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by Irehdna
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ
Replies: 19
Views: 5745

Re: LH Reinstates FRA-PNQ

IMHO EY or QR need to operate to PNQ. Given this schedule and aircraft, I don't see why most won't drive to BOM or fly via DEL/BLR.

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by Irehdna
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8100

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

I personally see them doing JFK-HND over any HKG. The market could certainly benefit from a ST carrier.

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by Irehdna
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to re-start BOM-FRA on 788
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Air India to re-start BOM-FRA on 788

This flight is needed. It seems that after years of talk AI is finally starting to re-start a BOM hub. There are also talks of a second daily BOM-LHR on 788, and 3/wk BOM-JFK/ORD flights both on 77L. LHR and JFK should take off by November/December, while ORD is likely around April/May. I personally...

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by Irehdna
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1329
Views: 68826

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Just did the math, created the following hypothetical winter BOM-USA schedule that would allow daily JFK/ORD on 3 77L:

AI141 2330 BOM - JFK 0545+1 77L D
AI140 0900 JFK - BOM 1020+1 77L D

AI129 1230 BOM - ORD 1700 77L D
AI128 1900 ORD - BOM 2130+1 77L D

Would 2 hour stops at each airport be enough?

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by Irehdna
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1329
Views: 68826

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Seems that all AI USA flights other than JFK were delayed to 0700 IST today. Perhaps there were issues with multiple 77W's and they had one spare 77L aircraft, which they chose to put on JFK since that is their most important US route. Additionally, VT-ALQ has been stuck at EWR for nearly 2 days now...

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 1329
Views: 68826

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I'm thinking DEL-SFO will become 77W to allow BOM-JFK/ORD to be on 77L. BOM-JFK is longer than DEL-SFO by about 160km, btw. ORD is even longer.

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Occasionally yes, however the subs are only every couple days.
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binayak wrote:
Irehdna wrote:
Seems that AI is starting to periodically send 77L to JFK/ORD. Plane spotters, be on the lookout!

https://www.radarbox24.com/data/flights/AI126
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/flights/AI102

Then is SFO a 77W now?


Occasionally yes, however the subs are only every couple days.

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by Irehdna
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6058

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

So it looks like finally a BOM-FRA announcement that isn't a hoax. Let's hope BOM-JFK is true as well; it should depart from BOM in the night and take off JFK late morning to arrive back in BOM before noon (similar to DEL-IAD). I actually think 7x 77L would be best for BOM-JFK as this is a route whe...

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by Irehdna
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6058

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

rnav2dlrey wrote:
VTORD wrote:
Yup "Khakra Express" needs to go....can the 77W fly BOM-SFO? Based on Indian diaspora population, SFO is a better bet than IAH.


the 77W cannot do BOM-SFO.


BOM to anywhere US on 77W is a stretch given short runways. The EWR flight sometimes goes with blocked seats/unloaded baggage.

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by Irehdna
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 9558

EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

https://www.businessinsider.com/emirate ... ket-2018-8
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Seems that DXB-EWR is doing well. However, calling Newark a "small city in New Jersey that most Americans have never heard of" is a bit misleading IMO.

https://www.businessinsider.com/emirate ... ket-2018-8

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by Irehdna
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6058

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

I actually think BOM-JFK will simply replace BOM-EWR. Which is a good idea considering UA is upgrading the route to 77W with Polaris and EK started EWR nonstop flights within the past 3 months. What was once not a very competitive service is now much more competitive, and AI might as well serve JFK ...

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by Irehdna
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11639

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

Again, the only reason it's not an option is because you don't want it to be an option. Look at what they did at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport for example, they've built two railways on top of each other. The old one with the regular trains is at ground level whilst the new high speed airport expres...

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by Irehdna
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 12596

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

Plane G-EUNA at DUB now, don't know why.

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by Irehdna
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

Re: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly

As stated in previous thread it's a temporary reduction for few months while also an upgauge of capacity going from 77L to 77W. Yeah, glossed over that. Can the 77W make AUH-LAX nonstop? IIRC this will be the longest scheduled 77W flight to ever be operated by GC distance. If the 77W can (can it?) ...

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by Irehdna
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/

As of now, the flight is bookable daily starting 1 May 2018, though I wouldn't be surprised if this changes after that.
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Per Airline Route, EY is reducing LAX service starting on 15 January 2018.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/

As of now, the flight is bookable daily starting 1 May 2018, though I wouldn't be surprised if this changes after that.

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by Irehdna
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5716

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

Medium-haul international routes to airports with significant premium passenger demand (like LHR) should be the only international flights out of BOM for AI. The AMD flight was a political concession and should be axed (assuming it is still unprofitable) as soon as possible. I would actually argue ...

