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by shane
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17605

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

For those who want to read a bit more about what will become of it: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/business/the-largest-start-up-ecosystem-of-the-new-berlin.html While I do understand the annoyances with TXL, I for one will miss it. In fact I was planning to do a trip in early Oct. for a last hu...

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by shane
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oil price crash
Replies: 223
Views: 8102

Re: WTI Oil price goes negative

So I guess it's time for airlines to top up all those idle A380s & 747s and get paid for it! Why not the old mothballed A340-500s too? Now they can forget their government bailout money and collect fat checks from the oil companies instead.

(if only it were that simple)

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by shane
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European Widebodies 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 3754

Re: Europe Widebodies 2020

You'll see Turkish flying both the A330 & 777 on IST - LHR

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by shane
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11561

Re: LH 459 diverted to SFO

Just noticed at 5:00 PM PST that the plane is still parked out at the remote stand.

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by shane
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11561

Re: LH 459 diverted to SFO

Interesting, you can dump fuel on the A340, why wait to burn it off? Possibly jettisoned fuel causing greater environmental impact at sea level vs. exhaust in the air? It would be interesting to know the difference. It would also be interesting to know how much of that fuel makes it all the way to ...

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by shane
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 19728

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

I seem to recall British Airways had the issue with their A320s and people living under the Heathrow flight path complained about the "Whistle" and they had to have a modification to stop it. When the BA ones fly over my home they do seem quieter that other A320s from non UK airlines. Tha...

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by shane
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 12032

Re: Air France Us expansion

Yahnih wrote:
SAN


On Norwegian.

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by shane
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New QR Route Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 3784

Re: New QR Route Thread

Didn't they announce SFO but not launch it? What's the latest on that?

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by shane
Mon May 21, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 71
Views: 11170

Re: European expansion in SFO

n471wn wrote:
...soon Berlin out of Oakland.


Haven't seen this news. Will it be Norwegian? Got a news source?

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by shane
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 67222

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Looks like the last day of the A346 at SFO is Oct 26 after which they'll be sending the A380 from both FRA and MUC. Two LH A380s per day at SFO! They won't send two A380. FRA - SFO will be A346. I stand corrected. Looks like there is only one day with double A380s. Seems surprising that the larger ...

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by shane
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 67222

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Looks like the last day of the A346 at SFO is Oct 26 after which they'll be sending the A380 from both FRA and MUC. Two LH A380s per day at SFO!

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by shane
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 15169

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

The irritating thing about economy on a BA A380 is that the armrests don't raise all the way, which makes it hard to lie across empty seats (of which there were plenty on my last two SFO-LHR / LHR-SFO runs). You have to carefully wedge yourself underneath them just so. Why?!?!

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by shane
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to USA
Replies: 25
Views: 4568

Re: Level to USA

I am referring to official company ads, they fly to "cities", not airports. LCC style Oakland is a "city." But your technically correct. In the past, they used to call out Oakland/San Francisco. They currently use Oakland-San Francisco. Although subsiding Oakland into SF annoys ...

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by shane
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 11436

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

sdexplorer00 wrote:
How about a San Diego route, possibly SAN-CDG


I'm feeling SAN too. CDG, seasonal FCO and/or BCN maybe even LGW to compete with BA's LHR route.

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by shane
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 10244

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

LAX

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by shane
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Between SaoPaulo And Rio De Janeiro?
Replies: 9
Views: 6409

RE: What Airlines Between SaoPaulo And Rio De Jane

Not sure if there are others aside from those that you mentioned, but here's a little tip for you: Fly into <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Santos Dumont (SDU / SBRJ), Brazil">SDU</acronym> (Santos Dumont) rather than <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Galeao International (Antonio Carlos Jobim) (GIG...

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by shane
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Chances Do We Have To Fly An MD11!
Replies: 80
Views: 10871

RE: How Many Chances Do We Have To Fly An MD11!

Is KLM still sending an MD-11 to SFO off season?

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by shane
Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More European Carriers For LAX, Near Future?
Replies: 57
Views: 6751

RE: More European Carriers For LAX, Near Future?

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by shane
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Retro Paint Aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 11172

RE: UA Retro Paint Aircraft

where does UA do their cabin retrofitting? and is it actually done by UA or is it farmed out?

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by shane
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA International Expansion
Replies: 92
Views: 11456

RE: UA International Expansion

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by shane
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Tri Jet Please?
Replies: 53
Views: 11655

RE: New Tri Jet Please?

I was beyond disappointed when I was rebooked from a MD11 <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> as Varig crumbled under my nose during my trip to Braz...

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by shane
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA International Expansion
Replies: 92
Views: 11456

RE: UA International Expansion

SFO - <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym> sounds good to me! How likely do you all think this is? I remember reading that it was applied for in the past and undesirable time slots were offe...

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by shane
Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varig 767-300 In New Colors
Replies: 31
Views: 9532

RE: Varig 767-300 In New Colors

The idea is fine, but off the mark. All they need is to increase the font size on the name to span below the windows like the old livery, and to change the color on the tail to green & yellow for Brasil. If they were to paint the engines a contrasting color, that would be nice too.

