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by janders
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 64
Views: 9013

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

ANA own press release says 12 frames >>> TOKYO, July 11, 2019 - All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, has collaborated with famed architect Kengo KumaOpens in a new window and leading British designers AcumenOpens in a new window to roll out a tota...

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by janders
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Redirect ads on mobile
Replies: 9
Views: 1532

Re: Redirect ads on mobile

This morning started to get pop up that I was an instant winner for online lottery.
Pretty aggressive as I had to close tab and reload site a few times before it stopped loading.

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by janders
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

United was reporting its flights on the ground OGG cant depart since crews cant access the airport from their hotels. (assuming many pax missing also).

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by janders
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United and Spiderman amenity kits
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Re: United and Spiderman amenity kits

Its simply a marketing deal with Marvel for a 5-week period to build buzz for the movie. Same reason the UA safety video is spidermand themed also.

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by janders
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35
Replies: 117
Views: 11380

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Neither the DOD nor State Dept matters when the President ultimately decides. And look at what he said last week during the G20 meeting with Erdogan. Sure does not seem like is interested in throwing Turkey out nor imposing any punitive sanctions in response to reporter questions. https://www.youtub...

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by janders
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 172
Views: 33344

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug ... ift-kc-390
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Portugal purchase official - 5 frames with delivery commencing 2023

https://embraer.com/global/en/news?slug ... ift-kc-390

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by janders
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Milan Linate closed Jul 27 - Oct 27 for construction

What a pain this must be for travelers during the summer peak.
But suppose they need the good weather guarantee to get the job done.

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by janders
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10169

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Seems Trump design has some public support per survey posted by Forbes today.

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by janders
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 97
Views: 15446

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Approved by Senate committee vote 14-12. Now moves to full Senate for a vote.

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by janders
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QR Finalizing Order for Five 777F
Replies: 37
Views: 7605

Re: Qatar Airways Upcoming Order - Any Details?

This is political, but not directly "Trump good/Trump bad", rather : isn't the US supporting a Saudi/UAE embargo on Qatar ? Not at all. U.S quite opposes the situation and has called on it to end. Qatar quite important ally especially with it being the host nation of US military Central C...

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by janders
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27968

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia ... is/1769625
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Prime minister says they have received 4 bids for MAS. Mix of acquisitions proposals and management proposals.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia ... is/1769625

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by janders
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: StarLux granted 13 routes
Replies: 8
Views: 4066

Re: StarLux granted 13 routes

Yes but first A350 delivery is not until Q4 2021, so initially, they will operate regionally with its A321NEO fleet

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by janders
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 5509

Re: Interjet put up for sale

I wonder if they would fit into the Indigo Partners stable of holdings. Especially given IPs investment in Volaris. Not sure Indigo wants two airlines in same market that would compete against each other (remember they sold Spirit before investing into Frontier), while I don't know what Mexican com...

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by janders
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 5509

Re: Interjet put up for sale

Their business model puts them in no man's land. They earn LCC fares, but have low-density aircraft (150 seats on A320). Even JetBlue learned densification is a critical step.

Also telling is that they have had 2 failed IPO attempts. Obviously, the market is not buying the prospects either.

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by janders
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 24
Views: 4958

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

Just noticed their updated route map.

Sure looks different than years prior

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by janders
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14649

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

I also don't see airside being that big an issue. Actually LAX is amazingly efficient being such a busy airport compared to peers across the nation. Yes some airlines might be challenged more than others but this would be because their own scheduling practices or operational reliability, not fault o...

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by janders
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11101

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

Anyone with a handle on how many 737s are used for the Micronesia operation?

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by janders
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 24
Views: 4958

Re: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?

Good to see. I know many here were throwing stones at SY and its new management.

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by janders
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement
Replies: 15
Views: 3833

Re: U.S.-UAE Reaffirm Commitment to Open Skies Agreement

Have to say that I am impressed even during these times of nationalistic make America great again talk, that the U.S. government has strongly supported maintaining open-skies agreements even against opposition from the US3 and labor groups.

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by janders
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: Who Pays For Healthcare - Insurance Company or Employers?

Depends. Could very well be the employer depending on the plan. I know a medium sized company which took millions in charges as they had several employees during a single year that rack up massive medical charges. The event wrecked things pretty badly for subsequent years.

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by janders
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36302

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

behramjee wrote:
SFO-DEL does not need to fly over Iranian nor Pakistani air space so that should not be effected.


Take a look at FR24. Last few weeks AI SFO-DEL has operated daily right down central Iran and across Gulf of Oman just off the Pakistan coast.

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by janders
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United - Vistara form codeshare, frequent flyer benefits
Replies: 19
Views: 2927

Re: United - Vistara form codeshare, frequent flyer benefits

Well that reduces chance Delta will be able to partner with Vistara for its upcoming India service.

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by janders
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21919

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

I think one of the problems with the A380 is that it was ordered in an entirely different era for airlines. AF placed its A380 order way back in summer of 2000, but did not get its first frame till 2009 with all the Airbus delivery delays. Fast forward to 2019, the aviation world and manner the mark...

