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by x1234
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 63
Views: 10647

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

jayunited, with the protests in HKG has UA ever thought about expanding into CAN?

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by x1234
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 239
Views: 26172

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

UA BEFORE AA! Now that rumored AA announcement that JonXNYC is usually right in terms of rumors on...

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by x1234
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas annnounces strong profit in FY19 along with record revenue
Replies: 12
Views: 2232

Re: Qantas annnounces strong profit in FY19 along with record revenue

I guess we will have to wait for the rumoured AA announcement tomorrow about what routes there are. The rumours are that AA expands to MEL and resumes AKL (year round).

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by x1234
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 239
Views: 26172

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

MNL actually makes sense in that Tagalog is the 4th most spoken foreign language in the US and 2nd most spoken Asian language in the US. Problem is recently the Department of Homeland Security assessed MNL airports security to be NOT up to spec but was recently rescinded: https://www.dhs.gov/news/20...

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by x1234
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 239
Views: 26172

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

What we do know is that among the US3, UA is the MOST AGGRESSIVE in starting new routes and starting new markets. Maybe the EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India) route will come true!? No competition either. As much as I would love EWR-ICN, it has the DL/KE monopoly on 2x A380's and their partner OZ 1x A380. S...

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by x1234
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 239
Views: 26172

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

I've heard rumors of SFO-BKK, IAD-PVG, IAH-CDG, SFO-CAN, ORD-MAD, ORD-DUB and EWR-JNB.

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by x1234
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)
Replies: 51
Views: 13290

Re: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)

Last years mega announcement was today last year. I have my fingers crossed!

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by x1234
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air reduce service to Japan
Replies: 19
Views: 3876

Re: Korean Air reduce service to Japan

Well they shouldn't reduce Okinawa to less than daily as that flight actually has US Military/Allied traffic on it. But this will soon be somewhat negated with US carriers flying into Haneda allowing seamless ANA/JAL connections to Okinawa from Haneda for US bound traffic.

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by x1234
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)
Replies: 51
Views: 13290

Re: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)

There are severe head-winds flying west/south-bound TPAC to AUS/NZ/East Asia that need to take into account. That's why they launched ORD-BNE instead of ORD-SYD.

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by x1234
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)
Replies: 51
Views: 13290

Re: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)

LAX-AKL has lots of competition with ANZ. AKL-DFW makes sense in that it allows QF to use AKL has a mini hub for flights from BNE, SYD & MEL connecting onto the AA DFW flight as the SYD-DFW flight is always packed and is weight restricted west-bound. Melbourne is the 2nd most populated city in A...

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by x1234
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)
Replies: 51
Views: 13290

Rumors of American Airlines 2nd announcement coming soon (HND + AUS/NZ)

https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1163470747064504320

"Rumors circulating that the S.Pacific and HND realignment (whatever that may entail) stuff could be coming out very soon."

Any guesses on what changes will entail? I hope its this week!
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JonNYC tweeted the following today:
https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1163470747064504320

"Rumors circulating that the S.Pacific and HND realignment (whatever that may entail) stuff could be coming out very soon."

Any guesses on what changes will entail? I hope its this week!

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by x1234
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How close are we to non-stop USA/Vietnam flights?
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: How close are we to non-stop USA/Vietnam flights?

Thailand is actually higher yielding from the US but TG is in such a financial and also operational disarray (they failed their last FAA safety audit) that maybe Vietnam service comes first.

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by x1234
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How close are we to non-stop USA/Vietnam flights?
Replies: 13
Views: 2217

Re: How close are we to non-stop USA/Vietnam flights?

UA used to fly a B744 from SGN to HKG continuing onto SFO or ORD. Later downgraded to a B738 from the GUM operation and cancelled.

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by x1234
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 22550

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Any chance of Hawaiian with its new 787's offering service to GUM (Guam) to compete with UA!? Or service to Asian cities like HKG (when it calms down again) or SIN!? I know HA suspended service to TPE and PEK. It would be great for HA to try SIN as its a strategic port of the US Military and Singapo...

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by x1234
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America
Replies: 20
Views: 3854

Re: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America

The main O&D to South America to Europe is Spain & Portugal (LIS/MAD/BCN) due to historical colonial ties. That said VS have announced GRU an increasingly important city, the #1 city in population in Latin America. #2 is Mexico City which is covered by the SkyTeam/DL investment in AeroMexico...

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by x1234
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14187

Re: Delta international announcement later today

I've heard its BOS-MAN/LGW, another JFK-LHR frequency and the launch of DTW-DUB.

