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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 61
Views: 10230

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

Not sure how much it would really affect things since most Indonesian carriers are predominantly Boeing anyway (apart from AirAsia and Citilink). Still sounds like a really bad idea anyway.

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

But the A330-800 is less efficient than the -900 and is not currently being considered. “I don’t think it’s top of our mind”, Mr Szucs said. “The destinations closer to home are more what we are looking at.” Looks like Devilfish's dream of another A330-800 operator seems to have to be put on hold f...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 6166

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

Surprised no one here has mentioned Cebu Pacific and their eagle logo yet. In South America, Aerolineas Argentinas and Avianca full logos also have stylized birds. Regarding Air China, their logo is actually a stylised VIP. It's actually both a stylized Phoenix and VIP. I cannot see a VIP in that lo...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations
Replies: 72
Views: 12011

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

andrefranca wrote:
a friend is a FA for Azul and told me sometimes they have to fly for aigle azur

That sounds kind of confusing considering the similar names.

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are in trouble.
Replies: 39
Views: 8530

Re: Airlines that are in trouble.

Hong Kong Airlines? Considering their parent company's struggles and how HK Express got sold off to Cathay. There were also reports recently that Adria Airways from Slovenia was in big trouble.

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations
Replies: 72
Views: 12011

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

Do they still have the A330s or are those gone now?

millionsofmiles wrote:
unlikely route between Hanoi, Saigon and Vientiane.

I'm not sure if it would exactly be called "unlikely" given Vietnam and Laos were former French colonies. Strange yes, but the connection kinda makes sense at least.

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present
Replies: 54
Views: 4351

Re: Truly terrible Airlines of the past and present

Never had the chance to fly them, but Asian Spirit (the predecessor to Zest Air and later AirAsia Zest which has since merged with Philippines Air Asia) had a motley fleet of small and medium-sized regional planes, and the common joke was that if you fly with them you would "fly as an Asian and...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will change at Thai Airways after restructuring in 2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: What will change at Thai Airways after restructuring in 2020?

What about their A380s? Are they gonna stay with them for longer, or do we expect a quick retirement just like Air France's?

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42286

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

KE unable to get more slots at MNL? . Bilateral doesn’t allow additional seat capacity. Korea and Philippines agreed on a seat count which has been maxed out. Therefore KE cannot upgauge either. Not exactly. ROK and PHL agreed to a "pocket open skies policy" wherein, for airports other th...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42286

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

NW had a hub at NRT up until the late 2000s. How sad. A hub that was developed when the 400seat 742 was the longest ranged aircraft around... ...now you have 200seaters with 8000nm range and superior economics. As a result, the TPAC market moved past a coastal hub for anyone except the local carrie...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 9413

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

I don't know which airline is losing money because of A380 either. Virtually every airline not called Emirates. Emirates and Singapore are the only substantial operators and they post regular profits. All of these other airlines like Qatar, Etihad, Air France and others have a lot of problems with ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 9413

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Vladex wrote:
I don't know which airline is losing money because of A380 either.

Virtually every airline not called Emirates.

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42286

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Considering MNL is a very low yielding VFR market, I'm not sure why they would launch it. My guess is that while it has been commonly repeated on A.net that MNL is a low-yielding VFR market, this really only applies to long-haul routes (i.e. PH-Europe or America). But in terms of regional flights, ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42286

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Can you explain the source of this? You wrote this in the first person perspective (we) so it's written like a Delta press release or an internal announcement. It apparently came from Deltanet, which seems to be their internal discussion website. How do we know they won't just move the SIN flight o...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42286

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

If anything, it's surprising that it's MNL that stays instead of SIN, when by A.net logic it should have been the other way round.

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 42286

Re: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

The SIN end is not surprising with SQ starting SIN-SEA in a couple of months. I find DL saying MNL is higher yielding than we thought surprising. I guess they went with the cheapest operating cost option of running probably a 763ER ICN-MNL instead of launching which what would be revolutionary A339...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 9413

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

Considering TG's financial problems and planned restructuring, how long do we expect them to keep their A380s? They're still relatively new (only about six years old or so) but apparently the number of destinations they serve has already decreased.

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 9413

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

So apart from Emirates, who do we expect to be other "last men standing" among the A380 operators? And of the A380s that retired, what percentage do you think are going straight to the scrapyard instead of finding new owners?

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any chance to save the A380 still?
Replies: 95
Views: 9413

Re: Any chance to save the A380 still?

