Where is the guy from the Cathay thread that kept repeating “all is well in Hong Kong? I think this is just the beginning if things continue down this path You referring to me? All I said in that some of the perceptions about HK are totally untrue. Are demand reduced? Yes. Is HK a ghost town? Far f...Jump to post
Yeah I saw that - Looks like Central exit C. I usually resist the agent provocateur ideas, but it's difficult to ignore that the police, despite descending on MTR stations by the dozen, are nowhere to be seen when the place get vandalised. Come on...the riot police are always 39 mins late. :duck: A...Jump to post
I just got to HK two days ago... 1. Concern about transiting in HKG? Disruption at the airport? Stop kidding me. The security if anything is almost overkill at the airport right now. 1b. Seriously, the airport was disrupted for two days, but it is a one time thing that was not repeated since. 2. Thi...Jump to post
If you only knew... Sorted by departure date John Bolton Alexander Acosta Sarah Sanders Kirstjen Nielsen Scott Gottlieb Bill Shine John Kelly Ryan Zinke Nikki Haley James Mattis Mira Ricardel Jeff Sessions Don McGahn Joe Hagin Scott Pruitt Tom Homan Ty Cobb John Kelly sworn in as Chief of Staff Nad...Jump to post
End of an era. The days of widebody Asian carrier service on a North American route are probably done.....once upon a time there was JL YVR-MEX and PR YVR-LAS, then PR YVR-JFK and CX YVR-JFK. Does QF have 5th freedom on JFK-LAX? Is that the last one? Technically, there is still CZ YVR-MEX but they ...Jump to post
Gas will be cheaper. Oil prices are falling in the wake of the firing. Bolton was one of the leaders of the "Bad Iran" policy. So now we will see if Trump reinstates an agreement with Iran Doubtful, not with his Saudi and Israeli overlord. He's got the best people haha If you only knew......Jump to post
Interesting choice of leisure routes, for what I understood from past threads on here about them, was going to be a business traveller target airline. MFM & DAD are already well served from ICN but they'll have the PEN route to themselves. You might have confused with another thread about Air P...Jump to post
Keep the faith....as a long-suffering Bears fan, I can tell you that good things eventually come to those who wait (last Thursday notwithstanding). Tenn could win their division for sure, but don't count out JAX - that rookie QB from Washington State looked pretty good. I'm not even a Browns fan :r...Jump to post
Speaking of the Browns - nice showing after all that hype........S.O.B. (Same Old Browns). Sigh...well, I'm still picking the Browns to win the Super Bowl this year :duck: If Titans played the way they did against Browns every week, though, they should win AFC South. Colts is decent but Vinatieri i...Jump to post
Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy. As others have said, couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. He lives until 95 y/o, that's longer than MANY people, and especially people from Zimbabwe (Life Expectancy is now back up to ~60 years, but it was down in the 50s just a decade ago). I doubt it wil...Jump to post
Let's go back to Singapore, which is a higher yield market than Manila. Delta is closing up shop there and pushing their customers to KE. The consensus is that the only reason ICN-MNL will be on DL metal is to get around bilaterals that restrict ICN-MNL capacity on Korean metal. If and when restric...Jump to post
Another week, more protests, and the popo getting more and more reckless with multiple reports of them going Tear Gas Buffet mode (Mainly in Causeway Bay) in areas where protesters had long left This was so bizarre. Not a protester in sight, a dozen or so reporters milling about, and police shootin...Jump to post
What's there to negotiate? Stop attacks and Trump will invest in Afghanistan and build Trump Hotel and Resort Kabul? And quite frankly, if Trump really wants out of this, just let the troops leave and let the gov't force and Taliban duke it out. That's of course not going to happen with the hawks in...Jump to post
Seems like cancellation are only up to ~9am Japan Time (Which is about 1.5hrs away from now).
Otherwise, AFAIK it's mostly just power outages being the impact of the Typhoon.
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... awire-soci
So far >100 flights, mostly before noon, had been cancelled out of HND.
