Search found 688 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 14
by klakzky123
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19141

Re: New owner for LY

I'm surprised the Haredi parties in the government don't just push the government to re-nationalize the airline. El Al is always going to struggle for profitability and handing the company over to a family in the US seems like a really questionable move. If El Al's finances get worse because the new...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From whom are Vistara, Spicejet et al acquiring London Heathrow (LHR) slots?
Replies: 23
Views: 4204

Re: From whom are Vistara, Spicejet et al acquiring London Heathrow (LHR) slots?

I believe the Vistara and Spicejet flights are tied to bilateral agreements that India set up with countries to facilitate two way repatriation (look up India air bubble agreements for more details). India shut down all international flights (with a few exceptions) and now they're reopening some fli...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA DOH-DXB flight????
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: UA DOH-DXB flight????

When i was looking at a wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Doha_International_Airport&oldid=601923325#Airlines_and_destinations), it says United flew from Doha to Dubai in March, 2014. It really dosen't seem feasible...... Does anyone else know why this was? It was a tag...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Fri May 01, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Federation's national airline
Replies: 17
Views: 1484

Re: East African Federation's national airline

Hey guys, I was browsing through YouTube today, and I came to realized that six east African nations, which are South-Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda are set to create a Confederation from 2023 onward. I am not going to details this in here, but there is some articles you can fin...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet Discussion and News thread
Replies: 334
Views: 68925

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

I saw on Twitter that the IATA Clearing House has suspended Interjet's membership. I think this is the end for Interjet. RIP. Link: https://in.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-interjet/iata-clearing-house-membership-of-mexicos-interjet-suspended-letter-idINKBN22B3BC What exactly does this mean? No lon...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41552

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

After a 6 to 24 month breather, people who like to travel are going to return to travel as soon as it is safe to do so and globalization will resume. We will be well above 2019 passenger volumes by 2022 or 2023. If the 777-9 cant find a market, I would also assume the global A380 fleet will be reti...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Attempts to Block Being Acquired (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 6228

Re: Spirit Attempts to Block Being Acquired (?)

This is a concern for a lot of companies in the industry. Aviation and Travel related companies are dealing with artificially low share prices because of Covid-19 so they're all ripe targets for hostile takeovers. The larger legacies will be fine but smaller airlines and niche companies (like IT pro...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15479

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

Was that pre or post CAB? Because I would say those are completely different worlds that need to be treated separately. I believe there were a few post de-regulation interchange flights but these wouldn't be interchange. Given how quickly this would need to be up and running, they would probably im...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380848

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I really don’t get why people (including the DL CEO) say this will cause a permanent 30% decline in air travel. Supposedly, DL was making money just a few weeks ago with that level of service. If the demand was there, why wouldn’t it rebound when the virus problems are over? Because people are shak...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337628

Re: Porter Airlines (PD/POE) suspending all flights at the end of the week. Planned to resume flying June 1.

Didn't Austrian do the same thing the other day? I suspect airlines will conclude that it is better to temporarily shut down rather than operate empty flights. Especially now that borders are closing, you'll see this ramp up quickly.

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183324

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

Geez the Dow futures really took a tumble after that speech.

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency
Replies: 73
Views: 11501

Re: UK to leave European Aviation Safety Agency

Does this mean that UK participation in EUROCONTROL and the ECAA are also under review? Hopefully they stay in Eurocontrol but I suspect they will not be part of the ECAA. Easyjet and Ryanair both have EU and UK AOCs so they'll be ok even without ECAA membership. Additionally, I assume that now tha...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes
Replies: 193
Views: 38025

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

SLC/DTW have no competition to LON. And VS already has the JV with Delta, so what's the point of SLC or DTW? It doesn't expand the network. Replacing a frequency? Complimenting Delta’s existing service? (More unlikely). Did anyone ever say it had to expand the network? It would expand VS’ own netwo...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA
Replies: 115
Views: 15818

Re: AA Announces Codeshare With GOL + Increases MIA-GIG/BNA/BOS/IAH/MCO/RDU/TPA

Missed this earlier, is this alluding to AA’s return to Fortaleza? After it is approved by authorities in the United States and Brazil, American and GOL’s new codeshare will allow customers to connect seamlessly to 53 GOL flights beyond GIG, Sao Paulo (GRU), Brasilia (BSB), Manaus (MAO) and Fortale...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 44
Views: 14056

Re: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

FromCDGtoSYD wrote:
What will happen to the skyclub, I presume it will close


They're closing it and opening a new one in HND.