If it gets new engines. It needs weight taken out also. Probably another 5-7 billion euros of investment. OEW of ~620,000 lbs is ridiculous. It also needs a stretch (too much of the available space taken by stairs and elevators). Probably a 7 to 10 billion Euro investment. If it were easy, it would...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Flying Out of the "Wrong" Terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: Airlines Flying Out of the "Wrong" Terminal

At MNL, PR has most of its operations at T2, but due to limited space, some of their flights also operate out of T1 and T3; in fact, some flights even arrive at T2 but depart at T1, or vice-versa. The airport management is planning to consolidate international flights out of T1 and T3 and PR is plan...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 95111

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

Considering Air France, the flag carrier of France (a country so closely associated with Airbus) is already retiring their A380s just three years from now, I fear that it won't be long before other airlines decide to call time quickly and by 2025 we'll be down to just a handful of A380 operators in ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Panorama: Boeing's Killer Planes
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: BBC Panorama: Boeing's Killer Planes

You know, just for the sake of discussion, I wonder if Airbus would have gotten this kind of treatment (like all the negative publicity, news reports, special reports, documentaries, etc.) if the crashes happened to the NEO instead of the MAX (knock on wood).

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam launches 5th new airline: Vinpearl Air
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: Vietnam launches 5th new airline: Vinpearl Air

It will only be a matter of time before the country experiences a huge reshuffle in its aviation sector IMHO. The market is not there for so many airlines and also to count the foreign competition. Michael Among the startups, I'd be worried the most about Bamboo. They seem to have such grand plans ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 6368

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

Did Orient Thai really already go out of business? Read that on Facebook but I don't recall any of my usual aviation news sites reporting on it.

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

One thing I really find interesting is that over at SkyscraperCity, a lot of the pro-Clark people want NAIA to close down permanently in the future, once either Clark or Sangley/Bulacan are operational, but other posters (including even some of the Sangley and Bulacan proponents) seem lukewarm to th...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada ULCC Market Potential
Replies: 44
Views: 4797

Re: Canada ULCC Market Potential

So if Canada's market isn't conducive enough for ULCCs then why was CAPA so bullish on Jetlines and Jet Naked? Does CAPA have a pro-LCC bias or something, or are they just unfamiliar with how Canada actually works?

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada ULCC Market Potential
Replies: 44
Views: 4797

Re: Canada ULCC Market Potential

Whatever happened to Jet Naked? I remember CAPA being very optimistic about that project (as well as Jetlines). Did either mess up or was CAPA just simply being too bullish on LCCs?

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

So I've been hearing at the PPSG group that Air Juan has ceased operations. Does anyone have official news or updates about this? 5J to end flights to Guam effective Dec 7 http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4487 Interesting that 5J couldn't survive in Guam and that PR and UA are the last ones stan...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

5J to end flights to Guam effective Dec 7 http://www.flightsinasia.com/article/4487 Interesting that 5J couldn't survive in Guam and that PR and UA are the last ones standing. You would have thought that with their low fares they could have done well. Sure there's the visa thing, but if that were t...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

So it seems that an EMB E2 is in NAIA right now and, according to the PPSG FB group, seems there are airlines interested in it (AirSWIFT according to one of the comments). Any news on why the E2 was here?

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COMAC C919 Production and Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1965

Re: Third C919 Took Sky

Since people keep saying that technologically speaking the C919 is behind the 737 and A320, could someone in the know explain how? It's FBW, has the same engines as the MAX and NEO, it even uses sidesticks. Is there something about it that's outdated? I apologize for my ignorance, I'm not very famil...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 NEO Proposal
Replies: 34
Views: 5473

Re: A380 NEO Proposal

Doesn't GE and Boeing have an exclusivity contract for the GE90 & 777? What I meant was, didn't GE & Boeing sign an exclusivity agreement that the GE90 would only go on the 777 (or maybe other Boeing aircraft), and that it could not be offered to any other aircraft manufacturer? I could hav...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will be the first airlines to retire their A380s?
Replies: 18
Views: 3391

Re: Who will be the first airlines to retire their A380s?

Read in the past that people don't expect TG or OZ to keep theirs for long. Any truth to this matter? Would ANA be interested in more of them ? ANA didn't even want the A380s in the first place, they got them as part of the deal where they won the management deal with Skymark as opposed to Delta get...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will be the first airlines to retire their A380s?
Replies: 18
Views: 3391

Who will be the first airlines to retire their A380s?

