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by yonahleung
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG
Replies: 27
Views: 10632

Re: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YVZ to HKG

I suspect this is sabotage by pro-Chinese ground crew at YYZ. We all know that the Chinese government is bullying CX and it is understandable that some pro-Chinese crew will take it into their own hands to "punish" CX. This is the Chinese modus operandi.

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by yonahleung
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CX and other companies fighting social media
Replies: 33
Views: 2437

Re: CX and other companies fighting social media

This is just CX being bullied by the Commies. A sad state of affairs when you can't speak your mind on social media in a personal capacity.
Why these CX employees were fired is because there are pro-commie CX employees reporting them on social media!

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by yonahleung
Tue May 14, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16925

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

If the 737-800 is not an older version of the MAX then why is there any grandfathering in certification? What's wrong with you guys?

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by yonahleung
Tue May 07, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 821
Views: 145063

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

In law there are offences that carries "strict liability", that is you do not need to possess a certain state of mind before you are guilty of the offence. This is a matter of life and death. As a lawyer I do not see how you can escape without any liability if you did block the aisle or ex...

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by yonahleung
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do governments paint their aircraft in airline liveries?
Replies: 12
Views: 2650

Re: Why do governments paint their aircraft in airline liveries?

Actually, most countries have a dedicated fleet with a special livery ( usually run by the Air Force ) and all major countries do so : US, China, Russia, Japan, France, Germany... no "camouflage whatsoever". So as said above, the comaratively few who share their national commercial airlin...

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by yonahleung
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project
Replies: 52
Views: 7573

Re: France govt abandons the Notre Dame des Landes Airport project

I was thinking about visiting Mt St Michel and looked at RNS and was surprised about how little service and how small the airport is. According to Wikipedia, it closed 2016 with 640,000 passengers (despite a +18.8% increase over 2015). Why does RNS see so little service? Rennes is a relatively larg...

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by yonahleung
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA's financial woes
Replies: 98
Views: 26786

Re: HNA's airlines miss lease payments

Seems like the group can be both profitable and insolvent (in both the balance sheet sense and cashflow sense)

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by yonahleung
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star
Replies: 34
Views: 9036

Re: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star

I cannot think of anything of LH that deserves 5-stars...
The 320s? European Business Class? That 1 EUR biscuit on european flights? Unfriendly cabin crews? Honestly I am out of words for this
I guess this just shows Skytrax is a money game.

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by yonahleung
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 5164

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

Cunard wrote:
But was that really the situation, did China Airlines actually off load passengers baggage in favour of cargo on the inaugural TPE to LGW route as I find that rather hard to believe regardless of what has been posted by the OP.

I can't see that from the two links posted by the OP...

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by yonahleung
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Applies for CTU-ORD; SZX-VIE
Replies: 25
Views: 4511

Re: Hainan Applies for CTU-ORD; SZX-VIE

Also, I find it quite odd that SZX is gaining flights to Europe when HKG and CAN are nearby. SZX has gained flights to FRA on Air China, and I believe BRU and VIE are planned by HU. There's absolutely a market for a LHR-SZX flight, probably daily, it amazes me that no one has applied or sought to o...

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by yonahleung
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 46242

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

The 787 ramp up makes a lot of sense now. This seems to be another order in the bag. No one wants to be the sole customer of an aircraft model anyway. The resale value will be terrible and you are forced to flew it to the end end of its economic life. If you do not have an inhouse maintenance team l...

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by yonahleung
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5727

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

They have nothing to blame but their hedging bets. They are well in the black before the hedging losses. Plain and simple case of mismanagement.

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by yonahleung
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 9879

Re: United Drops Hangzhou

BestWestern wrote:
Pudong to Hangzhou is about 5 hrs by public transport. They are two distinct markets.

More like three hours changing for the Chinese Shinkansen at Hongqiao?

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by yonahleung
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s
Replies: 65
Views: 12662

Re: China buys 100 A320s, 40 A350s

Given CZ's exerience with A380, doubt it. Although CA might be able to make that work but they already have 748. Doubt CA would make it work too because aren't they having trouble placing all on services. True, longhaul travel from & to china is quite lacking compared to its economy and populat...

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by yonahleung
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where should Finnair fly next?
Replies: 69
Views: 9832

Re: Where should Finnair fly next?

TPE. A huge untapped market, with TK practically out of the game and the only competition being EK and KL, it is very seducing a market to enter.

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by yonahleung
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific report $74 million loss for 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 6768

Re: Cathay Pacific reporta $74 million loss for 2016

behramjee wrote:
If fuel hedging losses were not taken into account, what would be the net profit ?

That would be about US$1 Billion
Basically CX gambled its life away on the oil market. If they haven't hedged at all, they would be doing really fine.

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by yonahleung
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 10593

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

Actually if you look above at the reply from LAXIntl, China is excluded because it does not have an open-skies agreement in place with the US. Other countries without open skies are also precluded from being added to the JV. I thought that blocks JV between US carrier and Chinese carrier. I wonder ...

