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by UPlog
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 239
Views: 26729

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Quite ambitious statement in article. Not sure so many small p2p really exist or can beat the pricing strength of hubs. The airline will emphasize direct flights that bypass major airport hubs dominated by larger carriers. About 800 possible city pairs are under consideration, including internationa...

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by UPlog
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda sacks CEO and majority of board
Replies: 12
Views: 3302

Re: Garuda sacks CEO and majority of board

Have to say I got to enjoy GA first class seat(with business service) on a short hop from SIN couple years back. Yes it was an excellent product but it seemed to me being a vanity product nor one that really sold consistently. I have also found my GA experience being rather unbalanced. From appallin...

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by UPlog
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Smile gets livery refresh
Replies: 12
Views: 3255

Re: Thai Smile gets livery refresh

So is Smile back to BKK entirely now? I once positioned on them via DMK. They seemed fine, but honestly not sure how they would make money being full service when all the pricing is driven by very competitive LCC players in Thailand.

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by UPlog
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan plans Xian-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

Re: Hainan plans Xian-LAX

Good to know. Have long wanted to visit Xi'an to see the Terracotta Army. As far as HU they are a pretty good product among Chinese airlines in my experience.

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by UPlog
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6003

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

Much of the C-series order book was indeed certainly made up of the dregs of the industry, with a high likelihood of never materializing.

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by UPlog
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9528

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

I would welcome more noon/afternoon West Coast departures from the mainland, along with red-eye returns from Hawaii. Does make it far easier to connect from interior US markets.

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by UPlog
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG gets new President, plans revised turn-around plan, considers refinancing Nok
Replies: 47
Views: 6478

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

I don't know about the big financial picture, but I know a retired US captain that does training for TG and he on multiple occasions talked about the inefficiency he witnesses including the massive infrastructure duplication behind the scenes to maintain and support so many difference fleet/engine t...

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by UPlog
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comments: KE VS OZ. Which one is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

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

As crew memeber who over the years has deadheaded around Asia quite a bit, personaly prefer Asiana.

While KE is fine as well, I've just felt OZ is a bit warmer experience both on the ground and in the air.

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by UPlog
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57694

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Yes, its good airlines are willing to cut loss-making routes, though rarely are they so high profile as these.

Also pretty interesting NRT was a loss maker also even with the JAL JV.

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by UPlog
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57694

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

AA sure is handing UA a nice present at ORD to Asia

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by UPlog
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 64
Views: 6151

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

UPS pilot here. Both pay and quality of life match or better than the US majors. Yes a good portion of US domestic flying is overnight, but frankly not much an issue for me. Also broad international network that allows diverse flying opportunities and layovers. I would say the biggest two difference...

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by UPlog
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 3601

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

Never.

Considering 1 in 5 Americans has a mental illness, you'll soon be disqualifying huge portion of your labor force needlessly in search of the 1 in a million person that might actually snap and go postal on the job.

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by UPlog
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2813

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays

UA, according to the article, is the first airline to employ the use of I-pads to help troubleshoot maintenance issues even before the plane lands. :shakehead: :shakehead: Non-sense. At my airline maintenance has been using iPads since 2013 in cooperation with Boeing developed tools. https://www.in...

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by UPlog
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT
Replies: 31
Views: 837

Re: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT

Getting from NRT to central Tokyo especially late afternoon/early evening is about as much fun as visiting the dentist.

With HND you are almost in central Tokyo when you land!

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by UPlog
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT
Replies: 31
Views: 837

Re: Airline recommendation from SAT to NRT

While I fly for an airline that only serves NRT, my personal preference would always be HND if visiting Tokyo/Yokohama. Yes NRT has a lot more US flights, but you'll easily add an hour or two(and cost) to your trip getting to/from NRT. What would be the transportation option from NRT to the city? I ...

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