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by janders
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 25888

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

Actually 30 frames

From Boeing - 10x 789, 10x 78X
From ALC - 10x 78X

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by janders
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Re: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs

Boeing got a nice ongoing winner in its hand with the 777F.

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by janders
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture
Replies: 28
Views: 4590

United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture

United is looking to resume growth in flying to China. Per Walter Dias, United's China Managing Director, Guangzhou will likely rejoin the airline’s route map. “Guangzhou continues to grow and transform itself from what it was even five years ago,” Dias said. “At some time in the future I would not ...

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by janders
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14546

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/26/us/chick ... index.html
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FAA is investigating San Antonio and Buffalo over potential violations of Federal airport governance laws and discriminatory airport leasing practices.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/26/us/chick ... index.html

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by janders
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3585

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D83esEKXsAEEbER.jpg:large
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The 3 special livery (red, silver, green) frames formally delivered today. First aircraft will depart for Japan on June 13th.


Also here is the seatmap

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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D83esEKXsAEEbER.jpg:large

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by janders
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9855

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

UA finally realized after months of coming up short they will never catch DL on OTP and now have dialed things back to lesson absolute focus on D:0 and instead use reasoned decision making.

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by janders
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 5993

Re: SAA CEO resigns

https://atwonline.com/people/south-afri ... nterim-ceo
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Company looking for a permanent CEO. Proposed qualifications: “Appropriate experience and expertise to stabilise the company and to oversee the implementation of the long-term turnaround strategy.”


https://atwonline.com/people/south-afri ... nterim-ceo

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by janders
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27968

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) is seeking approval for a revised turnaround plan aimed at better aligning its business strategy and fleet to address financial and market challenges. The airline submitted its proposed plan to Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the government’s sovereign wealth fund, MAB CEO ...

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by janders
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12429

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

Fuling wrote:
Delta is still recruiting Singapore based staff, so that gives some hope that it'll be around for a while longer.


Delta runs a regional call center in Singapore and that can continue regardless of a flight or not.

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by janders
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6870

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

Not worried about it.

And definitely ignore all the doom and gloom hysteria especially out of Europe.

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by janders
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments
Replies: 75
Views: 12659

Re: Rumour: AA Making Asia Route Adjustments

I believe AA committed to keeping LAX-NRT during the HND route case. It was framed as getting an additional HND frequency at a different time to offer additional JAL beyond connectivity, not shifting existing NRT service.

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by janders
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30468

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... j-p-458714
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And in keeping with CEO words

Mitsubishi finalising deal for acquisition of #CRJ programme
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... j-p-458714

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by janders
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba
Replies: 63
Views: 3403

Re: Trump Bars Cruise Ships From Visiting Cuba

Good, no reason U.S. money should be flowing into Cuba to prop up the regime. Opening things up by Obama was naive as it provided no reciprocal improvements. I would recommend people watch the German produced Cuba Libre Story original production on Netflix, especially last couple episodes that very ...

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by janders
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should UA build a Polaris Lounge at PVG?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Should UA build a Polaris Lounge at PVG?

There is no Polaris lounge in HKG. There is a UA Club. Even NRT does not have a Polaris lounge. For the Club at HKG dates back to opening of the airport and when UA had far more flights including SIN, BKK, NRT etc Also UA is a contract lounge for several airlines in HKG so obviously there is a cost ...

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by janders
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 5993

Re: SAA CEO resigns

https://www.businessinsider.co.za/all-t ... saa-2019-6
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9 CEOs in 11 years!

https://www.businessinsider.co.za/all-t ... saa-2019-6

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by janders
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9031

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

HA does not hold a multi-decade master lease and is essentially month to month, so yes they might be relocated.

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by janders
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17007

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/bom ... ogram-deal

1,300 employees will transfer. Todd Young, who led the Q Series program for Bombardier, will lead the new operation.
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Deal closed.

https://atwonline.com/manufacturers/bom ... ogram-deal

1,300 employees will transfer. Todd Young, who led the Q Series program for Bombardier, will lead the new operation.

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by janders
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 139
Views: 27968

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

MAS CEO says outside investors "could bring MAS to the next level, in terms of funds, knowledge and experience." CEO says it would be a mistake however to sell the entire airline or shut it down, preferring outside investor instead. Apparently, Khazanah Nasional is due to announce its plan...

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by janders
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16536

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Million dollar question -- will they impose any restrictions, carve-outs, or commitment in return from a green light?

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by janders
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4770

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

LA by wide margin.

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by janders
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV
Replies: 7
Views: 2992

Re: MAS-JAL seek to establish JV

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1T30AE
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Airlines say they are considering expanding relationships to cover US and other Asian market services.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1T30AE

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by janders
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Smile joining Star Alliance as Connecting Partner
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Re: Thai Smile joining Star Alliance as Connecting Partner

Scoot will do whatever papa SIA says.

If SIA sees overall benefits from TZ formally becoming more aligned with peers and ease connectivity then it can join.

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by janders
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Smile joining Star Alliance as Connecting Partner
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Re: Thai Smile joining Star Alliance as Connecting Partner

Yes maybe LCCs joining will be next wave of alliance memberships

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