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by ITSTours
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 323
Views: 51197

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

What is a typical replacement cycle? I know for a few airlines it is only 10 years; Korean airlines have 20 years (government forced); I don't know about others. Depends ;) 10 or 12 years seems to be fairly normal for airlines that lease, then there is the likes of Lufthansa, that often fly aircraf...

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by ITSTours
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 323
Views: 51197

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

What is a typical replacement cycle? I know for a few airlines it is only 10 years; Korean airlines have 20 years (government forced); I don't know about others. The first 77W EIS was in 2004 so only 15 years have passed, and the majority were delivered in 2010s (peaked in 2016). It seems that most ...

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by ITSTours
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 46
Views: 9243

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

Cubsrule wrote:
ITSTours wrote:
This is sad. I have to transfer at ORD next month...


I’m not sure of your itinerary, but as long as you are not arriving at Terminal 5, this won’t impact you at all.


Arriving at 1 and departing at 5. Sadface.

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by ITSTours
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule
Replies: 47
Views: 7428

Re: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule

If I was the Japanese aviation authority, I'd be pissed right about now. With 9 route announcements (5 Delta and 4 United), only 2 have resulted in additional service, with the other 7 used merely to transfer service from NRT to HND. The point of awarding these additional bilaterals was to increase...

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by ITSTours
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 323
Views: 51197

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

The title of the thread is "Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR". Don't need to talk about 789 vs A359 again....

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by ITSTours
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 323
Views: 51197

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

That probably is a faulty assessment. The heavier A359 seems to match or outperform the 789. at what? Not ULH fuel burn per hour with 220+ pax. Not on fly away price. What you guys say every day here is completely refuted by the overwhelmingly lopsided sales of these aircraft. Even the vaunted ULR,...

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by ITSTours
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 28
Views: 7079

Re: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

Air China owns 29.99% of Cathay so...

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by ITSTours
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 24
Views: 5475

Re: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

Better rail connection to Tokyo would make it more attractive. When ever I arrive in NRT I take the $8 bus to Tokyo Station, instead of getting lost hopping 3 trains for an hour and a half for $15 or the Narita Express for $40. NRT could be very attractive for the entire northern Kanto region is th...

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by ITSTours
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 46
Views: 9243

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

This is sad. I have to transfer at ORD next month...

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by ITSTours
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 323
Views: 51197

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

I have seen a lot of bashing against the original author. If this report turns out to be true then this guy will actually become a credible source.

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by ITSTours
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

I strongly believe that what DL needs is to fly JFK-ICN on their own metal. Whether that means a 3rd daily JFK-ICN flight or taking over one of the Korean flights, I think that is essential to have. I agree with FSDan that DL doesn't necessarily need to serve JFK-ICN and v.v but rather increase the...

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by ITSTours
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul awarded CGH slots
Replies: 20
Views: 2276

Re: Azul awarded CGH slots

Seventeen flights per direction? That is a huge start.

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by ITSTours
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 5744

Re: Haneda slots

However its also been stated by the Japanese government they would like to beef up additional regional links such as to ASEAN, so the awards might favor such flying instead of longhauls. Makes sense. To fill that many additional US flights, NH+JL needs more Asian flights. Or they could reduce NRT f...

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by ITSTours
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 5744

Re: Haneda slots

Planes4you wrote:
LAXdude1023 wrote:
If NH decides to use another slot for a US flight, I dont see how it wouldnt be IAH considering its the only JV hub without HND service.



IAD doesn’t have HND service and neither does EWR

Don't we all know that UA got slots for IAD and EWR?

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by ITSTours
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

KE ICN-MNL on April had a 91.8% load factor.
This suggests that DL has to send their own metal with NRT cancellation as there will be an undersupply.

And this also suggests a possibility for ICN-SIN (92.2% load factor).

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by ITSTours
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is there no EWR-TPE flight?
Replies: 24
Views: 4251

Re: Why is there no EWR-TPE flight?

New York is primarily an O&D city. It is not a connection hub.

That is the reason why Asiana flies JFK. ANA flies JFK. EVA flies JFK. They don't care about the feeds.

