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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7551

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

QF is the only carrier that makes sense on SYD-SEA given that there would be feed on both ends with the QF/AS partnership. Everything that DL has in its fleet that can reliably make the trip is too much plane for the route, whereas QF could probably make it work with a 787. Even then, I'm not holdi...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bay area airfare wars to CDG
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: Bay area airfare wars to CDG

Too much capacity, 5 carriers on a route that had one not that long ago.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities/Metro Areas Underserved Compared To Their Population
Replies: 11
Views: 824

Re: Cities/Metro Areas Underserved Compared To Their Population

Cairo is 20 million people and Baghdad 11 million people are pretty under served if you are just using population as the parameter. Throw in political situations and then it is obvious. Plenty of sub Saharan African cities fall into the same boat, Kinshasa, Lagos, Dar es Salaam, Luanda and on and on.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Born on an international flight
Replies: 18
Views: 2700

Re: Born on an international flight

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34568772
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This type of thing was actually a story a few years ago on China Airlines.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34568772

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by bfitzflyer
Wed May 22, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 43
Views: 4052

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

NW had nonstop at one time or another from SEA/SFO/LAS/ANC/HNL/MSP/DTW/JFK and then onward to PUS/ICN/TPE/PVG/PEK/SIN/MNL/GUM/SPN/HKG/BKK/CAN/KIX/NGO. Not all of these offered a the same time. Even had ORD to NRT for a long time, Pacific for sure United was larger as as more diverse routes, if Japan...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun May 19, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 5979

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

DL and UA already fly to TLV which geographically would be middle east. To Arabic speaking countries, if there is money to be made they will be back.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7647

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

At one point they flew to IAD as well

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which of the US3 has the best hubs?
Replies: 29
Views: 2480

Re: Which of the US3 has the best hubs?

United is weak in the southeast (nothing between IAD and IAH) but has great hub assets everywhere else. No one has anything that compares either to EWR or SFO for United; it's pretty well positioned at LAX too; it's increasingly dominating Chicago; and DEN is the only hub of significance in the mou...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4978

Re: Your first...

.European airport: LHR ...N-American airport: MKE ...S-American airport: EZE ...Asian airport: HKG ...African airport: CPT ...aircraft: Boeing 727 - NW ...widebody aircraft: i was a kid but either NW DC10 or 747-200 ...turboprop aircraft: don't remember ...4-engine aircraft: Boeing 747-200 ...Europe...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14664

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

Hope no serious damage. Given AA dominates DFW and no max8 right now, if more birds taken out of service, could be challenging.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6270

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

Domestic - best Den or DTW
International - best TPE or ICN or NRT

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1466

Re: How many countries have you visited?

North America US Mexico Canada Guatemala Nicaragua Caribbean Puerto Rico(if this counts) South America Colombia Peru Chile Argentina Uruguay Brazil Africa Egypt Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe Botswana South Africa Asia Israel India Myanmar Thailand Malaysia Singapore Indonesia Cambodia Vietnam Taiwan Japa...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United future Asia / Pacific and European routes from SFO
Replies: 10
Views: 2400

Re: United future Asia / Pacific and European routes from SFO

Possibly could see them picking up some of the dropped routes from Air Berlin/Virgin Atlantic- MAN, DUS,, TXL.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4594

Re: Should airlines ditch AVODs for inflight internet?

I am in the not group on this one. I like getting on an airplane and not taking out a laptop/phone/tablet. It is almost time away from them. In coach you barely have room as is. Occasionally for work,I might clear some emails on my phone, but prefer to either rest, read or watch a movie on the seat ...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Joon A343s once project is over
Replies: 3
Views: 3138

Re: Joon A343s once project is over

i flew the Joon A343 from CAI to CDG and also thought it was a great product. Frankly way better than AF coach product. Although the concept may not have worked, they would be smart to incorporate what did work.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220
Replies: 53
Views: 9766

Re: Delta News at SEA: A330neo EIS, A350 and A220

Maybe my coffee hasn't kicked in, but the article has SEA - NRT with an A350 started March 1st. Then it switches to an A330NEO on Aug 31st if I am reading this right. I just checked my reservation for October and still shows the A350 from NRT to SEA .

