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by hoons90
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 39
Views: 6591

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

I believe there is no openskies between the RoK and Europe (correct me if I'm wrong) hence no JV. I believe Spain and Austria are the only European countries with unrestricted frequencies to Korea. Didn't LH operate ICN-PUS in the past? Yes, LH flew MUC-ICN-PUS from March 2007 until March 2014. Fre...

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by hoons90
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3362

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Ziyulu wrote:
I was told domestic flights in Japan do not contain meal service today. Is that true?


JAL serves meals in domestic First, and ANA serves meals in domestic Premium class.
Y class passengers get beverage service, including Consomme soup in a paper cup, which isn't a meal according to Seinfeld.

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by hoons90
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 3362

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Because they can fill up those widebodies. Every domestic 777 and 767 I've been on in Japan was full in all classes. Even in a market such as Tokyo-Osaka where the Shinkansen is more competitive (with trains almost every 7 minutes) there are still numerous widebodies on it daily. JL does use narrowb...

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by hoons90
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 39
Views: 6591

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

AY opening up a new route to PUS should be the least of their worries. KE and OZ are bleeding money due to poor management choices, not because of heavy competition from other carriers. Korean airlines still enjoy exclusivity on very lucrative routes to JFK, LAX, ORD and others. Extremely arrogant ...

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by hoons90
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 41
Views: 4247

Re: Flight Numbers

Korean Air (excluding codeshares): 0-99: The Americas 100-199: Oceania 200-399: Cargo 400-499: Overflow Southeast Asia/South Asia 500-599: Cargo 600-699: Southeast Asia/South Asia 700-799: Japan 800-899: China 900-999: Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa 1000-1099: Domestic (mainly PUS-CJU) 11...

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by hoons90
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 120
Views: 8523

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

blandy62 wrote:
BOM-DEL-BKK-HKG-KIX/ICN on AI towards the end was on A310 but might have been operated on those other aircraft type too


AI still flies these routes, minus the BKK stop. Current equipment is the 788, but in the past the 310, 319, 77L and 77W have been used.

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by hoons90
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 120
Views: 8523

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

WWads wrote:
DAY-CVG on DL was a bit ridiculous.


There was also SFO-OAK, LAX-SNA/ONT, IAH-EFD. Mostly for connections, I guess.

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by hoons90
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3217

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

Is there really not a more optimal plane to put on this short of a route, like a 787-10 or A330-900? Seems like dropping a shark in a fish bowl. JAL also has some big AC on this route and relatively often I can't find a seat on any airline between FUK and TYO when searching at the last minute. I've...

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by hoons90
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helvetic Airways to retire last Fokker 100 on June 14th
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Helvetic Airways to retire last Fokker 100 on June 14th

https://www.facebook.com/helveticairways/), Helvetic Airways will retire their last Fokker 100 this Friday (June 14th). Sad to see them go, and I'm glad that I was able to fly on one from MUC to ZRH last October (they were operating for LH).

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According to Helvetic Airways' Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/helveticairways/), Helvetic Airways will retire their last Fokker 100 this Friday (June 14th). Sad to see them go, and I'm glad that I was able to fly on one from MUC to ZRH last October (they were operating for LH).

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by hoons90
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra-Asia routes flown by North American/European airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2304

Re: Intra-Asia routes flown by North American/European airlines

Was UA's NRT-SEL/ICN the only 5th freedom route that operated more than 7x weekly? Up until October 2006, UA offered 14x weekly NRT-ICN (UA801 and UA883), all on 777s.

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by hoons90
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 72
Views: 2945

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Air Berlin: I was really sad to see them go. Flew them on ORY-TXL-JFK (738, 332) and it exceeded my expectations. Seats had very comfortable padding, and despite the 30" pitch, I actually had a comfortable flight. IFE selection on the 332 was very decent and the meals were excellent as well. Ca...

