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by albert648
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 146
Views: 23023

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

China as with any nation is certainly within its rights to bar specific crew members it deems a risk. The U.S does the same via its visa process with all types of random past events barring people. One problem - Mainland China deems HK a part of China. You can't deny your own citizens the right to ...

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by albert648
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 37600

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Easy for United or any other airline to fix. Hidden deep in the terms and conditions that nobody bothers to read but just clicks the box to agree to them anyway, you have a line saying that if you don't complete the itinerary as purchased, you agree to having the ticket repriced and your credit car...

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by albert648
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 37600

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I am not defending the Airlines by any means. But if I want to go PHX ORD and the one way ticket is $200.00. If I buy a ticket PHX BDL for $180.00 and get off in ORD United lost $20.00 in revenue. Not necessarily, you could have flown American, which offered a one-way fare of $180 or Delta via some...

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by albert648
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 37600

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Once again UA proves it views it’s own customers as the enemy. If the public has found a loophole, it’s up to them to engineer a fix instead of gestapoing a stopgap solution. Its theft. The pax on the hidden city itenerary is effectively robbing UA of the extra revenue by doing ABC-JKL instead of A...

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by albert648
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 15988

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

Am I missing a reason their decades of consistent profits do not speak for themselves? Indeed they're profitable, however they're failing to see the difference between profit and more profit. Southwest chases profit, but they don't chase more profit. There are so many things they can make extra mon...

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by albert648
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 71697

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

Booya for sfo. Place is booming..... if you have a degree in computer science or related. Google and the like are paying the best grads over 125k per year w 60/70k signing bonuses. Not really a lot when half of that goes to tax and the other half goes to rent/housing. That's barely above the povert...

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by albert648
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL fires a Korean speaking gate agent for misconduct
Replies: 43
Views: 11819

Re: DL fires Korean speaking gate agents?..

Although the article is talking about the Korean-Americans, I've actually been surprised by how lenient Korean agents in Korea (ICN and GMP) are so lenient about the airline policies. I go to Korea a lot to visit family, and whenever I fly back on United, I've never met a single agent who pinpointe...

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by albert648
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8589

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

Yes, but I was referring specifically to the 77W and within the US. Unless I am mistaken, this would be the shortest. The shortest in the US, yes. Most likely. Definitely not the shortest 77W flight in the world. I fly to Jakarta from Singapore weekly which is a 1h20m flight on a mix of 77W, 773A, ...

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by albert648
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 16723

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

yes I agree. I expect JAL and Asiana airlines to try and snap some of these up pretty sharpish to fill this gap in the market that they could dominate. I don't know about Asiana. They're pretty much switching entirely over to RR/Airbus, and they're the only airline to have the A350-800 on order. I'...

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by albert648
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?
Replies: 113
Views: 16723

Re: what transatlantic markets could the 797/MOM open up?

yes I agree. I expect JAL and Asiana airlines to try and snap some of these up pretty sharpish to fill this gap in the market that they could dominate. I don't know about Asiana. They're pretty much switching entirely over to RR/Airbus, and they're the only airline to have the A350-800 on order. I'...

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by albert648
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3991

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

All of the U.S. carriers other than Southwest do charge fees to check bags on domestic flights, with some exceptions including the following: ⋅ American, Delta, United, Alaska, Hawaiian, jetBlue, Virgin America, Sun Country all allow travelers who have elite status with the airline to che...

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by albert648
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12164

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

Continental used to be in the SkyTeam alliance prior to its switch over to the Star Alliance and prior to its acquisition by United Airlines, and Korean Air is in the SkyTeam alliance. In addition, Korean Air's competitor Asiana Airlines is also in Star Alliance. Will Asiana ever add IAH-ICN nonsto...

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by albert648
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Border clearance at US Airports vs Internationally
Replies: 31
Views: 4103

Re: Border clearance at US Airports vs Internationally

They don't have to do it all at once - some airports (e.g. SFO/LAX) already have dedicated international terminals. It wouldn't be too complex to put exit controls in after security. Airports like JFK also have enough terminals such that you can easily convert one or two to international only. The ...

