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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 18
Views: 5312

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

It's one thing to use buses for an A319, but for a 250+ pax 787-9?! You act like that's somehow atypical/unreasonable... widebodies far larger than that have been bus/remote loaded for half a century, when needed. We're not saying it's unreasonable. We're just saying we don't like it, and we'll be ...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 18
Views: 5312

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

That depends on which airlines are using it. They'll probably fill it with flights full of passengers who don't need airside transit. Spring Airlines and Juneyao mainly do point-to-point flights, so I could see them moving. Tour groups generally don't like transferring, so charters and scheduled fli...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 18
Views: 5312

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

:D :D :D I can't wait to check it out. Hopefully we'll be seeing fewer low-floor buses. They're becoming a bit too common for my liking at PVG and SHA.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Lekima
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: Typhoon Lekima

I don't think they were cancelled outright. The typhoon has passed. I have a friend who was supposed to fly in yesterday, and she's still waiting to be rescheduled. PVG is going to be a gong show tomorrow.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto’s Second Major Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 6576

Re: Toronto’s Second Major Airport

Couldn't we just improve services along the Via Rail corridor and thus negate the need for a new airport?

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Lekima
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Typhoon Lekima

Typhoon Lekima has been battering the East Coast of China since last night. All flights departing from PVG and SHA have been cancelled since this morning. CE220 from Frankfurt was diverted to SHA, and it appears KA835 is doing a go-around. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CES220/history/20190809/...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 98821

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

It's a "very large" announcement. Come on guys. It's obviously an A380 order. I can't believe nobody else realized it.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?
Replies: 20
Views: 2159

Re: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?

In 2015, I had a flight booked on MU from YVR to PVG. I had to change the date to two weeks later due to a family emergency. I called MU, but they told me they couldn't help me because I had purchased the ticket from a travel agent (think Captain Cool, but slightly more legitimate). I called the tra...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI
Replies: 44
Views: 7159

Re: Missile launcher found in baggage at BWI

LDRA wrote:
But it was for emotional support


I'm dead.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 7666

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

How is SEA oversaturated but YVR can support more asian airlines? I don't think it can, honestly. The addition of China Eastern's second daily flight in the summer of 2013 kicked off a brutal price war that only got worse when more carriers entered the market. Prices are absurdly low (just ask Capt...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco
Replies: 31
Views: 7666

Re: Hong Kong Airlines Ends San Francisco

Damn. I like Hong Kong airlines. Their safety video really makes the Cantonese language sound nice. I hope they stick around in Vancouver.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ARJ21 starts commercial operation with 2nd operator Genghis Khan Airlines by July 26th, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 12985

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Tickets are cheap on the route. It looks like the new routes have sparked a price war.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 5827

Re: Air Koryo and FNJ Thread - 2019

The FNJ - PVG flights are now bookable with a Chinese bank card. Before only PEK was available for direct purchase.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor
Replies: 10
Views: 1465

Re: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor

Anybody notice this on the A350? I flew on one sitting right above the engines, and there was definitely a strange smell when we were taxiing.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 34
Views: 10300

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

The press release says it's Air China.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6754

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

So, on the other side of the question...if the 77W and/or A350-1000 can essentially handle the same number of passengers and have better range for less money, then why have airlines bought the 748? CA again probably more political, surprised they didn’t get the A380, decided the 748 fitted their ne...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14286

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Adipocere wrote:

It’s only her word that “CaptainCool” even exists...


If she corresponded to him via WeChat, she would be able to prove it. However I searched for him and came up with nothing.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14286

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Should be captain cool they are going after Unfortunately, it seems he deleted his WeChat account. I tried searching every variation of the name I could think of. Not to worry. There are plenty of others. I just had a quick word with Mr Momo and he said he can get me a one-way business class ticket...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 14286

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

People buy dodgy products and services from weirdos on WeChat all the time. Every chat group I'm in has these unscrupulous merchants selling almost anything you can imagine. Even on qunar.com most of the tickets offered are in violation of the airlines' terms and conditions. One time I purchased a t...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Flights from PVG to RGN
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Direct Flights from PVG to RGN

Most likely. MU and the rest of the Chinese airlines like to compete aggressively when they open a new route. When MU began their second daily non-stop to YVR fares went as low as $400 round-trip.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Flights from PVG to RGN
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Direct Flights from PVG to RGN

https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/1905215126/ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283849/china-eastern-adds-shanghai-yangon-service-from-june-2019/ China eastern starts on June 18 as MU2099/MU2100 with an A320. Spring Airlines starts on July 1 as 9C6243/9C6244 on alternating days. It's i...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later
Replies: 59
Views: 11216

Re: Helsinki in vogue: Tibet Airlines to fly to HEL from Lhasa via Jinan in April, followed by CZ/HO from CAN/PVG later

flyfresno wrote:
I’m guessing with the permit restrictions, we won’t see int’l flights out of Tibet any time soon? I’m assuming ICN, TYO, HKG, and SIN would all be in the cards otherwise, plus maybe some LCC service to KUL and/or BKK/DMK?


