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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

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: 583
Views: 87384

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: 583
Views: 87384

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: 583
Views: 87384

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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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9701

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
As I recall, they're usually hitting 70%-80% LF, especially AMS-KUL.

MH dropped KUL-AMS a while back though.

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight Boarding Music Memories
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Inflight Boarding Music Memories

On a Northwest flight back in 2005 (can't remember if it was MNL-NRT or NRT-SFO) I remember the boarding music was Vivaldi's Spring. PR's boarding music and exit music is more mixed in genres but I remember when I flew MNL-NGO a few years ago the exit music was smooth jazz (can't remember the title,...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9701

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Because this route is so difficult for PAL. More like Europe is a challenge for Southeast Asian airlines other than SG/TG/VN. Even MH now only serves London and mainly due to colonial and business relations, and I presume VN is more due to the partnership feeds. MH already dropped almost all of the...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9701

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

CAPA's sister site Blue Swan Daily suggested that the saga about GA's London on-off service may be more due to political pressures than anything else: i.e. Garuda wants to stop serving London altogether but they are being prevented from doing so by the government. Even this latest (non?)suspension c...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm not against PAL ordering the A338 like others said. if it will fit in there fleet then they will order it. The CAPA article above gives the best justification yet of the A338 's suitability for PR 's fleet -- provides a right-priced, right-sized solution to PR 's over-capacity dilemma...which c...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

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 While in this case they case they make might be credible since the words came from Bautista himself, CAPA has had a mixed re...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9701

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

MNL-LHR is here to stay. Maybe not: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/philippine-airlines-long-haul-adjustments---first-drop-london-478183 Because this route is so difficult for PAL. More like Europe is a challenge for Southeast Asian airlines other than SG/TG/VN. Even MH now only serv...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.facebook.com/flyroyalair/ph ... 4458908342
Apparently Royal Air has some kind of partnership with AirAsia. Does anyone know the details of this?
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https://www.facebook.com/flyroyalair/ph ... 4458908342
Apparently Royal Air has some kind of partnership with AirAsia. Does anyone know the details of this?

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?
Replies: 32
Views: 2286

Re: Why is the A330 still in production but the 767 isn't (for pax)?

Wonder if the 767 would have done better to the present if it was wider (i.e. 2-4-2) instead of 2-3-2. I mean sure it was a success back then but the A330/A340 (particularly the former) and the 777 pretty much killed it later on.

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 59187

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

Am I the only one who thinks A.net seems a bit too bullish on this potential airline? I mean generally the site seems skeptical of startups, regardless of who or which groups are behind them, but for this one, it's been mostly praise and optimism. Not even the analysts sites or industry bloggers lik...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

A321XLR or LR makes more sense for PR than 5J, 5J for now should stick to their bread-and-butter which is domestic and regional. Don't really see why they had to order the A330neo now when they still have a bunch of relatively new A330s flying around and IIRC they have no plans of expanding long-hau...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 122347

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

PR should really order some A321LRs or even A321XLRs, it seems to fit their strategy better than 5J (which other than Dubai and Australia struggled hard in the long-haul market). Also while the 5J A330neo order makes sense and isn't unexpected, I can't help but feel that now may not have been the ri...

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 44
Views: 3983

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

WBs flying domestic is really common in Asia. Main trunk routes in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and China among other places are frequently flown by such planes. Like PR and 5J flying A330s (and 747s when PR still had them) from MNL to CEB/DVO/GES, TG flying their widebodies from BKK to HKT...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know where the location of the new Sangley terminal will be? Will it be within the air base complex, or will it be on the west end of the runway, near the residential area and where (according to Google Maps) the small cargo planes stay at?

