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by leftcoast8
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4335

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

I have a couple of questions: -Why can't A380s use Runway A, B or D at HND? -If Haneda is consistently growing, and will have slots available in the future, then why is the wake turbulence argument made? I thought wake turbulence problems were more for airports that have been consistently at 100% ca...

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by leftcoast8
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Evolution of U.S.-U.A.E. and U.S.-Qatar direct service
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: Evolution of U.S.-U.A.E. and U.S.-Qatar direct service

Aside: I really, really wish there wasn't a time limit on editing posts. I just wrote this addendum but can't add it to my OP. While it's not the U.S., it is the country where I live, so I'll talk a bit about Canada. Etihad launched AUH-BRU-YYZ on October 28th, 2005 with a 3 weekly A330-200 (similar...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Evolution of U.S.-U.A.E. and U.S.-Qatar direct service
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Evolution of U.S.-U.A.E. and U.S.-Qatar direct service

I asked this question in a previous thread, but it seems said thread was nuked from orbit. So I'll start my own thread. What did U.S.-U.A.E. and U.S.-Qatar flights look like before Emirates and Qatar exploded onto the scene? Some trivia I know: Malaysia Airlines began 3 weekly KUL-DXB-EWR (SE Asia-E...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9322

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

Addis Ababa is now biggest airport in the world for the trafic between African and the rest of the world. Addis Ababa has overtaken Dubai as the world’s gateway into Africa https://qz.com/africa/1478653/ethiopias-addis-ababa-airport-beats-dubai-as-gateway-to-africa/ I wonder why BA gave up on Ethio...

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by leftcoast8
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Network/Fleet/Going Global Discussion - 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 15818

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

Is the seasonal Guangzhou-Lahore route still going to be 3 weekly? I'm surprised CZ doesn't fly to Karachi or Islamabad. Is it because of the one route one airline policy?

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by leftcoast8
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin
Replies: 42
Views: 6010

Re: Berlin Mayor wants Emirates in Berlin

The mayor of Berlin should set his priority to finally open the airport BER and end this utter embarrassment for Germany. You'll see Emirates in YVR or YYC before Brandenburg Airport opens for commercial service. In fact I can think of many other things that will probably happen before BER opens: -...

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by leftcoast8
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9689

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

A big reason SQ ended service to YVR in 2009 was because the route was SIN-ICN-YVR (with full 5th freedom rights on the SIN-ICN segment). South Korea has restricted bilaterals with Singapore and refused SQ's request for more SIN-ICN slots. So when the GFC kicked into high gear, SQ was forced to axe ...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do airlines determine which specific instance of a type it routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2589

Re: How do airlines determine which specific instance of a type it routes?

BA switched its LHR-YVR summer service from 12 weekly 744 to daily 388 due to: 1. Decline in Alaska cruise ship traffic due to the closure of Ballantyne Pier (leaving Canada Place as our only cruise ship port), and the fact that the Lions Gate Bridge has a low clearance of 200 feet, meaning new mega...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12242

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

IAH to TPE via ANC or SEA, I forgot, but was on a A343. Wasn't crazy, though it was interesting. This was a China Airlines flight (CI16/17) that operated from 2004 to 2007. It was CI's only foray into Seattle. By comparison, AE/CI has served YVR for nearly 30 years (AE started TPE-YVR on the 747SP ...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12242

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Sea-Tac used to get quite a bit of service from Aeroflot. Besides SVO on the Il-96, there were flights to the Okhotsk coast (Vladivostok, Magadan, Petropavlovsk and Khabarovsk) using the Il-62 and Tu-204. I always thought that was weird. Northwest proposed a SEA-KIX-KUL-CGK route using the DC-10 bac...

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by leftcoast8
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41040

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

Considering that San Jose/Santa Clara has close business ties with DJI, Huawei and Alibaba, one idea I had was Delta experimenting with SJC-HGH or SJC-SZX using an A330 or A350. However, even United couldn't make SFO-HGH work, and Air China already tried PVG-SJC without success (it became a second P...

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by leftcoast8
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22350

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Not related but has it been decided which aircraft will replace the winter 744 to YVR? Will it be the A350-1000, the 777-300ER, the 787-10, a future 777-9X?

I think the afternoon flight to Seattle is 744 in summer, so what will replace that? SEA is not A380-ready so an A380 is out of the question.

