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by Airlinepilot129
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 16301

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Nothing airframe to airframe will likely replace them, as they are not profitable airplanes to operate in many different markets. I see the replacement being the fleet of 70+ seaters that are emerging now. The seat difference between an E145 and a E170 in some cases in seats is as low as 5-6 seats i...

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by Airlinepilot129
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 18154

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

Might be similar to that brief medium-to-high pitched whistle some (all?) A320s create. Since it apparently only exists on arrival, it's probably related to the airframe aerodynamics and not the enigne. Haven't heard the CSeries yet, so I have no idea what it actually sounds like. Seeing as some of...

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by Airlinepilot129
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6196

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

I’m optimistic about this and the viability of the entire operation after they cut 5 US markets in a week that were supposedly doing “very well.”

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by Airlinepilot129
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8020

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

TK is not leaving IAH, this guy is nuts. I know several TK direct staff at IAH, and at other stations. TK hauls plenty cargo on there IAH flight, plus with energy business back up, they would be dumb to leave IAH. TK, pulls alot more ethnic VFR traffic which IAH, has more of then DFW Pakistani, Ind...

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by Airlinepilot129
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8020

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

LH658 wrote:
Turkey, has a growing presence in Houston, as well as Consulate. TK also has a dedicated cargo flight to IAH.


They actually just added a second via Mexico City and Madrid.

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by Airlinepilot129
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8020

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

If the first part is true, I can see China Southern opens WUH-DFW with a tag of CAN-WUH. China Southern recently opened CAN-WUH-SFO, and just transferred 2 B788 to its WUH hub base. With zone 1 cities flight right being full, WUH is in the good location to open routes to both ORD and DFW. And WUH g...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8020

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

If the first part is true, I can see China Southern opens WUH-DFW with a tag of CAN-WUH. China Southern recently opened CAN-WUH-SFO, and just transferred 2 B788 to its WUH hub base. With zone 1 cities flight right being full, WUH is in the good location to open routes to both ORD and DFW. And WUH g...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8020

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

"Turkish Airlines just posted 82% load factors at IAH" Actually, Turkish Air had a 91 percent LF in August on the Houston-Istanbul route. Doesn’t mean it’s profitable Actually, it kind of does. Airlines do not linger in unprofitable or challenging markets longer than is financially viable...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8020

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

tbboko802 wrote:
"Turkish Airlines just posted 82% load factors at IAH"

Actually, Turkish Air had a 91 percent LF in August on the Houston-Istanbul route.


The 82% LF was for September 01-30. However, I fail to see the significance of that correction, even if it was larger...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8020

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

Knowing American Airlines, they'd probably rather serve CAN themselves. They did the same thing with Hong Kong when Cathay Pacific expressed interest several years ago. They already have their own services to Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Beijing, vs. United at IAH preferring to let other carriers run th...

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by Airlinepilot129
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 36612

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

I find it funny how small of a city Charleston actually is when given a Transatlantic flight. Shreveport, Louisiana has almost double the population and barely has mainline domestic service let alone international anything. This absolutely blows my mind. Next we can expect Albuquerque or something?

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by Airlinepilot129
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to cancel a "significant amount" of A350 Order according to Aviation Analyst
Replies: 188
Views: 50859

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

SurlyBonds wrote:
Swadian wrote:
ACCS300 wrote:
ME3 quickly becoming ME2


What about TK? I guess they're not really in the ME?.


Turkey is not the Middle East!


I’d say Turkey is, but Istanbul isn’t.

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by Airlinepilot129
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32805

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

I don't think it is necessary for UA to have A350 replacing 77E. 789 and 781 can be replacement aircrafts for 77E too. UA does not need to keep capacity at the same level. A step down in capacity can help to boost yield and reduce trip cost, whilst giving some flexibility in terms of managing frequ...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32805

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

United is continuing the policy of Continental, namely fund the future. Since Bethune ran Continental, the Go Forward Plan was used and UAL adopted it after the merger. One prong of that plan is to fund the future. Continental seemed to have an ongoing program of fleet modernization and had the you...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale
Replies: 48
Views: 8158

Re: Thomas Cook Mulling Airline Sale

Cue un-ironic "Lufthansa could take back Condor"

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by Airlinepilot129
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10808

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

Surprised at the Dallas cuts, surprised Houston wasn't cut more.