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3323

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

Not its first Airbus, it used to operate A300s for several years after its merger with JAS. Thread title should probably be edited to remove the parentheses. Technically JAL never took delivery of Airbus aircraft. No need to be this picky. True, but the wording in the title could still cause confus...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4573

Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

So recently I started a discussion on aircraft types that were developed specifically for one airline (regardless of whether or not other airlines later made an order). So what about airline types that were only ever operated by one airline, ever? Perhaps one notable example is the Dassault Mercure,...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3323

Re: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

Not its first Airbus, it used to operate A300s for several years after its merger with JAS. Thread title should probably be edited to remove the parentheses.

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 11722

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

Is this the last of the Delta 5th freedom routes? Sad to see the international network of Delta shrink from the glory days I think they still operate NRT-MNL but yes there isn't much left anymore. And both of those are probably gone in 2020 once DL shifts to HND. Is NRT-MNL mostly low-yielding, Jap...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7191

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

I've not heard anyone ... CESSNA no longer listens to potential customers of what they may need ... Cape Air went to them, basically had the door slammed in their face. What does this mean? That Cape Air wanted to order the SkyCourier too and got rejected? Or Cape Air approached Cessna for an aircr...

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by filipinoavgeek
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7191

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

Has anyone else other than FedEx ordered the SkyCourier thus far? It seems like a kind of aircraft that could work well among small operators or remote areas, but I haven't read any other company talking about it. I've not heard anyone ... CESSNA no longer listens to potential customers of what the...

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7191

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

Has anyone else other than FedEx ordered the SkyCourier thus far? It seems like a kind of aircraft that could work well among small operators or remote areas, but I haven't read any other company talking about it.

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 121
Views: 25991

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

I wonder if a full privatization of MH can help save the airline or at least ease the bleeding. I know they were partly private until a few years ago, but IIRC at that time the state still owned a majority stake and meddled too much anyway (hence the A380 order, among others).

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Singapore will have an all-lie flat seating in business class by 2022.even their Silk air with the narrowbodies.I hope PAL is not making the mistake to install recliners in A321neos AFC.PAL should follow Singapore Airlines Strategy. They will WOW the world, they shouldn't lose this opportunity, by ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 121
Views: 25991

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

LAXintl wrote:
“Malaysia Airlines might not be profitable

That sounds like a bad sign no matter how you spin it, especially if you can't reduce your losses.

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23284

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Can somebody please tell me why PR didn’t get the 789. Why CX didn’t get the 789. Both are PHENOMENAL aircraft. The 787’s have opened up routes never thought of before. The A350’s have also showed incredible pax + cargo range. While the 359/35K unequivocally have an edge. This does not diminish the...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?
Replies: 30
Views: 4638

Re: RUMOUR: AirAsia X Starting New York?

Do they still have the A350 order? I don't think the A330neo can go very far from KUL, let alone transpacific right?

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

I really don't understand why PR didn't order the A321LR as soon as it became up for order.

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 121
Views: 25991

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Wonder if JL or QR could be interested considering they're fellow Oneworld members, and that JL-MH joint venture is happening.

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 25
Views: 2649

Re: Longest serving livery

directorguy wrote:
The Air France livery was unchanged from the early 70s until a few years ago. Lasted almost as long as AA.

They still use it to this day, pretty much the only difference is the wordmark. The tail hasn't changed.

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by filipinoavgeek
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest serving livery
Replies: 25
Views: 2649

Re: Longest serving livery

Isn't Royal Air Maroc's livery really really old? I think I read somewhere it's one of the oldest ones still in use. ANA's livery is also pretty old, as it's been used in some form since at least the mid-1980s, if not earlier. PR's current Sunriser livery is over 30 years old (it was introduced towa...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 31, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second Tier Airports
Replies: 15
Views: 2470

Re: Second Tier Airports

What I find interesting is that over here in Asia, second-tier airports aren't very common to my knowledge. The only prominent ones I can think of are Bangkok's Don Muang (the old airport that's now mainly used by LCCs) and Clark Airport. There are also some turboprop only airports such as Subang an...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 31, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 3706

