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by flyer56
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The odds that UA pick up the 77Ls from DL
Replies: 70
Views: 9025

Re: The odds that UA pick up the 77Ls from DL

It is an interesting idea but UA seems confident with the software changes they are already planning they can efficiently use their existing fleet on these ULHs. UA would have to wring a super deal from Boeing to avoid negatively affecting their cash flow which I guess may be possible, but will they...

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by flyer56
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544591

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

intotheair wrote:
Didn’t UA swap IAH-CDG for SFO-CDG? That’s how I remember it at least.


UA was flying SFO-CDG back in the early 90s.

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by flyer56
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 9983

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

Hi! I was watching a couple of YouTube videos today and I came across this old commercial for Lufthansa: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_perOWRtA74 That’s the cabin I grew up with. I then searched a bit more and found this precious thing: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQtIAeqdoiU A Ju-52 and a 737 o...

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by flyer56
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17836

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

In this case airfare is a poor tool for analysis; it is not an indicator of demand. Looking at future bookings in September and October into PEK on United there is almost 0 demand, with single or low double digit load factors. AA is merely facing the reality before them (with regards to China) by o...

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by flyer56
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17836

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Is AA even flying cargo into China now? It seems they are slow not just on passenger flights but also on cargo flights. Perhaps they have a different strategy in mind. AA can definitely fill up a weekly 77W DFW-PVG. They are forgoing a lot of money by not jumping in with UA and DL. UA is selling ev...

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by flyer56
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17836

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Why is AA not flying given that this is probably one of the few long haul routes that can make money right now with higher ticket price and belly cargo? I am sure they can fill up 1-2 flights per week on a 77W or a 789 out of LAX or DFW ? Is AA even flying cargo into China now? It seems they are sl...

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by flyer56
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17836

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Why is AA not flying given that this is probably one of the few long haul routes that can make money right now with higher ticket price and belly cargo? I am sure they can fill up 1-2 flights per week on a 77W or a 789 out of LAX or DFW ? Is AA even flying cargo into China now? It seems they are sl...

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by flyer56
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HA service to GUM, GUM-LAX/SFO non-stop, UA monopoly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1147

Re: HA service to GUM, GUM-LAX/SFO non-stop, UA monopoly?

I just realized HOW EXPENSIVE flights out of GUM are as there is no competition from mostly UA. Is there a possibility that HA will fly HNL-GUM giving UA some competition? GUM's Asia network is limited to MNL, ICN, TPE & NRT. Is there even the remote possibility that UA will launch GUM-SFO like...

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by flyer56
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544591

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Anyone know what's driving all of the traffic to Guam? Right now, I see three direct 777s enroute to Guam from LAX, HNL and SFO. I know Guam has a large US military presence, but this seems like a lot of lift for a little island when the leisure market is non-existent. UA has been running a daily 7...

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by flyer56
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American airline China flights all stopover at Seoul, why?
Replies: 4
Views: 2211

Re: North American airline China flights all stopover at Seoul, why?

Is that because of testing/quarantine requirement in China for the crew?? Bingo! Chinese regulations are extremely strict, even for airline crews. In fact, I bet most of these crews don't leave the aircraft while they're on the ground in China so there's no chance of getting quarantined. This also ...

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by flyer56
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 61
Views: 8554

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

DL can cry all it wants. Indian Government has taken this decision to cover losses due to quite a few free repatriation flights initially. Trump can come and beg modi but the Indian government will drag this as long as possible. Getting quite sick of continuous american nonsense . How is this nonse...

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by flyer56
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544591

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Also reported the UA flight will stopover in ICN for a crew change who will same day turnaround to ICN. But I am wondering if they got UA confused with DL. Apparently so. From my friends at UA, according to an ALPA email, the UA flights will stop in NRT, then another crew will fly NRT-China-NRT to ...

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by flyer56
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544591

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Per DOT filing, both DL and UA received authorization for 2x weekly service from Chinese authorities as of June 12th. Prob finally see the resumption of SFO-PVG pax service finally. News from China is UA resuming twice weekly PVG-SFO from Jul 6, DL is doing PVG-SEA twice weekly 1-2 weeks earlier, f...

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by flyer56
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544591

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Per DOT filing, both DL and UA received authorization for 2x weekly service from Chinese authorities as of June 12th. Prob finally see the resumption of SFO-PVG pax service finally. News from China is UA resuming twice weekly PVG-SFO from Jul 6, DL is doing PVG-SEA twice weekly 1-2 weeks earlier, f...

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by flyer56
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 139
Views: 17836

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Well China is doing a lot to stop the spread of the virus, why should they accept US airlines sending infected patients because the US is doing nothing against the virus ? Alternatively, I guess China could do as Trump did early on and allow US flights but ban entry into the country for non Chinese...

