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by hoons90
Thu May 19, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?
Replies: 43
Views: 2955

Re: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?

Kahului Airport, approaching from the South of Maui and landing from the East. Dramatic landscapes unlike anything I've seen!

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by hoons90
Tue May 17, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy
Replies: 23
Views: 1681

Re: What is up with scruffy United States airline grooming lately?Goy

With all due respect, this is one of the most bizarre and unhinged rants I've ever seen on this site. Can't get any more superficial than dehumanizing others because of their appearance. Your viewpoints are such a pity.

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by hoons90
Fri May 06, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Cookie Recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: Midwest Express Cookie Recipe

I've had this saved on my hard drive for many years (under the title "Midwest Airlines Cookies"), but I'm not sure if it's the same one you had: Ingredients: 4 and a half cups of all purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 2 cups of softened butter 1 and a half cups of packed brown sugar a half cu...

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by hoons90
Thu May 05, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?
Replies: 42
Views: 3405

Re: Favorite Eurowhite liveries?

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by hoons90
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 74
Views: 11875

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

Flown: Feb 23 YYZ-CLT AA/OH CR9 Feb 23 CLT-ATL AA/MQ E75 Feb 25 ATL-YYZ DL 319 Apr 13 YYZ-YVR AC 789 Apr 13 YVR-HNL AC 789 Apr 14 HNL-OGG HA 717 Apr 14 OGG-HNL HA 332 (!) Apr 19 HNL-YYZ AC 789 (scheduled for the 18th but departed on the 19th due to delay) Booked: May 13 YYZ-LAX AC 789 May 15 LAX-YYZ...

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by hoons90
Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)
Replies: 127
Views: 18504

Hawaiian Airlines interisland cancellations these past few days (April 14~)

Flew OGG-HNL on Thursday and my 717 was subbed to an A330. Never imagined flying on a widebody on a 100mi flight! Looks like Hawaiian Airlines is facing a pilot shortage on the 717 fleet (due to certification delays) resulting in cancellations and equipment swaps to the A330. https://www.hawaiinewsn...

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by hoons90
Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 889
Views: 683667

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

As of April 1st, South Korea will scrap quarantine for all individuals entering from abroad if they are fully vaccinated (requires booster if 2nd shot was more than 180 days ago). https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2022/03/15/south-korea-travel-restrictions-quarantine-requirement/705...

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by hoons90
Sun Mar 13, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 605
Views: 139438

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

My AC105 YYZ-YVR in April is also downgauged from a 77L to 789. Wonder if I'll ever get to fly on a 77L at this rate...

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by hoons90
Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ice Box 767-400
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Re: Ice Box 767-400

Haven't noticed it being unusually cold on my only flight on the 767-400, but I'll take a cold cabin over a hot one any day.

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by hoons90
Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How likely for Russian airspace to be closed again?
Replies: 228
Views: 46722

Re: Russian overflight rights alternatives

LOT has been operating Budapest-Seoul nonstop since 2019 without overflying Russia at all (perhaps due to a lack of overflight rights on this particular route). More efficient aircraft such as the 787 makes this more feasible. In the past, Korean Air has operated a few Europe-Seoul routes (I believe...

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by hoons90
Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH718 MUC-ICN diverting back to MUC
Replies: 8
Views: 3547

Re: LH718 MUC-ICN diverting back to MUC

LOT 97 and 98 (WAW-ICN-WAW) are avoiding Russian airspace altogether

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by hoons90
Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did LH start service to Detroit/DTW? When is Munich/MUC starting?
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Re: When did LH start service to Detroit/DTW? When is Munich/MUC starting?

LH started FRA-DTW in 1999.

LH hasn't loaded any MUC-DTW flights until the end of schedule.

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by hoons90
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Air Canada YVR-ANC
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: Question about Air Canada YVR-ANC

Air Canada YVR-ANC in Summer 2017:

AC538 YVR-ANC 1205-1425 Mon-Fri 319, Sat/Sun 320
AC537 ANC-YVR 1505-1909 Mon-Fri 319, Sat/Sun 320

Rouge operated the route for two seasons, in Summer 2014 and 2015. Mainline came back in Summer 2016.

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by hoons90
Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airframe have you flown the most?
Replies: 23
Views: 3113

Re: What airframe have you flown the most?

