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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 183
Views: 34910

Re: AF to order A220

Surely shelling out the 30-40 million is cheaper than buying new planes considering they will be on property for another 5 years anyway. May aswell bite the bullet and keep them for 10 years. I don't know what to say about the maintenance issues, is it because of the size of the fleet ? Or is mainte...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9369

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

And for the record: as a passenger, I happen to dislike KLM profoundly on long haul J flights (didn't take them in Y yet), and I am indifferent on European flights on mainline, and dislike the no-free-neighbouring-seat on the ERJ fleet in Business Class. On longhaul, 2-2-2 configured cabins (except...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9369

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

Historically africa has been a huge source of revenue for AF. The triangular routes are common in the region, just look at SN. I'm wondering if AF shouldn't have purchased SN, its no secret LH group bought them out because of their strength in Africa and they have been bolstering their presence ther...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9061

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

So they are increasing the number of premium heavy 77Ws... hopefully CDG will finally be blessed with them.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9061

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

So they took the suite vs semi suite discussion and basically just found a way to have a suite, semi suite, no suite at the same time. Nice to see there wont be the same compromise as SQ (sleeping diagonally when in lie fliat mode). Looking forward to flying this.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15285

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

If AZ ever gets its house in order, I can see them getting a few of these as part of a much broader fleet renewal.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 20871

Re: Flybe update

So they are basically just dropping those routes

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana goes 2x daily on ICN-JFK route
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Re: Asiana goes 2x daily on ICN-JFK route

Asiana has never flown to JFK more than once per day. The only long haul destination Asiana has ever flown to with more than a daily frequency is LAX. Perhaps you're confusing daily with weekly. One airline flying 4x daily ICN-JFK (on A380s no less) would be absolutely ludicrous. The error is mine,...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana goes 2x daily on ICN-JFK route
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Re: Asiana goes 2x daily on ICN-JFK route

For the longest time they used to fly this route double daily alongside KE. During peak seasons they were flying 4x A380 daily on the route. Since then they've downgauged down to a daily A350 (seasonal a380) whereas KE still flies 1x A380 and 1x 747-8 (Seasonal A380).

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air
Replies: 43
Views: 6138

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

Rumor tells that Airbus bought 2.4% of Hanjin KAL stake as well through Credit Suisse. http://www.etoday.co.kr/news/section/newsview.php?idxno=1769869 (Article in Korean) Sounds totally random and I don't think it is likely but... Reports did say that Airbus was expecting some A350 action but that ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15745

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Have they found a miracle solution to increase the size of the footwell? That is one of my biggest gripes with the current seat

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12727

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Maybe not: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/philippine-airlines-long-haul-adjustments---first-drop-london-478183 Because this route is so difficult for PAL. More like Europe is a challenge for Southeast Asian airlines other than SG/TG/VN. Even MH now only serves London and mainly due ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet
Replies: 49
Views: 5843

Re: KE removing First Class from entire fleet, upgrading business class (DL management at work!?)

I hope they decide to keep F on routes where it hasn't been removed. KE doesn't have the best F product but it has the merit of actually having it. And it was easy to redeem miles for it. The J changes are welcome though, I've been flying SIN-ICN alot lately and it's kind of hit or miss between the ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air
Replies: 43
Views: 6138

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

I just hope KE FF wont just become DLs toys now. The program does need an overhaul but there are so many ways it could go wrong, and seeing how Flyingblue went I fear what could become of Skypass...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21978

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

I'm not familiar with the AF interior. On this forum I gather it's pretty dated though. Well it depends really, all 25 77E and 19 out of 43 77W feature the "best & beyond" interior which to me is one of the best out there, in all classes (1-2-1 in J). All 15 332 are also currently bei...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1344

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

I have a friend that often does CDG CKY runs. He tells me the A340 is an operational nightmare with frequent maintenance delays and AF often having to send a replacement frame. Not to mention the outdated cabins.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21978

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

Having said that, I have to wonder which other AF routes can support profitable A380 service. CDG-PVG? CDG-LAX? CDG-ABJ? To some of us the A380 is still a marvel of engineering and a super cool plane to fly, but many people just don't give a shit and would not only not mind a 77W for example, but w...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Korean LCC thread (Air Premia, Aero K, Fly Gangwon)
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: New Korean LCC thread (Air Premia, Aero K, Fly Gangwon)

There was a LCC called Air Pohang operating CRJs from KPO to GMP and CJU. What happened to them ?

KPO has been a pretty empty airport since OZ left years ago and KE reduced frequencies to the current 2x daily.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 2836

Re: Why does BKK have so many 5th freedom flights?

