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by ibhalla
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12164

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

I see what you mean, but all of the cities you stated (except IAD) are not Star Alliance hubs. That means that Asiana can draw on very little of NONE of the traffic there. That means that the only two cities in the US that they would start would be IAH or IAD, by your logic. You do have a good poin...

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by ibhalla
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12164

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

I think that once Asiana gets more metal they will start an ICN-IAH flight--maybe an A359? I think there are probably other key US markets they'd consider first. They only currently serve LAX, SFO, SEA, ORD, JFK, and HNL. I think they'd be more likely to consider IAD and maybe even ATL and DFW befo...

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by ibhalla
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12164

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

I think that once Asiana gets more metal they will start an ICN-IAH flight--maybe an A359?

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by ibhalla
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 12164

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

FLYKTPA wrote:
It always stinks when an international airline leaves. I feel bad for all of you IAH fans.


I know. It sucks for me and other spotters and fans of IAH. :(

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by ibhalla
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TATL Flights / Wide bodies vs Narrow Bodies / Benefits for the airline
Replies: 19
Views: 2371

Re: TATL Flights / Wide bodies vs Narrow Bodies / Benefits for the airline

A few years ago, I was downgauged from a UA 777 EWR-LHR to a 757. And it was perfectly fine from my viewpoint. I don't understand the fascination with widebodies on the shorter TATL routes. The seats are just as cramped on either plane. Really? Good to know, I'm flying (I think) on a UA 757 EWR-ARN...

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by ibhalla
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TATL Flights / Wide bodies vs Narrow Bodies / Benefits for the airline
Replies: 19
Views: 2371

Re: TATL Flights / Wide bodies vs Narrow Bodies / Benefits for the airline

I believe that airlines will stick to widebodies on larger markets like JFK-AMS because of the lower costos. Are we sure that wide bodies have the lower costs? After all an A321neo LR only has to lift only a 50t plane to take 150 or so pax across the Atlantic, while an A339 needs to lift what, 125t...

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by ibhalla
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TATL Flights / Wide bodies vs Narrow Bodies / Benefits for the airline
Replies: 19
Views: 2371

Re: TATL Flights / Wide bodies vs Narrow Bodies / Benefits for the airline

I believe that airlines will stick to widebodies on larger markets like JFK-AMS because of the lower costos. Are we sure that wide bodies have the lower costs? After all an A321neo LR only has to lift only a 50t plane to take 150 or so pax across the Atlantic, while an A339 needs to lift what, 125t...

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by ibhalla
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TATL Flights / Wide bodies vs Narrow Bodies / Benefits for the airline
Replies: 19
Views: 2371

Re: TATL Flights / Wide bodies vs Narrow Bodies / Benefits for the airline

I believe that airlines will stick to widebodies on larger markets like JFK-AMS because of the lower costos. But for flights like BDL-AMS, you might see a Max8

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by ibhalla
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 37257

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

IMO a combined order of ~40 787-9/-10s and A350-900/1000's is on the agenda. A dream of yours indeed, but I don't think so :shakehead: Let's look at the stats. AA currently has: A: 15x A330-200 9x A330-300 22x A350-900 (on order) B: 28x 767-300ER 47x 777-200ER 20x 777-300ER 20x 787-8 11x 787-9 (+11...

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by ibhalla
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Capella Fella--Drunk Singing Pax Choked Out By Another Pax On FR
Replies: 26
Views: 3258

Re: A Capella Fella--Drunk Singing Pax Choked Out By Another Pax On FR

Ryanair's statement at the end is a back-handed suggestion: “This is exactly why we are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, such as a two-drink limit per passenger and no alcohol sales before 10am. It’s incumbent on the airports to introduce these preventati...

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by ibhalla
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 14448

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

Great to see this...but I don't think that a year round 737MAX8 service transatlantic is just viable. I mean this isn't Caribbean weather we're talking about...this is Canada, in which a blizzard is just the norm in winter--no matter what Boeing says, this just may not be economically viable in the...

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by ibhalla
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 14448

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

Great to see this...but I don't think that a year round 737MAX8 service transatlantic is just viable. I mean this isn't Caribbean weather we're talking about...this is Canada, in which a blizzard is just the norm in winter--no matter what Boeing says, this just may not be economically viable in the ...

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by ibhalla
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 60089

Re: DL Future Expansion

You removed a fraction of my statement and took it out of context. Ironic: you speak of missing context, yet lack the wherewithal to notice WHY I quoted only that specific part of your statement....... Delta is more weary and more conservative when starting international routes, especially when the...

