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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes
Replies: 33
Views: 3899

Airports with the most 5th freedom routes

I was just wondering which aiport had the most 5th freedom routes, SIN must be high up there with EK, MK, KL, BA, QF, ET and many more in the past. And whilst we're at it, what is your favorite 5th freedom route ? Mine would have to be be CMB - MLE, a seemingly normal route that has 5 airlines dueli...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A380 to ATL
Replies: 17
Views: 4126

Re: AF A380 to ATL

About time, they've been hinting to this for a few years now. I wonder which route they will take this frame from. SFO ? Second JFK ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10154

Re: Air France Us expansion

MARSHAL1 wrote:
DFW doesn't have slots. Air France could have started service to DFW anytime they wanted to.
If Air France wants to start service MCO would be a good place to start.



Maybe not with a 77W this time

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level
Replies: 34
Views: 5833

Re: Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level

Then you have AMS

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?
Replies: 17
Views: 2616

Re: Which airline has the most lounges abroad?

EK has 35 lounges overseas so I'm guessing they must be up there

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 559
Views: 45142

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

CX has re-iterated that “there are definitely no plans for first class out of Australia” - not a surprise. See: https://www.ausbt.com.au/cathay-pacific-brings-first-class-suites-to-sydney-hong-kong-flights. Cheers, C. I don't know, with all the first class to and from SIN with QF, SQ, EK and BA I w...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities
Replies: 23
Views: 3193

Re: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities

Why would they want to do this though ... A few points: - For safety, smaller planes like props need a greater separation distance from other aircraft when taking off or landing, so moving props to XSP reduces pressure on SIN, from an operational POV. - The slow approach speed of props means that i...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities
Replies: 23
Views: 3193

Re: Singapore's Seletar Airport - Opportunities

Why would they want to do this though, Singapore is small enough to justify funnelling everything into Changi. Thanks to ECP its actually more convenient to go to Changi than it is to Seletar. Changi isn't congested and it's a nice airport, absolutely no reason to want to split service. I'd say gett...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?
Replies: 14
Views: 2149

Re: Air France-KLM : who bought whom?

And to add a little bit of history to the mix, one of KLs conditions to the merger was that AF had to be privatized which, much to the dismay of the french communist party AF (or should I say the state) agreed too.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships
Replies: 27
Views: 2980

Re: State Owned Airlines in Dictatorships

TAAG Angola.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris airports upcoming changes
Replies: 27
Views: 5658

Re: Paris airports upcoming changes

Apparently they are also planning for the fused satellites to be fully international and the other satellites will be schengen only (can someone confirm or deny this ?). Long term this is a good idea I reckon, the way T1 is built is kind of awkward for widebody movement, this should help.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 97
Views: 10591

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I feel like BA would murder GA if they flew to CGK with a 787-8, I've heard GA doesn't have good load factors on the route in the first place and BA could easily undercut prices.

Unfortunate because GA is far superior IMHO

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

AF/KLM mulls JV with Air Europa

http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-08-01-ai ... 02428.html
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AF/KLM is looking into a potential JV with UX to battle competition on routes from Europe to South America.


Article in french :
http://www.air-journal.fr/2018-08-01-ai ... 02428.html

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 682
Views: 170052

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

In testimony to Senate Minister of Infrastructure, Danilo Toninelli stated government has received interest from 3 parties for sale of AZ. 1. LH Group 2. Easyjet, Air France and eCerberus jointly 3. Wizz Air I really wonder what would happen if option 2 realizes itself, I really can't see a shortha...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2310

Re: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018

I really hope Westjet doesn't turn into a DJ -> VA 2.0
Way to early to spell doom of course but VA didn't end up in such a state in a quarter.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights
Replies: 190
Views: 35980

Re: Malaysia Airlines to retrofit A380 fleet for Hajj flights

A small update on this: Malaysia Airlines CEO Peter Bellew expects to get approval from Khazanah Nasional Bhd to launch the new airline catering to haj pilgrims by year-end. The carrier said it has received overwhelming response from haj pilgrims and that does not have enough seats to accommodate p...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 operators to LAX?
Replies: 22
Views: 2621

Re: Future A380 operators to LAX?