We already know that Qatar will retire their A380s once their leases reach 10 years. But will they be beaten as the first airline to retire the type by another carrier, or is this unlikely? And who else are likely to retire their A380s early?

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)
Replies: 17
Views: 3555

Re: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)

Personally, if there was a good reason for the handwritten menus, then I don't really see it as being super problematic. Maybe a step down, but not something that should ruin experiences: everyone, even companies, have their off days after all. With that said, Garuda appeared to have overreacted: th...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 6368

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, there apparently was some kind of incident recently where an Indonesia blogger was apparently in detention after making a bad review of Garuda, which led Garuda to call that "defamation" and promptly banning taking of photos and videos in the cabin. Any updates on that issue? Sounds...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 6368

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, there apparently was some kind of incident recently where an Indonesia blogger was apparently in detention after making a bad review of Garuda, which led Garuda to call that "defamation" and promptly banning taking of photos and videos in the cabin. Any updates on that issue? Sounds ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 55
Views: 12856

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Can't they just go back to a fifth freedom route? They used to do CGK-AUH-London, and though I doubt they can do that again, there might be other routes that they can try out.

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 6368

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... y-changes/


Does this mean the TG A380s will soon go bye bye?
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TheEuphorian wrote:
Looks like TG is removing the A380 on its LHR route, replaced by the 77W.
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... y-changes/


Does this mean the TG A380s will soon go bye bye?

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 6368

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

TheEuphorian wrote:
Airbus A340-313 474 RP-C3441 Philippine Airlines ferried 10 July 2019 MNL-SFO-SBD, for part-out & scrap, ex EC-IDF

It's not going to Plus Ultra anymore?

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Any news on when Cebu Pacific's cargo ATRs will become operational? Pics of them are already floating around online.

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 151
Views: 31273

Re: Qatar Airways to buy Malaysia Airlines?

speedbird52 wrote:
How is Air Italy working out again?

Not very healthy from what I recall. Started a number of routes (like Bangkok) but already dropped some of them (like Bangkok). They also apparently cancelled the taking of 787s and will stick to A330s for now.

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Citilink to start Frankfurt and Jeddah
Replies: 8
Views: 2656

Re: Media: Citilink to start Frankfurt and Jeddah

An LCC doing Jakarta-Europe sounds somewhat doomed if Garuda (an FSC) can barely even maintain a European operation at all. And if they really want to do Europe, they really need to take a look at how Air Asia X did in that segment.

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-big-airport nations
Replies: 21
Views: 1276

Re: One-big-airport nations

Alot of the Pacific Islands also spring to mind I've always wondered how many countries literally only have one airport that handles commercial flights. Nauru of course comes to mind, as the world's smallest independent nation and a tiny island containing one airport. It's not a big airport by any ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is There Any Reason To Believe A220-300 (CS300) Will Operate At London City Airport (LCY)?
Replies: 14
Views: 2039

Re: Is There Any Reason To Believe A220-300 (CS300) Will Operate At London City Airport (LCY)?

There was a planned airline from a few years ago called Odyssey that planned to operate transatlantic flights using the C-Series to LCY. What happened to them? They seemed to have disappeared.

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Bobby27ph wrote:
I believe CAPA is a Singapore-based firm. They know what they are talking about.

Actually, IIRC, they're based in Australia.

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

What I don't get is why CAPA seems so negative on PAL in the first place. They never seem to say anything positive about the airline, to CAPA everything they do is wrong. Whether it was the LCC-ing during the SMC era, or the improvements in the Tan era 2.0. Meanwhile, other than CebPac's short-lived...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

BKK and Thailand in general are low yielding markets with lesser premium demand, partly the reason why the ULR flights to USA ports failed. Strange then that PR's North America services still survive despite the Philippines being said to be a low yielding market, perhaps even moreso than Thailand. ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I talked to the marketing chef of swiss a year ago,his name was diego and has now a filipina girlfriend:) :) good for him.he told me,they will not have flights to manila in near future, with their new B777,because they rank manila as a low yield market.bangkok was just profitable enough to deploy t...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 706
Views: 111979

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

This is the biggest joke ever! They better stay in london! https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/philippine-airlines-long-haul-adjustments---first-drop-london-478183 CAPA has never been optimistic about PAL. But they love Cebu Pacific. The impression I have is that they tend to go negative...

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