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by hoons90
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7C to Launch PUS-SIN
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: 7C to Launch PUS-SIN

Seems like ZE (Eastar) wants to jump on the route also. Definitely interesting that PUS-SIN may soon be served by 3 carriers after being unserved for so long. The Korea-Singapore bilateral has always been very restrictive, and if I'm not mistaken, both sides have already maxed out capacity/frequenc...

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by hoons90
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7C to Launch PUS-SIN
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: 7C to Launch PUS-SIN

Great to see LCCs add more flights out of secondary airports in Korea, especially PUS which KE treats like chopped liver. Also interesting to read that Jeju Air will introduce a new travel class.

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by hoons90
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL and ANA’s presence in South Korea
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: JAL and ANA’s presence in South Korea

Up until around 2010 (right before the onslaught of LCCs in the region), JAL had a fairly large presence in Korea. Throughout the 2000's, they had the following: - 3-4x daily NRT-ICN (mix of 747, 777, 767, D10, M11) - 2x daily HND-GMP (mix of 747, 767, D10) - 1-3x daily KIX-ICN (767s when it was 2-3...

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by hoons90
Tue May 28, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.
Replies: 34
Views: 4391

Re: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.

You need to stop with these posts. Seriously.

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by hoons90
Sat May 25, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 66
Views: 2767

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Shortest: MUC-ZRH on Helvetic F100 (op. for LH) - 261km / 162mi
Longest: YYZ-HKG on CX 77W - 12,569km / 7,810mi

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by hoons90
Wed May 22, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 43
Views: 3954

Re: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?

I remember at one point in the last 10-15 years NW also flew NRT-PUS on a 757; I don't remember which other NRT flights saw 757s. DL ended NRT-PUS in 2012, and NRT-ICN in 2013. Both flights were operated by the 757 until the end. NRT-PUS was an A320 from 2002 to 2004, and then switched to 757. NRT-...

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by hoons90
Mon May 20, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana starting ICN-ULN starting 7/9/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2197

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

wenders825 wrote:
in Korea lots of ATMs have a Mongolian option, something I've never seen anywhere else.


If I recall correctly, South Korea has the largest Mongolian expat community in the world.

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by hoons90
Sat May 18, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ICN Restrictions
Replies: 30
Views: 4348

Re: ICN Restrictions

ICN has the capacity to handle 72m pax per year as of now. Last year it handled 68m, which is a 10% growth compared to 2017. Once Phase 4 construction is complete (articles state 2020, but who knows) it will be able to handle up to 100m. There are few if any restrictions for airlines from countries ...

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by hoons90
Fri May 17, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there only 3 daily flights HND-ICN!?
Replies: 5
Views: 2465

Re: Why is there only 3 daily flights HND-ICN!?

It seems theres only 3 daily flights on small equipment on HND - ICN on 737/321 sized aircraft. I do realize the local traffic is all on HND - GMP but maybe the DL/KE joint venture can increase the frequency / equiptment of the flights for international connecting traffic out of ICN!? Daytime slots...

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by hoons90
Fri May 03, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58967

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

JQ to announce today a new Dreamliner route, 3x weekly Gold Coast to Seoul from December. Any ideas whats being cut back to allow this to happen? Here is Jetstar's news release https://newsroom.jetstar.com/jetstar-set-to-fly-direct-to-south-korea/ Flights commence 8 December JQ49 OOL 1320 - 2200 IC...

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by hoons90
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3217

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

Clearly this is a domestic configuration, with recliner F seats. I can't imagine JL would use it for intl routes other than ultra short-haul routes to Korea or China. Plus theirs are de-rated A350-942 which doesn't have the range for international routes. Umm...South Korea and Taiwan and PRC routes...

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by hoons90
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3217

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201904/005134.html
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TheEuphorian wrote:
This might be the first PTV-less A359 in existance


JAL A350-900s will have PTVs in all classes.
Source: http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201904/005134.html

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by hoons90
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ launches AKL - ICN
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: NZ launches AKL - ICN

About time!
This will be a year-round service, correct?