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by shane
Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO FF Status On Passenger List. Purpose?
Replies: 31
Views: 4658

RE: CO FF Status On Passenger List. Purpose?

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by shane
Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS: Not Honoring Star Alliance Gold Privileges
Replies: 56
Views: 10556

RE: SWISS: Not Honoring Star Alliance Gold Privileges

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by shane
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Suspends Vancouver
Replies: 70
Views: 16186

RE: Qantas Suspends Vancouver

I was looking forward to flying <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> on a 744 with intercontinental-style service. Oh well, back to <acronym title="...

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by shane
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern California Aviation Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 5544

RE: Northern California Aviation Thread

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by shane
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Standing Up In Planes On The Runway
Replies: 62
Views: 17083

RE: Chinese Standing Up In Planes On The Runway

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by shane
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Now Has An Enhanced A321!
Replies: 24
Views: 12299

RE: LH Now Has An Enhanced A321!

I imagine you guys are talking about LED lighting, like LH has in their 346 cabins? If so, I thought that was pretty nice too.

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by shane
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying From FRA To The USA. Wow.
Replies: 55
Views: 15420

RE: Flying From FRA To The USA. Wow.

I agree that even being an elite traveler, <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> is difficult. I've missed a connection on a <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed...

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by shane
Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varig: Not Using Compass Emblem On Website Or Ads
Replies: 25
Views: 4758

Varig: Not Using Compass Emblem On Website Or Ads

I also noticed on their website that they're quoting prices in USD. Is that new?

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by shane
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 747-400s Between SFO And ORD?
Replies: 44
Views: 9523

RE: UA 747-400s Between SFO And ORD?

I know it's not domestic, but isn't <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> still flying <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> - <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym>? I don't th...

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by shane
Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Cleared To Join Star Alliance In Early 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 8941

RE: AI Cleared To Join Star Alliance In Early 2009

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by shane
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest To Acquire 22 Additional RJ's
Replies: 48
Views: 7173

RE: SkyWest To Acquire 22 Additional RJ's

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by shane
Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest To Acquire 22 Additional RJ's
Replies: 48
Views: 7173

RE: SkyWest To Acquire 22 Additional RJ's

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by shane
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large Planes In SAN And Profitability
Replies: 7
Views: 3666

RE: Large Planes In SAN And Profitability

I'm glad I hooked my parents up with one of the last <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> flights from <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. ...

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by shane
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC//Au Revoir A340-500's?
Replies: 24
Views: 7584

RE: AC//Au Revoir A340-500's?

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by shane
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Moves Terminals At SFO
Replies: 29
Views: 7376

RE: Air Canada Moves Terminals At SFO

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by shane
Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Next International Destination?
Replies: 54
Views: 3864

RE: UA's Next International Destination?

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by shane
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Will Upgrade Award Tickets?
Replies: 10
Views: 5416

RE: What Airlines Will Upgrade Award Tickets?

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by shane
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Next International Destination?
Replies: 54
Views: 3864

RE: UA's Next International Destination?

SFO-<acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym> seems to make sense, and if I'm not mistaken, they've applied for it and were granted less than ideal time slots. Maybe that can be revisited? <acron...

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by shane
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Moves Terminals At SFO
Replies: 29
Views: 7376

RE: Air Canada Moves Terminals At SFO

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by shane
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Misconnect
Replies: 2
Views: 3688

RE: United Airlines Misconnect

I would have asked for a room at the Burlingame Hyatt (if I had wound up stranded) Contractually, they could probably decline the request, but as a revenue first-class passenger, you may get it.

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by shane
Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Crew Pics
Replies: 176
Views: 272192

RE: Cabin Crew Pics

Out of the examples here, TAP wins the prize for uniforms, hands down! They look great.

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by shane
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers International Route Profitability
Replies: 39
Views: 4827

RE: US Carriers International Route Profitability

Why such impressive performance by CO down south?

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by shane
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JJ Expansion - Possible Routes?
Replies: 13
Views: 2859

RE: JJ Expansion - Possible Routes?

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by shane
Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Vvip ( Flying Palace ) Order Confirmed?
Replies: 25
Views: 9122

RE: A380 Vvip ( Flying Palace ) Order Confirmed?

Flying palace? I call it selfish, irresponsible, outdated environmental terrorism and sickening conspicuous consumption. Might as well load a day-glo orange Lamborghini Gallardo and a stretched white Hummer in the belly while you're at it.

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by shane
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Economy - Advance Seat Assignments
Replies: 5
Views: 7849

RE: Emirates Economy - Advance Seat Assignments

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by shane
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Economy - Advance Seat Assignments
Replies: 5
Views: 7849

Emirates Economy - Advance Seat Assignments

Hello, I'm posting this question for a friend who has tickets in Economy on Emirates <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> - <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> - <acronym title="Delhi - Indira Gandhi Interna...

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by shane
Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747's From LAX To JFK
Replies: 37
Views: 9461

RE: 747's From LAX To JFK

How about a nice little 744 ride from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>--<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>? That's an internati...

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