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by Airlinepilot129
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8411

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

The A350 is a mighty fine plane, but the 789 is extremely robust. It's flying distances that the 350 is not, currently. The 789 has amazing range and payload capabilities and if look 5-10 years down the road (likely when NZ would be taking delivery of these replacement planes), it's very likely the...

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by Airlinepilot129
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 90484

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Eppley Airfield and Omaha World Herald are reporting this afternoon that United is adding a second flight between Omaha and San Francisco, beginning Feb. 14th. Cannot find any info on the United website, or any other info. Not clear on what equipment, frequency, etc. Frontier started A320 service o...

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by Airlinepilot129
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 90484

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Continental was posting down numbers in Cleveland prior to the merger, so I would imagine that it proceeded to get worse. United did what was financially viable. Hubs close, markets change. Same thing happened to PIT.

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by Airlinepilot129
Wed May 09, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 30611

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

I'd hardly call that article a source. The company has said that they are not going to be considering a replacement for both the older 777s and the 767 fleet for some time in the future.

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by Airlinepilot129
Sat May 05, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 35112

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

BA is well known for its clunky and very old fleet; 744, 772, 763. I am surprised people on A Net seem to think the 747-8 is out of the question. It would fit right in with the rest of the existing 30-year old fleet. Just a bit cleaner and shiny. Probably the last airline in the world that could ma...

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by Airlinepilot129
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation
Replies: 31
Views: 4104

Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

VC10’s are gone. RAF retired them a few years ago. Would also add L1011 (all variants) and 737-100 For L1011, Stargazer ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargazer_(aircraft) ) apparently is still in ONT and might meet the "one single flying example left in existence" test. Nope, I made sur...

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by Airlinepilot129
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11938

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace oldest 767-300s ?

Some 767s in the 900s have been going to freighter conversion. UA brought 3 767s from HA; I am surprised that they didn't try harder for the 767s that ANA, JAL, and LATAM are letting go. Engine, perhaps? The 3 HA ones had PWs, LATAM’s have GEs... Don't the LATAM birds have a customer already? I bel...

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by Airlinepilot129
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11938

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

From contacts at the company, they are reportedly not looking to replace the 767 fleet for another 8-9 years. I assume this means they are waiting for the MOM to come closer to fruition. However, I'm sure these plans won't stay the same between now and then. EDIT: When I say replace, I mean consider...

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by Airlinepilot129
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 166
Views: 14796

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

Could this also be CA getting warmer with UA and CM? Or is this solely about diplomatic relations between PRC and Panama? Nah, getting closer would mean codesharing on the UA flight to PTY. (UA isn't codesharing with CA, either, or at least not yet.) 2x weekly has to be driven by the politics. A go...

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by Airlinepilot129
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 166
Views: 14796

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

COflyerBOS wrote:
Interjet starting non-stop service to Leon/Guanajuato this summer. Nice addition. I've flown 4O to Monterey and thought it was a pleasant ride. Better than United if you're not flying up front.


Good to hear that. Quite like Interjet. Is this an A320 or SJ100 service?

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by Airlinepilot129
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 8912

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

N946WN is Descending into New Orleans now from VCV.

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by Airlinepilot129
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 8912

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

Confirmed Louisiana One. The Press Conference is scheduled tomorrow in New Orleans... now to triangulate the plane via the arrivals list.

EDIT: N953WN has been in GEG since Feb 7th.

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by Airlinepilot129
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 47933

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

After speaking with a few people I know at UA corporate, I've been told to expect an order from Boeing and/or Embraer. I firmly believe there will be no additional Airbus orders. If United wanted the A330NEO or the A321NEO, they would have ordered already. Hell, they'd likely have ordered the A321-2...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12647

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Not sure what they gain from DEN that the combo of LAX+IAH can't grant... other than performance issues on the westbound. :-/ DEN will gain them seamless access to the Rockies for winter and summer sports. Many prime spots do not have direct flights from LAX, SFO or IAH. But whether this in itself ...

