one of the big 3 to buy #4. Quoting ericm2031 (Reply 16):It would be extremely expensive for anyone to pull off. And would never be passed by regulators. I can't eve...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which has the better long-term strategy: Emirates or Norwegian?
Replies: 39
Views: 6425

Re: Which has the better long-term strategy: Emirates or Norwegian?

EK, and the ME3's growth, is a bit unsustainable. They can't grow that quickly especially with all the competition and the limited rights to India and China. Also EK fares to DXB are almost always very high so it's not a very good comparison. I've been arguing the fact there is a finite point where...

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by MaxxFlyer
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges
Replies: 49
Views: 13418

Re: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges

DXB : 94 gates 200 (!) jetbridges Oh, and also 2 VVIP gates (4 jet bridges). I would not classify DXB in a list of "airports measured by number of jet bridges" since they have so many A380 capable gates. 94 gates is impressive, but behind quite a few airports. It seems aircraft parking po...

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by MaxxFlyer
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remote pax loading coming to SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 13521

Re: Remote pax loading coming to SFO

In the future, SFO will have a lot of problems and become even more congested. The International Terminal is very busy at certain hours of the day and the new international swing gates won't be added for a while. Boarding Area G is busy, while Boarding Area A is busy as well, along with the fact th...

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by MaxxFlyer
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Looking Livery
Replies: 53
Views: 5663

Re: Worst Looking Livery

AA can talk all they want about a silver metallic livery, but unless you're in bright sunlight and 10 feet away , their jets look grey. I predict that livery will last about as long as Delta's "wavy gravy" scheme I've never heard anyone say the new AA livery is supposed to look silver met...

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