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by janders
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Routes To SFO
Replies: 23
Views: 2066

Re: Future A380 Routes To SFO

Considering virtually no one has pending new A380 orders, any A380 used to launch SFO would need to pulled from another route.
Not sure how realistic that is. Seems operators have been pretty steady with the models utilization.

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by janders
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 34
Views: 4568

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Doubt a ULH route, especially to a market that is largely geared toward tourism such as Australia ever be profitable.

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by janders
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !
Replies: 23
Views: 1668

Re: AA - MIA Spanish only Boarding Announcements - FRUSTRATING !

Franky does not bother me too much. Its a flight between MIA a city where the majority of the population speaks Spanish and Cali Colombia which means the bulk of passengers will be an ethnic crowd. Sure yes English as a secondary announcement would be appropriate, but using Spanish as the primary co...

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by janders
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 18
Views: 3717

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Shock :eek: SAA is technically bankrupt – and bleeding cash: report https://businesstech.co.za/news/business/273259/saa-is-technically-bankrupt-and-bleeding-cash-report/ South African Airways will not present any financial results for the 2017/18 year because it’s technically bankrupt, and continues...

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by janders
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 190
Views: 56442

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

2-month delay is nothing compared to what the "efficient" Germans are doing in Berlin. Seems China and Turkey are masters of big projects. Rail, bridges, tunnels, airports, arenas, etc. I read that since 2000 the number of new terminals (and in many cases entire new airports) built in Turk...

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by janders
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 48
Views: 6957

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

The Thailand flag carrier had submitted a plan for new aircraft orders to the appropriate government ministries and cabinet for approval. However, it has now withdrawn the plan, so it can be reviewed before being resubmitted to the government, the airline said. This move was prompted by senior gove...

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by janders
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 2785

Re: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet

Pretty ancient news by now.

Also discussed in the AA fleet thread.

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by janders
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR Begins Alliance Accession Talks
Replies: 16
Views: 3812

Re: PR Begins Alliance Accession Talks

Not sure what PR brings anyone? OW - Cathay only few hundred miles away and probably largest foreign airline to MNL. ST - Lots of nearby players - CI, VN, all the Chinese airlines, a bit further GA *A - BR, TG, NH, SQ, CA, OZ, etc has region pretty well covered. Imo they are probably more than a dec...

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by janders
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3829

Re: Qatar Airways reveals loss for 2017/2018

Good job QR, especially with the tough circumstances the country found itself last year.

Guess the timing of the growth at QR Cargo fleet was very fortuitous. That cargo flying saved the day not only for the airline, but the country also!

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by janders
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8100

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

That's my gut reaction as well, but if we go back to the early 2000's I can't recall even NW serving HKG from the US apart from the NRT-HKG fifth that likely just catered to the local intra-Asian market? Maybe I'm misremembering that. Point being, Delta or Northwest were never really notable player...

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by janders
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?
Replies: 44
Views: 2788

Re: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?

The lack of historic and current service levels say much about the demand profile and geographic realities. Fact the LAN failed spectacularly at SFO-LIM even after trying multiple schedule variations is a good insight into the market. For sure there is demand, and probably there is more demand to SF...

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by janders
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 79
Views: 8100

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

Frankly, I think if DL is serious about the pacific then they need to be in HKG. :checkmark: I find it amazing the worlds second largest airline(per ASKs) does not have a link to one of the globes most important cities, especially one with such strong commercial and personal links to the U.S. Hong ...

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by janders
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund interested in purchasing GECAS
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Re: Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund interested in purchasing GECAS

https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/13/news/c ... index.html
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Singapore ST Aerospace to purchase GE aviation parts manufacturer subsidiary for $630 million

GE to sell aircraft parts maker to Singapore firm for $630M
https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/13/news/c ... index.html

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by janders
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 48
Views: 6957

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... e/30354157
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A government board rejected plans to acquire 23 aircraft over concerns about TG's financial status and market conditions. Board says it worried about the additional debt.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... e/30354157

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by janders
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China sells cargo division
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Re: Air China sells cargo division

Where to carriers like YTO enter the picture? Are they more a parcel carrier, or general cargo?

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by janders
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 26
Views: 814

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

The Trainer has been turning a profit.. And a loss also many quarters. At the end, doubt its very profitable at all, especially as the article LAXintl linked shows DL has $150mil of required maintenance coming up this winter on the facility which will take a nice bite out of any revenue it generate...

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by janders
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan plans Xian-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

Re: Hainan plans Xian-LAX

Is it just me or do the Chinese carriers really know how to use the 787 for its intended purpose? I know not all the routes listed are 787 routes but im willing to bet the majority are. Long and thin.. Perfect use of this plane. :checkmark: Yes, the Chinese carriers read the Boeing 787 sales brochu...

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by janders
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26663

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

I am sure they will firm the 787-10 soon as Tim Clark this week also spoke about the new first class product it and 777X will receive. Also statated 787-10 fleet will be mixed - some featuring First, and some only biz. As far as the 787-9, the model would be terrific imo to allow EK do lots of thinn...

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by janders
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to launch Haneda-Manila; signs "comprehensive strategic partnership" with Garuda
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: JAL to launch Haneda-Manila; signs "comprehensive strategic partnership" with Garuda

EddieDude wrote:
For the time being, GA's dilemma of attempting non-stop service to the U.S. has been solved and they will serve JFK and LAX one-stop viar Tokyo.


As mentioned in Reply # 4, GA already codeshares to the U.S. with both CI and DL and has been doing so for several years.