RL777 wrote:
I think LAX has reached its prime for A380 operations, QR & EY seem quite unlikely to send their premium heavy configurations and the remaining A380 operators aren't likely either.


ANA might end up doing so... but other than that unless new operators pop up its unlikely.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 256137

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

Seems like Boeing is doing away with autodimming windows :wave:

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 14608

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

This was said 17 years ago by every major airline hornblower. Yet America west/continental/us air/northwest were supposed to still be relevant, where are those airlines now? America West acquired Usairways, then acquired American Airlines. The current America West is called American Airlines. Conti...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?
Replies: 39
Views: 8223

Re: Which mystery European airline other than VS bought 15 Boom XB-1?

Concorde was much less safe than current airliners, people just didn't know it. On top of the crash it had many lucky breaks. It could never be certified today. Most airliners of that time could never be certified today either... Most of the planes that are still around benefit from grandfathering ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9500

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

OA940 wrote:
They won't even paint them. They'll be just like at the factory with a sticker.


A la ex-American ? Or litelly slap bam just a plane sized sticker covering the whole plane ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas' ex European Network
Replies: 30
Views: 6951

Qantas' ex European Network

With all the talk around QF1/2 moving back to Singapore I was left wondering how big their network was under their JV with BA. Does anyone remember their european destinations ? Where did they flew from in Asia (I think they flew from BKK, SIN and HKG to LHR but I don't know how they flew to CDG or ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from 25th March 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 20380

Re: QF changes SYD-DXB-LHR back to SYD-SIN-LHR from April 2018

What a sight for sore eyes !
Will be nice to see QF A380s return to SIN after so many years, will make the lounge look less empty.
About that...

Return of the First class lounge in SIN ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 40802

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

I wonder if this means QF will expand codeshare with BA to secondary cities in Europe for 1 stop options to Australia (Would BA even be willing to do so ?)

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qf789 wrote:
Qantas announces A380 refurbishment program, starting in Q2 2019

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... 380-fleet/


Interesting Qantas decided to keep 14 seats in first class AND keep it on the lower deck.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier
Replies: 29
Views: 2159

Re: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier

LIL and BES only have flights to FDF seasonally with JN

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport
Replies: 144
Views: 16040

Re: £80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport

Back to EDI, through which I regularly commute, I'm afraid I'm with the cynics who say that this is just an opportunity to add more retail space. The worst aspect is being forced to meander through the duty free shop between security and the gates - I have brushed into quite a few people in there, ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asian 747-400s - where and for how long?
Replies: 19
Views: 4430

Re: Asian 747-400s - where and for how long?

KE does quiet a few ICN - NRT with the 744 seasonally. This summer KE and OZ went crazy, we got scheduled 744 flights to LHR and FRA, pretty sur that won't ever happen again now they have less and less frames (OZ also subbed some US bound A380 flights with 744). I believe OZ doesn't fly the 747 to H...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX post first half net loss of $262 million
Replies: 30
Views: 5537

Re: CX post first half net loss of $262 million

Both SQ and CX are not doing well, this shows how cruel is the industry. I think it also shows how vulnerable an airline is when it doesn't have a "protected" domestic market to fall back upon and other airlines start doing what they are. Between low costs and rising neighboring airlines ...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 609
Views: 72507

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

I believe some 777-300er and A330-300 have been retrofitted with new first/business cabins (that plus the newly delivered 787s). Unfortunately A380 retrofits seem a long way away...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korean Commercial Aviation in the New Era
Replies: 34
Views: 5897

Re: North Korean Commercial Aviation in the New Era

In the hypothecial case of a unified Korea (lets just ignore any damage that a conflict could cause) My guess is FNJ will likely get flights from GMP. RGO, DSO, YJS and WOS might eventually get some but as you said infrastructure is almost non existant outstide of the current capital. I do think air...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 17163

Re: Delta A350 interiors

maortega15 wrote:
Some hints of red in Economy would've been nice. Just some very minuscule patches would've made a difference.


Agreed, even if it was just a widget or two, or a few stripes or something

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 57678

Re: DL outlines A350 routes

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


I'm guessing this is where they are getting the frame for ATL - PVG from
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tlecam wrote:
According to this, ATL- ICN flips to a 350 in S18 as well.

