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by BuildingMyBento
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-flight magazines
Replies: 31
Views: 1979

Re: In-flight magazines

I remember once reading that Ryanair claimed their the inflight magazine cost them nothing as the advertisements paid for it. I don't know if thats still the case. In Europe PTV's are not that common on short haul aircraft. So getting rid of the inflight magazine will mean that the airlines would h...

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by BuildingMyBento
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination
Replies: 31
Views: 5599

Re: KLM slap on the wrist for discrimination

Bring back KU JFK-LHR

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by BuildingMyBento
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day
Replies: 14
Views: 3475

Re: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day

Really compelling reasons to fly during a pandemic...

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by BuildingMyBento
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are airport stores/eateries still closed?
Replies: 13
Views: 2280

Re: Why are airport stores/eateries still closed?

Man, flying in the US is awful. In the past, when we complained about airline not serving meals, everyone was defending the airlines saying one can always buy their own food at the terminal. Now, with restaurants closed in the terminals, and airlines not serving meals, the traveler is the one who s...

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by BuildingMyBento
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton
Replies: 27
Views: 2235

Re: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton

Is this for a school report or something? Anyway, I have (only) stayed at The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh. Quite an opulent building, built with government financing in the diplomatic district. Being that it was Saudi Arabia, the pool and spa were only open for men. There were two restaurants flanking the p...

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by BuildingMyBento
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8747

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

Another one:

SWF-EDI Norwegian

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by BuildingMyBento
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1502

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

American British Air China Delta Aerlingus Frontier Garuda Indonesia Uzbekistan Airlines Indian Airlines Japan Airlines KLM Lan Peru Egyptair ANA Olympic Bangkok Airways Horizon Royal Jordanian Saudia Turkish Airlines United VIVA Aerobus W X Y Z not sure if I'm missing the last four (does anyone hav...

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 202
Views: 23351

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

xwb777 wrote:
Etihad announces Vienna.
Starting from 22/05, Etihad will start 4 weekly flights to VIE operated by the B789.


As of late, VIE is limiting flights from certain Wuhan-19 countries...the UAE might soon join that list.

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8747

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

For me, these are the first routes that come to mind:

-US PHL-LGW
-US CLT-SOP
-US HPN-PIT
-MH EWR-ARN
-TG LAX-BKK
-UA EWR-PHL (though, this route still exists for cargo flights)
-KE ICN-NAN

and probably a bunch more...

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8747

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

TheEuphorian wrote:
Only one so far:
-LH BKK-CGK, in 2005 (5th freedom; later changed to FRA-KUL-CGK and then terminated in the mid 2010s.


But there are more CGK-BKK flights than ever these days.

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by BuildingMyBento
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?
Replies: 105
Views: 33276

Re: Will Korean Air Be Shutting Down?

Maybe a KE+OZ merger? OZ is a loner in Star, largely ignored by LH & UA. Does South Korea really need 8-9 carriers? Some are subsidiaries of others, but still.. This is an interesting question. It is a 50 million people country, with a rather high economical potential. It also is an "techn...

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by BuildingMyBento
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Would You Do? Flight Over Iranian Airspace Tomorrow
Replies: 13
Views: 2096

Re: What Would You Do? Flight Over Iranian Airspace Tomorrow

I wish I were on a flight solely over Iranian airspace; that country looks brilliant.

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by BuildingMyBento
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea
Replies: 100
Views: 12871

Re: KLM discrimination controversy in Korea

I'll agree with you on the racism part (racism and xenophobia are not exactly the same), but I don't think we can completely rule out discrimination. At the very least, more caution could have been taken to mitigate doubt about this being an honest mistake.. Of course it's discrimination: They only...

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by BuildingMyBento
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark
Replies: 51
Views: 7028

Re: MEX keeps growing against all odds: Breaks 50M mark

More important issue? CDMX has no water.

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Foreign Carriers
Replies: 61
Views: 7240

Re: EWR and Foreign Carriers

Which excuse are you looking for? There's the until recently EWR was slot-controlled one. The JFK is more prestigious one. The UA does just fine one. Indeed, it makes a bit more sense for Star Alliance carriers to serve EWR, and I'm shocked (but not disappointed) that ICN isn't served from there. Al...

