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by leftcoast8
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?
Replies: 49
Views: 4709

Re: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?

Not sure you could call it "long-distance", but KJ (BMED) used to fly LHR-ADD with an A321. Stopovers were HBE (Alexandria, Egypt), BEY or AMM. I flew via HBE in 2006 and via BEY in 2007. It was a 1- hour flight. Apparently it was the longest A32x route in the world at that time. The route...

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by leftcoast8
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7433

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Does ET have a lot of Japan-Ethiopia O&D demand on their NRT route, or is it mostly just pax connecting elsewhere in Africa? Or is most of the plane backfilled with people looking for cheap NRT-ICN fares? (formerly NRT-HKG.)

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by leftcoast8
Sun May 03, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12216

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2020

Is YVR still on for June 9th or has the launch been cancelled?

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by leftcoast8
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 10288

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2020

If YVR ends up going ahead in June, what will be the most popular connecting routes? Or will it mostly be O&D to Turkey?

My bet is on TLV, BEY, IKA, DXB, DOH, RUH.

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by leftcoast8
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 80
Views: 7433

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2020

Does anyone know if ET has suspended Toronto too? My dad is due back on April 4.

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by leftcoast8
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)
Replies: 42
Views: 6032

Odds that other countries will buy will buy Russian aircraft? (Il-96-400M, SJ100, CR929, etc.)

CU flies four Il-96-300s and has ordered three -400Ms. (UAC's first -400M airframe was moved to final assembly on January 10, 2020, with first test flight scheduled for 2021. YC (Mexico) and the Thai government operate SJ100s. As a joint Russian/Chinese design, the CR929 will get orders from Chinese...

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by leftcoast8
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)

Great points. I only mention QF because while it seems like an unlikely addition to the SEA route map, it wasn't very long ago that CX, SQ and PR did as well. I'm pretty sure that you can find posts on these forums by yours truly in every thread that was opened in the last ten years speculating on ...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which global carriers are the most likely to pull the trigger on Pakistan? (LH/AF/SQ/CX/MH/etc.)
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Which global carriers are the most likely to pull the trigger on Pakistan? (LH/AF/SQ/CX/MH/etc.)

If an airline whose risk management/asset protection team is as cautious as BA's can sign off on a nonstop flight to Islamabad, that's a huge endorsement for Europe-Pakistan flights. Which other European/Asian legacy carriers are the most likely to follow BA and start a flight to ISB, and when do yo...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)

The only new route that I can imagine would be something from QF, because at this point, SEA has locked-down pretty much all the key players in trans-pac traffic, many of which (CX, SQ, PR) to show up anytime soon, even with the explosive growth, but I've been wrong about this before. Even as a SEA...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)

Maybe Qatar with the Alaska joining oneWorld, but it's more of a question of what will be cut than added. Qatar will probably start SFO before even thinking of SEA. Would it be a 77L, 35K, or 77W? For the record, DOH-LAX is a 77L. It's assumed that Alaska will be working with both Qatar and Emirate...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)

With AS joining oneworld, and the AS/AA + DL/KLAF/VS alliances, the TATL market for Euro carriers in Seattle faces a tectonic shift. How will the Euro carriers respond? Or will they actually reduce their service due to the sudden overcapacity in this market? Winter BA: SEA-LHR 12x 4-class 772 Virgin...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11667

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

Northwest's DC-10-30s saw regular use on SEA-KIX-KUL-CGK (NW95/96)

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by leftcoast8
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W
Replies: 25
Views: 6909

Re: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W

gabrielchew wrote:
The ISB pax are quite different.


I don't know anything about this market, so please explain.

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by leftcoast8
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W
Replies: 25
Views: 6909

Re: BA transfers MLE to LHR; upgrades to 77W

Currently the only way to get from Europe to Maldives, barring the Gatwick flight and AF's 3/week 789 service from CDG, is connecting via a Middle East carrier. I wonder if this new flight will be timed to meet connections from NA, like what BA recently did with its ISB flight.

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by leftcoast8
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 8677

Re: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines

I only can see CA or CZ that can fill the gap if HU cuts. HU has so far cut many planes lately due to the recent coronavirus and unable to pay for the leasing as well. Speaking of CZ, what are the odds of PKX getting a PNW destination? Or CZ starting CAN-SEA? I know there's a Hong Kong-Shenzhen fer...

