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by UPlog
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

Re: Maui OGG closed due ongoing brush fires

https://twitter.com/i/status/1149514218279804928
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Fire has almost cut island in half

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Here is a video taken onboard landing aircraft couple of hours ago.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1149514218279804928

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by UPlog
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..
Replies: 27
Views: 2856

Re: Throwing all subtopics on a big, chaotic heap with x00.000 views, 1000 posts . Centralizing..

Personally, I much prefer the larger consolidated threads. Makes it much to know where to discuss things and easier to follow and learn about a topic than potentially see the same exact comments repeated in multiple smaller threads on the subject.

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by UPlog
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 57
Views: 7699

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

Neat.

I look forward to sampling the product in the coming years. Have always found ANA excellent and these changes likely make it even more spectacular.

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by UPlog
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet put up for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 5505

Re: Interjet put up for sale

Have these guys ever made money, or always been loss-making? Guess being a private company things are not too transparent.

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by UPlog
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11093

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

N649DL wrote:
Where are they putting this plane within Japan?


Posted already :point:

LAXintl wrote:
The freed up capacity will be allocated to 3 additional flights to Nagoya giving it 14 weekly.

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by UPlog
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 24
Views: 4950

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

Yes I also feel the LCC/ULCC model has lots of room for growth in the U.S. Glad to see Sun Country trying something different and appears to be succeeding.

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by UPlog
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14634

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

To me the most frustrating part is seeming to always take off on the runway on the opposite side of the airport from my terminal and then landing on the opposite side as well. Seems to be the case almost every time for me. I’m sure there are reasons certain planes are using certain runways, but the...

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by UPlog
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14634

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

As a pilot I certainly don't share your observations. Overall I would say LAX is one of the better or easier airports in the country to operate to. Sure some airlines might have more carrier specific issues or constraints, but the airport and ATC handling is really straightforward at LAX. Per DOT st...

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country post record Q1 -- new biz model working?
Replies: 24
Views: 4950

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

Good to see them generate nice results after years of floundering. The same is what largely happened with F9 once it moved away from a DEN hub focus and embraced ULCC model.

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11093

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

One almost forgets UA operates almost a separate airline within an airline out in Guam. Reminds me of the old Pan Am Berlin operation.

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7008

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

Yes good to see more evening departures with early morning arrivals in Asia with beyond connection options. Such flights are the bread and butter of many foreign airlines, yet U.S carriers have been reluctant to offer similar options to customers. Also in UA case they will be able to better utlize f...

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United - Vistara form codeshare, frequent flyer benefits
Replies: 19
Views: 2920

Re: United - Vistara form codeshare, frequent flyer benefits

Good for United.
Ive heard many positive things about Vistara which is not an LCC but offers full service product.

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21910

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

Makes sense.

The economics of a 5 frame subfleet can’t be very compelling.

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet
Replies: 17
Views: 1966

Re: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet

As UPS pilot I can certainly state the air network is no where near 727 destinations. I doubt it’s more than 200.
Also a significant volume of UPS and FedEx traffic internationally is via belly space on commercial airlines, very similar to DHL model.

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 66
Views: 4471

Re: Site not secure

I have long wondered if this is somehow device or browser related so have started to test accessing website from layover hotel business centers. I've tried 3 hotels over the last week and site displays not secure in all 3. Two locations had PCs with Chrome and one has Apple desktop with Safari brows...

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by UPlog
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3579

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

Anyone have insight when first -1000 are planned to arrive?

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by UPlog
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 18
Views: 2336

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

Absolutely safe procedure and been utilized for decades (atleast as long as I've been flying to SoCal).

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by UPlog
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Who are the new mods?
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: Who are the new mods?

Wonder what the interest was. Was there tons of interest, or only a few token applicants?

Seems long time to decide.

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs

https://cargofacts.com/volga-dnepr-firm ... ine-777fs/
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Follow up to commitment from last years Farnborough Airshow Volga-Dnepr has firmed up orders for 9 777F per Boeing order list.

Orders listed under UK subsidiary - Volga-Dnepr UK Ltd.

https://cargofacts.com/volga-dnepr-firm ... ine-777fs/

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by UPlog
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator
Replies: 87
Views: 14160

Re: Trump to nominate former DL exec as FAA Administrator

Seems like the nomination might be in a bit of trouble. Its come out that Dickson during his time at Delta was involved in a case in which a DL pilot alleged the company retaliated against her -- including sending her to a psychiatrist -- after she was a whistleblower and shared safety concerns with...

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by UPlog
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30441

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

I really do wonder if focusing on the business jet segment is the right gamble. As we saw last decade, that industry is even more susceptible to economic swings than the broader air transport sector.

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by UPlog
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4727

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

This is all largely non-sense PR move.

United has operated many all bio-fuel flights since it first started using it back in 2016 at LAX.

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9027

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

No need to go to ONT and open another airport. Just add another flight at LGB if LAX becomes too much of a burden for them.

However at the end of the day, HA wont (cant) walkaway from LAX as they know for bulk of the huge LA market, LAX is the optimal airport.

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by UPlog
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 125
Views: 16522

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Lets see what the conditions are.

Remember last time airlines pulled their application since they did not like the Obama admin proposed conditions.

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by UPlog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4768

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

I'll visit Los Angeles any day, while I purposely avoiding SF bay area.

SF seems to have actually gotten significantly worse in recent years, streets full of homeless and increasingly rundown infrastructure/road etc.

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by UPlog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6810

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

Besides passenger demand, LA basin far larger cargo draw.
Just compare the number of freighter at LAX vs SFO.

