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by babastud
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7556

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

Is there anyway to pull the numbers for Aussies going to SEA? I only ever hear of it being a big business destination for Aussies on a.net otherwise I don’t see anything else written up on the subject. I feel it’s an a.net pipe dream with limited traffic in reality when compared to other US ports -...

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by babastud
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer in SFO 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3415

Re: Summer in SFO 2020

How about UA flying SFO-Brussels with a 787-8? I've often thought that as two Star Alliance carriers this might make sense given Brussels Airlines international connections out of BRU. Any thoughts on that possibility? It is my understanding that SN (Brussels) is part of the transatlantic JV that U...

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by babastud
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer in SFO 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3415

Re: Summer in SFO 2020

There is not a "big gap" in Italy. The Bay Area has service to Milan (for now, I can't imagine Air Italy stays around for long) and Rome. That's excellent. Though like most large U.S. cities these days, SFO is grossly over-served trans-Atlantic, and all airlines are fighting for a piece o...

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by babastud
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer in SFO 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3415

Re: Summer in SFO 2020

Norwegian flies OAK-FCO Which will move to SFO next year along with BCN. SFO had a planespotting event on Thursday evening. There was a worker from the air service development office of SFO there. She was saying that the airport will likely add a European airline, an Asian airline, and a South Amer...

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by babastud
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are DL's new TPAC routes doing (ATL-PVG, MSP-ICN)?
Replies: 12
Views: 3082

Re: How are DL's new TPAC routes doing (ATL-PVG, MSP-ICN)?

I've herd from others that the DTW and MSP flights are performing well. ATL is below average, and SEA is under performing. Personally, I fly between ICN - SAN every month, I always avoid SEA due to the 767. Their fare is always much higher comparable to KE from the SAN-LAX-ICN, SAN-SFO-LAX or SAN-L...

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by babastud
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are DL's new TPAC routes doing (ATL-PVG, MSP-ICN)?
Replies: 12
Views: 3082

Re: How are DL's new TPAC routes doing (ATL-PVG, MSP-ICN)?

I've herd from others that the DTW and MSP flights are performing well. ATL is below average, and SEA is under performing. To where is the question. ATL-ICN and SEA-ICN are both exceptional. ICN is another story and is performing well across the board and has only gotten better due to the relations...

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by babastud
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are DL's new TPAC routes doing (ATL-PVG, MSP-ICN)?
Replies: 12
Views: 3082

Re: How are DL's new TPAC routes doing (ATL-PVG, MSP-ICN)?

I've herd from others that the DTW and MSP flights are performing well. ATL is below average, and SEA is under performing.

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by babastud
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6226

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

Curious as to how ELAL SFO flight is doing. Granted I know it's super early and summer, just wondering how bookings are? There have been a few new International flights to SFO that have started up, any info on them?

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by babastud
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9449

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

clrd4t8koff wrote:
SEA is way over served to Asia. Not surprising to see MF pull out.



Agreed, I never really understood this route to begin with..Even SFO does not have a direct to SZX, why could SEA support it?

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by babastud
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12513

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Is there any gate availability in SFO for QF to add a BNE-SFO flight? I know the G side of the international terminal is basically full, not sure about the A side though. QF uses A side of International terminal. Later this year or next year a section of Terminal 1 is due to be completed which will...

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by babastud
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12513

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Great news! Hopefully things go smooth ahead and these routes move forward. I'm not surprised by BNE-SFO it's actually long overdue. I was thinking UA would jump into it first, and that may still happen but will see? Of course BNE-ORD has nothing to due with BNE it's just ORD access to Australia. I ...

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by babastud
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6820

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

It's really simple. LAX area is 2.5 times bigger then SFO Area. Per person SFO area is a litter richer per person. LAX more O+D, SFO more Hub based. Both airports cater to more of less the same ethnic demographic and face many of the same hurdles for physical expansion, Nimby's, political culture. O...

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by babastud
Fri May 31, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service
Replies: 82
Views: 14223

Re: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service

compensateme wrote:
If DL had 787-8, SEA-SGN would print money!!!


Thanks for the Laugh of the Day!!

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by babastud
Sun May 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7958

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

AI BOM-JFK JUN 0.4>0[0]
?? This makes no sense, it's a long time route, what gives...

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by babastud
Wed May 15, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11839

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

I doubt that SEA is much of a threat.. These are two different types of cities and airports. YVR- Strong Ethinic O/D, essential connecting hub for Canada to the Pacific, Strong tourism and some USA connections to Pacific. SEA- Business O/D to Pacific, non-essential but relevant connecting hub for NW...

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by babastud
Tue May 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5693

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

Australian Business Traveler reporting that Qantas will switch from the 747-400ER to the 787-9 on the SFO-SYD-SFO rotation (QF 74/73) starting December 4th 2019. This is not entirely unexpected, given the 747 at QF is being phased out from 2020. Significant capacity reduction but a much improved pr...