Wonder why is BKK the one with the 5th freedom flights and not DMK. One would suppose if the Thai government wants to somehow protect TG, the 5th freedom would be limited to flights operating at the airport not hub of TG. DMK is a LCC hub, all airlines operating at DMK except Malindo Air is a LCC s...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS
Replies: 49
Views: 9713

Re: Korean Air and Asiana unhappy about the government allowing Finnair to fly to PUS

I believe there is no openskies between the RoK and Europe (correct me if I'm wrong) hence no JV. Also, KE only codeshares on one of the two AF flights and AF only codeshares on the daily KE flight. I fail to see how a 3x weekly frequency would have a big impact on KE, they've been running their &qu...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 26364

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

The 787-10 would be a great workhorse for intra asian routes where they send the 77A and 77W. That being said seeing the a350 in KE colours would be great, and with the 777X out of the picture the a35K could be a formidable contender.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu May 23, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7483

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

KL now phasing out their full pax 744, replacing it with 787-10 doesn't help either. Finish the sentence though: doesn't help _____. Loads? No. Yields? Likely significantly... else they wouldn't be continuing with that course of action. It's not like they couldn't see the current slot situation com...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon May 20, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business
Replies: 4
Views: 2251

Why don't Airlines use different seats in Business

Ok so, this might sound like a stupid question but I was wondering why airlines don't use different seats in J. Let me explain. Various seats have pros and cons and airlines often have to decide between lie flat, storage, privacy... and of course the real estate taken on board. Reverse herringbone s...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri May 03, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet
Replies: 49
Views: 5843

Re: Korean Air drops first-class on 27 routes

I suspect many of these routes will get seasonal first class as they transition to F capable frames. Ausbt has said SYD will get F when it gets 748/A388. YVR and AKL will likely be the same. I reckon SIN will be one of the few South East Asian destinations to get F, have been on the route a few time...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France uses Zodiac Optima Business Class on A350s
Replies: 5
Views: 2598

Re: Air France uses Zodiac Optima Business Class on A350s

Some AF insiders have told me that the first few A350s are going to have Joon interiors because AF supposedly didn't have enough time to change it.
Wonder what that will look like.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 50
Views: 7090

Re: New Jewel Terminal at SIN

Arrived in T1 yesterday, was suprised to see it open. People queuing with their "pre opening" tickets were being filtered at the entrance, made the already minuscule arrival hall seem so crowded. Quite annoying if you ask me, I hope the flow of people normalises once it opens for good. Fro...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is SkyTeam's new partner in India?
Replies: 41
Views: 5861

Re: Who is SkyTeam's new partner in India?

p=0.05 UK. Vistara. Hybrid. W, Y. Codeshares with BA, SG, MI (Silk Air), and JL. Privately held (Tata Sons and SIA). A320 fleet with a few A321s and B739s ordered. Failed to obtain DGCA approval to be a full service carrier. Time to reapply? Where are you getting this stuff from? :confused: Thanks ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 976
Views: 236142

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

So it has almost been 2 years since AZ filed for bankruptcy and no real progress has been made. The airline is still flying, they still have only 1x 77W, lounges are still being refreshed and new routes are still being opened (I believe AZ made profit during one quarter last year so thats that). Thi...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK terminals 2027
Replies: 27
Views: 4253

Re: JFK terminals 2027

The way I see it T4 has a very flawed design, I wonder if a toast rack terminal that would run parallel to the taxiways wouldn't be more efficient. And would finally make hub operations really viable. The bill would be tremendous but in the long run it's the only way to avoid roadblocks in the futur...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34129

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

On a side note, are there any plans to finish the northern part of TBIT ? Feels kind of wierd stepping out of the "new" terminal and ending up in what is effectively a shed.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386146

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Having spoken to several Mumbikers, the situation is less than appealing, shifting most international flights to 737s was frustrating. Disrupted service has led them to avoid Jet, this can’t be helping with forward bookings... On the topic of Vistara, they seem to be ok if that is what replaces 9W, ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Replace Singapore Airlines' A333 and B772 Routes
Replies: 27
Views: 4450

Re: What Would Replace Singapore Airlines' A333 and B772 Routes

airbazar wrote:
It's Singapore Airlines we're talking about. Their 77Ws are still 9-abreast in Y, 18" wide seats and a solid 32" pitch. Who does that? :crazy:


Meanwhile KE is soldiering on alone with 9 abreast seats 18" wide, 34" pitch :confused:

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes
Replies: 37
Views: 6181

Re: Virgin Atlantic’s Northeast Asian routes

jfk777 wrote:
Since Delta took 49% share from Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic has become Delta UK, just look at how many flights they have to Atlanta.


