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by lydh
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JL uniform for the Olympics
Replies: 10
Views: 2962

Re: New JL uniform for the Olympics

When combined with the horrendous Zip Air Tokyo concept, this really makes me wonder who's running the show, creatively, at JL. And I say this as someone who loves their current minimalistic livery!

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by lydh
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17614

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

When I taught English in Shanghai later that year, a (French) student of mine revealed that his best friend had died in that crash. What was especially sad is that he'd had a lifelong fear of flying, and he'd been coming home from his first long haul trip.

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by lydh
Mon May 20, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana starting ICN-ULN starting 7/9/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2256

Re: Asiana starting ICN-ULN starting 7/9/2019

I was in Mongolia last year, and Koreans were by far the most prevalent travelers, for leisure and for business. UB has almost as many Korean restaurants as Mongolian ones (mercifully).

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by lydh
Thu May 16, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like SIN-SEA
Replies: 37
Views: 11419

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

Scarebus34 wrote:
behramjee wrote:
The B787-10 can fly 11.5-12 hours maximum with a full payload. Its current longest scheduled flights in S19 and in S20 are TLV-EWR on UA and AMS-SFO on KL.

SIN-SEA is 14 hours 40 minutes block time so unfortunately the B781 cannot operate this route nonstop.

*78X


Pretty sure it’s 78J?

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by lydh
Wed May 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 6637

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

Are they preparing for the facility (and the city) to be underwater by 2050?

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by lydh
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363138

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Me too. And I think it will look even better on larger planes. I imagine the reason it looks so LCC-ish on the 737 is because the 737 is a popular LCC aircraft of choice, not because of the logo itself...

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by lydh
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363138

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

They probably planned to do it on a 737-9MAX before they were all grounded...

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by lydh
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363138

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRnYHxZtkd0o3TjjKvyBOoxUZTMYGOTt75P-zto8ZBQjrIdWOBsMw This is a first clue.... No, it’s not. Nordstar 737MAX8 VQ-BXX and SunExpress 737MAX9 D-ASMB position BFI-PAE for storage https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4c9KrNUwAAYGjS?format=jpg https://twitter...

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by lydh
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Branding
Replies: 29
Views: 5480

Re: Japan Airlines Branding

JAL's branding is classic, elegant and simple. They don't need to change a thing.

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by lydh
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 171
Views: 7107

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

^Me too! I'd love to be able to sample this on a domestic route if it's one of the internationally configured birds, especially if they offer the cheap "Class J" upgrades at the desk...

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by lydh
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 93318

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I think it looks beautiful!

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by lydh
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are airports allowed to have preferential relationships with airlines?
Replies: 26
Views: 4972

Re: Are airports allowed to have preferential relationships with airlines?

TG is definitely not preferred at BKK. TG planes seem to deplane at remote stands more often than other airlines, for one.

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by lydh
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change And Airlines
Replies: 133
Views: 8566

Re: Climate Change And Airlines

I love how my posts calling out climate denial were removed, but the people denying it are free to keep doing so.

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by lydh
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change And Airlines
Replies: 133
Views: 8566

Re: Climate Change And Airlines

I'm more concerned about the number of major airports that will be underwater in the next 20-30 years.

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by lydh
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Religious Woes Redux
Replies: 55
Views: 13920

Re: LY Religious Woes Redux

hmm i wonder if you can go to jail on the Sabbath...

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by lydh
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 10171

Re: ¿BRITISH AIRWAYS in the race for the route LHR-SYD non stop?

God I hope not. BA’s J product is awful!

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by lydh
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 24889

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

Austin Wolff is so generic looking. I’m sure he exudes a sexy energy and all, but he definitely wouldn’t be my first choice, especially not it I had to risk a felony for it.

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by lydh
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 98
Views: 19173

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Can you imagine flying in a ratchet, decade-old Continental business class seat for 16 hours? No thanks.

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by lydh
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 5654

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

737

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by lydh
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?
Replies: 50
Views: 8566

Re: China’s high-speed trains are finally coming to Hong Kong, posing threat to HK aviation?

China's high-speed trains are ratchet, pretty sure I'd pay extra to be on a plane.

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by lydh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 128423

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

Anyone on here taken WOW yet? Thoughts? Seat advice? General advice about Iceland. I am thinking about going in March. I took Wow Airlines KEF-STL in early August. (I took Icelandair MSP-KEF on the way to Iceland) I bought the fare that included everything I needed, and chose one of the Big Seats i...

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by lydh
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 6471

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

It is overrated, though. It’s a good city, maybe a great one, but far from the best. Yet most people who sing its praises write a symphony.

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by lydh
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 6471

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

1) NYC is the most overrated place on the planet. 2) I'm shocked more of the climate deniers who post here haven't come in this thread to "debunk" the obvious truths being stated here. 3) The aviation industry will be among the most screwed by climate change, which is actually poetic justi...

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by lydh
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 128423

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I understand wanting a "real" airline on TATL, but why BA? They offer one of the worst J experiences among global carriers, and aren't anything special in economy either.

