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by c933103
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 76
Views: 7724

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

Don’t forget, UA had dedicated cargo 720s and DC8s flying around until the mid 70s or so. One even made a daily appearance in FWA on its way to somewhere else. Whether you think it was short-sighted or not, they got out of the cargo-only operation. I would speculate there was a convergence of sever...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 76
Views: 7724

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

Even a few percent cargo revenue could be make or break when you consider the fact that most airlines profit margin are only in the low single digit percent range.

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by c933103
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7533

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

DTW-NGO exists for the same reason HNL-NGO does. Largely because DL has made a major push to connect PAX onward to Asian cities through their domestic hubs in an effort to draw down their NRT presence (especially considering NGO is only a 100 minute train ride from TYO). HNL-NGO exists to connect p...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns
Replies: 20
Views: 8062

Re: Zurich Airport’s hub status is “at risk”, Lufthansa CEO warns

OA940 wrote:
Lol this guy is funny. So are they gonna move all their flights to Bern or Geneva? Even a 5-year-old could see right through this bs. Spohr is a great source of entertainment lately

Or other European countries

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by c933103
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7533

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

The geographical logic for a transpacific route from Sapporo is obvious, since connections in Narita or Haneda involve so much backtracking. But Hokkaido is not very rich. Even as a northern hub for a Japanese carrier, there isn't that much potential, as northeast Japan (Tohoku) is not that populou...

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by c933103
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR scandal
Replies: 18
Views: 8005

Re: “Cabin security monitor” air rage incident filmed on Air China flight sparks Chinese uproar, embroiling CA in PR sca

So do Air China have the "security monitor" position? Now they said they don't, but what about those other users on weibo that posted their certificate of being hired by Air China as such?

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by c933103
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8735

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

No, it will fly again and be a successful model. Too many airlines need new replacement aircraft, and Airbus does not possess the capacity to fill the void if the MAX didn't fly. I can't see how authorities around the world are going to say "Well, there are still defect in the aircraft system,...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8735

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

May it be possible (dare I even think this) that the MAX will never fly again?? No, it will fly again and be a successful model. Too many airlines need new replacement aircraft, and Airbus does not possess the capacity to fill the void if the MAX didn't fly. I can't see how authorities around the w...

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by c933103
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7190

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

By the way, does anyone know how immigration laws in Mexico are? Do international to international passengers have to clear immigration like in the USA or not? What if they'd use Tijuana as an intermediate stop instead of Los Angeles or Vancouver? I mean, Los Angeles and Tijuana are only a very sho...

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by c933103
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF applies for YVR-PPT
Replies: 33
Views: 7190

Re: AF applies for YVR-PPT

YYZORD wrote:
Is there a chance that FJ will launch NAN-YVR if PPT-YVR is successful?

NAN-YVR is a rather long flight just a bit shorter than Australia-YVR. Do FJ have suitable aircraft to fly the route?

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by c933103
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7533

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

CTS will also get a seasonal nonstop flight to Australia since December

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 2571

Re: US Commercial Aviation Fuel Consumption

A question brought up in the European thread for reducing fuel consumption was increasing aircraft size and decreasing frequency. Looking at one example, LaGuardia, a 2016 article found high daily frequencies between some city pairs. Checking a few weeks ago, Delta was operating around 17 daily fli...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 9968

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

I hope long haul LCC's keep out of the transpacific market. This is one of the last markets where basic economy has not ruined the flying experience. I enjoy paying $600-800 fares R/T from US to East Asia with free seat assignments, checked bags, carry-ons, and full mileage credit. The glut of capa...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 9968

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/166662

It mentioned flying to San Francisco and Los Angeles from KIX and NGO
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UPlog wrote:
Bit of an update.

Air Asia X CEO says Japan-LA/SF possible after delivery of A330NEO next year

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/166662

It mentioned flying to San Francisco and Los Angeles from KIX and NGO

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22988

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Connections at AMS are a huge part of KLM's market. Maybe someone who lives in AMS has no desire to deal with the airport to get to BRU for example, but I'm sure the person who already came off another flight and is at the airport would much rather hop on the next flight than leave the airport and ...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 9968

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

I hope long haul LCC's keep out of the transpacific market. This is one of the last markets where basic economy has not ruined the flying experience. I enjoy paying $600-800 fares R/T from US to East Asia with free seat assignments, checked bags, carry-ons, and full mileage credit. The glut of capa...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22988