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by janders
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan plans Xian-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

Re: Hainan plans Xian-LAX

Amazing how the Chinese have pilled into LAX.

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by janders
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57733

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/20 ... 0c137a5017
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At investor event today Isom says the cut ORD-China flying was generating $30mil in annual losses!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/20 ... 0c137a5017

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by janders
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan plans Xian-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

Re: Hainan plans Xian-LAX

I think they will do fine.
They have point of sale advantage and flight is only proposed twice weekly. They already do several secondary cities to LAX - CTU, CSX and CKG.

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by janders
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6006

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

The A220 order book has long been full of these questionable orders. Others that are certainly in doubt are Iraq, GulfAir, Odyssey, Privatair, Republic, Ilyushin, Redwings, Porter, etc.. I suspect Airbus will seek to clean the order book up and get clarity one way or the other about who is doing what.

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by janders
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9532

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

Those early AM West Coast flights and evening returns while fine for locals, indeed made connections quite hard to achieve.

This move could be quite a shake up of how UA has operated to the islands. Suppose this is another one of Kirby's network shake-ups.

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by janders
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8191

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

So the OEM's allowed someone to purchase a/c that they were not going to operate but were going to sell to make a profit...something smells fishy. That's the whole point behind leasing companies and financial organizations ordering planes! Its extremely common for airlines to order frames to only t...

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by janders
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 48
Views: 6957

Re: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok

What does Mr. Damrongchaitham bring to the table that previous presidents did not, or is he simply another political appointee and friend of some general? Also seems weird TG would maintain shares (or even be allowed to) in competitor Nok considering Nok is to a large degree the one fueling low fare...

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by janders
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6088

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Admirable the conviction people hold for their cities, though let's be frank and not let that conviction be blinding. If HAM and many other secondary markets were such a strong business case there would be a gang of airlines tripping over themselves to serve it. But the reality is that the city supp...

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by janders
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Route with larger yield
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Route with larger yield

You'll tend to see highest yields on short-haul routes. Look at Southwest and the big yields they can command on intra-TX and CA routes.

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by janders
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SGU to close for four months in 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1758

Re: SGU to close for four months in 2019

joeblow10 wrote:
Even more bizarre they'd shut it down during the busiest months for the airport...


Nothing unusual at all. You want good weather for such projects if you hope to complete them on time and within budget.

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by janders
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacififc Air has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Re: California Pacififc Air has a start date! November 1st

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by janders
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 149
Views: 23943

Re: California Pacific Airlines trying again to fly

With fuel cost up 40% this year not sure how they expect to make money on an already challanged 50-seater.

Lets see how long the EAS money will help prop up these California routes.

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by janders
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 777 now shuts down Haneda runway
Replies: 2
Views: 2233

Air Canada 777 now shuts down Haneda runway

Only couple weeks after AC shutdown a runway at NRT, now an AC 77W shut down HND runway 23 for 35 minutes after a single engine landing. The 77W operating AC001 from YYZ shut down an engine due oil-leak about 1,200mil out from Tokyo. https://www.reuters.com/article/air-canada-japan-landing/air-canad...

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by janders
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comments: KE VS OZ. Which one is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Comments: KE VS OZ. Which one is better?

I've always been happy with OZ. Them and BR in my opinion are two largely ignored gems in Star Alliance.

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by janders
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City new Airport
Replies: 102
Views: 16484

Re: Mexico City new Airport

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/23 ... nment.html
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Now environmentalist again adding their voice and pressure to stop the project

Protesters: New Mexico City airport will hurt environment
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/23 ... nment.html

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by janders
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 5737

Re: United To Add Two More Banks at IAD (Could grow by 50%)

Big difference between could and will.

OPer should correct this thread title.

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by janders
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244305

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-451309/
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FG article on premium configured 737MAX-10s

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-451309/

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by janders
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15051

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

This is already posted and being discussed in the UA fleet thread. Seems duplication to fragment discussion in a second thread.

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by janders
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57733

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Boy o boy, AA just threw the towel in.

Got to admit though its admirable to cut losses and move on. It seems too many airlines hang onto loss-making route for prestige or nostalgia. Its clear AA is unwilling to carry these losses any longer and rather use the equipment on other opportunities.

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by janders
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 57
Views: 6013

Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

Seems plans are back on the table to fly to US West Coast again. Fernandes says the carrier intends to start flights via Japan after they receive its first Airbus A330neos in 2019. Both LA and SF are being evaluated but Fernandes says "If I were I betting man, you'd probably say Los Angeles fir...

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by janders
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 81049

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

At today's Boyd conference SVP Network stated the MD-88 fleet will be retired over "next 24-months"

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by janders
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11650

Re: Effects of the lira crisis on TK

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by janders
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alitalia unfair competition?
Replies: 19
Views: 3017

Re: Is Alitalia unfair competition?

I have no issues with state funded airlines. There really is no difference is airline belongs to a billionaire, a big holding group or the government. Its just one of many ownership structures. For Italy specifically, its an incredibly competitive market with tons of players, so I don't think AZ bei...

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by janders
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3607

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Simply put NO

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by janders
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group files for IPO
Replies: 33
Views: 3660

Re: Mesa Air Group files for IPO

Done deal. They apparently reduced the offering at the end offering to 9.6mil shares for $115mil.

Now being traded on Nasdaq under MESA symbol.

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by janders
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7219

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

Poor TK having another airframe taken out of service during summer peak.

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by janders
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 32218

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ts-451005/
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Interjet received USD $39.6 million in compensation related to maintenance and grounding costs for its grounded SSJ100 fleet.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ts-451005/

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