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by lydh
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 128423

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

I shutter when the words "ride the metro" are said in this city given the amazing track record of security. When I flew from FOD-STL last summer, every single person on that flight was coming to STL for the weekend and going to the Cardinals games. They told me they just ride Metro downto...

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by lydh
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 17065

Re: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan

Taiwan is what the rest of China could've been.

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by lydh
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?
Replies: 75
Views: 10913

Re: Why arent Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?

Indonesia in particular is a very low-yield destination. Malaysia is too, it seems, though the general economic trajectory of the country (it's more or less "developed" at this point) would suggest that shouldn't be the case to the extent it is.

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by lydh
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 30949

Re: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo

The seats are angle-flat, and are the same as what OZ, KE, TG, etc. offer on some Asia routes in J. I knew the food service wouldn't be on the same level, but I was amazed at just how awful it was. They actually served the entire economy cabin before bringing anyone up-front our food! And there wasn...

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by lydh
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo
Replies: 164
Views: 30949

Re: Updated: AirAsia X orders 34 more A330neo

DJ/XJ can order all the planes it wants, but it's still a trash airline. I tried their "business class" for the first time last week, and while the seat was more comfortable than I expected, their service is absolutely deplorable. First and foremost their premium product isn't a business ...

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by lydh
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Asia X ever fly back to Europe?
Replies: 31
Views: 5371

Re: Will Air Asia X ever fly back to Europe?

I think so, especially now that Scoot is there.

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by lydh
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 47353

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Does anyone else feel like the 797 is materializing way too late to be important?

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by lydh
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 strategies for China market.
Replies: 19
Views: 2827

Re: US3 strategies for China market.

I think a dream scenario would consist of, 1) CX shift to Star 2) CZ shift to oneworld 3) OpenSkies between PRC and USA (very unlikely in this presidency) 4) US3 heavily cooperating and JVs with their potential Chinese alliance partners (UA with CA, DL with MU, AA with CZ); a potential UA-NH-OZ-CA-...

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by lydh
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69225

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

First of all, no sane travel blogger stans for United. I believe Zach has some sort of financial relationship with them...

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by lydh
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK after new Istanbul airport
Replies: 42
Views: 6831

Re: TK after new Istanbul airport

I'm more concerned about whether they'll replace their aging business class.

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by lydh
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 30214

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I'd much rather fly one of the quality TPAC J products to TYO and ride the Shinkansen to Osaka than be stuck in an ancient DL 76W, a UA 788 with pmCO 2-2-2 seats or a regionally-configured JL 788. Have you ever done that? Getting off the plane in Tokyo and getting the Shinkansen to Osaka will take ...

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by lydh
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 30214

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

I'd much rather fly one of the quality TPAC J products to TYO and ride the Shinkansen to Osaka than be stuck in an ancient DL 76W, a UA 788 with pmCO 2-2-2 seats or a regionally-configured JL 788.

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by lydh
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 27105

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

DeltaB717 wrote:
lydh wrote:
I just flew Cathay's A35G (in J) from YVR-HKG, and the experience vis a vis the 77W or other aircraft is just night and day.


Does this mean the A350 is better in your opinion, or the others are?


The A350 is way better. 77W seat feels beaten and battered, monitor is tiny, controls sluggish.

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by lydh
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 27105

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

I just flew Cathay's A35G (in J) from YVR-HKG, and the experience vis a vis the 77W or other aircraft is just night and day.

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by lydh
Thu May 31, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 23773

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Stupid move to choose EWR, if UA's hub there was indeed a factor. Wouldn't Star Alliance passengers west of New York just connect in LAX or SFO and fly United nonstop to SIN?

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by lydh
Thu May 31, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12553

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

This literally happened a few weeks ago on The Handmaid's Tale (though not on a plane).

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by lydh
Sat May 26, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 32678

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Why do so many people who post here seem to want a return to the tacky, awful liveries of the 1970s? Just because they weren't "Eurowhite," really? Minimalism is a beautiful thing; it's a shame so many aviations enthusiasts are design-dumb.

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by lydh
Tue May 22, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20081

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I wonder if it will tell them to start working out.

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by lydh
Thu May 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 8007

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Not gonna happen...

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by lydh
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 79771

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I love how zero of the plans involve rail transit to the airport. Austin, so high and mighty and "woke," but still in Texas. :-\

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by lydh
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 11054

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

I heard a rumor that EK was going to open their first North American hub in AUS, with triple-daily A380s to DXB, plus fifth-freedom nonstops to ATH, EZE and BKK.

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by lydh
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 11054

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

This again?

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by lydh
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211780

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I love how everyone on this forum suddenly becomes a design expert when a new livery rolls out. :rotfl: :rotfl: Yet, the novices work do look better than the overpriced "brand managers" :scratchchin: .............................................................. :irked: In some cases they...

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by lydh
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211780

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

I love how everyone on this forum suddenly becomes a design expert when a new livery rolls out. :rotfl:

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