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by Irehdna
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5716

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

I actually don't think EWR-DEL is a good idea. Most of NJ population is from BOM/AMD not DEL, and there is already UA DEL-EWR and AI DEL-JFK. I don't know why AI chose to do AMD-LHR-EWR flight instead of AMD-LHR solely, and keep AMD-BOM-EWR. I don't see why anybody would prefer a same-plane service...

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by Irehdna
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5716

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

By the way, what does AI plan to do with all these excess 77W's? On the best of days, they use only 8/12 77W's !!! Sell them, probably. Perhaps a Deja-Vu to their sale of the 77Ls. Many airlines are still looking to add B77W to their fleet because it fits their immediate needs better. DEL-BOS and m...

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by Irehdna
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5716

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

Seems AI could have used some of the 77Ls they gave to EY. AI's small subfleet of 77Ls (8 aircraft at its peak) was ostensibly bought specifically for North American routes. I think much of it had to do with them intending to operate/start operations on nonstop flights to US from BOM/BLR instead of...

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by Irehdna
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 37
Views: 5363

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

Hi everyone, I'm looking for the stats of traffic between main Indian Airports and Main Europe Airports. I did some research on the net but didn't find anything relevant. Would someone here got some datas? Many thanks, I would imagine DEL-LHR is the busiest India-EU sector, followed closely by BOM-...

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by Irehdna
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W
Replies: 38
Views: 5716

Re: AI Upgrades DEL-IAD to B77W

They need the 77L to start LAX, that's probably why. Even though AI would need to restrict DEL-IAD (like it probably already does on DEL-ORD), 77W is more dense than 77L, and 77L is too premium of a configuration for most routes AI flies IMO. So a restricted 77W may not be that much less economical ...

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by Irehdna
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19917

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

TLV? im suprised UAL is not sending the 77W to DEL or BOM, given the fact atleast once a weak they do not load 1 or 2 pallets due to weight restrictions on 772. There is more demand/premium travel to TLV vs DEL/BOM. I do see UA operating 77W to DEL as possibility; BOM is unlikely as AI still flies ...

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by Irehdna
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19917

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

Would love to see LAX to TLV, think UA can make it work. Or if UA has good terms with Egypt Air, then LAX to CAI, rest pax can connect various parts of Africa, and Middle east. I don't know if UA will ever fly LAX-CAI; IIRC they don't fly to CAI at all. I think very soon LY will upgrade TLV-LAX to ...

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by Irehdna
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 19796

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

Could an A-330-200 make it from PHL to NRT? Certainly with winds, I'd think it could make it NRT to PHL. It's longer than two of DL's longest A332 flights (SEA-HKG and DTW-PEK) by a little over 100 nm. The newest build A332s can certainly do it, but I'd say AAs should also be able to make it, perha...

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6872

Re: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

Does anybody know if DUS-EWR is also switching to EW?

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6872

Re: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

Should the title be "LH group"? While LH mights tart these flights, I am quite confident they will be turned to EW. If/While they are opereted by LH, will it be on a W shape like MUC-JFK-TXL-JFK-MUC? Does this mean LH is finally starting 2x MUC-JFK, one with A346 and one with A333? IMO MU...

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Mumbai and Dubai route will be served by 777 for winter.
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: Air Canada's Mumbai and Dubai route will be served by 777 for winter.

BOM has a relatively short runway, so takeoff with B789 may be difficult in winter (due to longer flight time). I don't know why DXB is being switched as well, though

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by Irehdna
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA
Replies: 33
Views: 6872

LH Announces TXL-JFK, DUS-MIA

http://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/germ ... ccab7b1814

LH is starting 5x TXL-JFK on A333 from 8 November, and also 3x DUS-MIA also on A333.
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http://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/germ ... ccab7b1814

LH is starting 5x TXL-JFK on A333 from 8 November, and also 3x DUS-MIA also on A333.

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by Irehdna
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162834

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

DUS will really lose a lot of US connections from this event. AFAIK the only DUS-USA that will still operate (and is not AB) is DL DUS-ATL. UA and AA don't operate there. However, I wouldn't be surprised if we see UA/AA start JFK/EWR/ORD-DUS soon.

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by Irehdna
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 6864

Re: IAH Future Routes

I think IAH-TLV/HKG/LOS would be most likely. However, does UA have enough B789 for a HKG flight?

I do know AI is considering IAH-DEL, and I don't see UA starting such a route yet. If anything, the next (and probably only) new UA India route should be ORD-BOM.

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by Irehdna
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26545

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

In no way was I expecting in this, I was expecting: NZ AKL-ORD UA SFO-MEL QF SYD-ORD Will be great to see three UA tails in SYD, with no star alliance feed in AU, kudos to UA for holding their own! Yeah surprised they found this more economical than SFO-MEL. SFO-MEL is considerably shorter, and SFO...