We already do. Sichuan Airlines operates an A319 daily to Kathmandu.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aircraft identification at UTP
Replies: 2
Views: 1983

Re: Aircraft identification at UTP

Thanks man. That clears it up. I would have snapped a photo had I not been swimming. I was only there for two days and was out before the ships arrived.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight
Replies: 134
Views: 10726

Re: Lufthansa wants to sue passenger for not taking booked flight

A few years ago I booked a one-way ticket from YVR to PVG on MU with a dodgy Chinese travel agent. Due to a family emergency I had to postpone my flight by two weeks. When I tried to do this, I found that the travel agent had actually booked a flight to Hong Kong with a five-day layover in Shanghai,...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aircraft identification at UTP
Replies: 2
Views: 1983

Aircraft identification at UTP

Hello everyone. I was chilling on Pattaya beach today when a large military cargo airplane flew overhead on its way to UTP. It was either a C-5 or C-17. It certainly seemed to be an unusual sight, as most people stopped to look. According to Wikipedia, Thailand only operates the C-130. Any ideas wha...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9415

Re: Large airports without rail links

It's ridiculous how many Canadian Airports don't have train service. Actually NONE do to be accurate. Vancouver has the Canada Line and Toronto has the UP Express, but both are light rail. The Canada Line is a totally grade-separated system. The Skytrain goes to most places anyone in the Metro Vanc...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is up with aviation in Vietnam?
Replies: 1
Views: 602

What is up with aviation in Vietnam?

About 18 months ago I bought a one-way ticket on 9C from PVG to SGN. I got an inaugural discount so I made a spur of the moment. Lo and behold, the airline called me a week later and told me that the flight had been cancelled. I could either cancel for a full refund or go a day earlier, which I chos...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any country where domestic flying is carried out entirely or almost entirely by one manufacturer's aircraft?
Replies: 21
Views: 3013

Re: Is there any country where domestic flying is carried out entirely or almost entirely by one manufacturer's aircraft

Myanmar. Burmese airlines exclusively use ATR on domestic routes. The few jet aircraft they have are used on international routes.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 6312

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

Their long haul had to be a pretty big drain. If I recall correctly, it was a big hodgepodge of routes out of both Munich and Dusseldorf that didn't make any sense and didn't even fly every day. I took their A330 from Vancouver to Dusseldorf in 2009. It was probably about 75% empty in economy, and i...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on the Comac ARJ21
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Thoughts on the Comac ARJ21

Theoratically it's safe to fly on them. Last thing Comac want is for ARJ21 to get into a major incident and "lose face". IMO at least they should be safer than those Xi'an MA-60 (Now that's a plane I would be weary about). And quite frankly, the second there are any extremely minor proble...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB
Replies: 53
Views: 10183

Re: Air Peace acquires 777’s plans LOS-LGW/IAH/DXB/CAN/BOM and JNB

If they could make it work, Guangzhou would be a license to print money. The West African expat community is huge.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3653

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

On a related note, does anyone know about the status of the proposed TWOV facility at YVR?

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by ShanghaiNoon
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on the Comac ARJ21
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Thoughts on the Comac ARJ21

That's from 2012. As of today, the FAA still has not certified the airplane.

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by ShanghaiNoon
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on the Comac ARJ21
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Thoughts on the Comac ARJ21

A few weeks ago I had to travel from Chengdu to Shanghai. I was going to take the early morning Chengdu Airlines flight until I noticed it was on an unfamiliar (to me) aircraft type, the ARJ21. I was tempted, but I was a bit weary of flying on an aircraft not certified by the FAA, so I made other ar...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Fri May 25, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SZX-TSN-YVR with Hainan Airlines today May 25th
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Inaugural SZX-TSN-YVR with Hainan Airlines today May 25th

YVR to China is brutally competitive nowadays. Vancouver has a large Chinese diaspora, but this is just getting ridiculous. It feels like there's a new route every month. I flew TAO to YVR return in February, and despite the rock bottom fare of $500 all in, the plane was largely empty. On the way ba...

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by ShanghaiNoon
Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LXA and Tibet Airlines Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1801

Re: LXA and Tibet Airlines Thread

A year ago I traveled over land from Hanoi to Shangri-La, and then flew from there to Lhasa. Shangri-La is as Tibetan as Tibet itself. As for the travel permit, it was really no trouble. All I had to do was buy a package tour from an approved travel agency, and they sent the permit to my hotel in Sh...

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