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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 52
Views: 6841

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

@Jouhou... remember public transport exists (and is funded partly through) taxes from locals who work either on the strip or the airport. There are currently plans to build a high capacity line (could be light rail, but not confirmed) from the airport to UNLV down Maryland Parkway to downtown- again...

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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747 Retirement
Replies: 46
Views: 8523

Re: QF 747 Retirement

Seems to be standard operating procedure for QF whenever they retire a 744... it flies a revenue service to LAX, then does a short hop to VCV same day or day after and pilots bussed back to LAX. A return service to Australia is cancelled that night, but there are so many QF flights the pax are re-ac...

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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX
Replies: 47
Views: 8113

Re: Emirates shelves plans to fly to MEX

Oh dear... you don't appear to be familiar with how things work in that part of the world (by the way, for the purpose of this response, EK does, in fact, exist). And it's not just flight ops either- the financial line between EK and DNATA is a constantly shifting one.

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by eta unknown
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

The QF code on CX PER-HKG is LONG overdue. I used to laugh whenever I’d do a dummy search and see them try and route me PER-SYD-HKG as their most competitive route. Just searched for some flights from CNS to HKG in Feb on the Qantas booking site, all options presented were QF metal via BNE or SYD. ...

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by eta unknown
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 52
Views: 6841

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Probably a massive revolt from EVERYONE who lives in Boulder City- they live there for a reason- to live in a peaceful community that is EXTREMELY planning/zoning regulated so anything that might interfere with that will not get approved at local level. As for that big plot of land- it might be priv...

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 54
Views: 8457

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

Norwegian can only fly in winter months to LAS due to B787's performance in hot months in LAS is not very good, apparently. I believe it is seasonal service. Why is it that Norwegian can't fly in the Summer but KLM would be able to when they are both operating 787s? Is it the variant, or different ...

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

The main problem VA will have on trans-Tasman flights is the few business class pax they have are usually NZ codeshare pax- QF & NZ control the premium end of the market/corporate accounts on these sectors.

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 54
Views: 8457

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

There is some possibility of DL LA transfer pax (though not a lot) to SLC and southern California: SNA, SAN, SJC + LAX overflow. KE used to route their SLC pax via LAS- not sure if still do.

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM announces AMS-LAS
Replies: 54
Views: 8457

Re: KLM announces AMS-LAS

There is some possibility of DL LA transfer pax (though not a lot) to SLC and southern California: SNA, SAN, SJC + LAX overflow. KE used to route their SLC pax via LAS- not sure if still do.

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by eta unknown
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB
Replies: 14
Views: 3843

Re: Unconfirmed: EK cancels A380 for ISB

Just for my clarification... I thought I'd read KHI was more or less open skies whereas ISB & LHE were frequency controlled, hence maybe why EK wanted to send the A380 to ISB?

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by eta unknown
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 724
Views: 55372

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Well at least we agree your fare gauging is flawed. If you're going to attempt something like this at least pick dates far off in the future, preferably in low season, not random dates within a month. Not really sure what your point in writing this is. As clearly stated, I'm well aware of the flaws...

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Turkish Airlines could start flying to Australia in 2019 with B787-9
Replies: 80
Views: 10461

Re: Turkish Airlines to Australia in 2019 with B787-9

Maybe also via KUL. Having said that I doubt TK would be able to get CGK slots even if they have the authority/traffic rights (Garuda indirectly says no).

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread - 2018
Replies: 724
Views: 55372

Re: The MSY Thread - 2018

Well at least we agree your fare gauging is flawed. If you're going to attempt something like this at least pick dates far off in the future, preferably in low season, not random dates within a month. Oh and but the way, the BNE/MSY business pricing is reverse in Feb 2019.

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Seems QF is taking out a little insurance policy in case 9W falls over, it's rumoured 9W isn't exactly flush with cash. QF are now offering fares to India via HKG in conjunction with CX and KA. All Indian carriers are suffering at the moment, although 9W has put cost cutting measures in place. With...

