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by RichardWelling
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304900

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

But if they are trucking everything from PIT, I am sure it would be more cost effective for EFL to have the flight diverted to CMH/LCK instead of PIT. So that they can truck everything from LCK instead? What difference does it make if everything is trucked from LCK vs. PIT? LCK is most likely a mor...

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by RichardWelling
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304900

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

But if they are trucking everything from PIT, I am sure it would be more cost effective for EFL to have the flight diverted to CMH/LCK instead of PIT.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304900

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The Saturday morning flight is currently enroute to ORD which has a flight plan filed to continue to PIT: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QTR8142 Looks like it went straight back to LUX from ORD, and the Flight Activity history from FlightAware shows it did the same last week too. What a huge b...

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by RichardWelling
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 165477

Re: Inaugural Delta JFK-BOM Tomorrow.

The 77L is also on ATL-PVG even though it can be flown by the 77E. The reason is to maximize the high yield cargo coming out of PVG (Shanghai, China) which includes electronics without their batteries (e.g. cell phones/tablets) and PVG is such a transit hub (and so is ICN with even higher yield ele...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304900

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Has anybody seen the flying goat in and out PIT so far? Is the QR flight cancelled? Looks like the Tuesday evening flight is axed :/ https://www.qrcargo.com/docs/03.%20Winter%2019%20Freighter%20Schedule%20Issue%203.pdf IIRC this is the flight that was accommodating EFL Logistics of Sri Lanka, so th...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304900

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Has anybody seen the flying goat in and out PIT so far? Is the QR flight cancelled?

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by RichardWelling
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12707

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Perhaps on the domestic front we are facing a peak but for international. There has been a trend of ebbs and flows due to the volatile market right now.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12707

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

I wouldnt exactly call this peak. If anything its a soft peak due to the current trade war with china. The tonnage this “peak” is far less than last year, thats for sure.

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by RichardWelling
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Now Using T7 and T1 at JFK
Replies: 25
Views: 5439

Re: Norwegian Now Using T7 and T1 at JFK

Hopefully QR will combine their operations in Terminal 8.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACMI Companies
Replies: 8
Views: 1903

Re: ACMI Companies

QR provides ACMI for both passenger and cargo airlines. Cargolux does ACMI work as well.

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by RichardWelling
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing
Replies: 26
Views: 4663

Re: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing

QR had something similar in the past where they codeshares DOH-EU for CX. I wonder what happened.

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by RichardWelling
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cargo to use Drones
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Re: Air Canada Cargo to use Drones

AC77X wrote:
nc3rd wrote:
One step closer to the end of manned aircraft. Not something to be celebrated.

Indeed. I believe they had ordered 2 B77Fs but cancelled the orders later. At least now AC Cargo will actually have a "fleet".


They also has freighter capacity with Cargojet but that was short lived.

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by RichardWelling
Wed May 08, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304900

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Does anyone know how QR is doing? Has their outbound flights going out full? Is the QR flight still receiving subsidies from the airport?

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by RichardWelling
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 12836

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

I am excited about their North American freighter ops. I wonder if they will expand into JFK and LAXfor their next freighter gateway.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the Philippines will it happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 7820

Re: AA and the Philippines will it happen?

They could just add this lane in a JV with CX or CZ. Would make things easier without adding additional metal.

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by RichardWelling
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR & IAH
Replies: 14
Views: 2670

Re: QR & IAH

[twoid][/twoid]

Cunard wrote:
Qatar are moving the B777L currently on the DOH to IAH route to DOH to JFK, the A350-1000 currently on the DOH to JFK route will be transferred to DOH to IAH.

For the forseable future the change is permanent.


Correction, JFK will receive a 773ER.

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by RichardWelling
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Delta retire NWA's 747-200F?
Replies: 23
Views: 3972

Re: Why did Delta retire NWA's 747-200F?

I wonder if DL uses AFKL for maindeck capactiy ex USA?

