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by idp5601
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Analysis/insider information from Arianespace RE: airports in Metro Manila: It now depends on the persuasive power of RSA. If you think about it, PAL is part of the NAIA Consortium which intends to raise capacity 20 million more for another 15 years. It would get additional capacity in 3 years time ...

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by idp5601
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, the article title mentions AirAsia planning on moving to the new Bulacan Airport once it opens, which I'm assuming is insider information considering that it's not mentioned in the article. It was...right in the first sentence...but most probably not referring to the parent airline..... Quote...

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by idp5601
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Some very interesting news from Arianespace: Air Asia X Coming to Philippine Subsidiary 14 August 2019 Low-cost carrier AirAsia (PAA) intends to make its Philippine unit the biggest carrier as it makes plan to relocate to a new home in Bulacan. AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tony Fernan...

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by idp5601
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Arianespace claims this isn't actually the final render. This is just a red herring.

I just hope we don't get MPH'ed again by San Miguel and friends.

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by idp5601
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41301

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

How did DL get the rights to operate ICN-MNL? Why wouldn't KE handle that traffic? Apparently only 2% of passengers flying MNL-NRT disembarked at NRT, according to a generally trusted aviation insider. The 98% connect on to US-bound DL flights. Also, according to said insider DL also have plans of ...

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by idp5601
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: Cebu Pacific order 194 seat A320neo & 460 seat A330neo

lightsaber wrote:
People want the lowest fares. For Cebu's often short flights, this works


Also, Filipinos tend not to be very tall (myself included), so tight seat pitches aren't really as much of a problem for many of us as it is for, say, your average Westerner.

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by idp5601
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?
Replies: 91
Views: 10052

Re: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?

PAL should have looked into establishing new subsionary as LCC to tap into the Actual market that many Southeast Asian consumers prefer. IIRC, NH's deal with PR explicitly bans them from setting up an LCC. PAL should have looked into establishing new subsionary as LCC to tap into the Actual market ...

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by idp5601
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?
Replies: 91
Views: 10052

Re: What should Philippine Airlines do to make money?

PAL should have looked into establishing new subsionary as LCC to tap into the Actual market that many Southeast Asian consumers prefer. IIRC, NH's deal with PR explicitly bans them from setting up an LCC. PAL should have looked into establishing new subsionary as LCC to tap into the Actual market ...

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by idp5601
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 151
Views: 31168

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

You kidding? One of the first few things the current PM did after taking power was openly antagonize Singapore. Then the new government cancelled the High Speed Rail project between Singapore & Malaysia (they couched it as being "delayed") Didn't they cancel/"delay" it becau...

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by idp5601
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

This report suggests PR is streamlining their cabin offerings..... https://business.inquirer.net/265808/pal-launches-new-premium-economy-experience?utm_expid=.XqNwTug2W6nwDVUSgFJXed.1 Are they ever gonna stop bragging about their 4 star status? KE and EK are both 4 star airlines and I don't ever se...

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by idp5601
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

To be honest, it makes sense. The government has been adamant in not giving Bulacan any flight guarantees, and the primary purpose of this airport is to make money, being a private undertaking. Even if PR/2P (do remember that there have been rumours that SMC has been negotiating with them to move t...

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by idp5601
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I follow this thread from time to time, and must confess to being a bit confused by the situation at NAIA. I read about so many consortia, lots of proposals, many suggestions Can someone please provide a list (potentially empty?) of what is actually underway and actually contracted at NAIA, rather ...

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by idp5601
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104889

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

This is the stupidest move in all of aviation history. They will regret it. I think you're overexaggerating a bit. This is far from the stupidest move in aviation history. Heck, I'd wager that Airbus developing the A380 10 years too late is a stupider move. Shame to the airline CEOs who listen to w...

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by idp5601
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Devilfish wrote:
idp5601 wrote:
The travel advisory has now been lifted.

Wasn't it clear in the last part of my linked quote?


Oh shoot, totally missed that. Sorry!

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by idp5601
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Devilfish wrote:
Wouldn't do to have Routes Asia 2019 in Cebu with that negative travel advisory in force. :talktothehand:


The travel advisory has now been lifted.

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by idp5601
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

SleeplessInZh wrote:
Is Pan Pacific the future rival of PAL?^^ is that a full service carrier?neither cabin photos or videos are available online.not much going on.it would be pleasing,if they change their livery,its like the old livery of pal.


Considering that their main target seems to be Koreans, highly doubt so.

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by idp5601
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best seatmates you've ever had?
Replies: 27
Views: 2060

Best seatmates you've ever had?

To balance out the other thread on this forum about bad seatmates, it'd be nice to find out what your best experience/s with a seatmate was/were.