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by ibhalla
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 60089

Re: DL Future Expansion

There's lots of evidence against that. 77Ls to JNB - the only U.S. carrier serving JNB. Lagos. Malaga. Past efforts to Bucharest, Kiev, Amman, Pisa... We'll see. Also, these weren't too recent, or are they that successful. And yet you're comparing them to routes that haven't even started yet, much ...

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by ibhalla
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7216

Re: IAH Future Routes

How about Norwegian to any of their long haul bases. I don't think it'll happen for a while but does anybody even think it's possible?

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by ibhalla
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7216

Re: IAH Future Routes

It sounds like United wants to boost connecting traffic at their hubs, so maybe we will see a few more long haul and ultra long haul flights and that could allow domestic growth as well to feed them. I am curious with SYD coming on if there will be potential to stick 787s on a few other routes as w...

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by ibhalla
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 60089

Re: DL Future Expansion

I've been following Delta Air Lines very closely since the early 2000's. Any future international DL growth will be limited to TATL where they are one of the strongest airlines. TPAC flying right now has way to many seats for all airlines and its tough for anyone to pay the rent. Starting anything ...

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by ibhalla
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 7216

Re: IAH Future Routes

Based on whats listed: When people talk about future routes from IAH, everyone focuses on these pie in the sky long haul international route. What we in IAH are really lacking are many short haul domestic route. DAY, GSO, CID, MSN, and a whole slew of Texas route. Thats what I would like to see UA ...

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by ibhalla
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: JFK 1:400 model airport 7:00pm-7:30pm operations update
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Re: JFK 1:400 model airport 7:00pm-7:30pm operations update

Sweet man!! I watch your videos on YouTube since the first update as Aviation 12!!

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by ibhalla
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 60089

Re: DL Future Expansion

I've been following Delta Air Lines very closely since the early 2000's. Any future international DL growth will be limited to TATL where they are one of the strongest airlines. TPAC flying right now has way to many seats for all airlines and its tough for anyone to pay the rent. Starting anything ...

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by ibhalla
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 440 FRA-IAH reverse over Iceland
Replies: 20
Views: 8572

Re: LH 440 FRA-IAH reverse over Iceland

https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH440/ed1251d Seems they are going back to FRA right now, after making u-turn over Iceland. Is IAH still closed - or any other reason? Don't look like a diversion. IAH is open, and LH is flying there--I saw 440 land in IAH just the other day. It would NOT be a medical...

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by ibhalla
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 60089

Re: DL Future Expansion

Look it--DL is doing ''tis with many cities. Pittsburgh is a good example. RDU is an excellent example. Maybe they'll do it with BNa maybe? This. Is also smart because they can upgauge the pricing on transatlantic flights from these so called focus cities. Now if you're. Looking for transatlantic c...

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by ibhalla
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future Expansion
Replies: 516
Views: 60089

Re: DL Future Expansion

Look it--DL is doing ''tis with many cities. Pittsburgh is a good example. RDU is an excellent example. Maybe they'll do it with BNa maybe? This. Is also smart because they can upgauge the pricing on transatlantic flights from these so called focus cities. Now if you're. Looking for transatlantic co...

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by ibhalla
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order the B777-9?
Replies: 36
Views: 6338

Re: Will UA order the B777-9?

Think about it. The 779 isn't too nice for UA. The 773s that they have are replacing the 744s that they have, and the 773s that they have won't be up for replacement for a good 20 years. The 779 just isn't necaessary. What united needs is a 757 replacement, a so called 797. Yep, and the new wing fa...

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by ibhalla
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 27187

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

I live in Houston, and I'm thrilled!!! Definitely out of the blue, but very logical. It is actually sort of strange if you view the usage of 787s out of IAH. We only get one (I. Think) to GIG. I would love to see IAH to HKG

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by ibhalla
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order the B777-9?
Replies: 36
Views: 6338

Re: Will UA order the B777-9?

Think about it. The 779 isn't too nice for UA. The 773s that they have are replacing the 744s that they have, and the 773s that they have won't be up for replacement for a good 20 years. The 779 just isn't necaessary. What united needs is a 757 replacement, a so called 797.

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by ibhalla
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22643

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

What I find fascinating is that WN is trying to drag AS into this fight. AS is going after California, one of WN's core markets. I wonder how much dragging AS into this is retaliation for the battle that is starting in CA? I'm also curious if AS considers adjusting by leaving VX up as a corporate s...

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