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by Irehdna
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Considering London, SF, NYC
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Hong Kong Airlines Considering London, SF, NYC

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/2109436/hong-kong-airlines-adds-major-new-routes-new-threat-cathay The airline plans to start these new routes using their new A350-900. Would be an interesting competitor especially at LHR and SFO, each of which are served by 3 airlines to HKG. JFK...

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by Irehdna
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new safety video!
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: BA new safety video!

Wasn't there a discussion on this a while back?

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by Irehdna
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?
Replies: 28
Views: 6186

Re: Is SIN-LON the ULH route with the most competition? Why SIN?

I wouldn't consider SIN-LHR a ULR route. I think the true ULR routes with most competition are LAX-SYD and LAX-MEL.

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by Irehdna
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6716

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

Not a valid argument on almost any level. 1. THE NY airport is LGA. The reason EWR isn't as popular as JFK has to do with several reasons: near UA fortress hub in EWR, better connection opportunities at JFK, traditional airline port of entry. I am not convinced there is any sizable population anywh...

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by Irehdna
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6716

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

For the purposes of this post, I will group JFK and EWR into one metro area, and SFO and SJC as another metro area. In the New York area, EK (nonstop), EY, QR, KE, and even some *A like BR, NH, OZ, SQ, SA only fly to JFK. Some of these airlines have multiple daily flights on aircraft like A380, with...

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by Irehdna
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2454

Re: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?

An Indian airline needs to launch BOM-MAN. Now one of the largest unserved India markets in Europe! 9W would be a better bet for this, due to better network at BOM and partner VS at MAN. However, I don't know if there is the transfer traffic to USA to sustain a route, as 9W/VS route well through LH...

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by Irehdna
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?
Replies: 12
Views: 2454

Possibility of AI resuming BOM-FRA?

AI said a while back that they would start a flight from BOM to FRA in July: https://twitter.com/airindiain/status/864810325085794306 Now I know that AI has been adding long-haul only from DEL recently (with the exception of AMD-LHR), and has cut BOM-FRA, along with BOM-HKG/JFK/ORD/CDG around 2009-2...

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by Irehdna
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI144 BOM-DEL Diverted to AMD
Replies: 0
Views: 352

AI144 BOM-DEL Diverted to AMD

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC ... /VABB/VAAH
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AI144 from BOM to DEL was diverted to AMD after circling DEL for a while. Does anybody know why AI would divert all the way to AMD after nearly reaching DEL, and what the reason for the diversion was?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC ... /VABB/VAAH

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by Irehdna
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again
Replies: 45
Views: 9851

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

The only way I see this possible is if the 77W on DXB-IAH is weight-restricted. EK 77Ws are rather dense, and the route is one of the longest 77W flights operated today. Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment?

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by Irehdna
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will QFA ever serve ORD?
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: Will QFA ever serve ORD?

BNE-ORD is possible with B789, but much of the demand is to SYD/MEL. At that point, AA/QF can route you via one stop at LAX versus what would be 1 stop at BNE. I think the next likely Australia route to be announced could be MEL-SFO (more likely via UA than QF), not any route past the US west coast....

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by Irehdna
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13152

Re: Air India adds LAX

According to Economic Times AI LAX will be on flight numbers 105/106 on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft! http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-indias-los-angeles-flight-likely-in-next-three-months/articleshow/60006846.cms Is it possible for 77W to fly DEL-LAX ...

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by Irehdna
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates New Regional Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 14719

Re: Emirates New Regional Routes

PNQ, STV, LKO?

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by Irehdna
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?
Replies: 35
Views: 4183

Re: Where will be the ME3 next expand in the US?

I think SJC and EWR nonstops should be considered. Both are secondary airports of main metro areas located near enormous South Asian diasporas. Especially for SFO, is there a case for EY to redeploy the 77L from SFO-AUH to SJC-AUH? As for EWR, there is a similarly large Indian diaspora, and I would ...

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 7669

Re: airberlin to start DUS-ORD and DUS-YYZ in May 2018

Interesting, I think this will pick a good amount of demand from LH's prior DUS-ORD

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by Irehdna
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of LCC Subsidiary Joon
Replies: 159
Views: 19312

Re: AF Pilots Approve the Creation of Boost

They should have made it a low-cost brand, not a full-service leisure spin-off IMO.

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by Irehdna
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13152

Re: Air India adds LAX

What do you think the chances are that AI names DEL-LAX the "world's longest flight," given that a routing over Pacific will make it longer than SFO?

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by Irehdna
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13152

Re: Air India adds LAX

With 104 additional seats, load controlled B77Ws can be used on any route. Also, higher MTOW is just a paperwork. I would imagine ORD is already operating heavily-restricted on the 77W. There are instances that even EWR had to be restricted (ie not carry luggage) so that it could make the trip. htt...

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