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by BuildingMyBento
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights
Replies: 60
Views: 15811

Re: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights

I don't understand why they are doing more 5th freedom when they can fly direct. NYC-NRT seems unlike be a high yielding route for SQ. Probably because there is an even larger group of passengers that can't justify the expense of a non-stop. There's no reason for SQ not to serve both markets. If SQ...

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by BuildingMyBento
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3921

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

ADD
BKK
CGK
DUB
EDI
FNJ
GIG
HIJ
ISL (fine...ISP)
JED
KHN
LED
MAJ
NCU
OMA
PEK
QRO
RAK
SVO
TRN
ULN
VER
WUH
XIY
YUL
ZRH

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by BuildingMyBento
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 84
Views: 12248

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

My Adam Air (Indonesia) flight in 2008 - three weeks before they went belly up - had many details inside of the fuselage duct taped or missing. Surprisingly, the flight was on time. That was around a time of an overall horrific reputation for Indonesian airlines. Not too much has changed, save for l...

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by BuildingMyBento
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation August 2019
Replies: 155
Views: 26656

Re: Turkish Aviation August 2019

Blerg wrote:
Hmm is there a market for TK in Xian?


China >> (IST) >> Africa

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by BuildingMyBento
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO
Replies: 227
Views: 32911

Re: AUS eyes nonstop flights to 7 interc’l destinations: AMS, BJS, DUB, CDG, ICN, PVG, TYO

I could see another Western Europe route, as well as a Subsidy Express (aka China) route. Maybe China Eastern will extend their Pittsburgh route to AUS...

(how I weep for more flights from Japanese carriers)

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by BuildingMyBento
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112037

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

Amused by CMN, Unsurprised by KRK/PRG, Disturbed by TLV.

Wondering if AA would start BOS-NRT (I reckon JL is doing well on that route)?

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21297

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Narrowbodies have been TATLing for years, and on longer routes.

Next up, DL starts new flights to ATL.

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by BuildingMyBento
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada ULCC Market Potential
Replies: 47
Views: 6947

Re: Canada ULCC Market Potential

I can see ULCC routes from the big four - YYZ, YUL, YVR, and YYC - to the Caribbean (e.g. Cuba), Mexico (e.g. Huatulco), and the UK.

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries where airlines are biggest brands
Replies: 27
Views: 3265

Re: Countries where airlines are biggest brands

How about Brunei? Would it be Playboy, or Royal Brunei Airlines?

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by BuildingMyBento
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220352

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Never mind the aviation...I'm waiting for the day/year/century the "airtrain" finishes!

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by BuildingMyBento
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27060

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Blame the RoK

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by BuildingMyBento
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 17523

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

BrodieBruce wrote:
The Nanny State claims another victim.

That was one of the redeeming qualities about flying through ATL.


Victims are those who have to deal with smokers.

Go move to Tunisia or China.

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by BuildingMyBento
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD
Replies: 34
Views: 8271

Re: Rumor: Emirates 'might' launch DXB-PRG-BOS/ORD

of course it's a rumor...if it were true, it would be DXB-LHR-DTW, duh

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by BuildingMyBento
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future British Airways 747 routes
Replies: 24
Views: 5698

Re: Future British Airways 747 routes

Future route: VCV, or Davis-Monthan AFB

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by BuildingMyBento
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 18
Views: 7074

Re: Interjet put up for sale

I don't find any difference in soft product between them, Volaris, and Viva. Actually, I prefer Volaris because GDL is a much more tolerable transfer than MEX. Guadalajara is a pleasant city, too.

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 17350

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Which was the QF route through Tahiti and Acapulco?

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1740

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

Pretty sure Volaris (Mexico)

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights/upgrades for two week trip from US to Japan in September
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Flights/upgrades for two week trip from US to Japan in September

Japan's worthy of all of your vacation time - particularly if you haven't been - so I'd just recommend PHL-DOH-Japan. Perhaps you could check out Doha.

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In flight magazines and headphones on board
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

Re: In flight magazines and headphones on board

MIflyer12 wrote:
U.S. cars still have cigarette lighters with just 14% of adults smoking.