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by yonahleung
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week
Replies: 65
Views: 7104

Re: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week

The reason for the high number of searches is that there had been quite a number of error fare deals from HKG to KEF in the past year. Real demand-wise, there are tons of more obvious choices for a direct HKG-Europe flight, like BRU, LIS, BCN,WAW,OSL, PRG... ....and we're back from La La Land to co...

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by yonahleung
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week
Replies: 65
Views: 7104

Re: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week

The reason for the high number of searches is that there had been quite a number of error fare deals from HKG to KEF in the past year.
Real demand-wise, there are tons of more obvious choices for a direct HKG-Europe flight, like BRU, LIS, BCN,WAW,OSL, PRG...

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by yonahleung
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CTS Heavy Snow Delays - Chinese Pax Riot
Replies: 28
Views: 7897

Re: CTS Heavy Snow Delays - Chinese Pax Riot

I hate to make general sweeping statements but in the 15 years or so that iv been travelling to and from China with work Iv discovered in the last 10 years or so the folk from that country have become increasingly aggressive and find it very difficult to cope with any sort of "change" or ...

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by yonahleung
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A320 Service from airberlin
Replies: 65
Views: 12065

Re: TATL A320 Service from airberlin

If it is a placeholder, surely they will block all seats from being selected,no?

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by yonahleung
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon plans HK$20b aircraft replacement programme
Replies: 24
Views: 7810

Re: Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon plans HK$20b aircraft replacement programme

This order, as already mentioned, is Airbus's to lose. I would be shocked if they don't choose the A321NEO. The only chance Boeing has at a spoiler would be the 737MAX-200 but I don't think Cathay Dragon is ready to become an ULCC just yet. Well...their A320s in coach (even those after the recent r...

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by yonahleung
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exit Row Seating and Responsibilty
Replies: 18
Views: 3249

Re: Exit Row Seating and Responsibilty

I observed on Transavia France that they need someone to fill the exit row. But it is not the case for Hong Kong registered aircraft. Indeed, Hong Kong Express up-sells the exit row on the flight and it is the first announcement they would make past 10,000ft immediately after turning seat belt sign ...

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by yonahleung
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW Shocked To Find Out 3rd LHR Runway Will Raze BA HQ
Replies: 47
Views: 10187

Re: WW Shocked To Find Out 3rd LHR Runway Will Raze BA HQ

BA have a monopoly at LHR, a third runway would increase competition significantly. That is why BA are against a third runway. Indeed, the greedy monopolists, and that's why there should be a 3rd runway, and their HQ should be razed, and they should have to pay for it too! So far, everything's work...

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by yonahleung
Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transasia Airways (Taiwan) Suspend All Service
Replies: 29
Views: 6315

Re: Transasia Airways (Taiwan) Suspend All Service

They should have kept the V Air brand which was a much stronger brand after the two outrageous crashes.

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by yonahleung
Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific announces capacity review
Replies: 73
Views: 23360

Re: Cathay Pacific announces capacity review

One of the challenges which CX did not (and probably could not) foresee was the popping up of tons of hub-skipping long-haul flights deep into the smaller ports of China thanks to the 787. These were the bread and butter of CX's longhaul strategy, being the premium carrier of China when every option...

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by yonahleung
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT: Trump Taxless For 18 Years?
Replies: 111
Views: 3164

Re: NYT: Trump Taxless For 18 Years?

As someone from Hong Kong with a very simple tax system this just shows how complicated the US tax system has become which allows so many loopholes to be utilised by the rich and powerful with the poor and the working middle class paying much more than their fair share of tax. A simple tax system is...

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by yonahleung
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAA of Taiwan to launch probe into EVA Air operations during Typhoon Megi
Replies: 28
Views: 3824

Re: CAA of Taiwan to launch probe into EVA Air operations during Typhoon Megi

Indeed BR has been flying in typhoons where everyone else (in particular CI) has stopped flying for quite a few years already. It is a national pasttime on Taiwanese and Hong Kong aviation forums to have live posts watching the amusement of BR planes trying to land in TPE or TSA in times of typhoon ...

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by yonahleung
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group announces to buy remaining shares of Brussels Airlines
Replies: 50
Views: 14881

Re: Lufthansa To Buy Brussels Airlines Wednesday... Maybe

From what I read here, if I am a shareholder of Brussels Airlines, I would do everything in my power to block the acquisition. It is probably foul play on the part of LH. I don't think any shareholder in their right mind would agree to this deal.

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by yonahleung
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So They Are Making A Movie About Sully
Replies: 145
Views: 26405

Re: Sully and the Split Scimitar Winglets In The Background

PanzerPowner wrote:
Anyone noticed the Split Scimitar Winglets on the Continental B737s in the background at the Terminal Taxiing Scene?

Yes...immediately thought to myself "I think the split winglets was a much later invention..."

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by yonahleung
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world
Replies: 82
Views: 16008

Re: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world

Taipei Songshan Runway 10 is my pick. You can get blasted by anything from MD-82s to 787s and it is just the SXM of the east (without the beach).

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by yonahleung
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 227554

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

This new site is wholly another beast, which I cannot say I like it. The spacing is terrible and now it is only possible to see one post at a time on my screen and the white background hurts my eyes. Not to mention with phpBB this is as generic as a forum can get. The Eurowhite epidermic has got who...

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