4 flights - C-GLQB (Porter Q400)
3 flights - HL7461 (Korean Air 747-400)
2 flights - HL7701 (Korean Air A330-300)
2 flights - HL7702 (Korean Air A330-300)
2 flights - HL8081 (Korean Air 787-9)
2 flights - JA8364 (Japan Airlines 767-300)
2 flights - JA615J (Japan Airlines 767-300ER)

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by hoons90
Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 74
Views: 11875

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

Feb 22 YYZ-CLT OH CR9
Feb 22 CLT-ATL MQ E75
Feb 24 ATL-YYZ DL 320
Apr 13 YYZ-YVR AC 77L
Apr 13 YVR-HNL AC 789
Apr 14 HNL-OGG HA 717
Apr 14 OGG-HNL HA 717
Apr 18 HNL-YYZ AC 789

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by hoons90
Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1046
Views: 213125

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

LAXintl wrote:
They took the axe to Asia pushing back flying

HNL-HND 29Oct
LAX-HND 29Oct
MSP-HND 29Oct
PDX-HND 29Oct
PDX-ICN 08Sep



MSP-ICN resumption also pushed back to Oct 29th.

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by hoons90
Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite city skyline?
Replies: 53
Views: 3677

Re: Your favorite city skyline?

Hong Kong (especially seen from Tsim Sha Tsui or the Star Ferry)
Busan (Haeundae area)
Chicago
Dubai
Toronto

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by hoons90
Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada
Replies: 507
Views: 27071

Re: "Freedom Convoy 2022" in Canada

https://twitter.com/TiMunoz/status/1490 ... tx5xA&s=19
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People claiming to be from the protest set fire inside the lobby of an apartment building and taped up the doors so no one can escape.

https://twitter.com/TiMunoz/status/1490 ... tx5xA&s=19

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by hoons90
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In your opinion, do you think the ME3 carriers have "lost their luster"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1996

Re: In your opinion, do you think the ME3 carriers have "lost their luster"?

Personally I've found Etihad to be overrated, and Emirates to be decent. Emirates was one of the very few airlines that managed to make me full and satisfied after a Y class meal. They have a very well curated in-flight entertainment selection. They have many flight attendants that are warm and frie...

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by hoons90
Wed Feb 02, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your hub with the largest number of spokes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1870

Re: Your hub with the largest number of spokes?

Forgot to add a few:

Toronto Pearson (YYZ):
Seoul (GMP)

Seoul Incheon (ICN):
Los Angeles (LAX)

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by hoons90
Wed Feb 02, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your hub with the largest number of spokes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1870

Re: Your hub with the largest number of spokes?

Toronto Pearson (YYZ): Amsterdam (AMS) Anchorage (ANC) * Tech stop Boston (BOS) Calgary (YYC) Cancun (CUN) Chicago (ORD) Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) Detroit (DTW) Dubai (DXB) Helsinki (HEL) Hong Kong (HKG) Las Vegas (LAS) Lisbon (LIS) London (LHR) Los Angeles (LAX) Montreal (YUL) Nassau (NAS) New York Ci...

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by hoons90
Tue Feb 01, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport you have flown on the most carriers from
Replies: 57
Views: 5257

Re: Airport you have flown on the most carriers from

YYZ: Air Canada Air Transat American Airlines British Airways Canadian Airlines Cathay Pacific Delta Air Lines Emirates Finnair KLM Korean Air LAN Northwest Airlines SkyService Sunwing TAP Air Portugal WestJet ICN: Air Canada American Airlines Asiana Airlines Cathay Pacific Delta Air Lines Emirates ...

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by hoons90
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which route have you flown on the most diverse number of aircraft?
Replies: 61
Views: 5398

Re: Which route have you flown on the most diverse number of aircraft?

Seoul Gimpo - Jeju: A220-300, A300-600, A330-300, 737-800, 747-400, 767-300, 787-9

Seoul Gimpo - Busan: A300-600, A321, 737-400, 737-500, 737-900, 747-400

Toronto - Montreal: A220-300, A319, 737-800, 767-200, 767-300, Q400

Toronto - NYC (JFK & LGA): 767-300, MD-80, CRJ-700, CRJ-900, ERJ-135

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by hoons90
Sat Jan 22, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 447
Views: 69209

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

South Korea is still open to US passport holders (including for tourism) although there is a mandatory 10-day quarantine at a hotel (approx $1,500USD). It's a barrier for sure, but it's still possible for an American to visit as a tourist if you're really determined. Several YouTubers have actually ...