Another week, more protests, and the popo getting more and more reckless with multiple reports of them going Tear Gas Buffet mode (Mainly in Causeway Bay) in areas where protesters had long left, just randomly stopping people near protest area just b/c they can't find the "worst offender",...Jump to post
Still, ever year, football commentators say the season is over for whatever team because they lost the first two regular season games. You sure? At least not in NFL. From what I can tell it's usually 0-4 before writers and teams go into panic mode. Now, if you're talking about CFB, lose 1 game and ...Jump to post
I can't believe they had to change the title to AMERICAN football Indeed. No love for the Essendon Bombers? Toronto Argonauts? :duck: :duck: Wait...you mean this thread is not for me to discuss how much Arsenal defense suck? :duck: :duck: Ok, the other kind of Football. Hand Egg! Fortunately the re...Jump to post
Wait...you mean this thread is not for me to discuss how much Arsenal defense suck? :duck: :duck: Ok, the other kind of Football. CFB wise, Texas v LSU on Saturday should be fun (Hook 'em), and we'll see whether UT (No, not THAT UT (Tennessee) that manage to lose to Georgia State) football is finall...Jump to post
These is more prevalent in Europe but neither are wholly true in Asia. Singapore for example, a major FSC hub, is also a hub for two large LCCs: Scoot and Jetstar Asia. AirAsia also maintains its main hub at the main Kuala Lumpur airport, as opposed to say Subang Airport which right now is only ope...Jump to post
- Using cheaper secondary airports further away from the cities instead of expensive primary airports. - Flights are serviced in the cheapest possible way, often at remote stands and not using jet bridges. These is more prevalent in Europe but neither are wholly true in Asia. Singapore for example,...Jump to post
- No flexibility, a ticket is for the booked flight only. Tickets are not changeable and not refundable. This highly depends. For example, Ryanair aka "King of all LCC" (in terms of operation strategy, that is) does allow changes for a fee, no different than most FSCs nowaday. Ryanair, fo...Jump to post
Now ICN slots are practically full during daytime. https://i.imgur.com/JDa0pLt.png Source: http://www.slotkorea.kr/site_kaso/main10.jsp Currently 63 movements per hour are allowed. While the three runways allow up to 90 movements per hour, the lack of CIQ (Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine) and ...Jump to post
Has anyone tried the "Impossible Whopper" yet? I made some nutritional decisions when I was younger such that I've not eaten anything from Burger King since 1995 (nor McD's since '93 thanks for asking) but I am curious what folks who aren't appearing in the TV commercials have to say abou...Jump to post
Thanks and salute to the Super 80. Sadly, since I moved out of Texas I haven't have a chance to ride on one for awhile. For one of my internship I was literally on a Super 80 all the time (Every other week or so) flying between SAT and DFW. Got to fly on the Super 80 many times on those IAH-DFW hops...Jump to post
I guess Jackie Chan is correct, "Chinese stuff will explode"
More seriously, though, at least the fire is more or less contained to an area. If anything it's not too different from "exploding phone battery" anyway.
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3025641/hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-announce-formal-withdrawal Well, at least half of five demands are met, with Carrie Lam officially "beginning the process" to formally withdrawn the bill. It's definitely "too little too late"...Jump to post
The Empire State Building could have it's ticket prices reduced during the off season when there are fewer visitors like between after the end of the Christmas/New Year holiday season and Spring Break in April for example. Just out of curiosity, what makes you think the Empire State Building has an...Jump to post
If ET wants an 1AM slot for HND I think it should be possible. If ET ever get the HND slot they'll probably fly it non-stop instead of via ICN, though. They'll have to push back the departure time at ADD to something like 2 or 3am just to arrive at HND after 10pm. On a side note, if ET continues to...Jump to post
Agreed but companies have reputations too and do not want to be associated with controversial employees. We have a simple policy: don’t announce where you work or make it part of profile information on social media. There are plenty of other ways to network. It is standard practice in some HR depar...Jump to post
Ethiopian Airlines' CEO is on the record stating that the airline will begin service to HND, going daily nonstop by end of 2020. So we can expect for one pair to be assigned to ET. Where are they going to get the rights? According to the release above, there are none assigned to Ethiopia. Details a...Jump to post
For the same reason AMS is served by an Asian airline from 10 out of 11 largest Asian airports, including by non-Skyteam airlines like SQ, BR and CX? Be realistic : Japan is not Singapore, not Hong-Kong, not Taiwan : it is one of Asia's two long-standing economic giants. With 126.8 million high pur...Jump to post
Poor Mr. Vu and family - can't live in peace just b/c they have a nutjob as neighbour. Poor kids also, can't even enjoy playing some basketball.