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

I've flown on three airlines that no longer exist: Northwest (merged with Delta), Air Philippines (now PAL Express, which is basically PR with a lower cost base) and Zest Air (which merged with the original AirAsia Philippines and became Philippines AirAsia). With Northwest, I remember it as being t...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 31, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Over in the PAS 2019 thread, speculation is rife about 5J 's A330 replacement plan...negating earlier doubts about it..... :airplane: ..... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cebuair-orders/philippines-cebu-air-close-to-buying-a330neo-or-b787-aircraft-idUSKCN1T015G Quote: "Cebu Air Inc is clos...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 31, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

You might have been flying on one of the -876X aircraft. They still keep some A330s in the old high-density config for some of the busier routes. Didn't catch what the registration was, but it was one of the tri-class A330s with the new business class and premium economy as well as 2-4-2 economy, s...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 31, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9701

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

can the A330neo do Jakarta to London? If yes then it would be better for them than the B789 and A359. Manila - London is shorter than Jakarta - London and from what I recall the A330neo can't fly MNL-Europe reliably (it can however do KUL-Europe, which IIRC was part of the reason why AirAsia X orde...

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by filipinoavgeek
Thu May 30, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

So apparently PR has a new in-flight system? I flew on their A330 late April and it was still the "old" one.

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon May 27, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 583
Views: 87384

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know why the Xiamen Air 737 is still at NAIA and hasn't been moved elsewhere?

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by filipinoavgeek
Mon May 27, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53395

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

You know, I kind of find it interesting that, this being a Boeing order thread, that there has only been one "congratulations Boeing" post all thread. Somehow I have the feeling that if this NZ ordered Airbus planes instead, there would be more "congrats" posts. I could be wrong ...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9701

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

TheEuphorian wrote:
bhxalex wrote:
The 789 or 359 would be perfect for GA, the 773 is too much plane for these routes. PR, VN & MH all use these aircraft on similar distance routes to LHR, from markets not dissimiliar to CGK.

Arent they converting MAX 8 orders into the 787?


They're converting them to the MAX 10 instead.

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 24, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 3886

Re: Airlines on the edge

While Alitalia is struggling hard, Air Italy is not doing so well either, considering their recent history of short-lived routes, and their in-flux fleet plans. I'd be surprised if they'll still be around in their current form within the next three years; in fact, it's not implausible that Alitalita...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 24, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9701

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

This is pretty sad for GA. Apparently their onboard product was very good. I guess GA had the wrong jets, and to an extent was in the wrong market (and not to mention had to compete with Singapore Airlines). And of course, like almost all markets in the region, GA has political requirements that it...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 24, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9701

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

Speaking of SEA-London, anyone know how well PR's MNL-LHR route is doing lately? I've read anecdotally that the number of their foreign passengers has increased, and there was their recent switch to the A350 on that route, but I don't know how well the yields are or how PR is being affected by compe...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 24, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam
Replies: 44
Views: 9701

Re: Garuda to close London again, reduce Amsterdam

This is pretty sad for GA. Apparently their onboard product was very good. I guess GA had the wrong jets, and to an extent was in the wrong market (and not to mention had to compete with Singapore Airlines). And of course, like almost all markets in the region, GA has political requirements that it...

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 24, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines on the edge
Replies: 32
Views: 3886

Re: Airlines on the edge

Jet Airways: for now they're gone but officially they still exist, so I guess you could count that as on the brink.
PR is also probably vulnerable if their losses continue and they don't pace themselves on expansion.

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 24, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't
Replies: 39
Views: 6061

Re: Garuda forced to reduce domestic ticket prices 20% per Gov't

When you think about it, it's kind of interesting that of the large SEA carriers, only Philippine Airlines is fully privatized, with the rest either being wholly or partly-government owned (though PR was only privatized in the 90s). Wonder why.

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by filipinoavgeek
Fri May 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 35
Views: 3462

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

CDG - SGN and BRU - FIH come to mind (Vietnam and the DR Congo being former French and Belgian colonies respectively)

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