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by lydh
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA/AA adding HND service?
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Is UA/AA adding HND service?

(This information is also listed on the page you linked, right at the top.)

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by lydh
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA/AA adding HND service?
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Is UA/AA adding HND service?

The issue is far broader than what AA or UA will do. Airlines all over the world including Japanese airlines cant operate the flights they wish to due lack of demand or government regulations. Slots usage waivers will certainly be granted for IATA winter season as well Americans can't enter Japan t...

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by lydh
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA/AA adding HND service?
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Is UA/AA adding HND service?

Americans can't enter Japan today without a PCR test and 14-day quarantine. Americans (and people of all non-Japanese nationalities who have recently been in 120+ countries, i.e. most major nations on Earth) are totally banned from entering Japan. Doesn't matter if you are willing to take a PCR or ...

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by lydh
Sat May 16, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 258
Views: 24883

Re: Starlux announces first flight date and routes

reply1984 wrote:
lydh wrote:
^which makes no sense, with entry bans at both ends.


So they anticipate that at least Taiwan and Macau will open border to each other in June?


Not going to happen, Taiwanese authorities have said opening the border for all but essential travel is off the table until at least October.

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by lydh
Sat May 16, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 258
Views: 24883

Re: Starlux announces first flight date and routes

^which makes no sense, with entry bans at both ends.

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by lydh
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?
Replies: 65
Views: 5618

Re: When will Europe be “open” for tourism?

I can’t believe how alarmist and ridiculous some of the replies here are. My word!

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by lydh
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144091

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

I always thought the SAS fuselage looked like a dirty white plane.

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by lydh
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai govt ask for airlines to utilize more widebodies at Bangkok DMK
Replies: 42
Views: 9879

Re: Thai govt ask for airlines to utilize more widebodies at Bangkok DMK

DMK is such an awful facility. The oldest operating airport in Asia and it shows; immigration queues that make Suvarnabhumi's look tame. To say nothing of how bad the traffic is from there to anywhere in Bangkok south of Sukhumvit Road—there are traffic jams inside the drop off/pick up area!

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by lydh
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 16390

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

What's this obsession with mergers and consolidation? It's as if some people on here won't be happy until the US is left with a single carrier. In general, I would say most posters here seem to stan whatever perspective or outcome would benefit the carriers or shareholders, rather than passengers. ...

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by lydh
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 227
Views: 33154

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

Austin should focus on building useful public transit, solving its homelessness problem and building more affordable housing before aiming for more international flights. It’s one of the most provincial “cool” cities in America, and its people are provincial and see the world in a myopic way, but it...

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by lydh
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JL uniform for the Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 3300

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: 19002

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: 2453

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: 12238

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: 7174

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: 1797
Views: 386970

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: 1797
Views: 386970

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: 1797
Views: 386970

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: 5933

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: 183
Views: 15612

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: 96958

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: 5196

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: 9307

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: 9307

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: 14560

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: 10450

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: 25545

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: 19772

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: 6188

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: 8801

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: 135184

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: 6745

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: 6745

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: 135184

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: 135184

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: 17759

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: 11241

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: 31587

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: 31587

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: 5515

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: 48245

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: 2913

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: 71341

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: 7078

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: 31526

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: 31526

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: 27508

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: 27508

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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