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by babastud
Tue May 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5693

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

Interesting perspective here about the increase prices. Actually I have noticed that LAX-SYD/MEL on UA lately have been cheaper than 5 years ago with 747 - I can find around $500-600 roundtrip compare with $1500 in 2014. This is due to the fact that their is overall more capacity in the system then...

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by babastud
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why limited flights connecting between SFO and MIA?
Replies: 17
Views: 2486

Re: Why limited flights connecting between SFO and MIA?

The truth is several things.... including what others have already said but one big one is the different cultures. MIA is a AA hub used for many things especially for connections to/from Caribbean islands, South America, Central America. The Bay Area and most of California pulls it's Latin heritage ...

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by babastud
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7650

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

I think B6 missed a big opportunity in setting up shop in OAK instead of SFO. They believed it would pay off with less competition, congestion, and lower costs. The thing was in the early 2000's SFO numbers where way down and only in 2014 they started to tick back up. That would have been a great ti...

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by babastud
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 12234

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

ATL-LIS on TAP, don't see this one sticking around a long time. Straight O+D on ATL side which it cannot support.

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by babastud
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 14617

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

Aliqiout wrote:
I have suspected UA's SFO-AMS was not doing well. I have been seeing many second tier cities-AMS on UA for close to $400 RT.


Stop with the Fake News!! The route has not even started yet...

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by babastud
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714028

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

LAX772LR....Your out of control on this and flat out wrong. This plane needs to of been grounded before the Ethiopian crash. It's been known that this plane is a faulty design, it's flawed in it's engineering. Software patches and band aids are not the fix. The pilots know the deal, get with reality...

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by babastud
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Rolls-Royce Offers China Engine Plant to Win Deal; Airbus Plans to Make Newest Jet in China to Win Orders
Replies: 35
Views: 4297

Re: Bloomberg: Rolls-Royce Offers China Engine Plant to Win Deal; Airbus Plans to Make Newest Jet in China to Win Orders

Typical short-sightedness on behalf of western companies when dealing with China. Get short term orders now (or lower production costs now), while sacrificing the long term viability of the business. After the Chinese "transfer" any technology they might want or need the western company w...

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by babastud
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13082

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

I know that AI routes there SFO-DEL around the world, must be making record times. Does anyone have any info on this.

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by babastud
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA transpacific routes expansion at SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 3538

Re: UA transpacific routes expansion at SFO

Some of these routes have been flown in the past both NS and tag's. BNE would be a first, and may be the more likely of them all. I think NGO would do much better now then it had in the past from SFO. SGN could be a good one in the near future from Vietnam Airlines. I doubt we will see a NS or BKK o...

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by babastud
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17334

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

Does not surprise me it's been a bloodbath of overcapacity especially during off-season. This is why QF wont be starting SYD-SEA anytime soon among other reasons. The part that does surprise me is the cut at LAX. This is a big deal, and shows the weakness that UA is facing at LAX in the competition...

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by babastud
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17334

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

Does not surprise me it's been a bloodbath of overcapacity especially during off-season. This is why QF wont be starting SYD-SEA anytime soon among other reasons. The part that does surprise me is the cut at LAX. This is a big deal, and shows the weakness that UA is facing at LAX in the competition ...

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by babastud
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to Australia nonstop
Replies: 68
Views: 10239

Re: SEA to Australia nonstop

Not going to happen anytime soon! The demand is really not there for a daily from Sea-Syd. Moreover there is already a ton of new capacity added in the few years with average fares really plummeting. Delta does not have the right planes for it and Sea is not a good connecting hub to the rest of the ...

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by babastud
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 156
Views: 16812

Re: LOT Polish international growth

Didin't they have a plan to open SFO?

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by babastud
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?
Replies: 24
Views: 3443

Re: Is LAX&SFO booming in terms of the number of European carriers?

When I moved to SF Bay Area 12 years ago. I can count by my hand how many European destinations did SFO have, LHR, CDG, FRA, MUC, AMS, DUB, that's it. And then ZRH and CPH were added, and IST afterwards. No flights to Italy, Spain and Portugal. UA only served LHR and FRA. If SFO is so popular among...

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by babastud
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia at SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 1945

Re: Iberia at SFO

TAP new flight to SFO will be tough competition to Iberia....besides SFO is a Star Alliance stronghold so most likely Iberia will end the route sooner or later - thoughts? IB just started serving SFO on a seasonal basis a few times a week Only this YEAR!! Who says this route does not work? Show me ...

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by babastud
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 13379

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

United which has the single largest US based hub to the pacific based in SFO cannot even support a one daily MIA-SFO flight! If there where that much demand onward's to Asia a flight like this would be full. This thread makes no sense!