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by x1234
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272605

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

When is the PER airport issue going to be resolved!? From MEL to LHR via PER is currently the FASTEST route with a quick turn-around in PER due to the low number of 789 passengers versus a A380 (plus faster re-fueling). The A380 is a gas tanker. As more 789's get delivered they should launch PER-CDG...

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by x1234
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

https://soundcloud.com/american-airlines-internal-news

That just came out. Vasu Raja says there will be an announcement "later" before the end of the year of the new Pacific routes out of LAX.
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https://soundcloud.com/american-airlines-internal-news

That just came out. Vasu Raja says there will be an announcement "later" before the end of the year of the new Pacific routes out of LAX.

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by x1234
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Routing from India to US
Replies: 20
Views: 2649

Re: Air India first flight over North Pole from Delhi to San Francisco

I just checked FR24 and the Himalayas are in the way but there is now a airway between Kathmandu Nepal to Lhasa China/Chengdu China (and the usual Kathmandu Nepal into New Delhi Indian airspace). In fact Air China has a Kathmandu to Chengdu flight and you can see the airway here: https://www.flightr...

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by x1234
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Routing from India to US
Replies: 20
Views: 2649

Re: Air India first flight over North Pole from Delhi to San Francisco

I've heard rumours China is working with India to open up their airspace for a direct routing from Western China into Indian airspace. This will cut the flight time down even further and bypass Pakistan. Yes the airspace between China & India in disputed territories is being opened to cut down t...

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by x1234
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polar Routing from India to US
Replies: 20
Views: 2649

Re: Air India first flight over North Pole from Delhi to San Francisco

This is all about the opening up of new trans-polar flight corridors by the Russians. India & China are quite friendly with Russia and their aircraft have reduced airspace fees compared with American airlines. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ai173#21a8813d Their making DEL-SFO in 15.5...

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by x1234
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Anyone know when the 2nd announcement this week is? I'm guessing its probably the same day this week (Thursday).

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by x1234
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42311

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

idp5601, if DL plans on SEA-MNL they can do it with a cheaper A339neo. Tag on flights are REALLY EXPENSIVE crew wise so I'm wondering why DL decided to do the tag-on solution out of ICN or simply let KE serve MNL.

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by x1234
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 29480

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

SeoulIncheon, east-bound TPAC is easy for the B77W and can easily make SIN-SFO. It's the west-bound sector with headwinds where SQ may need to re-fuel in TPE or HND/NRT to make it to SIN depending on payload.

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by x1234
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions
Replies: 43
Views: 12132

Re: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions

Thai better get its safety rating in order. There is a HUGE market from California to Thailand and they should launch SFO or LAX with the A359 or 789.

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by x1234
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 29480

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

Just saw on Bloomberg the ECONOMIC IMPACT of this is HUGE. If this lasts a long time MNCs (multi-nationals) may move more Asia Pacific HQ to Tokyo or Singapore. This may cause an increase of ultra-long-haul flights from the US to Singapore for example. HK is sad in that its the ONLY place in China w...

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by x1234
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT
Replies: 30
Views: 4911

Re: Iberia (IB) launches the A350 service to NRT

Since CX flies MAD-HKG, IB should fly MAD-SIN and all the high yielding markets to Asia out of MAD are complete. They are easily make it work with Latin American connections.

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by x1234
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 29480

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

Traffic is still landing and taking off. Maybe it was temporary?

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by x1234
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

SYD-DFW is the main route for Australian corporate traffic to Eastern North America & Northern Latin America. F is a big seller on the route (and Australian corporate's have more liberal employee J policies than American companies). The need for a faster route to Melbourne bypassing LAX is HUGE ...

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by x1234
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 47934

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I have heard rumours now that QF or AA wants to fly DFW-MEL based on the success of SYD-DFW but DFW-MEL's distance is only a little shorter than PER-LHR. If AA fly's it it needs to update their pilot agreement. Plus the 789 in AA's config is denser than QF. I'm willing to be QF will launch MEL-DFW w...

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by x1234
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

I have heard rumours now that QF or AA wants to fly DFW-MEL based on the success of SYD-DFW but DFW-MEL's distance is only a little shorter than PER-LHR. If AA fly's it it needs to update their pilot agreement. Plus the 789 in AA's config is denser than QF. I'm willing to be QF will launch MEL-DFW w...

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by x1234
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

AA actually has BA Comair feed in South Africa out of JNB to nearby destinations or DUR and CPT. I bet if they tried MIA-JNB it'd be profitable. Africa suffers from a lack of competition from the US and yields are still high.

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by x1234
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 6735

Re: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily

In retrospect your correct. Going through the EU or ME3 or SAA/CX is the fastest from GRU to HKG and SIN and marginal for HND/NRT (where going via MEX/LAX/JFK is faster). I forgot that GRU is so far east (more eastern than New York/Miami) that its simply faster to fly east-ward: HKG: http://www.gcma...

