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by BR777
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 253
Views: 88171

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

All in all it's pretty much a nationalization of CX in a different guise. CX is worth $34-some billion and after the $4.5 billion loss in April and now the $30 billion bail out package, you can do the math. The Aviation 2020 Holding is set up and owned by the HK government. With the 2 non-voting boa...

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by BR777
Thu May 28, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 4233

Re: ***No Flights*** Journey beyond one of the last Overland's to Melbourne - Train trip March 2020

That check in counter info screen... I thought you were taking a CX flight! The color, the font, overall design... LOL

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by BR777
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining
Replies: 15
Views: 7284

Re: Britain’s Last Restaurant Car: GWR First Class Pullman Dining

Keep them coming! It's infinitely more interesting than another trip report from seat 25B on a 737 or A320! LOL

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by BR777
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14350

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

3-3-3 will need only 1 type of seat and on top of IFE boxes that would probably save some complexities. However I normally travel solo or with my partner and mostly TPAC, so 2-5-2 would have been ideal. Now it's only down to 3-3-3 (787 / A350) or 3-4-3 (777), which none are particularly attractive w...

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by BR777
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.
Replies: 64
Views: 17452

Re: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.

The thing is that A320/321 orders are high and even if ANA orders them now, it wont get delivery till at least 4 years from now. Am sure the 737 Max will be flying at the very latest by mid 2020 and it will be one of the most tested and scrutinised plane and will be a very safe plane to fly in. And...

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by BR777
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9006

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

Love them, because there aren't any noisier planes to pick from when I'm stuck at the back of the bus! I would literally pay more and go out of my way to get on one if my travel allows. Alas the chance is getting slim.

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by BR777
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's New Business Class For Its A350 Features Doors
Replies: 27
Views: 7823

Re: Aeroflot's New Business Class For Its A350 Features Doors

Just wondering. Where are the arm rests on these pod seats?

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by BR777
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Hong Kong Airlines to defer salary payment and cut their last North American flight to YVR
Replies: 95
Views: 18479

Re: Rumor: Hong Kong Airlines to defer salary payment and cut their last North American flight to YVR

I guess we will have to think if the YVR - HKG route can sustain a 3rd carrier, regardless what the political situation is currently and it certainly doesn't help. What is the competitive advantage for HX? I really don't see any substantial advantage over CX or AC, in hardware, software, or pricing....

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by BR777
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines ask HKG to waive fees - "flights no longer financially viable"
Replies: 98
Views: 36021

Re: Airlines ask HKG to waive fees - "flights no longer financially viable"

Worst yet with the situation deteriorating on a weekly basis, who wants to go to HK unless it's absolutely necessary? No amount of incentive will get me interested in going there now with all the police brutality and tear gassing in major urban areas. It's just sad the city had fallen from grace in ...

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by BR777
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service
Replies: 50
Views: 12227

Re: Chinese airlines hit 3.1 billion USD loss in 2018 on international service

I know someone traveling to China because of a cheap, CHEAP deal found on Groupon. I was shocked its cheaper to fly to China than Europe. Just to illustrate, I was planning a trip to Chiang Mai Thailand from Canada in Feb 2020 - CZ is just over CDN$600 YVR - CAN -CNX return. Just for kick, lowest Y...

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