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by leftcoast8
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ethnic communities that can't fly to their home country from the nearest airport. (Explanation in post)
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: Ethnic communities that can't fly to their home country from the nearest airport. (Explanation in post)

Not sure I’m following. EBL has a fair amount of service (MS, EK, TK, RJ, etc.). I was under the impression that there was a lot of violence/war in Kurdish regions, especially after the withdrawal of US troops from NE Syria and the subsequent Turkish offensive. I was mistaken. I guess the fighting ...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next destinations from WizzAir from Abu Dhabi?
Replies: 34
Views: 2424

Re: Next destinations from WizzAir from Abu Dhabi?

Since the A32Xneo can easily reach northern England from AUH (Norwegian managed OSL-DXB with a 737-800), could Wizz Air Hungary/Wizz Air Abu Dhabi make the Luton/Leeds Bradford <>Pakistan route viable? You don't even need an A321LR to fly AUH-LBA, a standard A320neo or A321neo will do. And, consider...

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by leftcoast8
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ethnic communities that can't fly to their home country from the nearest airport. (Explanation in post)
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: Ethnic communities that can't fly to their home country from the nearest airport. (Explanation in post)

In the US, we have a lot of decently large refugee communities who have no connection to their homeland from anywhere in the country, let alone where they are. Communities like Kurds in Nashville or Nepalis in Columbus have a pretty hard time getting back. Well for the Kurds it's a bit more underst...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 12672

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2021

Anyone think YVR could be upgauged to a 77W and/or daily service after the pandemic subsides? Especially with India and China on bad terms and the crisis in Hong Kong, I don't think Cathay or mainland Chinese carriers will be connecting to India as much as they used to, maybe TK could compete on YVR...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ethnic communities that can't fly to their home country from the nearest airport. (Explanation in post)
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Ethnic communities that can't fly to their home country from the nearest airport. (Explanation in post)

Starting in the 19th century, Pakistani migrants from Mirpur in Kashmir began working in Bradford's textile industry. And in the 1960s, Luton boomed as an auto manufacturing hub, attracting Mirpuri and Bangladeshi workers. Today, Bradford and Luton have very large South Asian communities. However, L...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't SFO get any A380 flights from Asia?
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Why didn't SFO get any A380 flights from Asia?

Considering how San Francisco was America's gateway to the Pacific for decades, I'm kind of shocked that they got no TPAC A380 routes. I think SQ swapped the A380 on SIN-FRA-JFK to SIN-HKG-SFO for a few weeks back in 2012, but that's the only example I could think of. SFO had four A380 operators: BA...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The future of foreign airline service to Pakistan post-COVID.
Replies: 1
Views: 621

The future of foreign airline service to Pakistan post-COVID.

BA and Virgin adding ISB/LHE is a massive endorsement for Pakistan, and a testament to how Islamabad and Lahore have improved security not just on airport property, but also to and from the crew hotels like the Serena Hotel. A little over ten years ago, extremely bloody terrorist attacks by the TTP ...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Considering the huge tech industry in Hyderabad, why doesn't it attract more business travel?
Replies: 6
Views: 1526

Considering the huge tech industry in Hyderabad, why doesn't it attract more business travel?

It's home to HITEC City, IIT Hyderabad and IIIT-H , Amazon's largest software development campus ever (60,000 employees, half of its Indian headcount) and India's second AWS region. Telangana state's tech industry is expected to generate $19 billion US in revenue this financial year , and employed 5...

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by leftcoast8
Fri May 07, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2021
Replies: 110
Views: 14457

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2021

TK787 wrote:
Blerg wrote:
Anyone know the load on the inaugural flight to YVR?

About half full, 167 inbound, 157 outbound.


Where were most of the pax going? O&D to Turkey or connections to the Middle East/Africa?