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by x1234
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 6735

Re: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily

In QF's 789 config they can easily fly SYD-GRU (Sao Paulo, largest city in Latin America), even larger than Mexico City. Now whether that will be profitable or not and if a market exists I don't know but Brazil is seriously lacking in capacity to Asia and this is being fulfilled by EK/QR/SAA/SQ and ...

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by x1234
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come AT/Royal Air Maroc doesn't fly to South Africa!?
Replies: 6
Views: 712

How come AT/Royal Air Maroc doesn't fly to South Africa!?

I was searching for fares to Johannesburg or Cape Town considering I found out Royal Air Maroc is the African airline with the MOST US destinations at 4 (JFK IAD BOS & MIA) plus they serve YUL in Canada. For some reason being an African airline they don't fly to the biggest economy in Africa, So...

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by x1234
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2097
Views: 369223

UA B787-10 to PVG from SFO/LAX, will yields suffer?

Just saw this: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285707/united-adds-787-10-service-to-shanghai-from-dec-2019/ UA is going to put the B787-10 onto BOTH the PVG routes from SFO & LAX. Wouldn't this dilute yields to Shanghai as Y fare are ALREADY at historically low levels (<$800). ...

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by x1234
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

What AA can do in the meantime is codeshare on Royal Air Maroc's JFK, IAD, BOS & MIA flights to Casablanca for now and connections further into the African continent.

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by x1234
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137861

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Looks like DL put out a snazzy PR release without actually LOADING THE FLIGHTS INTO THE SYSTEM! I was searching for HND flights from ATL today from April 2020 and they aren't loaded yet (they still say Narita).

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by x1234
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 68343

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

https://twitter.com/xJonNYC

DFW-DEL? DFW-BOM?
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Jon is rumoring India again from DFW:
https://twitter.com/xJonNYC

DFW-DEL? DFW-BOM?

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by x1234
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there SO MANY flights between Moscow and China!?
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Why are there SO MANY flights between Moscow and China!?

I recently was planning flights through Moscow and was wondering why there was SO MANY flights from Moscow to China. Almost 4x daily SVO-PVG and SVO-PEK (+3x weekly). I assume the Aeroflot flights are serving not only O&D but transit to Europe. But why does China Eastern feel the need to fly 11x...

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by x1234
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Only UA is successful in TPE because of the software powerhouse of Silicon Valley and the hardware powerhouse of Taiwan (its Silicon Island after all) with business from the likes of TSMC, Intel and all the Taiwanese computer OEMs like ASUS and Foxconn. DFW-TPE maybe successful due to the high tech ...

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by x1234
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 6735

Re: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily

Also I HOPE Qantas files some competitive fares for Asia-SYD-SCL like NZ does for Asia-AKL-EZE. There is considerable Chinese investment in Chile in the natural resources and the bus system.

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by x1234
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

SurlyBonds, I can't find it right now but someone posted the Asia PDEW numbers for MIA/FLL/PBI and MIA/FLL/PBI-NRT/HND is 25-30 passengers daily. That's NOT enough for a non-stop flight. I should correct myself and say it's not there's no market, there's no market for a NON-STOP flight. Heck even MC...

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by x1234
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42311

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

So when is the ICN-MNL flights going to be loaded?

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by x1234
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2097
Views: 369223

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

jayunited, any future Pacific expansion out of SFO to say BKK, MNL or SGN/HAN!? Also why is the B787-10 deployed on LAX/SFO-PVG!? I can think of more profitable markets in the Atlantic. Is it because of cargo or more needed J seats or better (Polaris) J seats? Or is it temporary until Polaris is ins...

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by x1234
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94597

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Corpsnerd09, from what I've heard CARGO is HUGE out of TLV. Israel has the worlds largest generics manufacturer (Teva pharma) and Intel has a CPU fab in Israel too. Pharma and high tech are the cargo export drivers out of TLV and similarly high tech (specifically electronics without the batteries) a...

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by x1234
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 6735

Re: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily

Looking at LATAM's timings on the direct SYD-SCL its the following with ETOPS 330: LA802 1000 SYD 0915 SCL 13 hours 15 min (This is longer than the 12 hours 20 minutes block time for the QF 744). LA803 0130 SCL 0615 SYD 14 hours 45 min (This is longer than the 14 hours 5 minutes block time for the Q...

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by x1234
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily
Replies: 27
Views: 6735

Re: Qantas to deploy the 787 on the SYD-SCL route; increases service to daily

It looks like the Australian regulator CASA has approved QF's application for ETOPS 330 (required for the crossing from NZ to Chile).

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