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by ITSTours
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 5744

Re: Haneda slots

There are about 50 new slots that will be allocated for the international routes. 24 of them are dedicated for US-Japan routes. 12 of them are for the US and the other 12 are for the Japan. The rest of them will be used for non-US routes. How the remaining 38 slots will be allocated are completely u...

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by ITSTours
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2059
Views: 359757

Re: UA B787-10 to PVG from SFO/LAX, will yields suffer?

$800 seems profitable enough. Now let us talk about under $400.

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by ITSTours
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137738

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Looks like DL put out a snazzy PR release without actually LOADING THE FLIGHTS INTO THE SYSTEM! I was searching for HND flights from ATL today from April 2020 and they aren't loaded yet (they still say Narita). Airport authority has yet to allocate specific landing/take off slots. And the Japanese ...

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by ITSTours
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

"launch new daily ICN-MNL service operated by Delta."

Confirmed!

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by ITSTours
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10814

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

crownvic wrote:
How does TPA beat out MCO???


Justin Bieber should do his next tour in North Korea according to the online poll.

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by ITSTours
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqd17LoZd5o


This is interesting, so at least it existed in or before 2005. Thanks.
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dangle wrote:
And it is reflected in this BBC series Flying Heavy Metal with Bruce Dickinson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqd17LoZd5o


This is interesting, so at least it existed in or before 2005. Thanks.

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by ITSTours
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?

I understand that a "metal" is an industry jargon for an airplane, used especially for indicating the actual carrier that operates the flight... ...While it is obvious that an aircraft is made of metal I think that's about the long and short of it. Same as people may refer to an aircraft ...

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by ITSTours
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Why is an aircraft called "metal"?

I understand that a "metal" is an industry jargon for an airplane, used especially for indicating the actual carrier that operates the flight. Airfarewatchdog's definition: (https://www.airfarewatchdog.com/blog/44260378/airline-industry-jargon-17-terms-every-flyer-should-know/ ) "Meta...

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by ITSTours
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

Sad end of an era. I have to ask: Can NRT be considered a failure as an airport? Left an right carriers are moving their flights back to HND It's not exactly a faillure. The current situation is similar to the end of Bermuda II for UK, i.e. carriers simply flock to LHR instead of flying to LGW, but...

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by ITSTours
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

I see the last scheduled DL flight for the MNL-NRT route is on March 31, 2020. (Has it been mentioned above?)

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by ITSTours
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

Agree with all of this. Plus, rebalancing the KE-DL JV for pilot block hours is front and center in the ALPA negotiations, and I think that impacts the ICN-MNL tag. Cutting the entire interport operation with nothing in return would antagonize the pilots and make it harder to get a deal done. Keepi...

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by ITSTours
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

I just have one question: Does it mean that ANA's purchase of the A380 contracts from Skymark was all for naught? Did ANA really not have any way to foresee that new slots would open up and be assigned to Delta anyway? Well I guess that's two questions. The new slots are only for international whil...

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by ITSTours
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32866

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

What would the carrier lose if a customer throw aways the ticket? Nothing materially. In fact they would use less fuel or they can accommodate an extra standby passengers. They, however, lose the potential revenue as the person could have bought the more expensive single segment ticket. So I have no...

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by ITSTours
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

United787 wrote:
Question: Does UA and DL lose their 5th freedom rights through NRT if they are unused?


US and Japan have open skies that include 5th freedom so no.

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by ITSTours
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

berari wrote:
Why bother with sticking with service to MNL?


Yeah, I wonder why they want to operate their own metal for MNL but not for SIN.

I guess the bilaterals matter?

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by ITSTours
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

I see no scheduled flight for DL NRT-SIN after 9/22/2019.

So I think now this is official at least for this segment.

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by ITSTours
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

Air travel between the Philippines and South Korea is booming, so DL launching ICN-MNL is very exciting. KE currently flies to MNL twice daily, and a third departure would be beneficial for connections. I can see DL keeping the existing NRT schedule (departing MNL in the morning, while returning la...