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by hoons90
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Korea's T'way Air adds A330-300, eyes additional airframes
Replies: 17
Views: 3911

Re: South Korea's T'way Air adds A330-300, eyes additional airframes

Is this airline a LCC operator? Its config kept XJ's high density, does that mean 3-3-3 in Y class? I wonder the same as well. If so, it will be tough on long flights to Europe... Prague and Bishkek make sense then as first destinations. Also, why Kyrgyzstan? Is there a link to Korea? Workers? Ther...

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by hoons90
Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance in Korea
Replies: 21
Views: 4171

Re: Star Alliance in Korea

A lot of secondary Japanese cities were cut from Asiana's network or relegated to Air Seoul well before COVID or any talks about a merger with KE. In fact, a lot of destinations were cut around the time that HDC was preparing to acquire Asiana. Therefore not much is lost because of Asiana leaving St...

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by hoons90
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?
Replies: 34
Views: 2429

Re: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?

This list is completely subjective and the only criterion is the first image that was conjured in my mind. 707 - VARIG 717 - Hawaiian 727 - American 737 - Southwest 747 - Pan Am 757 - Eastern 767 - JAL 777 - United 787 - ANA A220 - Air Canada A300 - Korean A310 - Air Transat A318 - Air France A319 -...

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by hoons90
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline scene today compared to ten years ago
Replies: 42
Views: 6851

Re: Airline scene today compared to ten years ago

In East Asia (specifically Japan and Korea): - Haneda becoming the primary gateway to Japan and Narita becoming more LCC oriented - Full-service carriers (especially Japanese ones) retrenching from NRT/KIX/NGO-ICN with LCCs taking their place - 787s, A350s and 767s operating flights that used to be ...

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by hoons90
Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite retired/retro liveries?
Replies: 28
Views: 2759

Re: What are your favorite retired/retro liveries?

American Airlines (1968-2013)
United Airlines Battleship Gray (1993-2004)
British Airways Landor (1984-1997)

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by hoons90
Sat Dec 18, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 173
Views: 33438

Re: Icelandair new livery

From left to right:

Aeromexico, Ryanair, Wizzair, Aeromexico

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by hoons90
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 74
Views: 11875

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

Going to a concert in Atlanta.

Feb 22 YYZ-CLT OH CR9
Feb 22 CLT-ATL MQ E75
Feb 24 ATL-YYZ DL 320

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by hoons90
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 373
Views: 99262

Re: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2021

Having lived equidistant from both YYZ and BUF, I'd much rather fly out of BUF to go to the US, because: - Cheaper parking - Minimal lineups at security - Better food options compared to the precleared sections of T1 and T3 at YYZ - Mainline equipment more common, at least on the US3 People whine ab...

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by hoons90
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interesting (?) fact: The entire argentinian aviation system doesn't have a flight number under 1300
Replies: 1
Views: 1388

Re: Interesting (?) fact: The entire argentinian aviation system doesn't have a flight number under 1300

It's also the case for Brazilian carriers. Domestic: GOL: 1xxx Azul: 2xxx/4xxx LATAM Brasil: 3xxx Voepass: 9xxx International: GOL: 7xxx LATAM Brasil: 80xx/81xx Azul: 87xx I read somewhere that the purpose was to make it easier for ATC to differentiate between carriers but I'm not sure how true that...

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by hoons90
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: To what extent can blurriness be fixed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2547

Re: To what extent can blurriness be fixed?

Still looks a bit soft, especially the top part of the titles. Unfortunately there's not a lot one can do about soft images, other than resizing or using AI software like Topaz Sharpen AI (which is a hit or miss, and I'm not sure if a.net would even allow AI software to be used on photos). What came...

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by hoons90
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries
Replies: 441
Views: 111117

Re: FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries

Delivery start slips by 1-2 months to April 2022: https://leehamnews.com/2021/11/30/hotr-787-delivery-restart-appears-to-slip-to-april-customers/ Seems like Boeing still is not in control... Forgive me if I missed something in this thread, but the article says that there haven't been any 787 delive...

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by hoons90
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Is there any point in trying to get photos accepted?
Replies: 23
Views: 3770

Re: Is there any point in trying to get photos accepted?

This is the reason why I do not upload photos to airliners.net. This is not meant as a criticism of the site, or its standards. I just accept airliners.net for what it is. It is more of a cataloguing platform with a stronger emphasis on technicality over artistic expression. Once the photo reaches t...

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by hoons90
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 48
Views: 5074

Re: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Virgin America, Northwest, Air Berlin,Continental, TWA, Pan Am No no no. Trust me, you did NOT want to fly Air Berlin... I flew with them from Helsinki to Berlin to JFK. It was by far the worst two flight segments I ever had in my life. Seats were terribly cramped. Especially on the A330. IFE was s...

