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by klakzky123
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 76
Views: 11563

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

1. United's most profitable region is surprisingly Latin American, which is a region United has never been thought of as strong in. Given AA's strength in that region, that could bode well for AA, but United seems to be earning business here that AA would want. Latin American had by far the best Ye...

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by klakzky123
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA
Replies: 48
Views: 5630

Re: Why is AM/DL weak in Mexico vs AA

Is DL getting strong yields on the beach flights from MSP? Or are those at risk now that they launched MSP-MEX?

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by klakzky123
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 20066

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

No matter the reason for the stark jump in Canada numbers, it is good to see continuing international growth at MSP! I hope to see DUB make this list next year (especially if they move to A330). Toronto has always surprised me too. EI A332 takes over DUB MSP from the B752 from next March I believe....

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by klakzky123
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6016

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

How would negotiating at a national (German) level fit with the EU wanting to negotiate new agreements at a supra-national ( EU ) level ? The EU still allows for bilateral aviation agreements. I think Open Skies is the exception to the rule as that is done through an EU wide agreement. But as long ...

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by klakzky123
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10195

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

There was that kid who survived the SJC-OGG flight as a stowaway so I suppose he gave a bunch of false hope that people can survive this sort of thing. And that incident happened in the US so clearly security lapses aren't limited to Africa.

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by klakzky123
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside
Replies: 25
Views: 6211

Re: China Southern eyes world domination and puts Oneworld plans aside

Good luck. So they will watch their market share slip further with Air China in Star Alliance and China Eastern in Sky Team. Both Air China and China Eastern are seeking deeper ties within the alliance. It is foolish for China Southern to think it can stand alone. The successful of non alliance air...

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by klakzky123
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4194

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

I'm hoping a change in government will allow PD to operate the 220s out of YTZ. This slot increase would definitely help in that regard Maybe, but not sure what change would make that happen. Replacing Miller with Ford and now Tory hasn't changed anything at the municipal level, and neither the Tor...

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12447

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

SierraPacific wrote:
Is this the last of the Delta 5th freedom routes?

Sad to see the international network of Delta shrink from the glory days


I think they still operate NRT-MNL but yes there isn't much left anymore. And both of those are probably gone in 2020 once DL shifts to HND.

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by klakzky123
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23035

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Well I was talking to a colleague today who did some revenue work for AA in the late 90's, and he said they used to REALLY overbook flights (like, 50% over real capacity). And then at the gate, if most pax showed up, AA would start giving generous compensations for those who volunteered to offload....

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by klakzky123
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14016

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

MartijnNL wrote:
Student searches the web for cheap flights and ends up paying 5,800 USD for just three flights. That doesn't look like a real bargain to me.


At least a few of those segments were on business class. That definitely sounds like a bargain.

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by klakzky123
Wed May 29, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 6044

Re: AF ex-JOON A340 to CPT replacement

2 months ago I flew Joon from Bombay to Paris and I had a pretty nice experience compared to the one on AF A330. At least the Joon aircrafts were refurbished, the seats were comfortable and there was IFE. On the AF A330 the seats were broken, the IFE was not working and over all it was a horrible e...

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by klakzky123
Thu May 23, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132933

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

The power house days of NW in the Pacific are over. DL has been in a constant decline in Asia and all the while UA is taking over the Pacific. They are so far in drivers seat, serious doubt if they can be caught. No excuses on DL part for allowing this to happen. They have perfectly reasonable excu...

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by klakzky123
Wed May 22, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13350

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

Its not directly related to this but agents have lost a lot of power to make decisions at the airport and concurrently pay and professionalization of agents has gone backwards for decades. And those two trends have made these sorts of scenarios more likely to happen. If you make agents powerless and...

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by klakzky123
Tue May 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 9222

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

AA definitely prices MCE as an ancillary/add on rather than a fare class. Not sure how that's even debatable. You can even contrast that to DL which does price Delta Comfort using a separate fare class.

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by klakzky123
Tue May 14, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 13292

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

*DL MSP-SYR DEC 0.6>0.0[0.6] DL usually stops this route in JAN and FEB before resuming in MAR. I guess this schedule update means they're adding DEC to the hiatus as well. Looks to be the same for BUF based on bookings. Same for ALB normally as well. Consistently for as long as I can remember, Roc...

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by klakzky123
Wed May 01, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Q1 Loss Deepens
Replies: 39
Views: 7219

Re: OS Q1 Loss Deepens

well then OS will never get new planes at this rate! Gesendet von meinem SM-G950F mit Tapatalk In theory, sounds reasonable. In practice, there are consequences to decisions like this. OS's fleet is not getting younger, and some of the long-haul frames are 26-27 years old. You either pray they don'...

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by klakzky123
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4271

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

Check in (on most ticketed reservation systems) involves a handoff of control of the booking from the reservation system to a departure control system. There's a lag built into that handoff and an additional lag in actually connecting to the DCS to check in. The whole thing isn't seamless. Now some ...