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by idp5601
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America
Replies: 50
Views: 9039

Re: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America

I think this process is not sustainable. Before PR considers developing MNL into a bigger connecting hub, they need to work out the logistical constrains of NAIA. Either they need to have regular inter-terminal shuttles where passengers can board freely rather than being escorted or better yet, hou...

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by idp5601
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

On another note, someone on another aviation forum I follow is saying that some Boeing reps are going to travel to the Philippines this month to pitch the 777X to PR. If ever, I doubt PR would go bigger than the 778 ...... :stretch: ..... I wouldn't entirely write off the 779 as well, to be honest....

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by idp5601
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America
Replies: 50
Views: 9039

Re: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America

I think this process is not sustainable. Before PR considers developing MNL into a bigger connecting hub, they need to work out the logistical constrains of NAIA. Either they need to have regular inter-terminal shuttles where passengers can board freely rather than being escorted or better yet, hou...

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by idp5601
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

ANY new destinations out of CEB besides NGO or new Western Airlines??? Could PR try CEB-HNL? CZ just launched CAN-CEB and Juneyao just launched PVG-CEB. Aside from that, nothing new. As for PR trying CEB-HNL, I think that's highly unlikely at the moment. If PR wants to do CEB-US again LAX would be ...

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by idp5601
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Considering that we're talking about NH here, I'm assuming any potential for PR taking advantage of their new partner's favourable deals to get more long-haul planes would involve Boeing aircraft. Not exclusively...for sure, both airframers would get an even chance to tender. To wit..... https://ww...

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by idp5601
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

One thing that interests me most with this collaboration was the statement of PR 's president linked in #68 above..... Quote: "Bautista said having a large strategic partner was nevertheless beneficial for PAL and its goals to expand globally and to boost profitability. 'Airline margins now ar...

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by idp5601
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Anybody here heard the rumors/gossips with RSA buying 2P from LTG and will be rebranding it back to Air Philippines? Not true, at least according to Arianespace (who is generally a very good source for insider info) - although he says RSA is negotiating for PR to move their operations to Bulacan if...

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by idp5601
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 693
Views: 109361

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Star Alliance procedures IIRC requires all members to unanimously vote in any potential new members. The question is will SQ, TG, BR vote in favour of PR in if NH tries to sponsor PR into the Star Alliance? May there be a surprise 'veto' from an airline in a different region? Although if it's only ...

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by idp5601
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change And Airlines
Replies: 133
Views: 8564

Re: Climate Change And Airlines

Of course the climate changes - it has since the beginning of time. It's changing as we speak. That is literally not what climate change (as it is referred to by scientists) is. Climate change, as defined by the OED, is 'a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change appare...

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by idp5601
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

http://manilastandard.net/business/biz- ... rport.html
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Looks like Sangley could be pushing through despite the Bulacan airport...
http://manilastandard.net/business/biz- ... rport.html

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by idp5601
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Deliberation on DOTr's recommendation to MIAA re the grant of OPS to the Super Consortium for NAIA 's modernization was supposed to take place Thursday, July 19. However, no reports on it have come out in the media. The NEDA is to render subsequent action but there's nothing to act on. How then cou...

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by idp5601
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs
Replies: 20
Views: 4323

Re: Politics spill over to the cockpit: one Argentinian union is asking its members to read this to paxs

Frankly this just seems like nationalistic BS and xenophobic fear-mongering. And it's pretty ironic that they're reading this out to the same people that would benefit from a deregulated aviation market.

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by idp5601
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10331

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

zakuivcustom wrote:
On a side note, is JL's service really THAT much worse than NH's? JL is still only in 13th place while NH is in 3rd. N

Well, at least JL is a 5-star airline now

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by idp5601
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

According to the Standard PAL is seriously considering Converting its option for 6 A350-900 to the larger A350-1000. thestandard.com.ph/business/biz-plus/270482/pal-aims-for-five-star-rating-with-modern-tri-class-aircraft.html I prefer the option to remain as the same, However the -1000 is a natura...

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by idp5601
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Corporations behind airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 2368

Re: Corporations behind airlines

Philippine Airlines is owned by a conglomerate (LT Group) with interests in liquor, breweries, beverages, tobacco, banking, and to a lesser extent sugar milling. Cebu Pacific, on the other hand, is owned by an even bigger group (JG Summit) which is involved with food manufacturing, petrochemicals, r...

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by idp5601
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Now that Farnborough is fast approaching, should we expect any orders from PAL? Maybe an option conversion for them? Or a surprise A330neo order? This blog seemed to be hinting that the four A339N UFOs in Airbus' list were for PR ..... :airplane: ..... http://philippineairspace.blogspot.com/2018/06...