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by leftcoast8
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 8677

Re: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines

If HU ends up permanently cutting their SZX-YVR and PEK/PVG-SEA routes, who will fill in the gap? Or will the routes be totally abandoned because they're subsidized?

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by leftcoast8
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: top 10 cities unserved by IAH.
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

Re: top 10 cities unserved by IAH.

Houston has large Vietnamese (3rd most spoken language in the area), Filipino (one of my childhood best friends was born in the Philippines as well as some kids I went to school with), and Pakistani and Indian populations. IAH even had KHI service via MAN on PK for a bit. And when I worked for TK a...

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by leftcoast8
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airlines Concentrate On Air Cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Should Airlines Concentrate On Air Cargo

CX also carries a lot of cargo, since Hong Kong is the aviation gateway to the rest of the PRC. The goods coming from the factories in mainland China flow through Hong Kong on their way to overseas markets. This is why CX didn't buy the A380, since it doesn't make a good freighter plane.

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by leftcoast8
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Retirements aside, which future A380 routes could YVR sustain?
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Retirements aside, which future A380 routes could YVR sustain?

Only chance for A380 to YVR is EK if the bilateral is revised. Emirates has a vanishingly small chance of getting the rights to YVR. This is because the UAE's demand is "daily or bust" (they were offered 3/week slots to YVR), plus unlimited rights to YYZ/YUL. Or maybe I'm just drinking th...

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by leftcoast8
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Would Love To See Alaska Have Their Own International Flights
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: I Would Love To See Alaska Have Their Own International Flights

AS carved out a profitable niche as a non-aligned, western U.S./Canada carrier. Why fix what ain't broken? Longhaul for the prestige is a fool's errand; Thai, MH, Garuda and PIA learned this the hard way.

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by leftcoast8
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Retirements aside, which future A380 routes could YVR sustain?
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Retirements aside, which future A380 routes could YVR sustain?

YVR currently has two A380 gates in pier D of the international terminal, which are D64 and D65. The current expansion of pier D will add another two, for four A380 gates in total. The only A380 service is by BA in summer. And that got me wondering, which other carriers could support A380 service to...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 18811

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

One thing I've always wondered about the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf is how it'll affect QR's relationship with oneworld. Especially considering how close the U.S. is with Saudi/UAE, and how Qatar is forging closer ties with Iran. Doesn't that put QR in an awkward position? Also, if it hasn't been...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127589

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

RIP the Alaska-Emirates partnership.

I think AA has only had one int'l route from Sea-Tac, the MD-11 SEA-NRT route (1991-2002).

Will DEL/BOM/MAA/HYD be future destinations on this JV? Also how much traffic will be captured from YVR/YYJ/YYC/YEG?

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by leftcoast8
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 2933

Re: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO

SEA is unlikely is the near future but SFO is possible in 2021 given that with addition of SIN and KIX Asia is now pretty much covered. IT business traffic should give some O&D and transit to India, TLV and other can fill the back. IT business traffic? To Russia? Does Russia have a big tech sec...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italy service out of ORD: why is MXP nonexistent and FCO seasonal?
Replies: 25
Views: 4288

Re: Italy service out of ORD: why is MXP nonexistent and FCO seasonal?

MAH4546 wrote:
Business is concentrated to NYC and Miami, the only cities that have year-round to both MXP and Rome besides Atlanta.


Oh, you mean most seasonal in terms of U.S.-Europe traffic?

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by leftcoast8
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italy service out of ORD: why is MXP nonexistent and FCO seasonal?
Replies: 25
Views: 4288

Re: Italy service out of ORD: why is MXP nonexistent and FCO seasonal?

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Besides Greece, Italy is the most seasonal destination in Europe.


Something I wouldn't expect from the world's 9th largest economy! (12th in PPP terms.) I would have thought that Italy would have attracted lots of business traffic based on its population size and economy alone.

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past routes from Europe-Australia
Replies: 37
Views: 1890

Re: Past routes from Europe-Australia

I've got a semi-related question: When did foreign carriers stop serving KHI or CCU on the Kangaroo Route, and why? Both Karachi and Kolkata used to be key stopovers on this route in the 50s and 60s (Qantas was even planning on making those two cities stopovers on their planned Concorde routes), and...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did ANA choose the A380 over the 747-8I?
Replies: 19
Views: 3469

Re: Why did ANA choose the A380 over the 747-8I?