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by hoons90
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Would You Like To Own And What Would You Do Different?
Replies: 29
Views: 2599

Re: What Airline Would You Like To Own And What Would You Do Different?

Korean Air: - Introduce premium economy on all widebody aircraft. - (Re)install Wi-Fi on all aircraft (astonishing that they haven't done so already). - Revamp food options at both hub and outstation lounges. - Implement self-serve refreshment carts next to the galley, like many other airlines alrea...

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by hoons90
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa to launch buy on board for long haul
Replies: 42
Views: 8434

Re: Lufthansa to launch buy on board for long haul

I admire Lufthansa from an aviation geek's perspective (747s and A340s!) but agree that they don't deserve to be rated 5 stars for their service. I don't find their service bad per se, but there are other airlines, even in Europe (such as TAP) that far exceed Lufthansa in terms of service.

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by hoons90
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 8433

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

UA 1/2 operated as LAX-JFK-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX-JFK, not via IAD. The JFK-LHR-DEL-HKG sectors were flown on a 767-300ER (as well as HKG-DEL-LHR-JFK). HKG-LAX-HKG was flown on a 747-400. The original iteration flew via JFK. The second attempt in 2001 was done via IAD and all sectors were on the 744. Did ...

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by hoons90
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 8433

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Here's the schedule for the RTW for the last season it operated (S01): UA1 LAX-HKG 1310-1825+1 UA1 HKG-DEL 2135-0030+1 UA1 DEL-LHR 0335-0810 UA1 LHR-IAD 1250-1535 UA1 IAD-LAX 1800-2016 UA2 LAX-IAD 0815-1604 UA2 IAD-LHR 1945-0730+1 UA2 LHR-DEL 1025-2330 UA2 DEL-HKG 0245-1020 UA2 HKG-LAX 1245-1105 All...

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by hoons90
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 8433

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Didn't they have a round the world flight at one point via LHR, DEL, HKG and LAX and JFK? Might have been in the 90's. It ended in 1999 but was revived in April 2001 and ran until September 2001. The final routing in 2001 was LAX-HKG-DEL-LHR-IAD-LAX in both directions. UA1/2. UA 1/2 operated as LAX...

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by hoons90
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 8433

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

bfitzflyer wrote:
Didn't they have a round the world flight at one point via LHR, DEL, HKG and LAX and JFK? Might have been in the 90's.


It ended in 1999 but was revived in April 2001 and ran until September 2001. The final routing in 2001 was LAX-HKG-DEL-LHR-IAD-LAX in both directions. UA1/2.

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by hoons90
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International pax flights at LAX?
Replies: 9
Views: 2923

Re: International pax flights at LAX?

The KE 748 and 789 are cargo flights. The pax flights are KE11 and KE17 operated with the 77W.

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by hoons90
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 8433

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

Didn't mention in my earlier post, but UA NRT-ICN was actually 3x daily (except on Sundays) in Summer 2001. UA808 NRT-ICN 0900-1125 x7 744 UA808 NRT-ICN 1310-1535 7 744 UA827 NRT-ICN 1450-1715 x7 744 UA883 NRT-ICN 1830-2055 D 744 UA884 ICN-NRT 1045-1305 x7 744 UA882 ICN-NRT 1215-1435 7 744 UA882 ICN...

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by hoons90
Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 8433

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

fraspotter wrote:
Weren't there 757s at one point in the early 2010s between ICN and NRT? I was in Korea in 2012 and seem to remember an option for a UA 757 flight between ICN and NRT.


You're probably thinking of DL which offered ICN-NRT on the 757 until 2013.

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by hoons90
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s
Replies: 79
Views: 8433

Re: United Fifth Freedom Flights 2000s/2010s

NRT-ICN was a double daily 747-400 until the early 2000s, then it was a double daily 777-200ER until September 2006 when the frequency was reduced to 1x daily. The flight was downgauged to a 737-800 in March 2014, and UA ultimately pulled out of the route in October 2017.

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by hoons90
Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seating configuration?
Replies: 21
Views: 2034

Re: Best seating configuration?

One of the most comfortable experiences I've had in economy class was flying on the JAL 787-8 with 2-4-2. 787 with 8-abreast is my favourite (since the cabin is wider on the 787 vs A330/A340 by around 9 inches). It's just a very rare configuration.

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