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by leftcoast8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British security officials visit Karachi Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 2694

Re: British security officials visit Karachi Airport

It was mentioned on History of PIA that the security apparatus around ISB was very sophisticated. The flight takes a circular takeoff path and has to be at least at FL240 before entering the airspace over KP (former North West Frontier Province), and at least FL280 before entering Afghan airspace. A...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14862

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

I'm not familiar with South Carolina's economy, what kind of business demand does Charleston see to the UK? Or is it mostly UK tourist traffic?

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by leftcoast8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7830

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

It ended way later, around 1997/8 since my dad flew CGK-(BIK?)-HNL-LAX vv on their MD-11 in 1996 for a summer school in Dallas. The trip was so memorable to him that he remember all the ticket price: $2700 for GA's C class to LAX and $100 each for AA's LAX-DFW/DFW-JFK/JFK-LAX with some sort of stud...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7830

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

I see MH being a victim of the ME3 in this sector. Malaysia isn’t some backwoods country-they are a high-income economy that one could make the argument that is “developed”. SQ is also muscling in on this sector. And to the Americas, its losing out to ATI JVs (AA/JL/CI, UA/NH/BR) It's obvious Malay...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7830

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

I think MH has been a strictly Eurasian/Australasian airline ever since axing KUL-NRT-LAX in 2014 (it was announced about six weeks before the disappearance of Flight 370, with the last flight on April 30th). Thai and Garuda Indonesia as well. Thailand recently failed an FAA Category 1 audit and the...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 7830

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

They operated KUL-TPE-YVR for only about a year 1995/96. MH98/99 KUL-TPE-YVR launched in 1994 using the 744, and ended in February 1999 (can't pin down the exact date). Don't quote me on it but I believe Taiwan refused to give MH 5th freedom rights on the KUL-TPE leg (MH could only offer KUL-YVR or...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-Asia routes flown by North American/European airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2371

Re: Intra-Asia routes flown by North American/European airlines

LH766/767 FRA-KHI-LHE-FRA open-jaw 10/29/2007: Launched using the A300 (3 weekly) 3/31/2008: Stopover in Karachi suspended and the service becomes FRA-LHE-FRA direct. The outbound trip stopped in DXB to refuel. Service to Karachi was supposed to resume on May 31st. But... 5/15/2008: Permanently chan...

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by leftcoast8
Tue May 28, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada suspends YYZ-DEL June/July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2531

Re: Air Canada suspends YYZ-DEL June/July 2019

Shortage of aircraft (due MAX situation), seasonal lessening of demand to India. It's the pre-monsoon period in northern India so that means extreme heat (Delhi is forecast to reach 43 degrees today!!!) Once the monsoon hits it's game over for traffic to India. It doesn't pick up again until just b...

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by leftcoast8
Wed May 22, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 43
Views: 4051

Re: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?

United got a real kick in the cojones when the FAA revoked their SEA-NRT authority. Thanks, Elizabeth Dole.

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by leftcoast8
Fri May 17, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest aviation markets without nonstop service
Replies: 20
Views: 3018

Re: Busiest aviation markets without nonstop service

⋅ MUC-ADD ⋅ AMS-ADD ⋅ KIX-IST; this might have to wait until the KIX/ITM/UKB liberalization brings down KIX's sky-high fees. With Expo 2025 on the horizon, Hyogo Prefecture recently approved MLIT's request to extend UKB's flight operations by one hour (to 11pm) and inc...

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by leftcoast8
Wed May 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like SIN-SEA
Replies: 34
Views: 9832

Re: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like YVR-SEA

I don't think SQ will serve YVR for a long time. I'm surprised they even started 4 weekly to SEA considering they went all in with SFO and LAX. Perhaps it's to capture tech traffic. -Singapore is a tech hub and a gateway to India. 9% of SG citizens/PRs are of Indian descent. YVR used HKG (a route wi...

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by leftcoast8
Wed May 08, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC granting lots of flight rights
Replies: 19
Views: 4268

Re: CAAC granting lots of flight rights

c933103 wrote:
Korean government just approved certain Korean LCC's request to launch new route to WNZ


Oh wow, rad. Link to the news article?

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by leftcoast8
Tue May 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5692

Re: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019

Great, that means airfares will rise dramatically on this route. I fly this route a lot. Within a few years on this route, UA downsized from 747-400 to 777-200 to 787-9. And now with QF downsizing, planes are not only packed but it's going to be a lot more expensive. Lufthansa switching from a 346 ...