Dont they only have like... 2 flights to ATL though?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: VA or QF for domestic ?
Replies: 3
Views: 587

VA or QF for domestic ?

So I'm booking a flight from MEL to SYD for my parents as part of a round the world trip and I was looking for advice on what airline to chose as I haven't flown domestic in Aus since the Virgin blue days. The options are either VA or QF as I'm trying to make them have a semi reasonable flight and a...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8116

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

From Europe, very few people would consider travelling to Southeast Asia or Oceania via ICN, especially after EK and QR (not so sure about EY) became behemoths in Europe-Southeast Asia+Oceania routes. Regarding Oceanian routes, I guess CX and SQ (plus TG and CZ in a lesser degree) easily dwarf KE a...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?
Replies: 55
Views: 8116

Re: UA's presence in Seoul/Incheon?

Ever since OZ reduced JFK down from 2x A380 to 1x A380/A350 I thought there was an opening for UA to fly from EWR. Kind of disappointing that out of all the 747 routes from SFO only ICN didn't get the 77W treatment and ended up with a meager 787 whereas KE went 2x daily. I wonder if there is room fo...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic arrivals at BOM's Terminal 2
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Domestic arrivals at BOM's Terminal 2

So if I understand correctly, when you get of the plane you wall down the same halls as international passengers. However when you arrive in the immigration hall the eastern side has dedicated lanes exclusively for domestic passengers to go through. My understanding is the walled off section in the ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Singapore?
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Virgin Atlantic Singapore?

And these days, whilst I would love to see it happen, I have trouble picturing VS flying a route with 7 flights (5 A380) and 3 airlines already competing...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 210
Views: 46208

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 3574523904


Wait so... will this be a 30 min flight ?
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SeanM1997 wrote:
From 1 December 2019, British Airways London Heathrow - Bahrain will be extended to Dammam on B777-200:

https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 3574523904


Wait so... will this be a 30 min flight ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1358
Views: 174002

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-16mar19/

Seems like KE is already adding frequencies during the Winter season. This bodes well for BOS !
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https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-16mar19/

Seems like KE is already adding frequencies during the Winter season. This bodes well for BOS !

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations
Replies: 57
Views: 13778

Re: Qatar Airways announces 7 new destinations

And the secondary destinations in SEA continue... those 787 are coming in handy and I can only imagine these places are happy to get attention from european tourists seeking more and more exotic places now that Bangkok and Phuket are so "mainstream"

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins
Replies: 31
Views: 9572

Re: Air France Introduces New A330 Cabins

How many have been refurbished so far? I am flying to Chicago in April and AF is one of the options. I would like to avoid them if there is a big chance of being stuck on one of the older ones. Starting 31st of March Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Accra, Ouagadougou, Lagos, Cotonou, Niamey, Delhi and Be...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 77
Views: 16936

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

Longterm I suppose they'll be looking at flights to Europe, I wonder if Russia would be willing to give overflight rights to a third airline...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 187
Views: 50740

Re: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst

aemoreira1981 wrote:
[...] With CDG going all A380 soon, that will force a decision on JFK, as JFK would need at least two A380s and you only have 1 spare plane. [...]


CDG is already double daily A388 and has been so for a while so if there is a spare plane its not from that

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 240
Views: 39657

Re: French routes news thread

KE is switching 903/904 from a 77W to a 747-8 during the summer months. CDG will finally get its first 747-8 !

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y
Replies: 50
Views: 9206

Re: AF wants to take things up a notch, focus more on premium cabins than Y

The strides taken under the past CEO were a step in the right direction. The reverse herringbone seats were a great leap forward and onboard service was improved greatly. However this plan was put into stasis for the past 3-4 years, A380 reconfiguration has been pushed back year after year leading p...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?
Replies: 61
Views: 10286

Re: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?

With a growing relationship with Korean Air, do you think DL would ever try JFK-ICN? Or are KE flights enough? I would be interested to see DL try JFK-Asia again, and i think ICN is probably the route they would try KE has 2x Daily A380 or 1x A380 1x 747-8 depending on the season and has more or le...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75091

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

The downfall of EK in PER is very hard to watch. Only a few years ago they were by far the biggest player on PER-Europe. I would have thought the demise of EY services would give the second daily flight a lifeline, but I guess not. It’s fantastic that SQ has managed to remain at 4 x daily - I guess...

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