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Maybe the train itself is emitting less but at the same time how much fossil fuel is needed to generate the electricity it needs to make a run between two cities such as Amsterdam and Brussels? My point is that trains (unless they run on solar power) are not that green either. It's much wiser to in...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22988

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

And where does the electricity for trains comes from? From what I've read 82% of NL electricity comes from fossil fuels. Aircraft just consume so much more power than trains (see my other reply above) that even if your trains are powered by fossil fuel sourced electricity or even when you are ridin...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22988

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It's pretty idiotic to attack the aviation industry which has done so much to reduce emissions. Because, despite all the efforts, carbon emission of high speed train are still 80%-90% less than flights. And where does the electricity for trains comes from? From what I've read 82% of NL electricity ...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 3rd new airport for Shanghai to be located in Nantong
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: Rumour: 3rd new airport for Shanghai to be located in Nantong

I would think that Shangai could support not only 3, but 3 ATL or ORD sized airports. As long as they are far enough apart. That's the great thing about the new Beijing airport, its so far away from the existing airport. Does anyone know how far apart these Shanghai airports are, and if the militar...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22988

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Europe is playing a dangerous game here. We all need to be environmentally conscious but buying into this "flight shaming" drama is a bridge too far. First off, commercial aviation has made great strides in terms of efficiency and the carbon footprint. Jet engines are getting more efficie...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22988

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Blerg wrote:
It's pretty idiotic to attack the aviation industry which has done so much to reduce emissions.

Because, despite all the efforts, carbon emission of high speed train are still 80%-90% less than flights.

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22988

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

It makes good sense, you know. Exactly how profitable do you think those short flights are? Amsterdam is slot constrained and the pilot shortage is looming. Better to spend your resources on the big money earners. And if KLM gets to sell the train ticket, why not? Brussels, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamb...

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by c933103
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 3rd new airport for Shanghai to be located in Nantong
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: Rumour: 3rd new airport for Shanghai to be located in Nantong

Pardon my ignorance, but is it necessary to build a new airport given the huge expansion at PVG in recent years? With 2 new runways built and the massive new satellite terminal under construction.. as a side note, per Wikipedia (I know, not a good source), runway 15/33 isn't in operation - is this ...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese retaliation impact on Gulfstream Aerospace
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Chinese retaliation impact on Gulfstream Aerospace

China have announced that they will retaliate American companies that are involved in selling arms to Taiwan One such company is General Dynamics with their M1A2 tanks Given that Gulfstream Aerospace is their subsidiary, it is likely for them to be affected by such action from Chinese government. Wh...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 3rd new airport for Shanghai to be located in Nantong
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: Rumour: 3rd new airport for Shanghai to be located in Nantong

Umm...whatever happen to the plan to make Jiaxing “Shanghai’s 3rd Airport/Hangzhou’s 2nd Airport”? Otherwise, seems to me that everything is still just “in planning”. But it’s mainland PRC, and if they want something to happen, it will happen. There were different plans supported by different fract...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 3rd new airport for Shanghai to be located in Nantong
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

Re: Rumour: 3rd new airport for Shanghai to be located in Nantong

Nah, it say "Build Nantong new airport to become an important component of the Shanghai international aviation hub", it doesn't mean it will be termed Third Shanghai Airport per se. Also, I seems to see an parallel between this and last year when they designated Huizhou Airport as the &quo...

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by c933103
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service
Replies: 46
Views: 6159

Re: Norwegian files for Argentina - US service

Norwegian isn't even turning a profit, yet it's going to come in and canabalize a market for two airlines that are. That's what's wrong with the airline industry, primarily out of Europe. It's a pursuit of revenue, not profit, and it's a totally suicidal business plan. I hope the recently introduce...

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by c933103
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13507

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

FlyingElvii wrote:
I get political correctness, but a percentage of travelers are going to smoke. PERIOD.
Designated smoking area outside, BEFORE security.

How is that related to political correctness?

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by c933103
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4253

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

No. It will never happen. Look at Norwegian and the state that they are in. Low Cost long haul unfortunately doesn't work as it should. I would say the "line" between long haul and short haul when it come to profitability should be view as whether the route can be flown with a narrow body...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarLux granted 13 routes
Replies: 8
Views: 4070

Re: StarLux granted 13 routes

Didn't Starlux plan to start service to North America? They need time to gain ETOPS operation approval They have said that they will "certainly" fly to all North American destinations that EVA Air fly to, and also to other North American destinations that they haven't served, with their c...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19275

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

AECM wrote:
The A321LR has ETOPS 180

ETOPS 180... Can it carry sufficient fuel reserve to fly EZE-IPC and PPT-IPC? Although I suspect carriers flying the route need the freight capacity of widebodies

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by c933103
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk
Replies: 36
Views: 9992

Re: Passenger is ordered to pay 172G for causing early landing while drunk

zeke wrote:
Goodbye wrote:
172g?