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by klakzky123
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9033

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Notwithstanding this particular apathetic crew, I'm trying to understand how you think FA's could have someone arrested. Removed from the aircraft? Absolutely. Request LEOs? Yup. Actually have someone arrested? Uh, no. The police make that call. Do I think F9 handled this properly? I don't know. Bu...

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by klakzky123
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB
Replies: 19
Views: 2427

Re: ET receive permission for 5th freedom on MAD-DUB

The yields can't be very high on a route like that. As pointed out, maybe that's a good cargo market. But I doubt they'll make much extra passenger revenue. Intra-Europe fifth freedom hasn't worked very well since the EU launched the common aviation marketplace. LCCs tanked all of the intra-European...

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by klakzky123
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage
Replies: 151
Views: 23353

Re: LGB seeks to crack down on JetBlue slot usage

The slot violations is valid and Long Beach has every right to go after them. The curfew violations are ridiculous and unconstitutional. Shame on big government for restricting free commerce. Technicall based on the FAA having control over the airports LGB's & SNA's slot limits via the City vot...

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by klakzky123
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates seat maps
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: Emirates seat maps

They still have it. I just tried it. You can select a seat before payment.

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by klakzky123
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL low involuntary denied boardings
Replies: 51
Views: 8360

Re: DL low involuntary denied boardings

Well from personal experience, they do make it easy to get volunteers. Every other time I've flown to YUL, its overbooked and every time the bidding amount crosses $1000. And they'll pay out in cash (usually a visa prepaid card) when it gets that high so you aren't stuck with a Delta certificate. I'...

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by klakzky123
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 95865

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

And that's the airports job knowing the market better than anyone else to prove to them that this is where they want to be. Something MSP was very good at and Detroit gets a D-. We have been shown by many posters here that when you sit behind a computer and just crunch numbers you don't get the ful...

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by klakzky123
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154688

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

A co-worker had bought WOW tickets about a month ago via Travelosity to go to Germany in the fall. I just told him the bad news. He isn't happy. I hope his credit card or Travelosity as bought the ticket insurance can do something about getting a refund. Still a mess for many. But I guess if the pr...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do Airlines make money on airfares less than $100?
Replies: 74
Views: 14511

Re: How does United make money on airfares less than $100?

Sometimes, its also just matching competitor fares (even at a major loss). AA was/is aggressively matching Spirit out of its hubs so fares less than $100 weren't all that uncommon on certain routes. Sometimes, its just a matter of protecting market share even if the flights become money losers at th...

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by klakzky123
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?
Replies: 32
Views: 8271

Re: Turkmenistan to Birmingham? Why?

I've always been a bit surprised that EK doesn't operate to Amritsar. I know there's also a substantial market from YYZ. AI used to operate direct flights to Amritsar from YYZ. They can't. The current bilateral doesn't give them the right to fly to Amritsar. I think they would shift some capacity t...

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by klakzky123
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386114

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I just booked a flight for IAH-BLR on QR. When I checked last week I had the option of 9W from AMS - its not showing anymore. I am glad in a way that I didn't purchase it last week. Not sure if AMS routes are still bookable Even before last week, the signs were clear. They've been clear for several...

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by klakzky123
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15504

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Expected - the FCC is run by a Verizon shill why do anything different for other agencies. So how much will this hose GA by having a major airline influenced head vs someone with a bit of balance. To be fair, the Obama FCC was run by former telecom and ISP lobbyist as well. But he ended up being th...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 7020

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

Sikhs are a very peaceful group of people , what a joke Hmm. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Indira_Gandhi Like most things in life, there's a lot of nuance and history behind this. Lets just say the last years of her administration had a lot of controversy with much of it involving ...

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by klakzky123
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LH or BA in MSP
Replies: 96
Views: 9539

Re: Why no LH or BA in MSP

DL can't fill a daily 767. What more is there to say? I think the MSP-LHR flight is one of the better performers among DL's LHR flights. The yields are good and the load factor is pretty decent for an LHR flight. But its not high enough to justify a higher gauge. And that's also the reason why BA w...

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by klakzky123
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14056

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

Regardless of politics, if the US government is pulling all diplomats out of Venezuela out of concern for their safety, it would make little sense for AA to operate to Caracas even if they aren't keeping crews there overnight. At some point, its just not worth the risk to the crew safety.

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by klakzky123
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356697

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Well, okay -- United is about to lose the last element of Continental Airlines that existed. They ditched the Houston headquarters and downsized the hub. So what's left for anyone in Houston to show loyalty to? Given that the globe as the basic brand icon is largely staying, how exactly are they lo...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 4803

Re: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?

Ah ok. So you can only create those bookings via GDS then. That's different than what I was implying. My point was that Delta didn't offer flights to China via ICN through its booking channels. Instead, DL offers connections via MU and CZ if you book directly. Not true either. Via dummy book I was ...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 4803

Re: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?