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by hoons90
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 5915

Re: How many US states have you visited?

Have:

Alaska
Arizona
California
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia

Plus DC

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by hoons90
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709584

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It is almost beyond belief that Boeing and FAA allowed US passengers to take to the air in MAX aircraft for around 24 hours after the rest of the world agreed it was a risk not worth taking. Not really it was caving to knee jerk pressure. If this was an Airbus not one country or airline would have ...

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by hoons90
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709584

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

American, Southwest, United Airlines can no longer fly on Canadian destinations. Satelite data seems to have switched the button for Canadian Authorities. Similarities between the LionAir & Ethiopian flight profiles, that apparently weren't available earlier. Southwest doesn't even fly to Canad...

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by hoons90
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami to Asia still in the works
Replies: 132
Views: 13301

Re: Miami to Asia still in the works

Miami wrote:
I said it before and I'll say it again. JAL NRT-MIA A350-900.

'When' is the question.


From what I understand, JAL A350-900s will only be used domestically. They will be derated and configured for short haul ops.

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by hoons90
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6120

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

Munich, hands down. Incredibly efficient and easy.

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by hoons90
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?
Replies: 27
Views: 5348

Re: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?

Aeroflot attempted SVO-YYZ twice, and failed both times (late 90's-2009; again in 2013-2014).

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by hoons90
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US First Class vs EU Business Class
Replies: 58
Views: 5191

Re: US First Class vs EU Business Class

I’ve been on intra-Europe business class on KL and LH and it was thoroughly underwhelming from a food perspective as well as a seat perspective. I genuinely don’t understand why people would pay extra for that class of service. I have flown KL in Europe Business Class and it's just a box of food. F...

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by hoons90
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your FF programs: past and present
Replies: 30
Views: 1990

Re: Your FF programs: past and present

Active within the past 3 years:

AA AAdvantage
DL SkyMiles
AS MileagePlan
AK BIG
AC Aeroplan
AV LifeMiles
BA Executive Club
OZ Asiana Club
LH Miles and More
WS Rewards

Inactive:
JL JAL Mileage Bank
NH ANA Mileage Club
UA MileagePlus
A3 Miles and Bonus
KE SkyPass
CX AsiaMiles

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by hoons90
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132318

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Absolutely stunning. I am at a loss for words. I love it so much!

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by hoons90
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir to launch Singapore-Busan flights from May 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 545

SilkAir to launch Singapore-Busan flights from May 2019

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... a-11252752

SilkAir will commence 4x weekly Singapore-Busan flights from May 1st, 2019 with the 737 MAX 8. This will be the longest regularly scheduled flight to/from Busan.
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Link:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... a-11252752

SilkAir will commence 4x weekly Singapore-Busan flights from May 1st, 2019 with the 737 MAX 8. This will be the longest regularly scheduled flight to/from Busan.

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by hoons90
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 199
Views: 23568

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Added a few domestic flights in Korea (including my first A220)

Booked:
April 2019
AC61 YYZ-ICN 789
JL90 GMP-HND 788
JL313 HND-FUK 772
JL326 FUK-HND 763
JL101 HND-ITM 772
JL110 ITM-HND 763
JL95 HND-GMP 788
OZ8703 GMP-KWJ 320
KE1903 KWJ-CJU 223
LJ326 CJU-GMP 738
AC62 ICN-YYZ 789

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by hoons90
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help needed regarding Japan Rail Pass
Replies: 14
Views: 1463

Re: Help needed regarding Japan Rail Pass

If you buy a JR pass, just be aware that they aren't valid for use on the fastest "Nozomi" service (also the most frequent service). Also, there are two different types of Tokyo subway day passes, one only works for Tokyo Metro and the other one includes Tokyo Metro + Toei subway (Asakusa,...