It's an (un-) common sense installation. Just in case someone is smoking in the car (or on the plane), you have a way to dispose of cig.

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by BuildingMyBento
Fri May 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 22446

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

Any helicopter service from the new airport to Taksim/Kadıköy?

(In other words, I'm also curious about when the direct train will be completed)

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by BuildingMyBento
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple US airlines experience disruption due to AeroData outage (now resolved)
Replies: 53
Views: 6871

Re: *NOT APRIL FOOLS* UA, DL, WN Sytemwide Outage

Why does this continue to happen? How often are non-American carriers crippled by computer failures? I’ve lived in China for 5 years and I’ve never heard of a Chinese airline grinding to a halt due to a computer glitch. Don't worry, the Chinese military makes up for the "lack" of glitches

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by BuildingMyBento
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many...whatevers...have you been to?
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: How many...whatevers...have you been to?

My contribution to this thread would be Chinese border crossing stamps: Luo Hu, Wenjindu, Shatoujiao, Huanggang, Shenzhen Bay, Shekou, Bao'an Airport (Shenzhen) Lianhuashan, Tianhe, Baiyun (Guangzhou) Changping (Dongguan) Gongbei, Jiuzhou (Zhuhai) Gaoqi, Tongyi (Xiamen) Hongqiao, Pudong (Shanghai) B...

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by BuildingMyBento
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 7304

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

When I had a visa (to go and grab a bite/do shopping), the old JED was good. No, it wasn't good, but I appreciated that it was a major hub without much transiting between gates. The new JED looks like it could be as bad as any other standard megahub. When flying from North America, I try to fly thro...

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by BuildingMyBento
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 20037

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

Based on Google Maps, I had no idea it was 48 minutes of travel time to ONT versus 46 minutes of travel time to LAX. I live in Culver City so I would never think of ONT as a time-saving option Luckily for CI that is where the majority of the Asian population lives in the LA area. Luckily? Pretty su...

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by BuildingMyBento
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 149438

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

airliners.net response: B6 makes DTW its new focus city, hires Shinola consultants to get them to improve their on-time stats

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by BuildingMyBento
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 12717

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

I think Russia's a great place to visit. Although airport immigration at ROV (Rostov-on-Don) took me into secondary (they REALLY didn't know why I wanted to visit their city), I never encountered any issues wandering throughout Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, or Rostov. In fact, Moscow is one of my f...

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by BuildingMyBento
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mexico city's new airport to be improved Santa Lucía Airport
Replies: 143
Views: 37994

Re: Mexico city's new airport to be canceled

Flew through MEX on Sunday connecting up to PDX.... Man, that is one tired and packed airport. New one can't come soon enough - no matter where it is! Sounds like you're describing T1. T2 is slightly better, if only because it feels less claustrophobic. (Tongue-in-cheek) how about expanding Toluca?

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by BuildingMyBento
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6625

Re: PR seeks overflight rights from Saudi Arabia for MNL-TLV flights

I would say a big target here is Israeli tourists (like Lurvebus mentioned)! Although still not a huge number, the group has grown like crazy in the Philippines during the last few years. Going from 5,000 visitors in 2012, to 20,000 last year, the number has quadrupled in six years! This group toge...

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by BuildingMyBento
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: China Aviation Thread 2019

Hi qf789, I wonder if you have a list of mainland airports accessible by HSR-- Chinese or English (perhaps better given this is airliners.net) would be fine. Much appreciated!

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by BuildingMyBento
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional flights released by CAAC: DXB receive (lots of) additional flights
Replies: 21
Views: 6297

Re: Additional flights released by CAAC: DXB receive (lots of) additional flights

I was looking at EK flights into China recently (was making a booking) and had noticed they had cut the 2 new cities they had added in China-Yenchuan and Zhengzhou. Why were they cut? The obvious answer might be they're cities with very little demand, but surely EK knew that in advance? Or is there...

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by BuildingMyBento
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10835

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

StudiodeKadent wrote:

If LY was entirely based on "religious morals" then it wouldn't even fly to New York City (given how much sodomy, drug addiction, alcoholism and illegal gambling occurs there).



Wouldn't be able to take off from its home country either

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