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by klakzky123
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Open Skies" in a World of Slot-Controlled Airports
Replies: 24
Views: 2324

Re: "Open Skies" in a World of Slot-Controlled Airports

Cancelling Open Skies and using bilaterals also leaves entrenched incumbants. You propose to apply significant medicine to a very small problem. Start by listing the top 50 U.S. and European that are also slot-limited and you'll see just how small. https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-N...

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air reduce service to Japan
Replies: 19
Views: 3876

Re: Korean Air reduce service to Japan

Can Delta get ANY luck in Japan? What do you mean? DL got 5 out of their requested 6 HND frequencies in the recent proceeding (and the one they didn't get was just a throwaway frequency increase on HND-HNL anyway), so I'd say they have had pretty good luck recently. Also, the demand from the U.S. t...

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by klakzky123
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 23837

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

India stands to lose more than Turkey. But it won't lose it's dignity. I’m not sure where dignity ends and pragmatism begins in international relations. For example, I hear that despite everything that happened at the U.N. Security Council a few days ago, President Xi of China is still expected in ...

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by klakzky123
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines / Case study
Replies: 20
Views: 3360

Re: Porter Airlines / Case study

Porter owns most of the slots because they built and owned the main terminal (which has now been sold off). Traffic was an order of magnitude lower before Porter. YTZ has a long history of new entrants setting up, followed by Air Canada setting up a regional operation to undercut the competition, f...

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by klakzky123
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 7564

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

Apologies if this has been posted already but I see that the IAH-LFW flight on ET is finally starting in December. Hopefully, it actually starts this time.

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by klakzky123
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 9501

Re: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences

As an FYI, the restrictions on flights to LIN are not an EU regulation. That rule comes from the Italian government so treaties between the EU and the UK don't really matter. This has to be a bilateral agreement between the UK and Italy on access to LIN. The EU has already published its transition p...

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by klakzky123
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18321

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Have to wonder how much Alaska's tie-ups with Asian partners such as JAL, Hainan, Cathay Pacific and Singapore are (or will be) hurting DL's SEA plans. I can't believe they haven't forced Korean to end the AS/KE relationship...I'm sure they're itching to get that ended. There's nothing in the JV ag...

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by klakzky123
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 438
Views: 70135

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

So Rumors coming out that Richard Branson will likely be investing and teaming up Dave. MOXYby Virgin? Thoughts? Could it work? Flyguy It could but doesn't Richard Branson have a non-compete for x number of years with AS (a result of the Virgin America acquisition)? Even if he did, NC’s are notorio...

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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: 89
Views: 17785

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: 5672

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: 20270

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: 6061

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: 10224

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: 6249

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: 4238

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: 12575

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: 23171

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: 14122

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: 6066

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: 786
Views: 137866

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: 13454

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: 9282

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: 13354

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: 7250

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: 4300

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: 9101

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: 2448

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: 23475

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: 1575

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: 8380

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: 96274

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: 975
Views: 158374

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: 14575

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: 8286

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: 386958

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: 101
Views: 16103

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: 7045

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: 9581

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: 14089

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: 1792
Views: 363285

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: 4819

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: 4819

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: 4819

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: 4819

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: 13826

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: 9506

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: 9506

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: 9506

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: 9506

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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