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by hoons90
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 199
Views: 23568

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Booked:
April 2019
AC61 YYZ-ICN 789
JL90 GMP-HND 788
JL313 HND-FUK 772
JL326 FUK-HND 763
JL101 HND-ITM 772
JL110 ITM-HND 763
JL95 HND-GMP 788
AC62 ICN-YYZ 789

Planned:
April 2019
KE GMP-USN A220
(taking high speed rail back to Seoul)

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by hoons90
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad A380 to Seoul
Replies: 9
Views: 3149

Re: Etihad A380 to Seoul

Peeter wrote:
Interesting! When I moved to Seoul two years ago it was on Etihad's A346. When did they switch to the 787-10?


December 2018

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by hoons90
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did NW cut DTW-SEL?
Replies: 21
Views: 2356

Re: Why did NW cut DTW-SEL?

A lot of airlines cut routes to SEL around 1997/1998 due to the Asian Financial Crisis. NW continued to serve SEL via NRT.
DL started flying DTW-ICN in 2010.

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by hoons90
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with boat/ferry service
Replies: 18
Views: 1368

Airports with boat/ferry service

What are some airports that have ferry connections? Off the top of my head I can think of HND, KIX, NGO, UKB, HKG and YTZ.

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by hoons90
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A320 cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 5182

Re: Air Canada A320 cabin

I always look forward to flying on an AC A320 series, E-Jet or 767. Don't really have high expectations for anything else in the fleet. Too bad they don't fly the 767 to ICN anymore.

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by hoons90
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 16834

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

Would this be a good jab at TPAC route for AUS? :shakehead: As story indicates they are going for largely existing big Korea routes - LA, SF, Hawaii, YVR, Australia, not some long thin random route to Austin. It is also flying to place like Berlin, Cairns, Munich that doesn't have much service to K...

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by hoons90
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did AA fly long haul to STL and/or SJC?
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Did AA fly long haul to STL and/or SJC?

STL: AA flew STL-LGW for a few years after the merger with TW.
SJC: AA flew SJC-NRT until 2006. AA also started SJC-CDG and TPE in 2001 but it ended right after 9/11.

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by hoons90
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Japanese vs Korean culture
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Japanese vs Korean culture

How are Japanese and Korean culture different, besides the obvious linguistic one? Both are huge players in technology and pop culture (anime/kpop). What else though? Generally, Koreans tend to be more frank and forthright, whereas the Japanese tend to be more polite but inscrutable. "Wa"...

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by hoons90
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines flight HNL-JFK diverts after FA dies mid flight
Replies: 23
Views: 12746

Re: Hawaiian Airlines flight HNL-JFK diverts after FA dies mid flight

My condolences to HALFA and all the rest of the HA ohana on this horrible loss. Please know you’re all in my thoughts. Thanks go out to you and everyone else for your kind words of sympathy. His name was Emile and he was hired at HA in April of 1987. During the first gulf war, the US Military contr...

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by hoons90
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does KE spend above average on maintenance?
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: Does KE spend above average on maintenance?

Korean Air has its own MRO, and does most of its maintenance in-house. KE's MRO actually does heavy maintenance work for other airlines as well. I would say that's a lot more involvement in maintenance compared to other airlines.

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by hoons90
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Domestic J Meal Service
Replies: 12
Views: 1612

Re: AC Domestic J Meal Service

I find Air Canada is quite open to suggestions from its frequent flyers about meal choices. If you send them your comments, you will defintely get a response. Cost cutting is always in the airline business, but there is a big difference between J and Y. And that makes sense, Y is price sensitive, J...

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by hoons90
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overnight TATL
Replies: 27
Views: 5946

Re: Overnight TATL

runway23 wrote:
AM have CDG-MEX 2245 - 0445
IB have MAD-MEX 2345 - 0450


Also, LH has MUC-MEX 2240-0435

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by hoons90
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12490

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

First of all, I think I was confused with the term of 'personal use' or 'use for personal reasons' and 'personal pleasure'. Here's an airline that spells it out. http://www.flyzed.info/AA "Employees may use ZED tickets for personal pleasure travel only. ZED tickets may not be used for any kind...

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