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by Airlinepilot129
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 46
Views: 10059

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

IAH, I said cause of energy sector, as Rosneft, Lukoil, Gasprom, and other companies have offices in Houston, also cause of the port, lot of Russian/Ukrainian workers come to Houston. This is basically what used to fill the non SIN originating passengers on the DME-IAH leg of SQ's flight. While it'...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 13374

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

I don’t think that’s true anymore under the joint UA-CO pilot agreement (5+ years ago). The carve outs were replaced by some minimum UA-CM ratio of operations from PTY to hub airports. I think it’s that way with all code-shares. For CM to enter IAH, that’d mean UA would have to take over a CM frequ...

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by Airlinepilot129
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 42530

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Can they actually get antitrust approval to buy AB?


It's Lufthansa, and to a greater extent, Germany. Of course they can.

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by Airlinepilot129
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10833

Re: Why no United to Africa?

I believe the biggest, and sometimes most underrated reason why UA left Africa was because of fund repatriation. This was information that UA didn't like to talk about right away but eventually admitted. Nigeria's economy isn't the hottest, so it's easy to see why this is an issue. UA could potentia...

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by Airlinepilot129
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 13374

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

IAH currently gets Air China service 5 days a week, and from what I've been told the loads are still pretty good. If CA PEK-IAH is completely loaded five times a week, they won't hurt the yields on filling the seats with passengers coming from Panama City. If the plane is fully packed, why doesn't ...

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by Airlinepilot129
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 13374

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

While this is a little shocking, admittedly, I'm not surprised in the end. China goes to great lengths for it's friendly nations, and this is bound to be another example. Houston was probably selected because of the distance and because the flight has a long down period, They probably wouldn't get a...

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by Airlinepilot129
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again
Replies: 45
Views: 10014

Re: Rumor: EK to upgauge DXB-IAH to Airbus A388 again.

No aircraft between USA and DXB is flying a MZFW. They're all somewhat "weight restricted" Even for Most eastern routes, Like BOS? Nope. Range at MZFW for a 351T 77W is just over 5700nm... exactly the distance of DXB-BOS. The "problem" is that it doesn't take into account the ho...

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by Airlinepilot129
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines considering ORD and IAH
Replies: 14
Views: 2745

Re: Philippine Airlines considering ORD and IAH

After talking with a few of my route analyst friends, I was actually quite surprised to find that a lot of booking traffic from Houston is for Manila. Overall, according to various equipment, MNL was the #3 asian destination from Houston with bookings, most of which through TPE. If you're wondering ...

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by Airlinepilot129
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL to serve Toronto direct, Chicago and Houston via Vancouver
Replies: 2
Views: 975

PAL to serve Toronto direct, Chicago and Houston via Vancouver

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... o-houston/

I've been waiting on these flights for years, good to see it materialize.
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http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... o-houston/

I've been waiting on these flights for years, good to see it materialize.

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by Airlinepilot129
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12168

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

Well this is quite sad to see. Korean Air needs permission to shut down a route? I know Korean Air is way better than South African Airways, but an airline should not need permission to end an route that is loss making. What about China Eastern? Do they still plan on flying from PVG to IAH in the f...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12168

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

Well this is quite sad to see. Korean Air needs permission to shut down a route? I know Korean Air is way better than South African Airways, but an airline should not need permission to end an route that is loss making. What about China Eastern? Do they still plan on flying from PVG to IAH in the f...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12168

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

It always stinks when an international airline leaves. I feel bad for all of you IAH fans. I would not be too surprised to see something from SQ in the coming months and not good news. . SQ has actually managed to turn around quite nicely with the A350 service and the change to Manchester. Addition...

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by Airlinepilot129
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12168

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

Honestly.... that article looks like crap.

They might be down, but I doubt they're out.

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by Airlinepilot129
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 27191

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Admittedly I think United's previous claims about why AKL wasn't going to work were purely because of the 787-8 not holding up to expectations on range and United being unwilling to throw Boeing under the bus, so they just used Hobby and Southwest as a scapegoat. Very Smisek thing to do. Simple solu...

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by Airlinepilot129
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 10115

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

A stop in Phuket might make this work.

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by Airlinepilot129
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways (TG) confirms intent to return to the US
Replies: 179
Views: 22067

Re: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

A very underestimated market would be Houston. A United hub were most of the international flying is done by partner airlines. Additionally, while most people say that Houston is hurting from the oil crisis, the city really hasn't seen it. Nobody's flights have been particularly hurt by it. (Yes I'm...

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