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 2731

Re: Most iconic livery?

the nwa red tail. loved seeing the lined up

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17305

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

As a recent transplant to Denver, I am enjoying the domestic network that SFO(former home) will never be able to match. Would be nice to see another Asian route or European route, as have found airfares to both are pretty steep usually. Given United's strength, would think one of their partners migh...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America
Replies: 50
Views: 9000

Re: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America

PR might be able to pull this off, if they had a US partner. That might be difficult given the agreements already in place,but given DL(NW) history in The Philippines, probably would be the best match. Not sure it would make China Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and Garuda too happy, but cooperation with...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overnight TATL
Replies: 27
Views: 5970

Re: Overnight TATL

if they left late would be very similar to the connecting flights you see from South America where you connect first thing in the morning. I know I personally always hated those,arriving in MIA and then another 6 hour flight to SFO, but kind of is what it is, as usually the best connection.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 117
Views: 17847

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

Didn't DL fly JFK-HAM at one time or was it ATL-HAM?

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion
Replies: 120
Views: 20041

Re: Ethiopian announces Houston + more USA expansion

In the future, could I consider San Francisco (SFO) as a destination? I think it would be better to fly to SFO than it has to LAX, it seems better strategy to expand to strong Star Alliance Hubs No you shouldn’t as SFO lacks the demand volume to Africa which LAX had some what. So if LAX couldn’t su...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights you are most excited about for 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1392

Re: Flights you are most excited about for 2019

Excited to fly Joon, before it possibly disappears ,CAI to CDG.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2868

Re: Your best flights of 2018

Hoping it is tomorrow to Cairo on DL/Alitalia. To date, probably premium economy on China Airlines to DPS via TPE with a combo of 77W and A350

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why don't airlines make use of the strategic location of EIN?
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: Why don't airlines make use of the strategic location of EIN?

If Philips headquarters were still in Eindhoven I could see some possibilities but now no chance.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4675

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Will try to narrow this down, but honestly almost every trip I have like in some way 3- France/Belgium/Netherlands in 1998. 2nd time to Europe and after having been very sick for months. To be back on the road and seeing all the amazing things there was amazing. 2-India - in 2017, Mostly in Rajastha...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dear Santa For Christmas This Year....
Replies: 15
Views: 1559

Re: Dear Santa For Christmas This Year....

From DEN, another flight to a European hub, perhaps AMS or daily to CDG as well as another connection to Asia.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DL seat map site as well as Airbus 220 Seat map
Replies: 8
Views: 3098

New DL seat map site as well as Airbus 220 Seat map

https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/overview
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DL has posted a completely new Seat Map section as well at the A220 Seat map. Nice upgrade to this section of their website.

https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/overview

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 14285

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

AS expansion will come where they can make money. Doesn't feel like that is either SFO or LAX for them. So it will be SEA/PDX and maybe some secondary CA airports. They bought Virgin Ameirca to get rid of a competitor not to truly grow their network. Feels that way so far, maybe this will change, bu...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Midwest really a flyover?
Replies: 66
Views: 4577

Re: Is Midwest really a flyover?

UpNAWAy wrote:
Flyover country is a political term referring to the elite wealthy, politicians and media that live on the east and west coast and have no understanding and disdain for "real" Americans that live everywhere else.


Moderator can we get this comment pulled as trying to incite here.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP
Replies: 18
Views: 2896

Re: Sun Country adds DFW-PHX/PSP

Sun Country is interesting DL could probably crush them if they chose to, but instead lets them linger instead of a strong competitor at MSP. Now with them branching out beyond MSP could have a side benefit of being a thorn against other competitors. Granted I get it these are small adds, but better...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 63217

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

That will be an impressive A330 fleet in a few years, 35 neos plus 39 in the current fleet for a total of 74! I remember the days when an order for ten widebodies would get a lot more attention on a.net. It makes me feel :old: , sigh... Congrats to DL and Airbus on this nice order. I think about th...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 12999

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Not perfect compared to the other two major mergers that followed, UA/CO and AA/US they are the gold standard

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved markets from SLC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3440

Re: Largest unserved markets from SLC?