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by RichardWelling
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iranian 747 tail tips in Doha
Replies: 35
Views: 10132

Re: Iranian 747 tail tips in Doha

Was the QAS (GHA) not using a tail stand?

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by RichardWelling
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airborne Express cargo question
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Airborne Express cargo question

As far as I know, seems as if it was only used by AEI. Nifty system compared the usual dolly strings used today.

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by RichardWelling
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 236
Views: 38380

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

Would it not make sense for AA to enter in a JV with AT or QR ex LHR for an asset lite option into Africa or India?

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by RichardWelling
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 14242

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

musman9853 wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
747-8f. :stirthepot:


they do have a couple iirc


Only two frames at the moment.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 14242

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

NameOmitted wrote:
747-8f. :stirthepot:


I would love to see more 747-8F with the flying goat but I dont think there are markets where they can fill them.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 14242

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:
What about ditching their 8 A33F for a few more B77F?


Thats the plan. To eventually replace all A330F with 77F as the A330F faces some limitations with outsized pieces.

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO
Replies: 116
Views: 23765

Re: Air France will place an order at Le Bourget - Anne Rigail, CEO

Forgive my igornace, Ben Smith is no longer the CEO if Air France; correct?

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by RichardWelling
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Americas - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2809

Re: Routes Americas - 2019

I am surprised QR is not attending this year.

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by RichardWelling
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know if the Colombo, Sri Lanka - Colombus, Ohio freighter service by Etihad is still active?
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Re: Anyone know if the Colombo, Sri Lanka - Colombus, Ohio freighter service by Etihad is still active?

I believe Trinity Logistics renewed their BSA on this which is why the routing still occurs. They have a very strong relationship with EY.

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by RichardWelling
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR and stairs
Replies: 32
Views: 7080

Re: QR and stairs

On a side note, how does that work with handling handicapped people who are wheelchair bound? Would ground staff have to carry the person down the stairs?

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by RichardWelling
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 101
Views: 31499

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

workhorse wrote:
They did:



Technically they didnt as it was a wetlease from Global Supply Systems.

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by RichardWelling
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304900

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I think the reason why the outbound cargo is low is because of the Qatar cargo service, it's probably easier to send cargo to Luxembourg then ship out to the rest of Europe LUX is QR’s is one of their many EU hubs and moving freight beyond LUX or DOH is not an issue. All freight from LUX is usually...

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by RichardWelling
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1729
Views: 304900

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Sept 2018 Domestic LF (West Coast) PIT-LAX WN 80% NK 67% LAX-PIT WN 76% NK 70% PIT-SLC DL 87% SLC-PIT DL 88% PIT-SAN F9 54% SAN-PIT F9 58% PIT-SFO UA 77% SFO-PIT UA 80% PIT-SEA AS 76% SEA-PIT AS 85% Jun 2018 Intl LF PIT-FRA DE 92% (299 lbs freight) FRA-PIT DE 65% (66,152 lbs freight) PIT-CDG DL 92%...

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by RichardWelling
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes
Replies: 27
Views: 4329

Re: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes

I am talking about SJU-MIA, that lane is all pharma. For the MIA-SJU sector its various commodities.

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by RichardWelling
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes
Replies: 27
Views: 4329

Re: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes

[*]

Boof02671 wrote:
They run wide bodies for the cargo volume.


And its all pharma traffic.

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by RichardWelling
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet Airways fleet update
Replies: 69
Views: 10402

Re: Cargojet Airways fleet update

AC had a BSA agreement with CargoJet and terminated it not too long ago.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS
Replies: 23
Views: 3585

Re: Unique Flights ex-LON or ex-AMS

KLDC10 wrote:
You didn't specify a departure airport, but Air New Zealand flies from LAX to LHR on the way from AKL, and vice versa. Aircraft type is a 77W.


I believe they make a technical stop in LAX.