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by leftcoast8
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2021
Replies: 135
Views: 17858

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2021

Honestly I doubt YVR will ever happen. Vancouver is a fickle, low-yielding market that was already saturated with subsidized Chinese carriers competing with the Euro/Asian legacies. It seems more likely, once the aviation market recovers, that Turkish will increase frequencies to YYZ and YUL instead...

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by leftcoast8
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing customer codes - rarities or allocated but never used
Replies: 17
Views: 2946

Re: Boeing customer codes - rarities or allocated but never used

For a while Southwest flew at least one 737-300 that had originated with CP Air and arrived at WN by some lengthy process of sales and mergers (I think Morris Air was involved somehow.) Taking photos at LAX one afternoon, I was amazed to find, after a litany of -3H4s and -7H4s, a -317! Looked just ...

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by leftcoast8
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LH keep first class in the long run?
Replies: 17
Views: 2640

Re: Will LH keep first class in the long run?

When did corporations stop shelling out for F? After 9/11? After the GFC? After the 97 AFC?

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by leftcoast8
Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could SLC be a focus city or hub for a second airline?
Replies: 50
Views: 4967

Re: Could SLC be a focus city or hub for a second airline?

Considering how many tech companies have set up shop in SLC/Provo, why isn't there more international demand? I can see PVG working out. Delta has a Skyteam partner in China Eastern, and PVG is a great jumping off point to reach Singapore, HK/SZ or Hangzhou. SZ is only a short ferry ride away from H...

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by leftcoast8
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing customer codes - rarities or allocated but never used
Replies: 17
Views: 2946

Re: Boeing customer codes - rarities or allocated but never used

Not sure if it counts, but 17 (CP Air). When PWA acquired CP to form Canadian Airlines in 1987, PWA's customer code of 75 replaced CP's old code. Air Canada has always used the customer code 33. Trans-Canada Air Lines never had Boeing aircraft. Jean Chrétien suggested the name change in 1964, when h...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Etihad scrap AUH-ADD?
Replies: 0
Views: 870

Why did Etihad scrap AUH-ADD?

In 2012, Etihad announced 5/week 332 service to Addis, which was suspended and later scrapped altogether. Why? Eventually, would there have been enough demand to satisfy a 77W like EK? (Before the pandemic, Qatar Airways operated a 788 on Monday and Saturday, and an A320 on Wednesdays.)

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by leftcoast8
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA lesser known discontinued services
Replies: 44
Views: 4084

Re: BA lesser known discontinued services

hoons90 wrote:
They also flew to Taipei, Manila, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland.


I presume pulling out of TPE was to appease the PRC, but why Manila? Isn't it a booming city? And why did BA end service to so many Aus-NZ capital cities?

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by leftcoast8
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes might Emirates introduce with the A350-900 and 787-9?
Replies: 38
Views: 5320

Re: What new routes might Emirates introduce with the A350-900 and 787-9?

In regards to SEA, I'm not sure if it's meant to draw more from Vancouver (given the UAE/Canada bilateral) or for legit SEA service. In any case, I'm sure EK would still be drawing from either city if they only served the other. This was true when the Canadian dollar was closer to par. Alaska fed a...

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by leftcoast8
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Persian Gulf to Leeds Bradford or Luton: Viable with the A321LR or 339?
Replies: 12
Views: 1634

Re: Persian Gulf to Leeds Bradford or Luton: Viable with the A321LR or 339?

VSMUT wrote:
They didn't cancel the A330-900 order, since they never placed it in the first place.


Didn't they place an order for 40 339s in February of 2019? There was even a press release.

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by leftcoast8
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Persian Gulf to Leeds Bradford or Luton: Viable with the A321LR or 339?
Replies: 12
Views: 1634

Re: Persian Gulf to Leeds Bradford or Luton: Viable with the A321LR or 339?

Also, I meant to say Emirates cancelled their 339 order for 789s, not their 359 order. Though it wouldn't matter if there's a large amount of baggage. Could the 339 handle the baggage demands of UK-India VFR, or would you need at the bare minimum a 77W?