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by flyer56
Sat May 09, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 111
Views: 15513

Re: United DC-10's

I would be almost certain that the shortest scheduled segment operated by UA's DC-10s during their 30+ years in service was COS-DEN. Back in the 80s UA flew from IAD to BWI on either a DC10 or L1011, believe it was the DC10. It was the last flight into BWI and the first flight out the next day. Con...

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by flyer56
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG-BKK 5th freedom
Replies: 24
Views: 2975

Re: HKG-BKK 5th freedom

There is a lot of traffic between HKG-BKK, so these 5th freedom flights are generally quite full and they can generate revenue. Stopping in BKK, doesn't make a big detour. There used to be much more before. Among others, who operated that route as a 5th freedom: Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, Sri Lanka,...

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by flyer56
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296672

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Relieved Iran overcame their internal issues and came out with the truth. Better for the families and frankly better for Iran as a nation.

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by flyer56
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 231
Views: 24009

Re: Starlux announces first flight date and routes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDP2Nj6wHxE


That safety video opening closely resembles the start of SQ's IFE system when it first launched. Then it becomes very juvenile and channels Monsters Inc
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janders wrote:
Starlux released its first safety video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDP2Nj6wHxE


That safety video opening closely resembles the start of SQ's IFE system when it first launched. Then it becomes very juvenile and channels Monsters Inc

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by flyer56
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far Eastern Air Transport Ceasing Operations?
Replies: 33
Views: 4671

Re: Far Eastern Air Transport Ceasing Operations?

I just saw this on the Taiwan evening news. Mgmt said there are not even enough funds for severance payments. I used to fly them on domestic flights back in the 90s before Taiwan High Speed Rail started up. Could not figure out what their business plan was after they lost so much business to HSR. Bu...

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by flyer56
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 84
Views: 12234

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

Grand prize for the absolute worst of the 100+ airlines I've ever flown.... hands down CAAC. Runner-up goes to People Express and Honorable Mention to Arrow Air.

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by flyer56
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?
Replies: 43
Views: 9027

Re: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?

To understand the relation and size of ANA and JAL need back in the early Seventies, when the 45/47 System was adopted. The system granted JAL monopoly in the international market and fewer domestic trunk routes, like the FUK-HND-CTS and HND-ITM. All Nippon was awarded as domestic carrier and the T...

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by flyer56
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR Term A - Joke
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Re: EWR Term A - Joke

Is it possible to clear TSA at Terminal C then take a shuttle to A? No. There is no airside connection between the three terminals. There is literally no worse airport in existence for clearing security than EWR. I have stood in lines that haven't moved because they are "short security personn...

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by flyer56
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and its UK Advertising
Replies: 3
Views: 901

Re: UA and its UK Advertising

Lots of companies in Reading, makes sense to be marketing to business travelers.

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by flyer56
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the interior quality of B787 and A350 worse compared to older aircraft generations?
Replies: 96
Views: 26687

Re: Why Is 787 Interior Quality So Poor?

I have flown on quite a few 787s. And 350s for that matter. The only one I saw that looked prematurely aged was a Juneyao 787 whose interior was clearly not being maintained well. And it was than a year old.

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by flyer56
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT
Replies: 79
Views: 16943

Re: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT

From HND can catch one of the dozens of flights from ITM. From ITM to Kyoto center station there is airport limo bus link with a travel time of merely 50min. So how does tacking on a domestic flight save hours of time? After landing in HND if things go well maybe you have a flight 90 minutes later,...

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by flyer56
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT
Replies: 79
Views: 16943

Re: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT

How would it be a couple of hours quicker? The train from NRT to Tokyo Station runs just under an hour. From Haneda to Tokyo Station is at least a half hour. You could go Haneda to Shinagawa and save 10 minutes but there are not as many bullet trains stopping there to Kyoto. Even if you flew to KIX...

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by flyer56
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT
Replies: 79
Views: 16943

Re: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT

I just took JAL 7 from Boston to Narita Friday. It was a very full flight but I can’t say 100% full because I couldn’t see loads up front. Anyway, my business destination was Kyoto, where I am now. That meant the Narita Express into the city, connecting to the bullet train to Kyoto. We landed at Na...

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by flyer56
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 27403

Re: Air China (CA) announces new PKX (Beijing Daxing Airport) routes

Anyone seen any further news? This initial selection of service is eclectic, to say the least.

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by flyer56
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 90
Views: 18890

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

UA857 wrote:
Another route that UA inherited from Pan Am is gone again.
Well, another route that has been adjusted, multiple times in fact. I think we should allow UA to adjust their old PA routes, after all that is what PA was constantly doing themselves...