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by idp5601
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Now that Farnborough is fast approaching, should we expect any orders from PAL? Maybe an option conversion for them? Or a surprise A330neo order?

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by idp5601
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 15343

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

[quote="stylo777"] LH - YYC, KUL [quote] They just pulled out of this a couple of years ago, and I don't think the market has grown sufficiently over the past two years for LH to restart this route (for like the 3rd time). I'd expect EW to fly to KUL if the LH Group has any plans of coming...

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by idp5601
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

There will be no tail camera...which is quite disturbing for an A350.thats one great feature about the a350!!!zoom the A350s pictures above,and you will know,what i mean.and compare it to qatars tail.there will be no tail-camera. But at the end of the day, does it really matter? Sure, tail cameras ...

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by idp5601
Sun May 27, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

And i think,its a downgrade to use A321neos on their existing A330 routes.as much as i love the a321neos.i have the feeling,that pal will use the A321neos in all their A330 asian/regional routes.A330s will be then finally used to middle eastern routes by 2021.which is a really bad strategy,passenge...

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by idp5601
Wed May 23, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

As per anonymous_filipino on SSC: Ok, I’ll put down all the rumors here after getting a go signal from my source. NAIA will remain open as long as NMIAP is under construction. After NMIAP’s construction is done and after all the testing is also done, NAIA’s ops will transfer to NMIA, with NMIA inhe...

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by idp5601
Tue May 22, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

As per anonymous_filipino on SSC: Ok, I’ll put down all the rumors here after getting a go signal from my source. NAIA will remain open as long as NMIAP is under construction. After NMIAP’s construction is done and after all the testing is also done, NAIA’s ops will transfer to NMIA, with NMIA inher...

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by idp5601
Wed May 16, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy destinations?
Replies: 23
Views: 3345

Re: Air Italy destinations?

Be interesting to see if they have a wave of banks set up, and how this is driven by QR flights also. I do hope we see them in oneworld. Good feed from BA, AA, CX and LA - not just QR. Not bad for a restarted airline Given the close branding ties, AAB at all events and identical uniforms, there is ...

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by idp5601
Tue May 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6753

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Airports like HKG, SIN, DXB etc etc are able to have 24 hour operations because the countries they are located in have no democracy and as such any opposition is silenced or ignored. :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: This is by far o...

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by idp5601
Thu May 03, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Those parallel runways...the next san francisco.his first render is better.but the current render can still change. Well, it really depends on how much SMC can afford to lose. Remember, nothing is set in stone yet, and the government is standing firm in its policy of not giving any flight allocatio...

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by idp5601
Tue May 01, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

Render for PR A350 Premium Economy section
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by idp5601
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

http://business.inquirer.net/250052/cav ... rt-project
And the plot thickens... yet again.
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http://business.inquirer.net/250052/cav ... rt-project
And the plot thickens... yet again.

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by idp5601
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

So will all 321neos have touchscreen ife's in both classes? Yes. And another question: what does mean option?if pal has ordered 6 A350,with another 6 options.does that mean they already paid for 12 aircrafts,or they still need to pay for those 6 'options'.:-/ thank you in advance No, if an airline ...

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by idp5601
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 13554

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

UA put all its eggs in the SFO-Pacific market, moving its main hub operation there. If you fly into SFO regularly, you know the unreliability of that airport. When I worked at UA, feeder flights into SFO were delayed by hours, or cancelled, almost daily. I spent my morning reaccommodating transpaci...

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by idp5601
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 1819

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

LHR, CDG, AMS, ZRH, FRA, and MUC are far from each other mate. So someone flying CPH - ZRH - FRA or FRA - CDG - LHR isn't back tracking to much. This is a busy area upon traffic in Europe, compare to the Eastern side of Europe. I meant from the eastern part of the world (ie the Middle East and Asia...

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by idp5601
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 1819

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

I am talking about the main European Carriers, TK is a bigger carrier than SU, though requires backtracking. AF, BA, LH, KL, SAS, and other carriers you don't back track to much. Those carriers have the slimline seats in business class, with barely any legroom etc. I think BA is the only one offeri...

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by idp5601
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?
Replies: 26
Views: 1819

Re: British Airways going to 3 or 2 star?

All European airlines suck, slimline seat, and even there business class sucks compare to American domestic first class service. Though Europeans have to compete with LCC and the railway competitors. TK and SU still offer real business class seating on their narrowbodies, so not an entirely accurat...

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by idp5601
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 109354

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

but mygolly look @that gorgeous eco cabins!not even 1 eu carrier provides this nearly on a 2h flight.so vote! Wait till PR's A321neo s and A359s are delivered..... :eyepopping: ..... source: @ Cielo Villaluna https://scontent.fmnl13-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31295566_455966384835790_9543342771079741...

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