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by ITSTours
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

I've not done the math, but there is a vast number of flights by KE, OZ, and the various Korean LCCs to points across the Philippines. Is it possible that the capacity has been entirely soaked up by Korean carriers and KE isn't able to add another daily, year-round frequency on ICN-MNL without redu...

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by ITSTours
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41361

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

I do not believe Delta starting the ICN MNL route. I see no merit. But it would be great anyway.

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by ITSTours
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Embarks on 6 stop Asian Tour
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: A220 Embarks on 6 stop Asian Tour

Seoul already has them, so why? For Asiana?

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by ITSTours
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 6400

Re: A350 In Service Thread - 2019

Looks like EASA has revised the AD about needing to reboot some A350s every 149 hours: Some models of Airbus A350 airliners still need to be hard rebooted after exactly 149 hours, despite warnings from the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) first issued two years ago. In a mandatory airworthiness dir...

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by ITSTours
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66872

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

What prevents the engine from flying? The specifics are up-thread, but the tl;dr is the stator vane actuators on the front-end of the compressor are not as durable as expected so GE is re-engineering them to improve maintenance intervals. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-ge-redesign...

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by ITSTours
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9351

Re: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations

I don't know that company but their HQ seems to be right next to IAD so kinda obvious choice IMO.

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by ITSTours
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66872

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

What prevents the engine from flying? The specifics are up-thread, but the tl;dr is the stator vane actuators on the front-end of the compressor are not as durable as expected so GE is re-engineering them to improve maintenance intervals. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-ge-redesign...

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by ITSTours
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66872

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

Didn't they just brag about the engine being the most powerful? What prevents the engine from flying?

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by ITSTours
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Korean LCC thread (Air Premia, Aero K, Fly Gangwon)
Replies: 7
Views: 1105

Re: New Korean LCC thread (Air Premia, Aero K, Fly Gangwon)

http://www.thebell.co.kr/front/free/contents/news/article_view.asp?key=201907230100044970002815 (Article in Korean) Aero K also seems to consider replacing the CEO. The current CEO's contract has been expired and not been renewed. As nobody replaced him yet, he still works as CEO though. They hesita...

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by ITSTours
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 140
Views: 44593

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

Had been quiet for a while, but finally here is the news. Asiana will accept the letter of intent maybe from this week. http://www.fnnews.com/news/201907221756006075 (Article in Korean) Only AK group has pubicly expressed its interest; others have been silent. According to the article, 2-3 parties (...

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by ITSTours
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct MIA-IAD flight?
Replies: 21
Views: 3504

Re: Why no direct MIA-IAD flight?

Launches Oct 5th, was pretty big news when announced but I don't even see it on the wiki. https://www.google.com/flights?q=iad+to+mia&client=ms-android-verizon&prmd=timvn&source=lnms&impression_in_search=true&mode_promoted=true&tbm=flm&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj26ZjJgMjjAhVeH...

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by ITSTours
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21473

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

This JV covers North America - Australia/New Zealand. Includes Canada and Mexico but excludes Hawaii and Pacific territories.

Now United and Air New Zealand will definitely include Australia in their JV agreement.

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by ITSTours
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 7907

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Let me clarify: 1) Naloxone has been included in the emergency kits in many airlines. United for example. 2) Most of these are not the nasal spray types.They are injection type naloxone which can be only used by a health care professional. 3) Generic, injection type naloxone is not expensive at all....

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by ITSTours
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10249

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

For US airlines only.

Korean Air's cargo revenue is 23% of the total.
Cathay Pacific's cargo revenue is 25% of the total.

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by ITSTours
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Temporarily Adds 777-200 LAS-NRT, DFW-LAS; A330 on PHL-LAS for CES 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 2639

Re: American Airlines Temporarily Adds 777-200 LAS-NRT, DFW-LAS; A330 on PHL-LAS for CES 2020

If anybody does Shenzhen to Las Vegas direct flight during the period it will be always full.

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by ITSTours
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9182

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

43 inch 4K monitor is awesome. It is definitely industry leading.

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