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by AC143
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”
Replies: 48
Views: 6047

Re: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”

They are clearly trying to transition to a full service airliner, with the swoop being the ULCC solution. Very looking forward to WS competing head to head with AC one day.

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by AC143
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group chairman died in accident on business trip in France
Replies: 23
Views: 6568

Re: Hainan Airline founder died in 57 after in a fall

For those who know China, who know what happens to powerful (or connected) people who falls out of favor of the more powerful, who knows what happens to similar firms (and senior executives of those firms) which has been doing dubious acquisitions around the world lately like HNA Group, there will ...

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by AC143
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3818

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

It was a LCC, but it’s transitioning into a full service airline imo. With the drop of the service level of other legacy airlines now the difference between WS and full service airlines are pretty small. With the launching of the 787s they will start branding more and more like a full service airlin...

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by AC143
Thu May 03, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea
Replies: 41
Views: 7941

Re: North Korea requests opening of new international air routes and shows willingness to open its FIR to South Korea

People, don't hold your breath that any of what is mentioned in this thread will happen. It can't. The Kim Dynasty would fall, and that is unthinkable. Until proven otherwise, Kim Fat-Dumb's moves is a smokescreen. No flights, no trains, nothing. Usage of NK's FIR, sure. But nothing else. So Delta ...

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by AC143
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New standing "seats"
Replies: 50
Views: 6581

Re: New "seats"

Get a seatbelt going between our legs and we can all go back to toddler years. Do we also get diapers so airliners can eliminate lavatories as well? Surely economics will check out.

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by AC143
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 2678

Re: China—Australia Air Connectivity Thread

PEK-MEL is only 4 weekly by CA. I just don’t understand why no one wants to add more frequency if so many second tier cities can make MEL flights work albeit with subsidy surely PEK can support at least daily if not more flights.

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by AC143
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 38
Views: 17341

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

Culturally difference aside, I just don't see how this product can be appealing. A 'bed' about 140 cm long and 67 cm wide with 2 adults (with or without a child) means almost no adults can sleep comfortably in any way. You have to curl all the way up and you can hardly move. People walking down the ...

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by AC143
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Packaged food must come out for TSA screening?
Replies: 47
Views: 2301

Re: TSA now wants food out of bags for inspection?

Well at least they didn't ask food inside human body be taken out for inspection...

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by AC143
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no new China - Germany Flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: Why no new China - Germany Flights?

I find it very weird that CAN doesn't have direct flights to Germany. No CAN-MUC or CAN-FRA. But at the same time much smaller second-tier cities are served like TAO, SZX, CSX. I'd imagine both LH and CZ can make those routes work easily.

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by AC143
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 39707

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Sorry to all those who love to use the argument, that AA and the other airlines are giving the customer what they want. That's a bullspit argument. Just because the customer wants something doesn't mean that a company should provide that. What if customers demand McBurger Box starts selling all bur...

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by AC143
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20605

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/hom ... basic.html
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Thoughts on AC's new 'economy basic'? No change/cancellation/miles, with carry-on luggage.
https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/hom ... basic.html

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by AC143
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger films argument with AA agent stating AA is treating them like animals
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: Passenger films argument with AA agent stating AA is treating them like animals

Seems the passengers' fault to miss the flight judging from the video

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by AC143
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern launch WUH - LHR
Replies: 20
Views: 3979

Re: China Southern launch WUH - LHR

CZ starts to sell tickets on their website: CZ673 M W F WUH1425 - LHR1845 CZ674 M W F LHR2210 - WUH1535+1 Pretty good time, plenty of time on the wuhan side to connect to/from other Chinese cities, LHR side it's just enough to comfortably connect to other major airports too. With the 332 hopefully t...

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by AC143
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily
Replies: 32
Views: 6604

Re: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily

Well I don't see the problem here it's voluntary and the only purpose is to check whether the estimate is accurate. Although I think they will get an underestimated data from this as overweight people would be more reluctant to get weighted than the average Joe.

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by AC143
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM no longer flies daily B747-400 to HKG?
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: KLM no longer flies daily B747-400 to HKG?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KLM888
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I don't remember they have ever operated double daily 744 either. But did a little search according to flight aware last week it seems to be pure 744. Though tomorrow it would be a 772 so just a mixture of the two.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/KLM888

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by AC143
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New frequencies between France and China?
Replies: 11
Views: 2710

Re: New frequencies between France and China?

A few months ago, France and China signed an agreement to more than double frequencies between the countries: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1359875 Since the agreement has been signed, have airlines already added new frequencies? Regards Is Hong Kong or Taiwan included in this, or ...