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26639

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

[/quote] EK operate 5th freedom from Australia to SIN/BNE/CHC. They don't have 5th freedom from AU to US. No one does at the moment due to the bilateral. SQ tried to get them from SYD to US and were blocked.[/quote] All BNE services now terminate in BNE. However, DXB-SIN-SYD-CHC still operates. I be...

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by eta unknown
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 12331

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

Because sending empty airplanes to SIN for maintenance costs peanuts compared to maintaining regular scheduled service.

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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver
Replies: 66
Views: 12331

Re: Singapore Changi Airport wants a new non-stop flight route to Vancouver

And also remember there's a history between AC & SQ... the latter having their YYZ landing rights either withdrawn or restricted after AC complained about the SIN-FRA-YYZ (or was it via VIE... or a mixture of both?) flight more or less being sold as two separate sectors that undercut AC's Europe...

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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?
Replies: 12
Views: 2540

Re: EVA - Why such limited service to Oceania?

In the 90's BR flew 763's TPE-BNE/SYD/MEL/AKL... only BNE survived due to high Taiwanese VFR traffic (largest in Australia). Services then changed to 332 and remained at twice/week for years. Aircraft arrived around 9AM and stayed on ground until around 10PM but the crew spend either 3 or 4 days in ...

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 24
Views: 5937

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Wait... here's one better... maybe Parker should bitch and moan about DL subsidizing VS which is a much larger competitor for AA than IG on trans-Atlantic routes.

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’
Replies: 24
Views: 5937

Re: American CEO on Gulf Carrier Pact: ‘Someone Is Cheating Already’

Clutching at straws here... they are also flying the A330's to BOM, BKK, LOS. If QR wants to pump money/planes into IG so be it. AA's beef is IG has recently launched these routes with low fares to build market awareness. It's not like QR donated A380's and launched double daily JFK/MIA flights...

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by eta unknown
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jakarta-Manila in 1989. Garuda or Philippine Airlines?
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Jakarta-Manila in 1989. Garuda or Philippine Airlines?

1989 map is wrong- MEL isn't listed and GA had been flying there for years. Map aside, I don't think GA ever flew to MNL. As for the flight timings, sometimes errors are filed.

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by eta unknown
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

I believe the issue is Malindo has decided they make more money/get a better yield selling the flight as BNE/MEL-DPS and BOM-KUL-DPS for example as opposed to BNE-DPS-KUL-BOM. TRIGGER ALERT (for some posters): As for Air China- I heard CA staff admitted BNE wasn't coming back after March at a recent...

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by eta unknown
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Malindo's network is concentrated on SE Asia and India where there is also some expansion happening. Not all the PER flights connect well with the network so if these extra frequencies are added (which equates to another 2 daily 737's) then yes, everywhere would presumably connect. Their BNE & M...

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by eta unknown
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

MAVCOM had just granted Malindo an extra 2000 something seats per week to PER. Something's gotta give soon with all this extra capacity...

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identify aircraft please
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

Re: Identify aircraft please

A DC-10 and not a Tristar due position of 2 overhead round lights.

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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26639

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

Emphasis added, but doesn't change the network narrative.

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by eta unknown
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26639

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

[*]Why would places like AUS/PHX/LAS, which still have yet to sustain competing daily TATL service by a full-service network carrier (BA is the only one doing so, in all the above-- yes, I'm aware their immunized partner is joining them in PHX) be of interest to likes of EK at this time?[/list] LAS...

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by eta unknown
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Does anybody know about how is Air Mauritius doing in Australia? Actually, only Perth is operated, with 2 base weekly flights and up to 4 weekly flights, with the new A330-900 soon coming on the route, representing an increase in capacity. However, some years back, MK also had flights to Melbourne(...