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by UPlog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina pay US$320m damages over Aerolíneas nationalisation
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: Argentina pay US$320m damages over Aerolíneas nationalisation

Sad part is todays liberal pro business friendly government must pay the penalty for deeds committed by previous regime.

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by UPlog
Mon May 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53838

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

NZ has operated an mix of GE/RR before e.g. half the 744s were GE and the other half RR. Also the 77W are GE, with the 77E are RR. All those were do their own special circumstances, unlike today clearly walking away from RR. 744s were mixed due picking up secondary frames with different pedigree, w...

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by UPlog
Sun May 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?
Replies: 32
Views: 2165

Re: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?

Yes spending seems the most fair. If it works for Starbucks, grocery stores, other retail, hotels, car rental, restaurants and so on it should certainly work for airlines. I also like concept of airlines dynamically pricing awards based on some relationship with fare pricing. Higher the going fare, ...

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by UPlog
Fri May 24, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 777F not in service ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2939

Re: ANA 777F not in service ?

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/173793
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Formally delivered. Aircraft arrived in Japan

https://www.aviationwire.jp/archives/173793

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by UPlog
Fri May 24, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 66
Views: 4471

Re: Site not secure

Checking back in and see that a month after my previous post, the site continues being displayed as Not-Secure consistently.

Please fix!!! Is this not website management 101? :old:

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by UPlog
Fri May 24, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 53
Views: 6985

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

Get the popcorn out.

Yes wonder what AA-LATAM do now.

I have to admit the Chilean court decision is impressive albeit too rare. Way too many nations have allowed airline JVs to grow like wild weeds at the expense of competition and consumers.

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by UPlog
Wed May 22, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8830

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Interesting to observe how freighter variants can now carry higher valuation than their passenger counterparts.

Gone are the days when cargo operators received the leftover scrap frames, and now instead can operate shiny new expensive frames at premium valuations.

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by UPlog
Wed May 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV
Replies: 53
Views: 6985

Re: AA - LATAM reapply for ATI JV

Seems, either way, the JBA will be crippled to some degree.
Even if the court allows it to proceed, the airlines will have to make some pretty big concessions as listed in Reply #14.

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by UPlog
Tue May 21, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SF Airlines applies for U.S. service
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: SF Airlines applies for U.S. service

You would think with rising trade tensions and the continued decline of cargo tonnage, not the best time to start service.

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by UPlog
Fri May 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 8830

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Spring 2019

Good stuff. Thanks for posting.

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by UPlog
Fri May 17, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30441

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

Building aerospace division solely around bizjets not exactly the most safe thing to do. Look at how after 9/11, 2008 economic crisis and US Tax law changes how bizjet sales tanked. Its a very volatile business.

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by UPlog
Mon May 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating
Replies: 29
Views: 3789

Re: Thailand seeks new ICAO safety audit, hope to regain U.S Cat-1 safety rating

I would believe TG's Air authority than FAA. Thailand has been cleared from all countries including Canada to fly, except USA ?, After the Boeing fiasco FAA has no credibility now. If you have been following Thailand for a few years you would know how much of a mickey mouse aviation oversight regim...

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Mon May 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 63
Views: 11427

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

If I did not know any better my experience with Brussels Airlines says they are an LCC already. Frankly, I was not impressed. Eurowings branding has potential and logic behind it. Like many experts have said, consolidation in Europe needs to continue, the days of small national legacy airlines will ...

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Mon May 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.
Replies: 142
Views: 30968

Re: Rumor: Interjet to sell its SSJ100 to focus on its A320 fleet.

Interjet has lots of things to focus on. They dont need the distraction of orphan SSJ fleet

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by UPlog
Fri May 10, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s
Replies: 22
Views: 2338

Re: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s

Al Udeid Air Base and nearby Camp As Sayliyah serve as a logistics, command, and basing hub for CENTCOM ops in Afghanistan and Iraq and 17 other nations.

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by UPlog
Tue May 07, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12924

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

As pilot for a US airline with significant Pacific ops, I have no qualms about flying through North Korea.
The several times I did it in the past they were extremely professional without any issue. Actually I’d fly through North Korea any day versus the mess China can be instead.

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by UPlog
Mon May 06, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6485

Re: California Pacific for sale

I doubt long term the airline will have anything to do with Carlsbad. An investment group is buying the certificate and will want to make money back on their investment, not run a niche regional carrier. Also as mentioned old man Vallas will be out of the picture having relinquished control and owne...

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Mon May 06, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants
Replies: 10
Views: 1858

Re: 2019 Small Community Air Svc Development (SCASD) Program Grants

More government cheese.

I wonder over the years if they ever looked at the true success rate of this program. Yes, communities often manage to attract airlines with the program, but what percentage actually remain for 5-years once the subsidy ends?

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by UPlog
Mon May 06, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was Delta Air Lines The Largest Airline At LAX
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Was Delta Air Lines The Largest Airline At LAX

Let's remember Delta entered a period of general malaise in 1990s, going from industry darling to a troubled example.

The DL we see today is a by product of significant restructuring including trip into bankruptcy.

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by UPlog
Fri May 03, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet
Replies: 49
Views: 5815

Re: Korean Air drops first-class on 27 routes

Flight Global has a partial list of routes going 2-class including: Toronto, Vancouver, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, Zagreb, Brisbane, Auckland, Nadi, St Petersburg, Vladivostok, Irkustk and Tashkent, plus all routes to Japan, except for Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda and Osaka Kansai, and Seoul Incheo...

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by UPlog
Fri May 03, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR
Replies: 121
Views: 18410

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

http://www.zipairtokyo.com
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Even their website is pretty boring

http://www.zipairtokyo.com

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