Itami banned 3 and 4 engine jets on March 31, 2006. Domestic 747s were already getting retired due to the massive Tokaido Shinkansen expansion in October 2002 and the post-91 shrinking of Japan's economy as a whole reducing the demand for domestic air travel. In short, ANA didn't want any more 4 hol...

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by leftcoast8
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia (JU) Set for another major expansion in 2020
Replies: 57
Views: 11346

Re: Air Serbia (JU) Set for another major expansion in 2020

Once upon a time, JAT used to serve places as far away as KHI, SYD and SDA (BGW). What happened?

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by leftcoast8
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 5820

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

What is this fantasy about NRT become another YMX ? It has nearly 40 million pax, over 2 million tons of cargo, is extending the 16L/34R and building a 3rd runway. Passenger numbers and movements steadily rise each year. It was never meant to replace HND which has more than twice the pax, but to co...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 43
Views: 13988

Re: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

I posted this in the "Haneda slots news" thread, but I think it's appropriate to repost here... The most recent YTD stats show that Haneda's traffic is 21.8% international and 78.1% domestic, while Narita's traffic is 82.7% international and 17.3% domestic. Even with all the new HND intern...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who would launch flights to Perth?
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: Who would launch flights to Perth?

Perth is a near antipode for YVR/SEA, that would be like a nonstop between the PNW and South Africa or Madagascar. More than 17,000 km. I don't think there will be any nonstop Australia-Seattle routes, ever (not even SYD-SEA), due to the pre-existing service to HNL/LAX. Also, Australia is not a tech...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Debate: Who Would Launch YVR-SIN First? AC or SQ?
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Debate: Who Would Launch YVR-SIN First? AC or SQ?

Neither, in my opinion. SQ is better off more searching for more profitable destinations Outside of Filipinos (and PR has sewn up the YVR-MNL market) there aren't actually many Southeast Asians in Metro Vancouver. When you tally up the number of Thais, Indonesians, Malaysians, Cambodians, etc. in th...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12413

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Assuming the geopolitical situation in the Middle East calms down in the future (e.g. a new U.S. president mends ties with Iran, and forces Saudi/UAE and Qatar to play nice) could SEA support Etihad/Qatar/Turkish? There's overwhelming tech demand to BLR/HYD, plus a large Sikh community in Kent/Aubur...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92374

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

The most recent YTD stats show that Haneda's traffic is 21.8% international and 78.1% domestic, while Narita's traffic is 82.7% international and 17.3% domestic. Even with all the new HND international routes rolled out in 2019, between April-November, Narita still had double Haneda's international ...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates increases Taipei to 10 weekly
Replies: 11
Views: 2784

Re: Emirates increases Taipei to 10 weekly

I notice that both flights arrive back in DXB just a couple hours apart. Basically both feed the same 8-10 am Euro/Middle East departures bank. Is there a reasoning behind this? In 2018, the top 10 markets feeding EK's TPE service were (rank wise): IST CAI BCN LIS MAD LHR VIE FCO PRG CMN So as you ...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-DPS direct flights - enough demand?
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: LHR-DPS direct flights - enough demand?

The Europe-Southeast Asia market is a race to the bottom besides Singapore and maybe Bangkok. Corruption and government intervention (looking at you, TG/MH/GA) mean there's not much business demand. The ME3, SQ, CX and LCCs duke it out for that market, and I wouldn't be surprised if TK joins the fra...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?

Swiss serves Dar, Brussels serves Entebbe and Turkish does both. It looks like Entebbe is a tag-on on the Brussels-Kigali route (Rwanda was a Belgian colony) and Dar es Salaam is a tag-on for the Zurich-Nairobi route. What kind of demand is there between Switzerland and Kenya/Tanzania, or is this r...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?

Swiss serves Dar, Brussels serves Entebbe and Turkish does both. It looks like Entebbe is a tag-on on the Brussels-Kigali route (Rwanda was a Belgian colony) and Dar es Salaam is a tag-on for the Zurich-Nairobi route. What kind of demand is there between Switzerland and Kenya/Tanzania, or is this r...