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no direct service between LHR-CCU?
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: Why no direct service between LHR-CCU?

There seems to be a huge amount of IT industry in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad (ie demand for people to fly for work purposes) I'm sure there is IT offshoring in Kolkata but it doesn't seem to generate as much noise as other cities. Delhi took over as capital of India well before independence -...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8621

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

So many dramatic replies in this thread! If 100 extra people airside will break the airport, I hope a 77W never has to divert to SEA. Imagine the absolute chaos! For whatever reason, people on this thread are convinced that all 100 people will enter the airport at the exact same time and distribute...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines re-launches Brussels in October 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 7331

Re: Singapore Airlines re-launches Brussels in October 2020

MAD is premium for South America - not necessarily true for Asia though - and even more in South East Asia where there's no non-stop flight to MAD . IB is struggling with PVG and NRT. Air Europa doesn't fly to any destination in Asia. That suggest that the market MAD-Asia is not that premium (not s...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's New Business Class For Its A350 Features Doors
Replies: 27
Views: 7850

Re: Aeroflot's New Business Class For Its A350 Features Doors

The premium economy seat looks like United's, which is actually pretty good. And the business class looks stellar! Way to go Aeroflot! Big upgrade. Aeroflot had the same PE seats as Air France which were those annoying seats that were in a hard shell so when you tried to recline your seat just slid...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Enters Canada With MSP-YVR
Replies: 26
Views: 3741

Re: Sun Country Enters Canada With MSP-YVR

Waiting for them to start YQT - the closest connection between the two currently has to detour in Winnipeg. Hopefully a step in the right direction. No way they add YQT. SY is mostly US point of sale. YVR has cruise ship traffic and decent O&D on its own. Not to mention SY flies 737s which is a...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sues the DOT
Replies: 28
Views: 6480

Re: Spirit sues the DOT

What exactly was the rationale for removing slot controls from EWR?

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines website is DOWN!
Replies: 11
Views: 1778

Re: United Airlines website is DOWN!

WeatherPilot wrote:
They all probably use the same reservation system distributor.


They dont. AA is on Sabre and UA is on SHARES.

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe delays and cancellations in/out of Minneapolis-St. Paul
Replies: 10
Views: 2889

Re: Severe delays and cancellations in/out of Minneapolis-St. Paul

This is trivial in the grand scheme of things. MSP was ready for the storm. Some cancellations were inevitable but all in all, they are managing this quite well given the circumstances. They're still getting flights in and out despite getting close to a foot of snow. The article even mentioned that ...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks additional MEX slots
Replies: 28
Views: 5859

Re: United seeks additional MEX slots

I expected NK to apply for this slots but I guess it will be one of those rare destinations where one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the world doesn’t get international LCC service. Definitely telling! There are multiple Mexican LCCs operating from MEX. The issue is that US LCCs have had litt...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the Commonwealth create a Common Aviation Area like the ECAA in Europe?
Replies: 40
Views: 3661

Re: Should the Commonwealth create a Common Aviation Area like the ECAA in Europe?

I think if you look at certain nations you know that this will never happen. I mean how will India and Pakistan ever agree on something. Or many of the African nations that are also not really the best friends. Most of the member countries have totally different agendas. I am actually surprised tha...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influential Role of US Congress in FAA Aircraft Certification
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

Re: Influential Role of US Congress in FAA Aircraft Certification

Is this another thread to bash Boeing or to deflect 100% blame from Boeing for the MAX crashes? I think it is general bashing of America. It is a sad position in my opinion since the FAA has been such a worldwide leader in making aviation safer around the world for decades. Is the original poster (...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influential Role of US Congress in FAA Aircraft Certification
Replies: 14
Views: 3203

Re: Influential Role of US Congress in FAA Aircraft Certification

The FAA reauthorization bill was always viewed by Republicans as an opportunity to further diminish the FAA. Remember, this was the bill that originally included provisions to privatize ATC among other FAA functions. So it can't be surprising that there are provisions that further weaken the FAA's c...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NIMBYs in Eagan upset about MSP jet noise
Replies: 41
Views: 6404