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by RichardWelling
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy announces LAX & SFO
Replies: 54
Views: 10037

Re: Air Italy announces LAX & SFO

Exciting! Glad to see IG expand!! Hope we see further expansion out east towards Asia too. How’s their euro network looking? Be good to see them in Oneworld too, at least as a connect partner! I’m sure their routes would enjoy feed from AA! I too would love to see the feed happen between AS and IG....

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by RichardWelling
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221882

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I've always wondered why Columbus and Cincinnati have such big cargo operations and Pittsburgh have such a basic cargo lineup. I heard someone say that Columbus is in a better spot but I don't think so, Columbus is only 150 mi from Pittsburgh so it's not location and it's not size since Pittsburgh ...

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by RichardWelling
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 142
Views: 11931

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

One thing the 777F has over the A330F is the fact that you can carry much larger oversized freight through the door. Max height on a 77F is 116” high whereas as the max height on A330F is 94” high. On the A330F you have to manually push the pallets which is not fun. On the 77F, its operated with a j...

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by RichardWelling
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is BA interested in non-stop flight to Australia?
Replies: 13
Views: 3266

Re: Is BA interested in non-stop flight to Australia?

Would make sense to just funnel all their passengers through DOH and let QR do the heavy lifting into Australasia.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 12311

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

I feel like QR should start its own alliance. They technically have an equity alliance with all the airlines they have stake in. If they really wanted to spite AA and QF, they could buy all stakes in each OW member. So it would be an alliance within an alliance. But that type of spiteful behavior w...

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by RichardWelling
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 12311

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

What I am saying is if AA plays nice, they could get the feed from the zones I mentioned in a JV or code share which would help widen their presence.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 6052

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

Some cargo airlines are operating round the world flights. QR just started one with DOH-MFM-LAX-MEX-LGG-DOH

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial: Qatar Airways to leave One World Alliance
Replies: 176
Views: 12311

Re: Qatar Airways CEO threatens withdrawal from OneWorld Alliance

AA would get the Africa, ISC, and South East Asia feed. Granted CX and BA do preform the heavy lifting into those sectors, QR is definitely stronger into the ISC than CX.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK
Replies: 51
Views: 8405

Re: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK

If anything, AA should focus on trying to lure JL into T8 with them to provide a more seamless experience for their NYC-TYO passengers. CX has HKG covered very well. The only market where I could see AA trying to gain some type of foothold is JFK-PVG, but I don't see any reason why that would end u...

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by RichardWelling
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 20686

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

Where are we with revamp of the cargo side of the airport? There was a big annocuement a while back to knock down building 261 and 260 as indicated in the links below but I have yet to hear any further annoucements. https://www.aircargonews.net/news/airport/single-view/news/wfs-to-lease-huge-new-car...

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by RichardWelling
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda enter freighter biz - ATR & 777
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Re: Garuda enter freighter biz - ATR & 777

QR Cargo has extra frames for ACMI.

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by RichardWelling
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 221882

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Gsasala wrote:
Does anyone know if Qatar cargo is going stay? I saw that for the first flew from liege to Pittsburgh then to Chicago this morning


As long as the airport is paying QR, they will keep operating.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why LGW has so little cargo operation?
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

Re: Why LGW has so little cargo operation?

LGW is more belly focused while LHR and STN has belly and freighter operations.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?
Replies: 8
Views: 3020

Re: Anyone know any airline graduate schemes where you don't need a 2:1 degree to get onto it?

The LH IAP programme accepts applicants from all over. Richard Welling has the right idea. A person aged 21 fresh out of university with no experience in the corporate sector has relatively little to show for themselves - hence the obsession with a 2:1 Those who have a few years of corporate sector ...

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by RichardWelling
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs
Replies: 185
Views: 41218

Re: JetSuiteX moving to DFW and growing to 100 RJs

I wonder if jetsuite x would ever evolve into larger narrowbody scheduled service.

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by RichardWelling
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 20686

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

I believe the intial plan is to build this in phases. The PA are definitely learning from the LGA redevelopement project on how to build an airport while its fully operational. I am interested to see how this will pan out amongst the various airlines. I also expect to see some terminals to be full a...

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