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by leftcoast8
Mon May 06, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8178

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

during the Soviet regime Russian citizens were not allowed to leave the country This was also true in South Korea, amusingly enough. The regime of Syngman Rhee banned ROK citizens from leaving the country. This was continued by Park Chung-hee after the May 16 coup, as well as Chun Doo-hwan after Pa...

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by leftcoast8
Mon May 06, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 290
Views: 34024

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture

On the other hand, remember the 60 minutes hit piece back in the 80s on the Audi 5000 unintended acceleration. If I remember correctly nothing technical was wrong, just people hitting the wrong pedal. The "60 Minutes" show concerned here is from the Nine Network in Australia and has nothi...

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by leftcoast8
Mon May 06, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12122

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

When AA sold its SEA-NRT slot (which used the MD-11 since AA passed on the 747-300/-400, a decision then-CEO Bob Crandall ended up regretting) to United in the post 9/11 fallout, United started Denver-Bangkok service via Seattle and Narita: UA875 DEN-SEA-NRT-BKK UA876 BKK-NRT-SEA-DEN Used the 777-20...

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by leftcoast8
Mon May 06, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8178

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

Aeroflot used to fly the Ilyushin Il-86 and Il-96-300 into JFK until the mid 90s (can't pin down the date), when they were replaced with the Airbus A310. It's a 777-300ER now. SU continued to fly Soviet widebodies into Europe before they were banned due to the implementation of ICAO Chapter 3 noise ...

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by leftcoast8
Wed May 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 8072

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Maybe UA doesn’t serve SEA-Asia because their JV partner NH now serves SEA-Asia, along with JL, CX, SQ, MF (possibly soon discontinued), HU all starting SEA-Asia in the past several years, along with DL expanding service to Asia. I didn't hear that Xiamen may be pulling out of Seattle. I thought th...

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by leftcoast8
Wed May 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most important markets for airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Re: Most important markets for airlines

Hmm... BA: TATL routes to the U.S. and Canada tend to have the most premium traffic. BA has eight (!) daily LHR-JFK flights. This one route accounted for more than 3 percent of IAG's total 2017 revenues! ME3: LHR is the most important destination for Gulf carriers. Emirates's DXB-LHR is their most p...

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by leftcoast8
Wed May 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?
Replies: 52
Views: 8072

Re: Why hasn´t Delta expanded since the 747´s retirement?

Northwest and United used to send 747 Classics/747SPs/747-400s from Seattle to Asia. Now Delta's SEA-Asia fleet is 332s/333s, and United doesn't serve SEA-Asia at all. I wonder why.

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by leftcoast8
Wed May 01, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC granting lots of flight rights
Replies: 19
Views: 4268

Re: CAAC granting lots of flight rights

I'm surprised WNZ/Wenzhou and YIW/Yiwu don't get any love from international airlines, especially African and Arab carriers. Is it because they're easily accessible via high-speed rail?

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by leftcoast8
Wed May 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating
Replies: 44
Views: 10529

Re: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating

TG could start BKK-YVR and serve some of the US market through AC & UA transborder routes at YVR. I mean it's better than not even being in North America. For now TG is code sharing with SN to YYZ, JFK and IAD with BRU connection :-) ( Yes only East Coast ) To the west coast much of the traffic...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating
Replies: 44
Views: 10529

Re: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating

The BKK-TPE-SEA flight did indeed go to DFW for a while but either before or after that (I believe it's after) it operated daily SEA-YYZ. I recall it being a DC10 and we could buy tickets just for the SEA-YYZ leg. I think the DFW thing stopped because it was not able to carry local traffic. TG neve...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Say hello to the 1st A350 out of any Japanese airline
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Re: Say hello to the 1st A350 out of any Japanese airline

I always thought that domestic trunk routes in Japan like HND-CTS, HND-FUK, HND-OKA, etc. would be served by A380s, considering the history of domestic 747s. Boy was I wrong!!

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th
Replies: 28
Views: 11234

Re: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th

That said, MM hasn't done well in the economic front, at all, and it's mostly his own fault. I think Macri seems to be in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation due to the IMF's hard line. He was handed a rough deal thanks to CFK's Peronist policies. By the way, didn't CFK or...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th
Replies: 28
Views: 11234

Re: AR to cancel all flights tomorrow Apr, 30th

I am disappointed. I was hoping Argentina would see happier times with the defeat of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in 2015, but it doesn't look like it.