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by albert648
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Border clearance at US Airports vs Internationally
Replies: 31
Views: 4103

Re: Border clearance at US Airports vs Internationally

You'd need a 20 year plan to pull something off like this (exit screening and dedicated international areas which in turn would enable international transfers without requiring immigration and customs). Of course the US government can barely pass spending bills that last 6 months, so good luck prov...

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by albert648
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6966

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

SJC to start service to SEL with 1130p-1145p departures 4 days a week TU, TH, SAT & SUN. That would be like a 3:30am arrival into ICN...talk about a lousy time to arrive. :confused: OZ is planning that. SFO-ICN 1130pm-345am+1, daily, A359, July 2018. I might be nitpicking but OZ211 is scheduled...

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by albert648
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asian 747-400s - where and for how long?
Replies: 19
Views: 4582

Re: Asian 747-400s - where and for how long?

I don't think the OZ 747's are going anywhere anytime soon - at least the full pax ones (there are two of them). they just spent a bunch of money reconfiguring both of them to 398 seats. If they're owned and depreciated, they probably won't cost that much to operate.

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by albert648
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any UA's future Korea route?
Replies: 31
Views: 5169

Re: Any UA's future Korea route?

ICN can fill a 747 from SFO. One of the problems with the route though is flight time is too long for it to make the entire SFO connecting bank. It is the first to leave SFO at about 1050am and last to return arriving after 11am the next day. The Japanese flights leave later and return sooner where...

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by albert648
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 17495

Re: Delta A350 interiors

Economy looks ghastly. They really need to pick a better color...that shade of blue just looks cheap.

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by albert648
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?
Replies: 105
Views: 15029

Re: DFW Terminal F in jeopardy?

Maybe they could do something that looks like KIX with one long terminal on each side...something like ATL would be ideal but that would require burying Int'l Parkway underground, wouldn't it? Eventually build an elevated building like they have at SFO international between the two sides to put ever...

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by albert648
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO International Terminal G Gate Delays
Replies: 11
Views: 2142

Re: SFO International Terminal G Gate Delays

Asiana has been operating in Boarding Area A for years, most likely because it sits at SFO from 10:45-12:40, exactly during G's peak. I agree having SQ and AI to move over to A may be the best solution. NH for sure won't budge; that flight takes on a ton of UA connections. AC used to operate from A...

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by albert648
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days
Replies: 50
Views: 9602

Re: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days

Qantas does not need anymore A380's. In 8 months time they will have spare A380's once MEL-DXB-LHR ends in favour of MEL-PER-LHR. Qantas has already said that they would be deployed during peak periods to Asia, outside those times it is unclear what QF will do with the spare A380's whether it is re...

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by albert648
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days
Replies: 50
Views: 9602

Re: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days

QF should definitely get a couple more of A380s, to have spares. I think I read something about an improved version..... xD You don't purchase more $400 million aircraft just to have spares lying around. That would be a total disaster from a cost perspective. You don't have to buy new ones - I'm su...

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by albert648
Tue May 09, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?
Replies: 41
Views: 5661

Re: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?

That pax (Heather Cho) was the chairman's daughter, not flight crew or cabin crew. The PIC returned the plane to the gate and the pax was deplaned, and she is serving a year in jail. I don't recall reports that she was drunk during the incident. Pictures of her in a prison uniform were front page n...

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by albert648
Tue May 09, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?
Replies: 41
Views: 5661

Re: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?

WPvsMW wrote:
hiflyeras wrote:
Was talking to a pilot that used to fly for KE....


How long ago? KE today is very different from the KE that landed on the marker beacon on approach to GUM.


The same KE where a drunk VP is allowed to turn around an international flight over a spat over macadamia nuts?

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by albert648
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A350
Replies: 22
Views: 9299

Re: Asiana A350

man those economy seats look thin on the cushioning! On a separate note does this mean the end of Boeing aircraft in Asiana's widebody fleet? Thanks and Best Regards Anik It's certainly the beginning of the end, but considering they've just spent millions refurbing their 777's I assume those will s...

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