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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: 97
Views: 18046

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: 15656

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: 78
Views: 10650

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: 8776

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: 18
Views: 5238

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: 24
Views: 5649

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: 2728

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
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of Paris de Gaulle Airport
Replies: 33
Views: 6538

Re: History of Paris de Gaulle Airport

Really good article! I heard some of this from an AF pilot years ago but this really fills in a lot of the gaps. And shows how much public projects can change from inception to construction!

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by flyer56
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6785

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 granted 13 routes
Replies: 9
Views: 4652

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: 1357

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: 833

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: 1014
Views: 147980

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: 5233

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: 4111

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: 1757

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: 11632

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: 1167

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: 10891

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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