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by babastud
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8620

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

So SFO has seen massive growth in international traffic this decade, but is this much service really sustainable? The expansion has been much more aggressive from the transatlantic side than transpacific. I think several of these services are unprofitable, and there will be service cuts when the ne...

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by babastud
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8620

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

So it looks the trend of international growth at SFO is continuing, with the announced expansions/additions of MXP, DEL, MEL, YYZ, AKL, PPT, AMS, ICN, LIS, and LGW. However, I was looking at recent statistics, and noticed that over last two months domestic growth has been flat/negative, but interna...

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by babastud
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP announces LIS-SFO
Replies: 42
Views: 2107

Re: TP announces LIS-SFO

Congrats to TAP and SFO

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by babastud
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8620

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

So it looks the trend of international growth at SFO is continuing, with the announced expansions/additions of MXP, DEL, MEL, YYZ, AKL, PPT, AMS, ICN, LIS, and LGW. However, I was looking at recent statistics, and noticed that over last two months domestic growth has been flat/negative, but interna...

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by babastud
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 8620

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

So it looks the trend of international growth at SFO is continuing, with the announced expansions/additions of MXP, DEL, MEL, YYZ, AKL, PPT, AMS, ICN, LIS, and LGW. However, I was looking at recent statistics, and noticed that over last two months domestic growth has been flat/negative, but interna...

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by babastud
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71178

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Most likely a mix of new routes heavy most likely from (EWR,SFO,IAD,LAX). Less likely from IAH and ORD. So far many have said CAI or JNB (those would be historic) but they both are not doing so well. South Africa is a mess with there racist Marxist govt, and Egypt is in constant terror issues, and b...

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by babastud
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP receives first A330Neo
Replies: 77
Views: 18177

Re: TAP receives first A330Neo

I'm Thinking SFO

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by babastud
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF San Francisco Operations
Replies: 31
Views: 7404

Re: QF San Francisco Operations

In a perfect world the 748! It's a perfect plane for the route. Could they pick up a few? The SYD-SFO is doing very well for QF and the MEL flight is also exceeding expectations. I think we should eventually see a daily MEL 787-9 and hope we don't lose any capacity on the SYD flight. I like the idea...

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by babastud
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?
Replies: 134
Views: 35059

Re: KLM Starts 787-10 on AMS-SFO Route. But I thought the 787-10 Had No Range?

Great use of the 787-10... They need this as the 787-9 even 2x does not have the capacity that is needed as a replacement for the 747-4 that they prefer to fly. I could see this being a big success in the summer, may have a few challenges from time to time in the winter with those winds and rain del...

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by babastud
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?
Replies: 32
Views: 5458

Re: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?

Historically LAX has been the connection route to Australia, even though SFO was the first port of departure to Australia. SFO was shortchanged and could have supported more routes to Australia. All the players choose to funnel through LAX to play it safe and frankly Austrians got used to it. The m...

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by babastud
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?
Replies: 32
Views: 5458

Re: Why UA chose LAX-MEL over SFO-MEL?

Historically LAX has been the connection route to Australia, even though SFO was the first port of departure to Australia. SFO was shortchanged and could have supported more routes to Australia. All the players choose to funnel through LAX to play it safe and frankly Austrians got used to it. The me...

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by babastud
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27154

Re: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA

This was a response by SQ to the battle they are in with UA for dominance on the West Coast-SIN route. With things coming to a head in SFO with so many additions by both UA and SQ. SQ figured they would Flank UA by starting up in SEA with a few days a week and bringing in Alaska as a partner in figh...

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by babastud
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 112
Views: 23753

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

I doubt this route will last longer then a year.

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by babastud
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TG relaunch BKK-LAX and BKK-JFK?
Replies: 40
Views: 5473

Re: Could TG relaunch BKK-LAX and BKK-JFK?

TG has hinted at SFO over the last several Years. As many have already mentioned though TG is a mess in a lot ways, and restructuring all the time with minimal progress. That being said, I think an SFO route would work the best as it would provide the best 1-stop connections to USA and Canada.

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by babastud
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27154

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

I think SEA is plausible, but would have put my money on YVR first. I would think Canada-Singapore has more demand than SEA-SIN with AS connections. Speaking of which, I know SEA-SIN is slightly shorter, but since SQ has double-downed on SFO, it seems most of the cities could already be served from...

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by babastud
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27154

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

I don't buy this... The demand is not their for non-stop daily to SEA from SIN. Sorry!

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by babastud
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop to Italy from SFO
Replies: 35
Views: 5267

Re: Nonstop to Italy from SFO

A little info on SFO's one Italy flight that I know of: Alitalia served MXP-SFO with 767-300s from the late 90s until about 2002 or 2003, with occasional 747 upgrades for brief periods of time. When T2 was still the international terminal, it had become congested at peak times and Alitalia was ofte...

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