I think with KE partnershp, ICN could work.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TG relaunch BKK-LAX and BKK-JFK?
Replies: 40
Views: 5472

Re: Could TG relaunch BKK-LAX and BKK-JFK?

Not saying they will make money on them, but the short answer is of course they can...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most important routes for different airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 6591

Re: The most important routes for different airlines

Interesting trying to think of what this would be for DL and unlike many others, struggling a bit, maybe ATL-LGA??

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta proposes MSP-PVG
Replies: 124
Views: 15773

Re: Delta proposes MSP-PVG

I Exactly UA offers a lot more connection opportunities at ORD than DL does at MSP, and so does AA and yet AA is choosing to exit the ORD-China market for now. I think this probably has a lot more to do with DL's network than UA. I'm going to guess that (east of the Mississippi River) DL's DTW and ...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 106
Views: 22769

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

Might make sense to move to SFO, bigger Star hub assuming the cooperate well with UA. Also premium heavy business market.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13796

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

YYZ to possibly ATL with DL partner,

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 10295

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

Huh? Please explain the logic behind your conclusion, since AS actually has expanded destinations and departures from SFO since the acquisition... Expanded and since contracted. Incorrect. Net destinations and departures from SFO are still up since the acquisition. AS paid to eliminate the competit...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue transatlantic route
Replies: 55
Views: 9764

Re: jetBlue transatlantic route

So 1 thread on here about B6 adding basic economy and another on Europe. I know the big 3 all do europe and all have basic economy, but B6 should stick with what it basically does, FL to NE and NE to SF/LA. Make money at it and not try to be everything to everyone, Your right, they should never add...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 10295

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

SFO is the probably the wealthiest business market in the US and AS can't make that work. Huh? Please explain the logic behind your conclusion, since AS actually has expanded destinations and departures from SFO since the acquisition... Expanded and since contracted. AS paid to eliminate the compet...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route
Replies: 41
Views: 8567

Re: Rumor: New Sun Country Airlines Route

SY has made a living at more or less not poking the 10K gorilla in MSP and I think DL not wanting a larger competior at MSP, will be interesting to see the response if any. As long as leisure destinations, DL seems to let them exist...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 10295

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

LAX is just too huge of a market for AS to completely "de-hub". All sizable US carriers operates some form of a large focus city or hub in LA, and for AS to bail on that market would be bad, even from a PR perspective. SFO will likely reduce, simple because the market isn't as big and UA ...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue transatlantic route
Replies: 55
Views: 9764

Re: jetBlue transatlantic route

So 1 thread on here about B6 adding basic economy and another on Europe. I know the big 3 all do europe and all have basic economy, but B6 should stick with what it basically does, FL to NE and NE to SF/LA. Make money at it and not try to be everything to everyone,

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 8402

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

Within a year 1 of the 2 routes will be gone.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 5455

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?

I just don't see this MKE would be pretty close to the smallest market with service to Europe. Only ones smaller might be Providence or Hartford and NOLA. . PVD and BDL can make it across with narrow body,MKE would be tight with most aircraft I think other than to Iceland. I just don't see enough Ch...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 8102

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

EvanWSFO wrote:
In the 70's, NW had 30ish departures from SEA. Well over half were on a 747 or D10

If I recall half the NW fleet was widebody back then

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 8102

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

JFK, BOS, CLE, DTW, MSP, MKE, ORD, LAX were served northbound and FL was SRQ, RSW, MIA, FLL, PBI, MCO, I might have missed one, but I think that's itl Wasn’t GCM served at one point? CUN & MBJ also. Often forgotten UA had a similar operation at MCO for a while. Florida cities and MEX linked wit...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Routes To SFO
Replies: 30
Views: 3930

Re: Future A380 Routes To SFO

SQ has flown the 380 to SFO before, I believe on the SFO-HKG-SIN routing. I also have seen the Qantas A380 at SFO before, not regularly scheduled but they have flown it at times

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