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by leftcoast8
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trying to analyze the Pacific Northwest (YVR/SEA/PDX)-India market
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Trying to analyze the Pacific Northwest (YVR/SEA/PDX)-India market

In this thread, some insight was shed on why Air France picked the routes it did for the A380. ⋅ MEX and JNB get the A380 because they're both large population centers, don't necessarily emphasize frequency over capacity (like LHR-JFK), and are hot-and-high airports. The A380 excels at HnH...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest unserved routes between the US and Europe
Replies: 32
Views: 3590

Re: Busiest unserved routes between the US and Europe

PatrickZ80 wrote:
The busiest unserved route is probably something like Madrid - Seattle.


Besides tourism is there a lot of demand between the Puget Sound region and Spain?

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Popular Long-Haul Leisure Days / Times
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Most Popular Long-Haul Leisure Days / Times

No, I meant days of the week and times of those days. Not seasons of the year. For example, Friday vs Saturday, Saturday morning vs afternoon, etc.. Oh, sorry. But thank you for clarifying. I was interested in this question myself, so I took a look at the popular sun-and-sand destinations here at Y...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Popular Long-Haul Leisure Days / Times
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Most Popular Long-Haul Leisure Days / Times

Late July through the end of August, if I had to guess, is a big leisure period (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). ⋅ Europe shuts down for the summer, long holidays in July/August are particularly popular in France, Spain, and the Scandinavian countries (many families in Sweden, Norway...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange pricing of UK to USA flights
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Strange pricing of UK to USA flights

You might find it cheaper to fly someone like Delta from London to Phoenix, with a connection somewhere like Minneapolis, then it is to take the BA or AA nonstop flights. The reason being that Delta, which can only offer connecting service, may price lower than AA/BA which can command a premium pri...

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by leftcoast8
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tag on flight-who still have them
Replies: 22
Views: 1497

Re: Tag on flight-who still have them

Do triangle routes count? Air China flies PEK-ISB-KHI-PEK. One of only three non-ME4 major carriers to serve Pakistan, the other being Thai and recently BA.

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by leftcoast8
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Once the new Berlin airports opens in October, which new routes will be launched?
Replies: 27
Views: 2882

Re: Once the new Berlin airports opens in October, which new routes will be launched?

...you mean " if " the new Berlin airport opens then. Star Citizen and Dwarf Fortress v1.0 will be released before before Brandenburg Airport opens. I'd be so bold as to say nuclear fusion power will be feasible at commercial scale before the airport opens. "A year away 20 years ago,...

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by leftcoast8
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Which replacement aircrafts will KLM choose for the B744, A330, and B772?

KLM is not a very premium-heavy airline so I doubt the 747-8i will be considered. It's the only European carrier to serve Dar es Salaam and Entebbe, for example (the others barely have any Subsaharan destinations at all outside of South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana. AF is an exception due to France's c...

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by leftcoast8
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK
Replies: 44
Views: 11223

Re: OAG Changes 1/5/2020:PR Adds MNL-SEA,CEB-LAX;HU Drops LAS-PEK

I'm surprised by SEA-MNL don't think there is much demand for the route. The Filipino population in the state of Washington and especially Seattle and the immediate surrounding areas is the fifth largest in the United States.This route does not surprise me one bit. Lots of Filipinos live in the Int...

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by leftcoast8
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?
Replies: 59
Views: 14449

Re: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?

This is a very interesting thought experiment. I decided to research how BA's flights from North America are timed. SEA BA52 (4-class 772): 1335-0705+1 (Thu-Sat) SFO BA284 (Super Hi J): 1610-1035+1 LAX BA282 (Super Hi J): 1620-1045+1 SEA BA48 (4-class 772): 1825-1150+1 PDX BA298 (788, starting 6/1/2...

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by leftcoast8
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The glory days of airports that are now a fraction of what they used to be
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: The glory days of airports that are now a fraction of what they used to be

How about KHI and CCU? Karachi and Calcutta (Kolkata) were once international cities on par with Beirut or Montréal. If Qantas had bought Concorde, KHI and CCU were to be fuel stopovers. Both cities were key stopovers on the Europe-Far East and Kangaroo routes, since the Soviet Union and China banne...

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