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by flyer56
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 129
Views: 26364

Re: United p.s. Question

They initially branded it "Cross Country Comfort" and today they fly any plane with flat bed sets in first. All types. As a frequent p.s. traveler over the yeas I was asked to fill out a survey on the name and the services. I truthfully told them to me the name does not denote premium anyt...

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by flyer56
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 57
Views: 10599

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

I see it as extremely impressive. That UA does so well in a market with a strong national carrier, with which they do not have any type of partnership sans maybe some interlining. The amount of capacity they manage to send is remarkable. I agree it is remarkable, UA will be increasing both PVG and ...

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by flyer56
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG
Replies: 21
Views: 7262

Re: World's largest single-building satellite concourse ready to open at PVG

I was told even though the satellite terminal is one single building, it's split into S1 and S2 and each is operated separetely. There is no airside transfer facility between the two. I know everyone is excited as this is long over due but the soft product can be shockingly bad. That sounds pretty ...

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by flyer56
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 44
Views: 14056

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 flyer56
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 3113

Re: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978

Not much after this in the early 80s United ran a DC-10 IAD-BWI, last flight of the day. there were a lot of these odd short-hauls back then.

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by flyer56
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 7231

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

I flew in and out of BLQ last September on business and the airport really struck as fairly heavy on business travelers. Flew to FRA and transferred along with, it seemed, 2/3 of the plane. Hopefully PHL has enough connections for this to work for AA.

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by flyer56
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starlux News and Discussion thread
Replies: 231
Views: 24009

Re: StarLux granted 13 routes

I would be surprised if Taiwan could support three airlines, especially since Starlux doesn't seem to be attempting a LCC strategy. Totally agree. The initial press coverage gave you the impression they would fly on routes with a lot of paid premium cabin passengers. This list shows a lot of leisur...

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by flyer56
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese flights to Siberia
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Chinese flights to Siberia

I don't think a lot of the recently added international flights from the Chinese carriers will stick. Ordos is kind of a ghost city, Hohhot maybe, but I really scratch my head seeing Ordos.

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by flyer56
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should UA build a Polaris Lounge at PVG?
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Should UA build a Polaris Lounge at PVG?

If HKG has it, why PVG don't deserve a UA lounge? 1. PVG has 2 daily SFO, 1 daily EWR(will soon be 2 daily from 2020), 1 daily LAX, 1 daily ORD; while HKG only has 3 daily departure(SFO, EWR, ORD) and 5 weekly GUM 2.PVG has more premium travellers for UA compare to what HKG does. One small point, H...

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by flyer56
Tue May 28, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 164562

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

DL is a solid carrier and has a good reputation in India. On what basis? When was the last time they were even in India? Please read the article - https://www.travelcodex.com/the-challenges-of-the-us-india-nonstop-market-its-time-for-facts-and-figures2/ There is some interesting info on the history...

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by flyer56
Sun May 26, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-HKG and adding more flights?
Replies: 35
Views: 5579

Re: DFW-HKG and adding more flights?

I feel like AA or CX could launch an extra 3x weekly flight. Premium traffic is heavy on this route. From what I've heard, there's a ton of non-revs on this route. There might not be enough traffic to warrant a 2x daily yet... given the increase in DFW-Asia with the upcoming HND slot. AA continues ...

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by flyer56
Thu May 23, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 43
Views: 4498

Re: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?

Not entirely accurate. UA simply ended most if not all flights from NRT to points beyond in Asia because it has NH a partner there and at HND. NH is a Star Alliance partner and UA and NH cooperate on numerous routes from NRT. AA has done something similar with JL. DL had wanted to form a partnershi...

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by flyer56
Wed May 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's Terminal 1 in PVG/Shanghai and lack of gate space
Replies: 13
Views: 1923

Re: DL's Terminal 1 in PVG/Shanghai and lack of gate space

chunhimlai wrote:
Sometimes bus gate are faster and more convenient than bridge gate in China.


In PVG? You have got to be kidding.

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by flyer56
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 12303

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

That is very cool! And a smart move by United to increase their profile!

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by flyer56
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: CX Group completed acquisition of HK Express (UO)
Replies: 132
Views: 1920

Re: Cathay purchasing HK Express

I think long term this is good for both airlines. HK is not such a large market that it could support 3-4 competing airlines. Hopefully CX will segment leisure and price sensitive routes better and stop trying to use CX crew and planes to compete with LCCs. Now we just need a better parent for HX...

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by flyer56
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 11279

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

My wife and I spent 4 hours in the Polaris lounge at SFO on Thursday. UA has done a great job! The lounge is almost on par with the LH Senator lounges at MUC and FRA. I’ve heard great things about the new SFO Polaris Lounge... how does it compare to the old spacious F Lounge? Far bigger. The Polari...

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