Seriously, though, she's free to move to somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Australia - it's a huge country with tons of land.
AUS is the #14 worst traffic city in the country this year, which really isn't all that bad. The main question is why NYC, BOS, Chicago, DC are worse than L.A. at this point? That's highly concerning as they all have better mass transit than L.A. and AUS barely has any mass transit: https://www.bus...Jump to post
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/pol ... ghts-found
The two crews (for the YYZ flights) are suspended for now, although mainly just for investigation purpose.
They're looking at all angles, including ground crew, engineers, catering, etc.
insane that Malaysia Airlines couldn't get in on this, yet all surrounding countries' flag carriers have service. Malaysia was one of the first countries that gained HND access. Rights were however given to Air Asia by the Malaysian government. Adding on, I don't understand the complaint about Mala...Jump to post
That's actually a good point. I posted it without thinking any further. Yes, AY has to make some cuts if they'd fly to TYO 3 daily. One option is indeed swapping one daily NRT-flight to HND. Another option is that they decide with JAL to evade the Russian overflight restriction by launching HND–HEL...Jump to post
They are developing a light rail network actually. One main line is done from certain northern suburbs to downtown, and another line is being built from downtown to the airport. Change takes time. We can’t just snap our fingers and create an incredible amount of mass transit infrastructure instantl...Jump to post
CX flies JNB for what, 30 years? It has absolutely nothing to do with a route that was started in Dec 2018. Just adding on - CX also fly seasonally to CPT. The trade tie between South Africa and HK has a long history (Although the CPT flight is more for "high end tourism" much like the UA...Jump to post
People love to crap on Texas but I find almost no one knows anything about it. In my line of work I encounter people from all over. I met a girl from NYC that was scared to come to Houston for training because shes black. Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the world and top 5 for diversit...Jump to post
HK police might have their problems but they're not sending people over the border. Heck, it's the fact that the government want to make this possible that sparked the protests in the first place. Never say never when it comes to HKPF nowaday, as they shown today when they repeat what the "whi...Jump to post
I take my word back about "Stop instigating the police" from a few posts earlier. Just burn all the police station down! Seriously, just b/c they want to arrest everyone, now they're running into MTR trains and use their police batons, with zero regards to possibly hurting innocent civilia...Jump to post
I’d like to express my admiration and approval for AUS :bigthumbsup: for coming up with this lustrous list outlining it’s ambitions for direct global connectivity with major world-class aviation/socio-economic hubs in Europe and Asia, despite the obvious odds and hurdles (like proximity to DFW/IAH ...Jump to post
ARJ21 reliability aside, it's ridiculous to think that a plane as small as ARJ is actually good for Chinese domestic market anyway. Those planes are simply way too small and not economical. Oh well, another "order" for the airlines. As other have already said, at the current production rat...Jump to post
I don't want to go too off topic but Austin is somewhat to Texas what Portland is to Oregon, Berkeley to SF/California, Sedona to Arizona, Asheville to North Carolina and the State of Vermont to U.S.A. Back to topic: But Austin still is Texas and - if it includes some SAT O/D - it has its draw to a...Jump to post
Are you sure those leaders will stay in Hong Kong, or secretly extradited to mainland China and put in a "re-education camp"? For now, no. They were bailed out today (Which surprise me, as speculation is that they'll held him for the maximum legal detention period of 48 hours just so that...Jump to post
It is not just the rising of sea levels, but large parts of the world would become uninhabitable because the climate will be so severe that normal living is not possible. So essentially, everyone will have to move to Siberia or Northern Canada. Well, that and UK are not affected :scratchchin: :scra...Jump to post
Well, and they arrested Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow (along with some other guy from Demosisto according to CNN) on stupid charges like "inciting a illegal assembly" on June 21st around Police HQ. Meanwhile, the "radicals" literally shrugs that off, and the "peaceful" pro...Jump to post