Re: NIMBYs in Eagan upset about MSP jet noise

The common opinion here seems to be that airports (and carriers) have a right to pollute - noise pollution in this case. Entities don't have a right to pollute as much (or a little less) as they used to in perpetuity. Ask any utility running a power plant how much they spent on flue gas desulfuriza...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NIMBYs in Eagan upset about MSP jet noise
Replies: 41
Views: 6404

Re: NIMBYs in Eagan upset about MSP jet noise

This stuff has always been generally under wraps in Minnesota because cities don't own the airports. Airports are instead owned and managed by a state agency. The Twin Cities itself even has the unique quirk of having a regional government that oversees the entire Twin Cities metro and that entity w...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 53
Views: 9753

Re: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

Quite a spend for six commercial flights per day. I think the issue was that even 6 flights a day was a lot more than what the old airport was designed for. And upgrading the old airport was apparently as expensive as building a new one. And the Bakken oil boom seems like it will stick around for a...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DOT denies Hawaiian-JAL Antitrust Immunity
Replies: 37
Views: 8711

Re: DOT tentatively approves Hawaiian-JAL JV, but without ATI

I can't recall any other proposed JV being appvd. without ATI. If you ask me, it's like eggs benedict without the hollandaise! What's the friggin' point? What they're left with is what they can do (and mostly already do) without a JV. This really is a kick in the ass to HA, given the NH/UA JV which...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/29/2019: DL Adds BOS-FCO;WN Adds OGG-SMF, ATL-MEM, DSM-DEN if MAX Comes Back
Replies: 37
Views: 10590

Re: OAG Changes 9/29/2019: DL Adds BOS-FCO;WN Adds OGG-SMF, ATL-MEM, DSM-DEN if MAX Comes Back

AI is still operating EWR-BOM so I doubt its a range issue. I would imagine that DL's new flight is the cause. DL has actually priced their flights quite competitively so I'm sure travelers will opt for DL over AI if given the choice. Even among Indians, AI doesn't exactly have a very good reputati...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/29/2019: DL Adds BOS-FCO;WN Adds OGG-SMF, ATL-MEM, DSM-DEN if MAX Comes Back
Replies: 37
Views: 10590

Re: OAG Changes 9/29/2019: DL Adds BOS-FCO;WN Adds OGG-SMF, ATL-MEM, DSM-DEN if MAX Comes Back

*AI BOM-JFK NOV 0.4>0[0] DEC 0.4>0[0.4] JAN 0.5>0[0.4] FEB 0.4>0[0.4] MAR 0.4>0.0[0.5] I think I've seen cuts to this route show up in this thread at least a few times now. Has AI officially pulled out in the face of the daily competition from DL? I thought it was an aircraft range issue connected ...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 126459

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Has anybody looked at the Alaska Air angle of this? Alaska and LATAM have been partners for years. Obviously nothing has been announced yet but who agrees (or disagrees) that DL will force LATAM to cut ties with Alaska? If any of the last responses to JV applications by the US DoT are indicitive of...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15584

Re: Does anyone REALLY think Istanbul Atatürk will become the world's busiest in the near future?

If Turkey had ever managed to join the EU, I think this would have been plausible. But everything took a completely different turn so now I'm not sure what their competitive advantage is over the ME3

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 71
Views: 10897

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

AA doesn’t even codeshare on JL’s NRT-PEK/PVG flights, so I’m still putting my money on China not being in the JV. They aren't allowed to include China flights in the JV. This applies to all US carriers. For example, China is excluded from the DL-KE JV. DL sells KE segments to China but they use KE...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 898
Views: 115730

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

Diplomats and government officials. Even EU officials in Cyprus (Commission and Parliament) fly with Aegean via Athens, they have some sort of a corporate agreement with them. What staff does the Commission and Parliament have in Cyprus? There isn't much. There's a small office in Nicosia and I ima...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Open Skies" in a World of Slot-Controlled Airports
Replies: 49
Views: 5636

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...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air reduce service to Japan
Replies: 21
Views: 5587

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...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45152

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 ...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines / Case study
Replies: 21
Views: 4505

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...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 9956

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.

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY / Hard Brexit consequences
Replies: 70
Views: 11881

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...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 155
Views: 21772

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...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151313

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...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 20048

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...

Jump to post
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: 6260

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?

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 34303

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....

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6836

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 ...

Jump to post
by klakzky123
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 11096

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.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 14