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Airlines January 24, 2000
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: Delta Airlines January 24, 2000

BTS transtats is a great site another good site: https://wandr.me/bts/ this also shows 2 red-eye flights like nagara484 found This is a great find. It allowed me to find out which specific aircraft I flew, on a trip from Vancouver to DC for a relative's wedding way back in the summer of 2001 (befor...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-Asia routes flown by North American/European airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2371

Re: Intra-Asia routes flown by North American/European airlines

Unrelated but when Delta briefly flew SEA-HKG it was one of the longest flights ever flown by a 333. Was that flight ever a 333? Wasn't it a 332, then upgauged to a 772ER before it was dropped? I don't think A333 can make it that far with a reasonable payload anyway (A339neo certainly can, though)....

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983
Replies: 19
Views: 4024

Re: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983

Well you know more than me since you've actually been to the place. I do know that EK713/EK714 gets into Harare at 4:50 pm then spends just 90 minutes on the ground before going right back to Lusaka at 6:30 pm. That's a pretty quick turnaround, and I wouldn't be surprised if it's in place so that t...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-Asia routes flown by North American/European airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2371

Re: Intra-Asia routes flown by North American/European airlines

From the mainland U.S., there's DL166/167 SEA-NRT-SIN on an A330-300. In the 90s, there was NW7 and UA875 SEA-NRT-BKK. NW used DC-10s, 747-200s and later 747-400s. United used 747-400s then switched to the 777-200ER, before pulling out of of the Seattle-Asia market in 2012ish? They've got plenty of ...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983
Replies: 19
Views: 4024

Re: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983

I'm calling this out as bollocks. While Zimbabwe is in terrible shape and most airlines are not flying there because of the economic conditions and foreign currency shortages it's hardly unsafe to overnight in Harare. For all the problems that Zimbabwe has, safety is not really one of them. I say t...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983
Replies: 19
Views: 4024

Re: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983

Definitely one of the world's more interesting flights. Another 747SP flight involving South Africa was a once weekly Qantas flight to Harare, Zimbabwae to " avoid" flying South Africa. The Aussies just flw next door, strange strategy. This is off topic, but the history of Qantas in Afric...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 159
Views: 18145

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

I wonder what's the cheaper way of getting from Vancouver to the Middle East or India: taking the bus from Vancouver to Seattle and connecting to the nonstop EK SEA-DXB flight, or connecting out of YVR via Europe or China.

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by leftcoast8
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of SQ adding SIN-YVR
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Re: Possibility of SQ adding SIN-YVR

YVR already has cheap connections to Singapore through China (CA, CZ, Sichuan, Xiamen) and that's not even mentioning NH, KE, BR, CI. Competition from trans-Asia LCCs (Nokscoot, Jetstar Asia, AirAsia, etc.) have really brought down prices, to the benefit of the consumer.

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by leftcoast8
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sudan - what now?
Replies: 25
Views: 3756

Re: Sudan - what now?

Zim's aviation prospects didn't improve when Mugabe was replaced by Mnangagwa, and I doubt Sudan will fare much better. Would SD be QR for the Africa? Ethiopian looks like it will beat SD to the punch, the Flight 302 crash was an exceptionally rare outlier for the airline. With SAA's downward spiral...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA have a round-the-world route network with SFO-DEL?
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

Re: Will UA have a round-the-world route network with SFO-DEL?

AC has a similar round the world service as it operates YYZ-DEL-YVR-YYZ, although that has been suspended due to the Pakistani Airspace closure. AC also did YYZ-LHR-BOM-SIN using L-1011s (the "Singapore 85" promo) and later 747-400 Combis. There was also YYZ-FRA-DEL and YVR-LHR-DEL also u...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Site that lets you view all routes of an airline on a single map
Replies: 18
Views: 6656

Re: Site that lets you view all routes of an airline on a single map

FF shows AC44/45 YVR-DEL as a westerly route that flies over the highest peaks of the Himalayas, rather than the actual easterly route that bypasses the mountains.

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by leftcoast8
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Insane fares Ex-Japan for golden week
Replies: 16
Views: 2565

Re: Insane fares Ex-Japan for golden week

GW this year is expanded due to Akihito stepping down as Emperor. The last day of super GW is May 6, the day of Naruhito's accession. Two observations: 1. I expect the Shinkansen network will also be jam packed. 25 years ago you'd have domestic 747s flying to CTS, NGO, OKA, OSA (ITM), FUK, but now w...

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