The US is not metric, they use grands and quarters, inches, feet etc

Ah I thought it's 172g gold and wondered why they can't just use currency. But it's about same value anyway.

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by c933103
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with most “short” long haul flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1188

Re: Airport with most “short” long haul flights

So I guess AA's A321T service count as long haul in this definition?

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by c933103
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on Turboprops
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: Around the world on Turboprops

There seems to be dash 8 flight in far east russia from KHV to UUS and from UUS to PKC. Not sure hot to bridge from PKC to Alaska. Not sure about rest of Russia but I guess there should be flights all the way to Moscow?

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by c933103
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6925

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

Slug71 wrote:
The biggest reason for me to question it, would be a major PR stunt missed by United for not making it public.

I don't think they would want to remind people about it, especially back then

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by c933103
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to fly between MAD & SCL?
Replies: 14
Views: 3074

Re: Norwegian to fly between MAD & SCL?

The article seems to imply they're applying a new Chilean AOC? As it mentioned they wanted to fly from Chile to Miami

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by c933103
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mahan Air tax and surcharge
Replies: 0
Views: 675

Mahan Air tax and surcharge

I tried to do a dummy booking on Mahan Air's website on its new route to Shenzhen, where it show me that tax and surcharge fee on the leg from Shenzhen airport to Tehran airport would cost something like 43M IRR, where according to online currency converters it mean more than 1000USD. The tax and su...

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by c933103
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4511

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

US 'hell-bent' on hostility despite talks, North Korea says North Korea has accused the US of being "hell-bent on hostile acts", despite a recent agreement between the two countries to resume nuclear talks. Pyongyang's delegation to the United Nations said on Wednesday that the US was &qu...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4511

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

I mean it is also possible to have a scenario where South Korea willingly adopt elements of North Korean system and allowed members of North Korean government to rule the country, despite slightly less than what the North Korean government might have been doing in their territory now. In such situa...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4511

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

The point is it is not impossible for an unified Korea with South Korea included to adopt a similar system. Well - if North Korean elite groups win over South Korean elite groups (and that’s more than possible) - nobody will ask South Korea, and there will be nobody left to protect. I mean it is al...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1989

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

What's the difference between an ebike and an electrically powered motorbike? E-bikes are supposed to be slower and the electric function is an assistance feature that helps you, provided you are still turning the pedals. Motorbike isn't like that. What about ebikes that can run at 50+ km/h and can...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4511

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

What about Kim's family becoming some sort of royal family and the parliament can continue to be elected by people, under supervision by the state? That seems more likely They are having elections in North Korea even now. Vast majority is held by Workers’ Party of Korea of course, but then there is...

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by c933103
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any e-bike owners or users?
Replies: 32
Views: 1989

Re: Any e-bike owners or users?

What's the difference between an ebike and an electrically powered motorbike?

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by c933103
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4511

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

My view on Korea reunification - "be fearful of your wishes, they sometimes come true". The million dollar question here is - whose elites are stronger and more "predatory" - Pyongyang or Seoul ones? Seoul ones are totally under American umbrella and are capable for little on th...

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by c933103
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)
Replies: 169
Views: 37802

Re: Beijing new airport thread (construction developments & discussions)

What is the Daxing final form and when are those pieces coming? I saw something a while back that looked like it would eventually have two midfield terminals and a south end terminal. Then I saw something for only one midfield terminal. What is the capacity of this single terminal? The first phase ...

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by c933103
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11107

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

BestWestern wrote:
I wonder if KA will take over the route once the acquire HK express.

That will give the route the feed it needs to be successful.

According to my memory, UQ have already dropped the route long ago. After UA dropping the route, there will be no service between Guam and Hong Kong.

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by c933103
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19293

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Wait is it 150 slot per day? By saying it would be 43% of new available slots

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by c933103
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No flat bed on Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 3080

Re: No flat bed on Norwegian

Short answer: no. Long answer: Lie flats increase cost, and as a low cost carrier, cutting cost is key. Also, lie flats take up space that could be used for additional recliner seats like they currently have. AirAsia X seems to be able to offer lie flat seats on low cost flights in a way that make ...

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