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by eta unknown
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 12521

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

no point pursuing payment- sure QF will win in the courts, but pax will just declare bankruptcy.

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by eta unknown
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Re SQ BNE-SIN 2 class A350: so one thing we can take from this decision is the reduced economy seating on the current A350 has not been offset with that aircraft's premium economy offering. Perhaps EK will be in for a surprise when premium is introduced in that market.

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by eta unknown
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8075

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

Soooo up to 8 hours flying there is no demand for premium economy,but above that there is? Assume that must mean 8 hours during the day so that any sleeping benefits premium class gives are not wanted/needed? Yes that is correct and CX have found the same thing. For a flight time of 8 hours Austral...

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by eta unknown
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Re recent chatter re BNE-ICN... can't see QF launching this at all... route is too much ex Korea originating and KE's BNE flights aren't as profitable as before- they have stated at industry functions they are losing a lot of Korea traffic to CZ/MU. However, moving from an A333 to a B789 will help r...

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by eta unknown
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

The TG cuts to BNE, MEL & SYD look like they are only for NW18/19 and have been attributed to aircraft rotation and maintenance requirements PER will see the A333 replace the 788 on PER-BKK which attributes to about a 10% increase in available seats https://www.ausbt.com.au/thai-airways-dials-b...

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

[/quote] Some of the Pacific Island flights are subsidised by freight moreso than passengers (e.g POM). Would Apia be one of those, or govt subsidised for Tourism purposes.[/quote] The BNE-APW distance is so great for a 737 it would preclude carrying freight anyway. POM, however, is a different story.

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 7000

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

A very famous quote from a former KLM CEO about 20 years ago: "BA is the largest transit carrier between Europe and North America and they don't even know it".

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Not 100% certain, but QF hasn't looked after NZ for ages in BNE (think it's DNATA). QF ground handling up here doesn't handle that many carriers (think only HA remains with others gone to Menzies) as almost all staff are casuals on 4 hour shifts- QF only bids for a contract if a scheduled departure ...

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by eta unknown
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Speaking of TG what happened Thai Air Asia could they strike with reduced capacity? Could also be the case there is connecting traffic just not that high for Brissy? The BNE issue is although the operating costs are roughly the same as SYD/MEL, BNE has a significantly lower population, the populati...

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by eta unknown
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Well if TG is reducing a daily 788 to 4x/week I'd say BNE-BKK is not long for this world. You've said that before for Eva Air, Etihad, Air Canada, et al years ago and you've never been right. Whatever vendetta you may have against Brisbane you should keep it to yourself. Who are you to tell me to k...

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by eta unknown
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

QF has home country advantage- they could offer an inferior product and still charge a premium ex AU and get away with it. However, back in the days when QF flew to FRA, their fares to BKK/SIN were often the cheapest in the FRA market as Germans preferred other carriers.

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by eta unknown
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Yeah well when you're giving 8-12% agent commission on tickets that are already low yielding what do you expect?

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by eta unknown
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Well if TG is reducing a daily 788 to 4x/week I'd say BNE-BKK is not long for this world. I note the evening departures are the flights being cut. I'm still trying to ascertain if Air China is paying the BNE Marketing money back after converting their flights to seasonal after only 8 months. Also wo...

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by eta unknown
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 505
Views: 40922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

TG BNE has been on life support for a while- only the 787 operating costs saved it. I think the split schedule (afternoon or late evening) was designed to see which connecting traffic routes (Europe or India) were more profitable. Re NH terrible numbers: doesn't surprise me when you see how the Aust...

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by eta unknown
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55616

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

I had a chuckle reading that losses were attributed to the operational start up costs of the resumed MEL-LAX... gee... doesn't VA already have facilities in place already at LAX & MEL?!? But hey, a good enough excuse to show a loss...

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by eta unknown
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 22221

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

Taiwan too

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by eta unknown
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 5607

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

Terrible pay (including management's) even by midwest salary standards.

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