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


I'm guessing this is where they are getting the frame for ATL - PVG from

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 47223

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

dubaiamman243 wrote:
For Emirates, the A359 have the required thrust but not the capacity needed while the B787-10 have the required capacity needed but not the thrust.


Don't the A350-900 and 787-10 have similar capacities .... ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year
Replies: 318
Views: 47223

Re: EK Chairman: Emirates to place 787 or A350 order by end of the year

Prospects for future A380 orders seem grim.
Maybe the A350s hot high performances will come in use here. Maybe open up a whole new bank at DXB during the day ?

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class
Replies: 26
Views: 6411

Re: Thompson Aero reveals new narrowbody lie flat Business Class

c933103 wrote:
If BA fit their A318 or La Compagnie fit their 757/upcoming 321N with these, what will be the seat count?


With very approximate calculations I came to around 34 on the A318 and around 60-66 on the 757/A321
(Once again, I must stress these are VERY approximate numbers)

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU
Replies: 180
Views: 22376

Re: AirFrance/KLM buys significant stake in VS and extends partnership with DL/MU

fly2yyz wrote:
Makes me wonder where KE's place is in all this and with Skyteam....I thought relations were getting better between DL and KE?


Well, KE isn't a transatlantic player and KE isn't China. So KE is th rest of the pacific (minus Australia).

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines plans lie flat direct aisle access Business class for 737MAX10
Replies: 29
Views: 6523

Re: Malaysia Airlines plans lie flat direct aisle access Business class for 737MAX10

How can it be a copy of mint if they want to install direct aisle access lie flat seats? The Mint configuration does not have direct aisle access for all business class passengers. Are they going to use a different seat? A seat like Virgin Upper class probably would work of UA's kind of goofy shape...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes
Replies: 50
Views: 7330

Re: 2017 List of 5th-freedom routes

KE ICN-CMB-MLE

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon routes announced
Replies: 58
Views: 11811

Re: First Joon routes announced

Joon isn't low cost, well not in the Ryanair/Easyjet/Wizz sense at least. It's supposed to be a way to lower costs without driving the unions crazy. Just think of Joon as being the Mixed Fleet of AF. Lower costs and try to make a push in loss making markets with something "new". Prices wil...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Joon routes announced
Replies: 58
Views: 11811

Re: First Joon routes announced

SGN, HAN, CPT, BKK, YUL could also shift to Joon.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian LH and connenctions
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: Norwegian LH and connenctions

I remember Bjorn said that metro areas around hubs in Europe aren't populated enough to sustain widebody flights so they need feed. He also said they were working with easyjet to provide connecting traffic.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with aircraft abbreviations
Replies: 46
Views: 4421

Re: Help with aircraft abbreviations

And when talking about Iberia and it's "A345" it's refering to their refurbished A340-600.
It's and oddball out there.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair has submitted non-binding bid for Alitalia
Replies: 11
Views: 1001

Re: Alitalia--- What If?

If Ryanair wanted to do low cost long haul they'd be doing it. They wouldn't need to buy Alitalia to do it. If Alitalia goes bust Ryanair will expand in Italy and take over a lot of the routes but only the ones that make money. You bet they'd happily take those LIN slots and say "Blablabla Air...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days
Replies: 50
Views: 9436

Re: QF passengers delayed in DXB for almost two days

mjoelnir wrote:
It is often strange to see how airlines work. They ended with chartering an A380 from Emirates anyway. Do it straight away, you have less cost overall and reasonable satisfied customers.


Desperately trying to avoid flying an empty A380 on such a long sector just to reposition it.
My guess.

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG
Replies: 76
Views: 18117

Re: Airbus talking additional A380 orders over with IAG, ANA and TG

Even with those synergies I don't think it makes sense for IB. It would be a huge, I mean gigantic leap in capacity from their A346's. In addition, none of those airports are slot restricted (the closest to that is JFK). MAD is not a huge premium destination and an A380 requires a lot of premium pa...

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by FromCDGtoSYD
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK mulls 20 additional A380s
Replies: 212
Views: 45431

Re: EK mulls 20 additional A380s

ANA could use A380s to e.f. JFK, LAX, LHR, CDG and FRA, competing with JAL's A350-1000s. http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ANA-A380-Livery-1.jpg I don't know how effective A380s from NRT will be to compete with JAL on European routes. I can see them flying to LAX and...

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