DL can't use KE's connections to China. Wrong. Connections are perfectly fine... but KE keeps all the revenue for ICN/China segments. That’s correct, but it’s worth pointing out that DL can’t place their code on KE flights to China so connections are limited to interline. Ah ok. So you can only cre...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 4803

Re: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?

DL can't use KE's connections to China. Wrong. Connections are perfectly fine... but KE keeps all the revenue for ICN/China segments. Ah got it. Do they use DL flight numbers or is this literally combining a KE segment and a DL segment? Why would DL offer this kind of itinerary in lieu of pushing p...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 4803

Re: Why is there no Atlanta to Beijing flight?

Like other said, DL can't even make ATL-PVG work consistently (They're giving it a 3rd try right now), and DL has MU at Shanghai to feed traffic to most of China. DL can also use KE's hub at ICN to feed NE China as-is. Ultimately ATL TPAC market is just not that big outside of perhaps ICN (Due to t...

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by klakzky123
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 13778

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

Interesting that they are launching Mogadishu, that's going to be quite a detour. I guess they hope yields would be good due to lack of competition. Well the main competition is for international NGO traffic (although all yields in general seem high) and right now TK and ET fly there. Although both...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare
Replies: 41
Views: 9453

Re: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare

But DL had to purchase those slots as they were divested from AA/BA. Thus, bringing the example back to B6, regulatory authorities could demand that DL/VS/etc. divest LHR slots, but they couldn't then give them to B6 - they'd go on the market and B6 would have to purchase them. I believe that condi...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare
Replies: 41
Views: 9453

Re: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare

DOT has zero say on foreign slots. If B6 wants into LHR, they will have to take out their bank book like every other airline before them. DL ended up with LHR slots at Miami and Boston as a result of the DOT ordering AA to divest slots when the BA/AA JV was approved. But DL had to purchase those sl...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare
Replies: 41
Views: 9453

Re: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare

DOT has zero say on foreign slots. If B6 wants into LHR, they will have to take out their bank book like every other airline before them. DOT can force airlines to divest slots as part of an approval process. Its been done many times. The most recent example is the Aeromexico-Delta JV where DOT for...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare
Replies: 41
Views: 9453

Re: VS, AF, DL, KL announce extensive codeshare

i'll bet you dollars to donuts that this is where B6 is getting their LHR slot(s) from. DOT probably told DL/VS/ etc. that if you want 'A', you have to give up 'B'. DOT has zero say on foreign slots. If B6 wants into LHR, they will have to take out their bank book like every other airline before th...

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by klakzky123
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386114

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Jet has pledged assets for a little cash: https://m.businesstoday.in/lite/story/jet-airways-pledges-assets-to-borrow-rs-225-crore-from-sbi-report/1/324698.html This only makes me more curious as to EY's decision. Why did Goyal wait so long? :banghead: We have almost a week to watch as vendors (e.g....

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by klakzky123
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4599

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

Once you start traveling with full families, IFE becomes a much bigger deal. If i'm traveling by myself, pulling out an ipad and streaming content to it is no issue. But once I'm traveling with a group, AVOD becomes a bigger selling point. And when it comes to longer flights, AVOD gains value even w...

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by klakzky123
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 156
Views: 16745

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

This comes across to me as a pretty stern rebuke of French involvement in the airline. I also can’t imagine the French government won’t want to be the one driving the bus here so I won’t be shocked if they look to buy more. I really don't think the Macron government wants to put any additional mone...

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by klakzky123
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement
Replies: 43
Views: 3814

Re: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement

MSP-SNA has been 3x A319 for a little while now.

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by klakzky123
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 53
Views: 6325

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

The many references to TWA, I think are instructive as to the viability of US to Egypt services. Different times, different market realities. TWA cut a LOT of TATL service as it slowly died, but CAI stayed until the bitter end. Why's that? Today, the US3 all have TATL joint ventures. There are one ...

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by klakzky123
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 15856

Re: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019

Per CZ’s Weibo account (https://m.weibo.cn/1647687670/4332337422253653), China Southern and British Airways signed an MOU for closer cooperation in London on Jan 23rd. Both parties plan to expand codesharing and implement mutually beneficial FFP to enhance customer experience within 2019 https://wx...

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by klakzky123
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 2 new routes from GPT
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: Sun Country adds 2 new routes from GPT

Interesting additions. SY does have a strong understanding of the Gulfport/Biloxi market. RSW makes a lot of sense to me as GPT is a convenient place for gambling for the retiree crowd in Naples/Fort Myers. People in Florida are already familiar with the casinos in Missisippi so this seems to make s...

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by klakzky123
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 765
Views: 132933

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Why go through all that when they could have just applied for SLC-HND in this round? As a brand new route in the US-Tokyo market, it would have a high likelihood of being selected. I think they applied for PDX-HND because they actually want to fly the route, and they probably have corporate contrac...

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