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by AC143
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 187240

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I am sure Boeing is so pissed right now and they are well deserved it.

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by AC143
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Economics of Chinese Airframes
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Economics of Chinese Airframes

Great points from kitplane and V/F, indeed OP's claim lacks evidence, but I want to talk about COMAC's plan in general. ARJ-21 and C919 may or may not have bad economics, but as COMAC's first attempts at the civil aviation market, they are more like experiments and I will say COMAC can afford them t...

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by AC143
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 2312

Re: 2020+ Narrowbody Market

The C919 may prove to be successful in the future but 2020+ is still too soon. So far it’s mainly Chinese airlines and companies and if C919 can operate generally safely for the first few years then we could see more companies order it. Also C919 still needs US/EU certification to be truly competiti...

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by AC143
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei plans to resume PEK
Replies: 0
Views: 620

Royal Brunei plans to resume PEK

Royal Brunei announced its plan to resume direct flights to Beijing starting December 2017 using A320. BWN-PEK M W F 1955-0100+1 PEK-BWN T R S 0200-0725 Still subject to government approval and PEK slots. Feels it still has a long way to go but they've already announced the time...Not really know to...

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by AC143
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet sets record in passenger counts in Aug
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Westjet sets record in passenger counts in Aug

http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/w ... story.html
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A total of 2.3 million passengers, 14% increase over Aug 2016, and with a record LF of 90.6

http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/w ... story.html

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by AC143
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Richmond fighting proposed third runway for Vancouver International Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 2199

Re: City of Richmond fighting proposed third runway for Vancouver International Airport

It sounds like the city is pissed because the airport didn't seek their approval before they applied to Transport Canada...well it's planned for the next 3 decades so they've got enough time to sort it out.

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by AC143
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 4306

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

qf789 wrote:
Super80Fan wrote:
Create your own website if you are so triggered by it. Airliners.net is based in the US with mainly US posters, of course most topics are going to relate to the US.


Actually it's based in Canada now

Yet there are so few threads about Canada...

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by AC143
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 4306

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

Get ready.... Of course it is. It's an English speaking site, and the USA has a vast population of those native speakers. No Problem with that, so let´s give them their very own forum, it´s so easy......look at how PPrune deals with this.... Problem though, is if we create another website, there ju...

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by AC143
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Icelandair make LGA work?
Replies: 32
Views: 4468

Re: Could Icelandair make LGA work?

Does anybody do LGA-AUA anymore? Nope, nobody does. Except for a few flights to Canada it's all domestic at La Guardia. In fact, I think Houston is the furthest destination served from La Guardia. Surprisingly there are no flights from La Guardia to let's say Los Angeles or San Francisco. Not a sur...

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by AC143
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 9833

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

This is so sad, SXM airport is always on my bucket list. Best wishes to all the people on the island and other places affected by the hurricane.

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by AC143
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways and LAS...
Replies: 18
Views: 3960

Re: Qatar Airways and LAS...

I doubt they would open for bookings considering the diplomatic crisis in the country. QR wouldn't have enough traffic just from Doha itself.

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by AC143
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?
Replies: 59
Views: 3051

Re: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?

Oh absolutely. I am still a grad student so I won't go all the way spending a significant amount of extra money just to fly on a specific type of plane, but if I can for just a little higher price or just longer flights I always try to go on new planes/airlines/airports.

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by AC143
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update thread
Replies: 120
Views: 29091

Re: Air Canada new livery update

This change in livery from the most beautiful in the world to the most boring and tacky is a crime against humanity. There, I said it. I must admit to not being thrilled seeing it in photographs for the first time. Now as I see the aircraft taxiing by, or parked next to an aircraft in the former co...

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by AC143
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13436

Re: Air India adds LAX

I am surprised that they are not flying this route already. I thought with the Indian population in CA even just O&D would be enough to support it, let alone people from other western US cities. Granted AI does have SFO but still considering LA has like 10+ daily to China or Japan it should easi...

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by AC143
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 11488

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

Great news! YVR has a lot of potential and I do feel it was overlooked until recently. AC has been too conservative before when it comes to new routes, glad to see they are expanding more aggressively now with the 789s. CDG should be easily profitable it would be interesting to see the yield of YVR-...

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by AC143
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 4401

Re: Finnair to launch Nanjing in 2018

I think they can succeed in NKG. Maybe Nanjing is the 3rd largest city in the area behind Shanghai and Hangzhou, but Hangzhou is a lot closer to Shanghai than Nanjing is, making many international lines not quite successful in Hangzhou. On the other hand LH has 5 weekly FRA-NKG so I assume at least ...

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