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 171
Views: 46325

Re: Emirates Network & Fleet Discussion - 2021

So with Qatar setting up at YYZ (with a Star Alliance rival AC codeshare!) and SEA, on top of Turkish Airlines coming to YVR (eventually...), can we assume Emirates will never fly to YVR? Edit: Saw the first page, and edited appropriately. Does Seattle have enough demand for both EK and QR? And what...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Persian Gulf to Leeds Bradford or Luton: Viable with the A321LR or 339?
Replies: 12
Views: 1634

Persian Gulf to Leeds Bradford or Luton: Viable with the A321LR or 339?

Sorry if this question has been beaten to death. Both Leeds and Luton have large South Asian communities who would benefit from the ME3 network to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Both LBA and LTN have runways 2,200 metres in length, too short for ME3 widebodies. Emirates cancelled its 359 order in f...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much cargo can the 77W haul compared to the A380 (e.g. EK)?
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: How much cargo can the 77W haul compared to the A380 (e.g. EK)?

Not including the loose bulk cargo, the B77W can carry 44x LD3 containers (or 14 pallets) whereas the A388 can carry 38x LD3 containers (or 11 pallets). If anyone knows the formula / general rule of thumb for pax weight vs range vs weight restrictions, let me know! The A380's cargo capacity is limi...

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by leftcoast8
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7294

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

The 767 was used on the Gatwick to Dhahran (later Dammam) route in the 90s. I also remember that sometime in the 2010s BA would schedule the 767 into DXB from LHR. Sometimes they would have 4 flights into Dubai during the winter schedule and the 1400 flight out of Dubai was a 767. Most A.netters kn...

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by leftcoast8
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had not merged with CO...
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: If UA had not merged with CO...

I don't think CO flew EWR-BOM/DEL pre 9/11. The nonstop EWR-India routes started around 2005/2006. You're right. I mixed it up with CO98/99 EWR-HKG, which launched six months before 9/11. 7000nm+, definitively the longest 777-200ER route. It was a huge vote of confidence for the first-gen GE90 and ...

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by leftcoast8
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had not merged with CO...
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: If UA had not merged with CO...

I wonder if COless!UA would have been able to support Middle East/India connections given their booming economies. From ORD, IAD, SFO, LAX, possibly BOS and SEA as well. Pre 9/11, the only service to that part of the world was by CO (EWR-DEL/BOM with the 772 aka the first nail in the 747's coffin) o...

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by leftcoast8
Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 29690

Re: Qatar Airways Announces DOH-SEA + Alaska Airlines Partnership

Yes, quite a large percentage of the SEA/DXB traffic on EK was people flying onwards to India. Not sure there's enough to support two of the ME3 flying to SEA. I wonder if EK ever starts up again. I'd also add on the advent of TK's service to YVR which is expected to launch sometime in 2021. This w...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 91552

Re: British Airways to Lahore

Maybe someone can educate me. Why is no one looking at Karachi? The biggest population in the country, 5 million more than Lahore, 14 million more than Islamabad. The biggest economy in the country, it's about twice the size of the 2nd largest economy in the country (Lahore). It is also the biggest...

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by leftcoast8
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12142

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

Why do you think TK didn't push for daily service to YVR, the way EK, EY and QR did? None of them fly to YVR, their Canada stations are only YYZ and YUL in the east. You misunderstand me. Transport Canada was offering EK 3x weekly frequencies to YVR, but EK continued to push for daily. This request...

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by leftcoast8
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 12142

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2020

Why do you think TK didn't push for daily service to YVR, the way EK, EY and QR did?

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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: 5300

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: 111
Views: 12329

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: 12650

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: 10643

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: 111
Views: 12329

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: 6381

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: 1330

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: 316

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: 1330

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: 1330

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: 1330

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: 12042

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: 7094

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: 7094

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: 8978

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: 8978

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: 1210

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: 600

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: 4
Views: 749

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: 500

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: 4
Views: 749

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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